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Dr Polly E Atatoa Carr

Associate Professor

Qualifications: MBChB, MSc, MPH, FNZCPHM

(polly.ac@waikato.ac.nz)

Expertise

Children; Health; Population Studies

Research Interests

Public health physician specialising in improving population health and equity with expertise in:

  • Translational research to ensure that research findings inform the development of policy and programmes to improve population health and equity;
  • Longitudinal epidemiological analysis of the developmental pathways that lead to health and wellbeing and equity across the life course;
  • Vulnerable populations;
  • Ethnicity data collection, analysis and interpretation;
  • Māori and Pacific health and wellbeing;
  • The broader determinants of health;
  • Research ethics and the relationship between community and research practise.

Recent Publications

  • Atatoa Carr, P., Reese, E., Bird, A. L., Bandara, D. K., Grant, C. C., & Morton, S. M. B. (2017). Caring for our infants: parents’ antenatal childcare intentions and nine-month reality. Early Years, 1-19. doi:10.1080/09575146.2017.1323186

  • Peterson, E. R., Mohal, J., Waldie, K. E., Reese, E., Atatoa Carr, P. E., Grant, C. C., & Morton, S. M. B. (2017). A cross-cultural analysis of the infant behavior questionnaire very short form: An item response theory analysis of infant temperament in New Zealand. Journal of Personality Assessment, -online, 1-11. doi:10.1080/00223891.2017.1288128

  • Peterson, E. R., Waldie, K. E., Mohal, J., Reese, E., Atatoa Carr, P. E., Grant, C. C., & Morton, S. M. B. (2017). Infant behavior questionnaire–Revised very short form: A new factor structure's associations with parenting perceptions and child language outcomes. Journal of Personality Assessment, 1-13. doi:10.1080/00223891.2017.1287709

  • Bird, A. L., Grant, C. C., Bandara, D. K., Mohal, J., Atatoa-Carr, P. E., Wise, M. R., . . . Morton, S. M. B. (2016). Maternal health in pregnancy and associations with adverse birth outcomes: Evidence from Growing Up in New Zealand. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 1-9. doi:10.1111/ajo.12557

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Papers Taught

Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Atatoa Carr, AProf Polly 5040 patatoac K.3.02 National Institute Demographic Economic