Dr Joeliee Seed-Pihama

Joeliee Seed-Pihama

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Qualifications: BA(Hons), PGDip Trans & Inter, MA, PhD

Iwi: Te Atiawa, Taranaki, Ngāruahine, Waikato

About Joeliee

Dr Joeliee Seed-Pihama was recently awarded the Hohua Tutengaehe research fellowship in Māori health, 2021-2024.

Papers Taught

Research Interests

Māori names and naming practices

Mana Wahine projects

Kaupapa Māori research

Pūrākau Theory and Methodology

Taiohi Health and Wellbeing

Decolonising Sexuality Education

Recent Publications

  • Pihama, L., Smith, L. T., Simmonds, N., Seed-Pihama, J., & Gabel, K. (Eds.) (2019). Mana Wahine reader: A collection of writings 1999-2019 (Vol. II). Hamilton, Aotearoa/New Zealand: Te Kotahi Research Institute. Retrieved from

  • Seed-Pihama, J. (2019). Naming our names and telling our stories. In J. -A. Archibald, J. Lee-Morgan, & J. De Santolo (Eds.), Decolonizing Research: Indigenous Storywork as Methodology. London, UK: Zed Books Ltd.

  • Seed-Pihama, J. (2019). Kapohia Ngā Taonga ā Kui Mā: Liberty from the theft of our 178 matrilineal names. In L. Pihama, L. T. Smith, N. Simmonds, J. Seed-Pihama, & K. Gabel (Eds.), Mana Wahine Reader: A Collection of Writings 1999-2019 (pp. 178-187). Hamilton, Aotearoa/New Zealand: Te Kotahi Research Institute.

  • Pihama, L., Lee-Morgan, J., Smith, L. T., Tiakiwai, S. J., & Seed-Pihama, J. (2019). MAI Te Kupenga: Supporting Māori and Indigenous doctoral scholars within Higher Education. AlterNative, 15(1), 52-61. doi:10.1177/1177180119828065

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Maori Culture/Tikanga; Maori Education; Maori Health; Maori Identity; Maori Research; Maori Women; Te Reo (Maori Language)

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: ITSG.13A
Phone: 07 8384426