Researcher

Robyn Kamira


PhD (candidate) Information Technology Impact on Māori and Indigenous Peoples (Auckland University – on hold).
Post Graduate Diploma – Information Management Systems – Information Technology (Waikato University 1996).
Certificate of Adult Teaching (Waiariki 1992)
Bachelor Social Sciences – Computer Science, Māori (Waikato University 1991).
Selection of IT and Māori related projects relating to strategies, research & evaluation:

Project manager, The Clearing House project, www.communityresearch.org.nz, online community research project, 2006-2008.
Privacy, authentication and security framework and policies, New Zealand Health Information Service, Accident Compensation Corporation, 2005-6.
Ethnicity data protocols workshops and review, Māori Health Directorate, Ministry of Health, 2006.
IT strategy for Te Wananga O Awanuiarangi in Whakatane, 2005.
Well Child IT project (South Auckland) leadership of information strategy workstream, information strategy, community and project facilitation, funding proposals, privacy impact assessment, policy and training plan. Development and acceptance testing of software, liaising with multiple IT vendors, community trust, and Māori health integration team 2001-2005.
Innovation awards, health informatics reviews, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006, Ministry of Health.
Report on Issues for Māori relating to the Online Authentication project, State Services Commission, 2004.
NHI health data project, design and delivery of package to train staff to improve NHI data quality, Ministry of Health, 2004.
Ethnicity data project, design and delivery of package to train staff to improve ethnicity data quality, Ministry of Health, 2004.
Data quality framework project, helping staff improve quality of data collections, Ministry of Health, 2004.
Governance/Kaitiaki for the National Immunisation Register, proposing options for kaitiaki of data including Treaty based model, 2003.
Otara Digital Opportunity project, community informatics, ICT project, 2003.
Māori Information Communication Technology Strategic plan 2001¬2002.
Māori Education Trust, IT project strategy and tender document 2002.
Project Coordination for the kidZnet Project (Hamilton, Rotorua) coordination and management of integrated child health solution. Includes community and health provider relationship development, Information technology liaison, governance-kaitiaki formulation, coordination of sub-contractors, liaison with other sites, strategic planning 1999-2000.
Te Hiringa i te Mahara Evaluation (National project), accountable to project manager Dr. Linda Smith: International Research Institute for Māori and Indigenous Education. Process and outcome evaluation of Information & Communication Technology programme for Māori secondary school teachers, 2000.
Information and Privacy Policy Framework for the Hepatitis B Screening and Surveillance Programme Steering committee, regarding release of aggregated data from a data warehouse that meets legislation, ethical and cultural requirements 2000.
The kidZnet Project (Hamilton, Rotorua), identify cultural and ethical issues for proposed information system 1999. Reports “The kidZnet Project – Guiding Cultural & Ethical Issues for Iwi” 1999, “An Ethical Framework for Cultural Issues: Discussion Document for kidZnet” 1998.
Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust (Auckland), research strategy and organisational policy development for research 1999. Research Strategy, “Looking Out Of The Window” 1999.
Numerous voluntary assistance to community groups on ad hoc basis on technology, research and strategic planning.

Qualifications
Certificate or Diploma, Bachelor Degree, PhD or Doctorate, Post-Graduate Diploma, All Researchers
Professional Memberships
National Health IT Board – currentHealth Information Standards Organisation – currentNational Kaitiaki Group (legislated cervical screening governance for Māori women) (Appointed by Minister of Health), 2003-2006.Founding member of Te Waka Wahine Wa-Hangarau: Society of Professional Maori Women in Information Technology, 2000-now dissolved.Secretariat Community Informatics Research Network (International), 2003-now dissolved.Secretariat Global Community Networks Partnership (International), 2000-2007, now dissolved.
Area of Expertise
Māori, Education & Training, ICT Information & Communication Technology
Location/s
Auckland
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