Associate professor Matire Harwood (Ngāpuhi)
Matire Harwood [MBChB, PhD] is a hauora Māori academic and GP dividing her time across the Department of General Practice and Primary Care at Auckland medical school, where she is HoD, and Papakura Marae Health Clinic in south Auckland.
She has served on a number of boards and advisory committees including Waitematā DHB, Health Research Council, ACC (Health Services advisory group), COVID-19 TAG at Ministry of Health and the Steering Committee for the appointment of Te Aka Whai Ora. Matire co-chaired the working group for Kotahitanga: Uniting Aotearoa against infectious disease and antimicrobial resistance.
In 2017, Matire was awarded the L’Oréal UNESCO New Zealand ‘For Women In Science Fellowship’ for research in indigenous health. In 2019 she received the Health Research Council’s Te Tohu Rapuora award for leadership in research to improve Māori health, and in 2022 she received the RNZCGP Community Service Medal.