Nadia Charania

Senior Lecturer, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Nadia has a background in health sciences and completed her doctoral studies at the University of Waterloo in Canada. Her previous research efforts focused on improving local influenza pandemic preparedness with remote and isolated Canadian First Nations communities using participatory research approaches. Nadia relocated to New Zealand in 2014 and joined AUT University where she is involved in a range of teaching and research activities. Her research programme is directed towards improving the prevention and control of infectious diseases among marginalised populations, in particular migrants and refugees, and exploring the perceptions and barriers related to protective health behaviours (e.g., immunisations).  

Areas of expertise

  • Public health and health promotion
  • Infectious disease prevention and control
  • Public health emergency preparedness
  • Influenza pandemic planning
  • Health inequities
  • Qualitative research
  • Community-based participatory research