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Pharmacy staff profile

Dr Susan Heydon

PositionSenior Lecturer
QualificationsBA(Hons) MA PhD DHMSA
Research summarySocial pharmacy; medicines and society in developed and developing countries

Research

My research expertise is in international health, implementation of aid, provision and use of health services in developed and developing countries and interaction between different medical systems. My focus is on the broader historical, social, political and economic context in which sickness is experienced and healthcare services are provided.

The main areas I am currently working on are:

  • Changing patterns of medicines use, the place of medicines in primary healthcare services both in international/global and New Zealand contexts, medicines and migration, and medicines in the context of people's lives. I have a particular interest in Nepal and the Himalayan region.
  • Global vaccination programmes, focusing on smallpox in Nepal
  • Medicines and pharmacy history in New Zealand

Publications

K C, B., Heydon, S., & Norris, P. (2016). Health programmes logistics and international aid in Nepal: An overview of processes improvements. Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Sevices Research, 7, 141-144. doi: 10.1111/jphs.12130

Symon, V., Heydon, S., Medlicott, N. J., Kieser, J., & Fleming, J. S. (2015). Before CSI: Making the case for a novel portrayal of forensic science. International Journal of Science in Society, 6, 7-15.

K C, B., Heydon, S., & Norris, P. (2015). Access to and quality use of non-communicable diseases medicines in Nepal [Commentary]. Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy & Practice, 8(1), 21. doi: 10.1186/s40545-015-0041-7

Doughty, L., & Heydon, S. (2015). Medicine supply during the First World War: Overcoming shortages in New Zealand. Health & History, 17(2), 37-51. doi: 10.5401/healthhist.17.2.0037

Heydon, S. (2015). Which medicine? Medicine-taking and changing Sherpa lives. Himalaya, 35(1), 9. Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.macalester.edu/himalaya/vol35/iss1/9

Authored Book - Research

Heydon, S., & Duffull, S. (2013). Pharmacy at Otago: The first 50 years: The school, the profession and the people. Dunedin, New Zealand: National School of Pharmacy, University of Otago, 80p.

Heydon, S. (2009). Modern medicine and international aid: Khunde Hospital, Nepal, 1966-1998. New Delhi: Orient BlackSwan, 380p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Heydon, S. (2010). "The greatest news": Khunde Hospital and childbirth in a Sherpa community in Nepal. In S. Craig, M. Cuomu, F. Garrett & M. Schrempf (Eds.), Studies of medical pluralism in Tibetan history and society. (pp. 279-305). Andiast, Switzerland: International Institute for Tibetan and Buddhist Studies.

Heydon, S. (2007). Sherpa beliefs and Western medicine: Providing health care at Khunde Hospital, Nepal. In M. Schrempf (Ed.), Soundings in Tibetan Medicine: Anthropological and Historical Perspectives: PIATS 2003: Tibetan Studies: Proceedings of the Tenth Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Oxford, 2003. (pp. 65-90). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.

Heydon, S. (2005). Kiwis in Khumbu: Negotiating landscape and community at Khunde hospital. In T. Ballantyne & J. A. Bennett (Eds.), Landscape/community: Perspectives from New Zealand. (pp. 133-145). Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago Press.

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Journal - Research Article

K C, B., Heydon, S., & Norris, P. (2016). Health programmes logistics and international aid in Nepal: An overview of processes improvements. Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Sevices Research, 7, 141-144. doi: 10.1111/jphs.12130

Symon, V., Heydon, S., Medlicott, N. J., Kieser, J., & Fleming, J. S. (2015). Before CSI: Making the case for a novel portrayal of forensic science. International Journal of Science in Society, 6, 7-15.

Heydon, S. (2015). Which medicine? Medicine-taking and changing Sherpa lives. Himalaya, 35(1), 9. Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.macalester.edu/himalaya/vol35/iss1/9

Doughty, L., & Heydon, S. (2015). Medicine supply during the First World War: Overcoming shortages in New Zealand. Health & History, 17(2), 37-51. doi: 10.5401/healthhist.17.2.0037

K C, B., Heydon, S., & Norris, P. (2015). Access to and quality use of non-communicable diseases medicines in Nepal [Commentary]. Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy & Practice, 8(1), 21. doi: 10.1186/s40545-015-0041-7

Heydon, S. (2014). Edmund Hillary: His Everest legacy. New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, 16(2), 5-30.

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

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.

Heydon, S. (2011). Mountains and medicines: History and medicines use in rural Nepal. Southern Med Review, 4(1), 4-8. doi: 10.5655/smr.v4i1.77

Heydon, S. (2011). Medicines, travellers and the introduction and spread of 'modern' medicine in the Mt Everest region of Nepal. Medical History, 55(4), 503-521.

Heydon, S. (2010). Celebrating and reflecting on the centenary of tropical medicine in Australia, 1910-2010. Annals of the ACTM, 11(1), 5-7.

Heydon, S. (2007). 'High places': Sir Edmund Hillary, the Sherpa and health services in the Mt Everest area of Nepal. New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, 9(1), 133-155.

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Journal - Research Other

Heydon, S. (2012). [Review of the book House on fire: The fight to eradicate smallpox]. Social History of Medicine, 25(3), 734-735. doi: 10.1093/shm/hks024

Heydon, S. (2003). [Review of the book Leprosy in Colonial South India: Medicine and confinement[. New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, 5(2), 176-179.

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