Tom Johnson, Cinnamon Lindsay Latimer, Tomairangi Morgan, Ben Barton

Beyond the data: Rangatahi re-storying Māori health research

This presentation will look at examples of how Rangatahi who are engaged in Māori health research have used interview and secondary data about Māori health and wellbeing issues to re-tell the story in ways that transcend ‘traditional’ research analysis dissemination methods.

Whakauae Research is an Iwi-owned Māori health research centre that has worked closely with Rangatahi to build engagement, capacity and capability in the Māori research space – this presentation will be featuring the work of two groups of Rangatahi who re-imagined data through narrative storytelling and boardgames, and will look at how we can bring Rangatahi into research spaces to innovate and re-design research thinking and impact.  

Speaker Bios

Tom Johnson

Mōkai Pātea Nui Tonu, Ngāti Hauiti, Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi

Tom Johnson is a PhD candidate at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) and researcher at Whakauae Research based in Whanganui. With a background in community-led health prototyping his research focus is on wellbeing rituals informed by kōrero tuku iho, and how they can be applied to advance Tāne Māori wellbeing in te ao hurihuri.

Cinnamon Lindsay Latimer

Cinnamon is a community researcher and holds a master’s degree in science (Psychology) from the University of Auckland. She specialises in critical qualitative Kaupapa Māori research and has worked on various research projects exploring post-prison housing, rangatahi Māori health, Māori identity, barriers to fertility care for whānau Māori, and health inequities.

Tomairangi Morgan

Ko Tomairangi tōku ingoa. Ko Ngāti Uenukukopako, Ko Te Roro o te Rangi, ko Ngāti Maniapoto me Ngāti Hikairo ngā iwi. I’m currently studying a Bachelor of Arts here at AUT, majoring in Creative Writing and minoring in Te Reo Māori.

Ben Barton

Ko Te Arawa te Waka
Ko Ngongotaha te Maunga
Ko Te Rotorua-nui-a Kahumatamomoe te moana Ko Te Arawa te Iwi
Ko Ngati Whakaue te Hapu
Ko Tama te Kapua te Marae
Ko Ben Barton ahau
My passion for research is not only fuelled by my strong curiosity to delve into challenging and complex questions but also motivated by the urge to decolonise Aotearoa, tackle societal issues, and create groundbreaking solutions that enhance the wellbeing of our people. I have recently completed a Bachelor of Health Science with a major in Psychology at AUT, with the intention to enrol in a Masters in 2024.