The Health Promotion and Policy Research Unit (HePPRU) aims to foster excellence in research in health promotion and public health policy. HePPRU works in collaboration with policy-makers and policy advocates to advance the good health of the peoples of Aotearoa/New Zealand through independent, critical and innovative research, teaching, and community service.
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07 Jul 2023
Kids spending one-third of after-school time on screens, study finds
Regulations are urgently needed to protect children from harm in the unregulated...
05 Aug 2022
What does poverty look like from a child’s perspective?
New research has revealed the “shameful” extent of child poverty in Aotearoa New...
19 Jan 2022
Otago study finds children exposed to a brand a minute
Attaching cameras to children has revealed they are exposed to 554 brands a day...
08 Jun 2021
Progress in the Pacific on sugary drink taxes - research
Pacific nations are leading the way regionally with taxes on sugary drinks in a...