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Te Rōpū Rangahau Hauora Māori o Ngāi Tahu
Ngāi Tahu Māori Health Research Unit

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Research Unit) was established in 1996 as result of a partnership between the then Ngāi Tahu Māori Trust Board (since superseded by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu) and the University of Otago’s Faculty of Medicine.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

Our People

Dr Emma Wyeth   Director and Senior Lecturer - Māori Health  emma.wyeth@otago.ac.nz

Professor John Broughton   Professor in Māori Health  john.broughton@otago.ac.nz

Michelle Lambert  Research Fellow  michelle.lambert@otago.ac.nz

Affiliated Staff and Researchers

Lisa Te Raki   Teaching Fellow - Māori Health  lisa.teraki@otago.ac.nz

Contact Te Rōpū Rangahau Hauora Māori o Ngāi Tahu

C/- Department of Preventive and Social Medicine

University of Otago

PO Box 56

Dunedin 9054

Tel 64 3 479 4064