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Associate Professor Terryann Clark

RN, MPH, PhD (Ngāpuhi)
THE University of AUCKLAND

Terryann is part-time as an Associate Professor at the School of Nursing, The University of Auckland and part-time public health advocate as the Child and Youth Friendly Cities coordinator for Whangarei City. She led the Youth’12 national youth health and wellbeing survey and has been a member of the Adolescent Health Research Group since its inception in 1998. She has written over 70 publications, 25 reports and has led several national research projects related to youth health and Māori health. Her major research interests are youth health, indigenous health, mental health, sexual health and healthy youth development, with a strong focus on addressing inequity for whānau Māori.

 
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Dr Terry Fleming

dsw, MHSCI, PhD
VICTORIA University of WELLINGTON, THE university of Auckland

Terry is a senior lecturer in population health at Victoria University of Wellington and an honorary senior lecturer in Psychological Medicine at The University of Auckland. She spent many years working in South Auckland to develop innovative and responsive youth health services and became involved in research to support improving youth health outcomes. Terry is interested in scalable approaches to improving health and wellbeing among young people in New Zealand and beyond. She has been a member of the Adolescent Health Research Group for many years. Follow the link below for some of Terry’s recent research.

 
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Associate Professor Sue Crengle

MBChB, MPH, PHD (waitaha, kāti mamoe, kāi tahu)
University of Otago

Sue is from Waitaha, Kāti Mamoe and Kāi Tahu Iwi. She obtained her medical, MPH, and PhD degrees from The University of Auckland and holds specialty qualifications in general practice and public health medicine. Sue was a recipient of a Harkness Fellowship in Health Policy 1999–2000. Her research interests include health services research, inequities in health, and child and youth health. Sue is based in the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Dunedin School of Medicine, Dunedin. 

 
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Dr Roshini Peiris-John

MBBS, PHD
THE University of Auckland

Roshini is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Population Health at the University of Auckland and a member of the Adolescent Health Research Group. Her research reflects a keen interest in inequities that challenge the health and wellbeing of our minority communities (i.e. immigrant youth, people living with disability).

 
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Dr Sonia Lewycka

MA, MPhil, PHD
THE University of Auckland, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

Sonia is a senior epidemiologist, currently based at the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam. She has worked on population-based studies in maternal, child and adolescent health for over 15 years. She is interested in population health surveillance, the promotion of public health interventions, and their coverage, equity and impact. Sonia maintains a strong involvement with research in New Zealand, including exploring cultural identity, whanaungatanga and health inequalities among Māori and migrant youth.

 
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Associate Professor David Parry

BSc, MSc (Medical Electronics and Physics), MSc (Comp Sci), PhD
AUckland institute of Technology

David is the head of the Department of Computer Science and the leader of the Master of Health Informatics program at AUT. His research interests include Ontologies and fuzzy logic, Health informatics and computer-based Activity detection in the context of Health care and procedural error.

 
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Dr John Fenaughty

ba, ma (hons), phd
The University of Auckland

John has been working in youth development since he was a young person himself, when he founded Queers on Campus at the University of Auckland (now UniQ). His early research around suicidality for gay and bisexual youth led to research on the effects of sexual abuse and school victimisation on wellbeing. He has a strong history in the non-profit youth sector, working for seven years at NetSafe (where he completed his PhD on young people's wellbeing online) and then three years at CORE Education focusing on supporting schools to produce positive digital citizenship. He now works at the School of Counselling, Human Services and Social Work, in the Faculty of Education and Social Work, and focuses on how schools can support wellbeing and achievement, especially in relation to victimisation and for gender and sexual minority students. John is co-leading the Youth19 School Environment Survey and will be involved in various analyses and outputs.

 
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Kristy Kang

BHSc (Hons), MHSc candidate
The University of Auckland

Kristy is the Research Delivery Coordinator for the Youth19 Rangatahi Smart Survey and the primary contact person for school liaison. Kristy’s background is in Public Health. In her Masters research, she is exploring how caring for an older family/whānau member impacts caregivers’ employment status. Kristy has research experience in palliative/end-of-life care, healthy ageing and sexual health of minority women living in Aotearoa New Zealand. She is also passionate about youth mental health and the intersectionality of identities.

 
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Lovely Dizon

BHsc (Hons), PHD Candidate
The University of Auckland

Lovely is a Research Assistant for the Youth19 Rangatahi Smart Survey and her background is in population health. In her PhD research, she is focusing on how Asian adolescent migrants negotiate their cultural identity and the implications of this on their health and wellbeing. Lovely has research experience in youth mentoring, palliative/end of life care, and meaningful participation for older people. 

 

Kylie Sutcliffe

BA, BSC (HONS), PHD candidate & CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY STUDENT
victoria university of wellington

Kylie is a Research Assistant for Youth19, focused on stakeholder communications and outputs around mental health. Her background is in public library work and book publishing, but she is retraining as a clinical psychologist and plans to work with young people and whānau. Kylie’s PhD research will consider youth mental health need in Aotearoa, service access and preferences, and scalable solutions for service development. She has particular interest in equity issues, movement toward a bicultural partnership in psychology, and the interface between mental health research and policy.