Dr Amohia Boulton is the Associate Director at Whakauae Research for Māori Health and Development, a tribally-owned research centre in Whanganui, New Zealand. Amohia’s career has spanned both public policy and academia including roles as a data analyst at the Ministry of Education, policy analyst and senior analyst at Te Puni Kōkiri and Private Secretary (Māori Affairs) for Hon. Parekura Horomia. Trained as a health services researcher, Dr Boulton’s research interests are in the fields of Māori health, particularly leadership and governance, service-level evaluation, and the interface between health policy and service implementation; interests which have led to research and evaluation projects in the fields of mental health, primary health care, public health and community-based health promotion. Among other work, Amohia is currently leading a study investigating the health service arrangements that best support rongoā Māori (traditional Māori healing) in a contemporary setting. She is also supervising a post-doctoral student who is exploring Maori views on rongoā Maori and primary health care.
Amohia is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Health Services Research Centre, School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington; an Adjunct Research Associate at the Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, Victoria University of Wellington; an Executive Member of the Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand; and a Board member of the Australasian Evaluation Society. She has also recently be invited to join the Evaluation Reference Group; a group convened by the Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit of the Families Commission, to give consideration to a set of overarching standards for evaluation practice in Aotearoa.
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