Speaking

I am your newest fan-girl! You’re terrific at what you do – so clever, engaging, insightful and you obviously live and breathe this stuff with everyone you interact with. I think you bring incredible light to new ways of thinking and on both occasions I’ve left feeling inspired (to use an over-used word), challenged, refreshed, with new knowledge and like more and better things are possible.

Verity Boaro, La Trobe University, Melbourne 

Ruth was wonderful to work with – responsive, highly experienced, and understood our organisational context very well. Her workshop was very engaging and appropriately challenging. I’d have no hesitation in inviting her back!

Tseen Khoo, La Trobe University, Melbourne

Ruth – your presentation, delivery and the way you worked the room was fab! I know I personally got a lot out of it 🙂 Keep paving the way, you are truly inspiring!
The verbal feedback I’ve already gotten has been fantastic!!
Thanks again on behalf of our Women’s Network Committee and Rumbalara as a whole.

Jessie Barnes, Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative, Mooroopna VIC 3629

An experienced speaker, presenter, MC or facilitator who can traverse a range of formats and audiences. I have experience in facilitating, media work,  teaching, conference speaking, keynoting and moderating. I also have specific professional expertise in cultural safety, maternity, cultural issues in health, migration and health, social inclusion, mental health and more. My presentations have been described as motivating, inspiring, educational and entertaining. My style is variously described as intelligent, knowledgeable, warm, clear, dynamic, energetic and refreshing. I engage with audiences and have the capacity to pull together themes to bring disparate ideas together. My training and expertise as a group therapist also mean I am skilled at engaging audiences about sensitive topics for example mental health, depression, cultural safety, diversity, and multiculturalism.

Forthcoming

Keynote/Invited

  • DeSouza, R. September, 2017. Invited speaker: Women’s Cultural Fusion Lunch: Self Care & Building
    Community in Tough Times, hosted by the Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative, Shepparton, Victoria in association with Jean Hailes for Women’s Health and the Eirene Lucas Foundation.
  • DeSouza, R. July 4, 2017. Webinar panellist: Women’s health across cultures: enhancing your approach. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health, Melbourne.
  • DeSouza, R. July 4, 2017. Invited speaker: Diverse identities for leadership, Early Career Researcher (ECR) intensive: “Careers”. La Trobe University, Bundoora.
  • DeSouza, R. May 16, 2017. Invited speaker on the topic of Intersectionality in STEMM. Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Regional Network Meeting, La Trobe University, Melbourne.
  • DeSouza, R. December 2016: Keynote Speaker, Research Café one-day intensive symposium on the theme ‘Migration and Inequalities’, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • DeSouza, R. November 22nd 2016: Invited speaker, Community Advisory Group, Pacifica Early Childhood Access and Participation Project: Pacifica Early Childhood Access and Participation Project (ECAP) –a collaborative activity with early years organisations (kindergarten and maternal and child health), primary schools and the Pacifica community in Brimbank Conducted by VICSEG New Futures in Partnership with Brimbank Council and Foundation House. ‘Cultural responsiveness’.
  • DeSouza, R. October 12th 2016: Invited Speaker, Spiritual Health Victoria, St Vincent’s Public Hospital: ‘Can Cultural Safety Improve Outcomes for Multicultural Patients in Hospitals?’
  • DeSouza, R. October 10th 2016: Invited panellist, The Great Debate Alfred & L.A.M.P.S (La Trobe Regional Health, Alfred Health, Monash Health, Peninsula and South Eastern) Diversity Conference.
  • DeSouza, R. September 6th Invited panellist: Maternal and Perinatal Mental Health. International Asian and Ethnic Minority Health and Wellbeing Conference 2016.  The Centre for Asian and Ethnic Minority Health Research, The University of Auckland and eCALD® Services, Institute of Innovation and Improvement, Waitemata DHB, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • DeSouza, R. August 27th 2016: Invited panellist, Unpacking Race, Wyndham Cultural Centre, Werribee, Melbourne, Australia.
  • DeSouza, R. August 8th 2016: Keynote speaker,‘Asians in the Bay’ award, Multicultural Association Hawkes Bay Inc, New Zealand.
  • DeSouza, R. (2016). Keynote address-Providing Culturally Safe Maternal and Child Healthcare Multicultural Health Research to Practice Forum: Early Interventions in Maternal and Child Health
    Program, Organised by the Multicultural Health Service, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District Australia.
  • DeSouza, R. (2016). Plenary panel, Australian Women’s History Network Conference: Intersections in history, Melbourne: ‘Intersectionality, Resistance, and History-Making’ with Carol D’Cruz, Samia Khatun, Crystal McKinnon. Facilitator: Jordy Silverstein.
  • DeSouza, R. (2016). Invited Speaker, Victorian Transcultural Mental Health (VTMH) Forum: ‘Cultural safety: Discourse analysis and the culture of healthcare’.
  • DeSouza, R. (2016). Plenary session, Australian Association of Practice Management (AAPM): Challenging behaviours.
  • DeSouza, R. (2014). Keynote address-Are we reaching all New Zealanders? Exploring the role, benefits, challenges & potential of ethnic media in NZ . Paper presented at the Ethnic Migrant Media Forum, Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • DeSouza, R. (2014). “I had to keep my options open”: White mothers and neoliberal maternity” („Ég varð að halda öllum valmöguleikum opnum“. Nýfrjálshyggjan og móðurhlutverkið). Paper presented at RIKK – Institute for Gender, Equality and Difference – University of Iceland at the National Museum of Iceland.
  • DeSouza, R. (2014). Migrant mothers in the New Zealand neoliberal healthcare system. Paper presented at the Faculty of Nursing, School of Health Sciences at the University of Iceland.
  • DeSouza, R. (2014). Empowerment as coercion: Korean mothers, white mothers, and cultural safety in the neoliberal healthcare system. Paper presented at the Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.
  • DeSouza, R. (2014). Producing the responsible white maternal neoliberal subject: Contemporary midwifery discourses. Paper presented at the Australian Women’s and Gender Studies Biennial International Conference, Melbourne.
  • DeSouza, R. (2014). Maternal mental health. Workshop presented to the 2014 Myanmar Australia Award Fellows, Monash Sustainability Institute/Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Melbourne.
  • DeSouza, R. (2014). Community involvement in Evidence based care. Workshop presented to the 2014 Myanmar Australia Award Fellows, Monash Sustainability Institute/Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Melbourne.
  • DeSouza, R. (2013). “We are happier than we’ve ever been”: A nursing perspective. Nossal High School Monash University Grand Challenge, Berwick, Victoria.
  • DeSouza, R. (2013). Critiquing public health discourses. Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation, Tennant Creek, Northern Territory.
  • DeSouza, R. (2013). Cultural safety in maternity. Dandenong Hospital Grand Rounds, Dandenong, Victoria.
  • DeSouza, R. (2013). Keynote Address – Maternity now and in the past. Australian Association of Maternal Child and Family Health Nurses, Canberra.
  • DeSouza, R. (2012). Invited Address – Subtle Coercions: Shaping motherhood in New Zealand. Centre for Women’s Studies in Education, University of Toronto.
  • DeSouza, R. (2012). Invited Address – Maternity in New Zealand: a eugenic and colonial history. Global Nursing Office, University of Alberta, Edmonton.
  • DeSouza, R. (2012). Invited Address – Contemporary maternity: Feminist aspirations and colonising effects. Global Nursing Office, University of Alberta, Edmonton.
  • DeSouza, R. (2012). Working with migrant women: Doing to, doing for or doing with? Zonta Waitakere, Auckland.
  • DeSouza, R. (2012). Holding up half the sky: African women in Aotearoa. African Communities Forum Incorporated: Celebration of Women’s Day, Auckland.
  • DeSouza, R. (2012). Invited address: A special kind of double: Sisterhood between women and “other” women in women’s health. Women’s Health Section Conference, New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Auckland.
  • DeSouza, R. (2012). The real impact of marginalisation on bodies. Decol 2012: Marginalised gendered, indigenous and people of colour decolonisation hui., Auckland.
Presentations (since 2000)
  • DeSouza, R. (2014). Kiwi food is okay for Kiwis, but it isn’t okay for us”: Special food in the perinatal period for migrant mothers in Aotearoa New Zealand. Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Nutrition and Nurture in Infancy and Childhood: Relational, Bio-cultural and Spatial Perspectives, University of Western Sydney, Parramatta.
  • DeSouza, R. (2014). Mothering right: Discipline, regulation and migrant mothers. Paper presented at the Migrant mothers caring for the future: Creative interventions in making new citizens conference at London South Bank University.
  • DeSouza, R. (2009). Suffering the sentence of history: Migrant maternities in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Paper presented at the 3rd International In sickness and in health conference, Victoria, Canada.
  • DeSouza, R. (2009). Update on Obesity and Overweight Guidelines for South Asians. Asian Nutrition and Physical Activity Forum: Agencies for Nutritional Action. Auckland.
  • DeSouza, R. (2009). Mountains beyond mountains: Overseas health professionals in Aotearoa, Office of the Health & Disability Commissioner. Auckland.
  • DeSouza, R. (2009). Panel discussion: Immigrants your country needs them. (chaired by Joris de Bres, Race Relations Commissioner, panellists Phil York ~ President of Auckland Federated Farmers, Philippe Legrain ~ international economist, author and commentator, Claire Szabó ~ Chief Executive of English Language Partners New Zealand, Ruth DerSouza).  English Language Partners New Zealand: Benefitting from diversity: Reframing our future. Auckland.
  • DeSouza, R. (2009, 24 April). Bending the shape of things: Migrant maternities in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Paper presented at UBC School of Nursing, Vancouver, Canada.
  • DeSouza, R. (2009, 31 January). Migrant mothers localize Asia: From reproduction to innovation. Invited paper presentation at the Localising Asia in New Zealand symposium, University of Otago, Dunedin.
  • DeSouza, R. (2008, 21 November). Asia-NZ. Paper presented at the Asia NZ Young Leaders Forum.
  • DeSouza, R. (2008, 14 November). Best Practice: Research and Cultural Competency. Paper presented at the Tamaki Makaurau Regional Screening Hui NCSP / BSA
  • DeSouza, R. (2008, 12 November). What is our shared vision for people from culturally diverse backgrounds? Paper presented at the Shared Vision North Harbour: Monthly Forum Meeting.
  • DeSouza, R. (2008, 6 November). Breastfeeding in Asian mothers in New Zealand. Paper presented at the Promoting Healthy Asian Communities: Asian Nutrition and Physical Activity Forum
  • DeSouza, R. (2008, 4th October). What does being culturally safe and/or competent mean for dispensing opticians? Invited paper presented at the Association of Dispensing Opticians of New Zealand (ADONZ), Te Papa, Wellington.
  • DeSouza, R. (2008, 24 September). Where are ethnic communities in mental health promotion? Invited presentation at the North Shore Community Health Network Inc’s, 25th Annual General Meeting and celebration, Takapuna, Auckland.
  • DeSouza, R. (2008, 17 September). Enhancing the participation of migrants and refugees in the walking school bus programme. Paper presented at the Walking school bus forum, UNITEC, Mt Albert.
  • DeSouza, R. (2008, 14 Sept). Midwives, migrant and refugee families: What kinds of partnership are possible? Keynote address at the Choices, challenge and diversity: 10th biennial midwifery conference, Auckland.
  • DeSouza, R. (2008, 2 September). An ethnic perspective:  Indigenous Forum. Paper presented at the TheMHS Conference: Be the change you want to be- Workforce ingenuity, Aotea Centre, Auckland.
  • DeSouza, R. (2008, 25 August). Diversity our health depends on it. Paper presented at the Plenary session of the Diversity Forum, Auckland.
  • DeSouza, R. (2008, 25 August). Capitalising on a diverse health workforce. Paper presented at the Capitalising on a diverse health workforce workshop, Diversity Forum, Auckland.
  • DeSouza, R. (2008, 25 August). Research with communities: Opportunities and tensions. Paper presented at the National Forum for Diversity Research, Auckland.
  • DeSouza, R. (2008, 19th August). Maternal Mental Health. Paper presented at the Postgraduate certificate in Primary Health care specialty nursing: Community child and family health promotion programme. Royal NZ Plunket Society and Whitireia Community Polytechnic, Auckland.
  • DeSouza, R. (2008, 13 August). What can home tutors do to assist their learners with resettlement in Aotearoa?  Paper presented at the South Auckland ESOL Home Tutors, Auckland.
  • DeSouza, R. (2008, 7 August). Where is the ethnic woman in mental health promotion? Paper presented at the Fourth Mental Health Promotion Hui Aotearoa: ‘Te Pae Mahutonga: A Framework for Wellness’, Orongomai Marae, Upper Hutt.
  • DeSouza, R. (2008, 9th June ). Working with migrant and refugee mothers in New Zealand: Results from a study Paper presented at the Newtown Union Health Service, Wellington.
  • DeSouza, R. (2008, 14th May). The NZ Diversity Action Programme: Working Towards Racial Harmony. Paper presented at the Good Practice Forums: Connecting Diverse Communities, Wellington.
  • DeSouza, R. (2008, 30th April). Maternal Mental Health. Paper presented at the Waitemata Plunket Professional Development Day, Auckland.
  • DeSouza, R. (2008, 12th March). Maternal Mental Health. Paper presented at the Postgraduate certificate in Primary Health care specialty nursing: Community child and family health promotion programme. Royal NZ Plunket Society and Whitireia Community Polytechnic, Auckland.
  • DeSouza, R. (2008, 12th March). Migrant women’s health. Paper presented at the Postgraduate certificate in Primary Health care specialty nursing: Community child and family health promotion programme. Royal NZ Plunket Society and Whitireia Community Polytechnic, Auckland.
  • DeSouza, R. (2008, 8th March). Socio-cultural enablers and barriers to breastfeeding for migrant mothers in New Zealand. Paper presented at the Breastfeeding and Family Wellbeing, Wellington.
  • DeSouza, R. (2007). Expanding discourses of national identity using the internet: The Aotearoa Ethnic Network. New Zealand Communication Association Conference: Bytes on the Bays Ahuriri, Napier,New Zealand
  • DeSouza, R. (2007). Social Cohesion and Hawke’s Bay Ethnic Diversity. Settlement Support Hawke’s Bay and the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, Havelock North,New Zealand.
  • DeSouza, R. (2007, 16th August). Asian cultures in New Zealand. Paper presented at the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Auckland.
  • Garrett, N., Abbott, M. Cheung, V and DeSouza, R. (2007, 16th August). International students. Paper presented at the Asian Mental Health & Addictions Strategy: The Way Forward’ Launch of Auckland Regional Asian Mental Health & Addictions Implementation Plan 2006-2010 and Workshops, Auckland.
  • DeSouza, R. (2007, July 30th). Immigrant women’s experiences of maternity care. Paper presented at the National Women’s Health Management Team Meeting, Auckland.
  • DeSouza, R. (2007, 15th August). Maternal Mental health. Paper presented at the Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Health Care Specialty Nursing, Auckland.
  • DeSouza, R. (2007, October 2nd). Cultural diversity. Paper presented at the Mental Health Nurses Forum Auckland.
  • DeSouza, R. & Williamson, A. (2007, June 18). Creating online spaces to connect, interact and support ‘ethnic’ communities in New Zealand. Manchester Metropolitan University Public Lecture Series.
  • DeSouza, R. (2007, 18-20 May 2007). The transformation of experience: The role of English language proficiency in emotional and practical integration. Keynote address at the Our People, Our Future: ESOL Home Tutors Conference Wellington.
  • DeSouza, R. (2007, 18-20 May 2007). Changing families: The impact of migration and settlement. Paper presented at the Our People, Our Future: ESOL Home Tutors Conference Wellington.
  • DeSouza, R. (2007, 20 April ). Asian women’s perspective. Paper presented at the Cultural issues for counsellors, One day seminar The Australian and New Zealand Infertility Counsellors Association (ANZICA) Inc  Auckland.
  • DeSouza, R. (2007, 11th April ). The maternity experiences of migrant mothers in Auckland. Paper presented at the Plunket Society, Auckland.
  • DeSouza, R., & Vivieaere, J. (2007, 8 April 2007). IN CONVERSATION – Jim Vivieaere & Ruth De Souza – Invasion or invigoration? Paper presented at the The International Symposium for turbulence: the 3rd Auckland Triennial Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland.
  • DeSouza, R., Andrews, V., Jaber , N., Vivieaere, J., & Khawaja, M. (2007, 15 March ). The changing face of New Zealand. Paper presented at the Around the World in Three Discussions, Christchurch Art Gallery, Te Puna o Waiwhetu.
  • DeSouza, R. (2007, 10th March 2007). Turbulence and emotional space in the context of displacement. Paper presented at the The International Symposium for turbulence: the 3rd Auckland Triennial Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland.
  • DeSouza, R. (2007, 1st March 2007). Taking steps to improve services to migrants. Paper presented at the Whangarei Settlement Support Network, Whangarei.
  • DeSouza, R. (2007, 28 February 2007). Mental Health Continuing Nursing Education Session: Culture and Mental Health. Paper presented at the Manaia Health Primary Health Organisation Continuing Nursing Education Session, Kensington Stadium, Whangarei.
  • DeSouza, R. (2007, 24 February 2007). National Identity Plenary Session: Sekhar Bandyopadhy, Nabeel Zuberi, Tracey White, Shuchi Kothari, Ruth DeSouza. Paper presented at the Office of Ethnic Affairs South Asian Forum, New Lynn Community Centre, Auckland.
  • DeSouza, R. (2007, Friday, 16 February 2007). Mother India and Indian mothering in Auckland, New Zealand. Paper presented at the Workshop on New Zealand and India: Migration, perceptions and relations, Victoria University, Wellington.
  • DeSouza, R. (2007, Thursday, 15 February 2007). Presenting research findings. Paper presented at the Growing Research in Practice Workshop: Report Writing and Presentation, Massey University, Albany.
  • DeSouza, R. (2007). Waitangi – Whānau – Whānui. Presented at the Waitangi 07, Ngamotu Beach, New Plymouth organised by New Plymouth District Council and Ngati Te Whiti Marae 2008 Inc.
  • DeSouza, R. (2007, 11th October). Challenges in maternity care provision for immigrant and refugee women. Paper presented at the The 12th International Metropolis Conference, Melbourne.
  • DeSouza, R. (2007, 9th October). Current practice in cross-cultural training and cultural competence development in Aotearoa New Zealand in Workshop: The Contribution of Cross-Cultural Training to Social Cohesion. Paper presented at the The 12th International Metropolis Conference, Melbourne.
  • DeSouza, R. (2007, 19th September). Increasing responsiveness to migrant mothers and their families. Paper presented at the Birthcare, Auckland.
  • DeSouza, R. (2007, 2nd October). Keynote Speech: Improving consumers’ experiences: Mental health in an era of globalisation. Paper presented at the Mental Health Nurse Forum, Auckland.
  • DeSouza, R. (2007, 4th September). Opportunities and challenges of settlement and integration and the impact on family relationships. Paper presented at the ESOL Central Auckland, Auckland.
  • DeSouza, R. (2007, 29th August). The pros and cons of using technology in research. Paper presented at the Techno Praxis post-graduate conference, Auckland.
  • DeSouza, R. (2007, 9th October). Religion and Migration: Pathways of Integration. Paper presented at the The 12th International Metropolis Conference, Melbourne.
  • DeSouza, R. (2007, 11th October). Social cohesion, networks, and women’s struggles for equality post-migration. Paper presented at the The 12th International Metropolis Conference, Melbourne.
  • DeSouza, R. (2007, 10th October). What happens in the family doesn’t necessarily stay in the family. Paper presented at the The 12th International Metropolis Conference, Melbourne.
  • DeSouza, R. (2007, 30th April). Migrants as Space Invaders – New Geographies of Mental Health in New Zealand. Paper presented at the Enhancing our Com(mon)unity, Rotorua.
  • DeSouza, R. (2007, 22-23 February 2007). Border crossings: Discourses of migrant motherhood. Paper presented at the Building Research Capability in the Social Sciences (BRCSS) New Settler Researchers Network National Conference, Fale Pasifika, University of Auckland.
  • DeSouza, R. (2006).Asian mental health. Presented at the Blueprint Centre for Learning, 21st November 2006, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2006). Migrant Motherhood – A Study of Asian Women’s Experiences of Becoming Mothers in New Zealand. Presented to the Asian Health and Wellbeing Conference, November 14th, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2006). Building a strong New Zealand identity: Issues for Ethnic Communities. Presented to the Office of Ethnic Affairs Auckland Community Forum, November 11th, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2006). Opportunities and Obstacles: Developing an Asian and Migrant Health Research Agenda.. Presented to the 5th Annual Asian Forum, The Asian Network Incorporated (TANI), September 14th, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2006). Participation and recognition within social and political institutions, a panel discussion presented at the Migrant Rights & Identity: Human Rights Network’s Winter Forum with Anjum Rahman, Lincoln Tan, Nirupa Arulanantham, Satiu Simativa Perese, August, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2006). My World, Diversity and New Zealand. New Zealand Diversity Forum Plenary, August, Wellington.
  • De Souza, R. (2006). Becoming the horn of the Rhino: Nurses and the health care system. Innovators and pioneers in health, Rural Surgical Nurses Annual conference, Mobile Surgical Services, August, Rotorua.
  • De Souza, R. (2006). Virtual ethnic community: A case study. Strengthening Community Networks, Community Development, Auckland City Council, July, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2006). From theory to practice: Being culturally safe and competent. Mobile Surgical Services, June, Christchurch
  • De Souza, R. (2006). Cultural Diversity and Context: Responding to the needs of “This Child” in “This Family.” 5th Annual Child Law Conference, Lexis Nexis, May, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2006).MC for Passabe panel with Maire Leadbeater (Indonesia Human Rights Committee) and Margaret Taylor (Amnesty International). International Human Rights Film Festival, May, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2006, March). Goal: coexistence and beyond , a panel discussion (with Oscar Kightley, Tze Ming Mok, Zahra Sarwari, Habibullah Akbary and Pip Cheshire, Auckland City Council, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2006). Asian mental health. Blueprint Centre for Learning, November, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R.& Williamson, A. (2006). An online community: AEN. Rotary Club of Kohimarama, September, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2006). Responding to Difference; respecting diversity in research analysis. Presented to GRIP (Growing Research In Practice, Massey University and the University of Auckland ), August, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2006). Changing demographics in New Zealand and the impact on Maternal Mental Health services, Presented to meeting of the Auckland Maternal Mental health teams, August, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2006). Maternal mental health, Specialty nursing graduate diploma: Community child and family health promotion programme. Royal NZ Plunket Society and Whitireia Community Polytechnic, Porirua, August, Auckland
  • De Souza, R. (2006). Migrants and refugees. Diploma in Applied Mental Health, , AUT University, March, Auckland
  • De Souza, R. (2006). Migrants and refugees, Diploma in Violence and Trauma Studies, AUT University, March, Auckland
  • De Souza, R. (2006). Maternal mental health, Specialty nursing graduate diploma: Community child and family health promotion programme. Royal NZ Plunket Society and Whitireia Community Polytechnic, Porirua, March, Auckland
  • De Souza, R. (2006). Migrants, employment and low incomes. Supersizemypay.com rally, February , Auckland
  • De Souza, R. (2006, Feb). Cultural safety in the mentoring relationship, YWCA: Future Leaders, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2005). A panel discussion, Culture and Identity: Diversity in contemporary New Zealand and the role of the screen media, Presented at the Unleashing the Tiger: AsiaNZing the Media, November, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2005). Across the Post-Colonial Divide – Reflections on the Treaty of Waitangi. Human Rights, Treaty of Waitangi and Asian Communities: A Symposium, November, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2005). Beyond the bindi: Meeting the health care needs of women from diasporic
  • ethno-religious communities. Presented at the Sex in The Big City – 4th annual Women’s Health Section (NZNO) Conference, 4th November, Auckland
  • De Souza, R. (2005). Bicultural, multicultural, monocultural: An intercultural future or forward to a our monocultural past?. Presented at the Health Promotion Forum’s Symposium 2005
  • Hauora: Health and Wellbeing Everyone’s Right, 31st October, Auckland
  • De Souza, R. (2005). The responsibility of the media to communities. Presented at the Ethnic Communities & the Media Forum, 12th October, Auckland
  • De Souza, R. (2005). Diversity: Working with diverse groups in tertiary education. Workshop presented at the Staff developers conference, 30th September, Auckland
  • De Souza, R. (2005). Qualities of Mental health professionals. Presented at the Like Minds Like Mine Central Respect Awards, 21st September, Auckland
  • De Souza, R. (2005). Evolving bicultural models of health care delivery into a multicultural framework.Presented at the Biculturalism or Multiculturalism conference, 1st September, Christchurch.
  • De Souza, R. (2005). Migration and mental health in Asian women. Presented at the Asian Women’s Health Symposium, 17th August, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2005). Mental health and migrant women. Presented at the Muslim Women’s Hui, 13th August, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2005, August). Cultural differences, YWCA: Future Leaders, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2005). Mental health and migrant women. Presented at the Muslim Women’s Hui, 14th May, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2005). Participating effectively in our new communities. Presented at the Waitakere
  • Ethnic Board Race Relations Day Festival, 20th March, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2005). A panel discussion: New languages, technologies, and identities. Presented at the Govett-Brewster Summer Forum, 27th February, New Plymouth.
  • De Souza, R. (2005). Who are Refugees, migrants and asylum seekers?, Mt Eden Rotary Club, November, Auckland
  • De Souza, R. (2005). Diversity and the need for diverse approaches in Health services/ promotion, Bachelor of Health Science. Auckland University of Technology, October, Auckland
  • De Souza, R. (2005). Maternal mental health, Specialty nursing graduate diploma: Community child and family health promotion programme. Royal NZ Plunket Society and Whitireia Community Polytechnic, Porirua, August, Auckland
  • De Souza, R. (2005). Migrant women and discourses, Discourse research Group, Auckland University of Technology, August, Auckland
  • De Souza, R. (2005). Ethics, boundaries, abuse and neglect, Walsh Trust, June, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2005). Culture and communication, UNITEC New Zealand, May, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2005). Migrant and refugee women, PlunketLine orientation/education programme, May, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2005). Maternal mental health, PlunketLine orientation/education programme, May, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2005). How can Mental Health services support Migrants and Refugees? Waitakere Shared Vision for Mental Health public forum jointly organised with the Centre for Asian and Migrant Health Research, AUT, April, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2005). Maternal mental health, Specialty nursing graduate diploma: Community child and family health promotion programme. Royal NZ Plunket Society and Whitireia Community Polytechnic, Porirua, March, Auckland
  • De Souza, R. (2005). Migrant and refugee women, PlunketLine orientation/education programme, February, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2005). Maternal mental health, PlunketLine orientation/education programme, February, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2005). Boundaries, abuse and neglect, Walsh Trust, January, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2005). Countering deficiency discourses: Cultural safety as a model for working with migrants. Presented at the Asia in New Zealand Research Symposium. University of Otago, 7th February, Dunedin.
  • Foley, R. & De Souza, R. (2005). Asia in New Zealand and beyond. Presented at the Asia in New Zealand Research Symposium. University of Otago, 7th February, Dunedin.
  • De Souza, R. (2004). Maternal mental health, Specialty nursing graduate diploma: Community child and family health promotion programme. Royal NZ Plunket Society and Whitireia Community Polytechnic, Porirua, August, Auckland
  • De Souza, R. (2004). Cross-cultural issues in psychopharmacology for Indians.. Presented to Auckland District Health Board Nursing Staff Pharmacology Update Day, July, Auckland
  • De Souza, R. (2004). Maternal mental health, Specialty nursing graduate diploma: Community child and family health promotion programme. Royal NZ Plunket Society and Whitireia Community Polytechnic, Porirua, March, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2004). Cross-cultural issues in psychopharmacology for Indians.. Presented to Auckland District Health Board Nursing Staff Pharmacology Update Day, February, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2004). A panel discussion: Contemporary Indian Issues. Presented at the Kiwi Indian Seminar Series, Auckland University of Technology, 21st October, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2004). A panel discussion: Contemporary Indian Issues. Presented at the Kiwi Indian Seminar Series, Stout Centre, Victoria University 14th October, Wellington.
  • De Souza, R. (2004). A panel discussion: Discrimination. Presented at the First National Refugee Research Symposium, 1st October, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2004). Researching one’s own community. Presented at the First National Refugee Research Symposium, 30th September, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2004). A panel discussion: How do we evaluate human rights education for refugees and migrants?. Presented at the Living and Learning Together: the role of human rights education in strengthening communities in New Zealand and the Pacific, 13th July, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2004). A multidisciplinary panel discussion: The state of supervision-future directions. Presented at the Weaving together the strands of supervision conference, 10th July, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R., Napan, K. (2004). An oasis in the desert: Peer group supervision in an academic context. Presented at the Weaving together the strands of supervision conference, 10th July, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2003). Cultural safety. Presented to the Mercy Ascot Hospital Staff, October, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2003). Cultural safety. Presented to the Mercy Ascot Hospital Staff, 16th May, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2003, April). Self-esteem and personal development. Rotary Youth Leadership Award, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2003, April). Stress management and mental health. Rotary Youth Leadership Award, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2003). Working effectively with migrants and refugees in mental health – implications for Framework trust. Presented to the Framework Trust General Meeting, 6 June, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2003). Mothers in a New Country. Presented to the Bridgebuilders Trust and Pacific Women’s Watch. NZ, 28th March, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2003). Pregnancy and Mental Health, Female Sexuality Modulated Study Days Women’s Health – National Women’s Hospital, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2003). Mental Health from an Indian Perspective: Implications for Psychologists. Presented to the South Auckland Health Psychologists – Manukau Superclinic, 3rd February, Manukau.
  • De Souza, R. (2003). Migrant Motherhood: Implications for Mental Health. Presented to the Central Auckland Forum for Mental Health, 5 January, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2003). Border Crossings: Mental illness is/in a new country. Presented at the Earth, Sky and No 8 Wire, Australia and New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses Conference. 11th September, Rotorua.
  • De Souza (2003). Pass the chili sauce: How mental health workers can support migrants and refugees in settlement. Paper presented at the Building Bridges Community Mental Health Conference: Dare to dream creating new opportunities for the future, April 1-3, Rotorua.
  • De Souza, R. (2003 ). A mirage of stability and continuity: How Goan women maintain culture despite inter-generational exile. Paper presented at the Poetics of Exile Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • De Souza, R. (2003). Caring for ourselves so we can go the distance. Presented to the NZIMRT monthly meeting, 19th Nov, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R.., Smith, M., O’Malley, J. (2003). Advanced Nursing Practice  and Nurse Prescribing. Presented at the Earth, Sky and No 8 Wire, Australia and New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses Conference. 10th September, Rotorua.
  • De Souza, R. (2003). Breastfeeding in a Globalised World for Peace and Justice. Presented to the Auckland Breastfeeding network, August, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2003). Mental Health issues for Asians in New Zealand – A Mental Health Nursing & Ethnic Community View. Presented to the Mental Health Commission Launch of the mental health issues for asians report, 9th May, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2003, 14th February). Maternal Mental Health. Presented to the Bay of Plenty District Health Board staff, Tauranga.
  • De Souza (2002). Hearing different voices: Methodological pluralism in nursing education and research. Paper presented at the NZNO Research. Contributing To The Future Of Nursing Conference, Hamilton April 26-27, Hamilton.
  • De Souza, R. (2002). Mental Health, Shakti Migrant Resource center Community leaders/workers basic training. Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2002). Maternal mental health, Specialty nursing graduate diploma: Community child and family health promotion programme, Auckland. Royal NZ Plunket Society and Whitireia Community Polytechnic, Porirua
  • De Souza, R. (2002). Cultural safety, Ascot Hospital . Auckland.(May, June, July, Sept, Oct)
  • De Souza, R. (2002). Indian mental health. Post-graduate Mental Health Development programme, University of Auckland, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2002, 26th June). Constructing knowledge within a multiethnic environment: The  application of  methodological pluralism to research within migrant communities. Paper presented at the Qualitative Research Group -Auckland University School of Business, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2002). Pregnancy and Mental Health, Female Sexuality Modulated Study Days Women’s Health – National Women’s Hospital, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2002). Maternal mental health, Postgraduate certificate in health science (midwifery), Auckland.
  •  De Souza, R. (2001). Motherhood and migration; a Goan perspective, Working with Indians & their Families: a Mental Health & Social Services Perspective. Auckland.De Souza. (2001, September 22nd). Food, ritual and parenthood: the experiences of Goan women in New Zealand. Paper presented at the Australasian Marce Society Bi-annual scientific meeting, Christchurch, New Zealand.De Souza. (2001, Wednesday 16th May). The mental health response to violence. Paper presented at the First strike-animal cruelty/human violence pre-conference workshop, Mt Albert, Auckland.De Souza. (2001, 12th April). Motherhood and migration: a double whammy for mental ill-health. Paper presented at the Women’s health in a multicultural world, Sydney, Australia.
  • De Souza. (2001, 5th April). Motherhood and migration; a Goan New Zealand perspective. Paper presented at the Birmingham mother and baby service, Birmingham , United Kingdom.
  • De Souza. (2001, September 25th). Motherhood in a new country. Paper presented at the International maternal mental health mini-conference, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • De Souza. (2001, 6th April). Trends affecting mental health nursing in New Zealand. Keynote address at the Aspects of International mental health, Leeds, United Kingdom.
  • De Souza. (2001, March 29th). Goan women’s experiences of mothering in a new country. Invited paper presented at the 1st World congress on women’s mental health, Berlin, Germany.
  • De Souza. (2001, November 22nd). Motherhood and mental health. Paper presented at the Women’s health summit, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • De Souza. (2001, November 7th). Nurse prescribing: an update. Paper presented at the Passion for practice: Auckland University and Auckland District Health Board 2001 Mental health nurses seminar, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • De Souza, R. (2000, 1 March). Mental Health of Migrants. Paper presented at the Auckland Regional Ethnic Council quarterly meeting, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2000, August). Postnatal depression. Paper presented at the Parenting promotion workshop, Fickling centre, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2000, July). Maternal mental health. Postgraduate certificate in health science (Midwifery), Auckland University of Technology, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2000, March). Prescribing rights. Advance practice in mental health paper, The University of Auckland, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2000, 2nd May). Supervision. Panel member at the New Zealand Nurses Organisation’s Regional Professional Forum, Auckland.
Radio and TV interviews
  • De Souza, R. (2017). I Smell You, Life Matters, Radio National, Australia. Thursday 14 September 2017.
  • De Souza, R. (2017). Cam’s Kai. Maori Television, New Zealand. July.
  • De Souza, R. (2016). What is white privilege and cultural appropriation? 612 ABC Brisbane, Afternoons, February 15.
  • De Souza, R. (2014). Nursing and indigenous communities. Fire First, 3CR Community Radio, Melbourne, Feb.
  • De Souza, R. (2012). Plunket and migrant mothers. Neighbourhood, TV One, Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2009). Indians in New Zealand. Here to stay. Auckland: TV 1, 11th January.
  • De Souza, R. (2008). Diversity Forum. Auckland: TV – Asia Down under. 7th September.
  • De Souza, R. (2008). Survey shows four in five Asian migrants unhappy with medical care. Auckland: TV 3 News. 7th September.
  • De Souza, R. (2008). Treaty of Waitangi and Asians. Auckland: TV – Asia Down under. 17th February
  • De Souza, R. (2008). Sikhs, cooking and South Auckland. Saturday morning with Kim Hill. National Radio, Auckland, June  21st.
  • De Souza, R. (2008). Ruth DeSouza : refugees, migrants and health. Saturday morning with Kim Hill. National Radio, Auckland, June  21st.
  • De Souza, R. (2007). The Settlement National Action Plan, Morning Report, National Radio. Auckland. July 24th.
  • De Souza, R. (2007). Food with Ruth DeSouza. Saturday morning with Kim Hill. National Radio, Wellington, May 19th.
  • DeSouza, R. (2007). Biogenetic debate: Pacific and Asian women share baby stories. New Zealand: Niu FM: Pacific Radio News
  • De Souza, R. (2006). Migrant mothers. Darpan TV. 11th November.
  • De Souza, R. (2006). Migrant mothers. BFM. 7th November..
  • De Souza, R. (2006). Migrant mothers. NIU FM . 6th November
  • De Souza, R. (2006). Migrant mothers. Newstalk ZB . 6th November
  • De Souza, R. (2006). Diversity Action Forum. Wellington: TV – Asia Downunder. 10th September.
  • De Souza, R. (2006, July). Food with Ruth DeSouza. Saturday morning with Kim Hill. National Radio, Auckland
  • De Souza, R. (2006, July). Aotearoa Ethnic Network. Asian Report With Suzanne Schokman, Afternoons with Jim Mora, Auckland
  •  De Souza, R. (2006). Migration series with Matt Robson and Bill Milnes, Darpan -The Mirror with Syed Akbar Kamal. Triangle TV Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2006). Migration series with Matt Robson and Bill Milnes, Darpan -The Mirror with Syed Akbar Kamal. Triangle TV Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2006). Food with Ruth DeSouza. Saturday morning with Kim Hill. National Radio, Auckland
  • De Souza, R. (2006). Migrant mothers: A new project, Darpan -The Mirror with Syed Akbar Kamal. Triangle TV Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2006). Comment on The Māori flag, Darpan -The Mirror with Syed Akbar Kamal. Triangle TV Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2006). Comment on “2006 New Zealand Census – Are you a New Zealander?”, Darpan -The Mirror with Syed Akbar Kamal. Triangle TV Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2005). Mental Health and migrants, Health Matters with Louise Wallace,
  • National Radio. Auckland
  • De Souza, R.. (2005). Mental health of refugees and migrants, Take it from us (Mental health forum), Planet FM. Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2005). Culture shock and Chinese students, World TV. Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2005). Culture shock and international students, The Home Run with Rob Holding, Radio Rhema. Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2005). The Mental Health of Asian women, Asian Report with Suzanne Schokman, National Radio. Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2005). Indian Weddings, Asian Report with Suzanne Schokman, National Radio. Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2004). The Breakfast Group, Sunday with Chris Laidlaw, National Radio. Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2004). Women and mental health, Ethnic women’s Show, Planet FM. Auckland.
  • De Souza, R.. (2004). Refugee research, Ethnic women’s Show, Planet FM. Auckland.
  • De Souza, R.. (2004). Migration and mental health, Great Lakes Show, Planet FM. Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2003). Racism: A Panel discussion. Auckland: TV – Asia Downunder. 10th August.
  • De Souza, R. (2003). Asian Mental Health Launch (Interview). Auckland: TV – Asia Downunder. 18th May.
  • De Souza, R. (2003). Asian Mental Health (Interview): National Radio – Checkpoint. 9th May.
  • De Souza, R. (2002, 20 Oct). Indian workshop. Asia Downunder.
  • De Souza, R. (2002, 23 June). Migrant Mothers. Asia Downunder.
  • De Souza, R. (2002, 28th July).  Banana Republic: The Inside Story, SAMUT-SARI Philippine Cultural Radio. Auckland.
  • De Souza, R. (2002). Comment on the Andrea Yates verdict. Auckland. Radio: Newstalk 1ZB.
  • De Souza, R. (2001). Sexual harassment and Asian women. Auckland. Asia Downunder
  • De Souza, R. (1998). Maternal mental health. 5:30 with Jude, Screentime (for TV One), Auckland.
Magazine/Newspaper interviews
  • DeSouza, R. (2015, June). Addressing the health needs of a multicultural society. Australia Nursing and Midwifery Federation Journal, vol. 22. no11.
  • DeSouza, R. (2015, May). Nurses get cultural education. Berwick Leader.
  • DeSouza, R. (2015, April). A unique partnership to help respond to the needs of a culturally diverse society. Nurse Click (Australian College of Nursing).
  • DeSouza, R. (2015, April). Multicultural society helped by partners. Department of Health, Victoria.
  • De Souza, R. (2014, June 6). Sydney siege: Kiwis not put off travelling to Australia. New Zealand Herald.
  • De Souza, R. (2013, June 6). Pressured new mums not always honest. Dominion Post.
  • De Souza, R. (2013, Jan 2). Indigenous protest movement spread to NZ. New Zealand Herald.
  • De Souza, R. (2009, June 6). Asian women ‘disadvantaged’ in health. The Press.
  • De Souza, R. (2007). Women and the settlement experience. Connecting cultures: Journal of ESOL Home Tutors, Winter (Page 10)
  • De Souza, R. (2007, April). Mind matters. Next Magazine, (Page 107-110)
  • De Souza, R. (2007, February). Study shows migrant women have mixed birth experiences. North Shore Times (page 21).
  • De Souza, R. (2007, February). Migrant women have mixed birthing experiences. Western Leader (page 17).
  • De Souza, R. (2007, February). Study shows migrant women have mixed experience of birth. Manukau Courier (page 18).
  • De Souza, R. (2006, December). Migrant women’s experiences of birth in New Zealand. The Global Indian(26), 9.
  • De Souza, R. (2006). Pot simmers but fails to melt, Dominion Post, August 26th.
  • De Souza, R. (2006). Ruth has migrant health at heart, AUT Pulse, August, Issue 2, Page 3.
  • De Souza, R. (2006). Asians missing out on health care, The Aucklander, May 24th (page 11).
  • De Souza, R. (2006). Champion for migrant health, Insight (The magazine of AUT University), Autumn (page 14-15).
  • De Souza, R. (2006). Migrant mothers subject of study, North Shore Times, May 18th (page 11).
  • De Souza, R. (2006). Migrant mums under study, North Harbour News, May 19th (page 8).
  • De Souza, R. (2006). Mum’s the word for migrant study, Western Leader, May 4th (page 22).
  • De Souza, R. (2005). Student culture shock may be underestimated, Central Leader, May10th.
  • De Souza, R. (2005). Student culture shock may be underestimated, Western Leader, May10th (page 26).
  • De Souza, R. (2005). Study focuses on Asian students’ mental health, North Shore Times, May10th.
  • De Souza, R. (2005). Probe into Asian students’ mental health: A silent struggle, Auckland City Harbour News, May 6th (page 1).
  • De Souza, R. (2005). Call to collaborate on migrant health issues, Inside AUT, March 14th, Issue 2. http://www.aut.ac.nz/staff/insideaut/index.shtml#11
  • De Souza, R. (2005). You can call the shots. The New Zealand Herald, February 16th.
  • De Souza, R. (2004). The unfriendly isles: Why do we make life so hard for our immigrants and refugees?. New Zealand Listener, August 28-September 3rd, 195 (3355).
  • De Souza, R. (2004). Put yourself in my shoes. New Zealand Listener, May 22-28, 193 (3341).
  • De Souza, R. (2003). Giving Birth between two worlds. Women’s Health Update, 7 (1), 1-2.
  • De Souza, R. (2000). Studying Motherhood Among Goan Migrants. West Weekly(10 May).
Conferences/Workshops organised/facilitated/chaired

 

Australia

  • May 24th 2017 Health Complaints Commission Brochure launch and announcement of continued funding for the Health Translations Directory at the Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Healthcare (CEH).
  • July 28th 2016. Convenor/Facilitator Wearable health technologies and culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Organised by the Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health (CEH), the Better Health Channel and the Research Unit in Public Cultures (RUPC) at The University of Melbourne.
  • June 23rd 2016.Facilitator ‘Balancing Risks, Uncomfortable Bed Fellows?’ Victorian Transcultural Mental Health (VTMH) and St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne.
  • April 1st 2016. Concurrent session chair: Race and Gender at Australian Women’s History Network Conference: Intersections in history, Melbourne.
  • Nov 17th 2015. Facilitator Health Literate Organisations: Healthier People, Healthier Bottom Dollar, Outer East Health & Community Support Alliance, (Outer East Primary Care Partnership),Nunawading, Victoria.
  • 2015 Facilitator Domestic violence and sexual health, Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health/Multicultural Sexual Health Network (MSHN).
  • Sept 2015. Convenor/Facilitator Seminar Series: A lot can happen in 21 years, Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health.

New Zealand archive

  • Moderator Agencies for Nutritional Action South Asian Day (2013).
  • Chair and organiser panel session “What would a mental health system that was responsive to people from ethnic communities look like?” at the Evolving communities beyond services, Building Bridges National Community Mental Health and Addictions conference (2010)
  • Chair Keynote session ‘Tangata Tiriti perspectives on Treaty in the 21st Century’ at the Treaty in the 21st Century, at Nga Kete Wananga Marae at Manukau Institute of Technology, Organised by Treaty Resource Centre & Tamaki Treaty Workers,(3-4 July 2009).
  • Moderator Agencies for Nutritional Action South Asian Day (2008).
  • Chair “Sweet as” Conference, Day two: The politics of identity (June 2007).
  • Chair National Refugee Health Conference Workshop: Access to primary health care (May 2007).
  • Facilitator of “Reducing the incidence and impact of diabetes among Peoples of South Asian Ethnicities” organised by Sarah Marshall ADHB (Feb 2007).
  • Facilitator for International Gambling think tank, AUT and Gambling helpline (Sept 2006).
  • Facilitator of Waitakere Ethnic Board consultation for ethnic responsiveness strategy (August 2006).
  • International Gambling think tank, AUT and Gambling helpline (May 2005).
  • Waitakere shared vision for mental health public forum jointly organised with the Centre for Asian and Migrant Health Research, AUT. How can Mental Health services support Migrants and Refugees? (April 2005).
  • Facilitator for South Asian community group for Auckland Regional Settlement Strategy (September 2004).
  • Facilitator and co-organiser of First National Refugee Research Symposium (September, 2004).
  • Facilitating community groups with CREDOS Associates at the WEA (July 2004).
  • Facilitator of Asian mental health consultation meeting (October, 2002), MHC.
  • Organiser and facilitator of Teetering on the edge: assessment and best practice in Postnatal distress by Cheryl Beck nurse researcher (September 2002)
  • Co-organiser and facilitator of Challenges of transition- Working with Indians and their Families workshop, Indian Social services professionals group, Assured directions and UNITEC. (September 2002) including an edited book of proceedings
  • Co-organiser and facilitator of Working with Indians and their families, Indian Social services professionals group, Auckland health care and UNITEC (November 2001)
  • Organiser and facilitator of International mini-conference on Maternal Mental Health (September 2001)
  • Co-organiser and facilitator of Maternal mental health Workshop for Plunket nurses, UNITEC (May 2001)
  • Organiser and facilitator of Nurse prescribing, update and discussion UNITEC and New Zealand Branch of the Australian-New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses. (October 2000)
  • Facilitator of Undergraduate Nursing education forum, focus group facilitator, New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses, (May 2000).
  • Facilitator of Caring for ourselves: coping with stress and dealing with challenging behaviours, Medical radiation technologists workshop series, UNITEC (May 2000).
  • Organiser and facilitator of The tidal model and supervision, Professor Phil Barker, UNITEC (July 1999),
  • Co-organiser and co-facilitator of Maternal mental health: Waiheke Health Trust, (July 1996)
  • Co-organiser and facilitator of Adjustment to parenthood workshop: Auckland Healthcare (July & October  1996 and April, July & October 1997)
  • Co-facilitator of Depression: an introduction: Mental Health Foundation, Auckland, (November 1997)
  • Co-facilitator of Depression: an introduction: Mental Health Foundation, Whangarei, (December 1997)
  • Co-facilitator of Depression: an introduction: Mental Health Foundation, Auckland, (February 1998)
  • Co-facilitator of Maternal Mental Health: Lakeland Health, Rotorua, (February 1998)
  • Co-facilitator of Maternal Mental Health: Childbirth educators of New Zealand, Auckland, (May 1998)
  • Facilitator of Postnatal distress: Parents centres of New Zealand (bimonthly) (1998)
  • Facilitator of Postnatal distress: Multiple Birth Association, Auckland, (August 1998)