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Postgraduate student supervision at MIHI

MIHI currently supervisors Masters' and PhD students across multiple areas of interest.

MIHI also host summer studentships to support the development of responsive Māori health research and researchers. 

PhD and Masters' students

Student’s Name Degree Primary Supervisor Other Supervisor(s) Completion Date
Christina McKercher PhD Signal, L Able, G. & Lacey, C Expected Dec 2018
Jennifer Woolett PhD Wilkinson, T. Abel, G. & Pitama, S. Expected Dec 2018
Tania Huria PhD Beckert, L. Palmer, S. & Pitama, S. Expected Dec 2018
Cassandra Staps MHsc Crowe, M. Lacey, C. Expected July 2017
Andre McLachan PhD Adamson, S. Schroder, R.& Pitama, S. Expected Dec 2016
Lynere Wilson PhD Crowe, M. Lacey, C. April 2016
Jarom Armstrong MHSc Lacey, C. Huria, T. June 2015
Karen Keelan MHSc Lacey, C Dec 2012
Naomi Gough MPH Thompson, L. Huria, T. (advisory capacity only) Dec 2012
Allamanda Faatoese PhD Cameron, V. Pitama, S (advisory capacity only) Dec 2011
Jennifer Reid PhD Barnett, P Pitama, S (advisory capacity only) Dec 2011
Tania Huria MPH Pitama, S Robertson, P July 2009
Michelle McMillian MPH Pitama, S Robertson, P Dec 2008
Laura Aielone MPH Abel, G Pitama, S Dec 2008
Tracy Haitana MSC Rutledge, J. Pitama, S Dec 2006
Ramon Pink MPH Pitama, S Baxter, J Dec 2004
Jessica Brady MPH Brunton, C Pitama, S Dec 2003
Melanie Sargent MPH Pitama, S Baxter, J Dec 2002
Barbara Bee MPH Gower, S. Pitama, S. Dec 2002

Summer studentships

2016/2017

logo - MIHIStudent: Shona Naera
Topic: Hauora Maori Praxis - Role of video scenarios as an appropriate learning method of the Hauora Maori curriculum for health professional students.
Supervised by: Suzanne Pitama
Sponsored by: MIHI, UOC

2015/2016

logo - Te Tapuae o RehuaStudent: Sophie McKellar
Topic: iHikoi: Development of a historical walking tour of the UOC campus
Supervised by: Suzanne Pitama and Eru Tarena
Sponsored by: Te Tapuae o Rehua

logo - MIHIStudent: Harriet Grey
Topic: Systematic Review of how Maori patient experiences are presented in Qualitative literature
Supervised by: Suzanne Pitama and Suetonia Palmer
Sponsored by: MIHI, UOC

logo - MIHIStudent: Cheyenne Heka
Topic: Development of te reo Maori tools for an undergraduate indigenous health curriculum.
Supervised by: Suzanne Pitama
Sponsored by: MIHI, UOC

2014/2015

logo - hrcStudent: Kennedy Sarich
Topic: Burden of MRSA on Far North Communities
Supervised by: Dr Lance O’Sullivan, Tracey O’Sullivan and Suzanne Pitama.
Sponsored by: HRC

2013/2014

logo - hrcStudent: Ben Wilkinson
Topic: The role of video scenarios as a learning tool for an undergraduate indigenous health medical curriculum.
Supervised by: Suzanne Pitama
Sponsored by: HRC

2011/2012

Student: Sophie Stevenson
Topic: Alcohol use and Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Risk: Results from the Hauora Manawa Study
Supervised by: James Fould, Vicky Cameron and Cameron Lacey.

2010/2011

logo - Maurice & Phyllis Paykel TrustStudent: Alex Yun Lee
Topic: Hauora Maori Day – Evaluation of A Student Led Health Clinic at a Marae.
Supervised by: Cameron Lacey, Tania Huria and Suzanne Pitama.
Sponsored by: Maurice & Phyllis Paykel Trust

2009/2010

logo - Maori Womens Welfare LeagueStudent: John Armstrong
Topic: Exploring the experiences of Maori patients and whanau living with chronic kidney disease (CKD) within the Canterbury District Health Board region (CDHB).
Supervised by: Tania Huria & Professor Kelvin Lynn
Sponsored by: Rapaki Branch of Maori Women’s Welfare League.

2007-2008

logo - Maurice & Phyllis Paykel TrustStudent: Courteney Hore
Topic: Comparison of electrocardiography and echocardiography to detect the presence of left ventricular hypertrophy in a Maori community
Supervised by: Suzanne Pitama, Vicky Cameron, John Irvine
Sponsored by: Maurice & Phyllis Paykel Trust

logo - hrcStudent: Te Kiriwera Wicksteed
Topic: An exploration of the preliminary echo findings in the Hauoroa Manawa/Community Heart Study
Supervised by: Suzanne Pitama, Vicky Cameron
Sponsored by: HRC

2005-2006

Student: Kasey Tawhara
Topic: Attitudes of Maori towards genetic research
Supervised by: Suzanne Pitama
Sponsored by: Canterbury Cardioendocrine Research Group

2004-2005

logo - Canterbury District Health BoardStudent: Courtney Hore
Topic: Impact of patient flow project on successful discharge outcomes and patient perceptions of care.
Supervised by: Suzanne Pitama, Kay Poulson
Sponsored by: Canterbury District Health Board

2003-2004

Student: Tracy Haitana
Topic: From hospital waiting list to GP managed care
Supervised by: Suzanne Pitama
Sponsored by: The Health Care of the Elderly Education Trust

logo - Canterbury Medical Research FoundationStudent: Monique Scott
Topic: From hospital waiting list to active review
Supervised by: Suzanne Pitama, Kay Poulson
Sponsored by: Canterbury Medical Research Foundation