Dr Mataroria Lyndon
Dr Mataroria Lyndon (Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Whatua, Waikato) is a Clinical Fellow for Ko Awatea, with his research field currently in health systems, while completing his PhD in medical education. He graduated from The University of Auckland and worked as a junior doctor at Middlemore Hospital. He plans to specialise in Public Health Medicine. He is passionate about enabling Maori youth into the health workforce – currently, Maori make up 15% of the New Zealand population but only 2.5% of the medical workforce. The health needs of Maori still remain the highest in New Zealand.
Mataroria enjoys whakawhanaungatanga – and Counties Manukau is an open and friendly environment for positive relationships amongst staff, patients and whanau. It is one big whanau. It also provides excellent training in clinical medicine, huge opportunities for career and personal growth. Counties has a can-do attitude, innovates, and aspires everyone to bring out their best.