Maori/Pasifika Researcher of the Year

Annabel has been on the Executive Committee of the Cancer Society of New Zealand, Canterbury-West Coast Division since 2015 and is Chair of the Grants sub-committee.

We are very proud to announce that she has won the Maori/Pasifika Researcher of the Year Award, in the College of Education, Health and Human Development at the University of Canterbury.

Annabel’s research is based in the broad area of Maori population health.  More specifically, Annabel and her collaborators are at the forefront of rongoā research; Annabel is well versed in this literature and the methodological issues involved at this interface of western and indigenous epistemologies.  Annabel has publications, in both international and local journals, with some publications being cited over 100 times.  Her research has also been published as a book (1), book chapters (3) and conference proceedings (8).  Annabel has been active and successful in securing 11 externally and internally funded research grants exceeding 4 million dollars, some as the Principal Investigator.  These have included grants funded by the Health Research Council, Marsden fund, and MBIE.  Annabel is currently active in two key public health bodies: the local public health community via the Public Health Association of New Zealand local branch, and as an elected Aotearoa New Zealand representative on the Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australasia (CAPHIA) executive and in her spare time is finishing her PhD.

Congratulations Annabel.