Kiri's current PhD focus is a co-designed Kaupapa Māori research study exploring South Auckland police responses to, and interactions with Māori experiencing mental distress.
We recognise that we need to be at the leading edge of our subject fields, teaching valuable research skills to our students and disseminating knowledge to all of our stakeholders. Evidence based research allows us to continually improve all aspects of what we offer by constantly gathering evidence to determine what works, ensuring continual improvement.
Our research focus is to produce quality-assured, applied research and wherever possible collaborate with enterprise and our community to create economic and social impact. We ensure that we build the academic robustness and credibility of our research, but retain our focus on applied research that benefits our stakeholders.