Dr Amohia Boulton

Research Centre Director

Mai i ngā Kurī a Whārei ki Ngā Pāpaka o Rangataua he riponga waihoe au nō te Moana o Tauranga, te ūnga o ngā waka, te wai koiora o aku tūpuna

Ko Mauao te Maunga

Ko Tauranga te moana

Ko Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi te Rangi, me Ngāti Pukenga ōku iwi

Ko Pirirakau, ko Ngāti Kahu ngā hapū

Ko Poututerangi, ko Wairoa ngā marae

Ko Amohia Boulton tōku ingoa

My career to date has been varied, spanning public policy and academia however, my commitment to Māori development has been a constant thread throughout. I have a background in public policy, having worked as a data analyst (Ministry of Education) policy analyst, senior analyst (Te Puni Kōkiri) and Private Secretary (Māori Affairs) in Wellington for about ten years. I left the public service to undertake a Health Research Council Māori Health Training Fellowship, completing my doctoral studies at Te Pūmanawa Hauora, the Research Centre for Māori Health and Development, Massey University, Palmerston North. As a Health Research Council Erihapeti Rehu Murchie Postdoctoral Fellow, I was able to work with scholars at the University of Northern British Columbia, Canada and with the Lheidli T'enneh First Nations people. In 2009 I joined Whakauae Research Services and in 2016 was appointed Research Centre Director.

My research focuses on Māori health and health services research; specifically, the interface between health and social policy and service-level implementation. I consider myself privileged not only to work in an iwi-owned and mandated health research centre, but to build on Heather’s original vision and continue a legacy of high quality kaupapa Māori research that makes a difference to our people.

Mate atu he tētēkura, ara mai he tētēkura

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Dr Amohia Boulton