Dr Seini Taufa

First Pacific owned research group to be fully funded by HRC explores mental health of Pacific mothers and fathers

Media Release 30 June 2020 – 12pm The Health Research Council has awarded Dr Seini Taufa of Moana Research – an independent research organisation owned by six Pacific researchers – a ($600K) Pacific Project Grant to explore the response of the health system to the mental health needs of Pacific mothers and fathers. Dr Taufa,

New research to get a better night’s sleep for tamariki

A new strategic research project with the aim of improving sleep for pepi and their whanau has been awarded $1.7 million over three years by A Better Start National Science Challenge. As well as improving sleep, this project also aims to reduce excessive weight gain in young tamariki (0-2 years), and to improve wellbeing among tamariki and their caregivers.