Staff of the National Institute for Public Health and Mental Health Research


Professor Max Abbott

Max is also Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences and Professor of Psychology and Public Health.

Professor Janis Paterson

Janis is also the Foundation Director of the longitudinal study entitled the Pacific Islands Families Study that is focused on the development of the child within the context of the family.

Research Fellow

Dr Wendy Wrapson

Dr Wendy Wrapson works across the eight centres comprising the Institute, assisting with the preparation of grant applications and journal articles.

Dr Asmita Patel

Directors and Coordinators of Research Centres

Centre for Migrant and Refugee Research

Centre for Pacific Health and Development Research

Gambling and Addictions Research Centre

Taupua Waiora Centre for Māori Health Research

Centre for Child Health Research