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Associate ProfessorPhil Hider

MB ChB, GradCertQIHC, DPH, GradDipClinEpi, MPH (Otago), MMedSci (Clin Epi)(Newcastle, Australia), MRNZCGP, FNZCPHM, FAFPHM (RACP), PhD (Otago).

Tel +64 3 364 3679

Department of Population Health
University of Otago, Christchurch
PO Box 4345
Christchurch 8140


Phil Hider originally trained as a medical practitioner and worked for ten years in general practice.

He has since retrained as a public health physician and obtained further postgraduate qualifications including a PhD in epidemiology, patient safety and quality improvement.


Teaching resource

Selected examples of past student supervision


Topic: Price discounts on core and non-core foods and beverages in two New Zealand supermarkets
Student: Eline Thomson
Degree: MPH
Co-supervisor: Christina McKerchar

Topic: Observational cohort study comparing maternal and newborn outcomes after waterbirth or conventional birth
Student: Alison Eddy
Degree: MPH
Co-supervisor: Jonathan Williman


Topic: Growing up on Shaky Ground: An Investigation into the Emotional and Behavioural Wellbeing of Four-Year-Olds in Canterbury's Post-Disaster Environment
Student: Kara Seers
Degree: MPH
Co-supervisor: Stephanie Moor

Medical curriculum development

  • Epidemiology
  • Applied epidemiology
  • Health informatics
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Safety and quality

Research Interests

  • Evidence-based practice
  • Quality improvement
  • Systematic reviews/meta-analyses
  • Health services research

Selected examples of past projects

Selected Professional Activities

  • Chair, Population Health and Epidemiology Domain, Otago Medical School
  • Member, MB ChB Curriculum Committee, Otago Medical School
  • Member, Curriculum Sub-Committee, University of Otago, Christchurch
  • Member, Advanced Learning in Medicine Committee, University of Otago, Christchurch
  • Associate Editor; Quality, Performance, Safety and Outcomes, BMC Health Services Research Journal
  • Deputy Chair, Faculty Training Committee, Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine
  • Member, Faculty Education Committee, Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine
  • Member, New Zealand Committee, Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine
  • Clinical Epidemiologist, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee, Health Quality and Safety Commission


Kundu, S., Alam, S. S., Mia, M. A.-T., Hossan, T., Hider, P., Khalil, M. I., … Islam, M. A. (2023). Prevalence of anemia among children and adolescents of Bangladesh: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 20, 1786. doi: 10.3390/ijerph20031786

Toh, E. A., McKerchar, C., & Hider, P. (2021, September). Ethnic disparities in prostate cancer care and outcomes between Māori and non-Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand. Poster session presented at the Achieving Health Equity from Research Conference [Otago Spotlight Series], Wellington, New Zealand.

Chia, Y. C., Islam, M. A., Hider, P., Woon, P. Y., Johan, M. F., Hassan, R., & Ramli, M. (2021). The prevalence of TET2 gene mutations in patients with BCR-ABL-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN): A systematic review and meta-analysis. Cancers, 13(12), 3078. doi: 10.3390/cancers13123078

Roberts, E. R., Hider, P. N., Wells, J. M., & Beasley, S. W. (2021). The frequency and effects of distractions in operating theatres. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 91, 841-846. doi: 10.1111/ans.16799

Butchard, M., Kerr, A. J., Grey, C., Wu, B., & Hider, P. (2021). Nationwide dispensing of cardioprotective medications during the first year following acute coronary syndrome (ANZACS-QI 56). New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1531), 36-54. Retrieved from

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