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Health Sciences profile

Associate Professor Andrew Waa

PositionAssociate Professor
DepartmentDepartment of Public Health (Wellington)
QualificationsBSocSc MPH
Research summaryMāori Health

Research

My work includes teaching Hauora Māori, conducting Māori Health research and conducting research with Māori communities. I am involved with tobacco research, health promotion, evaluation and interventional design and urban Māori wellbeing.

Publications

Ouakrim, D. A., Wilson, T., Waa, A., Maddox, R., Andrabi, H., Mishra, S. R., Summers, J. A., … Edwards, R., Wilson, N., & Blakely, T. (2023). Tobacco endgame intervention impacts on health gains and Māori/non-Māori health inequity: A simulation study of the Aotearoa/New Zealand Tobacco Action Plan. Tobacco Control. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1136/tc-2022-057655

Robertson, L., Sanford, K.-R., Waa, A., & Hoek, J. (2022). A qualitative analysis of the experiences of people who resumed smoking following exclusive electronic nicotine delivery systems use. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntac157

Maddox, R., Kennedy, M., Drummond, A., Waa, A., Bradbrook, S., Tautolo, E.-S., … Whop, L. J. (2022). ‘Dispelling the smoke to reflect the mirror’: The time is now to eliminate tobacco related harms. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.13313

Hoek, J., Waa, A., & Edwards, R. (2022). Does the smokefree generation proposal go far enough? New Zealand Medical Journal, 135(1561), 8-11. Retrieved from https://journal.nzma.org.nz

Waa, A. M., & Edwards, R. (2022). Full from evidence to action: Building the case for commercial tobacco endgames. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntac198

Waa, A., Ryks, J., Livesey, B., & Kilgour, J. (2017). Responding to challenges: Māori and urban development. In P. Howden-Chapman, L. Early & J. Ombler (Eds.), Cities in New Zealand: Preferences, patterns and possibilities. (pp. 15-28). Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts Aotearoa.

Chapter in Book - Research

Waa, A. (2015). Health promotion evaluation and intervention design. In L. Signal & M. Ratima (Eds.), Promoting health in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 99-120). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Ouakrim, D. A., Wilson, T., Waa, A., Maddox, R., Andrabi, H., Mishra, S. R., Summers, J. A., … Edwards, R., Wilson, N., & Blakely, T. (2023). Tobacco endgame intervention impacts on health gains and Māori/non-Māori health inequity: A simulation study of the Aotearoa/New Zealand Tobacco Action Plan. Tobacco Control. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1136/tc-2022-057655

Journal - Research Article

Clark, T. C., Ball, J., Fenaughty, J., Drayton, B., Fleming, T., Rivera-Rodriguez, C., … Waa, A., … Crengle, S. (2022). Indigenous adolescent health in Aotearoa New Zealand: Trends, policy and advancing equity for rangatahi Maori, 2001–2019. Lancet Regional Health: Western Pacific, 100554. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.lanwpc.2022.100554

Journal - Research Article

Maddox, R., Bovill, M., Waa, A., Drummond, A., Hardy, B.-J., Soto, C., … Calma, T. (2022). Clearing the air: Conflicts of interest and the tobacco industry's impact on Indigenous peoples. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 24, 933-936. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntab267

Journal - Research Article

Robertson, L., Sanford, K.-R., Waa, A., & Hoek, J. (2022). A qualitative analysis of the experiences of people who resumed smoking following exclusive electronic nicotine delivery systems use. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntac157

Journal - Research Article

Ball, J., Zhang, J., Stanley, J., Waa, A., Gurram, N., & Edwards, R. (2021). Has increasing internet use due to smartphone uptake contributed to the decline in adolescent smoking? Drug & Alcohol Review. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/dar.13378

Journal - Research Article

Darrah, T., Waa, A., Mizdrak, A., & Jones, A. C. (2021). Māori perspectives on alcohol: A narrative review. International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies, 14(1), 51-64. doi: 10.5204/ijcis.v14i1.1809

Journal - Research Article

Edwards, R., Johnson, E., Stanley, J., Waa, A., Ouimet, J., & Fong, G. T. (2021). Support for New Zealand's Smokefree 2025 goal and key measures to achieve it: Findings from the ITC New Zealand Survey. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 45(6), 554-561. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.13129

Journal - Research Article

Gifford, H., Waa, A., Cvitanovic, L., Potaka-Osborne, G., & Kerehoma-Cook, A. (2021). Exploring indigenous perspectives on tobacco tax: How some Māori families are responding in Aotearoa New Zealand. Tobacco Control, 30, e144-e149. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2020-056097

Journal - Research Article

Strickett, E., Robertson, L., Waa, A., Blank, M.-L., Erick, S., & Hoek, J. (2021). A qualitative analysis of Māori and Pacific people's experiences of using electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 23(3), 550-556. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntaa087

Journal - Research Article

Coulson, G., Moore, J., Waa, A., Kearns, R., Witten, K., Batstone, C., … Howden-Chapman, P. (2020). Toward a framework for resilience assessments: Working across cultures, disciplines, and scales in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Cities, 2, 11. doi: 10.3389/frsc.2020.00011

Journal - Research Article

Edwards, R., Stanley, J., Waa, A. M., White, M., Kaai, S. C., Ouimet, J., … Fong, G. T. (2020). Patterns of use of vaping products among smokers: Findings from the 2016–2018 International Tobacco Control (ITC) New Zealand Surveys. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 17(18), 1-15. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17186629

Journal - Research Article

Randal, E., Shaw, C., Woodward, A., Howden-Chapman, P., Macmillan, A., Hosking, J., … Waa, A. M., & Keall, M. (2020). Fairness in transport policy: A new approach to applying distributive justice theories. Sustainability, 12, 10102. doi: 10.3390/su122310102

Journal - Research Article

McKiernan, A., Stanley, J., Waa, A. M., Kaai, S. C., Quah, A. C. K., Fong, G. T., & Edwards, R. (2019). Beliefs among adult smokers and quitters about nicotine and de-nicotinized cigarettes in the 2016-17 ITC New Zealand Survey. Tobacco Regulatory Science, 5(5), 400-409. doi: 10.18001/TRS.5.5.1

Journal - Research Article

Wilson, N., Petrović-van der Deen, F. S., Edwards, R., Waa, A., & Blakely, T. (2018). Modelling the number of quitters needed to achieve New Zealand's Smokefree 2025 goal for Māori and non-Māori. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1487), 30-37. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

Waa, A. M., Hoek, J., Edwards, R., & Maclaurin, J. (2017). Analysis of the logic and framing of a tobacco industry campaign opposing standardised packaging legislation in New Zealand. Tobacco Control, 26(6), 629-633. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2016-053146

Journal - Research Article

Waa, A. M., Pearson, A. L., & Ryks, J. L. (2017). Premature mortality resilience and wellbeing within urban Māori communities. Health & Place, 43, 49-56. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2016.11.010

Journal - Research Article

Ryks, J., Pearson, A. L., & Waa, A. (2016). Mapping urban Māori: A population-based study of Māori heterogeneity. New Zealand Geographer, 72(1), 28-40. doi: 10.1111/nzg.12113

Journal - Research Article

Waa, A., Edwards, R., Newcombe, R., Zhang, J., Weerasekera, D., Peace, J., & McDuff, I. (2011). Parental behaviours, but not parental smoking, influence current smoking and smoking susceptibility among 14 and 15 year-old children. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 35(6), 530-536. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2011.00772.x

Journal - Research Article

Edwards, R., Gifford, H., Waa, A., Glover, M., Thomson, G., & Wilson, N. (2009). Beneficial impacts of a national smokefree environments law on an indigenous population: A multifaceted evaluation. International Journal for Equity in Health, 8. doi: 10.1186/1475-9276-8-12

Journal - Research Article

Edwards, R., Thomson, G., Wilson, N., Waa, A., Bullen, C., O'Dea, D., Gifford, H., … Woodward, A. (2008). After the smoke has cleared: Evaluation of the impact of a new national smoke-free law in New Zealand. Tobacco Control, 17(1), e2. doi: 10.1136/tc.2007.020347

Journal - Research Article

Hoek, J., Edwards, R., & Waa, A. (2022). From social accessory to societal disapproval: Smoking, social norms and tobacco endgames [Special communication]. Tobacco Control, 31, 358-364. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2021-056574

Journal - Research Other

Hoek, J., Waa, A., & Edwards, R. (2022). Does the smokefree generation proposal go far enough? New Zealand Medical Journal, 135(1561), 8-11. Retrieved from https://journal.nzma.org.nz

Journal - Research Other

Maddox, R., Bovill, M., Waa, A., Gifford, H., Tautolo, E.-S., Nez Henderson, P., … Calma, T. (2022). Reflections on Indigenous commercial tobacco control: 'The dolphins will always take us home'. Tobacco Control, 31(2), 348-351. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2021-056571

Journal - Research Other

Maddox, R., Kennedy, M., Drummond, A., Waa, A., Bradbrook, S., Tautolo, E.-S., … Whop, L. J. (2022). ‘Dispelling the smoke to reflect the mirror’: The time is now to eliminate tobacco related harms. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.13313

Journal - Research Other

Waa, A. M., & Edwards, R. (2022). Full from evidence to action: Building the case for commercial tobacco endgames. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntac198

Journal - Research Other

Ball, J., Stanley, J., Zhang, J., Gurram, N., Waa, A., & Edwards, R. (2021). Time to revisit school decile groupings in health research? New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1531), 120-122. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Other

Edwards, R., Hoek, J., & Waa, A. (2021). New Zealand: Government proposes world-leading action plan to achieve smokefree 2025 goal [News analysis]. Tobacco Control, 30(5), 482-483. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2021-056941

Journal - Research Other

Henderson, P. N., Lee, J. P., Soto, C., O'Leary, R., Rutan, E., D'Silva, J., Waa, A., … Maddox, R. (2021). Decolonization of tobacco in Indigenous communities of Turtle Island (North America). Nicotine & Tobacco Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntab180

Journal - Research Other

Hoek, J., Edwards, R., Thomson, G. W., Waa, A., & Wilson, N. (2021). Tobacco excise taxes: A health and social justice measure? Tobacco Control, 30(3), 258-259. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2020-055735

Journal - Research Other

Pearson, J. L., Waa, A., Siddiqi, K., Edwards, R., Henderson, P. N., & Hooper, M. W. (2021). Naming racism, not race, as a determinant of tobacco-related health disparities. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 23(6), 885-887. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntab059

Journal - Research Other

Edwards, R., Hoek, J., & Waa, A. (2020). E-cigarettes, vaping and a Smokefree Aotearoa: Where to next? New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1517), 14-17. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Other

Waa, A., Maddox, R., & Henderson, P. N. (2020). Big tobacco using Trojan horse tactics to exploit Indigenous peoples. Tobacco Control, 29, e132-e133. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2020-055766

Journal - Research Other

White, M., Edwards, R., Stanley, J., Hoek, J., Waa, A. M., Ouimet, J., … Fong, G. T. (2020). Reasons for stopping e-cigarette use among smokers: Findings from the 2018 ITC New Zealand Survey. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1523), 117-121. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Other

Maddox, R., Waa, A., Lee, K., Henderson, P. N., Blais, G., Reading, J., & Lovett, R. (2019). Commercial tobacco and indigenous peoples: A stock take on Framework Convention on Tobacco Control progress. Tobacco Control, 28, 574-581. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2018-054508

Journal - Research Other

Stanley, J., Harris, R., Cormack, D., Waa, A., & Edwards, R. (2019). The impact of racism on the future health of adults: Protocol for a prospective cohort study. BMC Public Health, 19(1), 346. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-6664-x

Journal - Research Other

Waa, A., Robson, B., Gifford, H., Smylie, J., Reading, J., Henderson, J. A., … Hāpai Te Hauora Māori Public Health. (2019). Foundation for a Smoke-Free World and healthy Indigenous futures: An oxymoron? Tobacco Control, 29, 237-240. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2018-054792

Journal - Research Other

Gartner, C., Waa, A. M., Walker, N., Hao'uli, S., & Bonevski, B. (2018). Introducing the Srnt Oceania Chapter. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 20(11), 1289-1291. doi: 10.1093/ntr/nty118

Journal - Research Other

Edwards, R., Sim, D., Ball, J., Hoek, J., Beaglehole, R., & Waa, A. (2017). Surveys show exposure to smoking in cars among Year 10 children is not decreasing: Time for the Government to act. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1458), 56-58. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Other

Edwards, R., Waa, A., & Hoek, J. (2017). Nieuw-Zeeland rookvrij in 2025: Eindspel tegen tabak. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, 161(12), D1274. [Review].

Journal - Research Other

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. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1428), 93-97. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Other

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