Te Roopū Rangahau Hauora Māori o Ngāi Tahu (Ngāi Tahu Māori Health Research Unit) was established in 1996 as result of a partnership between the then Ngāi Tahu Māori Trust Board (since superseded by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu) and the University of Otago’s Faculty of Medicine.
Led by Dr Emma Wyeth, the Unit contributes to a wide range of Māori health research projects and initatives within the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, the University of Otago and our communities to ensure important and beneficial outcomes for Māori are attained.
The Unit has published numerous papers, articles, reports, and book chapters relating to a range of hauora Māori topics such as Māori injury and disability, tamariki ora (children’s health), hauora rangatahi (young peoples’ health), hauora wāhine (Māori women’s health), Māori mental health, and oranga niho (oral health).
The Unit’s current research includes collaborations with the Injury Prevention Research Unit, the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study, Ngā Kete Mātauranga Pounamu Charitable Trust, and Raukura Hauora o Tainui.
Valuable work funded by government agencies, non-government organisations, and other funding agencies is a key focus of the Unit, where we continue to work and engage with Māori health and social service providers and other organisations to champion and support Māori health and positive Māori health outcomes.
Current Projects and Initiatives
- Māori Disability Outcomes: Pathways and Experiences
- Prospective Outcomes of Injury Study
- Subsequent Injury Study (SinS): Improving outcomes for injured New Zealanders
- Dialysis Outcomes in those aged 65 years and over
- Reducing disease burden and health inequalities arising from chronic dental disease among Indigenous children: an early childhood caries intervention
- University of Otago theme Poutama Ara Rau
- New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence: Nga Pae o Te Māramatanga
Affiliated Staff and Researchers
Contact Te Rōpū Rangahau Hauora Māori o Ngāi Tahu
C/- Department of Preventive and Social Medicine
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Tel 64 3 479 4064