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Health Sciences profile

Amanda Jones

PositionSenior Research Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Public Health (Wellington)
QualificationsPhD, MSc
Research summaryPublic health

Research

Amanda is a public health researcher in population approaches to chronic disease prevention. In her role with the Burden of Disease Epidemiology, Equity and Cost-Effectiveness Programme (BODE3), she conducts primary research and literature reviews to generate simulation model inputs and to inform the selection of model parameters for BODE3’s cost-effectiveness modelling. Prior to joining the University of Otago, Amanda conducted her PhD dissertation work at the University of Waterloo on simulating the health gains and cost savings of a tax on sugary drinks in Canada. She also worked as a researcher at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), a Canadian research-funding body.

Amanda’s research experience extends to a wide range of health domains, including nutrition, tobacco, physical activity, alcohol, and infectious disease prevention.

Publications

Jones, A. C., Grout, L., Wilson, N., Nghiem, N., & Cleghorn, C. (2022). The cost-effectiveness of a mass media campaign to promote smartphone apps for weight loss: Updated modeling study. JMIR Formative Research, 6(4), e29291. doi: 10.2196/29291

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

Wilson, N., Jones, A., Teng, A., & Thomson, G. (2021). The epidemiology of attacks on statues: New Zealand as a case study. PLoS ONE, 16(6), e0252567. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0252567

Wilson, N., Grout, L., Summers, J., Jones, A. C., Mizdrak, A., Nghiem, N., Cleghorn, C., & Blakely, T. (2021). Should prioritising health interventions be informed by modelling studies? The case of cancer control in Aotearoa New Zealand [Viewpoint]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1531), 101-113. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Goodman, S., Vanderlee, L., Jones, A., White, C., & Hammond, D. (2021). Perceived healthiness of sweeteners among young adults in Canada. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice & Research, 82, 90-94. doi: 10.3148/cjdpr-2020-030

Jones, A. C., Grout, L., Wilson, N., Nghiem, N., & Cleghorn, C. (2022). The cost-effectiveness of a mass media campaign to promote smartphone apps for weight loss: Updated modeling study. JMIR Formative Research, 6(4), e29291. doi: 10.2196/29291

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

Wilson, N., Jones, A., Teng, A., & Thomson, G. (2021). The epidemiology of attacks on statues: New Zealand as a case study. PLoS ONE, 16(6), e0252567. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0252567

Journal - Research Article

Kao, K.-E., Jones, A. C., Ohinmaa, A., & Paulden, M. (2020). The health and financial impacts of a sugary drink tax across different income groups in Canada. Economics & Human Biology, 38, 100869. doi: 10.1016/j.ehb.2020.100869

Journal - Research Article

Acton, R. B., Jones, A. C., Kirkpatrick, S. I., Roberto, C. A., & Hammond, D. (2019). Taxes and front-of-package labels improve the healthiness of beverage and snack purchases: A randomized experimental marketplace. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity, 16(1), 46. doi: 10.1186/s12966-019-0799-0

Journal - Research Article

Czoli, C. D., Jones, A. C., & Hammond, D. (2019). Trends in sugary drinks in Canada, 2004 to 2015: A comparison of market sales and dietary intake data. Public Health Nutrition, 22(15), 2723-2728. doi: 10.1017/s1368980019001654

Journal - Research Article

Jones, A. C., Kirkpatrick, S. I., & Hammond, D. (2019). Beverage consumption and energy intake among Canadians: Analyses of 2004 and 2015 national dietary intake data. Nutrition Journal, 18, 60. doi: 10.1186/s12937-019-0488-5

Journal - Research Article

Kirkpatrick, S. I., Raffoul, A., Lee, K. M., & Jones, A. C. (2019). Top dietary sources of energy, sodium, sugars, and saturated fats among Canadians: Insights from the 2015 Canadian Community Health Survey. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, & Metabolism, 44, 650-658. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2018-0532

Journal - Research Article

Teng, A. M., Jones, A. C., Mizdrak, A., Signal, L., Genç, M., & Wilson, N. (2019). Impact of sugar-sweetened beverage taxes on purchases and dietary intake: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Obesity Reviews, 20, 1187-1204. doi: 10.1111/obr.12868

Journal - Research Article

Vanderlee, L., Reid, J. L., White, C., Hobin, E. P., Acton, R. B., Jones, A. C., … Hammond, D. (2018). Evaluation of the online Beverage Frequency Questionnaire (BFQ). Nutrition Journal, 17, 73. doi: 10.1186/s12937-018-0380-8

Journal - Research Article

Jones, A. C., Hammond, D., Reid, J. L., & Leatherdale, S. T. (2015). Where should we eat? Lunch source and dietary measures among youth during the school week. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice & Research, 76(4), 157-165. doi: 10.3148/cjdpr-2015-019

Journal - Research Article

Jones, A. C., & Geneau, R. (2012). Assessing research activity on priority interventions for non-communicable disease prevention in low-and middle-income countries: A bibliometric analysis. Global Health Action, 5(1), 18847. doi: 10.3402/gha.v5i0.18847

Journal - Research Article

Goodman, S., Vanderlee, L., Jones, A., White, C., & Hammond, D. (2021). Perceived healthiness of sweeteners among young adults in Canada. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice & Research, 82, 90-94. doi: 10.3148/cjdpr-2020-030

Journal - Research Other

Wilson, N., Grout, L., Summers, J., Jones, A. C., Mizdrak, A., Nghiem, N., Cleghorn, C., & Blakely, T. (2021). Should prioritising health interventions be informed by modelling studies? The case of cancer control in Aotearoa New Zealand [Viewpoint]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1531), 101-113. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Other

Wilson, N., Jones, A. C., & Thomson, G. W. (2021). Poor smoke-free status of airports in a country with a smoke-free goal: New Zealand [Brief report]. Tobacco Control, 30, 704-707. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2020-055894

Journal - Research Other

Wilson, N., Te Morenga, L., Mackay, S., Gerritsen, S., Cleghorn, C., Jones, A. C., & Swinburn, B. (2020). Food taxes and subsidies to protect health: Relevance to Aotearoa New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1511), 71-85. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Other

Wilson, N., Jones, A. C., Rice, G., & Thomson, G. (2019). Epidemiology of major disasters in New Zealand as revealed by disaster memorials. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1507), 104-107. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Other

Hammond, D., Reid, J. L., & Jones, A. C. (2018). Setting the record straight on taxation and disparities in smoking. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 190(32), E964. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.69581

Journal - Research Other

Wilson, N., Jones, A. C., Nghiem, N., & Blakely, T. (2018). Preventing cardiovascular disease in New Zealand: Making better use of statins but also tobacco control, changing the food supply and other strategies. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1484), 61-67. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Other

Jones, A. C., Vanderlee, L., White, C. M., Hobin, E. P., Bordes, I., & Hammond, D. (2016). 'How many calories did I just eat?' An experimental study examining the effect of changes to serving size information on nutrition labels [Short communication]. Public Health Nutrition, 19(16), 2959-2964. doi: 10.1017/S1368980016000665

Journal - Research Other

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