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Associate Professor Tineke WATER is the Director of Research at the University of Puthisastra, Phnom Penh. She holds a PhD (child health) from AUT University, New Zealand, and a MA in Development Studies (with a focus on Global Health) from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
For the last 25 years she has worked as a health professional, lecturer and researcher in child/youth and maternal health, public health, and humanitarian environments. She has a strong background in research ethics and has contributed to publications on ethical research with children and youth which has been used by organisations such as ERIC – Ethical Research Involving Children (Child and Youth Centre Australia and UNICEF research office - Innocenti). Her research focuses on using qualitative, participatory approaches to undertake research with vulnerable communities. She continues to supervise international PhD students undertaking participatory research around HIV; reproductive health; health literacy and refugee youth; and children’s involvement in health service planning/evaluation.

Tineke WATER

Senior Academic Advisor
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EDUCATION

a PhD (child health) from AUT University, New Zealand, and a MA in Development Studies (with a focus on Global Health) from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.