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The Alcohol & Public Health Research Unit comprises a core research unit with support staff, and a network of contract researchers, interviewers and additional support staff who work on particular short or long term projects in the alcohol, drug, nutrition, health promotion and evaluation fields. The resarch team includes:

Director Professor Sally Casswell
Associate Directors: Helen Moewaka Barnes
Karen Witten

Dr Krishna Dev Bhatta , Dr Megan Pledger, Dug Yeo Han

Researchers Kim Conway, Alison Greenaway
  Dr Tim McCreanorAdrian Field, Jeff Adams
  Gayl Humphrey, Dr Chris Wilkins
Dr Paul Duignan, Taisia Huckle, Maire Leadbetter, Sharon Milne, Pauline Proud, Lanuola Asiasiga

The administrative support staff are:

Administrator: Rachael Lane
Project Management Margaret Woolgrove
Unit Secretary: Jan Sheeran
Librarian: Lisa Morice
Whariki the Maori research group
In 1994 Maori researchers within the Alcohol & Public Health Research Unit began to work as a team and to develop their own autonomous areas of expertise, under the the name Whariki. Its aim is to provide high quality research by Maori for Maori. Its focus is on health promotion, health policy, injury prevention and health service delivery.

The Whariki research group consists of:

 Director Helen Moewaka Barnes, Ngati Wai / Ngäti Hine
  Wendy Henwood, Te Rarawa, Ngapuhi
Belinda Borell, Ngati Ranginui, Ngai Te Rangi, Whakatohea
Megan Tunks, Te Whanau-a-Apanui Te Whakatohea
The Alcohol & Public Health Research Unit's core and contract staff have a wide range of formal qualifications in health and research fields. As part of its role as a training resource for research in health promotion and the development of research methodology, the Unit has among its researchers a number of doctoral candidates and Health Research Council training fellows.

The disciplines covered by the team at present include:

Experimental,social and community psychology, political science, sociology, He Rangahau Maori, communications research, evaluation, policy analysis, science, library and information studies, business management, nursing, epidemiology, mathematical statistics, market research, geography, and education.

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