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.