Accessibility Skip to Global Navigation Skip to Local Navigation Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Site Map Menu

Health Sciences profile

Dr Rose Richards

PositionDirector of the Centre for Pacific Health, and Associate Dean (Pacific), Dunedin School of Medicine
QualificationsBSc PGDipSci MSc PhD
Research summaryPacific health, sleep and wellbeing

Research

Dr Richards is Associate Dean (Pacific) for the Dunedin School of Medicine, Director of the Centre for Pacific Health in Va’a o Tautai, Division of Health Sciences, and convenor for the new Pacific and Global Health major in the Bachelor of Health Sciences.

There are numerous health challenges currently facing Pacific populations. Growing a health workforce which is able to work effectively with Pacific families is an important part of responding to these challenges. It is an exciting time to be involved in Pacific Health Research, with a steadily building population of talented and committed Pacific Researchers, a growing collection of models and methodologies that allow Pacific experiences to be accurately and respectfully captured and a multitude of community strengths on which to base interventions to improve health and wellbeing.

Rose’s background is in behavioural psychology and public health and she collaborates on research across a number of areas. She is currently Principal Investigator on a HRC Pacific Project about sleep health among Pacific families and part of the Big Data team of the Better Start National Science Challenge. As former co-Director of the Cancer Society and Behavioral Research Unit she has published across a variety of cancer prevention areas, including physical activity, nutrition, tobacco control and supportive care.

Publications

Robertson, L., Blank, M.-L., Hoek, J., Richards, R., Ling, P., & Popova, L. (2018). Dual use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and smoked tobacco: A qualitative analysis. Tobacco Control. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2017-054070

Dekker, D., Kokaua, J., Oben, G., Simpson, J., & Richards, R. (2018). Are there differences within pre-school aged Pacific peoples’ hospital presentations with preventable conditions? Pacific Health Dialog, 21(1), 27-36. doi: 10.26635/phd.2018.904

Robinson, C., Cutfield, N., Mottershead, J., Sharples, K., Richards, R., Kingan, J., … Zhang, Z. (2018). Media reporting of health interventions in New Zealand: A retrospective analysis. Internal Medicine Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/imj.13936

Vaipuna, T. F. W., Williams, S. M., Farmer, V. L., Meredith-Jones, K. A., Richards, R., Galland, B. C., Te Morenga, L., & Taylor, R. W. (2017). Sleep patterns in children differ by ethnicity: Cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses using actigraphy. Sleep Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.sleh.2017.10.012

Richards, R., McNoe, B., Iosua, E., Reeder, A., Egan, R., Marsh, L., Robertson, L., Maclennan, B., Dawson, A., Quigg, R., & Petersen, A.-C. (2017). Cancer Awareness in Aotearoa New Zealand (CAANZ), 2001 and 2015: Study protocols. Journal of Cancer Education, 32(4), 745-748. doi: 10.1007/s13187-016-1050-1

Journal - Research Article

Dekker, D., Kokaua, J., Oben, G., Simpson, J., & Richards, R. (2018). Are there differences within pre-school aged Pacific peoples’ hospital presentations with preventable conditions? Pacific Health Dialog, 21(1), 27-36. doi: 10.26635/phd.2018.904

Robinson, C., Cutfield, N., Mottershead, J., Sharples, K., Richards, R., Kingan, J., … Zhang, Z. (2018). Media reporting of health interventions in New Zealand: A retrospective analysis. Internal Medicine Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/imj.13936

Robertson, L., Blank, M.-L., Hoek, J., Richards, R., Ling, P., & Popova, L. (2018). Dual use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and smoked tobacco: A qualitative analysis. Tobacco Control. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2017-054070

Vaipuna, T. F. W., Williams, S. M., Farmer, V. L., Meredith-Jones, K. A., Richards, R., Galland, B. C., Te Morenga, L., & Taylor, R. W. (2017). Sleep patterns in children differ by ethnicity: Cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses using actigraphy. Sleep Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.sleh.2017.10.012

Richards, R., McNoe, B., Iosua, E., Reeder, A. I., Egan, R., Marsh, L., Robertson, L., Maclennan, B., Latu, A. T. F., Quigg, R., & Petersen, A.-C. (2017). Cancer mortality, early detection and treatment among adult New Zealanders: Changes in perceptions between 2001 and 2014/5. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 18(12), 3401-3406. doi: 10.22034/APJCP.2017.18.12.3401

Richards, R., McNoe, B., Iosua, E., Reeder, A. I., Egan, R., Marsh, L., Robertson, L., MacLennan, B., Dawson, A., Quigg, R., & Petersen, A.-C. (2017). Changes in awareness of cancer risk factors among adult New Zealanders (CAANZ): 2001 to 2015. Health Education Research, 32(2), 153-162. doi: 10.1093/her/cyx036

Cameron, C., Iosua, E., Parry, M., Richards, R., & Jaye, C. (2017). More than just numbers: Challenges for professional statisticians. Statistics Education Research Journal, 16(2), 362-375. Retrieved from http://iase-web.org/Publications.php?p=SERJ

Sopoaga, F., Kokaua, J., van der Meer, J., Lameta-Huro, M., Zaharic, T., Richards, R., & Inder, M. (2017). Evaluating the effectiveness of a programme for improving the participation and academic success of an underrepresented minority group in New Zealand. Evaluation & Program Planning, 65, 20-29. doi: 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2017.06.002

Richards, R., McNoe, B., Iosua, E., Reeder, A. I., Egan, R., Marsh, L., Robertson, L., Maclennan, B., Latu, A. T. F., Quigg, R., & Petersen, A.-C. (2017). Knowledge of evidence-based cancer risk factors remains low among New Zealand adults: Findings from two cross-sectional studies, 2001 and 2015. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 18(11), 2931-2936. doi: 10.22034/apjcp.2017.18.11.2931

Richards, R., McNoe, B., Iosua, E., Reeder, A., Egan, R., Marsh, L., Robertson, L., Maclennan, B., Dawson, A., Quigg, R., & Petersen, A.-C. (2017). Cancer Awareness in Aotearoa New Zealand (CAANZ), 2001 and 2015: Study protocols. Journal of Cancer Education, 32(4), 745-748. doi: 10.1007/s13187-016-1050-1

Richards, R., McNoe, B., Iosua, E., Reeder, A., Egan, R., Marsh, L., Robertson, L., Maclennan, B., Dawson, A., Quigg, R., & Petersen, A.-C. (2016). Cancer information seeking among adult New Zealanders: A national cross-sectional study. Journal of Cancer Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s13187-016-1136-9

Collins, C., Richards, R., Reeder, A. I., & Gray, A. R. (2015). Food for thought: Edible gardens in New Zealand primary and secondary schools. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 26, 70-73. doi: 10.1071/HE14082

Clark, E. M., Quigg, R., Wong, J. E., Richards, R., Black, K. E., & Skidmore, P. M. L. (2014). Is the food environment surrounding schools associated with the diet quality of adolescents in Otago, New Zealand? Health & Place, 30, 78-85. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2014.08.008

Robertson, L., Richards, R., Egan, R., & Szymlek-Gay, E. A. (2013). Promotion and support of physical activity among cancer survivors: A service provider perspective. Psycho-Oncology, 22(2), 441-446. doi: 10.1002/pon.3032

Egan, R., McKechnie, R., Jopson, J., Herbison, P., & Richards, R. (2013). Perspectives on psychosocial and spiritual cancer support services in New Zealand. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 31(6), 659-674. doi: 10.1080/07347332.2013.835017

Dawson, A., Richards, R., Collins, C., Reeder, A. I., & Gray, A. (2013). Edible gardens in early childhood education settings in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 24(3), 214-218. doi: 10.1071/he13066

Szymlek-Gay, E. A., Richards, R., & Egan, R. (2011). Physical activity among cancer survivors: A literature review. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1337). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/124-1337/4746/content.pdf

Richards, R., Murdoch, L., Reeder, A. I., & Amun, Q.-t.-a. (2011). Political activity for physical activity: Health advocacy for active transport. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity, 8, 52. doi: 10.1186/1479-5868-8-52

Richards, R., McGee, R., Williams, S. M., Welch, D., & Hancox, R. J. (2010). Adolescent screen time and attachment to parents and peers. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 164(3), 258-262. doi: 10.1001/archpediatrics.2009.280

Richards, R., Murdoch, L., Reeder, A. I., & Rosenby, M. (2010). Advocacy for active transport: Advocate and city council perspectives. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity, 7. doi: 10.1186/1479-5868-7-5

Richards, R., Poulton, R., Reeder, A. I., & Williams, S. (2009). Childhood and contemporaneous correlates of adolescent leisure time physical inactivity: A longitudinal study. Journal of Adolescent Health, 44(3), 260-267. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2008.08.005

Richards, R., Williams, S., Poulton, R., & Reeder, A. I. (2007). Tracking club sport participation from childhood to early adulthood. Research Quarterly for Exercise & Sport, 78(5), 413-419.

Richards, R., Darling, H., & Reeder, A. I. (2005). Sponsorship and fund-raising in New Zealand schools: Implications for health. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 29(4), 331-336.

Richards, R., McGee, R., & Knight, R. G. (2001). Sun protection practices, knowledge and attitudes to tans among New Zealand adolescents, 1991-1997. New Zealand Medical Journal, 114(1132), 229-231.

Richards, R., McGee, R. O., & Knight, R. G. (2001). Sunburn and sun protection among New Zealand adolescents over a summer weekend. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 25(4), 352-354.

^ Top of page

Journal - Research Other

Darling, H., & Richards, R. (2008). Kids on bikes: A community intervention [Letter to the editor]. Preventive Medicine, 46(1), 82. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2007.07.033

More publications...