Dr Jade Sophia Le Grice
BA, BA(Hons), PhD(Auck)
No Motukaraka me Pakanae ngā marae.
Hokianga Whakapau Karakia te awa.
I te taha o tōku whaea o Ngai Tupoto, Motukaraka, me Ngati Korokoro, Pakanae, me Te Mahurehure.
I te taha o tōku matua he Pākehā, Devonport.
Ko Ngatokimatawhaorua te waka ōku tūpuna ko Mate Sarich me Connie Morgan.
Ko ōku maunga karangaranga ko Rakautapu me Whiria.
Born in Rawene, Hokianga, and raised in Northland and Auckland, I completed my undergraduate (BA, BAHons) and postgraduate education (PhD) at The University of Auckland.
I was appointed as a Research Officer at Te Roopu Whariki, Massey University in 2014, prior to my current appointment as a Lecturer, in 2015.
Research | Current
My research programme attenuates to the cultural nexus of indigenous and western knowledge, colonising influence, response, and intervention. I am particularly interested in how we make meaning of culture, ethnicity, gender, youth and other patterns of human experience.
My PhD investigated what reproduction means for Māori, casting a net around the wider phenomenon to understand reproductive decisions, parenting, sexuality education, maternities and abortion, as spheres of mutual influence. I have since been involved with further research collaborations on youth and health, sexualisation, and suicide, as well as research that has investigated the affective-discursive dimensions of bicultural national recognition.
Teaching | Current
I contribute to:
- PSYCH 108: lectures on Māori psychology
- PSYCH 208: lectures on Kaupapa Māori research
- PSYCH 320: lectures on Māori women, politics, and knowledge
Sierra Tane (DClinPsy) - Whakawhanaungatanga: Understanding mechanisms and pathways through which whānau relationships and practices influence rangatahi wellbeing
Wern-Tje Lim (BAHons) - Māori reccomendations for sexual violence prevention
Morgan Tupaea (BAHons) - Understanding the cultural needs of tamariki Māori in State Care
Fern Smith (BAHons) - Understanding the cultural needs of tamariki Māori in State Care
Cinnamon Lindsay (MSc) - Balancing Aspirations: Māori Parents' Experiences at University
Sophie Stanford (BAHons) - Possibilities for Pākehā Resistance to Colonial Discourse on Waitangi Day
Shauney Thompson (BAHons) - Cook Island Women's Narratives of Gender and Sexuality
Fern Smith (summer scholar) - Mātauranga Māori and Identity, Wellbeing, Belonging and Connection
Josie Butcher (summer scholar) - Māori and Pasifika student resources and initiatives in Psychology
Cinnamon Lindsay (BAHons) - Media Representations of Rangatahi Wāhine Māori
Jessee Fia'Ali'i (summer scholar co-supervised with Shiloh Groot) - 'O Le Toe Ulutaia: A Bibliography of Pacific Psychology Research
Julia Hyde (summer scholar co-supervised with Shiloh Groot) - He Kohikohinga Rangahau: A Bibliography of Māori Psychology Research, 2nd Ed.
Health Research Council Rangahau Hauora Award (2017-2020) alongside PI Terryann Clark, and fellow AIs Sonya Lewyka, Matt Shepherd, Shiloh Groot to the value of $1,198,178, to research associations between whānaungatanga, health care access and rangatahi wellbeing.
Health Research Council Erihapeti Rehu Murchie Postdoctoral Fellowship (2017-2020) to the value of $365,885, to research Māori reccomendations for sexual violence prevention with Ngati Korokoro, Te Pouka, and Ngati Wharara at Pakanae marae.
Auckland Medical Aid Trust Postdoctoral Fellowship (2016-2018) to the value of $30,000, to publish and disseminate literature from my PhD work on mātauranga and tikanga Māori pertaining to reproduction.
2017-onwards: Member of Critical Theory network, The University of Auckland
2016-onwards: Member of Gender Studies network, The University of Auckland
2015-onwards: Co-chair Māori and Pacific Psychology Committee, The University of Auckland
2008-onwards: Member of Māori and Pacific Psychology Research Group (co-ordinator, 2012; academic support from 2015)
2006-onwards: Member of Psychology and Social Issues Group, prior name Gender and Critical Psychology Group
2017: Māori consultant on Abortion Supervisory Committee revision of Standards of Care for Women Requesting an Induced Abortion in New Zealand
2016-onwards: Executive member of Māori Association of Social Sciences
2015-onwards: Member of National Standing Committee on Bicultural Issues (NSCBI), New Zealand Psychological Society
2015-2016: Member Sexual and Reproductive Health Strategic Reference Group, Ministry of Health
2014-2016: Board member of Women’s Health Action, New Zealand
2011-2012: Member of Te Puawaitanga, Te Roopu Wāhine Māori (The Māori Women’s Welfare League), Aotearoa
2008: Youth advisor, Māori Health Gain Advisory Committee, Waitemata District Health Board, New Zealand
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Le Grice, J., & Braun, V. (2018). Indigenous (Māori) sexual health psychologies in New Zealand: Delivering culturally congruent sexuality education. Journal of Health Psychology, 23 (2), 175-187. 10.1177/1359105317739909
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Virginia Braun
- Le Grice, J. S., Braun, V., & Wetherell, M. (2017). “What I reckon is, is that like the love you give to your kids they’ll give to someone else and so on and so on”: Whanaungatanga and mātauranga Māori in practice. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 46 (3), 88-97.
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Virginia Braun, Margaret Wetherell
- Hyde, J., Le Grice, J. S., Moore, C., Groot, S., Fia'Ali'I J, & Manuela, S. (2017). He Kohikohinga Rangahau: A Bibliography of Māori and Psychology Research. Auckland: School of Psychology, The University of Auckland.
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Shiloh Groot, Sam Manuela
- Fia'Ali'I J, Manuela, S., Le Grice, J. S., Groot, S., & Hyde, J. (2017). ‘O le Toe Ulutaia: A Bibliography of Pasifika and Psychology Research. Auckland: School of Psychology, The University of Auckland.
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Sam Manuela, Shiloh Groot
- Le Grice, J. S., & Braun, V. (2017). Indigenous (Māori) perspectives on abortion in New Zealand. Feminism and Psychology, 27 (2), 144-162. 10.1177/0959353517701491
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Virginia Braun
- Le Grice, J. S. (2017). Exotic dancing and relationship violence: Exploring Indigeneity, gender and agency. Culture, Health and Sexuality10.1080/13691058.2017.1347962
- Gibson, K., Wilson, J., Le Grice, J., & Seymour, F. (2017). Resisting the silence: The impact of digital communication on young people’s talk about suicide. Youth & Society10.1177/0044118X17720986
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Kerry Gibson, Jan Wilson, Frederick Seymour
- Le Grice, J. S. (2016). Indigenous human flourishing through reproduction: Māori and reproductive decision making. Paper presented at The 7th Biennial International Indigenous Research Conference 2016, Auckland, New Zealand. 15 November - 18 November 2016.