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 health; family; evaluation 

Research Summary:

My research interests are smoking cessation and nurses and tobacco control, smoking and Asian peoples in New Zealand. I have a longstanding interest in the role families play in health promotion. My doctoral studies focused on how Asian families protect their children from smoking. My Master’s thesis investigated tobacco control, health promotion and older people. I was a researcher/policy analyst for Action on Smoking Health New Zealand from 2005 -2007

Current Research Projects:

2015 – 2016    Stopping Smoking with Cow Pat Bingo
                      Funding: Tobacco Control Research Turanga (Health Research Council and
                      Ministry of Health).
2014 - 2015    ASH-KAN II - 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.
                      Funding: Ministry of Health Pathway to Smokefree New Zealand 2025
                      Innovation Fund.


Wong, G. (2014). Expanding practice and extinguishing risk factors: Nurses and smoking cessation. Nursing Praxis in New Zealand. 30(2):2-3. 
Wong, G. (2014). Research Questions. In Evidence-Based Health Practice. (pp 121-131). V. A. Wright-St Clair, D. Reid, S. Shaw, and J. Ramsbotham. Oxford University Press: Australia & New Zealand.
Wong, G. & Stokes, G.  (2011). Preparing Undergraduate Nurses to Provide Smoking Cessation Advice and Help.  Nursing Praxis in New Zealand.(3): 21-30.
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.



2008    STAR Doctoral Scholarship
2008    AUT Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences Postgraduate Scholarship
2008    College of Nurses Aotearoa Trailblazer Travel Award
2007    Ministry of Health Primary Health Care Nurse Scholarship

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