Gemma Malungahu

PhD candidate Gemma Malungahu has found the Māori and Pacific Admission Scheme an invaluable form of support throughout her postgraduate studies.

“My PhD topic seeks to explore housing policy and the housing experiences of Pacific families, specifically looking at rheumatic fever as a case study among Pacific people in the Counties Manukau region.

“I am currently enrolled into the PhD programme and have graduated with my Master of Public Health (honours) at the University of Auckland.

“MAPAS Postgraduate support has helped me transition from overseas studies into the Master of Public Health programme. Opportunities to attend numerous writing wānanga and gain valuable advice and support from MAPAS Postgraduate staff have helped mould my experience during my postgraduate studies.

"I am now in my provisional year of the PhD programme and continue to value the ongoing support and aroha from the MAPAS team.”