Joanne (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Mamoe, Waitaha) has worked within the University of Otago for over ten years in a number of roles associated with Māori Health. She is a public health medicine specialist with research interests in Māori health workforce development, Māori mental health, and Māori child and youth health.
Joanne has two key positions in the University of Otago: within the Dunedin School of Medicine she is the Associate Dean (Māori) and Associate Professor of Māori Health; within the Division of Health Sciences she is the Associate Dean (Māori) for the Division and also the Director of the Māori Health Workforce Development Unit.
Associate Professor Joanne Baxter
Associate Dean (Māori)
Tel 64 3 479 6548
PA to the Associate Dean (Māori) / Unit Administrator
Tel 64 3 470 3593
Programme Leader – Te Whakapuāwai (HSFY Māori Student Support)
Tel 64 3 479 8459
Mob 64 21 279 3593
Zoë is of Ngā Puhi and Ngāti Porou descent and is a University of Otago graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Indigenous Studies qualification. Zoë has a background in education and manages the Māori Health Workforce Development Unit programmes: Te Ara Hauora, Tū Kahika, and Te Whakapuawai.
The Māori Health Workforce Development Unit programmes are aimed towards increasing the number of Māori students entering into and graduating from health science programmes at Otago. They provide a wide range of support for Māori students within the Health Science Division. Zoë enjoys working with a brilliant team of people dedicated to Māori health workforce development and Māori student success.
Tel 64 3 479 4119
Mob 64 21 246 6433
Kaiārahi / Māori Student Co-ordinator – Te Ara Hauora
Tel 64 3 479 4119
Māori Student Co-ordinator
Tel 64 3 479 7192
Māori Strategic Project Manager
Tel 64 3 479 4887
Professional Practice Fellow
Tel 64 3 479 4872