Healthier Lives is supporting a PhD project to examine how effective co-design is for developing a mobile health tool for Māori. Co-design is the partnership between researchers and end-users across the whole of the research activity. While there are a growing number of kaupapa Māori …

The Public Health Expert blog has recently released two articles that closely relate to Healthier Lives areas of research interest: The impact, risk, and opportunity with ‘big data’ in regard to health (including a study for Healthier Lives about cardiovascular disease impacts from earthquakes) Concerning …

A number of Healthier Lives team members and colleagues have had the strength of their research acknowledged with success in the latest Health Research Council of New Zealand funding round. We congratulate them all! We commend their research excellence and look forward to the benefits …

Healthier Lives Director, Professor Jim Mann, and colleague Professor  Stewart Truswell (Sydney), celebrated the launch of the fifth edition of their Essentials of Human Nutrition textbook in Dunedin last week. While the book is intended for students of nutrition and dietetics, nutrition has a role …

Students from Wellington East Girls College had a visit from Dr Brian Corley to talk about diabetes, some of the causes, and how it is linked to obesity. The talk covered the different types of diabetes, why type 2 diabetes is becoming increasingly common, and …

‘Big Data’ is an increasingly important tool for health research worldwide, and can be an extremely cost-effective way of answering complex questions. In New Zealand we are fortunate to have some of the best national-level health and administrative data in the world but we are …

Healthier Lives National Science Challenge hosted a national research symposium on diabetes and obesity in Auckland on 17 March, 2017. Co-hosted with A Better Start National Science Challenge and Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre, The Diabesity Crisis: how can we make a difference? symposium …

  • April 7, 2017

The ‘cost’ of sugar forum in March sold out very quickly and was a huge hit with the audience. Thanks to Radio New Zealand you now have chance to listen to the lively debate in full. The forum will be broadcast: 9.06am on Friday 14 …