Dr Grace Wong

Grace Wong photo 2015

Director, Smokefree Nurses Aotearoa/New Zealand, Associate Director, Centre for Migrant and Refugee Health, Senior Lecturer, Nursing

Phone: + 64 9 921 9999 ext 7501

Email: grace.wong@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:
Room: AB 116
AUT North Shore Campus
90 Akoranga Drive
Northcote Auckland 0627

Links to relevant web pages:

Smokefree Nurses Aotearoa/New Zealand, AUT University
Centre for Migrant and Refugee Research
, AUT University
Tobacco Control Research Centre, University of Auckland 


2014 PhD             Auckland University of Technology
1998 MPH (Hons)  University of Auckland
1977 RCpN           Christchurch Polytechnic
1976 BA               University of Canterbury

Teaching Areas:

Masters and Doctoral research supervision
Primary Health Care
Evidence-based practice (Critical Inquiry)

Research Areas:

Nurses and smoking cessation; Asian, migrant and refugee health, smoking cessation and nurses, family

Research Summary:

My research interests are tobacco control, smoking and Asian peoples in New Zealand; smoking cessation and nurses

Current Research Projects:

  • Keeping Asian Kids Smoke-free in Aotearoa New Zealand: A family and community focused study
  • Assessment of smoking history, knowledge, attitudes and smoking cessation practice of New Zealand nurses in primary and secondary care settings: a national follow-up survey


Wong, G. & Stokes, G.  (2011) Preparing Undergraduate Nurses to Provide Smoking Cessation Advice and Help.  Nursing Praxis in New Zealand

Scragg, R., Glover, M., Wong, G., Paynter, J., & McCool (2010). Association of parent and best friend smoking with stage of adolescent tobacco smoking. New Zealand Medical Journal. 123 No 1326

Wong, G., Youdan, B., & Wong, R. (2010). The misuse of the official information act by the tobacco industry in New Zealand. Tobacco Control. Published Online First: 7th July doi:10.1136/tc.2009.034637

Wong, G., Whittaker, R., Chen, J., Cowling, L., Lim, S., & Van Mil, J. (2010). Asian Smokefree Communities: Evaluation of a community focused smoking cessation and smokefree environments intervention in New Zealand. Journal of Smoking Cessation. 5(1), 22- 28

Scragg, R., Reeder, A. I., Wong, G., Glover, M., & Nosa, V. (2008) Attachment to parents, parental tobacco smoking and smoking among Year 10 students in the 2005 New Zealand national survey, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 32, 348-353, 4

Wong, G., Ameratunga, S., Garrett, N., Robinson, E. & Watson, P. (2008). Family influences, acculturation and the prevalence of tobacco smoking among Asian youth in New Zealand: findings from a national survey. Journal of Adolescent Health. 43(4) 412-416

Wong, G., Glover, M., Nosa, V., Paynter, J., Freeman, B. & Scragg. R., & (2007).    Young people, money and access to tobacco. New Zealand Medical Journal. 120:1267

Glover, M., Paynter, J., Wong, G., Scragg. R., Nosa, V. & Freeman, B. (2006). Parental attitudes towards the uptake of smoking by children. Health Promotion Journal of Australia. 17:2: 128-13

Marcinkowski, K., Wong, G., and Dignam, D. (2005). Getting Back to the Future: A Grounded Theory Study of the Patient Perspective of Total Knee Joint Arthroplasty. Orthopaedic Nursing. 24: 202 – 209

Wong, G. & Strauss, P. (2004). Promoting EAL nursing students’ mastery of informal language. Nursing Praxis in New Zealand. 20:1: 45-52


  • STAR Doctoral Scholarship 2008
  • AUT Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences Postgraduate Scholarship 2008
  • College of Nurses Aotearoa Trailblazer Travel Award 2008

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