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Health Sciences profile

Georgia Richardson

PositionAssistant Research Fellow
DepartmentsDepartment of General Practice and Rural Health (Dunedin), Department of Women's and Children's Health (Dunedin)
QualificationsBA GDipBHL MA(MPCS)
Research summaryChild and youth health; health service delivery for refugees
MembershipsMember, Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law


Georgia is Assistant Research Fellow at the New Zealand Child and Youth Epidemiology Service (NZCYES) and the Department of General Practice and Rural Health, University of Otago, Dunedin.

Georgia’s research interests look at qualitative research, health delivery, epidemiology, and equity. She is currently working on projects exploring health service delivery to refugees in Otago and Southland, epidemiology on child and youth health, and poverty in Aotearoa experienced by children and families/whānau.

Her recent projects explored:

  • Decision-making processes for resource allocation in Aotearoa New Zealand health care entities and public participation in these processes
  • Human rights and people with learning disability and mental distress in international and New Zealand jurisdictions
  • The abuse of people in New Zealand state care facilities recorded in narrative and art
  • The national rural research network

Georgia graduated with a BA from Massey University, and has also attended the University of Waikato and University of Wisconsin-Madison. She pursued postgraduate studies at the University of Otago in Bioethics and Health Law, and Peace and Conflict Studies.


Richard, L., Richardson, G., Jaye, C., & Stokes, T. (2019). Providing care to refugees through mainstream general practice in the southern health region of New Zealand: A qualitative study of primary healthcare professionals’ perspectives. BMJ Open, 9, e034323. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-034323

Littlejohns, P., Kieslich, K., Weale, A., Tumilty, E., Richardson, G., Stokes, T., Gauld, R., & Scuffham, P. (2019). Creating sustainable health care systems: Agreeing social (societal) priorities through public participation. Journal of Health Organization & Management, 33(1), 18-34. doi: 10.1108/JHOM-02-2018-0065

Mirfin-Veitch, B., Conder, J., Treharne, G. J., Hale, L., & Richardson, G. (2018). Challenging methodological and ethical conventions to facilitate research that is responsive to people with learning disabilities. In C. I. Macleod, J. Marx, P. Mnyaka & G. J. Treharne (Eds.), The Palgrave handbook of ethics in critical research. (pp. 355-370). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-74721-7_23