Director, Centre for Tobacco Control Research
- PhD Behavioural Science (University of Auckland)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Community Psychology (University of Waikato)
- Master of Social Science – 1st Class Hons (University of Waikato)
- Te Toho Pokaitahi Hauora Maori (Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi)
Dr Glover’s work is underpinned by Kaupapa Maori philosophy. Her research focuses predominantly on tobacco smoking, the largest single cause of death among Maori and a considerable cause of disease among Maori and non-Maori.
As Director of the Centre for Tobacco Control Research, Dr Glover aims to build the tobacco control knowledge and Maori health knowledge through:
- Providing collegial support for emerging tobacco control and Maori and Pacific health researchers
- Conducting research to reduce the harm caused by cigarettes and other tobacco products focusing on Maori and Pacific Island knowledge needs
- Developing and supporting kaupapa Maori research
- Conducting research that addresses Maori and Pacific health knowledge needs
- Strengthening the profile and output of CTCR to align with the Tobacco Control Research Strategy for N.Z.
Dr Glover has participated in numerous advisory panels and committees to develop an infrastructure supporting the NZ Tobacco Control community and promoting workforce development. Her background includes 14 years working on policy, health promotion and advocacy and more recently on evaluation and research.
Tobacco control research
a) Smoking Cessation among Maori
- ‘The effectiveness of a Maori Noho Marae smoking cessation intervention’ – doctoral research funded by the Health Research Council of New Zealand. University of Auckland, 2000
- ‘Smoking during pregnancy among Maori women’ - investigating the attitudes of Maori pregnant women towards smoking, funded by the Health Research Council of New Zealand 2004
- ‘Cessation support offered to pregnant women who smoke’ - a random national postal survey of general practitioners and midwives, funded by Ministry of Health 2006.
b) Reducing Smoking Update among Young People
- ‘Parental attitudes towards the uptake of smoking by children’ and ‘Young people, money and access to tobacco’ funded by Ministry of Health (2004)
- ‘Assessment of smoking history, knowledge and attitudes of nurses’ in order to develop more effective more effective ways of helping smokers to quit or to prevent them starting to smoke in the first place.
- ‘Keeping Kids Smokefree’ (KKS) is a community intervention funded by the Health Research Council (2006). The 3 year project is aimed at intermediate school children. KKS coordinators work with schools, parents and community groups to develop effective ways to reduce children’s uptake of smoking.
c) Assistance and Co-investigation for Numerous Related Projects
As an advisor on the International Tobacco Control Project; as contributor to tobacco control policy and implementation - Cessation Guidelines and Competencies, as well as early evaluations of Quitline, the Mass Media campaign and He Oranga Pumau. Co-investigation for trials of: Pre-Quitting Nicotine to Increase Quitting; the Selection Of Nicotine Therapies to Increase Quitting; Reducing Levels of Nicotine in Cigarettes to Increase Quitting; Withdrawal Relief of an Electronic Inhaled Cigarette; Evaluation of a Mailout to Improve Access to Nicotine Replacement Therapy and a Toxicity Comparison of Smoking Hand-rolled Cigarettes versus Factory-made Cigarettes.
Maori health research
a) Maori Women and Breastfeeding
- ‘Influences that affect Maori women breastfeeding’ and ‘The role of whanau in Maori women’s decisions about breastfeeding’ funded by the Health Research Council (2004 and 2005).
b) Assisted Human Reproduction and Maori
- ‘Maori and Assisted Human Reproduction: An exploratory study’, funded by Nga Pae o te Maramatanga, The National Institute of Research Excellence for Maori Development and Advancement, University of Auckland, 2005
C) Kaupapa Maori practice
- ‘Kaupapa Maori health research methodology; Using Te Whare Tapa Wha as a theoretical framework to analyse smoking and depression’ Applied Behavioural Science, University of Auckland, 2002
- ‘Analysing Smoking using Te Whare Tapa Wha’ NZ Journal of Psychology, 2005
- ‘Facilitating Development of Kaupapa Maori Psychology’ Professional Practice Issues and Guidelines for NZ Psychologists: A Handbook NZ Psychological Society, Wellington 1997
- ‘Descriptions of depression among a sample of Maori smokers’, NZ Journal of Psychology 2005
Postgraduate Special Topic: Tobacco Control POPLHLTH 753
- Tobacco Control Research Steering Group - Chair
- Royal Society of New Zealand - Marsden Fund Social Sciences panel member
Selected Journal Publications
- GLOVER, M., SCRAGG, R., MIN, S., KIRA, A., NOSA, V., MCCOOL, J., BULLEN, C. Driving kids to smoke? Children’s reported exposure to smoke in cars and early smoking initiation. Addictive Behaviours. Submitted 28 April 2010.
- WONG, G., MCROBBIE, H., ARROLL, B., CLAIR, S., FREEMAN, B., GLOVER, M., JULL, A. ‘Assessment of smoking history, knowledge and attitudes of nurses in New Zealand.’ In preparation.
- MCGREGOR, K., GLOVER, M., GAUTAM, J., JÜLICH, S. ‘Working Sensitively with CSA Survivors: What Female CSA Survivors’ Want from Health Professionals.’ Women & Health. Submitted 2 March 2010.
- GLOVER, M.P., KIRA, A., MIN, S., SCRAGG, R., NOSA, V., MCCOOL, J., BULLEN, C. ‘Smoking is rank! But, not as rank as other drugs and bullying say New Zealand parents of pre-adolescent children.’ Health Education & Behaviour, Submitted 12 February 2010.
- LAUGESEN, M., GLOVER, M., FRASER, T., MCCORMICK, R., SCOTT, J. Cigarettes and smoking tobacco no longer sold by 2020: here’s how. N Z Med J Submitted 22 December 2009. Accepted.
- SCRAGG, R., GLOVER, M., PAYNTER, J., WONG, G., MCCOOL, J. ‘Association of Parent and Best Friend Smoking with Stage of Adolescent Tobacco Smoking.’ N Z Med J Submitted 14 January 2010. Accepted 26 April 2010.
- GLOVER, M.P., SCRAGG, R., NOSA, V., MCCOOL, J., KIRA, A. Keeping Kids Smokefree: Rationale, design and implementation of a community, school, and family-based intervention to modify behaviors related to smoking among Maori and Pacific Island children in New Zealand. International Quarterly of Community Health Education. Submitted 15 December 2009. In press.
- THOMAS, D.P., GLOVER, M. Smoking and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Maori children. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. Submitted 9 November 2009. In press.
- JOHNSTON, V., WALKER, N., THOMAS, D., GLOVER, M., CHANG, A., BULLEN, C., MORRIS, P., BROWN, N., VANDER HOORN, S., BORLAND, R., SEGAN, C., TRENHOLME, A., MASON, T., FENTON, D., ELLIS, K. ‘The study protocol for a randomized controlled trial of a family-centred tobacco control program about environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) to reduce respiratory illness in Indigenous infants.’ BMC Public Health, 2010, 10:114.
- BULLEN, C., HOWE, C., LIN, R., GRIGG, M., LAUGESEN, M., MCROBBIE, H., GLOVER, M., WALKER, N., WALLACE-BELL, M., WHITTAKER, R., RODGERS, A. Pre-cessation nicotine replacement therapy. Pragmatic randomised trial. Addiction. In press.
- MCGREGOR, K., JÜLICH, S., GLOVER, M., GAUTAM, J. ‘Health Professionals’ Responses to Disclosure of CSA History: Female CSA Survivors’ Experience.’ Journal of Child Sexual Abuse. Submitted 10 July 2009. In Press.
- BULLEN, C., MCROBBIE, H., THORNLEY, S., GLOVER, M., LIN, R., LAUGESEN, M. Effect of an electronic nicotine delivery device (e cigarette) on desire to smoke and withdrawal, user preferences and nicotine delivery: randomised cross-over trial. Tobacco Control 2010, 19:98-103.
- GLOVER, M.P., COWIE, N. ‘Increasing delivery of smoking cessation treatments to Maori and Pacific smokers.’ N Z Med J 2010;123(1308): 6-8.
- GLOVER, M.P., MCKREE, A., DYALL, L. ‘Assisted Human Reproduction: Issues for Takatapui (New Zealand Indigenous Non-Heterosexuals)’. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 5(4):295-311, 2009, doi: 10.1080/15504280903263702.
- WILSON N, YOUNG D, WEERASEKERA D, EDWARDS R, THOMSON G, GLOVER M. The importance of tobacco prices to roll-your-own (RYO) smokers (national survey data): higher tax needed on RYO. N Z Med J 2009;122(1305):1-5.
- CHARLIER, N., GLOVER, M., ROBERTSON, J. Keeping Kids Smokefree: lessons learned on community participation. Health Education Research. Advance Access published on September 9, 2009, doi: 10.1093/her/cyp047.
- WATSON, D., BULLEN, C., GLOVER, M., MCROBBIE, H., PARAG, V. Impact of mailed general practitioner ‘brief advice’ letters plus nicotine replacement therapy vouchers. Journal of Primary Health Care. In press.
- LAUGESEN, M., EPTON, M., FRAMPTON, C., GLOVER, M., LEA, R.A. Hand-rolled cigarette smoking patterns, compared with factory-made cigarette smoking in New Zealand men. BMC Public Health 2009, 9:194. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/9/194 Impact factor: 2.03.
- EDWARDS R, GIFFORD H, WAA A, GLOVER M, THOMSON G, WILSON N, ‘Beneficial impacts of a national smokefree environments law on an indigenous population: a multifaceted evaluation.’ Int Journal for Equity in Health 2009, 8:12, published online 30 April 2009, doi: 10.1186/1475-9276-8-12.
- GLOVER, MP, BULLEN, C., NOSA, V., ERICK-PELETI, S., SCRAGG, R., PAYNTER, J. Does Colour Make a Difference? Maori and Pacific Island parental response to and completion of colour vs. black and white questionnaires, pp 12. Australasian Journal of Market and Social Research 17(2), 2009, 19-29.
- GLOVER, M., WALDON, J., MANAENA-BIDDLE, H., HOLDAWAY, M., CUNNINGHAM, C. ‘Barriers to best outcomes in breastfeeding for Maori: Mothers’ Perceptions, Whanau Perceptions, and Services.’ Journal of Human Lactation 25(3), 307-316, 2009.
- SMITH, J. BULLEN C., LAUGESEN, M. GLOVER M. ‘Cigarette fires and burns in a population of New Zealand smokers.’ Tob Control 2009, 18: 29-33, originally published online 30 Sep 2008, doi: 10.1136/tc.2008.026450.
- SCRAGG, R., REEDER, AI., WONG, G., GLOVER, M., NOSA, V. ‘Attachment to parents, parental tobacco smoking and smoking among Year 10 students in the 2005 New Zealand national survey.’ ANZ J Publ Health, 32(4), 348-353, 2008.
- MCROBBIE, H., BULLEN, C., GLOVER, M., WHITTAKER, R., WALLACE-BELL, M., FRASER, T. ‘New Zealand Smoking Cessation Guidelines’. New Zealand Medical Journal 121(1276), 57-70, 20 June 2008.
- BULLEN, C., WALKER, N., WHITTAKER, R., MCROBBIE, H., GLOVER, M., FRASER, T. ‘Smoking cessation competencies for health workers in New Zealand’. New Zealand Medical Journal 121(1276), 48-56, 20 June 2008.
- BULLEN, C., HOWE, C., GRIGG, M., PHILLIPS, F., SILCOCK, R., GLOVER, M., McROBBIE, H., WHITTAKER, R. ‘Recruitment into a cessation trial via the New Zealand Quitline: Many benefits, few limitations.’ Journal of Smoking Cessation 3(1): 30-34, 2008.
- GLOVER, M., PAYNTER, J., BULLEN, C., KRISTENSEN, K. ‘Supporting pregnant women to quit smoking: postal survey of New Zealand general practitioners and midwives; smoking cessation knowledge and practices.’ New Zealand Medical Journal 121(1270), 53-64, 14 March 2008.
- EDWARDS R, THOMSON G, WILSON N, WAA A, BULLEN C, O’DEA D, GIFFORD H, GLOVER M, LAUGESEN M, WOODWARD A. ‘After the smoke has cleared: Evaluation of the impact of a new national smoke-free law in New Zealand.’ Tobacco Control 2008;17:e2. http://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/17/1/e2
- GLOVER M, ROUSSEAU B. “Your child is your whakapapa”: Maori considerations of assisted human reproduction and relatedness. Sites: New Series 4(2), 117-136, 2007.
- GLOVER, M. ‘How researching breastfeeding helped my own breastfeeding experience.’ Breastfeeding Communique 18, 19-23, 2007.
- .McROBBIE, H., BULLEN, C., GLOVER, M., WHITTAKER, R., WALLACE-BELL, M., FRASER, T. ‘New Zealand Smoking Cessation Guidelines’. New Zealand Medical Journal, pp.17, 23 Dec 2007.
- WONG, G., GLOVER, MP, NOSA, V., PAYNTER, J., FREEMAN, B., SCRAGG, R. ‘Young people, money and access to tobacco’. New Zealand Medical Journal, 120 (1267) pp.10, 2007.
- SCRAGG, R., GLOVER, M. ‘Parental and adolescent smoking: does the association vary with gender and ethnicity? Results from the 2002-2004 New Zealand national surveys of year 10 students’ New Zealand Medical Journal 120 (1267) pp.10, 2007.
- GLOVER, M., PAYNTER, J., BULLEN, C., KRISTENSEN, K. ‘How we support pregnant women to quit smoking: A randomised postal survey of general practitioners and midwives’. New Zealand Medical Journal, pp. 24, submitted 26 July 2007.
- GLOVER, M.P., MCCREE, A., DYALL, L. ‘Assisted Human Reproduction: Issues for Takatapui (New Zealand Indigenous Non-Heterosexuals)’. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, pp.27, accepted for publication 24 July 2007.
- GLOVER, M., MANAENA-BIDDLE, H., WALDON, J. ‘Influences that affect Maori women breastfeeding’. Breastfeeding Review 15(2), 5-14, 2007.
- GLOVER, M., MANAENA-BIDDLE, H., WALDON, J. ‘The role of whanau in Maori women’s decisions about breastfeeding’. AlterNative 3, 142-159, 2007.
- GLOVER, M., PAYNTER, J., WONG, G., SCRAGG, R., NOSA, V., FREEMAN, B. ‘Parental attitudes towards the uptake of smoking by children’. Health Promotion Journal of Australia 17(2), 128-133, 2006.
- GLOVER, M. ‘Analysing smoking using Te Whare Tapa Wha’. New Zealand Journal of Psychology 34(1), 13-19, 2005
- GLOVER, M. Keynote speaker. ‘Infertility ‘No Issue” for Maori’. The Fertility Society of Australia 2007 Conference "Preserving Fertility", Hobart, Australia, 9-12 September 2007.
- GLOVER, M. ‘If embyros could talk which one would you listen to?’ Bioethics Council Talking Embryos Public Seminar, Wellington, 25 September 2006. Video and paper accessible online.
Recent Media Coverage
- GLOVER, M. ‘Snuff out the ads’. Guest editorial, New Zealand Herald, A11, July 2007 download.