Blog Series 2022
Showcasing the work and experiences of emerging talent in the CAHRE Network.
Often research students are often asked by their supervisors “so what?” What is the impact of their research and how might it apply to the real world? In this month’s blog, Lovely shares about how she is grappling with the challenges of translating the labour of her research and her position in within a University into something meaningful for Asian youth.
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 conglomerations fail to capture the diversity of culture, characteristics and need. Alina shares her thoughts on ethnicity coding, and how this is influenced by her experiences and relationships.
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 health related research for her Masters in Public Health. Kelsey’s blog is candid and shares what is often unsaid by Asian students.
Welcome to the first post of the CAHRE 2022 Blog series that will be showcasing the emerging talent we have within the CAHRE network. I hope will find their work interesting and their thoughts and experiences intriguing. Our February post is written by Annie Chiang, Internal Committee Member for CAHRE. She shares some of her reflections on her experience of being an AEM PhD student working on project that has potential implications for Māori.