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Participants sought for Doctoral Research

September 25, 2014 at 8:28 AM

Anna Walters is looking for young Māori to participate in research about what helped them to cope with experiencing whānau violence as part of her Doctor of Clinical Psychology. The age-range for this study has now been extended.


The aim of Anna's research is to explore young Māori perspectives on what helped them to cope when they experienced whānau violence as children as well as ideas of what they think would have been helpful. It is hoped that this research will assist professionals to know how best to work with Māori children who have experienced whānau violence. Young Māori who have experienced whānau violence as children will be invited to participate in the study.


If you are interested in being involved your organisation will be asked to provide information to potential participants, including clients they may currently or have previously worked with. In order to participate, participants must meet the following selection criteria:

  • Aged 18-30 years - Identify as NZ Māori
  • Previously witnessed and/or experienced whānau violence between the ages of 0 and 16
  • Living free and safe from violence for at least two years

Please see the attached Participant Information Sheet for more information, or contact Anna:

Anna Walters
020 40472108

Psychology Department
University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019

Category: Research