Mary RobertsOperations Lead

Mary
Areas of Expertise
  • Nursing
  • Immunisation
  • Maternal and child health
  • Well child
  • Clinical teaching
Education
  • RN
  • BHSc
  • PGCertPHCS
  • PGDipHSc
  • MNsg

Mary is the Operations Lead for Moana Research. Before working for Moana Research, she was the Clinical Lead for TAHA Maternal and Child Health Service and the Pacific Advisor for the Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC). 

 Mary’s background as a registered nurse has enabled her to hold roles as the Pacific Nurse Educator for Alliance Health Plus, in addition, to her extensive experience working in the community as a Primary Healthcare nurse with children, parents and families.  Since completing her Master of Nursing with a specialty in the Child Health Nurse Practitioner pathway, her focus has changed to concentrate her efforts in maternal and child health research and programme development.  Mary’s passion for child health has allowed for her to serve on the Paediatric Society Clinical Advisory Group and other forums which benefit mothers, children and families.

Publications

Gentles, D., Fa’alili-Fidow, J., Dunlop, A., Roberts, M., Ikihele, A., Percival, T., Nosa, V.  (2016). Evaluation of the pilot Tapuaki Pacific pregnancy and parenting education programme.  Pacific Journal of Reproductive Health, 1(4), 178-187.

Ikihele, A., Fa’alili-Fidow, J., Roberts, M.  (2014, October). Tapuaki: Pacific pregnancy and parenting innovation tools. Connecting communities, policy and science: Proceedings of the New Zealand Population Health Congress 2014, Auckland, New Zealand (pp. 172-173). Auckland: Public Health Association.  URL: http://www.pha.org.nz/congress2014/PHC14-proceedings.pdf

Roberts, M., Fa’alili-Fidow, J., Ikihele, A.  (2014, October). Tapuaki: Pacific pregnancy and parenting programme. Connecting communities, policy and science: Proceedings of the New Zealand Population Health Congress 2014, Auckland, New Zealand (pp. 231-232). Auckland: Public Health Association.

Roberts, M. & Ikihele, A.  (2014, September). Tapuaki: Pacific pregnancy and parenting programme.  He Huliau 2014 Conference: Community-Academic Partnerships for Pacific Health Equity, Oahu, Hawaii.

Roberts, M., Fa’alili-Fidow, J., Ikihele, A. & Taotua, T.  (2014, September). Pacific Infant Nutrition in South Auckland, New Zealand: Barriers and Enablers.  He Huliau 2014 Conference: Community-Academic Partnerships for Pacific Health Equity, Oahu, Hawaii.

Roberts, M.  (2013). Commentary: Effects of interventions in pregnancy on maternal weight and obstetric outcomes: meta-analysis of randomised evidence.  Pacific Health Review, Issue 17, 2013.  Retrieved from

http://www.pacifichealthreview.co.nz/getmedia/c83ea8cc-09cd-49fa-a3ab-d29f61e89cae/Pacific-Health-Review-Issue-17.pdf.aspx?ext=.pdf

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