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DSM staff profile

Dr Gagan Gurung

PositionResearch Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of General Practice and Rural Health (Dunedin)
QualificationsPhD
Research summaryHealth services and implementation research

Research

Dr Gagan Gurung gained his PhD in public health from the University of Otago in 2017. His research interests include health policy and systems, health services, and patient and public engagement.

Gagan has been currently working as a Research Fellow at the Department of General Practice and Rural Health, University of Otago. He is involved in a mixed-methods evaluation of the implementation of the Southern Primary and Community Care Strategy in New Zealand. He also works as a Research Seminar Convenor at the department.

Earlier he worked as a Professional Practice Fellow (Teaching Health Policy and Politics) and Postdoctoral Fellow at Department of Preventive and Social Medicine and Otago Business School.

Prior to coming to New Zealand, he held a variety of project management roles in health system strengthening projects in Nepal working closely with the Ministry of Health, both at the national and local level.

Publications

Ankomah, S. E., Fusheini, A., Ballard, C., Kumah, E., Gurung, G., & Derrett, S. (2021). Patient-public engagement interventions for health system improvement in Sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic scoping review protocol. International Journal of Health Planning & Management, 36(2), 273-281. doi: 10.1002/hpm.3087

Gurung, G., Atmore, C., Gauld, R., & Stokes, T. (2020). Integrated ambulatory care in the New Zealand health system: A scoping review. Journal of Integrated Care, 28(3), 253-280. doi: 10.1108/JICA-01-2020-0003

Richardson, A., Gurung, G., Samaranayaka, A., Gardner, D., de Graaf, B., Wyeth, E. H., Derrett, S., … McBride, D. (2020). Risk and protective factors for post-traumatic stress among New Zealand military personnel: A cross sectional study. PLoS ONE, 15(4), e0231460. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0231460

Gurung, G., Derrett, S., & Gauld, R. (2020). The role and functions of community health councils in New Zealand's health system: A document analysis. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1510), 70-82. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Gurung, G., Richardson, A., Wyeth, E., Edmonds, L., & Derrett, S. (2020). Child/youth, family and public engagement in paediatric services in high-income countries: A systematic scoping review. Health Expectations, 23, 261-273. doi: 10.1111/hex.13017

Gurung, G., Atmore, C., Gauld, R., & Stokes, T. (2020). Integrated ambulatory care in the New Zealand health system: A scoping review. Journal of Integrated Care, 28(3), 253-280. doi: 10.1108/JICA-01-2020-0003

Journal - Research Article

Gurung, G., Derrett, S., & Gauld, R. (2020). The role and functions of community health councils in New Zealand's health system: A document analysis. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1510), 70-82. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

Gurung, G., Derrett, S., Hill, P. C., & Gauld, R. (2020). The role of social audit as a social accountability mechanism for strengthening governance and service delivery in the primary health care setting of Nepal: A qualitative study. Critical Public Health, 30(5), 612-623. doi: 10.1080/09581596.2019.1667487

Journal - Research Article

Gurung, G., Richardson, A., Wyeth, E., Edmonds, L., & Derrett, S. (2020). Child/youth, family and public engagement in paediatric services in high-income countries: A systematic scoping review. Health Expectations, 23, 261-273. doi: 10.1111/hex.13017

Journal - Research Article

Richardson, A., Gurung, G., Samaranayaka, A., Gardner, D., de Graaf, B., Wyeth, E. H., Derrett, S., … McBride, D. (2020). Risk and protective factors for post-traumatic stress among New Zealand military personnel: A cross sectional study. PLoS ONE, 15(4), e0231460. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0231460

Journal - Research Article

Richardson, A., Gurung, G., Derrett, S., & Harcombe, H. (2019). Perspectives on preventing musculoskeletal injuries in nurses: A qualitative study. Nursing Open, 6, 915-929. doi: 10.1002/nop2.272

Journal - Research Article

Gurung, G., Derrett, S., Hill, P. C., & Gauld, R. D. (2018). Nepal's health facility operation and management committees: Exploring community participation and influence in the Dang district's primary care clinics. Primary Health Care Research & Development, 19(5), 492-502. doi: 10.1017/S1463423618000026

Journal - Research Article

Gurung, G., Gauld, R., Hill, P. C., & Derrett, S. (2018). Citizen's charter in a primary health-care setting of Nepal: An accountability tool or a "mere wall poster"? Health Expectations, 21(1), 149-158. doi: 10.1111/hex.12596

Journal - Research Article

Gurung, G., Derrett, S., Gauld, R., & Hill, P. C. (2017). Why service users do not complain or have 'voice': A mixed-methods study from Nepal's rural primary health care system. BMC Health Services Research, 17, 81. doi: 10.1186/s12913-017-2034-5

Journal - Research Article

Gurung, G., Derrett, S., Hill, P. C., & Gauld, R. (2016). Governance challenges in the Nepalese primary health care system: Time to focus on greater community engagement? International Journal of Health Planning & Management, 31(2), 167-174. doi: 10.1002/hpm.2290

Journal - Research Article

Ankomah, S. E., Fusheini, A., Ballard, C., Kumah, E., Gurung, G., & Derrett, S. (2021). Patient-public engagement interventions for health system improvement in Sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic scoping review protocol. International Journal of Health Planning & Management, 36(2), 273-281. doi: 10.1002/hpm.3087

Journal - Research Other

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