The Māori & Psychology Research Unit (MPRU), established in 1997, is designed to provide a catalyst and support network for enhancing research which has at its centre the psychological needs, aspirations, and priorities of Māori people.

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  • A formative evaluation of the Sistema Waikato programme: A technical report prepared for the Hamilton City Council and Sistema Waikato Steering Group

    Masters-Awatere, Bridgette; Brown, Juliana; Tangitu-Joseph, Makarita (Maori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    Sistema Waikato launched at Nawton Primary School in July 2015 and involved children from four West Hamilton schools (Rhode St Primary, Nawton Primary, Crawshaw, and Forest Lake). The intention of using music as a tool for ...
  • Tangi and final responsibilities

    Nikora, Linda Waimarie (2016)
    Death is an ordinary everyday event in the Maori world. We have templated ways of responding to the disturbance it causes. This instructive and comforting institution helps us to hold each other close during such distressing ...
  • Māori & Psychology Research Unit Annual Report 2015

    Waitoki, Waikaremoana; Nikora, Linda Waimarie (School of Psychology, University of Waikato, 2015)
    The Māori and Psychology Research Unit (MPRU) was established in August of 1997. The Unit acts as a catalyst and support network for enhancing research concerning the psychological needs, aspirations, and priorities of ...
  • Māori Psychology Workforce & Māori-Focussed Course Content Review

    Waitoki, Waikaremoana; Levy, Michelle Patricia (Māori and Psychology Research Unit, 2015)
    The Ministry of Health (2014) acknowledges that inaccurate and unreliable workforce data collections have been an issue for some time. This is a particular issue for the psychology workforce, with there being no single ...
  • Putting it in there: "PSYC575 Indigenous Psychologies" as a for-credit university paper in New Zealand

    Waitoki, Waikaremoana; Masters-Awatere, Bridgette; Nikora, Linda Waimarie; Rua, Mohi; Te Awekotuku, Ngahuia (2015)
    Over the past 30 years, scholar advocates have sparked the emergence of indigenous psychology as an important contribution to understanding the experiences and challenges faced by indigenous peoples. Part of this exercise ...
  • Indigenous service programs plus indigenous evaluator equals Whitestream evaluation - What's wrong with this picture? (Reflections from my PhD)

    Masters-Awatere, Bridgette; Awatere, Shaun; Nikora, Linda Waimarie; Robertson, Neville (2015)
    For the past 100 or so years, formal evaluation has taken its lead from frameworks that originate from a culturally blind standpoint. Worldwide the major influence on evaluation practice comes from the United States of ...
  • Māori experiences of bipolar disorder: pathways to recovery

    Waitoki, Waikaremoana; Nikora, Linda Waimarie; Harris, Parewahaika Erenora Te Korowhiti; Levy, Michelle Patricia (Te Pou o Te Whakaaro Nui, 2014)
    The findings of this research highlighted pathways into mental illness for Maori that could have been avoided earlier. The pathways to recovery however, showed the critical importance of maintaining connections with ...
  • "That's the price we pay": Kaupapa Māori Programme stakeholder experiences of external evaluation

    Masters-Awatere, Bridgette (University of Waikato, 2015)
    This thesis takes a critical approach to the evaluation of Māori social and health service provision progammes through an in-depth exploration of the dynamics, impacts and politics of such exercises within Māori communities, ...
  • Leadership in motion

    Nikora, Linda Waimarie (2015)
    He honore, he kororia, maungarongo ki te whenua, whakaaro pai ki nga tangata katoa…pai marire. Paimarie kia ratou kua wheturangitia, ki te maunga tapu ki Taupiri, te okiokinga a to tatou Arikinui, Te Ataarangikaahu. Moe ...
  • Maori Flourishing in a Fast Changing World - Inaugural Professorial Address

    Nikora, Linda Waimarie (2015-11-17)
    A strong sense of who one is and that one’s life matters is vital to health and wellbeing. Without meaning and belonging many people, families and communities lie open to the risk of mental illness, addiction, transience, ...
  • Reconnecting whānau: Pathways to recovery for Māori with bipolar disorder

    Waitoki, Waikaremoana; Nikora, Linda Waimarie; Harris, Parewahaika Erenora Te Korowhiti; Levy, Michelle Patricia (Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, 2015)
    While Māori are known to experience a higher burden of mental health and addiction problems compared to non-Māori (Baxter, 2008), little exploratory research has been conducted into Māori experiences of bipolar affective ...
  • Māori & Psychology Research Unit Annual Report 2014

    Waitoki, Waikaremoana; Nikora, Linda Waimarie (University of Waikato, School of Psychology, 2014)
    Annual report of the Māori and Psychology Research Unit (MPRU) 2014. The unit was established in August of 1997. The unit is designed to provide a catalyst and support network for enhancing research concerning the psychological ...
  • Māori & Psychology Research Unit Annual Report 2013

    Waitoki, Waikaremoana; Nikora, Linda Waimarie (University of Waikato, School of Psychology, 2013)
    Annual report of the Māori and Psychology Research Unit (MPRU) 2013. The unit was established in August of 1997. The unit is designed to provide a catalyst and support network for enhancing research concerning the psychological ...
  • Māori & Psychology Research Unit Annual Report 2012

    Waitoki, Waikaremoana; Nikora, Linda Waimarie (University of Waikato, School of Psychology, 2012)
    Annual report of the Māori and Psychology Research Unit (MPRU) 2012. The unit was established in August of 1997. The unit is designed to provide a catalyst and support network for enhancing research concerning the psychological ...
  • An indigenous psychologies teaching and research hub : Enabling our resources, strengths and histories

    Nikora, Linda Waimarie; Waitoki, Waikaremoana (2014)
    This paper was presented as part of an informal indigenous psychologies dialogue session at the Australian Psychological Society's annual conference. In this paper, we present the concept of an indigenous psychologies ...
  • What (actually) matters in literacy education: Contributions from community psychology

    Furness, Jane Amanda; Robertson, Neville; Hunter, Judy; Hodgetts, Darrin; Nikora, Linda Waimarie (2013)
    This paper describes the critical role community psychology theories played in reframing literacy research involving mainly Māori and Pacific peoples’ extended families and communities. Within a critical social constructionist ...
  • Beyond ethics to morality: Choices and relationships in bicultural research settings

    Furness, Jane Amanda; Nikora, Linda Waimarie; Hodgetts, Darrin; Robertson, Neville (2013)
    Knowledge of ourselves as cultural beings, of the values and beliefs of those with whom we work, and of the history of relations among those in our work settings are essential for community and applied social psychologists. ...
  • Moehewa: Death, lifestyle and sexuality in the Maori world

    Nikora, Linda Waimarie; Te Awekotuku, Ngahuia (2013)
    Customary death ritual and traditional practice have continued for the Maori (indigenous) people of Aotearoa/New Zealand, despite intensive missionary incursion and the colonial process. This paper critically considers ...
  • Evaluation of the Whānau Ora Wellbeing Service of Te Whakaruruhau: Final report

    Robertson, Neville; Masters, Bridgette; Lane, Catherine; Tapara, Ann; Corbett, Catherine; Graham, Rebekah; Gosche, Jessica; Jenkins, Ayla; King, Thea (University of Waikato, Māori and Psychology Research Unit, 2013-07-20)
    Domestic violence and child abuse represent significant threats to whānau ora. Conversely, the weakening or loss of whānau ties can increase the vulnerability of whānau members to domestic violence and child abuse. Thus ...
  • Dreaming Ourselves and Aspirations into Places of Higher Education

    Nikora, Linda Waimarie (2013)
    Dreams and aspirations are at the core of what higher education is about. Students and scholars alike, the world over, are engaged in the realization of dreams that bring forth new opportunities, new ways of seeing and ...

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