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Adjunct researcher, University of Tasmania

Dr Kathryn Barnsley is an adjunct researcher, School of Medicine, University of Tasmania , and an advocate and writer on tobacco control and public health policy making. She was formerly a member of the National Expert Advisory Committee on Tobacco, is a policy advisor to SmokeFree Tasmania, a member of the Tasmanian Tobacco Coalition and was responsible for the development of the Public Health Act 1997, the Food Act 1998 and other tobacco and health legislation. She is assisting Hon Ivan Dean MLC in the passage of the Public Health Amendment (Tobaccofree Generation) Bill 2014. Published in Tobacco Control, Tasmanian Historical Research Journal, Tobacco in Australia. Dr. Barnsley has presented papers &/or posters on tobacco control at conferences in Australia, NZ, Philippines, Singapore . Dr. Barnsley's doctoral dissertation was titled "Barriers to Evidence Based Tobacco Control in Tasmania: A case study".


  • 2016–present
    Adjunct associate, University of Tasmania


  • 2016 
    University of Tasmania, Doctor of Philospohy


  • 2016
    Political barriers to evidence-based tobacco control policy: Cronyism and cognitive dissonance, a Tasmanian case study, Evidence and Policy
  • 2016
    BMJ Blogs, Australia: progress on Tasmania’s tobacco free generation legislation
  • 2016
    Dissertation, Barriers to evidence-based tobacco control in Tasmania : a case study
  • 2016
    Medical Journal of Australia, Tobacco-free generation legislation
  • 2015
    Bureaucratic Barriers to Evidence-based Tobacco Control Policy: A Tasmanian Case Study, UJPH
  • 2014
    Tasmania: Legislation drafted to implement a Tobacco Free Generation, BMJ blogs
  • 2008
    Tobacco in Australia: Facts and Issues, Smokefree environments
  • 2007
    Crony Capitalism or Coruption?: The Curious Case of British Tobaco and a Tasmanian Government , Tasmanian Historical Research Association
  • 2000
    World's best practice in tobacco control, Tobacco Control


Tasmanian Women's Honour Roll