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Anaru_Waa_profileResearch Associate Professor

Contact details

Tel + 64 4 918 5418
Fax +64 4 389 5319

Research interests and activities

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.


Ball, J., Hoek, J., Waa, A., Nip, J., Stanley, J., & Edwards, R. (2023). Young New Zealanders want a tobacco-free future: New research. The Briefing, (6 December). Retrieved from

Hoek, J., Edwards, R., Ball, J., Wilson, N., Kerr, J., Graham-DeMello, A., Ozarka, E., … Baker, M., McCool, J., & Waa, A. (2023). The smokefree legislation is evidence-based, removing it is not. The Briefing, (30 November). Retrieved from

Hoek, J., Edwards, R., Graham-DeMello, A., Waa, A., & Teddy, L. (2023). New proposals to limit youth vaping from Labour: Do they go far enough? The Briefing, (23 August). Retrieved from

Ball, J., Zhang, J., Stanley, J., Waa, A., Crengle, S., & Edwards, R. (2023). Addressing intergenerational inequity in tobacco-harm: What helps children of smokers to remain non-smokers? Nicotine & Tobacco Research, ntad148. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntad148

Hoek, J., Rowse, B., Witt, M., Waa, A., & Edwards, R. (2023). The rise and rise of specialist vape stores: Time for the Government to act. The Briefing, (25 July). Retrieved from

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