Dunedin School of Medicine University of Otago

Lindsay Robertson

Assistant Research Fellow
Cancer Society Social and Behavioural Research Unit
Preventive and Social Medicine
Dunedin School of Medicine
Email l.robertson@otago.ac.nz
Tel 64 3 479 7225

Lindsay Robertson
MPH(Dist) DPH(Otago) BSc(Hons)

Research

Lindsay has been active in a wide range of research projects in the department, including studies on physical activity in cancer survivors, social media and suicide contagion, TV viewing and antisocial behaviour, portrayals of alcohol use in the media, smokefree universities, and tobacco retailing.

She is currently working towards her PhD in which she is examining the acceptability and effectiveness of various policies aimed at decreasing the retail availability of tobacco.

Lindsay also works part-time in the SBRU as an Assistant Research Fellow, and is currently contributing to three research studies on smoking cessation using data from the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study.

Publications

   

2013

  • Marsh L, Robertson L, Doscher C. (2013). Spatial characteristics of tobacco retailers in NZ.11th Behavioural Research in Cancer Control Conference, Adelaide, Australia. 8 May 2013.
  • Robertson L, McAnally HM, & Hancox RJ. (2013). Childhood and adolescent television viewing and antisocial behavior. Pediatrics, 131(3), 439-446.
  • Robertson L, Richards R, Egan R, & Szymlek-Gay E. (2013). Promotion and support of physical activity among cancer survivors: a service provider perspective. Psycho-Oncology, 22(2), 441-446.

2012

  • Marsh L, Robertson L, Doscher C. Spatial characteristics of tobacco retailers in New Zealand. National Tobacco Control Conference. Wellington, 8-9 November 2012.
  • Robertson L, Marsh L, Doscher C, McGee R. Spatial characteristics of tobacco retailers in New Zealand. The Cancer Society of New Zealand National Health Promotion Hui, Wellington. 16-17 October 2012.
  • Robertson L, Marsh L, McGee R. Smokefree Tertiary Institutions in New Zealand. The Cancer Society of New Zealand National Health Promotion Hui, Wellington. 16-17 October 2012.
  • Robertson L, Richards R, Egan R, & Szymlek-Gay E. (2012). Promotion and support of physical activity among cancer survivors: a service provider perspective. Psycho-Oncology, 22(2), 441-446.
  • Robertson L, Skegg K, Poore M, Williams S, & Taylor B. The role of social media in an adolescent suicide cluster. 13 June 2012. Media and Health Workshop, University of Otago, Dunedin.
  • Robertson L, Richards R, McAnally HM, & Hancox RJ. (2012). Alcohol, media and marketing: a discussion document prepared for the Cancer Society of New Zealand. Cancer Society Social and Behavioural Research Unit, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Dunedin School of Medicine. April 2012.
  • McAnally HM, Robertson L, Straburger VC, & Hancox RJ. (2012). Bond, James Bond: A review of 46 years of violence in films. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 167(2), 195-196.
  • Robertson L, Skegg K, Poore M, Williams S, & Taylor B. (2012). An adolescent suicide cluster and the possible role of electronic communication technology. Crisis: the Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 33(4), 239-245.

2011

  • Robertson L, Richards R, Egan R, Szwymlek-Gay E. Promotion and support of physical activity among cancer survivors. Technical Report. Cancer Society Social and Behavioural Research Unit. Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Dunedin School of Medicine, 2011.