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Dr Arama Rata

Senior Research Fellow, Population Studies Postgraduate Adviser

Qualifications: BSc(Hons), PhD Victoria

Iwi: Ngāti Maniapoto, Taranaki, Ngāruahine

(arata@waikato.ac.nz)

About Arama

Dr Rata is of Ngāti Maniapoto, Taranaki, and Ngāruahine descent.  She completed her PhD in Psychology at Victoria University of Wellington in 2012, which focused on Māori cultural engagement, identity, and psychological well-being in State secondary schools.  Arama then lectured at Te Kawa a Māui (the School of Māori Studies), where she received a Research Establishment Grant to study Māori collective remembering of the New Zealand Wars.  Dr Rata is currently involved with research relating to Māori health experiences, Māori in rural communities, as well as iwi consultancy.

Recent Publications

  • Kukutai, T., & Rata, A. (2018). Attitudes towards Māori culture and multiculturalism in the NZ General Social Survey. In 8th Biennial International Indigenous Research Conference. Conference held at Auckland, New Zealand.

  • Rata, A., Ormond, A., Kukutai, T., Kidman, J., Huia, J., Sciascia, A., . . . Te Huia, A. (2018). Kia Whakapiri Mai: Bridging the ‘home and away’ divide between governance entities and their members. In 8th Biennial International Indigenous Research Conference (IIRC18). Conference held at Auckland, New Zealand.

  • Masters-Awatere, B., Cormack, D., Brown, R., Rata, A., Hunt, L., Boulton, A., & Rota, M. (2018). Hospital Transfers: Māori whānau engagement in the healing equation. In 8th Biennial International Indigenous Research Conference (IIRC18). Conference held at Auckland, New Zealand.

  • Masters-Awatere, B., Boulton, A., Rata, A., Tangitu-Joseph, M. N., Brown, R., & Cormack, D. (2017). Behind the label: Complexities of identifying Māori whānau in an away from home hospital transfer. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 46(3), 20-29. Retrieved from http://www.psychology.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/Behind-the-label-private-1.pdf

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Contact Details

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Rata, Dr Arama 4913 arata K.3.27 National Institute Demographic Economic