Learn about the mission and goals of the Health Services Research Centre, and find out how to contact our staff.

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Mission statement

"The Health Services Research Centre strives for excellence and relevance in health services research"


By health services research, the Centre means: "the study of the health and disability needs of communities, and the organisation, planning, provision, use and effectiveness of personal and population-based health and disability services."

Strategic goals

The Centre will:

  • Undertake quality health services research which draws on inter-disciplinary perspectives, advances knowledge and theory, seeks to inform health policy and practice, and which aims to enhance the health status and well-being of all New Zealanders.
  • Recognise, respect and work towards meeting obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.
  • Undertake health services research which aims to promote greater equity and social justice in the allocation and use of health resources.
  • Seek to improve dialogue and understanding on health issues within the health sector, between the health sector and the wider community, and internationally.
  • Contribute to the promotion of health services research and development strategies in New Zealand.