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Emerald Muriwai McPhee, BA(Hons), MSc.

Emerald (Ngati Ira, Ngai Tamahaua, Whakatohea) is a researcher at Te Ropu Whariki. Emerald has a background in indigenous and social psychologies focusing on cultural identity, psychological distress, resilience, smoking behaviour, alcohol consumption, health service provision and exercise prescription.  She has taught in social psychology and critical gender psychology. She is currently working on qualitative and quantitative Māori health and identity projects as well as some evaluation work.

Email: e.mcphee@massey.ac.nz


Selected Publications


McCreanor, T., Muriwai, E., Wetherell, M., Moewaka Barnes, H., & Moewaka Barnes, A. (in press).  Doing affect around national days: Mundane/banal practice or the call of ‘another space’?

Moewaka Barnes, H., Gunn, T. R., Moewaka Barnes, A., Muriwai, E., Wetherell, M., & McCreanor, T. (2017). Feeling and spirit: developing an indigenous wairua approach to research. Qualitative Research, 17(3), 313-325.

Greaves, L., Manuela, S., Muriwai, E., Cowie, L., Lindsay, C., Matika, C., ... & Sibley, C. (2017). The Multidimensional Model of Maori Identity and Cultural Engagement: Measurement Equivalence across Diverse Māori Groups. John Fitzgerald, 46(1).

Muriwai, E., Houkamau, C.A., & Sibley, C.G. (2016). Looking Like A Smoker: A Smokescreen to Racism? Maori Perceived Appearance Predicts Smoking Status. Ethnicity and Health.

Muriwai, E & Glover, M. (2016). Smoking, Not Our Tikanga: Exploring Representations of Maori and Smoking in National Media. MAI Journal 5(1), 34-47.

Muriwai, E, Houkamau, C & Sibley, C. G. (2015). Culture as Cure? The Protective Function of Maori Cultural Efficacy on Psychological Distress. New Zealand Journal of Psychology. 4(2), 14-24