Dr. Gloria Clarke

Gloria Clarke

Lecturer - Te Huataki Waiora School of Health

Qualifications: PhD in Sport, Health and Human Performance; Master of Sport and Leisure Studies; Bachelor of Leisure Studies; Diploma of Māori Art and Design

Iwi: Te Arawa, Rangitāne ki Wairarapa

Papers Taught

Research Supervised

2021-    Chief Supervisor: Masters research. Victoria Maikuku (Ngāti Maniapoto). Creating culturally responsive rural doctors: Iwi perspectives and aspirations for health. Te Huataki Waiora School of Health, The University of Waikato.

Research Interests

My research interests include: Leisure, Ngā mahi a te Rehia, and Sport in relation to Positive Youth Development, Positive Deviance, crime and incarceration, and Māori, iwi, and indigenous health, hauora, wellbeing, and development.

My teaching broadly includes the social determinants of health; cultural models and perspectives of health; equality, equity, justice, and rangatiratanga; Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Treaty of Waitangi; Māori, culture and sport; and youth development. I also deliver academic skills workshops/tutorials for first-year university students, and employment skills workshops for students about to graduate.

In relation to supervision, I promote qualitative and Kaupapa Māori research methods and approaches, and in particular Taiao methodological frameworks (Matauranga Māori). I am currently available to supervise more post-graduate students.


Adult Education; Children's and Youth Sport; Crime; Doctoral Education; Education; Gifted and Talented Education; Health; Indigenous Peoples Sport; Maori; Maori Development; Maori Development and Education; Maori Education; Maori Health; Maori Identity; Maori Research; New Zealand History; Social Issues in Sport; Sociology; Sports; Treaty of Waitangi; Work Experience-Based Learning; Youth