Alesha has more than 10 years’ experience in the field of health as an academic and consultant. She has provided research and education solutions and outputs for a wide range of organisations including national and global health bodies, government departments, universities and private companies.
Alesha has comprehensive research and analysis skills. She has published over 25 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters and is the lead author on the majority of them. Alesha uses a mixed methods approach to most of her research utilising qualitative and quantitative research methods. She has experience using databases, and statistical packages and has vast experience using the national data collections in New Zealand. Alesha has a unique skill in bridging the gap between research and policy/practice, with many of her projects involving these dynamics. Nearly all the projects that Alesha undertakes, help inform policy and practice with outcomes submitted to funders as reports. Being a research active academic and consultant, she has vast experience in project management.