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Dr Kate Morgaine

Contact Details

Phone
+64 3 471 6106
Email
kate.morgaine@otago.ac.nz
Position
Senior Lecturer
Department
Department of Oral Sciences
Qualifications
BA DipTch(Sec) DPH MPH PhD
Research summary
Dental public health and health promotion
Teaching
Currently I teach public health in the Bachelor of Dental Surgery and the Master of Community Dentistry. DENT263; DENT363; DENT463; COMD801; COMD802
Memberships
  • International Union of Health Promotion and Education
  • International Association of Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research
  • Health Promotion National Accreditation Organisation management committee

Research

My research focuses on public health and health promotion.

I focus on three interlocking areas:

Programme research: how do we know what we do matters? This research incorporates needs analysis and intervention development, implementation feasibility, and evaluation of impacts and outcomes.

Practice research: who comprises the public health workforce and what do they do in practice?

Education research: what and how do we teach so that our graduates are able to practice well, achieve equitable outcomes for Māori, and improve the public’s health.

To answer these questions, I use many tools from both quantitative and qualitative research in a mixed methods approach. I mostly specialise in qualitative research methods.

Additional details

Postgraduate Supervision

Public health/health promotion in dental and oral health; development and trialling of community interventions; educational and professional practice; qualitative and mixed methods methodology.
Current postgraduate supervision

Brooke Craik (PhD – Public Health, co-supervisor)
Proposed Topic: Integrated care within the Southern mental health services. A qualitative study.

Megan McLeod (PhD – Microbiology, co-supervisor)
Proposed Topic: Development of robust and accessible bacteriophage therapies.

Peter Bullock (MHealSci – Occupational Health, co-supervisor)
Proposed Topic: NZ Army Health and Safety System: Human and organisational factors (HOF) that influence worker health and safety.

Lisa Hansen (DClinDent – Paediatrics, co-supervisor)
Proposed Topic: A story to smile about: a tool to enhance oral health in preschool children.

Kura Lacey (MComDent – Public Health, primary supervisor)
Proposed Topic: Advancing Māori health equity: a targeted plan for universal dental care for adults in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Nicole Pillinger (PhD – Business Coaching, co-supervisor)
Proposed Topic: Exploring clinicians’ interventions addressing diagnosis of deep infiltrating endometriosis and treatment of subfertility: developing a coaching framework for relational dialogue capacity.

Completed supervision (since 2019)

Bronwen McNoe, (PhD, primary supervisor)
Sun protection for adolescents at school in Aotearoa New Zealand. Awarded ‘thesis of exceptional quality’

Nicola Campbell, (MPH, primary supervisor)
Advanced versus basic life support in the prehospital setting: impacts on survival following major trauma in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Myo Eindray Cho, (MHealSci – Health Management, primary supervisor)
A qualitative study examining maternal and child strategies in Myanmar over two decades (2000 to 2020).

Cassie Withey-Rila, (MPH, primary supervisor)
An exploration of Transgender and Gender Diverse people’s positive experience of primary health care in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Brooke Craik, (MPH, primary supervisor)
An exploration of mental health promotion in Aotearoa New Zealand: a qualitative study.

Sarah Mitchell, (MPH, co-supervisor)
An integrative approach to understanding antimicrobial resistance in New Zealand.

Dara Chan, (MHealSci – Health Management, primary supervisor)
Criminalisation of sex work and HIV/AIDS in Cambodia.

Publications

Mitchell, S., Macmillan, A., Morgaine, K. C., & Priest, P. (2023). Transdisciplinary stakeholder understandings of antimicrobial resistance: An integrative approach in Aotearoa New Zealand. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 47(6), 100093. doi: 10.1016/j.anzjph.2023.100093

Craik, B., Egan, R., Kewene, F., & Morgaine, K. C. (2023). Mental health promotion practice in Aotearoa New Zealand: Findings from a qualitative study. Health Promotion International, 38(5), daad137. doi: 10.1093/heapro/daad137

Kewene, F., Morgaine, K., Colhoun, S., & Crengle, S. (2023). Challenging structural racism through the development of equity-driven core Māori hauora ā iwi/public health competencies for university hauora ā iwi/public health teaching. Higher Education Research & Development. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/07294360.2023.2246404

Withey-Rila, C., Morgaine, K. C., & Treharne, G. J. (2023). Understanding the context of positive experiences of primary care for transgender and gender diverse adults: An email interview study in Aotearoa New Zealand. International Journal of Transgender Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/26895269.2023.2234899

Quigg, R., Kewene, F., & Morgaine, K. C. (2023). Initiating decolonization: From The Last Straw! to Whāriki. AlterNative. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/11771801231167913

Akerman, M., Germani, A. C. C. G., Van Den Broucke, S., Chiou, S.-T., Fracolli, L., Gendron, S., … Morgaine, K., … Wills, J. (2022). What has been written about "teaching and learning in health promotion". In M. Akerman & A. C. C. G. Germani (Eds.), International handbook of teaching and learning in health promotion: Practices and reflections from around the world. (pp. 1-7). Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-96005-6_1

Chapter in Book - Research

Delany, L., Ratima, M., & Morgaine, K. C. (2015). Ethics and health promotion. In L. Signal & M. Ratima (Eds.), Promoting health in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 121-145). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Craik, B., Egan, R., Kewene, F., & Morgaine, K. C. (2023). Mental health promotion practice in Aotearoa New Zealand: Findings from a qualitative study. Health Promotion International, 38(5), daad137. doi: 10.1093/heapro/daad137

Journal - Research Article

Kewene, F., Morgaine, K., Colhoun, S., & Crengle, S. (2023). Challenging structural racism through the development of equity-driven core Māori hauora ā iwi/public health competencies for university hauora ā iwi/public health teaching. Higher Education Research & Development. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/07294360.2023.2246404

Journal - Research Article

McNoe, B. M., Marsh, L., Venter, N., Morgaine, K. C., Reeder, A. I., & McLean, R. M. (2023). National Sporting Organisation policies: A health promotion opportunity? Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 34, 480-487. doi: 10.1002/hpja.601

Journal - Research Article

Mitchell, S., Macmillan, A., Morgaine, K. C., & Priest, P. (2023). Transdisciplinary stakeholder understandings of antimicrobial resistance: An integrative approach in Aotearoa New Zealand. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 47(6), 100093. doi: 10.1016/j.anzjph.2023.100093

Journal - Research Article

Withey-Rila, C., Morgaine, K. C., & Treharne, G. J. (2023). Understanding the context of positive experiences of primary care for transgender and gender diverse adults: An email interview study in Aotearoa New Zealand. International Journal of Transgender Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/26895269.2023.2234899

Journal - Research Article

McNoe, B. M., Morgaine, K. C., Reeder, A. I., & Iosua, E. (2022). A photoaging intervention delivered to adolescents in secondary schools: A feasibility study. Journal of Skin Cancer, 2022, 9434176. doi: 10.1155/2022/9434176

Journal - Research Article

Broughton, J. R., Thomson, W. M., Maipi, J. T., Person, M., Morgaine, K. C., Jamieson, L. M., & Lawrence, H. P. (2021). Mokopuna Māori me oranga niho (Māori infants and oral health) and early childhood caries randomised control trial among New Zealand Māori children. New Zealand Dental Journal, 117(3), 129-136.

Journal - Research Article

McNoe, B. M., Morgaine, K. C., & Reeder, A. I. (2021). Effectiveness of sun protection interventions delivered to adolescents in a secondary school setting: A systematic review. Journal of Skin Cancer, 2021, 6625761. doi: 10.1155/2021/6625761

Journal - Research Article

Morgaine, K. C., Aitken, W. A. E., & Meldrum, A. M. (2020). Oral health information for at-risk patients in community pharmacies: A feasibility study. New Zealand Dental Journal, 116(3), 92-96.

Journal - Research Article

Chan, A., Antoun, J. S., Morgaine, K. C., & Farella, M. (2017). Accounts of bullying on Twitter in relation to dentofacial features and orthodontic treatment. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, 44(4), 244-250. doi: 10.1111/joor.12487

Journal - Research Article

Morgaine, K., Thompson, L., Jahnke, K., & Llewellyn, R. (2017). GoodYarn: Building mental health literacy in New Zealand’s rural workforce. Journal of Public Mental Health, 16(4), 180-190. doi: 10.1108/JPMH-07-2017-0027

Journal - Research Article

Atieh, M. A., Morgaine, K. C., & Duncan, W. J. (2016). A qualitative analysis on participants' perspectives on oral implants. Clinical Oral Implants Research, 27(3), 383-391. doi: 10.1111/clr.12558

Journal - Research Article

Morgaine, K. C., Carter, A. S., Meldrum, A. M., & Cullinan, M. P. (2015). Design of an oral health information brochure for at-risk individuals. Health Education Journal, 74(1), 60-73. doi: 10.1177/0017896913516095

Journal - Research Article

Broughton, J. R., Person, M., Maipi, J. T., Cooper-Te Koi, R., Smith-Wilkinson, A., Tiakiwai, S., … Morgaine, K. C., … Thomson, W. M. (2014). Ūkaipō niho: The place of nurturing for oral health. New Zealand Dental Journal, 110(1), 18-23.

Journal - Research Article

Cryer, C., Langley, J. D., Samaranayaka, A., Davie, G., Morgaine, K., Lilley, R., & Barson, D. (2014). An outcome evaluation of a New Zealand farm safety intervention: A historical cohort study. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 57(4), 458-467. doi: 10.1002/ajim.22290

Journal - Research Article

Henzell, M. R., Knight, A. M., Morgaine, K. C., Antoun, J. S., & Farella, M. (2014). A qualitative analysis of orthodontic-related posts on Twitter. Angle Orthodontist, 84(2), 203-207. doi: 10.2319/051013-355.1

Journal - Research Article

Jiang, Y., Foster Page, L. A., McMillan, J., Lyons, K., Broadbent, J., & Morgaine, K. C. (2014). Is New Zealand water fluoridation justified? New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1406). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

McKelvey, V. A., Morgaine, K. C., & Thomson, W. M. (2014). Adults with intellectual disability: A mixed-methods investigation of their experiences of dental treatment under general anaesthetic. New Zealand Dental Journal, 110(2), 58-64.

Journal - Research Article

Morgaine, K. C., Langley, J. D., McGee, R. O., & Gray, A. R. (2014). Impact evaluation of a farm-safety awareness workshop in New Zealand. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health, 40(6), 649-653. doi: 10.5271/sjweh.3446

Journal - Research Article

Osman, R. B., Morgaine, K. C., Duncan, W., Swain, M. V., & Ma, S. (2014). Patients’ perspectives on zirconia and titanium implants with a novel distribution supporting maxillary and mandibular overdentures: A qualitative study. Clinical Oral Implants Research, 25(5), 587-597. doi: 10.1111/clr.12106

Journal - Research Article

Subramanian, J., Anderson, V. R., Morgaine, K. C., & Thomson, W. M. (2013). Effective and ineffective supervision in postgraduate dental education: A qualitative study. European Journal of Dental Education, 17(1), e142-e150. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0579.2012.00774.x

Journal - Research Article

Subramanian, J., Anderson, V. R., Morgaine, K. C., & Thomson, W. M. (2013). Improving the quality of educational strategies in postgraduate dental education using student and graduate feedback: Findings from a qualitative study in New Zealand. European Journal of Dental Education, 17(1), e151-e158. doi: 10.1111/eje.12006

Journal - Research Article

Subramanian, J., Anderson, V. R., Morgaine, K. C., & Thomson, W. M. (2013). The importance of ‘student voice’ in dental education. European Journal of Dental Education, 17(1), e136-e141. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0579.2012.00773.x

Journal - Research Article

Buxcey, A. J., Morgaine, K. C., Meldrum, A. M., & Cullinan, M. P. (2012). An exploratory study of the acceptability of delivering oral health information in community pharmacies. New Zealand Dental Journal, 108(1), 19-24.

Journal - Research Article

Rothnie, J. J., Walsh, C. A., Wang, M. J.-J., Morgaine, K. C., & Drummond, B. K. (2012). An exploratory study of pregnant women's knowledge of child oral health care in New Zealand. New Zealand Dental Journal, 108(4), 129-133.

Journal - Research Article

Soma, K. J., Thomson, W. M., Morgaine, K. C., & Harding, W. J. (2012). A qualitative investigation of specialist orthodontists in New Zealand. Part 2. Orthodontists' working lives and work-life balance. Australian Orthodontic Journal, 28(2), 170-180.

Journal - Research Article

Soma, K. J., Thomson, W. M., Morgaine, K. C., & Harding, W. J. (2012). A qualitative investigation of specialist orthodontists in New Zealand. Part 1. Orthodontists and orthodontic practice. Australian Orthodontic Journal, 28(1), 2-16.

Journal - Research Article

Bryant, S., McLaughlin, K., Morgaine, K., & Drummond, B. (2011). Elite athletes and oral health. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 32(9), 720-724. doi: 10.1055/s-0031-1277192

Journal - Research Article

Ayers, K. M. S., Thomson, W. M., Newton, J. T., Morgaine, K. C., & Rich, A. M. (2009). Self-reported occupational health of general dental practitioners. Occupational Medicine, 59(3), 142-148. doi: 10.1093/occmed/kqp004

Journal - Research Article

Morgaine, K., Langley, J. D., & McGee, R. O. (2006). The FarmSafe Programme in New Zealand: Process evaluation of year one (2003). Safety Science, 44, 359-371.

Journal - Research Article

Morgaine, K. C., Firth, H. M., Herbison, G. P., Feyer, A.-M., & McBride, D. I. (2005). Obtaining health information from farmers: Interviews versus postal questionnaires in a New Zealand case study. Annals of Agricultural & Environmental Medicine, 12, 223-228.

Journal - Research Article

Quigg, R., Kewene, F., & Morgaine, K. C. (2023). Initiating decolonization: From The Last Straw! to Whāriki. AlterNative. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/11771801231167913

Journal - Research Other

Gilbert, H., Quigg, R., & Morgaine, K. C. (2021). The Last Straw! Race parameter: A NZ Conundrum. Clinical Teacher, 18, 513-514. doi: 10.1111/tct.13405

Journal - Research Other

Broughton, J. R., Te H Maipi, J., Person, M., Thomson, W. M., Morgaine, K. C., Tiakiwai, S.-J., … Jamieson, L. M. (2013). Reducing disease burden and health inequalities arising from chronic disease among indigenous children: An early childhood caries intervention in Aotearoa/New Zealand. BMC Public Health, 13, 1177. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-1177

Journal - Research Other

Morgaine, K., & Moore, A. (2007). Ethics: What matters in health promotion. Keeping Up to Date, 25, 1-8.

Journal - Research Other

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