To the many people of our land, welcome.
The Division of Health Sciences encourages the development of excellent scholars, researchers and future leaders to grow the Māori health workforce and help achieve health equity.
Our commitment to hauora Māori is underpinned by the University’s Māori Strategic Framework (MSF) and the Treaty of Waitangi.
Te Rangahau Māori: Māori research
Our research is transformative and beneficial for Māori communities and increases understanding of te ao Māori and mātauranga Māori.
Each of the Division of Health Sciences' three campuses house a distinct Māori health research unit:
- Māori and Indigenous Health Institute (MIHI)
University of Otago, Christchurch
- Te Rōpū Rangahau Hauora Māori o Ngāi Tahu – Ngāi Tahu Māori Health Research Unit
University of Otago, Dunedin
- Te Rōpū Rangahau Hauora a Eru Pōmare – Eru Pōmare Māori Health Research Unit
University of Otago, Wellington
Te taumata angitu Māori: Māori student success
We aim to increase Māori student success at Otago by providing an environment in which Māori students can thrive.
Te Huka Mātauraka is the heart of student life on campus in Ōtepoti, Dunedin. Operating from a kaupapa Māori base, our centre will take you from pre-enrolment to graduation and beyond.
Te Kura Rangahau Tāura guide you through your postgraduate research journey with various mechanisms, including seminars, workshops and training.
Based on the Dunedin campus, the Māori Health Workforce Development Unit aims to ensure Māori academic excellence in health sciences and increase the Māori health workforce through a number of tailored programmes.
Visit the website for outreach programmes, scholarship opportunities and more.
Kōhatu provides the focus for hauora Māori within Te Kura Hauora o Ōtākou / Otago Medical School, and involves teaching, research, Māori strategic development (including workforce and professional development), community networking, and student relationships and support.
For further information please contact the Hauora Māori administrator or visit our website.
Division of Health Sciences Associate Deans Māori
The Division of Health Sciences has Associate Dean Māori (ADM) roles in each school and at divisional level.
- Division of Health Sciences – vacant
- Faculty of Dentistry – Samuel Carrington
- Otago Medical School – vacant
- School of Biomedical Sciences – vacant
- School of Pharmacy – Leanne Te Karu
- School of Physiotherapy – Katrina Bryant
- University of Otago, Christchruch – Suzanne Pitama
- University of Otago, Wellington – Bridget Robson