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DSM staff profile

Dr Trudy Sullivan

PositionSenior Lecturer
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 a senior lecturer in health economics in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, and a health economist at the Dunedin School of Medicine, 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

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

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.19-0848

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

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

Genç, M., Knowles, S., & Sullivan, T. (2020). In search of effective altruists. Applied Economics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/00036846.2020.1814947

Journal - Research Article

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

Genç, M., Knowles, S., & Sullivan, T. (2020). In search of effective altruists. Applied Economics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/00036846.2020.1814947

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

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

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.19-0848

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.artd.2020.04.009

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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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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

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

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

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

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.

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

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