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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

Spencer, E., Rosengrave, P., Williman, J., Shaw, G., & Carr, A. C. (2021). Circulating protein carbonyls are specifically elevated in critically ill patients with pneumonia relative to other sources of sepsis. Free Radical Biology & Medicine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2021.11.029

Sykes, P. H., Simcock, B. J., Innes, C. R., Harker, D., Williman, J. A., Whitehead, M., van der Griend, R. A., … Hibma, M., … Petrich, S., … Sadler, L. (2021). Predicting regression of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 2 in women under 25 years. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2021.09.009

Sloley, C., Shipton, E. A., Bell, C., & Williman, J. (2021). Protocol for a mixed-method cohort study investigating the prevalence and impact of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in chronic pain rehabilitation. BMJ Open, 11(8), e052288. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-052288

Bell, C., Williman, J., Beaglehole, B., Stanley, J., Jenkins, M., Gendall, P., Rapsey, C., & Every-Palmer, S. (2021). Psychological distress, loneliness, alcohol use and suicidality in New Zealanders with mental illness during a strict COVID-19 lockdown. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/00048674211034317

Chambers, S. T., Withers, A., Dawson, K., Anderson, T., Williman, J., Murdoch, D., Scott-Thomas, A., & Slow, S. (2021). How safe are gloves and masks used for protection against Legionella longbeachae infection when gardening? Letters in Applied Microbiology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/lam.13546

Bell, C., Williman, J., Beaglehole, B., Stanley, J., Jenkins, M., Gendall, P., Rapsey, C., & Every-Palmer, S. (2021). Challenges facing essential workers: A cross-sectional survey of the subjective mental health and well-being of New Zealand healthcare and 'other' essential workers during the COVID-19 lockdown. BMJ Open, 11(7), e048107. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-048107

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Bell, C., Williman, J., Beaglehole, B., Stanley, J., Jenkins, M., Gendall, P., Rapsey, C., & Every-Palmer, S. (2021). Psychological distress, loneliness, alcohol use and suicidality in New Zealanders with mental illness during a strict COVID-19 lockdown. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/00048674211034317

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Chambers, S. T., Withers, A., Dawson, K., Anderson, T., Williman, J., Murdoch, D., Scott-Thomas, A., & Slow, S. (2021). How safe are gloves and masks used for protection against Legionella longbeachae infection when gardening? Letters in Applied Microbiology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/lam.13546

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Hudson, B., Williman, J. A., Stamp, L. K., Alchin, J. S., Hooper, G. J., Mangin, D., Lennox Thompson, B. F., & Toop, L. (2021). Nortriptyline for pain in knee osteoarthritis in general practice: A double blind randomised controlled trial. British Journal of General Practice. Advance online publication. doi: 10.3399/bjgp.2020.0797

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McGregor, A. D., Beasley, S., & Williman, J. A. (2021). Why women might choose a career in pediatric surgery and ensuring there are no impediments to selecting the best. European Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 31(2), 135-139. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-3402711

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Mohammadi, A., Chambers, S. T., Slow, S., Anderson, T., Williman, J., Scott, P., Murdoch, D., & Scott-Thomas, A. (2021). Presence of Legionella Longbeachae in pine but not composted green waste used in manufacture of potting soils in New Zealand. Journal of Applied & Environmental Microbiology, 9(1), 1-4. doi: 10.12691/jaem-9-1-1

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Olijve, L., Amarasena, L., Best, E., Blyth, C., Van den Boom, M., Bowen, A., … Williman, J., & Walls, T. (2021). The role of Kingella kingae in pre-school aged children with bone and joint infections. Journal of Infection. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2021.06.028

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Spencer, E., Rosengrave, P., Williman, J., Shaw, G., & Carr, A. C. (2021). Circulating protein carbonyls are specifically elevated in critically ill patients with pneumonia relative to other sources of sepsis. Free Radical Biology & Medicine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2021.11.029

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Sykes, P. H., Simcock, B. J., Innes, C. R., Harker, D., Williman, J. A., Whitehead, M., van der Griend, R. A., … Hibma, M., … Petrich, S., … Sadler, L. (2021). Predicting regression of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 2 in women under 25 years. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2021.09.009

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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, 58(11), e01218-20. doi: 10.1128/jcm.01218-20

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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