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Ryan Gage, Department of Public Health

Ryan Gage-186 x 270 for webMaster of Public Health (MPH)

Assistant Research Fellow; HePPRU 

Contact details 

Tel +64 27 857 9897
Fax +64 4 389 5319
Email ryan.gage@otago.ac.nz

Research interests and activities 

Ryan is an assistant research fellow for the Health Promotion and Policy Research Unit at the University of Otago, Wellington. He completed a Master's thesis in 2017 on sun protection practices among primary schoolchildren and the cost-effectiveness of installing shade in schools. He is currently working on research projects looking at UV exposure, skin cancer prevention and children's exposure to marketing.

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Publications

Gage, R., Leung, W., Stanley, J., Reeder, A., Mackay, C., Chambers, T., Smith, M., Barr, M., & Signal, L. (2019). Studying third-parties and environments: New Zealand sun-safety research. Health Promotion International, 34(3), 440-446. doi: 10.1093/heapro/dax094

McKerchar, C., Smith, M., Stanley, J., Barr, M., Chambers, T., Abel, G., Lacey, C., Gage, R., … Signal, L. (2019). Food store environment examination: FoodSee: A new method to study the food store environment using wearable cameras. Global Health Promotion. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1757975919859575

Gage, R., Wilson, N., Signal, L., & Thomson, G. (2019). Shade in playgrounds: Findings from a nationwide survey and implications for urban health policy. Journal of Public Health, 27(5), 669-674. doi: 10.1007/s10389-018-0990-9

Puloka, V., Smith, M., Ferguson, A., Gage, R., Signal, L., & Baker, M. (2019). Identifying infectious disease hazards in Tongan children's environments using wearable cameras. Proceedings of the Otago Global Health Institute (OGHI) 12th Annual Conference: Global Health in the Era of Climate Change. (pp. 14). Retrieved from https://www.otago.ac.nz/global-health

Puloka, V., Smith, M., Ferguson, A., Gage, R., Signal, L., & Baker, M. (2019, December). Identifying infectious disease hazards in Tongan children's environments: A wearable camera study. Poster session presented at the 5th One Health Aotearoa (OHA) Symposium, Wellington, New Zealand.

Journal - Research Article

Gage, R., Leung, W., Stanley, J., Reeder, A., Mackay, C., Chambers, T., Smith, M., Barr, M., & Signal, L. (2019). Studying third-parties and environments: New Zealand sun-safety research. Health Promotion International, 34(3), 440-446. doi: 10.1093/heapro/dax094

Gage, R., Wilson, N., Signal, L., & Thomson, G. (2019). Shade in playgrounds: Findings from a nationwide survey and implications for urban health policy. Journal of Public Health, 27(5), 669-674. doi: 10.1007/s10389-018-0990-9

McKerchar, C., Smith, M., Stanley, J., Barr, M., Chambers, T., Abel, G., Lacey, C., Gage, R., … Signal, L. (2019). Food store environment examination: FoodSee: A new method to study the food store environment using wearable cameras. Global Health Promotion. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1757975919859575

Gage, R., Wilson, N., Signal, L., Barr, M., Reeder, A., & Thomson, G. (2018). Using Google Earth to assess shade for sun protection in urban recreation spaces: Methods and results. Journal of Health Communication, 43, 1061-1068. doi: 10.1007/s10900-018-0522-0

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

Gage, R., O'Toole, C., Robinson, A., Reeder, A., Signal, L., & Mackay, C. (2018). Wellington playgrounds uncovered: An examination of solar ultraviolet radiation and shade protection in New Zealand. Photochemistry & Photobiology, 94(2), 357-361. doi: 10.1111/php.12855

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

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

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Journal - Research Other

Gurtner, M., Gage, R., Thomson, G., Jaine, R., Stanley, J., Smith, M., Barr, M., Chambers, T., & Signal, L. (2018). Are children smoke-free at home? Using wearable cameras to study children's exposure to smoking and smoking paraphernalia in private spaces [Short report]. Child: Care, Health & Development. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/cch.12631

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Puloka, V., Smith, M., Ferguson, A., Gage, R., Signal, L., & Baker, M. (2019). Identifying infectious disease hazards in Tongan children's environments using wearable cameras. Proceedings of the Otago Global Health Institute (OGHI) 12th Annual Conference: Global Health in the Era of Climate Change. (pp. 14). Retrieved from https://www.otago.ac.nz/global-health

Watkins, L., Aitken, R., Signal, L., Smith, M., & Gage, R. (2017). Documenting the commercial world of New Zealand children. In B. Wooliscroft & A. Ganglmair-Wooliscroft (Eds.), Proceedings of the Macromarketing Conference: Macromarketing Systems' Contributions to Society: Past, Present and Potential. (pp. 631-633). Dunedin, New Zealand: Macromarketing Society and the Marketing Department, University of Otago. [Abstract]

Thomson, G., Wilson, N., & Gage, R. (2017). Healthy playgrounds: Simple methods to gather data for monitoring health risks and for advocacy. Proceedings of the New Zealand Public Health Association (PHA) Conference. 73. Retrieved from http://www.conference.co.nz/phanz17

Gage, R., Leung, W., Signal, L., Stanley, J., Reeder, T., & Mackay, C. (2017). The lifetime cost-effectiveness of preventing skin cancer through shade construction in schools. Proceedings of the 15th World Congress on Public Health. Retrieved from https://wcph2017.entegyapp.com/Page/28/564/26/1459

Thomson, G., Delany, L., & Gage, R. (2017). The international tax regime as a health determinant: Promoting health through fair international taxation. Proceedings of the New Zealand Public Health Association (PHA) Conference. 74. Retrieved from http://www.conference.co.nz/phanz17

Gage, R., Signal, L., Leung, W., Stanley, J., Reeder, T., & Mackay, C. (2016). No hat, no play? An objective evaluation of sun-safety practices in New Zealand primary and intermediate schools. Proceedings of the 3rd Aotearoa New Zealand Childhood Studies Colloquium: Children and Childhoods: Agency, Participation and Contribution. (pp. 8-9). Retrieved from https://www.ivvy.com/event/A1ZAMK/

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]

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/

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Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Puloka, V., Smith, M., Ferguson, A., Gage, R., Signal, L., & Baker, M. (2019, December). Identifying infectious disease hazards in Tongan children's environments: A wearable camera study. Poster session presented at the 5th One Health Aotearoa (OHA) Symposium, Wellington, New Zealand.

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