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Dr Taisia Huckle, MA, PhD.

Dr Taisia Huckle is the leader of the quantitative research team at SHORE & Whariki Research Centre. Taisia has research expertise in alcohol policy, alcohol consumption and harms trends, public health, and survey research. Over the past ten years she has completed a range of studies on alcohol use both in New Zealand and internationally. She participates in two international collaborative research projects - The International Alcohol Control Study and Alcohol’s Harm to Others: a World Health Organisation/Thai Health collaboration.  Her New Zealand research has a particular focus on the effects of the availability of alcohol including trading hours, the minimum purchase age, alcohol marketing and alcohol and inequalities. Taisia has published journal articles on alcohol use, contributed to two World Health Organisation books. She is a Deputy Editor for Drug and Alcohol Review, an international peer reviewed journal, and regularly reviews manuscripts for high impact journals. Taisia has been an invited speaker at national events, presented evidence in Alcohol Regulatory Licensing Authority hearings and regularly presents papers at national and international conferences.

Email: t.huckle@massey.ac.nz


journal articles

Casswell, S., Callinan, S., Chaiyasong, S., Pham V, C., Kazantseva, E., Bayandorj, T., Huckle, T., Parker, K., Railton, R., & Wall, M. (2016). How the alcohol industry relies on harmful use of alcohol and works to protect its profits. Drug and Alcohol Review, published online 27 OCT. doi: 10.1111/dar.12460. A393

Huckle, T., Gruenewald, P., & Ponicki, W. (2016). Context-specific drinking risks among young people. Alcoholism Clinical and Experimental Research 40(5), 1129-1135. DOI: 10.1111/acer.13053 A381

Adams, J., Neville, S., Parker, K., & Huckle, T. (2016). Influencing condom use by gay and bisexual men for anal sex through social marketing: A program evaluation of Get it On! Social Marketing Quarterly, doi: 10.1177/1524500416654897. A387

Callinan, S., Laslett, A.-M., Rekve, D., Room, R., Waleewong, O., Benegal, V., Casswell, S., Florenzano, R., Hanh, T., Hanh, V., Hettige, S., Huckle, T., Ibanga, A., Obot, I., Rao, G., Siengsounthone, L., Rankin, G., & Thamarangsi, T. (2016). Alcohol’s harm to others: An international collaborative project. International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research (IJADR), published online, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.7895/ijadr.vXiY.218. A383

Casswell, S., Huckle, T., Wall, M., & Parker, K. (2016). Policy relevant behaviours mediate the relationship between socio-economic status and alcohol consumption – analysis from the International Alcohol Control (IAC) study. Alcoholism Clinical and Experimental Research, 40(2), 385-392. A375

Gruenewald, P., Treno, A., Ponicki, W., Huckle, T., Yeh, L.-C., & Casswell, S. (2015). Impacts of New Zealand's lowered minimum purchase age on context-specific drinking and related risks. Addiction, Article first published online: 4 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/add.13034.

Bendtsen, P., Damsgaard, M., Huckle, T., Casswell, S., Kuntsche, E., Arnold, P., de Looze, M., Hofmann, F., Hublet, A., Simons-Morton, B., ter Bogt, T., & Holstein, B. (2014). Adolescent alcohol use: a reflection of national drinking patterns and policy? Addiction, Published Online 5 August, doi: 10.1111/add.12681. A344

Huckle, T., & Parker, K. (2014). The lowering of the minimum purchase age in New Zealand is associated with a long term impact on alcohol-involved crashes. American Journal of Public Health, Published online ahead of print April 17, e1–e5. A345

Casswell, S., Huckle, T., Wall, M., & Yeh, L.-C. (2014). International Alcohol Control study: pricing data and hours of purchase predict heavier drinking. Alcoholism Clinical and Experimental Research, 38(5):1425-31. [Abstract] A334

Vinther-Larsen, M., Huckle, T., You, R. Q., & Casswell, S. (2013). Area level deprivation and drinking patterns among adolescents. Health & Place, 19, 53-58. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2012.09.014. A315

Casswell, S., Meier, P., MacKintosh, A.-M., Brown, A., Hastings, G., Thamarangsi, T., Chaiyasong, S., Chun, S., Huckle, T., Wall, M., You, R. (2012). The International Alcohol Control Study (IAC) – evaluating the impact of alcohol policies. Alcoholism Clinical and Experimental Research, Article first published online: 8 MAR 2012, DOI: 10.1111/j.1530-0277.2012.01738.x. A302

Lin, E.-Y., Casswell, S., You, R. Q., & Huckle, T. (2011). Engagement with alcohol marketing and early brand allegiance in relation to early years of drinking. Addiction Research and Theory, Posted online on December 1, doi:10.3109/16066359.16062011.16632699. A301

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

Huckle, T., Pledger, M., & Casswell, S. (2012). Increases in typical quantities consumed and alcohol-related problems during a decade of liberalising alcohol policy. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 73(1), 53-62. A293

Huckle, T., Casswell, S., & Greenaway, S. (2011). The impact of alcohol-related presentations in the emergency department and the wider policy debate [Editorial]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1336), http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/124-1336/4713/. A283

Casswell, S., Harding, J., You, R. Q., & Huckle, T. (2011). The range and magnitude of alcohol’s harm to others: self-reported harms experienced by a representative sample of New Zealand adults. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1336), http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/124-1336/4707/. A282

Casswell, S., You, R. Q., & Huckle, T. (2011). Alcohol's harm to others: reduced wellbeing and health status for those with heavy drinkers in their lives. Addiction. 106(6), 1087-1094 [Abstract] A274

Huckle T., Casswell S. & You R.Q. (2010). Lower socioeconomic status independently predicts consumption but not alcohol-related harm. Addiction, 105. 1192-1202. [Abstract] A262

Huckle, T., You, R. Q., & Casswell, S. (2010). Increases in quantities consumed in drinking occasions in New Zealand 1995–2004. Drug and Alcohol Review, Early view April, DOI: 10.1111/j.1465-3362.2010.00220.x  [Abstract] A275

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

Huckle, T., Sweetsur, P., Moyes, S. & Casswell, S. (2008). Ready to drinks are associated with heavier drinking patterns among young females. Drug and Alcohol Review, 27. 398-403. [Abstract] A217

Huckle, T., Huakau, J., Sweetsur, P., Huisman, O. & Casswell, S. (2008). Density of alcohol outlets and teenage drinking: living in an alcogenic environment is associated with higher consumption in a metropolitan setting. Addiction, 103. 1614-1621. [Abstract] A222

Huckle, T., Greenaway, S., Broughton, D., & Conway, K. (2007). The use of an evidence-based community action intervention to improve age verification practices for alcohol purchase. Substance Use and Misuse, 42. 1899-1914. [Abstract] A207

Huckle, T., Pledger, M., & Casswell, S. (2006). Trends in alcohol-related harms and offences in a liberalized alcohol environment. Addiction, 101. 232-240. [Full text, PDF] A180

Huckle, T., Conway, K., Casswell, S. & Pledger, M. (2005). A regional community action intervention succeeds in improving age checks at off-license premises. Health Promotion International, 20. 147-155. [Full text]

Casswell, S., Huckle, T. & Pledger, M. (2002). Survey data need not underestimate alcohol consumption. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 26. 1561-1567. [Abstract] A140

Horsburgh, M., Trenholme & Huckle, T. (2002). Paediatric palliative care: A literature review. Palliative Medicine, 16(2). 99-105. [Abstract]

 

Reports

Huckle, T., Wall, M., & Casswell, S. (2012). An assessment of data quality of examining alcohol-related issues in Queenstown Lakes District. (Prepared for Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand (ALAC)). Auckland: SHORE and Whariki Research Centre, Massey University

Huckle, T., You, R., Fu, J., & Casswell, S. (2011). Alcohol Policy in New Zealand: Results from the General Population Survey. (Final Report Prepared for the Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand (ALAC)). Auckland: SHORE and Whariki Research Centre, Massey University.

Greenaway, S., Huckle, T., Casswell, S.and Jelley, S. (2009). Literature review: social supply of alcohol to minors. June. SHORE. [Full text, PDF]

Wilkins, C. D., Sweetsur, P. M., Huckle, T., Asiasiga, L., Griffiths, R. D. (2009). The impact of the prohibition of benzylpiperazine (BZP) on the use and harm of BZP in New Zealand. Centre for Social and Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation (SHORE).

Wilkins, C., Girling, M., Sweetsur, P., Huckle, T. & Huakau, J. (2006). Legal party pill use in New Zealand: Prevalence of use, availability, health harms and 'gateway effects' of benzylpiperazine (BZP) and trifluorophenylmethylpiperazine (TFMPP). June. Auckland: Centre for Social and Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation (SHORE), Massey University.

Witten, K., Rose, E., Sweetsur, P., Huckle, T., & Huakau, J. (2006). Building Research Capability in the Social Sciences (BRCSS): National Survey of Social Scientists 2006. September. Auckland: Centre for Social and Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation (SHORE), Massey University.

Huckle, T., & Huakau, J. (2006). Exposure and Response of Young People to Marketing of Alcohol in New Zealand. Auckland: Centre for Social and Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation (SHORE), Massey University. 

Adams, J., Witten, K., Woodson, T., Bala, M., and Huckle, T. (2005). A report on the findings of the Ranui Social Cohesion Surveys. May. Auckland: Centre for Social and Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Massey University.

Huckle, T., Broughton, D., & Ehrat, A. (2005). Auckland regional exist breath survey 2005. Auckland: Centre for Social and Health Outcomes, Massey University, Auckland.

Greenaway, S., Conway, K., Casswell, S., Huckle, T., & Sweetsur, P. (2005). Auckland Regional Community Action Project on Alcohol Evaluation Report. August. Auckland: Centre for Social and Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation (SHORE) & Te Ropu Whariki, Massey University.

Huckle, T., & Huakau, J. (2005). Alcohol use among young people in New Zealand 2004. Auckland: Centre for Social & Health Outcomes Research & Evaluation (SHORE).

Huckle, T., Broughton, D., & Pledger, M. (2004). Auckland Pseudo Patrons Survey 2004. Auckland: Centre for Social and Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation (SHORE) & Te Ropu Whariki, Massey University.

Huckle, T., Pledger, M. J., Casswell, S. (2003). The Auckland pseudo patrons project 2003.Centre for Social and Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation and Te Ropu Whariki, Massey University, Auckland

Greenaway, A., Conway, K.,Field, A., Edwards, S., Bhatta, K., Huckle, T., Butcher, A. (2002). Young people, alcohol and safer public spaces. Alcohol and Public Health Research Unit, Whariki Research Group, University of Auckland, Auckland.

Woolgrove, M., Huckle, T., Conway, K. E., Casswell, S. (2002). The Auckland pseudo patrons project. Alcohol & Public Health Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland

 

Conference presentations

Huckle, T., & Parker, K. (2014). Long-Term Impact on Alcohol-Involved Crashes of Lowering the Minimum Purchase Age in New Zealand [Oral presentation]. 40th Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society, Torino, Italy, 9-13 June.

Huckle, T., Ponicki, B., & Gruenewald, P. (2014). Context-specific drinking risks among young people. 40th Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society, Torino, Italy, 9-13 June.

Casswell, S., Huckle, T., Wall, M., & Parker, K. (2014). Socio economic status and alcohol policy – analysis from the International Alcohol Control (IAC) study. 40th Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society, Torino, Italy, 9-13 June.

Huckle, T. (2013). Young people and alcohol outlet density: the policy implications. GAPC- Global Alcohol Policy Conference 2013, Seoul, 7-9 October.

Huckle, T., Chaiyasong, S., Chun, S., Welch, M., Kazantseva, E., Casswell, S., & Graydon-Guy, T. (2013). Collecting comparable consumption data across low, middle and high income countries in the International Alcohol Control Study (IAC). Kettil Bruun Society Conference in Kampala, Uganda, 3-7 June.

Huckle, T., & Yeh, L. (2013). Long-term effects of lowering the minimum purchase age in New Zealand: Trend analysis [Poster presentation]. Alcohol Policy 16: The 16th in a series of conferences on the avoidance of alcohol-related problems using public policy strategies. Washington DC, April 3-5.

Huckle, T. (2011). Increase in Symptoms of Alcohol Dependence Among Young People in a Liberalised Policy Environment. 37th Annual Alcohol Symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society, Melbourne, 11-15 April.

Casswell, S., Huckle, T., & You, R. (2009). Impacts of living with and near heavy drinkers. 18th Australasian Epidemiological Association Annual Scientific Meeting, Dunedin, 30 August - 1 September.

Huckle, T., You, R. Q., & Casswell, S. (2009). Socioeconomic status predicts drinking patterns but not alcohol-related consequences independently. 35th Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society, Copenhagen, 1-5 June.

Huckle, T., Huakau, J., Sweetsur, P., Huisman, O., & Casswell, S. (2009). Density of alcohol outlets and teenage drinking: living in an alcogenic environment is associated with higher consumption in a metropolitan setting. Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand (ALAC) Working Together Conference, Wellington, 5-7 May.

Casswell, S., Huckle, T., & You, R. (2009). The range and magnitude of alcohol’s harm to others. Presentation to the Law Commission Review of Regulatory Framework for the Sale and Supply of Liquor, Centre for Social and Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation & Te Ropu Whariki, Massey University, Auckland, 25–26 February.

Huckle, T. (2007). Increases in alcohol consumption in New Zealand: comparison surveys of alcohol use 1995, 2000 and 2004. Two Nations, Ten Cultures? The Combined APSAD and Cutting Edge Addiction Conference, Aotea Centre, Auckland, 5-7 November.

Sweetsur, P., Casswell, S., & Huckle, T. (2007). Are Younger Drinkers’ Consumption Patterns Associated with Environmental Factors? In S. Adamson, R. Schroder & J. Sheridan (Eds.), Research Proceedings from the Two Nations, Ten Cultures Conference (The Combined APSAD and Cutting Edge Addiction Conference), November 2007 (New Zealand Addiction Treatment Research Monograph, pp. 62-65). 

Huckle, T., Sweetsur, P., Moyes, S., & Casswell, S. (2007). Ready to drinks are associated with heavier drinking patterns among young females. Kettil Bruun Society 33rd Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium, Budapest, 4-8 June.

Huckle, T. (2007). Lowering the purchase age for alcohol in New Zealand: a good social investment? Social Policy, Research & Evaluation Conference: Connecting Hearts, Minds and Lives, Wellington, 3-5 April.

Conway, K., Greenaway, S., Huckle, T., & Broughton, D. (2006). Pseudo-patron, exit breathalyser and shoulder tap surveys: Strategic intervention tools for licensed premise settings. 5th International Conference on Drugs and Young People, Randwick, NSW, 24-26 May.

Huckle, T., Greenaway, S., Broughton, D., & Conway, K. (2005). The use of evidence-based community action intervention to improve age verification practices for alcohol purchase. Sixth Kettil Bruun Society Symposium on Community Based Prevention of Alcohol and Drug-Related Problems, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, 27 February - 3 March.