Dr Chris Taua

Chris is a registered nurse by profession with a background in mental health. She has over 25 years experience in health/disability sectors. Her education portfolio includes mental health, disability, ethics and boundaries, communication and de-escalation, collaborative note writing, and culturally safe practice. Her PhD explored the mental health inpatient experiences of people with intellectual disability, and she continues to publish on this and other topics including cultural diversity/cultural safety. She is currently director and primary consultant for ‘Pumahara Consultants, Personal and Professional Development Specialists’ and holds an honorary senior lecturer role with The University of Queensland, as well as other teaching roles with universities around New Zealand and Australia.