Henry Rongomau Bennett Foundation Scholarship Recipient - Horiana Jones
Iwi: Tuhourangi Ngāti Wahiao, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Raukawa ki te tonga
Ko Tarawera, ko Ruapehu oku maunga koroua
Ko oku wai maori, ko Tarawera, ko Taupō-nui-a-tia, ko Te Manawatū
He maramara o Te Arawa waka, o Tainui waka
E ko taku marae ko Te Pakira, ka tau mai ra ana uri ko Tuhourangi, Ngāti Wahiao e tau nei
Ko Kauriki, Ko Motuiti hoki oku marae
Tēnei au he uri na Wahiao, na Hine Mihi
Tēnei au e tū nei e kokoia e ara e.
Ko Horiana Jones toku ingoa, I whakatipu au ki Kirikiriroa, engari ka whakapapa au ki Taumarunui.
I am currently working on my master’s thesis, alongside my first year in the clinical psychology programme with the University of Waikato. My master’s research explores infant sleep practices in New Zealand, with a specific focus on Māori child rearing practices. My research uses both qualitative and quantitative research methods, which will delve into what infant sleep practices Māori parents are implementing currently with their babies today. My research idea flourished out of a summer internship through Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga. With the support of Ngā Pae and the Māori psychology research unit (MPRU) at Waikato University I was able to successfully start my master’s thesis whilst completing papers as a part of my post graduate diploma. My application to the clinical psychology program was successful in 2015 and I am currently embarking on my first year within the programme. With the support of academic staff, MPRU, fellow Peers, and now Te Rau Matatini I hope to continue to thrive within the field of clinical psychology, and learn how we can apply some of these learnings to Māori wellbeing.
“He aha te kai o te rangatira? He kōrero, he kōrero, he kōrero”. “What is the food of a leader, it is knowledge, it is communication.”
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