Allanah Ashwell

Allanah Ashwell

Pūkenga Reo
Centre for Health and Social Practice


+64 7 834 8800 extension 3755


Physical Address:

D Block, Level 2, City Campus, Tristram St, Hamilton 3240


  • Bachelor of Social Science (Honours).
  • Diploma of Arts (Te Tohu Paetahi).
  • Diploma of Teaching (Secondary School).

Industry Experience, Affiliations and Achievements

Involvement with Wintec Employment Partnership Groups for:

  • Hauora Māori Workforce
  • Social Work
  • Midwifery
  • Undergraduate Nursing
  • Postgraduate and Graduate Nursing

Areas of Expertise and Research

  • Māori education.
  • Māori health.
  • Indigenous epistemologies.

Research Activity

‘Te Kaahu Atawhai: A holistic approach to advancing educational outcomes for Māori student nurses in a mainstream setting’. Research lead.

‘Evaluation of the whanau carers training programme delivered by LIFE Unlimited’. Unpublished report for LIFE Unlimited. Māori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato: Hamilton, 2004.

‘Māori in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences: An analysis of the Faculty of Arts and Social Science data records from 1997-2002’. Unpublished report, Hamilton, 2003, with Nikora, L. W., & Levy, M. P.