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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 and He Kainga Oranga

Contact details

Tel +64 21 0324537
Email louise.thornley@otago.ac.nz

Research interests and activities

Louise is a Research Fellow at the University of Otago in Wellington. She is currently managing a project to review the status of, and possible policies to achieve, the Smokefree 2025 goal. This work will inform the collaborative development of an action plan to achieve a Smokefree Aotearoa by 2025.
Louise’s last tobacco control project took place in the tropics. 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 the topic of smoking, and helped draft a policy for tobacco control. In her
spare time she had a go at performing traditional Tokelauan dancing.

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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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