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Health Sciences profile

Mrs Lesley Gray

PositionSenior Lecturer
DepartmentDepartment of Primary Health Care and General Practice (Wellington)
QualificationsMPH MSc FFPHM
Research summaryPromotion of healthy behaviour

Research

Lesley joined the Department in 2008 as a senior lecturer. Lesley gained Fellowship with the UK Faculty of Public Health and has over 30 years’ experience establishing and managing services in Public Health and Primary Care. Lesley is particularly interested in health risk behaviours – why we do what we do – and how health professionals might positively influence health behaviour. She has a Masters in Public Health from Glasgow University and Masters in Interprofessional Collaboration with longstanding interest in the interface between primary health care, social welfare and public health.

Lesley’s research interests concern risk perception and health risk behaviours. Lesley is a member of the Applied Research on Communication in Health (ARCH) Group. She is also involved in the Health Workforce New Zealand funded project looking at interprofessional education (TIPE: Tairāwhiti interprofessional education programme) and the longitudinal interprofessional study (LIPS).

Publications

Gray, L., Stubbe, M., Macdonald, L., Tester, R., Hilder, J., & Dowell, A. C. (2018). A taboo topic? How general practitioners talk about overweight and obesity in New Zealand. Journal of Primary Health Care, 10(2), 150-158. doi: 10.1071/HC17075

Gray, L. (2017). Social determinants of health, disaster vulnerability, severe and morbid obesity in adults: Triple jeopardy? International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 14(2), 1452. doi: 10.3390/ijerph14121452

Dowell, A., Stubbe, M., Macdonald, L., Tester, R., Gray, L., Vernall, S., … Dew, K. (2018). A longitudinal study of interactions between health professionals and people with newly diagnosed diabetes. Annals of Family Medicine, 16(1), 37-44. doi: 10.1370/afm.2144

Claridge, R., Gray, L., Stubbe, M., Macdonald, L., Tester, R., & Dowell, A. C. (2014). General practitioner opinion of weight management interventions in New Zealand. Journal of Primary Health Care, 6(3), 212-220.

Gray, L., MacDonald, C., Mackie, B., Paton, D., Johnston, D., & Baker, M. G. (2012). Community responses to communication campaigns for influenza A (H1N1): A focus group study. BMC Public Health, 12, 205. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-205

Journal - Research Article

Dowell, A., Stubbe, M., Macdonald, L., Tester, R., Gray, L., Vernall, S., … Dew, K. (2018). A longitudinal study of interactions between health professionals and people with newly diagnosed diabetes. Annals of Family Medicine, 16(1), 37-44. doi: 10.1370/afm.2144

Gray, L., Stubbe, M., Macdonald, L., Tester, R., Hilder, J., & Dowell, A. C. (2018). A taboo topic? How general practitioners talk about overweight and obesity in New Zealand. Journal of Primary Health Care, 10(2), 150-158. doi: 10.1071/HC17075

Hales, C., Gray, L., Russell, L., & MacDonald, C. (2018). A qualitative study to explore the impact of simulating extreme obesity on health care professionals’ attitudes and perceptions. Ostomy Wound Management, 1, 18-24.

Gray, L. (2017). Social determinants of health, disaster vulnerability, severe and morbid obesity in adults: Triple jeopardy? International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 14(2), 1452. doi: 10.3390/ijerph14121452

Claridge, R., Gray, L., Stubbe, M., Macdonald, L., Tester, R., & Dowell, A. C. (2014). General practitioner opinion of weight management interventions in New Zealand. Journal of Primary Health Care, 6(3), 212-220.

Macdonald, L., Stubbe, M., Tester, R., Vernall, S., Dowell, T., Dew, K., Kenealy, T., Sheridan, N., Docherty, B., Gray, L., & Raphael, D. (2013). Nurse-patient communication in primary care diabetes management: An exploratory study. BMC Nursing, 12(20). doi: 10.1186/1472-6955-12-20

Gray, L., MacDonald, C., Mackie, B., Paton, D., Johnston, D., & Baker, M. G. (2012). Community responses to communication campaigns for influenza A (H1N1): A focus group study. BMC Public Health, 12, 205. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-205

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