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Laura Joyce image (2023)Senior Lecturer
Emergency Medicine (Department of Surgery)



Laura is a Senior Lecturer in Emergency Medicine and a specialist in the Emergency Department of Christchurch Hospital.

She convenes the Emergency Medicine Trainee Intern attachment, as well as the UOC elective and selective modules. She is OMS lead convenor for the Trainee Intern elective module.

Research interests:

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Medical Education, Simulation and Teamwork
  • Paediatrics
  • Trauma
  • Mental Health


Pickering, J., Kavsak, P., Christenson, R., Troughton, R., Pemberton, C., Richards, M., Joyce, L., & Than, M. (2024). High-sensitivity troponin assays are safe to rule-out myocardial infarction even if they have high imprecision. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 33(Suppl. 2), (pp. S76). doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2024.04.261 Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Joyce, L., Al-Busaidi, I., Pickering, J., Addy, K., Brokenshire, F., Troughton, R., & Than, M. (2024). The implementation and iteration of an emergency department atrial fibrillation pathway to improve patient care. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 33(Suppl. 2), (pp. S67-S68). doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2024.04.240 Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Pickering, J. W., Devlin, G., Body, R., Aldous, S., Jaffe, A. S., Apple, F. S., … Troughton, R. W., … Joyce, L., Frampton, C., Lacey, C. J., Richards, A. M., Pitama, S., & Than, M. (2024). Protocol for Improving Care by FAster risk-STratification through use of high sensitivity point-of-care troponin in patients presenting with possible acute coronary syndrome in the EmeRgency department (ICare-FASTER): A stepped-wedge cluster randomised quality improvement initiative. BMJ Open, 14, e083752. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2023-083752 Journal - Research Other

Joyce, L. R., McCombie, A., & Crossin, R. (2024). Alcohol-related harm and Aotearoa New Zealand emergency departments. New Zealand Medical Journal/Te ara tika o te hauora hapori, 137(1596), 9-12. Retrieved from Journal - Research Other

Pickering, J. W., Kavsak, P., Christenson, R. H., Troughton, R. W., Pemberton, C. J., Richards, A. M., Joyce, L., & Than, M. P. (2024). Determination of clinically acceptable analytical variation of cardiac troponin at decision thresholds. Clinical Chemistry, hvae059. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/clinchem/hvae059 Journal - Research Article

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