Mary-Kaye is a consultant with Synergia. She is based in our Auckland office
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Mary-Kaye has a background in health promotion. Her research experience is in the health, education, mental health and addiction sectors. She is experienced in research that is
Māori-centered, whānau focused, community based and aimed at reducing health inequities and social injustice.
Mary-Kaye brings cultural knowledge as she integrates Kaupapa Māori approaches into practice as a way of building relationships, upholding the mana of all involved, strengthening the kaupapa of projects, looking for answers that matter to Māori, while adding important findings to the wider field of Māori experiences in systems.
‘Taku mana, taku mana, taku mana motuhake!’
Since joining Synergia she has led the Tōkeke Project and supported various research and evaluation projects.
Her favourite pastime activity is being on the water fishing with her whānau.
- Tōkeke Project: Building equity in access to work, Synergia, Te Pou, Workcounts.
- Tū Kaha: He mōhio ki ngā Māori o te kōmaoa waewae, The University of Auckland.
- Rauora Study: Single-blind, non-inferiority RCT, National Institute for Health Innovation.