Lynne Russell (Pere)
RCpN, MA(Appl)SocScRes, PGDipPubHlth Otago, PhD Massey
Lynne Russell (Pere) joined the Centre in December 2005. She is a Registered Nurse with a health background in service delivery, policy, teaching, and research.
Lynne completed her PhD in Māori Studies, Massey University in 2006. Her doctorate research examined the relationship between cultural identity and wellbeing, in order to answer the research question: “Does a secure cultural identity lead to improved wellbeing for Tāngata Whai Ora?”
Lynne is currently a Māori Health Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Her postdoctoral research investigates the influence of culture on the meaning that Indigenous peoples from Aotearoa, Australia and Canada, who have experience of mental illness, impart to their illness.
In her spare time, Lynne is a Mum of four, step-Mum, mother-in-law, and Taua (grandmother) to Mahaaki!