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Indigenous approaches to family restoration and wellbeing

72 months
Approved budget:
Mrs Sesimani Havea
Health issue:
Wellbeing (autonomy self-determination)
Proposal type:
Pacific Health PhD Scholarship
Lay summary
I have had the privilege of working across the private, public and community sectors over the last three decades. For most of those years it has been within the public sector, with about one decade within Treasury and in my current and former roles with Massey University in the past 12 years. This award will not only strengthen my capacity and capability but also add to the limited body of literature on Pacific indigenous approaches to health and wellbeing. Pacific peoples are faith-cultural peoples. Pacific methodological tools will be utilised to develop this notion further and to identify faith based strategies for the prevention of family violence to restore family harmony, health and wellbeing for Pacific communities.