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Jonathan Kennedy Department of Primary Health Care & General Practice

Background Interests

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Dr Jonathan Kennedy is a general practitioner in Newtown, Wellington, and an academic lecturer in the Department of Primary Health Care & General Practice. 


He has an interest in population health and retains a working link with the Wellington region public health unit. He has a special interest in the primary health care needs of refugee and migrant arrivals to New Zealand. This dates back to field experience with the medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières, in South Sudan and Sri Lanka and to previous medical experience in Solomon Islands.He graduated with an MBChB (Otago) in 1997 and subsequently completed postgraduate diplomas in Obstetrics, Paediatrics and Public Health. He has been a fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners since 2007.

Teaching Activities

Jonathan has enjoyed clinical teaching for University of Otago students through his working career and has been tutoring medical students at the University of Otago Wellington since 2008. He convenes the MBChB 4th year general practice module and teaches across the undergraduate curriculum. He is co-convenor of the biennial distance-taught postgraduate paper: GENA720 Refugee and Migrant Health.

Research Activities

Jonathan is developing his research interests at the interface between primary health care and public health, and is involved in research projects based in the Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice.

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Publications

Mann, J., Beaglehole, R., Kennedy, J., Swinburn, B., & TeMorenga, L. (2017). Dietary guidelines are not beyond criticism: Authors' reply. Lancet, 389(10069), 598-599. doi: 10.1016/s0140-6736(17)30279-9

Mann, J., Te Morenga, L., McLean, R., Swinburn, B., Ni Mhurchu, C., Jackson, R., Kennedy, J., & Beaglehole, R. (2016). Dietary guidelines on trial: The charges are not evidence based. Lancet, 388, 851-853. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31278-8

Moran, S., & Kennedy, J. (2015). Working with refugees: A model of primary health care. Proceedings of the 3rd Refugee Research Symposium: Refugees and Research for Healthy Outcomes. (pp. 15). Retrieved from https://niphmhr.aut.ac.nz/research-centres/centre-for-migrant-and-refugee-research/events

Kennedy, J., & Moran, S. (2013, July). Working with refugees. Verbal presentation at the General Practice Conference: Generalism: The Heart of Health Care, Wellington, New Zealand.

Bourne, J., Kennedy, J., & Watson, P. (2013, July). Regular practice review: A new tool for CPD planning. Verbal presentation at the General Practice Conference: Generalism: The Heart of Health Care, Wellington, New Zealand.

Chapter in Book - Other

Kennedy, J., & Le Grange, M. (2009). Refugee health. In K. James (Ed.), Health for the people: Newtown Union Health Service 20 years on. (pp. 84-95). Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts.

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Journal - Research Other

Mann, J., Te Morenga, L., McLean, R., Swinburn, B., Ni Mhurchu, C., Jackson, R., Kennedy, J., & Beaglehole, R. (2016). Dietary guidelines on trial: The charges are not evidence based. Lancet, 388, 851-853. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31278-8

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Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Mann, J., Beaglehole, R., Kennedy, J., Swinburn, B., & TeMorenga, L. (2017). Dietary guidelines are not beyond criticism: Authors' reply. Lancet, 389(10069), 598-599. doi: 10.1016/s0140-6736(17)30279-9

Döbl, S., Kennedy, J., & Moran, S. (2012). Refugee children: Part of Aotearoa New Zealand’s healthy future. Children, 82, 19-52.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Moran, S., & Kennedy, J. (2015). Working with refugees: A model of primary health care. Proceedings of the 3rd Refugee Research Symposium: Refugees and Research for Healthy Outcomes. (pp. 15). Retrieved from https://niphmhr.aut.ac.nz/research-centres/centre-for-migrant-and-refugee-research/events

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Kennedy, J., & Moran, S. (2013, July). Working with refugees. Verbal presentation at the General Practice Conference: Generalism: The Heart of Health Care, Wellington, New Zealand.

Bourne, J., Kennedy, J., & Watson, P. (2013, July). Regular practice review: A new tool for CPD planning. Verbal presentation at the General Practice Conference: Generalism: The Heart of Health Care, Wellington, New Zealand.

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