The research team consists of researchers from both the University of Auckland and the University of Otago. The team members have a range of skills that they use collaboratively and bring to this project.

Principal Investigator

Associate Professor Donna Cormack

Associate Professor Donna Cormack

(Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe)

Associate Professor, with joint positions at Te Kupenga Hauora Māori (University of Auckland) and Te Rōpū Rangahau Hauora a Eru Pōmare (University of Otago, Wellington). She has been involved in both qualitative and quantitative Kaupapa Māori studies on racism and its health impacts for a number of years, and is committed to transformative and anti-colonial research approaches.

Research Team

Dr Claire Gooder

Dr Claire Gooder

(Pākehā)

Research fellow at Te Kupenga Hauora Māori, University of Auckland. She is involved in all aspects of the overall study.

Associate Professor Ricci Harris

Associate Professor Ricci Harris

(Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngai Tahu)

Public health physician and researcher at Te Rōpū Rangahau Hauora a Eru Pōmare (TRRHAEP), University of Otago, Wellington. She will contribute technical expertise to this study, specifically, she will have a primary role in the identification and review of potential survey measures, and in the analytical design aspects of the study, including the literature related to this.

Dr Cameron Lacey

Dr Cameron Lacey

(Te Atiawa)

Psychiatrist and Director of Māori Indigenous Health Institute (MIHI), University of Otago, Christchurch. He will contribute important clinical knowledge across the project, particularly in relation to health and wellbeing outcomes.

Dr Sarah-Jane Paine

Dr Sarah-Jane Paine

(Tuhoe)

Senior Lecturer and Director of the Tōmaiora Research Group, Te Kupenga Hauora Māori, The University of Auckland. Her research uses Kaupapa Māori quantitative research methods to investigate Māori health inequities across the life course.

Associate Professor James Stanley

Associate Professor James Stanley

Biostatistician at the University of Otago, Wellington. He has previously worked with other members of the team on analysis of racial discrimination and health in New Zealand. James will provide statistical advice and support in relation to data analysis.

Associate Professor Elana Taipapaki Curtis

Associate Professor Elana Taipapaki Curtis

(Te Arawa)

Māori public health medicine specialist working in Māori Health and as the Director, Vision 20:20 at the University of Auckland. She completed her Doctorate of Medicine (MD) focused on Indigenous health workforce development and has been involved in Kaupapa Māori Research investigating Indigenous and ethnic inequities within tertiary and health care contexts. Elana will contribute significant knowledge in the area of medical education to the project.

Rhiannon Jones

Rhiannon Jones

(Ngāti Kahungunu)

Research assistant at Te Kupenga Hauora Māori, University of Auckland, supporting the research team in all aspects of the project.

Advisory Team

Koromiko

The project is supported by a number of advisors, including Māori doctors and Māori medical students.