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ASPIRE Researchers

Researchers in Tobacco Control

Directors

Professor Richard Edwards | ASPIRE2025 Co-Director

richard edwards 2015Richard Edwards is a Professor in the Department of Public Health at the University of Otago, Wellington. Read more.

Professor Janet Hoek | ASPIRE2025 Co-director

Janet Hoek is a Professor in the Department of Marketing at the University of Otago, Dunedin and Department of Public Health at the University of Otago in Wellington. Read more.

Andrew Waa | ASPIRE2025 Co-director

Anaru Waa is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Public Health at the University of Otago in Wellington. Read more.

Theme Leaders

Professor Janet Hoek | Smokefree Communications

Janet Hoek is a Professor in the Department of Marketing at the University of Otago, Dunedin and Department of Public Health at the University of Otago in Wellington.  Read more.

Professor Julian Crane | Smoking Cessation Systems

Julian Crane is Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Medicine at the University of Otago, Wellington. Read more.

Professor Rob McGee | Research on Smoking amongst Young People

Rob McGee is Co-Principal Investigator of the Cancer Society Social and Behavioural Research Unit, within the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine at the University of Otago, Dunedin. Read more.

Research Associate Professor George Thomson | Policy and Regulatory Research

George Thomson is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health at the University of Otago, Wellington. Read more.

Dr Heather Gifford | Māori Public Health and Tobacco Misuse

Heather Gifford is the Senior Advisor Business and Research at Whakaue Research for Māori Health and Development in Whanganui. Read more.

Stephanie Erick | Smokefree Pasifika

Stephanie Erick is a Senior Advisor at Hāpai Te Hauora, based in Auckland. Read more.

Professor Chris Cunningham | Research Capacity Development

Chris Cunningham is the Director of the Research Centre for Māori Health & Development in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, at Massey University. Read more.

ASPIRE2025 Researchers

Jude Ball

Mei-Ling Blank

Tamlin Conner

Shelagh Ferguson

Phil Gendall

Rose Hessell

Richard Jaine 

Louise Marsh

Rhiannon Newcombe

Dalice Sim

James Stanley

Dan Tautolo

Lee Thompson

Louise Thornley

Maddie White

Nick Wilson