The focus of this research is on interventions to promote healthy nutrition. The group has a particular interest in the social, political and environmental influences of nutrition in New Zealand and globally, and how to influence them to promote health and reduce inequities.
- Children’s exposure to food and beverage marketing in public places
- Children's exposure to food marketing on screens
- Food Environment and Sport (FEAST) study
- Pacific perspectives on promoting children's healthy eating
- The nature and extent of alcohol advertising in children’s environments
Completed research projects
- Does current industry self-regulation of food marketing in New Zealand protect children from exposure to unhealthy food advertising?
- Enhancing food security and physical activity for Māori, Pacific and low income whānau/families
- Feasibility of front of pack nutrition labels to signpost food choices in supermarkets
- Is junk-food promoted through sport?
- Policy determinants of obesity
- Policy interventions to support primary schools in promoting healthy nutrition
- Sun safety in early childhood centres
For information on tobacco control-related research please see the ASPIRE2025 website
- Child health
- Children’s recreational use of urban green spaces: Impact of household deprivation and urban green space quality
- Researching the extent of exposure of children to smoking in ‘private’ places
- Skin cancer prevention in NZ school-children: a Markov cost-utility model using data from Kids’Cam automated cameras