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Keri Lawson-Te Aho, Department of Public Health

keri_lawson_profileSenior Lecturer

Teaches PUBH 712 Foundations of Hauora Māori

Contact Details 

Tel: +64 4 918 6050
Fax: +64 4 389 5319
Email: keri-rose.lawson-teaho@otago.ac.nz

Research Interests and Activities 

See Keri's PhD here.

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Publications

Lawson-Te Aho, K., Fariu-Ariki, P., Ombler, J., Aspinall, C., Howden-Chapman, P., & Pierse, N. (2019). A principles framework for taking action on Māori/Indigenous homelessness in Aotearoa/New Zealand. SSM Population Health, 8, 100450. doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2019.100450

Coleman, K., McKinlay, E., Simmonds, S., Darlow, B., Gray, B., Neser, H., Gray, L., Kemp, L., Perry, M., Waaka, T., Robson, B., Pullon, S., … Lawson Te-Aho, K., Tewhaiti-Smith, J., Glass, C., Haimona, M., & Kewene, F. (2019, March). Whakawhanaungatanga: Establishing relationships. Verbal presentation at the 22nd Asia-Australasia Conference of Radiological Technologists (AACRT) in conjunction with the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy’s 14th National Conference (ASMIRT), Adelaide, Australia.

Lawson-Te Aho, K. (2018, February). The evidence for Māori suicide prevention and mental health and wellbeing. Keynote presentation at the Global Indigenous Suicide Prevention, Mental Health & Wellbeing Research Symposium, Wellington, New Zealand.

Pihama, L., Cameron, N., & Lawson-Te Aho, K. (2018, February). Te Rā o te Waka Hourua: Māori suicide prevention projects. Verbal presentation at the Global Indigenous Suicide Prevention, Mental Health & Wellbeing Research Symposium, Wellington, New Zealand.

Lawson-Te Aho, K. (2018, February). Lay of the land in Māori suicide prevention research. Verbal presentation at the Global Indigenous Suicide Prevention, Mental Health & Wellbeing Research Symposium, Wellington, New Zealand.

Koru Institute of Training and Education, including Love, C., Lawson-Te Aho, K., Love, N., & Shariff, S. (2016). Te Rā of Te Waka Hourua Research Project: 'Towards Mauri Ora': Entrepreneurship education and community development for 'hard to reach' rangatahi and their whānau: Pathways and models for sustainable development. Commissioned by Te Rā o Te Waka Hourua. Wellington, New Zealand: Te Rā o Te Waka Hourua. 121p. Retrieved from http://wakahourua.co.nz

Commissioned Report for External Body

Thornley, L., Ball, J., Signal, L., Lawson-Te Aho, K., & Rawson, E. (2013). Building community resilience: Learning from the Canterbury earthquakes [Final report]. Commissioned by Health Research Council and Canterbury Medical Research Foundation. 153p.

Commissioned Report for External Body

Williams, N. M., Broadley, M.-E., & Lawson-Te Aho, K. (2012). Ngā Taonga Whakaako: Bicultural competence in early childhood education [Research report]. Wellington, New Zealand: Ako Aotearoa National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence. 119p. Retrieved from http://akoaotearoa.ac.nz/kaupapa-maori-early-childhood

Commissioned Report for External Body

Lawson-Te Aho, K. (2010). Definitions of whānau: A review of selected literature. Wellington, New Zealand: Families Commission. 68p.

Commissioned Report for External Body

George, L., Dowsett, G., Lawson-Te Aho, K., Milne, M., Pirihi, W., Flower, L., & Ngawaka, R. (2017). Final report for project He Ara Toioroa: Suicide prevention for Ngātiwai youth through the arts (LBG-2016-28888). Whangarei, New Zealand: Ngātiwai Trust Board. 93p. Retrieved from http://www.communityresearch.org.nz

Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

Lawson-Te Aho, K. (2016). He Waka Eke Noa: Māori and indigenous suicide prevention: Models of practice, lessons and challenges. In W. W. Waitoki, J. S. Feather, N. R. Robertson & J. J. Rucklidge (Eds.), Professional practice of psychology in Aotearoa New Zealand. (3rd ed.) (pp. 229-246). Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand Psychological Society.

Chapter in Book - Research

Lawson-Te Aho, K., Fariu-Ariki, P., Ombler, J., Aspinall, C., Howden-Chapman, P., & Pierse, N. (2019). A principles framework for taking action on Māori/Indigenous homelessness in Aotearoa/New Zealand. SSM Population Health, 8, 100450. doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2019.100450

Journal - Research Article

Lawson-Te Aho, K. R. (2017). The case for re-framing Māori suicide prevention research in Aotearoa/New Zealand: Applying lessons from indigenous suicide prevention research. Journal of Indigenous Research, 6(2017), 1. Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/kicjir/vol6/iss2017/1

Journal - Research Article

Love, C., Lawson-Te Aho, K., Shariff, S., & McPherson, J. (2017). Towards mauri ora: Examining the potential relationship between indigenous-centric entrepreneurship education and Māori suicide prevention in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Journal of Indigenous Wellbeing, 2(2), 9.

Journal - Research Article

Lawson-Te Aho, K. R. (2016). The power of hope for Māori youth suicide prevention: Preliminary themes from the Aotearoa/New Zealand HOPE studies. Journal of Indigenous Research, 5(2), 1. Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/kicjir/vol5/iss2/1

Journal - Research Article

Thornley, L., Ball, J., Signal, L., Lawson-Te Aho, K., & Rawson, E. (2015). Building community resilience: Learning from the Canterbury earthquakes. Kōtuitui, 10(1), 23-35. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2014.934846

Journal - Research Article

Lawson-Te Aho, K. (2014). The healing is in the pain: Revisiting and re-narrating trauma histories as a starting point for healing. Psychology & Developing Societies, 26(2), 181-212. doi: 10.1177/0971333614549139

Journal - Research Article

Liu, J. H., Lawson-Te Aho, K., & Rata, A. (2014). Constructing identity spaces for First Nations people: Towards an indigenous psychology of self-determination and cultural healing. Psychology & Developing Societies, 26(2), 143-153. doi: 10.1177/0971333614549136

Journal - Research Article

Lawson-Te Aho, K., & Liu, J. H. (2010). Indigenous suicide and colonization: The legacy of violence and the necessity of self-determination. International Journal of Conflict & Violence, 4(1), 124-133.

Journal - Research Article

Ombler, J., Atatoa-Carr, P., Nelson, J., Howden-Chapman, P., Lawson Te-Aho, K., Fariu-Ariki, P., Cook, H., Aspinall, C., … Pierse, N. (2017). Ending homelessness in New Zealand: Housing first research programme [Update]. Parity, 30(10), 5-7.

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Thornley, L., Ball, J., Signal, L., Lawson-Te Aho, K., & Rawson, E. (2013). Building community resilience: Learning from the Canterbury earthquakes. In A. Zander & H. Came (Eds.), Proceedings of the Public Health Association Conference: Partnership or Collaboration: Is there a difference? (pp. 139-141). Auckland, New Zealand: Public Health Association. [Full Paper]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Simmonds, S., Tewhaiti-Smith, J., Glass, C., Waaka, T., Gray, B., Darlow, B., Pullon, S., McKinlay, E., Lawson-Te Aho, K., Haimona, M., Kemp, L., Perry, M., Gray, L., Coleman, K., Robson, B., Neser, H., … Kewene, F. (2018). Whakawhanaungatanga: An interprofessional education approach to teach the process of establishing relationships [Workshop]. Proceedings of the All Together Better Health (ATBH) IX Conference. 1323. Retrieved from http://www.atbhix.co.nz

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Lawson-Te Aho, K. (2013). The revolution begins at home: Local solutions to suicide in indigenous communities. Proceedings of the Paediatric Society of New Zealand 65th Annual Scientific Meeting. (pp. 68). Retrieved from http://www.psnz2013.co.nz/

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Coleman, K., McKinlay, E., Simmonds, S., Darlow, B., Gray, B., Neser, H., Gray, L., Kemp, L., Perry, M., Waaka, T., Robson, B., Pullon, S., … Lawson Te-Aho, K., Tewhaiti-Smith, J., Glass, C., Haimona, M., & Kewene, F. (2019, March). Whakawhanaungatanga: Establishing relationships. Verbal presentation at the 22nd Asia-Australasia Conference of Radiological Technologists (AACRT) in conjunction with the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy’s 14th National Conference (ASMIRT), Adelaide, Australia.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Lawson-Te Aho, K. (2018, February). Lay of the land in Māori suicide prevention research. Verbal presentation at the Global Indigenous Suicide Prevention, Mental Health & Wellbeing Research Symposium, Wellington, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Lawson-Te Aho, K. (2018, February). The evidence for Māori suicide prevention and mental health and wellbeing. Keynote presentation at the Global Indigenous Suicide Prevention, Mental Health & Wellbeing Research Symposium, Wellington, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Pihama, L., Cameron, N., & Lawson-Te Aho, K. (2018, February). Te Rā o te Waka Hourua: Māori suicide prevention projects. Verbal presentation at the Global Indigenous Suicide Prevention, Mental Health & Wellbeing Research Symposium, Wellington, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Lawson-Te Aho, K. (2012, August). Teaching about historical trauma in medical education. Verbal presentation at the Hui Poutama: Māori Research Symposium: Ka Haere Whakamua, Ka Titiro Whakamuri, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Lawson-Te Aho, K. (2011, August). Healing from historical trauma as a pre-requisite for Hapū development and suicide prevention. Research lessons. Verbal presentation at the Hui Poutama: Māori Research Symposium: Past Present Future: Ka Haere Whakamua, Ka Titiro Whakamuri, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Lawson-Te Aho, K. (2013). Whāia Te Mauriora: In pursuit of healing: Theorising connections between soul healing, tribal self-determination and Māori suicide prevention in Aotearoa/New Zealand (PhD). Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand. 299p. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10063/3086

Awarded Doctoral Degree

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