Tag: health

Measuring equity of access to accident compensation

While New Zealand’s Accident Compensation Scheme provides comprehensive no-fault injury compensation, there is evidence for disparities in access: some groups of people are less likely to lodge a claim for compensation when they’re injured. Measuring this disparity is challenging due to a dearth of data and the many factors that influence claim rates. I provided …

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IDI-based research on the health effects of damp, cold homes

Analysed the associations between damp, cold homes and the health of occupants using nationally representative survey datasets and linked data in the Stats NZ Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI). This work used propensity score matching to estimate health effects while controlling for other factors, such as poverty, which can complicate such analysis. Year: 2022

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Establishment of data systems and data team leadership for KnowYourStuffNZ

Set up and ran data collection, analysis and reporting functions for KnowYourStuffNZ: a grass-roots community organisation that provides drug-related harm reduction services across Aotearoa. Established and led KnowYourStuffNZ’s data team from 2020 to 2022. The data team’s work has enabled quality assurance, continuous improvement, and accountability. It has also been a crucial contributor to KnowYourStuff’s …

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Development of a mental health module for the New Zealand Health Survey

Developed a module for the New Zealand Health Survey that measured key aspects of New Zealanders’ mental health and mental health service use. The module was fielded in 2016/17 and was New Zealand’s first measurement of population mental health since 2003. Year: 2015

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