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Kaupapa Māori or Māori-centred suicide research

A postgraduate research opportunity at the University of Otago.

Details

Close date
Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Academic background
Humanities, Health Sciences
Host campus
Wellington
Qualification
Master’s
Department
Psychological Medicine (Wellington)
Supervisors
Dr Gabrielle Jenkin, Dr Sarah McKenzie

Overview

We are looking for a suitable master’s candidate interested in conducting Kaupapa Māori or Māori-centred qualitative research into Māori suicides based on coronial data. This research will be funded by the Suicide and Mental Health Research Group. The scholarship will cover NZ$17,000 stipend full time for one year, plus fees.

We would especially encourage an interest in the following priority areas of suicide research:

  • Youth
  • Gender and suicide
  • Specific occupational groups and suicide
  • Sociological autopsies

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Have excellent grades in any of the following disciplines: Māori studies, psychology, criminology, social sciences, health sciences, nursing, or related discipline
  • Be enthusiastic, self-directed, and passionate about research

To put forward an expression of interest you will need to provide us with the following:

  • A cover letter that explains your interest in this area and what you could contribute to research in suicide and mental health from a Kaupapa Māori or Māori-centred perspective
  • Your CV
  • Your academic transcript
  • A sample of your writing
  • The names and contact details of two referees (at least one academic or research related)

The work will be based in the Suicide and Mental Health Research Group at the University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand and will be supervised by Dr Gabrielle Jenkin and Dr Sarah McKenzie.

Visit here for more information about the research group

Contact

Dr Gabrielle Jenkin
Tel   +64 21 257 8040
Email   gabrielle.jenkin@otago.ac.nz