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Richie Poulton

Briefing paper

Executive functions: a crucial but overlooked factor for lifelong wellbeing

The document overs the crucial role of executive functions in helping us live well and contribute to wider society.
Report

Intergenerational disadvantage: why maternal mental health matters

This paper analyses and synthesises new research linking a mother’s prenatal mental health to the child’s brain development, and shows how this ties into the problem of intergenerational disadvantage in New Zealand.
Report

Youth mental health in Aotearoa New Zealand: greater urgency required

In light of worsening mental health among New Zealand youth over the past decade, a new Koi Tū commentary piece is calling for urgent action to better understand the underlying factors and effective strategies for prevention and intervention. Youth mental health in Aotearoa New Zealand...
Report

He oranga hou: social cohesion in a post-COVID world

The second report in this series examines the critical issue of how New Zealand’s strong national unity during lockdown will become increasingly tested as economic consequences are more and more acutely felt. In mapping out the paths to return to the ‘new normal’, how do...