Charles Waldegrave

Coordinator
Family Centre Social Policy Research Unit
 

 

Tai Kaumātuatanga: Older Māori co-creating research on loneliness and social isolation challenging Western perspectives

With colleagues from The Family Centre and Massey University, Charles Waldegrave will share findings from co-created research with kaumātua of the Māori specific aspects of loneliness and social isolation when compared with standard western responses.   He also wants to share the highly significant relationships that were found between loneliness and social isolation and the health and wellbeing of kaumātua.  Charles and his colleagues want people to appreciate the culturally specific issues around loneliness and social isolation for older Māori so that policies and service provision can be attentive to their communities.  

Pacific perspectives on Ageing in New Zealand: The voices of Elders on social isolation and loneliness

With colleagues from the Family Centre, Charles will share findings from the Samoan, Cook Island, Tongan and Tokelau communities of Elders’ responses to questions they co-created with us around loneliness and social isolation in a Pacific New Zealand context.  Charles and his colleagues want people to appreciate the culturally specific issues around loneliness and social isolation for Pacific Elders so that policies and service provision can be attentive to their communities.  
 
NB: Speakers are ordered alphabetically by last name.