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Senior Research Fellow
Research summary
Mortality in children and young people


Gabrielle is a public health physician with an interest in child and adolescent health. Much of her research has to date centred around mortality review and systems and structures that contribute to inequitable outcomes. Gabrielle is currently completing a PhD examining opportunities to increase the preventive function of coroners' recommendations. She is the mother of three gorgeous children and loves to spend time outdoors.


Battin, M. R., Hii, J., Burgess, W., van den Boom, J., & McDonald, G. (2024). Mortality associated with neonatal encephalopathy in Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 60(Suppl. 1), (pp. 7-8). doi: 10.1111/jpc.16526 Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Young, A., Hobbs, M., Willing, E., McDonald, G., Dawson, P., Marek, L., Fangupo, L., & McIntyre, P. (2024). Protecting hapu māmā and newborn babies through immunisation during pregnancy in Aotearoa New Zealand. The Briefing, (9 April). Retrieved from Journal - Research Other

McDonald, G., Hayman, R., & Hii, J. (2024). Burden and distribution of mortality due to sepsis and severe infection in children and adolescents in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jpc.16538 Journal - Research Article

Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee, including Edmonds, L., Berry, M., Cormack, D., and also Te Rōpū Kohi Pitopito Mōhiotanga mō te Take Mate | New Zealand Mortality Review Data Group, including Dawson, P., Burgess, W., Roy, M., Paterson, H., Crengle, S., McDonald, G., Hii, J., Szymanska, K., Wolfe, N., Lawrence Lodge, R., Rayner, C., & Chalmers, S. (2022). Fifteenth annual report of the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee | Te pūrongo ā-tau tekau mā rima o te Komiti Arotake Mate Pēpi, Mate Whaea hoki: Reporting mortality and morbidity 2020 | Te tuku pūrongo mō te mate me te whakamate 2020. Commissioned by Health Quality & Safety Commission. Wellington, New Zealand: Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee. 209p. Retrieved from Commissioned Report for External Body

Fortune, S., Hetrick, S., Sharma, V., McDonald, G., Scott, K. M., Mulder, R. T., & Hobbs, L. (2022). Multisite sentinel surveillance of self-harm in New Zealand: Protocol for an observational study. BMJ Open, 12, e054604. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-054604 Journal - Research Other

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