I am looking forward to being a part of the wider team and excited for my new journey within the Public Health Association. I have over 22 years’ experience working within Public & Population Health, Health Promotion, Māori Health and the Community Development sector. During this time, I have had the opportunity to cross over into an array of roles and responsibilities with the added privilege of being a Justice of the Peace and Celebrant since 2015.
Over my personal and professional career my drive and purpose has always been to make a positive contribution to support and empower positive change for Whānau, Hapū and Iwi.
I will always uphold my values, continue to learn and grow and share my knowledge, skills and life experiences to make a difference in people’s lives.
Mā te rongo, ka mōhio
Mā te mōhio, ka mārama
Mā te mārama, ka mātau
Mā te mātau, ka ora
Through Resonance comes Cognisance
Through Cognisance comes Understanding
Through Understanding comes Knowledge
Through Knowledge comes Life and Well-Being
Dr Alana McCambridge is of Cook Island, Samoan, and Irish descent. She completed her BSc (first class honours), and PhD from the University of Auckland Exercise Sciences Department.To complete her doctoral studies Alana was awarded the Pacific Health Career Development Award from the Health Research Council of New Zealand. She then worked as a post-doctoral fellow and lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in Australia for nearly 6 years. At UTS, she taught research methods and evidence-based practice in the Graduate School of Health.
Her primary area of research aimed to improve the lives of people with neurological movement disorders such as stroke and dystonia. In her research, Alana used a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods, including systematic reviews and meta-research studies that investigated the quality of research articles with recommendations for improving the translation of research into clinical practice.
Alana will be working part-time at the PHA and is looking forward to working in the public health space to better the lives of all people in Aotearoa.