Clive Aspin – New Zealand

clive2Dr. Clive Aspin is a public health researcher who completed his public health training in New Zealand where he is affiliated to Ngati Maru in his tribal area of Hauraki. He has been a leader of IIWGHA since its inception.

Clive has an extensive background in research management, governance as well as Maori and Indigenous public health research. His research has focused on issues related to the Maori health and disability workforce, as well as Indigenous sexuality and the resilience of Indigenous communities. He also has a strong research interest in the impact that HIV has had on Indigenous communities.

He was the lead New Zealand investigator on a collaborative project with Australia and Canada that investigated the impact of HIV on Indigenous communities in the three countries, and examined the role of resilience in responding to HIV.

Clive has extensive governance experience gained from membership on a number of boards, most notably the Health Research Council of New Zealand. He held the inaugural position of Executive Research Officer at Nga Pae o te Maramatanga, New Zealand’s Maori centre of research excellence at the University of Auckland and played a key role in setting up the infrastructure of the centre. He was also the Founding Editor of AlterNative, an international peer-reviewed journal of Indigenous scholarship.

Clive lives in Wellington, New Zealand and teaches Maori and global health at Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington.