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Professor Nick Wilson, Department of Public Health

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MB ChB, DIH, MPH

Professor (Public Health), and Director BODE3 Programme

Contact details

Tel +64 4 918 6469
Mob +64 21 204 5523
Email nick.wilson@otago.ac.nz
Blog blogs.otago.ac.nz/pubhealthexpert

Research interests and activities

Nick is a medical doctor who subsequently specialised as a public health physician and then moved into university-based research. He has over 450 Medline-indexed publications in peer-reviewed journals. His research interests include:

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Publications

Patel, V., Thomson, G., & Wilson, N. (2013). Objective measurement of area differences in 'private' smoking behaviour: Observing smoking in vehicles. Tobacco Control, 22, 130-135. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2011-050119

Wilson, N., Blakely, T., Foster, R. H., Hadorn, D., & Vos, T. (2012). Prioritizing risk factors to identify preventive interventions for economic assessment. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 90, 88-96. doi: 10.2471/BLT.11.091470

Wilson, N., Telfar Barnard, L., Summers, J. A., Shanks, G. D., & Baker, M. G. (2012). Differential mortality rates by ethnicity in 3 influenza pandemics over a century, New Zealand. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 18(1), 71-77. doi: 10.3201/eid1801.110035

Thomson, G., Wilson, N., Weerasekera, D., & Edwards, R. (2011). Strong smoker interest in 'setting an example to children' by quitting: National survey data. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 35(1), 81-84. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2010.00638.x

Wilson, N., Weerasekera, D., Peace, J., & Edwards, R. (2011). Smokers have varying misperceptions about the harmfulness of menthol cigarettes: National survey data. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 35(4), 364-367. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2011.00732.x

Journal - Research Article

Patel, V., Thomson, G., & Wilson, N. (2013). Objective measurement of area differences in 'private' smoking behaviour: Observing smoking in vehicles. Tobacco Control, 22, 130-135. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2011-050119

Wilson, N., Blakely, T., Foster, R. H., Hadorn, D., & Vos, T. (2012). Prioritizing risk factors to identify preventive interventions for economic assessment. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 90, 88-96. doi: 10.2471/BLT.11.091470

Wilson, N., Telfar Barnard, L., Summers, J. A., Shanks, G. D., & Baker, M. G. (2012). Differential mortality rates by ethnicity in 3 influenza pandemics over a century, New Zealand. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 18(1), 71-77. doi: 10.3201/eid1801.110035

Thomson, G., Wilson, N., Weerasekera, D., & Edwards, R. (2011). Strong smoker interest in 'setting an example to children' by quitting: National survey data. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 35(1), 81-84. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2010.00638.x

Wilson, N., Weerasekera, D., Peace, J., & Edwards, R. (2011). Smokers have varying misperceptions about the harmfulness of menthol cigarettes: National survey data. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 35(4), 364-367. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2011.00732.x

Baker, M., Thornley, C. N., Mills, C., Roberts, S., Perera, S., Peters, J., … Wilson, N. (2010). Transmission of pandemic A/H1N1 2009 influenza on passenger aircraft: Retrospective cohort study. BMJ, 340, c2424. doi: 10.1136/bmj.c2424

Wilson, N., Weerasekera, D., Borland, R., Edwards, R., Bullen, C., & Li, J. (2010). Use of a national quitline and variation in use by smoker characteristics: ITC Project New Zealand. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 12(Suppl. 1), S78-S84. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntq111

Wilson, N., Weerasekera, D., Hoek, J., Li, J., & Edwards, R. (2010). Increased smoker recognition of a national quitline number following introduction of improved pack warnings: ITC Project New Zealand. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 12(Suppl. 1), S72-S77. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntq092

Summers, J. A., Wilson, N., Baker, M. G., & Shanks, G. D. (2010). Mortality risk factors for pandemic influenza on New Zealand troop ship, 1918. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 16(12), 1931-1937. doi: 10.3201/eid1612.100429

Young, D., Wilson, N., Borland, R., Edwards, R., & Weerasekera, D. (2010). Prevalence, correlates of, and reasons for using Roll-Your-Own tobacco in a high RYO use country: Findings from the ITC New Zealand survey. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 12(11), 1089-1098. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntq155

Thomson, G., Wilson, N., Blakely, T., & Edwards, R. (2010). Ending appreciable tobacco use in a nation: Using a sinking lid on supply. Tobacco Control, 19(5), 431-435. doi: 10.1136/tc.2010.036681

Wilson, N., Weerasekera, D., Blakely, T., Edwards, R., Thomson, G., & Gifford, H. (2010). What is behind smoker support for new smokefree areas? National survey data. BMC Public Health, 10, 498. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-10-498

Elkin, L., Thomson, G., & Wilson, N. (2010). Connecting world youth with tobacco brands: YouTube and the internet policy vacuum on Web 2.0. Tobacco Control, 19, 361-366. doi: 10.1136/tc.2010.035949

Wilson, N., Weerasekera, D., Edwards, R., Thomson, G., Devlin, M., & Gifford, H. (2010). Characteristics of smoker support for increasing a dedicated tobacco tax: National survey data from New Zealand. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 12(2), 168-173. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntp178

Borland, R., Yong, H.-H., Wilson, N., Fong, G. T., Hammond, D., Cummings, K. M., … McNeill, A. (2009). How reactions to cigarette packet health warnings influence quitting: Findings from the ITC Four-Country survey. Addiction, 104(4), 669-675. doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2009.02508.x

Wilson, N., & Baker, M. G. (2009). The emerging influenza pandemic: Estimating the case fatality ratio. Eurosurveillance, 14(26). Retrieved from http://www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=19255

Wilson, N., Borland, R., Weerasekera, D., Edwards, R., & Russell, M. (2009). Smoker interest in lower harm alternatives to cigarettes: National survey data. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 11(12), 1467-1473. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntp152

Wilson, N., Mason, K., Tobias, M., Peacey, M., Huang, Q. S., & Baker, M. (2009). Interpreting ″Google flu trends″ data for pandemic H1N1 influenza: The New Zealand experience. Eurosurveillance, 14(44), 19386. Retrieved from http://www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=19386

Wilson, N., Thomson, G., Edwards, R., & Peace, J. (2009). Estimating missed government tax revenue from foreign tobacco: Survey of discarded cigarette packs. Tobacco Control, 18(5), 416-418. doi: 10.1136/tc.2009.031278

Wilson, N., Peace, J., Li, J., Edwards, R., Hoek, J., Stanley, J., & Thomson, G. (2009). Distribution of new graphic warning labels: Are tobacco companies following regulations? Tobacco Induced Diseases, 5(1), 14. doi: 10.1186/1617-9625-5-14

Wilson, N., Weerasekera, D., Peace, J., Edwards, R., Thomson, G., & Devlin, M. (2009). Misperceptions of 'Light' cigarettes abound: National survey data. BMC Public Health, 9, 126. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-9-126

Nishiura, H., Wilson, N., & Baker, M. G. (2009). Quarantine for pandemic influenza control at the borders of small island nations. BMC Infectious Diseases, 9, 27. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-9-27

Edwards, R., Thomson, G., Wilson, N., Waa, A., Bullen, C., O'Dea, D., Gifford, H., … Woodward, A. (2008). After the smoke has cleared: Evaluation of the impact of a new national smoke-free law in New Zealand. Tobacco Control, 17(1), e2. doi: 10.1136/tc.2007.020347

Thomson, G., Wilson, N., Bushell, L., Al Matar, W., Ball, B., Chiu, J., Culliford, N., Gately, C., Gibson, K., Hudson, J., Hunt, P., Rangamuwa, K., Tapp, D., Wickramaratne, H., & Young, V. (2008). Butt lengths differ by area deprivation level: A field study to explore intensive smoking. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 10(5), 927-931. doi: 10.1080/14622200802027222

Blakely, T., Fawcett, J., Hunt, D., & Wilson, N. (2006). What is the contribution of smoking and socioeconomic position to ethnic inequalities in mortality in New Zealand? Lancet, 368, 44-52. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(06)68813-2

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