Professor Helen Moewaka Barnes, MPH, PhD.

Helen Moewaka Barnes (Te Kapotai, Ngapuhi-nui-tonu) is the Director of Whāriki and Co-director of the SHORE and Whariki Research Centre. She has worked on research in many areas; more recently relationships between the health of people and the health of environments, sexual coercion, alcohol and youth well-being and identity. Her work is both qualitative and quantitative and she is also involved in developing research within Māori paradigms.


Selected Journal Articles

Henwood, W., Moewaka Barnes, H., Brockbank, T., Gregory, W., Hooper, K., & McCreanor, T. (2016). Ko Tangonge Te Wai: indigenous and technical data come together in restoration efforts.EcoHealth, Published online 21 October.  DOI: 10.1007/s10393-10016-11170-10394. A394

Oliver, M., McPhee, J., Carroll, P., Ikeda, E., Mavoa, S., Mackay, L., Kearns, R., Kytta, M., Asiasiga, L., Garrett, N., Lin, J., Mackett, R., Zinn, C., Moewaka Barnes, H., Egli, V., Prendergast, K., & Witten, K. (2016). Neighbourhoods for Active Kids: Study protocol for a cross-sectional examination of neighbourhood features and children’s physical activity, active travel, independent mobility and body size. BMJ Open, 6, e013377. A392.

Goodwin, I., Griffin, C., Lyons, A., McCreanor, T., & Moewaka Barnes, H. (2016). Precarious popularity: Facebook drinking photos, the attention economy, and the regime of the branded self.  Social Media + Society, 2(1). doi 10.1177/205630511662999998889. A376

Moewaka Barnes, H., McCreanor, T., Goodwin, I., Lyons, A., Griffin, C., & Hutton, F. (2015). Alcohol and social media: drinking and drunkenness while online. Critical Public Health, Published online: 26 Jun 2015, doi: 10.1080/09581596.09582015.01058921. A364

Wetherell, M., McCreanor, T., McConville, A., Moewaka Barnes, H., & le Grice, J. (2015). Settling space and covering the nation: Some conceptual considerations in analysing affect and discourse. Emotion, Space and Society, 16, 56-64. doi:10.1016/j.emospa.2015.07.005. A363

McCreanor, T., Lyons, A., Moewaka Barnes, H., Hutton, F., Goodwin, I., & Griffin, C. (2015). "Drink a twelve box before you go"*: Pre-loading among young people in Aotearoa New Zealand. Kotuitui, Published online: 09 Jun 2015. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2015.1037314. A359

McConville, A., Wetherell, M., McCreanor, T., & Moewaka Barnes, H. (2014). 'Hostility won't deter me, says PM': The print media, the production of affect and Waitangi Day Sites: New Series, 11(2), 132-149. A356

McCreanor, T., Rankine, J., Moewaka Barnes, A., Borell, B., Nairn, R., & McManus, A.-L. (2014). The association of crime stories and Maori in Aotearoa New Zealand print media. Sites: New Series, 11(1), 121-144. DOI : A343

Moewaka Barnes, H., Borell, B., & McCreanor, T. (2014). Theorising the structural dynamics of ethnic privilege in Aotearoa: Unpacking "this breeze at my back". International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies, 7(1). A341

McCreanor, T., Lyons, A., Griffin, C., Moewaka Barnes, H., Hutton, F. (2013) Youth drinking cultures, social networking and alcohol marketing: Implications for public health. Critical Public Health, 23(1), 110-120. A314

Selected books and book chapters

Moewaka Barnes, H. (2013). Better indigenous policies: an Aotearoa New Zealand perspective on the role of evaluation. In: Better Indigenous Indigenous Policies: the Role of Evaluation: Roundtable Proceedings. Canberra: Productivity Commission.

Moewaka Barnes, H., Henwood, W., Kerr, S., McManus, V., & McCreanor, T. (2011). Knowledge Transfer and Indigenous Research. In E. Banister, B. Leadbeater & E. Marshall (Eds.),Knowledge Translation in Context: Indigenous, Policy, and Community Settings. Toronto: University of Toronto.