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Keri Lawson-TeAho, Department of Public Health

keri_lawson_profileLecturer

Teaches PUBH712 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 2019) in conjunction with the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy’s 14th National Conference (ASMIRT 2019), Adelaide, Australia.

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

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

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.

Commissioned Report for External Body

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

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.

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

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

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Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

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

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Chapter in Book - Research

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.

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Journal - Research Article

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

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.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

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]

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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

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/

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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 2019) in conjunction with the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy’s 14th National Conference (ASMIRT 2019), Adelaide, Australia.

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.

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.

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Awarded Doctoral Degree

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

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