COVID-19: Our in-person workshops and events have been postponed or cancelled, but we are actively working to find other ways to deliver these sessions. For information about particular events, please see our Initiatives pages, or contact us directly by email at info@tepou.co.nz.

COVID-19: Our in-person workshops and events have been postponed or cancelled, but we are actively working to find other ways to deliver these sessions. For information about particular events, please see our Initiatives pages, or contact us directly by email at info@tepou.co.nz.

Heather Kongs-Taylor

Programme lead, strategic development

My role is to develop evidence-based research, products and guides to support the mental health workforce. I am currently focussed on employment in mental health. I have been bringing together information on the relationships between employment and health and developing resources to demonstrate its relevance to the workforce.

I have a Master's in Public Health from the University of Auckland. I worked for the university as a researcher and evaluator with Health Systems. I also was a course coordinator and tutor for two postgraduate evaluation papers and for the population health component of the Bachelor of Health Sciences degree.

I am passionate about the integration and use of evidence - from individuals, families, the workforce, published and ‘grey’ literature - to influence policy and practice. I believe it’s important for health consumers to understand that they have choices about their care and to have access to easy-to-understand evidence-based information to help them make those choices.

Current projects