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Dr Fiona Te Momo PhD, MMPD Hon., PGDip NFP Management, BA MPD, Cert. MS

Senior Lecturer

Te Putahi-a-Toi

Ko Tainui raaua ko Huripureiata te waka

Ko Ngaati Raukawa, raatou ko Ngaati Porou, ko Ngaati Konohi te iwi

Ko Manawatu raaua ko Waiomoko te awa

Ko Poutu Pa raaua Ko Whangara-mai-tawhiti te marae

Ko Fiona Te Momo ahau.

Ka tipu au i roto te rohe o Turanganui-a-kiwa i waenganui o Kaiti. E waru aaku mokopuna te taonga oo tooku ngakau. Kei ko ra tooku kainga tuturu, ara, Turanganui-a-kiwa me Whangara hoki.

E waru nga tau i mahi au ki Albany i Te Kunenga ki Purehuroa. I mua tooku haerenga ki konei ka mahi au i te Whare Wananga o Waikato. Tooku mahi inaianei he kaiwhakaako tonu ahau.

Noo reira teenei te mihi ki a koutou. Teenaa koutou, teenaa koutou, teenaa koutou katoa.

Fiona

Ngati Porou

The research of Dr Te Momo focuses mainly on the development of indigenous knowledge. Her discipline is Development Studies and for over a decade she has researched Māori Development.  This area of expertise spans across three sectors; the Social Development of Māori, Political Development of Māori, and Economic Development of Māori.  The foci encapsulates the areas of Whānau Development, Community Development, Cultural Knowledge, Social Work Practices, Māori Social Science Practice, Iwi Resource Management, Volunteerism, Māori Land, Māori Voluntary Work, Māori Student Recruitment and Retention, and a Māori perspective of Biotechnology and the impact on Māori communities. 

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Professional

Contact details

  • Location: AT 3.61, Atrium Building
    Campus: Albany

Qualifications

  • Doctorate of Philosophy - University of Waikato (2003)
  • Master of Māori and Pacific Development with Honours - The University of Waikato (1999)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Not-for-Profit Management - The University of Waikato (2005)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Māori and Pacific Development - The University of Waikato (1997)
  • Certificate in Māori Studies - The University of Waikato (1995)

Prizes and Awards

  • In 2011, I was awarded a Massey University Māori Award to complete a research. The research was titled 'Future Cultural Social Workers'. It researched the cultural knowledge of students enrolled in a Master of Social Work program at Massey University in Aotearoa/NZ and the University of Manoa in Honolulu. - (2011)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

The research interest Dr Te Momo investigates focuses mainly on the development of indigenous knowledge. Her discipline is Development Studies and for over a decade she has built up research expertise in Māori Development.  This area of expertise spans across three sectors the Social Development of Māori, Political Development of Māori, and Economic Development of Māori.  It has broaden to investigate Whānau Development, Community Development, Cultural Knowledge, Social Work Practices, Māori Social Science Practice, Iwi Resource Management, Volunteerism, Māori Land, Māori Voluntary Work, Māori Student Recruitment and Retention, and a Māori perspective of Biotechnology and the impact on Māori communities.  She is currently expanding her research and publication base to study Indigenous knowledge and Indigeneity that relates to Māori in Aotearoa/New Zealand.  

Research Opportunities

  • Micro Finance for Whaanau  (01/08/2014) Investigating opportunties to develop Whaanau Rangatiratanga in terms of financial stability.
  • Wahine Maaori  (01/12/2013) Celebrating the strengths and characteristics Maaori women utilise to ensure the survival of their whaanau
  • Indigenous and the Academy  (01/04/2013) An exploration of the cultural millieau, opportunities, and threats Indigenous Academics encounter in the Academy.
  • Cultural Social Workers  (01/12/2013) Completing a research project on Cultural Social Workers

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Resource Development and Management, Design – for Commerce, Community and Culture, Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Counselling, Welfare and Community Services (160702):
Cultural Studies (200200): Cultural Theory (200204):
Education (130000):
Languages, Communication And Culture (200000):
Law And Legal Studies (180000):
Maori Cultural Studies (200207):
Other Studies in Human Society (169900):
Philosophy (220300): Philosophy And Religious Studies (220000): Philosophy of Specific Cultures (incl. Comparative Philosophy) (220316):
Policy and Administration (160500): Social Policy (160512): Social Work (160700): Studies In Human Society (160000): Studies of Maori Society (169904): Studies of Pacific Peoples' Societies (169905)

Keywords

Dr Fiona Te Momo is of Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Porou, and Ngāti Konohi descent.  A Director in the newly formed TRONPnui that was established as a result of post-Treaty settlements she maintains ties to her whānau, hapū, and iwi.  She is a senior lecture for Massey University in the School of Māori Arts, Knowledge, and Education.  In a decade she has been fortunate to have taught in three Schools at Massey University, the School of Social and Cultural Studies, the School of Health and Social Services, and the current School.  She teaches Whānau Development, Māori Development, Community Development, Social Services, Social Policy, Management, and Research.  An advocate of theory and practice along with Kaupapa Māori research, her interests are development studies, community and tribal development. However, as a Social Scientist she has researched a wide range of areas such as community perspectives of Biotechnology, marine reserves and the impact on communities, sustainable development, whānau development, voluntary work, and work-life balance. Research topics include looking at various forms and functions of families, cultural mindsets, the culture of Social Work, and Māori social scientist and social science practices. Her current research involves investigating Cultural Competency in Social Work, Hapū and Micro-financing  Initiatives, Social Entrepreneurship, and Indigenous Women leadership.

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 3

Research Outputs

Book

Te Momo, OH., & Jahnke, H. (2016). Katakata o te Ngākau: Humour and laughter among a community of scholars.. In M. Kepa, & C. Stephens (Eds.) Diversity in community: Indigenous scholars writing.. (pp. 80 - 92). Wellington: New Zealand Council for Educational Research
[Chapter]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, OH. (2015). Māori social work. (pp. 501 - 511). Oxford, United Kingdom: Elsevier Limited
[Chapter]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, OH. (2013). Introducing whānau perspectives. In OH. Te Momo, L. George, & T. Brown- Pulu (Eds.) Mana Ngakau: Community Compassion – Māori and Pasifika ‘Volunteer’ work. (pp. 6 - 9). Auckland, New Zealand: Masilamea Press Limited
[Chapter]Authored by: Te Momo, O.Edited by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, OH. (2013). Future Māori and Pasifika volunteerism in Aotearoa/NZ in Te Momo. In Mana Ngakau: Community Compassion. (pp. 185 - 206). Auckland, New Zealand: Masilamea Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, OH. (2013). Mahi aroha – Mana aroha. In Mana Ngakau: Community Compassion. (pp. 85 - 106). Auckland, New Zealand: Masilamea Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, OH. (2012). Mana and wahine. In Whānau Evolution: Introducing the different perspectives in Aotearoa/New Zealand. (pp. 60 - 73). Palmerston North, New Zealand: Office of the AVC Maori and Pasifika, Massey University
[Chapter]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, OH. (2012). Kaupapa, frameworks, and policies. In Whānau Evolution: Introducing the different perspectives in Aotearoa/New Zealand. (pp. 25 - 38). Palmerston North, New Zealand: Office of the AVC Maori and Pasifika, Massey University
[Chapter]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, OH. (2012). Grandparents and mokopuna. In Whānau Evolution: Introducing the different perspectives in Aotearoa/New Zealand. (pp. 51 - 59). Palmerston North, New Zealand: Office of the AVC Maori and Pasifika, Massey University
[Chapter]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, OH. (2012). Whānau capacity building. In Whānau Evolution: Introducing the different perspectives in Aotearoa/New Zealand. (pp. 39 - 50). Palmerston North, New Zealand: Office of the AVC Maori and Pasifika, Massey University
[Chapter]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, OH. (2012). Whānau Recommendations. In Whānau Evolution: Introducing the different perspectives in Aotearoa/New Zealand. (pp. 88 - 91). Palmerston North, New Zealand: Office of the AVC Maori and Pasifika, Massey University
[Chapter]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, OH. (2012). Whānau; western, reclaimed, and global. In Whānau Evolution: Introducing the different perspectives in Aotearoa/New Zealand. (pp. 10 - 24). Palmerston North, New Zealand: Office of the AVC Maori and Pasifika, Massey University
[Chapter]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, OH. (2012). Introducing whānau perspectives. In F. Te Momo (Ed.) Whānau Evolution: Introducing the different perspectives in Aotearoa/New Zealand. (pp. 6 - 9). Palmerston North, New Zealand: Office of the AVC Maori and Pasifika, Massey University
[Chapter]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, F. (Ed.) (2012). Whānau evolution: Introducing different perspectives in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Palmerston North, New Zealand: Office of the AVC Maori and Pasifika, Massey University
[Edited Book]Authored by: Te Momo, O.Edited by: Te Momo, O.
(2013). Mana Ngakau: Community Compassion - Maori and Pasifika 'Volunteer Work'. Auckland: Office of the AVC Maori and Pasifika
[Edited Book]Edited by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, OH.(2012). Whanau Evolution: Introducing the different perspectives in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Palmerston North: Office of the AVC Maori and Pasifika
[Authored Book]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, OH., & Te Momo, OH, . (2011). Mana Ahua: Māori Millennium Models. In T. Kingi (Ed.) Matariki (Fourth Edition). Wellington, NZ: Te Mata o te Tau
[Chapter]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, OH. (2007). Te poi poroiti - the circle of work life for Maori academic women. In M. Waring, & C. Fouche (Eds.) Managing Mayhem: Work-Life Balance in New Zealand. (pp. 86 - 103). Wellington, NZ: Dunmore Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
O'Brien, MA., Rimoldi, EC., Lawn, JM., Te Momo, FH., & Lunt, NT. (2005). What kind of New Zealand do we want to build? Towards an inclusive social policy. Palmerston North, NZ: Massey University
[Monograph]Authored by: Lawn, J., Te Momo, O.

Journal

Te Momo, OH., Johnson, S., Clark, N., Sparrow, C., & Hapi, R. (2014). Contested context: Welcoming diverse international indigenous colleagues to unceded Musqueam territory. Canadian Journal of Native Education. 37(1), 9-27 Retrieved from https://www.ualberta.ca/
[Journal article]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, F. (2014). Turangawaewae: Retaining ‘Tino Rangatiranga’ in the Academy. Canadian Journal of Native Education. 37(1), 46-62 Retrieved from http://www.lights.ca/sifc/cjne.htm
[Journal article]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, OH. (2013). Decolonizing Social Work. Journal of Social Work. Retreived from http://www.ashgate.com/
[Book Review]Authored by: Te Momo, O.Contributed to by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, OH. (2011). Whananekeneke Rangatira: Evolving leadership. MAI Review. (2), 1-4 Retrieved from http://www.maramatanga.co.nz/news-events/news/new-issue-mai-review-out-now
[Journal article]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, O. (2010). Te Marae Hou: The culture of management on marae. , 173-212
[Journal article]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, OH. (2009). Whanaketanga o te Whānau: Evolving family forms and functions. , 107-128
[Journal article]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, OH. (2007). Biotechnology: The language of multiple views in Maori communities. Biotechnology Journal. 2, 1179-1183
[Journal article]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, OH. (2007). Maori volunteerism from 1800 to 1900: A recognition of community services in Aotearoa/New Zealand. e-Volunteerism. 7(4)
[Journal article]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, FH. (2004). A Maori Third Way: What does it mean in New Zealand today?. Te Komako: Social Work Review. 16(2), 5-11
[Journal article]Authored by: Te Momo, O.

Thesis

Te Momo, FH. (2002). Demystifying a relationship between voluntary work and Maori. (Doctoral Thesis, University of Waikato, Hamilton)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Te Momo, O.

Report

Te Momo, FH. (2005). Socially and culturally sustainable biotechnology in Aotearoa/New Zealand: A report on the social, cultural, religious, and spiritual dimensions of biotechnology for Maori. Massey University, School of Social Cultural Studies.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Te Momo, O.

Conference

Te Momo, OH. (2010, October). Cultural Social Workers – Local and International Perspectives.. Presented at Kakano Rua - Massey University Library. Auckland, Albany campus.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, O. (2010, December). Making culture count - Practising as a Maori social scientist. Presented at Maori Association of Social Science Conference 2010. Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, OH.(2009, November 11). Unite and Divide: registering social workers includes and excludes communities. , 20th Asisa Pacific Social Work Conference NZ
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, OH. (2011). Assimilation or organic development: Rethinking a Māori position in the field of social science. In Victoria University(pp. 79 - 90). , Critical Mass: Building a National Maori Association of Social Scientist Wellington, NZ: Victoria University
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, OH. (2008, November). Manaaki the Maori third way. Presented at Australia and New Zealand Third Sector Research The Ninth Biennial Conference. Auckland, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, OH. (2008). Maanaki the Maori third way. In Australia and New Zealand Third Sector Research Ninth Biennial Conference(pp. 50 - 50). : Australia and New Zealand Third Sector Research
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, OH. (2008, November). Risk communication and risk perception: Communicating biosafety to a Maori society. Presented at 10th International Symposium on the Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms. Wellington, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, OH. (2008). Risk communication and risk perception: Communicating biosafety to a Maori society. In 10th International Symposium on the Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms(pp. 96 - 96). : International Society for Biosafety Research
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, OH. (2008). Assimilation or organic development: Rethinking a Māori position in the field of social science. Building Critical MASS Conference - Build Maori capacity and capability within the social science. (pp. 1 - 7).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, OH. (2008, January). Shifting cultural mindsets: Developing a professional social work indentity for Whanau. Presented at 6th Annual Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities. Honolulu, HI.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, FH. (2005, November). The role of communication in sustainable biotechnology in New Zealand: Media, indigenous and public voices. Presented at Talking Biotechnology: Reflecting on science in society. Wellington, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, FH. (2005, November). Looking through a Māori lens-examining Māori dialoge on biotechnology, genetic engineering and genetic modification. Presented at Talking Biotechnology: Reflecting on science in society. Wellington, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, FH. (2005). Looking through a Māori lens-examining Māori dialogue on biotechnology, genetic engineering and genetic modification. (pp. 59). , Talking Biotechnology: Reflecting on Science in Society: Proceedings Wellington, NZ: Victoria Management School, Victoria University of Wellington
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, FH. (2005, June). Te Poi Poroiti - The circle of worklife for Maori academic women. Presented at Women's Convention. Wellington Convention Centre.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, FH. (2005, February). Exposing diversity: Uncovering common scientific values between biotechnology, Indigenous knowledge, and western knowledge. Presented at Technology Conference. University of California, Berkeley, CAL, USA.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, FH. (2004, November). Biotechnology, foreshore/seabed, Maori women leadership, marae management, unemployment 'no go areas', whanau beneficaries and the impact/issues relevant to Maori. Presented at Maori studies subjects conference. Waipapa Marae, University of Auckland, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, FH. (2002, December). Stories from the field: Developing practical research methods in Maori communities. Presented at 3rd Biennial conference of the Aotearoa New Zealand International Development Studies Network. Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, FH. (2001, April). Maori volunteers: Finding a voice for the voiceless. Presented at International Community Development Conference. Rotorua, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Te Momo, O.

Other

Te Momo, OH. (2011, September). Mahi Rangahau: Tāku Haerenga.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, OH. (2008, June). Assimilation or organic development: rethinking a Maori position in the field of social science. In Building Critical Mass. Presented at Te Herenga Waka Marae, Victoria University of Wellington.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, OH. (2007). Communicating biotechnology to Maori communities. Presented at Massey University, Auckland, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, OH. (2006). Building social services as a degree for Maori. Presented at Massey University, Auckland, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, OH. (2006, September). Biotechnology: Is genetic modification and genetic engineering good or bad for Maori?. In Matapuna Training Centre. Presented at Gisborne, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, OH. (2006). Communicating biotechnology: Reporting on research from 2003 to 2006. A report of participants view to the good and bad of GM and GE. In Matapuna Training Centre. Presented at Gisborne, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, FH. (2005). An introductory hui for Maori researchers to get to know each other. Maori research
[Other]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, FH. (2004). He pukapuka Awhina: Simple guidelines and protocols for social workers working with Maori people. (pp. 1 - 16). Massey University
[Other]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, FH. (2004, July). Community Wellbeing. : Northcote Central Project Community Seminar.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, FH. (2002, July). Maori Marine Indicators (Workshop one). : Ngati Konohi.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, FH. (2002, August). Maori Marine Indicators (Workshop two). : Ngati Konohi.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, OH.Socially and culturally sustainable biotechnology in Aotearoa / New Zealand: A report on the social, cultural, religious, and spiritual dimensions of biotechnology for Maori.. (pp. 1 - 43). Waikato University, School of Management
[Other]Authored by: Te Momo, O.
Te Momo, OH.Kiwi and Māori, culturally similar and politically different: Policies for Māori development in Election 2005,.
[Other]Authored by: Te Momo, O.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 2 0
CoSupervisor 0 1

Teaching

Papers taught over ten years:

150.114 He tirohanga o Mua

150.201 The Treaty of Waitangi

150.723 Nga Momo Whanau: Whanau Forms and Functions

150.724 Whakapiki Whanau:Whanau Interventions

179.220 Strategies for Change in Communities

179.255 Introduction to Fieldwork Practice

179.320 Community Development

179.330 Maori Development and Social Services

179.440 Management in Social Services

179.741 Social Service Management

179.783 Maori Development and Social Services

279.701 Social Policy and the Political Economy

 

 

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Eru Findlay - PhD
    Nga Hua o Nga Koti Rangatahi: The impact of Marae Justice on the health and wellbeing of Maori youth offenders and their whanau,
  • Maria Baker - PhD
    Maori, Mental Illness and Health Services - A Maori Centred Grounded Theory Study.

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