Maria Te Huia

Maria Te Huia

Senior ​Academic Staff Member

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+64 7 834 8800 extension 8753


  • Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Health Care, University of Otago
  • Master of Health Science, University of Otago
  • Certificate of Adult Teaching, Wintec, 2011
  • Certificate in Classical Homeopathy, Bay of Plenty College of Homeopathy, 2000
  • Diploma in Reflexology, Hanne Marquart Institute of Reflexology, Germany, 1999
  • Diploma in Anthroposophical Nursing, Paracelsus Klinik, Germany, 1999
  • Diploma in Nursing, Kreiskrankenhaus Muenchberg, Germany, 1987
  • Registered nurse

Industry experience, affiliations and achievements

  • 15 years of clinical experience, in:
    • Intensive care
    • Medical-surgical nursing
    • Occupational health nursing
    • Rehabilitation and elder care in New Zealand, Switzerland and Germany
  • Part-time practice as an anthroposophical nurse, including educational workshops and 5 years of experience in collaboratively running a Wellness Retreat for women suffering from depression, stress and trauma in the Waikato
  • One year in nursing education, tutoring and module teaching
  • Member of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO)
  • Member of the Anthroposophical Nurses Association New Zealand (ANANZ)
  • Member of the ANANZ Education Committee
  • Professional Member of the Reflexology New Zealand Inc

Areas of expertise and research

  • Community health and women’s health
  • Long term, chronic conditions
  • Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)
  • Integrated approaches to health
  • Culture and health

Research activity

  • ‘The use of video communication for clinical nurse education and older adult nursing’, evaluation for the Waikato District Health Board.
  • PitStop health checks with Dairy NZ, primary health experiences for 3rd year nursing students.
  • ‘What is the NOW for Anthroposophical Nursing?’ Key note for the Anthroposophical Nursing Conference, Auckland, 2016.
  • ‘Expanding extended nursing practice through a cosmopolitan lens’. Presented at Cosmopolitan Anthropologies, Queenstown, 2014.




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