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Research interests

I'm a qualitative researcher, with a PhD in social anthropology. I specialise in bringing qualitative research and humanities into research typically dominated by quantitative scientific approaches.


Background and interests

I am a social anthropologist with specialty interests in health, migration and ageing. I have experience working on a variety of topics and have had the privilege of working with many different groups including elderly people, children, Pasifika, Māori, migrants, refugees, students and more.

I bring a humanities lens and a qualitative approach to any topic, including those typically addressed by the other sciences and/or a quantitative approach. My hope and motivation is to humbly work with others to tell under-told stories, address inequities and grow thriving communities.


Symon, V., Nada-Raja, S., Sopoaga, F., Sopoaga, L., Norris, P., Ruhe, T., Kokaua, J., Richards, R., … Isno, L., George, M., Iosua, E., & Keown, S. (2022, November). The show must go on: Research in a time of COVID. Verbal presentation at the COVID-19’s Impact on Teaching and Learning at the University of Otago: Lessons Learned Symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand. Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

George, M. (2022). Aging in a changing world: Older New Zealanders and contemporary multiculturalism. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 192p. Authored Book - Research

George, M. (2021). Refugees' journeys to and through health care services across the Southern health system: A qualitative study. Proceedings of the New Zealand Primary Health Care, General Practice & Rural Health Research Symposium. Retrieved from Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

George, M., Richards, R., Watson, B., Lucas, A., Fitzgerald, R., Taylor, R., & Galland, B. (2021). Pacific families navigating responsiveness and children’s sleep in Aotearoa New Zealand. Sleep Medicine: X, 3, 100039. doi: 10.1016/j.sleepx.2021.100039 Journal - Research Article

Richard, L., George, M., Jaye, C., Derrett, S., Wyeth, E., & Stokes, T. (2021). How to undertake research with refugees? An experiential and field work analysis of a 3-year refugee research programme in southern New Zealand. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 27(4), (pp. xliii-xliv). doi: 10.1071/PYv27n4abs Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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