Emma Espiner
Researcher

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Emma (Ngāti Tukorehe, Ngāti Porou) holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Otago, a Graduate Diploma in Arts from Massey University, and is in the final year of a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Auckland.

During her time at Hāpai Emma was the recipient of a Health Research Council (HRC) Māori Summer Studentship which she used to explore the role of the media in communicating information appropriate for Māori on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

Emma is a named investigator on two current projects with Hāpai: the HRC-funded project looking into Māori experience of FASD, and the Alcohol Attributable Fractions Contract sponsored by the Health Promotion Agency and led by the University of Otago. She is also a named investigator on a project funded by Counties Manukau DHB looking into the retention of New Zealand-trained general surgeons. 

Publications

Espiner E. Hart S. Poole G. Mullaney T & Hoh S. M. Letter to the Editor “Beyond Covid-19: Five Actions Which Would Improve the Health of All New Zealanders” New Zealand Medical Journal. 2020; 133(1515)

Espiner E. Māori Health Review 2. New Zealand Medical Student Journal. 2020; 30

Espiner E. Māori Health Review 1. New Zealand Medical Student Journal. 2019;29