Family Centre staff belong to a three tikanga organisational structure, made up of Māori, Pacific Island and Pākehā sections that reflect the cultural diversity of Aotearoa. Staff biographies and links are organised by tikanga; administrative staff are organised as a separate group.
|Warihi Campbell||Taimalieutu Kiwi Tamasese||Charles Waldegrave|
|Tafaoimalo Loudeen Parsons||Peter King|
Warihi Campbell is of Ngāti Porou descent. He is Kaumātua and a former Coordinator of Whiriwhiri a Nuku, the Maori Section of the Family Centre. Warihi is a senior community development worker and family therapist and has extensive links and networks throughout the wider Maori community. Over many years Warihi has taught and spoken in international forums and advised in areas of community development, family therapy, and applied social policy. In 2003, Warihi was awarded the Queens Service Order (QSO) for services to the community.
Taimalieutu Kiwi Tamasese is Coordinator of the Pacific Section of the Family Centre.
She specialises in family research as this applies to the Pacific nations and to Pacific people - for example in relation to mental health, poverty, housing, unemployment, cultural and gender deprivation.
In relation to social policy analysis, Kiwi is engaged in the development of new social policy perspectives emanating from various Pacific cultural rationalities. She is also concerned with the impact of government policy decisions on the Pacific Sector of New Zealand society.
Further areas of her work include: documenting and analysing the effects of cultural dislocation upon the Pacific community in New Zealand; a focus upon Pacific youth; and patterns of migration to New Zealand from the Pacific. Kiwi is regularly contracted to speak and advise in areas of applied social policy at national and international levels. She is often on secondment to Afeafe O Vaetoefaga from the Family Centre
Tafaoimalo Loudeen Parsons is a field worker within the Pacific Section. She specialises in Education and Training, Research and Social Policy advice, Family Therapy and Pacific Regional Development work. She is frequently on secondment to the Family Centre from Afeafe O Vaetoefaga.
Charles Waldegrave is Coordinator of the Family Centre Pākehā (European) Section and leader of the Family Centre Social Policy Research Unit.
He co-leads the ‘New Zealand Poverty Measurement Project’ (NZPMP) which has provided the evidence base for considerable public policy debate and social and economic changes in New Zealand. He also co-leads the New Zealand Longitudinal Study of Ageing (NZLSA) research programme. He is one of the founders of ‘Just Therapy’, an internationally recognised approach to addressing cultural, gender and socioeconomic contexts in therapy. He is regularly contracted to lead workshops in a range of areas of applied social policy internationally on every continent. He publishes regularly in all of the above areas.
Charles' CV is available here: CV
Peter a Senior Research Associate with the Family Centre Social Policy Research Unit and the Principal Researcher with Parallax Research (www.parallaxresearch.net.nz).
Peter's research has been in the fields of relationships between social and physical space, income distribution, social gerontology, and contract research in a wide range of areas. He is a named investigator with the MBIE funded Successful Whanau research project and a Principal Investigator with the New Zealand Longitudinal Study of Ageing. He carried out research for the New Zealand Living Wage Campaign in 2013 to identify an appropriate living wage level. He was lead author of the resulting first report and also of the first annual update completed early in 2014.
His research interests include the closely related fields of social inequality, class, and power. He is currently researching relationships between monetary and non-monetary deprivation using fuzzy set based methods.
He can be contacted at:< peter(at)parallaxresearch(dot)net(dot)nz >
Peter's CV is available here: CV
Mike Deacon is the Family Centre's Finance and Administration Manager. He joined the Family Centre staff in 1997 following twenty years of management experience with the Housing Corporation of New Zealand, and after five years of managing a retail franchise business. Mike has a qualification in Business Studies from Massey University (Palmerston North) majoring in property management.
Author(s): Member(s) of FC Staff; Creation Date: 31st March 2003; Last Changed: August 31 2014;
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