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Appointments and Awards E39 8 November 2019


  • The Health Research Council has published the recipients of the 2020 Māori Health Career Development Awards and the Māori Health Research Summer Studentship. We have listed these people below.
2020 Māori Health Career Development Awards
Dr Aria Graham


Māmā e Mamia – piloting a marae-based wellbeing model for pēpi and māmā Māori $328,000
Te Wai Barbarich-Unasa Whakamana te reo a ngā rangatahi ki roto i nga tautuhinga hauora $127,000
Phillipa Barton


Strategies to improve Māori recruitment and retention into nursing $127,000


Lisa Kremer Microdrop administration of phenylephrine and cyclopentolate in neonates $74,900
Georgia McCarty, Hauora Rangatahi Māori: Appropriateness and acceptability of health measures $135,000


Dr Tepora Emery He Toa Taumata Rau – The many resting places of courage $10,000
Carmen Timu-Parata, Breastfeeding support for whānau Māori: The Northland experience $10,000


2020 Māori Health Research Summer Studentship
Hazel Gilbert Māori women and methamphetamine addiction in pregnancy: A literature review $5,000
Julia Law Student health professionals’ understanding of tāngata whaikaha Māori concepts $5,000
Rebecca Lourie


Māori women and cervical screening: A Kaupapa Māori literature review $5,000
Denver Ruwhiu Conflicts of professionalism in medical curricula with Māori tīkanga and values $5,000
Rian Sanerive Use of online technology for effective wellness and exercise programme delivery $5,000
Ben Shine Positive youth development in Māori youth through an adventure education programme $5,000


Health Research Council funding for three Māori focussed projects

  The Health Research Council have awarded funding to the Independent Māori Institute for Environment and Health, and Te Maru O Ruahine Trust and University of Auckland.

Dr Paul Reynolds  (Independent Māori Institute for Environment and Health) wants to identify the best road to recovery for people affected by trauma. The Institute has been awarded$4.27 million, part of the funding  will also contribute to developing skilled Māori health research workforce.

 Dr Amohia Boulton from Te Maru O Ruahine Trust will look at how the provision of traditional rongoa services could be improved, in a 3-year, $1 million project.

Dr Rhys Jones of the University of Auckland will study the effects of marae food gardens on Māori health and wellbeing at urban marae. The project has been awarded $1.16 million over three years.