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Death seems pretty certain, but how and when we die has a lot to do with how we've lived. I'm looking at social and economic conditions during people's lives and trying to understand how they are associated with mortality. More specifically: 1. how these factors influence us across our lives, 2: how we can explain the mortality inequalities between ethnicities in Aotearoa, and 3: if social and cultural support can help us live longer.
February 2014 - present
University of Auckland
- I teach small classroom tutorials to help students practice what they have learned in lectures.
November 2013 - March 2014
The amount, availability, diversity and complexity of modern data means that students now require a wider range of data-related knowledge and skills. We present our initial attempts at increasing student awareness of what can be learned from modern data, within the context of working with large classes (n ≈ 450) made up of students from diverse maj...
Socioeconomic status (SES) has been shown to be related to mortality in a range of contexts. Low SES tends to increase mortality risk, but how exposure patterns across the life-course are related to mortality is not well understood, and have not been explored in the New Zealand context. This research uses New Zealand longitudinal census data to exp...
Aotearoa New Zealand has a long and rich history of migration from Asia, but this is also a history fraught with social and political tensions. Asians comprised around 10% of the usually resident population in 2006 (Statistics New Zealand, 2008) and were listed as the fastest growing ethnic group in the most recent National Ethnic Population Projec...