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

Research Fellow; HePPRU

Contact details

Tel +64 27 857 9897
Fax +64 4 389 5319

Research interests and activities

Ryan is a 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.


Lowe, B. M., Smith, M., Jaine, R., Stanley, J., Gage, R., & Signal, L. (2023). Watching the watchers: Assessing the nature and extent of children's screen time using wearable cameras. New Zealand Medical Journal/Te ara tika o te hauora hapori, 136(1578), 12-31. Retrieved from

Gage, R., Mizdrak, A., Richards, J., Bauman, A., McLeod, M., Jones, R., … Shaw, C. (2023). The epidemiology of domain-specific physical activity in New Zealand adults: A nationally representative cross-sectional survey. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 20, 909-920. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2022-0156

Signal, L., & Gage, R. (2023). Generating political priority for domestic alcohol policy reform: A framework to guide advocacy and research. Population Medicine, 5(Suppl.), (pp. 458). doi: 10.18332/popmed/165421

Gage, R., Gurtner, M., Keall, M., Smith, M., McKerchar, C., Howden-Chapman, P., Shaw, C., Chambers, T., Pearson, A. L., … Signal, L. (2023). Fun, food and friends: A wearable camera analysis of children's school journeys. Journal of Transport & Health, 30, 101604. doi: 10.1016/j.jth.2023.101604

Shaw, C., Gage, R., Mizdrak, A., McLeod, M., Jones, R., & Woodward, A. (2022, November). Socioeconomic inequalities in greenhouse gas emissions from household travel in Aotearoa/NZ. Verbal presentation at the 4th Transport Research Network (TRN) Symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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