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Dr Bridgette Masters-Awatere

Community Psychology Graduate Programme Convenor, Lecturer

Qualifications: BSocSc, MSocSc, PGDipPsych(Comm), PhD

Iwi: Te Rarawa, Ngai Te Rangi, Tuwharetoa ki Kawerau

School of Psychology

(bmasters@waikato.ac.nz)

About Bridgette

My research speciality for the past 10+ years has been in the area of indigenous evaluation research. I have lead, been a team member, and/or supervised evaluations in the general area of indigenous social well-being. Project areas include: family violence; intimate partner relationships; women’s and children’s health; tobacco, alcohol, drug, use and reduction; positive learning environments (primary, secondary and tertiary institutions); cultural competency and evaluation training. Within the range of projects I have been involved in I have worked with different types of agencies from: Private, Public and not-for-Profit sectors.

Expertise

Evaluation of Māori service programmes that contribute to Māori health and development.

Recent Publications

  • Masters-Awatere, B. A. A. (2017). Hospital transfers: Whānau involvement in the healing equation. In Nga Pae o te Maramatanga: Researcher Wananga. Waipapa Marae, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

  • Nikora, L. W., Masters-Awatere, B., Waitoki, W., & Rua, M. (2016). Indigenous psychologies, fourth world peoples and the international literature: Finding ourselves in online abstracting and indexing databases. The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy, 16(3), 214-222. Open Access version: hdl:10289/10693

  • Masters-Awatere, B. (2016). Culturally confluent evaluation – A rubric analysis to assess voice. In He paiaka totara, he paiaka tipu: Indigenous Psychology Symposium. Conference held at Tokorangi Marae, Halcombe, Manawatū, New Zealand.

  • Masters, B. A., Nikora, L., Waitoki, W., Valentine, H., MacFarlane, S., & Gibson, K. (2016). Our response to the question of indigenous elders: How does your training prepare psychologists to work with indigenous people?. In International Journal of Psychology: Special Issue: 31st International Congress of Psychology (ICP2016) Vol. 51. Conference held at Yokohama, Japan.

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Papers Taught

Contact Details

Email: bmasters@waikato.ac.nz
Room: K.1.22
Phone: +64 7 837 9228