Our Research Programmes - an overview


Heart Health Research - Cardiovascular disease is responsible for a major proportion of the health burden experienced by individuals and societies around the world. It is also one of the leading causes of our ethnic and socio-economic survival inequalities. Read more >

PDAs for data capture

Health Informatics and Technology - Modern mobile communications technologies provide a rapid, cost-efficient transport mechanism for communicating with trial participants on a one-to-one basis. Field data capture using mobile devices also offers significant potential savings. Read more >

Optimised Nutrition

Nutrition & Physical Activity - Forty per cent of deaths in New Zealand (11,000 each year) can be attributed to the joint effects of poor nutrition and inadequate physical activity. More than half our population is currently overweight or obese. Read more >

Smoking Cessation

Tobacco & Addictions - Tobacco smoking remains the greatest modifiable risk to health of New Zealanders, and is the leading cause of disparities in life expectancy between Maori and non-Maori. New Zealand statistics are reflected globally. Successful smoking cessation treatments lead to significant savings in the cost of patient care. Read more >

NIHI Associates


Health Systems is a section of the School of Population Health, University of Auckland. In 2012 the Health Systems section became an associate of the National Institute for Health Innovation.. Researchers in Health Systems aim to find innovative solutions for improving the funding, organisation, management and delivery of health services and health systems. Read more >