WMS has a track-record of expertise in the area of health management.  WMS’s expertise is focussed on health communication, indigenous health management, health economics, and changes caused by population growth.

Examples of Affiliated Staff

Professor John Oetzel (Communication)
Associate Professor Michael Cameron (Economics)
Dr Mary Simpson (Communication)

Examples of External Funding

John Oetzel, Co-Principle Investigator, Healthier Lives National Science Challenge, He pikinga waiora: Making health interventions work for Māori communities. (2016-2019)

Michael Cameron is part of the Marsden Fund project "Tai Timu Tangata: The sub-national mechanisms of the ending of population growth – Towards a theory of depopulation" (2014-2017)

Mary Simpson is Associate Investigator and project manager for “Kaumātua mana motuhake: Kaumātua managing life-transitions through tuakana-teina/peer-education" Ageing Well National Science Challenge (2017-2019)

Examples of Publications

Oetzel, J. G., Villegas, M., Zenone, H., White Hat, E. R., Wallerstein, N., & Duran, B. (2015). Enhancing stewardship of community-engaged research through governance. American Journal of Public Health, 105(6), 1161-1167.

Rutledge, D., Ausseil, A. -G., Baisden, T., Bodeker, G., Booker, D., Cameron, M., Zammit, C. (2017). Identifying Feedbacks, Understanding Cumulative Impacts and Recognising Limits: A National Integrated Assessment. Synthesis Report RA3. Climate Changes, Impacts and Implications for New Zealand to 2100. (MBIE contract C01X1225).

Oetzel, J. G., Simpson, M., Berryman, K., & Reddy, R. (2015). Differences in ideal communication behaviours during end-of-life care for Maori carers/patients and palliative care workers. Palliative Medicine, 29(8), 764-766.