2023 TUTOR PHC training and the conference


Best poster award to Taria Tane

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    2023 Manawataki Fatu Fatu for ACCESS (Māori and Pacific hearts in unison for Achieving Cardiovascular Care in Equity StudieS). Protocol for a mixed methods programme of research

    Journal Article

    International Journal of Qualitative Methods IJQM-23-0088.R1

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    • Authors B. Dicker | C. Grey | Dr Tua Taueetia-Su’a | J. Paynter | J. Winter-Smith | K. Brewer | M. Harwood | R. Newport | S. Amertunga | S. Hanchard | T.Tane | V. Selak
    • Tags Equity | Māori health | Pacific health

      2022 Pacific Health Research Symposium 2022


      Pacific Health Research Symposium 2022

      Our events – The University of Auckland

      Date: Wednesday 30 November
      Time: 8am – 4.40pm
      Venue: Te Papa Ako o Tai Tonga | South Auckland Campus,  6 Osterley Way, Manukau City Centre, Auckland 2104

      Tania Mullane & Dr Matire Harwood

      Understanding the workforce for diabetes management with Māori and Pacific Peoples: Using tangata hourua as the framework method for analysis of qualitative research

      Dr Corina Grey

      Manawataki Fatu Fatu for ACCESS: a Māori and Pacific-led research programme focused on heart health equity

      Jess Lagaluga Hutchings

      Achieving equitable health outcomes for Pacific people living with heart disease in Aotearoa: Exploring the role of pharmacist led health services tailored to specific ethnic groups

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      • Authors C. Grey | J. Hutchings | M. Harwood
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        2022 Identification of clinically relevant cohorts of people with heart failure from electronic health data in Aotearoa: potential, pitfalls and a plan

        Journal Article

        Authors: Vanessa Selak (Corresponding Author), Katrina Poppe (Co-author), Daniel Chan (Co-author), Corina Grey (Co-author), Matire Harwood (Co-author), Shanthi Ameratunga (Co-author), Sandra Hanchard (Co-author), Susan Wells (Co-author), Andrew J Kerr (Co-author), Mayanna Lund (Co-author), Robert Doughty (Co-author)

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          2022 Counties Manukau Research Week


          Manawataki Fatu Fatu for CMH Research Week

          Dr Karen Brewer


          Research title: Manawataki: Fatu Fatu for ACCESS (Māori and Pacific hearts in unison for Achieving Cardiovascular Care in Equity StudieS)

          Karen is a speech-language therapist and kaupapa Māori researcher. She is leading the qualitative aspects of the Manawataki Fatu Fatu research programme. Karen’s main interest is in stroke and aphasia but she is quickly learning about the heart so she can keep up in team discussions and understand what the research participants are talking about.

          Name: Julie Winter-Smith

          Iwi or ethnic group: Tongan (`Alaki Fonua/Pelehake, Tongatapu)

          Role title: PhD candidate

          Short biography for introduction:  Julie Winter-Smith is a doctoral candidate based in the Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Auckland. She is part of the Manawataki Fatu Fatu for Achieving Cardiovascular Care for Equity StudieS (ACCESS) research programme, which is focused on achieving equity in cardiovascular disease for Māori and Pacific people. Her doctoral research is using Statistics New Zealand’s Integrated Data Infrastructure to investigate patterns of cardiovascular disease and its management among different Pacific ethnic groups, including how this differs for Pacific peoples born outside of New Zealand. Julie’s research is generously funded through the Health Research Council of New Zealand.

          Dr Sandra Hanchard

          Research Fellow

          Research Title: Equity-focused discharge planning for heart failure

          Sandra is a Pacific researcher of Tongan heritage who is researching what equity looks like for heart health services. Her current focus is discharge planning for heart failure from secondary care to long-term management in the community. She is passionate about redesigning health systems that empower Māori and Pacific patients with long-term conditions to live well and to be partners in their own care. Sandra has a research background in information and communication systems and has recently returned to Aotearoa after a decade living in South-East Asia.

          Pablo A. Callejas

          Clinical Support Officer with the Clinical Audit and Research Team, Hato Hone (St John)

          Iwi or ethnic group: Latin American

          Research Title: Ethnicity findings from the 2020/21 Out-of-Hospital ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Registry

          Pablo has over 10 years’ experience working as a Paramedic. Pablo started with the New York City EMS and has held a variety of Clinical positions. Currently, Pablo holds a Clinical Support position within Hato Hone (St John) as one of the team leading the focused audit portfolio. In his role as a focused auditor, he has authored the inaugural annual STEMI report.

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          • Authors J. Winter-Smith | K. Brewer | P. Callejas | S. Hanchard
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            2022 U21 Health Sciences


            U21 Health Sciences Group

            Award to Manawataki Fatu Fatu, PhD candidate, Jess Hutchings

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              2022 Understanding the barriers and facilitators that influence access to quality cardiovascular care for rural indigenous peoples: a scoping review


              National Rural Healthcare Conference: Home | NRHC 2022 (

              Presentation by Taria Tane

              Background: Māori are disproportionately represented in cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevalence, morbidity, and mortality rates, and are less likely to receive evidence-based CVD healthcare. Rural Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand experience additional barriers to treatment access, poorer health outcomes, and a greater burden of CVD risk factors, compared to Non-Māori and Māori living in urban areas. Despite these inequities in access and outcomes, little is known about the barriers and facilitators that may influence rural Māori accessing quality CVD healthcare. Importantly, inequities in CVD outcomes and access to quality CVD healthcare in Aotearoa New Zealand are similar to those experienced by Indigenous Peoples, in other nations impacted by colonisation. 

              Aims/ objectives: To explore the barriers and facilitators in accessing quality CVD healthcare for rural Māori and international Indigenous Peoples in nations impacted by colonisation.  

              Methods: A scoping review will be performed in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses extension for Scoping Reviews Checklist. A thematic analysis approach, underpinned by Kaupapa Māori Research principles, will be used to describe the literature. In addition, literature will be appraised according to the Consolidated Criteria for Strengthening Reporting of Health Research Involving Indigenous Peoples (CONSIDER) statement. 

              Findings and implications: We will describe the extent of research available and gaps in research, key barriers and facilitators, and recommendations for future research to benefit of healthcare access for rural Māori and other rural Indigenous Peoples.  

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                2022 Paramedicine Research Day


                Paramedicine Research Day 2022 Registration, Thu 20/10/2022 at 9:00 am | Eventbrite

                Hear from our Paramedicine Academic Staff, Postgraduate and Undergraduate students, who will present the latest research from their research projects. 

                Manawataki Fatu Fatu will be represented by Rochelle Newport, Sarah Penney and Aroha Ormsby-Brett

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                • Authors A. Ormsby-Brett | R. Newport | S. Penney
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                  2022 Pasifika Medical Association Conference


                  Pasifika Medical Association Conference

                  4 – 6 September, 2022

                  Te Papa Museum, Wellington

                  Conference programme: PMA Conference 2022 – Programme Booklet ONLINE.pdf (

                  Julie Winter-Smith

                  Who Are Pacific People In Aotearoa New Zealand? Findings From A Pacific-Led Analysis Of National Health And Non-Health Datasets In The Idi

                   Julie Winter-Smith

                  Is It Appropriate To Homogenise Pacific People When Considering Their Need For Cvd Health

                  Services? A Systematic Review Of The Epidemiology and Management Of CVD Among Pacific People

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