Wai-Research Launch and Formal Announcement
The Waipareira Research Unit (Wai Research) will be launching two new publications, as well as formally announcing Sir Mason Durie as Pou (Patron) of the research unit on the 27th of October 2016.
Sir Mason is a prominent Māori academic and was one of the main contributors to the development Whānau Ora. As such, he will be well placed to oversee future research endeavours that the Wai-Research unit undertakes.
The first publication that Sir Mason will be launching in his role as Pou is ‘He Puāwaitanga o Ngā Tamāriki: West Auckland Whānau talk about Child Wellbeing’. This research looks into the attitudes of West Auckland whānau towards tamariki wellbeing, exploring the enablers and barriers to the wellbeing of their children. This research was conducted as a partnership project between Wai Research and Dr Tim Jelleyman, a paediatrician specialising in community child health for the Waitemata District Health Board.
The second publication ‘Kaupapa Māori models of Psychological Therapy and Mental Health Services’ is a literature review which examined current kaupapa Māori models psychological therapy to help fill inform mental health service providers such as Te Whānau O Waipareira. This research was funded by the Health Research Council and authored by Acacia Wratten-Stone, a University of Auckland medical student, as part of her summer studentship with Wai-Research.
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