RESEARCH

RESEARCH

 

Learning is a lifelong journey and we are proud to have an active research arm that supports our programmes at the Centre for Health.

We like to do research that is meaningful to families and communities, as opposed to research that we personally think is meaningful. When we have a conversation with groups about a potential research project we always ask “What does good health mean to you?” Knowing the answer to that question ensures we are focused on your view of the world, not ours.

What questions do you have about the health and wellbeing of your family or community? What do you think could be changed to enhance the lives of those around you?

We have the academic and practical skills to perform robust, high-quality research.

Take a look below at the various research projects that we are currently involved in.

We look forward to a conversation with you soon.

The effect of a 12-week exercise and lifestyle management programme on cardiac risk reduction: A controlled trial using a Kaupapa Māori philosophy


Purpose

To provide evidence for the 12-week lifestyle management programme and the use of exercise, nutrition and stress management strategies in preventing heart disease.

Research Team

Dr Anna Rolleston, Prof Rob Doughty, Dr Katrina Poppe, Dr Janine Wiles, Maraea Walker, Dr Marama McDonald

Funder

New Zealand Heart Foundation

Current Status

Analysis and report writing.

Markers of whānau flourishing

Purpose

What makes families well and happy? What are the strategies families use to be well? What principles do they live by?

Research Team

Dr Anna Rolleston, Dr Marama McDonald

Funder

Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Current Status

Active – Recruiting participants

Barriers, enablers and solutions to establishing a healthy nutrition lifestyle: A kaupapa Māori, co-design project

Purpose

There is so much mis-information about nutrition. How do people navigate the information available about nutrition? We are asking communities to help us understand where they get their advice from and what the health system can do better to support people to eat well.

Research Team

Dr Anna Rolleston, Dr Issac Warbrick, Dr Zirsha Wharemate, Erina Korohina

Funder

New Zealand Heart Foundation

Current Status

Active – Recruiting participants

People with dementia and robots for independence.

Purpose

Can a robot help people living with early demetia live well? What would a robot need to be able to do to support a person and their whanau?

In Collaboration with

The University of Auckland

Primary Investigator

Ngaire Kerse

Current Status

Robot development stage.

Reducing Frailty (SUPER Trial)

 

Purpose

An exercise and nutrition programme to help people with early signs of frailty, and hoping to reduce falls in older people.

In Collaboration With

The University of Auckland and National Science Challenge

Primary Investigator

Ruth Teh

Status

Follow-up phase

Staying Upright in Residential Care: Māori sub-study.

 

Purpose

This is a study that is attached to a much bigger project looking at the activity levels of older people who live in residential care facilities. We are running an arm of the research to see how active older people who live in the community are in comparison to those in care facilities.

In Collaboration With

The University of Auckland

Primary Investigator

Ngaire Kerse

Current Status

Active – Recruiting participants.

Data Sovereignty

 

Purpose

This project focuses on people who work in high risk industry (like forestry). We want to know if we can use devices like heart rate and sleep monitors to better keep these workers safe in their jobs. We also want to know what they think about being monitored at work.

In Collaboration With

The University of Waikato

Primary Investigator

Judy Bowen

Current Status

Analysis

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