Dr Natalie Walker

PhD (Medicine), DPH, MSc, BSc (Hons)

Distinctions/Honours

2015 - now Honorary Associate Professor in Population Health
2012 - 2016 Heart Foundation Douglas Senior Fellowship in Heart Health (Prevention)

2001 - 2003

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, National Heart Foundation of NZ

1997 - 2000 Public Health Research Training Fellowship (Career Development Award), Health Research Council of NZ

Areas of expertise

Expertise in the following study designs: Phase III Clinical Trials, Case-control studies, Systematic reviews, and cross-sectional studies.

Research interests: Disease prevention/public health, in particular smoking cessation and heart health

 

 

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • O'Brien B, Knight-West, O., Walker, N., Parag, V., & Bullen, C. (2015). E-cigarettes versus NRT for smoking reduction or cessation in people with mental illness: secondary analysis of data from the ASCEND trial. Tobacco induced diseases, 13 (1)10.1186/s12971-015-0030-2
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Christopher Bullen, Varsha Parag
  • Walker, N., Fraser, T., Howe, C., Laugesen, M., Truman, P., Parag, V., ... Bullen, C. (2015). Abrupt nicotine reduction as an endgame policy: A randomised trial. Tobacco Control, Online first.10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2014-051801
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Christopher Bullen, Varsha Parag
  • Walker, N., Johnston, V., Glover, M., Bullen, C., Trenholme, A., Chang, A., ... Fenton, D. (2015). Effect of a family-centered, secondhand smoke intervention to reduce respiratory illness in indigenous infants in Australia and New Zealand: a randomized controlled trial. Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, 17 (1), 48-57. 10.1093/ntr/ntu128
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Christopher Bullen, Varsha Parag
  • Walker, N., Howe, C., Glover, M., McRobbie, H., Barnes, J., Nosa, V., ... Bullen, C. (2014). Cytisine versus nicotine for smoking cessation. The New England journal of medicine, 371 (25), 2353-2362. 10.1056/nejmoa1407764
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jo Barnes, Christopher Bullen, Varsha Parag
  • Bullen, C., Howe, C., Laugesen, M., McRobbie, H., Parag, V., Williman, J., & Walker, N. (2013). Electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation: a randomised controlled trial. Lancet (London, England), 382 (9905), 1629-1637. 10.1016/s0140-6736(13)61842-5
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/24267
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Varsha Parag, Christopher Bullen
  • Jull, A. B., Walker, N., & Deshpande, S. (2013). Honey as a topical treatment for wounds. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews (2)10.1002/14651858.cd005083.pub3
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/22803
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Andrew Jull
  • Walker, N., Howe, C., Bullen, C., Grigg, M., Glover, M., McRobbie, H., ... Whittaker, R. (2012). The combined effect of very low nicotine content cigarettes, used as an adjunct to usual Quitline care (nicotine replacement therapy and behavioural support), on smoking cessation: a randomized controlled trial. Addiction, 107 (10), 1857-1867. 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2012.03906.x
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Christopher Bullen, Varsha Parag
  • Walker, N., Howe, C., Bullen, C., Grigg, M., Glover, M., McRobbie, H., ... Whittaker, R. (2011). Does improved access and greater choice of nicotine replacement therapy affect smoking cessation success? Findings from a randomised controlled trial. Addiction, 106 (6), 1176-1185. 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2011.03419.x
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/18931

Contact details

Primary location

TAMAKI BUILDING 730 - Bldg 730
Level 4, Room 476
TAMAKI CAMPUS GATE 1, 261 MORRIN RD
ST JOHNS
AUCKLAND 1072
New Zealand

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