Terryann Clark


Professor Terryann Clark's (RN, MPH, and PhD) specialist expertise is in youth health, youth mental health, nursing, public health and the wellbeing of tamariki me taitamariki. She is committed to advocating for the health of taitamariki/rangatahi through her research and advocacy across a wide range of health and social issues.

Terryann holds the Cure Kids Professorial Chair in Child and Adolescent Mental Health position based at the School of Nursing at Waipapa Taumata Rau, the University of Auckland. She is involved in various health research projects to create evidence on service delivery, legislation and policies that impact rangatahi health and wellness.

Terryann has been part of the Adolescent Health Research Group for the last 25 years, surveying over 36,000 secondary school students in Aotearoa to monitor well-being and emerging issues Youth19 - A Youth2000 Survey. Also, a recent study exploring the influence of whanungatanga on rangatahi well-being Rangatahi Māori — Youth19 - A Youth2000 Survey. Terryann utilises a range of skills and knowledge gained from her research, her nursing experience as a wahine Māori with a disability and as a mama to address and amplify the needs of taitamariki and improve whānau Māori well-being.

Terryann is part of a wider Indigenous network of scholars and leaders. She completed her PhD and Fellowship in Adolescent Health at the University of Minnesota between 2003 and 2007 and a three-year Summer Fellowship of Indigenous Social Determinants of Wellbeing from The Centre for American Indian Health at Johns Hopkins University, USA. These fellowships enable her to be part of global Indigenous networks that actively strive to improve the health and well-being of Indigenous peoples.

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