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Mark Lawrence 2022 imageTe Rarawa, Te Aupōuri, Ngā Puhi

BSportHPE, MBChB (Otago), DipPaed, FRANZCP

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Mark (Nō Te Rarawa, Te Aupōuri, me Ngā Puhi) is a general adult psychiatrist who works in public health services in the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga, New Zealand.

He is a recipient of the Henry Rongomau Bennett Memorial Scholarship and proudly received the PirikaTaonga in 2022, Ōwhata Marae (Rotorua) acknowledging kaumātua, MrArama Pirika.

He is currently a Director on the Board of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.

Mark has teaching and research interests within Māori mental health.

Publications: Journal articles

  • Lacey, C., Lawrence, M., Paterson, C., & Every-Palmer, S. (2022). Voices forgotten or a future of inclusion and equity: An Aotearoa New Zealand perspective on better publication of Indigenous mental health research. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/00048674221113433
  • Rahman, J., Cheung, G., Lyndon, M.P., Lawrence, M., Ma'u, E., Chen, Y. and Ramalho, R., 2022. Prioritising a culturally safe e-Mental Health research agenda in Aotearoa New Zealand: A sector survey report. Australasian Psychiatry, p.10398562221101794.
  • Every-Palmer, S., Romans, S., Law, A., Henry, J., Jenkins, M., & Lawrence, M. (2020). Choosing a career in psychiatry: Expect the unexpected. New Zealand Medical Student Journal, 30, 15-18. [Editorial].
  • Broughton, J.R., Lawrence, M.G. and Thomson, W.M., 2020. Providing comprehensive dental care improves oral-health-related quality of life of tāngata whaiora (Māori mental health patients). Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 50(1), pp.108-114.
  • Carter, G.L., Page, A., Large, M., Hetrick, S., Milner, A., Bendit, N., Walton, C., Draper, B., Hazell, P., Fortune, S., Burns, J., Patton G., Lawrence, M., Dadd, L., Robinson, J., Christensen, H. 2016. Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists clinical practice guideline for the management of deliberate self-harm. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, pp.939-1000.


  • Kingi, T. K., Durie, M., Elder, H., Tapsell, R., Lawrence, M., & Bennett, S. (2017). Maea te toi ora: Māori health transformations. Huia Publishers
  • Broughton, J., and M. Lawrence. "Nga Wahine Maori Me Te Kai Paipa–Maori Women and Smoking." Dunedin Department of Preventative and Social Medicine, Otago University (1993)


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