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Why are we here?

Whakauae has a vision to transform Māori lives through excellent research. We are all about translating thoughts into action; driving high quality kaupapa Māori research that is innovative, collaborative and cutting edge to create positive change.

Whakauae - Research for Māori Health and Development

If you are interested in Māori centred research, Māori public health research or Māori health services research then this site will interest you.


Here you can meet the team, find out what  work we are currently doing, read our latest publications and find out how to contact us. We are a small team of dedicated, well qualified researchers with an established track record of success in being awarded contestable funding, generating academic outputs and carrying out quality research alongside Māori communities.

You can hear how to pronounce Whakauae here.

Latest News

Adjunct Professor announced

Professor Denise Wilson, of the Auckland University of Technology (AUT), recently announced the appointment of Whakauae Director, Dr Amohia Boulton to the Faculty of Health & Environmental Sciences (and Taupua Waiora) as an Adjunct Professor.

Whakauae awarded research project funding by HRC

In July 2017, the Health Research Council awarded a three year research project grant to Whakauae. 

Whakauae awards 2017 Pae Tawhiti Scholarships

Whakauae Director, Dr Amohia Boulton awarded two Pae Tawhiti scholarships for the 2017 academic year during Ngāti Hauiti’s Hui a Tau held on Saturday 24 June 2017 at Rātā Marae.