Dianne Wepa

Associate Professor

Registered to supervise postgraduate research

PhD projects

Digital technologies with Indigenous Communities


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Associate Professor Dr Dianne Wepa is the Head of Discipline, Social Work at CDU and an Indigenous Maori woman from New Zealand. Dianne’s Phd focused on how Māori engaged with healthcare services. She has published journal articles, textbooks and provided Keynote presentations on Cultural Safety, Suicide Prevention and Clinical Supervision. Dianne is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with AASW and holds several adjunct positions with the University of South Australia; University of Bradford, UK and Auckland University of Technology, NZ. Dianne's research in 2023 includes: the impact of digital technology on suicide prevention; fathers' use of Kangaroo Care with new-born babies; Aboriginal peoples’ mental health discourse; digital incident reporting in Sweden; evaluating health services users’ satisfaction for Kurdish Immigrants; demystifyng case management in New Zealand; Health professionals' perspectives of legal cannabis users; Australian midwifery students’ resilience and Māori in a Post COVID-19 world. Dianne serves on the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Education, Culture and Society (IJECS). She is supervising 10 higher degree students in Australia, UK and New Zealand and will be publishing her 3rd edition of Cultural Safety in Aotearoa New Zealand in early 2024

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Struggling to be involved: A grounded theory for Maori engagement in healthcare, Auckland University of Technology

Award Date: 16 Nov 2016

Master, Master of Philosophy, Massey University, Palmerston North

Award Date: 7 Feb 2001

Bachelor, Bachelor of Social Work, Massey University, Palmerston North

Award Date: 6 Feb 1991

External positions

Honorary researcher, University of Bradford

5 May 2023 → …

Adjunct academic, University of South Australia

10 Oct 2021 → …

Associate Professor, Auckland University of Technology

2 Feb 2018 → …


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