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BSc, MSC (Hons), PhDSenior Research Fellow; HIRP

Contact Details

Tel: +64 4 918 5075
Fax: +64 4 389 5319

Research Interests and Activities

Ken has an extensive research background in the physical sciences (astrophysics, remote sensing, and biostatistics) but has more recently moved his focus to epidemiological and public health research. He is particularly interested in ethnic and socio-economic inequalities in health, the public dissemination of research results, and the development and application of biostatistical methods in epidemiological research.

Ken is a biostatistician on the SoFIE-Health project and Principal Investigator on the Pacific Island Mortality Project. He is also involved in improving research policy and funding and is a council member of the New Zealand Association of Scientists.


Jatrana, S., Dayal, S., Richardson, K., & Blakely, T. (2018). Socio-economic inequalities in mortality for Asian people: New Zealand Census-Mortality Study, 1996–2004. Journal of Population Research, 35, 417-433. doi: 10.1007/s12546-018-9212-0 Journal - Research Article

Jatrana, S., Richardson, K., & Pasupuleti, S. S. R. (2018). Investigating the dynamics of migration and health in Australia: A longitudinal study. European Journal of Population, 34(4), 519-565. doi: 10.1007/s10680-017-9439-z Journal - Research Article

Norris, P., Jatrana, S., Richardson, K., & Crampton, P. (2015). Health impacts of cost-related prescription deferral: Evidence from New Zealand. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 37(Suppl. 1), (pp. 15-16). doi: 10.1007/s11096-015-0121-4 Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Jatrana, S., Richardson, K., Norris, P., & Crampton, P. (2015). Is cost-related non-collection of prescriptions associated with a reduction in health? Findings from a large-scale longitudinal study of New Zealand adults. BMJ Open, 5(11), e007781. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-007781 Journal - Research Article

Ivory, V. C., Blakely, T., Richardson, K., Thomson, G., & Carter, K. (2015). Do changes in neighborhood and household levels of smoking and deprivation result in changes in individual smoking behavior? A large-scale longitudinal study of New Zealand adults. American Journal of Epidemiology, 182(5), 431-440. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwv097 Journal - Research Article

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