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The expert advisory group’s role is to provide independent expert advice to the Māori experiences of rehabilitation from major trauma project within the Commission’s trauma programme. The group supports the project team to scope and implement the programme’s findings to improve Māori trauma rehabilitation experiences and outcomes.

The expert advisory group (EAG) meets approximately 4–5 times a year, by Zoom or in person.

Download the terms of reference (376KB, pdf)


The meetings are supported by the Commission's trauma programme team.

Name Role Organisation
Sharon Pihema (chair) Project lead Health Quality & Safety Commission
Arawhetu Gray General manager Māori Capital & Coast DHB
Gilbert Taurua Chief Māori strategy and improvement officer Southern DHB and WellSouth Primary Health Network
Lee Taniwha Consumer representative  
Te Raina Gunn Senior advisor measurement and evaluation, Māori health outcomes Health Quality & Safety Commission
Deon York Programme manager, Partners in Care Health Quality & Safety Commission
Last updated: 2nd December, 2021