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Prof Sally Casswell PhD

Director, SHORE & Co-Director SHORE/Whariki Research Centre

SHORE Centre

Professor Sally Casswell is a Co-Director of the SHORE and Whariki Research Centre, College of Health at Massey University, New Zealand. Her research interests are in social and public health policy, particularly in relation to alcohol and other drugs.  She has carried out research on the development and implementation of public policy at the national and community level and in the evaluation of these initiatives. Professor Casswell  was responsible for the design and initiation of the International Alcohol Control (IAC) study of which the Australian studies are a part. She  has been involved in many  studies of drinking and drug patterns and problems in general populations and as a  participant in a variety of cross-sectional and longitudinal studies and analyses. 

Professor Casswell co –authored  Alcohol, No Ordinary Commodity (2010), the authoritative review of international alcohol policy. She has published widely, is a regular key note speaker at  national and international conferences  She  has been  a member of the WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Drug Dependence and Alcohol Problems since 1986 and  SHORE is a WHO Collaborating Centre . Professor Casswell also has an active involvement with the NGO sector including GAPA (Global Alcohol Policy Alliance) of which she is chair of the Scientific Advisory Board and APAPA (Asia Pacific Alcohol Policy Alliance) and contributes to media discussion. Professor Casswell is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand and an Officer of the Order of New Zealand.

Professor Sally Casswell is a Co-Director of the SHORE and Whariki Research Centre, College of Health at Massey University, New Zealand. Her research interests are in social and public health policy, particularly in relation to alcohol and other drugs.  She has carried out research on the development and implementation of public policy at the national and community level and in the evaluation of these initiatives.

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Professional

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of Otago (1975)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

social and public health policy, particularly in relation to alcohol and other drugs

Thematics

Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Medical And Health Sciences (110000): Public Health and Health Services (111700)

Keywords

social and public health policy, particularly in relation to alcohol and other drugs

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Not Specified 0 1
Project Leader 8 59
Team Member 0 2

Current Projects

Project Title: Quantifying the disease burden of alcohol's harm to others

Date Range: 2018 - 2022

Funding Body: Health Research Council of New Zealand

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Project Title: Assessing and comparing national policy to reduce harmful use of alcohol

Date Range: 2017 - 2020

Funding Body: Health Research Council of New Zealand

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Completed Projects

Project Title: APINZ effects of change in sale and supply

Date Range: 2014 - 2017

Funding Body: Health Research Council of New Zealand

Project Team:

Project Title: Alcohol Policy Interventions in New Zealand (APINZ)

Alcohol is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in New Zealand with youth disproportionally affected. Imminent change to our alcohol policy environment has created the opportunity for this research. The Alcohol Policy Interventions in New Zealand (APINZ) study will evaluate changes in alcohol policy on drinking behaviour and policy related mediating variables. It uses a longitudinal design, interviewing a sample of the general population and of young people. By examining impacts of policy change on variables such as where and when alcohol is purchased and consumed and who supplies underage young people we will better understand the behavioural, social and environmental processes that underpin health in relation to alcohol use. APINZ is part of an international project which will allow comparisons to be made with other countries. It 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: 2012 - 2015

Funding Body: Health Research Council of New Zealand

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Project Title: The Range and Magnitude of Alcohol's Harm to Others

A large proportion of New Zealanders report the experience of physical, social, economic and psychological harms because of the drinking of others.
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Date Range: 2008 - 2011

Funding Body: Health Research Council of New Zealand

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Project Title: Measuring Impacts of Alcohol Marketing

This longitudinal study by SHORE and Whariki is documenting current alcohol marketing activities - including the use of new technologies and approaches relevant to young people, and measuring their impact on young people's drinking.
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Date Range: 2006 - 2011

Funding Body: Health Research Council of New Zealand

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Teaching and Supervision

Courses Coordinated

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Main Supervisor 1 4

Current Doctoral Supervision

Main Supervisor of:

  • Jintana Jankhotkaew - Doctor of Philosophy
    Alcohol control implementation index: assessment of provincial implementation capacity in Thailand

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Main Supervisor of:

  • 2012 - Taisia Huckle - Doctor of Philosophy
    Drinking patterns and harms amoung young people in the context of alcohol policy liberalisation
  • 2009 - Helen Moewaka Barnes - Doctor of Philosophy
    Arguing for the spirit in the language of the mind: A Maori practitioner's view of research & science
  • 2008 - Thaksaphon Thamarangsi - Doctor of Philosophy
    Alcohol Policy Process in Thailand
  • 2004 - Adrian Field - Doctor of Philosophy
    Pathways and Policy Approaches to Community Resource Access, Health and Wellbeing in two New Zealand Cities.

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