Raising Children is very much a team effort so a big shout-out to our fantastic crew of experts who generously shared their knowledge and expertise. All of them are highly-respected within the fields of child development, medicine and education and all are dedicated to giving Kiwi kids the best possible start in life.
- HEALTH & WELLBEING
- GET MOVING
- EARLY LEARNING MATTERS
- CHILDBIRTH & AFTER
- CHILD DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION
Joanne is an educator with Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Aoteraoa (PADA)r
Dr Sara Weeks
Sara is a psychiatrist and the lead clinician at Lotofale Pacific Mental Health Service.
Christina is a Cultural Community Support Worker at Lotofale Pacific Mental Health Service.
Fa’aninimo is a Cultural Community Support Worker at Lotofale Pacific Mental Health Service.
Dr Scott Duncan
Dr Scott Duncan is Head of Research of the School of Sport and Recreation and Associate Director of the Human Potential Centre at AUT.
Robin Taylor has been leading Children's Centres, lecturing, training, presenting, publishing, and researching both in NZ and the UK for the past 15 years.
Pam Perger is a Lecturer in Mathematics Education at the Faculty of Education at Auckland University.
Nola Harvey is an Early Literacies and Language Researcher at the University of Auckland.
Keryn O’Neill is a Senior Researcher and Educator at Brainwave Trust Aotearoa.
Karen Laurie is Sport NZ’s Early Years and Primary School Consultant, and has been a teacher and a Brainwave presenter.
Associate Professor Jackie Sanders is the Director of the Children, Youth and Families Research Project at Massey University.
Heather is an experienced midwife specialising in home births and traditional Māori birthing practices.
Ngaranoa is a lactation consultant and Clinical Leader at B4Baby, Turuki Health Care.
Megan is a Plunket nurse and childbirth educator with over 20 years’ experience.
Susan is a psychotherapist with the Postnatal Distress Centre.
Linda is an experienced midwife and lactation consultant based in South Auckland.
Jill is Shine’s Services Director, working in the field of domestic and family violence.
Kodi is General Manager at the Māori SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) Prevention Programme.
Having worked for many years in family and child counselling, Paul now teaches counselling at the University of Waikato.
Dr Janet Fanslow
Janet Fanslow is an Associate Professor at the School of Population Health, University of Auckland, and Chief Advisor of the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse.
Stephanie is the founding director of Change for our Children which educates caregivers about Sudden Infant Death.
As the Director of Health Promotion for Family Planning, Frances works to promote a positive attitude to sexuality.
Dr Simon Rowley
Simon is a neonatal paediatrician at National Women’s Hospital and a trustee and spokesperson of the Brainwave Trust.
A family consultant, Maureen is a strong advocate of Magda Gerber’s early childhood educaring approach.
Prof Sir Peter Gluckman
Peter is the Founding Director of the Liggins Institute and was Chief Science Advisor to Prime Minister John Key.
Dame Teuila Percival
A consultant paediatrician, and co-founder of South Seas Healthcare in South Auckland, Teuila is highly regarded in the Pacific health sector and academia.
Dr Nathan Joseph
Nathan is a GP and Clinical Director at Turuki Healthcare in South Auckland.
Dr Colin Barber
Colin is a paediatric ear, nose and throat specialist.
Jo is an experienced family counsellor.
Lauren is co-director of The Centre for Attachment.
Nathan is a neuroscience educator with a background in child counselling, teaching and social service management.
Vicki is a senior advisor with SKIP(Strategies with Kids, Information for Parents), now Tākai.