Accessibility Skip to Global Navigation Skip to Local Navigation Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Site Map Menu

Research from the Health Environment & Infection Research Unit (HEIRU)

Rangahau

Research projects

  • Developing an optimal strategy for the rheumatic fever endgame
  • Understanding Group A Streptococcus (GAS) pharyngitis and skin infections as causes of rheumatic fever
  • Impact and distribution of infectious disease in New Zealand
  • Campylobacter epidemiology and impact
  • Risk factors for Rheumatic Fever (case-control study)
  • BLIS trial for rheumatic fever prevention (with Julian Crane)
  • Evaluation of the Rheumatic Fever Prevention Programme (with ESR)
  • Coalition to Advance New Vaccines for Group A Streptococcus (CANVAS) (with Telethon Kids Institute and University of Auckland)
  • Southern Hemisphere Influenza and Vaccine Effectiveness, Research and Surveillance (SHIVERS) (with ESR)
  • Clioepidemiology of pandemic influenza: ongoing projects studying the experience of pandemic influenza in 1918.
  • Health effects of household crowding (with Housing and Health Research Programme)
  • Integrated Systems for Epidemic Response (ISER) (with University of NSW, Australia)

Student projects

  • Imported infectious diseases (PhD student tbc)
  • Towards Ecologically-Based Early Warning System for Arboviral Disease Transmission in New Zealand (Sherif Ammar)
  • Assessing the Potential Public Health Impacts of the Intensification of Dairy Farming in New Zealand (Leah Grout)
  • Evaluation of the NZ Needle and Syringe Exchange Programme (Hycenta Uwikunda)
  • Optimising the organisation of the public health function in NZ (Symraina Pandey)
  • Group A Streptococcal (GAS) infection and Rheumatic Fever (Jane Oliver)
  • Epidemiology of Legionnaires Disease (Frances Graham)
  • Burden of influenza (Trang Khieu)
  • Effects of pre-hospital antibiotic treatment on meningococcal disease mortality (Amanda Kvalsvig)
  • Enteric disease and environmental conditions (Aparna Lau)
  • Risk factors for death in the 1918 influenza pandemic (Jennifer Summers)
  • Improving pandemic response capacity (Julia Scott)
  • Pertussis immunisation (Georgia Dean)
  • Causes of helicobacter infection (Andrea MacDonald)
  • Distribution of Group A Streptococcal (GAS) infection (Sarah Jeffries)
  • Estimating mortality from influenza (Tara Kessaram)

Our academic building is temporarily closed for seismic reasons but our top class teaching, studying and research programmes remain in full swing.

Keep an eye on our website for updates or connect with us on: Twitter @OtagoWellington