Masters in Public Health (MPH) Theses



Submitted and awarded in 2019

Shanika Jayasinghe

Title: The Prevalence of Orofacial Clefts and Down Syndrome in New Zealand: A Time Trend Analysis, 1996-2015

Supervisors: Barry Borman.

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



Doctoral Research Fellows (PhD)


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.

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: Ridvan (Riz) Tupai-Firestone, Anna Matheson (School of Health, Victoria University ), Lis Ellison-Loschmann.

Lucy Barnes

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

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

Veisinia Pulu

Title: Co-designing a community-based intervention program for prediabetes.

Supervisors: Ridvan (Riz) Tupai-Firestone, Barry Borman, Jemaima Tiatia-Sheath (Te Wānanga o Waipapa, School of Māori Studies and Pacific Studies, University of Auckland.).

Sharan Ram

Title: Antibiotics in the first years of life: a risk factor for chronic childhood conditions?

Supervisors: Andrea 't Mannetje, Jeroen Douwes, Marine Corbin.

Gavin Faeamani

Title: Lifestyle program for Pacific communities

Supervisors: Ridvan (Riz) Tupai-Firestone, Sunia Foliaki, Nia Aitaoto (Centre for Pacific Islander Health, University of Utah).

Hajar Ali

Title: Neurogenic Mechanisms in Asthma

Supervisors: Jeroen Douwes, Collin Brooks.


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


Caroline Fyfe

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

Supervisors: Philippa Howden-Chapman (University of Otago), Jeroen Douwes, Lucy Telfar-Barnard (University Of Otago).

Brendan Stevenson (Research Centre for Māori Health and Development)

Title: Te Hoe Nuku Roa

Supervisors: Barry Borman, Chris Cunningham (Te Pumanawa Hauora / Research Centre for Hauora and Health, 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