Professor Tim McCreanor, MSc, PhD.
Tim McCreanor is a senior researcher at SHORE and Whariki Research Centre, within the College of Health at Massey University in Auckland. His broad public health orientation and interest in the social determinants of health and wellbeing, provide a platform for social science projects that support and stimulate social change. In particular his research seeks to foreground, critique and redress the mechanisms of talk, text and other forms of communication that operate to produce, maintain and naturalise the disparities, exclusions and inequities so evident in our society. Discourse analysis and other qualitative methods have been a central theme in Tim's approach to research domains around ethnicity and culture, inclusion and exclusion and health inequalities. Key topics include racial discrimination, youth wellbeing, alcohol marketing, media representations and social cohesion. His work combines a vigorous programme of externally funded research, peer-reviewed publication, postgraduate supervision, community development and capability building.
selected journal articles
Came, H., McCreanor, T., & Simpson, T. (2017). Health activism against barriers to indigenous health in Aotearoa New Zealand. Critical Public Health, 27(4), 515-521.
Henwood, W., Moewaka Barnes, H., Brockbank, T., Gregory, W., Hooper, K., McCreanor, T. (2016). Ko Tāngonge Te Wai: indigenous and technical data come together in restoration efforts. EcoHealth, 13, 623-632.
Came, H., McCreanor, T., Doole, C., & Simpson, T. (2016). Realising the rhetoric: Refreshing public health providers’ efforts to honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi in New Zealand. , DOI: 10.1080/09581596.09582016.01239816. A390Ethnicity and Health, Published online: 27 Sep
Hutton, F., Griffin, C., Lyons, A., Niland, P., & McCreanor, T. (2016). "Tragic girls" and "crack whores": Alcohol, femininity and Facebook. Feminism and Psychology, 26(1), 73-93. A377
Goodwin, I., Griffin, C., Lyons, A., McCreanor, T., & Moewaka Barnes, H. (2016). Precarious popularity: Facebook drinking photos, the attention economy, and the regime of the branded self.Social Media + Society, 2(1). doi 10.1177/205630511662999998889. A376
Came, H., & McCreanor, T. (2015). Pathways to Transform Institutional (And Everyday) Racism in New Zealand. Sites: New Series, 12(2), DOI :http://dx.doi.org/10.11157/sites-vol11112iss11152id11290. A370
Moewaka Barnes, H., McCreanor, T., Goodwin, I., Lyons, A., Griffin, C., & Hutton, F. (2015). Alcohol and social media: drinking and drunkenness while online. Critical Public Health, Published online: 26 Jun 2015, doi: 10.1080/09581596.09582015.01058921. A364
Wetherell, M., McCreanor, T., McConville, A., Moewaka Barnes, H., & le Grice, J. (2015). Settling space and covering the nation: Some conceptual considerations in analysing affect and discourse. Emotion, Space and Society, 16, 56-64. doi:10.1016/j.emospa.2015.07.005. A363
McCreanor, T., Lyons, A., Moewaka Barnes, H., Hutton, F., Goodwin, I., & Griffin, C. (2015). "Drink a twelve box before you go"*: Pre-loading among young people in Aotearoa New Zealand.Kotuitui, Published online: 09 Jun 2015. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2015.1037314. A359
Lyons, A., Goodwin, I., McCreanor, T., & Griffin, C. (2015). Social Networking and Young Adults’ Drinking Practices: Innovative Qualitative Methods for Health Behavior Research. Health Psychology, 34(4), 293-302. doi.org/10.1037/hea0000168. A358
McConville, A., Wetherell, M., McCreanor, T., & Moewaka Barnes, H. (2014). 'Hostility won't deter me, says PM': The print media, the production of affect and Waitangi Day. Sites: New Series, 11(2), 132-149. A356