Alistair is Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. His first degree was in medicine and he undertook his postgraduate training in public health in the UK. He has a PhD in epidemiology from the University of Adelaide. He was Head of the School of Population Health from 2004 to 2013. Prior to this he was Professor of Public Health at the University of Otago Wellington. Research interests include tobacco, radio-frequency radiation and health, transport and injury, and climate change. He has worked for the World Health Organization throughout the Pacific, and is a convening lead author for the 5th assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Since 2009 he has been an editor of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health.
Some recent publications
Liu Q, Liu X, Cirendunzu,
Woodward A et al. (2013) Mosquitoes established in Lhasa City, Tibet, China. Parasites and Vectors 6(224) http://www.parasitesandvectors.com/content/6/1/224
Tin Tin, S., Woodward,
A., & Ameratunga, S. (2013). Incidence, risk, and protective factors of
bicycle crashes: Findings from a prospective cohort study in New Zealand.. Prev
Woodward, A. (2013).
Measures of exposure to secondhand smoke: Recent developments. Tobacco
Control, 22(3), 145-146. doi:10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2012-050698
Woodward, A., Hosking,
J., & Ameratunga, S. (2013). Pay attention [to the road] or pay the price. New
Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1374).
Tin Tin, S., Woodward,
A., & Ameratunga, S. (2013). Completeness and accuracy of crash outcome
data in a cohort of cyclists: a validation study.. BMC Public Health, 13,
Turner, M. C., Krewski,
D., Cardis, E., Armstrong, B. K., Chetrit, A., Sadetzki, S., . . . Woodward, A.
(2013). Allergy and brain tumors in the INTERPHONE study: pooled results from
Australia, Canada, France, Israel, and New Zealand. Cancer Causes and
Control, 1-12. doi:10.1007/s10552-013-0171-7
Hales, S., Blakely, A, , & Woodward, A. J.
(2012). Air pollution and mortality in New Zealand: cohort study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health,
Rocklov, J., Barnett, A.
G., & Woodward, A. (2012). On the estimation of heat-intensity and heat-duration
effects in time series models of temperature-related mortality in Stockholm,
Sweden. Environmental Health: A Global Access Science Source, 11(1).
Tin Tin, S., Woodward,
A., Robinson, E., & Ameratunga, S. (2012). Temporal, seasonal and weather
effects on cycle volume: an ecological study.. Environ Health, 11,
Thornley, S., Dirks, K.
N., Edwards, R., Woodward, A., & Marshall, R. (2012). Indoor Air Pollution
Levels Were Halved as a Result of a National Tobacco Ban in a New Zealand
Prison.. Nicotine Tob Res. doi:10.1093/ntr/nts127
Singh, S., McCool,
J., Weller, J., Woodward, A. (2012) Medical Education in the 21st Century:
Students Driving the Global Agenda. Education
Research International. doi:10.1155/2012/185904
Woodward, F., &
Woodward, A. (2011). Public health and the promise of free trade.. Aust N Z
J Public Health, 35(6), 504-505. doi:10.1111/j.1753-6405.2011.00782.x
Tin, S. T., Woodward,
A., Thornley, S., & Ameratunga, S. (2011). Regional variations in pedal
cyclist injuries in New Zealand: safety in numbers or risk in scarcity?. Aust
N Z J Public Health, 35(4), 357-363. doi:10.1111/j.1753-6405.2011.00731.x
Gohlke, J. M., Thomas,
R., Woodward, A., Campbell-Lendrum, D., Pruess-Ustun, A., Hales, S., . . .
Portier, C. J. (2011). Estimating the Global Public Health Implications of
Electricity and Coal Consumption. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES, 119(6),
Oberg, M., Jaakkola, M.
S., Woodward, A., Peruga, A., & Pruess-Ustuen, A. (2011). Worldwide burden
of disease from exposure to second-hand smoke: a retrospective analysis of data
from 192 countries. LANCET, 377(9760), 139-146. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(10)61388-8
Woodward, A., Lindsay,
G., & Singh, S. (2011). Adapting to climate change to sustain health. WILEY
INTERDISCIPLINARY REVIEWS-CLIMATE CHANGE, 2(2), 271-282. doi:10.1002/wcc.103
Lindsay, G., Macmillan,
A., & Woodward, A. (2011). Moving urban trips from cars to bicycles: impact
on health and emissions.. Aust N Z J Public Health, 35(1), 54-60.
The INTERPHONE Study
Group. (2011). Acoustic neuroma risk in relation to mobile telephone use:
results of the INTERPHONE international case-control study. Cancer
Epidemiology: the international journal of cancer epidemiology, detection and
prevention, 35(5), 453-464. doi:10.1016/j.canep.2011.05.012
Inaugural lecture by Alistair Woodward (7.1MB PDF)
Celebrating the career of Tony McMichael (746KB PDF)