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Dr Taisia Huckle

Senior Research Officer

SHORE Centre

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
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Completed Projects

Project Title: Restricting the availability of alcohol to reduce alcohol-related harm in NZ

Alcohol is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in New Zealand. Restricting the availability of alcohol is considered one of the most effective measures to reduce alcohol-related harm; however effects have largely been extrapolated from evidence assessing the liberalisation of availability. In New Zealand, a rare opportunity exists to assess the effects of liquor licensing restrictions aimed to reduce the availability of alcohol (including restricted trading hours and outlet density). The study aim is to assess how the availability of alcohol is related to Police and ambulance call outs and alcohol-involved crashes prior to and following the policy changes. A spatial model will be developed that overcomes limitations with previous models and will measure alcohol availability to better reflect its key underlying dimensions. This study will provide new knowledge about impacts of alcohol policy change and contribute to national and international efforts to reduce alcohol-related harm.
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Date Range: 2013 - 2016

Funding Body: Health Research Council of New Zealand

Project Team:

Research Outputs

Journal

Huckle, T., Wong, KC., Parker, K., & Casswell, S. (2017). Increased use of police and health-related services among those with heavy drinkers in their lives in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal. 130(1455), 102-110
[Journal article]Authored by: Casswell, S., Huckle, T., Parker, K.
Adams, J., Neville, S., Parker, K., & Huckle, T. (2017). Influencing Condom Use by Gay and Bisexual Men for Anal Sex Through Social Marketing: A Program Evaluation of Get it On!!. Social Marketing Quarterly. 23(1), 3-17
[Journal article]Authored by: Adams, J., Huckle, T., Parker, K.
Callinan, S., Laslett, A., Rekve, D., Room, R., Waleewong, O., Benegal, V., . . . Thamarangsi, T. (2016). Alcohol’s harm to others: An international collaborative project. The International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research.
[Journal article]Authored by: Casswell, S., Huckle, T.
Casswell, S., Callinan, S., Chaiyasong, S., Cuong, PV., Kazantseva, E., Bayandorj, T., . . . Wall, M. (2016). How the alcohol industry relies on harmful use of alcohol and works to protect its profits. Drug and Alcohol Review. 35(6), 661-664
[Journal article]Authored by: Casswell, S., Huckle, T., Parker, K.
Casswell, S., Huckle, T., Wall, M., & Parker, K. (2016). Policy-Relevant Behaviors Predict Heavier Drinking in Both On and Off Premises and Mediate the Relationship Between Heavier Alcohol Consumption and Age, Gender, and Socioeconomic Status-Analysis from the International Alcohol Control Study. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 40(2), 385-392
[Journal article]Authored by: Casswell, S., Huckle, T., Parker, K.
Huckle, T., Gruenewald, P., & Ponicki, WR. (2016). Context-Specific Drinking Risks Among Young People. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 40(5), 1129-1135
[Journal article]Authored by: Huckle, T.
Room, R., Rankin, G., Rekve, D., Thamarangsi, T., Waleewong, O., Benegal, V., . . . Laslett, A-M. (2015). HARMS FROM THE DRINKING OF RELATIVES, FRIENDS AND OTHERS: INITIAL FINDINGS FROM A NINE-COUNTRY STUDY. DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW. 34, 57-57
[Journal article]Authored by: Casswell, S., Huckle, T.
Gruenewald, PJ., Treno, AJ., Ponicki, WR., Huckle, T., Yeh, LC., & Casswell, S. (2015). Impacts of New Zealand's lowered minimum purchase age on context-specific drinking and related risks. Addiction. 110(11), 1757-1766
[Journal article]Authored by: Casswell, S., Huckle, T.
Bendtsen, P., Damsgaard, MT., Huckle, T., Casswell, S., Kuntsche, E., Arnold, P., . . . Holstein, BE. (2014). Adolescent alcohol use: A reflection of national drinking patterns and policy?. Addiction. 109(11), 1857-1868
[Journal article]Authored by: Casswell, S., Huckle, T.
Bendtsen, P., Damsgaard, MT., Huckle, T., Casswell, S., Kuntsche, E., Arnold, P., . . . Holstein, BE. (2014). Adolescent alcohol use: A reflection of national drinking patterns and policy?. Addiction.
[Journal article]Authored by: Huckle, T.
Huckle, T., & Parker, K. (2014). Long-term impact on alcohol-involved crashes of lowering the minimum purchase age in New Zealand. American Journal of Public Health. 104(6), 1087-1091
[Journal article]Authored by: Huckle, T., Parker, K.
Casswell, S., Huckle, T., Wall, M., & Yeh, LC. (2014). International alcohol control study: Pricing data and hours of purchase predict heavier drinking. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 38(5), 1425-1431
[Journal article]Authored by: Casswell, S., Huckle, T.
Casswell, S., Huckle, T., Wall, M., & Yeh, LC. (2014). International Alcohol Control Study: Pricing Data and Hours of Purchase Predict Heavier Drinking. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.
[Journal article]Authored by: Huckle, T.
Vinther-Larsen, M., Huckle, T., You, R., & Casswell, S. (2013). Area level deprivation and drinking patterns among adolescents. Health and Place. 19(1), 53-58
[Journal article]Authored by: Casswell, S., Huckle, T.
Lin, E-Y., Casswell, S., You, RQ., & Huckle, T. (2012). Engagement with alcohol marketing and early brand allegience in realtion to early years of drinking. Addiction Research and Theory. 20(4), 329-338 Retrieved from http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/16066359.2011.632699
[Journal article]Authored by: Casswell, S., Huckle, T., Lin, E.
Casswell, S., Meier, P., MacKintosh, AM., Brown, A., Hastings, G., Thamarangsi, T., . . . You, RQ. (2012). The International Alcohol Control (IAC) Study-Evaluating the Impact of Alcohol Policies. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 36(8), 1462-1467
[Journal article]Authored by: Casswell, S., Huckle, T.
Huckle, T., Pledger, M., & Casswell, S. (2012). Increases in typical quantities consumed and alcohol-related problems during a decade of liberalizing alcohol policy. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 73(1), 53-62
[Journal article]Authored by: Casswell, S., Huckle, T.
Lin, E-YJ., Casswell, S., Huckle, T., You, RQ., & Asiasiga, L. (2011). Does one shoe fit all? Impacts of gambling among four ethnic groups in New Zealand. Journal of Gambling Issues. (26), 69-88 Retrieved from http://jgi.camh.net/doi/full/10.4309/jgi.2011.26.6
[Journal article]Authored by: Asiasiga, L., Casswell, S., Huckle, T., Lin, E.
Huckle, T., Casswell, S., & Greenaway, S. (2011). The impact of alcohol-related presentations in the emergency department and the wider policy debate.. The New Zealand medical journal. 124(1336), 7-9
[Journal article]Authored by: Casswell, S., Huckle, T.
Lin, EY., Caswell, S., You, RQ., & Huckle, T. (2012). Engagement with alcohol marketing and early brand allegiance in relation to early years of drinking. Addiction Research and Theory. 20(4), 329-338
[Journal article]Authored by: Casswell, S., Huckle, T., Lin, E.
Casswell, S., Harding, JF., You, RQ., & Huckle, T. (2011). Alcohol's harm to others: self-reports from a representative sample of New Zealanders.. The New Zealand medical journal. 124(1336), 75-84
[Journal article]Authored by: Casswell, S., Huckle, T.
Huckle, T., Casswell, S., & Greenaway, S. (2011). The impact of alcohol-related presentations in the emergency department and the wider policy debate. New Zealand Medical Journal. 124(1336)
[Journal article]Authored by: Casswell, S., Huckle, T.
Casswell, S., You, RQ., & Huckle, T. (2011). Alcohol's harm to others: Reduced wellbeing and health status for those with heavy drinkers in their lives. Addiction. 106(6), 1087-1094
[Journal article]Authored by: Casswell, S., Huckle, T.
Huckle, T., You, RQ., & Casswell, S. (2011). Increases in quantities consumed in drinking occasions in New Zealand 1995-2004. Drug and Alcohol Review. 30(4), 366-371
[Journal article]Authored by: Casswell, S., Huckle, T.
Huckle, T., You, RQ., & Casswell, S. (2010). Socio-economic status predicts drinking patterns but not alcohol-related consequences independently. Addiction. 105(7), 1192-1202
[Journal article]Authored by: Casswell, S., Huckle, T.
Lin, E-Y., Casswell, S., Easton, B., Huckle, T., Asiasiga, L., & You, RQ. (2010). Time and money spent gambling and the relationship with quality-of-life measures: A national study of New Zealanders. Journal of Gambling Issues. (24), 33-53 Retrieved from http://jgi.camh.net/doi/abs/10.4309/jgi.2010.24.4
[Journal article]Authored by: Asiasiga, L., Casswell, S., Huckle, T., Lin, E.
Huckle, T., Huakau, J., Sweetsur, P., Huisman, O., & Casswell, S. (2008). Density of alcohol outlets and teenage drinking: Living in an alcogenic environment is associated with higher consumption in a metropolitan setting. Addiction. 103(10), 1614-1621
[Journal article]Authored by: Casswell, S., Huckle, T.
Huckle, T., Sweetsur, P., Moyes, S., & Casswell, S. (2008). Ready to drinks are associated with heavier drinking patterns among young females. Drug and Alcohol Review. 27(4), 398-403
[Journal article]Authored by: Casswell, S., Huckle, T.
Huckle, T., Greenaway, S., Broughton, D., & Conway, K. (2007). The use of an evidence-based community action intervention to improve age verification practices for alcohol purchase. Substance Use and Misuse. 42(12-13), 1899-1914
[Journal article]Authored by: Huckle, T.
Huckle, T., Pledger, M., & Casswell, S. (2006). Trends in alcohol-related harms and offences in a liberalized alcohol environment. Addiction. 101(2), 232-240
[Journal article]Authored by: Casswell, S., Huckle, T.
Huckle, T., Conway, K., Casswell, S., & Pledger, M. (2005). Evaluation of a regional community action intervention in New Zealand to improve age checks for young people purchasing alcohol. Health Promotion International. 20(2), 147-155
[Journal article]Authored by: Casswell, S., Huckle, T.
Horsburgh, M., Trenholme, A., & Huckle, T. (2002). Paediatric respite care: A literature review from New Zealand. Palliative Medicine. 16(2), 99-105
[Journal article]Authored by: Huckle, T.
Casswell, S., Huckle, T., & Pledger, M. (2002). Survey data need not underestimate alcohol consumption. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 26(10), 1561-1567
[Journal article]Authored by: Casswell, S., Huckle, T.
Huckle, T.Density of alcohol outlets and teenage drinking: living in an alcogenic environment is associated with higher consumption in a metropolitan setting.
[Journal article]Authored by: Huckle, T.

Book

Huckle, T. (2015). Consumption and alcohol-related harm among young people: Contributing factors and prevention measures. In Young people and alcohol: A resource book. (pp. 43 - 90). Switzerland: World Health Organisation
[Chapter]Authored by: Huckle, T.

Thesis

Huckle, T. (2012). Increases in consumption and harms among young people in the context of liberalising alcohol policy in New Zealand.. (Doctoral Thesis)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Huckle, T.

Report

Huckle, T., & Casswell, S.(2015). Alcohol-related family/whanau violence - an overview of the issues and effective strategies and interventions.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Casswell, S., Huckle, T.
Moewaka Barnes, AM., Asiasiga, L., Huckle, T., Moewaka Barnes, H., & Wong, K.(2014). Cervical screening ethnicity data quality improvement.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Asiasiga, L., Huckle, T., Moewaka Barnes, H., Moewaka Barnes, A.
Huckle, T., Yeh, L., Lin, E., & Jenson, V.(2013). Trends in alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harms among females in New Zealand.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Huckle, T., Lin, E.
Lin, E., Huckle, T., Casswell, S., & Liggins, S.(2012). Social supply of alcohol to young people in Taranaki and Mangere.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Casswell, S., Huckle, T., Lin, E.
Casswell, S., Huckle, T., Wall, M., Yeh L, ., McCreanor, T., & Asiasiga, L.(2012). Evaluation of the Tobacco Excise Increases in New Zealand: Final Report to Ministry of Health.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Asiasiga, L., Casswell, S., Huckle, T., McCreanor, T.
Huckle, T., Wall, M., & Casswell, S.(2011). An assessment of data quality for examining alcohol-related issues in Queenstown Lakes District.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Huckle, T.
Huckle, T., You, R., Fu, J., & Casswell, S.(2011). Alcohol Policy in New Zealand: results from the general population survey, 2011..
[Technical Report]Authored by: Huckle, T.
Greenaway, SK., Huckle, T., Casswell, S., & Jelley, SM.(2009). Literature review: Social supply of alcohol to minors.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Casswell, S., Huckle, T.
Wilkins, CD., Sweetsur, PM., Huckle, T., Asiasiga, L., & Griffiths, RD.(2009). The impact of the prohibition of benzylpiperazine (BZP) on the use and harm of BZP in New Zealand.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Asiasiga, L., Huckle, T., Wilkins, C.
Huckle, T., & Huakau, J.(2006). Exposure and response of young people to marketing of alcohol in New Zealand.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Huckle, T.
Wilkins, CD., Girling, M., Sweetsur, PM., Huckle, T., & Huakau, J.(2006). Legal party pill use in New Zealand: Prevalence of use, availability, health harms and 'gateway effects' of benzylpiperazine (BZP) and trifluoromethylphenylpiperazine (TFMPP).
[Technical Report]Authored by: Huckle, T., Wilkins, C.
Witten, KL., Rose, EB., Sweetsur, PM., Huckle, T., & Huakau, J.(2006). Building Research Capability in the Social Sciences (BRCSS): National survey of social scientists 2006.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Huckle, T., Witten, K.
Casswell, S., Lane, RM., Notton, C., Wilkins, CD., Sheeran, JL., Morice, LR., . . . Asiasiga, L. (2004). Pacific drugs and alchol consumption survey 2003: Final report. Pacific Research and Development Services and SHORE/Whariki (Massey University).
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Casswell, S., Huckle, T., Morice, L., Sheeran, J., Wilkins, C.
Huckle, T., Witten, KL., & Adams, JB. (2002). A report on the findings of the Ranui social cohesion survey: Evaluation of the Ranui action project. Alcohol & Public Health Research Unit.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Adams, J., Huckle, T., Witten, K.
Sim, M., Batchelor, J., Huckle, T., Cassidy, A., & Moyes, S.The Impact of Enforcement On Intoxication and Alcohol-Related Harm.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Huckle, T.

Conference

Huckle, T., & Parker, K.Long-term impact on alcohol-involved crashes of lowering the minimum purchase age in New Zealand. . Melbourne
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Huckle, T.
Casswell, S., Huckle, T., Wall, M., & Parker, K.Socio economic status as mediators of policy effects on alcohol consumption – analysis from the International Alcohol Control (IAC) study. . Torino, Italy
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Casswell, S., Huckle, T., Parker, K.Contributed to by: Casswell, S.
Huckle, T., Yeh, L., & Pledger, M. (2013). Long-term effects of lowering the minimum purchase age in New Zealand: trend analysis. Poster session presented at the meeting of Alcohol Policy 16: The 16th in a series of conferences on the avoidance of alcohol-related problems using public policy strategies. Washington DC
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Huckle, T.
Huckle, T., Chaiyasong, S., Welch, M., Kazantseva, E., Casswell, S., & Graydon-Guy, T.Collecting comparable consumption data across low, middle and high income countries. . Kampala Uganda
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Casswell, S., Huckle, T.
Huckle, T.Young people and alcohol outlet density: the policy implications. . Seoul
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Huckle, T.
Huckle, T. (2012, June). Differential effects of policy among youth may be explained by the physical alcohol environment. Presented at 38th Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society. Stavanger, Norway.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Huckle, T.
Huckle, T., Pledger, M., & Casswell, S.Increases in quantities consumed and alcohol-related problems during a decade of liberalising alcohol policy. . Melbourne, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Huckle, T.
Huckle, T., Pledger, M., & Casswell, S. (2010, April). Increases in symptoms of alcohol dependence among young people in a liberalised alcohol poilcy environment. Presented at Kettil Bruun Society. Melbourne, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Huckle, T.
Huckle, T., You, R., & Casswell, S.Increased drinking among socioeconomic groups in the context of liberalized alcohol policy changes. . Copenhagen, Denmark
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Huckle, T.
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[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Huckle, T.
Huckle, T., You, R., & Casswell, S.(2009, June). Increased drinking among socioeconomic groups in the context of liberalized alcohol policy changes. . (pp. unpaged - 24).
[Conference]Authored by: Huckle, T.
Huckle, T., You, R., & Casswell, S. (2009, June). Socioeconomic status predicts drinking patterns but not alcohol-related problems independently.. Presented at Kettil Bruun Society. Copenhagen, Denmark.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Huckle, T.
Casswell, S., Huckle, T., & You, R. (2009, August). Impacts of living with and near heavy drinkers. Presented at 18th Australasian Epidemiological Association Annual Scientific Meeting. Dunedin, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Casswell, S., Huckle, T.
Huckle, T. (2009, May). Density of alcohol outlets and teenage drinking: Outlet density is associated with higher consumption in a metropolitan setting. Presented at ALAC Working Together Conference. Wellington, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Huckle, T.
Sweetsur, P., Casswell, S., & Huckle, T.Are younger drinkers consumption patterns associated with environmental factors?. (pp. 62 - 65). : Two nations, ten cultures
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Huckle, T.
Sweetsur, P., Casswell, S., & Huckle, T. (2007, November). Are younger drinkers consumption patterns assoicated with enironmental factors?. Presented at Australasian Professional Society for Alcohol and Drugs. Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Huckle, T.
Huckle, T., Sweetsur, P., Moyes, S., & Casswell, S. (2007, June). Do ready to drink consumers have heavier drinking patterns?. Presented at Kettil Bruun Society. Budapest, Hungary.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Huckle, T.
Huckle, T. (2007, November). Increases in alcohol consumption in New Zealand: Comparison surveys of alcohol use 1995, 2000 and 2004. Presented at Combined Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD) and Cutting Edge Addiction Conference. Auckland, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Huckle, T.
Huckle, T., Sweetsur, PM., Moyes, S., & Casswell, S.(2007). Ready to drinks are associated with heavier drinking patterns among young females. . Budapest, Hungary
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Casswell, S., Huckle, T.
Huckle, T. (2007). Lowering the purchase age for alcohol in New Zealand: A good social investment?. In The Social Policy, Research and Evaluation Conference(pp. 109). : Ministry of Social Development
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Huckle, T.
Conway, KE., Greenaway, SK., Huckle, T., & Broughton, DA. (2006, May). Pseudo-patron, exit breathalyser and shoulder tap surveys: Strategic intervention tools for licensed premise settings. Presented at 5th International Conference on Drugs and Young People. Randwick, NSW.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Huckle, T.

Other

Huckle, T. (2011). PhD Thesis: Incerases in consumption and harms among young people in the context of liberalising alcohol policy in New Zealand.. (pp. 1 - 150).
[Other]Authored by: Huckle, T.
Casswell, S., & Huckle, T. (2006, August). Changing the marketing culture: It's not the alcohol; it's how they market it. In National Alcohol Workforce Training Seminar. Presented at Auckland, NZ. : SHORE and Te Ropu Whariki, MAssey University.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Casswell, S., Huckle, T.
Huckle, T.PhD Thesis: Increases in consumption and harms among young people in the context of liberalising alcohol policy in New Zealand. (pp. 1 - 150).
[Other]Authored by: Huckle, T.
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[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Huckle, T.

Media and Links

Media

  • 31 Jul 2014 - Online
    Higher Drinking Age Leads to Fewer Vehicular Accid
    Connections online (American site) wrote article reporting findings from Huckle et al 2014 on long-term effects of lowering the purchase age for alcohol in New Zealand
  • 26 Apr 2014 - Online
    Link between law change and rise in drunk teen cra
    Blog posting of study findings from Huckle & Parker 2014 on long-term effects of lowering the purchase age for alcohol in New Zealand
  • 25 Apr 2014 - Online, Newspaper
    Law change link to rise in drunk teen crashes
    Domionion Post newspaper interview (also posted on stuff.co.nz) reporting study findings of Huckle & Parker on th elong-term effects of lowering the purchase age for alcohol in New Zealand
  • 25 Apr 2014 - Online
    Drinking age linked to rise in crash risk
    Blog site - Family First reposting articles from NZ Herald and Dominion post interviews reporting findings from Huckle and Parker et al on long-term efects of lowering the purchase age for alcohol in
  • 25 Apr 2014 - Newspaper
    Drinking age linked to rise in crash risk
    NZ Herald interview reporting findings of Huckle & Parker et al 2014 on the long-term effects of lowering the purchase age for alcohol in New Zealand
  • 24 Apr 2014 - Newspaper, Online
    Drinking age linked to increase in crash risk
    Otago Daily Times reporting findings from Huckle et al 2014 reporting the long-term effects of lowering the purchase age for alcohol in New Zealand
  • 23 Sep 2014 - Television
    Auckland Council set to change current alcohol law
    Interview on Maori TV about alcohol outlet trading hours
  • 14 Nov 2012 - Radio
    Teen binge drinking
    Radio interview on bfm in Auckland
  • 06 Oct 2013 - Newspaper, Online
    Ladies' nights out let Kiwi women drown sorrows
    NZ Herald interview about women and drinking reporting findings from Huckle et 2008 on ready to drinks and findings from a newly released report on women and alcohol in New Zealand (by Huckle et al)
  • 05 Sep 2014 - Newspaper, Online
    City's youth NZ's heaviest drinkers
    Herald interview about rates of alcohol-related harm in Auckland compared to national (based on newly released research findings by Huckle).
  • 04 Sep 2014 - Online
    Auckland's alcohol-related harm worst in NZ
    Online article reporting findings from newly released research by Huckle looking at levels of alcoihol-related harm in Auckland compared to national levels

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