This postdoctoral fellowship comprises two complementary elements: a substantive research component and a more general career development component. Maori health promotion is the process of enabling Maori to increase control over the determinants of health and strengthening Maori cultural identity, thereby improving health outcomes, enhancing capacity to fulfill aspirational goals and maximising contribution to whanau and wider society. Te Papa o Te Ora will develop an integrated platform for Maori health promotion. Using a Ngati Raukawa lens, the research question is 'How does the expression of Matauranga Maori in health promotion influence Maori engagement, critical awareness and empowerment?' These three dimensions reflect overarching principles of Maori health promotion intent and constitute primary outcomes specific to this proposal. The career development component will involve collaboration with senior Maori health research academics in aligned research and will advance further development of research skills in qualitative research methods and advanced matauranga Maori perspectives.