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Susan BidwellResearch Fellow

MA(Auck) MLIS(Wgtn) MPH PhD(Otago)

Tel +64 3 364 3618

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


Susan's background was initially as a medical information specialist, firstly in the Canterbury Medical Library (1990-1997) and then with New Zealand Health Technology Assessment researching the literature for systematic reviews (1997-2008).

From 2008-2013 Susan worked as an analyst with Community and Public Health (Canterbury District Health Board) while she completed the Diploma of Public Health and then the MPH.

From 2013, Susan has worked two days each week as a Qualitative Analyst for the Clinical Quality and Education Team at Pegasus Health PHO.


McKerchar, C., Thompson, L., Bidwell, S., & Hapuku, A. (2023). Normal or diseased? Navigating indeterminate gut behaviour. Journal of Primary Health Care, 15(4), 350-357. doi: 10.1071/HC23090

McKerchar, C., Bidwell, S., Curl, A., Pocock, T., Cowie, M., Miles, H., & Crossin, R. (2023). Promoting health in the digital environment: health policy experts’ responses to on-demand delivery in Aotearoa New Zealand. Health Promotion International, 38, daad091. doi: 10.1093/heapro/daad091

Duthie, C., Pocock, T., Curl, A., Clark, E., Norriss, D., Bidwell, S., McKerchar, C., & Crossin, R. (2023). Online on-demand delivery services of food and alcohol: A scoping review of public health impacts. SSM Population Health, 21, 101349. doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2023.101349

Norriss, D., Crossin, R., Curl, A., Bidwell, S., Clark, E., Pocock, T., Gage, R., & McKerchar, C. (2022). Food outlet access and the healthiness of food available 'on-demand' via meal delivery apps in New Zealand. Nutrients, 14(20), 4228. doi: 10.3390/nu14204228

Bidwell, S., Kennedy, L., Burke, M., Collier, L., & Hudson, B. (2022). Continuing professional development in the COVID-19 era: Evolution of the Pegasus Health Small Group model. Journal of Primary Health Care, 14(3), 268-272. doi: 10.1071/HC21145

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