Sustaining Aotearoa New Zealand as a cohesive society
This report discusses why social cohesion is critically important, outlines a framework for exploring social cohesion in New Zealand, and highlights the challenges posed by the internet and new media.
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.
Improving mask use to reduce COVID-19 transmission
The document presents the most up-to-date research on medical masks, cloth masks and N95 respirator masks, and suggests that New Zealand needs improved mask-wearing guidelines to best protect ourselves against highly transmissible variants of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Screen time: the effects on children’s emotional, social, and cognitive development
The document explores the evidence on how screen time affects children’s socio-emotional and cognitive development.
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.