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Dr Kira has a background in exercise physiology and metabolism with a strong emphasis in practical applications and translational research. He is an emerging maori health researcher in the fields of exercise, nutrition and sleep and their relationship with obesity, cardiovacular disease and diabetes. Given the low number of maori health researchers in his field, Dr Kira enthusiastically promotes postgradute study and the utility of science and matauranga Maori amongst Maori.
My research interests are broad and are not confined to one field. Generally, my research can be classified as public and community health, and is usually prevention-focussed. The outcomes of most studies direct health benefits for children, whether working in the school setting or at home (Families/whanau). My exericse physiology background suits the phsyical activity and fitness studies I undertake, but I have also conducted studies in Public health nutrition and sleep hygiene.
Health and Well-being, Future Food Systems
Field of research codes
Community Child Health (111704): Exercise Physiology (110602): Human Movement and Sports Science (110600): Maori Health (111713): Medical And Health Sciences (110000): Nutrition and Dietetics (111100): Preventive Medicine (111716): Public Health and Health Services (111700): Public Nutrition Intervention (111104)
Maori health; Exercise physiology; Sleep hygiene; Public health nutrition, cardiac rehabilitation; physical activity and fitness
Project Title: HRC - Transforming nutrition and food security in New Zealand: enabling communities - Geoffrey Kira
Date Range: 2017 - 2019
Funding Body: Health Research Council of New Zealand
Project Title: Tupuna Kai - Reconnecting New Zealand Maori with the Benefits of Traditional Food - MAUX1413
Date Range: 2015 - 2017
Funding Body: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
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