Research Assessment Panel


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Waka Hourua wants to acknowledge with thanks the members of the assessment panel.


Dr Mele Taumoepeau PHD Lecturer
Te Whare Whakamātou Hinekaro : Department of Psychology
University of Otago

For more about Mele click here.




Associate Professor Linda Waimarie Nikora 
Director, Māori & Psychology Research Unit
University of Waikato, Hamilton

For more about Linda click here.




Dr Tepora Emery PhD, MSocSci (Hons), BSocSci (Hons), BEd, DipTch

Tepora Emery is an iwi community researcher based in her hau kainga, Rotorua.
Of Te Arawa and Ngāti Unu ki Maniapoto (Tainui) descent, Tepora is currently engaged in a research project entitled:  Whakamomori i roto i a Te Arawa: Hearing the heart song - Development of a culturally appropriate suicide postvention tool.  Her research interests include Māori socio-cultural, political and economic promotion and Māori health and education studies.



Dr Kahu McClintock 
(Waikato/Maniapoto, Ngāti Mutunga and Ngāti Porou)

Dr McClintock is the Manager Research at Te Rau Matatini. Kahu has worked in the health and disability sector for over 20 years, with a special focus on Māori health research and child and adolescent mental health. Kahu holds a Dip Nursing (Psychiatric), Higher Dip Teaching, B Ed, M Phil (Māori), D Phil (Psychiatry). She was a Member of the Māori Health Committee, New Zealand Health Research Council from 2008 to 2014, and Chair of Ngā Kanohi Kitea Community Research Committee, New Zealand Health Research Council during that term. She is the lead for Te Rā o Te Waka Hourua.



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