School of Population Health


Established in 2003, the School of Population Health is the first of its kind in New Zealand.

  • Paying for the price of convenience
    20 June 2017
    Meals prepared at home are cheaper than popular takeaway meals, and most remained cheaper even when accounting for the cost of preparation time.
  • Babies exposed to a high-sugar diet
    16 June 2017
    A leading child health and obesity expert is warning babies are being weaned into a high sugar diet from as young as four months old – and the problem is being unheeded by health officials.
  • Many childcare services fall short of nutrition recommendations
    15 June 2017
    Many Early Childhood Education centres serving food to children do not have menus that meet nutritional guidelines, according to research from the University of Auckland’s Centre for Longitudinal Research - He Ara ki Mua.
  • Survey exposes teens risk of suicide
    15 June 2017
    A survey of over 8000 New Zealand high school students has found young people exposed to suicide attempts of others are at an increased risk of taking their own lives, and young people living in poverty are at the highest risk.
  • Going to sleep on your back increases the risk of stillbirth
    14 June 2017
    New University of Auckland research has found that women who go to sleep on their back in the last three months of pregnancy are almost four times more likely to experience a stillbirth.