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Grace Wong

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Senior Lecturer, Director - Smokefree Nurses Aotearoa/New Zealand

Phone: + 64 9 921 9999 ext 7501


Physical Address:
Room: AB 117
AUT North Shore Campus
90 Akoranga Drive
Northcote Auckland 0627

Links to relevant web pages:
Tobacco Control Research Centre, University of Auckland


RCpN, BA, MPH (1st Class Hons)

Teaching Areas:

Research (undergraduate)

Research areas:

Nurses and smoking cessation; Asian peoples and smoking in New Zealand

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 (PhD study)
  • Preparing undergraduate nurses to deliver smoking cessation interventions: A national survey
  • Assessment of smoking history, knowledge, attitudes and smoking cessation practice of New Zealand nurses in primary and secondary care settings: a national survey


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, 128-133, 1036-1073

Wong, G., Glover, M., Nosa, V., Freeman, B., Paynter, J., & Scragg, R. (2007) Young people, money, and access to tobacco. [On-line], The New Zealand Medical Journal, 120,, 1175 87161267

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

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

Wong, G., Youdan, B., & Wong, R. (in press). The misuse of the official information act by the tobacco industry in New Zealand. Tobacco Control

Scragg, R., Glover, M., Paynter, J., Grace Wong, G. & McCool, J. (in press). Association of Parent and Best Friend Smoking with Stage of Adolescent Tobacco Smoking. New Zealand Medical Journal


  • 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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