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Associate Professor Emma Wyeth

Kāi Tahu, Te Ātiawa, Ngāti Tama, Ngāti Mutunga

Co-Director, Ngāi Tahu Māori Health Research Unit and Associate Professor (Māori Health); Associate Dean Māori - Division of Health Sciences
BSc(Hons) PhD

Emma website photo I am the Unit director, as well as an Associate Professor within the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine. I am also the Associate Dean Māori for the Division of Health Sciences. I was also the Co-Deputy Director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) from 2016-2018. I have a background in Māori medical genetics and have worked in the Unit for over 15 years. During this time, the majority of my research has focused on injury and disability outcomes for Māori, as a Co-Investigator and Principal Investigator on a number of injury and disability research projects. I am committed to understanding and improving Māori health outcomes, particularly within the Ngāi Tahu takiwā and Southern New Zealand.

Email emma.wyeth@otago.ac.nz
Tel +64 3 479 4064

Professor Sue Crengle

Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Waitaha

Co-Director, Ngāi Tahu Māori Health Research Unit and Professor (Māori Health)
MBChB PhD FRNZCGP FNZCPHM

Sue Crengle imageI am a doctor who is a specialist in general practice and public health medicine and I have been working as a researcher for over 25 years. My research interests include inequities in health, health services research, quality of care, and child and youth health. Much of my work involves identifying where and how inequities in our health occur, and in testing ways to eliminatethese inequities. I’m an active member of my Rūnaka and in my spare time I like to exercise—I’m a CrossFit person at the moment!

Email sue.crengle@otago.ac.nz
Tel +64 3 479 4258

Research staff

Postgraduate students

Current students

  • Emily Coyle, Cultural health navigators for refugees in the Southern Health system: A qualitative study, MPH
  • Brooke Craik, Integrated care within the Southern mental health services: A qualitative study, PhD
  • Elisabeth Dacker, The effects of urinary incontinence on Māori women's health and wellbeing, MPH
  • Ruby Dixon, Understanding life satisfaction among people experiencing spinal cord injury in New Zealand: A longitudinal cohort study, MPH
  • Robbie Manning, Community engagement in the Southern Health system’s Primary and Community Care Strategy: A case study approach, MPH
  • Gabrielle McDonald, A different kind of evidence: a health intervention study implemented in a legal setting, PhD
  • Georgia McCarty, Hauora Rangatahi Māori: Assessing the appropriateness and acceptability of health-related quality of life measures for rangatahi Māori, PhD
  • Kelly Radka, Injured migrants in New Zealand, outcomes and experiences, PhD
  • Vicky Nelson, Tihei Mauri Ora! An exploration of Māori flourishing after injury, PhD

Past students

  • Warinthon Baker, Health and disability outcomes and health service experiences: A prospective study of injured migrants and non-migrants in New Zealand, MPH
  • Sam Carrington, To investigate, using a One Health approach, Māori understandings of antimicrobial resistance in Aotearoa New Zealand, MPH
  • Hannah King, Integrated care assessment for users of mental health services, MPH (distinction)
  • Colette Parai, Staff, parent and whānau perspectives of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit’s Family Integrated Care Programme, MPH
  • Elizabeth Peterson, Health-related quality of life and disability outcomes for older people with chronic kidney disease, MPH