Dr Christine Kenney
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
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- Thesis Supervision
Christine is an indigenous New Zealander with a clinical/health services administration background in occupational therapy and midwifery. She also has experience in developing and implementing health promotion initiatives as well as health policy, in New Zealand and Canada. At present, Christine's research focuses on the well-being of Indigenous peoples, maternal, child and family health as well as community resilience following natural disasters.
2011: Independent Research Consultant
- Co-Principal Investigator "Whai ao ki te ao marama" The transformation of knowledge from our tupuna into contemporary training and practice. Community Sector Research Fund. New Zealand Lotteries Grants Board
- Principal Researcher, Healing Approaches for Māori Whānau affected by Sexual Violence, Accident Compensation Commission, Wellington.
- Co-Investigator CIHR Grant: Engaging Aboriginal Youth in Tobacco Prevention Using Social Media
- Māori Advisor, Christchurch Earthquake Research Steering Group, Joint Centre for Disaster Research, Massey University, Palmerston North
2010-2011 (September to April): Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Health Promotion Studies, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton
- Co-Investigator, Grant Author and Project Coordinator: Gestational Diabetes: Addressing Risk with a First Nation community
- Youth Voices on Tobacco (Project coordinator E-Book development)
- Post-Doctoral Research Fellow: Youth and Tobacco Project - Community-Based Research on the Socio-Cultural Factors Underlying Multiple Addictions in a Northern Urban Aboriginal Community (CIHR Operating Grant)
- Additional Grant Author: Social media intervention for tobacco prevention and cessation grant (Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute - Pending)
- Teaching: Co-facilitating MED 526 Human Sexuality (Faculty of Medicine)
2010 (March to September)
Ethnicity and Health Research Program:
- Project Developer and Manager Phase 1: Maternity, Migration and Minorities: Optimising maternity care for immigrant women and their families research project.
- Team Leader Qualitative Research: Alberta Maternity Services Policy Development, Canada.
- Co-investigator and additional Co-Author: Knowledge Synthesis Grant - Immigrant and Aboriginal families experiences of care services in Canada: A narrative meta-synthesis (CIHR Grant)
- Co-investigator and Co-Author: Choice and Diversity in Maternity Care: the experiences of minority women grant (CIHR Grant)
2007 to 2010: Invited Lecturer. Seminar Presenter and Postgraduate Facilitator in Health Research Massey University, Palmerston North
- 168.710 Kaupapa Māori Research (Thesis Seminars)
- 250.131 Health Studies (including moderation and lecture development – Women’s Health and Māori Health)
- 250. 231 Socio-Political Context of Health (including lecture development – Genetics and the Media, Women’s Health and Māori Health)
2004-2007: Course coordinator, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Lecturer, Massey University, Palmerston North
- Cross Campus Dean for first year of midwifery and women’s health program
- Cross campus Course-Coordinator and lecturer for midwifery/women’s health papers
- Research Report/thesis supervision and examination
- Organisation of student placements in women’s health
- Research responsibilities – Individual and collaborative research projects
- Fellow Te Mata o te Tau Research Academy
- Nga Maia me te Wai Pounamu o Aotearoa (Maori Midwifery Association)
Awards and Recognition
National and International Research Positions
- Doctoral Research Fellowship (Massey University, 2007-2009) $50,000.00
- Te Amorangi National Māori Academic Excellence Award (2011)
- Massey University Purehuroa Research Award (2009) $4,000.00
- Massey University Purehuroa Professional Development Grant (2008) S2,000.00
- Ministry of Health Hauora Scholarship (2008) $4,000.00
- Academic Fees Scholarship (Massey University, 1999)
- New Zealand College of Midwives Scholarship (1999)
- Kathleen Norah Gillies Academic Scholarship (University of Toronto, 1994)
- Faculty of Arts Academic Scholarship (University of Toronto, 1991)
Research Areas and Interests
- Indigenous health
- Women’s/Maternal health
- Public health
- Sociology of Health
- Social Theory
- Community Health
- PhD (Doctoral Degree), New Zealand, 2010 .
- BA (Bachelor of Arts), New Zealand, 2004 .
- B (Bachelor Degree), New Zealand, 2000 .
- Dip (Diploma), New Zealand, 1981 .