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Ben HudsonSenior Lecturer and Head of Department of General PracticeMB BS(Newcastle UK) MRCGP, FRNZCGP

Tel +64 3 364 3607

Research interests

Ben graduated from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne (UK) and completed GP training in the North East of England. He has worked as a GP in Lyttelton since 2005.

His research interests are in pain management in osteoarthritis, and risk communication.

Ben is the convenor for the trainee intern general practice attachment.

In addition to his academic and clinical roles, Ben is the clinical leader for education and a member of the clinical board at Pegasus Health.

Student supervision


Nicola Laurie, MPH  
A Pandemic and a pandemic vaccine. Primary care perspectives.
Supervisors: Cheryl Brunton and Ben Hudson


Aaspreet Boparai
Topic: Motivators for integrated primary care between general practitioners and pharmacists
Supervisor: Dr Ben Hudson and Gareth Frew
Sponsor: Pegasus Health (Charitable) Trust


Lalitha Mukundan
Topic: Assessment of acute chest pain in the community - A descriptive study of community cardiac troponin testing.
Supervisors: Dr Ben Hudson, Diane Bos, Dr Andrew Meads and Dr Martin Than
Sponsor: Pegasus Health (Charitable) Limited


Sam Kennedy
Topic: Knowledge and attitudes of general practitioners and practice nurses to the Green Prescription Programme and Community Based Smoking Cessation programmes
Supervisors: Dr Ben Hudson and Dr Lynley Cook
Sponsor: Pegasus Health (Charitable) Trust


Erika Stark
Topic: Decision Aids for Cardiovascular Risk Management in Primary Care
Supervisors: Pip Mason and Dr Ben Hudson
Sponsor: Pegasus Health (Charitable) Ltd


Tim Wareing
Topic: Recording of alcohol consumption in general practice; how much do we know?
Supervisors: Ben Hudson, Kim Burgess (GP),  Pip Mason
Sponsor: Pegasus Health


Thomas Chima
Topic: Randomised controlled trial of a consultation-based decision aid for hip fracture prevention.
Supervisors: Ben Hudson, Pip Mason
Sponsor: Pegasus Health


Georgie Allison
Topic: Development of a decision aid for patients with osteoporosis considering pharmacological fracture prevention.
Supervisors: Ben Hudson, Pip Mason
Sponsor: Pegasus Health


Abby Zarifeh
Topic: How effective do patients expect preventive interventions to be?
Supervisor: Ben Hudson
Sponsor: Pegasus Health


Dru Norriss
Topic: Efficiency and reach of community dietician services within Partnership Health Canterbury.
Supervisors: Ben Hudson, Pip Mason, Michael O'Dea, Jane Cartwright
Sponsor: Partnership Health Canterbury


Meagan McLeod
Topic: Type 2 Diabetes: Barriers to and facilitators of appropriate insulin use in General Practice.
Supervisors: Ben Hudson & Maggie Wilson
Sponsor: Pegasus Health

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Every week Christchurch general practitioner Dr Ben Hudson sees patients with severe pain from osteoarthritis, but with few options for relief.
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Hudson, B., Walmsley, M., Bidwell, S., & Kennedy, L. (2024). Intercontinental translatability of a peer-led GP education model from New Zealand to the United Kingdom: A pilot study. BJGP Open. Advance online publication. doi: 10.3399/bjgpo.2023.0227 Journal - Research Article

Ju, W., Al-Busaidi, I. S., Lunt, H., & Hudson, B. (2024). Patient perceptions of barriers to attending annual diabetes review and foot assessment in general practice: A qualitative study. Journal of Primary Health Care, 16(1), 53-60. doi: 10.1071/HC23081 Journal - Research Article

Ingamells, S., Bell, R., Nip, J., Innes, C., Te Whaiti, S., Tino, A., McBain, L., McMenamin, J., Hudson, B., … Lawton, B., & Sykes, P. (2024). Perceived barriers to self-collected HPV testing for cervical cancer screening, and knowledge of HPV: A survey of primary healthcare smear-takers across Aotearoa New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal/Te ara tika o te hauora hapori, 137(1590), 57-76. Retrieved from Journal - Research Article

Mani, R., Adhia, D. B., Awatere, S., Gray, A. R., Mathew, J., Wilson, L. C., Still, A., Jackson, D., Hudson, B., … De Ridder, D. (2024). Self-regulation training for people with knee osteoarthritis: A protocol for a feasibility randomised control trial (MiNT Trial). Frontiers in Pain Research, 4, 1271839. doi: 10.3389/fpain.2023.1271839 Journal - Research Other

Holt, A., Batinica, B., Liang, J., Kerr, A., Crengle, S., Hudson, B., … Poppe, K. K. (2024). Development and validation of cardiovascular risk prediction equations in 76000 people with known cardiovascular disease. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, 31, 218-227. doi: 10.1093/eurjpc/zwad314 Journal - Research Article

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