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Postgraduate Research

Current PhD research

Current Master's research

Current BMedSc(Hons) research

  • "What are key success factors in the development of Whānau Ora primary health care services?"
    Albert Laurence
    Supervised by: Professor Tim Stokes (GPRH), Associate Professor Jo Baxter (Associate Dean Māori and Associate Professor of Māori Health), and Professor Peter Crampton (Pro Vice Chancellor of the Division of Health Sciences)

Recently completed postgraduate research

  • "Health outcomes and access following regulatory changes for Isotretinoin prescribing in New Zealand"
    Jenny McElroy, MHealSc
    Supervised by: Professor Susan Dovey (GPRH) and Dr Alesha Smith (Pharmacy)
  • "An investigation into the barriers and facilitators of acceptance, and use of Bay Navigator Pathways by general practitioners in the Western Bay of Plenty"
    Dr Anel Reyneke, MGP
    Supervised by: Associate Professor Chrystal Jaye and Professor Tim Stokes (GPRH)

Summer studentship projects

2016 - 2017

  • "A study report on ten years of experience with the Rural Medical Immersion Programme of University of Otago to determine the effectiveness of the programme in encouraging the recruitment and retention of medical service providers in rural and provincial health services."
    Melody Curle
    Supervised by: Dr Branko Sijnja
  • "An exploration of the Communities of Clinical Practice of long-stay inpatients on acute medical wards in Dunedin Hospital.
    Fardowsa Mohamed
    Supervised by: Dr Martyn WilliamsonJessica YoungTony Egan
  • "General Practitioners' ethical decision-making: Does being a patient themselves make a difference?"
    Jess Michael
    Supervised by: Dr Katherine Hall, Associate Professor Chrystal Jaye, Jessica Young

2015 - 2016

  • "Multimorbidity, polypharmacy, and ethnicity in a New Zealand General Practice." (Health Research Council Pacific Health Research Summer Studentship)
    Mayur Azam
    Supervised by: Professor Tim Stokes, Dr Fiona Doolan-Noble

2014 - 2015

2013 - 2014

  • "Issues regarding the quality of aged care and possible solutions as perceived by representatives of the workforce and the residents themselves."
    Blake Henley
    Supervised by: Associate Professor Chrystal Jaye

  • "A study of the timing of outbreaks of chicken pox in children and shingles in adults."
    Ibrahim Al-Busaidi
    Supervised by: Dr Branko Sijnja

  • "Defining what type of rural background leads to increased intention of rural practice."
    Stacey Goodson
    Supervised by: Dr Martyn Williamson and Dr Alison Belton

2012 - 2013

2011 - 2012

  • "The outcomes of the fifth year Rural Medical Immersion Programme."
    Kate Margetts
    Supervised by: Dr Branko Sijnja

  • "COMHEART: Community oriented mental health — engagement, action and training."
    Shinayd van Rooy
    Supervised by: Dr Jim Ross

  • "Reducing harm to patients: An evaluation of a web-based tool's potential to reduce medication errors in a residential care facility."
    Rachel Greenwood
    Supervised by: Dr Jim Ross

  • "Media review of general practice fees 2000-2020."
    Louis Han
    Supervised by: Professor Susan Dovey

  • "Healthcare in rural Otago and Southland: A pilot study."
    Aakash Chhibber
    Supervised by: Professor Susan Dovey

  • "Prevalence of chronic kidney disease in Otago / Southland."
    Jee-Eun Oh
    Supervised by: Professor Rob Walker and Professor Murray Tilyard