Louise Thornley

Louise Thornley can't help but research obsessively about health and social issues. She worked in community work then public health research for 25 years, most recently with the University of Otago. Now she's a contractor, wrangling book reviewers for Radio New Zealand and writing on health, social and outdoor topics. Louise has explored some of Aotearoa's best back country and lived on a remote Tokelau atoll. She resides with her partner Joe on the Kāpiti Coast.

Apr 19, 2020

A beginner's guide to public health

If you find yourself wavering, remember: your own wellbeing is deeply connected to that of everyone else.

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Mar 19, 2020

Lady Gaga and me: Self-isolating tips from someone living with chronic pain

We can look to people with chronic health conditions for ideas on how to survive – and even thrive – in self-isolation at home, writes Louise Thornley. Lady Gaga told …

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