Dr Waikaremoana Waitoki
Research Officer, MPRU; Research Fellow
Qualifications: PhD, PGDipPsych(Clin) Waikato, MNZPsS, MRSNZ
Iwi: Ngāti Hako, Ngāti MahangaSchool of Psychology Email Waikaremoana Waitoki (firstname.lastname@example.org)
As the Research Officer for the Māori Psychology Research Unit, Waikaremoana actively engages with Māori and non-Māori students, academic colleagues, community organisations, psychologists and community organisations to work on Māori focussed research projects. Her post-doctoral research seeks to identify Māori experiences of Bipolar Disorder and pathways to recovery. She supervises Masters' students, supports undergraduate students throughout the department and contributes to teaching.
Waikaremoana has been a clinical psychologist since 2001 with work and research interests in Kaupapa Māori psychology, adult mental health, child and adolescent mental health, corrections, drug and alcohol, supervision, accreditation and curriculum development. She is on the Reconciliation Action Plan working party with members of the Australian Indigenous Psychologists Association and the Australian Psychological Society. Waikaremoana is the co-convenor of NSCBI and the Bicultural Director on the New Zealand Psychological Society Executive. Waikaremoana was the deputy chair of the New Zealand Psychologist's Board, and board member from 2002-2009.
Waikaremoana previously taughtBicultural Issues
in the clinical programme, Abnormal Psychology as a graduate course and contributed toGeneral and Experimental Psychology,
Research MethodsandPsychological Applications of the Treaty of Waitangi
. Her PhD research used a task analysis to identify training content to develop a cultural competency training programme for psychology students to prepare them to work with Māori.
Maori experiences of Bipolar Affective Disorder
Immigrants' experiences of mental health systems
Maori and Indigenous worldviews: Shaping the practice of psychology
Waitoki, W. W., & Bennett, S. (2017). Indigenous psychology in New Zealand: When mainstream psychology confuses the saviour role with oppression. In 15th European Congress of Psychology. Conference held at Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Waitoki, W. W., & Nikora, L. W. (2017). Challenges and continuities: Unintended impacts of Te Reo Māori language revitalisation efforts. In Nga Pae o te Maramatanga: Researcher Wananga. Waipapa Marae, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.
Waitoki, W. W., Valentine, H., Rowe, L., & Wharewera-Mika, J. (2017). He Paiaka Totara, He Paiaka Tipu Māori psychologists practice workshop. In New Zealand Psychological Society 2017 Annual Conference. Conference held at Christchurch, New Zealand.
Waitoki, W. W. (2017). Disrupting pathways to trauma: Whānau recovery, whānau flourishing. In He Oranga Ngākau: Māori approaches to trauma informed care: Tamaki Makaurau Regional Research Hui. Conference held at Waipapa Marae, Auckland, New Zealand.