Health Promotion and Policy Research Unit (HePPRU), Department of Public Health
The Health Promotion and Policy Research Unit (HePPRU) aims to foster excellence in research in health promotion and public health policy. HePPRU works in collaboration with policy-makers and policy advocates to advance the good health of the peoples of Aotearoa/New Zealand through independent, critical and innovative research, teaching, and community service.
The multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team within HePPRU has expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methods. The Unit has a particular emphasis on nutrition, tobacco and equity-focused research. Members of HePPRU are leading and contributing to a programme of research which will inform health promotion and public health policy development and advocacy. The Unit is committed to Treaty-based research and uses the Ottawa Charter as a working framework.