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Cancer Society Social and Behavioural Research Unit staff profile

Associate Professor Tony Reeder

PositionResearch Associate Professor
DepartmentDepartment of Preventive and Social Medicine
QualificationsBA(Hons) PhD(Otago)
Research summarySkin cancer prevention; health promotion and cancer prevention

Research

Former Director and now Co-Principal Investigator for skin cancer primary intervention and ultraviolet radiation exposure studies.

Advisor for cancer perceptions studies and other cancer-related research projects.

Publications

Sandhu, P. K., Elder, R., Patel, M., Saraiya, M., Holman, D. M., Perna, F., … Reeder, A., … McNoe, B., … and the Community Preventive Services Task Force. (2016). Community-wide interventions to prevent skin cancer: Two community guide systematic reviews. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 51(4), 531-539. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2016.03.020

Reeder, A. I., Gray, A. R., Liley, J. B., Scragg, R. K. R., McKenzie, R. L., & Stewart, A. W. (2016). Factors associated with photoprotection by body clothing coverage, particularly in non-summer months, among a New Zealand community sample. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences, 15, 389-397. doi: 10.1039/c5pp00431d

Scragg, R. K. R., Stewart, A. W., McKenzie, R. L., Reeder, A. I., Liley, J. B., & Allen, M. W. (2017). Sun exposure and 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 levels in a community sample: Quantifying the association with electronic dosimeters. Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology, 27, 471-477. doi: 10.1038/jes.2016.51

Reeder, A. I., McNoe, B. M., & Iosua, E. E. (2016). Sun protection practices in New Zealand secondary schools: A 2014 baseline study. Preventive Medicine Reports, 3, 257-263. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2016.03.001

Reeder, A. I., Iosua, E., Gray, A. R., & Hammond, V. A. (2014). Validity and reliability of the Munsell soil color charts for assessing human skin color. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, 23(10), 2041-2047. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.epi-14-0269

Journal - Research Article

Gage, R., O'Toole, C., Robinson, A., Reeder, A., Signal, L., & Mackay, C. (2018). Wellington playgrounds uncovered: An examination of solar ultraviolet radiation and shade protection in New Zealand. Photochemistry & Photobiology, 94(2), 357-361. doi: 10.1111/php.12855

Gage, R., Wilson, N., Signal, L., Barr, M., Reeder, A., & Thomson, G. (2018). Using Google Earth to assess shade for sun protection in urban recreation spaces: Methods and results. Journal of Health Communication. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10900-018-0522-0

Richards, R., McNoe, B., Iosua, E., Reeder, A., Egan, R., Marsh, L., Robertson, L., Maclennan, B., Dawson, A., Quigg, R., & Petersen, A.-C. (2018). Cancer information seeking among adult New Zealanders: A national cross-sectional study. Journal of Cancer Education, 33(3), 610-614. doi: 10.1007/s13187-016-1136-9

Gage, R., Leung, W., Stanley, J., Reeder, A., Mackay, C., Smith, M., Barr, M., Chambers, T., & Signal, L. (2018). Sun protection among New Zealand primary school children. Health Education & Behavior, 45(5), 800-807. doi: 10.1177/1090198117741943

Richards, R., McNoe, B., Iosua, E., Reeder, A. I., Egan, R., Marsh, L., Robertson, L., Maclennan, B., Latu, A. T. F., Quigg, R., & Petersen, A.-C. (2017). Cancer mortality, early detection and treatment among adult New Zealanders: Changes in perceptions between 2001 and 2014/5. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 18(12), 3401-3406. doi: 10.22034/APJCP.2017.18.12.3401

Wright, C. Y., Albers, P. N., Reeder, A. I., & Mathee, A. (2017). Sunbeds and skin cancer risk: Quantifying a baseline estimate of sunbed facilities in South Africa prior to implementation of sunbed regulations. Pan African Medical Journal, 26, 188. doi: 10.11604/pamj.2017.26.188.10176

McLeod, G. F. H., Reeder, A. I., Gray, A. R., & McGee, R. (2017). Unintended sunburn: A potential target for sun protection messages. Journal of Skin Cancer, 2017, 6902942. doi: 10.1155/2017/6902942

Gage, R., Leung, W., Stanley, J., Reeder, A., Mackay, C., Chambers, T., Smith, M., Barr, M., & Signal, L. (2017). Studying third-parties and environments: New Zealand sun-safety research. Health Promotion International. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/heapro/dax094

Richards, R., McNoe, B., Iosua, E., Reeder, A. I., Egan, R., Marsh, L., Robertson, L., Maclennan, B., Dawson, A., Quigg, R., & Petersen, A.-C. (2017). Changes in awareness of cancer risk factors among adult New Zealanders (CAANZ): 2001 to 2015. Health Education Research, 32(2), 153-162. doi: 10.1093/her/cyx036

Gage, R., Leung, W., Stanley, J., Reeder, A., Barr, M., Chambers, T., Smith, M., & Signal, L. (2017). Clothing protection from ultraviolet radiation: A new method for assessment. Photochemistry & Photobiology, 93(6), 1513-1518. doi: 10.1111/php.12803

Scragg, R. K. R., Stewart, A. W., McKenzie, R. L., Reeder, A. I., Liley, J. B., & Allen, M. W. (2017). Sun exposure and 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 levels in a community sample: Quantifying the association with electronic dosimeters. Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology, 27, 471-477. doi: 10.1038/jes.2016.51

Richards, R., McNoe, B., Iosua, E., Reeder, A., Egan, R., Marsh, L., Robertson, L., Maclennan, B., Dawson, A., Quigg, R., & Petersen, A.-C. (2017). Cancer Awareness in Aotearoa New Zealand (CAANZ), 2001 and 2015: Study protocols. Journal of Cancer Education, 32(4), 745-748. doi: 10.1007/s13187-016-1050-1

Richards, R., McNoe, B., Iosua, E., Reeder, A. I., Egan, R., Marsh, L., Robertson, L., Maclennan, B., Latu, A. T. F., Quigg, R., & Petersen, A.-C. (2017). Knowledge of evidence-based cancer risk factors remains low among New Zealand adults: Findings from two cross-sectional studies, 2001 and 2015. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 18(11), 2931-2936. doi: 10.22034/apjcp.2017.18.11.2931

Wright, C. Y., Reeder, A. I., & Albers, P. N. (2016). Knowledge and practice of sun protection in schools in South Africa where no national sun protection programme exists. Health Education Research, 31(2), 247-259. doi: 10.1093/her/cyw005

Reeder, A. I., McNoe, B. M., & Iosua, E. E. (2016). Sun protection practices in New Zealand secondary schools: A 2014 baseline study. Preventive Medicine Reports, 3, 257-263. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2016.03.001

Reeder, A. I., Gray, A. R., Liley, J. B., Scragg, R. K. R., McKenzie, R. L., & Stewart, A. W. (2016). Factors associated with photoprotection by body clothing coverage, particularly in non-summer months, among a New Zealand community sample. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences, 15, 389-397. doi: 10.1039/c5pp00431d

Wright, C. Y., Wilkes, M., du Plessis, J. L., Reeder, A. I., & Albers, P. N. (2016). In multiple situational light settings, visual observation for skin colour assessment is comparable with colorimeter measurement. Skin Research & Technology, 22(3), 305-310. doi: 10.1111/srt.12261

Sandhu, P. K., Elder, R., Patel, M., Saraiya, M., Holman, D. M., Perna, F., … Reeder, A., … McNoe, B., … and the Community Preventive Services Task Force. (2016). Community-wide interventions to prevent skin cancer: Two community guide systematic reviews. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 51(4), 531-539. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2016.03.020

McNoe, B. M., & Reeder, A. I. (2016). ‘Out of the frying pan, but not into the fire’: Quantifying commercial cosmetic tanning services in New Zealand to inform endgame regulation. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1446), 84-88. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

McLeod, G. F. H., Reeder, A. I., Gray, A. R., & McGee, R. (2016). Predictors of sunburn among a NZ urban population in a cross-sectional survey series (1999 to 2006). Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 40(3), 290-291. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12526

Quigg, R., Gray, A., Reeder, A. I., Holt, A., & Waters, D. L. (2015). Development of a 15-item scale to measure parental perceptions of their neighborhood. Health Education & Behavior, 42(1), 100-108. doi: 10.1177/1090198114540460

Reeder, A. I., McLeod, G. F. H., Gray, A. R., & McGee, R. (2014). Sun-tanning perceptions of a New Zealand urban population (1994-2005/6). Journal of Skin Cancer, 2014, 135473. doi: 10.1155/2014/135473

Reeder, A. I., Iosua, E., Gray, A. R., & Hammond, V. A. (2014). Validity and reliability of the Munsell soil color charts for assessing human skin color. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, 23(10), 2041-2047. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.epi-14-0269

Reeder, A. I., Gray, A., & McCool, J. P. (2013). Occupational sun protection: Workplace culture, equipment provision and outdoor workers' characteristics. Journal of Occupational Health, 55(2), 84-97.

McKenzie, R., Liley, B., Johnston, P., Scragg, R., Stewart, A., Reeder, A. I., & Allen, M. W. (2013). Small doses from artificial UV sources elucidate the photo-production of vitamin D. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences, 12(9), 1726-1737. doi: 10.1039/c3pp50041a

Reeder, A. I., Jopson, J. A., & Gray, A. R. (2013). Vitamin D insufficiency and deficiency: New Zealand general practitoners' perceptions of risk factors and clinical management. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1376). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

McLeod, G. F. H., Reeder, A. I., Gray, A. R., & McGee, R. (2013). Summer weekend sun exposure and sunburn among a New Zealand urban population, 1994–2006. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1381). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Dawson, A., Richards, R., Collins, C., Reeder, A. I., & Gray, A. (2013). Edible gardens in early childhood education settings in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 24(3), 214-218. doi: 10.1071/he13066

Reeder, A. I., Jopson, J. A., & Gray, A. R. (2012). “Prescribing sunshine”: A national, cross-sectional survey of 1,089 New Zealand general practitioners regarding their sun exposure and vitamin D perceptions, and advice provided to patients. BMC Family Practice, 13, 85. doi: 10.1186/1471-2296-13-85

Reeder, A. I., Jopson, J. A., & Gray, A. (2012). Sun protection policies and practices in New Zealand primary schools. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1349). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Dobbinson, S., Wakefield, M., Hill, D., Girgis, A., Aitken, J. F., Beckmann, K., Reeder, A. I., … Bowles, K.-A. (2012). Children's sun exposure and sun protection: Prevalence in Australia and related parental factors. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 66(6), 938-947. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2011.06.015

Quigg, R., Reeder, A. I., Gray, A., Holt, A., & Waters, D. (2012). The effectiveness of a community playground intervention. Journal of Urban Health, 89(1), 171-184. doi: 10.1007/s11524-011-9622-1

McKenzie, R., Scragg, R., Liley, B., Johnston, P., Wishart, J., & Reeder, A. (2012). Sunburn versus vitamin D induced by UV from solaria and sunlight in New Zealand. Weather & Climate, 32(1), 51-65.

Thompson, L., Reeder, T., & Abel, G. (2012). 'I can't get my husband to go and have a colonoscopy': Gender and screening for colorectal cancer. Health, 16(3), 235-249. doi: 10.1177/1363459311403948

Reeder, A. I., Jopson, J. A., & Gray, A. (2012). Primary school sun protection policies and practices 4 years after baseline: A follow-up study. Health Education Research, 27(5), 844-856. doi: 10.1093/her/cys092

Nessvi, S., Johansson, L., Jopson, J., Stewart, A., Reeder, A., McKenzie, R., & Scragg, R. K. (2011). Association of 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 levels in adult New Zealanders with ethnicity, skin colour and self-reported skin sensitivity to sun exposure. Photochemistry & Photobiology, 87(5), 1173-1178. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-1097.2011.00956.x

Bocock, C., Reeder, A. I., Perez, D., & Trevena, J. (2011). Beliefs of New Zealand doctors about integrative medicine for cancer treatment. Integrative Cancer Therapies, 10(3), 280-288. doi: 10.1177/1534735411403476

Reeder, A. I. (2011). ″It's a small price to pay for life″: Faecal occult blood test (FOBT) screening for colorectal cancer, perceived barriers and facilitators. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1331). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/124-1331/4585/content.pdf

Richards, R., Murdoch, L., Reeder, A. I., & Amun, Q.-t.-a. (2011). Political activity for physical activity: Health advocacy for active transport. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity, 8, 52. doi: 10.1186/1479-5868-8-52

Guo, H., Reeder, A. I., McGee, R., & Darling, H. (2011). Adolescents' leisure activities, parental monitoring and cigarette smoking: A cross-sectional study. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, & Policy, 6, 12. doi: 10.1186/1747-597x-6-12

Reeder, A. I., Hammond, V. A., & Gray, A. R. (2010). Questionnaire items to assess skin color and erythemal sensitivity: Reliability, validity, and ″the dark shift″. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, 19(5), 1167-1173. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-09-1300

Quigg, R., Gray, A., Reeder, A. I., Holt, A., & Waters, D. L. (2010). Using accelerometers and GPS units to identify the proportion of daily physical activity located in parks with playgrounds in New Zealand children. Preventive Medicine, 50, 235-240. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2010.02.002

Richards, R., Murdoch, L., Reeder, A. I., & Rosenby, M. (2010). Advocacy for active transport: Advocate and city council perspectives. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity, 7. doi: 10.1186/1479-5868-7-5

Hammond, V., Reeder, A. I., & Gray, A. (2009). Patterns of real-time occupational ultraviolet radiation exposure among a sample of outdoor workers in New Zealand. Public Health, 123(2), 182-187. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2008.12.007

Reeder, A. I., Jopson, J. A., & Gray, A. (2009). Baseline survey of sun protection policies and practices in primary school settings in New Zealand. Health Education Research, 24(5), 778-787. doi: 10.1093/her/cyp013

McCool, J. P., Reeder, A. I., Robinson, E. M., Petrie, K. J., & Gorman, D. F. (2009). Outdoor workers' perceptions of the risks of excess sun-exposure. Journal of Occupational Health, 51(5), 404-411.

Richards, R., Poulton, R., Reeder, A. I., & Williams, S. (2009). Childhood and contemporaneous correlates of adolescent leisure time physical inactivity: A longitudinal study. Journal of Adolescent Health, 44(3), 260-267. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2008.08.005

Mainvil, L. A., Lawson, R., Horwath, C. C., McKenzie, J. E., & Reeder, A. I. (2009). Validated scales to assess adult self-efficacy to eat fruits and vegetables. American Journal of Health Promotion, 23(3), 210-217.

Jopson, J. A., & Reeder, A. I. (2008). An audit of Yellow Pages telephone directory listings of indoor tanning facilities and services in New Zealand, 1992-2006. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 32(4), 372-377. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2008.00258.x

Hammond, V., Reeder, A. I., Gray, A. R., & Bell, M. L. (2008). Are workers or their workplaces the key to occupational sun protection? Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 19(2), 97-101.

Wright, C., Reeder, A. I., Gray, A., & Cox, B. (2008). Child sun protection: Sun-related attitudes mediate the association between children's knowledge and behaviours. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 44(12), 692-698. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2008.01408.x

Waldie, K. E., McGee, R., Reeder, A. I., & Poulton, R. (2008). Associations between frequent headaches, persistent smoking, and attempts to quit. Headache, 48(4), 545-552. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2007.01037.x

Wright, C. Y., Reeder, A. I., Bodeker, G. E., Gray, A., & Cox, B. (2007). Solar UVR exposure, concurrent activities and sun-protective practices among primary schoolchildren. Photochemistry & Photobiology, 83(3), 749-758.

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Journal - Research Other

McNoe, B. M., Reeder, A. I., & de Lange, M. P. (2018). SunSmart schools: a New Zealand skin cancer primary prevention intervention blueprint for primary school settings. British Journal of Dermatology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/bjd.16670

McNoe, B. M., & Reeder, A. I. (2016). Adolescent sun protection at secondary school athletic sporting events: A misnomer [Brief report]. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 40(4), 313-315. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12512

Wilkes, M., Wright, C. Y., du Plessis, J. L., & Reeder, A. (2015). Fitzpatrick skin type, individual typology angle, and melanin index in an African population: Steps toward universally applicable skin photosensitivity assessments. JAMA Dermatology, 151(8), 902-903. doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2015.0351

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