Māori Health Research Symposium flyer

Māori Health Research Symposium 10 March 2015
The Health and Disability Ethics Committees, in conjunction with the Capital & Coast
District Health Board, would like to invite you to a free day of Maori health research
ethics on 10 March 2015. A range of knowledgeable speakers will be there to
present and discuss contemporary issues, offering advice and support for
researchers, ethics committee members and those interested in health research.
Horne Lecture Theatres - Wellington Regional Hospital
There is ample car parking onsite, managed by Wilson Parking. Entry and exit to the
underground car park is via the Riddiford Street entrance to the Wellington Regional
10.30 – 11am
Karakia / Welcome
11:00 – 12:00pm
Dr Barry Smith - Māori Research Ethics: An Introduction
12:00 – 1.00pm
Maui Hudson – Bio banking He Tangata Kei Tua
1.00 –1:45pm
Dr Helen Wihongi and Mr Kerry Hinii - Tensions between Māori and
1:45 – 3:00pm
Western Tikanga / Ethics in Clinical Research Practice and How
These Are Being Resolved
3:00 – 3.15pm
Dr Maureen Holdaway – Cross-sectoral ethics arrangements for
3.15 – 4.00pm
health and disability research - response to NEAC's discussion
Poroporoaki / Farewell
Speaker Bios:
Barry Smith
From Te Rarawa and Ngati Kahu, Barry is a population health analyst with the Lakes
District Health Board and a contract analyst to the Ministry of Health. His academic
background in sociology, statistics and music supports a work history in tertiary
education and social and health research. He contributes to ethics courses run by
the University of Otago Bioethics Centre and teaches on Victoria University’s
Postgraduate Diploma of Clinical Research. His research interests are in health
disparities, Māori ethical frameworks and ethics review processes. He is a co-author
of Te Ara Tika, a grant reviewer for the Health Research Council and a chair and
member of a number of its Science Assessing Committees. He currently leads the
Lakes DHB Research and Ethics Committee and was a chair of the Bay of Plenty
Regional Ethics Committee and the Multi-region Ethics Committee. He chairs the
Health Research Council Ethics Committee and is a member of the Advisory
Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology (ACART) and the Middlemore
Biobank Governance Committee. He is a Marsden Fund recipient with Martin Tolich
from Otago University where their book on the New Zealand ethics review system
entitled The Politicisation of Ethics Review in New Zealand will be published by
Dunmore Publishing and released in May 2015. He is also a team member of a 3
year $1.1 million HRC grant "Building bridges for culturally ethical bio-banking and
genomic research" run out of the University of Waikato. Outside of health and ethics,
Barry is a gigging guitarist with wide performing experience. He has taught in the
Department of Music at Waikato University and at Te Wananga o Aotearoa’s School
of Performing Arts. He received the QSM in 2008 for his contribution to the
performing arts and ethics.
Maui Hudson Whakatohea, Nga Ruahine, Te Mahurehure
Maui Hudson is a researcher at the University of Waikato and currently holds Senior
Research Fellow positions in the Māori and Indigenous Governance Centre in the
Faculty of Law, and the Environmental Research Institute in the Faculty of Science.
He also has a Research Developer position working with iwi to develop research
proposals and provides cultural and ethical advice to researchers. Maui has been a
member of a number of national and institutional ethics committees and was part of
the team that developed Te Ara Tika: Guidelines on Māori Research Ethics – A
framework for researchers and ethics committee members. He is currently leading
an HRC funded project Te Mata Ira which is exploring Māori views on biobanking
and genomic research with a view to developing culturally informed guidelines for
Mr Kerry Hiini
Mr Kerry Hiini (Ngati Hine; Tapuika) is currently a Portfolio Manager for Waitemata
and Auckland District Health Board. Prior to this he was a Planning and Funding
Manager for Auckland District Health Board (2007-2013). Mr Hiini has completed a
Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health at Massey University and completed a
Diploma of Health Management at the University of Auckland (1996). He is a current
member of the Kowhai Intermediate Board of Trustees (2007-present) and a
previous member of the Te Whao Urutaki Board of Trustees (2005-2006), the
Newton Central Primary School Board of Trustees (2005-2006) and the Counties
Manukau District Health Board Ethical Issues Review Committee (2006) to name a
few such positions. Mr Hiini sits on the Nothern A Health and Disability Ethics
Committee as a lay member
Dr Helen Wihongi
Dr Helen Wihongi is a Research Advisor – Māori at Waitemata and Auckland DHBs.
Dr Wihongi is involved in reviewing research applications across the Auckland and
Waitemata DHB, and works to support researchers to address inequalities within
clinical and community settings. Dr Wihongi works to develop the capabilities of
Maori researchers within the clinical setting. Dr Wihongi gained her PhD at the
University of Waikato, in Community Psychology.
Maureen Holdaway
Te Aithaunui-a-Paparangi, Ngati Hauiti
Maureen is the deputy director for the Research Centre for Mâori Health and
Development, Massey University, and a registered nurse with extensive experience
in primary health care. Maureen has worked in the health and education sectors for
many years. Her key areas of research expertise are in Mâori and indigenous health
development, primary health care and health workforce development. Maureen has
collaborated on national and international studies focusing on indigenous health and
development. She is a named investigator on two core programme grants for the
centre, a number of individual Health Research Council of New Zealand grants and
other research involving significant collaborations within Massey University and with
other universities and health service providers, both nationally and internationally.
Please contact Kelly Bargh at [email protected] to reserve a place
For other questions feel free to contact Nic Aagaard at [email protected]