Te Whāriki Takapou HRC Summer Studentships

Congratulations to Waikato University students Rebekah Laurence (Ngāti Unu, Ngāti Maniapoto) and Te Aomarama Anderson (Ngāti Roroa, Ngāti Maniapoto and Ngāti Tuwharetoa) for successfully completing their Health Research Council-funded Summer Studentships worth $5000 each (see attached reports).
Rebekah and Te Aomarama’s novel research addressed two issues of importance to Māori communities in general, and Māori sexual and reproductive health in particular. Rebekah is beginning a Masters of Social Sciences in Psychology and her report is titled ‘Māori women and abortion: A kaupapa Māori literature review’. Te Aomarama is beginning a Masters of Māori Development and her report is titled ‘Rights-based approaches to achieving better Māori sexual and reproductive health: A kaupapa Māori review of three international rights-based instruments’.
Te Whāriki Takapou wishes Rebekah and Te Aomarama every success for their graduate studies.

Future Summer Studentship proposals

Māori students from Aotearoa New Zealand who are keen to build their research skills in the area of Māori sexual and reproductive health OR Māori health and wellbeing should contact Dr Jillian Tipene, Te Whariki Takapou, to discuss potential topics and the application process for the 2020 Summer Studentships.