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Associate Professor Natasha Tassell-Matamua PhD

Associate Professor

Doctoral Supervisor
School of Psychology

My research platform encompasses two primary threads: Indigenous psychologies and exceptional human experiences.

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 85080
    Location: 2.44, Social Sciences Tower Extension, adjacent to the Psychology Building
    Campus: Manawatū

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Massey University (2010)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Indigenous psychology, with a focus on mātauranga Māori as it relates to: ethics, spirituality, well-being, and the environment

Exceptional Human Experienes, with a particualr focus on near-death experiences [NDEs]

Thematics

Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Kaupapa Maori Psychology (170108): Psychology (170100): Psychology And Cognitive Sciences (170000): Psychology not elsewhere classified (170199): Psychology of Religion (170111)

Keywords

Indigenous psychologies, with a focus on spirituality, well-being, and the environment.

Exceptional Human Experiences, with a particular focus on near-death experiences [NDEs] and End-of-Life Experiences [ELEs].

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 5 10

Current Projects

Project Title: Interpretation of anomalous experiences: Implications for wahine Maori

Date Range: 2019 - 2021

Funding Body: Health Research Council of New Zealand

Project Team:

Research Outputs

Journal

Tassell-Matamua, N. (2022). Indigenous knowledges and the nature of consciousness. Paradigm Explorer. 139, 11-14
[Journal article]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Lindsay, N., Tassell-Matamua, N., Haami, D., Ware, F., Valentine, H., & Pomare, P. (2021). Construction of a ‘Beliefs about Exceptional Experiences Scale’ (BEES): Implications of preliminary findings in Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal for the Study of Spirituality. 11(2), 145-158
[Journal article]Authored by: Lindsay, N., Tassell-Matamua, N., Valentine, H., Ware, F.
Gray, L., Rose, SB., Stanley, J., Zhang, J., Tassell-Matamua, N., Puloka, V., . . . Baker, MG. (2021). Factors influencing individual ability to follow physical distancing recommendations in Aotearoa New Zealand during the COVID-19 pandemic: a population survey. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand. 51(S1), S107-S126
[Journal article]Authored by: Becker, J., Johnston, D., Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, N., Lindsay, N., Bennett, A., & Masters-Awatere, B. (2021). Māori Cultural Identity Linked to Greater Regard for Nature: Attitudes and (Less So) Behavior. Ecopsychology. 13(1), 9-18
[Journal article]Authored by: Lindsay, N., Tassell-Matamua, N.
Lindsay, N., & Tassell-Matamua, N. (2020). Subjective sleep quality after a near-death experience. Journal of Near-Death Studies. 38(2)
[Journal article]Authored by: Lindsay, N., Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, N., & Lindsay, N. (2020). Impartiality as an Obligation in NDE Research Response to 'Near-Death Experiences: To the Edge of the Universe'. JOURNAL OF CONSCIOUSNESS STUDIES. 27(11-12), 237-243
[Journal article]Authored by: Lindsay, N., Tassell-Matamua, N.
Lindsay, N., Haami, D., Tassell-Matamua, N., Pomare, P., Valentine, H., Pahina, J., . . . Pidduck, P. (2022). The spiritual experiences of contemporary Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand: A qualitative analysis. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health. 24(1), 74-94
[Journal article]Authored by: Lindsay, N., Pahina, J., Tassell-Matamua, N., Valentine, H., Ware, F.
Gray, L., Macdonald, C., Tassell-Matamua, N., Stanley, J., Kvalsvig, A., Zhang, J., . . . Baker, MG. (2020). Wearing one for the team: Views and attitudes to face covering in New Zealand/Aotearoa during COVID-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown. Journal of Primary Health Care. 12(3), 199-206
[Journal article]Authored by: Becker, J., Johnston, D., Tassell-Matamua, N.
Lindsay, NM., & Tassell-Matamua, NA. (2020). Near-Death Experiences and Afterlife Belief: A Mixed-Method Analysis. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality.
[Journal article]Authored by: Lindsay, N., Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, NA., & Frewin, KE. (2019). Psycho-spiritual transformation after an exceptional human experience. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health. 21(4), 237-258
[Journal article]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, NA., & Lindsay, N. (2017). Undergraduate psychology students' knowledge and attitudes about near-death experiences: Does education about NDEs make a difference?. Journal of Near-Death Studies. 36(1), 27-52 Retrieved from http://iands.org/
[Journal article]Authored by: Lindsay, N., Tassell-Matamua, N.
Valentine, H., Tassell-Mataamua, N., & Flett, R. (2017). Whakairia ki runga: The many dimensions of wairua. New Zealand Journal of Psychology. 46(3), 64-71
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R., Tassell-Matamua, N., Valentine, H.
Pitama, SG., Bennett, ST., Waitoki, W., Haitana, TN., Valentine, H., Pahina, J., . . . McLachlan, A. (2017). A proposed hauora Māori clinical guide for psychologists: Using the hui process and meihana model in clinical assessment and formulation. New Zealand Journal of Psychology. 46(3), 7-19 Retrieved from http://www.psychology.org.nz/
[Journal article]Authored by: Bennett, S., Pahina, J., Rowe, L., Tassell-Matamua, N., Valentine, H.
Pitama, SG., Bennett, ST., Waitoki, W., Haitana, TN., Valentine, H., Pahina, J., . . . McLachlan, A. (2017). A proposed Hauora Māori clinical guide for psychologists: Using the Hui Process and Meihana Model in clinical assessment and formulation. New Zealand Journal of Psychology. 46(3), 7-19
[Journal article]Authored by: Bennett, S., Pahina, J., Rowe, L., Tassell-Matamua, N., Taylor, J., Valentine, H.
Tassell-Matamua, NA., & Steadman, KL. (2017). I feel more spiritual. Increased spirituality after a near-death experience. Journal for the Study of Spirituality. 7(1), 35-49
[Journal article]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, N., Lindsay, N., Bennett, S., Valentine, H., & Pahina, J. (2017). Does Learning About Near-Death Experiences Promote Psycho-Spiritual Benefits in Those Who Have Not Had a Near-Death Experience?. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health. 19(2), 95-115
[Journal article]Authored by: Bennett, S., Lindsay, N., Pahina, J., Tassell-Matamua, N., Valentine, H.
Tassell-Matamua, NA., & McCormick, BME. (2016). After-death communication: A typology of therapeutic benefits. Journal of Near-Death Studies. 34(3), 151-172 Retrieved from http://iands.org/
[Journal article]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, NA., & Lindsay, N. (2016). “I’m not afraid to die”: the loss of the fear of death after a near-death experience. Mortality. 21(1), 71-87
[Journal article]Authored by: Lindsay, N., Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, NA. (2015). Of love and light: A case report of end-of-life experiences. Journal of Near-Death Studies. 34(1), 5-26
[Journal article]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, NA., & Murray, M. (2014). Near-death experiences: Quantitative findings from an Aotearoa New Zealand sample. Journal of Near-Death Studies. 33(1), 3-29 Retrieved from http://iands.org/
[Journal article]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, NA. (2013). Phenomenology of near-death experiences: An analysis of a Māori case study. Journal of Near-Death Studies. 32(2), 107-117 Retrieved from http://www.iands.org/
[Journal article]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, NA. (2013). Near-death experiences and the psychology of death. Omega: Journal of Death and Dying. 68(3), 259-277 Retrieved from http://baywood.com/
[Journal article]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, N. (2013). Psychology and near-death experiences: Challenges to and opportunities for ongoing debates about consciousness. Journal of Consciousness Studies. 20(11-12), 150-172
[Journal article]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell, N. (2012). Ich war mal kurz weg (Near-death experiences across cultures). Kulturaustausch: Zeitschrift für internationale perspektiven. Ausgabe IV, 30-30 Retrieved from http://www.ifa.de/pub/kulturaustausch/archiv/ausgaben-2012/vom-sterben/
[Journal article]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell, NA., & Lock, AJ. (2012). Cultural considerations for professional psychology ethics: Te tirohanga ahurea hei whakatakato tika, whakapakari te aro ki te tangata: Te ahua ki Aotearoa. Ethics and Social Welfare. 6(1 (March 2012)), 56-73 Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/resw20
[Journal article]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell, N., & Lock, AJ. (2011). Cultural considerations for professional psychology ethics: Te tirohanga ahurea hei whakatakato tika, whakapakari te aro ki te tangata: Te ahua ki Aotearoa. Ethics and Social Welfare. , 1-18 Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/resw20
[Journal article]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell, N., & Flett, R. (2011). Motivation in humanitarian health workers: A self-determination theory perspective. Development in Practice. 21(7), 959-973
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R., Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell, NA., Flett, RA., & Gavala, JR. (2010). Individualism/collectivism and academic self-enhancement in New Zealand māori university students. Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology. 4(2), 138-151
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R., Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell, N. (2008). Community noticeboard [3]. Psychologist. 21(4), 347
[Journal article]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell, N., & Flett, R. (2007). Obsessive Passion as an Explanation for Burnout: An Alternative Theoretical Perspective Applied to Humanitarian Work. The Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling. 13(2), 101-114
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R., Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell, N., & Flett, R. (2005). Stages of change for fruit and vegetable intake and dietary fat modification in Maori women: Some relationships with body attitudes and eating behaviours. New Zealand Journal of Psychology. 34(1), 28-34
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R., Tassell-Matamua, N.

Book

Dixon, B., Tassell-Matamua, N., Sta Ana, O., & Reyes, MES. (2022). The Asia-Pacific climate crisis and psychology's responses. In A. Clinton, B. Dixon, & T. Morrissey (Eds.) Climate action and global psychology. (pp. 69 - 85). Wellington, New Zealand: The New Zealand Psychological Society
[Chapter]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, N. (2022). Dying to be green. The implications of near-death experiences (NDEs) for the greening of death.. In R. McManus (Ed.) The Sustainable Dead: Searching for the Intolerable. (pp. 155 - 169). Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
[Chapter]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Kennedy, B., Tassell-Matamua, N., & Stiles-Smith, B. (2021). Psychology in Aotearoa New Zealand.. In G. Rich, & N. Ramkumar (Eds.) Psychology in Oceania and the Caribbean. (pp. 115 - 132). Switzerland: Springer
[Chapter]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, N., & Lindsay, N. (2021). Tassell-Matamua, N., Lindsay, N., Moriarty, T. R., & Haami, D. (2021). Indigenous Māori notions of spirit and spirituality as enablers of resilience and flourishing in Aotearoa New Zealand.. In The Routledge International Handbook of Indigenous Resilience..
[Chapter]Authored by: Lindsay, N., Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, N., & Holden, JM. (2020). Near-death experiences: the mystical feeling of “crossing over” and its impact on faith and spirituality. In The Science of Religion, Spirituality, and Existentialism. (pp. 51 - 64).
[Chapter]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, N. (2019). Dying for acceptance: Learning about near-death experiences to facilitate growth for those with life-limiting illnesses in Aotearoa New Zealand.. In R. McManus, J. Cornwall, & S. Raudon (Eds.) Death Down Under: Twenty-first Century Dying, Death, Disposal and Memorialisation in the Antipodes. (pp. 204 - 211). Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
[Chapter]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Groot, S., Masters-Awatere, B., van Ommen, C., & Tassell-Matamua, NA. (2017). Conclusion: Towards building an equitable society. In S. Groot, C. van Ommen, B. Masters-Awatere, & N. Tassell-Matamua (Eds.) Precarity: Uncertain, insecure and unequal lives in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 254 - 257). Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N., Van Ommen, C.Edited by: Tassell-Matamua, N., Van Ommen, C.
Masters-Awatere, B., & Tassell-Matamua, NA. (2017). Native disruption: Māori and the precariat: Introduction. In Precarity: Uncertain, insecure and unequal lives in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 110 - 114). Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
van Ommen, C., Groot, S., Masters-Awatere, B., & Tassell-Matamua, N. (2017). Introduction. In S. Groot, C. van Ommen, B. Masters-Awatere, & N. Tassell-Matamua (Eds.) Precarity: Uncertain, insecure and unequal lives in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 13 - 19). Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N., Van Ommen, C.Edited by: Tassell-Matamua, N., Van Ommen, C.
Groot, S., Van Ommen, CH., Masters-Awatere, B., & Tassell-Matamua, N. (Eds.) (2017). Precarity: Uncertain, insecure, and unequal lives in Aotearoa New Zealand. Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University Press
[Edited Book]Edited by: Tassell-Matamua, N., Van Ommen, C.
Tassell, NA., Herbert, AML., Evans, IM., & Young, PTWA. (2012). Principles of indigenous ethics and psychological interventions. In MM. Leach, MJ. Stevens, G. Lindsay, A. Ferrero, & Y. Korkut (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of International Psychological Ethics. (pp. 176 - 190). United States: Oxford University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell, NA., & Murray, M. (2011). Haunted Aotearoa: Ghostly happenings close to home: NEAR-DEATH IN NEW ZEALAND. In J. Davy, & J. Gilberd (Eds.) Spooked: Exploring the paranormal in New Zealand. (pp. 57 - 61). New Zealand: Random House
[Chapter]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Murray, M., & Tassell, N. (2011). Near-death In New Zealand: Interview about NZ near death experience research. In J. Davy, & J. Gilberd (Eds.) Spooked: Exploring the paranormal in New Zealand. (pp. 57 - 61). New Zealand: Random House New Zealand
[Chapter]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.

Conference

Tassell-Matamua, N. (2022, September). Essential aspects of the relationship between psychology and Māori as we implement climate action in Aotearoa New Zealand. Presented at New Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference 2022. University of Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, N. (2022, November). Indigenous Psychologies: A necessary journey for psychology in Aotearoa. Presented at New Zealand Association of Psychology teachers annual conference. Massey University, Albany Campus.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, N. (2022, November). Are Indigenous knowledge systems key to understanding the nature of consciousness?. Presented at Beyond the Brain. United Kingdom and online.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Kennedy, B., Tassell-Matamua, N., & Stiles-Smith, B. (2021, August). Psychology in Aotearoa New Zealand. Presented at American Psychological Association 2021 Virtual Convention. Online.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.Contributed to by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, N. (2020, August). Toitū te taiao, toitū te tāngata. Seeking Indigenous solutions to our environmental woes?. Presented at New Zealand Psychological Society annual conference. Online.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, N. (2019, April). Near-death experiences and afterlife beliefs. Presented at ScienceTeller2019. Science and the afterlife. University of Otago.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, NA. (2016, June). The Language of Death: Transcultural Continuity across Time. Presented at The 7th International Conference on Language, Culture and Minds. CHangsha, China.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Steadman, K., & Tassell-Matamua, NA. (2015, September). Acceptance after NDEs: Qualitative findings from a New Zealand sample. Presented at IANDS International Association for Near-Death Studies, Inc 2015 Conference: Explore the Extraordinary: NDEs as Rites of Passage. San Antonio, Texas, United States of America.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, NA. (2015, September). The transformative nature of NDEs. Do you have to have an NDE to be changed by one?. Presented at IANDS International Association for Near-Death Studies, Inc 2015 Conference: Explore the Extraordinary: NDEs as Rites of Passage. San Antonio, Texas, United States of America.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, NA. (2015, November). Near-death experiences (NDEs): The untouched pearl of the South Pacific. Presented at Pasifika@Massey 8th Annual Research Conference: Making your research count. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, NA. (2015, January). Near-Death Experiences and consciousness. Presented at The Australian Afterlife Explorers Conference. Sydney, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, N. (2014, August). "A thorn in the side": Near-death experiences and consciousness. Presented at International Conference for Humanity's Evolution of Consciousness. Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, NA. (2014, June). Of love and light: Using reports of extraordinary phenomena to assist the bereaved. Presented at The 10th International Conference on Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society (ICGB) 2014: EAST meets WEST: Expanding Frontiers and Diversity. Hong Kong.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, NA. (2014, June). "I'm not afraid to die". The loss of death anxiety after a Near-Death Experience (NDE). Presented at The 10th International Conference on Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society (ICGB) 2014: EAST meets WEST: Expanding Frontiers and Diversity. Hong Kong.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, N. (2012). Defining death: The challenge posed by near-death experiences (NDEs). In Making Sense of Dying and Death 9th Global Conference: Programme and Abstracts(pp. Unpaginated). , Making Sense of Dying and Death 9th Global Conference: Probing the Boundaries Austria: Inter-Disciplinary Net
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell, N. (2012, November). Defining death: The challenge posed by near-death experiences (NDEs). Presented at Making Sense of Dying and Death 9th Global Conference: Probing the Boundaries. Salzburg, Austria.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell, NA. (2012). Near-Death Experiences and psychology. In Death Down Under 2012 Conference Programme and Abstracts(pp. Unpaginated). , Death Down Under 2012 Conference New Zealand: University of Otago
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, NA.NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES AND THE PSYCHOLOGY OF DEATH.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell, NA. (2012, June). Near-Death Experiences and psychology. Presented at Death Down Under 2012 Conference. Dunedin, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell, N., & Murray, M. (2012). Near death experiences: A New Zealand-based study. In Death Down Under 2012 Conference Programme, Death Down Under 2012 Conference New Zealand: University of Otago
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell, NA., & Murray, M. (2012, June). Near Death Experiences: A New Zealand-based study. Presented at Death Down Under 2012 Conference. Otago Museum, Dunedin, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell, T. (2012, April). What can near-death experiences contribute to psychology?. Presented at New Zealand Psychological Society and New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists Joint Conference: Tūtahitanga: Standing together as one. Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell, N., & Murray, M. (2010, November). Near-death experiences: A New Zealand-based study. Presented at Death Studies in Aotearoa/New Zealand - A Symposium. Hamilton, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell, NA. (2010, July). Applying self-determination theory to the development of burnout in humanitarian health workers. Presented at 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology. Melbourne, VIC.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell, NA. (2010, July). Professional practice and ethics invited symposium: Psychology, ethics and social justice. Presented at 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology. Melbourne, VIC.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell, NA. (2010, June). Incorporating indigenous content into undergraduate psychology: An Aotearoa/New Zealand perspective. Presented at Celebrating indigenous knowledges: Peoples, lands, cultures. Peterborough, ON.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell, NA. (2009). Motivation, passion, and burnout in humanitarian health workers. (pp. 58 - 58). , The New Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference 2009: Conflict ... Process ... Resolution: Pāpa ... Mahi ... Ratanga Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand Psychological Society
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell, NA. (2009, August). Motivation, passion, and burnout in humanitarian health workers. Presented at The New Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference. Palmerston North, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell, NA., & Lock, AJ. (2009, July). Te tirohanga ahurea hei whakatakato tika, whakapakari te aro ki te tangata: Te ahua ki Aotearoa. Cultural considerations for professional psychology ethics: An Aotearoa/New Zealand perspective. Presented at The 11th European Congress of Psychology. Oslo, Norway.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.

Other

Tassell-Matamua, N. (2022, September). Kei hea te wairua? Re-cognising wairua in science, as science, and more than science. In New Zealand Christians in Science.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, N., Matamua, N., Lindsay, N., Dell, K., Erueti, B., Pomare, P., . . . Te Rangi, M. (2021, July). He taonga kē te ngahere. Kaumātua perspective of te taiao.. In Te Kōkiri Kaumātua rōpū. Presented at Te Kōkiri Community Centre, Levin.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Lindsay, N., Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, N., Lindsay, N., Dell, K., Erueti, B., Pomare, P., Masters-Awatere, B., . . . Te Rangi, M. (2021, June). He taonga kē te ngahere. The forest is an extraordinary treasure. In Centre for Science in Society staff and students.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Lindsay, N., Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, N. (2021, September). 'Psyche and psychology'. Wairuatanga and Māori well-being. In AUT Postgraduate Counselling Psychology students and staff.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, N. (2021, August). Bringing the 'psyche' back to psychology. Why wairuatanga matters for Māori well-being. In Religious studies students and professionals.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, N. (2021, November). From niche to necessity. Implications of near-death experiences. In Oncology Social Work Australia New Zealand members. Presented at Online.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, NA. (2017). Do we fear death less after a ‘near-death experience’? An interview with Dr Sarb Johal.
[Other]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.Contributed to by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, N. (2017). Near-death experiences. A live interview with the AM Show.
[Other]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.Contributed to by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, NA. (2016, June). Near-death experiences. In Te Waka Rangahau Annual Research Day, Massey University, June 2016.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, NA. (2016). Could brush with death affect your sleeping pattern?.
[Other]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.Contributed to by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, N. (2016). Could brush with death affect your sleeping pattern?.
[Other]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.Contributed to by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, NA. (2016, July). Near-death experiences: What they are and their relevance to psychology. In NZ Psychological Society, Central Districts Branch.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.Edited by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, NA. (2015, September). New Zealand Māori and near-death experiences. In Greek Life Center at the University of North Texas, United States of America.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, NA. (2015, September). What do we learn from near-death experiences? Insights from a Māori case study.. In Northaven United Methodist Church, Dallas, United States of America.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, N. (2015). Near-death experiences in New Zealand. (pp. 1 - 6). Radio New Zealand
[Other]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.Contributed to by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, NA. (2015). near-death experiences: What it feels like to die. Independent Online
[Other]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, NA. (2015). Confronting death. The Doctus Project
[Other]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, N. (2014). Death isn't scary — if you've had a near-death experience. The Conversation
[Other]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, N. (2014). Near-death experiences.
[Other]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, N. (2014). Near-death experiences..
[Other]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Moir, J., Steadman, K., & Tassell-Matamua, NA. (2014). Study probes near-death experiences. The Dominion Post
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Tassell, NA. (2012). Life after death. (pp. 33 - 33). New Zealand Woman's Weekly
[Other]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell, NA., & Murray, M. (2010). Researchers dying to discuss the afterlife. (pp. A3 - A3). The Dominion Post
[Other]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell, N., & Murray, M. (2010). Life after death. Interview with the magazine North and South.. (pp. 54 - 65).
[Other]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell, N., & Murray, M. (2010, October). Near-death experiences: Introduction to a New Zealand-Based Study. An oral presentation provided to the Palmerston North Lunch Club, as a result of an invitation.. In Palmerston North Lunch Club. Presented at Cloverlea Tavern, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell, NA.Life after death. A media interview shown on TV3 60 Minutes program..
[Other]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.

Thesis

Tassell, NA. (2009). Motivation and well-being in humanitarian health workers: Relating self-determination theory to hedonic vs. eudaimonic well-being vitality and burnout. (Doctoral Thesis, Massey University, New Zealand)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Tassell-Matamua, N.

Report

Mooney, M., MacDonald, C., Becker, J., Blake, D., Gibbs, L., Johnston, D., . . . Alefaio, S.(2021). Updated psychosocial support: Evidence base in the COVID-19 context. (Report No. 2021/01). : Massey University
[Technical Report]Authored by: Becker, J., Johnston, D., Tassell-Matamua, N.

Teaching and Supervision

Teaching Statement

Indigenous psychologies

Courses Coordinated

  • 175.103 Introduction to Indigenous Psychologies
  • 175.314 Advanced Indigenous Psychologies

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Main Supervisor 6 1
Co-supervisor 6 2

Current Doctoral Supervision

Main Supervisor of:

  • Laura Fisher - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Exploring the experiences of non-Māori clinical psychologists in their work with Māori clients
  • Isi Cash - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Pacific Youth Identities and Well-being
  • Deanna Haami - Doctor of Philosophy
    Te Pū: A storytelling journey to uncover the seeds of intergenerational trauma and heal the soul wound
  • Michelle Musakwa - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    The conceptualisation and management of mental health among Black Sub-Saharan African migrants and refugees in a New Zealand context
  • Kiri MacDonald-Nepe Apatu Nepe Apatu - Doctor of Philosophy
    Exploring psychological healing and transformation at the interface between Hakomi psychology and Māori lore: A theory of transcendence.
  • Shabeena Hussain - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    An explorative study on Pasifika students’ experiences with feedback, wellbeing, coping, and protective factors at New Zealand universities

Co-supervisor of:

  • Hermione Mathews-John - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Taonga tuku iho: The kohatu effect.
  • Simone Gabriel Dwyer - Doctor of Philosophy
    Deep Nature: Indigenous Ecopsychology and Ritual Practice for Wellbeing in Creative Activism
  • Nancey Crookes - Doctor of Philosophy
    An Investigation into the Effects of Participation in Religious and Secular Practices on Purpose and Meaning in Life, and mental and physical health of older New Zealanders.
  • Rochelle Nafatali - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    “E lē Ma’i, o le Malosi!” (He’s not Sick, He’s Strong!): Pacific Parents’ Journey of Raising Autistic Children in Aotearoa
  • Irie Schimanski - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Assessing the efficacy of the 3-Step Theory and applicability of the Decompensation Framework on suicidality among queer and takatapui populations: A sequential explanatory mixed methodology.
  • Leith Pugmire - Doctor of Philosophy
    Parenting from the start: Evaluating a preventative intervention to improve attachment and health outcomes for mothers and their babies