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Louise Delany, Department of Public Health

Masters in Law

Lecturer

Contact Details  

Tel: +64 4 385 5541 ext 4833
Fax: +64 4 389 5319
Email: louise.delany@otago.ac.nz

Research Interests and Activities  

Louise has worked in the health sector for most of her working life (mostly at the Ministry of Health) with a focus on public health as well as mental health. 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. Radiation law, as well as the law and ethics of gambling, are developing interests.

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Publications

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

Thomson, G., Delany, L., & Gage, R. (2017). The international tax regime as a health determinant: Promoting health through fair international taxation. Proceedings of the New Zealand Public Health Association (PHA) Conference. 74. Retrieved from http://www.conference.co.nz/phanz17

Delany, L., & Thomson, G. (2017, October). Policy feature: International taxation as a health determinant. Workshop presentation at the Proceedings of the New Zealand Public Health Association (PHA) Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Delany, L., Thomson, G., Wilson, N., & Edwards, R. (2016). Key design features of a new smokefree law to help achieve the Smokefree Aotearoa New Zealand 2025 goal. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1439), 68-76. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Thomson, G., Wilson, N., & Delany, L. (2016, August). The ethics of smokefree policies for outdoor public places. Verbal presentation at the 30th European Conference on Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care: Ethics and Social Determinants of Health, Zagreb, Croatia.

Other Research Output

Delany, L., Cook, H., & D'Souza, A. Submission on the Vulnerable Children’s Bill 2013. Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand. [Government Submission].

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Chapter in Book - Research

Delany, L., Ratima, M., & Morgaine, K. C. (2015). Ethics and health promotion. In L. Signal & M. Ratima (Eds.), Promoting health in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 121-145). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

Delany, L. (2015). Public health law and products. In P. D. G. Skegg & R. Paterson (Eds.), Health law in New Zealand. (pp. 867-899). Wellington, New Zealand: Thomson Reuters.

Delany, L. (2015). Overview of public health law in New Zealand. In P. D. G. Skegg & R. Paterson (Eds.), Health law in New Zealand. (pp. 773-784). Wellington, New Zealand: Thomson Reuters.

Delany, L. (2015). Public health law and places. In P. D. G. Skegg & R. Paterson (Eds.), Health law in New Zealand. (pp. 823-866). Wellington, New Zealand: Thomson Reuters.

Delany, L. (2015). Public health law and people: Infectious disease, emergencies, immunisation and screening. In P. D. G. Skegg & R. Paterson (Eds.), Health law in New Zealand. (pp. 785-822). Wellington, New Zealand: Thomson Reuters.

Delany, L. (2012). Ethics and indigeneity in responding to pandemic influenza: Māori values in New Zealand's emergency planning. In C. Enemark & M. J. Selgelid (Eds.), Ethics and security aspects of infectious disease control: Interdisciplinary perspectives. (pp. 179-200). Farnham, UK: Ashgate.

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Journal - Research Other

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

Delany, L., Thomson, G., Wilson, N., & Edwards, R. (2016). Key design features of a new smokefree law to help achieve the Smokefree Aotearoa New Zealand 2025 goal. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1439), 68-76. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Delany, L. (2014). Wanted: Genuine health and social equity. Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand, 20(7), 20-21.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Thomson, G., Delany, L., & Gage, R. (2017). The international tax regime as a health determinant: Promoting health through fair international taxation. Proceedings of the New Zealand Public Health Association (PHA) Conference. 74. Retrieved from http://www.conference.co.nz/phanz17

Thomson, G., Wilson, N., & Delany, L. (2015). Taming the monsters: The need for strengthened international health law to constrain the multi-national tobacco industry. Proceedings of the Public Health Association Conference. (pp. 32). Retrieved from https://www.ivvy.com/event/PHA15/

Delany, L., Curtis, H., Thomson, G., Edwards, R., & Wilson, N. (2015). A new smokefree act: What's needed for a real smokefree Aotearoa 2025. Proceedings of the Public Health Association Conference. (pp. 60-61). Retrieved from https://www.ivvy.com/event/PHA15/

Delany, L., & Thomson, G. (2015). Health in international trade and investment agreements: Designing international law that works to prevent non-communicable disease. Proceedings of the Public Health Association Conference. (pp. 42-43). Retrieved from https://www.ivvy.com/event/PHA15/

Delany, L. (2015). Global health and law. Proceedings of the 8th Annual Otago International Health Research Network (OIHRN) Conference. (pp. 4). Retrieved from http://dnmeds.otago.ac.nz/departments/psm/research/international_hlth

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Delany, L., & Thomson, G. (2017, October). Policy feature: International taxation as a health determinant. Workshop presentation at the Proceedings of the New Zealand Public Health Association (PHA) Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Thomson, G., Wilson, N., & Delany, L. (2016, August). The ethics of smokefree policies for outdoor public places. Verbal presentation at the 30th European Conference on Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care: Ethics and Social Determinants of Health, Zagreb, Croatia.

Thomson, G., Wilson, N., & Delany, L. (2016, August). The ethics of tobacco tax revenue: The case for dedicating tobacco tax revenue to tobacco control. Verbal presentation at the 30th European Conference on Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care: Ethics and Social Determinants of Health, Zagreb, Croatia.

Delany, L., & Thomson, G. (2016, August). International economic law: A health determinant in need of action for global justice. Verbal presentation at the 30th European Conference on Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care: Ethics and Social Determinants of Health, Zagreb, Croatia.

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