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DSM staff profile

Dr Emma Wyeth

PositionSenior Lecturer - Māori Health; Director, Ngāi Tahu Māori Health Research Unit
DepartmentDepartment of Preventive and Social Medicine (DSM)
QualificationsBSc(Hons) PhD
Research summaryMāori health; injury and disability; genetic research
Teaching

The majority of Emma’s teaching is focused on hauora Māori within a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate papers taught in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine.

Research

Emma is the Director of Te Rōpū Rangahau Hauora Māori o Ngāi Tahu (Ngāi Tahu Māori Health Research Unit) and a Senior Lecturer in Māori Health, both in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine. She is also the Associate Head of Department – Māori in the Department.

Emma has a range of research interests within the field of hauora Māori. She currently holds a Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) Emerging Researcher First Grant (2014–2017) entitled Maori Disability Outcomes: Pathways and Experiences After Injury. She is also a Co-Deputy Director of New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga.

Emma is involved in a range of research projects including the University of Otago Research Theme Poutama Ara Rau (Principal Investigator) and the Health Research Council of New Zealand funded Subsequent Injury Study (SInS): Improving outcomes for injured New Zealanders (Named Invesigator).

Emma is a former HRC Eru Pōmare Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. As part of her fellowship, Emma worked with Associate Professor Sarah Derrett on the Prospective Outcomes of Injury Study (POIS), which was HRC-funded 2007–2013 and ACC co-funded 2007–2010, leading the Māori qualitative and quantitative components of POIS investigating the outcomes and experiences after injury for a group of injured Māori. Emma is also a Co-Investigator (Māori Health) in the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study, a longitudinal study of 1,037 babies born in Dunedin during 1972–1973 (see the Dunedin Study website).

Emma joined the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine as an Assistant Research Fellow in 2007 after submitting her PhD in Genetics, which primarily focused on the genetic association of rheumatoid arthritis and gout for Māori. Her PhD thesis also explored Māori views of science, in particular genetic research.

Additional details

Emma was also the inaugural Programme Leader – Research and Development for Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu (2011–2013), which involved identifying key opportunities and developing and implementing collaborative research projects across the Ngāi Tahu Group.

Publications

Wyeth, E. H., Maclennan, B., Lambert, M., Davie, G., Lilley, R., & Derrett, S. (2017). Predictors of work participation for Māori three months after injury. Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/19338244.2017.1329698

Wyeth, E. H., Samaranayaka, A., Davie, G., & Derrett, S. (2017). Prevalence and predictors of disability for Māori 24 months after injury. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12657

Page, M. J., Wyeth, E. H., Samaranayaka, A., McNoe, B., Walker, R. C., Schollum, J., … Walker, R., & Derrett, S. (2017). Accuracy of ethnicity data recorded in hospital-based patient clinical records and the Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1454), 65-71. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Derrett, S., Samaranayaka, A., Schollum, J. B. W., McNoe, B., Marshall, M. R., Williams, S., Wyeth, E. H., & Walker, R. J. (2017). Predictors of health deterioration among older adults after 12 months of dialysis therapy: A longitudinal cohort study from New Zealand. American Journal of Kidney Diseases. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2017.06.023

Derrett, S., Harcombe, H., Wyeth, E., Davie, G., Samaranayaka, A., Hansen, P., … Sullivan, T., Wilson, S., & Barson, D. (2016). Subsequent Injury Study (SInS): Improving outcomes for injured New Zealanders. Injury Prevention. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2016-042193

Chapter in Book - Research

Baxter, J., & Wyeth, E. (2011). Viewpoint: The health of Māori children and young people with chronic conditions and disabilities. In E. Craig, G. McDonald, J. Adams, A. Reddington, G. Oben & A. Wicken (Eds.), The health of Māori children and young people with chronic conditions and disabilities in New Zealand. (pp. 15-19). Dunedin, New Zealand: New Zealand Child and Youth Epidemiology Service.

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Journal - Research Article

Wyeth, E. H., Maclennan, B., Lambert, M., Davie, G., Lilley, R., & Derrett, S. (2017). Predictors of work participation for Māori three months after injury. Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/19338244.2017.1329698

Wyeth, E. H., Samaranayaka, A., Davie, G., & Derrett, S. (2017). Prevalence and predictors of disability for Māori 24 months after injury. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12657

Page, M. J., Wyeth, E. H., Samaranayaka, A., McNoe, B., Walker, R. C., Schollum, J., … Walker, R., & Derrett, S. (2017). Accuracy of ethnicity data recorded in hospital-based patient clinical records and the Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1454), 65-71. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Derrett, S., Samaranayaka, A., Schollum, J. B. W., McNoe, B., Marshall, M. R., Williams, S., Wyeth, E. H., & Walker, R. J. (2017). Predictors of health deterioration among older adults after 12 months of dialysis therapy: A longitudinal cohort study from New Zealand. American Journal of Kidney Diseases. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2017.06.023

Maclennan, B., Wyeth, E., Davie, G., Wilson, S., & Derrett, S. (2014). Twelve-month post-injury outcomes for Māori and non-Māori: Findings from a New Zealand cohort study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 38(3), 227-233. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12228

Harcombe, H., Derrett, S., Samaranayaka, A., Davie, G., Wyeth, E., & Wilson, S. (2014). Factors predictive of subsequent injury in a longitudinal cohort study. Injury Prevention, 20(6), 393-400. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2014-041183

Langley, J. D., Lilley, R., Wilson, S., Derrett, S., Samaranayaka, A., Davie, G., … Wyeth, E. H., Hansen, P., & Hokowhitu, B. (2014). Factors associated with non-participation in one or two follow-up phases in a cohort study of injured adults. Injury Prevention, 19, 428-433. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2012-040685

Maclennan, B., Wyeth, E., Hokowhitu, B., Wilson, S., & Derrett, S. (2013). Injury severity and 3-month outcomes among Māori: Results from a New Zealand prospective cohort study. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1379). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Wyeth, E. H., Derrett, S., Hokowhitu, B., & Samaranayaka, A. (2013). Indigenous injury outcomes: Life satisfaction among injured Māori in New Zealand three months after injury. Health & Quality of Life Outcomes, 11, 120. doi: 10.1186/1477-7525-11-120

Langley, J., Davie, G., Wilson, S., Lilley, R., Ameratunga, S., Wyeth, E., & Derrett, S. (2013). Difficulties in functioning one year after injury: The role of preinjury sociodemographic and health characteristics, health care and injury-related factors. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 94(7), 1277-1286. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2013.02.012

Derrett, S., Wilson, S., Samaranayaka, A., Langley, J., Wyeth, E., Ameratunga, S., Lilley, R., Davie, G., & Mauiliu, M. (2013). Prevalence and predictors of disability 24-months after injury for hospitalised and non-hospitalised participants: Results from a longitudinal cohort study in New Zealand. PLoS ONE, 8(11), e80194. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0080194

Derrett, S., Samaranayaka, A., Wilson, S., Langley, J., Ameratunga, S., Cameron, I. D., Lilley, R., Wyeth, E., & Davie, G. (2012). Prevalence and predictors of sub-acute phase disability after injury among hospitalised and non-hospitalised groups: A longitudinal cohort study. PLoS ONE, 7(9), e44909. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0044909

Langley, J., Derrett, S., Davie, G., Ameratunga, S., & Wyeth, E. (2011). A cohort study of short-term functional outcomes following injury: the role of pre-injury socio-demographic and health characteristics, injury and injury-related healthcare. Health & Quality of Life Outcomes, 9, 68. doi: 10.1186/1477-7525-9-68

Derrett, S., Davie, G., Ameratunga, S., Wyeth, E., Colhoun, S., Wilson, S., Samaranayaka, A., Lilley, R., Hokowhitu, B., Hansen, P., & Langley, J. (2011). Prospective Outcomes of Injury Study: Recruitment, and participant characteristics, health and disability status. Injury Prevention, 17(6), 415-418. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2011-040044

Wyeth, E. H., Derrett, S., Hokowhitu, B., Hall, C., & Langley, J. (2010). Rangatiratanga and Ōritetanga: Responses to the Treaty of Waitangi in a New Zealand study. Ethnicity & Health, 15(3), 303-316. doi: 10.1080/13557851003721194

Derrett, S., Langley, J., Hokowhitu, B., Ameratunga, S., Hansen, P., Davie, G., Wyeth, E., & Lilley, R. (2009). Prospective outcomes of injury study. Injury Prevention, 15(5), e3. doi: 10.1136/ip.2009.022558

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Journal - Research Other

Derrett, S., Harcombe, H., Wyeth, E., Davie, G., Samaranayaka, A., Hansen, P., … Sullivan, T., Wilson, S., & Barson, D. (2016). Subsequent Injury Study (SInS): Improving outcomes for injured New Zealanders. Injury Prevention. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2016-042193

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