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Faumuina Professor Fa’afetai Sopoaga

PositionProfessor
QualificationsMB ChB FAFPHM MRNZCGP
Research summaryPacific health

Research

Faumuina Professor Faafetai (Tai) Sopoaga leads Va’a o Tautai in the Division of Health Sciences. 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

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

Journal - Research Article

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.

Journal - Research Article

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.

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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 Other

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

Journal - Research Article

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.

Journal - Research Article

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