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Louise Thornley

PositionResearch Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Public Health (Wellington)
QualificationsMaster of Arts (Applied) in Social Work, Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health
Research summaryTobacco research

Research

Louise is a Research Fellow at the University of Otago in Wellington. She is currently managing a project to review the status of, and possible policies to achieve, the Smokefree 2025 goal. This work will inform the collaborative development of an action plan to achieve a Smokefree Aotearoa by 2025. Louise’s last tobacco control project took place in the tropics. In 2015 she lived and worked on a small atoll in Tokelau, as a VSA volunteer. She worked with the Department of Health to consult with atoll communities and leaders on the topic of smoking, and helped draft a policy for tobacco control. In her spare time she had a go at performing traditional Tokelauan dancing.

Publications

Chisholm, E., Keall, M., Bennett, J., Marshall, A., Telfar-Barnard, L., Thornley, L., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2019). Why don't owners improve their homes? Results from a survey following a housing warrant-of-fitness assessment for health and safety. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12895

Bateman, J., Robertson, L., Marsh, L., Thornley, L., & Hoek, J. (2019). New Zealand tobacco retailers' understandings of and attitudes towards selling Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems: A qualitative exploration. Tobacco Control. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2019-055173

Thornley, L., Ball, J., Signal, L., Lawson-Te Aho, K., & Rawson, E. (2015). Building community resilience: Learning from the Canterbury earthquakes. Kōtuitui, 10(1), 23-35. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2014.934846

Thornley, L., Signal, L., & Thomson, G. (2010). Does industry regulation of food advertising protect child rights? Critical Public Health, 20(1), 25-33. doi: 10.1080/09581590802566461

Journal - Research Article

Chisholm, E., Keall, M., Bennett, J., Marshall, A., Telfar-Barnard, L., Thornley, L., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2019). Why don't owners improve their homes? Results from a survey following a housing warrant-of-fitness assessment for health and safety. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12895

Bateman, J., Robertson, L., Marsh, L., Thornley, L., & Hoek, J. (2019). New Zealand tobacco retailers' understandings of and attitudes towards selling Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems: A qualitative exploration. Tobacco Control. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2019-055173

Thornley, L., Ball, J., Signal, L., Lawson-Te Aho, K., & Rawson, E. (2015). Building community resilience: Learning from the Canterbury earthquakes. Kōtuitui, 10(1), 23-35. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2014.934846

Thornley, L., Signal, L., & Thomson, G. (2010). Does industry regulation of food advertising protect child rights? Critical Public Health, 20(1), 25-33. doi: 10.1080/09581590802566461

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