“Good sleep is vital to our waking function and to our health.”* It is something we all know; the amount and quality of sleep we get affects our health and wellbeing. There is now a growing recognition that inadequate sleep is a major public health issue. With more than 15 years experience in undertaking research looking at sleep health inequities in Aotearoa, Sarah-Jane Paine will cover health inequities in sleep within Aotearoa in our upcoming webinar.
Toi Tangata kairahi, Darrio Penetito-Hemara, will also join her to talk about the recently released Sit Less, Move More, Sleep Well: Active play guidelines for under-fives resources and share his insights around the importance of activity and sleep for tamariki.
About the presenter
Sarah-Jane Paine (Tūhoe) is a Senior Lecturer at Te Kupenga Hauora Māori and Co-Director of the Tōmaiora Research Group, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland. She holds science degrees from the University of Otago and a PhD in Public Health from Massey University. She was a recipient of the HRC Eru Pōmare Fellowship in Māori Health (2008 – 2011) and the Massey University Early Career Research Medal (2012). Her research involves the quantitative investigation of ethnic inequities in health and the determinants of health across the life-course. She was the Māori Principle Investigator on a HRC-funded longitudinal study investigating the maternal sleep problems across the perinatal period and the implications for maternal and child health. She also has been involved in several studies that have used routinely-collected national health data and survey collections to investigate issues in Māori health. In her current role she works with members of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences to consider responsiveness to Māori in their research.