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Otago Medical School staff profiles

Mr Andrew Waa

PositionLecturer
DepartmentDepartment of Public Health (Wellington)
QualificationsBSocSc MPH
Research summaryMāori Health

Research

My work includes teaching Hauora Māori, conducting Māori Health research and conducting research with Māori communities. I am involved with tobacco research, health promotion, evaluation and interventional design and urban Māori wellbeing.

Publications

Stanley, J., Harris, R., Cormack, D., Waa, A., & Edwards, R. (2019). The impact of racism on the future health of adults: Protocol for a prospective cohort study. BMC Public Health, 19(1), 346. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-6664-x

Wilson, N., Petrović-van der Deen, F. S., Edwards, R., Waa, A., & Blakely, T. (2018). Modelling the number of quitters needed to achieve New Zealand's Smokefree 2025 goal for Māori and non-Māori. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1487), 30-37. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Waa, A., Ryks, J., Livesey, B., & Kilgour, J. (2017). Responding to challenges: Māori and urban development. In P. Howden-Chapman, L. Early & J. Ombler (Eds.), Cities in New Zealand: Preferences, patterns and possibilities. (pp. 15-28). Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts Aotearoa.

Waa, A. M., Pearson, A. L., & Ryks, J. L. (2017). Premature mortality resilience and wellbeing within urban Māori communities. Health & Place, 43, 49-56. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2016.11.010

Waa, A. M., Hoek, J., Edwards, R., & Maclaurin, J. (2017). Analysis of the logic and framing of a tobacco industry campaign opposing standardised packaging legislation in New Zealand. Tobacco Control, 26(6), 629-633. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2016-053146

Chapter in Book - Research

Waa, A., Ryks, J., Livesey, B., & Kilgour, J. (2017). Responding to challenges: Māori and urban development. In P. Howden-Chapman, L. Early & J. Ombler (Eds.), Cities in New Zealand: Preferences, patterns and possibilities. (pp. 15-28). Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts Aotearoa.

Waa, A. (2015). Health promotion evaluation and intervention design. In L. Signal & M. Ratima (Eds.), Promoting health in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 99-120). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

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Journal - Research Article

Wilson, N., Petrović-van der Deen, F. S., Edwards, R., Waa, A., & Blakely, T. (2018). Modelling the number of quitters needed to achieve New Zealand's Smokefree 2025 goal for Māori and non-Māori. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1487), 30-37. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Waa, A. M., Pearson, A. L., & Ryks, J. L. (2017). Premature mortality resilience and wellbeing within urban Māori communities. Health & Place, 43, 49-56. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2016.11.010

Waa, A. M., Hoek, J., Edwards, R., & Maclaurin, J. (2017). Analysis of the logic and framing of a tobacco industry campaign opposing standardised packaging legislation in New Zealand. Tobacco Control, 26(6), 629-633. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2016-053146

Ryks, J., Pearson, A. L., & Waa, A. (2016). Mapping urban Māori: A population-based study of Māori heterogeneity. New Zealand Geographer, 72(1), 28-40. doi: 10.1111/nzg.12113

Waa, A., Edwards, R., Newcombe, R., Zhang, J., Weerasekera, D., Peace, J., & McDuff, I. (2011). Parental behaviours, but not parental smoking, influence current smoking and smoking susceptibility among 14 and 15 year-old children. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 35(6), 530-536. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2011.00772.x

Edwards, R., Gifford, H., Waa, A., Glover, M., Thomson, G., & Wilson, N. (2009). Beneficial impacts of a national smokefree environments law on an indigenous population: A multifaceted evaluation. International Journal for Equity in Health, 8. doi: 10.1186/1475-9276-8-12

Edwards, R., Thomson, G., Wilson, N., Waa, A., Bullen, C., O'Dea, D., Gifford, H., … Woodward, A. (2008). After the smoke has cleared: Evaluation of the impact of a new national smoke-free law in New Zealand. Tobacco Control, 17(1), e2. doi: 10.1136/tc.2007.020347

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Journal - Research Other

Stanley, J., Harris, R., Cormack, D., Waa, A., & Edwards, R. (2019). The impact of racism on the future health of adults: Protocol for a prospective cohort study. BMC Public Health, 19(1), 346. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-6664-x

Edwards, R., Sim, D., Ball, J., Hoek, J., Beaglehole, R., & Waa, A. (2017). Surveys show exposure to smoking in cars among Year 10 children is not decreasing: Time for the Government to act. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1458), 56-58. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Edwards, R., Waa, A., & Hoek, J. (2017). Nieuw-Zeeland rookvrij in 2025: Eindspel tegen tabak. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, 161(12), D1274. [Review].

Ball, J., Edwards, R., Waa, A., Bradbrook, S. K., Gifford, H., Cunningham, C., Hoek, J., Blakely, T., Wilson, N., Thomson, G., & Taylor, S. (2016). Is the NZ Government responding adequately to the Māori Affairs Select Committee's 2010 recommendations on tobacco control? A brief review. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1428), 93-97. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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