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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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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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

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

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

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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