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I am a social and health researcher and evaluator, with a PhD in health psychology. I maintain an active, competitively funded research programe in the area of gender, sexuality and health, and contribute to the SHORE & Whariki Research Centre’s wider public health research programme.
My research explores the impacts the social and commercial determinants of health have on health inequities and ways these can be addressed.
My research has been funded by a number of agencies, including: Ministry of Health, NZ AIDS Foundation, Health Workforce New Zealand, Health Promotion Agency, Fire and Emergency New Zealand, Auckland City, Waitemata DHB.
Gay and bisexual men's health and wellbeing.
Health and wellbeing of marganlised and vulnerable groups.
Qualitative health and social science research.
21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being
Field of research codes
Aged Health Care (111702):
Gender Psychology (170105):
Health and Community Services (111708): Health Promotion (111712): Medical And Health Sciences (110000): Mental Health (111714):
Psychology (170100): Psychology And Cognitive Sciences (170000): Psychology not elsewhere classified (170199):
Public Health and Health Services (111700): Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified (111799):
Social and Community Psychology (170113):
Studies In Human Society (160000)
Social determinants of health / health inequity
Gay and bisexual men's health
Public health and health promotion
Critical health psychology
Project Title: Public Health Evaluation Training
Date Range: 2019 - 2020
Funding Body: Ministry of Health
Current doctoral supervision:
2017- DHSc, Tania Wilson, Auckland University of Technology [co-supervisor with Prof Denise Wilson]
2018- PhD, Sara Napier, Auckland University of Technology [co-supervisor with Prof Stephen Neville, Dr Lynne Taylor]
2015-2016: MPhil in Nursing (1st class honours), Sara Napier, Auckland University of Technology [co-supervisor with A/Prof Stephen Neville]