Staff Bio

Jeannine (Ngati Porou) is a Lecturer based in Te Rōpū Rangahau Hauora a Eru Pōmare/Māori Health Research Centre and the Department of Public Health at the University of Otago, Wellington.  In 2019 she was appointed as the convenor Hauora Māori for the 4th and 5th year vertical module in the Advanced Learning in Medicine undergraduate programme Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB).  Jeannine is also the current convenor of ‘Health Promotion Planning and Evaluation’ a post graduate Public Health paper and a member of the Cancer and Chronic Conditions (C3) Research Group.  Jeannine has been a lead and contributing author on several papers exploring cancer treatment decision-making by patients and clinicians in multi-disciplinary meetings and consultation settings.  Jeannine has a clinical background in nursing and in her Public Health Masters thesis explored factors influencing treatment decision-making in cancer consultations by Māori patients and whānau.  Jeannine has also contributed to research on the experiences of people living in the community with multimorbidity and the effect of this on health service utilisation.  Currently she is working with a team undertaking a randomised control trial evaluating a comprehensive self-management programme delivered by mobile and web-based technologies for people with Type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes.  Her interests in cancer and chronic conditions stems from her work in Māori health, primary care, public health and health promotion, particularly breast and cervical screening. Jeannine’s passion and focus is on activities which can contribute to improving Māori health.

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