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Leanne Te Karu

Leanne Te Karu was born near her ancestral mountain of Ruapehu where she affiliates to her Ngāti Rangi, Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi side.  

Her work in the health sector has been focussed on seeking the best possible clinical knowledge to apply within a hauora and equity framework. That has meant a variety of roles including working as a prescribing pharmacist in medical clinics with a predominance of Māori and lower socioeconomic demography and facilitating wānanga (learning forums) in Marae for whānau and Māori healthcare workers.


Among other things Leanne has also been a clinical advisor to the Best Practice Advocacy Centre, helping to write articles and develop audits, an advisor to the Health Quality Safety Commission and a governance member of New Zealand’s Regulatory Authority – the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand. She is a founder of The Māori Pharmacists Association, and the Inaugural Recipient of the Clinical Pharmacist of the Year Award for pushing others to strive for clinical excellence in a culturally competent and safe paradigm. 

Currently she maintains her general practice work as a prescriber in South Auckland and the central North Island, alongside a part-time role as Associate Dean Māori at Otago University’s School of Pharmacy while she is a PhD Candidate at the Department of General Practice at the University of Auckland. 


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