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Otago Medical School staff profiles

Dr Mavis Duncanson

PositionSenior Research Fellow / Clinical Epidemiologist
DepartmentDepartment of Women's and Children's Health (Dunedin)
QualificationsMB ChB MPH PhD GCUT
Research summaryChildren’s health

Research

Mavis Duncanson is a public health physician with interest and experience in child population health. In her current position as clinical epidemiologist with the New Zealand Child and Youth Epidemiology Service (NZCYES) she contributes to the provision of up to date and accurate information of the health of children and young people to each district health board in New Zealand as well as to the Ministry of Health. In collaboration between NZCYES and other organisations. Mavis also contributes to the annual Child Poverty Monitor. She has worked previously in the Office of the Children’s Commissioner providing evidence-based policy advice on issues of health and well-being, and while living in Sydney contributed to analysis of data for the New South Wales Child Death Review and facilitated consultation on a child injury prevention strategy for New South Wales.

Publications

Duncanson, M. (2018). [Review of the book Children in crisis: Ethnographic studies in international contexts]. Children's Geographies, 16(2), 208-209. doi: 10.1080/14733285.2017.1284642

Laugesen, M., Duncanson, M., Fraser, T., McClellan, V., Linehan, B., & Shirley, R. (2003). Hand rolling cigarette papers as the reference point for regulating cigarette fire safety. Tobacco Control, 12, 406-410.

Duncanson, M., Chang, W. Y.-C., Frost, F. J., Muller, T. B., & Weinstein, P. (2003). Ubiquitous risk factor exposure and high prevalence of antibodies to Cryptosporidium parvum in two New Zealand communities. Applied Environmental Science & Public Health, 1(2), 111-117.

Duncanson, M., Woodward, A., & Reid, P. (2002). Socioeconomic deprivation and fatal unintentional domestic fire incidents in New Zealand 1993-1998. Fire Safety Journal, 37, 165-179.

Duncanson, M., Woodward, A., Langley, J. D., Clements, M., Harris, R. J., & Reid, P. (2000). Domestic fire injuries treated in New Zealand hospitals 1988-1995. New Zealand Medical Journal, 113, 245-247.

Journal - Research Article

Laugesen, M., Duncanson, M., Fraser, T., McClellan, V., Linehan, B., & Shirley, R. (2003). Hand rolling cigarette papers as the reference point for regulating cigarette fire safety. Tobacco Control, 12, 406-410.

Duncanson, M., Chang, W. Y.-C., Frost, F. J., Muller, T. B., & Weinstein, P. (2003). Ubiquitous risk factor exposure and high prevalence of antibodies to Cryptosporidium parvum in two New Zealand communities. Applied Environmental Science & Public Health, 1(2), 111-117.

Duncanson, M., Woodward, A., & Reid, P. (2002). Socioeconomic deprivation and fatal unintentional domestic fire incidents in New Zealand 1993-1998. Fire Safety Journal, 37, 165-179.

Duncanson, M., Woodward, A., Langley, J. D., Clements, M., Harris, R. J., & Reid, P. (2000). Domestic fire injuries treated in New Zealand hospitals 1988-1995. New Zealand Medical Journal, 113, 245-247.

Duncanson, M., Russell, N., Weinstein, P., Baker, M. G., Woodward, A., & Skelly, C. (2000). Rates of notified cryptosporidiosis and quality of drinking-water supplies in Aotearoa New Zealand. Water Research, 34(15), 3804-3812.

Duncanson, M., Woodward, A., Reid, P., & Langley, J. D. (2000). Unintentional house fire deaths in New Zealand 1991-1998. New Zealand Public Health Report, 7, 31-33.

Duncanson, M., Andersen, K. M., Gill, A., & Kypri, K. (1999). International smoke detector legistlation. Injury Prevention, 5, 254-255.

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Journal - Research Other

Duncanson, M. (2018). [Review of the book Children in crisis: Ethnographic studies in international contexts]. Children's Geographies, 16(2), 208-209. doi: 10.1080/14733285.2017.1284642

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