Māori Health Research

He Kamaka Waiora Māori Health Research Services

He Kamaka Waiora Research Services is made up of experts in:

  • tikanga
  • research
  • Māori health
  • public health
  • epidemiology, and
  • specific research areas such as cancer

The Waitemata and Auckland District Health Boards are committed to addressing inequalities at all levels, including the research environment. The primary function of He Kamaka Waiora Research Services is to support research capability and capacity. These services are available for research activity at both Waitemata and Auckland DHBs. He Kamaka Waiora Research Services also provide services to the private sector.

Contact hkwresearch@waitematadhb.govt.nz

Māori Research Assessment

The purpose of the Māori locality assessment is to increase Māori participation in research with the end goal of improving health outcomes for Māori and other populations (Office of Auditor General, 2012). In preparation for a Māori locality assessment, it is recommended that investigators be familiar with the following documents and policies:


Once investigators are familiar with the aforementioned documents and have registered with the Knowledge Centre, a Māori locality assessment can begin. To complete a Māori locality assessment, investigators need to provide the Māori Research Advisor with the following documentation:

  • a completed Māori Review Form
  • the ethics application

  • participant information sheet (WDHB version)

  • consent form (WDHB version)

  • the study protocol

 send documents to hkwresearch@waitematadhb.govt.nz

Key funding sources for Māori health research: