School of Population Health


CAHRE publications

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  • Ho,E.S (2015) The changing face of Asian peoples in New Zealand, New Zealand Population Review, 41,95-118. 
  • Au, P, & Ho, E. (2015 Broken dreams?  Chinese migrant families at risk:  The New Zealand experience, In K.L. Chan (Ed) Chinese Migration and Family at Risk (pp.186-213).  Newcastle upon Tyne:  Cambridge Scholars Publishing.  http://www.cambridgescholars.com/download/sample/62394.
  • Ho, E.S. (2013). Asian health service development in Aotearoa: progress and challenges. In A. Zander & J. Came, Proceedings of the 2013 Public Health Association Conference (pp.39-46). Auckland: NZ Public Health Association. 
  • Hoque, E., Rossen, F., & Tse, S. (2011). Stakeholders’ perspective: Injury behaviour and attitude of young Asians in New Zealand. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, 7 (2), 106-115.
  • Hoque, E., Tse, S., & Rossen, F. (2011). Knowledge and attitude of young Asians towards injury prevention in New Zealand: A qualitative analysis. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, 7 (2), 93-105.
  • Parackal, S., Ameratunga, S., Tin Tin, S., Wong S., & Denny, S. (2011). Youth’07: The health and wellbeing of secondary school students in New Zealand: Results for Chinese, Indian and other Asian Students. Auckland: The University of Auckland.
  • Sobrun-Maharaj, A., Parackal, S., Rossen, F. (Eds.). (2010). An Holistic Approach to Asian Health. Proceedings of the Fourth International Asian Health and Wellbeing Conference, July 5-6. Auckland, New Zealand: University of Auckland.
  • Sobrun-Maharaj, A., Tse, S. & Hoque, E. (2010) Barriers experienced by Asians in accessing injury related services and compensations, Journal of Primary Health Care, 2(1), 43-53.
  • Sobrun-Maharaj, A. & Wong, A.S.K. (2010) Building Evidence for Better Practice in Support of Asian Mental Wellbeing: An Exploratory Study. The Fourth International Asian Health and Wellbeing Conference “A Holistic Approach to Asian Health” Proceedings. The University of Auckland, School of Population Health, Tamaki Campus, 5-6 July 2010, 74-90.
  • Tse, S. Yu, A.C.H., Rossen, F., & Wang, C.W. (2010) Examination of Chinese gambling problems through a socio-historical cultural perspective, The Scientific World, 10, 1694-1704.
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CAHRE presentations: conferences, seminars and workshops (recent summary)


  • Ho, E.S. (2014) Opening address made at the 5th International Gambling Conference, 19-21 February, Auckland.
  • Amerasinghe, D., Ho, E. & Au, P. (2014) Suicide in Asian communities.  Presentation made at the CAHRE Nationa Symposium 4 July, Auckland.
  • Ho, E, S. (2014) Child are across borders:  The experience of Chinese transnational families in New Zealand.  Invited panel speaker at the AAS-in-Asia Conference 17-19 July, Singapore.
  • Ho, E.S. (2014) Culture and Health: Understanding Asian health values.  Invited presentation at the Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand, 8 October.
  • Ho, E.S. (2014) Working together to improve Asian and ethnic minority health and wellbeing:  Lessons learned and future challenges.  Keynote presentation made at the Population Health Congress Asian Workshop, 7 October, Auckland.
  • Parackal, S. & Ho, E. (2014) Prolonging the healthy migrant status of Asian migrants: focus on developing a culturally appropriate methodology.  Presentation made at the Population Health Congress Asian Workshop, 7 October, Auckland.
  • Ho, E.S. (2013) Presentation at a Social & Community Development Forum organised by the Auckland Council on mental health and suicide prevention, February, Auckland.
  • Ho, E.S. (2013) Asian health service development in Aotearoa: progress and challenges.  Invited keynote presentation at the 2013 Public Health Association Conference, September 2013, New Plymouth.
  • Anderson, A., Parackal, S., Ricacho, N. & Zhou, L. (2012) Awareness of primary health organisations by Asian immigrants in the Waitemata Region of Auckland: why and how of the assessment process. Proceedings of the Fifth International Asian and Ethnic Minority Health and Wellbeing Conference, June 27-28. Auckland: University of Auckland.
  • Ho, E.S. (2012) Transnational child caring among Chinese families in New Zealand”, Shanghai Forum, 26-28 May, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.
  • Ho, E.S., Chiang, N. & Nayar, S. (2012) Migration & transnational family care (workshop), Pathways to Metropolis Conference, 24-26 October, Massey University, Auckland.
  • Nayar, S., Ho, E.S. & Parackal, S. (2012) Migration and ageing: from challenges to benefits (workshop), Pathways to Metropolis Conference, 24-26 October, Massey University, Auckland.
  • Parackal, S., Ho, E.S. & Nayar, S. (2012) Migrant health: Prolonging the health migrant status for a healthier & wealthier New Zealand (workshop), Pathways to Metropolis Conference, 24-26 October, Massey University, Auckland. 
  • Wong, A.S.K. & Ho, E.S. (2012) Transnational childcare among Chinese families in New Zealand. Proceedings of the Fifth International Asian and Ethnic Minority Health and Wellbeing Conference, June 27-28. Auckland: University of Auckland.
  • Seesaengnom, D. Parackal, S. & Ho, E.S. (2012) Utilisation of and barriers to accessing primary health care services in New Zealand. A cross-sectional survey of Thai adults living in Auckland. Proceedings of the Fifth International Asian and Ethnic Minority Health and Wellbeing Conference, June 27-28. Auckland: University of Auckland.
  • Sobrun-Maharaj, A and Rossen, F (2011). Impact of Gambling and Problem Gambling on Asian Families and Communities, PHA Conference, 2 September, Christchurch, NZ
  • Sobrun-Maharaj, A and Rossen, F (2011). Impact of Gambling and Problem Gambling on Asian Families and Communities, Problem Gambling Foundation Asian Forum, 15 August, 2011.
  • Sobrun-Maharaj, A and Wong, A S (2011). An ecological approach to supporting immigrant mental health: the case of the Asian immigrant”, World Psychiatric Association Thematic Conference, 9-12 June, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Sobrun-Maharaj, A and Rossen, F (2011). Impact of Gambling and Problem Gambling on Asian Families and Communities, 3rd Asia Pacific Problem Gambling and Addictions Conference 2011, Hong Kong, 2-3 June 2011.
  • Sobrun-Maharaj, A. (2011). Environmental determinants of health. Keynote presentation at the IASSH Conference, Tirupati, India, 11-13 February, 2011.
  • Sobrun-Maharaj, A. (2010). Asian health and wellbeing in New Zealand. Keynote presentation at the TANI Forum, Fickling Centre, Auckland, 8 September, 2010.
  • Sobrun-Maharaj, A. (2010). Asian health and wellbeing in New Zealand. Presentation at The University of Otago, Injury Prevention Research Unit and General Practice, 26th August, 2010.
  • Sobrun-Maharaj, A. & Rossen, A. (2010). Asian health and wellbeing in New Zealand – report on the 4th International Asian Health and Wellbeing Conference, themes and recommendations. Human Rights Diversity Forum, Christchurch, 25th August, 2010.
  • Sobrun-Maharaj, A. (2010). Impacts of the work experiences of Asian immigrants on family wellbeing. Paper presented at the 5th International Social Sciences Conference, Cambridge, UK, 3rd August 2010.
  • Sobrun-Maharaj, A. (2010). Factors contributing to the successful transition of Asian immigrant families in New Zealand. Paper presented at the 5th International Social Sciences Conference, Cambridge, UK, 3rd August 2010.
  • Sobrun-Maharaj, A. & Rossen, A. (2010). The Social Determinants of Health. The Fourth International Asian Health and Wellbeing Conference, University of Auckland, 4 July, 2010.
  • Sobrun-Maharaj, A. (2010). The impact of gambling on Asian families and communities. Keynote paper presented at the Problem Gambling National Asian Forum, Auckland, May 2010.
  • Sobrun-Maharaj, A. & Rossen, F. (2010) Impacts of the work experiences of Asian immigrants on family wellbeing. Paper presented at the Families Commission Research Seminar, Wellington, June 2010.
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