Dr Rawiri Jansen
FRNZCGP, MBChB, BHB, BA, Dip Tchg, Grad Cert Clinical Teaching
Formerly a resource teacher of Māori language, I completed my medical training at Middlemore Hospital in South Auckland in 2000. That was actually my second attempt at Medical School having interrupted my studies to be an activist and protestor (Maori land, Maori language, Nuclear Free Independent Pacific and 1981 Springbok Tour). I provided clinical teaching, Te Reo and Tikanga Māori programmes for Māori health professionals throughout the country for several years. I have been Chairman of Te Ataarangi Trust (a national Maori language organisation), and Chairperson of Te Ohu Rata o Aotearoa (Maori Medical Practitioners Association). I self-published a Māori medical phrase book in 2006.
My main focus now is providing clinical leadership towards Maori health equity as a General Practitioner and Clinical Director for a Primary Healthcare Organisation.