Emma (Ngāti Tukorehe, Ngāti Porou) is a junior doctor at Middlemore Hospital. Emma hosts the RNZ podcast on Māori health equity, Getting Better, which won best podcast at the Voyager media awards in 2021. She won Voyager Opinion Writer of the Year in 2020. Emma’s writing has been published at The Spinoff, Newsroom, Stuff, The Guardian, and in academic and literary journals.
During her residency, our 13th for the year, Emma is working on a collection of essays that broadly relate to the experience of training to become a doctor in Aotearoa, using this lens to address issues around practicing medicine but also those relating to identity, history, racism and culture.