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DSM staff profile

Dr Fiona Doolan-Noble

PositionSenior Research Fellow, Rural Health
DepartmentDepartment of General Practice and Rural Health (Dunedin)
QualificationsRGN DipPH MPHC PhD
Research summaryRural health and wellbeing; rural healthcare delivery and interprofessional education
Teaching
  • Interprofessional education and learning
  • Supporting higher degree students
  • Generalism as an approach for addressing the challenge of the rural workforce
Memberships
  • Dunedin School of Medicine Curriculum Sub-Committee
  • Divisional IPE Governance Group
ClinicalMultimorbidity

Research

Fiona Doolan-Noble is a Senior Research Fellow within the Section of Rural Health and Director of the Rural Aotearoa Research Network.

Fiona's research covers the areas of rural health and wellbeing; rural healthcare delivery and interprofessional education using a range of qualitative and mixed methods methodologies.

In relation to rural health and wellbeing Fiona is interested in the impact of animal diseases on humans; what promotes health ageing in a rural environment; how those living with multiple chronic conditions manage their health in a rural setting and the health and wellbeing of rural men. In terms of health care delivery Fiona is particularly interested in how the rural health workforce can be broadened out to avert the rural workforce crisis. She has a particular interest in the role of lay health navigators. She is also interested in how rural health service delivery can be informed by a co-design process with rural communities. Her interest in interprofessional education and practice is embedded from her own clinical practices and an understanding that this way of working is essential for the health service of the future and to ensure high quality, safe patient care.

Current and previous funded research projects as Principal Investigator include: The psychosocial impact of Mycoplasma bovis in the Southern region of NZ (Lottery Health Grant); Developing a rural health research network to establish collaborative learning: phase 1 and 2 (Research Development Investment Award); Rural Nursing: Engaging with the Benefits and Challenges of the Rural Setting for Sustainable Workforce Development (Lottery Health Grant); Helping people help themselves to a healthy future: using lay navigators to deliver a secondary prevention heart health programme (Dean's Bequest). She has ongoing HRC funded research collaborations with the School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago.

Publications

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ajag.12615

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.orcp.2019.02.005

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

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

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

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ajag.12615

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.orcp.2019.02.005

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

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

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

Doolan-Noble, F., Barson, S., Lyndon, M., Cullinane, F., Gray, J., Stokes, T., & Gauld, R. (2018). Establishing gold standards for System-Level Measures: A modified Delphi consensus process. International Journal for Quality in Health Care. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzy122

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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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

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

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

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

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

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