Tania Cargo (Ngāti Manu, Ngāti Maru, Tainui) is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Psychology and the Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Auckland. She is a strong advocate for ensuring Te Tiriti O Waitangi principles are upheld in bicultural research practices. She is an active member of He Paiaka Tōtara (Māori Psychologists Association) and a past board member of ANZACBT. Her clinical work has been with infants, children and families in both mental health and community settings.
Tania was the CBT advisor to the SPARX programme, coordinates the post-graduate CBT programme and is a lecturer on the Clinical Psychology training programme. Along with Associate Professor Sarah Hetrick, she is the co-theme leader of the Resilient Teens, A Better Start/E Tipu e Rea (National Challenge Science, funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment). Her expertise lies in working with Māori pēpi, tamariki, rangatahi me whānau to create culturally responsive, evidence-based wellbeing tools, which includes digital tools.