Dr Jordan Tewhaiti-Smith is a junior doctor with a vocational aspiration for Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He is also an early career researcher, interested in clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology combined with his passion for Hauora Māori, which is supported by his role with the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand. His whakapapa extends from Ngāti Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngā Puhi and he maintains strong ties to his whānau and community in the South Island.
Jordan holds multiple other roles and has experience on national and international governance committees, including currently a project exploring Indigenous Adolescent health globally. He is also involved in local research exploring Indigenous Adolescent experience with racism being led by the university of Auckland. Jordan is interested in growing his research portfolio within O&G and believes that clinical research implementation is key to improving outcomes for women and babies.
Jordan is excited to join the On Track Networks Executive Committee to learn, and to contribute to the landscape of Obstetrics research, in order to contribute to the betterment of women and whānau Māori in Aotearoa.
Nāu te rourou, nāku te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi.
With your food basket and my food basket the people with thrive.