Dr Radilaite Cammock

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Lecturer, Programme Leader - Postgraduate Public Health

Phone: (09) 921 9999 ext 7707

Email: radilaite.cammock@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:
AUT University (Room MB209)
South Campus
640 Great South Road
Manukau, Auckland 2025
New Zealand
Postal Address:
School of Public Health & Psychosocial Studies (Mail Code MB2)
AUT University, South Campus
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142


  • PhD (Public Health)
  • Masters of Public Health
  • Diploma of Public Health
  • Bachelor of Science


Dr Cammock has been involved in health research in New Zealand and Fiji over the last seven years. She is focused on achieving better health outcomes for Pacific people. Her research interests lie in Pacific health and more specifically, reproductive health.  Her work incorporates pacific values and belief systems and has published research highlighting their importance in achieving better health outcomes among Pacific people.

Dr Cammock has a masters and doctorate degree in Public Health from the University of Otago and is currently a lecturer in the school of public health and Psychosocial studies. Dr Cammock is of Fijian heritage and is involved with ongoing research projects in Fiji. She is from the village of Vutia in the Rewa province.


Teaching Areas:

  • Pacific Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Public Health

Research Areas:

  • Pacific Health
  • Reproductive Health
  • Migrant Health

Current Research Projects:

  • Pacific Health journal manager and editorial board member
  • Project manager of Health eating and enterprise study in Fiji
    Builds on partnerships with the University of the South Pacific and secretariat of the Pacific community. MFAT and NZIPR funded project $150k
  • Coordinator - interdisciplinary conference on NCDs
    Fulbright specialist program - partnership with Drexel University


Cammock, R., Priest, P., Herbison, P., & Lovell, S. (2018). Awareness and Use of Family Planning methods among iTaukei Women in Fiji and New Zealand. Australia New Zealand Journal of Public Health. DOI: 1111/1753-6405.12761

Cammock, R., Herbison, P., Lovell, S., & Priest, P. (2017). Unmet need and Access to Family Planning among iTaukei women in Fiji and New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1462).

Cammock, R. D., (2016). iTaukei Women’s Family Planning Behaviour: A report to the Fiji Ministry of Health, 21/9/2016

Delaibatiki, R. (2016). The Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice of Family Planning among iTaukei Women in Fiji and New Zealand. (Doctoral Thesis). University of Otago Library Catalogue.

Cammock, R. D., Derrett, S., & Sopoaga, F. (2014). An assessment of an outcome of injury questionnaire using a Pacific model of health and wellbeing. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1388).

Cammock, R. D., Derrett, S., Davie, G., Langley, J., & Sopoaga, F. (2012). Injury to Pacific people in New Zealand: Pre-injury characteristics and early health outcomes: Results from a cohort study. Australasian Epidemiologist, 19(2), 17-21.

Sopoaga, F., Leon de la Barra, S., Van der Meer, J., Samalia, L., Carr, S., Delaibatiki, R., & Kirifi-Alai, T. N. (2011). Developing a health workforce from an underserved population in New Zealand [Letter to the editor]. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 35(5), 494-495.

Selected Conference Presentations

Public Health Association of New Zealand, Valuing Connections and Connecting values. October 2017, Christchurch, New Zealand.
“Family Planning perspectives within the changing socio cultural context of iTaukei women in Fiji and New Zealand”

Pasifika Medical Association Conference. September 2017, Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Noumea New Caledonia.
“Family Planning Behaviour among iTaukei women in Fiji and New Zealand”

Pacific Island Health Research Symposium. September 2016, Holiday Inn, Suva Fiji.
“iTaukei women’s’ Family planning Behaviour”

Population Health congress, October 2014. Aotea Square Auckland New Zealand.
“Family Planning among iTaukei women in Fiji and New Zealand: Unmet Need and Access”

International Health Research Council Symposium, November 2014. Auckland New Zealand.
“Unmet need and access for family planning among iTaukei women in Fiji and New Zealand”

Pacific Island post graduate research seminar series, University of Otago, July 2013
“Women’s experiences with family planning”

Injury Prevention Research Unit, University of Otago, March 2011.
“Prospective Outcomes of Injury Study - Pacific Cohort” 


  • Health Research Council of New Zealand
    Pacific PhD Career Development Award, 2011, 2014
  • Le Va Pacific Health Workforce Development Programme
    Pacific Health Workforce Award for Masters study, 2009-2010