Dr Margaret Hinepo Williams

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Te Arawa, Tainui, and Te Aupouri

Lecturer, Head of Discipline - Public & Environmental Health, Undergraduate Programme Leader Bachelor of Health Science in Health Promotion

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 6837

Email: margaret.williams@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:

Room MB209
AUT University
South Campus
640 Great South Road
Manukau, Auckland 2025

Postal Address:

School of Public Health & Psychosocial Studies (Mail Code MB2)
AUT University, South Campus
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142

Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). School of Sport and Recreation, AUT University, Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. Title: Te Rongoā Kākāriki: Kanohi-ki-te-kanohi, e pai ana? Mixed methods randomised trial of two approaches to the Green Prescription.” AUT Scholarly commons link to thesis: http://hdl.handle.net/10292/8648
  • Masters of Social Sciences (MSocSci). Psychology, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honors (BSocSci-Hons). Psychology, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSci). Psychology, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association.
  • Food Network, AUT University, Auckland.
  • National Institute for Stroke and Applied Neurosciences (NISAN) – Muscular Dystrophy: Prevalence Study, AUT University, Auckland.
  • Sport Waikato Regional Sports Trust Hamilton, Aotearoa New Zealand – Green Prescription/Project Energize.
  • AUT Research and Innovation Office (RIO) Panel Reviewer. and Vision Matauranga Advisor.
  • Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) External Reviewer.
  • Heart Foundation of New Zealand External Reviewer.
  • The Royal Society for Public Health Journal External Reviewer.

Biography:

Dr. Margaret Hinepo Williams comes from Pukehina, a rural coastal paradise, 27km/30min drive to Te Puke the Kiwifruit capital of Aotearoa New Zealand.  Her whanau, marae, hapu and iwi along with voluntary roles to Pukehina Surf Rescue (SLSNZ) and the Bay of Plenty District Health Board instil commitment, compassion and confidence to teach in Public Health at AUT University.  She dedicates her academic career to sharing, translating and transforming research matauranga (knowledge) to better reach and serve underserved communities.  Dr. Margaret Hinepo Williams’s research interests include oranga (health and well-being), equity, indigenous peoples, Māori, Type-2 diabetes mellitus, neurogenetic disorders, lifestyle interventions, and mixed methods inquiry.  Her doctoral thesis is entitled: Te Rongoā Kākāriki: Kanohi-ki-te-kanohi, e pai ana? Mixed methods randomised trial of two approaches to the Green Prescription.” http://hdl.handle.net/10292/8648.

Teaching Areas:

Epidemiology (undergraduate)
Health Promotion Evaluation (undergraduate)
Principles of Public Health (postgraduate)

Publications:

Peer reviewed

Conference and invited Guest Speaker presentations

  • Williams, M.H., Rush, E., Cairns, S., McLennan, S., Blair, Z., McGarvey, A., Haereroa, N. & Simmons, D. (2012). The Green Prescription: improving ways of living with type-2 diabetes.  Paper presented at the Kai mo Hauora: Knowledge and insights for health 2012. The Inaugural Māori Nutrition and Physical Activity Research Hui, Massey University, Palmerston North, Aotearoa New Zealand (NZ).
  • Williams, M.H., Rush, E., Cairns, S., McLennan, S., Blair, Z., McGarvey, A., Haereroa, N. &Simmons, D. (2012). Empowering voices, transforming communities.  Paper presented at the AUT Māori and Pasifika postgraduate students wananga writing retreat and annual symposium, Moko Marae, Te Puke, Aotearoa NZ.
  • Williams, M.H., E Rush, D Simmons, S. Cairns, N Crook, S McLennan, Z Blair, A McGarvey & N. Haereroa. (2011). Type two diabetes and obesity: How effective is a lifestyle intervention at promoting physical activity and nutrition. Paper presented at the Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society, Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide, Australia.
  • Williams, M.H., Rush, E., Cairns, S., McLennan, S., Blair, Z., McGarvey, A., Haereroa, N. & Simmons, D. (2011). Type 2 diabetes: lifestyle interventions – is there room for Māori principles and values? Paper presented at the MAI Doctoral Conference, Whakatane, Aotearoa NZ.
  • Williams, M.H., Rush, E., Cairns, S., McLennan, S., Blair, Z., McGarvey, A., Haereroa, N. & Simmons, D. (2011). My journey as a female Māori doctoral student: whanau ora.  Paper presented at the International Council of Women-Council of International Femmes (ICW-CIF) Asia-Pacific Regional Council Seminar and Training Workshop (APRC V) in Nadi, Fiji.
  • Williams, M.H. & Rush, E. (2010). Principles of partnership, participation, and protection in indigenous health in New Zealand.  Invited guest speakers at the Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society, 18th Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney, Australia.
  • Williams, M.H., Rush, E., Cairns, S., McLennan, S., Blair, Z., McGarvey, A., Haereroa, N. & Simmons, D. (2010). Improving health and physical activity through prescription for people living with Type 2 Diabetes: A kanohi-ki-te-kanohi or telephone approach. Paper presented at Ngā Pae o te Maramatanga 4th International Indigenous Research Conference, Auckland, Aotearoa NZ.
  • Williams, M. H. (2009). Research methods that can work well with Māori.  Invited guest speaker at the Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society, 17th Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, Australia.

Other peer reviewed research contributions

  • McLennan, S., Mavoa, H., Waqa & Williams, M.H. (2012). Translational Research: case studies.  Panel member in an oral presentation at the Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society (ANZOS) Annual Scientific Meeting, 2012. Auckland, Aotearoa NZ.
  • Daniel, M. & Williams, M.H. (2012). Public Health: Food Environments – Free Communications.  Co-chair of presentations at the Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society (ANZOS) Annual Scientific Meeting, 2012. Auckland, Aotearoa NZ.
  • Williams, M.H. & Haereroa (2010). Type 2 diabetes and prescribed physical activity (GRx): How has it worked?  Poster presented at the Diabetes New Zealand Annual Conference and 48th Annual General Meeting, Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand.

Awards:

  • Ngā Pae o te Maramatanga: New Zealand’s Māori Centre Research Excellence – Bridging Grant for writing papers (2014)
  • AUT Vice Chancellors Doctoral Scholarship Award for payment of doctoral fees (2009-2012)
  • Health Research Council Career Development Award: Māori Doctor of Philosophy Scholarship (2009-2012)
  • New Zealand Ministry of Health (formerly Sport and Recreation New Zealand) Health Research Grant for the delivery of the Green Prescription (GRx) within a randomised trial (2008-2012)

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