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DSM staff profile

Dr Fiona Doolan-Noble

PositionSenior Research Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of General Practice and Rural Health (DSM)
QualificationsMPHC PGDipPH RGN
Research summaryHealth system change to meet the demand of long term conditions; long term condition management across the health continuum

Research

Fiona joined the Centre for Health Systems in 2012. She trained as a nurse in the UK and since arriving in New Zealand in 2000 has had a variety of roles working for Primary Health Organisations, Non-Government organisations, as well as contracting to the Ministry of Health and teaching at postgraduate level.

Her key areas of expertise are in the development and evaluation of programmes to meet the needs of those with long-term conditions.

Her research interests are:

  • Preventive care
  • How health systems meet the needs of those with long term conditions
  • The role of the lay health navigators in improving access to health care
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • The role of the patient in health system design and quality improvement
  • Generating and sustaining change in primary health care

Fiona recently finished her Master's and is now completing her PhD which looks at the beliefs, attitudes, knowledge and practices of general practitioners and practices nurses regarding obesity and how that impacts on the health care experiences of New Zealand men who are significantly overweight.

At the Centre for Health Systems, she is working on the Well Dunedin Health Trust project 'Patient and provider perspectives on the coordination of care for people with chronic conditions in the Southern DHB region'.

Publications

Stokes, T., Tumilty, E., Doolan-Noble, F., & Gauld, R. (2017). Multimorbidity, clinical decision making and health care delivery in New Zealand primary care: A qualitative study. BMC Family Practice, 18, 51. doi: 10.1186/s12875-017-0622-4

Barson, S., Doolan Noble, F., Gray, J., & Gauld, R. (2017). Healthcare leaders' views on successful quality improvement initiatives and context. Journal of Health Organization & Management, 31(1), 54-63. doi: 10.1108/JHOM-10-2016-0191

Greatbanks, R., Doolan-Noble, F., & McKenna, A. (2017). Cheques and challenges: Business performance in New Zealand general practice. Journal of Primary Health Care, 9(3), 185-190. doi: 10.1071/HC17047

Johnson, R., Ansley, P., Doolan-Noble, F., Turley, E., & Stokes, T. (2017). Breastfeeding peer support in rural New Zealand: The views of peer supporters. Journal of Primary Health Care, 9(2), 173-177. doi: 10.1071/HC16027

McLachlan, A., Doolan Noble, F., Lee, M., McLean, K., & Kerr, A. (2016). The electronic tracking of referral and attendance at cardiac rehabilitation in Counties Manukau Health: A potential model for New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1446), 64-71. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

Stokes, T., Tumilty, E., Doolan-Noble, F., & Gauld, R. (2017). Multimorbidity, clinical decision making and health care delivery in New Zealand primary care: A qualitative study. BMC Family Practice, 18, 51. doi: 10.1186/s12875-017-0622-4

Johnson, R., Ansley, P., Doolan-Noble, F., Turley, E., & Stokes, T. (2017). Breastfeeding peer support in rural New Zealand: The views of peer supporters. Journal of Primary Health Care, 9(2), 173-177. doi: 10.1071/HC16027

Greatbanks, R., Doolan-Noble, F., & McKenna, A. (2017). Cheques and challenges: Business performance in New Zealand general practice. Journal of Primary Health Care, 9(3), 185-190. doi: 10.1071/HC17047

Barson, S., Doolan Noble, F., Gray, J., & Gauld, R. (2017). Healthcare leaders' views on successful quality improvement initiatives and context. Journal of Health Organization & Management, 31(1), 54-63. doi: 10.1108/JHOM-10-2016-0191

McLachlan, A., Doolan Noble, F., Lee, M., McLean, K., & Kerr, A. (2016). The electronic tracking of referral and attendance at cardiac rehabilitation in Counties Manukau Health: A potential model for New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1446), 64-71. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Kira, G., Doolan-Noble, F., Humphreys, G., Williams, G., O'Shaughnessy, H., & Devlin, G. (2016). A national survey of cardiac rehabilitation services in New Zealand: 2015. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1435), 50-58. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Doolan Noble, F., Lyndon, M., Hill, A. G., Gray, J., & Gauld, R. (2016). Developing and implementing a framework for system level measures: Lessons from New Zealand. Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management, 11(2), 18-26.

Doolan-Noble, F., Gauld, R., Waters, D. L., & Leon de la Barra, S. (2015). New Zealand health professional and patient perceptions of chronic illness care. European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare, 3(1), 4-10. doi: 10.5750/ejpch.v3i1.852

Doolan Noble, F., Gauld, R., & Waters, D. L. (2015). Are nurses more likely to report providing care plans for chronic disease patients than doctors? Findings from a New Zealand study. Chronic Illness, 11(3), 210-217. doi: 10.1177/1742395314567479

Carryer, J., Doolan-Noble, F., Gauld, R., & Budge, C. (2014). New Zealand patients’ perceptions of chronic care delivery. Journal of Integrated Care, 22(2), 71-80. doi: 10.1108/JICA-12-2013-0048

Doolan-Noble, F., Smith, D., Gauld, R., Waters, D. L., Cooke, A., & Reriti, H. (2013). Evolution of a health navigator model of care within a primary care setting: A case study. Australian Health Review, 37(4), 523-528. doi: 10.1071/AH12038

Doolan-Noble, F., Tracey, J., & Mann, S. (2012). Why are there gaps in our management of those with high cardiovascular risk? Journal of Primary Health Care, 4(1), 21-29.

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Journal - Research Other

Doolan-Noble, F., Atmore, C., & Greatbanks, R. (2016). General practice: Balancing business and care. Journal of Primary Health Care, 8(3), 193-195. doi: 10.1071/HC15912

Benatar, J., Doolan-Noble, F., & McLachlan, A. (2016). Cardiac rehabilitation in New Zealand: Moving forward. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1435), 68-74. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Doolan-Noble, F., Lyndon, M., Hau, S., Hill, A., Gray, J., & Gauld, R. (2015). How well does your healthcare system perform? Tracking progress toward the triple aim using system level measures. New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1415). Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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