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Jonathan WillimanResearch Fellow

BSc(Hons) PhD PGDip

Email jonathan.williman@otago.ac.nz
Tel 64 364 3606

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

Background

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

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Publications

Jeffs, E., Williman, J., Brunton, C., Gullam, J., & Walls, T. (2020). The epidemiology of listeriosis in pregnant women and children in New Zealand from 1997 to 2016: An observational study. BMC Public Health, 20, 116. doi: 10.1186/s12889-020-8221-z

McKerchar, C., Smith, M., Gage, R., Williman, J., Abel, G., Lacey, C., Ni Mhurchu, C., & Signal, L. (2020). Kids in a candy store: An objective analysis of children's interactions with food in convenience stores. Nutrients, 12(7), 2143. doi: 10.3390/nu12072143

Dempster-Rivett, K., Innes, C. R., Simcock, B. J., Harker, D., Williman, J. A., Van Der Griend, R. A., Whitehead, M., Hibma, M., … Petrich, S., Faherty, J., … Sykes, P. H. (2020). Evaluation of guidelines for observational management of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia 2 in young women. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 223, 408.e1-408.e11. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2020.02.029

Chambers, S. T., Ioteba, N., Timeon, E., Rimon, E., Murdoch, H., Green, J., … Williman, J., & Priest, P. (2020). Surveillance of leprosy in Kiribati, 1935-2017. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 26(5), 833-840. doi: 10.3201/eid2605.181746

Every-Palmer, S., Jenkins, M., Gendall, P., Hoek, J., Beaglehole, B., Bell, C., Williman, J., Rapsey, C., & Stanley, J. (2020). Psychological distress, anxiety, family violence, suicidality, and wellbeing in New Zealand during the COVID-19 lockdown: A cross-sectional study. PLoS ONE, 15(11), e0241658. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0241658

Journal - Research Article

Jeffs, E., Williman, J., Brunton, C., Gullam, J., & Walls, T. (2020). The epidemiology of listeriosis in pregnant women and children in New Zealand from 1997 to 2016: An observational study. BMC Public Health, 20, 116. doi: 10.1186/s12889-020-8221-z

Every-Palmer, S., Jenkins, M., Gendall, P., Hoek, J., Beaglehole, B., Bell, C., Williman, J., Rapsey, C., & Stanley, J. (2020). Psychological distress, anxiety, family violence, suicidality, and wellbeing in New Zealand during the COVID-19 lockdown: A cross-sectional study. PLoS ONE, 15(11), e0241658. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0241658

Chambers, S. T., Ioteba, N., Timeon, E., Rimon, E., Murdoch, H., Green, J., … Williman, J., & Priest, P. (2020). Surveillance of leprosy in Kiribati, 1935-2017. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 26(5), 833-840. doi: 10.3201/eid2605.181746

Dempster-Rivett, K., Innes, C. R., Simcock, B. J., Harker, D., Williman, J. A., Van Der Griend, R. A., Whitehead, M., Hibma, M., … Petrich, S., Faherty, J., … Sykes, P. H. (2020). Evaluation of guidelines for observational management of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia 2 in young women. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 223, 408.e1-408.e11. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2020.02.029

McKerchar, C., Smith, M., Gage, R., Williman, J., Abel, G., Lacey, C., Ni Mhurchu, C., & Signal, L. (2020). Kids in a candy store: An objective analysis of children's interactions with food in convenience stores. Nutrients, 12(7), 2143. doi: 10.3390/nu12072143

McGregor, A. D., Beasley, S., & Williman, J. A. (2020). Why women might choose a career in pediatric surgery and ensuring there are no impediments to selecting the best. European Journal of Pediatric Surgery. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-3402711

Mohammadi, A., Chambers, S. T., Scott-Thomas, A., Lewis, J. G., Anderson, T., Podmore, R., Williman, J., Murdoch, D., & Slow, S. (2020). Enhancement of culture of Legionella longbeachae from respiratory samples using immunomagnetic separation and antimicrobial decontamination. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1128/jcm.01218-20

Graham, F., Timothy, E., Williman, J., & Levack, W. (2020). Participation-focused practices in pediatric rehabilitation for children with neurodisability in New Zealand: An observational study using MAPi audit tool. Child: Care, Health & Development, 46, 552-562. doi: 10.1111/cch.12789

Jeffs, E., Williman, J., Brunton, C., Gullam, J., & Walls, T. (2020). Pregnant women's knowledge of, and adherence to, New Zealand Food Safety in Pregnancy guidelines. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1525), 41-52. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Innes, C. R. H., Williman, J. A., Simcock, B. J., Hider, P., Sage, M., Dempster-Rivett, K., … Sykes, P. H. (2020). Impact of human papillomavirus vaccination on rates of abnormal cervical cytology and histology in young New Zealand women. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1508), 72-84. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Jeffs, E., Williman, J., Martin, N., Brunton, C., & Walls, T. (2019). The epidemiology of non-viral gastroenteritis in New Zealand children from 1997 to 2015: An observational study. BMC Public Health, 19(1), 18. doi: 10.1186/s12889-018-6229-4

Moor, S., Williman, J., Drummond, S., Fulton, C., Mayes, W., Ward, N., Dovenberg, E., Whitaker, C., & Stasiak, K. (2019). ‘E’ therapy in the community: Examination of the uptake and effectiveness of BRAVE (a self-help computer programme for anxiety in children and adolescents) in primary care. Internet Interventions, 18, 100249. doi: 10.1016/j.invent.2019.100249

Currie, O., Williman, J., Mangin, D., McKinnon-Gee, B., & Bridgford, P. (2019). Comparative risk of new-onset diabetes following commencement of antipsychotics in New Zealand: A population-based clustered multiple baseline time series design. BMJ Open, 9(2), e022984. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022984

Jeffs, E., Williman, J., Martin, N., Brunton, C., & Walls, T. (2019). The epidemiology of Campylobacter gastroenteritis in New Zealand children and the effect of the Campylobacter Strategy: A 20 year observational study. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 38(6), 569-576. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000002228

Hughes, R. C. E., Rowan, J., & Williman, J. (2018). Prediabetes in pregnancy, can early intervention improve outcomes? A feasibility study for a parallel randomised clinical trial. BMJ Open, 8(3), e018493. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018493

Walls, T., Cho, V., Martin, N., Williman, J., & Brunton, C. (2018). Vaccine impact on long-term trends in invasive bacterial disease in New Zealand children. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 37(10), 1041-1047. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000002071

Huria, T., Palmer, S., Beckert, L., Williman, J., & Pitama, S. (2018). Inequity in dialysis related practices and outcomes in Aotearoa/New Zealand: A Kaupapa Māori analysis. International Journal for Equity in Health, 17, 27. doi: 10.1186/s12939-018-0737-9

Hughes, R. C. E., Williman, J. A., & Gullam, J. E. (2018). Antenatal haemoglobin A1c centiles: Does one size fit all? Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 58(4), 411-416. doi: 10.1111/ajo.12738

Hider, P., Dempster-Rivett, K., Williman, J., Dempster-Rivett, M., Sadler, L., McLeod, M., Miller, A., & Sykes, P. (2018). A review of cervical cancer occurrences in New Zealand 2008–2012. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1472), 53-63. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Khashram, M., Kvizhinadze, G., Khashram, Z., Williman, J. A., Jones, G. T., & Roake, J. A. (2018). Development and validation of a predictive model to aid in the management of intact abdominal aortic aneurysms. European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery, 56(1), 48-56. doi: 10.1016/j.ejvs.2018.03.013

Guy, N., Newton-Howes, G., Ford, H., Williman, J., & Foulds, J. (2018). The prevalence of comorbid alcohol use disorder in the presence of personality disorder: Systematic review and explanatory modelling. Personality & Mental Health, 12(3), 216-228. doi: 10.1002/pmh.1415

Innes, C. R., Sykes, P. H., Harker, D., Williman, J. A., Van der Griend, R. A., Whitehead, M., Hibma, M., … Petrich, S., Faherty, J., … Simcock, B. J. (2018). Changes in human papillomavirus genotypes associated with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 2 lesions in a cohort of young women (2013–2016). Papillomavirus Research, 6, 77-82. doi: 10.1016/j.pvr.2018.10.010

Pons, T., Shipton, E. A., Williman, J., & Mulder, R. T. (2018). A proposed clinical conceptual model for the physiotherapy management of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). Musculoskeletal Science & Practice, 38, 15-22. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2018.08.001

Khashram, M., Pitama, S., Williman, J. A., Jones, G. T., & Roake, J. A. (2017). Survival disparity following abdominal aortic aneurysm repair highlights Inequality in ethnic and socio-economic status. European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery, 54(6), 689-696. doi: 10.1016/j.ejvs.2017.08.018

Pons, T., Shipton, E., Williman, J., & Mulder, R. (2017). Physiotherapy interventions and the outcomes for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) type 1 on the South Island of New Zealand: A longitudinal, prospective case series. Open Pain Journal, 10, 5-13. doi: 10.2174/1876386301710010005

Khashram, M., Williman, J. A., Hider, P. N., Jones, G. T., & Roake, J. A. (2017). Management of modifiable vascular risk factors improves late survival following abdominal aortic aneurysm repair? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Annals of Vascular Surgery, 39, 301-311. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2016.07.066

Taghavi, K., Morell, S., Lamb, J., MacNab, H., Innes, C., Coffey, K., Williman, J., Simcock, B., & Sykes, P. (2017). Initial observation of CIN2 does not appear to reduce quality of life in women under 25 years of age. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 57(4), 473-478. doi: 10.1111/ajo.12633

Shipton, E. E., Shipton, A. J., Williman, J. A., & Shipton, E. A. (2017). Deaths from opioid overdosing: Implications of coroners' inquest reports 2008-2012 and annual rise in opioid prescription rates: A population-based cohort study. Pain & Therapy, 6(2), 203-215. doi: 10.1007/s40122-017-0080-7

Nanayakkara, W. S., Gearry, R. B., Muir, J. G., O'Brien, L., Wilkinson, T. J., Williman, J. A., & Skidmore, P. M. L. (2017). Gastrointestinal symptoms and FODMAP intake of aged-care residents from Christchurch, New Zealand. Nutrients, 9(10), 1083. doi: 10.3390/nu9101083

McCombie, A., Lee, Y., Vanamala, R., Gearry, R., Frizelle, F., Mckay, E., Williman, J., & Eglinton, T. (2016). Early postoperative complications have long-term impact on quality of life after restorative proctocolectomy. Medicine, 95(27), e3966. doi: 10.1097/md.0000000000003966

Khashram, M., Hider, P. N., Williman, J. A., Jones, G. T., & Roake, J. A. (2016). Does the diameter of abdominal aortic aneurysm influence late survival following abdominal aortic aneurysm repair? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Vascular, 24(6), 658-667. doi: 10.1177/1708538116650580

Burrell, B., Jordan, J., Crowe, M., Wilkinson, A., Williman, J., Jones, V., Harris, S., & Gillon, D. (2016). Life-balance self-management programme for community-based older adults living with chronic disease: A feasibility study. European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare, 4(3), 459-466. doi: 10.5750/ejpch.v4i3.1128

Khashram, M., Williman, J. A., Hider, P. N., Jones, G. T., & Roake, J. A. (2016). Systematic review and meta-analysis of factors influencing survival following abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery, 51(2), 203-215. doi: 10.1016/j.ejvs.2015.09.007

Hughes, R. C. E., Williman, J., & Gullam, J. E. (2016). Universal HbA1c measurement in early pregnancy to detect type 2 diabetes reduces ethnic disparities in antenatal diabetes screening: A population-based observational study. PLoS ONE, 11(6), e0156926. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0156926

Snell, D. L., Surgenor, L. J., Hay-Smith, E. J. C., Williman, J., & Siegert, R. J. (2015). The contribution of psychological factors to recovery after mild traumatic brain injury: Is cluster analysis a useful approach? Brain Injury, 29(3), 291-299. doi: 10.3109/02699052.2014.976594

Pons, T., Shipton, E. A., Williman, J., & Mulder, R. T. (2015). Potential risk factors for the onset of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type 1: A systematic literature review. Anesthesiology Research & Practice, 2015, 956539.

Foulds, J. A., Adamson, S. J., Boden, J. M., Williman, J. A., & Mulder, R. T. (2015). Depression in patients with alcohol use disorders: Systematic review and meta-analysis of outcomes for independent and substance-induced disorders. Journal of Affective Disorders, 185, 47-59. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2015.06.024

Bullen, C., Williman, J., Howe, C., Laugesen, M., McRobbie, H., Parag, V., & Walker, N. (2013). Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial of electronic cigarettes versus nicotine patch for smoking cessation. BMC Public Health, 13, 210. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-210

Bullen, C., Howe, C., Laugesen, M., McRobbie, H., Parag, V., Williman, J., & Walker, N. (2013). Electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation: A randomised controlled trial. Lancet, 382(9905), 1629-1637. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(13)61842-5

Currie, O., Mangin, D., Williman, J., McKinnon-Gee, B., & Bridgford, P. (2013). The comparative risk of new-onset diabetes after prescription of drugs for cardiovascular risk prevention in primary care: A national cohort study. BMJ Open, 3(11), e003475 . doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003475

Rawdon, T., Zheng, T., Stanislawek, W., Adlam, B., Williman, J., & Huang, S. (2012). Disease risk pathways associated with backyard poultry-keeping in New Zealand: Part 2: Human health implications. Surveillance, 39(1), 7-11.

Rawdon, T., Zheng, T., Adlam, B., Williman, J., & Huang, S. (2011). Disease risk pathways associated with backyard poultry-keeping in New Zealand: Part 1: Animal health implications. Surveillance, 38(2), 12-19.

Adlam, S. B., Perera, S., Lake, R. J., Campbell, D. M., Williman, J. A., & Baker, M. G. (2011). Acute gastrointestinal illness in New Zealand: A community study. Epidemiology & Infection, 139(2), 302-308. doi: 10.1017/s0950268810000932

Williman, J., Young, S., Buchan, G., Slobbe, L., Wilson, M., Pang, P., … Baird, M. (2008). DNA fusion vaccines incorporating IL-23 or RANTES for use in immunization against influenza. Vaccine, 26, 5153-5158. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2008.03.084

Williman, J., Lockhart, E., Slobbe, L., Buchan, G., & Baird, M. (2006). The use of Th1 cytokines, IL-12 and IL-23, to modulate the immune response raised to a DNA vaccine delivered by gene gun. Vaccine, 24, 4471-4474.

Young, S. L., Buchan, G. S., Slobbe, L. J., Williman, J. A., Wilson, M., Ward, V. K., … Baird, M. A. (2004). Novel vaccine formulations to enhance type 1 immune responses. Immunology, 555-563.

Baird, M., Wilson, R., Young, L., Williman, J., Young, S. L., Wilson, M., Slobbe, L., Lockhart, E., & Buchan, G. S. (2004). Bystander help within a polyepitope DNA vaccine improves immune responses to influenza antigens. Scandinavian Journal of Immunology, 60(4), 363-371.

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Journal - Research Other

Burnside, M., Lewis, D., Crocket, H., Wilson, R., Williman, J., Jefferies, C., … Wheeler, B. J., & de Bock, M. (2020). CREATE (Community deRivEd AutomaTEd insulin delivery) trial: Randomised parallel arm open label clinical trial comparing automated insulin delivery using a mobile controller (AnyDANA-loop) with an open-source algorithm with sensor augmented pump therapy in type 1 diabetes. Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s40200-020-00547-8

Hudson, B., Williman, J. A., Stamp, L. K., Alchin, J. S., Hooper, G. J., Mangin, D., Thompson, B. F., & Toop, L. (2015). Nortriptyline in knee osteoarthritis (NortIKA Study): Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 16, 448. doi: 10.1186/s13063-015-0961-1

Bullen, C., Howe, C., Laugesen, M., McRobbie, H., Parag, V., Williman, J., & Walker, N. (2014). Electronic cigarettes and smoking cessation: A quandary? Authors' reply. Lancet, 383(9915), 408-409. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(14)60146-X

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