Rebecca Rippon


P: +64 4 915 7590


Rebecca is a versatile and respected analyst and planner with substantial health sector knowledge, experience and networks. Her strength is in a combination of strong technical skills with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Rebecca’s work includes needs assessments, service planning and reviews, modelling, business cases, monitoring and evaluation.

Rebecca has 19 years’ experience in the New Zealand health sector. She has a background working in district health boards and has also worked in the Ministry of Health’s Public Health Intelligence group. Since joining Sapere in 2016 Rebecca has completed a range of consulting assignments for DHBs, NGOs and central agencies. She is called upon to undertake quality assurance and peer review processes, and has sat on technical advisory groups.

Rebecca holds a BSc in Biology and a BCA in Information Systems and Commercial Law from Victoria University of Wellington.

My publications

As part of our work to support the development of a National Safe Sleep Programme, Sapere ran five hui. The purpose of the hui was to gain expert and local knowledge of what works well and what people believe is a way forward for the future. This report should be read in conjunction with the ...

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Sapere Research Group was contracted by the Ministry of Health to determine the costs of the waterborne disease outbreak in Havelock North, the largest outbreak of its kind in New Zealand. The contamination was discovered on 12th August 2016 and the primary impacts lasted for approximately four weeks, though there was a relatively long ‘tail’ ...

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This is Sapere’s presentation of the findings of our work to support the development of a National Safe Sleep Programme. It should be read in conjunction with the literature review we undertook, and the report from the hui we held. Both documents can be read on our website. ...

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Sapere Research Group was engaged by the Ministry of Health to summarise the views from families and care organisations on options to improve Funded Family Care. The report includes themes emerging as priorities from targeted stakeholder engagement (meetings and an e-survey) on the Ministry of Health’s Funded Family Care (FFC) policy and District Health Boards ...

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This needs assessment was done as part of the Ministry’s strategy to reduce gambling harm, as required under the Problem Gambling Act 2003. The Ministry of Health is the department responsible for developing an integrated problem gambling strategy under the Gambling Act 2003. The strategy must include public health promotion, services to treat problem gamblers, ...

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