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Grace WalkerAssistant Research Fellow

BSc(Psychology)(Vic) MSc (Psychology)(Cant)


Grace is our Māori assistant research fellow of Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngāruahine descent.

Grace is currently studying towards her PhD in Psychology with the University of Canterbury and CHDS examining the association between ethnicity, parenthood and subsequent life outcomes.

Grace's current research interests are the way in which cultural identity shapes life course transitions, mental health and well-being, as well as programme design, development, implementation and evaluation.


Saville-Smith, K., & Walker, G. (Eds.). (2021). New Zealand Population Review, 47 [Special edition: Housing at the heart of place, people and population Ko te whare noho kei te iho o te wāhi, te tangata me te taupori]. Retrieved from

Rout, M., & Walker, G. (2021). An exploration of the Māori housing-health nexus during the mid-twentieth century [He hōpara i te raupapa hononga i waenga i te hauora me ngā whare noho o te Māori i to pokapū o te rautau rua tekau]. New Zealand Population Review, 47, 70-107. Retrieved from

Whitehead, J., & Walker, G. (2021). Exploring the factors affecting Māori home ownership [Ngā kaihanga, ngā noho, ngā tangata - te tūhurahura i ngā āhuatanga ka kā ki tā te Māori hoko whare]. New Zealand Population Review, 47, 262-304. Retrieved from

Rout, M., Reid, J., Whitehead, J., & Walker, G. (2020). The impact of housing policy on Māori in Tāmaki Makaurau. Christchurch, New Zealand: Ngāi Tahu Research Centre, University of Canterbury. Retrieved from

Menzies, D., Whitehead, J., Walker, G., Reid, J., & Macfarlane, A. (2019). Economics and financing of housing for Māori: Literature review. (pp. 1-47). Wellington, New Zealand: BBHTC. Retrieved from

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