Heather Came

Dr Heather Came is a seventh generation Pākehā New Zealander and an activist scholar at large. Her background is in public health and social justice activism. Her research focuses on critical policy analysis, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, anti-racism and institutional racism in the health sector.
Came is a founding member and co-chair of STIR: Stop Institutional Racism has prepared expert evidence for Waitangi Tribunal, and to United Nations human rights committees. In 2020 she founded Te Tiriti based futures + Anti racism (Decol) series of virtual anti-racism gatherings. She was a joint winner of 2021 Kāhui Hauora Tūmatanui Public Health Champion Award and in 2022 Heather was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to Māori, education and health. She also leads a racial justice consultancy – Heather Came & Associates.
In 2023 she was appointed an Adjunct Professor at Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington, previously she worked at Auckland University of Technology in the Department of Public Health. 

Bachelor Degree, Masters Degree, PhD or Doctorate
Area of Expertise
Critical Tiriti Analysis

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