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Using implementation Science tools to support the equitable implementation of health interventions

A postgraduate research opportunity at the University of Otago.


Close date
Friday, 30 June 2023
Academic background
Health Sciences, Business
Host campus
Professor Sue Crengle


The Ngāi Tahu Māori Health Research Unit has two exciting Masters’ scholarship opportunities for Māori and Pacific students to work alongside our experienced research team.

These funded (fees and stipend) Masters’ opportunities are part of an implementation science project called “Supporting the health system to implement interventions and improve health equity”. This project, led by Professor Sue Crengle and funded by the Healthier Lives National Science Challenge, focuses on the development and testing of implementation strategies used to implement evidence based practices, interventions and policies in health care and public health settings in order to improve the impact of the intervention(s) on population health. We have developed an equity focused implementation science framework and an equity readiness assessment tool for use on health services in Aotearoa New Zealand. We will now be testing these two tools during the implementation of a lung cancer screening project.

There are experienced Māori health research supervisors to support two Masters’ students who plan to enrol in their Master’s thesis starting between July 2022 and July 2023.


Professor Sue Crengle