Māori pathways to and through antenatal care in Aotearoa, New Zealand

Project code:  MHS026

Department

Te Kupenga Hauora Māori

Location

Auckland

Supervisors

Dr Anneka Anderson

Antenatal care is well established as an important factor in maternal and neonatal health. Despite free, publicly funded antenatal care in Aotearoa, there are marked differences in outcomes for Māori women and their new born children when compared with non-Māori. 

The aim of this study will be to summarise the literature on this topic to identify the pathways to and through antenatal care for Māori women in Aotearoa in order to inform gaps and barriers which are modifiable through health service intervention. 

Skills

  • Kaupapa Māori research approaches
  • Critical analysis
  • Literature searching and appraisal
  • Systematic literature review
  • Writing for publication (the student is expected to contribute substantially to a research paper).

Community perceptions of drinking water needs and current schemes

Project code:  MHS164

Department

Te Kupenga Hauora Māori

Location

Northland DHB, based in Whangarei

Supervisors

Dr Clair Mills

To better understand the perspectives and needs of rural communities in Northland on drinking water supplies, and support the NDHB drinking water team in identifying strategies for future work.

Skills

  • Lit review
  • Qualitative research
  • Community engagement methods.

The health benefits, risks and inequities in access associated with community swimming pools in Northland

Project code:  MHS165

Department

Te Kupenga Hauora Māori

Location

Northland DHB, based in Whangarei

Supervisors

Dr Clair Mills
  • To map the current distribution of school pools by school decile and their use in communities over the summer period.
  • To pilot a survey tool to determine pool water quality and compliance with standards

NB This is part of a larger project aiming to survey and audit public pools across Northland and also to assess the health benefits and inequities in access.

Skills

  • Lit review
  • Survey design and interview skills
  • Data analysis