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Gay Keating, Department of Public Health


PhD student; 

Contact details  

Tel 64 4 385 5541 ext 6725

Research Interests and activities 

Gay is a public health specialist with a particular interest is the influences on systems and organisations to implement existing evidence to improve health and improve equity. Recent work has included equity impacts and opportunities in climate change, global trade agreements and health service quality improvement for ethnic equity in child asthma. She is currently undertaking PhD research on scaling up climate action in the health sector.

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Jones, R., Blaiklock, A., Keating, G., Bennett, H., Macmillan, A., & Reid, P. (2017). Using human rights approaches for addressing climate change, improving health and advancing indigenous rights. Proceedings of the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting. 3276.0. Retrieved from

Keating, G., & Jaine, R. (2016). What supports are needed by New Zealand primary care to improve equity and quality? Journal of Primary Health Care, 8(4), 312-315. doi: 10.1071/HC16020

Keating, G., Freeman, J., Macmillan, A., Neuwelt, P., & Monasterio, E. (2016). TPPA should not be adopted without a full, independent health assessment. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1430), 7-13. Retrieved from

Freeman, J., Keating, G., Monasterio, E., Neuwelt, P., Gleeson, D., on behalf of 27 signatories, including Pattemore, P., & Simpson, J. (2015). Call for transparency in new generation trade deals. Lancet, 385(9968), 604-605. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60233-1

Jones, R., Bennett, H., Keating, G., & Blaiklock, A. (2014). Climate change and the right to health for Māori in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Health & Human Rights, 16(1), 54-68.

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