Wai Research Interview Series


Our community is one that has historically been researched on as opposed to researched for, and as such, there is a disconnect between our community and research. The purpose of these interviews is to find ways to bridge the gap between the community and research, to build the profile of research within the community and to build the profile of community research within wider academia.

As part of the Wai Research Interview series we are interviewing a number of prominent Māori researchers on topics that are relevant to their area of expertise, and relevant to kaupapa Māori research.

Part 3 - Professor Malcolm King

Our third video in the Wai Research Interview Series helps to put an international lens on indigenous research, through an interview with Professor Malcolm King—Community Health and Epidemiology Professor and Scientific Director of the Provincial Patient Orientated Research Support Unit at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada.

In this video, Professor King talks about his experiences of indigenous research in Canada, sharing his views on community research and opportunities in using indigenous strengths and worldviews in research.


Part 2 - Whakauae Iwi Research

The second installment of the Wai Research interview series sees Dr Amohia Boulton and Dr Heather of the Whakauae Iwi Research Centre talk about the origins and role of their iwi based research centre, developing a translational research programme, and the opportunities and challenges in the future of Maori research.

Wai Research, as part of their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Whakauae, have been conducting research in partnership with the Iwi Research Centre – combining an Urban Maori iwi approach with the Ngāti Hauiti iwi approach.

Mā whero, mā pango, ka oti te mahi


Part 1- Sir Mason Durie

The first interview in our Wai Research Interview Series is with our Wai Research Pou, Sir Mason Durie, and provided an opportunity for us to ask him all about what constitutes “good research” – both from a community point of view, as well as from a Whānau Ora point of view.