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Latest updates from our unit

Lindsay Robertson and Kale Fruean working with Hāpai Te Hauora

17th of February 2017

SBRU researchers Lindsay Robertson and Kale Fruean working with Hāpai Te Hauora on e-cigarette research.

SBRU researchers working with Hapai on e-cigarette research

The 21st Public Health Summer School

Public Health Summer School 201714th of February 2017

Louise Marsh and Lindsay Robertson will be presenting at The 21st Public Health Summer School on the 15th of February, at the University of Otago, Wellington. Louise Marsh's lecture will be on "Geospatial modelling of tobacco outlets in New Zealand" and Lindsay Robertson will present "NZ stakeholders’ views on tobacco retail regulation".

Welcome to the summer students in our unit

22nd of November 2016

We wish our 4 summer students welcome to our unit:

  • Johanna Nee-Nee, who is looking at New Zealand media reports regarding cancer.
  • Elizabeth Peterson, who is looking at New Zealand media reports regarding sun safe behaviours and melanoma coverage.
  • Mary Jane Kivalu, who is looking at translation services as a barrier to Pacific access to appropriate healthcare.
  • Emilie Butterfield, who is looking at New Zealand health promoters: A national cross-sectional survey.

Lindsay Robertson continues to be part of SBRU

10th of November 2016

Lindsay Robertson has submitted her PhD thesis, titled ‘Regulation of tobacco retailing’. Well done, Lindsay! We are happy to announce that Lindsay will continue to be part of our unit having successfully obtained a HRC grant, and a departmental postdoc position.

Lindsay Robertson

Congratulation to Anita Grant

25th of Oct 2016

Congratulations to Anita Grant on submitting her MPH thesis (Secondary school health education: An analysis of the underlying processes) for examination today!
Supervisors: Richard Egan and Catherine Morrison (College of Education).

Manal Murad graduated

12th of September 2016

Congratulations to our international student, Manal Murad, who graduated with her Master’s degree in Public Health. The title of Manal’s thesis is: “Local authority Long Term Plans and Smokefree 2025: How committed are councils to the goal?” We wish Manal all the best in the future.

Photo of International student Manal Murad

Melanoma The Burning Issue

28th of September 2016

Melanoma The Burning Issue had premiere on Channel 39 featuring Associate Professor Tony Reeder and Mrs Bronwen McNoe from the Cancer Society Social Behavioural Research Unit. It can still be viewed on the web:

Flyer for the programme called Melanoma The Burning Issue on Channel 39

Winter Series Lecture by Tony Reeder

1st of September 2016

Associate Professor Tony Reeder has been away in Wellington and Auckland for the winter series lectures. Tony gave a presentation called ‘Ultra Violet and the Sun Smart Kid’ in August. Well done—Congratulations from the unit.

Tony Reeder winter lecture