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Dr Polly E Atatoa Carr

Associate Professor

Qualifications: MBChB, MSc, MPH, FNZCPHM

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.

Expertise

Children; Health; Population Studies

Recent Publications

  • Berry, S., Atatoa Carr, P. E., Kool, B., Mohal, J., Morton, S., & Grant, C. (2017). Housing tenure as a focus for reducing inequalities in the home safety environment: evidence from Growing Up in New Zealand. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 1-5. doi:10.1111/1753-6405.12695

  • Berry, S. D., Walker, C. G., Ly, K., Snell, R. G., Carr, P. E. A., Bandara, D., . . . Grant, C. C. (2017). Widespread prevalence of a CREBRF variant amongst Māori and Pacific children is associated with weight and height in early childhood. International Journal of Obesity. doi:10.1038/ijo.2017.230

  • 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

  • Reese, E., Keegan, P., McNaughton, S., Kingi, T., Atatoa Carr, P., Schmidt, J., . . . Morton, S. (2017). Te Reo Māori: indigenous language acquisition in the context of New Zealand English. Journal of Child Language, 1-28. doi:10.1017/S0305000917000241

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Contact Details

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

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