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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.


Gage, R., Connor, J., Jackson, N., McKerchar, C., & Signal, L. (2024). Generating political priority for alcohol policy reform: A framework to guide advocacy and research. Drug & Alcohol Review, 43, 381-392. doi: 10.1111/dar.13782 Journal - Research Article

Zwanenburg, S. P., Vincent, K., Deng, J., Gurtner, M., Gage, R., Smith, M., & Signal, L. (2023). Kids’ digital distractions: An observation study of recorded everyday screentime by 12-year-olds. Proceedings of the Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS). 110. Retrieved from Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

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 Journal - Research Article

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 Journal - Research Article

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 Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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