Meet your Committee

Expressions of Interest wanted

Te Wāhanga Rangahau Tapuhi (Nursing Research Section)

We currently have several committee vacancies within Te Wāhanga Rangahau Tapuhi (Nursing Research Section).

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now invited for six secondments, which will see you be part of an awesome whānau, completing research mahi with our members.

If you are successful in securing a secondment to one of these vacant positions, you can remain in the position until the Te Wāhanga Rangahau Tapuhi (Nursing Research Section) AGM in May 2023. At this time, if you wish to continue you may submit a Nomination Form for a permanent committee post.

Who are we & what do we do?

  • We are a committee of eight members representing Aotearoa
  • We meet kanohi ki te kanohi (face-to-face) twice annually with four zoom hui (six hui annually)
  • Kanohi ki te kanohi hui are fully funded, and
  • Amongst other activities, we proudly organise a research forum every year which aims to give nursing researchers (clinical and academic) an opportunity to present their work and network throughout Aotearoa.

Who are we looking for?
We invite EOIs from nurses currently with:

  • NZNO membership
  • Te Wāhanga Rangahau Tapuhi (Nursing Research Section) membership and
  • A passion for nurturing, nourishing and growing nursing clinical and/or academic research.

If you would like to submit an EOI please email a completed EOI for Secondment Form, and a cover letter stating:

  • what you will bring to the committee
  • your research interest, academic and/ or clinical field, and
  • why we should have you join our team 😊

CLOSES: Tuesday, 21 February at 1700 HRS

Nga mihi nuI
Sandra Bayliss
Acting Chair
Te Wāhanga Rangahau Tapuhi (NRS), NZNO

Te Wāhanga Rangahau Tapuhi/ NRS Committee Roles

Ebony Komene - TreasurerEbony Komene

Email Ebony

Ko Tautara Matawhaura tōku maunga 

Ko Rotoiti tōku roto 

Ko Te Awara tōku waka 

Ko Ngāti Pikiao tōku iwi 

Ko Ebony ahau. 

Tēnā koutou, ko kaimahi nēhi rangahau ki te Tāmaki Makaurau a ki te Waipapa Taumata Rau.  

Ebony is a clinical research nurse working with Counties Manukau Health and The University of Auckland. She recently completed her Bachelor of Nursing Honours and has a background in primary healthcare. She has passion for Māori health, and driving health equity that begins with a renewed commitment to Te Tiriti. 

Clinical background:

  • General Practice Nursing
  • Urgent Care Nursing
  • Community Vaccinator

Research background and interests:

  • Exploring the experiences of whānau Māori 
  • Kaupapa Māori research (Mātauranga, Mana motuhake)
  • Equity & Racism 
  • Health Prevention 

Ebony is working towards securing a PhD fellowship to pursue her passion. He maurea kai whiria! Ignore small matters and direct effort toward important projects. Tihei mauri ora.

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Ebson Abraham - Engagement Co-ordinator 

Email Ebson

Ebson is a Nurse Practitioner (NP) based in the heart of the
“winterless north” Whangarei, serving the local community as
leading clinician for 2,000+ enrolled patients in primary health
are. He is passionate about changing Māori community
services by actively working in partnership with local iwi and
hapu providers and integrating research that includes the
significance of Rongoā Māori.

Clinical experience & NZNO involvement:

Ebson has been actively involved in NZNO since 2012, commencing his work at Te Tai Tokerau (Northland), which noticeably increased its NZNO membership in 2016/17. He worked as a delegate, was a lead voice for the community and at the hospital for NZNO movements. Ebson has comprehensive hands-on experience covering surgeries, medical, gynaecology, paediatrics, orthopaedics, urgent care, and mental health.

Research interest & PhD:

Ebson registered as a NP after completing his clinical master’s degree at the University of Auckland, which included a formal taught pathway that reflected a research focus on patient consultations, and significantly impacts his clinical teachings for patients, students, and colleagues. Ebson is pursuing his doctorate degree (PhD) at the University of Otago, focusing on radical-free medicine in pathology and exploring its clinical significance in chronic phases of the disease.

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