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DSM staff profile

Dr Fiona Doolan-Noble

PositionSenior Research Fellow, Rural Health and Professional Practice Fellow IPE
DepartmentDepartment of General Practice and Rural Health (Dunedin)
QualificationsRGN DipPH MPHC PhD
Research summaryMy research interests span all aspects of rural health & interprofessional education
Memberships
  • Collaboration for Ageing Research Excellence
  • Centre for Men's Health executive
Clinical
  • Multimorbidity
  • Intersection of clinical and social complexity

Research

Fiona conducts research focused on the health and wellbeing of rural populations, as well as research exploring the delivery and outcomes of interprofessional education. Fiona uses a range of qualitative and mixed methods methodologies. She is interested in:

  • The impact of animal disease epidemics on farmers and rural communities
  • The impact of climate change on rural communities
  • The role of lay health navigators in the delivery of rural health services to those with complex health and social conditions
  • The support needs of rural nurses
  • How very rural communities meet their health and social needs

Current and previous funded research projects as Principal Investigator include:

  • Can understanding the psychosocial impact of Mycoplasma bovis in the Southern region of New Zealand, inform future exotic disease management policy? Funding Body: Lottery Health Research
  • Rural nursing: engaging with the benefits and challenges of the rural setting for sustainable workforce development; Funding body: Lottery Health Research
  • Living Rurally with an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator. Funding body: Southland Medical Foundation

Additional details

I am the programme lead for the West Coast rural interprofessional education programme. This programme hosts health science students from Otago and other tertiary institutions for five blocks, five times a year. The focus of the programme is rural health, Hauora Māori, non-communicable diseases and interprofessionalism.

Publications

Doolan-Noble, F., Tumilty, E., McAuley, K., & Stokes, T. (2021). How rural nurses in southern New Zealand navigate their ethical landscape: A qualitative study. Australian Journal of Rural Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ajr.12709

Xiao, H., Gong, Z., Ba, Z., Doolan-Noble, F., & Han, Z. (2021). School bullying and health-related quality of life in Chinese school-aged children and adolescents. Children & Society. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/chso.12465

Askerud, A., Jaye, C., Doolan-Noble, F., & McKinlay, E. (2021). What do they get out of it? Considering a partnership model in health service research. Primary Health Care Research & Development, 22, e14. doi: 10.1017/S1463423621000141

Doolan-Noble, F., Pullon, S., & Symes, A. (2021). Trusting me, trusting you: Creating conditions for successful pre-registration interprofessional education in rural New Zealand workplace settings. Australian Journal of Rural Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ajr.12704

Doolan-Noble, F., Noller, G., Nixon, G., & Stokes, T. (2021). 'I'm still here, that's probably the best part': Lives of those living rurally with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator: A qualitative study. Rural & Remote Health, 21, 5659. doi: 10.22605/RRH5659

Askerud, A., Jaye, C., Doolan-Noble, F., & McKinlay, E. (2021). What do they get out of it? Considering a partnership model in health service research. Primary Health Care Research & Development, 22, e14. doi: 10.1017/S1463423621000141

Journal - Research Article

Boyce, C., Jaye, C., Noller, G., Bryan, M., & Doolan-Noble, F. (2021). Mycoplasma bovis in New Zealand: A content analysis of media reporting. Kōtuitui. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2021.1879180

Journal - Research Article

Doolan-Noble, F., Noller, G., Nixon, G., & Stokes, T. (2021). 'I'm still here, that's probably the best part': Lives of those living rurally with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator: A qualitative study. Rural & Remote Health, 21, 5659. doi: 10.22605/RRH5659

Journal - Research Article

Doolan-Noble, F., Tumilty, E., McAuley, K., & Stokes, T. (2021). How rural nurses in southern New Zealand navigate their ethical landscape: A qualitative study. Australian Journal of Rural Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ajr.12709

Journal - Research Article

Xiao, H., Gong, Z., Ba, Z., Doolan-Noble, F., & Han, Z. (2021). School bullying and health-related quality of life in Chinese school-aged children and adolescents. Children & Society. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/chso.12465

Journal - Research Article

Austin, G., Calvert, T., Fasi, N., Fuimaono, R., Galt, T., Jackson, S., Lepaio, L., … Ritchie, D., Theis, N., Dockerty, J., Doolan-Noble, F., & McBride, D. (2020). Soldiering on only goes so far: How a qualitative study on veteran loneliness in New Zealand influenced support during COVID-19 lockdown. Journal of Military, Veteran & Family Health, 6(Suppl. 2), 60-69. doi: 10.3138/jmvfh-CO19-007

Journal - Research Article

Dummer, J., Tumilty, E., Hannah, D., McAuley, K., Baxter, J., Doolan-Noble, F., … Stokes, T. (2020). Health care utilisation and health needs of people with severe COPD in the southern region of New Zealand: A retrospective case note review. COPD, 17(2), 136-142. doi: 10.1080/15412555.2020.1724275

Journal - Research Article

Richard, L., Noller, G., Derrett, S., Sullivan, T., Doolan-Noble, F., McCombie, A., Schultz, M., Ho, C., & Stokes, T. (2020). Patients' accounts of living with and managing inflammatory bowel disease in rural Southern New Zealand: A qualitative study. BMJ Open, 10, e041789. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-041789

Journal - Research Article

Tumilty, E., Doolan-Noble, F., Tiatia Fa'atoese Latu, A., McAuley, K., Dummer, J., Baxter, J., Hannah, D., … Stokes, T. (2020). 'A balancing act': Living with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in southern New Zealand: A qualitative study. Journal of Primary Health Care, 12(2), 166-172. doi: 10.1071/HC20007

Journal - Research Article

Doolan-Noble, F., Barson, S., Lyndon, M., Cullinane, F., Gray, J., Stokes, T., & Gauld, R. (2019). Establishing gold standards for System-Level Measures: A modified Delphi consensus process. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 31(3), 205-211. doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzy122

Journal - Research Article

Doolan-Noble, F., Mehta, P., Waters, D., & Baxter, G. D. (2019). Supporting ageing well research: Findings from a research priority setting exercise. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 38, 136-143. doi: 10.1111/ajag.12615

Journal - Research Article

Doolan-Noble, F., Pullon, S., Dowell, T., Fuller, D., & Love, T. (2019). Men living with obesity in New Zealand: What does this mean for health care in general practice? Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, 13, 233-239. doi: 10.1016/j.orcp.2019.02.005

Journal - Research Article

Stokes, T., Tumilty, E., Tiatia Fa'atoese Latu, A., Doolan-Noble, F., Baxter, J., McAuley, K., … Dummer, J. (2019). Improving access to health care for people with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in southern New Zealand: Qualitative study of the views of health professional stakeholders and patients. BMJ Open, 9, e033524. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-033524

Journal - Research Article

Landers, A., Dawson, D., & Doolan-Noble, F. (2018). Evaluating a model of delivering specialist palliative care services in rural New Zealand. Journal of Primary Health Care, 10(2), 125-131. doi: 10.1071/HC18004

Journal - Research Article

Stokes, T., Azam, M., & Doolan Noble, F. (2018). Multimorbidity in Māori and Pacific patients: Cross-sectional study in a Dunedin general practice. Journal of Primary Health Care, 10(1), 39-43. doi: 10.1071/HC17046

Journal - Research Article

Stokes, T., Tumilty, E., Doolan-Noble, F., & Gauld, R. (2018). HealthPathways implementation in a New Zealand health region: A qualitative study using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research. BMJ Open, 8(12), e025094. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025094

Journal - Research Article

Barson, S., Doolan Noble, F., Gray, J., & Gauld, R. (2017). Healthcare leaders' views on successful quality improvement initiatives and context. Journal of Health Organization & Management, 31(1), 54-63. doi: 10.1108/JHOM-10-2016-0191

Journal - Research Article

Greatbanks, R., Doolan-Noble, F., & McKenna, A. (2017). Cheques and challenges: Business performance in New Zealand general practice. Journal of Primary Health Care, 9(3), 185-190. doi: 10.1071/HC17047

Journal - Research Article

Johnson, R., Ansley, P., Doolan-Noble, F., Turley, E., & Stokes, T. (2017). Breastfeeding peer support in rural New Zealand: The views of peer supporters. Journal of Primary Health Care, 9(2), 173-177. doi: 10.1071/HC16027

Journal - Research Article

Stokes, T., Tumilty, E., Doolan-Noble, F., & Gauld, R. (2017). Multimorbidity, clinical decision making and health care delivery in New Zealand primary care: A qualitative study. BMC Family Practice, 18, 51. doi: 10.1186/s12875-017-0622-4

Journal - Research Article

Doolan Noble, F., Lyndon, M., Hill, A. G., Gray, J., & Gauld, R. (2016). Developing and implementing a framework for system level measures: Lessons from New Zealand. Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management, 11(2), 18-26.

Journal - Research Article

Kira, G., Doolan-Noble, F., Humphreys, G., Williams, G., O'Shaughnessy, H., & Devlin, G. (2016). A national survey of cardiac rehabilitation services in New Zealand: 2015. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1435), 50-58. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

McLachlan, A., Doolan Noble, F., Lee, M., McLean, K., & Kerr, A. (2016). The electronic tracking of referral and attendance at cardiac rehabilitation in Counties Manukau Health: A potential model for New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1446), 64-71. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

Doolan Noble, F., Gauld, R., & Waters, D. L. (2015). Are nurses more likely to report providing care plans for chronic disease patients than doctors? Findings from a New Zealand study. Chronic Illness, 11(3), 210-217. doi: 10.1177/1742395314567479

Journal - Research Article

Doolan-Noble, F., Gauld, R., Waters, D. L., & Leon de la Barra, S. (2015). New Zealand health professional and patient perceptions of chronic illness care. European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare, 3(1), 4-10. doi: 10.5750/ejpch.v3i1.852

Journal - Research Article

Carryer, J., Doolan-Noble, F., Gauld, R., & Budge, C. (2014). New Zealand patients’ perceptions of chronic care delivery. Journal of Integrated Care, 22(2), 71-80. doi: 10.1108/JICA-12-2013-0048

Journal - Research Article

Doolan-Noble, F., Smith, D., Gauld, R., Waters, D. L., Cooke, A., & Reriti, H. (2013). Evolution of a health navigator model of care within a primary care setting: A case study. Australian Health Review, 37(4), 523-528. doi: 10.1071/AH12038

Journal - Research Article

Doolan-Noble, F., Tracey, J., & Mann, S. (2012). Why are there gaps in our management of those with high cardiovascular risk? Journal of Primary Health Care, 4(1), 21-29.

Journal - Research Article

Doolan-Noble, F., Pullon, S., & Symes, A. (2021). Trusting me, trusting you: Creating conditions for successful pre-registration interprofessional education in rural New Zealand workplace settings. Australian Journal of Rural Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ajr.12704

Journal - Research Other

Xiao, H., Doolan-Noble, F., Liu, L., White, A., & Baxter, G. D. (2021). Ageing well in older men in Otago and Southland of New Zealand: A focus group study protocol. Physical Therapy Reviews. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/10833196.2021.1877387

Journal - Research Other

Askerud, A., Jaye, C., McKinlay, E., & Doolan-Noble, F. (2020). What is the answer to the challenge of multimorbidity in New Zealand? Journal of Primary Health Care, 12(2), 118-121. doi: 10.1071/HC20028

Journal - Research Other

Hall, K. H., Doolan-Noble, F., McKinlay, E., Currie, O., Gray, B., Gray, L., Richard, L., Stubbe, M., & Jaye, C. (2020). Ethics and equity in the time of coronavirus. Journal of Primary Health Care, 12(2), 102-106. doi: 10.1071/HCv12n2_ED2

Journal - Research Other

Doolan-Noble, F. (2019). Rural in relation to health, health services and health outcomes [Guest editorial]. Scope: Health & Wellbeing, 4, 6-7. [Editorial].

Journal - Research Other

Doolan-Noble, F., Ross, J., Johnson, R., Birks, M., Francis, K., & Mills, J. (2019). Rural nursing in Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia: Embracing strategic foresight to sustain tomorrow's workforce. Scope: Health & Wellbeing, 4, 58-62. doi: 10.34074/scop.3004018

Journal - Research Other

Hale, L., Stokes, T., Scarth, B., Mani, R., Sullivan, T., Doolan-Noble, F., Jayakaran, P., Gray, A. R., Mann, J., & Higgs, C. (2019). Protocol for a randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of the diabetes community exercise and education programme (DCEP) for long-term management of diabetes. BMJ Open, 9(2), e025578. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025578

Journal - Research Other

Stokes, T., Atmore, C., Penno, E., Richard, L., Wyeth, E., Richards, R., Doolan-Noble, F., Gray, A. R., Sullivan, T., & Gauld, R. (2019). Protocol for a mixed methods realist evaluation of regional District Health Board groupings in New Zealand. BMJ Open, 9, e030076. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-030076

Journal - Research Other

Benatar, J., Doolan-Noble, F., & McLachlan, A. (2016). Cardiac rehabilitation in New Zealand: Moving forward. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1435), 68-74. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Other

Doolan-Noble, F., Atmore, C., & Greatbanks, R. (2016). General practice: Balancing business and care. Journal of Primary Health Care, 8(3), 193-195. doi: 10.1071/HC15912

Journal - Research Other

Doolan-Noble, F., Lyndon, M., Hau, S., Hill, A., Gray, J., & Gauld, R. (2015). How well does your healthcare system perform? Tracking progress toward the triple aim using system level measures. New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1415). Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Other

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