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BA (Hons), LLB, LLM (1st class)Senior Lecturer

Contact Details

Tel: +64 4 385 5541 ext 4833
Fax: +64 4 389 5319

Research Interests and Activities

Louise has worked in the health sector for most of her working life (in particular at the Ministry of Health) with a focus on public health as well as mental health. She has been a senior lecturer at the University of Otago, Wellington, since 2009. She has a Masters in law, specialising in international law. Interests include public policy, public health, law, international/global health, and public health ethics. In public health Louise has focused primarily on the law and ethics of communicable disease, pandemic and emergency issues; in addition to noncommunicable disease challenges arising from tobacco and alcohol, all of which have international and globalised dimensions.

Since 2018, Louise has also undertaken work on the implications of tax law for health and equity.

During 2020–2021 she undertook research on the legal frameworks for addressing COVID-19, resulting in a book published by Thomson Reuters in December 2021, Covid and the law in Aotearoa New Zealand.

CV for Louise Delany (DOCX)


Delany, L. (2023). Tax policy reform: Equity, fairness, and health. The Briefing, (7 March). Retrieved from Journal - Research Other

Delany, L. (2021, September). In May 2022 the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020 expires: What then? Public Health Expert blog. Retrieved from Other Research Output

Wilson, N., Delany, L., & Thomson, G. W. (2020). Smokefree laws and hospitality settings: An example from New Zealand of a deficient approach [Research letter]. Tobacco Control, 29, 460. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2019-055215 Journal - Research Other

Delany, L., & Signal, L. (2019). Funding for the Sustainable Development Goals: International taxation reforms [Workshop]. Proceedings of the 23rd International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) World Conference on Health Promotion. Retrieved from Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Delany, L., Signal, L., & Thomson, G. (2018). International trade and investment law: A new framework for public health and the common good [Debate]. BMC Public Health, 18, 602. doi: 10.1186/s12889-018-5486-6 Journal - Research Other

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