Our research

While the centre's primary focus is on publicly funded research, the skills of researchers at the centre are also available to the public and private organisations under contract, where the services required accord with the centre's research priorities and aims.

Research themes

Our research priorities are:

  • The development of methodological issues in Pacific health research
  • Sociological, economic and political factors that affect Pacific peoples' health
  • Pacific epidemiology and prevention
    Health service utilisation
  • The evaluation of provision, organisation and delivery of health services, particularly to Pacific peoples
  • Child health
  • Social, cultural and economic determinants of disease

Research and activites in the wider Pacific region

The Pacific Health Section is actively involved in research and activities in the wider Pacific region including work in Niue, Cook Islands, Tonga, Samoa, Hawaii, USA, Australia, Fiji.

This includes work on non-communicable diseases, communicable diseases, climate change, health systems, primary health care, children’s health, men and women’s health, health promotion, community development, hearing health.

Our researchers

Research in our department is conducted by the following people. Click on their staff profile links below to find out more about individual interests, projects and publications.