Māori & Psychology Research Unit Papers


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.

  • Māori women’s perspectives of leadership and wellbeing

    Ruru, Stacey Mariu; Roche, Maree A.; Waitoki, Waikaremoana (Te Rau Matatini, 2017)
    Within Aotearoa, New Zealand, Māori women are engaged in leadership roles in community and professional workplace settings, however little is known about how they maintain their wellbeing. This research sought to unravel ...
  • Editors’ introduction: Generating data

    Curtis, Bruce; Curtis, Cate (Sage Publications, 2016)
    This Major Work collection explores a number of substantive methodologies and focuses on generating data, drawing primarily on literature from sociology, social psychology, social anthropology, and education.
  • Audio on the go: The effect of audio cues on memory in driving

    Dua, Matthew J.; Charlton, Samuel G. (Elsevier BV, 2019)
    An inability to recall details from an otherwise uneventful drive on a familiar route is a common experience to many. Whether this amnesia for everyday driving is because we don't actually form strong memories when we are ...
  • Guidelines for gender affirming healthcare for gender diverse and transgender children, young people and adults in Aotearoa, New Zealand

    Oliphant, Jeannie; Veale, Jaimie; Macdonald, Joe; Carroll, Richard; Johnson, Rachel; Harte, Mo; Stephenson, Cathy; Bullock, Jemima; Cole, David; Manning, Patrick (New Zealand Medical Association, 2018)
    Internationally and within Aotearoa, New Zealand, there has been a substantial increase in the demand for gender affirming healthcare over the past decade. It is likely that this level of referrals to health services will ...
  • Migrants straddling the "here" and "there": Explorations of habitus and hybrid identities among Sri Lankan migrants in New Zealand

    Cassim, Shemana; Stolte, Ottilie Emma Elisabeth; Hodgetts, Darrin (Wiley, 2019)
    Migrant settlement is of particular interest to the field of psychology due to a notable increase in the movement of people over the past few decades. This article explores the ways in which Sri Lankan migrants in New ...
  • Discussion

    Groot, Shiloh Ann Maree; Masters-Awatere, Bridgette; van Ommen, Clifford; Tassell-Matamua, Natasha (Massey University Press, 2017)
    Guy standing’s words have served as the launching point from which this book began. The book is a call for us all to renew our commitment and dedication to building diverse and powerful movements for a secure, stable and ...
  • Homelessness, mimesis, and the flânerie

    Hodgetts, Darrin; Stolte, Ottilie Emma Elisabeth; Groot, Shiloh Ann Maree; Drew, Neil (2018)
    As an intense repository for human existence, the contemporary city is textured by scenes of homelessness that manifest broader issues of inequality and poverty in society. This article explores material from photo-elicitation ...
  • A game of slides and ladders: Māori health providers and funders

    Masters-Awatere, Bridgette (Massey University Press, 2017)
    Devolution of government responsibility after the neo-liberal reforms of the 1980s, and the re-orientation of health services towards public health in the 1990s, created an opportunity for Māori to take control of their ...
  • He Pikinga Waiora Implementation Framework: A tool for chronic disease intervention effectiveness in Maori and other indigenous communities

    Oetzel, John G.; Scott, Nina; Hudson, Maui; Masters, Bridgette; Rarere, Moana; Foote, Jeff; Beaton, Angela; Ehau, Terry (UBIQUITY PRESS LTD, 2018)
    Introduction: Health outcomes for Māori are significantly worse than non-Maori in New Zealand; these inequities mirror those found in indigenous communities elsewhere. Evidence-based interventions with established efficacy ...
  • Section 2: Native disruption: Maori and the precariat: Introduction

    Masters-Awatere, Bridgette; Tassell-Matamua, Natasha (Massey University Press, 2017)
    Within this section, the authors encourage the reader to look back into history and then consider the future. We are invited to re-examine deeds from this country’s past. To immerse ourselves in a narrative that may be ...
  • Population-based cohort study of the impacts of mild traumatic brain injury in adults four years post-injury

    Theadom, Alice; Starkey, Nicola; Barker-Collo, Suzanne; Jones, Kelly; Ameratunga, Shanthi; Feigin, Valery (Public Library Science, 2018)
    There is increasing evidence that some people can experience persistent symptoms for up to a year following mild TBI. However, few longitudinal studies of mild TBI exist and the longerterm impact remains unclear. The purpose ...
  • The personal debt industry: Racist debt practices and Pasifika peoples in New Zealand

    Curtis, Bruce; Curtis, Cate (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)
    Personal. Debt. Industry: Racist. Debt. Practices. and. Pasifika. Peoples. in. New. Zealand. Bruce Curtis and Cate Curtis This chapter is based on an analysis of the working poor as flawed consumers. We begin by recognising ...
  • Feminism in psychology: Aotearoa/New Zealand and beyond

    Curtis, Cate (Women's Studies Association, 2016)
    In response to an invitation to contribute to an ongoing feature on contemporary feminist thought in Aotearoa/New Zealand, this article provides an overview of some key aspects of feminist psychology. Feminist psychologists ...
  • Introduction

    Roche, Maree A. (Human Resources Institute of New Zealand (HRINZ), 2015)
    Tena koutou and welcome to the NZ Journal of Human Resource Management’s special issue on Positive Psychology at Work. Positive Psychology at work is the applied study of human flourishing and optimal functioning. It is ...
  • Introduction and Editorial: NZJHRM: Special Issue: The Future of Work

    Roche, Maree A.; Brougham, David; Blackwood, Kate; Sharp, Lisa (Human Resources Institute of New Zealand, 2016)
    This special issue of the New Zealand Journal of Human Resources Management focuses on the growing research perspectives by leading and emerging New Zealand human resource scholars.
  • The baskets of knowledge: A curriculum for an indigenous psychology

    Waitoki, Waikaremoana (The New Zealand Psychological Society, 2016)
    Through the chapters in this book we have walked alongside Ripeka and her whānau. We have taken a journey into potentiality; that of Ripeka’s as well as our own. Our introduction to this book asked what would happen when ...
  • Informed consent in the Aotearoa New Zealand context

    Cargo, Tania; Waitoki, Waikaremoana; Feather, Jacqueline (The New Zealand Psychological Society, 2016)
    Psychologists are in very privileged positions; we use our clinical, community, academic, and research skills to support individuals, families, and communities, often during extremely vulnerable times in their lives. ...
  • Ka awatea

    Levy, Michelle Patricia; Waitoki, Waikaremoana (New Zealand Psychological Society, 2016)
    This book realises a long held vision to boldly claim our space in psychology: showing how we as Māori practitioners, researchers, and teachers of psychology realise our belief in the potential of psychology to contribute ...
  • Whānau Māori explain how the Harti Hauora Tamariki tool assists better access to health services

    Masters-Awatere, Bridgette; Graham, Rebekah (2019)
    In this paper whānau Māori highlight how a Kaupapa Māori centred intervention (the Harti Hauora Tamariki tool) has improved interactions with health services. The Harti tool is undergoing a Randomised Control Trial at ...
  • Behind the label: Complexities of identifying Māori whānau in an away from home hospital transfer

    Masters-Awatere, Bridgette; Boulton, Amohia; Rata, Arama; Tangitu-Joseph, Makarita; Brown, Rachel; Cormack, Donna (New Zealand Psychological Society, 2017)
    This paper highlights two methodological issues that arose for a group of Māori researchers during the first few months of a Māori CoRE funded project. The issues were in relation to defining 1) the evolving construction ...

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