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ASPIRE2025

wgnaspire2025 tnASPIRE2025 is a partnership between major New Zealand research groups carrying out research to help achieve the Government's goal of a tobacco-free Aotearoa by 2025. ASPIRE2025 brings together leading tobacco-free researchers and health service groups in New Zealand and strengthens existing collaborations. ASPIRE2025 was awarded the status of a University of Otago Research Theme in November 2011.

Email aspire2025@otago.ac.nz
Web aspire2025.org.nz

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The Burden of Disease Epidemiology, Equity and Cost-Effectiveness Programme (BODE3)

BODE3 group thumbnailThe Burden of Disease Epidemiology, Equity and Cost-Effectiveness Programme has an aim to build capacity and academic rigour in New Zealand in the estimation of disease burden, cost-effectiveness and equity impacts of proposed interventions, and undertake a range of such assessments. It is a Health Research Council (HRC) funded programme, from 2010 to 2015. Major collaborative partners include the University of Queensland and the Ministry of Health.

Email kate.sloane@otago.ac.nz
Web otago.ac.nz/wellington/departments/publichealth/research/bode3

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Cancer and Chronic Conditions (C3) research group

Di's team tnThe Cancer and Chronic Conditions (C3) research group is a collaborative group of researchers working at the interface between public health, health services research, and clinical medicine. Our work includes a range of projects aimed at reducing the impact of cancer and chronic conditions on population health and health inequalities through policy and health system change.

Email diana.sarfati@otago.ac.nz
Web otago.ac.nz/wellington/departments/publichealth/research/cancercontrol

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Cancer Society Social and Behavioural Research Unit

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The Cancer Society Social and Behavioural Research Unit was established in 1990 with core funding from the Cancer Society of New Zealand and the support of the University of Otago. Presently it has research programmes operating in our six priority areas of tobacco control, ultraviolet radiation exposure, physical activity and nutrition, psycho-social-spiritual factors, alcohol, and Hauora Māori.

Email sbru@otago.ac.nz
Web otago.ac.nz/sbru

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Centre for Society, Governance & Science

SoGos tnThe Centre for Society, Governance & Science (SoGoS) promotes and undertakes research on the challenges of integrating medical and scientific advancements with society in the face of changing approaches being used to govern citizens and institutions, as well as their rights, relationships and responsibilities.

SoGoS aims to be an internationally renowned multidisciplinary research centre that undertakes research and policy development work for governments, professional bodies and non-governmental organisations.

Email richman.wee@otago.ac.nz
Web otago.ac.nz/law/research/sogos

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Health Inequalities Research Programme (HIRP)

wgnhirp tnThe Health Inequalities Research Programme is one group of research hosted by the Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington. It consists of eight projects that come together under an HRC-funded programme of research, from 2005 to 2011.Our vision is "Reducing inequalities in health through excellent research and engagement with policy, health sector and community".

Email kate.sloane@otago.ac.nz
Web otago.ac.nz/wellington/departments/publichealth/research/hirp

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Hugh Adam Cancer Epidemiology Unit

Research article tnThe Unit regularly examines trends in cancer incidence, mortality, and survival in New Zealand as well as conducting research into the causes, detection, and prevention of cancer. Collaborative studies are being, or have been, conducted of cancer of the prostate, breast, colon, rectum, cervix, skin (melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer), stomach, ovary, mouth and oral cavity, lung, head and neck, non-Hodgkin lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia in New Zealand. In addition, with biomedical scientists, studies linking specific cancer risk factors with biological mechanisms of cancer development of are being undertaken.

The Unit also specialises in the design, evaluation and monitoring of national cancer screening programmes and the calculation of an individual's risk of specific cancers. The individual risk calculator for melanoma has been accepted internationally. The Unit has numerous collaborations with national and international institutions and also represents New Zealand in the International Cancer Screening Network of the National Cancer Institute (USA) and the International Lung Cancer Consortium of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (WHO).

Email hughadam.unit@otago.ac.nz
Web otago.ac.nz/dsm-psm/research/cancer-epidemiology.html

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Pharmacy

Green capsules (thumbnail)The School of Pharmacy has a very active research programme with disciplines ranging from science to humanities.

We have three main research areas:

  • Pharmaceutical Sciences: drug discovery, drug metabolism and drug action to extend the range of drugs available and to provide a scientific basis for the quality use of medicines and bioactive substances.
  • Clinical Pharmacy: concerned with patient care and the optimisation of medicine use in order to promote health and wellness, and prevent disease.
  • Social Pharmacy: our research focuses mainly on access to, and use of medicines.

Email pharmacy.research@otago.ac.nz
Web otago.ac.nz/pharmacy/research

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Search the Health Sciences Expertise Database

HSci banner tnThe Division of Health Sciences benefits from its high calibre of staff and their wide range of skills and research expertise.

Our Staff Expertise Database provides details on University of Otago, Health Sciences staff. Each staff profile provides information on qualifications, current academic position, contact details, and a summary of research and publications.

You can search our database by keyword (eg cancer) or by name.

Health Sciences expertise database

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