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 an Associate Professor in the Department of Management and International Business and the Associate Dean for Faculty 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 
Psychological (particularly social-psychological) understandings of identity

 

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   

BUSINT 701

Business Research

2012 - current 

MGMT 314

Critical Issues in Organisations

2011 -2014

BUS 151 G

Intercultural Communication

2011-2012

MGMT 317

Diversity at Work

2011-2014

BUSINESS 151 G

Communication in a Multicultural Society

 

Distinctions/Honours

2021: Ngā Pae Tautoko COVID-19 Award from Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga
2018: Scoping Excellence Award from 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: Best Paper Award –Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM)
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  
2000: New Zealand Psychological Society - Presidents Scholar 

Responsibilities

2021 - current, Associate Dean Faculty of Business and Economics
2020 - 2021, Associate Dean Māori Faculty of Business and Economics
2018-2020: 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

Houkamau et al., (2021). Indigenous ethnic identity, in-group warmth, and psychological wellbeing: A longitudinal study of Maori. Current Psychology. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12144-021-01636-4   

Houkamau et al., (2021). Cultural Connection Predicts Body Satisfaction for Māori. PLoS ONE (2021).https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0253426    

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 Pākehā but only in-group warmth for Māori. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 80, 64–77. doi:10.1016/j.ijintrel.2020.11.008  

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 & Social Psychology Bulletin, 46(2), 171–188. doi:10.1177/0146167219845919   

Giorgio, A., & Houkamau, C. A. (2020). Hybrid identities: Māori Italians challenging racism and the Māori/Pākehā binary. Social Identities, Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture, 27(1), 20–43. doi: 10.1080/13504630.2020.1814723

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 Māori. 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. Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga’s Te Arotahi Paper Series5, 1–25.

Matika, C., Houkamau, C.A., & Sibley, C. (2020). The Revised Multidimensional Model of Māori Identity and Cultural Engagement (MMM-ICE3). New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 49(2), 59–71.   Note: Matika is my PhD student supervised with Chris Sibley. 

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

Houkamau, C. A., & Sibley, C. G. (2019). The role of culture and identity for economic values: A quantitative study of Māori attitudes. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 49(Suppl. 1), 118–136. 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 (Lockhart is Osborne’ PhD student)

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.

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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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