Dr Jordan Te Aramoana Waiti

Jordan Te Aramoana Waiti


Qualifications: PhD (Māori Public Health), MPhEd, BPhEd

Iwi: Ngāti Pikiao, Te Rarawa, Ngaati Maahanga, Ngāti Haupoto

About Jordan Te Aramoana

Korihi te manu

Takiri mai i te ata

Ka ao, ka ao, ka awatea

Tihei Mauri Ora!

At the beginning of 2018 I started as a lecturer within Te Hautaki Waiora Faculty of Health, Sport and Human Performance. Previously, I was a Māori Health Consultant based out of Whaingaroa/Raglan. In 2015 I completed a PhD at Massey University, which focussed on Māori notions of ‘Resilience’ and how they are utilised by whānau who had experienced adversity. With Honours and Masters degrees from Otago University, my research expertise has been broadly based in the area of Māori Health. For the past 10 years I have been a volunteer facilitator for the Te Taitimu Youth Trust in Hawkes Bay.

Outside of work I enjoy surfing, spearfishing, gathering kaimoana and spending time with whānau.

Papers Taught

Research Interests

My research experienced is based within Māori Health and Development. This includes subject areas such as Mātauranga Māori, Māori Physical Activity, Māori and Bluespaces/Oceanscape,  Māori Suicide Prevention, and Rangatahi Health.

Recent Publications

  • Wheaton, B., Aramoanawaiti, J. T., Olive, R., & Kearns, R. (2021). Coastal communities, leisure and wellbeing: Advancing a trans-disciplinary agenda for understanding ocean-human relationships in Aotearoa New Zealand. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(2), 1-20. doi:10.3390/ijerph18020450

  • Hudson, M., Whaanga, H., Waiti, J., Maxwell, H., Davis, K., Arahanga, T., . . . Taitoko, M. (2020). Visualising Mātauranga Māori for iwi outcomes. New Zealand Science Review. Special Issue Mātauranga and Science - Part 2, 76(1-2). Open Access version:

  • Wheaton, B., Olive, R., & Waiti, J. (2019). Surfing, identity and place in Aotearoa /New Zealand. In International Sociology of Sport Association Conference. Conference held Dunedin, New Zealand. Retrieved from

  • Wheaton, B., Waiti, J., Cosgriff, M., & Burrows, L. (2019). Coastal blue space and wellbeing research: looking beyond western tides. Leisure Studies, 1-13. doi:10.1080/02614367.2019.1640774

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Culture; Environment; Extreme/Alternative Sports; Health; Indigenous Education; Indigenous Peoples Sport; Maori Development; Maori Health; Maori Research