Ko wai au - who am I?
Tēnā koe,

Te Kohurau te maunga, Arai te Uru te tai, Arai te Uru te waka, Poutaiki te pa nehera, Oraumoa te awa, Moeraki te kainga, Uenuku te marae, Kai Tahu me Kahungunu ngā iwi,

Ko Zoë Tipa ahau.

I am a registered nurse with a background in primary healthcare, gerontology, Māori health, well-child / tamariki ora nursing and nursing education. Underpinning my work in these fields has been a particular interest in the ‘art’ of caring. I am currently a PhD student at AUT.

My focus has been on exploring therapeutic communication techniques - including relationship building, understanding worldviews and facilitating change, as well as identifying ways to obtain genuine feedback from the perspectives of people receiving services. 

This interest has led me to explore cultural safety and how it relates to the concept of cultural responsiveness, particularly within the context of mainstream health service design and delivery. I am committed to conducting research that identifies ways to reduce health inequities and promotes the use of outcome measures that make a difference for Māori whānau, hapu and Iwi.

This website is designed to provide a place for me to connect with people who are interested in exploring and contributing to further research and discussions in the field of cultural responsiveness. It is a place for potential participants to gain information about the research I am completing and a central place for me to present my findings. 

Thanks for visiting - ngā mihi nui, 

Zoë