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Carina Walters – Pharmacy

Supervisors: Professor Janie Sheridan, Dr David Newcombe, Professor Chris Bullen

Research topic: Pharmaceutical opioid misuse in New Zealand: Exploring experiences of individuals with non-illicit pathways to dependence

Retina Rimal – Psychological Medicine

Supervisor: Dr Frederick Sundram

Research topic: Social anxiety, electronic gaming machine play and decision-making ability

Annabel Prescott – Population Health

Supervisor: Associate Professor Peter Adams

Research topic: Case studies of school drug policies and practice

Derek Quigley – Population Health

Supervisor: Associate Professor Peter Adams

Research topic: Family experiences of transitions from residential addiction treatment programmes

Rodrigo Romalho – Population Health

Supervisor: Associate Professor Peter Adams

Research topic: Social dynamics of smoking cessation

Alison Schneller –  Population Health
(is looking at compulsory orders and including AOD ones)

Supervisor: Associate Professor Peter Adams

Research topic: Critical analysis of mechanisms used in compulsory community treatment orders

Iris Wainiqolo  – Population Health

Supervisor: Professor Shanthi Ameratunga

Research topic: Dr Bridget Kool Road traffic injuries in Fiji: Causes and consequences

Sarah Sharpe (MD candidate) – Population Health

Supervisors – Professor Shanthi Ameratunga, Dr Robyn Whittaker, Dr Bridget Kool (Advisor)

Research topic; The YourCall Study: Development and evaluation of a mobile phone text message intervention to address hazardous drinking behaviours among adults admitted to hospital following an injury

Jimmy (Jinsong) Chen – Population Health

Supervisors: Professor Chris Bullen and Associate Professor Elsie Ho

Research topic: mHealth cessation among Chinese men who smoke

Anantha Kumar Population Health

Supervisors: Professor Chris Bullen and Dr Karen Bissell

Research topic: Smoking cessation in rural India

Rhiannon Martel – Population Health

Supervisor: Professor Felicity Goodyear-Smith

Research topic: An evaluation of primary care e-screening for mental health risky health behaviours among TeTai Tokerau youth

Delia Cotoros –  Population Health

Supervisors: Dr David Newcombe, Dr Rob McNeil

Research topic: Internet Addiction (IA) – exploring the relationship between IA and certain psychopathologies