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Clinical Senior Lecturer


About Tracy Haitana (Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi, Ngāti Tuwharetoa)

Tracy is a registered clinical psychologist, who has worked in criminal justice settings, private practice, and in the area of sexual trauma. In addition to ongoing clinical work, Tracy has contributed to postgraduate curriculum development and teaching for health professionals and clinical psychology students in the application of the Hui Process and Meihana Model.

Tracy is completing her PhD exploring the impact of systems on Māori patient and whānau experiences of bipolar disorder. Tracy is also a member of the Māori and bipolar disorder research team.


Pitama, S., Haitana, T., Patu, M., Robson, B., Harris, R., McKerchar, C., Clark, T., & Crengle, S. (2024). Toitū Te Tiriti. New Zealand Medical Journal/Te ara tika o te hauora hapori, 137(1589), 7-11. Retrieved from

Cunningham, R., Imlach, F., Every-Palmer, S., Haitana, T., & Peterson, D. (2023). Dealing with discrimination in physical health care services: Strategies of people with mental health and substance use conditions. Journal of Patient Experience. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/23743735231211778

Cunningham, R., Imlach, F., Haitana, T., Every-Palmer, S., Lacey, C., Lockett, H., & Peterson, D. (2023). It’s not in my head: A qualitative analysis of experiences of discrimination in people with mental health and substance use conditions seeking physical healthcare. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 14, 1285431. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2023.1285431

Clark, M., & Haitana, T. (2023, September). What is Kaupapa Māori research? Workshop presentation at the New Zealand Medical Students' Association (NZMSA) and New Zealand Medical Students' Journal (MZMSJ) Student Research Forum, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Cunningham, R., Imlach, F., Lockett, H., Lacey, C., Haitana, T., Every-Palmer, S., Clark, M. T. R., & Peterson, D. (2023). Do patients with mental health and substance use conditions experience discrimination and diagnostic overshadowing in primary care in Aotearoa New Zealand? Results from a national online survey. Journal of Primary Health Care, 15(2), 112-121. doi: 10.1071/HC23015

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