New Zealand’s health science sector is thriving. New Zealand’s size and dispersed population have made it a world leader in Health IT, with systems allowing fast, secure sharing of information across a well-regarded primary care network. Strong biological and medical science sectors combine with specialised technology to drive the development of innovative medical devices.
Research spans a range of specialties, from cancer to asthma and allergies, endocrinology and epigenetics to biomechanics. New Zealand is also home to the most in-depth study of humankind in the world, The Dunedin Study, tracking health, development and behaviour in 1,037 people since 1972.