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Exploring interrelationships between racism, time and Māori health inequities

78 months
Approved budget:
Ms Natalie Talamaivao
Associate Professor Donna Cormack
Associate Professor Sarah-Jane Paine
Associate Professor Ricci Harris
Health issue:
Wellbeing (autonomy self-determination)
Proposal type:
Māori Health PhD Scholarship
Lay summary
This proposed PhD research aims to explore how the concept of ‘time’ may be related to racism as a determinant of health and how this can be placed within a life course approach. Racism has been firmly established as an important determinant of health and an underlying cause of ethnic health inequities in New Zealand. There also may be critical life stages where timing of exposure to racism has a greater ‘toxicity’ and it is crucial to investigate what this may mean in relation to consequences for health. This proposed study centres Māori health and the impacts of colonisation, and will build on previous experience gained in racism and health research, to research how time is conceptualised as a construct within a Māori worldview and investigate the measurement of the relationship between racism and time.