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.


selected 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.12460A393

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: 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–e5A345

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. A315