Dr Angela Moewaka Barnes
Angela Moewaka Barnes (Ngapuhi-nui-tonu, Te Kapotai) is a researcher at Whāriki. She has been involved in a range of research projects, including Māori access to cardiovascular services, cardiac rehabilitation and maternity care. Angela has a special interest in studies of film and mass media representations of Māori and indigenous people. Her doctoral thesis, Ngā Kai Para i te Kahikātoa: Māori Filmmaking, Forging a Path (2011) , examined Māori filmmaking in Aotearoa, utilising kaupapa Māori, indigenous and media theory. She is currently working on her Marsden Fast Start project of representations of Māori in NZ-made television drama, an HRC project on Māori Health Identities and on the Wairua, Affect and National Days project.