The ScienceBringing the best team together for our children
We bring together a team of top researchers to investigate creative, bold and collaborative science to support our tamariki to lead healthy and successful lives.
The Challenge has three key research themes: Healthy Weight, Resilient Teens and Successful Learning, with two enabling research themes, Big Data and Vision Mātauranga that work across A Better Start Challenge.
The Resilient Teens team work with Māori and Pacific students, schools and communities to co-design a digital platform to provide easier access to evidence-based help and advice to maintain good mental health.
Vision Mātauranga is a framework that guides work to ensure the potential of Māori knowledge, resources and people is realised – to help New Zealanders create a better future. He Awa Whiria (braided rivers) is the model the Challenge applies to braid theories of knowledge in mutually inclusive ways to progress the wellbeing of tamariki.