The NHWT:HK Research Awards are for women who are conducting research that benefits women and/or girls in New Zealand.
For these awards the research can be at Honours, Masters, Phd or Post-doctoral level. Be aware, the assessing panel gives weight to applicants who have already started their research and thoses that are progressed in studies.
Poulamee Guha is a PhD student at the University of Auckland and the 2018 SROW awardee (Society for Research on Women)
Originally from India, Poulamee moved to NZ as a spouse. After an initial struggle to achieve recognition for her education, past degrees and suitable work opportunities, she finally found her way and is now a NZ registered social worker. Her research focuses on the many other Indian educated female spouses who migrate with their partners, and who are in the process of having to negotiate their individual professional careers and identities. Her research is a transnational feminist reading of migration gender identity and its mental health impact. This research focus has developed from her own life experience and has been undertaken to create more conscious awareness and literary contribution about the implications of globalisation on women.