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Koi te mata punenga

30 months
Approved budget:
Professor Leonie Pihama
Health issue:
Other (generic health or health services)
Proposal type:
Ngā Pou Senior Fellowship
Lay summary
The Senior Research Fellow programme will contribute to Maori health through developing evidence based information that can enhance Family Violence prevention and intervention approaches. The research component aims to investigate Maori cultural expressions of emotions to develop a cultural framework that can be applied to Family Violence prevention and intervention work. A key research aim is to explore cultural expressions of emotions to develop an in-depth understanding of a range of emotional states from a Maori perspective. The research will also link to other studies and activities that share common goals of identifying and describing pathways to well being based on Maori and Indigenous definitions and indicators of health. The impetus for the research component of the programme has come from Maori Providers, counselors and community workers who are working alongside whanau. The programme carries an international component, strengthening existing partnerships with indigenous knowledge holders to support indigenous health framework