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Community Health in Practice and Service

Health psychologist in therapy session

Community Health in Practice and Service (CHiPS) is a research cluster that identifies community health needs through community service and practice. 

Our research

CHiPS does applied research to evaluate programmes and solve health-based problems. This provides an evidence base that we use in our clinic. Our research informs our practice, and our practice with clients, health professionals and the community informs our research agenda.

Our research focuses on:

  • Physical and mental health psychology practice (cancer, pre-diabetes, health conditions, alcohol and other drugs)
  • Treatment outcome research (wellbeing group therapy, alcohol and other drugs group therapy)
  • The efficacy of services (support groups research project, Army wellbeing course)

CHiPS research projects

Find out more about CHiPS research projects.


Don Baken
BA(Hons), PhD, PGDipClinPsych Massey, MNZCCP
Email: D.M.Baken@massey.ac.nz

Shane T. Harvey
MSocSc, PGDipClinPsych, PhD Waik., MNZPsS
Email: S.T.Harvey@massey.ac.nz


We work with external agencies such as:

  • Arohanui Hospice
  • MidCentral District Health Board
  • New Zealand Defence Force
  • ACC
  • CYFS