Professor Christopher Roy Bullen

BHB, MBChB, DObst, DCH, MPH (Hons1), PhD, FAFPHM, FNZCPHM

Research | Current

Research interests

  • Tobacco control and smoking cessation
  • Addictions including problem gambling
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
  • Heart Disease prevention and management
  • Population health education
  • Health in low and middle income countries
  • Evaluating public health interventions
  • Housing and health
  • Health technology

Teaching | Current

I am responsible for conceptualising and overseeing a week of population health education, largely undertaken via 'exposure'  to leading thinkers and practitioners, for Year 5 medical students in Auckland, Waikato and Whangarei.

I teach guest lectures in courses on tobacco control, clinical trials, global health and general public health.

Postgraduate supervision

I supervise masters and doctoral students

Responsibilities

Director, National Institute for Health Innovation (NIHI)

Co-director, Tobacco Control Research Turanga

Convenor, Population Health Intensive

 

Areas of expertise

My primary area of research expertise is in tobacco control, in particular, intervention-focused research on how to help more people who smoke to quit for good.

I'm co-director of a programme of strategic and innovative tobacco control research (the NZ Tobacco Control Turanga) that is aiming to inform dramatic reductions in tobacco use prevalence in New Zealand.  Read more about this research here:  www.turanga.org.nz

I have a special interest in the association of tobacco smoking with both non-communicable and communicable diseases (such as TB), and the inclusion of tobacco control in health professional training (both at the undergraduate and postgraduate curricula levels).

More than 80% of the burden of tobacco-related health harm fallson people in low and middle income nations, so it is vital that research capacity is built to understand and intervene appropriately in these countries.So some of my work involves collaborations with colleagues in research centres overseas.

I'm also interested in research on 'healthy housing'.  Everyone should have affordable, secure, safe and adequate housing that enhances good health.  The reality is far from this.

 

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Member, School of Population Health Management Committee

Fellow, Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine (FAFPHM), Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)

Fellow, New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine (NZCPHM)

Member, NZ Committee, FAPHM

Chair, NZ Policy and Advisory Committeee, Royal Australasian College of Physicians

 

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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Contact details

Primary location

TAMAKI BUILDING 730 - Bldg 730
Level 4, Room 474
TAMAKI CAMPUS GATE 1, 261 MORRIN RD
ST JOHNS
AUCKLAND 1072
New Zealand

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