Dr Bridgette Masters-Awatere

Bridgette Masters-Awatere

Community Psychology Graduate Programme Convenor, Lecturer

Qualifications: BSocSc, MSocSc, PGDipPsych(Comm), PhD

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Iwi: Te Rarawa, Ngai Te Rangi, Tuwharetoa ki Kawerau

About Bridgette

My research speciality for the past 15+ years has been in the area of indigenous evaluation research. I have lead, been a team member, and/or supervised evaluations in the general area of indigenous social well-being. Project areas include: family violence; intimate partner relationships; women’s and children’s health; tobacco, alcohol, drug, use and reduction; positive learning environments (primary, secondary and tertiary institutions); cultural competency and evaluation training. Within the range of projects that I have been involved, I have worked with different types of agencies including: iwi and hapū, central and regional government, district health boards, private companies, and not-for-profit agencies.

Papers Taught

Research Supervised

Research Interests

Recent Publications

  • Nikora, L. W., Masters-Awatere, B., Rua, M. R., Hopner, V., Alefaio-Tugia, S., Stewart, L., . . . Carr, S. (2017). Indigenized internationalization: Developments and lessons from two Aotearoa/New Zealand Universities. In G. Rich, U. Gielen, & H. Takooshian (Eds.), Internationalizing the Teaching of Psychology (pp. 129-142). Charlotte, NC 28271: Information Age Publishing.

  • van Ommen, C., Groot, S., Masters-Awatere, B., & Tassell-Matamua, N. (2017). Introduction. In S. Groot, C. van Ommen, B. Masters-Awatere, & N. Tassell-Matamua (Eds.), Precarity: Uncertain, Insecure, and Unequal Lives in Aotearoa New Zealand (pp. 10-17). Massey University Press.

  • Oetzel, J., Scott, N., Hudson, M., Masters-Awatere, B., Rarere, M., Foote, J., . . . Ehau, T. (2017). Implementation framework for chronic disease intervention effectiveness in Maori and other indigenous communities. Globalization and Health, 1-13. doi:10.1186/s12992-017-0295-8 Open Access version:

  • Masters-Awatere, B. (2017). One in four Maori in precarious state. In Radio Waatea. Retrieved from

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Culture; Health; Maori; Maori Development and Education; Psychology

Evaluation of Māori service programmes that contribute to Māori health and development.

Contact Details

Room: K.1.22
Phone: +64 7 837 9228