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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He Rangatira Our Leaders

Matthew Tukaki

Ngāi te Rangi, Mataatua, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui

Matthew Tukaki is a man of action with little tolerance for incompetent governance that negatively impacts the lives of those most in need of competent policy-making and delivery of care.

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.

Dr Rees Tapsell

Ngāti Whakaue, Raukawa

Dr. Rees Tapsell has been involved in developing several Māori specific approaches to the provision of mental health care for Māori in both government and NGO settings for more than 30 years.

Teah Anna Lee Carlson

Te Whānau ā Apanui, Ngati Porou, Waikato-Tainui

Dr. Teah Carlson is a Kaupapa Māori researcher and evaluator dedicated to shifting power back to whānau and communities regarding the design and delivery of health services, workforce development, governance, qualitative methods, strategy, and evaluation