Dr Rose Richards-Hessell

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Dr Rose Richards-Hessell is Associate Dean (Pacific) for the Dunedin School of Medicine and the Director of the new Centre for Pacific Health, in the Division of Health Sciences.

Rose’s academic background is in behavioural psychology and public health and she contributes to research in a variety of areas including sleep, obesity, mental health, dental health, big data and tobacco control.

In 2017 she was successful in obtaining a three year HRC Pacific Project Grant to explore the potential role of sleep in supporting good health among Pacific families.