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Health Sciences profile

Professor Tony Blakely

PositionResearch Professor
DepartmentDepartment of Public Health (UOW)
QualificationsMB ChB MPH(Otago) PhD FAFPHM
Research summarySocio-economic determinants of health

Research

Tony is an epidemiologist. His research covers a range of topic areas intersecting with methodological advancements.

Since 2010, he directs the HRC-funded Burden of Disease Epidemiology, Equity and Cost-Effectiveness Programme (BODE

Publications

Blakely, T., McKenzie, S., & Carter, K. (2013). Misclassification of the mediator matters when estimating indirect effects. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 67, 458-466. doi: 10.1136/jech-2012-201813

Tobias, M., Blakely, T., Matheson, D., Rasanathan, K., & Atkinson, J. (2009). Changing trends in indigenous inequalities in mortality: Lessons from New Zealand. International Journal of Epidemiology, 38(6), 1711-1722. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyp156

Gunasekara, F. I., Carter, K., & Blakely, T. (2011). Change in income and change in self-rated health: Systematic review of studies using repeated measures to control for confounding bias. Social Science & Medicine, 72(2), 193-201. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.10.029

Ni Mhurchu, C., Blakely, T., Jiang, Y., Eyles, H. C., & Rodgers, A. (2010). Effects of price discounts and tailored nutrition education on supermarket purchases: A randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 91(3), 736-747. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.2009.28742

Blakely, T., Tobias, M., & Atkinson, J. (2008). Inequalities in mortality during and after restructuring of the New Zealand economy: Repeated cohort studies. BMJ, 336(7640), 371-375. doi: 10.1136/bmj.39455.596181.25

Journal - Research Article

Blakely, T., McKenzie, S., & Carter, K. (2013). Misclassification of the mediator matters when estimating indirect effects. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 67, 458-466. doi: 10.1136/jech-2012-201813

Witten, K., Blakely, T., Bagheri, N., Badland, H., Ivory, V., Pearce, J., … Schofield, G. (2012). Neighborhood built environment and transport and leisure physical activity: Findings using objective exposure and outcome measures in New Zealand. Environmental Health Perspectives, 120(7), 971-977. doi: 10.1289/ehp.1104584

Hales, S., Blakely, T., & Woodward, A. (2012). Air pollution and mortality in New Zealand: Cohort study. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 66(5), 468-473. doi: 10.1136/jech.2010.112490

Meredith, I., Sarfati, D., Ikeda, T., & Blakely, T. (2012). Cancer in Pacific people in New Zealand. Cancer Causes & Control, 23(7), 1173-1184. doi: 10.1007/s10552-012-9986-x

Blakely, T., Soeberg, M., Carter, K., Costilla, R., Atkinson, J., & Sarfati, D. (2012). Bias in relative survival methods when using incorrect life-tables: Lung and bladder cancer by smoking status and ethnicity in New Zealand. International Journal of Cancer, 131(6), E974-E982. doi: 10.1002/ijc.27531

Wilson, N., Nghiem, N., Foster, R., Cobiac, L., & Blakely, T. (2012). Estimating the cost of new public health legislation. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 90(7), 532-539. doi: 10.2471/BLT.11.097584

Eyles, H., Ni Mhurchu, C., Nghiem, N., & Blakely, T. (2012). Food pricing strategies, population diets, and non-communicable disease: A systematic review of simulation studies. PLoS Medicine, 9(12), e1001353. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001353

Gunasekara, F. I., Carter, K., & Blakely, T. (2011). Change in income and change in self-rated health: Systematic review of studies using repeated measures to control for confounding bias. Social Science & Medicine, 72(2), 193-201. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.10.029

Blakely, T., Ni Mhurchu, C., Jiang, Y., Matoe, L., Funaki-Tahifote, M., Eyles, H. C., Foster, R. H., McKenzie, S., & Rodgers, A. (2011). Do effects of price discounts and nutrition education on food purchases vary by ethnicity, income and education? Results from a randomised, controlled trial. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 65(10), 902-908. doi: 10.1136/jech.2010.118588

Blakely, T., Shaw, C., Atkinson, J., Cunningham, R., & Sarfati, D. (2011). Social inequalities or inequities in cancer incidence? Repeated census-cancer cohort studies, New Zealand 1981-1986 to 2001-2004. Cancer Causes & Control, 22(9), 1307-1318. doi: 10.1007/s10552-011-9804-x

Blakely, T., Pega, F., Nakamura, Y., Beaglehole, R., Lee, L., & Tukuitonga, C. F. (2011). Health status and epidemiological capacity and prospects: WHO Western Pacific Region. International Journal of Epidemiology, 40(4), 1109-1121. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyr014

Sarfati, D., Blakely, T., & Pearce, N. (2010). Measuring cancer survival in populations: Relative survival vs cancer-specific survival. International Journal of Epidemiology, 39, 598-610. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyp392

Ni Mhurchu, C., Blakely, T., Jiang, Y., Eyles, H. C., & Rodgers, A. (2010). Effects of price discounts and tailored nutrition education on supermarket purchases: A randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 91(3), 736-747. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.2009.28742

Strand, B. H., Grøholt, E.-K., Steingrímsdóttir, O. A., Blakely, T., Graff-Iversen, S., & Næss, O. (2010). Educational inequalities in mortality over four decades in Norway: Prospective study of middle aged men and women followed for cause specific mortality, 1960-2000. BMJ, 340, c654. doi: 10.1136/bmj.c654

Jeffreys, M., Sarfati, D., Stevanovic, V., Tobias, M., Lewis, C., Pearce, N., & Blakely, T. (2009). Socioeconomic inequalities in cancer survival in New Zealand: The role of extent of disease at diagnosis. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, 18(3), 915-921. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.epi-08-0685

Pearce, J., Hiscock, R., Blakely, T., & Witten, K. (2009). A national study of the association between neighbourhood access to fast-food outlets and the diet and weight of local residents. Health & Place, 15(1), 193-197. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2008.04.003

Ni Mhurchu, C., Blakely, T., Funaki-Tahifote, M., McKerchar, C., Wilton, J., Chua, S., & Jiang, Y. (2009). Inclusion of indigenous and ethnic minority populations in intervention trials: Challenges and strategies in a New Zealand supermarket study. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 63(10), 850-855. doi: 10.1136/jech.2008.081109

Tobias, M., Blakely, T., Matheson, D., Rasanathan, K., & Atkinson, J. (2009). Changing trends in indigenous inequalities in mortality: Lessons from New Zealand. International Journal of Epidemiology, 38(6), 1711-1722. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyp156

Richardson, K., Blakely, T., Young, J., Graham, P., & Tobias, M. (2009). Do ethnic and socio-economic inequalities in mortality vary by region in New Zealand? An application of hierarchical Bayesian modelling. Social Science & Medicine, 69(8), 1252-1260. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.07.036

Blakely, T., Tobias, M., & Atkinson, J. (2008). Inequalities in mortality during and after restructuring of the New Zealand economy: Repeated cohort studies. BMJ, 336(7640), 371-375. doi: 10.1136/bmj.39455.596181.25

Blakely, T., Fawcett, J., Hunt, D., & Wilson, N. (2006). What is the contribution of smoking and socioeconomic position to ethnic inequalities in mortality in New Zealand? Lancet, 368, 44-52. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(06)68813-2

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