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Dr Ian Sheerin

Ian SheerinHealth Economist and Senior Lecturer

BSocSci, MA(Hons), DHSM, PhD [Otago], JP

Email ian.sheerin@otago.ac.nz
Tel +64 3 364 3626

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

Background

Ian has had a variety of management roles in the Canterbury Area Health Board and in Healthlink South, and extensive experience in mental health, older persons' health services, facilities management and restructuring of health services.

He was a founding secretary of the Comcare Charitable Trust, Alzheimers Society and the Elmtree Lodge Trust.

He is descended from Ngati Raukawa.

Teaching 2017

Research Interests

  • Māori Health
  • Alcohol, Drugs & Addiction
  • Hepatitis
  • Health Economics
  • Cancer Control

Projects

Past Projects

Community service

  • Justice of the Peace

Student Supervision

Summer Studentships

  • Rachael Stevenson (2011-12)
    Topic: The Canterbury Methadone Maintenance Model of Care
    Supervisors: Ian Sheerin, Les Toop, David Kerr
    Sponsors: Pegasus Health
  • Tamlin Clulow & Brenda Cournane (2005-06)
    Topic: Prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors among people enrolled in general practice in Rangiora
    Supervisors: Ian Sheerin, Alistair Humphrey, Greg Hamilton
    Sponsors: Canterbury Rural Primary Health Organisation, Heart Foundation.

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Publications

Sheerin, I. (2017). Potential for public health success in tackling the hepatitis C virus epidemic. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1467), 73-77. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Sheerin, I., Green, T., Sarfati, D., & Cox, B. (2015). Projected costs of colorectal cancer treatment in New Zealand in the absence of population screening. New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1408). Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Sheerin, I. (2014). The feel of the steel (Kindle ed.). New Zealand: Ian Sheerin, 267p.

Sheerin, I., Bartholomew, N., & Brunton, C. (2014). Estimated community costs of an outbreak of campylobacteriosis resulting from contamination of a public water supply in Darfield, New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1391). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Cameron, V. A., Faatoese, A. F., Gillies, M. W., Robertson, P. J., Huria, T. M., Doughty, R. N., Whalley, G. A., … Richards, M. A., Troughton, R. W., Tikao-Mason, K. N., Wells, E. J., Sheerin, I. G., & Pitama, S. G. (2012). A cohort study comparing cardiovascular risk factors in rural Māori, urban Māori and non-Māori communities in New Zealand. BMJ Open, 2(3), e000799. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2011-000799

Commissioned Report for External Body

Slack, A., O'Dea, D., Sheerin, I., Norman, D., Wu, J., & Nana, G. (2008). New Zealand Drug Harm Index. Commissioned by Business and Economic Research Limited for The New Zealand Police. Wellington, New Zealand: BERL. 86p.

Sheerin, I., O'Dea, D., Small, K., & Gifford, H. (2007). Prioritisation and economic analysis in public health: A worked example: A health promotion programme to reduce consumption of sugary soft drinks in New Zealand. Commissioned by Ministry of Health. 55p.

O'Dea, D., Sheerin, I., Small, K., & Gifford, H. (2007). The prohibition of TV advertising of 'energy-dense' foods and drinks during children's watching hours. Commissioned by Ministry of Health. 50p.

Medical Services Advisory Committee, including Smartt, P., Kirk, R., Paterson, M., Sheerin, I., Hogan, S., & Weir, R. (2005). CEA-Scan for imaging recurrence &/or metastases in patients with histologically demonstrated carcinoma of the colon or rectum (MSAC application 1062). Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia. 112p. Retrieved from http://www.ag.gov.au/cca

Medical Services Advisory Committee, including Weir, R., Dawson, S., Smartt, P., Hogan, S., Sheerin, I., … Bidwell, S. (2004). Polymerase chain reaction in the diagnosis and monitoring of patients with BCR-ABL gene rearrangement in acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Commissioned by Medical Services Advisory Council. Canberra, Australia: Commonwealth of Australia. 119p.

Medical Services Advisory Committee, Weir, R., Smartt, P., Hogan, S., Sheerin, I., Kirk, R., & Bidwell, S. R. (2003). Polymerase chain reaction in the diagnosis and monitoring of patients with AML1-ETO and CBFB-MYH11 gene rearrangement in acute myeloid leukaemia. Commissioned by Medical Services Advisory Council. Canberra, Australia: Commonwealth of Australia. 128p.

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Authored Book - Research

Sheerin, I. (2009). Costs of injecting drug use: Benefits of treatment. Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller Aktiengesellschaft, 460p.

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Authored Book - Other

Sheerin, I. (2014). The feel of the steel (Kindle ed.). New Zealand: Ian Sheerin, 267p.

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Journal - Research Article

Sheerin, I., Green, T., Sarfati, D., & Cox, B. (2015). Projected costs of colorectal cancer treatment in New Zealand in the absence of population screening. New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1408). Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Sheerin, I., Bartholomew, N., & Brunton, C. (2014). Estimated community costs of an outbreak of campylobacteriosis resulting from contamination of a public water supply in Darfield, New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1391). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Cameron, V. A., Faatoese, A. F., Gillies, M. W., Robertson, P. J., Huria, T. M., Doughty, R. N., Whalley, G. A., … Richards, M. A., Troughton, R. W., Tikao-Mason, K. N., Wells, E. J., Sheerin, I. G., & Pitama, S. G. (2012). A cohort study comparing cardiovascular risk factors in rural Māori, urban Māori and non-Māori communities in New Zealand. BMJ Open, 2(3), e000799. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2011-000799

Pitama, S., Wells, J. E., Faatoese, A., Tikao-Mason, K., Robertson, P., Huria, T., Gillies, T., … Whalley, G., Troughton, R., Sheerin, I., Richards, M., & Cameron, V. A. (2011). A Kaupapa Māori approach to a community cohort study of heart disease in New Zealand. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 35(3), 249-255. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2011.00702.x

Faatoese, A. F., Pitama, S. G., Gillies, T. W., Robertson, P. J., Huria, T. M., Tikao-Mason, K. N., … Whalley, G. A., Richards, A. M., Troughton, R. W., Sheerin, I. G., Wells, J. E., & Cameron, V. A. (2011). Community screening for cardiovascular risk factors and levels of treatment in a rural Māori cohort. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 35(6), 517-523. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2011.00777.x

Sheerin, I. (2009). Hospital expenditure on treating complications of diabetes and the potential for deferring complications in Canterbury, New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 122(1288). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/122-1288/3429/content.pdf

Davidson, P. J., Sheerin, I. G., & Frampton, C. (2009). Renal stone disease in Christchurch, New Zealand: Part 2: A community study on the burden of renal stone disease. New Zealand Medical Journal, 122(1297). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/122-1297/3660/content.pdf

Davidson, P. J., Sheerin, I. G., & Frampton, C. (2009). Renal stone disease in Christchurch, New Zealand: Part 1: Presentation and epidemiology. New Zealand Medical Journal, 122(1297). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/122-1297/3659/content.pdf

Sheerin, I., Hamilton, G., Humphrey, A., & Scragg, A. (2007). Issues in the assessment of cardiovascular risk in selected general practices in Canterbury, New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 120(1261). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/120-1261/2714/content.pdf

Sheerin, I., Allen, G., Henare, M., & Craig, K. (2006). Avoidable hospitalisations: Potential for primary and public health initiatives in Canterbury, New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 119(1236). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/119-1236/2029/content.pdf

Sheerin, I. G., Green, F. T., & Sellman, J. D. (2004). What is the cost-effectiveness of hepatitis C treatment for injecting drug users on methadone maintenance in New Zealand? Drug & Alcohol Review, 23, 261-272.

Sheerin, I., Green, T., Sellman, D., Adamson, S., & Deering, D. (2004). Reduction in crime by drug users on a methadone maintenance therapy programme in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 117(1190). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/117-1190/795/content.pdf

Sheerin, I., Green, F. T., & Sellman, J. D. (2003). The costs of not treating hepatitis C virus infection in injecting drug users in New Zealand. Drug & Alcohol Review, 22, 159-167.

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Journal - Research Other

Sheerin, I. (2017). Potential for public health success in tackling the hepatitis C virus epidemic. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1467), 73-77. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Sheerin, I., Pitama, S., Wells, J. E., Faatoese, A., Richards, M., Troughton, R., Tikao-Mason, K., Huria, T., Robertson, P., Gillies, M., … Whalley, G., & Cameron, V. (2012). Loose tobacco, ethnicity, income and rurality. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 36(3), 291-292. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2012.00873.x

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Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Sheerin, I. (2009). Food suppliers and changes in the law for 2009 and beyond. Health in a Shell, 73, 9-10.

Sheerin, I. (2008). How do walnuts compare iwth conventional medicines for controlling cholesterol? Health in a Shell, 70, 3-7.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Faatoese, A., Pitama, S., Wells, J. E., Tikao-Mason, K., Robertson, P., Huria, T., Gillies, T., … Troughton, R., Sheerin, I., Richards, M., & Cameron, V. A. (2012). A Māori approach to a community-based study of heart health among Māori and non-Māori communities: Baseline findings in the Hauora Manawa/Community Heart Study. In C. Matthewson, M. Taumoepeau, G. Burnett & I. Iati (Eds.), Proceedings of the Pacific Postgraduate Symposium: Pacific Voices IX. (pp. 17). Dunedin, New Zealand: Pacific Islands Centre, University of Otago. [Abstract]

Cameron, V., Faatoese, A., Gillies, M., Robertson, P., Huria, T., Doughty, R., Whalley, G., Richards, M., Troughton, R., Tikao-Mason, K., Sheerin, I., Wells, E., & Pitama, S. (2011). How to successfully undertake genetics research in partnership with indigenous Maori communities. Internal Medicine Journal. 41(Suppl. 2), (pp. 4). doi: 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2011.02486.x

Faatoese, A., Pitama, S., Gillies, M., Robertson, P., Huria, T., Doughty, R., Whalley, G., Richards, M., Troughton, R., Wells, E., Sheerin, I., & Cameron, V. (2010). A comparison of metabolic risk profiles among rural and urban maori in New Zealand. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 19(Suppl. 2), (pp. S254). doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2010.06.622

Cameron, V., Faatoese, A., Robertson, P., Gillies, M., Wells, E., Whalley, G., … Sheerin, I., Richards, M., Troughton, R., & Pitama, S. (2009). Cardiovascular risk factors and achievement of treatment targets in a rural Maori community. Proceedings of the ComBio2009 Conference. [CD-ROM] [Abstract]

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Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Faatoese, A., Pitama, S., Wells, J. E., Tikao-Mason, K., Robertson, P., Huria, T., Gillies, T., … Troughton, R., Sheerin, I., Richards, A. M., & Cameron, V. A. (2011, September). Genomewide association studies (GWAS) variants were not associated with coronary artery disease (CAD) and type 2 diabetes (DM2) in Maori and non-Maori community cohorts: The Hauora Manawa Project. Poster session presented at the Queenstown Molecular Biology (QMB) Meetings, Queenstown, New Zealand.

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Faatoese, A., Gillies, M., Robertson, P., Doughty, R., Whalley, G., Richards, M., Troughton, R., Wells, E., Sheerin, I., Pitama, S., & Cameron, V. (2010, November-December). Comparison of rates of diagnosed and undiagnosed cardiovascular disease and its risk factors among Māori and non-Māori communities in New Zealand. Verbal presentation at the Medical Sciences Congress: A New Decade of Discovery (MedSciNZ), Queenstown, New Zealand.

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Awarded Doctoral Degree

Sheerin, I. G. (2004). Consequences of drug use and benefits of methadone maintenance therapy for Māori and non-Māori injecting drug users (PhD). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. 295p.

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