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Pharmacy staff profile

Associate Professor June Tordoff

PositionAssociate Professor
QualificationsBPharm(Hons) MPharm(Brad) PhD MRPharmS MPS RegPharmNZ
Research summaryClinical and social pharmacy; medicines use in older people, access to medicines, medicines policy
TeachingClinical pharmacy to undergraduate and postgraduate students.
MembershipsMember of Best Practice Advocacy Centre (BPAC) Incorporated Society; Member of the Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists (ASCEPT)

Research

My PhD research was in medicines policy and involved evaluating the impact of the National Hospital Pharmaceutical Strategy launched in 2002 by the New Zealand government agency PHARMAC. At the same time I was involved in research on access to medicines for children in New Zealand and other countries, and the appropriate use some medicines at the interface of primary and secondary care.

More recently I have been involved in examining medicines use among older people, new roles for pharmacists, and access to medicines for adults in New Zealand compared with some other developed countries.

Associate Professor Tordoff on PubMed

Publications

Young, A., Tordoff, J., & Smith, A. (2017). Regulatory agencies' recommendations for medicine information leaflets: Are they in line with research findings? Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.02.014

Ailabouni, N., Mangin, D., Tordoff, J. M., & Nishtala, P. S. (2017). Do my patients need all their medicines? Registered nurses' views on deprescribing. Innovation in Aging, 1(Suppl. 1), 571. doi: 10.1093/geroni/igx004.2009

Ailabouni, N., Tordoff, J., Mangin, D., & Nishtala, P. S. (2017). Do residents need all their medications? A cross-sectional survey of RNs' views on deprescribing and the role of clinical pharmacists. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 43(10), 13-20.

Young, A., Tordoff, J., & Smith, A. (2017). 'What do patients want?': Tailoring medicines information to meet patients' needs. Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy, 13(6), 1186-1190. doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2016.10.006

Ndukwe, H. C., Wang, T., Tordoff, J. M., Croucher, M. J., & Nishtala, P. S. (2016). Geographic variation in psychotropic drug utilisation among older people in New Zealand. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 35(4), 242-248. doi: 10.1111/ajag.12298

Chapter in Book - Research

Thomson, W. M., Ikebe, K., Tordoff, J. M., & Campbell, A. J. (2011). Dry mouth and medications. In M. I. MacEntee (Ed.), Oral healthcare and the frail elderly: A clinical perspective. (pp. 51-72). Ames, IA: Blackwell.

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Journal - Research Article

Young, A., Tordoff, J., & Smith, A. (2017). Regulatory agencies' recommendations for medicine information leaflets: Are they in line with research findings? Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.02.014

Young, A., Tordoff, J., & Smith, A. (2017). 'What do patients want?': Tailoring medicines information to meet patients' needs. Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy, 13(6), 1186-1190. doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2016.10.006

Ailabouni, N., Tordoff, J., Mangin, D., & Nishtala, P. S. (2017). Do residents need all their medications? A cross-sectional survey of RNs' views on deprescribing and the role of clinical pharmacists. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 43(10), 13-20.

Ailabouni, N., Mangin, D., Tordoff, J. M., & Nishtala, P. S. (2017). Do my patients need all their medicines? Registered nurses' views on deprescribing. Innovation in Aging, 1(Suppl. 1), 571. doi: 10.1093/geroni/igx004.2009

Ndukwe, H. C., Wang, T., Tordoff, J. M., Croucher, M. J., & Nishtala, P. S. (2016). Geographic variation in psychotropic drug utilisation among older people in New Zealand. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 35(4), 242-248. doi: 10.1111/ajag.12298

Norris, P., Tordoff, J., McIntosh, B., Laxman, K., Chang, S. Y., & Te Karu, L. (2016). Impact of prescription charges on people living in poverty: A qualitative study. Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy, 12(6), 893-902. doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2015.11.001

Ailabouni, N. J., Nishtala, P. S., Mangin, D., & Tordoff, J. M. (2016). General practitioners' insight into deprescribing for the multimorbid older individual: A qualitative study. International Journal of Clinical Practice, 70(3), 261-276. doi: 10.1111/ijcp.12780

Ndukwe, H. C., Nishtala, P. S., Wang, T., & Tordoff, J. M. (2016). Quality use of antipsychotic medicines in residential aged care facilities in New Zealand. Journal of Primary Health Care, 8(4), 335-343. doi: 10.1071/HC15054

Tordoff, J. M., Ailabouni, N. J., Browne, D. P., Al-Sallami, H. S., & Gray, A. R. (2016). Improvements in the prescribing of antipsychotics in dementia and psychogeriatric units in New Zealand. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 38(4), 941-949. doi: 10.1007/s11096-016-0318-1

Jaye, C., Tordoff, J., Butler, M., Hale, B., McKechnie, R., Robertson, L., & Simpson, J. (2016). Quality in residential care: Exploring residents', family members', managers' and staff perspectives. Quality in Ageing & Older Adults, 17(4), 253-262. doi: 10.1108/QAOA-03-2016-0015

Ailabouni, N. J., Nishtala, P. S., Mangin, D., & Tordoff, J. (2016). Challenges and enablers of deprescribing: A general practitioner perspective. PLoS ONE, 11(4), e0151066. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0151066

Ailabouni, N. J., Nishtala, P. S., & Tordoff, J. M. (2016). Examining potentially inappropriate prescribing in residential care using the STOPP/START criteria. European Geriatric Medicine, 7, 40-46. doi: 10.1016/j.eurger.2015.11.004

Narayan, S. W., Tordoff, J. M., & Nishtala, P. S. (2016). Temporal trends in the utilisation of preventive medicines by older people: A 9-year population-based study. Archives of Gerontology & Geriatrics, 62(January-February), 103-111. doi: 10.1016/j.archger.2015.10.007

Jaye, C., Hale, B., Butler, M., McKechnie, R., Robertson, L., Simpson, J., Tordoff, J., & Young, J. (2015). One of us: Stories from two New Zealand rest homes. Journal of Aging Studies, 35, 135-143. doi: 10.1016/j.jaging.2015.08.010

Alrakaf, S., Anderson, C., Coulman, S. A., John, D. N., Tordoff, J., Sainsbury, E., … Smith, L. (2015). An international comparison study of pharmacy students’ achievement goals and their relationship to assessment type and scores. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 79(3), 35. doi: 10.5688/ajpe79335

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

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

Nishtala, P. S., Bagge, M. L., Campbell, A. J., & Tordoff, J. M. (2014). Potentially inappropriate medicines in a cohort of community-dwelling older people in New Zealand. Geriatrics & Gerontology International, 14(1), 89-93. doi: 10.1111/ggi.12059

Bagge, M., Norris, P., Heydon, S., & Tordoff, J. (2014). Older people’s experiences of medicine changes on leaving hospital. Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy, 10, 791-800. doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2013.10.005

Alrakaf, S., Abdelmageed, A., Kiersma, M., Coulman, S. A., John, D. N., Tordoff, J., … Smith, L. (2014). An international validation study of two achievement goal measures in a pharmacy education context. Advances in Medical Education & Practice, 5, 339-345. doi: 10.2147/amep.s68241

Ndukwe, H. C., Tordoff, J. M., Wang, T., & Nishtala, P. S. (2014). Psychotropic medicine utilization in older people in New Zealand from 2005 to 2013. Drugs & Aging, 31(10), 755-768. doi: 10.1007/s40266-014-0205-1

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

Tordoff, J., Bagge, M., Ali, F., Ahmed, S., Choong, J. N., Fu, R., Joe, A., & Nishtala, P. (2014). Older people's perceptions of prescription medicine costs and related costs: A pilot study in New Zealand. Journal of Primary Health Care, 6(4), 295-303.

Bagge, M., Tordoff, J., Norris, P., & Heydon, S. (2013). Older people's attitudes towards their regular medicines. Journal of Primary Health Care, 5(3), 234-242.

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.

Tordoff, J., Chang, S. Y., & Norris, P. T. (2012). Community pharmacists' perceptions of services that benefit older people in New Zealand. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 34(2), 342-350. doi: 10.1007/s11096-012-9612-8

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

Ragupathy, R., Aaltonen, K., Tordoff, J., Norris, P., & Reith, D. (2012). A 3-dimensional view of access to licensed and subsidized medicines under single-payer systems in the US, the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Pharmacoeconomics, 30(11), 1051-1065. doi: 10.2165/11595270-000000000-00000

Ragupathy, R., Tordoff, J., Norris, P., & Reith, D. (2012). Key informants' perceptions of how PHARMAC operates in New Zealand. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 28(4), 367-373. doi: 10.1017/s0266462312000566

Loke, S.-K., Tordoff, J., Winikoff, M., McDonald, J., Vlugter, P., & Duffull, S. (2011). SimPharm: How pharmacy students made meaning of a clinical case differently in paper- and simulation-based workshops. British Journal of Educational Technology, 42(5), 865-874. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8535.2010.01113.x

Tordoff, J. M., Bagge, M. L., Gray, A. R., Campbell, A. J., & Norris, P. T. (2010). Medicine-taking practices in community-dwelling people aged ≥75 years in New Zealand. Age & Ageing, 39(5), 574-580. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afq069

Aaltonen, K., Ragupathy, R., Tordoff, J., Reith, D., & Norris, P. (2010). The impact of pharmaceutical cost containment policies on the range of medicines available and subsidized in Finland and New Zealand. Value in Health, 13(1), 148-156. doi: 10.1111/j.1524-4733.2009.00598.x

Tordoff, J., Simonsen, K., Thomson, W. M., & Norris, P. T. (2010). ″It's just routine.″: A qualitative study of medicine-taking amongst older people in New Zealand. Pharmacy World & Science, 32, 154-161. doi: 10.1007/s11096-009-9361-5

Ragupathy, R., Tordoff, J., Norris, P., & Reith, D. (2010). Access to children's medicines in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand in 1998, 2002 and 2007. Pharmacy World & Science, 32, 386-393. doi: 10.1007/s11096-010-9383-z

Young, L., Lawes, F., Tordoff, J., Norris, P., & Reith, D. (2009). Access to prescribing information for paediatric medicines in the USA: Post-modernization. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 67(3), 341-346. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2125.2008.03356.x

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

Millar, T., Sandilya, R., Tordoff, J., & Ferguson, R. (2008). Documenting pharmacist's clinical interventions in New Zealand hospitals. Pharmacy World & Science, 30, 99-106. doi: 10.1007/s11096-007-9150-y

Tordoff, J., Norris, P., Ragupathy, R., & Reith, D. (2008). Are New Zealand children still therapeutic orphans? Childrenz Issues, 12(1), 12-15.

Tordoff, J. M., Norris, P. T., & Reith, D. M. (2008). ″Price management″ and its impact on hospital pharmaceutical expenditure and the availability of medicines in New Zealand hospitals. Value in Health, 11(7), 1214-1226. doi: 10.1111/j.1524-4733.2008.00353.x

Balakrishnan, K., Tordoff, J., Norris, P., & Reith, D. (2007). Establishing a baseline for the monitoring of medicines availability for children in the UK: 1998-2002. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 63(1), 85-91.

Balakrishnan, K., Grieve, J., Tordoff, J., Norris, P., & Reith, D. (2006). Pediatric licensing status and the availability of suitable formulations for new medical entities approved in the United States between 1998 and 2002. Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 46(9), 1038-1043.

Chesney, K., Barazanchi, N., Billy, R., Koo, J., Rabih, N., Slaimankhel, J., & Tordoff, J. M. (2006). Pharmacoeconomics: A reliable tool for decisions on new medicines? Journal of Pharmacy Practice & Research, 36(1), 12-15. doi: 10.1002/j.2055-2335.2006.tb00878.x

Plant, E. A., Norris, P. T., & Tordoff, J. M. (2006). Workforce and service delivery analysis across New Zealand hospital pharmacy departments. Journal of Pharmacy Practice & Research, 36(4), 271-274.

Tordoff, J. M., Murphy, J. E., Norris, P. T., & Reith, D. M. (2006). Use of centrally developed pharmacoeconomic assessments for local formulary decisions. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 63(17), 1613-1618.

Grant, K., Al-Adhami, N., Tordoff, J., Livesey, J., Barbezat, G., & Reith, D. (2006). Continuation of proton pump inhibitors from hospital to community. Pharmacy World & Science, 28(4), 189-193.

Tordoff, J., Norris, P., Kennedy, J., & Reith, D. (2006). The influence of PHARMAC's National Hospital Pharmaceutical Strategy on quality use of medicines activities in New Zealand hospitals. New Zealand Medical Journal, 119(1239). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/119-1239/2100/content.pdf

Tordoff, J., Norris, P., Kennedy, J., & Reith, D. (2005). Quality use of medicines activities in New Zealand hospitals from 2000 to 2002. New Zealand Medical Journal, 118(1208). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/118-1208/1259/content.pdf

Cheng, R., Cook, K., Dowman, S., Lawn, R., Leary, J., Quinn, T., … Smith, N., & Tordoff, J. (2005). Health professionals: How do they assess new medicines? Pharmacy World & Science, 27(3), 236-242.

Grieve, J., Tordoff, J., Reith, D., & Norris, P. (2005). Effect of the Pediatric Exclusivity Provision on children's access to medicines. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 59(6), 730-735.

Tordoff, J. M., Norris, P. T., Kennedy, J. M., & Reith, D. M. (2005). Influence of the National Hospital Pharmaceutical Strategy on the assessment of new medicines in New Zealand public hospitals. Journal of Pharmacy Practice & Research, 35(4), 271-275.

Chui, J., Tordoff, J., & Reith, D. (2005). Changes in availability of paediatric medicines in Australia between 1998 and 2002. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 59(6), 736-742.

Tordoff, J. M., Norris, P. T., & Reith, D. M. (2005). Managing prices for hospital pharmaceuticals: A successful strategy for New Zealand? Value in Health, 8(3), 201-208.

Tordoff, J. M., Norris, P., Kennedy, J. M., & Reith, D. M. (2004). Processes for the assessment and introduction of new medicines in New Zealand hospitals. Journal of Pharmacy Practice & Research, 34(4), 267-271.

Chui, J., Tordoff, J., Kennedy, J., & Reith, D. (2004). Trends in accessibility to medicines for children in New Zealand: 1998-2002. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 57(3), 322-327.

Tordoff, J. M., & Wright, D. J. (1999). Analysis of the impact of community pharmacists providing formularly development advice to GPs. Pharmaceutical Journal, 262, 166-168.

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Journal - Research Other

Young, A., Tordoff, J., Dovey, S., Reith, D., Lloyd, H., Tilyard, M., & Smith, A. (2016). Using an electronic decision support tool to reduce inappropriate polypharmacy and optimize medicines: rationale and methods. JMIR Research Protocols, 5(2), e105. doi: 10.2196/resprot.5543

Norris, P., McIntosh, B., Tordoff, J., Te Karu, L., & Chang, S. Y. (2015). Poverty, medicines and health care: It's the little things... Journal of Primary Health Care, 7(2), 170-171. [Commentary].

Norris, P., Horsburgh, S., Cumming, J., & Tordoff, J. (2014). Prescription charge increases in New Zealand penalise the poor and sick. Journal of Primary Health Care, 6(1), 4-5. [Editorial].

Ragupathy, R., Aaltonen, K., Tordoff, J., Norris, P., & Reith, D. (2013). The authors' reply to Wonder and Milne: 'Comparing subsidized access to medicines across payer systems'. Pharmacoeconomics, 31(2), 175-176. doi: 10.1007/s40273-012-0014-5

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