Elizabeth Strickett

Te Pūna Whakamaunu - Research Unit
Māori Health Researcher

Lizzie Jurisich Strickett holds Arts and Commerce degrees (Media, Marketing, Psychology) with a Master’s degree in Health Psychology from the University of Auckland and has tribal affiliations to Ngāpuhi and Te Rarawa in the Far North of Aotearoa. Her thesis explored the link between depression and obesity in pregnancy, and the impact of low social support and racism on mental health. It used a mixed methodology, employing both quantitative and qualitative approaches to data collection and analysis. Lizzie has also worked alongside various Maori research bodies, including Nga Pae O Te Maramatanga and Shore & Whaariki research centre on research projects that centred on parenting, sexuality and the representation of young Maori parents within healthcare spaces.

In her role at Hapai te Hauora within the Tobacco advocacy portfolio, Lizzie continues to use evidence- based research on to examine disparities in tobacco- related health outcomes between Maori and non- Maori as a means of monitoring government commitments to indigenous rights.


Strickett, E. J. (2017). Nau te Whatu Maori: Maori women’s experiences with obesity, depression, and racism in pregnancy. (Unpublished master's thesis), University of Auckland.

Strickett, E. J. (2014). Marginalising Maori Parents: Internship report. Wellington, New Zealand: Nga Pae O Te Maramatanga. Retrieved from http://www.maramatanga.co.nz/project/marginalising-m-ori-parents-interns...

Contact Elizabeth at: Elizabeth.Strickett@hapai.co.nz