Masters in Public Health (MPH) Theses



Submitted and awarded in 2013

Jodi Porter

Title: Tātou Rangatiratanga, Tātou Papakāinga, Tātou Whānau Ora

Supervisors: Anna Matheson, Maureen Holdaway (Te Pūmanawa Hauora, Te Pūtahi ā Toi, Massey University).

Bronwyn White

Title: The Northland Diabetes Screening and Cardiovascular risk assessment pilot follow-up study: the effect of participation on progression to diabetes.

Supervisors: Barry Borman, Christine van Dalen.

Toni Ashmore

Title: Trauma informed care: Implementation in mental health inpatient units.

Supervisors: Anna Matheson, Sabin Fernbacher (Melbourne Health).

Trish Morison

Title: STI's and factors influencing sexual health decisions in new or casual relationships in women over 40.

Supervisors: Anna Matheson.

Huda Alkaff

Title: The factors influencing the decision of New Zealand women to drink alcohol during pregnancy.

Supervisors: Anna Matheson, Ridvan (Riz) Tupai-Firestone.

Sheshu Roopireddy

Title: Questionnaire for detection of psychosocial risk factors in Paediatric Outpatient Department in Hawkes Bay Hospital.

Supervisors: Anna Matheson.

Phoebe Taptiklis

Title: Exposure assessment in the Spray Painting Industry in New Zealand.

Supervisors: Jeroen Douwes.

Masters in Public Health (MPH) Theses based in other Research Groups and Institutions



Doctoral Research Fellows (PhD)


Karen Page

Title: Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs in the prevention of HPV-related cancer and morbidities: factors affecting uptake of the New Zealand HPV immunisation programme

Supervisors: Andrea 't Mannetje.

Jonathan Coakley

Title: Biological monitoring of persistent organic pollutants.

Supervisors: Andrea 't Mannetje, Barry Borman, Jochen Mueller (National Research Centre for Environmental Toxicology, University of Queensland, Australia).

Md Alfazal Khan

Title: Epidemiology of bronchial asthma in children in Bangladesh.

Supervisors: Allan Smith, Jeroen Douwes, Neil Pearce.

Ruth Hinz

Title: Occupational exposures and possible health effects from residue chemicals in workers handling imported or fumigated containers or goods.

Supervisors: Jeroen Douwes, Andrea 't Mannetje, Bill Glass.

Samuel Keer

Title: Neurotoxic and other health effects of occupational exposures to solvents and hazardous agents

Supervisors: Jeroen Douwes, Dave McLean, Bill Glass.

Grace Chen

Title: Occupational and environmental risk factors for Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in New Zealand

Supervisors: Jeroen Douwes, Dave McLean, Leonard van den Berg (University Medical Centre, Utrecht, Netherlands).

Hana Tuisano

Title: Understanding and addressing the impacts of obesity on Pasifika people in Aotearoa/New Zealand

Supervisors: Anna Matheson, Ridvan (Riz) Tupai-Firestone.

Caroline Fyfe

Title: An investigation into the impact of EECA subsidised insulation on the health of residents.

Supervisors: Barry Borman, Deborah Read.

Title: Monitoring the environmental health of New Zealand: A composite environmental health index

Supervisors: Barry Borman, Anna Matheson, Deborah Read.

Title: Barriers to improving health through healthy housing services.

Supervisors: Barry Borman, Anna Matheson.

Lucy Barnes

Title: Occupational risk factors for Cardiovascular Disease (Provisional title)

Supervisors: Jeroen Douwes, Andrea 't Mannetje, Amanda Eng.


Doctoral Research Fellows (PhD) based in other Research Groups and Institutions


Brendan Stevenson (Research Centre for Māori Health and Development)

Title: Te Hoe Nuku Roa

Supervisors: Barry Borman, Chris Cunningham (Research Centre for Māori Health and Development, Massey University).

Phoebe Taptiklis

Title: Assessing the relationship between home maintenance and indoor dampness.

Supervisors: Robyn Phipps ( School of Engineering & Advance Technology, Massey University ), Jeroen Douwes, Mark Jones (BRANZ).


Postdoctoral Research Fellowships