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Māori Health Research at University of Otago, Wellington

Te Rōpū Rangahau Hauora a Eru Pōmare (Eru Pōmare Māori Health Research Centre) was established in 1992 to undertake health research by and for Māori and to train Māori in a variety of research methods.

The Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Women's Health has several Māori health research projects focused on maternal and child health.

The Wellington Asthma, Allergy and Respiratory Research Group has a number of projects focused on Māori respiratory disease led by Dr Tristram Ingham and Mrs Bernadette Jones.

The Cancer and Chronic Conditions (C3) research group is conducting projects aimed at increasing equity in cancer care and improving cancer outcomes for Māori.

Resources to Support Good Practice in Health Research

This section provides information that can assist UOW researchers to improve the responsiveness of their research to the needs and aspirations of Māori and to encourage research processes that maintain or enhance mana Māori.

The Health Research Council of New Zealand provides excellent guidance on health research involving Māori.

Guidelines for Researchers on Health Research Involving Māori (PDF)

The Ministry of Health's website includes useful resources for researchers including Māori health data and statistics, research publications, Māori health provider contacts, Māori health policy, Māori health models.

Consultation with Maori

The purpose of consultation is to ensure that research contributes to Māori health development whenever possible. Consultation is also the foundation for co-operative and collaborative working relationships between researchers and Māori organisations and groups.

The University of Otago has a Policy for Research Consultation with Māori Researchers within the University can obtain advice and support from the Research Manager Māori in the Office of Māori Development.

Consult with the Ngāi Tahu Research Consultation Committee

Research that involves Māori staff or Māori patients of Capital and Coast DHB should consult the Research Advisory Group – Māori. This group was set up by the Māori Partnership Board of CCDHB which represents the iwi of this district.

Email for further information and the application form.

Capital and Coast DHB also holds training sessions on tikanga Māori related to research. Email for further information.

Kaupapa Māori Research

Rangahau refers to 'research' and represents a Māori determined engagement with research. This website aims to assist Māori researchers through the rangahau process. It is a 'space' where Māori researchers share their ideas, issue cautionary tales and encourage innovative research practice.

Kaupapa Māori research is a research process that is guided by and created through a Māori world view. This bilingual website discusses issues related to Kaupapa Māori, relating to theory, research, and action, including a section on health research.

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (Horizons of Insight) is New Zealand's Māori Centre of Research Excellence. Its mission is to conduct excellent research relevant to Māori communities – research which leads to transformation and positive change.

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