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Els Russell imageAssistant Research Fellow
Teaching Fellow

BA(Otago), DPH(Otago), MPH(Otago)


Els graduated with a BA in economics and human geography from Otago in 2018 and recently completed her MPH in 2022 titled: A Place to Call Home: Māori experiences of social housing in Ōtautahi Christchurch. Her MPH utilised a Kaupapa Māori methodology and qualitative methods. She is currently working as both an assistant research fellow and teaching fellow in the department.

Her research interests are the social determinants of health and in particular how social policy is experienced by Māori. She is also interested in health economics and health funding decision-making.


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