About us

Our key aims

  • Develop research programmes that advance understandings of the cultural, economic, social, political and environmental determinants of health
  • Inform health policy, purchasing and service delivery, and facilitate evidence-based practice for health professionals
  • Widely disseminate findings and facilitate discussion and debate of significant health issues
  • Contribute to the development of the public health and mental health research workforce, with particular emphasis on building a representative workforce
  • Develop and maintain strong links and collaborative relationships with a range of stakeholders including Māori, Pacific peoples, Asians, migrants, research centres, health provider organisations, professional bodies and other communities