Associate Professor of Preventive and Social Medicine
University of Otago
Sue Crengle holds vocational registration in General Practice and Public Health Medicine. Her PhD examined ethnic inequities in primary care management of children’s asthma. She works as a GP in Invercargill one day a week, and is Professor Hauora Māori based in the Ngai Tahu Māori Health Research Unit in the Division of Health Sciences, Otago University. Sue is a board member of the interim Māori Health Authority and of WellSouth Primary Health Network. She was a recipient of a Harkness Fellowship in Health Policy 1999–2000. She is an Expert Advisor for He Āhuru Mōwai – the national Māori cancer leadership group, and a Medical Advisor for Bowel Cancer New Zealand.
Her research interests include inequities in health, health services research, quality of care and youth health. Cardiovascular disease, lung cancer screening and mental health are key themes. Much of her work involves identifying where and how Māori health inequities occur, and in testing ways to eliminate these inequities. Implementation science is an important component of this work.
She currently leads three projects investigating the implementation of lung cancer screening in Aotearoa New Zealand.