Jade Tamatea


Senior Lecturer, Te Kupenga Hauora Māori, University of Auckland
Endocrinologist, Waikato District Health BoardBased in the Waikato region of Aotearoa/New Zealand where she was raised, Jade completed her Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2014 and her PhD in 2019. She works both as a clinical endocrinologist (Waikato District Health Board) and senior lecturer Māori health (Te Kupenga Hauora Māori & Department of Medicine, University of Auckland). Jade’s passion is Māori health and sees critique of health care systems and processes as vital. With a PhD looking at the impact thyrotoxicosis on Māori, she was recently awarded an HRC emerging researcher grant to continue this.Recently she has chaired the Hospital Care Subgroup of Te Rōpū Whakakaupapa Urutā (National Māori Pandemic Group), a collective of Māori medical, health and policy experts, demanding a COVID response that centers equity in all decision-making.

She thrives and remains grounded in the importance of this work with the support of her wider whānau, her supportive husband and their two beautiful tamariki.
Presentation: Indigenous health equity – it’s everyone’s business

For generations health outcomes for indigenous populations in Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia have been inequitable. Understanding why these inequities occur helps us to develop strategies to improve and ultimately eliminate these inequities. But to do so needs a change in the systems design and delivery of health. In this session, we will review what each of us can do, in our own practice to improve the health outcomes for indigenous patients.