Associate Dean Māori, Department of Public Health, University of Otago

Research Interests and Activities

Bridget (Ngāti Raukawa) is the director of Te Rōpū Rangahau Hauora a Eru Pōmare at the University of Otago, Wellington. Her research interests are in the areas of social and economic determinants of health, inequitable treatment in the health system, the impact of racism on health, and the development of kaupapa Māori epidemiology.

Bridget is the Principal Investigator of Unequal Treatment: The Role of Health Services. She is also involved in the Mauri Tangata project on unemployment and health, several projects on Māori cancer outcomes, and she is active in providing Tackling Inequalities workshops for the health sector. Bridget was also an author on Hauora: Standards of Health III.

Publications

Jones, B., Ingham, T. R., Reid, S., Davies, C., Levack, W., & Robson, B. (2015). He māramatanga huangō: Asthma health literacy for Māori children in New Zealand. Commissioned by Ministry of Health and the Asthma Foundation of New Zealand. Wellington, New Zealand: University of Otago. 92p.

Lawton, B., Filoche, S. K., Rose, S. B., Stanley, J., Garrett, S., Robson, B., Brown, S., Sykes, P. (2014). Uterine cancer: Exploring access to services in the public health system. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 54(5), 457-461. doi: 10.1111/ajo.12237

Makowharemahihi, C., Lawton, B. A., Cram, F., Ngata, T., Brown, S., & Robson, B. (2014). Initiation of maternity care for young Māori women under 20 years of age. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1393). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/127-1393/6107/content.pdf

Crampton, P., & Robson, B. (2014). Ongoing leadership and effort needed to keep the focus on improving Māori health [Editorial]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1393). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/127-1393/6103/content.pdf

Robson, B., Purdie, G., Simmonds, S., Waa, A., & Rameka, R. (2014). Māori health profiles. Australasian Epidemiologist, 21(3), (pp. 85).

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Dean Māori, Department of Public Health, University of Otago