Dr Rhys Griffith Jones
MBChB, MPH, FNZCPHM
Dr Rhys Jones is a Public Health Physician and is currently Senior Lecturer at Te Kupenga Hauora Maori (TKHM), University of Auckland. As Director of Teaching in TKHM, he oversees Maori Health teaching, learning and assessment in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.
His research interests include ethnic inequalities in health, Indigenous health in health professional education, and environmental influences on health. Rhys is Principal Investigator of the Educating for Equity study, an international research project examining how health professional education can reduce inequities and improve health outcomes for Indigenous populations.
In 2005-06, Rhys was a Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy based at Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA. His fellowship project examined interventions to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in health care using organisational case studies. Rhys received his medical degree and Master of Public Health from The University of Auckland.
Research | Current
- Maori health
- Health inequalities
- Health professional education
- Environmental health
- Climate change
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Paul, D., Ewen, S. C., & Jones, R. G. (2014). Cultural competence in medical education: Aligning the formal, informal and hidden curricula. Advances in Health Sciences Education, 19 (5), 751-758. 10.1007/s10459-014-9497-5
- Jones, R. (2014). Decolonising medical education and practice to advance Indigenous health: Redfern Oration. Paper presented at RACP Future Directions in Health Congress 2014, Auckland, NZ. 18 May - 21 May 2014. Internal Medicine Journal. 10.1111/imj.12433/full
- Jones, R. G., Bennett, H., Keating, G., & Blaiklock, A. (2014). Climate Change and the Right to Health for Māori in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Health and Human Rights: an international journal, 16 (1), 54-68. Related URL.
- Curtis, E., Reid, M. P., & Jones, R. (2014). Decolonising the academy: The process of re-presenting Indigenous health in tertiary teaching and learning. In F. Cram, H. Phillips, P. Sauni, C. Tuagalu (Eds.) Māori and Pasifika higher education horizons (pp. 147-165). New Milford: Emerald Group Publishing. 10.1108/S1479-364420140000015015
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Elana Curtis, Papaarangi Reid
- Jones, R. G., Henning, M. A., Pinnock, R., Shulruf, B., & Hawken, S. J. (2013). Medical students' and clinical teachers' perceptions of Māori health teaching. N Z Med J, 126 (1377), 41-50.
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Boaz Shulruf, Susan Hawken
- Jones, R. G. (2011). Te Ara: A pathway to excellence in Indigenous health teaching and learning. Focus on Health Professional Education, 13 (1), 23-34.
- Jones, R., Pitama, S., Huria, T., Poole, P., McKimm, J., Pinnock, R., & Reid, P. (2010). Medical education to improve Māori health. N Z Med J, 123 (1316), 113-122.
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Papaarangi Reid, Phillippa Poole
- Jones, R. G., Trivedi, A. N., & Ayanian, J. Z. (2010). Factors influencing the effectiveness of interventions to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in health care. Soc Sci Med, 70 (3), 337-341. 10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.10.030