Dr Waikaremoana Waitoki
Iwi: Ngāti Hako, Ngāti Mahanga
Qualifications: PhD, PGDipPsych(Clin) Waikato, MNZPsS
Senior Lecturer / Pūkenga Matua
Experiences of mental health systems
Equity, racism, human rights, indigenous rights
Martial arts and wellbeing
Maori and Indigenous worldviews: Shaping the practice of psychology
Waikaremoana is a Senior Lecturer in Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies - with interests in mātauranga Māori, health/hauora and Māori wellbeing and the social determinants of health.
Waikaremoana is a clinical psychologist with work and research interests in Kaupapa Māori psychology, adult mental health, child and adolescent mental health, supervision, accreditation and curriculum development. She is the President of the New Zealand Psychological Society, an advisory member of the Suicide Prevention Office, and a member of the Film and Literature Classifications Review Board.
Current research: The embrace of our ancestors. Recontextualising and reimagining mātauranga Māori as an Indigenous psychology'. Marsden Research Grant. (2019-2022) Lead investigator.
Rua Mātītī, Rua Mātātā. Where did all the pā sites come from? Marsden Research Grant. (2019-2022) co-investigator.
Raranga, raranga, taku takapau. Hapū-ora or tamariki. E Tipu, e Rea. A Better Start (National Science Challenge. (2020-2022) co-lead.
WERO - Working to End Racism and Oppression. Endeavor Research Grant. Ministry for Business Innovation and Enterprise. (2020-2025) co-lead.
Maori Health; Psychology
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