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Associate Professor Sonja Macfarlane PhD

Associate Professor

Doctoral Supervisor
Institute of Education

Sonja Macfarlane (Ngāi Tahu; Ngāti Waewae) is an Associate Professor in the Institute of Education. The focus of her research and writing is on culturally responsive evidence-based approaches in education, health, psychology, and counselling. Her work has been widely published in leading research journals, both nationally and internationally, and she has been the recipient of several national awards in recognition of her contributions to Māori research over many years.  In 2019, Sonja was made a Fellow of the New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsS) for her contributions to the discipline, and is also an advisory member on several ministerial-funded projects.

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: +64274579960
    Campus: Albany

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Massey University (2012)

Certifications and Registrations

  • Licence, Supervisor, Massey University

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Māor

iEducation

Psychology

Culturally responsive

Evidence based practice

Inclusion

Equity

Diversity

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Education (130000): Maori Education (excl. Early Childhood and Primary Education) (130310): Specialist Studies in Education (130300)

Keywords

Māor

iEducation

Psychology

Culturally responsive

Evidence based practice

Inclusion

Equity

Diversity

Research Outputs

Journal

de Jesus Dionisio, MR., Macfarlane, AH., Walker, DP., Macfarlane, SL., Derby, M., Caldwell, R., . . . Waru, R. (2021). Ngā Mātāpono e Rua: Stories of co-creation for bicultural spatial governance in Aotearoa New Zealand. New Zealand Geographer. 77(2), 76-89
[Journal article]Authored by: Macfarlane, S.
Scarf, D., Waitoki, W., Chan, J., Britt, E., Nikora, LW., Neha, T., . . . Abbott, M. (2019). Holding a mirror to society? Sociodemographic diversity within clinical psychology training programmes across aotearoa. New Zealand Medical Journal. 132(1495), 79-81
[Journal article]Authored by: Macfarlane, S.

Consultancy and Languages

Languages

  • Māori
    Last used: Today
    Spoken ability: Average
    Written ability: Needs work

Teaching and Supervision

Courses Coordinated

  • 249.758 Theory and Practice of Te Kaupapa o Te Kōhanga Reo

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 2 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Kayleen Clark-Howard - Doctor of Philosophy
    Reframing Human Development with the aim of enabling students, teachers and educators to bridge the gap between university-based learning and real-world application: A social justice approach in line with the United Nations 2030 fourth sustainable developmental goal which aims to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education for all.
  • Julie Houghton - Doctor of Philosophy
    Social and emotional development of tamariki in the context of early childhood in Aotearoa New Zealand