Dianne Wepa

Associate Professor

Registered to supervise postgraduate research

PhD projects

Digital technologies with Indigenous Communities

20032024

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Associate Professor Dr Dianne Wepa is the Head of Discipline, Social Work at Charles Darwin University, Australia and an Indigenous Māori 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 and holds several senior academic positions with the University of South Australia, University of Bradford, UK and Auckland University of Technology, NZ. Dianne's research in 2024 includes: Aboriginal mens’ use of emergency departments in the Northern Territory, digital technology to address rural and remoteness during disasters and, Māori patients’ experiences of hand therapy services. Dianne has served on the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Education, Culture and Society (IJECS) and is the Lead Editor for International Perspectives on Health Equity Journal with Emerald Publishing. She is supervising PhD and Master’s degree students in Australia, UK and New Zealand and will be publishing her 3rd edition of Cultural Safety in Aotearoa New Zealand in September 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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