Here we have listed some of the leading research centres, but other organisations carry out research especially on specific issues related to their own work.
School of Population Health
Major research clusters include cardiovascular disease, primary healthcare, gambling and alcohol research, clinical trials, quality in healthcare and Māori, Pacific and Asian health.
Pacific Health aims to improve health outcomes of Pacific communities through excellence in research and applications generate knowledge and understanding of Pacific health through quality education.
Tōmaiora Māori Health Research Centre
All research undertaken will be productive for Māori health development and lead to long-term improvements in Māori health. Individuals, whānau, hapū and iwi will benefit positively.
Centre for Asian Health Research and Evaluation (CAHRE)
The mission of CAHRE is to develop critical and inter-disciplinary processes for improving health amongst members of New Zealand Asian populations.
ESR – Institute of Environmental Science and Research
ESR is a government owned crown research institute. We provide operational science and research services which underpin New Zealand’s health, justice and biosecurity systems. Our mission is to protect people and their environment through science – Manaaki tangata taiao hoki.
Health Research Council
The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) is the Crown agency responsible for the management of the Government’s investment in public good health research. The Council is responsible to the Minister of Health, and its major funding agreement is through the Minister of Science and Innovation. A Memorandum of Understanding between the two Ministers sets out this relationship.
School of Public Health
The School of Public Health provides research and teaching and brings together the combined efforts of five existing public health and Māori health Research Centres:
Centre for Public Health Research
A multi-disciplinary team of researchers based on the Massey University Wellington campus
The Sleep Wake Research Centre
Applied research with an integrated approach to sleep and waking function
Centre for Social and Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation
Medical Research Institute of New Zealand
The Medical Research Institute of New Zealand is an independent medical research organisation. Our scientists are dedicated to investigating the causes of important public health problems In New Zealand and internationally, to use this knowledge to improve the prevention and treatment of diseases, and to provide a base for specialist training in medical research.
University of Otago
Christchurch School of Medicine & Health Sciences The base for medical and postgraduate health education, and for health research in Christchurch. There is a close collaboration between the Campus, the Canterbury District Health Board, the region’s hospitals, general practitioners, and other health and community agencies.
Dunedin School of Medicine Research occurs within all departments and sections of the School
Otago School of Medical Sciences
The Otago School of Medical Sciences has an international reputation for the calibre of its research and postgraduate programmes.
Wellington School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Currently conducts wide ranging health related research and has a proven national and international reputation for research excellence
Health Services Research Centre
Te Whare Wānanga o te Ūpoko o te Ika a Māui Aoteoroa The study of the health and disability needs of communities, and the organisation, planning, provision, use and effectiveness of personal and population-based health and disability services.