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Health Sciences profile

Dr Cheryl Brunton

PositionSenior Lecturer
DepartmentDepartment of Population Health (UOC)
QualificationsMBChB DipComH (Otago) FAFPHM
Research summaryPublic Health

Research

  • Epidemiology of hepatitis C among injecting drug users [and related areas of drug policy]
  • Communicable disease surveillance and control [including zoonotic disease such as campylobacteriosis]
  • Environmental health policy [including health impact assessment]
  • Epidemiology of hepatitis C among injecting drug users [and related areas of drug policy]
  • Communicable disease surveillance and control [including zoonotic disease such as campylobacteriosis]
  • Environmental health policy [including health impact assessment]

Projects:

  • National Needle Exchange Blood-borne Virus Seroprevalence Survey (BBVNEX2009)
  • Screening for influenza infection in international airline travellers arriving in New Zealand
  • Hand sanitisers for reducing illness absence in primary school children - a randomised controlled trial
  • National Serosurvey of Vaccine Preventable Diseases
  • Chronic liver disease mortality attributable to hepatitis B and C in New Zealand
  • Determinants of risk for transmission of hepatitis C in young injecting drug users.
  • 198 Youth Health Centre hepatitis C surveillance project National influenza and pneumococcal immunisation attitudes study

Publications

The Polaris Observatory HCV Collaborators, including Brunton, C. R., & Stedman, C. (2017). Global prevalence and genotype distribution of hepatitis C virus infection in 2015: A modelling study. Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 2(3), 161-176. doi: 10.1016/S2468-1253(16)30181-9

Hatzakis, A., Chulanov, V., Gadano, A. C., Bergin, C., Ben-Ari, Z., Mossong, J., … Brunton, C. R., … Stedman, C., … Razavi, H. (2015). The present and future disease burden of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections with today's treatment paradigm: Volume 2. Journal of Viral Hepatitis, 22(Suppl. 1), 26-45. doi: 10.1111/jvh.12351

Gane, E., Kershenobich, D., Seguin-Devaux, C., Kristiansen, P., Aho, I., Dalgard, O., … Brunton, C. R., … Stedman, C., … Estes, C. (2015). Strategies to manage hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection disease burden: Volume 2. Journal of Viral Hepatitis, 22(Suppl. 1), 46-73. doi: 10.1111/jvh.12352

Saraswat, V., Norris, S., de Kneft, R. J., Sanchez Avila, J. F., Sonderup, M., Zuckerman, E., … Stedman, C., … Brunton, C. R., … Gower, E. (2015). Historical epidemiology of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in select countries: Volume 2. Journal of Viral Hepatitis, 22(Suppl. 1), 6-25. doi: 10.1111/jvh.12350

Gane, E., Stedman, C., Brunton, C., Radke, S., Henderson, C., Estes, C., & Razavi, H. (2014). Impact of improved treatment on disease burden of chronic hepatitis C in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1407). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Chapter in Book - Research

Brunton, C. (2010). Becoming inspectors of brothels: Public health authorities' experience of implementing the Prostitution Reform Act. In G. Abel, L. Fitzgerald, C. Healy & A. Taylor (Eds.), Taking the crime out of sex work: New Zealand sex workers' fight for decriminalisation. (pp. 173-196). Bristol, UK: Policy Press.

Abel, G., Fitzgerald, L., & Brunton, C. (2010). Christchurch School of Medicine study: Methodology and methods. In G. Abel, L. Fitzgerald, C. Healy & A. Taylor (Eds.), Taking the crime out of sex work: New Zealand sex workers' fight for decriminalisation. (pp. 159-172). Bristol, UK: Policy Press.

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Journal - Research Article

The Polaris Observatory HCV Collaborators, including Brunton, C. R., & Stedman, C. (2017). Global prevalence and genotype distribution of hepatitis C virus infection in 2015: A modelling study. Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 2(3), 161-176. doi: 10.1016/S2468-1253(16)30181-9

Hatzakis, A., Chulanov, V., Gadano, A. C., Bergin, C., Ben-Ari, Z., Mossong, J., … Brunton, C. R., … Stedman, C., … Razavi, H. (2015). The present and future disease burden of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections with today's treatment paradigm: Volume 2. Journal of Viral Hepatitis, 22(Suppl. 1), 26-45. doi: 10.1111/jvh.12351

Saraswat, V., Norris, S., de Kneft, R. J., Sanchez Avila, J. F., Sonderup, M., Zuckerman, E., … Stedman, C., … Brunton, C. R., … Gower, E. (2015). Historical epidemiology of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in select countries: Volume 2. Journal of Viral Hepatitis, 22(Suppl. 1), 6-25. doi: 10.1111/jvh.12350

Gane, E., Kershenobich, D., Seguin-Devaux, C., Kristiansen, P., Aho, I., Dalgard, O., … Brunton, C. R., … Stedman, C., … Estes, C. (2015). Strategies to manage hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection disease burden: Volume 2. Journal of Viral Hepatitis, 22(Suppl. 1), 46-73. doi: 10.1111/jvh.12352

Gane, E., Stedman, C., Brunton, C., Radke, S., Henderson, C., Estes, C., & Razavi, H. (2014). Impact of improved treatment on disease burden of chronic hepatitis C in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1407). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Sheerin, I., Bartholomew, N., & Brunton, C. (2014). Estimated community costs of an outbreak of campylobacteriosis resulting from contamination of a public water supply in Darfield, New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1391). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Priest, P., McKenzie, J. E., Audas, R., Poore, M., Brunton, C., & Reeves, L. (2014). Hand sanitiser provision for reducing illness absences in primary school children: A cluster randomised trial. PLoS Medicine, 11(8), e1001700. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001700

Bartholomew, N., Brunton, C., Mitchell, P., Williamson, J., & Gilpin, B. (2014). A waterborne outbreak of campylobacteriosis in the South Island of New Zealand due to a failure to implement a multi-barrier approach. Journal of Water & Health, 12(3), 555-563. doi: 10.2166/wh.2014.155

Calder, K., Bidwell, S., Brunton, C., & Pink, R. (2014). Evaluation of the Canterbury under-18 seasonal influenza vaccination programme. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1398). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Hudson, B., Toop, L., Mangin, D., Brunton, C., Jennings, L., & Fletcher, L. (2013). Pandemic influenza A(H1N1)pdm09: Risk of infection in primary healthcare workers. British Journal of General Practice, 63(611), e416-e422. doi: 10.3399/bjgp13X668212

Priest, P. C., Jennings, L. C., Duncan, A. R., Brunton, C. R., & Baker, M. G. (2013). Effectiveness of border screening for detecting influenza in arriving airline travelers. American Journal of Public Health, 103(8), 1412-1418. doi: 10.2105/ajph.2012.300761

Birukila, G., Brunton, C., & Dickson, N. (2013). HIV-related risk factors among black African migrants and refugees in Christchurch, New Zealand: Results from the Mayisha-NZ survey. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1376). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

McKenzie, J. E., Priest, P., Audas, R., Poore, M. R., Brunton, C. R., & Reeves, L. M. (2010). Hand sanitisers for reducing illness absences in primary school children in New Zealand: A cluster randomised controlled trial study protocol. Trials, 11, 7. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-11-7

Duncan, A. R., Priest, P. C., Jennings, L. C., Brunton, C. R., & Baker, M. G. (2009). Screening for influenza infection in international airline travelers. American Journal of Public Health, 99(Suppl. 2), S360-S362. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2008.158071

Abel, G. M., Fitzgerald, L. J., & Brunton, C. (2009). The impact of decriminalisation on the number of sex workers in New Zealand. Journal of Social Policy, 38(3), 515-531. doi: 10.1017/s0047279409003080

Barnett, P., Penny, M., Brunton, C., & Begg, A. (2008). Dispatches from the front-line: An analysis of fluoridation campaigns in southern New Zealand, 2002-2006. New Zealand Dental Journal, 104(4), 139-143.

Brunton, C., Weir, R., Jennings, L., for the National Influenza and Pneumococcal Immunisation Attitudes Study (NIPIAS) Group. (2005). Knowledge and attitudes about influenza vaccination amongst general practitioners, practice nurses, and people aged 65 and over. New Zealand Medical Journal, 118(1214). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/118-1214/1434/content.pdf

Abel, G., & Brunton, C. (2005). Young people's use of condoms and their perceived vulnerability to sexually transmitted infections. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 29(3), 254-260.

Weir, R., Brunton, C. R., & Blakely, T. A. (2002). Chronic liver disease mortality attributable to hepatitis B and C in New Zealand. Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 17(5), 582-588.

Weir, R., Jennings, L. C., & Brunton, C. R. (2000). Influenza vaccination coverage in Canterbury rest homes. New Zealand Medical Journal, 113, 503-505.

Brunton, C. R., Kemp, R., Raynel, P., Harte, D., & Baker, M. G. (2000). Cumulative incidence of hepatitis C seroconversion in a cohort of seronegative injecting drug users. New Zealand Medical Journal, 113, 98-101.

Chalmers, D. J., Marshall, S. W., Langley, J. D., Evans, M. J., Brunton, C. R., Kelly, A. M., & Pickering, A. F. (1996). Height and surfacing as risk factors for injury in falls from playground equipment: a case-control study. Injury Prevention, 2, 98-104.

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Journal - Research Other

Gray, B., Brunton, C., & Barnett, P. (2006). The Law Reform (Epidemic Preparedness) Bill: A proper response to the pandemic threat? [Editorial]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 119(1240). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/119-1240/2124/content.pdf

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