Professor Linda Waimarie Nikora PhD
Director, Maori & Psychology Research Unit
Qualifications: MSocSc (Hons), DPhil Waikato
Iwi: Te Aitanga a Hauiti, Ngai TuhoeSchool of Psychology Email Linda Waimarie Nikora (email@example.com)
About Linda Waimarie
Professor in Kaupapa Māori Psychology and Director of the Māori and Psychology Research Unit (MPRU).
Maori Development; Maori Health; Maori Identity; Maori Research; Poverty; Psychology
Māori & Psychology Research Unit, Indigenous Psychology
Psychological areas that focus on or involve Māori people. Specific interests are in the field of Māori development and how psychology can make a positive contribution to this direction.
Projects over the last 3 years include, Tangi : Māori ways of mourning, traditional body modification; ethnic status as a stressor; Māori identity development; cultural safety and competence; Māori mental health and recovery; social and economic determinants of health; homelessness; relational health; and social connectedness.
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.
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.
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
Nikora, L. W., LaBoucane-Benson, P., Bublitz, B., & McClintock, K. (2016). A new beginning for indigenous wellbeing - Guest editorial. Journal of Indigenous Wellbeing, 1(1), 1-4. Open Access version: hdl:10289/10610
I am currently interested in supervising students who have an interest in Death Studies and Māori ways of mourning, as well as research projects associated with the work of the Māori and Psychology Research Unit.