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Senior Lecturer in public health, University of Canterbury

I am a public health physician and I research participation, social inclusion and mental health in communities, as well as community health systems and equity. I used quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods although qualitative research is my favourite methodology (so complex and nuanced). I work in public health in New Zealand and as founder/ senior advisor for Burans (, a team working with disadvantaged communities in Uttarakhand, North India, to promote mental health and wellbeing by building on their strengths and resources.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Health systems and policy, University of Canterbury


  • 2004 
    NZ College of Public health medicine, FNZCPHM
  • 1997 
    Dip Obs, University of Otago
  • 1996 
    James Cook University, MPH