Dr Emerald Muriwai

Ngāti Ira, Ngai Tamahaua, Ngāti Patumoana, Te Whakatōhea, Airihi

DClinPsy, MSc Psychology

Emerald Muriwai is a Clinical Psychologist with a background in kaupapa Māori research, public health, indigenous psychology and sport psychology.

She is a Clinical Psychologist at Te Whatu Ora Te Toka Tumai Auckland in Adult Mental Health. She also serves as co-chair on the Executive Governance Board for Ngā Pou Mana Tangata Whenua Allied Health, which was established to provide a forum for Māori allied health professionals to discuss Māori allied health issues within and between professions. Emerald is also a certified Les Mills group fitness instructor who continues to participate in the exercise sector.

Emerald recently graduated with a Doctor of Clinical Psychology from Waipapa Taumata Rau, the University of Auckland. Her thesis was entitled Ngā kaiwhakaako, whakapakari tinana me te hauora hinengaro Exercising Hauora: The contribution of Māori exercise professionals to wellbeing. Her current research and practice interests span across Māori mental health, exercise and sport psychology, trauma informed care, cultural safety, indigenous healing and indigenous data sovereignty. Drawing from her experience as a personal trainer, Emerald maintains the kaupapa of exercising hauora, seeking to advocate for integrating physical activity across the health sector and within mental health services.


Ngā kaiwhakaako, whakapakari tinana me te hauora hinengaro Exercising Hauora: The contribution of Māori exercise professionals to wellbeing (Doctoral Thesis)

Māori exercise professionals: using Indigenous knowledge to connect the space between performance and wellbeing 

Māori Identity, Old Solutions and New Problems

Toi Ako Webinar: Emerald Muriwai - Exercising Hauora 

Māori attitudes and behaviours towards alcohol

Smoking, Not Our Tikanga: An Analysis of Māori Identity and Smoking Behaviour

Smoking, not our tikanga - Exploring representations of Māori and smoking in national media

Culture as Cure? The Protective Function of Māori Cultural Efficacy on Psychological Distress

He Rangatira Our Leaders

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As a nurse, Alisha Tamepo-Pehi is passionate about making a real difference in families through her mental health mahi.

Dr Lance O’Sullivan

Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Maru

Lance O’Sullivan is and has been my mentor for the past five years. Lance’s best qualities for me as his mentee is his ability to be enthusiastic, passionate and his drive to complete a job.

Emeritus Professor John Broughton

Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu-Ki-Heretaunga

Emeritus Professor John Broughton has dedicated over 30 years to Māori oral health, injury prevention, and Kaupapa Māori research methods. In recognition of his services to Māori health, theatre, and the community, he was appointed a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen's Birthday Honours in 2016.

Gina Blaize Chaffey-Aupouri

Ngati Porou, Te Whanau a Ruataupare, Ngati Horowai , Nga ti Ira, Te Whanau a Tawhao Ngaiterangi

Throughout her career, Gina has provided extensive healthcare Māori health education and shared her knowledge of tikanga across the Tairāwhiti area.