Ms Tania Huria

Senior Lecturer, Māori/Indigenous Health Unit

University of Otago
+64 3 364 3688

Staff Bio

Tania (Ngai Tahu/Ngati Mutunga ki Wharekauri) is a Senior Lecturer in the Māori Indigenous Health Institute at the University of Otago, Christchurch. She contributes to the Advanced Learning in Medicine undergraduate teaching and is one of the developers of an Indigenous Health Framework that is used within the Advanced Learning in Medicine years at the University of Otago, alongside Suzanne Pitama and Cameron Lacey. Tania, Suzanne and Cameron have published their framework in the New Zealand Medical Journal (2012 and 2014) and recently published about student perceptions of an indigenous health  introductory programme in the BMCmed Ed (2017). Tania has been a contributing author on several papers, including a paper outlining the findings of her Masters in Public Health thesis, that explored Māori Registered Nurses experiences of racism within the Aoteoroa/New Zealand education and health systems, in the Journal of Transcultural Nursing (2013). Tania has also contributed to the LIME Good Practice Case Studies Volumes 2012 and 2013, outlining her research around student perceptions of usefulness of immersed learning environments and the experiences of Māori community members that have been involved in supporting the Indigenous medical curriculum at the University of Otago, Christchurch. Tania also contributes to the Educating for Equity and the Hauora Manawa Community Heart studies. Tania has a strong interest in Hauora Wahine; she previously worked as the Clinical Coordinator for a Māori Provider and established a Wahine Ora service within Christchurch. Tania has completed her Masters of Public Health and she is currently enrolled in a PhD at the University of Otago, Christchurch, investigating systemic perspectives of chronic kidney disease with a paper outlining inequities in dialysis practices published in the journal of equity and health (2018).  Tania is a proud mum of two beautiful boys and loves the beach, waves and whanau.

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