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Research Associate Professor
Department of Public Health (Wellington)
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Māori health


Bridget (Ngāti Raukawa) is the director of Te Rōpū Rangahau Hauora a Eru Pōmare at the University of Otago, Wellington. Her research interests are in the areas of social and economic determinants of health, inequitable treatment in the health system, the impact of racism on health, and the development of kaupapa Māori epidemiology.

Bridget is the Principal Investigator of Unequal Treatment: The Role of Health Services. She is also involved in the Mauri Tangata project on unemployment and health, several projects on Māori cancer outcomes, and she is active in providing Tackling Inequalities workshops for the health sector. Bridget was also an author on Hauora: Standards of Health III.


Curtis, E., Jaung, R., Paine, S.-J., McLeod, M., Tamatea, J., Atkinson, J., … Robson, B., Reid, P., & Harris, R. B. (2024). Examining the impact of COVID-19 on Māori:non-Māori health inequities in Aotearoa, New Zealand: An observational study protocol. BMJ Open, 14, e083564. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2023-083564 Journal - Research Other

Pitama, S., Haitana, T., Patu, M., Robson, B., Harris, R., McKerchar, C., Clark, T., & Crengle, S. (2024). Toitū Te Tiriti. New Zealand Medical Journal/Te ara tika o te hauora hapori, 137(1589), 7-11. Retrieved from Journal - Research Other

Penny, G., Logan, A., Olin, C. V., O'Sullivan, K. C., Robson, B., Pehi, T., Davies, C., Wall, T., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2024). A Whakawhanaungatanga Māori wellbeing model for housing and urban environments. Kōtuitui. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2023.2293988 Journal - Research Article

Howden-Chapman, P., Crane, J., Keall, M., Pierse, N., Baker, M. G., Cunningham, C., … Aspinall, C., Bennett, J., Bierre, S., … Chisholm, E., Davies, C., Fougere, G., Fraser, B., Fyfe, C., Grant, L., … Halley, C., Logan-Riley, A., … Olin, C., Ombler, J., O'Sullivan, K., Pehi, T., Penny, G., … Randal, E., … Robson, B., Ruru, J., Shaw, C., … Teariki, M. A., Telfar Barnard, L., Tiatia, R., Toy-Cronin, B., … Viggers, H., … Zhang, W. (2024). He Kāinga Oranga: Reflections on 25 years of measuring the improved health, wellbeing and sustainability of healthier housing. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 54(3), 290-315. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2023.2170427 Journal - Research Other

Waa, A., Johnson, E., Stanley, J., Robson, B., Kerehoma Cook, A., Peita, E., … Edwards, R. (2023). Support for and potential impacts of key Smokefree 2025 strategies on Māori who smoke. New Zealand Medical Journal/Te ara tika o te hauora hapori, 136(1579), 49-61. Retrieved from Journal - Research Article

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