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I am a social anthropologist whose primary research areas are medicine, the body, and state-citizen relations.

My areas of research include public and government responses to Covid-19; digital health technologies; youth and health.

I am currently the lead researcher on a Marsden-funded project on how young people in New Zealand use digital technology to improve their health and wellbeing. At the University of Auckland, I am the major leader of the new "Health & Society" major which will be launched in 2022.


  • –present
    Associate Professor, University of Auckland


  • 2002 
    Princeton University, PhD in Anthropology