Author: Fleur Armstrong

Supporting Māori researcher development

Māori have a higher incidence of health needs that haven’t been met by existing programmes, but a partnership between Te Whānau o Waipareira and Precision Driven Health (PDH) is aiming to harness the power of data to play a part in addressing these needs.   Partnering with Māori is an increasing area of focus for PDH, …

Co-designing with Te Whānau o Waipareira

When it comes to supporting whānau in West Auckland, Te Whānau o Waipareira’s frontline kaimahi (workers) know what works better than anyone.  So when Te Whānau o Waipareira set out on a new project to replicate this knowledge using data science techniques and turn it into a support system to help Māori whānau choose the …

nzRISK: Understanding Surgical Risk based on New Zealand’s Unique Population

Deciding whether to have major surgery can be difficult for patients and clinicians alike. The benefits and risks need to be weighed up through a shared decision-making process. This is particularly true for high-risk populations.  In Aotearoa New Zealand, Māori experience different outcomes compared to the rest of the population across nearly all areas of …