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DSM staff profile

Dr Brett Maclennan

PositionResearch Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Preventive and Social Medicine (DSM)
QualificationsMPH PhD
Research summaryAlcohol-related harm

Research

Brett has been involved in alcohol research since 2004. His primary area of research interest is alcohol policy development and the effect of policy interventions on alcohol consumption and related harm. He obtained his MPH in 2006 and his PhD in 2010, both from the University of Otago.

Brett is currently the principal investigator on a Health Research Council funded project evaluating the effectiveness of New Zealand’s new alcohol laws in terms of: improving community input into local decision-making on where and when alcohol is sold, reducing alcohol availability, and reducing hazardous drinking and alcohol-related harm.

In addition to this he is working collaboratively with Professor Kyp Kypri, Professor Jennie Connor and Dr Kim Cousins on the Tertiary Student Health Project, and is leading a study examining alcohol use and related health effects among university students living in Dunedin residential colleges.

Publications

Richards, R., McNoe, B., Iosua, E., Reeder, A., Egan, R., Marsh, L., Robertson, L., Maclennan, B., Dawson, A., Quigg, R., & Petersen, A.-C. (2017). Cancer Awareness in Aotearoa New Zealand (CAANZ), 2001 and 2015: Study protocols. Journal of Cancer Education, 32(4), 745-748. doi: 10.1007/s13187-016-1050-1

Richards, R., McNoe, B., Iosua, E., Reeder, A. I., Egan, R., Marsh, L., Robertson, L., Maclennan, B., Latu, A. T. F., Quigg, R., & Petersen, A.-C. (2017). Knowledge of evidence-based cancer risk factors remains low among New Zealand adults: Findings from two cross-sectional studies, 2001 and 2015. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 18(11), 2931-2936. doi: 10.22034/apjcp.2017.18.11.2931

Wyeth, E. H., Maclennan, B., Lambert, M., Davie, G., Lilley, R., & Derrett, S. (2017). Predictors of work participation for Māori three months after injury. Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/19338244.2017.1329698

Connor, J., Kydd, R., Maclennan, B., Shield, K., & Rehm, J. (2017). Alcohol-attributable cancer deaths under 80 years of age in New Zealand. Drug & Alcohol Review, 36(3), 415-423. doi: 10.1111/dar.12443

Richards, R., McNoe, B., Iosua, E., Reeder, A. I., Egan, R., Marsh, L., Robertson, L., MacLennan, B., Dawson, A., Quigg, R., & Petersen, A.-C. (2017). Changes in awareness of cancer risk factors among adult New Zealanders (CAANZ): 2001 to 2015. Health Education Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/her/cyx036

Journal - Research Article

Richards, R., McNoe, B., Iosua, E., Reeder, A., Egan, R., Marsh, L., Robertson, L., Maclennan, B., Dawson, A., Quigg, R., & Petersen, A.-C. (2017). Cancer Awareness in Aotearoa New Zealand (CAANZ), 2001 and 2015: Study protocols. Journal of Cancer Education, 32(4), 745-748. doi: 10.1007/s13187-016-1050-1

Richards, R., McNoe, B., Iosua, E., Reeder, A. I., Egan, R., Marsh, L., Robertson, L., MacLennan, B., Dawson, A., Quigg, R., & Petersen, A.-C. (2017). Changes in awareness of cancer risk factors among adult New Zealanders (CAANZ): 2001 to 2015. Health Education Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/her/cyx036

Connor, J., Kydd, R., Maclennan, B., Shield, K., & Rehm, J. (2017). Alcohol-attributable cancer deaths under 80 years of age in New Zealand. Drug & Alcohol Review, 36(3), 415-423. doi: 10.1111/dar.12443

Wyeth, E. H., Maclennan, B., Lambert, M., Davie, G., Lilley, R., & Derrett, S. (2017). Predictors of work participation for Māori three months after injury. Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/19338244.2017.1329698

Richards, R., McNoe, B., Iosua, E., Reeder, A. I., Egan, R., Marsh, L., Robertson, L., Maclennan, B., Latu, A. T. F., Quigg, R., & Petersen, A.-C. (2017). Knowledge of evidence-based cancer risk factors remains low among New Zealand adults: Findings from two cross-sectional studies, 2001 and 2015. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 18(11), 2931-2936. doi: 10.22034/apjcp.2017.18.11.2931

Richards, R., McNoe, B., Iosua, E., Reeder, A., Egan, R., Marsh, L., Robertson, L., Maclennan, B., Dawson, A., Quigg, R., & Petersen, A.-C. (2016). Cancer information seeking among adult New Zealanders: A national cross-sectional study. Journal of Cancer Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s13187-016-1136-9

Maclennan, B., Wyeth, E., Davie, G., Wilson, S., & Derrett, S. (2014). Twelve-month post-injury outcomes for Māori and non-Māori: Findings from a New Zealand cohort study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 38(3), 227-233. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12228

Kypri, K., & Maclennan, B. (2014). Public participation in local alcohol regulation: Findings from a survey of New Zealand communities. Drug & Alcohol Review, 33(1), 59-63. doi: 10.1111/dar.12094

Maclennan, B., Wyeth, E., Hokowhitu, B., Wilson, S., & Derrett, S. (2013). Injury severity and 3-month outcomes among Māori: Results from a New Zealand prospective cohort study. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1379). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Maclennan, B., Kypri, K., Room, R., & Langley, J. (2013). Local government alcohol policy development: Case studies in three New Zealand communities. Addiction, 108(5), 885-895. doi: 10.1111/add.12017

Maclennan, B., Kypri, K., Langley, J., & Room, R. (2012). Non-response bias in a community survey of drinking, alcohol-related experiences and public opinion on alcohol policy. Drug & Alcohol Dependence, 126(1-2), 189-194. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2012.05.014

Maclennan, B., Kypri, K., Langley, J., & Room, R. (2012). Public sentiment towards alcohol and local government alcohol policies in New Zealand. International Journal of Drug Policy, 23(1), 45-53. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2011.05.019

Kypri, K., Samaranayaka, A., Connor, J., Langley, J. D., & MacLennan, B. (2011). Non-response bias in a web-based health behaviour survey of New Zealand tertiary students. Preventive Medicine, 53(4-5), 274-277. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2011.07.017

Maclennan, B., Kypri, K., Langley, J., & Room, R. (2011). Public opinion and local government alcohol policy: A study of seven New Zealand communities. Contemporary Drug Problems, 38, 367-386.

Kypri, K., Paschall, M. J., Maclennan, B., & Langley, J. D. (2007). Intoxication by drinking location: A web-based diary study in a New Zealand university community. Addictive Behaviors, 32, 2586-2596.

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Journal - Research Other

Marsh, L., McGee, R., MacLennan, B., Robertson, L., Llewellyn, R., & Ward, M. (2017). Alcohol imagery on New Zealand television: Ten years on. Drug & Alcohol Review. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/dar.12491

Maclennan, B., Kypri, K., Connor, J., Potiki, T., & Room, R. (2016). New Zealand's new alcohol laws: Protocol for a mixed-methods evaluation. BMC Public Health, 16, 29. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-2638-9

Kypri, K., Maclennan, B., & Connor, J. L. (2016). Effects of small incentives on survey response fractions: Randomised comparisons in national alcohol surveys conducted in New Zealand [Short Report]. European Journal of Public Health, 26(3), 430-432. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckw035

Kypri, K., Connor, J., Maclennan, B., & Sellman, D. (2013). What became of New Zealand's golden opportunity for liquor law reform? Drug & Alcohol Review, 32(6), 557-560. doi: 10.1111/dar.12075

MacLennan, B., Langley, J., & Kypri, K. (2011). Distributing surveys: Postal versus drop-and-collect [Letter to the editor]. Epidemiology, 22(3), 443-444. doi: 10.1097/EDE.0b013e3182126442

Kypri, K., MacLennan, B., Langley, J. D., & Connor, J. L. (2011). The Alcohol Reform Bill: More tinkering than reform in response to the New Zealand public's demand for better liquor laws [Commentary]. Drug & Alcohol Review, 30(4), 428-433. doi: 10.1111/j.1465-3362.2011.00320.x

Kypri, K., & MacLennan, B. (2011). [Commentary on Melson et al. (2011): Pluralistic ignorance is probably real but important questions remain about its relation to drinking and role in intervention]. Addiction, 106(6), 1085-1086. doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2011.03457.x

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