Dr Hinemoa Elder

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Ko Hinemoa taku ingoa

Dr Hinemoa Elder is a Fellow of the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and has been a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist for more than 10 years. 

Dr Elder is the Professor of Indigenous Health Research at Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi, and the Maori Strategic Leader for the Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) for the Ageing Brain.

In addition to her initial medical qualifications, Dr Elder has a PhD (Massey University, 2012) and is a former HRC Eru Pomare Post-Doctoral Fellow. Her research developed a novel approach to traumatic brain injury recovery for Maori and is no used in community services in NZ. She continues to work clinically as a neuro- and youth forensic psychiatrist.

Dr Elder is an advocate for use of Te Reo Maori and is a graduate of Te Pinakitanga ki te Reo Kairangi, rangapu tuarima (Wananga o Aotearoa).

Dr Elder has served on several Ministry of Health reference groups. She is a deputy psychiatrist member of the NZ Mental Health Review Tribunal and a Specialist Assessor under the Intellectual Disability (Compulsory Care and Rehabilitation) Act 2003.  

She is a member of the International Science Advisory Committee for the National Science Challenge, "E Tipu E Rea, a Better Start".

Dr Elder serves as a Board member and Director of Emerge Aotearoa a national mental health and addictions services and social housing NGO. 

Dr Elder has recently attended the CSC Leadership programme delivered by Common Purpose in London and Kuala Lumpur and has been accepted for the global Homeward Bound Project leadership programme.


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