Angela Beaton

Dr Angela Beaton

​Centre Director
Centre for Health and Social Practice


+64 7 834 8800 extension 8590


Physical Address:

D Block, Level 2, City Campus, Tristram St, Hamilton 3240


  • Master of Business Administration (Distinction), University of Waikato
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Genetics), University of Waikato
  • Master of Science (First Class Honours), University of Waikato
  • Graduate Certificate Health Policy (Distinction), Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney
  • Registered PRINCE2 Practitioner (Project Management), APMG (London), United Kingdom

Industry Experience, Affiliations and Achievements

  • Board Member, Hospice Waikato
  • Research Associate, Menzies Centre for Health Policy, University of Sydney
  • Governance Group Member, Institute of Healthy Ageing, Waikato District Health Board
  • Member, Institute of Directors New Zealand
  • Recipient of the Baxter Health Policy Award for Excellence, University of Sydney
  • Member, Public Health Association of New Zealand
  • Member. Wintec Academic Board
  • International faculty member of The Peoples’ Uni, an e-learning initiative to build public health and policy capacity in low- and middle-income countries
  • New Zealand TROQ Science Governance and Working Groups
  • Workforce development working group, NZ National Dementia Cooperative

Areas of Expertise and Research

  • Health services research.
  • Health policy.
  • Equity.
  • Non-communicable disease.
  • Integrated care.
  • Prevention.
  • Palliative care.
  • Interprofessional education/practice.
  • Biobanking.
  • In vitro fertilisation (IVF).
  • Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). 

Research Activity

Associate Investigator, He Pikinga Waiora, Healthier Lives, National Science Challenge 2016-2018.

Contract researcher, Te Mata Ira, Health Research Council (HRC) funded project, 2012-2015.

​Ian Potter Foundation Fellow, Menzies Centre for Health Policy, 2010-2011.

Select Publications

Beaton, A., Hudson, M., Milne, M., Port, R., Russell, K., Smith, B., Toki, V., Uerata, L., Wilcox, P., Bartholomew, K., & Wihongi, H. (2016). Engaging Māori in biobanking and genomic research: A model for biobanks to guide culturally-informed governance, operational and community engagement activities. Genetics in Medicine, Published online, 15 September, 2016. doi:10.1038/gim.2016.111.

Hudson, M., Russell, K., Uerata, L., Milne, M., Wilcox, P., Port, R., Smith, B., Toki, V., Beaton, A. (2016). Te Mata Ira - faces of the gene: Developing a cultural foundation for biobanking and genomic research involving Māori. AlterNative, 12(4).

Beaton, A., Smith, B., Toki, V., Southey, K., & Hudson, M. (2015). Engaging Māori in biobanking and genetic research: Legal, ethical and policy challenges. The International Indigenous Policy Journal, 6(3).

Essue, B., Beaton, A., Hull, C., Belfrage, J., Thompson, S., Meachen, M., & Gillespie, J. (2013). Living with economic hardship at the end of life. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care.

Beaton, A. (2013). Evaluation of a Waikato Raupatu River Trust Pilot Training Programme: Developing capability of Waikato-Tainui tribal members (Commissioned report, Wintec, Hamilton, New Zealand).