Associate Professor Vili Hapaki Nosa

BA, MA (Hons), PhD

Research | Current

Research interests

  • Pacific health issues in the Pacific & NZ  
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Substance use 
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Pacific research methods
  • Pacific mens health 
  • Pacific adolescents
  • Pacific cancer   

Teaching | Current

  • Course co-ordinator Postgraduate paper Pacific Health POPLHTH 739
  • Pacific Health Academic Adviser.

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • 2013-current: Pacific Prostate Cancer Foundation Board.
  • 2013-15: Ministry of Social Development Pacific Research committee.

  • 2013-current Health Research Council of New Zealand Pacific Health Research Committee.   

  • 2012-current School of Population Health PhD committee, University of Auckland.  
  • 2011-2016 Bachelor in Health Science Board of Studies committee.      
  • 2010-2012 New Zealand Health Research Council Pacific Health Research Assessment committee.
  • 2010-2012. Tala Pasifika Pacific voice on tobacco elimination committee, Advisory board member.  
  • 2010. University of Auckland Aaron Masters scholarship selection committee member.
  • 2009. University of Auckland Vice chancellors Pacific awards selection committee member. 
  • 2009. World Health Organisation, Geneva, Special Programmes for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR).Advisory Board member. 
  • 2009-current. Auckland University, School of Population Health Public Health advisory group. 
  • 2009-current, Member, University of Auckland Addiction Research Network.
  • 2009-current, Member of Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences Mental Health and Addictions Board of Governance, University of Auckland .
  • 2009-curent. Pacific Drug and Alcohol Research Network (AUS AID). Niue representative. 
  • 2007-2015. Bachelor of Social Sciences Public health, School of Population Health, University of Auckland.
  • 2009-2011. Pacific Reference Group (PRG) University of Auckland, Faculty of Medical & Health Science academic representative.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Henning Cruickshank, A., Lilley, T. S., Radcliffe, B., Nosa, V., & Fenwick, J. (2019). Māori and Pasifika perceptions of their local maternity care in Logan, Australia. Women and birth : journal of the Australian College of Midwives, 32 (3), e359-e365. 10.1016/j.wombi.2018.08.164
  • Holt, E., McCool, J., Nosa, V., & Thorne, P. (2018). Development of an otitis media strategy in the Pacific: key informant perspectives. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131 (1475), 69-76. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Judith McCool, Elizabeth Holt, Peter Thorne
  • Nosa, V., Duffy, S., Singh, D., Lavelio, S., Amber, U., Homasi-Paelate, A., & Alfred, J. (2018). The use of home brew in Pacific Islands countries and territories. Journal of ethnicity in substance abuse, 17 (1), 7-15. 10.1080/15332640.2017.1362732
  • Kukkady, S., Kool, B., Emma, S., Nosa, V., & McCool, J. (2017). The prevalence of diabetes mellitus and retinopathy among Pacific peoples residing in South Auckland, New Zealand. Integrative obesity and diabetes, 3 (1)10.15761/IOD.1000167
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Judith McCool, Bridget Kool
  • Young, S., Perry, W. R. G., Leodoro, B., Nosa, V., Bissett, I., Windsor, J. A., & Dare, A. J. (2016). Challenges and opportunities in the provision of surgical care in Vanuatu: A mixed methods analysis. World Journal of Surgery, 40 (8), 1865-1873. 10.1007/s00268-016-3535-9
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: John Windsor, Ian Bissett
  • Newcombe, D., Tanielu-Stowers, H., McDermott, R., Stephen, J., & Nosa, V. (2016). The validation of the Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST) amongst Pacific people in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 45 (1), 30-39.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: David Newcombe
  • Kira, A., Glover, M., Gentles, D., McCool, J., Scragg, R., Bullen, C., & Nosa, V. (2015). Children's positive attitudes towards the tobacco industry is associated with initiation of smoking. The New Zealand Medical Journal, 128 (1425), 112-115.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Robert Scragg, Chris Bullen, Judith McCool
  • Wainiqolo, I., Kool, B., Nosa, V., & Ameratunga, S. (2015). Is driving under the influence of kava associated with motor vehicle crashes? A systematic review of the epidemiological literature. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 39 (5), 495-499. 10.1111/1753-6405.12435
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Bridget Kool

Contact details

Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 507 - Bldg 507
Level 1, Room 1070
New Zealand