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Anaru Waa, Department of Public Health

Anaru_Waa_profileSenior Research Fellow

Contact Details

Tel + 64 4 918 5418
Fax + 64 4 389 5319
Email andrew.waa@otago.ac.nz

Research Interests and Activities

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Publications

Edwards, R., Stanley, J., Johnson, E., Waa, A., Ball, J., Kaai, S., … Fong, G. (2022). The New Zealand Smokefree 2025 Action Plan: Support for and anticipated behavioural responses to key measures among smokers in the ITC New Zealand (EASE) 2018 and 2020 surveys. Proceedings of the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco (SRNT) 28th Annual Meeting. (pp. 15). Retrieved from https://www.srnt.org

Robertson, L., Sanford, K.-R., Waa, A., & Hoek, J. (2022). A qualitative analysis of smoking resumption among former end users. Proceedings of the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco (SRNT) 28th Annual Meeting. (pp. 65). Retrieved from https://www.srnt.org

Waa, A. M. (2022). The Smokefree Aotearoa 2021 action plan: A Maori perspective. Proceedings of the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco (SRNT) 28th Annual Meeting. (pp. 2-3). Retrieved from https://www.srnt.org

Maddox, R., Bovill, M., Waa, A., Gifford, H., Tautolo, E.-S., Nez Henderson, P., … Calma, T. (2022). Reflections on Indigenous commercial tobacco control: 'The dolphins will always take us home'. Tobacco Control, 31(2), 348-351. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2021-056571

Hoek, J., Edwards, R., & Waa, A. (2022). From social accessory to societal disapproval: Smoking, social norms and tobacco endgames [Special communication]. Tobacco Control, 31, 358-364. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2021-056574

Waa, A., Ryks, J., Livesey, B., & Kilgour, J. (2017). Responding to challenges: Māori and urban development. In P. Howden-Chapman, L. Early & J. Ombler (Eds.), Cities in New Zealand: Preferences, patterns and possibilities. (pp. 15-28). Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts Aotearoa.

Chapter in Book - Research

Waa, A. (2015). Health promotion evaluation and intervention design. In L. Signal & M. Ratima (Eds.), Promoting health in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 99-120). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Maddox, R., Bovill, M., Waa, A., Drummond, A., Hardy, B.-J., Soto, C., … Calma, T. (2022). Clearing the air: Conflicts of interest and the tobacco industry's impact on Indigenous peoples. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 24, 933-936. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntab267

Journal - Research Article

Ball, J., Zhang, J., Stanley, J., Waa, A., Gurram, N., & Edwards, R. (2021). Has increasing internet use due to smartphone uptake contributed to the decline in adolescent smoking? Drug & Alcohol Review. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/dar.13378

Journal - Research Article

Darrah, T., Waa, A., Mizdrak, A., & Jones, A. C. (2021). Māori perspectives on alcohol: A narrative review. International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies, 14(1), 51-64. doi: 10.5204/ijcis.v14i1.1809

Journal - Research Article

Edwards, R., Johnson, E., Stanley, J., Waa, A., Ouimet, J., & Fong, G. T. (2021). Support for New Zealand's Smokefree 2025 goal and key measures to achieve it: Findings from the ITC New Zealand Survey. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.13129

Journal - Research Article

Gifford, H., Waa, A., Cvitanovic, L., Potaka-Osborne, G., & Kerehoma-Cook, A. (2021). Exploring indigenous perspectives on tobacco tax: How some Māori families are responding in Aotearoa New Zealand. Tobacco Control, 30, e144-e149. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2020-056097

Journal - Research Article

Strickett, E., Robertson, L., Waa, A., Blank, M.-L., Erick, S., & Hoek, J. (2021). A qualitative analysis of Māori and Pacific people's experiences of using electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 23(3), 550-556. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntaa087

Journal - Research Article

Coulson, G., Moore, J., Waa, A., Kearns, R., Witten, K., Batstone, C., … Howden-Chapman, P. (2020). Toward a framework for resilience assessments: Working across cultures, disciplines, and scales in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Cities, 2, 11. doi: 10.3389/frsc.2020.00011

Journal - Research Article

Edwards, R., Stanley, J., Waa, A. M., White, M., Kaai, S. C., Ouimet, J., … Fong, G. T. (2020). Patterns of use of vaping products among smokers: Findings from the 2016–2018 International Tobacco Control (ITC) New Zealand Surveys. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 17(18), 1-15. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17186629

Journal - Research Article

Randal, E., Shaw, C., Woodward, A., Howden-Chapman, P., Macmillan, A., Hosking, J., … Waa, A. M., & Keall, M. (2020). Fairness in transport policy: A new approach to applying distributive justice theories. Sustainability, 12, 10102. doi: 10.3390/su122310102

Journal - Research Article

McKiernan, A., Stanley, J., Waa, A. M., Kaai, S. C., Quah, A. C. K., Fong, G. T., & Edwards, R. (2019). Beliefs among adult smokers and quitters about nicotine and de-nicotinized cigarettes in the 2016-17 ITC New Zealand Survey. Tobacco Regulatory Science, 5(5), 400-409. doi: 10.18001/TRS.5.5.1

Journal - Research Article

Wilson, N., Petrović-van der Deen, F. S., Edwards, R., Waa, A., & Blakely, T. (2018). Modelling the number of quitters needed to achieve New Zealand's Smokefree 2025 goal for Māori and non-Māori. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1487), 30-37. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

Waa, A. M., Hoek, J., Edwards, R., & Maclaurin, J. (2017). Analysis of the logic and framing of a tobacco industry campaign opposing standardised packaging legislation in New Zealand. Tobacco Control, 26(6), 629-633. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2016-053146

Journal - Research Article

Waa, A. M., Pearson, A. L., & Ryks, J. L. (2017). Premature mortality resilience and wellbeing within urban Māori communities. Health & Place, 43, 49-56. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2016.11.010

Journal - Research Article

Ryks, J., Pearson, A. L., & Waa, A. (2016). Mapping urban Māori: A population-based study of Māori heterogeneity. New Zealand Geographer, 72(1), 28-40. doi: 10.1111/nzg.12113

Journal - Research Article

Waa, A., Edwards, R., Newcombe, R., Zhang, J., Weerasekera, D., Peace, J., & McDuff, I. (2011). Parental behaviours, but not parental smoking, influence current smoking and smoking susceptibility among 14 and 15 year-old children. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 35(6), 530-536. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2011.00772.x

Journal - Research Article

Edwards, R., Gifford, H., Waa, A., Glover, M., Thomson, G., & Wilson, N. (2009). Beneficial impacts of a national smokefree environments law on an indigenous population: A multifaceted evaluation. International Journal for Equity in Health, 8. doi: 10.1186/1475-9276-8-12

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

Hoek, J., Edwards, R., & Waa, A. (2022). From social accessory to societal disapproval: Smoking, social norms and tobacco endgames [Special communication]. Tobacco Control, 31, 358-364. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2021-056574

Journal - Research Other

Maddox, R., Bovill, M., Waa, A., Gifford, H., Tautolo, E.-S., Nez Henderson, P., … Calma, T. (2022). Reflections on Indigenous commercial tobacco control: 'The dolphins will always take us home'. Tobacco Control, 31(2), 348-351. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2021-056571

Journal - Research Other

Ball, J., Stanley, J., Zhang, J., Gurram, N., Waa, A., & Edwards, R. (2021). Time to revisit school decile groupings in health research? New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1531), 120-122. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Other

Edwards, R., Hoek, J., & Waa, A. (2021). New Zealand: Government proposes world-leading action plan to achieve smokefree 2025 goal [News analysis]. Tobacco Control, 30(5), 482-483. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2021-056941

Journal - Research Other

Henderson, P. N., Lee, J. P., Soto, C., O'Leary, R., Rutan, E., D'Silva, J., Waa, A., … Maddox, R. (2021). Decolonization of tobacco in Indigenous communities of Turtle Island (North America). Nicotine & Tobacco Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntab180

Journal - Research Other

Hoek, J., Edwards, R., Thomson, G. W., Waa, A., & Wilson, N. (2021). Tobacco excise taxes: A health and social justice measure? Tobacco Control, 30(3), 258-259. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2020-055735

Journal - Research Other

Pearson, J. L., Waa, A., Siddiqi, K., Edwards, R., Henderson, P. N., & Hooper, M. W. (2021). Naming racism, not race, as a determinant of tobacco-related health disparities. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 23(6), 885-887. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntab059

Journal - Research Other

Edwards, R., Hoek, J., & Waa, A. (2020). E-cigarettes, vaping and a Smokefree Aotearoa: Where to next? New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1517), 14-17. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Other

Waa, A., Maddox, R., & Henderson, P. N. (2020). Big tobacco using Trojan horse tactics to exploit Indigenous peoples. Tobacco Control, 29, e132-e133. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2020-055766

Journal - Research Other

White, M., Edwards, R., Stanley, J., Hoek, J., Waa, A. M., Ouimet, J., … Fong, G. T. (2020). Reasons for stopping e-cigarette use among smokers: Findings from the 2018 ITC New Zealand Survey. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1523), 117-121. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Other

Maddox, R., Waa, A., Lee, K., Henderson, P. N., Blais, G., Reading, J., & Lovett, R. (2019). Commercial tobacco and indigenous peoples: A stock take on Framework Convention on Tobacco Control progress. Tobacco Control, 28, 574-581. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2018-054508

Journal - Research Other

Stanley, J., Harris, R., Cormack, D., Waa, A., & Edwards, R. (2019). The impact of racism on the future health of adults: Protocol for a prospective cohort study. BMC Public Health, 19(1), 346. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-6664-x

Journal - Research Other

Waa, A., Robson, B., Gifford, H., Smylie, J., Reading, J., Henderson, J. A., … Hāpai Te Hauora Māori Public Health. (2019). Foundation for a Smoke-Free World and healthy Indigenous futures: An oxymoron? Tobacco Control, 29, 237-240. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2018-054792

Journal - Research Other

Gartner, C., Waa, A. M., Walker, N., Hao'uli, S., & Bonevski, B. (2018). Introducing the Srnt Oceania Chapter. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 20(11), 1289-1291. doi: 10.1093/ntr/nty118

Journal - Research Other

Edwards, R., Sim, D., Ball, J., Hoek, J., Beaglehole, R., & Waa, A. (2017). Surveys show exposure to smoking in cars among Year 10 children is not decreasing: Time for the Government to act. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1458), 56-58. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Other

Edwards, R., Waa, A., & Hoek, J. (2017). Nieuw-Zeeland rookvrij in 2025: Eindspel tegen tabak. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, 161(12), D1274. [Review].

Journal - Research Other

Ball, J., Edwards, R., Waa, A., Bradbrook, S. K., Gifford, H., Cunningham, C., Hoek, J., Blakely, T., Wilson, N., Thomson, G., & Taylor, S. (2016). Is the NZ Government responding adequately to the Māori Affairs Select Committee's 2010 recommendations on tobacco control? A brief review. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1428), 93-97. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Other

Thomson, G., Edwards, R., & Waa, A. (2017). New Zealand: Bold plan for a smoke-free future. Tobacco Control, 26(6), 615. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2017-054087

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Darling, H., Reeder, A. I., & Waa, A. (2006). Implementation of the Smoke-free Environments Act (2003 amendments) in New Zealand primary schools [Letter]. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 30(1), 87.

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Edwards, R., Stanley, J., Johnson, E., Waa, A., Ball, J., Kaai, S., … Fong, G. (2022). The New Zealand Smokefree 2025 Action Plan: Support for and anticipated behavioural responses to key measures among smokers in the ITC New Zealand (EASE) 2018 and 2020 surveys. Proceedings of the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco (SRNT) 28th Annual Meeting. (pp. 15). Retrieved from https://www.srnt.org

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Robertson, L., Sanford, K.-R., Waa, A., & Hoek, J. (2022). A qualitative analysis of smoking resumption among former end users. Proceedings of the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco (SRNT) 28th Annual Meeting. (pp. 65). Retrieved from https://www.srnt.org

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Waa, A. M. (2022). The Smokefree Aotearoa 2021 action plan: A Maori perspective. Proceedings of the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco (SRNT) 28th Annual Meeting. (pp. 2-3). Retrieved from https://www.srnt.org

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Ball, J., Zhang, J., Boden, J., Waa, A., Stanley, J., Gurram, N., … Edwards, R. (2021). Prevalence and correlates of early-onset cannabis use in Aotearoa New Zealand. Proceedings of the APSAD Scientific Drug & Alcohol Conference. Retrieved from https://apsadconference2021.com.au

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Stanley, J., Harris, R., Cormack, D., Waa, A., & Edwards, R. (2021). Effective prospective study sampling from an existing large-scale national survey using propensity score methods. International Journal of Epidemiology, 50(Suppl. 1), (pp. i224-i225). doi: 10.1093/ije/dyab168.634

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Edwards, R., Stanley, J., Hoek, J., Waa, A., White, M., Kaai, S., … Fong, G. (2020). Denormalisation of smokers in the context of an endgame goal: Findings of the ITC New Zealand survey. Proceedings of the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco (SRNT) Annual Meeting. (pp. 125). [Abstract]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Haggart, K., Hoek, J., Edwards, R., & Waa, A. (2020). Smoking denormalisation: A conceptual framework. Proceedings of the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco (SRNT) Annual Meeting. (pp. 252). [Abstract]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Waa, A. M., Edwards, R., Hoek, J., White, M., Kaai, S., Quimet, J., … Fong, G. (2020). Normative beliefs about the social acceptability of smoking and associations with quitting behaviour findings from 2016-2018 ITC New Zealand Survey. Proceedings of the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco (SRNT) Annual Meeting. (pp. 278). [Abstract]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Waa, A. M., Stanley, J., Edwards, R., Robson, B., Quah, A., & Fong, G. T. (2020). Perceptions of smoker stigmatization among New Zealand Maori and quitting behaviour findings from the Indigenous ITC NZ study. Proceedings of the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco (SRNT) Annual Meeting. (pp. 130). [Abstract]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Edwards, R., Stanley, J., Waa, A., McKiernan, A., Kaai, S., Quah, A., & Fong, G. (2019). Support among smokers and recent quitters for measures included in a plan to achieve Smokefree 2025: Findings from the ICT New Zealand (NZ) Survey. Proceedings of the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco (SRNT) Annual Meeting. (pp. 155). [Abstract]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Ball, J., Sim, D., Edwards, R., & Waa, A. (2018). Exposure to smoking in the home: A key to reducing ethnic disparities in smoking among adolescents? Proceedings of the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco (SRNT) 24th Annual Meeting. (pp. 299). Retrieved from http://www.srnt.org/

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Edwards, R., Stanley, J., Waa, A., Kaai, S., Quah, A., & Fong, G. (2018). Hardening among indigenous and non-indigenous smokers: Findings from the ITC New Zealand Survey. Proceedings of the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco (SRNT) 24th Annual Meeting. (pp. 108). Retrieved from http://www.srnt.org/

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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