Karanga at Otakau MaraeHe Oranga Kāhui Māori provides advice and direction to Healthier Lives on realising Vision Mātauranga as it impacts on:

  • Our research plan and strategy
  • Reducing Māori health inequalities
  • Building Māori research capacity and capability
  • Pathways for implementing research and the two-way exchange of knowledge

More about Vision Mātauranga

Our members have involvement in research or healthcare in New Zealand:

 

Current members:

  • Dr Amohia Boulton
    Ngāti Ranginui, Ngai Te Rangi, Ngāti Pukenga, Ngāti Mutunga
  • Dr Lorraine Brooking
    Ngāti Porou, Ngāriki ki Mangatū, Te Aitanga-A-Mahaki, Ngāi Tuhoe, Ngāti Pikiao

 

Former members:

  • Donna Matahaere-Atariki
    Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Ruanui, Ngā Rauru, Te Ātiawa

Healthier Lives would particularly like to  thank the Interim Kāhui members who provided advice during our establishment phase:

  • Professor Helen Moewaka-Barnes (chair)
  • Garrick Cooper
  • Distinguished Prof Richard Faull
  • Moe Milne

 

 

Dr Amohia Boulton
Ngāti Ranginui, Ngai Te Rangi, Ngāti Pukenga, Ngāti Mutunga
Dr Amohia BoultonAmohia is Research Centre Director of Whakauae Research Services the only tribally-owned health research centre in Aotearoa, under the auspices of Ngāti Hauiti. She holds honorary positions at her former university, Victoria University of Wellington, where she is both an Adjunct Research Associate at the Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, and a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Health Services Research Centre.

Amohia has a background in public policy and research interests that span Māori health leadership and governance, service-level evaluation, and the interface between national health policy and service implementation. Amohia is currently involved in a range of research projects in the areas of chronic conditions, tobacco policy, Whānau Ora and rongoā Maori. Her methodological expertise lies in conducting kaupapa Māori research projects with a strong translational component.

At an international level Amohia is a Board member of the Australasian Evaluation Society and a Member of the Editorial board for the Journal of Indigenous Wellbeing: Te Mauri Pimatisiwin. Her passion is to lead high quality research, grounded in Māori realities, that can shape policy to transform the lives of Māori whānau, hapū and iwi.

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Dr Lorraine Brooking

Dr Lorraine BrookingNgāti Porou, Ngāriki ki Mangatū, Te Aitanga-A-Mahaki, Ngāi Tuhoe, Ngāti Pikiao

Lorraine is a rural GP based in Cambridge and splits her clinical time between hospitals and practices in Taupō, Te Kūiti and Tokoroa.  She has a special interest in diabetes management and care.

Lorraine is a fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners and a member of the College’s Education Advisory Group, and was recently appointed as the 2017 College Board Apprentice.

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