Associate Professor Carla Anne Houkamau

DPhil in Social Psychology, BA (Hons) with First Class Honours in Psychology, BA (conjoint) in Psychology and BCom (conjoint) in Management & Employment Relations.

Biography

Carla Houkamau (PhD) is a Professor in the Department of Management and International Business and the Deputy Dean for the Business School. Her publications typically examine how ethnicity helps reproduce socio-economic inequalities but can be leveraged to address them.

Special interests

Inter-group relations 
Contemporary Māori identity and intergroup-relations (Māori and Pākehā)

 

Research | Current

Carla currently leads the largest longitudinal study of Māori identity, financial attitudes and behaviour (Te Rangahau o Te Tuakiri Māori me Ngā Waiaro ā-Pūtea | The Māori Identity and Financial Attitudes Study). You can find out more about Carla’s collaborative research programme here https://www.psych.auckland.ac.nz/en/about/maori-identity-financial-attitudes-study.html 

 

Teaching | Current

2017

GLMI 706

Working in an Age of Uncertainty

2014   

BUSI 701

Business Research

2011 - 2021

MGMT 314

Critical Issues in Organisations

2011 -2014

BUS 151 G

Intercultural Communication

2011-2012

MGMT 317

Diversity at Work

 

 

 

Distinctions/Honours

 

2021:Auckland University Business School Research Excellence Award  - Research Impact

2021: Appointed Honorary Fellow of the New Zealand Psychological Society

2021: Ngā Pae Tautoko COVID-19 Award from Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga

2018: Scoping Excellence Award, Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga

2017: University of Auckland Group Research Excellence Award awarded to the Advisory Board of  the New Zealand Attitudes and Values Study (NZAVS)

2017: University of Auckland Group Research Excellence Award
2015: Marsden Award (Standard)
2013: Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Best Paper Award  
2012: Auckland University Business School Early Career Research Excellence Award (ECREA)
2006: Te Amorangi National Māori Academic Excellence Award  
2002: Health Research Council of New Zealand  - PhD Scholar
2000: New Zealand Psychological Society – President’s Scholar 

Responsibilities

 

2022 - Deputy Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics

2021 - Associate Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics
2020 - 2021 - Associate Dean Māori, Faculty of Business and Economics
2018-2020 - Director, Mira Szászy Research Centre for Māori and Pacific Economic Development 
2017 - 2018 - Associate Dean Māori and Pacific, Faculty of Business and Economics 

 

Areas of expertise

Contemporary Māori identity and intergroup-relations (Māori and Pākehā)

Recent research outputs

Matika, C. M., Houkamau, C.A. & Sibley, C. G. (2021). New Zealand’s Waitangi Day divided? Support for national day predicts in-group and out-group warmth for pakeha but only in-group warmth for Maori. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 80, 64-77. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijintrel.2020.11.00

Houkamau, C.A., Satherley, N., Stronge, S., Wolfgramm, R., Dell, K., Mika, J., Newth, J., & Sibley, C. G. (2021). Cyberbullying toward Maori is rife in New Zealand: Incidences and demographic differences in experiences of cyberbullying among Maori. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking24(12), 822-830. https://doi.org/10.1089/cyber.2020.0877

Houkamau, C.A., Milojev, P., Greaves, L., Dell, K., Sibley, C. G., & Phinney, J. (2021). Indigenous ethnic identity, in-group warmth, and psychological wellbeing: A longitudinal study of Māori. Current Psychology, 1-17. doi:10.1007/s12144-021-01636-4

Houkamau, C.A., Stronge, S., Warbrick, I., Dell, K., Mika, J., Newth, J., . . . Kha, K. L. (2021). Cultural efficacy predicts body satisfaction for Māori. PloS one, 16(6), e0253426. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0253426

Giorgio, A., & Houkamau, C.A. (2020). Hybrid identities: Māori Italians challenging racism and the Māori/Pākehā binary. Social Identities, 27(1), 1-24.doi:10.1080/13504630.2020.1814723

Sibley, C. G., Greaves, L. M., Satherley, N., Wilson, M. S., Overall, N. C., Lee, C. H. J., Houkamau, C.A. . . . Barlow, F. K. (2020). Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and nationwide lockdown on trust, attitudes toward government, and well-being. The American Psychologist, 75(5).

Houkamau, C.A., Stronge, S., Osborne, D., Sibley, C. G., & Dell, K. (2020). Exploring the relationship between support for protest and psychological well-being for Maori. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 49(1), 38-47.  

Houkamau, C.A., Stevens, A., Oakes, D., & Blank, M. (2020). Embedding Tikanga Māori into financial literacy training for Māori. Te Arotahi Paper Series, 5, 1-25. Retrieved from http://www.maramatanga.ac.nz/research/arotahi-papers

Giorgio, A., & Houkamau, C.A. (2019). Flexible identities: Narratives of Māori Italians in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, Volume 48(2), 27-40.

Houkamau, C.A.& Sibley, C. (2019). The role of culture and identity for economic values: A quantitative study of Māori attitudes. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, Tuia250 Special Issue, (Tuia 250). doi:10.1080/03036758.2019.1650782.

Lockhart, C., Houkamau, C.A.,Sibley, C. G., & Osborne, D. (2019). To Be at One with the Land: Māori Spirituality Predicts Greater Environmental Regard. Religions, 10(7), 427. doi:10.3390/rel10070427

Houkamau, C.A., Sibley, C., Henare, M. (2020). Te Rangahau o te Tuakiri Māori me ngā Waiaro ā-Pūtea | The Māori identity and financial attitudes study (MIFAS) - Background, theoretical orientation and first-wave response rates (2019). MAI: A New Zealand Journal of Indigenous Scholarship, 8(2). doi:10.20507/maijournal.2019.8.2.4

Hamley, L., Houkamau, C.A., Osborne, D., Barlow, F. K., & Sibley, C. G. (2020). Ingroup Love or Outgroup Hate (or Both)? Mapping Distinct Bias Profiles in the Population. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 46(2), 171-188. doi:10.1177/0146167219845919

Barlow, F. K., Hornsey, M. J., Hayward, L. E., Houkamau, C.A., Kang, J., Milojev, P., & Sibley, C. G. (2019). Why Do We Hold Mixed Emotions About Racial Out-Groups? A Case for Affect Matching. Psychological Science, 30(6), 917-929. doi:10.1177/0956797619844269

Matika, C., Houkamau, C.A., Sibley, C. (2019). Support for teaching te reo Māori in Primary Schools (2019). MAI:  A New Zealand Journal of Indigenous Scholarship, 8(2). doi:10.20507/maijournal.2019.8.2.6

Greaves, L. M., Sengupta, N. K., Townrow, C. S., Osborne, D., Houkamau, C.A., & Sibley, C. G. (2018). Māori, a Politicized Identity: Indigenous Identity, Voter Turnout, Protest, and Political Party Support in Aotearoa New Zealand. International Perspectives in Psychology Research Practice Consultation, 7(3), 155-173. doi:10.1037/ipp0000089

 

 

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Stronge, S., Sengupta, N., Barlow, F. K., Osborne, D., Houkamau, C. A., & Sibley, C. G. (2016). Perceived discrimination predicts increased support for political rights and life satisfaction mediated by ethnic identity: A longitudinal analysis. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 22 (3), 359-368. 10.1037/cdp0000074
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Danny Osborne, Chris Sibley
  • Greaves, L., Houkamau, C., & Sibley, C. (2015). Māori Identity Signatures: A Latent Profile Analysis of the Types of Māori Identity. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 21 (4), 541-549. 10.1037/cdp0000033
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Lara Greaves, Chris Sibley
  • Houkamau, C. A., & Sibley, C. G. (2015). Looking Māori predicts decreased rates of home ownership: Institutional racism in housing based on perceived appearance. PLoS One, 10 (3)10.1371/journal.pone.0118540
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Chris Sibley
  • Houkamau, C., & Boxall, P. (2015). Attitudes to other ethnicities among New Zealand workers. Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, 22 (3), 431-446. 10.1108/CCM-10-2013-0155
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Peter Boxall
  • Houkamau, C. A., & Boxall, P. (2014). Diversity climate as a mediator of organisational trust. Paper presented at Australian New Zealand Academy of Management, Sydney, Australia. 3 December - 5 December 2014. Proceedings of the Australian New Zealand Academy of Management 28th Annual Conference. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Peter Boxall
  • Houkamau, C. A., & Sibley, C. G. (2014). Social identity and differences in psychological and economic outcomes for mixed and sole-identified Maori. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 40, 113-125. 10.1016/j.ijintrel.2014.03.001
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Chris Sibley
  • Krynen, A. M., Osborne, D., Duck, I. M., Houkamau, C. A., & Sibley, C. G. (2013). Measuring psychological distress in New Zealand: Item response properties and demographic differences in the Kessler-6 screening measure. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 42 (2), 69-83.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Chris Sibley, Danny Osborne
  • Inkson, K., Richardson, M., & Houkamau, C. A. (2013). New Patterns of Late-Career Employment. In J. Field, R. J. Burke, C. L. Cooper (Eds.) The SAGE Handbook of Aging, Work and Society. London: Sage.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Kerr Inkson

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Office hours

By appointment.

Primary office location

OWEN G GLENN BUILDING - Bldg 260
Level 4, Room 4117
12 GRAFTON RD
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

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