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Health Sciences profile

Associate Professor Rhiannon Braund

PositionAssociate Professor
QualificationsBSc BPharm PhD(Otago) MPS FNZCP RegPharmNZ
Research summaryClinical and social pharmacy; effective use of medicines
Teaching
  • QUM module coordinator
  • Clinical Pharmacy Practice

Research

  • Quality use of medicines: From prescription to disposal and beyond
  • Consequences of unused medications: Patients, financial and environmental

My research focus is the use of prescription medications and investigating the wastage as a result of non-compliance, over-supply and other factors. As this is such a multi-faceted area I have several themes including primary and secondary adherence, prescribing practices and policies, patient outcomes, storage and disposal, and the environmental impact of pharmaceuticals.

Associate Professor Braund on PubMed

Publications

Napier, P., Norris, P., & Braund, R. (2017). Introducing a checking technician allows pharmacists to spend more time on patient focused activities. Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.05.002

Campbell, C., Braund, R., & Morris, C. (2017). Beyond the four walls: An exploratory survey of location, employment and roles of pharmacists in primary health care. Journal of Primary Health Care. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1071/HC17022

Peake, B. M., Braund, R., Tong, A. Y. C., & Tremblay, L. A. (2016). The life-cycle of pharmaceuticals in the environment. Cambridge, UK: Woodhead Publishing, 261p.

Shen, W., Wong, B., Chin, J. Y. P., Lee, M., Coulter, C., & Braund, R. (2016). Comparison of documentation of patient reported adverse drug reactions on both paper-based medication charts and electronic medication charts at a New Zealand hospital. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1444), 90-96. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Campbell, C., Morris, C., & Braund, R. (2016). Medicines information in New Zealand: Current services and future potential. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1447), 21-28. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Authored Book - Research

Peake, B. M., Braund, R., Tong, A. Y. C., & Tremblay, L. A. (2016). The life-cycle of pharmaceuticals in the environment. Cambridge, UK: Woodhead Publishing, 261p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Braund, R., & Medlicott, N. J. (2013). Biomaterials as platforms for topical administration of therapeutic agents in cutaneous wound healing. In S. Dumitriu & V. Popa (Eds.), Polymeric biomaterials: Structure and function. (pp. 837-850). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Braund, R., & Peake, B. (2012). Human pharmaceuticals of potential concern to the New Zealand environment. In J. R. Barker & R. Walters (Eds.), New Zealand and Australia in focus: Economics, the environment and issues in health care. (pp. 1-34). New York: Nova Science.

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Journal - Research Article

Napier, P., Norris, P., & Braund, R. (2017). Introducing a checking technician allows pharmacists to spend more time on patient focused activities. Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.05.002

Campbell, C., Braund, R., & Morris, C. (2017). Beyond the four walls: An exploratory survey of location, employment and roles of pharmacists in primary health care. Journal of Primary Health Care. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1071/HC17022

Shen, W., Wong, B., Chin, J. Y. P., Lee, M., Coulter, C., & Braund, R. (2016). Comparison of documentation of patient reported adverse drug reactions on both paper-based medication charts and electronic medication charts at a New Zealand hospital. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1444), 90-96. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Campbell, C., Morris, C., & Braund, R. (2016). Medicines information in New Zealand: Current services and future potential. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1447), 21-28. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Braund, R., Henderson, E., McNab, E., Sarten, R., Wallace, E., & Gauld, N. (2016). Pharmacist-only trimethoprim: Pharmacist satisfaction on their training and the impact on their practice. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 38(6), 1357-1361. doi: 10.1007/s11096-016-0388-0

Napier, P., Norris, P., Green, J., & Braund, R. (2016). Can they do it? Comparing the views of pharmacists and technicians to the introduction of an advanced technician role. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 24, 97-103. doi: 10.1111/ijpp.12225

Assawasuwannakit, P., Braund, R., & Duffull, S. B. (2016). A framework for quantifying the influence of adherence and dose individualization. Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 99(4), 452-459. doi: 10.1002/cpt.268

Assawasuwannakit, P., Braund, R., & Duffull, S. B. (2015). Quantification of the forgiveness of drugs to imperfect adherence. CPT: Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology, 4(3), 204-211. doi: 10.1002/psp4.4

Assawasuwannakit, P., Braund, R., & Duffull, S. B. (2015). A model-based meta-analysis of the influence of factors that impact adherence to medications. Journal of Clinical Pharmacy & Therapeutics, 40(1), 24-31. doi: 10.1111/jcpt.12219

Napier, P., Norris, P., & Braund, R. (2015). Could it be done safely? Pharmacists views on safety and clinical outcomes from the introduction of an advanced role for technicians. Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy, 11, 814-823. doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2014.12.005

Santoke, H., Tong, A. Y. C., Mezyk, S. P., Johnston, K. M., Braund, R., Cooper, W. J., & Peake, B. M. (2015). UV photodegradation of enoxacin in water: Kinetics and depradation Pathways. Journal of Environmental Engineering, 141(10), 04015027. doi: 10.1061/(asce)ee.1943-7870.0000954

Hatah, E., Tordoff, J., Duffull, S. B., Cameron, C., & Braund, R. (2014). Retrospective examination of selected outcomes of Medicines Use Review (MUR) services in New Zealand. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 36(3), 503-512. doi: 10.1007/s11096-014-9913-1

Hatah, E., Tordoff, J., Duffull, S. B., & Braund, R. (2014). Pharmacists' performance of clinical interventions during adherence support medication reviews. Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy, 10(1), 185-194. doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2013.04.008

Braund, R., Coulter, C. V., Bodington, A. J., Giles, L. M., Greig, A.-M., Heaslip, L. J., & Marshall, B. J. (2014). Drug related problems identified by community pharmacists on hospital discharge prescriptions in New Zealand. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 36(3), 498-502. doi: 10.1007/s11096-014-9935-8

Hatah, E., Braund, R., Tordoff, J., & Duffull, S. B. (2014). A systematic review and meta-analysis of pharmacist-led fee-for-services medication review. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 77(1), 102-115. doi: 10.1111/bcp.12140

Maxwell, K., Harrison, J., Scahill, S., & Braund, R. (2013). Identifying drug-related problems during transition between secondary and primary care in New Zealand. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 21(5), 333-336. doi: 10.1111/ijpp.12013

Hatah, E., Braund, R., Duffull, S. B., & Tordoff, J. (2013). General practitioners' views of pharmacists' current and potential contributions to medication review and prescribing in New Zealand. Journal of Primary Health Care, 5(3), 223-233.

Fan, A. Y., Liu, A. H. C., Pan, B., Yang, C., Coulter, C. V., Shieffelbien, L., Temple, W., & Braund, R. (2013). Investigating childhood and adolescence poisoning exposures in New Zealand reported to the National Poisons Centre during 2000-2009. Asia Pacific Journal of Medical Toxicology, 2(2), 52-57.

Tong, A. Y. C., Braund, R., Warren, D. S., & Peake, B. M. (2012). TiO2-assisted photodegradation of pharmaceuticals: A review. Central European Journal of Chemistry, 10(4), 989-1027. doi: 10.2478/s11532-012-0049-7

Hatah, E., Braund, R., Duffull, S., & Tordoff, J. (2012). General practitioners' perceptions of pharmacists' new services in New Zealand. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 34(2), 364-373. doi: 10.1007/s11096-012-9617-3

Braund, R., Chesney, K. M., Keast, E. P., Ng, L. J., Qi, S., Samaranayaka, S., & Wang, E. (2012). Are all pharmacy staff interested in potential future roles? International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 20(6), 417-421. doi: 10.1111/j.2042-7174.2012.00216.x

Braund, R., & Abbott, J. H. (2011). Recommending NSAIDs and paracetamol: A survey of New Zealand physiotherapists' knowledge and behaviours. Physiotherapy Research International, 16(1), 43-49. doi: 10.1002/pri.472

Chang, S. Y., Horsburgh, S., Norris, P., & Braund, R. (2011). Recruitment and retention of primary care patients into a research study investigating medication adherence. Journal of Primary Health Care, 3(3), 204-209.

Tong, A. Y. C., Braund, R., Tan, E. W., Tremblay, L. A., Stringer, T., Trought, K., & Peake, B. M. (2011). UV-induced photodegradation of oseltamivir (Tamiflu) in water. Environmental Chemistry, 8(2), 182-189. doi: 10.1071/EN10095

Braund, R., & Abbott, J. H. (2011). Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) and paracetamol for acute musculoskeletal injuries: Physiotherapists' understanding of which is safer, more effective, and when to initiate treatment. Physiotherapy Theory & Practice, 27(7), 482-491. doi: 10.3109/09593985.2010.527430

Tong, A. Y. C., Peake, B. M., & Braund, R. (2011). Disposal practices for unused medications in New Zealand community pharmacies. Journal of Primary Health Care, 3(3), 197-203.

Braund, R., Furlan, H. M., George, K., Havell, M. M. A., Murphy, J. L., & West, M. K. (2010). Interventions performed by New Zealand community pharmacists while dispensing prescription medications. Pharmacy World & Science, 32, 22-25. doi: 10.1007/s11096-009-9343-7

Tong, A. Y. C., Peake, B. M., & Braund, R. (2010). Disposal practices for unused medications around the world. Environment International, 37, 292-298. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2010.10.002

Bushby, S. K., Anderson, R. J., & Braund, R. (2010). New Zealand parent's perceptions of the use and safety of over the counter liquid analgesics. Pharmacy Practice, 8(4), 238-242.

Peake, B. M., & Braund, R. (2009). Environmental aspects of the disposal of pharmaceuticals in New Zealand. Chemistry in New Zealand, 73(2), 58-63.

Braund, R., Gn, G., & Matthews, R. (2009). Investigating unused medications in New Zealand. Pharmacy World & Science, 31(6), 664-669. doi: 10.1007/s11096-009-9325-9

Braund, R., Peake, B. M., & Shieffelbien, L. (2009). Disposal practices for unused medications in New Zealand. Environment International, 35(6), 952-955.

Braund, R., Hook, S. M., Greenhill, N., & Medlicott, N. J. (2009). Distribution of fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) within model excisional wounds following topical application. Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, 61(2), 193-200. doi: 10.1211/jpp/61.02.0008

James, T. H., Helms, M. L., & Braund, R. (2009). Analysis of medications returned to community pharmacies. Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 43(10), 1631-1635. doi: 10.1345/aph.1M209

Lee, E., Braund, R., & Tordoff, J. (2009). Examining the first year of Medicines Use Review services provided by pharmacists in New Zealand: 2008. New Zealand Medical Journal, 122(1293). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/122-1293/3560/content.pdf

Braund, R., Chuah, F., Gilbert, R., Gn, G., Soh, A., Tan, L. Y., Tiong, H. S., & Yuen, Y.-C. (2008). Identification of the reasons for medication returns. New Zealand Family Physician, 35(4), 248-252.

Braund, R., Tucker, I. G., & Medlicott, N. J. (2007). Hypromellose films for the delivery of growth factors for wound healing. Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, 59(3), 367-372.

Braund, R., Yuen, Y. C., & Jung, J. (2007). Identification and quantification of medication returned to Otago pharmacies. New Zealand Family Physician, 34, 258-262.

Braund, R., Bannerman, S. L., Lim, C., Moon, J., Nicholls, J., Straight, P., & Thompson, M. (2006). Recommendations of community pharmacists for the treatment of sprains and strains. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 14, 271-276.

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Journal - Research Other

Devi, S., Dos Santos, R. B., Kazal, I., Leon, L., Ram, S., Wu, M., & Braund, R. (2008). Complementary medicine: What is the evidence? New Zealand Pharmacy, 28(1). doi: 10.1016/j.ejps.2008.01.013

Braund, R., & Abbott, J. H. (2007). Analgesic recommendations when treating musculoskeletal sprains and strains. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 35(2), 54-60.

Braund, R., Hook, S., & Medlicott, N. J. (2007). The role of topical growth factors in chronic wounds. Current Drug Delivery, 4, 195-204.

Braund, R. (2006). Should NSAIDs be routinely used in the treatment of sprains and strains? Pharmaceutical Journal, 276, 655-656.

Braund, R. (2001). Proceedings of the 157th and 158th scientific meetings of the Otago Medical School Research Society. New Zealand Medical Journal, 114, 454-457.

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