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Tim Chambers, Department of Public Health

Profile_Tim_ChambersBPhEd(Hons 1st Class), BA

Assistant Research Fellow, PhD student; HePPRU

Contact details

Tel +64 4 918 4619
Email tim.chambers@otago.ac.nz

Research interests and activities

Tim is a PhD candidate in the Health Promotion and Policy Research Unit at the University of Otago, Wellington. His research interests include alcohol advertising and availability in children’s environments. Tim is interested in policy approaches to prevent and reduce the burden of alcohol related harm, particularly in vulnerable sub-groups of society. His main research focus as part of the Kids’Cam team is looking at the nature and extent of children’s exposure to alcohol advertising and outlet density near schools. Tim has degrees in Physical Education and Classical Studies and has experience using visual research methods and conducting research with children.

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Publications

Chambers, T., Pearson, A. L., Kawachi, I., Stanley, J., Smith, M., Barr, M., … Signal, L. (2018). Children's home and school neighbourhood exposure to alcohol marketing: Using wearable camera and GPS data to directly examine the link between retailer availability and visual exposure to marketing. Health & Place, 54, 102-109. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.09.012

Smith, M., Stanley, J., Signal, L., Barr, M., Chambers, T., Balina, A., … Wilson, N. (2018). Children's healthy and unhealthy beverage availability, purchase and consumption: A wearable camera study. Appetite, 133, 240-251. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2018.11.004

Gage, R., Barr, M., Stanley, J., Reeder, A., Mackay, C., Smith, M., Chambers, T., Leung, W., & Signal, L. (2018). Sun protection and shade availability in New Zealand's outdoor recreation spaces. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1484), 30-37. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Chambers, T., Stanley, J., Signal, L., Pearson, A. L., Smith, M., Barr, M., & Ni Mhurchu, C. (2018). Quantifying the nature and extent of children's real-time exposure to alcohol marketing in their everyday lives using wearable cameras: Children's exposure via a range of media in a range of key places. Alcohol & Alcoholism, 53(5), 626-633. doi: 10.1093/alcalc/agy053

Gage, R., Leung, W., Stanley, J., Reeder, A., Mackay, C., Smith, M., Barr, M., Chambers, T., & Signal, L. (2018). Sun protection among New Zealand primary school children. Health Education & Behavior, 45(5), 800-807. doi: 10.1177/1090198117741943

Journal - Research Article

Chambers, T., Pearson, A. L., Kawachi, I., Stanley, J., Smith, M., Barr, M., … Signal, L. (2018). Children's home and school neighbourhood exposure to alcohol marketing: Using wearable camera and GPS data to directly examine the link between retailer availability and visual exposure to marketing. Health & Place, 54, 102-109. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.09.012

Gage, R., Leung, W., Stanley, J., Reeder, A., Mackay, C., Smith, M., Barr, M., Chambers, T., & Signal, L. (2018). Sun protection among New Zealand primary school children. Health Education & Behavior, 45(5), 800-807. doi: 10.1177/1090198117741943

Chambers, T., Stanley, J., Signal, L., Pearson, A. L., Smith, M., Barr, M., & Ni Mhurchu, C. (2018). Quantifying the nature and extent of children's real-time exposure to alcohol marketing in their everyday lives using wearable cameras: Children's exposure via a range of media in a range of key places. Alcohol & Alcoholism, 53(5), 626-633. doi: 10.1093/alcalc/agy053

Gage, R., Barr, M., Stanley, J., Reeder, A., Mackay, C., Smith, M., Chambers, T., Leung, W., & Signal, L. (2018). Sun protection and shade availability in New Zealand's outdoor recreation spaces. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1484), 30-37. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Smith, M., Stanley, J., Signal, L., Barr, M., Chambers, T., Balina, A., … Wilson, N. (2018). Children's healthy and unhealthy beverage availability, purchase and consumption: A wearable camera study. Appetite, 133, 240-251. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2018.11.004

Signal, L. N., Smith, M. B., Barr, M., Stanley, J., Chambers, T. J., Zhou, J., … Jenkin, G. L. S., Pearson, A. L., … Hoek, J., & Ni Mhurchu, C. (2017). Kids'Cam: An objective methodology to study the world in which children live. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 53(3), e89-e95. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2017.02.016

Signal, L. N., Stanley, J., Smith, M., Barr, M. L., Chambers, T. J., Zhou, J., … McKerchar, C., Pearson, A. L., Hoek, J., Jenkin, G. L. S., & Ni Mhurchu, C. (2017). Children's everyday exposure to food marketing: An objective analysis using wearable cameras. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity, 14, 137. doi: 10.1186/s12966-017-0570-3

Gage, R., Leung, W., Stanley, J., Reeder, A., Mackay, C., Chambers, T., Smith, M., Barr, M., & Signal, L. (2017). Studying third-parties and environments: New Zealand sun-safety research. Health Promotion International. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/heapro/dax094

Pearson, A. L., Bottomley, R., Chambers, T., Thornton, L., Stanley, J., Smith, M., Barr, M., & Signal, L. (2017). Measuring blue space visibility and ‘blue recreation’ in the everyday lives of children in a capital city. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 14(6), 563. doi: 10.3390/ijerph14060563

Chambers, T., Pearson, A. L., Stanley, J., Smith, M., Barr, M., Ni Mhurchu, C., & Signal, L. (2017). Children's exposure to alcohol marketing within supermarkets: An objective analysis using GPS technology and wearable cameras. Health & Place, 46, 274-280. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.06.003

Chambers, T., Pearson, A. L., Kawachi, I., Rzotkiewicz, Z., Stanley, J., Smith, M., Barr, M., … Signal, L. (2017). Kids in space: Measuring children’s residential neighborhoods and other destinations using activity space GPS and wearable camera data. Social Science & Medicine, 193, 41-50. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.09.046

Chambers, T., Signal, L., Carter, M.-A., McConville, S., Wong, R., & Zhu, W. (2017). Alcohol sponsorship of a summer of sport: A frequency analysis of alcohol marketing during major sports events on New Zealand television. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1448), 27-33. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Gage, R., Leung, W., Stanley, J., Reeder, A., Barr, M., Chambers, T., Smith, M., & Signal, L. (2017). Clothing protection from ultraviolet radiation: A new method for assessment. Photochemistry & Photobiology, 93(6), 1513-1518. doi: 10.1111/php.12803

Chambers, T., & Shaw, S. (2016). Female water polo players' experiences of male coaches' approaches to pain and injury. Graduate Journal of Sport, Exercise & Physical Education Research, 4, 29-42.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Smeaton, A., McGuinness, K., Gurrin, C., Zhou, J., O'Connor, N. E., Wang, P., … Signal, L., Smith, M., Stanley, J., Barr, M., Chambers, T., & Ni Mhurchu, C. (2016). Semantic indexing of wearable camera images: Kids’ Cam concepts. Proceedings of the ACM workshop on Vision and Language Integration Meets Multimedia Fusion. (pp. 27-34). New York, NY: ACM. doi: 10.1145/2983563.2983566

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Smith, M., Balina, A., Stanley, J., Barr, M., Chambers, T., Ni Mhurchu, C., … Wilson, N., & Signal, L. (2017). Drink-up: Determining the nature and extent of children's beverage consumption using wearable cameras. Proceedings of the 15th World Congress on Public Health. Retrieved from https://wcph2017.entegyapp.com/Page/28/782/26/1459

Barr, M., Signal, L., Smith, M., Smith, J., Chambers, T., Zhou, J., … Hoek, J., & Ni Mhurchu, C. (2017). Overexposed? Quantifying children's exposure to outdoor food advertising. Proceedings of the 15th World Congress on Public Health. Retrieved from https://wcph2017.entegyapp.com/Page/28/554/26/1459

Signal, L., Smith, M., Barr, M., Chambers, T., Stanley, J., Zhou, J., … Lanumata, T., Pearson, A., … Hoek, J., & Ni Mhurchu, C. (2017). Saturated with junk: The extent of junk food marketing in children's everyday lives. Proceedings of the 7th Activity and Nutrition Aotearoa Conference. (pp. 52). Retrieved from https://ana.org.nz

Signal, L., Smith, M., Barr, M., Chambers, T., Stanley, J., Zhou, J., … Hoek, J., & Ni Mhurchu, C. (2017). Marketing obesity? A real-time analysis of children's exposure to food marketing. Proceedings of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Meeting. (pp. 204). ISBNPA. Retrieved from https://www.isbnpa.org

Puloka, V., Smith, M., Stanley, J., Chambers, T., & Signal, L. (2017). Tonga's school food policy: An evaluation. Proceedings of the Otago Global Health Institute (OGHI) 10th Annual Conference. (pp. 5). Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/global-health/annual-conference

McKerchar, C., Signal, L., Smith, M., Barr, M., Chambers, T., Stanley, J., & Ni Mhurchu, C. (2017). Confronting the convenience: The role of convenience stores in New Zealand children's food environments. Proceedings of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Meeting. (pp. 150). ISBNPA. Retrieved from https://www.isbnpa.org

Barr, M., Signal, L., Smith, M., Stanley, J., Chambers, T., Zhou, J., … Ni Mhurchu, C. (2017). Quantifying children's exposure to outdoor food advertising. Proceedings of the 7th Activity and Nutrition Aotearoa Conference. (pp. 75). Retrieved from https://ana.org.nz

McKerchar, C., Smith, M., Stanley, J., Barr, M., Chambers, T., Ni Mhurchu, C., & Signal, L. (2017). Confronting the convenience: The role of convenience stores in children's food environments. Proceedings of the 15th World Congress on Public Health. Retrieved from https://wcph2017.entegyapp.com/Page/28/165/26/1459

Smith, M., Stanley, J., Barr, M., Chambers, T., Balina, A., Ni Mhurchu, C., … Wilson, N., & Signal, L. (2017). Drink-up: Determining the nature and extent of children's beverage consumption using wearable cameras. Proceedings of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Meeting. (pp. 452-453). ISBNPA. Retrieved from https://www.isbnpa.org

Smith, M., Signal, L., Barr, M., Stanley, J., Jenkin, G., Chambers, T., Gage, R., … Ni Mhurchu, C. (2016). Automated anthropology: A new method of working with children and exploring their world. Proceedings of the 3rd Aotearoa New Zealand Childhood Studies Colloquium: Children and Childhoods: Agency, Participation and Contribution. (pp. 20-21). Retrieved from https://www.ivvy.com/event/A1ZAMK/

Signal, L., Smith, M., Barr, M., Chambers, T., Stanley, J., Zhou, J., … Jenkin, G., Lanumata, T., Pearson, A., … Hoek, J., & Ni Mhurchu, C. (2016). Saturated with junk: The extent of junk food marketing in children's everyday. Obesity Reviews, 17(Suppl. 2), (pp. 182). doi: 10.1111/obr.12403

Signal, L., Smith, M., Barr, M., Stanley, J., Jenkin, G., Chambers, T., Gage, R., … Ni Mhurchu, C. (2016). Automated anthropology: A new method of working with children and exploring their world. Saúde e Sociedade, 25(Suppl. 1), (pp. 1658). [Abstract]

Chambers, T., Signal, L., Smith, M., Stanley, J., & Pearson, A. (2016). Bombarded with booze: Children's exposure to on-site marketing at alcohol outlets. Saúde e Sociedade, 25(Suppl. 1), (pp. 1309). [Abstract]

Signal, L., Smith, M., Barr, M., Chambers, T., Stanley, J., Zhou, J., … Jenkin, G., Lanumata, T., … Pearson, A., Hoek, J., & Ni Mhurchu, C. (2016). Kid's Cam: Cutting edge methodology to study obesogenic environments. Obesity Reviews, 17(Suppl. 2), (pp. 180-181). doi: 10.1111/obr.12403

Signal, L., Smith, M., Barr, M., Chambers, T., Stanley, J., Jenkin, G., Ni Mhurchu, C., … Gurrin, C. (2016). Kid's Cam: The frequency, duration and nature of children's everyday exposure to food and beverage marketing. Saúde e Sociedade, 25(Suppl. 1), (pp. 151-152). [Abstract]

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Awarded Doctoral Degree

Chambers, T. J. (2018). The extent and nature of children’s real-time exposure to alcohol marketing using wearable cameras and GPS devices (PhD). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/8265

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