Breaking barriers in research

8 November 2017

As part of Royal Society Te Apārangi’s 150th Anniversary celebrations, Dr Jaimie Veale and Professor Tahu Kukutai from the University of Waikato will be hosting a talk that showcases the contributions women researchers are making in New Zealand.

Event details:
Wednesday 8 November
6pm – 7.30pm
Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato

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Tahu Kukutai (Ngāti Tīpā, Ngāti Maniapoto, Te Aupōuri) is Professor of Demography at the National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis at the University of Waikato, and specialises in Māori and indigenous demographic research. In this talk, Professor Kukutai will discuss how Māori-migrant relationships might be envisioned through a Treaty-based approach and will suggest alternative ways of thinking about migration.

Dr Jaimie Veale is a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Waikato, specialising in transgender health and wellbeing research, and an Executive Board Member of the Australia and New Zealand Professional Association of Transgender Health (ANZPATH). In this talk, Dr Veale will report on key findings from her most recent work as Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Canada, which revealed the serious mental health inequities faced by transgender youth in comparison to the wider population. Dr Veale will also report on the uptake and impact of the study, implications for the Aotearoa and New Zealand context, as well as plans for similar research in this country.

“There is so much great research being done by women in New Zealand Aotearoa. This series is a chance to celebrate it, support it and publicise the excellent work being done around the country.”

Dr Veale is honoured to be contributing to Royal Society Te Apārangi’s 150th Anniversary celebrations. “We need to be promoting and supporting women researchers, and this is exactly why events like this are important.”

Royal Society Te Apārangi was founded to encourage New Zealanders to discover, share and explore knowledge.