Rochelle (Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki, Ngāti Kahungunu) has recently joined the Koi Tū team, bringing with her expertise in Kaupapa Māori research. Previously, Rochelle has worked as a Māori health researcher and Kaupapa Māori practitioner on a variety of population health and psychological medicine research projects. She has experience of health sciences, public health, health systems, Māori studies, and health psychology within undergraduate and postgraduate teaching settings. Rochelle’s areas of interest include health equity, indigenous health, child and youth mental health, Māori health and wellbeing, tamariki Māori wellbeing, and whānau wellness.
Rochelle has a BHSc (psychology) from Massey University, and a PGDipHSc (health informatics) and MHSc from the University of Auckland. She is currently near completion of a PhD in Health Sciences at the University of Auckland.