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Dr Alison Leversha

MBBS, DipObs, MPH, PhD
Dr Alison Leversha

Research Field

Community Paediatrics & Skin Conditions

Location

Auckland District Health Board

Dr Ali Leversha is a community paediatrician working at Starship Hospital. Dr Leversha’s research focuses on inequalities, health literacy and health conditions that disproportionately affect socioeconomically disadvantaged communities.

Dr Ali Leversha is a community paediatrician working at Starship Hospital. Her role has many parts, including: working with children that have developmental and behavioural difficulties, advising on child health planning and funding in the hospital and setting up school health clinics in primary schools. Dr Leversha is also running several projects looking at how our current health and education systems are, or are not, working for our most vulnerable populations.

Dr Leversha’s research focuses on inequalities, health literacy and health conditions that disproportionately affect socioeconomically disadvantaged communities – such as skin infections, rheumatic fever, hearing loss and dental decay. She is interested in the big picture view across the health system and other sectors, as well as the interplay between health, community cohesion, education and social disadvantage.

Dr Alison Leversha

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