Helen Moewaka Barnes (Ngapuhi-nui-tonu, Te Kapotai) is the Director of Whāriki and Co-director of the SHORE and Whāriki Research Centre. She has worked on research in many areas; more recently relationships between the health of people and the health of environments, sexual coercion, alcohol and youth well-being and identity. Her work is both qualitative and quantitative and she is also involved in developing research within Māori paradigms. She is a theme co-leader for the Māori Centre of Research Excellence, Nga Pae o Te Maramatanga, for Te Tai Ao and also leading the foundational project Te Ahu Tapu. She is PI on the National Days project and lead researcher on multiple other projects within the Centre. Her particular interests in the Wairua, Affect and National Days project centre on developing a wairua approach to research, including data analysis.
View Helen's presentation Affect, Wairua and National Days here.