Dr Waikaremoana Waitoki
Senior Research Fellow
Qualifications: PhD, PGDipPsych(Clin) Waikato, MNZPsS
Iwi: Ngāti Hako, Ngāti Mahanga
As the Senior Research Fellow for the Māori Psychology Research Unit, Waikaremoana actively engages with Māori and non-Māori students, academic colleagues, community organisations, psychologists and community organisations to work on Māori focused research projects. Her research includes: Māori experiences of Bipolar Disorder and pathways to recovery; Indigenous psychology, and Maori language revitalisation.
Waikaremoana has been a clinical psychologist since 2001 with work and research interests in Kaupapa Māori psychology, adult mental health, child and adolescent mental health, corrections, drug and alcohol, supervision, accreditation and curriculum development. Waikaremoana is the co-convenor of NSCBI and the Bicultural Director on the New Zealand Psychological Society Executive.
Maori experiences of Bipolar Affective Disorder
Experiences of mental health systems
Equity, human rights, indigenous rights
Martial arts and wellbeing
Maori and Indigenous worldviews: Shaping the practice of psychology
Scarf, D., Waitoki, W., Chan, J., Britt, E., Nikora, L., Neha, T., . . . Abbott, M. (2019). Holding a mirror to society? Sociodemographic diversity within clinical psychology training programmes across Aotearoa. The New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1495). Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/
Pihama, L., Simmonds, N., & Waitoki, W. (2019). Te Taonga o Taku Ngakau: Ancestral Knowledge and the Wellbeing of Tamariki Māori. Hamilton: Te Kotahi Research Insitute.
Waitoki, W. (2019). “This is not us”: But actually, it is. Talking about when to raise the issue of colonisation.. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 48(1), 140-145. Retrieved from https://www.psychology.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/Waitoki-140-145.pdf
Waitoki, W., Dudgeon, P., & Nikora, L. W. (2018). Indigenous psychology in Aotearoa/New Zealand and Australia. In S. Fernando, & R. Moodley (Eds.), Global Psychologies Mental Health and the Global South (pp. 163-184). Palgrave Macmillan UK. doi:10.1057/978-1-349-95816-0_10