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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., MacDonald, C., Tassell-Matamua, N., Stanley, J., Kvalsvig, A., Zhang, J., Murton, S., … Puloka, V., … Baker, M. G. (2020). Wearing one for the team: Views and attitudes to face covering in New Zealand/Aotearoa during COVID-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown. Journal of Primary Health Care, 12(3), 199-206. doi: 10.1071/HC20089

Gray, L., Rushton, A., & Hobbs, M. (2020). “We only have the one”: Mapping the prevalence of people with high body mass to aid regional emergency management planning in Aotearoa New Zealand. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 51, 101859. doi: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2020.101859

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

Campbell, J., Hobbs, M., O'Hara, L., Ballantyne, A., Heywood, A., & Gray, L. (2021). Equity in vaccine trials for higher weight people? Protocol for a rapid review of inclusion and exclusion criteria for higher weight people in clinical trials for COVID-19. BMJ Open, 11(5), e050114. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-050114

Gray, L., Rose, S. B., Stanley, J., Zhang, J., Tassell-Matamua, N., Puloka, V., Kvalsvig, A., … Murton, S. A., … Baker, M. G. (2021). Factors influencing individual ability to follow physical distancing recommendations in Aotearoa New Zealand during the COVID-19 pandemic: A population survey. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 51(Suppl. 1), S107-S126. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2021.1879179

Gray, L., MacDonald, C., Tassell-Matamua, N., Stanley, J., Kvalsvig, A., Zhang, J., Murton, S., … Puloka, V., … Baker, M. G. (2020). Wearing one for the team: Views and attitudes to face covering in New Zealand/Aotearoa during COVID-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown. Journal of Primary Health Care, 12(3), 199-206. doi: 10.1071/HC20089

Journal - Research Article

Gray, L., Rushton, A., & Hobbs, M. (2020). “We only have the one”: Mapping the prevalence of people with high body mass to aid regional emergency management planning in Aotearoa New Zealand. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 51, 101859. doi: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2020.101859

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

Campbell, J., Hobbs, M., O'Hara, L., Ballantyne, A., Heywood, A., & Gray, L. (2021). Equity in vaccine trials for higher weight people? Protocol for a rapid review of inclusion and exclusion criteria for higher weight people in clinical trials for COVID-19. BMJ Open, 11(5), e050114. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-050114

Journal - Research Other

Gray, L., Rose, S. B., Stanley, J., Zhang, J., Tassell-Matamua, N., Puloka, V., Kvalsvig, A., … Murton, S. A., … Baker, M. G. (2021). Factors influencing individual ability to follow physical distancing recommendations in Aotearoa New Zealand during the COVID-19 pandemic: A population survey. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 51(Suppl. 1), S107-S126. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2021.1879179

Journal - Research Article

Misztal-Okońska, P., Goniewicz, K., Goniewicz, M., Ranse, J., Hertelendy, A. J., Gray, L., … Khorram-Manesh, A. (2021). Importance of immediate electronic-based feedback to enhance feedback for first-time CPR trainees. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 18, 3885. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18083885

Journal - Research Article

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