Designing New Zealand’s health and disability system Event as iCalendar

27 November 2018

12:30 - 1:30pm

Venue: Function Hall, Tāmaki Campus

Location: 261 Morrin Road, Glen Innes

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Head of School Seminar Series 2018

Big Issues and Grand Challenges in Population Health

Peter Crampton, Professor of Public Health, Kōhatu Centre for Hauora Māori, University of Otago


The Health and Disability System Review provides a once-in-a-generation opportunity to think about the design of our health system in order to meet the needs of whānau and all of New Zealand’s diverse communities in the future. One of the organising principles of the Review is equity of health outcomes.

The system encompasses a wide range of functions. The focus of this presentation and discussion is on:

  • The public/population health functions of the system and the institutional arrangements that are needed to support them
  • The role of universities in research, education and workforce production.

Professor Peter Crampton will be leading a discussion and seeking your views on the above topics and any other relevant areas that you may wish to comment on.

About the speaker

Peter is Professor of Public Health in the Kōhatu Centre for Hauora Māori at the University of Otago. He started his professional life as a general practitioner and later specialised in public health medicine. His academic career spans a variety of roles including serving as Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Health Sciences and Dean of the Otago Medical School. His research is focused on social indicators and social epidemiology, health care policy, health care organisation and funding, and indigenous health.

Peter has served on numerous government advisory panels in a variety of policy areas related to public health, health services, and health workforce, and has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses related to public health, health systems, health services management and indigenous health.

The School of Population Health is found immediately on the right through the main gate 1 at 261 Morrin Road, Glen Innes; there is a free visitor car park just inside the main gate.

This seminar is hosted by the School of Population Health and is free to attend. It is useful to have an indication of numbers attending, please RSVP to