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Susan BidwellResearch Fellow

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

Email susan.bidwell@otago.ac.nz
Tel +64 3 364 3618

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

Background

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.

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Publications

Wilson, G., Windner, Z., Bidwell, S., Currie, O., Dowell, A., Halim, A. A., Toop, L., Savage, R., Ranaweera, U., Beadel, H., & Hudson, B. (2021). 'Here to stay': Changes to prescribing medication in general practice during the COVID-19 pandemic in New Zealand. Journal of Primary Health Care. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1071/hc21035

Wilson, G., Currie, O., Bidwell, S., Saeed, B., Dowell, A., Halim, A. A., Toop, L., Richardson, A., Savage, R., & Hudson, B. (2021). Empty waiting rooms: The New Zealand general practice experience with telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic. New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1538), 89-101. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Bidwell, S. R. (2020). Discourse, materiality and power: Dietary supplements and their users (PhD). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/10207

Calder, K., Begg, A., Thompson, L., Williams, D., Bidwell, S., & Brosnahan, N. (2017). Education setting-based health promotion in New Zealand: evaluating the wellbeing and vitality in education (WAVE) programme. Health Promotion International, 34(2), 236-247. doi: 10.1093/heapro/dax076

Christie, C., Bidwell, S., Copeland, A., & Hudson, B. (2017). Self-care of Canterbury general practitioners, nurse practitioners, practice nurses and community pharmacists. Journal of Primary Health Care, 9(4), 286-291. doi: 10.1071/HC17034

Medical Services Advisory Committee, with Hancock, S., Hider, P., Weir, R., Bidwell, S., Hogan, S., Ali, W., … Kirk, R. (2006). Implantable cardioverter defibrillators for prevention of sudden cardiac death. Commissioned by Minister for Health and Ageing. Canberra, Australia: MSAC. 254p.

Commissioned Report for External Body

Medical Services Advisory Committee, with Hider, P., Weir, R., Hogan, S., Bidwell, S., Day, P., Hall, K., & Kirk, R. (2006). Cardiac resynchronisation therapy for severe heart failure. Commissioned by Minister for Health and Ageing. Canberra, Australia: MSAC. 315p.

Commissioned Report for External Body

Medical Services Advisory Committee, with Weir, R., Dawson, S., Hogan, S., Bidwell, S., & Kirk, R. (2006). Coronary pressure wire. Commissioned by Minister for Health and Ageing. Canberra, Australia: Medical Services Advisory Committee. 130p.

Commissioned Report for External Body

Medical Services Advisory Committee, including Weir, R., Dawson, S., Hogan, S., & Bidwell, S. (2005). The use of INR point-of-care testing in general practice (MSAC application 1071). Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia. 62p. Retrieved from http://www.ag.gov.au/cca

Commissioned Report for External Body

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.

Commissioned Report for External Body

Medical Services Advisory Committee, Weir, R., Smartt, P., Dawson, S. I., Borren, P., Kirk, R., & Bidwell, S. R. (2004). Polymerase chain reaction in the diagnosis and monitoring of patients with BCR-ABL gene rearrangement in chronic myeloid leukaemia (MSAC reference 9a (i)). Commissioned by Medical Services Advisory Committee. Canberra, Australia: Commonwealth of Australia. 153p.

Commissioned Report for External Body

Medical Services Advisory Committee, Weir, R., Smartt, P., Borren, P., Kirk, R., & Bidwell, S. R. (2003). Polymerase chain reaction in the diagnosis and monitoring of patients with PML-RARA and PLZF-RARA gene rearrangement in acute promyelocytic leukaemia. Commissioned by Medical Services Advisory Council. Canberra, Australia: Commonwealth of Australia. 96p.

Commissioned Report for External Body

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.

Commissioned Report for External Body

Wilson, G., Currie, O., Bidwell, S., Saeed, B., Dowell, A., Halim, A. A., Toop, L., Richardson, A., Savage, R., & Hudson, B. (2021). Empty waiting rooms: The New Zealand general practice experience with telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic. New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1538), 89-101. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

Wilson, G., Windner, Z., Bidwell, S., Currie, O., Dowell, A., Halim, A. A., Toop, L., Savage, R., Ranaweera, U., Beadel, H., & Hudson, B. (2021). 'Here to stay': Changes to prescribing medication in general practice during the COVID-19 pandemic in New Zealand. Journal of Primary Health Care. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1071/hc21035

Journal - Research Article

Calder, K., Begg, A., Thompson, L., Williams, D., Bidwell, S., & Brosnahan, N. (2017). Education setting-based health promotion in New Zealand: evaluating the wellbeing and vitality in education (WAVE) programme. Health Promotion International, 34(2), 236-247. doi: 10.1093/heapro/dax076

Journal - Research Article

Christie, C., Bidwell, S., Copeland, A., & Hudson, B. (2017). Self-care of Canterbury general practitioners, nurse practitioners, practice nurses and community pharmacists. Journal of Primary Health Care, 9(4), 286-291. doi: 10.1071/HC17034

Journal - Research Article

Bidwell, S., & Thompson, L. (2015). GPs, community pharmacists and shifting professional boundaries. New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1414). Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

Bidwell, S., & Thompson, L. (2015). Place invaders: Identity, place attachment and possum control in the South Island West Coast of New Zealand. New Zealand Geographer, 71(2), 81-90. doi: 10.1111/nzg.12083

Journal - Research Article

Thompson, L., & Bidwell, S. (2015). Space, time, and emotion in the community pharmacy. Health & Place, 34, 251-256. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2015.06.003

Journal - Research Article

Calder, K., Bidwell, S., Brunton, C., & Pink, R. (2014). Evaluation of the Canterbury under-18 seasonal influenza vaccination programme. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1398). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

Kerr, J., Day, P., Broadstock, M., Weir, R., & Bidwell, S. (2007). Systematic review of the effectiveness of population screening for colorectal cancer. New Zealand Medical Journal, 120(1258). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/120-1258/2629/content.pdf

Journal - Research Article

Hider, P. N., Bidwell, S. R., O'Hagan, J. J., & Kirk, R. (2000). The rise in acute medical admissions. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Medicine, 30, 252-260.

Journal - Research Article

Weir, R., & Bidwell, S. R. (2000). Therapeutic day programs in the treatment of adolescents with mental illness. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 113, 264-270.

Journal - Research Article

Weir, R., & Bidwell, S. (2007). Randomised controlled trial to meta-analysis ratio: A reply from a group producing systematic reviews [Letter]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 120(1266). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/120-1266/2843/content.pdf

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Than, M., Bidwell, S., Davison, C., Phibbs, R., & Walker, M. (2005). Evidence-based emergency medicine at the 'coal face'. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 17, 330-340.

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Bidwell, S. R. (2004). Finding the evidence: Resources and skills for locating information on clinical effectiveness. Singapore Medical Journal, 45(12), 567-573.

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Calder, K., Bidwell, S., Brunton, C., & Pink, R. (2014). Evaluation of the Canterbury under-18 seasonal influenza vaccination programme. Proceedings of the New Zealand Population Health Congress: Connecting Communities, Policy and Science. (pp. 231). Retrieved from http://www.pophealthcongress.org.nz/nzphc14/programme/programme

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Bidwell, S. (2005). How is the search process being reported in health technology assessments? Italian Journal of Public Health, 2(2, suppl. 1), (pp. 119). [Abstract]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Day, P., Kerr, J., Broadstock, M., Weir, R., & Bidwell, S. (2006, July). Systematic review of the effectiveness of population screening for colorectal cancer. Verbal presentation at the 3rd Annual Meeting of Health Technology Assessment International, Adelaide, Australia.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Weir, R., & Bidwell, S. (2006, July). New approaches to meet policy makers need for rapid evidence-based advice. Verbal presentation at the 3rd Annual Meeting of Health Technology Assessment International, Adelaide, Australia.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Mākelā, M., Bidwell, S., & Ketola, E. (2004). Advanced searching for guideline developers: 'Systematic' means 'fit for purpose' not 'everything'. Verbal presentation at the 2nd Guidelines International Network Conference: Evidence in Action, Wellington, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Bidwell, S. R. (2020). Discourse, materiality and power: Dietary supplements and their users (PhD). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/10207

Awarded Doctoral Degree

Bidwell, S. R. (2012). Talking about 1080: Risk, trust and protecting our place (MPH). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/2186

Awarded Masters Degree

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