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Des O'Dea, Department of Public Health

Lecturer

Contact Details 

Tel: +64 4 918 6069
Fax: +64 4 389 5319
Email: des.odea@otago.ac.nz

Research Interests and Activities 

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Publications

Ranta, A., Dovey, S., Weatherall, M., O'Dea, D., Gommans, J., & Tilyard, M. (2015). Cluster randomised controlled trial of TIA electronic decision support in primary care. Neurology, 84(15), 1545-1551. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000001472

Ranta, A., Dovey, S., Weatherall, M., O'Dea, D., Tilyard, M., & Gommans, J. (2015). Utility of ABCD2 score and expanded New Zealand TIA Guideline criteria to predict 90-day stroke risk. International Journal of Stroke, 10(Suppl. 3), (pp. 4). doi: 10.1111/ijs.12584

Ranta, A., Dovey, S., Weatherall, M., O'Dea, D., Tilyard, M., & Gommans, J. (2015). FASTEST trial post-hoc analyses: Diagnostic accuracy, impact of training, and radiology access in setting of TIA electronic decision support for GPs. International Journal of Stroke, 10(Suppl. 3), (pp. 4-5). doi: 10.1111/ijs.12584

Signal, L. N., Walton, M. D., Ni Mhurchu, C., Maddison, R., Bowers, S. G., Carter, K. N., … Lanumata, T. S., McKerchar, C. W., O'Dea, D., & Pearce, J. (2013). Tackling 'wicked' health promotion problems: A New Zealand case study. Health Promotion International, 28(1), 84-94. doi: 10.1093/heapro/das006

Ranta, A., Dovey, S., Weatherall, M., & O'Dea, D. (2012). Efficacy and safety of a TIA/stroke electronic support tool (FASTEST) trial: Study protocol. Implementation Science, 7, 107. doi: 10.1186/1748-5908-7-107

Commissioned Report for External Body

Slack, A., O'Dea, D., Sheerin, I., Norman, D., Wu, J., & Nana, G. (2008). New Zealand Drug Harm Index. Commissioned by Business and Economic Research Limited for The New Zealand Police. Wellington, New Zealand: BERL. 86p.

Sheerin, I., O'Dea, D., Small, K., & Gifford, H. (2007). Prioritisation and economic analysis in public health: A worked example: A health promotion programme to reduce consumption of sugary soft drinks in New Zealand. Commissioned by Ministry of Health. 55p.

O'Dea, D., Sheerin, I., Small, K., & Gifford, H. (2007). The prohibition of TV advertising of 'energy-dense' foods and drinks during children's watching hours. Commissioned by Ministry of Health. 50p.

Fisher, G., Kjellstrom, T., Woodward, A., Hales, S. E., Town, G. I., Sturman, A. P., … O'Dea, D., … Epton, M., … Spronken-Smith, R. A., … Dawson, R., … Donnelly, P. D. (2005). Health and air pollution in New Zealand: Christchurch pilot study. Commissioned by Health Research Council, Ministry for the Environment & Ministry of Transport. New Zealand: National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research.

MacDonald, J., Dew, K. P., O'Dea, D. J., Allan, B., Keefe-Ormsby, V., & Small, K. (2002). Disability support services and health of older people scoping study. Commissioned by Wellington Public Health Consultancy. Wellington: Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences. 1p.

Thomson, G. W., O'Dea, D. J., Wilson, N. C., Reid, P., & Howden-Chapman, P. L. (2000). The Effects of Tobacco Tax Increases on Maori and Low-income Families. Commissioned by Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine. Dunedin: University of Otago. 69p.

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Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

Edwards, R., Bullen, C., O'Dea, D., Gifford, H., Glover, M., Laugesen, M., Thomson, G., Waa, A., Wilson, N., & Woodward, A. (2006). After the smoke has cleared: Evaluation of the impact of a New Smokefree Law. Ministry of Health. Wellington, New Zealand. 157p.

Thomson, G., O'Dea, D., Wilson, N., Reid, P., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2000). The financial effects of tobacco tax increases on Maori and low-income households. Smokefree Coalition and Aparangi Tautoko Auahi Kore. Wellington, New Zealand: Department of Public Health, WSM, University of Otago. 6p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Howden-Chapman, P. L., & O'Dea, D. J. (2001). Income, income inequality and health in New Zealand. In R. Eckersley, J. Dixon & B. Douglas (Eds.), The Social Origins of Health and Well-being. (pp. 129-148). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

O'Dea, D. J., & Howden-Chapman, P. L. (2000). Income inequality, income and health. In P. Howden-Chapman & M. Tobias (Eds.), Social Inequalities and Health: New Zealand. (pp. 65-86). Wellington: Ministry of Health.

O'Dea, D. J., & Howden-Chapman, P. L. (2000). Income and income inequality and health. In P. Howden-Chapman & M. Tobias (Eds.), Social Inequalities in Health: New Zealand 1999. (pp. 175-180). Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Health.

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Journal - Research Article

Ranta, A., Dovey, S., Weatherall, M., O'Dea, D., Gommans, J., & Tilyard, M. (2015). Cluster randomised controlled trial of TIA electronic decision support in primary care. Neurology, 84(15), 1545-1551. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000001472

Signal, L. N., Walton, M. D., Ni Mhurchu, C., Maddison, R., Bowers, S. G., Carter, K. N., … Lanumata, T. S., McKerchar, C. W., O'Dea, D., & Pearce, J. (2013). Tackling 'wicked' health promotion problems: A New Zealand case study. Health Promotion International, 28(1), 84-94. doi: 10.1093/heapro/das006

Garrett, S., Elley, C. R., Rose, S. B., O'Dea, D., Lawton, B. A., & Dowell, A. C. (2011). Are physical activity interventions in primary care and the community cost-effective? A systematic review of the evidence. British Journal of General Practice, 61(584), e125-e133. doi: 10.3399/bjgp11X561249

Elley, C. R., Garrett, S., Rose, S. B., O'Dea, D., Lawton, B. A., Moyes, S. A., & Dowell, A. C. (2011). Cost-effectiveness of exercise on prescription with telephone support among women in general practice over 2 years. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 45(15), 1223-1229. doi: 10.1136/bjsm.2010.072439

Howden-Chapman, P., Viggers, H., Chapman, R., O'Dea, D. J., Free, S., & O'Sullivan, K. (2009). Warm homes: Drivers of the demand for heating in the residential sector in New Zealand. Energy Policy, 37(9), 3387-3399. doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2008.12.023

Chapman, R., Howden-Chapman, P., Viggers, H., O'Dea, D., & Kennedy, M. (2009). Retrofitting houses with insulation: A cost-benefit analysis of a randomised community trial. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 63(4), 271-277. doi: 10.1136/jech.2007.070037

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

Garrett, S., Elley, C. R., & O'Dea, D. (2008). The cost of falls in older adults in the community. New Zealand Family Physician, 35(1), 22-27.

Howden-Chapman, P., Matheson, A., Crane, J., Viggers, H., Cunningham, M., Blakely, T., … O'Dea, D., Kennedy, M., Baker, M., Waipara, N., … Davie, G. (2007). Effect of insulating existing houses on health inequality: Cluster randomised study in the community. BMJ, 334, 460. doi: 10.1136/bmj.39070.573032.80

Howden-Chapman, P., Crane, J., Matheson, A., Viggers, H., Cunningham, M., Blakely, T., O'Dea, D., … Baker, M., & Waipara, N. (2005). Retrofitting houses with insulation to reduce health inequalities: Aims and methods of a clustered, randomised community-based trial. Social Science & Medicine, 61, 2600-2610.

Blakely, T. A., Atkinson, J., & O'Dea, D. J. (2003). No association of income inequality with adult mortality within New Zealand: A multi-level study of 1.4 million 25-64 year olds. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 57, 279-284.

Thomson, G., O'Dea, D. J., Reid, P., & Howden-Chapman, P. L. (2002). Tobacco spending in children in low-income households. Tobacco Control, 11, 372-375.

Thomson, G. W., Wilson, N. A., O'Dea, D., Reid, P. J., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2002). Tobacco spending and children in low income households. Tobacco Control, 11, 372-375. doi: 10.1136/tc.11.4.372

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Journal - Research Other

Ranta, A., Dovey, S., Weatherall, M., & O'Dea, D. (2012). Efficacy and safety of a TIA/stroke electronic support tool (FASTEST) trial: Study protocol. Implementation Science, 7, 107. doi: 10.1186/1748-5908-7-107

Thomson, G., O'Dea, D., Wilson, N., & Edwards, R. (2010). Government paralysis? Stable tobacco prices mean preventable deaths and disease persist, along with health inequalities in New Zealand [Viewpoint]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 123(1308). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/123-1308/3949/content.pdf

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

O'Dea, D. (2010). The estimated costs -economic and human- of skin cancers to New Zealand. UV radiation and its effects: An update 2010: Report of the NIWA UV Workshop (NIWA Information Series No. 77). (pp. 79). Wellington, New Zealand: National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research. [Full Paper]

Howden-Chapman, P., Matheson, A., Crane, J., Viggers, H., Cunningham, M., Blakely, T., O'Dea, D., … Baker, M., Waipara, N., Kennedy, M., & Davies, G. (2004). Retrofitting houses with insulation to reduce health inequalities: A community-based randomised trial. Proceedings of the 2nd WHO International Housing and Health Symposium. (pp. 51-59). Europe: WHO. [Full Paper]

Howden-Chapman, P. L., Green, R., Martin, J., O'Dea, D. J., McGee, R. O., Fougere, G., & Kawachi, I. (2002). Occasional participation: Social capital, income and health. In N. Pearce & L. Ellison-Loschman (Eds.), Explanations for Socio-Economic Differences in Health. (1), (pp. 77-92). Wellington: Occasional Report Series. [Full Paper]

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Ranta, A., Dovey, S., Weatherall, M., O'Dea, D., Tilyard, M., & Gommans, J. (2015). Utility of ABCD2 score and expanded New Zealand TIA Guideline criteria to predict 90-day stroke risk. International Journal of Stroke, 10(Suppl. 3), (pp. 4). doi: 10.1111/ijs.12584

Ranta, A., Dovey, S., Weatherall, M., O'Dea, D., Tilyard, M., & Gommans, J. (2015). FASTEST trial post-hoc analyses: Diagnostic accuracy, impact of training, and radiology access in setting of TIA electronic decision support for GPs. International Journal of Stroke, 10(Suppl. 3), (pp. 4-5). doi: 10.1111/ijs.12584

Elley, C., Garrett, S., Rose, S., O'Dea, D., Moyes, S., Dowell, A., & Lawton, B. (2010). Cost-effectiveness of the enhanced Green Prescription to increase physical activity among women in primary care over 2-years. North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) 38th Annual Meeting. Retrieved from http://www.napcrg.org/app/search10/results.cfm

O'Dea, D. J., Gorton, D., and others. (2009). Thin subsidies and fat taxes: The use of economic instruments to address food inadequacy and nutrition issues. Proceedings of the New Zealand Public Health Association Annual Conference: Research & Values: The Underpinnings of Public Health Practice. (pp. 30). Retrieved from http://www.pha.org.nz/phaconference.html

Thomson, G. W., Wilson, N., Edwards, R., Gifford, H., & O'Dea, D. (2007). What are the steps needed to get tobacco tax revenue used for tobacco control in New Zealand? Proceedings of the Oceania Tobacco Control Conference. Retrieved from http://otcc.confex.com/otcc/otcc07/techprogram/MEETING.HTM

Thomson, G., O'Dea, D., Wilson, N., Reid, P., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2001). Some financial impacts of tobacco use on child poverty in New Zealand. Proceedings of the Health Services and Policy Research Conference. (pp. 43-44). [Abstract]

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