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Amanda Landers imageAmanda Landers graduated in 2000 with her MBChB from the University of Otago. She specialised in palliative care medicine and has worked in a number of communities across Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia.

Amanda is currently Head of Department, Department of Medicine Christchurch and is the module convenor for Palliative and End of Life Care.

She completed a PhD in 2023 under the supervision of Professor Lutz Beckert, Professor Suzanne Pitama and Professor Suetonia Palmer, looking at a model of end-of-life care for people with COPD . The research has developed three models of care which would help provide high-quality services for people with severe COPD.

She also leads the Aoteaora Australia Pancreatic Enzyme Replacement Therapy (ASPERT) multi-disciplinary research group with over 20 members which is committed to improving the lives of people with pancreatic cancer


Landers, A., Pitama, S. G., Green, S. C., & Beckert, L. (2023). ‘People that suffer or have been through it know the answers’: Stakeholders’ perspectives on improving healthcare systems for end-of-life care in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. BMC Health Services Research, 23, 1443. doi: 10.1186/s12913-023-10431-9

Landers, A. L. (2023). The patient, support person and health professional experiences of end-of-life care in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (PhD). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Retrieved from

Landers, A., Cahill, C., McCall, P., Kaw, A., Brown, H., McKenzie, C., … Windsor, J. (2023). Recruitment of participants with pancreatic cancer to a mixed media study for optimal recruitment in an Australasian survey of pancreatic enzyme replacement. BMJ Open, 13, e07624. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2023-076242

Yenson, V. M., Amgarth-Duff, I., Brown, L., Caperchione, C., Clark, K., Cross, A., … Landers, A., … Agar, M. R. (2023). Defining research priorities and needs in cancer symptoms for adults diagnosed with cancer: An Australian/New Zealand modified Delphi study. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 19(S3), (pp. 263). doi: 10.1111/ajco.14026

Landers, A., Pitama, S. G., Palmer, S. C., & Beckert, L. (2023). Stakeholders’ perspectives on the quality of end-of-life health care services for chronic obstructive airways disease: A focus group study. International Journal of Integrated Care, 23(3), 3. doi: 10.5334/ijic.7274

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