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Dave Barson

PositionData Manager
DepartmentDepartment of Preventive and Social Medicine
QualificationsBA PGDip DipGrad
Research summaryLarge data sources and routinely collected administrative data sets


Dave originally graduated from the University of Otago with a BA and PGDip focusing on Old English and Medieval Literature. After several years working in the film industry, he returned to university to complete a DipGrad in Computer Science.

Dave now works as a Data Manager with the Injury Prevention Research Unit and is a member of the Pharmacoepidemiology Research Network Core Academic Group. He specialises in utilising large routinely collected administrative health data, linking disparate data sources, data collection and management.


Vu, T., Davie, G., Barson, D., Day, L., & Finch, C. F. (2013). Accuracy of evidence-based criteria for identifying an incident hip fracture in the absence of the date of injury: A retrospective database study. BMJ Open, 3, e003222. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003222

Cryer, C., Langley, J. D., Samaranayaka, A., Davie, G., Morgaine, K., Lilley, R., & Barson, D. (2014). An outcome evaluation of a New Zealand farm safety intervention: A historical cohort study. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 57(4), 458-467. doi: 10.1002/ajim.22290

Davie, G., Samaranayaka, A., Langley, J. D., & Barson, D. (2011). Estimating person-based injury incidence: Accuracy of an algorithm to identify readmissions from hospital discharge data. Injury Prevention, 17(5), 338-342. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2011-040090