About us

We are a diverse team who are all passionate about supporting consumer voice in times of mental distress. Our current project has been supported by the James Hume Foundation and the places we all work.

Heather Casey

Heather Casey is the Director of Nursing for the Southern District Health Board Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability services.

John Dawson

John is a professor of law at the University of Otago. He is a long-time student of mental health law and mental capacity law, and author of standard works on that subject.

Paul Glue

Paul Glue is a professor in Psychological Medicine at the University of Otago in Dunedin. After graduating from Otago Medical School in 1980, he received psychiatry training in Auckland and in Oxford UK. He has been an active researcher for most of his career, with broad interests in pharmacology and clinical trial design. Beside his current work on psychiatric advanced directives, he is developing new drug treatments for depression and anxiety.

Mathew Kiore

Ko Pukekoromiko te Maunga
Ko Mangapū te Awa
Ko Kawhia te Moana
Ko Tomotuki te Marae
Ko Ngāti Maniapoto te Iwi
Ko Ngati Rora te Hapu
Ko Kiore te whanau
Ko Matiu ahau
Ko Angelina taku Hoa Rangatira
Ko Matoia raua Ko Ngaki aku tamahine.

Mathew Kiore is Pou Taki Educator for the SDHB. He has vast experience in Māori cultural education and is proud to be a member of Te Tumu, the Māori Health directorate, working alongside the Southern Health System to achieve best practice.

Jessie Lenagh-Glue

Jessie works in academic law, specialising in issues around capacity and informed consent. Jessie has collaborated on a review of the PPPR Act and a guide for the assessment of mental capacity in NZ. She has been working with our team to develop and implement an advance preferences instrument for consumers of mental health services in the Southern DHB for the past three years.

Anthony O’Brien

Tony is an associate professor of mental health nursing at the University of Waikato. His PhD examined variation in use of mental health legislation in New Zealand. Tony has an interest in legal and ethical issues in mental health, in particular ensuring that health services protect the human rights of health consumers.

Johnnie Potiki

Johnnie is the Consumer Advisor for Southern DHB in Otago, previous Māori co chair of National Association of Mental Health Consumer Advisors and is presently on the HQSC Māori advisory group. Johnnie has a wife Jackie and son Jacob and belongs to the the Otakou runaka. 

Raniera Tawaroa

I rere kau mai te awa mai ngā kāhui maunga ki Tangaroa,
Ko au te awa, ko te awa ko au.
He Piharau o te awa o Whanganui tēnei.
Ko Daniel Raniera Tawaroa tēnei e mihi kau ana.

Katey Thom

Katey is an pākehā social justice lecturer and researcher at AUT. She focuses on the spaces where law and health interface. Katey is passionate about MAPS because of the way they can support consumer voices to be heard in times of distress when rights may constrained. Katey lives in rural Whāingaroa (Raglan) with her partner and two tamariki.

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