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Health Sciences profile

Emeritus Professor Peter Herbison

PositionEmeritus Professor (Biostatistics)
DepartmentDepartment of Preventive and Social Medicine (DSM)
QualificationsDSc
Research summaryMeta-analysis, consulting
Memberships
  • Editor of the Cochrane Incontinence Group
  • Member of the Cochrane Statistical Methods Group

Research

After many years as a statistical consultant helping researchers in the Health Science Division, I have retired. I am still working on several projects that are about, or use, meta-analysis.

Publications

Herbison, P., Hay-Smith, J., & Gillespie, W. J. (2006). Adjustment of meta-analyses on the basis of quality scores should be abandoned. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 59, 1249-1256. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2006.03.008

Herbison, P., Hay-Smith, J., & Gillespie, W. J. (2011). Different methods of allocation to groups in randomized trials are associated with different levels of bias. A meta-epidemiological study. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 64(10), 1070-1075. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2010.12.018

Herbison, P., Hay-Smith, J., & Gillespie, W. J. (2011). Meta-analyses of small numbers of trials often agree with longer-term results. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 64(2), 145-153. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2010.02.017

Herbison, P., Hay-Smith, J., Paterson, H., Ellis, G., & Wilson, D. (2009). Research priorities in urinary incontinence: Results from citizens' juries. BJOG, 116(5), 713-718. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2008.02093.x

Herbison, G. P., & Arnold, E. P. (2009). Sacral neuromodulation with implanted devices for urinary storage and voiding dysfunction in adults (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2, CD004202. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD004202.pub2

Journal - Research Article

Herbison, P., Hay-Smith, J., & Gillespie, W. J. (2011). Meta-analyses of small numbers of trials often agree with longer-term results. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 64(2), 145-153. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2010.02.017

Davis, D., Baddock, S., Pairman, S., Hunter, M., Benn, C., Wilson, D., … Herbison, P. (2011). Planned place of birth in New Zealand: Does it affect mode of birth and intervention rates among low-risk women? Birth, 38(2), 111-119. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-536X.2010.00458.x

Herbison, P., Hay-Smith, J., & Gillespie, W. J. (2011). Different methods of allocation to groups in randomized trials are associated with different levels of bias. A meta-epidemiological study. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 64(10), 1070-1075. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2010.12.018

MacArthur, C., Glazener, C., Lancashire, R., Herbison, P., Wilson, D., on behalf of the ProLong Study Group. (2011). Exclusive caesarean section delivery and subsequent urinary and faecal incontinence: A 12-year longitudinal study. BJOG, 118(8), 1001-1007. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2011.02964.x

Herderschee, R., Hay-Smith, E. J. C., Herbison, G. P., Roovers, J. P., & Heinemann, M. J. (2011). Feedback or biofeedback to augment pelvic floor muscle training for urinary incontinence in women (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 7, CD009252. doi: 10.1002/14651858.cd009252

Harrison-Woolrych, M., Skegg, K., Ashton, J., Herbison, P., & Skegg, D. C. G. (2011). Nocturnal enuresis in patients taking clozapine, risperidone, olanzapine and quetiapine: Comparative cohort study. British Journal of Psychiatry, 199(2), 140-144. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.110.087478

Stebbings, S., Herbison, P., Doyle, T. C. A., Treharne, G. J., & Highton, J. (2010). A comparison of fatigue correlates in rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis: Disparity in associations with disability, anxiety and sleep disturbance. Rheumatology, 49(2), 361-367. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/kep367

Harrison-Woolrych, M., Ashton, J., & Herbison, P. (2010). Fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular events in a general population prescribed sibutramine in New Zealand: A prospective cohort study. Drug Safety, 33(7), 605-613. doi: 10.2165/11532440-000000000-00000

MacDonald, A. A., Herbison, G. P., Showell, M., & Farquhar, C. M. (2010). The impact of body mass index on semen parameters and reproductive hormones in human males: A systematic review with meta-analysis. Human Reproduction Update, 16(3), 293-311. doi: 10.1093/humupd/dmp047

Jenks, K., Stebbings, S., Burton, J., Schultz, M., Herbison, P., & Highton, J. (2010). Probiotic therapy for the treatment of spondyloarthritis: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Rheumatology, 37(10), 2118-2125. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.100193

Wong, C.-K., Leon de la Barra, S., & Herbison, P. (2010). Does ST resolution achieved via different reperfusion strategies (fibrinolysis vs percutaneous coronary intervention) have different prognostic meaning in ST-elevation myocardial infarction? A systematic review. American Heart Journal, 160(5), 842-848.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2010.06.050

Skegg, K., & Herbison, P. (2009). Effect of restricting access to a suicide jumping site. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 43(6), 498-502.

Derrett, S., Bevin, T. H., Herbison, P., & Paul, C. (2009). Access to elective surgery in New Zealand: Considering equity and the private and public mix. International Journal of Health Planning & Management, 24(2), 147-160. doi: 10.1002/hpm.978

Wong, C.-K., Tang, E. W., & Herbison, P. (2009). Prognostic interactions between statins and in-hospital revascularisation on the outcome of acute coronary syndrome. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 18(4), 262-265. doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2008.12.001

Herbison, P., Hay-Smith, J., Paterson, H., Ellis, G., & Wilson, D. (2009). Research priorities in urinary incontinence: Results from citizens' juries. BJOG, 116(5), 713-718. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2008.02093.x

Herbison, G. P., & Arnold, E. P. (2009). Sacral neuromodulation with implanted devices for urinary storage and voiding dysfunction in adults (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2, CD004202. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD004202.pub2

Miller, D., Livingstone, V., & Herbison, P. (2008). Interventions for relieving the pain and discomfort of screening mammography (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 1, CD002942. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD002942.pub2

Zacharias, M., Conlon, N. P., Herbison, G. P., Sivalingam, P., Walker, R. J., & Hovhannisyan, K. (2008). Interventions for protecting renal function in the perioperative period (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 4, CD003590. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD003590.pub3

Hay-Smith, J., Mørkved, S., Fairbrother, K. A., & Herbison, G. P. (2008). Pelvic floor muscle training for prevention and treatment of urinary and faecal incontinence in antenatal and postnatal women (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 4, CD007471. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD007471

Wong, C.-K., Tang, E. W., Herbison, P., Birmingham, B., Barclay, L., & Fu, S. Y. F. (2008). Pre-existent depression in the 2 weeks before an acute coronary syndrome can be associated with delayed presentation of the heart attack. QJM, 101, 137-144. doi: 10.1093/qjmed/hcm153

Moore, K. N., Valiquette, L., Chetner, M. P., Byrniak, S., & Herbison, G. P. (2008). Return to continence after radical retropubic prostatectomy: A randomized trial of verbal and written instructions versus therapist-directed pelvic floor muscle therapy. Urology, 72, 1280-1286. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2007.12.034

Lauti, M., Herbison, P., Hay-Smith, J., Ellis, G., & Wilson, D. (2008). Anticholinergic drugs, bladder retraining and their combination for urge urinary incontinence: A pilot randomised trial. International Urogynecology Journal, 19, 1533-1543. doi: 10.1007/s00192-008-0686-8

Dickson, N. P., van Roode, T., Herbison, P., & Paul, C. (2008). Circumcision and risk of sexually transmitted infections in a birth cohort. Journal of Pediatrics, 152, 383-387. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2007.07.044

Kypri, K., Langley, J. D., Saunders, J. B., Cashell-Smith, M. L., & Herbison, P. (2008). Randomized controlled trial of web-based alcohol screening and brief intervention in primary care. Archives of Internal Medicine, 168(5), 530-536.

Herbison, P., Hay-Smith, J., & Gillespie, W. J. (2006). Adjustment of meta-analyses on the basis of quality scores should be abandoned. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 59, 1249-1256. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2006.03.008

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