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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.

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