Dr Etu Ma’u’s leadership and research is improving our understanding of dementia care needs, particularly in relation to Pacific people.

As our population ages, the number of people with dementia is rapidly increasing. An academic psychologist specialising in mental health services for older people, Dr Ma’u is currently undertaking a PhD looking at dementia prevention, intervention and care with a specific focus on equity issues for Pacific people. His most recent published work on dementia prevention is a NZ-first and also the first time worldwide that a study on this topic has compared two ethnic groups within one country.

Dr Etu Ma’u

Memory minder

Waikato DHB Medical Science Award

Dr Etu Ma’u’s leadership and research is improving our understanding of dementia care needs, particularly in relation to Pacific people.

As our population ages, the number of people with dementia is rapidly increasing. An academic psychologist specialising in mental health services for older people, Dr Ma’u is currently undertaking a PhD looking at dementia prevention, intervention and care with a specific focus on equity issues for Pacific people. His most recent published work on dementia prevention is a NZ-first and also the first time worldwide that a study on this topic has compared two ethnic groups within one country.