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Louise Thornley, Department of Public Health

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Master of Arts (Applied) in Social Work, Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health

Research Fellow; ASPIRE2025

Contact details

Tel +64 21 032 4537
Email louise.thornley@otago.ac.nz

Research interests and activities

Louise is a Research Fellow at the University of Otago in Wellington, employed part-time. She works with the ASPIRE 2025 research group. Her current project (INSPIRED) is investigating endgame goals for smoking internationally. Liaising with contacts in Canada, Finland, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland and Sweden, the project will document and disseminate the progress and status of endgame goals in these six countries.

Other recent work includes the Achieving a Smokefree Aotearoa (ASAP) action plan, qualitative research with homeowners and tobacco retailers, and reviewing evidence on e-cigarette promotion. In 2015 she lived and worked on a small atoll in Tokelau, as a VSA volunteer. She worked with the Department of Health to consult with atoll communities and leaders on potential policies to address smoking.

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Publications

Chisholm, E., Keall, M., Bennett, J., Marshall, A., Telfar-Barnard, L., Thornley, L., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2019). Why don't owners improve their homes? Results from a survey following a housing warrant-of-fitness assessment for health and safety. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12895

Robertson, L., Marsh, L., Hoek, J., Richards, R., Cameron, C., Blank, M.-L., Thornley, L., & Bateman, J. (2018). A qualitative exploration of tobacco retailers' suitability to sell electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) amid legislative change in New Zealand. Proceedings of the Smokefree 2025 Research Symposium. Retrieved from https://aspire2025.org.nz

Thornley, L., Edwards, R., Thomson, G., & Waa, A. (2017). Evidence and feasibility review: Summary report. Commissioned by The Quit Group Trust. Wellington, New Zealand. 52p.

Thornley, L., Edwards, R., Waa, A., & Thomson, G. (2017). Achieving smokefree Aotearoa by 2025: Engagement with stakeholders: Summary report. Commissioned by the Quit Group Trust. Wellington, New Zealand. 30p.

Thornley, L., Edwards, R., Waa, A., & Thomson, G. (2017). Achieving smokefree Aotearoa by 2025. Commissioned by the Quit Group Trust. Wellington, New Zealand. 51p.

Commissioned Report for External Body

Thornley, L., Edwards, R., Thomson, G., & Waa, A. (2017). Evidence and feasibility review: Summary report. Commissioned by The Quit Group Trust. Wellington, New Zealand. 52p.

Thornley, L., Edwards, R., Waa, A., & Thomson, G. (2017). Achieving smokefree Aotearoa by 2025. Commissioned by the Quit Group Trust. Wellington, New Zealand. 51p.

Thornley, L., Edwards, R., Waa, A., & Thomson, G. (2017). Achieving smokefree Aotearoa by 2025: Engagement with stakeholders: Summary report. Commissioned by the Quit Group Trust. Wellington, New Zealand. 30p.

Waa, A., Edwards, R., Thornley, L., & Thomson, G. (2017). Achieving smokefree Aotearoa by 2025: Monitoring and evaluation plan. Commissioned by the Quit Group Trust. Wellington, New Zealand. 51p.

Edwards, R., Thornley, L., Thomson, G., & Waa, A. (2017). Smokefree Aotearoa 2025: Progress report. Commissioned by the Quit Group Trust. Wellington, New Zealand. 35p.

Ball, J., & Thornley, L. (2015). Effective community-level change: What makes community-level initiatives effective and how can central government best support them? Commissioned by Ministry of Social Development and Superu. Wellington, New Zealand: Quigley and Watts. 61p.

Ball, J., & Thornley, L. (2014). Youth Mental Health Project: Research review and synthesis. Commissioned by SuPERU, Families Commission. Wellington, New Zealand: Quigley and Watts Limited. 89p.

Thornley, L., Ball, J., Signal, L., Lawson-Te Aho, K., & Rawson, E. (2013). Building community resilience: Learning from the Canterbury earthquakes [Final report]. Commissioned by Health Research Council and Canterbury Medical Research Foundation. 153p.

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Journal - Research Article

Chisholm, E., Keall, M., Bennett, J., Marshall, A., Telfar-Barnard, L., Thornley, L., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2019). Why don't owners improve their homes? Results from a survey following a housing warrant-of-fitness assessment for health and safety. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12895

Thornley, L., Ball, J., Signal, L., Lawson-Te Aho, K., & Rawson, E. (2015). Building community resilience: Learning from the Canterbury earthquakes. Kōtuitui, 10(1), 23-35. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2014.934846

Thornley, L., Signal, L., & Thomson, G. (2010). Does industry regulation of food advertising protect child rights? Critical Public Health, 20(1), 25-33. doi: 10.1080/09581590802566461

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Thornley, L., Ball, J., Signal, L., Lawson-Te Aho, K., & Rawson, E. (2013). Building community resilience: Learning from the Canterbury earthquakes. In A. Zander & H. Came (Eds.), Proceedings of the Public Health Association Conference: Partnership or Collaboration: Is there a difference? (pp. 139-141). Auckland, New Zealand: Public Health Association. [Full Paper]

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Robertson, L., Marsh, L., Hoek, J., Richards, R., Cameron, C., Blank, M.-L., Thornley, L., & Bateman, J. (2018). A qualitative exploration of tobacco retailers' suitability to sell electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) amid legislative change in New Zealand. Proceedings of the Smokefree 2025 Research Symposium. Retrieved from https://aspire2025.org.nz

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