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Professor Nick Wilson, Department of Public Health

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MBChB, DIH, MPH

Professor (Public Health), and co-Director BODE³ Programme

Contact Details  

Tel: +64 4 385 5541 ext 6469
Cell: 021 2045 523
Fax: +64 4 389 5319
Email: nick.wilson@otago.ac.nz
Blog: blogs.otago.ac.nz/pubhealthexpert

Research Interests and Activities 

Nick trained as a medical doctor and subsequently specialised as a public health physician. He has over 270 Medline-indexed publications in peer-reviewed journals. His research interests include:

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Publications

Wilson, N., Nghiem, N., Ryan, S., Cleghorn, C., Nair, N., & Blakely, T. (2016). Desiging low-cost "heart healthy bread": Optimization using linear programming and 15-country comparison. BMC Nutrition, 2, 23. doi: 10.1186/s40795-016-0062-x

Wilson, N., Edwards, R., Hoek, J., Thomson, G., & Jaine, R. (2016). Could New Zealand's law on "new psychoactive substances" provide lessons for achieving the Smokefree 2050 goal? [Letter]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1432), 94-96. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Ball, J., Edwards, R., Waa, A., Bradbrook, S. K., Gifford, H., Cunningham, C., Hoek, J., Blakely, T., Wilson, N., Thomson, G., Taylor, S. (2016). Is the NZ Government responding adequately to the Māori Affairs Select Committee's 2010 recommendations on tobacco control? A brief review [Letter]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1428), 93-97. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Edwards, R., Hoek, J., Thomson, G., Jaine, R., & Wilson, N. (2016). The world's first regulated legal market for psychoactive substances: Relevance to tobacco control? Proceedings of the 22nd Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) Annual Meeting., (pp. 163). Retrieved from http://www.srnt.org/?page=AnnualMtg

Hoek, J., Gendall, P., Eckert, C., Farley, T., Louviere, J., Wilson, N., & Edwards, R. (2016). Impact of standardised packaging relative to a tobacco price increase: Results of two experiments. Proceedings of the 22nd Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) Annual Meeting., (pp. 208). Retrieved from http://www.srnt.org/?page=AnnualMtg

Chapter in Book - Research

Thomson, G., & Wilson, N. (2015). The global tobacco industry. In M. J. Caplan (Ed.), Reference module in biomedical sciences. Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-801238-3.03201-3

Wilson, N., Howden-Chapman, P., Wickens, K., & Crane, J. (2009). Indoor mould exposure and health. In P. Howden-Chapman, J. Bennett & R. Siebers (Eds.), Do damp and mould matter? Health impacts of leaky homes. (pp. 19-23). Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts.

Thomson, G., Wilson, N., & Crane, J. (2008). Rethinking the regulatory framework for tobacco control in New Zealand. In A. Ghose (Ed.), Impact of government policies on marketing strategies. (pp. 179-188). Hyderabad, India: Icfai University Press.

Thomson, G., & Wilson, N. (2008). The tobacco industry. In K. Heggenhougen & S. Quah (Eds.), International encyclopedia of public health (Vol. 6). (pp. 331-337). San Diego, USA: Academic Press.

Blakely, T. A., Hales, S., Kieft, C. E., Wilson, N., & Woodward, A. (2004). Distribution of risk factors by poverty. In M. Ezzati, A. D. Lopez, A. Rodgers, & C. J. L. Murray (Eds.), Comparative quantification of health risks: Volume 2: Global and regional burden of disease attributable to selected major risk factors. (pp. 1941-2127). Geneva: World Health Organization.

Thomson, G. W., & Wilson, N. (2001). Tobacco control policy. In P. Davis & T. Ashton (Eds.), Health and public policy in New Zealand. (pp. 237-254). Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press.

Wilson, N. (2000). Occupational class and health. In Social inequalities in health: New Zealand 1999. (pp. 103-118). Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Health.

Howden-Chapman, P. L., & Wilson, N. (2000). Housing and Health. In P. Howden-Chapman & M. Tobias (Eds.), Social Inequalities and Health: New Zealand 1999. (pp. 133-146). Wellington: Ministry of Health.

Howden-Chapman, P. L., Wilson, N., & Blakely, T. A. (2000). Summary and conclusions. In P. Howden-Chapman and M.Tobias (Ed.), Social Inequalities and Health in New Zealand: New Zealand 1999. (pp. 147-168). Wellington: Ministry of Health.

Howden-Chapman, P., & Wilson, N. (2000). Housing and health. In Social inequalities in health: New Zealand 1999. (pp. 133-145). Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Health.

Howden-Chapman, P. L., Wilson, N., & Blakely, T. A. (2000). Introduction. In P.Howden-Chapman and M.Tobias (Ed.), Social Inequalities and Health in New Zealand: New Zealand 1999. (pp. 1-7). Wellington: Ministry of Health.

Howden-Chapman, P., Wilson, N., & Blakely, T. (2000). Summary and conclusion. In Social inequalities in health: New Zealand 1999. (pp. 147-167). Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Health.

Wilson, N. (2000). Labour force status and health. In Social inequalities in health: New Zealand 1999. (pp. 119-132). Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Health.

Wilson, N. (2000). Education and health. In Social inequalities in health: New Zealand 1999. (pp. 87-101). Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Health.

Howden-Chapman, P., Wilson, N., & Blakely, T. (2000). Introduction. In Social inequalities in health: New Zealand 1999. (pp. 1-7). Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Health.

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Journal - Research Article

Wilson, N., Nghiem, N., Ryan, S., Cleghorn, C., Nair, N., & Blakely, T. (2016). Desiging low-cost "heart healthy bread": Optimization using linear programming and 15-country comparison. BMC Nutrition, 2, 23. doi: 10.1186/s40795-016-0062-x

Wilson, N., Blaschke, P., Thomson, G., Nghiem, N., & Horrocks, J. (2015). Public health aspects of feral deer, goats and pigs in New Zealand: A review to inform eradication decisions. New Zealand Geographer, 71(3), 177-188. doi: 10.1111/nzg.12086

Ikeda, T., Cobiac, L., Wilson, N., Carter, K., & Blakely, T. (2015). What will it take to get to under 5% smoking prevalence by 2025? Modelling in a country with a smokefree goal. Tobacco Control, 24(2), 139-145. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2013-051196

Blakely, T., Atkinson, J., Kvizhinadze, G., Wilson, N., Davies, A., & Clarke, P. (2015). Patterns of cancer care costs in a country with detailed individual data. Medical Care, 53(4), 302-309. doi: 10.1097/mlr.0000000000000330

Nghiem, N., Blakely, T., Cobiac, L. J., Pearson, A. L., & Wilson, N. (2015). Health and economic impacts of eight different dietary salt reduction interventions. PLoS ONE, 10(4), e0123915. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0123915

Cobiac, L. J., Ikeda, T., Nghiem, N., Blakely, T., & Wilson, N. (2015). Modelling the implications of regular increases in tobacco taxation in the tobacco endgame. Tobacco Control, 24, e154-e160. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2014-051543

Kvizhinadze, G., Wilson, N., Nair, N., McLeod, M., & Blakely, T. (2015). How much might a society spend on life-saving interventions at different ages while remaining cost-effective? A case study in a country with detailed data. Population Health Metrics, 13, 15. doi: 10.1186/s12963-015-0052-2

Blakely, T., Atkinson, J., Kvizhinadze, G., Nghiem, N., McLeod, H., Davies, A., & Wilson, N. (2015). Updated New Zealand health system cost estimates from health events by sex, age and proximity to death: Further improvements in the age of 'big data'. New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1422). Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Gendall, P., Eckert, C., Hoek, J., Farley, T., Louviere, J., Wilson, N., & Edwards, R. (2015). Estimating the 'consumer surplus' for branded versus standardised tobacco packaging. Tobacco Control. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2015-052488

McFadden, A. M. J., Muellner, P., Baljinnyam, Z., Vink, D., & Wilson, N. (2015). Use of multicriteria risk ranking of zoonotic diseases in a developing country: Case study of Mongolia. Zoonoses & Public Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/zph.12214

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