Rawiri McKree Jansen

Formerly a teacher of Māori language. I completed my medical undergraduate studies in 2000 – this was my second attempt at Medical School having interrupted my earlier studies to be an activist and protestor (Maori land, Maori language, Nuclear Free Independent Pacific and 1981 Springbok Tour).

For many years I provided clinical teaching, Te Reo and Tikanga Māori programmes for Māori health professionals throughout the country. I self-published a Māori medical phrase book in 2006. I have been Chairman of Te Ataarangi Trust (a national Maori language organisation), and Chairperson of Te Ohu Rata o Aotearoa (Maori Medical Practitioners Association).

My main focus now is providing clinical leadership towards Maori health equity as a General Practitioner and Chief Medical Officer for Te Aka Whai Ora. Well by the t. I am a named claimant in Wai2499 (Te Ohu Rata o Aotearoa) in the Waitangi Tribunal Maori Health Services and Outcomes Kaupapa Inquiry."