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Jonathan WillimanResearch Fellow

BSc(Hons) PhD PGDip

Tel 64 364 3606

Department of Population Health
University of Otago, Christchurch
P.O. Box 4345
Christchurch 8140


Dr Jonathan Williman has focused his research and professional career on developing population-based health innovations, protecting public health, and reducing health inequalities.

He has first-hand experience in conducting a diversity of research including laboratory studies, surveillance and epidemiological studies, and clinical trials.

Jonathan completed a PhD in Immunology (Otago) before taking up a position as a Health Information Analyst with the Population and Environmental Health Group at the Institute of Environmental Science.

In 2009 he was appointed a Research Fellow within the Addictions Program at the National Institute of Health Innovation, University of Auckland.

Jonathan joined the University of Otago, Christchurch, as a consultant biostatistician in 2012.

Research Interests

  • Population Health Interventions
  • Clinical Trials

Professional activities

  • Member of the New Zealand Statistical Association
  • Member of the Australasian Epidemiological Association


Vlasiuk, E., Zawari, M., Whitehead, R., Williman, J., & Carr, A. C. (2024). A high vitamin C micronutrient supplement is unable to attenuate inflammation in people with metabolic syndrome but may improve metabolic health indices: A randomised controlled trial. Antioxidants, 13(4), 404. doi: 10.3390/antiox13040404 Journal - Research Article

Snell, D., Faulkner, J., Williman, J., Silverberg, N., Theadom, A., Surgenor, L., … Siegert, R. (2024). The impact of fear avoidance on return to work outcomes after mild traumatic brain injury. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 105(4), (pp. e108). doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2024.02.306 Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Vlasiuk, E., Zawari, M., Storer, M., Maze, M. J., Williman, J., Chambers, S. T., & Carr, A. C. (2024). SunGold kiwifruit consumption restores adequate to optimal vitamin C status in people with a history of severe respiratory infections. Antioxidants, 13, 272. doi: 10.3390/antiox13030272 Journal - Research Article

Wilkinson, T., Tomic, D., Boyle, E., Burren, D., Elghattis, Y., Jenkins, A., Keesing, C., … Williman, J., de Bock, M., & Cohen, N. D. (2024). Study protocol for a randomised open-label clinical trial examining the safety and efficacy of the Android Artificial Pancreas System (AAPS) with advanced bolus-free features in adults with type 1 diabetes: The 'CLOSE IT' (Closed Loop Open SourcE In Type 1 diabetes) trial. BMJ Open, 14, e078171. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2023-078171 Journal - Research Other

Curl, A., Coppens, A., Dares, C., Williman, J., Fitt, H., & Kingham, S. (2024). Accessibility and affordability impacts of half price public transport fares in Aotearoa New Zealand. Findings, (February). doi: 10.32866/001c.92735 Journal - Research Article

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