Dr Ladan Hashemi

Ph.D, MA, BA

Biography

Ladan's research activities are in the areas of public health with a focus on child-family wellbeing. She is particularly interested in the use of advanced quantitative methodologies to explore how parental/whānau wellbeing affects child wellbeing in early childhood and how socioeconomic inequities influences whānau and child wellbeing link. The ultimate goal of her research is to inform the development of appropriate population-based interventions and to assess and inform the effectiveness of central government policies and strategies designed to improve child wellbeing.

Ladan has recognised expertise in big data analytics. In New Zealand, she has applied her analytical skills across a range of research settings including averse childhood experiences, childhood obesity, child food security, intimate partner and non-partner violence, health inequities, mental and social well-being, and financial hardship. Prior to commencing her job as a research fellow at the Department of Paediatrics and Department of Social and Community Health, the University of Auckland,  she worked as an Assistant Professor at her home country, Iran, where she led and conducted several research projects investigating the impact of family dynamic and structure on the health of children, youth, and women. As a former practitioner with the Child and Family Counselling Centre at Shiraz city, Iran, she has experience working with high conflict divorced or divorcing families to facilitate parents’ and children’s post-divorce adjustment as well as families dealing with substance abuse disorder. 

Research | Current

Ladan is currently the lead analyst of the second  (2019) New Zealand Family Violence Survey. She is using advanced quantitative methodologies to explore the current prevalence rates of intimate violence victimisation and perpetration among both women and men in New Zealand and to track changes in violence against women and children over time. She is particularly interested in exploring the social, economic, and health consequences associated with interpersonal violence to inform the development of appropriate population-based interventions and to evaluate the effectiveness of central government legislation changes, policies, and strategies designed to affect change in violence exposure.

Postgraduate supervision

Rahmanipour, Setayesh. (2019-ongoing). What Enables Women to Flourish after Intimate Partner Violence? (PhD, jointly with Associate ProfessorJanet Fanslow and Associate Professor Janine Wiles)

Mehdi Rahimi (2021-ongoing). Health Inequalities among Immigrants' Children: Evidence from Growing Up in New Zealand. (PhD, jointly with Associate Professor Allen Bartley) 

Brooklyn, Mellar. (ongoing). Associations between women’s experience of intimate partner violence and physical health consequences in New Zealand. (master, jointly with Associate Professor Janet Fanslow and Dr Vanessa Selak)

Completed Supervision

Wangsapan, Tanniti. (2020). Describing Financial Circumstances of Social Work Students. (master)

Nicolo, Olivia. (2020).The Impact of Financial Hardship on Social Work Students Social Well-Being. (master)

Roguski , Catherine. (2020).The Impact of Financial Hardship on Social Work Students’ Mental Well-Being. (master) 

 

 

 

Areas of expertise

Family Health and Wellbeing

Family violence

Child abuse

Child well-being

Big Data

Structural Equation Modelling 

 

 

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Rahmanipour, S., Fanslow, J., Hashemi, L., & Wiles, J. (2020). Psychometric evaluation of the Mental Health Continuum-Short Form (MHC-SF) in New Zealand Context – A Confirmatory Factor Analysis. Paper presented at Virtual conference: School of Population Health and School of Medicine, Virtual conference. 3 July - 3 July 2020. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Setayesh Pir, Janet Fanslow, Janine Wiles
  • Fanslow, J., Hashemi, L., & McIntosh, T. (2019). A population-based cross-sectional study of prevalence and correlates of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) experienced by adults with disability in New Zealand. Paper presented at Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) Forum, Cape Town, South Africa. 21 October - 25 October 2019. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/52715
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Janet Fanslow, Tracey McIntosh
  • Fanslow, J., McIntosh, T., & Hashemi, L. (2019). Beyond 1 in 3: Getting the most out of population-based statistics on the prevalence of violence. Paper presented at Challenging Conversations and Complicated Spaces: Titiro whakamuri, kia anga whakamua – Sexual and Domestic Violence Specialist Services reflecting forward, Te Wharewaka o Pōneke, Te Whanganui-ā-Tara (Wellington), New Zealand. 12 September 2019 - 13 July 2020. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Janet Fanslow, Tracey McIntosh
  • Hashemi, L., Fanslow, J., & Newcombe, D. A. (2019). Flourishing mental health and substance use disorders. Paper presented at 23rd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion, Rotorua, New Zealand. 7 April - 11 April 2019. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: David Newcombe, Janet Fanslow
  • Schlichting, D., Hashemi, L., & Grant, C. (2019). Infant Food Security in New Zealand: A Multidimensional Index Developed from Cohort Data. International journal of environmental research and public health, 16 (2).10.3390/ijerph16020283
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Deborah Schlichting, Cameron Grant
  • Malihi, Z., Portch, R., Hashemi, L., Schlichting, D., & Grant, C. (2018). Sleep duration and childhood obesity: A rapid review of observational and intervention studies in the last 5 years. Paper presented at Better Together: Research Excellence for healthy tamariki research symposium.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/43531
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Arezoo Malihi, Deborah Schlichting, Cameron Grant
  • Gentles, T., Finucane, K., Hashemi, L., Emslie, O., Moray, A., & O'Donnell C (2018). Three Decades of Surgery for Congenital Heart Disease: Factors Associated With Mortality. Paper presented at the 66th Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting, the International Society for Heart Research Australasian Section Annual Scientific Meeting and the 12th Annual Australia and New Zealand Endovascular Therapies Meeting, Brisbane, Australia. 2 August - 5 August 2018. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 10.1016/j.hlc.2018.06.817
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/43097
  • O'Donnell C, Finucane, K., Brett, S., Hashemi, L., Hashemi, A., & Gentles, T. (2018). Risk of Mortality in Midlife? Adult Coronary Heart Disease Outcomes of Three Decades of Congenital Heart Disease Surgery. Paper presented at the 66th Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting, the International Society for Heart Research Australasian Section Annual Scientific Meeting and the 12th Annual Australia and New Zealand Endovascular Therapies Meeting, Brisbane, Australia. 2 August - 5 August 2018. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 10.1016/j.hlc.2018.06.807
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/43096

Contact details

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M&HS BUILDING 507 - Bldg 507
Level 1, Room 1004
28 PARK AVE
GRAFTON
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand

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