Professor Chris Cunningham

Research Centre for Māori Health and Development
Massey University

With colleagues from The Family Centre, Professor Chris Cunningham 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.  Chris 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.  

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