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Associate Professor Trudy Sullivan

PositionAssociate Professor
DepartmentDepartment of Preventive and Social Medicine
QualificationsBCom(Hons) PhD(Otago)
Research summaryHealth economics and multi-criteria decision analysis
Teaching
  • PUBH 735 Economics of Health Policy Decision Making
  • PUBH 736 Economic Evaluation

Research

Trudy is an Associate Professor in health economics in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, and a health economist at the Otago Medical School, offering health economics collaboration and advice.

Trudy's main research interests are in the areas of health economics and multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA). She has used a MCDA to develop a framework that can be used by decision-makers to prioritise publicly-funded health care, and is currently using MCDA to develop frameworks for other publicly-funded services.

Publications

Wyeth, E. H., Davie, G., Maclennan, B., Lambert, M., Harcombe, H., Sullivan, T., & Derrett, S. (2022). Does support received for subsequent injuries differ between Māori and non-Māori? Findings from a cohort study of injured New Zealanders. New Zealand Medical Journal, 135(1565), 12-22. Retrieved from https://journal.nzma.org.nz/

Wild, C. E. K., Wells, H., Coetzee, N., Grant, C. C., Sullivan, T. A., Derraik, J. G. B., & Anderson, Y. C. (2022). Learning from healthcare workers' experiences with personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic in Aotearoa/New Zealand: A thematic analysis and framework for future practice. BMJ Open, 12(10), e061413. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-061413

Xin, X., Javid, F., Anderson, W. A., Derraik, J. G. B., Sullivan, T., Anderson, Y. C., & Baroutian, S. (2022). Hydrothermal deconstruction of single-use personal protective equipment: Process design and economic performance. Process Safety & Environmental Protection. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.psep.2022.08.060

Stokes, T., Wilkinson, A., Jayakaran, P., Higgs, C., Keen, D., Mani, R., Sullivan, T., Gray, A. R., Doolan-Noble, F., Mann, J., & Hale, L. (2022). Implementation of the Diabetes Community Exercise and Education Programme (DCEP) for the management of type 2 diabetes: Qualitative process evaluation. BMJ Open, 12(5), e059853. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-059853

Hale, L., Higgs, C., Gray, A. R., Mann, J., Mani, R., Sullivan, T., Terry, J., Keen, D., & Stokes, T. (2022). The diabetes community exercise programme plus usual care versus usual care in patients with type 2 diabetes: A randomised, two-arm, parallel open-label trial. eClinicalMedicine, 46, 101361. doi: 10.1016/j. eclinm.2022.101361

Hale, L., Higgs, C., Gray, A. R., Mann, J., Mani, R., Sullivan, T., Terry, J., Keen, D., & Stokes, T. (2022). The diabetes community exercise programme plus usual care versus usual care in patients with type 2 diabetes: A randomised, two-arm, parallel open-label trial. eClinicalMedicine, 46, 101361. doi: 10.1016/j. eclinm.2022.101361

Journal - Research Article

Nicholls, E., Sullivan, T., Zeng, J., & Pomerleau, A. C. (2022). Staying at home: The potential cost savings related to triage advice provided by the New Zealand National Poisons Centre. Clinical Toxicology, 60(1), 115-121. doi: 10.1080/15563650.2021.1937641

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Stokes, T., Wilkinson, A., Jayakaran, P., Higgs, C., Keen, D., Mani, R., Sullivan, T., Gray, A. R., Doolan-Noble, F., Mann, J., & Hale, L. (2022). Implementation of the Diabetes Community Exercise and Education Programme (DCEP) for the management of type 2 diabetes: Qualitative process evaluation. BMJ Open, 12(5), e059853. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-059853

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Wild, C. E. K., Wells, H., Coetzee, N., Grant, C. C., Sullivan, T. A., Derraik, J. G. B., & Anderson, Y. C. (2022). Learning from healthcare workers' experiences with personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic in Aotearoa/New Zealand: A thematic analysis and framework for future practice. BMJ Open, 12(10), e061413. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-061413

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Wild, C. E. K., Wells, H., Coetzee, N., Grant, C. C., Sullivan, T. A., Derraik, J. G. B., & Anderson, Y. C. (2022). Mixed-methods survey of healthcare workers' experiences of personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic in Aotearoa/New Zealand. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 19, 2474. doi: 10.3390/ijerph19042474

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Wyeth, E. H., Davie, G., Maclennan, B., Lambert, M., Harcombe, H., Sullivan, T., & Derrett, S. (2022). Does support received for subsequent injuries differ between Māori and non-Māori? Findings from a cohort study of injured New Zealanders. New Zealand Medical Journal, 135(1565), 12-22. Retrieved from https://journal.nzma.org.nz/

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Xin, X., Javid, F., Anderson, W. A., Derraik, J. G. B., Sullivan, T., Anderson, Y. C., & Baroutian, S. (2022). Hydrothermal deconstruction of single-use personal protective equipment: Process design and economic performance. Process Safety & Environmental Protection. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.psep.2022.08.060

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Babashahi, S., Hansen, P., & Sullivan, T. (2021). Creating a priority list of non-communicable diseases to support health research funding decision-making. Health Policy, 125, 221-228. doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2020.12.003

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Genç, M., Knowles, S., & Sullivan, T. (2021). In search of effective altruists. Applied Economics, 53(7), 805-819. doi: 10.1080/00036846.2020.1814947

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Karalus, M. A., Sullivan, T. A., Wild, C. E., Cave, T. L., O'Sullivan, N. A., Hofman, P. L., … Anderson, Y. C. (2021). The cost of investigating weight-related comorbidities in children and adolescents in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 57, 1942-1948. doi: 10.1111/jpc.15618

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Knowles, S., Servátka, M., Sullivan, T., & Genç, M. (2021). Procrastination and the non‐monotonic effect of deadlines on task completion. Economic Inquiry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ecin.13042

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Penno, E., Sullivan, T., Barson, D., & Gauld, R. (2021). Private choices, public costs: Evaluating cost-shifting between private and public health sectors in New Zealand. Health Policy, 125, 406-414. doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2020.12.008

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Roy, M., Hansen, P., Sullivan, T., Ombler, F., Klore, M., Stapleton, A., & Carr, C. (2021). Rapid development of a tool for prioritizing patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 for intensive care. Critical Care Explorations, 3(3), e0368. doi: 10.1097/cce.0000000000000368

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Saunders, R., Seaman, K., Emery, L., Bulsara, M., Ashford, C., McDowell, J., … Sullivan, T., & Whitehead, L. (2021). Comparing an eHealth program (My Hip Journey) with standard care for total hip arthroplasty: Randomized controlled trial. JMIR Rehabilitation & Assistive Technologies, 8(1), e22944. doi: 10.2196/22944

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Sullivan, T., Turner, R. M., Derrett, S., & Hansen, P. (2021). New Zealand population norms for the EQ-5D-5L constructed from the personal value sets of participants in a national survey. Value in Health, 24(9), 1308-1318. doi: 10.1016/j.jval.2021.04.1280

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Wilson, R. A., Gwynne-Jones, D. P., Sullivan, T., & Abbott, J. H. (2021). Total hip and knee arthroplasty are highly cost-effective procedures: The importance of duration of follow-up. Journal of Arthroplasty, 36, 1864-1872. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2021.01.038

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Gwynne-Jones, D. P., Sullivan, T., Wilson, R., & Abbott, J. H. (2020). The relationship between preoperative Oxford Hip and Knee Score and change in health-related quality of life after total hip and total knee arthroplasty: Can it help inform rationing decisions? Arthroplasty Today, 6, 585-589. doi: 10.1016/j.artd.2020.04.009

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Marsh, L., Cameron, C., Quigg, R., Wood, S., Blank, M.-L., Venter, N., Thomas, L., Robertson, L., Hoek, J., & Sullivan, T. (2020). Is the tobacco 'footfall' argument justified for tobacco purchases in New Zealand convenience stores? Tobacco Control. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2020-056032

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McAllister, S. M., Lestari, B. W., Sullivan, T., Hadisoemarto, P. F., Afifah, N., Apip, A. R., … Hill, P. C., & Alisjahbana, B. (2020). Out-of-pocket costs for patients diagnosed with tuberculosis in different healthcare settings in Bandung, Indonesia. American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 103(3), 1057-1064. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.19-0848

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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

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Sullivan, T., Hansen, P., Ombler, F., Derrett, S., & Devlin, N. (2020). A new tool for creating personal and social EQ-5D-5L value sets, including valuing 'dead'. Social Science & Medicine, 246, 112707. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112707

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Sullivan, T., Smith, J., Ombler, F., & Brayley-Morris, H. (2020). Prioritising the investigation of organised crime. Policing & Society, 30(3), 327-348. doi: 10.1080/10439463.2018.1533961

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Au, J., Coleman, A., & Sullivan, T. (2019). When I'm 64: What do New Zealanders want in a retirement income policy? Agenda, 26(1), 23-47.

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Connor, D., Coppell, K., Gray, A., & Sullivan, T. (2019). A cost-effectiveness analysis of the Prediabetes Intervention Package (PIP) in primary care: A New Zealand pilot programme. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1504), 24-34. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Coppell, K. J., Drabble, S. J., Cochrane, J. A., Stamm, R. A., & Sullivan, T. A. (2019). The cost of diabetes-related hospital care to the Southern District Health Board in 2016/17. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1504), 35-45. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Sullivan, T., Edgar, F., & McAndrew, I. (2019). The hidden costs of employee drinking: A quantitative analysis. Drug & Alcohol Review, 38, 543-553. doi: 10.1111/dar.12935

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Anderson, Y. C., Leung, W., Grant, C. C., Cave, T. L., Derraik, J. G. B., Cutfield, W. S., … Sullivan, T. A. (2018). Economic evaluation of a multi-disciplinary community-based intervention programme for New Zealand children and adolescents with obesity. Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, 12(3), 293-298. doi: 10.1016/j.orcp.2018.04.001

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Edgar, F., McAndrew, I., & Sullivan, T. (2017). Alcohol: The impact on work and workers. Journal of Health, Safety & Environment, 33(3), 241.

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Knowles, S., & Sullivan, T. (2017). Does charity begin at home or overseas? Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 46(5), 944-962. doi: 10.1177/0899764017703710

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McAndrew, I., Edgar, F., & Sullivan, T. (2017). Discipline, dismissal, and the demon drink: An explosive social cocktail. New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, 42(2), 79-93.

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Sullivan, T., & Hansen, P. (2017). Determining criteria and weights for prioritizing health technologies based on the preferences of the general population: A New Zealand pilot study. Value in Health, 20(4), 679-686. doi: 10.1016/j.jval.2016.12.008

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Marsh, L., Cameron, C., Quigg, R., Hoek, J., Doscher, C., McGee, R., & Sullivan, T. (2016). The impact of an increase in excise tax on the retail price of tobacco in New Zealand. Tobacco Control, 25, 458-463. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2015-052259

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Sullivan, T., McDonald, M., & Thomson, S. T. (2016). Offender case management: Reducing the rate of reoffending by Māori. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 49(3), 405-421. doi: 10.1177/0004865815575398

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Garces-Ozanne, A., & Sullivan, T. (2014). Expectations and reality: What you want is not always what you get. Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 54(2), 78-100.

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McCarty, G. K., Derrett, S., Sullivan, T., Crengle, S., & Wyeth, E. (2021). Use of health-related quality-of-life measures for Indigenous child and youth populations: A scoping review protocol. BMJ Open, 11(6), e043973. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-043973

Journal - Research Other

Parackal, S., Coppell, K., Lam Yang, C., Sullivan, T., & Subramaniam, R. (2021). Hidden figures and misnomers: A case for disaggregated Asian health statistics in Aotearoa New Zealand to improve health outcomes. New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1546), 109-116. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Other

Adebowale, T. O., Taylor, B. J., Gray, A. R., Galland, B. C., Heath, A.-L. M., Fortune, S., Meredith-Jones, K. A., Sullivan, T., McIntosh, D., Brosnan, B. J., & Taylor, R. W. (2020). Long-term follow-up of a randomized controlled trial to reduce excessive weight gain in infancy: Protocol for the Prevention of Overweight in Infancy (POI) follow-up study at 11 years. JMIR Research Protocols, 9(11), e24968. doi: 10.2196/24968

Journal - Research Other

Coppell, K., Freer, T., Abel, S., Whitehead, L., Tipene-Leach, D., Gray, A. R., Merriman, T., Sullivan, T., Krebs, J., & Perreault, L. (2019). What predicts regression from pre-diabetes to normal glucose regulation following a primary care nurse-delivered dietary intervention? A study protocol for a prospective cohort study. BMJ Open, 9, e033358. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-033358

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

Robertson, L., Cameron, C., Hoek, J. A., Sullivan, T., Marsh, L., Peterson, E., & Gendall, P. (2019). Prevalence and characteristics of tobacco purchases in convenience stores: Results of a postpurchase intercept survey in Dunedin, New Zealand [Brief report]. Tobacco Control, 28, 696-700. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2018-054643

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

Coppell, K., Sullivan, T., & Pupi, D. (2018). The impact of living with type 2 diabetes: A descriptive qualitative case study with four Pacific participants [Short report]. Pacific Health Dialog, 21(2), 96-102. doi: 10.26635/phd.2018.915

Journal - Research Other

Saunders, R., Seaman, K., Ashford, C., Sullivan, T., McDowall, J., Whitehead, L., … Gullick, K. (2018). An eHealth program for patients undergoing a total hip arthroplasty: Protocol for a randomized controlled trial. JMIR Research Protocols, 7(6), e137. doi: 10.2196/resprot.9654

Journal - Research Other

Derrett, S., Harcombe, H., Wyeth, E., Davie, G., Samaranayaka, A., Hansen, P., … Sullivan, T., Wilson, S., & Barson, D. (2017). Subsequent Injury Study (SInS): Improving outcomes for injured New Zealanders. Injury Prevention, 23(6), 429. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2016-042193

Journal - Research Other

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