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  • 15 Dec 2017 2:46 PM | Anonymous



    The Department

     The Māori/Indigenous Health Institute (MIHI) undertakes and supports research that explores Maori health inequities and building excellence in research evidence that contributes to Maori health advancement.

     The Role

     As a Research Fellow within the MIHI team you will work on a study funded by the Global Alliance for Chronic Disease to examine the experience of First Episode Psychosis (FEP) for Maori patients and whanau. The role will involve working on Project One of this study which will analyse routine data from health and social services in the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) to describe the events preceding and following diagnosis with psychosis. This will involve study planning, logistics, data management and analysis.

    The work will require supervision and support from University of Otago Wellington so the position could be based in Wellington, but must be able to travel there as a minimum.

     Key Tasks

    • Coordinating application processes for the study, including ethics and datalab applications.
    • Data management analysis.
    • Co-ordination of meetings and associated documentation for Project One.
    • Assist with the development of Project Two (Analysis of health and social service provider documentation).

     Your Skills and Experience


    • A degree in Statistics, Health or Social Sciences, or similar.
    • Skilled in R, SAS, SQL or Stata.
    • Demonstrated ability with management of large data sets.
    • Cultural competence and ability to work with Māori researchers and communities.
    • Able to function independently and autonomously.
    • Initiative and problem-solving skills.


    • Knowledge of IDI or routine health data.
    • Research experience and record of publications in refereed journals.

     Further Details

     Dependent on the research and academic interest of the applicant there may also be the opportunity to be involved in paper writing and dissemination.

    This is a part-time (0.5 FTE) fixed term position for 12 months.

     For further information please contact Cameron Lacey, Senior Lecturer, MIHI via the contact details below.


     To submit your application please click the apply button below. Applications quoting reference number 1702383 will close on Wednesday, 20 December 2017.

     Additional Information

     Note: As a part-time position, the salary range for this role will be the pro-rata equivalent of the annual full-time salary range listed.

    Contact: Cameron Lacey    Tel: 021848271

    Position details: Information Statement

    Guidelines for Academic Positions: Guidelines

    Further Information: Department Website


  • 05 Dec 2017 8:48 AM | Anonymous

    The newly formed Planetary Wellbeing Network (PWN), which currently consists of key people from the Public Health Association, the Health Promotion Forum, and the Prior Policy Centre, is seeking a Coordinator to play a central role in implementing their innovative approach to public health and health promotion. 

    This approach addresses the realities of health and wellbeing in the 21st century, with its unique challenges (of which climate change is just one), and seeks to develop new and exciting ways aimed at reinvigorating the fields of public health and health promotion. We are committed to an holistic and ecological approach, with the term “wellbeing” indicating that our concerns are more than just with physical disease; our methods are positive, strength-building, people-centred, environmentally aware, and deeply honouring of culture, diversity, equality and sustainability.

    Initially, there is only sufficient funding for about one day a week for upwards of a year, but part of the role will be to assist the PWN to persuade funders to contribute to this innovative enterprise, so that this role will grow and survive accordingly.

    This position is based in Auckland, and is for someone with a passion for public health and/or health promotion, is flexible and creative, and who loves new ideas. It would probably best suit a postgraduate PhD student or similar in public health or health promotion, or someone who has experience in these areas and needs a part-time job. The initial work involves helping to develop presentations and proposals aimed at fund-raising and publicity.  In addition, the job involves assisting with the development and implementation of a strategic plan for the PWN, designing a social media-based communications approach to support and encourage a growing network of people interested in this approach, and (in due course) participating in the establishment of one or more evaluated community and policy development demonstration projects designed to illustrate PWN principles in action.

    The job is based at the Health Promotion Forum office suite in Grafton Rd, Auckland, where the Forum have kindly provided a hot desk and administrative support for this position, with the Coordinator directly responsible to the PWN via a small management group. However, the applicant can also choose to work at home for at least some of the time if that suits better, and time may also need to be spent networking (etc.) in community settings.  Remuneration is negotiable according to qualifications, experience, etc., but is in the order of $40 – 70 an hour, on the basis of seven or so hours a week, initially for about 10 months.

    For further information, please contact Emma Frost at

  • 30 Nov 2017 1:35 PM | Anonymous

    The Hāpai National Tobacco Control Advocacy Service facilitates engagement between a wide range of policy makers, decision makers/influencers that may include, parliamentary committees, the Ministry of Health, District Health Boards, NGOs, Primary Health Organisations, corporate stakeholders, media, stop smoking service providers, local councils, Māori and Pacific providers, Iwi, local and national businesses, research and academic institutions, territorial local authorities, crown agencies and communities to progress Smokefree 2025.

    Our Tobacco Control Advocacy service utilises relationships and key influencers to spur increased ownership, and a positive view of Smokefree 2025, it identifies, delivers and promotes effective public health and advocacy interventions that will create and strengthen Smokefree policies. Our role is also to increase public and media understanding of what will get us to 2025.

    The four key objectives of all Hāpai tobacco control advocacy activities are:

    1. To reduce smoking initiation,
    2. To increase quitting,
    3. To reduce the social, economic and health harms of tobacco,
    4. To reduce inequalities

    The General Manager leads a small interdisciplinary team, with reporting accountability to the CEO of Hāpai Te Hauora. This is a service which advocates for all New Zealanders but has a Māori and Pacific focus due to the inequitable burden of tobacco-related harm on these communities. This role therefore requires a leader with experience working in culturally diverse environments. 

    The successful applicant will have: 

    • Leadership and management experience
    • A relevant tertiary qualification
    • Strong communications and media engagement skills
    • Previous experience in public health advocacy 

    Applications close 8th December 2017 at 5pm. Please provide a CV and cover letter with your application using the link HERE

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