Our Team

Cherryl Smith

Dr. Cherryl Waerea-i-te-rangi Smith
Director

Ngā Wairiki/Ngāti Apa, Te Aitanga a Hauiti, Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngāi Tahu

Doctor of Philosophy in Education
University of Auckland

Has over 20 years experience working in the area of Kaupapa Māori research across the environment, health and education sectors. Graduated from the University of Auckland with a PhD in Education.

Leads the Health Research Council funded programme of research He Kokonga Whare: Māori Intergenerational Trauma and Healing - A study of the ways that historical trauma has impacted on Māori and the ways that Māori view health and wellbeing generationally.

“What I love most about this organisation is that the wellbeing of our people is at the heart of every person who works here, we want to see things improve for our people.”

Publications List

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Smith, C.W., Rattray-Te Mana, H., Pihama, L., Reid, J. (2017). Traumatic brain injury of tangata ora (Māori ex-prisoners). AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples.

Reid, J., Varona, G., Fisher, M., Smith, C. (March, 2016). Understanding Māori ‘lived’ culture to determine cultural connectedness and wellbeing. Journal of Population Research, 32(3-4), 1443-2447.

Reid, J., Varona G., Smith, C. (2015). The Historical Trauma of Land Loss among Ngāi Tahu Māori in Colonisation, Indigenous Health and History, 15-17 June, Special Issue Journal.

Rattray, H., Waitai-Rapana, C., Smith, C., & Reynolds, P. (2015). Māori women in prison. In L. Pihama, H. Skipper, & J. Tipene. He Manawa Whenua Inaugural Issue. Paper presented at He Manawa Whenua Conference, Hamilton, 31 June-2 July (pp. 243 – 254). Hamilton: Te Kotahi Research Institute at the University of Waikato.

Wirihana, R., & Smith, C. (November, 2014). Historical trauma, healing and well-being in Māori communities. MAI Journal, 3(3), 197-210.

Smith, C. W. (2006). Being Tangata Whenua in the 21st Century. Alternative: Special Supplement of Indigenous Journal of Indigenous Scholarship, Marginalisation, pp 92-118. University of Auckland.

Smith, C. W. (2006.) When The Owl Screeches: Protecting Human Remains. Journal of Indigenous Policy. Issue 5, pp 28-40. Sydney, Australia.

Smith, C. W. (2000). Straying Beyond the Boundaries of Belief. Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education Journal, New South Wales.

 

Peer reviewed books, book chapters, books edited

Davey J & Smith, C. W. (August, 2016). Grandfathers in Aotearoa (New Zealand). Chapter in Grandfathers: Global Perspectives. MacMillan Publishers, UK.

Smith, C. (2015). When Trauma Takes You Away From Home: The Experience of Maori Vietnam Veterans. In M. Kepa (Ed.), Home, Here to Stay, Auckland: Unity Books.

Smith C.W. (2013). Becoming a Kaupapa Maori Researcher chapter in Mertens D & Cram F (Ed.) Indigenous Pathways into Social Science: Voices of a Generation. Left Coast Press, California

Reynolds P & Smith, C.W (Ed). (2012). The Gift of Children: Maori and Infertility. Wellington: Huia Publishers.

Reynolds, P. & Smith, C. (2010). Ka Rongo Te Pakanga Nei/ Maori Vietnam veterans and whanau perspectives on the impacts of involuntary chemical exposure and the broader effects of the war. Whanganui: Te Atawhai o te Ao.

Reynolds, P. & Smith, C. (Ed). (2010). Mai te Kahui Maunga/ The Whanganui River, perspectives on involuntary chemical exposures and environmental pollution. Whanganui: Te Atawhai o te Ao.

Reynolds, P. & Smith, C. (2010). He Ringa Raupa/ Maori Sawmill Workers Report. Whanganui: Te Atawhai o te Ao.

Reynolds, P. & Smith, C. (2010). Kohikohia te Ora/ Maori Healers Report: Perspectives on Involuntary Chemical Exposures and Environmental Pollution. Whanganui: Te Atawhai o te Ao.

Reynolds, P. & Smith, C. (2010). Karawhiua Atu/ Maori and Involuntary Chemical Exposure. Whanganui: Te Atawhai o te Ao.

Smith, C. (2010). Toxic Environments: Maori Vietnam veterans and Agent Orange. In Selby, R., Moore, P. & Mulholland, M. (Ed.), Maori and the Environment: Kaitiaki, Huia Publishers.

Smith, C. W. (2006). Cultures of Collecting. In M. Bargh (Ed.), Resistance: An Indigenous Response to Neoliberalism, Huia Publishers.

Smith, C. W. (2006). Na Takoto Ana a Papatuanuku: The State of Biotechnologies and Maori. In M. Mulholland (Ed), The State of the Maori Nation, Reed Publishers.

 

Refereed conference proceedings

Smith, C. (June, 2015). He Kokonga whare: Monuments, stockades and memory. He Manawa Whenua Indigenous Research Conference, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Smith, C., Rattray, H. (February, 2015). Health and wellbeing of Māori ex-prisoners within the Whanganui region. Research Symposium, Whanganui, New Zealand.

Wirihana, R., & Smith, C. (November, 2014). He kokonga whare: historical trauma and wellbeing in Māori communities. International Society of Trauma and Stress Studies Annual Meeting, Miami, Florida.

Smith, C. W. (2008). Maori Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. Paper presented and submitted to Nga Pae o te Maramatanga Conference Proceedings.

Smith, C. W. (2000). Straying Beyond the Boundaries of Belief. Published in the Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education Journal, New South Wales, pp 92-118. University of Auckland.

 

Other forms of dissemination (reports for clients, technical reports, popular press, etc)

Smith, C. W. (March, 2017). Mana Motuhake: Apa Rising. He Manawa Whenua Conference.

Smith, C. W. (October, 2016). He Kokonga Whare: Māori Intergenerational Trauma and Healing (Project Overview). 3 October 2016. Host: Te Atawhai o Te Ao & Waikato-Tainui College of Research & Development, Ngaruawahia

Smith, C. W. (October, 2016). He Kokonga Whare: Māori Intergenerational Trauma and Healing (Project Overview). 4 October 2016. Host: Te Atawhai o Te Ao & The University of Canterbury, Christchurch.

Smith, C. W. (October, 2016). He Kokonga Whare: Māori Intergenerational Trauma and Healing (Project Overview). 5 October 2016. Host: Te Atawhai o Te Ao & Rangahaua Marae, Whanganui.

Smith, C. W. (October, 2016). He Kokonga Whare: Māori Intergenerational Trauma and Healing (Project Overview). 6 October 2016. Host: Te Atawhai o Te Ao & Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland.

Smith, C. W. & Pihama, L. (September, 2016). The effects of Historical Trauma. 22 September 2016. Host: Waitara Peace Hikoi and Community Conversations.

Smith, C. W. (June, 2016). Iwi and Hapu Wellbeing: In pursuit of the possible. Presentation host: University of Waikato.

Smith, C. W. (2015). Monuments, Stockades and Memory. Presentation to Kaumātua Kaunihera o Whanganui. July 2015.

Smith, C. W. (2015). Research Symposium: Historical Trauma and Healing. Presentation to Whakauae Research Services. Whanganui. February 2015.

Smith, C. W. (2014). Maori Grandparents Raising Mokopuna. Keynote presentation to the Maori Women’s Welfare League Conference. Mt Maunganui September 2014.

Smith C & Reynolds P. (2013). Evaluation Report to the Ministry of Education on Online Learning Tools for Maori Medium Schools.

Smith, C. W. (2012). Historical Trauma and Imprisonment. Keynote presentation at International Network of Indigenous Health Knowledge and Development Conference. Brisbane September 2012.

Smith, C. W. (2012). Historical Trauma and Maori. Presentation to Maori health and iwi providers. Christchurch September 2012.

Smith, C. W. (2012). Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. Presentation to the Positive Ageing Forum convened by Whanganui District Council, March.

Smith, C. W. (2010). He Mokopuna, He Tupuna: The Health and Wellbeing of Maori Grandparents raising Mokopuna, a report to the Health Research Council for the Erihapeti Rehu-Murchie Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Smith, C. W. et al. (2010). He Kakano: Maori Views and Experiences of Fertility, Reproduction and Assisted Reproductive Technologies Research Report, Health Research Council.

Smith, C. W. (2010). Grandparents Raising Their Mokopuna presentation, bringing back the korero: Maori & Indigenous Health Seminar, Whanganui.

Reynolds, P., Smith, C. W., & Hiroti, L. (2010). What Maori say about healing trauma Panel Presentation, International Network of Indigenous Knowledge and Development Conference, Seattle, USA.

Smith, C. W. (2010). Grandparents Raising Their Mokopuna presentation, International Network of Indigenous Health Knowledge and Development Conference, Seattle, USA.

Hill, Dr R., Wilson, K., Smith Dr. C. W., Newson, B., Stewart K, Hong-Jae Park.,Tanielu., L Lupeli R, Kerslake Hendricks A (2010) Changing Roles: The Pleasures and Pressures of Being a Grandparent in New Zealand. Families Commission Report.

Smith C. W. & Scurr, N. (2009) Grandparents Raising Mokopuna. Short film produced to illustrate workload of Maori grandparents raising their mokopuna full time.

Smith, C. W. (2009). He Mokopuna He Taonga: The Health and Wellbeing of Grandparents Raising Mokopuna. Presentation to the Kahui Wahine Hui in Whanganui.

Smith C.W. (2008) Grandparents Raising Mokopuna. Presentation to the Postgraduate Lecture Series Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi.

Smith, C. W., and Reynolds, P. (2007). Maori Vietnam Veterans: An oral history project, gathering the filmed testimonies of 50 Maori Vietnam Veterans. This collection was deposited in the NZ Film Archives. Te Atawhai o te Ao and Nga Pae o te Maramatanga funded.

Reynolds, P. and Smith, C. W. (2007). To Tatou Hokakatanga: Maori Sexual Health Report for Te Puawai Tapu. HRC funded.

Reynolds, P. and Smith, C. W. (2006). The Impact of Toxins on Maori Communities. Report to HRC.

Smith, C. W. (2006). Tikeitia Oku Waewae: Rural Maori Community Workers in the Rangitikei. Book published by Te Runanga o Ngati Apa.

Smith, C. W. (2005) Kauangaroa: He Kai Rangatira. Book published by Te Runanga o Ngati Apa.

Smith, C. W. (2004). Marginalisation and Exclusion Project Report. Researcher. Contributed chapter on marginalisation within whanau. Three hui held with Maori researchers nationally to discuss marginalisation. Led by Katoa Ltd, Wellington. Funded by Nga Pae o te Maramatanga.

Smith, C. W. (2002). He Pou Herenga Ki Te Nui Ph.D thesis, University of Auckland Monograph produced by IRI, University of Auckland.

Smith, C. W. (1994). Colonisation and Iwi Development, MA Thesis, University of Auckland. Monograph produced by Research Unit Maori Education, University of Auckland.