is a community psychologist and the founder, director and principal
researcher of Momentum Research & Evaluation Limited. She
has a Masters in Social Science with first class honours and
a Post graduate Diploma in Psychology (Community).
nearly 20 years experience as a researcher, trainer, facilitator
and writer. She has been a self employed researcher since 1992,
setting up her first consultancy as a partnership (Hungerford
Hutchings) in 1996, followed by Momentum (first as a sole trader
and now as a company) in 1998.
been the project manager and/or principal researcher for more
than 60 research and evaluation projects, and as well has taught
university graduate papers in evaluation research and third
year papers in research skills at the Waikato Institute of Technology.
more about what Ruth has done.
a reputation for being easy to work with, undertaking high-quality
work, and meeting deadlines. Read
more about who our clients are.
is an Associate of the Community Psychology Programme
at the University of Waikato and a member of the Aotearoa
New Zealand Evaluation Association (ANZEA).
works with other research colleagues on projects of mutual interest.
This is a bit about some of the people who work for us and/or
who we work with:
(Ngati Maniapoto/ Ngati Maru: Waikato, Ngati Pahauwera, Ngati
Kahungunu). LLB, Master Indigenous Studies (Hons), Phd candidate)
been involved in research for nearly 20 years in a range of
sectors. Initially, her involvement in research was focussed
in the area of legal and land research and she contributed to
a number of research reports for at least four Waitangi Tribunal
Claims. She then moved into the educational sector, lecturing
in tribal research, Treaty of Waitangi and related issues, critical
analysis, adult education and professional development. She
established a community research unit in her role as research
manager for Te Runanga o Kirikiriroa, with an emphasis on the
use of kaupapa Maori research methodologies. Andrea's business,
OTS Consulting works on projects that have a direct positive
outcome to Maori communities and indigenous groups. Clients
include: Te Wananga o Aotearoa, the Department of Corrections,
ALAC, Unitec and the Ministry of Education. She works with Momentum
on research projects of mutual interest, and as well, provides
cultural advice and support to Momentum regarding tikanga Maori
and kaupapa Maori research methodologies.
Robertson (Tainui,Ngati Maniapoto,
Ngati Apakura, Ngati Rora), BSocSc(Hons), BLS, GradDipSocSc,
Jodie Robertson is a community psychologist and social researcher.
She works with Momentum on research projects of mutual interest.
Ruth and Jodie recently completed an evaluation for the Waikato
District Health Board. Read about it here
and are working on an evaluation
of Community Approach (a young offender programme).
has her own research business, Te Raukura Rangahau, and has
worked with the Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand, the
Waikato District Health Board and as a researcher for Te Runanga
o Kirikiriroa Jodie has wide experience working in a range of
settings within the health and education sectors including:
health promotion, mental health, youth health, alcohol-related
harm, dual diagnosis, Maori models and measurement of health,
evaluation research and secondary school education (both mainstream
and Maori education within mainstream settings).