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Prof Chris Cunningham

Professor of Research Centre for Maori Health and Development

Centre for Public Health Research

Dr Chris Cunningham, of the Ngati Toa and Ngati Raukawa iwi (tribes) of New Zealand (NZ), is Professor of Maori Health and has been Director of the Research Centre for Maori Health & Development at Massey University's Wellington Campus since 1996. He has a strong background in both policy development and research. He has worked as a policy analyst with the Ministry of Maori Affairs and Education Review Office. He was also Senior Advisor, Maori Health with the Ministry of Health for six-years. He has been significantly involved in governance of publicly funded organisations, being a Director of the Health Research Council of NZ, the Hutt Valley District Health Board, and the Quit Group. He is also a trustee of the NZ Cancer Control Trust and Hepatitis Foundation of NZ, a former member of the Bioethics Council of NZ, and former Chair of the NZ Drug Foundation. He currently serves on the Lottery Health Distribution Committee and Chairs the Maori Knowledge and Development Panel of the Performance Based Research Fund (PBRF).

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: +64 4 380 0620
    Location: 2.01, 102 Adelaide Road
    Campus: Wellington

Prizes and Awards

  • HRC/Massey University Senior Leader's Award - HRC/Massey Univeristy (2016)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Chris is Director of two major Maori research programmes and is currently supervising 14 doctoral students and 5 post-doctoral students researching Maori health and development. His major research interests include non-communicable diseases (especially hepatitis B/C, cancer, diabetes and insulin resistance), whanau (family) health & development, ageing, longitudinal research, school-based interventions in physical activity and nutrition, and housing & health.

During 2010 he was Independent Advisor to the NZ Government's Maori Affairs Select Committee Inquiry into the Tobacco Industry in Aotearoa and the Consequences of Tobacco Use for Maori.

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Epidemiology (111706): Family Care (111707): Maori Health (111713): Medical And Health Sciences (110000): Public Health and Health Services (111700)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 6 37
Team Member 0 6

Current Projects

Project Title: Me Mutu Kai Paipa - Improving the Provisionof Cessation to NZ Smokers

Date Range: 2016 - 2018

Funding Body: Health Research Council of New Zealand

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Project Title: Growing up healthy in families across the Globe - Te Ao Whanau

Date Range: 2016 - 2019

Funding Body: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

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Project Title: Molecular predictors of Liver Cancer in Maori with chronic hepatitis B

Date Range: 2015 - 2017

Funding Body: Auckland District Health Board

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Project Title: Successful Whanau MAUX1304

Date Range: 2013 - 2018

Funding Body: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

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Completed Projects

Project Title: Indoor Air Quality Monitoring Equipment

This grant will update extensively used indoor air quality monitoring equipment. Additional equipment will enable more homes and classrooms to be monitored as we investigate cost effective methods to create healthy indoor environments.
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Date Range: 2015 - 2016

Funding Body: Department of Internal Affairs

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Project Title: Improving health and wellbeing in low decile classrooms with a low cost solar ventilation system

Most New Zealand schools depend on open windows for ventilation. However classrooms are grossly under ventilated during cold weather. Consequently children are exposed to avoidable high levels of respirable pathogens and pollutants. Conventional mechanical ventilation is prohibitively expensive for schools. An interventional study will investigate the health improvements following installation of a low cost solar heated ventilation system in ten predominantly low decile junior classrooms (300 children) over two school terms for two winters. In the first monitoring period, five classrooms will be active (ventilation operational) and five will be a control; control and active groups will switch each term. Streptococci from throat swab, total airborne bacteria, coughing and sneezing frequency, absenteeism and chemical pollutants will be measured. It is anticipated that increased ventilation will lead to a healthier classroom environment as pathogen levels and subsequent respiratory infections will be reduced, as will chemical pollutants.
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Date Range: 2012 - 2015

Funding Body: Health Research Council of New Zealand

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Project Title: Best Health for Maori: Te Hoe Nuku Roa - housing, hazards and health

Home hazards are a major cause of injury for Maori. This study will capitalise on an existing cohort of Maori houses which are participants in the Best Outcomes for Maori : Te Hoe Nuku Roa longitudinal study. Audits of 350 Maori houses (Manawatu, Wellington, Nelson) will be undertaken using the Health Housing Index developed by members of this research team. Trained Maori auditors from building science backgrounds will undertake the audits. All houses will received remediation: half of the houses will be randomly assigned to an intervention group where remediation of selected hazards will be undertaken by professional builders with the balance of the houses remediated at the end of the randomised control trial. Post-intervention audits will be carried out after the conclusion of this intervention study. We will also assess emergency preparedness for earthquakes determining structural and behavioural risks for Maori. A Maori doctoral student will complete her training.
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Date Range: 2012 - 2017

Funding Body: Health Research Council of New Zealand

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Project Title: TTW 1 Best Outcomes for Maori: Te Hoe Nuku Roa

The aim of Best Outcomes for Maori: Te Hoe Nuku Roa is to improve outcomes for Maori through the description, analysis and understanding of the social, cultural, economic and whanau wellbeing of Maori households in Aotearoa/NZ. The strength of this study lies in its vision, design and dataset: a vision for the best future for Maori; a longitudinal, geographically stratified, random panel design which allows the analysis of change, the analysis of causal links and the extrapolation of findings to the overall NZ Maori population; a dataset whose existence captures the past 12 years, continues to capture the present, and informs a Maori future. Best Outcomes for Maori: Te Hoe Nuku Roa is the only longitudinal, random household survey of Maori in existence. Over 12 years it has established the methodology, methods and skills to recruit and maintain a cohort which now represents over 700 Maori households and 2000 individual Maori. It has collected data on demographics, lifestyles, economic circumstances, housing, whanau dynamics, household dynamics, cultural diversity and language, educational attainment and aspirations, employment and health status. It has collected data on behaviours and attitudes to: voting, gambling, drinking, smoking, iwi/hapu support, contributions to community, church-going. It has collected data on aspirations: home ownership, education, health, cultural skills, and access to te ao Maori. These data are exciting, in and of themelves, and the achievement of a viable longitudinal study for Maori is a real accomplishment yielded from the RS&T investment in Maori development, yet the next phase of the programme is where the gains will emerge.
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Date Range: 2008 - 2014

Funding Bodies: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment; Foundation for Research, Science & Technology

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Project Title: Older Maori and medication: management, regulation and facilitation

A Study of 400 Kaumatua/Older Maori confirmed that kuia and koraua are significant users of health services and medication. This research project will detail and examine the medication taking practice behaviours, characteristics, influences, indicators, experiences and understandings of up to 40 kaumatua, their management and regulation of medication as well as exploring the relationship with other determinants such as personal factors, health provider/service awareness and illness perception, as well as quality of life. The development of a Maori specific, culturally appropriate medication management audit tool will be undertaken and applied based on previous validated measurement and audit tools from current 'gold-standard' international studies. Potential health outcomes are more appropriate, specific and sensitive health services to improve safe and effective use of medicines based on actual patients' needs and beliefs.
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Date Range: 2006 - 2008

Funding Body: Health Research Council of New Zealand

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Project Title: Hauora practice led frameworks for health related new technologies - Postdoctoral Fellowship Jessica Hutchings

Date Range: 2006 - 2009

Funding Body: Health Research Council of New Zealand

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Project Title: Best Outcomes for Maori

Best Outcomes for Maori is a five year research programme that not only builds on the existing longitudinal assessment of 450 Mäori households (1500 respondents) but also includes a series of outcome focussed projects that examine the key determinants of positive whänau development and lead to the creation of reliable and valid, specified interventions which enable whänau gains. This research addresses a significant gap in our knowledge - the organisation of Maori households, their experiences, exppectations and profiles over time.The research also addresses a number of significant methodological challenges - including managing sampling and analysis at the level of the small collective (household) for Maori and the logistics of operating and maintaining a longitudinal relationship with respondents.This research enables the production of cross-sectional and longitudinal profiles of Maori in comtemporary NZ. These profiles are able to be produced at the micro and macro levels for the cohorts they represent. This analysis goives us a particular window on household transisitions - whanau formation and alteration over time.This research-based knowledge is then available for assesing progress, investigating the links between positive outcomes and whanau/household conditions. Agencies - both Maori and governmental - are able to access these profiles to inform planning, policy development and the implementation of services/service delivery.
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Date Range: 2003 - 2008

Funding Body: Foundation for Research, Science & Technology

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Research Outputs

Journal

Boulic, M., Phipps, R., & Cunningham, C. (2017). Healthy School Research Group.
[Internet publication]Authored by: Boulic, M., Cunningham, C., Phipps, R.Contributed to by: Boulic, M.
Ball, J., Edwards, R., Waa, A., Bradbrook, SK., Gifford, H., Cunningham, C., . . . Taylor, S. (2016). Is the NZ government responding adequately to the māori affairs select committee’s 2010 recommendations on tobacco control? A brief review. New Zealand Medical Journal. 129(1428), 93-97
[Journal article]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Keall, MD., Pierse, N., Howden-Chapman, P., Guria, J., Cunningham, CW., & Baker, MG. (2017). Cost–benefit analysis of fall injuries prevented by a programme of home modifications: A cluster randomised controlled trial. Injury Prevention. 23(1), 22-26
[Journal article]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Lim, TH., Gane, E., Moyes, C., Borman, B., & Cunningham, C. (2016). HBsAg loss in a New Zealand community study with 28-year follow-up: rates, predictors and long-term outcomes. Hepatology International. 10(5), 829-837
[Journal article]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Edwards, R., Hoek, J., Beaglehole, R., Wilson, N., Thomson, G., & Cunningham, C. (2015). Realignment of tobacco control services—will it be sufficient to achieve the nation’s smokefree 2025 goal?. New Zealand Medical Journal. 128(1413), 1175-8716
[Journal article]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Lim, TH., Gane, E., Moyes, C., Borman, B., & Cunningham, C. (2015). Serological and clinical outcomes of horizontally transmitted chronic hepatitis B infection in New Zealand Ma¯ori: Results from a 28-year follow-up study. Gut. 64(6), 966-972
[Journal article]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Dew, K., Signal, L., Davies, C., Tavite, H., Hooper, C., Sarfati, D., . . . Cunningham, C. (2015). Dissonant roles: The experience of Maori in cancer care. Social Science and Medicine. 138, 144-151
[Journal article]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Edwards, R., Hoek, J., Beaglehole, R., Wilson, N., Thomson, G., & Cunningham, C. (2015). Realignment of tobacco control services-will it be sufficient to achieve the nation's Smokefree 2025 Goal?. The New Zealand medical journal. 128(1413), 84-87
[Journal article]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Stairmand, J., Signal, L., Sarfati, D., Jackson, C., Batten, L., Holdaway, M., . . . Cunningham, C. (2015). Consideration of comorbidity in treatment decision making in multidisciplinary cancer team meetings: A systematic review. Annals of Oncology. 26(7), 1325-1332
[Journal article]Authored by: Batten, L., Cunningham, C., Holdaway, M.Edited by: Batten, L.
Warbrick, I., Boulton, A., Stannard, S., & Cunningham, CW. (2014). The use of exercise physiology in the advancement of Māori well-being: The application of kaupapa in lab-based research. MAI Review. 3(3), 227-241
[Journal article]Authored by: Cunningham, C., Stannard, S.
Keall, MD., Pierse, N., Howden-Chapman, P., Cunningham, C., Cunningham, M., Guria, J., . . . Baker, MG. (2015). Home modifications to reduce injuries from falls in the Home Injury Prevention Intervention (HIPI) study: A cluster-randomised controlled trial. The Lancet. 385(9964), 231-238
[Journal article]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Dew, K., Stubbe, M., Signal, L., Stairmand, J., Dennett, E., Koea, J., . . . Holdaway, M. (2015). Cancer care decision making in multidisciplinary meetings. Qualitative Health Research. 25(3), 397-407
[Journal article]Authored by: Batten, L., Cunningham, C., Ellison-Loschmann, E., Holdaway, M.Contributed to by: Batten, L.
Lim, TH., Gane, E., Moyes, C., Borman, B., & Cunningham, C. (2014). Serological and clinical outcomes of horizontally transmitted chronic hepatitis B infection in New Zealand Māori: Results from a 28-year follow-up study. Gut.
[Journal article]Authored by: Borman, B., Cunningham, C.
Pierse, N., Arnold, R., Howden-Chapman, P., Keall, M., Crane, J., Cunningham, M., . . . Boulic, M. (2013). Lung damage linked to cold bedrooms. NZ Doctor.
[Journal article]Authored by: Boulic, M., Cunningham, C., Phipps, R.Contributed to by: Phipps, R.
Keall, MD., Howden-Chapman, P., Baker, MG., Kamalesh, V., Cunningham, M., Cunningham, C., . . . Skelton, P. (2013). Formulating a programme of repairs to structural home injury hazards in New Zealand. Accident Analysis and Prevention. 57, 124-130
[Journal article]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Lim, TH., Gane, E., Moyes, C., Hornell, J., & Cunningham, C. (2012). THE IMPACT OF CHILDHOOD-ACQUIRED HBV INFECTION IN NEW ZEALAND MAORI: RESULTS OF A CASE-CONTROLLED COHORT STUDY. INTERNAL MEDICINE JOURNAL. 42, 8-9
[Journal article]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Green, JG., Johnson, NA., Sachinwalla, T., Cunningham, CW., Thompson, MW., & Stannard, SR. (2011). Moderate-intensity endurance exercise prevents short-term starvation-induced intramyocellular lipid accumulation but not insulin resistance. Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental. 60(8), 1051-1057
[Journal article]Authored by: Cunningham, C., Stannard, S.
Green, JG., Johnson, NA., Sachinwalla, T., Cunningham, CW., Thompson, MW., & Stannard, SR. (2010). Low-carbohydrate diet does not affect intramyocellular lipid concentration or insulin sensitivity in lean, physically fit men when protein intake is elevated. Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental.
[Journal article]Authored by: Cunningham, C., Stannard, S.
Free, S., Howden-Chapman, P., Pierse, N., Viggers, H., Nicholls, S., Bennett, J., . . . Crane, J. (2009). More effective home heating reduces school absences for children with asthma. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 64(5), 379-386 Retrieved from http://jech.bmj.com/content/64/5/379
[Journal article]Authored by: Boulic, M., Cunningham, C., Phipps, R.
Howden-Chapman, P., Pierse, N., Nicholls, S., Gillespie-Bennett, J., Viggers, H., Cunningham, M., . . . Crane, J. (2008). Effects of improved home heating on asthma in community dwelling children: randomised controlled trial.. BMJ (Clinical research ed.). 337
[Journal article]Authored by: Cunningham, C., Phipps, R.
Howden-Chapman, P., Matheson, A., Crane, J., Viggers, H., Cunningham, M., Blakely, T., . . . Davie, G. (2007). Effect of insulating existing houses on health inequality: Cluster randomised study in the community. British Medical Journal. 334(7591), 460-464
[Journal article]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Howden-Chapman, P., Crane, J., Matheson, A., Viggers, H., Cunningham, M., Blakely, T., . . . Waipara, N. (2005). Retrofitting houses with insulation to reduce health inequalities: Aims and methods of a clustered, randomised community-based trial. Social Science and Medicine. 61(12), 2600-2610
[Journal article]Authored by: Cunningham, C., Matheson, A.
Boulton, A., Simonsen, K., Walker, T., Cumming, J., & Cunningham, C. (2004). Indigenous participation in the 'new' New Zealand health structure. Journal of Health Services Research and Policy. 9(SUPPL. 2)
[Journal article]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Boulton, A., Simonsen, K., Walker, T., Cumming, J., & Cunningham, C. (2004). Indigenous participation in the 'new' New Zealand health structure. Journal of Health Services Research and Policy. 9(Supplement 2), 35-40 Retrieved from http://hsr.sagepub.com/content/9/suppl_2/35
[Journal article]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Pearce, N., Foliaki, S., Sporle, A., & Cunningham, C. (2004). Genetics, race, ethnicity, and health. British Medical Journal. 328(7447), 1070-1072
[Journal article]Authored by: Cunningham, C., Foliaki, S.
Cunningham, C., & Stanley, F. (2003). Indigenous by definition, experience, or world view. British Medical Journal. 327(7412), 403-404
[Journal article]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Cunningham, C. (2003). An indigenous New Zealand health researcher's perspective.. Monash bioethics review. 22(4), 26-30
[Journal article]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Cunningham, C., Reading, J., & Eades, S. (2003). Health research and indigenous health. British Medical Journal. 327(7412), 445-447
[Journal article]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Cunningham, C., & Stanley, F. (2003). Editorial: Indigenous by definition, experience, or world view. BMJ: British Medical Journal. 327(7412), 403-404 Retrieved from http://www.bmj.com/content/327/7412/403
[Journal article]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Cunningham, C. (2000). A framework for addressing Māori knowledge in research, science technology. Pacific Health Dialog. 7(1: Maori Health in New Zealand), 62-69 Retrieved from http://pacifichealthdialog.org.fj/Volume%207/No1%20Maori%20Health%20in%20New%20Zealand/Original%20Papers/A%20framework%20for%20addressing%20Maori%20knowledge%20in%20research%20science%20and%20technology.pdf
[Journal article]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Cunningham, C. (1999). Maori research and development. Healthcare Review Online. 3(2)
[Journal article]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Parry, S., Richardson, A., Marshall, B., McCall, J., Bagshaw, P., Chadwick, V., . . . Teague, C. (1999). Recommendations on population screening for colorectal cancer in New Zealand. NEW ZEALAND MEDICAL JOURNAL. 112(1080), 4-6
[Journal article]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Gillespie-Bennett, J., Pierse, N., Wickens, K., Crane, J., Howden-Chapman, P., Shields, H., . . . Woodward, A. (2011). The respiratory health effects of nitrogen dioxide in children with asthma. European Respiratory Journal. 38(2), 303-309
[Journal article]Authored by: Boulic, M., Cunningham, C., Phipps, R.
Corbin, M., McLean, D., Mannetje, A., Dryson, E., Walls, C., McKenzie, F., . . . Pearce, N. (2011). Lung cancer and occupation: A new zealand cancer registry-based case-control study. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 54(2), 89-101
[Journal article]Authored by: Corbin, M., Cunningham, C., McLean, D., 't Mannetje, A.
Green, JG., Johnson, NA., Sachinwalla, T., Cunningham, CW., Thompson, MW., & Stannard, SR. (2011). Moderate-intensity endurance exercise prevents short-term starvation-induced intramyocellular lipid accumulation but not insulin resistance. Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental.
[Journal article]Authored by: Cunningham, C., Stannard, S.
Lilley, R., Feyer, AM., Firth, H., Cunningham, C., & Paul, C. (2010). Surveillance of working conditions and the work environment: Development of a national hazard surveillance tool in New Zealand. International Journal of Public Health. 55(1), 49-57
[Journal article]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Preval, N., Chapman, R., Pierse, N., Howden-Chapman, P., Nicholls, S., Gillespie-Bennett, J., . . . Crane, J. (2010). Evaluating energy, health and carbon co-benefits from improved domestic space heating: A randomised community trial. Energy Policy. 38(8), 3965-3972 Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301421510001837
[Journal article]Authored by: Boulic, M., Cunningham, C., Phipps, R.
Cunningham, C. (2010). Focus inuit research agenda on best outcomes. CMAJ. 182(3), 228-229
[Journal article]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Cunningham, C. (2010). Health of indigenous peoples. BMJ (Online). 340(7758), 1209-1210
[Journal article]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Green, JG., Johnson, NA., Sachinwalla, T., Cunningham, CW., Thompson, MW., & Stannard, SR. (2010). Low-carbohydrate diet does not affect intramyocellular lipid concentration or insulin sensitivity in lean, physically fit men when protein intake is elevated. Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental. 59(11), 1633-1641
[Journal article]Authored by: Cunningham, C., Stannard, S.
Dickson, G., Cunningham, CW., & Parry, S. (2010). The prevalence of colorectal adenomas in Māori and New Zealand Europeans parallels colorectal cancer rates. New Zealand Medical Journal. 123(1320)
[Journal article]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
McLean, D., 't Mannetje, A., Dryson, E., Walls, C., McKenzie, F., Maule, M., . . . Pearce, N. (2009). Leukaemia and occupation: A New Zealand Cancer Registry-based case - Control study. International Journal of Epidemiology. 38(2), 594-606
[Journal article]Authored by: Cunningham, C., McLean, D., 't Mannetje, A.
Glover, M., Waldon, J., Manaena-Biddle, H., Holdaway, M., & Cunningham, C. (2009). Barriers to best outcomes in breastfeeding for Māori: Mothers' perceptions, Whānau perceptions, and services. Journal of Human Lactation. 25(3), 307-316
[Journal article]Authored by: Cunningham, C., Glover, M.
Free, S., Howden-Chapman, P., Pierse, N., Viggers, H., Nicholls, S., Bennett, J., . . . Crane, J. (2009). Does more effective home heating reduce school absences for children with asthma?. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 64(5), 379-386 Retrieved from http://jech.bmj.com/content/64/5/379
[Journal article]Authored by: Boulic, M., Cunningham, C., Phipps, R.
Gillespie-Bennett, J., Pierse, N., Wickens, K., Crane, J., Nicholls, S., Shields, D., . . . Free, S. (2008). Sources of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in New Zealand homes: Findings from a community randomized controlled trial of heater substitutions. Indoor Air: international journal of indoor air quality and climate. 18(6), 521-528 Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1600-0668.2008.00554.x/abstract
[Journal article]Authored by: Boulic, M., Cunningham, C., Phipps, R.
Douwes, J., Cheng, S., Travier, N., Cohet, C., Niesink, A., McKenzie, J., . . . Pearce, N. (2008). Farm exposure in utero may protect against asthma, hay fever and eczema. European Respiratory Journal. 32(3), 603-611
[Journal article]Authored by: Cunningham, C., Douwes, J., McKenzie, J.
Howden-Chapman, P., Pierse, N., Nicholls, S., Gillespie-Bennett, J., Viggers, H., Cunningham, M., . . . Crane, J. (2008). Effects of improved home heating on asthma in community dwelling children: Randomised controlled trial. BMJ. 337(7674), 852-855
[Journal article]Authored by: Boulic, M., Cunningham, C., Phipps, R.
Grimwood, K., Cohet, C., Rich, FJ., Cheng, S., Wood, C., Redshaw, N., . . . Kirman, JR. (2008). Risk factors for respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis hospital admission in New Zealand. Epidemiology and Infection. 136(10), 1333-1341
[Journal article]Authored by: Cheng, S., Cunningham, C.
'T Mannetje, A., Dryson, E., Walls, C., McLean, D., McKenzie, F., Maule, M., . . . Pearce, N. (2008). High risk occupations for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in New Zealand: Case-control study. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 65(5), 354-363
[Journal article]Authored by: Cheng, S., Cunningham, C., McLean, D., 't Mannetje, A.
Dryson, E., Mannetje, A., Walls, C., McLean, D., McKenzie, F., Maule, M., . . . Pearce, N. (2008). Case-control study of high risk occupations for bladder cancer in New Zealand. International Journal of Cancer. 122(6), 1340-1346
[Journal article]Authored by: Cheng, S., Cunningham, C., McLean, D., 't Mannetje, A.
Brewer, N., Wright, CS., Travier, N., Cunningham, CW., Hornell, J., Pearce, N., . . . Jeffreys, M. (2008). A New Zealand linkage study examining the associations between A1C concentration and mortality. Diabetes Care. 31(6), 1144-1149
[Journal article]Authored by: Brewer, N., Cunningham, C.
Parry, S., Richardson, A., Green, T., Marshall, B., Bissett, I., Bloomfield, A., . . . Teague, C. (2007). Prospects for population colorectal cancer screening in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal. 120(1258)
[Journal article]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Howden-Chapman, P., Matheson, A., Crane, J., Viggers, H., Cunningham, M., Blakely, T., . . . Davie, G. (2007). Effect of insulating existing houses on health inequality: Aims and methods of a clustered, randomized community-based trial. BMJ: British Medical Journal. 334(7591), 460-469 Retrieved from http://www.bmj.com/content/334/7591/460
[Journal article]Authored by: Cunningham, C., Matheson, A.
Bierre, S., Howden-Chapman, P., Signal, L., & Cunningham, C. (2007). Institutional challenges in addressing healthy low-cost housing for all: Learning from past policy. SOCIAL POLICY JOURNAL OF NEW ZEALAND. (30), 42-64
[Journal article]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Stannard, SR., Holdaway, MA., Sachinwalla, T., & Cunningham, CW. (2007). Insulin sensitivity and intramyocellular lipid concentrations in young Maori men. Diabetic Medicine. 24(11), 1205-1212
[Journal article]Authored by: Cunningham, C., Holdaway, M., Stannard, S.
Travier, N., Jeffreys, M., Brewer, N., Wright, CS., Cunningham, CW., Hornell, J., . . . Pearce, N. (2007). Association between glycosylated hemoglobin and cancer risk: A New Zealand linkage study. Annals of Oncology. 18(8), 1414-1419
[Journal article]Authored by: Brewer, N., Cunningham, C.

Book

Warren, KF. (2014). The legacy of Maori education - a view in 2013.. In T. Black, C. Cunningham, R. Jahnke, H. Jahnke, & T. Kingi (Eds.) Matariki.. : Massey University
[Chapter]Authored by: Warren, K.Edited by: Cunningham, C., Jahnke, R.
Howden-Chapman, P., Bierre, S., & Cunningham, CW. (2013). Building Inequality in Aotearoa/New Zealand: Why income and wealth inequalities in housing are damaging to our health. In Inequality: A New Zealand crisis. Wellington: Bridget Williams Books
[Chapter]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Cunningham, CW. (2013). Psychosocial factors in healthcare for Māori. In J. Fitzgerald, & G. Byrne (Eds.) Psychosocial Dimensions in Medicine. (pp. 208 - 219). : IP Communications
[Chapter]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Howden-Chapman, P., Crane, J., Baker, M., Viggers, H., Chapman, R., & Cunningham, C. (2012). Health, well-being and housing. In International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home. (pp. 344 - 354).
[Chapter]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Glover, MP., & Cunningham, C. (2011). Hoki ki te ukaipo: Reinstating Māori infant care practices to increase breastfeeding rates.. In P. Liamputtong (Ed.) Infant Feeding Practices: A Cross-Cultural Perspective.. (pp. 247 - 264). New York: Springer
[Chapter]Authored by: Cunningham, C., Glover, M.
Cunningham, CW., & Durie, MH. (2004). Te rerenga hauora. In K. Dew, & PD. Eds (Eds.) Health and Society in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 235 - 254). Melbourne, VIC: Oxford University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Cunningham, CW., & Kiro, CA. (2001). Rapuhia mo te Hauora Maori. In P. Davis, & TA. Eds (Eds.) Health and Public Policy in New Zealand. (pp. 62 - 81). Melbourne, VIC: Oxford University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Ferguson, D, ., McNaughton, S, ., Hayne, H, ., & Cunningham, CW. (2011). From evidence to policy, programmes and interventions. In . Gluckman, P (Ed.) Improving the Transition. Reducing Social and Psychological Morbidity During Adolescence. : Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor
[Chapter]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Glover, M., & Cunningham, C. (2011). Hoki Ki Te ukaipo: Reinstating māori infant care practices to increase breastfeeding rates. In Infant Feeding Practices: A Cross-Cultural Perspective. (pp. 247 - 263).
[Chapter]Authored by: Cunningham, C., Glover, M.
Cunningham, CW. (2010). Adolescent Development for Maori. In P. Gluckman (Ed.) Improving the Transition. Reducing Social and Psychological Morbidity During Adolescence. : Office of the Prime Minister's Science Advisory Committee
[Chapter]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Cunningham, CW. (2008). Diversity and Equity for Māori. In K. Dew, & A. Matheson (Eds.) Understanding health inequalities in Aotearoa New Zealand. : Univ of Otago Pr
[Chapter]Authored by: Cunningham, C.

Report

Kingi, TK., Durie, M., Durie, M., Cunningham, CW., Borman, B., & Ellison-Loschmann, E.(2014). Te Puawaitanga o ngā Whānau – Six Markers of Flourishing Whānau (A Discussion Document). Wellington: Office of the AVC Maori, Massey University
[Technical Report]Authored by: Cunningham, C., Ellison-Loschmann, E.
Cunningham, CW., Triggs, S., & Te Hoe Nuku Roa Research Team, .(2014). Whānau, Diversity, Connections and Community. Best Outcomes for Māori: Te Hoe Nuku Roa.. Wellongton: Research Centre for Maori Health & Development
[Technical Report]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
McLean, D., Douwes, J., Demers, P., Walls, C., Dryson, E., Cunningham, C., . . . Pearce, N.(2012). Occupational asthma in sawmill workers in New Zealand. Study report for the Department of Labour.. : CPHR, Massey University
[Technical Report]Authored by: Cunningham, C., Douwes, J., McLean, D., Shanthakumar, M.
Phipps, RA., Boulic, M., & Cunningham, C.(2006). Housing, Heating and Health Study: 2005/2006 Report One, Aims and Methods.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Boulic, M., Cunningham, C., Phipps, R.
Cunningham, CW., Triggs, S, ., Wehipeihana, N, ., & Porima, L, .(2008). The New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey 2006 – Analysis of the Māori Experience: A Report for the Ministry of Justice.. : Ministry of Justice
[Technical Report]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Simon, VN., Holdaway, MA., & Cunningham, CW.(2005). Workplace safety for Maori nurses national study September 2005. Wellington, NZ: Massey University
[Technical Report]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Simon, VN., Holdaway, MA., & Cunningham, CW.(2004). Workplace safety for Maori nurses study: Preliminary report, November 2004. Wellington, NZ: Massey University
[Technical Report]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Simon, VN., Cunningham, CW., & Holdaway, MA.(2003). New Zealand working life project: Preliminary report. Wellington, NZ: Massey University
[Technical Report]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Holdaway, MA., & Cunningham, CW. (2002). Patient Interaction Audit (Healthline Evaluation). Massey University: School of Maori Studies.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Cunningham, C., Holdaway, M.
Cunningham, CW., Triggs, S., Wehipeihana, N., & Porima, L.The New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey 2006 – Analysis of the Māori Experience. : MInistry of Justice, New Zealand
[Technical Report]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Gray, L, ., Mackie, B, ., MacDonald, C, ., Paton, D, ., Johnston, D, ., Johal, S, ., . . . Baker, M, .76.Gray, L., Mackie, B., MacDonald, Dynamics of an effective risk communication campaign for Influenza A (H1N1)..
[Technical Report]Authored by: Cunningham, C.

Conference

Keall, MD., Pierse, N., Howden-Chapman, P., Guria, J., Cunningham, C., & Baker, MG.COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS OF FALL INJURIES PREVENTED BY A PROGRAMME OF HOME MODIFICATIONS. INJURY PREVENTION. (pp. A75 - A75). 1353-8047.
[Conference]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Boulic, M., Wang, Y., Phipps, R., Plagmann, M., Cunningham, C., Howden-Chapman, P., . . . Trompetter, B.(2016). Increasing the ventilation rate and temperature in New Zealand classrooms using a solar roof collector. Paper presented at the meeting of CESB 2016 - Central Europe Towards Sustainable Building 2016: Innovations for Sustainable Future
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Boulic, M., Cunningham, C., Phipps, R.
Wang, Y., Boulic, M., Phipps, R., Plagmann, M., Cunningham, C., Theobald, C., . . . Baker, M. (2015). Effects of solar collectors on indoor air quality in junior classrooms in winter 2013. http://www.buildingabetternewzealand.co.nz/cms_show_download.php?id=202. (pp. 246 - 253). : Building a Better New Zealand
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Boulic, M., Cunningham, C., Phipps, R.
Wang, Y., Boulic, M., Phipps, R., Plagmann, M., Cunningham, C., Theobald, C., . . . Baker, M. (2014). Effects of solar collector on classroom temperature in winter 2013. Poster session presented at the meeting of Wellington, New Zealand. Wellington, New Zealand
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Boulic, M., Cunningham, C., Phipps, R.
Signal, L., Dew, K., Stairmand, J., Sarfati, D., & Cunningham, C.THE ROLE OF COMORBIDITY IN CANCER CARE DECISION-MAKING IN MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAMS. ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY. (pp. 96 - 96). 1743-7555.
[Conference]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Wang, Y., Boulic, M., Phipps, R., Plagmann, M., Howden-Chapman, P., Baker, M., . . . Theobald, C.(2013). Effects of solar collector on classroom temperature in winter 2013. .
[Conference]Authored by: Boulic, M., Cunningham, C., Phipps, R.
Wang, Y., Boulic, M., Phipps, R., Plagmann, M., Cunningham, CW., & Theobald, C.(2013). Effects of solar collector on classroom temperature in junior classrooms in winter 2013. .
[Conference]Authored by: Boulic, M., Cunningham, C., Phipps, R.
Boulic, M., Phipps, R., Howden-Chapman, P., Baker, M., Cunningham, C., Theobald, C., . . . Sudol, P. (2013, February). Improving health and well being in low decile classrooms with a low cost solar ventilation system.. Presented at The Energy Conference. Wellington.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Boulic, M., Cunningham, C., Phipps, R.
Cunningham, CW.(2012, December). Aotearoa's Long Term Fiscal Position. .
[Conference]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Boulic, M., Trompetter, W., Ancelet, T., Garcia-Ramirez, JC., Davy, P., Phipps, R., . . . Howden-Chapman, P. (2016). Improving indoor air quality in New Zealand classrooms with a solar ventilation unit (solar collector): the air particulate part. Improving indoor air quality in New Zealand classrooms with a solar ventilation unit (solar collector): the air particulate part.. : 14th International Conference of Indoor Air Quality and Climate,
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Boulic, M., Cunningham, C., Phipps, R.
Lim, TH., Gane, E., Moyes, C., Hornell, J., & Cunningham, C. (2012). THE IMPACT OF CHILDHOOD-ACQUIRED HBV INFECTION IN NEW ZEALAND MAORI: RESULTS OF A CASE-CONTROLLED COHORT STUDY. In INTERNAL MEDICINE JOURNAL Vol. 42 (pp. 8 - 9). : WILEY-BLACKWELL
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Tien, HL., Gane, EJ., Moyes, CD., Borman, B., & Cunningham, CW.(2012, November). Predictors of serologic and clinical outcomes in early horizontally acquired HBV genotype C and D infection in New Zealand Maori: results of a 28 year longitudinal study. HEPATOLOGY. (pp. 351A - 351A). 0270-9139.
[Conference]Authored by: Borman, B., Cunningham, C.
Gane, EJ., Lim, T-H., Moyes, C., & Cunningham, C.(2012, April). PREDICTORS OF LIVER COMPLICATIONS IN CHILDHOOD-ACQUIRED HBV INFECTION IN NEW ZEALAND MAORI: RESULTS OF 27 YEAR LONGITUDINAL STUDY. JOURNAL OF HEPATOLOGY. (pp. S31 - S31). 0168-8278.
[Conference]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Lim, TH., Gane, EJ., Moyes, CD., Hornell, J., & Cunningham, CW.(2011, November). THE IMPACT OF CHILDHOOD-ACQUIRED HBV INFECTION IN NEW ZEALAND MAORI: RESULTS OF A CASE-CONTROLLED COHORT STUDY. HEPATOLOGY. (pp. 443A - 444A). 0270-9139.
[Conference]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Cunningham, CW. (2011, February). Navigating Improvements in Māori Health (Invited Opening Keynote Address). Presented at Australasian Society for Behavioural Health & Medicine, Healthy Peoples Healthy Communities Conference. Christchurch, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Cunningham, CW. (2011, February). Tobacco Control Issues Among Māori (Invited address). Presented at Haematology and Oncology Making Waves Conference. Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Cunningham, CW. (2011, February). Special Populations in New Zealand – Tobacco Control Issues Among Māori. (Invited address). Presented at Inaugural International Cancer Symposium. Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Cunningham, CW. (2011, April). Improving Outcomes for Older Māori (Invited Keynote Address). Presented at 37 Annual Age Concern NZ Inc. Conference, Focus on Serving the needs of older people. Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Cunningham, CW.(2010, October). Retirement Income Policy, Intergenerational Equity and Māori Development. In Proceedings of Retirement Income and Intergenerational Equity Conference, Retirement Income and Intergenerational Equity Conference Wellington: Victoria University Press
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Clark, T., Page, R., Lark, S., & Cunningham, C. (2010). What has sport got to do with health?. In Wellington Health and Biomedical Research Society 79th Scientific Meeting 2010(pp. 35 - 35). : Wellington Health and Biomedical Research Society
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Cunningham, C., Lark, S., Page, R.
van der Walt, A., Stannard, SR., & Cunningham, CW. (2007, November). Biomarker changes after participation in a 12 week workplace-recruited pedometer-based physical activity initiative. Presented at New Zealand Sports Medicine and Science Conference. Hamilton, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Cunningham, C., Stannard, S.
van der Walt, A., Stannard, SR., & Cunningham, CW. (2007). Biomarker changes after participation in a 12 week workplace-recruited pedometer-based physical activity initiative. In New Zealand Sports Medicine and Science Conference(pp. 82). : Sports Medicine New Zealand Inc.
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Cunningham, C., Stannard, S.
Cunningham, CW., & Stannard, SR. (2007, November). Metabolic disease and diabetes - the next epidemic for Maori?. Presented at Medical Sciences Congress 2007. Queenstown, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Cunningham, C., Stannard, S.
Cunningham, CW., & Stannard, SR. (2007). Metabolic disease and diabetes - the next epidemic for Maori?. In Medical Sciences Congress 2007(pp. 45). : MedSciNZ
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Cunningham, C., Stannard, S.
Cunningham, CW. (2005). Cancer in Māori. In T. Slater, M. Jeffreys, A. Bloomfield, C. Cunningham, F. McKenzie, A. Moala, . . . NP. Eds (Eds.) Cancer Control: Proceedings of the Fourth Annual CPHR Symposium in Health Research and Policy. (pp. 81 - 84). Wellington, NZ
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Cunningham, C.
Slater, TM., Jeffreys, M., Bloomfield, A., Cunningham, CW., McKenzie, FJ., Moala, AF., . . . Pearce, NE. (Eds.)(2005). . In Centre for Public Health Research Occasional Report Series. Series ISSN: 1176-1237: Massey University, Centre for Public Health Research
[Conference Other]Edited by: Cunningham, C.
Howden Chapman, P., Matheson, A., Crane, J., Viggers, H., Cunningham, M., Blakely, T., . . . Davies, G. (2004). Retrofitting houses with insulation to reduce health inequalities: A community-based randomised trial. 2nd World Health Organisation International Housing and Health Symposium: Proceedings. (pp. 51 - 59). Copenhagen, Denmark
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Cunningham, C.

Other

Cunningham, CW., & Triggs, S. (2015). Best Outcomes for Maori: Te Hoe Nuku Roa.
[Dataset]Authored by: Cunningham, C.

Consultancy and Languages

Consultancy

  • 2004-2010 - Ministry of Justice
    New Zealand Victims of Crime Survey Advisory Group
  • 2010/2011 - Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor
    Working Group on the Transition to Adolescence, Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor
  • 2010 - Maori Affairs Select Committee
    Appointed and Independent Expert Advisor to the M?ori Affairs Select Committee Inquiry into the Tobacco Industry in Aotearoa and the Consequences of Tobacco Use for M?ori

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 4 8
CoSupervisor 0 10

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2012 - Hinemoa Elder - PhD
    Tuku iho, he tapu te upoko. From our ancestors, the head is sacred. Indigenous theory building and therapeutic framework development for Maori children and adolescents with traumatic brain injury
  • 2012 - Tyron Rakeiora Love - PhD
    Corporate Philanthropy in New Zealand: Exploring the Corporate Philanthropic Relationship
  • 2010 - Hope Nga Taare Tupara - PhD
    He urupounamu e whakahaerengia ana e te whanau: Whanau Decision Making
  • 2009 - Marie Ann Zillah Nixon - PhD
    Are the past strategies from inherited knowledge relevant to prevent contemporary chronic non-communicable lifestyle diseases?
  • 2007 - Janice Eve Wenn - PhD
    Kaupapa Hauora Maori: Nga Whakaaro Whakahirahira o Nga Kaumatua
  • 2005 - Miss Amohia Frances Boulton - PhD
    Provison at the Interface: The Maori Mental Health Contracting Experience
  • 2004 - Ms Heather Hyland Gifford - PhD
    He Arorangi Whakamua Reducing the uptake of tobacco in Ngati Hauiti Rangatahi.
  • 2002 - Ms Maureen Ann Holdaway - PhD
    Nursing Primary Health Care for Maori.

CoSupervisor of:

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