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General Practice Summer Studentships


Jamie Go
Topic: Diabetes care in general practice - Access to the Retinal Screening Pathway
Supervisor(s): Dr Ruth Savage and Deborah Callahan
Sponsor: Pegasus Health (Charitable) Trust

Suli Tuitaupe
Topic: Understanding the ASH rates for Pacific children in Canterbury
Supervisor(s): Professor Les Toop and Deborah Callahan
Sponsor: Pegasus Health (Charitable) Trust

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


Avnish Goyani
Topic: Canterbury's culturally and linguistically diverse communities views about mental illness.
Supervisors: Dr Lynley Cook and Mastura Abd Rahman
Sponsor: Pegasus Health (Charitable) Trust

Ga Hee Lee (Amy)
Topic: Understanding Canterbury's Pacific communities views about mental illness.
Supervisors: Professor Les Toop and Dr Lynley Cook
Sponsor: Pegasus Health (Charitable) Limited

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


Tara Millar
Topic: Retrospective study of 50 patients with cellulitis treated under Acute Demand Management Service looking at duration of intravenous and oral antibiotics and time of switch between oral and intravenous
Supervisors: Dr Belinda van Gruting and Professor Les Toop
Sponsor: Pegasus Health (Charitable) Trust

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

Anna Hulme
Topic: Evaluation of a Telephone Based Brief Intervention Model for Smoking Cessation
Supervisor(s): Leigh Aston and Dr Ruth Savage
Sponsor: Pegasus Health (Charitable) Trust


Sophie Bang
Topic: Developing Practice Managers: Understanding the General Practice Management Workforce
Supervisors: Leigh Aston and Professor Les Toop
Sponsor: Pegasus Health (Charitable) Ltd

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

Abigail Boyer
Topic: Evaluation of Pegasus Healths "Stop Smoking Support Options" Programme
Supervisors: Dr Lynley Cook and Associate Professor Dee Mangin
Sponsor: Pegasus Health (Charitable) Ltd

Rosa Leggat
Topic: Understanding the Learning Needs of Community Physiotherapists
Supervisors: Charlotte Matthews and Professor Les Toop
Sponsor: Pegasus Health (Charitable) Ltd

Katelyn Thorn
Topic: Breastfeeding in Primary Care - The Experience of Mothers who seek Breastfeeding Support
Supervisors: Dr Geraldine Wilson and Mrs Janetta Skiba
Sponsor: Rural Canterbury PHO


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

Ann Jun
Topic: Supporting patients in decision making
Supervisors: Prof Les Toop, Andrew Richardson (Pegasus Health)
Sponsor: Pegasus Health