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Research Goals and Focus


Our Strategic Goals

  • Whai Painga: To grow Māori leadership
  • Whai Take: To generate innovative iwi, hapū and whānau knowledge in health, wellbeing and environmental research
  • Whai Ao: To build collaborations with indigenous/international researchers
  • Whai Hua: To make a difference in the evidence base to support whānau outcomes, by producing excellent research products
  • Te Hiku: Ensure Te Atawhai o Te Ao is governed and managed well

Our Research focus

  • Māori knowledge and history
  • Māori understanding of trauma and recovery
  • Māori pathways of healing
  • Environment and health
  • Occupational and environmental toxic exposure
  • Generational wellbeing
  • Māori sexuality and reproductive health