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Amanda Jones, Department of Public Health

Amanda-Jones 2018 thumbnail for web 186 x 270PhD, MSc

Senior 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

Darrah, T., Waa, A., Mizdrak, A., & Jones, A. C. (2021). Māori perspectives on alcohol: A narrative review. International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies, 14(1), 51-64. doi: 10.5204/ijcis.v14i1.1809

Wilson, N., Jones, A., Teng, A., & Thomson, G. (2021). The epidemiology of attacks on statues: New Zealand as a case study. PLoS ONE, 16(6), e0252567. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0252567

Wilson, N., Grout, L., Summers, J., Jones, A. C., Mizdrak, A., Nghiem, N., Cleghorn, C., & Blakely, T. (2021). Should prioritising health interventions be informed by modelling studies? The case of cancer control in Aotearoa New Zealand [Viewpoint]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1531), 101-113. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Goodman, S., Vanderlee, L., Jones, A., White, C., & Hammond, D. (2020). Perceived healthiness of sweeteners among young adults in Canada. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice & Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.3148/cjdpr-2020-030

Freeman, L., Wilson, N., Teng, A., & Jones, A. (2020). Sugar-sweetened beverage tax pass-through rates: A systematic review. Proceedings of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity (ISBNPA) XChange. (pp. 413). International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. Retrieved from https://venuewest.eventsair.com/isbnpa-xchange-initiative

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

Commissioned Report for External Body

Wilson, N., Jones, A. C., Teng, A., & Thomson, G. (2020). Attacks on statues associated with social injustice and militarism: New Zealand as a case study. SocArXiv. doi: 10.31235/osf.io/e6agq

Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

Cleghorn, C., Blakely, T., Jones, A., Kvizhinadze, G., Mizdrak, A., Nghiem, N., Ni Mhurchu, C., & Wilson, N. (2019). Feasible diet intervention options to improve health and save costs for the New Zealand population. Wellington, New Zealand: Department of Public Health, University of Otago. 13p. Retrieved from https://www.otago.ac.nz/wellington/departments/publichealth

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. [Technical/Scientific Report].

Working Paper; Discussion Paper; 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

Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

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

Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

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

Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

Wilson, N., Jones, A., Thomson, G. (2019, April).Lessons from Canada for NZ: Carbon, cycling, tobacco, nutrition and cannabis University of Otago Public Health Expert blog. Retrieved from https://blogs.otago.ac.nz/pubhealthexpert/2019/04/08/lessons-from-canada-for-nz-carbon-cycling-tobacco-nutrition-and-cannabis/

Other Research Output

Cleghorn, C., Jones, A., Teng, A., Blakely, T., & Wilson, N. (2018, November). Artificially sweetened beverages: What does the latest evidence tell us on health benefits versus harm? University of Otago Public Health Expert blog. Retrieved from https://blogs.otago.ac.nz/pubhealthexpert/2018/11/29/artificially-sweetened-beverages-what-does-the-latest-evidence-tell-us-on-health-benefits-versus-harm

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

Other Research Output

Wilson, N., Blakely, T., Jones, A., Cobiac, L., Nghiem, N, Mizdrak, A, & Cleghorn, C. (2018, April). A public health perspective on taxing harmful products University of Otago Public Health Expert blog. Retrieved from https://blogs.otago.ac.nz/pubhealthexpert/2018/04/16/a-public-health-perspective-on-taxing-harmful-products

Other Research Output

Darrah, T., Waa, A., Mizdrak, A., & Jones, A. C. (2021). Māori perspectives on alcohol: A narrative review. International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies, 14(1), 51-64. doi: 10.5204/ijcis.v14i1.1809

Journal - Research Article

Wilson, N., Jones, A., Teng, A., & Thomson, G. (2021). The epidemiology of attacks on statues: New Zealand as a case study. PLoS ONE, 16(6), e0252567. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0252567

Journal - Research Article

Goodman, S., Vanderlee, L., Jones, A., White, C., & Hammond, D. (2020). Perceived healthiness of sweeteners among young adults in Canada. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice & Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.3148/cjdpr-2020-030

Journal - Research Article

Kao, K.-E., Jones, A. C., Ohinmaa, A., & Paulden, M. (2020). The health and financial impacts of a sugary drink tax across different income groups in Canada. Economics & Human Biology, 38, 100869. doi: 10.1016/j.ehb.2020.100869

Journal - Research Article

Acton, R. B., Jones, A. C., Kirkpatrick, S. I., Roberto, C. A., & Hammond, D. (2019). Taxes and front-of-package labels improve the healthiness of beverage and snack purchases: A randomized experimental marketplace. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity, 16(1), 46. doi: 10.1186/s12966-019-0799-0

Journal - Research Article

Czoli, C. D., Jones, A. C., & Hammond, D. (2019). Trends in sugary drinks in Canada, 2004 to 2015: A comparison of market sales and dietary intake data. Public Health Nutrition, 22(15), 2723-2728. doi: 10.1017/s1368980019001654

Journal - Research Article

Jones, A. C., Kirkpatrick, S. I., & Hammond, D. (2019). Beverage consumption and energy intake among Canadians: Analyses of 2004 and 2015 national dietary intake data. Nutrition Journal, 18, 60. doi: 10.1186/s12937-019-0488-5

Journal - Research Article

Kirkpatrick, S. I., Raffoul, A., Lee, K. M., & Jones, A. C. (2019). Top dietary sources of energy, sodium, sugars, and saturated fats among Canadians: Insights from the 2015 Canadian Community Health Survey. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, & Metabolism, 44, 650-658. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2018-0532

Journal - Research Article

Teng, A. M., Jones, A. C., Mizdrak, A., Signal, L., Genç, M., & Wilson, N. (2019). Impact of sugar-sweetened beverage taxes on purchases and dietary intake: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Obesity Reviews, 20, 1187-1204. doi: 10.1111/obr.12868

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

Wilson, N., Grout, L., Summers, J., Jones, A. C., Mizdrak, A., Nghiem, N., Cleghorn, C., & Blakely, T. (2021). Should prioritising health interventions be informed by modelling studies? The case of cancer control in Aotearoa New Zealand [Viewpoint]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1531), 101-113. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Other

Wilson, N., Jones, A. C., & Thomson, G. W. (2020). Poor smoke-free status of airports in a country with a smoke-free goal: New Zealand [Brief report]. Tobacco Control. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2020-055894

Journal - Research Other

Wilson, N., Te Morenga, L., Mackay, S., Gerritsen, S., Cleghorn, C., Jones, A. C., & Swinburn, B. (2020). Food taxes and subsidies to protect health: Relevance to Aotearoa New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1511), 71-85. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Other

Wilson, N., Jones, A. C., Rice, G., & Thomson, G. (2019). Epidemiology of major disasters in New Zealand as revealed by disaster memorials. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1507), 104-107. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Other

Hammond, D., Reid, J. L., & Jones, A. C. (2018). Setting the record straight on taxation and disparities in smoking. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 190(32), E964. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.69581

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

Journal - Research Other

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

Journal - Research Other

Freeman, L., Wilson, N., Teng, A., & Jones, A. (2020). Sugar-sweetened beverage tax pass-through rates: A systematic review. Proceedings of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity (ISBNPA) XChange. (pp. 413). International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. Retrieved from https://venuewest.eventsair.com/isbnpa-xchange-initiative

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Kirkpatrick, S., Raffoul, A., Lee, K. M., & Jones, A. C. (2019). Dietary sources of energy and nutrients of concern among Canadians: Implications for health and the environment. Proceedings of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity (ISBNPA) Annual Meeting: Healthy People, Healthy Planet. (pp. 638). International Society of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity. Retrieved from http://isbnpa2019.venuewest.com

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Czoli, C. D., Jones, A. C., & Hammond, D. (2018). Trends in sugary drinks in Canada, 2004-2005: A comparison of market sales and dietary intake data. Proceedings of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity (ISBNPA) Annual Meeting: Advancing Behaviour Change Science. (pp. 268-269). International Society of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity. Retrieved from http://isbnpa2018.venuewest.com

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. Proceedings of the XIII international Congress on Obesity (ICO). T6:S41:41. Retrieved from https://www.worldobesity.org

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]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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/

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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.

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.

Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

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.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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

Awarded Doctoral Degree

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