Lorna Dyall graduated with a Bachelor of Social Sciences in 1976 and Master of Social Sciences (Honours) from Waikato University in 1978. She received the Nuffield Health Award in 1986. Further qualifications include a Masters of Public Policy from Victoria University in 1985, Diploma of Community Health from Otago University in 1986 and Doctor of Philosophy from Auckland University in 2004.
From 1983-87 she worked as an advisory officer at the Department of Health and from 1988 to 1991 was Senior Manager of the Wellington Area Health Board. Dyall was Manager of Māori Health Portfolio at Te Puni Kokiri from 1991 – 1995 and in 1996 worked as ACC’s Cultural Development Program Manager. From 1997-98 she was an independent consultant and health researcher and from 1998-1999 was a part-time Senior Lecturer and Consultant. Dyall was appointed Assistant Dean of Foundation and Equity Programs in 1999 and from 2000-2004 worked as Senior Lecturer Māori Health and Community Health (Part-time). She is currently Senior Lecturer in Māori Health, in the Faculty of Medical and Health Science at the University of Auckland.
Dyall is a member of various boards and trusts: she is Deputy Chair of Te Herenga Waka O te Ora Whanau (National Māori Gambling Trust), Board Director of New Zealand Blood Service, Board Director of the Chiropractic Board and was appointed Deputy Chair of this Board in 2007. She is a member of Ministry of Health Advisory Committee Monitoring Framework for He Korowai Oranga, and is a board member of the Health Advocates Trust. She was a judge for Māori Health Awards “He Matarua” in 2004, a member of the Complints Tribunal from 2000-2004 and is Deputy Chair of Te Herenga Waka O te Ora Whanau (National Māori Gambling Trust).
She has written many articles, papers, keynote speeches and lectures. She co-ordinated over thirty publications released by the Ministry of Maori Development which are listed in Te Puni Kokiri’s Summary of the Establishment & Achievements of Te Puni Kokiri (January 1, 1992 to October 13, 1995).
- Correspondence and Academic CV from Lorna Dyall 23 Nov. 1992 and 5 May 2008.
- https://www.fmhs.auckland.ac.nz/faculty/staffct/staff_details.aspx?staffID=6C647961303031 2 May 2008.
- "A Māori Perspective of Health." People & Planning 32 (1984): 18-19.
- Co-authors L. Dyall and P. Ngata.
The authors present an account of the Māori philosophy of health which includes Te Taha Wairua - spiritual wellbeing, Te Taha Hinengaro - mental wellbeing, Te Taha Whanau - family wellbeing, and Te Taha Tinana - physical wellbeing. They conclude by listing five considerations for planners and decision-makers when focusing on New Zealand and Māori health issues.
- ‘Hui Whakaoranga: Maori Health Planning Workshop Hoani Waititi Marae 19-22 March 1984.’ Department of Health, Government Printer, 1984.
- "Health: a Māori View." Health 36.2 (1984): 3-5. Rpt. in Tu Tangata 23 (1985): 20.
- Co-authors P. Ngata and L. Dyall.
Ngata and Dyall present a clear overview of the essential components to a Māori understanding of health which they state “encompasses spiritual, mental, family and physical dimensions.”
- "The Tangata Whenua: Maori People and Their Health." Radical Community Medicine (Winter 1986/1987). No further details.
- "Māori health." New Zealand Hospital 39.2 (1987): 15-16.
- "He Tirohanga Rangapu He Whakawhitiwhiti Whakaaro: Partnership Perspectives: A Discussion Paper." New Zealand Public Sector II.1 and 2 (1988): 9-11.
- A critique of "He Tirohanga Rangapu: He whakawhitiwhiti whakaaro/Partnership Perspectives: A Discussion Paper", a Government paper released on April 21, 1988, outlining the Government’s objectives towards devolution of the Department of Māori Affairs. Dyall surmises that the new Ministry will be restricted to "power of influence" as opposed to "power to make decisions", and that Māori will surmise that "this is another attempt to impose policies of assimilation rather than allowing [Māori] to have [their] right of rangātiratanga or self determination under the Treaty of Waitangi." Amongst other issues, Dyall outlines her expectations that the new ministry have a significant voice into all Government Departments, and sufficient resources to attract skilled Māori.
- "Oranga Māori: Māori Health." New Zealand Health Review 8.2 (1988): 13-16, 21.
- "Let the People Speak: Me Aro Ki Te Ha o Te Tangata." Report of the Royal Commision on Social Policy 3.1 (1988). No further details.
- Co-authors L. C. T. Dyall and J. M. Keith.
- "Te Wero philosophy of primary health care: a challenge to the New Zealand College of Community Medicine and the Public Health Association of Australia and New Zealand." New Zealand Health Review 9.1 (1989): 21-24.
- Co-authors Jocelyn Keith and Lorna Dyall.
- "Māori Women and Health Research." Women’s Health Research: Research of the Workshop held 21 September 1989. Auckland, N.Z.: The Medical Research Council of New Zealand, . No further details.
- Dyall discusses how research can assist in targeting Māori women’s health needs; she gives practical examples from meetings with two Māori women’s groups working at Middlemore Hospital and Glen Innes Whare Rapuora Centre. Noting the success of the Māori Women’s Welfare League "Rapuora Health and Māori Women" research, Dyall comments on the value of Māori women interviewing Māori. Dyall concludes by presenting explanations for Māori women’s ill-health: she argues this has roots in colonisation, broken Treaty promises, and the erosion of Māori culture.
- "Te Ara Ahu Whakamua – The Path Forward." Health Manager 1.2 (1994): 4-6.
- "The Pathway Forward – Directions For Māori Health: Views Of The Hui: Te Ara Ahu Whakamua – Māori Health Decade Hui, Rotorua, 22-25 Mar 1994." Social Policy Journal of New Zealand/ Te Puna Whakaaro 2 (1994): 142-150.
- Co-authors Lorna Dyall and Susan Wauchop.
- "Recommendations For Oranga Niho." Journal of Te Ao Marama – The New Zealand Māori Dental Association 2 (1997): 18-24.
- Presented at annual hui of Te Ao Marama, Rotorua, 14 Feb 1997.
- "Māori Mental Health Management: ‘Can A Case Be Made For A Māori Mental Health Commission?" Health Manager 4.1 (1997): 14-16.
- Co-authors Lorna Dyall and Geoff Bridgman.
- "Maori Mental Health." Mental Health in New Zealand from a Public Health Perspective. Ministry of Health, 1997. No further details.
- Nga Ia O Te Oranga Hinengaro Māori: Trends in Māori Mental Health 1984-1993. Te Puni Kokiri, 1997.
- Co-authors G. Bridgman and L. Dyall.
- Māori Mental Health Can a Case be Made for Māori Mental Health Commission. New Zealand Health Management, 1997.
- "Rangahau Hauora Māori: Māori Health Research Themes." Auckland, N.Z.: Health Research Council of New Zealand, 1998.
- "Cultural Ethnicity And Sport Management: A New Zealand Perspective." Sport Management Review 2.2 (1999): 115-132.
- Co-authors D. Thomas and L. Dyall.
- "Māori Outcomes: Expectations Of Mental Health Services." Journal of Social Policy 12 (1999): 71-90.
- Co-authors L. Dyall, G. Bridgman, H. Bidos, J. Hawira, P. Tangitu and W. Huata.
- "Awhina I Te Hangarau Whakato Tiaki Te Whakapapa: Assisted Reproductive Technologies Protecting The Generations." Protecting Our Future. Ed. S. Coney and A. Else. Women’s Health Action, 1999. No further details.
- "The Past Shaping The Future: New Zealand Public Health And Disability Bill." Health Manager 7.4 (2000): 12-17.
- Co-authors L. Dyall, I. Hankins, C. McKinney, A. Ryan, A. Thomas, K. Way and C. Wikaira.
- "Treaty of Waitangi Foundation for Māori Rights: What Place In The Development Of Mental Health Services In New Zealand." Native Studies Review 13.2 (2001): 1-24.
- "Kanohi ki te Kanohi: Face to Face: A Māori face to gambling." New Ethicals Journal: New Zealand’s Journal of Patient Management 5.1 (2002): 11-16.
- "Maori, the Treaty of Waitangi and Gambling." Gambling in New Zealand. Ed. B. Curtis. Palmerston North, N.Z.: Dunmore Press, 2002. No further details.
- Co-authors L. Dyall and L. Morrison.
- "Gambling: A Social Hazard." Social Policy Journal of New Zealand 21 (2004): 22-40.
- "Powhiri and Treaty of Waitangi: A Māori Protocol Framework for Host Responsibility." eCommunity International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction (2006): 8-14.
- Co-authors L. Dyall and W. Manaia.
- "Gambling, Social Disorganisation and Deprivatioun." International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction 5 (2007): 320-330.
- "Key Issues for Consideration in Developing Māori Health." Healthcare Review - OnlineTM 2.4 (1997). http://hcro.enigma.co.nz/website/index.cfm?fuseaction=articledisplay&FeatureID=28 15 May 2008.
- "Māori and Gambling: Why A Comprehensive Māori Public Health Response is Required in Aotearoa." International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction 1.1 (2003). http://www.ijma-journal.com/content/abstracts/1/1/00005 8 May 2008.
- Co-authors L. Dyall and J. Hand.
- "Why Is Wearing Glasses Useful In New Zealand?" Journal of Gambling Issues 12 (2004). http://www.camh.net/egambling/issue12/jgi_12_dyall.html 8 May 2008.
- ‘Paper presented at the International Conference Gambling through a Public Health Lens, held in Auckland, September, 2003.’
- "Differences In Health-Related Socioeconomic Characteristics Among Pacific Populations Living In Auckland, New Zealand." Journal of the New Zealand Medical Association 119.1228 (2006). http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/119-1228/1823/ 9 May 2008.
- Co-authors Gerhard Sundborn, Patricia Metcalf, David Schaaf, Lorna Dyall, Dudley Gentles, and Rodney Jackson.
- "Blood Pressure Prevalences And Levels For A Multicultural Population In Auckland, New Zealand: Results From The Diabetes, Heart And Health Survey 2002/2003." Journal of the New Zealand Medical Association 119.1245 (2006). http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/119-1245/2318/ 9 May 2008.
- Co-authors Dudley Gentles, Patricia Metcalf, Lorna Dyall, Robert Scragg, Peter Black, David Schaaf, Gerhard Sundborn and Rod Jackson.
- "Incidence Of Stroke In Women In Auckland, New Zealand. Ethnic Trends Over Two Decades: 1981-2003." Journal of the New Zealand Medical Association 119.1245 (2006). http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/119-1245/2309/ 9 May 2008.
- Co-authors Lorna Dyall, Kristie Carter, Ruth Bonita, Craig Anderson, Valery Feigin, Ngaire Kerse and Paul Brown. On behalf of the Auckland Regional Community Stroke (ARCOS) Study Group.
- "Trends In Major Cardivascular Risk Factors In Auckland, New Zealand: 1982 To 2002-2003." Journal of the New Zealand Medical Association 119.1245 (2006). http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/119-1245/2308/ 9 May 2008.
- Co-authors Patricia Metcalf, Robert Scragg, David Schaaf, Lorna Dyall, Peter Black, and Rod Jackson.
- "Metabolic Syndrome Prevalence In A Multicultural Population In Auckland, New Zealand." Journal of the New Zealand Medical Association 120.1248 (2007). http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/120-1248/2399/ 9 May 2008.
- Co-authors Dudley Gentles, Patricia Metcalf, Lorna Dyall, Gerhard Sundborn, David Schaaf, Peter Black, Robert Scragg, and Rod Jackson.
- "Ethnic Differences In The Prevalence Of New And Kinown Diabetes Mellitus, Impaired Glucose Tolerance, And Impaired Fasting Glucose. Diabetes Heart And Health Survey (DHAH) 2002-2003, Auckland New Zealand." Journal of the New Zealand Medical Association 120.1257 (2007). http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/120-1257/2607/ 9 May 2008.
- Co-authors Gerhard Sundborn, Patricia Metcalf, Robert Scragg, David Schaaf, Lorna Dyall, Dudley Gentles, Peter Black and Rodney Jackson.
- "Serum Lipid Levels For A Multicultural Population In Auckland, New Zealand: Results From The Diabetes Heart And Health Survey (DHAH) 2002-2003." Journal of the New Zealand Medical Association 120.1265 (2007). http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/120-1265/2800/ 9 May 2008.
- Co-authors Dudley Gentles, Patricia Metcalf, Lorna Dyall, Robert Scragg, Gerhard Sundborn, David Schaaf, Peter N. Black and Rodney T Jackson.
- "Comparison Of Different Markers Of Socioeconomic Status With Cardiovascular Disease And Diabetes Risk Factors In The Diabetes, Heart And Health Survey." Journal of the New Zealand Medical Association 121.1269 (2008). http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/121-1269/2929/ 9 May 2008.
- Co-authors Patricia A Metcalf, Robert R K Scragg, David Schaaf, Lorna Dyall, Peter N Black and Rod T Jackson.
- "Respecting Mana." Rev. of In and Out of Touch: Whakamaa in Cross Cultural Context, by Joan Metge. NZ Listener 7 March 1987: 37.
- "Reviews." Rev. of New Zealand Health Policy: A Comparative Study, by Robert H. Blank. Rev. of Whaiora: Māori Health Development, by Mason Durie. Health Manager 1.4 (1994): 13-14, 20.
- Reviews by Jackie Cumming and Lorna Dyall.
- "Wrongs and Remedies." Rev. of Maori Health And Government Policy 1840-1940, by Derek Dow. Rev. of May The People Live: A History Of Māori Health Development 1900-1920, by Raeburn Lange. Rev. of Whaiora: Māori Health Development, by Mason Durie. New Zealand Books 10.3 (2000): 4-5.
- "Interaction and Empowerment." Rev. of Mauri ora: the dynamics of Māori health, by Mason Durie. New Zealand Books 11.4 (2001): 20.
- "Women In Top Level Management At TPK." Te Maori News 2.21 (1993): 18-19.
- "Maori And Gambling Group To Lobby Government." Te Maori: Nga Hui Hui Nga Korero O Aotearoa 22 Jun 1998: 3.
- Robyns, Sian. "A Positive Attitude To Māori Health." Dominion 21 Mar 1994: 13.
- Slade, Julian. "Problem Gambling." Te Maori Aug 1997: 6.