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Thursday, September 20 • 11:30am - 12:00pm
Sharing research results to shape future services

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Kiri Parata (Whakauae Research for Māori Health and Development), Gill Potaka-Osborne (Whakauae Research for Māori Health and Development, NZ), Rachel Brown (Whakauae Research for Māori Health and Development, NZ)

Transforming Māori lives through excellent research
Hauora tangata 
Manaaki tangata 
Ngākau tapatahi me te aurere 
Transforming Māori lives!

This waiata (song) was composed by staff of Whakauae Research for Māori Health and Development (Whakauae Research Services), an iwi (tribal) owned and mandated research centre in Aotearoa New Zealand. The research centre focuses primarily on Māori public health research, evaluation and health services and health policy research. The waiata describes ngā mātāpono (values) of the organisation to achieve Pae Ora (healthy futures) and transformation for our Māori people and aligns with New Zealand Health Strategy documentation. This presentation describes how Whakauae has supported the development of three Māori evaluators using a pragmatic approach within a Kaupapa Māori paradigm. The presentation will include information regarding three case studies and the methods employed to engage, research and evaluate alongside whānau (families) and their communities. Whakauae Research Services are committed to dissemination and translation using a range of methods however significant challenges remain in this space including research design that doesn't adequately allow for time and resources to meaningfully engage with end users. Despite these challenges, three distinct dissemination methods were undertaken using infographics, posters and booklets that echo whānau and provider voices.  As part of the learnings from the project, it is recommended that researchers and health providers consider appropriate and useful dissemination methods at early stages of any research. Early considerations better benefit  interest groups ensuring methods that may be usefully applied enabling challenges in translation of research results to be effective and therefore appropriately managed. The findings from this study show that Māori being diverse populations often live simultaneously in a range of cultural worlds. Therefore, research that attempts to impact on future wellbeing needs to recognise, reflect and cater for diversity both within providers and whānau. 

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Kelly Tapley

Evaluation & Impact Manager, SuperFriend - Industry Funds’ Mental Health Initiative
Since joining SuperFriend in 2010, Kelly has gained a wealth of subject matter expertise in workplace mental health promotion. With qualifications in psychology and psychophysiology over 15 years experience in health research project management across corporate, public and not for... Read More →

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Kiri Parata

Whakauae Research for Māori Health and Development
Kia ora I'm Kiri, living on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland. My whakapapa (genealogy) is to Te Atiawa, Ngāti Toa, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Ruanui and Ngāi Tahu in Aotearoa, New Zealand. I am a Māori health researcher and evaluator and I'm committed to tino rangatiratanga where indigenous... Read More →
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Gill Potaka-Osborne

Researcher, Whakauae for Maori Health and Development
I am an Indigenous Māori New Zealander and grew up in Whanganui, Aotearoa New Zealand. My tribal affiliations are Te Ātihaunui-ā-Pāpārangi, Ngāti Tuera, Ngāti Pamoana, Ngāti Hauiti and Ngāti Pareraukawa. I joined Whakauae Research Services (Whakauae) in 2005 following stints... Read More →

Thursday September 20, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm AEST
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