Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

Research themes

Hauora Māori teaching and learning 

This portfolio focuses on the development of an evidence-based indigenous health curriculum. This includes long-term development of a comprehensive Māori health curriculum delivered throughout all FMHS programmes

Māori health workforce development 

This portfolio focusses on increasing the indigenous health workforce via recruitment and retention of appropriately qualified indigenous health professionals across the health sector. 

Monitoring health inequities 

This portfolio includes analysis of disparities between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples as a means of monitoring government commitment to indigenous rights. 

Health services

This portfolio includes research that monitors and improves healthcare and health outcomes for Māori and their whānau.


Rheumatic fever report
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Kaupapa Māori theory and practice in research 

This portfolio is led by Professor Papaarangi Reid and includes Kaupapa Māori Theory and its application to health research. 

Te Ao Māori 

This portfolio includes research that focuses on Te Ao Māori. This research stream acknowledges that Te Ao Māori plays a significant role within research and the wellbeing of communities.