Dr Claire O’Loughlin

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Research Fellow - E3296 Health Services Research Centre, Faculty of Health


BA MA (Hons) PHD Cant


Claire joined the Health Services Research Centre in November 2016. Her current work at the Centre contributes to a programme of policy-oriented research on issues relating to the health system and health services. In particular, her work focuses on the dissemination of research evaluating programmes and services undertaken in association with Ko Awatea and Counties Manukau District Health Board.

Research Interest

  • Health Services Evaluation
  • Health Science Education
  • Realist Methodology

Current Projects

  • A rapid realist review of the literature on new and emerging models of primary care delivery.
  • Enhancing Primary Health Care Services to Improve Health in Aotearoa/New Zealand

Recently completed supervision and/or research projects

  • Report for the New Zealand Productivity Commission that takes stock of primary care innovation in New Zealand, based on a synthesis of available research, supplemented by analysis of insights from key stakeholders
  • Dissemination of research undertaken in association with Ko Awatea and Counties Manukau District Health Board evaluating:
    • two Health Science Academies in Counties Manukau that aim to widen participation of Māori and Pasifika students in health careers
    • two quality improvement initiatives focused on reducing hospital demand by returning well and healthy days to the Counties Manukau community.


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