Get to know our research team by checking out their profiles below:

Professor Helen Moewaka Barnes
Lead Researcher
Te Rōpū Whāriki,
Massey University
Biography

Helen Moewaka Barnes (Ngāti Wai/Ngāti Hine/Ngāti Manu) is the Director of Whāriki and Co-director of the SHORE and Whariki 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.

Professor Margaret Wetherell
Researcher
School of Psychology, The University of Auckland
Biography

Professor Tim McCreanor
Researcher
Te Rōpū Whāriki,
Massey University
Biography

Tim McCreanor is a senior researcher at SHORE and Whariki Research Centre, within the College of Health at Massey University in Auckland. His broad public health orientation and interest in the social  determinants of health and wellbeing, provide  a platform for social science projects that support and stimulate social change. 
Angela Moewaka Barnes (Ngāpuhi) is a researcher in Whāriki. She has been involved in a range of research projects, including Maori access to cardiovascular services, cardiac rehabilitation and maternity care. Angela has a special interest in studies of film and mass media representations of Maori and indigenous people. Her doctoral thesis, Ngā Kai Para i te Kahikātoa: Māori Filmmaking, Forging a Path (2011) , examined Maori filmmaking in Aotearoa, utilising kaupapa Maori, indigenous and media theory.

Dr Angela Moewaka Barnes
Researcher
Te Rōpū Whāriki,
Massey University
Biography

Dr Jade Le Grice
Researcher
School of Psychology, 
The University of Auckland
Biography

 

 

 

 

Te Raina Gunn
PhD Candidate
Te Rōpū Whāriki,
Massey University
Biography

Emerald Muriwai McPhee
Researcher, Data Management
Te Rōpū Whāriki,
Massey University
Biography

 

 

 

 

Alex McConville
PhD Candidate
Te Rōpū Whāriki,
Massey University
Biography