Population health and policy

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Health profiles

The Health Profiles spreadsheets show the state of health in an area, such as a District Health Board. The state of health in each area is compared over time and to the general state in New Zealand.

Health profiles

Healthspace mapping tool

Explore geographic health and population data for New Zealand in the form of interactive maps, graphs and tables. New Zealand data is presented at a range of sub-national levels including: Regional Council, District Health Board, Territorial Authority, Local Area Ward and Census Area Unit levels.

Healthspace mapping tool

New Zealand Birth Defects Registry

The New Zealand Birth Defects Registry monitors birth defects in New Zealand. This work is an important part of our monitoring of environmental health in New Zealand.

New Zealand Birth Defects Registry

Thought for Food: Why What We Eat Matters

Fad diets and advice about health dominate the headlines. Our society has never been more saturated by information about healthy living, but our obesity rate continues to rise – in New Zealand today, more than half of the population is overweight or obese. Professor John D Potter's latest book examines the latest evidence on what causes cancer, other chronic diseases and obesity.

Thought for Food: Why What We Eat Matters


Healthy ageing consultancy

The Healthy Ageing Research Team are leading experts in issues that arise from an aging population. They can create profiles of the aging population of New Zealand. And provide overviews and advice about the social health and economic factors that facilitate healthy aging in New Zealand.

Contact Andy Towers

Micro Aqua Tech

Part of Massey University's Hopkirk Institute, the Micro Aqua Tech service provides expert services in the water-borne diseases giardia and cryptosporidium. This includes investigating the enumeration and viability of Giardia & Cryptosporidium in water, shellfish or sewage. We can also evaluate novel anti-giardia/cryptosporidium products and carry out survey work.

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Public health consultancy

The Environmental Health Indicators New Zealand (EHINZ) team provide technical and analytical consultancy services across all areas of public health. We also produce a range of information products that provide robust evidence for policy development and decision-making.

Contact Barry Borman

Departments and staff

Find out more about the departments and staff involved in population health and policy at Massey.


The Te Rau Puawai Workforce Programme provides bursaries and learning support for qualifications in the field of Māori mental health.

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