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Health Sciences profile

Dr Sue McAllister

PositionResearch Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Preventive and Social Medicine (DSM)
QualificationsRN(Comp) MPH PhD(Otago)
Research summaryInternational health; tuberculosis

Research

Sue trained as a nurse and worked for a number of years in community health projects in Nepal. After returning to New Zealand in 1997, she completed her Master of Public Health, worked in the Dunedin School of Medicine's AIDS Epidemiology Group, and on a number of different research projects in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine.

After completing a PhD at the end of 2012, Sue joined the Centre for International Health (CIH) and worked with the Tuberculosis (TB) Research Group based in Bandung, Indonesia, until June 2016. She is now based once again in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine in Dunedin, working part-time in the CIH on TB-related projects, and part-time in the AIDS Epidemiology Group.

Research interests include HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, international health, and socioeconomic and quality of life consequences of illness.

Publications

McAllister, S., Derrett, S., Audas, R., Herbison, P., & Paul, C. (2013). Do different types of financial support after illness or injury affect socio-economic outcomes? A natural experiment in New Zealand. Social Science & Medicine, 85, 93-102. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.02.041

McAllister, S., Lovell, S., & Dickson, N. (2013). The impact of repeat testing in the New Zealand antenatal HIV screening programme: A qualitative study. Journal of Medical Screening, 20(1), 1-6. doi: 10.1177/0969141313478809

Dickson, N. P., McAllister, S., Sharples, K., & Paul, C. (2012). Late presentation of HIV infection among adults in New Zealand: 2005-2010. HIV Medicine, 13(3), 182-189. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-1293.2011.00959.x

McAllister, S. M., Dickson, N. P., Sharples, K., Reid, M. R., Morgan, J. M., MacDonald, E. J., Coughlan, E., … Paul, C. (2008). Unlinked anonymous HIV prevalence among New Zealand sexual health clinic attenders: 2005-2006. International Journal of STD & AIDS, 19(11), 752-757.

Paul, C., Derrett, S., McAllister, S., Herbison, P., Beaver, C., & Sullivan, M. (2013). Socioeconomic outcomes following spinal cord injury and the role of no-fault compensation: Longitudinal study. Spinal Cord, 51, 919-925. doi: 10.1038/sc.2013.110

Journal - Research Article

McAllister, S., Derrett, S., Davie, G., & McGee, R. (2014). Injury characteristics and EQ-5D as predictors of personal wellbeing after injury. International Journal of Wellbeing, 4(2), 19-31. doi: 10.5502/ijw.v4i2.2

McAllister, S., Derrett, S., Audas, R., Herbison, P., & Paul, C. (2013). Do different types of financial support after illness or injury affect socio-economic outcomes? A natural experiment in New Zealand. Social Science & Medicine, 85, 93-102. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.02.041

McAllister, S., Lovell, S., & Dickson, N. (2013). The impact of repeat testing in the New Zealand antenatal HIV screening programme: A qualitative study. Journal of Medical Screening, 20(1), 1-6. doi: 10.1177/0969141313478809

Paul, C., Derrett, S., McAllister, S., Herbison, P., Beaver, C., & Sullivan, M. (2013). Socioeconomic outcomes following spinal cord injury and the role of no-fault compensation: Longitudinal study. Spinal Cord, 51, 919-925. doi: 10.1038/sc.2013.110

Dickson, N. P., McAllister, S., Sharples, K., & Paul, C. (2012). Late presentation of HIV infection among adults in New Zealand: 2005-2010. HIV Medicine, 13(3), 182-189. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-1293.2011.00959.x

Saxton, P. J. W., Dickson, N. P., McAllister, S. M., Hughes, A. J., & Sharples, K. (2012). HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men in New Zealand 1985-2009: 25 years of public health monitoring. International Journal of STD & AIDS, 23(4), 274-279. doi: 10.1258/ijsa.2011.011213

O'Shea, B., Aspin, C., Ward, J., Archibald, C., Dickson, N., McDonald, A., … McAllister, S., … Andersson, N. (2011). HIV diagnoses in indigenous peoples: Comparison of Australia, Canada and New Zealand. International Health, 3(3), 193-198. doi: 10.1016/j.inhe.2011.03.010

Saxton, P. J. W., Dickson, N. P., McAllister, S. M., Sharples, K., & Hughes, A. J. (2011). Increase in HIV diagnoses among men who have sex with men in New Zealand from a stable low period. Sexual Health, 8(3), 311-318. doi: 10.1071/SH10087

McAllister, S. M., Dickson, N. P., Sharples, K., Reid, M. R., Morgan, J. M., MacDonald, E. J., Coughlan, E., … Paul, C. (2008). Unlinked anonymous HIV prevalence among New Zealand sexual health clinic attenders: 2005-2006. International Journal of STD & AIDS, 19(11), 752-757.

Nisbet, S. M., Reeve, A. M., Ellis-Pegler, R. B., Woodhouse, A. F., Ingram, R. J., Roberts, S. A., McAllister, S. M., & Thomas, M. G. (2007). Good outcome in HIV-infected refugees after resettlement in New Zealand: Population study. Internal Medicine Journal, 37(5), 290-294.

Das, D., Baker, M., Venugopal, K., & McAllister, S. (2006). Why the tuberculosis incidence rate is not falling in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 119(1243). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/119-1243/2248/content.pdf

Reeder, A. I., McAllister, S., & Bulliard, J.-L. R. (2000). Child sun protection in New Zealand: Parental views and societal responsibilities. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 10(3), 217-223.

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