Overthinking In A White Man’s World

In this month’s post, Tony Sriamporn, writes about the feeling of being ‘not quite this enough, but also not quite that enough’ that many, if not all, from migrant families can relate to. While he touches on heavy topics of racism and discrimination,...

The burden of representation is not on you

As A/EM students and researchers, we are often conscious of our difference or uniqueness within academia. Even more so, when our identities sit at an an intersection between ethnicity and other marginalised identities. We may find ourselves called up to speak for our...

What does ‘decoloniality’ mean for us?

CAHRE is situated within the School of Population Health, a School that is characterised by its inter- and transdisciplinary approach to health research. Many of our postgraduate students draw on a range of theories that reach beyond a ‘standard’ health...

Thoughts on Ethnicity Coding

Ethnicity coding is part and parcel of quantitative health research in Aotearoa New Zelaand. When working with ethnicity data it is not uncommon to defer to the standard Level One Ethnicity Codes of European, Māori, Pacific Peoples, Asian and MELAA. However, these...

Daughter of Sri Lankan Immigrant Parents

In this month’s blog, Kelsey shares with us her perspective of being the child of Sri Lankan immigrant parents. Difficulty or reluctance to express emotions is an experience that many Asian communities share, a feature of her experience that led Kelsey to mental...