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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

Strickett, E., Robertson, L., Waa, A., Blank, M.-L., Erick, S., & Hoek, J. (2020). A qualitative analysis of Māori and Pacific people's experiences of using electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). Nicotine & Tobacco Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntaa087

Edwards, R., Stanley, J., Waa, A. M., White, M., Kaai, S. C., Ouimet, J., … Fong, G. T. (2020). Patterns of use of vaping products among smokers: Findings from the 2016–2018 International Tobacco Control (ITC) New Zealand Surveys. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 17(18), 1-15. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17186629

Waa, A., Maddox, R., & Henderson, P. N. (2020). Big tobacco using Trojan horse tactics to exploit Indigenous peoples. Tobacco Control. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2020-055766

Coulson, G., Moore, J., Waa, A., Kearns, R., Witten, K., Batstone, C., … Howden-Chapman, P. (2020). Toward a framework for resilience assessments: Working across cultures, disciplines, and scales in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Cities, 2, 11. doi: 10.3389/frsc.2020.00011

Hoek, J., Edwards, R., Thomson, G. W., Waa, A., & Wilson, N. (2020). Tobacco excise taxes: A health and social justice measure? Tobacco Control. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2020-055735

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

Strickett, E., Robertson, L., Waa, A., Blank, M.-L., Erick, S., & Hoek, J. (2020). A qualitative analysis of Māori and Pacific people's experiences of using electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). Nicotine & Tobacco Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntaa087

Coulson, G., Moore, J., Waa, A., Kearns, R., Witten, K., Batstone, C., … Howden-Chapman, P. (2020). Toward a framework for resilience assessments: Working across cultures, disciplines, and scales in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Cities, 2, 11. doi: 10.3389/frsc.2020.00011

Waa, A., Maddox, R., & Henderson, P. N. (2020). Big tobacco using Trojan horse tactics to exploit Indigenous peoples. Tobacco Control. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2020-055766

Edwards, R., Stanley, J., Waa, A. M., White, M., Kaai, S. C., Ouimet, J., … Fong, G. T. (2020). Patterns of use of vaping products among smokers: Findings from the 2016–2018 International Tobacco Control (ITC) New Zealand Surveys. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 17(18), 1-15. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17186629

McKiernan, A., Stanley, J., Waa, A. M., Kaai, S. C., Quah, A. C. K., Fong, G. T., & Edwards, R. (2019). Beliefs among adult smokers and quitters about nicotine and de-nicotinized cigarettes in the 2016-17 ITC New Zealand Survey. Tobacco Regulatory Science, 5(5), 400-409. doi: 10.18001/TRS.5.5.1

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

Hoek, J., Edwards, R., Thomson, G. W., Waa, A., & Wilson, N. (2020). Tobacco excise taxes: A health and social justice measure? Tobacco Control. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2020-055735

White, M., Edwards, R., Stanley, J., Hoek, J., Waa, A. M., Ouimet, J., … Fong, G. T. (2020). Reasons for stopping e-cigarette use among smokers: Findings from the 2018 ITC New Zealand Survey. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1523), 117-121. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Edwards, R., Hoek, J., & Waa, A. (2020). E-cigarettes, vaping and a Smokefree Aotearoa: Where to next? New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1517), 14-17. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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

Waa, A., Robson, B., Gifford, H., Smylie, J., Reading, J., Henderson, J. A., … Hāpai Te Hauora Māori Public Health. (2019). Foundation for a Smoke-Free World and healthy Indigenous futures: An oxymoron? Tobacco Control, 29, 237-240. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2018-054792

Maddox, R., Waa, A., Lee, K., Henderson, P. N., Blais, G., Reading, J., & Lovett, R. (2019). Commercial tobacco and indigenous peoples: A stock take on Framework Convention on Tobacco Control progress. Tobacco Control, 28, 574-581. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2018-054508

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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