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Otago Medical School staff profiles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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