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John White, Department of Public Health

BA, MA, Dip. Comp. Sci.

PhD Student; HHRP

Contact Details 

Tel: +64 4 971 5415
Fax: +64 4 389 5319
Email: john.white@paradise.net.nz

Research Interests and Activities 

John is interested in how environmental barriers to more healthy eating can be effectively addressed. Currently he is a PhD candidate undertaking research in the Health Promotion and Policy Research Unit. He is considering front-of-pack nutrition labelling in the context of the trans-Tasman Review of Food Labelling Law and Policy as a case study of political decision making where public health and food industry interests conflict. His supervisors are George Thomson and Louise Signal.

John’s related interests are in strategies to address obesity and reduce health inequalities.

Publications 

White, J., & Thomson, G. (2011). Health claims on food labels: Is there cause for concern? NZ Med J, 124(1328), 135-137.

White, J., Thomson, G., & Signal, L. (2010). Front-of-pack nutrition labelling: Where to now? NZ Med J, 123(1324), 12-16.

White, J. (2009). Outcomes of complaints to the Advertising Standards Complaints Board: Implications for complaints about food advertising to children. Wellington: Fight the Obesity Epidemic. Available from: http://foe.org.nz/foe-publications/

White, J. (2008). Freedom of choice and the Public Health Bill. Wellington: Fight the Obesity Epidemic. Available from: http://foe.org.nz/foe-publications/

White, J. (2008). The Health Select Committee Inquiry into obesity and Type Two Diabetes in New Zealand: A back seat for physical activity. Wellington: Fight the Obesity Epidemic. Available from: http://foe.org.nz/foe-publications/  

White, J. (2007). The Health Select Committee Inquiry into Obesity and Type Two Diabetes in New Zealand: An initial analysis of submissions. Wellington: Fight the Obesity Epidemic. Available from: http://foe.org.nz/foe-publications/  

White, J. (1988). Privatisation and State-Owned Enterprises; Logic or ideology? Public Sector, 11(1 & 2), 19-22.

White, J., & Briggs, J. (1987). An evaluation of pre-trial conferences in the Christchurch District Court. Wellington: Department of Justice.

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