Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences


Centre for Addiction Research - core values

The Centre for Addiction Research exists to provide independent and high quality research on the dangerous consumptions that affect the well-being of individuals, communities and society.

Throughout all activities we aim to acknowledge the special relationship we have with Māori under the Treaty of Waitangi, and we are committed to supporting principles and practices of equal opportunities in the development of research.

Our work will be governed by the following core values :

  • Public good
Pursue a high level commitment to activities that promote the health and wellbeing of the population.
  • Diversity of thinking
Foster openness of ideas by respecting differences in theoretical and methodological perspectives.
  • Integrity
Pursue high standards of honesty and dedication in all academic activities and administrative processes.
  • Respect
Build a community of respectful engagement by minimising disrespectful and dismissive behaviour.
  • Ethical relationships
Monitor conflicts of interest and avoid relationships with organisations associated with addictive products that generate harm.
  • Equity
Set up structures and processes that promote equity and fairness for all those involved.