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Dr Penny Haora

Higher Degree by Research
Dr Penny Haora

A health/maternity services and public health researcher and midwife, Penny is the BOOSt project research manager embedded at Waminda South Coast Women’s Health and Welfare Aboriginal Corporation (Yuin Nation). 

Her work has centered around maternal, early years, and primary care research and evaluation in diverse contexts, including the Asia/Pacific region and the UK.  Penny is a Ngati Pukenga woman from Aotearoa/NZ who is committed to decolonising birthing for Indigenous women and communities (and First Nations healthcare workers), and revaluing Indigenous knowledges.  

Other interests include reducing health inequities, cultural safety, cultural legitimacy and governance, organisational cultures.

Research interests:

  • midwifery (maternal and infant health), including Indigenous midwifery care
  • maternity and healthcare systems
  • Aboriginal health
  • realist synthesis and evaluation

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