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Amanda Jones, Department of Public Health

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Research Fellow; BODE3

Contact details

Tel +64 4 918 6549
Fax +64 4 389 5319
Email amanda.jones@otago.ac.nz
Twitter @AmandaCJonesPhD

Research interests and activities

Amanda is a public health researcher in population approaches to chronic disease prevention. In her role with the Burden of Disease Epidemiology, Equity and Cost-Effectiveness Programme (BODE3), she conducts primary research and literature reviews to generate simulation model inputs and to inform the selection of model parameters for BODE3’s cost-effectiveness modelling. Prior to joining the University of Otago, Amanda conducted her PhD dissertation work at the University of Waterloo on simulating the health gains and cost savings of a tax on sugary drinks in Canada. She also worked as a researcher at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), a Canadian research-funding body.

Amanda’s research experience extends to a wide range of health domains, including nutrition, tobacco, physical activity, alcohol, and infectious disease prevention.

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Publications

Vanderlee, L., Reid, J. L., White, C., Hobin, E. P., Acton, R. B., Jones, A. C., … Hammond, D. (2018). Evaluation of the online Beverage Frequency Questionnaire (BFQ). Nutrition Journal, 17, 73. doi: 10.1186/s12937-018-0380-8

Wilson, N., Jones, A. C., Nghiem, N., & Blakely, T. (2018). Preventing cardiovascular disease in New Zealand: Making better use of statins but also tobacco control, changing the food supply and other strategies. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1484), 61-67. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Jones, A. C., & Hammond, D. (2018). The health and economic impact of a tax on sugary drinks in New Brunswick. Waterloo, Canada: University of Waterloo.

Hammond, D., Reid, J. L., Jones, A. C. (2018, March). Setting the record straight on taxation and disparities in smoking. Response to Sugar-sweetened beverages as the new tobacco: Examining a proposed tax policy through a Canadian social justice lens. CMAJ eLetters. Retrieved from http://www.cmaj.ca/content/setting-record-straight-taxation-and-disparities-smoking

Jones, A. C. (2018). Predicting the potential health and economic impact of a sugary drink tax in Canada: A modelling study (PhD). University of Waterloo. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10012/13021

Commissioned Report for External Body

Jones, A. C., Veerman, J. L., & Hammond, D. (2017). The health and economic impact of a tax on sugary drinks in Canada. Commissioned by Leading Health Organisations. Waterloo, Canada: University of Waterloo. 74p. Retrieved from http://www.heartandstroke.ca

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Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

Jones, A. C., & Hammond, D. (2018). The health and economic impact of a tax on sugary drinks in New Brunswick. Waterloo, Canada: University of Waterloo.

Jones, A. C., Lennert Veerman, J., & Hammond, D. (2017). The health and economic impact of a tax on sugary drinks in Canada. Waterloo, Canada: University of Waterloo. 29p. Retrieved from http://davidhammond.ca/sugary-drink-tax-study-technical-report

Jones, A. C., & Hammond, D. (2017). The health and economic impact of a tax on sugary drinks in Alberta. Waterloo, Canada: University of Waterloo. 37p. Retrieved from http://abpolicycoalitionforprevention.ca

Jones, A. C., & Hammond, D. (2016). Sugar sweetened beverage consumption in Canada: Preliminary report. Waterloo, Canada: University of Waterloo.

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Other Research Output

Hammond, D., Reid, J. L., Jones, A. C. (2018, March). Setting the record straight on taxation and disparities in smoking. Response to Sugar-sweetened beverages as the new tobacco: Examining a proposed tax policy through a Canadian social justice lens. CMAJ eLetters. Retrieved from http://www.cmaj.ca/content/setting-record-straight-taxation-and-disparities-smoking

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Journal - Research Article

Vanderlee, L., Reid, J. L., White, C., Hobin, E. P., Acton, R. B., Jones, A. C., … Hammond, D. (2018). Evaluation of the online Beverage Frequency Questionnaire (BFQ). Nutrition Journal, 17, 73. doi: 10.1186/s12937-018-0380-8

Jones, A. C., Hammond, D., Reid, J. L., & Leatherdale, S. T. (2015). Where should we eat? Lunch source and dietary measures among youth during the school week. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice & Research, 76(4), 157-165. doi: 10.3148/cjdpr-2015-019

Jones, A. C., & Geneau, R. (2012). Assessing research activity on priority interventions for non-communicable disease prevention in low-and middle-income countries: A bibliometric analysis. Global Health Action, 5(1), 18847. doi: 10.3402/gha.v5i0.18847

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Journal - Research Other

Wilson, N., Jones, A. C., Nghiem, N., & Blakely, T. (2018). Preventing cardiovascular disease in New Zealand: Making better use of statins but also tobacco control, changing the food supply and other strategies. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1484), 61-67. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Jones, A. C., Vanderlee, L., White, C. M., Hobin, E. P., Bordes, I., & Hammond, D. (2016). 'How many calories did I just eat?' An experimental study examining the effect of changes to serving size information on nutrition labels [Short communication]. Public Health Nutrition, 19(16), 2959-2964. doi: 10.1017/S1368980016000665

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Jones, A. C., White, C. M., Reid, J. L., Vanderlee, L., & Hammond, D. (2016). Eating out and restaurant nutrition information: Comparisons between the US and Canada. Obesity Reviews, 17(Suppl. 2), (pp. 197). [Abstract]

Jones, A. C., White, C. M., Reid, J. L., Vanderlee, L., & Hammond, D. (2016). Eating out and restaurant nutrition information: Comparisons between the US and Canada. Proceedings of the XIII international Congress on Obesity (ICO). T6:S41:41. Retrieved from https://www.worldobesity.org

Jones, A. C., Hammond, D., Reid, J. L., & Leatherdale, S. T. (2015). Where should we eat? Lunch source and dietary measures among youth during the school week. Canadian Journal of Diabetes, 39(Suppl. 1), (pp. S42). doi: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2015.01.160

Jones, A. C. (2015). Evolutions in Kenya’s non-motorised transport: Potential avenues to support physical activity. Proceedings of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) Annual Meeting. (pp. 320). Retrieved from https://www.isbnpa.org

Jones, A. C., Vanderlee, L., White, C. M., Hammond, D., Hobin, E., & Bordes, I. (2015). How many calories did I just eat? An experimental study examining the effect of proposed changes to nutrition labels serving size. Proceedings of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) Annual Meeting. (pp. 320). Retrieved from https://www.isbnpa.org

Jones, A., & Geneau, R. (2012). Using concept mapping to identify research priorities for non-communicable disease prevention in developing countries. Proceedings of the Canadian Conference on Global Health. CSIH. Retrieved from http://www.csih.org/en/

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Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Jones, A. C., Veerman, J. L., Mamiya, H., Buckeridge, D. L., & Hammond, D. (2017, June). Predicting the impact of a sugar-sweetened beverage tax on health and health costs in Canada: A modeling study. Poster session presented at the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) Annual Meeting, Victoria, Canada.

Jones, A. C., & Hammond, D. (2017, June). Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption in Canada. Poster session presented at the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) Annual Meeting, Victoria, Canada.

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Meyer, S. B., Lu, S., & Jones, A. C. (2014, December). An Ontario-based study investigating the role of trust in flu vaccination: Implications for addressing declining uptake. Verbal presentation at the Canadian Immunization Conference, Ottawa, Canada.

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Awarded Doctoral Degree

Jones, A. C. (2018). Predicting the potential health and economic impact of a sugary drink tax in Canada: A modelling study (PhD). University of Waterloo. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10012/13021

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