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Associate Professor Matire Harwood

Associate Professor Matire Harwood


Matire (MBChB, PhD) is a hauora Māori academic and GP dividing her time as Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Medical Health Sciences at Waipapa Taumata Rau and clinical mahi at Papakura Marae Health Clinic in South Auckland. 

She has served on a number of Boards and Advisory Committees including Waitematā DHB, Health Research Council, ACC (Health Services advisory group), COVID-19 TAG at Ministry of Health and the Māori Health Advisory Committee. 

In 2017 she was awarded the L’Oréal UNESCO New Zealand ‘For Women In Science Fellowship’ for research in Indigenous health, in 2019 she received the Health Research Council’s Te Tohu Rapuora award for leadership in research to improve Māori health and in 2022 she received the College of GPs Community Service Medal.

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