The proposed fellowship is designed to help build an evidence base around educational exposures, experiences and programmes that improve Maori health over time. This fellowship will enable me to undertake longitudinal research examining the impact that education in early childhood, adolescence and at tertiary levels has on Maori health. The first project involves undertaking Maori community-based research that generates evidence for early life interventions and education programmes to achieve sustainable positive outcomes across the life course for tamariki. The second project involves longitudinal research on rangatahi health and education via the use of linked administrative datasets. The third project involves examining the benefits of higher education to reduce inequalities over time and support long-term positive health and wellbeing outcomes for Maori university graduates, their whanau, communities and society. A fourth aim is to develop as an emerging Maori health research leader.