Human Potential Centre
The Human Potential Centre (HPC), previously known as the Centre for Physical Activity & Nutrition is a multi-disciplinary research group.
Our mission is to enhance the physical health and mental wellbeing of our communities through high quality and innovative research.
The centres success in designing, implementing and evaluating diverse and relevant projects has established the HPC as a leader in New Zealand health research.
Research undertaken by the HPC helps in understanding and improving the socio-ecological determinants of health behaviours and outcomes, and translating enables cutting-edge research to be translated into teaching, community programmes, and policy. We have an excellent track record of postgraduate student success, external competitive funding, published research, and national and international recognition for our work.