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Health Sciences profile

Faumuina Associate Professor Fa’afetai Sopoaga

PositionAssociate Professor and Associate Dean (Pacific)
DepartmentDepartment of Preventive and Social Medicine (DSM)
QualificationsMB ChB FAFPHM MRNZCGP
Research summaryPacific health

Research

Faumuina Associate Professor Faafetai (Tai) Sopoaga is the Division of Health Sciences’ Associate Dean (Pacific). Her interests include Pacific health, Pacific workforce development, Pacific students, and Pacific communities.

Publications

Sopoaga, F., & van der Meer, J. (2011). Building a Pacific health workforce in New Zealand: Initial findings from a transition project in first year health sciences at university: A practice report. International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education, 2(2), 61-68. doi: 10.5204/intjfyhe.v2i2.88

Sopoaga, F. (2011). A Pacific immersion programme: Is it useful in teaching Pacific health to future doctors in New Zealand? Journal of Primary Health Care, 3(4), 311-316.

Sopoaga, F., Buckingham, K., & Paul, C. (2010). Causes of excess hospitalizations among Pacific peoples in New Zealand: Implications for primary care. Journal of Primary Health Care, 2(2), 105-110.

Capstick, S., Norris, P., Sopoaga, F., & Tobata, W. (2009). Relationships between health and culture in Polynesia: A review. Social Science & Medicine, 68(7), 1341-1348. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.01.002

Sopoaga, F., Leon de la Barra, S., Van der Meer, J., Samalia, L., Carr, S., Delaibatiki, R., & Kirifi-Alai, T. N. (2011). Developing a health workforce from an underserved population in New Zealand [Letter to the editor]. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 35(5), 494-495. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2011.00766.x

Journal - Research Article

Suaalii-Sauni, T., Aiavao, F., Faafeu-Hope, E., Sopoaga, T., Paul, C., Righarts, A., McCool, J., Kirifi-Alai, N., Hill, P., & Fuatai, F. (2011). Strengthening health research capacity from within Samoa. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 23(1), 100-109. doi: 10.1177/1010539510390782

Sopoaga, F., & van der Meer, J. (2011). Building a Pacific health workforce in New Zealand: Initial findings from a transition project in first year health sciences at university: A practice report. International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education, 2(2), 61-68. doi: 10.5204/intjfyhe.v2i2.88

Sopoaga, F. (2011). A Pacific immersion programme: Is it useful in teaching Pacific health to future doctors in New Zealand? Journal of Primary Health Care, 3(4), 311-316.

Sopoaga, F., Buckingham, K., & Paul, C. (2010). Causes of excess hospitalizations among Pacific peoples in New Zealand: Implications for primary care. Journal of Primary Health Care, 2(2), 105-110.

Capstick, S., Norris, P., Sopoaga, F., & Tobata, W. (2009). Relationships between health and culture in Polynesia: A review. Social Science & Medicine, 68(7), 1341-1348. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.01.002

Sehgal, P., Sopoaga, F., & Beresford, R. (2009). Bridging the gap: Strategies to promote the recruitment and retention of Pacific Islanders into the health professions. New Zealand Medical Student Journal, 9, 5-8.

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Journal - Research Other

Sopoaga, F., Leon de la Barra, S., Van der Meer, J., Samalia, L., Carr, S., Delaibatiki, R., & Kirifi-Alai, T. N. (2011). Developing a health workforce from an underserved population in New Zealand [Letter to the editor]. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 35(5), 494-495. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2011.00766.x

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