Erena Wikaire (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine, Te Hikutu, Te Kapotai) has been awarded the Fulbright - Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Graduate Award to conduct PhD research into models of Indigenous healing.
Erena is a Kaupapa Māori Health Researcher. Her research areas include traditional Māori and Indigenous healing systems, Māori health workforce development, Māori health promotion, health equity, cultural competence, mental health, and cancer in Māori and Indigenous populations.
NPM is delighted to announce 50 tauira (students) as recipients of its new mid-year 2020 NPM internships and scholarships, which have been designed to support tauira and enhance research outcomes in these uncertain times.
In early August many of the confirmed recipients gathered in person at NPM's Waipapa Marae based secretariat, and also online from sites around the country, to be welcomed and meet each other enabling whanaungatanga, connection and the sharing of their stories. This begins their exciting programme of work through to the end of 2020.