in 2012, the Whānau Ora Research steering group came together to develop this resource and share their knowledge and guidance.

Kataraina Pipi –  Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Hine

Kataraina Pipi - Whānau OraKataraina is a director of FEM (2006) Ltd. She is a musician, research and evaluation consultant, trainer and facilitator. Kataraina has had seven years as a practising evaluator and researcher and is a member of the Australasian Evaluation Society, the American Evaluation Society and the Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association.

Fiona Cram – Ngāti Kahungunu

Fiona has a PhD from the University of Otago (Social and Developmental Psychology), and over 20 years research and evaluation experience. Fiona is currently the Director of Katoa Ltd, a research and evaluation company. She is involved in a wide range of Kaupapa Māori (by Māori, for Māori) research and evaluation with Iwi (tribal) and Māori (Indigenous New Zealanders) groups, philanthropic organisations, District Health Boards, and government agencies. Currently Fiona is the principle advisor on the Whānau Ora (family wellness) action research initiative, in which Māori and Pacific action researchers are working alongside NGOs that provide holistic services to Māori and Pasifika families. She is also working with a team of researchers at the University of Otago on a study of the health journeys of young pregnant Māori women. This is leading into an intervention trial.

Nan Wehipeihana – Ngāti Porou

Nan Wehipeihana Whānau Ora ResearchNan is a highly respected evaluator and leader in the evaluation community in New Zealand. Skilled in evaluation and research, Nan has more than 15 years experience in designing, leading and managing evaluation and research projects. She has a wealth of public and private sector experience in broadcasting, education, employment, health, housing, justice, social policy, sport and recreation, the arts, culture and heritage.

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