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A postgraduate research opportunity at the University of Otago.


Close date
Friday, 1 June 2018
Academic background
Sciences, Health Sciences, Business
Host campus
Postgraduate Diploma, Master's
Public Health (Wellington)
Professor Nick Wilson


CVD is still a major killer in New Zealand, and a large contributor to health inequalities—and yet it is highly preventable. We are planning to study a range of preventive interventions to reduce CVD risk, and so your thesis (master's or PhD) could be on one or more of these:

  • Dietary interventions
  • Physical activity interventions
  • Tobacco control
  • Pharmacotherapy (from polypills to low-dose aspirin)

But as New Zealand is very good at calculating absolute CVD risk in primary care settings, we aim to determine how much health gain, and how better value-for-money can be achieved if these preventive interventions are well targeted to those who need them most. We can also compare such targeting with population-wide interventions (like raising tobacco tax).


Professor Nick Wilson
Tel 64 4 385 5541 ext 6469

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