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 Māori and Pacific Development for the Business School. Being of mixed Māori and Pākehā descent Carla holds a deep personal interest in the history of Māori-Pākehā relations and promoting cultural understanding. Her current research focuses mainly on intergroup relations, chiefly how group memberships influence attitudes and behaviour. Her publications typically examine how identity helps reproduce socio-economic inequalities but can be leveraged to address them. Reflecting her role in the Business School her work has broadened to include diversity management, identity economics and implicit bias. Her research using the Multidimensional Model of Māori identity and Cultural Engagement (MMM-ICE) has been recognised nationally and internationally for advancing ethnic identity research using psychometric measures and large samples.

Special Interests:

Diversity management, inter-cultural communication, cross-cultural management
Psychological (particularly social psychological) understandings of identity

 

Teaching | Current

2017

GLMI 706

Working in an Age of Uncertainty

2014   

BUSINT 701

Business Research

2012 - 2016

MGTT 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

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

Associate Dean for Māori and Pacific Economic Development 
Director - University of Auckland Business School Tuakana Programme

 

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Stronge, S., Sengupta, N. K., 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 & ethnic minority psychology, 22 (3), 359-368. 10.1037/cdp0000074
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/31555
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Sam Stronge, Danny Osborne, Chris Sibley
  • Muriwai, E., Houkamau, C. A., & Sibley, C. (2015). Culture as cure? The protective function of Māori cultural efficacy on psychological distress. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 44 (2), 14-24.
    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., & Sibley, C. G. (2015). The Revised Multidimensional Model of Māori Identity and Cultural Engagement (MMM-ICE2). Social Indicators Research, 122 (1), 279-296. 10.1007/s11205-014-0686-7
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: 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. 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

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Office hours

By appointment.

Primary location

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

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