Tia Dawes PhD

Research Fellow, James Henare Māori Research Centre
University of Auckland


Tia Dawes is exploring the relevance and pivotal role of kaumātua in the production of knowledge and maintenance of mātauranga in Māori communities. The contribution of kaumātua to understanding Māori ageing has been largely overlooked as a potentially transformative contributor to solving persistent and unconscionable health inequities in Aotearoa/New Zealand.  Tia contends that placing the kaumātua voice at the centre of efforts in eradicating health inequities is essential to uplifting the health of older Māori.
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