The latest news from the Wellington Faculty of Health, including its two schools and research centre.

  • A young woman reading her phone

    Gaming for health

    Researchers at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington are developing a video game aimed at helping young people boost their mental health.

  • Young women at a bar having a conversation

    Research to inform national cervical screening programme

    Researchers from Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington have been awarded more than $1 million from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) to develop the evidence-base for an effective national HPV screening programme for detecting changes that may lead to cervical cancer.

  • Two young people in running outfits preparing to start a running race

    Improving youth sport worldwide

    Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s Dr Justin Richards is part of an international project to determine what we know—and don’t know—about the benefits of sport, particularly for young people.

  • Someone checking their blood with a testing kit

    Predicting diabetes

    Researchers from Victoria University of Wellington have used data from 10,000 patients to develop an algorithm to predict the onset of type 2 diabetes. The next step is turning what they learned into a tool healthcare professionals can use.