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Anti-racism praxis and Māori health professional workforce development.

15 months
Approved budget:
Mrs Haidee Renata
Professor Jacquie Kidd
Dr Zoe Tipa
Proposal type:
Research Development Award
Lay summary
Racism and dishonouring of te Tiriti o Waitangi are significant contributors to Māori health inequities in Aotearoa. Anti-racism praxis, together with Māori workforce development, represents an opportunity to improve the leadership, retention, recruitment, and well-being of Māori health professionals. Kaupapa Māori theory and practice lead the study, ensuring direct benefit to Māori. Eighteen Māori health professionals experienced in anti-racism formed wānanga to explore anti-racism theory. This research will use a Māori workforce lens and Critical te Tiriti to analyse themes and develop consensus. The study draws on existing research with an urgency to join forces and contribute to anti-racism praxis in the health sector. Oversight by an advisory group experienced in racism, health inequity, cultural safety and mātauranga Māori fields will continue. The study will contribute to Māori health professional workforce development while honouring te Tiriti o Waitangi. The findings will be actively disseminated through multiple outputs, including publication.