Dr Matire Harwood
A keen waka ama paddler and sideline basketball Mum, Matire’s background is in primary health care and rangahau hauora Māori. She is the Director for Tōmaiora, Māori Health Research, and Senior Lecturer at the Auckland Medical School; editor for the Māori Health Research Review; Gp at Papakura Marae, and GP Champion for Primary Care Health Targets at Counties Manukau DHB. Dr Harwood sits on the Board and Māori Health Committee at the Health Research Council, and the Māori Advisory Committee for Auckland / Waitemata DHB.
Other recent roles include Clinical Director at Tamaki Healthcare PHO; Deputy Chair for Te ORA (Māori Medical Practitioners Association); previous member of the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation, and Health and Disability Ethics Committees.