Meet the Team

The Wāhi Kōrero research team consists of researchers, representatives, and advisors from the health and disability sector.

The Team

Mary Breheny
Associate Professor Mary Breheny
Mary is an Associate Professor in Health Psychology in the School of Health, Victoria University of Wellington. Her research focuses on understanding how social and economic inequalities influence health across the life course. She is interested in the ways that inequalities throughout the lifespan accumulate in later life and prevent older people from ageing well.
Chrissy Severinsen
Dr Chrissy Severinsen
Chrissy is a Senior Lecturer in Public Health in the School of Health Sciences, Massey University. She holds particular expertise in health promotion and community health. Her research maintains a critical public health lens to identify challenges, risks and determinants of health for communities to inform action.
Felicity Ware
Dr Felicity Ware
Felicity is a Ngāpuhi mother to three tamariki. She coordinates Toi Hauora providing teaching, research and supervision in Māori health and wellbeing, at Te Pūtahi a Toi School of Maori Knowledge at Massey University. Felicity has a particular interest in how health and wellbeing is supported in whānau during pregnancy, birth and parenting.

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