Population HealthPopulation Health and Health Equity in New Zealand

Research within this theme examines trends, causes, and effects of health and disease conditions in defined populations. It also involves a wider focus on health equity and health and social inequalities. Demographic and epidemiologic analyses underpins research across a broad range of topics including:

  • Public health, health policy and health services
  • Health and social inequalities, including a focus on vulnerable groups
  • Measuring whanau ora and wellbeing
  • Mental health
  • Health of older people
  • Child health
  • Disease prevention
  • Health promotion
  • Community health

Waikato Medical Research Centre

The University of Waikato Medical Research Centre is a newly formed initiative between the University of Waikato and the Waikato DHB. It aims to facilitate improved health outcomes in the region through clinical research. The intent is to support clinical academics to undertake research and to help answer research questions that are important to the Waikato and Midland Region and its communities.