Jan Liddell is an Academic Staff Member from the Centre for Health and Social Practice. Her research work over the last few years has been working with former staff member Hine TeApatu on the Kaiawhina Project.
This project is a historical and socio-political study of the meaning of kaiawhina and their role (a helper/support role). It uses oral histories retold by Māori elders, as well as archival records, to explore the meaning and responsibilities of such a role. Jan and Hine recently received $5000 funding from the NZ Nurses Education and Research Foundation and the NZ Nurses Organisation for this project.