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Health Sciences profile

Associate Professor Emma Wyeth

PositionAssociate Professor, Māori Health, and Director of Ngāi Tahu Māori Health Research Unit
DepartmentDepartment of Preventive and Social Medicine
QualificationsBSc(Hons) PhD
Research summaryMāori health; health inequities and disparities; injury and disability; genetic research
Teaching

The majority of Emma’s teaching is focused on hauora Māori within a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate papers taught in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine.

Memberships

Emma is a member of numerous committees and advisory boards both internal and external to the University. Of note are her membership on the:

  • Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Committee
  • Statutory Māori Health Committee of the HRC

Research

Emma is the Director of Te Rōpū Rangahau Hauora Māori o Ngāi Tahu (Ngāi Tahu Māori Health Research Unit) and an Associate Professor in Māori Health, both in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine.

Emma has a range of research expertise and interests within the field of hauora Māori.

She is currently the Principal Investigator on the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC)-funded POIS-10 Māori: Outcomes and experiences in the decade following injury study (2019-2022) and the Co-Principal Investigator of the Prospective Outcomes of Injury Study: 10 years on (POIS-10) study (also funded by the HRC; 2019-2022). She has previously held a HRC Emerging Researcher First Grant (2014–2017) entitled Maori Disability Outcomes: Pathways and Experiences After Injury. She was also a Co-Deputy Director of New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (2016-2018).

Emma is involved in a range of other research projects with the majority focused on understanding and improving Maori health outcomes, and experiences and engagement within the health system. Other projects include the University of Otago Research Theme Poutama Ara Rau (Principal Investigator) and the Health Research Council of New Zealand-funded Subsequent Injury Study (SInS): Improving outcomes for injured New Zealanders (Named Investigator).

Emma is a former HRC Eru Pōmare Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. As part of her fellowship, Emma worked with Professor Sarah Derrett on the Prospective Outcomes of Injury Study (POIS), which was HRC-funded 2007–2013 and ACC co-funded 2007–2010, leading the Māori qualitative and quantitative components of POIS investigating the outcomes and experiences after injury for a group of injured Māori. Emma is also a former Co-Investigator (Māori Health) in the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study, a longitudinal study of 1,037 babies born in Dunedin during 1972–1973 (see the Dunedin Study website).

Emma joined the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine as an Assistant Research Fellow in 2007 after submitting her PhD in Genetics, which primarily focused on the genetic association of rheumatoid arthritis and gout for Māori. Her PhD thesis also explored Māori views of science, in particular genetic research.

Additional details

Emma was also the inaugural Programme Leader – Research and Development for Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu (2011–2013), which involved identifying key opportunities and developing and implementing collaborative research projects across the Ngāi Tahu Group.

Publications

Wyeth, E., McCarty, G., Maclennan, B., Davie, G., Harcombe, H., & Derrett, S. (2021). Predictors of subsequent injury for Māori in New Zealand. Injury. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2021.05.014

Wyeth, E., Lambert, M., Samaranayaka, A., Harcombe, H., Davie, G., & Derrett, S. (2019). Subsequent injuries experienced by Māori: Results from a 24-month prospective study in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1499), 23-35. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Lambert, M., Wyeth, E. H., Brausch, S., Harwood, M. L. N., Anselm, D., Wright-Tawha, T., … Derrett, S. (2021). "I couldn’t even do normal chores": A qualitative study of the impacts of injury for Māori. Disability & Rehabilitation, 43(17), 2424-2430. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2019.1701102

Wyeth, E. H., Samaranayaka, A., Lambert, M., Tapsell, M., Anselm, D., Ellison, P., … Derrett, S. (2019). Understanding longer-term disability outcomes for Māori and non-Māori after hospitalisation for injury: Results from a longitudinal cohort study. Public Health, 176, 118-127. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2018.08.014

Wyeth, E. H., Maclennan, B., Lambert, M., Davie, G., Lilley, R., & Derrett, S. (2018). Predictors of work participation for Māori three months after injury. Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health, 73(2), 79-89. doi: 10.1080/19338244.2017.1329698

Wyeth, E., McCarty, G., Maclennan, B., Davie, G., Harcombe, H., & Derrett, S. (2021). Predictors of subsequent injury for Māori in New Zealand. Injury. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2021.05.014

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Wyeth, E., Lambert, M., Samaranayaka, A., Harcombe, H., Davie, G., & Derrett, S. (2019). Subsequent injuries experienced by Māori: Results from a 24-month prospective study in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1499), 23-35. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Lambert, M., Wyeth, E. H., Brausch, S., Harwood, M. L. N., Anselm, D., Wright-Tawha, T., … Derrett, S. (2021). "I couldn’t even do normal chores": A qualitative study of the impacts of injury for Māori. Disability & Rehabilitation, 43(17), 2424-2430. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2019.1701102

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Wyeth, E. H., Samaranayaka, A., Lambert, M., Tapsell, M., Anselm, D., Ellison, P., … Derrett, S. (2019). Understanding longer-term disability outcomes for Māori and non-Māori after hospitalisation for injury: Results from a longitudinal cohort study. Public Health, 176, 118-127. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2018.08.014

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Wyeth, E. H., Maclennan, B., Lambert, M., Davie, G., Lilley, R., & Derrett, S. (2018). Predictors of work participation for Māori three months after injury. Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health, 73(2), 79-89. doi: 10.1080/19338244.2017.1329698

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Wyeth, E. H., Derrett, S., Nelson, V., Bourke, J., Crengle, S., Davie, G., & Harcombe, H. (2021). POIS-10 Māori: Outcomes and experiences in the decade following injury. Methods & Protocols, 4(2), 37. doi: 10.3390/mps4020037

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McCarty, G. K., Derrett, S., Sullivan, T., Crengle, S., & Wyeth, E. (2021). Use of health-related quality-of-life measures for Indigenous child and youth populations: A scoping review protocol. BMJ Open, 11(6), e043973. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-043973

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Nelson, V., Derrett, S., & Wyeth, E. (2021). Indigenous perspectives on concepts and determinants of flourishing in a health and well-being context: A scoping review protocol. BMJ Open, 11, e045893. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-045893

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Derrett, S., Wyeth, E. H., Richardson, A., Davie, G., Samaranayaka, A., Lilley, R., & Harcombe, H. (2021). Prospective Outcomes of Injury Study 10 Years on (POIS-10): An observational cohort study. Methods & Protocols, 4(2), 35. doi: 10.3390/mps4020035

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McLean, R. M., Xie, Z., Nelson, V., Nosa, V., Po’e-Tofaeono, A., Walker, R., & Wyeth, E. H. (2021). Experiences of New Zealand haemodialysis patients in relation to food and nutrition management: A qualitative study. Nutrients, 13(7), 2299. doi: 10.3390/nu13072299

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Richardson, A. E., Derrett, S., Samaranayaka, A., & Wyeth, E. H. (2021). Prevalence and predictors of psychological distress following injury: Findings from a prospective cohort study. Injury Epidemiology, 8(1), 41. doi: 10.1186/s40621-021-00337-7

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Shettigar, R., Samaranayaka, A., Schollum, J. B. W., Wyeth, E. H., Derrett, S., & Walker, R. J. (2021). Predictors of health deterioration among older New Zealanders undergoing dialysis: A three-year accelerated longitudinal cohort study. Canadian Journal of Kidney Health & Disease, 8. doi: 10.1177/20543581211022207

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Harcombe, H., Davie, G., Wyeth, E., Ameratunga, S., Powell, D., & Derrett, S. (2020). Predictors of severe or multiple subsequent injuries over 24 months among an already-injured cohort in New Zealand. Injury, 51, 620-627. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2019.12.038

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Harcombe, H., Samaranayaka, A., Wyeth, E. H., Davie, G., Cameron, I. D., Lilley, R., & Derrett, S. (2020). Predictors of subsequent injury at work: Findings from a prospective cohort of injured workers in New Zealand. Occupational & Environmental Medicine, 77, 839-846. doi: 10.1136/oemed-2020-106597

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Richardson, A., Gurung, G., Samaranayaka, A., Gardner, D., de Graaf, B., Wyeth, E. H., Derrett, S., … McBride, D. (2020). Risk and protective factors for post-traumatic stress among New Zealand military personnel: A cross sectional study. PLoS ONE, 15(4), e0231460. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0231460

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Richardson, A., Richard, L., Gunter, K., Cunningham, R., Hamer, H., Lockett, H., Wyeth, E., Stokes, T., … Cox, A., & Derrett, S. (2020). A systematic scoping review of interventions to integrate physical and mental healthcare for people with serious mental illness and substance use disorders. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 128, 52-67. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2020.05.021

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Gurung, G., Richardson, A., Wyeth, E., Edmonds, L., & Derrett, S. (2020). Child/youth, family and public engagement in paediatric services in high-income countries: A systematic scoping review. Health Expectations, 23, 261-273. doi: 10.1111/hex.13017

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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

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Harcombe, H., Aldabe, D., Davie, G., Wyeth, E., & Derrett, S. (2019). Concordance between sentinel and subsequent injuries: A prospective study of injured New Zealanders. Injury, 50, 301-307. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2018.10.013

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Stokes, T., Atmore, C., Penno, E., Richard, L., Wyeth, E., Richards, R., Doolan-Noble, F., Gray, A. R., Sullivan, T., & Gauld, R. (2019). Protocol for a mixed methods realist evaluation of regional District Health Board groupings in New Zealand. BMJ Open, 9, e030076. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-030076

Journal - Research Other

Manhire-Heath, R., Cormack, D., & Wyeth, E. (2019). '...but I just prefer to treat everyone the same...': General practice receptionists talking about health inequities. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 25(5), 430-434. doi: 10.1071/PY19026

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Baker, W., Samaranayaka, A., Wyeth, E., Ameratunga, S., & Derrett, S. (2019). Migrants and disability following injury: Findings from a prospective study in New Zealand. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 43(5), 470-476. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12927

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Kypri, K., Maclennan, B., Brausch, S., Wyeth, E., & Connor, J. (2019). Did New Zealand's new alcohol legislation achieve its object of facilitating public input? Qualitative study of Māori communities. Drug & Alcohol Review, 38, 331-338. doi: 10.1111/dar.12886

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Ward, A. L., Wyeth, E. H., McGee, R., Freeman, C., & Cameron, C. (2018). Found in (survey) translation: Lessons learned while engaging with a wharekura in Southland, New Zealand. Kōtuitui, 13(1), 70-81. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2017.1421978

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Harcombe, H., Davie, G., Wyeth, E., Samaranayaka, A., & Derrett, S. (2018). Injury upon injury: A prospective cohort study examining subsequent injury claims in the 24 months following a substantial injury. Injury Prevention, 24(6), 460-467. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2017-042467

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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

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Wilson, S. J., Davie, G., Harcombe, H., Wyeth, E. H., Cameron, I. D., & Derrett, S. (2018). Impact of further injury on participation in work and activities among those previously injured: Results from a New Zealand prospective cohort study. Quality of Life Research, 27, 3167-3178. doi: 10.1007/s11136-018-1970-9

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Wyeth, E. H., Samaranayaka, A., Davie, G., & Derrett, S. (2017). Prevalence and predictors of disability for Māori 24 months after injury. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 41(3), 262-268. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12657

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Eketone, H., Pickery, J.-J., & Wyeth, E. H. (2017). Te pūrākau tūahi? (The whole story?). Junctures, 2017(18), 28-34.

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Page, M. J., Wyeth, E. H., Samaranayaka, A., McNoe, B., Walker, R. C., Schollum, J., … Walker, R., & Derrett, S. (2017). Accuracy of ethnicity data recorded in hospital-based patient clinical records and the Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1454), 65-71. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Derrett, S., Samaranayaka, A., Schollum, J. B. W., McNoe, B., Marshall, M. R., Williams, S., Wyeth, E. H., & Walker, R. J. (2017). Predictors of health deterioration among older adults after 12 months of dialysis therapy: A longitudinal cohort study from New Zealand. American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 70(6), 798-806. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2017.06.023

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Derrett, S., Harcombe, H., Wyeth, E., Davie, G., Samaranayaka, A., Hansen, P., … Sullivan, T., Wilson, S., & Barson, D. (2017). Subsequent Injury Study (SInS): Improving outcomes for injured New Zealanders. Injury Prevention, 23(6), 429. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2016-042193

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Wyeth, E. (2017). Teone Matapura Ellison (Erihana) (1864-1949). In H. Brown & T. Norton (Eds.), Tāngata Ngāi Tahu: People of Ngāi Tahu. (pp. 57-61). Christchurch, New Zealand: Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu.

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Maclennan, B., Wyeth, E., Davie, G., Wilson, S., & Derrett, S. (2014). Twelve-month post-injury outcomes for Māori and non-Māori: Findings from a New Zealand cohort study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 38(3), 227-233. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12228

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Harcombe, H., Derrett, S., Samaranayaka, A., Davie, G., Wyeth, E., & Wilson, S. (2014). Factors predictive of subsequent injury in a longitudinal cohort study. Injury Prevention, 20(6), 393-400. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2014-041183

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Langley, J. D., Lilley, R., Wilson, S., Derrett, S., Samaranayaka, A., Davie, G., … Wyeth, E. H., Hansen, P., & Hokowhitu, B. (2014). Factors associated with non-participation in one or two follow-up phases in a cohort study of injured adults. Injury Prevention, 19, 428-433. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2012-040685

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Wyeth, E. H., Derrett, S., Hokowhitu, B., & Samaranayaka, A. (2013). Indigenous injury outcomes: Life satisfaction among injured Māori in New Zealand three months after injury. Health & Quality of Life Outcomes, 11, 120. doi: 10.1186/1477-7525-11-120

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Langley, J., Davie, G., Wilson, S., Lilley, R., Ameratunga, S., Wyeth, E., & Derrett, S. (2013). Difficulties in functioning one year after injury: The role of preinjury sociodemographic and health characteristics, health care and injury-related factors. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 94(7), 1277-1286. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2013.02.012

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Derrett, S., Wilson, S., Samaranayaka, A., Langley, J., Wyeth, E., Ameratunga, S., Lilley, R., Davie, G., & Mauiliu, M. (2013). Prevalence and predictors of disability 24-months after injury for hospitalised and non-hospitalised participants: Results from a longitudinal cohort study in New Zealand. PLoS ONE, 8(11), e80194. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0080194

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Maclennan, B., Wyeth, E., Hokowhitu, B., Wilson, S., & Derrett, S. (2013). Injury severity and 3-month outcomes among Māori: Results from a New Zealand prospective cohort study. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1379). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Derrett, S., Samaranayaka, A., Wilson, S., Langley, J., Ameratunga, S., Cameron, I. D., Lilley, R., Wyeth, E., & Davie, G. (2012). Prevalence and predictors of sub-acute phase disability after injury among hospitalised and non-hospitalised groups: A longitudinal cohort study. PLoS ONE, 7(9), e44909. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0044909

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Derrett, S., Davie, G., Ameratunga, S., Wyeth, E., Colhoun, S., Wilson, S., Samaranayaka, A., Lilley, R., Hokowhitu, B., Hansen, P., & Langley, J. (2011). Prospective Outcomes of Injury Study: Recruitment, and participant characteristics, health and disability status. Injury Prevention, 17(6), 415-418. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2011-040044

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Langley, J., Derrett, S., Davie, G., Ameratunga, S., & Wyeth, E. (2011). A cohort study of short-term functional outcomes following injury: the role of pre-injury socio-demographic and health characteristics, injury and injury-related healthcare. Health & Quality of Life Outcomes, 9, 68. doi: 10.1186/1477-7525-9-68

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Wyeth, E. H., Derrett, S., Hokowhitu, B., Hall, C., & Langley, J. (2010). Rangatiratanga and Ōritetanga: Responses to the Treaty of Waitangi in a New Zealand study. Ethnicity & Health, 15(3), 303-316. doi: 10.1080/13557851003721194

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Derrett, S., Langley, J., Hokowhitu, B., Ameratunga, S., Hansen, P., Davie, G., Wyeth, E., & Lilley, R. (2009). Prospective outcomes of injury study. Injury Prevention, 15(5), e3. doi: 10.1136/ip.2009.022558

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