November 09, 2020
Hard yards gets Maori to Oxford
A University of Auckland psychology student who has been studying treatment and prevention for Māori youth with harmful sexual behaviours and has been accepted into Oxford University’s clinical psychology program on a Rhodes Scholarship.
Rhieve Grey from Ngāti Tūwharetoa ki Taupō, Ngāti Manunui, and Ngāti Porou is the creator of the Hard Yards podcast, which aims to normalise conversations around mental health and suicide.
He has also been a mentor, researcher and facilitator working with Māori and Pasifika youth, including volunteering in the Mount Eden Corrections Facility, helping inmates with goal setting and qualification acquisition.
At Oxford he plans to study for a Master’s in evidence based intervention and policy evaluation and a Master’s of Public Policy.
Two other Rhodes Scholars have been selected this year from New Zealand – Melbourne-based consultant Liam Dennis, who holds a commerce degree from Victoria University Te Herenga Waka with papers in computer science and software engineering, and Jessica Sutton, who is studying law and French at Victoria.
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