Dr Yvonne Anderson

BSc(Psych), MBChB, Dip Paeds, FRACP, PhD

Biography

Dr Anderson is a Taranaki-based Paediatrician, and undertakes clinical research with the Liggins Institute and a vibrant team in Taranaki. She has subspecialty interests in paediatric obesity, endocrinology, and diabetes, and is actively involved in clinical practice, teaching and supervision. Dr Anderson is principal investigator for Whānau Pakari: a multi-disciplinary intervention programme for children and adolescents with weight issues, and a further project understanding barriers and facilitators to engagement. This research is increasingly focussed on working collaboratively to improve mainstream service provision for Māori, and working towards health equity. The vision of the research team in Taranaki is to develop collaborations that assist in translating research findings into high quality service provision for all tamariki and rangatahi in Aotearoa/New Zealand. 

Research | Current

Whānau Pakari: a multi-disciplinary intervention programme for children and adolescents with weight issues.

Barriers and facilitators to engagement and participation in multi-disciplinary intervention programmes.

Teaching | Current

Professional Teaching Fellow, Department of Paediatrics FRACP teaching course.

 

Postgraduate supervision

The impact of rurality and family structure on outcomes in Whānau Pakari. Hons, Cervantée Wild.

Whānau Pakari: understanding barriers and facilitators to engagement, participation and retention in obesity intervention for children and adolescents. PhD co-supervision, Cervantée Wild.

Distinctions/Honours

Health Research Council of NZ Clinical Training Research Fellowship 2013.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

Contact details

Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 505 - Bldg 505
Level D, Room D02
85 PARK RD
GRAFTON
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand

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