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E kore au e ngaro – The enduring legacy of whakapapa

A postgraduate research opportunity at the University of Otago.

Details

Academic background
Health Sciences, Humanities
Host campus
Dunedin
Qualification
PhD
Department
School of Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies
Supervisor
Associate Professor Karyn Paringatai

Overview

Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship in the areas of Māori knowledge, whakapapa and health, as part of a Marsden-funded research project, “E kore au e ngaro – The enduring legacy of whakapapa”. The aim of the research project is to assess the socio-cultural impact of the interrelationship between whakapapa and genetic research.

Through the lens of whānau with a CDH1 mutation, this study will investigate:

  • the role of whakapapa in empowering whānau
  • experiences of whānau with a CDH1 mutation
  • culturally-responsive genetic research

The three areas of research will shed light on how Māori can harness the power of their whakapapa for their physical well-being, as well as how scientists and the health-care system can engage more with whānau for better health outcomes.

The successful applicant will work on a project that explores the socio-cultural impact of genetic research on whānau Māori, in particular those with the CDH1 mutation, that contributes to the aims of this research project.

Contact

Karyn Paringatai
Email   karyn.paringatai@otago.ac.nz