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Prof Timothy McCreanor

Professor

SHORE Centre

Research Expertise

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 5
Team Member 0 4

Completed Projects

Project Title: Affective practice, identity and wellbeing in Aotearoa

`Race┬┐, culture, and nationhood are continually reproduced in both daily activities and key events, through embodied social meanings and practices. Our research project explores little-studied acts of commemoration/celebration that express nation and community. Waitangi Day, Anzac Day, Matariki, Chinese and Gregorian New Year build and divide, acknowledge and deny, include and exclude and are focal points where we represent ourselves to each other and the world. They are rich in meaning, wairua and emotion for all citizens, whether participating directly or not and have major implications for identity, wellbeing and social cohesion. Our research will focus on the affective politics evoked as people relate, engage and grapple with cultural observances and often charged acts of remembrance in Aotearoa/New Zealand. We will produce new conceptual knowledge around wairua and emotion as neglected dimensions of relationships between Maori and non-Maori.
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Date Range: 2013 - 2017

Funding Body: Marsden Fund - Full

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Project Title: Media, health and wellbeing in Aotearoa

This three year Whariki project examines the pathways by which the current representations of Maori & Maori issues in the print media, radio and tv are established and maintained.
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Date Range: 2007 - 2011

Funding Body: Health Research Council of New Zealand

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Project Title: Conferred privilege and structural advantage - the health implications

Date Range: 2007 - 2011

Funding Body: Health Research Council of New Zealand

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Research Outputs

Journal

Moewaka Barnes, H., Borell, B., & McCreanor, T. (2014). Theorising the structural dynamics of ethnic privilege in Aotearoa: Unpacking this breeze at my back. International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies. 7(1), 1-14 Retrieved from http://www.isrn.qut.edu.au/publications/internationaljournal/volume7_number1_14.jsp
[Journal article]Authored by: Borell, B., McCreanor, T., Moewaka Barnes, H.
Nairn, R., Moewaka Barnes, A., Borell, B., Rankine, J., Gregory, A., & McCreanor, T. (2012). Maori news is bad news: That’s certainly so on television. MAI Journal. 1(1), 38-49 Retrieved from http://www.journal.mai.ac.nz/journal/mai-journal-2012-volume-1-issue-1
[Journal article]Authored by: Borell, B., McCreanor, T., Moewaka Barnes, A.

Other

Borell, BA., & McCreanor, TN. (2017, September). Structural Analysis Privilege. In School of Population Health, University of Auckland.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: McCreanor, T.
Borell, BA., & McCreanor, TN. (2015, September). Structural Analysis Privilege. In Maori Health 701, School of Population Health, University of Auckland. Presented at School of Population Health, University of Auckland.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Borell, B., McCreanor, T.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 1 1
CoSupervisor 10 4

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Alex McConville - PhD
    Affective Practice, Identity, and Well Being in Aotearoa.

CoSupervisor of:

  • Ken Taiapa - PhD
    Community Action and Environmental Restoration
  • Ross Hebden - PhD
    Youth and Young Adults: Development in Mobile Technologies, Alcohol Marketing and Drinking Cultures
  • Jodi Porter - PhD
    Ngai Tai Vitality: Validating iwi-specific measures and strengthening iwi outcomes
  • Te Raina Gunn - PhD
    Wairua and identity in national commemoration days
  • Teah Carlson - PhD
    Kaupapa Maori Evaluation: Redefining Health Literacy
  • Sarah Herbert - PhD
    Alcohol Use and Older Maori in Aotearoa
  • Lina-Jodi Samu - PhD
    Digital Navigators: How Pasifika young adults in Aotearoa New Zealand are using Facebook
  • Belinda Borell - PhD
    The Nature of the Gaze: A conceptual discussion of societal privilege from an indigenous perspective

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2010 - Shane Christopher Edwards - PhD
    Titiro whakamuri kia marama ai te wao nei: Whakapapa epistemologies and Maniapoto maori cultural identities

CoSupervisor of:

  • 2014 - Acushla Deanne O'Carroll - PhD
    Kanoi ki te kanohi - a thing of the past? An examination of Maori use of social networking sites and the implication for Maori culture and society
  • 2011 - Ninya Bernadette Maubach - PhD
    The effects of front-of-pack nutrition information and product claims on consumers' product evaluations and choice behaviour
  • 2011 - Fuafiva Faalau - PhD
    Organisation and Dynamics of Family Relations and implications for the Wellbeing of Samoan Youth in Aotearoa, New Zealand
  • 2008 - Thaksaphon Thamarangsi - PhD
    Alcohol Policy Process in Thailand

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