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Miriam Ketu-McKenzie

Doctor of Philosophy, (Psychology)
Study Completed: 2019
College of Humanities & Social Sciences


Thesis Title
The effects of a Mindfulness intervention on the cortisol levels of Maori women exposed to chronic stress and/or trauma

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Chronic health conditions are prevalent among Māori women in New Zealand. Mrs Ketu-McKenzie's research explored links between childhood stress and chronic health issues among Māori women. Her results showed that stress accelerates the pathway to chronic disease, and that mindfulness therapy can improve health outcomes for Māori women.

Dr Michael Philipp
Dr Stephen Hill
Dr Wendy Holley-Boen