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Public Health Research Theses and Dissertations 2011–present


A Qualitative study to explore the quality of life of people under the age of 65 in aged residential care.
[MPH Dissertation] Juliane Brand 2017

Both sides of the story: understanding the risks of drinking water self-supplies as perceived by New Zealanders living rurally.
[MPH] Alex Sullivan
Co-Supervisor Assoc Professor Gillian Abel


The Barriers Preventing Aged Residential Care Facilities From Obtaining Full Compliance at Certification and Surveillance Audits.
[MHealSc HLMT] Anna Carey 2016

Velcro babies: A Qualitative Study Exploring Maternal Motivations in the Night-time Care of Infants
[MPH Thesis] Judith Clarke 2016 

“I’m Just a Young Mother” Teenage Mothers’ Perspectives on Early Parenthood
[MPH] Donna Southorn

Growing up on Shaky Ground: An Investigation into the Emotional and Behavioural Wellbeing of Four-Year-Olds in Canterbury’s Post-Disaster Environment
[MPH] Kara Seers 2016


An Application of Hierarchical Bayes Models to Estimated Prevalence of Mental Disorder and Mental Health Service use among Cook Islanders in New Zealand
[PhD Thesis] Jesse Kokaua 2015

Ageing with Spinal Cord Injury in New Zealand.
[PhD Thesis] Richard Smaill 2015
* Exceptional PhD Theses in the Division of Health Sciences.

Who You Know and How You Are Known: Children's Perception of Neighbourhood
[MPH Thesis] Rosee Neville 2015

The Impact of Homeless Men's use of City Spaces on their Wellbeing
[MPH dissertation] Warren Nairn 2015

An Exploration of the Experiences of Rural Lead Maternity Care Midwives in Canterbury
[MPH dissertation] Margaret Kyle 2015

Still a couple? A case study of sexuality and intimacy concerns in residential care from the perspective of residents’ partners and care staff.
[MPH Thesis] Clare Greensmith 2015


Young Female’s Experiences and Perspectives of Using Social Media for Sexual Health Promotion
[MPH dissertation] Emily Brick 2014

Are Māori still underserved for cardiac revascularisation?
[MPH dissertation] Michael Butchard 2014


Crisis Leadership in an Acute Clinical Setting: Christchurch Hospital ICU February 2011
[MHealSc dissertation] Lev Zhuravsky 2013

Mortality in a Cohort of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients in Canterbury, New Zealand
[MPH dissertation] Angela Forbes 2013

A literature review of obesity in pregnancy and retrospective analysis of obesity in pregnancy within Canterbury
[MHealSc dissertation] Philip Lalor 2013


Culture, Risk and HIV: The Case of Black African Migrants and Refugees in Christchurch, New Zealand
[PhD thesis] Gerida Birukila 2012

A literature review of obesity in pregnancy and retrospective analysis of obesity in pregnancy within Canterbury
[MHealSc dissertation] Philip Lalor 2012

Talking about 1080: risk, trust and protecting our place.
[MPH thesis] Susan Bidwell 2012

Alcohol use & sexually transmitted infections in young people attending a sexual health clinic.
[MPH dissertation] Monica Ford 2012

The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: what are the opportunities for Tino Rangatiratanga and Maori health in the indigenous right to self-determination?
[MPH dissertation]  Naomi Gough 2012

Religion, culture and mental health in Somali refugees in Christchurch, New Zealand. 
[MPH dissertation] Arif Mohamed 2012

What is the evidence to support legislation for compulsory use of helmets while skiing or snowboarding in New Zealand?
[MPH dissertation] Richard Vipond 2012


An exploratory study of Muslim women’s attitudes towards and experiences of cervical screening.
[MPH dissertation] Nadia Bartholomew 2011

Midwives' perceptions of lean thinking in a tertiary birthing unit.
[MPH dissertation] Kiri Hider 2011

I believe once I'm happy with myself I won't need to smoke: Women's views on smoking, tobacco control and cessation.
[MPH thesis] Melissa Ludeke 2011

“It’s a different feeling of satisfaction dealing with old people”; perceptions of paid caregivers working in aged residential care.
[MHealSc dissertation] Jo Powell 2011

Parents’ attitudes to the HPV vaccination for their daughters.
[MPH dissertation] Rebecca Dell 2011