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Senior research fellow, University of Otago

Melissa McLeod (Ngāi Tahu) is a public health physician and senior research fellow working in the Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington. Melissa is a fellow of the New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine and a member of Te ORA (Māori Medical Practitioners Association). Melissa’s research interests include Māori health, epidemiology and the investigation and elimination of ethnic health inequalities in Aotearoa/New Zealand.


  • 2010–2020
    Senior Resaerch Fellow, Univerity of Otago