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


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.


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

Recent Publications

  • Barber, C. C., & Masters-Awatere, B. (2017). Positively pregnant: Development and pilot testing of an app for stress management in pregnancy. In Australasian Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health 2017 Conference. Conference held at Brisbane, Australia.

  • Oetzel, J., Scott, N., Hudson, M., Masters-Awatere, B., Rarere, M., Foote, J., . . . Ehau, T. (2017). He Pikinga Waiora Implementation Framework: A tool for chronic disease intervention effectiveness in Māori and other indigenous communities. In APIC1: 1st Asia Pacific Conference on Integrated Care. Conference held at Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

  • Masters-Awatere, B., Cormack, D., & Brown, R. (2017). Indigenous Māori experiences when transferred for hospital care away from home. In NIRAKN Race, Whiteness and Indigeneity International Conference. Conference held at Crowne Plaza, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Australia.

  • Masters-Awatere, B. (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.

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Papers Taught

Contact Details

Room: K.1.22
Phone: +64 7 837 9228