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Public Health Research Theses and Dissertations 2011–present

2020

Discourse, materiality and power: Dietary supplements and their users
(PhD) Susan Bidwell

Negotiating intimate relationships: A study of black African women in New Zealand
(PhD) Oluwatoyin Kolawole

Women’s experiences of e-bike use in Christchurch, New Zealand
(MPH Dissertation) Catherine Moser

Exploring senior secondary health education in Aotearoa New Zealand: A cabinet of curiosities
(PhD) Rachael Dixon

2019

Attitudes of people with long-term conditions who decline support from community physical activity programmes
(MPH Dissertation) Claire Salter

Tuhinga whakarāpopoto
(MPH Dissertation) Aaron Hapuku

Antipsychotic Medication Prescribing for Older People in Canterbury and the Bay of Plenty
(MPH Dissertation) Tessa Luff

Suffering, Solidarity and Spirituality: The Lived Experiences of Internally Displaced Women in Northern Nigeria
(PhD) Chidimma Aham-Chiabuotu

2018

Price discounts on core and non-core foods and beverages in two New Zealand supermarkets
(MPH Dissertation) Eline Thomson

Pasifika Women’s Experiences of Infertility in Canterbury and Wellington
(MPH Dissertation) Anna Foaese

Observational cohort study comparing maternal and newborn outcomes after waterbirth or conventional birth
(MPH Dissertation) Alison Eddy

Talking about menopause: Exploring the lived experience of menopause for nurses
(PhD) Kath Goodyear

The Underutilization of Mental Health Services: Perspective of Indian Women in Christchurch
(MPH Dissertation) Sai Machiraju

Wellbeing and relationships between people, space, place and time: Canterbury primary school principals’ perceptions of wellbeing in the context of their school environment
(PhD) Michelle Cole

The comparative assessment of patient safety at hospitals in New Zealand
(PhD) Phil Hider

The lived experiences of i-Kiribari people with leprosy
(MPH dissertation) Nabura Ioteba 2018

2017

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

Clients, informal caregivers and formal care provider: Understanding relationships.
(MPH dissertation) Mary-Anne Stone 2017

2016

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

2015

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

2014

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

2013

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

2012

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

Community solidarity: Press coverage of the Christchurch earthquake
(MHealSc dissertation) Wai Yee Angela Cho 2012

2011

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