Dr Lanuola Asiasiga, MA, PhD.

Lanuola’s research interest is Pacific people’s well being and most of her research projects have touched on some aspect of this. Since being at SHORE she has been involved in survey work and evaluation.


Journal articles and Book Chapters

Carroll, P., Calder-Dawe, O., Witten, K., & Asiasiga, L. (2018). A Prefigurative Politics of Play in Public Places: Avoiding cracks, Being a super-hero, Climbing trees– children claim their democratic ‘right to the city’ through an ABC of play. Space and Culture, published online 7 September, DOI: 10.1177/1206331218797546. A448

Carroll, P., Witten, K., Calder-Dawe, O., Smith, M., Kearns, R., Asiasiga, L., Lin, J., Kayes, N., Mavoa, S. (2018). Enabling Participation for Disabled young People: Study Protocol. BMC Public Health, 18(712), A444

Lin, E.-Y., Witten, K., Oliver, M., Carroll, P., Asiasiga, L., Badland, H., & Parker, K. (2017). Social and built-environment factors related to children's independent mobility: The importance of neighbourhood cohesion and connectedness. Health and Place, 46, 107-113. A426

Oliver, M., McPhee, J., Carroll, P., Ikeda, E., Mavoa, S., Mackay, L., Kearns, R., Kytta, M., Asiasiga, L., Garrett, N., Lin, J., Mackett, R., Zinn, C., Moewaka Barnes, H., Egli, V., Prendergast, K., & Witten, K. (2016). Neighbourhoods for Active Kids: Study protocol for a cross-sectional examination of neighbourhood features and children’s physical activity, active travel, independent mobility and body size. BMJ Open, 6, e013377. A392

Kearns, R., Carroll, P., Asiasiga, L., & Witten, K. (2015). The variegated nature of play for Auckland children: banal landscapes and the promotion of wellbeing. In J. Horton & B. Evans (Eds.), Play, Recreation, Health and Well Being (in Volume 9 of Skelton, T. (editor-in-chief), Geographies of Children and Young People). Singapore: Springer. SB63

Witten, K., Kearns, R., Carroll, P., Asiasiga, L., & Tava'e Fa'avale, N. (2014). New Zealand parents' understandings of the intergenerational decline in children's independent outdoor activity. In M. Roche, J. Mansvelt, R. Prince, et al. (Eds.), Engaging Geographies: Landscapes, Lifecourses and Mobilities (pp. 155-174). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. SB60

Oliver, M., Mavoa, S., Badland, H., Carroll, P., Asiasiga, L., Tavae, N., Kearns, R., & Witten, K. (2014). What constitutes a trip? Examining child journey attributes using GPS and self-report. Children’s Geographies, 12(2), 249-256. A338

Carroll, P., Asiasiga, L., Tav’ae, N., & Witten, K. (2013). Kids in the City: Differing Perceptions of One Neighbourhood in Aotearoa / New Zealand. In R. Coles & Z. Millman (Eds.), Landscape, Wellbeing and Environment (pp. 129-146). London: Routledge. SB59

Witten, K., Kearns, R., Carroll, P., Asiasiga, L. & Tava'e, N. (2013) New Zealand parents' understandings of the intergenerational decline in children's independent outdoor play and active travel. Children's Geographies, 11(2), 215-229. doi: 10.1080/14733285.2013.779839. A321

Adams, J., Dickinson, P. and Asiasiga, L. (2013) Mental health promotion for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex New Zealanders. Journal of Primary Health Care, 5(2), 105-113. A324

Lin, E-Y., Casswell, S., Huckle, T., You, R.Q., & Asiasiga L. (2011) Does one shoe fit all? Ethnic comparison on the impacts of gambling? Journal of Gambling Issues, 26. 69-88. doi: 10.4309/jgi.2011.4326.4306. A300

Dickinson, P., & Asiasiga, L. (2011) Helping children hear: teachers' experiences of using soundfield amplifications systems. New Zealand Journal of Teachers' Work, 8(2), 189-207. A292

Oliver, M., Witten, K., Kearns, R., Mavoa, S., Badland, H., Carroll, P., . . . Ergler, C. (2011). Kids in the city study: research design and methodology. BMC Public Health 11(587). [Abstract] A284

Lin E.-Y., Casswell S., Easton B., Huckle T., Asiasiga L. & You R. Q. (2010). Time and money spent gambling and the relationship with quality-of-life measures: A national study of New Zealanders. Journal of Gambling Issues, 24(July 2010). 33-53. [Full text] A259

Arlidge, B., Abel, S., Asiasiga, L., Milne, S., Crengle, S., Ameratunga, S. (2008). Experiences of whanau/families when injured children are admitted to hospital: a multi-ethnic qualitative study from Aotearoa/New Zealand. Ethnicity and Health, 13(iFirst article). [Full text] A219

Huakau, J., Asiasiga, L., Ford, M., Pledger, M., Casswell, S., Suaalii-Sauni, T. and Lima, I. (2005). New Zealand Pacific peoples' drinking style: too much or nothing at all? New Zealand Medical Journal, 118(1216). 1491-. [Full text] A172



Kerr, S., Borell, S., Jensen, V., Asiasiga, L. and MCreanor, T. (2008). Te Hotu Manawa Maori National Auahi Kore Service: Final Evaluation Report. .

Conway, K., Asiasiga, L., Borell, S., Jensen, V. (2006). Evaluation of cadsonline. October. Centre for Social and Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation & Te Ropu Whariki, Massey University, Auckland.

Conway, K., Witten, K., Asiasiga, L., Kaiwai, H. (2006). Scoping Study for Waitakere City Council: Massey Community Project. May. Centre for Social and Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation (SHORE) & Te Ropu Whariki, Massey University, Auckland.

Milne, S., Conway, K., Greenaway, A., Henwood, W., Duignan, P., Asiasiga, L., Moewaka Barnes, H. (2004). Community Project Indicators Framework - Trial and Evaluation: Final Report to the Ministry of Health. June. Centre for Social and Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation & Te Ropu Whariki, Massey University, Auckland.

McPherson M, Milne S, Asiasiga L. (2003). Housing Need and Preference of Elders in Manukau City. Report for Manukau City Council.

Barwick H, Gray A, Martin P and Asiasiga L. (2002). Exploring Good Outcomes for Young People. Research Report prepared for the Ministry of Social Development.

Asiasiga, L. (2001). Evaluation of JR McKenzie Trust's Building Pacific Organisations. Report for JR McKenzie Trust, Wellington.

Asiasiga, L. (2000). Safe Waitakere Community Injury Prevention Project: Evaluation of the Pacific Islands Injury Prevention Programme. Report for the West Auckland Pacific Island Health Fono Inc. (Pasifika).

Asiasiga, L. (1999). Responding to the Needs of Pacific Clients. Porirua: Pacific Health Research Centre, Whitireia Community Polytechnic.

Asiasiga L and Gray A. (1998). Intervening to Prevent Family Violence in Pacific Communities. Report for Strategic Responses to Crime Group, Ministry of Justice, Wellington.