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Celebrating Excellence

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Dr Naomi Simmonds

Lecturer & Senior Researcher

I completed my Masters thesis in 2009 which looks at contemporary understandings and relationships with Papatuanuku. My PhD extends this work to examine the spatial, spiritual and embodied experiences of childbirth and maternity in Aotearoa New Zealand. My PhD is titled "Tu te turuturu no Hineteiwaiwa: Mana Geographies of Birth...

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Professor Ross Lawrenson

Professor of Population Health

Ross is Professor of Population Health at the University of Waikato and Medical Research & Strategy and Funding, Waikato District Health Board. He is a Board member of Rural General Practitioner Network and Pharmac.Ross was originally a General Practitioner in Wairoa before moving to the Waikato where he trained as...

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