NEW RESEARCH PROFESSOR AT EIT
Widely acclaimed for his achievements in promoting Māori health, David Tipene-Leach is EIT’s newly appointed Professor of Māori and Indigenous Research.
“Moving out of clinical practice is a huge change and I will miss patient care,” says Professor Tipene-Leach, who, for the last 10 years, was a general medical practitioner with Hauora Heretaunga at Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga.
“However, the opportunities at EIT are endless.”
Professor Tipene-Leach is Ngāti Kahungunu from Pōrangahau. He is a fluent speaker of te reo Māori and well-versed in tikanga.