Dr Grace Wong

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

Phone: + 64 9 921 9999 ext 7501

Email: grace.wong@aut.ac.nz

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

Centre for Migrant and Refugee Research, AUT University

Smokefree Nurses Aotearoa/New Zealand, AUT University


RCpN, BA, MPH (1st Class Hons), BA

Teaching Areas:

Primary Health Care

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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