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DSM staff profile

Dr Esther Willing

PositionLecturer
QualificationsBHSc PGDipPH MPH PhD
Research summaryMāori Health, Health Policy and Health Services Research
TeachingConvenor for the Hauora Māori vertical module within the Early Learning in Medicine curriculum
Memberships
  • Health Services Research and Policy Association of Australia and New Zealand
  • International Public Policy Association

Research

Dr Esther Willing is a Lecturer in Hauora Māori and her research focuses on the way in which health policy and the health system can improve Māori health outcomes in Aotearoa New Zealand.

She is currently undertaking research into the way in which Māori health is framed within Aotearoa New Zealand and the impact that this framing has on Māori health outcomes.

Additional details

Whakapapa to Ngāti Toarangatira, Ngāti Koata, Ngā Ruahine.

Publications

Wild, C. E. K., O'Sullivan, N. A., Lee, A. C., Cave, T. L., Willing, E. J., Cormack, D. M., … Anderson, Y. C. (2020). Survey of barriers and facilitators to engagement in a multidisciplinary healthy lifestyles program for children. Journal of Nutrition Education & Behavior, 52(5), 528-534. doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2019.10.010

Willing, E., Paine, S.-J., Wyeth, E., Te Ao, B., Vaithianathan, R., & Reid, P. (2020). Indigenous voices on measuring and valuing health states. AlterNative, 16(1), 3-9. doi: 10.1177/1177180119885418

Ameratunga, S., Spray, J., Anderson, A., Wiles, J., Witten, K., Ofanoa, M., … Willing, E., & Burdett, B. (2019). Inclusive streetscapes: Disabled people and older citizens charting a roadmap to equity. Journal of Transport & Health, 14(Suppl.), S18. doi: 10.1016/j.jth.2019.100729

Nowlan, M., Willing, E., & Turner, N. (2019). Influences and policies that affect immunisation coverage: A summary review of literature. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1501), 79-88. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Wild, C. E. K., Grant, C. C., Cave, T. L., Wynter, L. E., Derraik, J. G. B., Willing, E. J., … Anderson, Y. C. (2019). The importance of rurality data in understanding access to healthcare services for childhood obesity. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1494), 60-63. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Chapter in Book - Research

Willing, E. (2017). Hitting the target without missing the point: New Zealand’s immunisation health target for two year olds. In P. Henman & A. Gable (Eds.), Performing the state: Critical encounters with performance measurement in social and public policy. (pp. 37-52). Routledge.

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Journal - Research Article

Wild, C. E. K., O'Sullivan, N. A., Lee, A. C., Cave, T. L., Willing, E. J., Cormack, D. M., … Anderson, Y. C. (2020). Survey of barriers and facilitators to engagement in a multidisciplinary healthy lifestyles program for children. Journal of Nutrition Education & Behavior, 52(5), 528-534. doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2019.10.010

Willing, E., Paine, S.-J., Wyeth, E., Te Ao, B., Vaithianathan, R., & Reid, P. (2020). Indigenous voices on measuring and valuing health states. AlterNative, 16(1), 3-9. doi: 10.1177/1177180119885418

Ameratunga, S., Spray, J., Anderson, A., Wiles, J., Witten, K., Ofanoa, M., … Willing, E., & Burdett, B. (2019). Inclusive streetscapes: Disabled people and older citizens charting a roadmap to equity. Journal of Transport & Health, 14(Suppl.), S18. doi: 10.1016/j.jth.2019.100729

Tenbensel, T., Chalmers, L., & Willing, E. (2016). Comparing the implementation consequences of the immunisation and emergency department health targets in New Zealand: A tale of two targets. Journal of Health Organization & Management, 30(6), 1009-1024. doi: 10.1108/JHOM-08-2015-0126

Willing, E. (2016). Hitting the target without missing the point: New Zealand’s immunisation health target for two year olds. Policy Studies, 37(6), 535-550. doi: 10.1080/01442872.2016.1207759

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Journal - Research Other

Nowlan, M., Willing, E., & Turner, N. (2019). Influences and policies that affect immunisation coverage: A summary review of literature. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1501), 79-88. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Wild, C. E. K., Grant, C. C., Cave, T. L., Wynter, L. E., Derraik, J. G. B., Willing, E. J., … Anderson, Y. C. (2019). The importance of rurality data in understanding access to healthcare services for childhood obesity. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1494), 60-63. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Reid, P., Paine, S.-J., Te Ao, B., Willing, E., Wyeth, E., & Vaithianathan, R. (2018). Estimating the economic costs of ethnic health inequities: Protocol for a prevalence-based cost-of-illness study in New Zealand (2003-2014). BMJ Open, 8(6), e020763. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020763

Reid, P., Paine, S.-J., Curtis, E., Jones, R., Anderson, A., Willing, E., & Harwood, M. (2017). Achieving health equity in Aotearoa: Strengthening responsiveness to Māori in health research. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1465), 96-103. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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