About Tia


Kia Ora koutou,

Nō te mokopuna o Ngā Puhi, Te Whānau Ā Apanui, Ngāti Porou me Ngāti Kahungunu. Nau mai, haere mai ki te Kura Mātai Hinengaro.
My ancestry hails from Northland, East Cape, East Coast and the Hawkes Bay of the North Island of Aotearoa, New Zealand. My name is Tia Neha.

Welcome to the Whānau Lab and thank you for taking the time to read up on our whānau group activity. I am the team leader and primary investigator of the Whānau Lab, and a Fellow in the Centre for Applied Cross-Cultural Research (CACR) in the School of Psychology.  My role in our school is a Senior Lecturer in  Māori and Indigenous Psychology.

Psychology is a life science based on knowing and being.  Psychology in Aotearoa offers world class learning in socio-cultural, human development, forensic, brain and behaviour. My research programme offers learning  opportunities in these areas where  strengths based work centrally showcases work that is meaningful to whānau Māori and the community.

Check out our website https://tewhanaulab.com/ or click on the image for my VUW staff profile.