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Public Health at the Movies: A Selection of 35 Top Movies

Public Health Expert Apr 07, 2015

Associate Professor Nick Wilson, Dr Peter Gallagher We have assembled a collection of 35 high quality movies as part of public health teaching for medical students. In this blog post we detail the movies and reflect on some of the … Continue reading → … Read More


New Zealand doing okay in cancer survival: Results from the largest ever cross-national comparison of cancer survival

Public Health Expert Mar 06, 2015

Professor Tony Blakely, Dr Matt Soeberg and Associate Professor Diana Sarfati Cancer survival estimates for 67 countries have recently been published for 10 cancer sites, in an exhaustive and thorough combined analysis (CONCORD-2). Never before has such a comparable set … Continue reading → … Read More

Divesting from fossil fuels – is this good for public health?

Public Health Expert Nov 25, 2014

Professor Alistair Woodward, Associate Professor Nick Wilson What does Victoria University have in common with Stanford, the Australian National University and the British Medical Association? They have all decided in the last few months to sell off their interests in … Continue reading → … Read More


Possible Strategic Approaches to Achieve the NZ Government’s Smokefree 2025 Goal

Public Health Expert Nov 20, 2014

Associate Professor Nick Wilson, Professor Richard Edwards, Associate Professor George Thomson, Frederieke S van der Deen, Dr Cristina Cleghorn, Professor Tony Blakely Previously published NZ-based modelling work has explored business-as-usual trends in smoking prevalence, and the potential roles of interventions … Continue reading → … Read More

Optimising the effects of plain packaging for tobacco – making Quitline information more salient

Public Health Expert Nov 10, 2014

Professor Janet Hoek and Emeritus Professor Philip Gendall Given plain packaging of tobacco products will likely increase the tension many smokers experience, simple measures that enhance smokers’ access to cessation support, and affirm their decision to try and quit, could … Continue reading → … Read More