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Career paths of our alumni

We have recently interviewed some of our alumni, discussing their career paths since undertaking postgraduate study at the Cancer Society Social and Behavioural Research Unit:

Theses recently written within our unit

  • Grant, A. (2016). Secondary school health education: An analysis of the underlying processes. A thesis submitted for the degree of Master of Public Health (MPH), University of Otago, Dunedin.
  • Robertson, L. (2016, May). Regulation of tobacco retailing. A thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Otago, Dunedin.
  • Murad, M. (2016). Local authority Long Term Plans and Smokefree 2025: How committed are councils to the goal? A thesis submitted for the degree of Master of Public Health (MPH), University of Otago, Dunedin.
  • Llewellyn, R. (2015). Health activism in the field of child poverty: Pathways forward in times of economic and political constraint. A thesis submitted for the degree of Master of Public Health (MPH), University of Otago, Dunedin.
  • Pohatu, L. (2014). Iron Māori: a positive health promotion initiative that increases the awareness of Māori health. A thesis submitted for the degree of Master of Public Health (MPH), University of Otago, Dunedin.
  • Dawson, A. (2013, April 30). Cultural competence training for health researchers. A thesis submitted for the degree of Master of Public Health (MPH), University of Otago, Dunedin.
  • McLeod, G. (2012, January 21). Sunburn in a New Zealand population, 1994-2006. A thesis accepted for Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD), University of Otago, Dunedin.
  • Collins, C. (2011, September 6). Edible gardens in New Zealand schools. A thesis submitted for the degree of Master of Public Health (MPH), University of Otago, Dunedin.
  • Liggett, L. (2011, November 28). Evaluation of a healthy lifestyle intervention among disadvantaged preschoolers. A thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Otago, Dunedin.
  • Quigg, R. (2010, June 24). Assessing the Effects of Up-Grading Playgrounds on Children’s Physical Activity. A thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Otago, Dunedin.
  • Egan, R. (2009, July 24). Spirituality in New Zealand Hospice Care. A thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Otago, Dunedin.
  • Guo, H. (2009, March 27). Factors associated with nicotine dependence among New Zealand secondary school students. A thesis submitted for the degree of Master of Public Health (MPH), University of Otago, Dunedin.
  • Hammond, V. (2007, December 21). Occupational solar ultraviolet radiation exposure among New Zealand outdoor workers. A thesis submitted for the degree of Master of Public Health, University of Otago, Dunedin.