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Dr Bevan Erueti PhD, MEd(Hons), MEd, BEd

Senior Lecturer - Health Promotion/Associate Dean - Maori

School of Health Sciences

Dr Bevan Erueti is currently the Asociate Dean Māori for the College of Health and a senior lecturer in the School of Health Sciences.  He teaches in courses and degree programmes to prioritise Māori perspectives and approaches to health, health promotion, sport, physical activity and nutrition.  His academic position also contains a major responsibility to develop, build and grow the School of Health Science's Māori knowledge capacity in teaching, learning and research.  His Associate Dean role contains a major responsibility to assist, guide and encourage Massey University’s Te Tiriti led strategy in collaboration with the Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor Māori, Prof. Meihana Durie previously operated by Dist. Prof. Graham Hingangaroa Smith.  The role involves not only mobilizing Te Tiriti o Waitangi-led initiatives, but to develop Māori cultural safety and change among academic staff, promote the universities Māori academic and research agenda and most pertinently to improve Māori student support structures from entry to completion.  His research is grounded in Kaupapa Māori methodologies, complimented by international perspectives of Indigenous theory to augment narrative approaches, specifically pūrākau to explore the lived realties and experiences of Māori (and non-Māori) in the areas of human and environmental health sociology, sport, exercise, physical activity and nutrition, interweaved with the importance of place identity, geographical connection and belonging,  

Dr. Bevan Erueti is a qualified secondary school teacher and has held various academic positions at Massey University and Victoria University in both teacher education and sport, exercise and nutrition.  He is currently a senior lecturer in the School of Health Sciences and Associate Dean Māori in the College of Health, operating in collaboration with the Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor Māori, Professor Meihana Durie.  His research foci involves centring Kaupapa Māori research methodologies specifically pūrākau (Māori realities and narratives) to advance the areas of human and environmental health sociology, sport, physical activity and education, 

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: External - 64 6 951 6087 OR Internal - ext. 83087
    Location: SST 7.xx, Social Sciences Tower (SST) Level 7
    Campus: Turitea

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Massey University (2015)
  • Master of Education (Honours) - Massey University (2005)
  • Master of Education - Massey University (2005)
  • Bachelor of Education - Massey University (1997)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

  • Mātauranga Māori/Indigenous knowledge;
  • Human and environmental health sociology;
  • Place identity, geographical connection and belonging;
  • Sport, physical education and physical activity.

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being, Future Food Systems

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Aged Health Care (111702):
Curriculum and Pedagogy (130200): Education (130000):
Environmental Sociology (160802):
Health Promotion (111712): Maori Health (111713): Medical And Health Sciences (110000):
Physical Education and Development Curriculum and Pedagogy (130210):
Public Health and Health Services (111700):
Sociology (160800): Sociology not elsewhere classified (160899): Studies In Human Society (160000)

Keywords

  • Mātauranga Māori/Indigenous knowledge;
  • Human and environmental health sociology;
  • Place identity, geographical connection and belonging;
  • Sport, physical education and physical activity.

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 1

Current Projects

Project Title: Ageing Well National Science Challenge

Date Range: 2019 - 2023

Funding Body: University of Waikato

Project Team:

Research Outputs

Journal

Bourke, R., Loveridge, J., O Neill, J., Erueti, B., & Jamieson, A. (2017). A sociocultural analysis of the ethics of involving children in educational research. International Journal of Inclusive Education. 21(3), 259-271
[Journal article]Authored by: Bourke, R., Erueti, B., O'Neill, J.
Erueti, BB. (2014). Mātauranga Māori at the Olympic and commonwealth games. MAI Journal. 3(1) Retrieved from http://www.journal.mai.ac.nz/
[Journal article]Authored by: Erueti, B.
Erueti, B., & Palmer, FR. (2014). Te Whariki Tuakiri (the identity mat): Maori elite athletes and the expression of ethno-cultural identity in global sport. Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics. 17(8), 1061-1075
[Journal article]Authored by: Erueti, B., Palmer, F.
Erueti, B., & Palmer, FR. (2014). Te Whariki Tuakiri (the identity mat): Māori elite athletes and the expression of ethno-cultural identity in global sport. Sport in Society. 17(8), 1061-1075
[Journal article]Authored by: Erueti, B., Palmer, F.

Book

Erueti, BB. (2017). The implementation of indigenous knowledge and cultural practices within elite-level sport. In A. Bairner, J. Kelly, & JW. Lee (Eds.) Routledge Handbook of Sport and Politics. (pp. 346 - 358). Oxon and New York: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group
[Chapter]Authored by: Erueti, B.
Erueti, BB., & Palmer, FR. (2015). Te Whariki Tuakiri (the identity mat): Māori elite athletes and the expression of ethno-cultural identity in global sport. In K. Liston, & P. Dolan (Eds.) Sport, race and ethnicity: The scope of belonging?. : Routledge
[Chapter]Authored by: Erueti, B., Palmer, F.
Hapeta, JW., & Erueti, B. (2011). Ko Hauora raua ko Te Ao Kori: He Whanau kotahi Holistic well-being and the world of Maori movement: One Family. In S. Brown (Ed.) Issues and Controversies in Physical Education: Policy, Power and Pedagogy. Auckland: Pearson
[Chapter]Authored by: Erueti, B., Hapeta, J.
Erueti, BB., & Hapeta, J. (2011). Back to the future: Traditional Māori knowledge for a way forward in mainstream health and physical education.. In S. Brown (Ed.) Issues and Controversies in Physical Education: Policy, Power and Pedagogy. (pp. 139 - 149). Auckland, NZ: Pearson
[Chapter]Authored by: Erueti, B.
Erueti, BB., & Hapeta, J. (2011). Ko hauora raua ko te ao kori: He whānau kotahi. Holistic well being and the world of Māori movement: One family.. In S. Brown (Ed.) Issues and Controversies in Physical Education: Policy, Power and Pedagogy. (pp. 125 - 136). Auckland, NZ: Pearson
[Chapter]Authored by: Erueti, B.

Thesis

Erueti, BB. (2015). Ngā Kaipara Māori: Ngā pūmahara o te tuakiri Māori me te ao hākinakina / Māori Athletes: Perceptions of Māori identity and elite sport participation.. (Doctoral Thesis, Massey University)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Erueti, B.Edited by: Palmer, F.

Conference

Kearney, A., Mentis, M., Carvalho, L., Hartnett, M., & Erueti, B. (2018). ThreadED: A networked learning initiative.. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Networked Learning. (pp. 318 - 321). : 11th International Conference on Networked Learning
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: De Carvalho, L., Erueti, B., Hartnett, M., Kearney, A., Mentis, M.
Jillings, EK., Erueti, BB., Weston, JF., Dwyer, C., Burchell, RK., Kachurowski, A., . . . Riley, CB. (2018). Welcome to the whanau: engaging underrepresented ethnicites in veterinary education. Australasian Veterinary Educators Symposium 2018. Adelaide: Vet Ed Down Under Australasian Veterinary Educators Symposium
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Erueti, B., Jillings, E., Riley, C., Weston, J.
Erueti, BB. (2016, June). The Indigenous elite athlete and coach interface: Cultural (in)competence in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Presented at International Sport and Sociology Association (ISSA), 51st World Congress of Sociology of Sport: Sport, Global Development and Social Change. The Hungarian Academy of Science, Budapest, Hungary.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Erueti, B.
Bourke, R., O Neill, J., & Loveridge, J.(2018). Children’s conceptions of informal and everyday learning. Paper presented at the meeting of Oxford Review of Education
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Bourke, R., Erueti, B., O'Neill, J.
Erueti, BB. (2015, June). Indigenous knowledge in elite level sport: 21st Century examples from Aotearoa/New Zealand. Presented at World Congress of Sociology of Sport Conference, The International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA). Paris, France.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Erueti, B.
Erueti, BB. (2013, June). The globalisation of indigenous knowledge in mega sporting events: Negotiating the boundaries of Māori/indigenous and New Zealand/national identity at the Olympic and Commonwealth Games.. Presented at World Congress of Sociology of Sport Conference, The International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA).. Vancouver, Canada..
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Erueti, B.
Erueti, BB. (2012, June). Maori elite athletes in New Zealand: The (in) visibility of ethnocultural identity in elite sport through narratives, negotiation and national identity. Presented at 4th International Conference in Sport, Race and Ethnicity (SRE). Belfast, Ireland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Erueti, B.
Erueti, BB. (2011, January). Children, superheroes and sport: What the ????. Presented at Inspired Impact Teacher’s Conference: Developing the Whole Child. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Erueti, B.
Erueti, BB. (2011, January). Why should we bother learning about Māori things? “Ma rātou, ma mātou, ma koutou, ma tātou. For them, for us, for you, for everyone.”. Presented at Inspired Impact Teacher’s Conference: Developing the Whole Child. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Erueti, B.
Erueti, BB. (2011, January). Ko Hauora raua ko Te Ao Kori: He Whanau Kotahi Holistic well-being and the world of Māori movement: One family.. Presented at Inspired Impact Teacher’s Conference: Developing the Whole Child. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Erueti, B.

Other

Erueti, BB. (2011). “A game of two halves, a quarter, an eighth, a sixteenth, a thirty-second, a sixty-fourth...”: Exploring cultural identity through the narratives of elite Maori athletes. Post Graduate Seminar Series, June 08 2011. Te Tumu: School of Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies, Otago University..
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Erueti, B.
Erueti, BB. (2009). Cultural Identity, Well-being and Elite Māori Athletes.PhD Confirmation seminar, June 24 2009. Te Tumu: School of Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies, Otago University..
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Erueti, B.

Consultancy and Languages

Languages

  • Te Reo Maori
    Spoken ability: Average
    Written ability: Average
  • English
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent

Teaching and Supervision

Teaching Statement

Course Coordinator

  • 234.140 Introduction to Physical Education
  • 234.346 Promoting Hauora Through Te Ao Kori
  • 234.347 Current Issues in Physical Education
  • 234.745 Advanced Application of Maori Perspectives of Health and Physical Education

Courses Coordinated

  • 231.308 Health Promotion Advocacy
  • 234.140 Introduction to Physical Education
  • 234.141 Introduction to Human Movement and Hauora

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 3 1

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Tamzyn Paewai-Te Riaki - Doctor of Philosophy
    A Gamification Framework for education to engage Māori boys in their learning spaces
  • Melanie Grey - Doctor of Philosophy
    The Use Of Te Whare Tapa Wha Within New Zealand Counselling Contexts
  • Timu Niwa - Doctor of Education
    Ma Wai Ke?: An Exploratory Mixed-Methods Study on Teacher Enactment of the Ka Hikitia Policy

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2020 - Jennifer Roberts - Doctor of Education
    An investigation into the preparedness for and experiences in working with Māori nursing students among New Zealand tertiary institutes, schools and nurse educators

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