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Health Sciences profile

Dr Kimberly Cousins

PositionResearch Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Preventive and Social Medicine
QualificationsBA MPH DPH PhD
Research summaryAlcohol-related harm

Research

Kim is currently working with Kyp Kypri to identify modifiable environmental factors that influence hazardous drinking among tertiary students. This project involves an additional focus on Maori-specific factors, for which she is collaborating with Julia Wilson, a research assistant in Maori health, and is supervised by Jo Baxter.

Kim has an undergraduate degree in anthropology and a postgraduate degree in public health. She recently returned from Cambodia, where she was collecting data for her master's thesis in public health.

Publications

Cousins, K., Norris, P., Horsburgh, S., Smith, A., Keown, S., Samaranayaka, A., Marra, C., & Churchward, M. (2021). Impact of removing prescription charges on health outcomes: Protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 11, e049261. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-049261

Norris, P., Cousins, K., Churchward, M., Keown, S., Hudson, M., Isno, L., Pereira, L., Klavs, J., Tang, L. L., Roberti, H., & Smith, A. (2021). Recruiting people facing social disadvantage: The experience of the Free Meds study. International Journal for Equity in Health, 20(1), 149. doi: 10.1186/s12939-021-01483-6

Mallard, S. R., Clifford, K. A., Park, R., Trainee Intern Research Group, Cousins, K., Patton, A., Woodfield, J. C., & Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2021). Role for colorectal teams to support non-colorectal teams to improve clinical outcomes and adherence to ERAS guidelines for segmental colectomy: A cohort study. BMC Surgery, 21(1), 132. doi: 10.1186/s12893-021-01149-8

Cousins, K., Gauld, R., & Greatbanks, R. (2019). Understanding the diversity of alliance governance in OECD healthcare settings: A structured narrative review. Journal of Integrated Care, 28(2), 183-195. doi: 10.1108/JICA-07-2019-0033

Kypri, K., Maclennan, B., Cousins, K., & Connor, J. (2018). Hazardous drinking among students over a decade of university policy change: Controlled before-and-after evaluation. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 15(10), 2137. doi: 10.3390/ijerph15102137

Mallard, S. R., Clifford, K. A., Park, R., Trainee Intern Research Group, Cousins, K., Patton, A., Woodfield, J. C., & Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2021). Role for colorectal teams to support non-colorectal teams to improve clinical outcomes and adherence to ERAS guidelines for segmental colectomy: A cohort study. BMC Surgery, 21(1), 132. doi: 10.1186/s12893-021-01149-8

Journal - Research Article

Norris, P., Cousins, K., Churchward, M., Keown, S., Hudson, M., Isno, L., Pereira, L., Klavs, J., Tang, L. L., Roberti, H., & Smith, A. (2021). Recruiting people facing social disadvantage: The experience of the Free Meds study. International Journal for Equity in Health, 20(1), 149. doi: 10.1186/s12939-021-01483-6

Journal - Research Article

Kypri, K., Maclennan, B., Cousins, K., & Connor, J. (2018). Hazardous drinking among students over a decade of university policy change: Controlled before-and-after evaluation. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 15(10), 2137. doi: 10.3390/ijerph15102137

Journal - Research Article

Marsh, L., Cousins, K., Gray, A., Kypri, K., Connor, J. L., & Hoek, J. (2016). The association of smoking with drinking pattern may provide opportunities to reduce smoking among students. Kōtuitui, 11(1), 72-81. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2015.1128953

Journal - Research Article

Connor, J., Cousins, K., Samaranayaka, A., & Kypri, K. (2014). Situational and contextual factors that increase the risk of harm when students drink: Case-control and case-crossover investigation. Drug & Alcohol Review, 33(4), 401-411. doi: 10.1111/dar.12172

Journal - Research Article

Cousins, K., Connor, J. L., & Kypri, K. (2014). Effects of the Campus Watch intervention on alcohol consumption and related harm in a university population. Drug & Alcohol Dependence, 143, 120-126. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2014.07.015

Journal - Research Article

Connor, J., Psutka, R., Cousins, K., Gray, A., & Kypri, K. (2013). Risky drinking, risky sex: A national study of New Zealand university students. Alcoholism, 37(11), 1971-1978. doi: 10.1111/acer.12175

Journal - Research Article

Derrett, S., Cousins, K., & Gauld, R. (2013). A messy reality: An analysis of New Zealand's elective surgery scoring system via media sources, 2000-2006. International Journal of Health Planning & Management, 28(1), 48-62. doi: 10.1002/hpm.2127

Journal - Research Article

Psutka, R., Connor, J., Cousins, K., & Kypri, K. (2012). Sexual health, risks, and experiences of New Zealand university students: Findings from a national cross-sectional study. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1361). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

Connor, J. L., Kypri, K., Bell, M. L., & Cousins, K. (2011). Alcohol involvement in aggression between intimate partners in New Zealand: A national cross-sectional study. BMJ Open, 1, e000065. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2011-000065

Journal - Research Article

Connor, J. L., Kypri, K., Bell, M. L., & Cousins, K. (2011). Alcohol outlet density, levels of drinking and alcohol-related harm in New Zealand: A national study. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 65, 841-846. doi: 10.1136/jech.2009.104935

Journal - Research Article

Cousins, K., Connor, J. L., & Kypri, K. (2010). Reducing alcohol-related harm and social disorder in a university community: A framework for evaluation. Injury Prevention, 16(5), e1-e6. doi: 10.1136/ip.2010.027961

Journal - Research Article

Gulliver, P., Chalmers, D., & Cousins, K. (2009). Achieving compliance with pool fencing legislation in New Zealand: How much progress has been made in 10 years? International Journal of Injury Control & Safety Promotion, 16(3), 127-132. doi: 10.1080/17457300903024004

Journal - Research Article

Cousins, K., & Kypri, K. (2008). Alcohol advertising in the New Zealand university student press. Drug & Alcohol Review, 27(5), 566-569.

Journal - Research Article

Cousins, K., Norris, P., Horsburgh, S., Smith, A., Keown, S., Samaranayaka, A., Marra, C., & Churchward, M. (2021). Impact of removing prescription charges on health outcomes: Protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 11, e049261. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-049261

Journal - Research Other

Cousins, K., Gauld, R., & Greatbanks, R. (2019). Understanding the diversity of alliance governance in OECD healthcare settings: A structured narrative review. Journal of Integrated Care, 28(2), 183-195. doi: 10.1108/JICA-07-2019-0033

Journal - Research Other

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