School of Population Health

Deprivation and Health Geography within NZ

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Research into deprivation and health geography is essential to understanding service quality and the degree of disparities across population groups in New Zealand.


Research themes
Find out about the type of research carried out by our team.

Our team
Details of the members of the Health Geography and Deprivation team.

Sponsors and data sources
Funding sources and data providers supporting our research.

A list of relevant publications, reports and other resources.

Contact us
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Deprivation is defined as a lack of the types of diet, clothing, housing and environmental, educational, working and social conditions, activities and facilities which are customary. There is a strong relationship between deprivation and health outcomes.

Where we are born, live, study and work directly influences our health experiences. Health Geography includes themes such as health inequalities and how social and physical environments shape human health.