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Our People in the General Practice Research Group

Research interests
Professor Dee Mangin
  • Rational prescribing
  • Influences of science, policy and commerce on the nature of care
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Innovative systems of primary care
  • Matching burden of care with capacity to benefit
Professor Les Toop
  • Inter professional education esp. around all aspects of prescribing and referred services and numerous investigator led RCTs to inform the same
  • Clinical variation
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Clinical indicators
  • Integration and system redesign
  • Asthma
  • Interdisciplinary teamwork
Dr Ben Hudson
  • Musculoskeletal disease and pain management
  • Risk communication
Dr Ruth Savage
  • Pharmacovigilance and rational prescribing
  • Detection of previously unrecognized adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and interactions in national and international databases of ADR reports
  • Assessing if outputs from automated methods of detecting suspected adverse reactions from large databases are clinically relevant
  • Assessment of ADR case reports to determine risk factors for individual ADRs
  • Assessment of ADR case reports to determine if prescribing behaviour has allowed specific ADRs or interactions to occur and how this can be modified
Dr Olivia Currie
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Polypharmacy
  • Analyses of electronic medical data
  • The general practice model of care

Research Nurses

Gwyneth Steenson
Research Nurse
Email gwyneth.steenson@otago.ac.nz

Rae Noble-Adams
Research Nurse
Email rae.noble-adams@otago.ac.nz

Administration

Alison Parsons
Research Administrator
Email alison.parsons@otago.ac.nz