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Dr Phoebe Elers PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

Dr Phoebe Elers is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Culture-Centred Approach to Research and Evaluation (CARE). She was a recipient of the Auckland University of Technology Vice-Chancellor’s Doctoral Scholarship and received a PhD (Communication) in 2018. Her doctoral research critically examined a digital communication technology used in primary healthcare. During her doctoral study she was employed as a researcher at Massey University for a project funded by the Health Research Council which studied and developed information and communication technologies. Prior to commencing her doctorate, she was a manager in the healthcare sector. 



  • Doctor of Philosophy - Auckland University of Technology (2018)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

  • Health communication
  • Digital inequalities
  • Critical and cultural studies
  • Social change communication
  • Māori health


21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Communication and Media Studies (200100): Cultural Studies (200200): Languages, Communication And Culture (200000)

Research Outputs

Media and Links


  • 06 Jun 2018 - Magazine, Online
    How to tackle the patient portal question.
    NZ Doctor Magazine

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