Dr Heather Came

3 October 2019, 1.30pm

Oral health equity and racism

 

Heather is a seventh generation Pākehā New Zealander who grew up on Ngātiwai land. She has worked for 25 years in health promotion and public health and has a long involvement in social justice activism. She is an activist scholar and her doctorate was on institutional racism within the public health sector. Heather has worked as a grassroots practitioner, in a national workforce development role, in public health management, strategic planning and in Māori health. Heather's teaching areas include: Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and Māori health practice.  Her primary research interests relate to the application of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, anti-racism praxis, institutional racism and critical public health.