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DSM staff profile

Dr Geoff Noller

PositionAssistant Research Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of General Practice and Rural Health (Dunedin)
QualificationsPhD
Research summaryMedical anthropology and mixed methods; special interest in psychotropic drug use
MembershipsChair, Dunedin Intravenous Organisation (DIVO) Reference Group

Research

Current research at the Department of General Practice and Rural Health includes exploring the psychosocial impact of the impact of Mycoplasma bovis on rural communities in southern New Zealand.

Independent contracting includes a research coordinator role with the national office of the New Zealand Needle Exchange Programme and researcher-initiated projects examining the therapeutic use of cannabis and other psychotropics.

Additional details

Geoff is an independent researcher and medical anthropologist, with a special interest in the use of psychotropic drugs as a cultural practice.

Current employment also includes:

  • 0.5 FTE with the New Zealand Needle Exchange Programme, Research Coordinator
  • Independent research consultant, see https://geoffnoller.com

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

Jaye, C., Richard, L., Amos, C., & Noller, G. (2020). Managing sick leave in the university: Bureaucracy and discretion. Humanistic Management Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s41463-020-00094-7

Jaye, C., Noller, G., Richard, L., & Amos, C. (2020). 'There is no sick leave at the university': How sick leave constructs the good employee. Anthropology & Medicine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/13648470.2020.1814988

Noller, G., & Bourke, J. (2020). Point-of-care rapid testing for hepatitis C antibodies at New Zealand needle exchanges. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1525), 84-95. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Saxton, P. J. W., McAllister, S. M., Noller, G. E., Newcombe, D. A. L., & Leafe, K. A. (2020). Injecting drug use among gay and bisexual men in New Zealand: Findings from national human immunodeficiency virus epidemiological and behavioural surveillance. Drug & Alcohol Review, 39, 365-374. doi: 10.1111/dar.13046

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

Saxton, P. J. W., McAllister, S. M., Noller, G. E., Newcombe, D. A. L., & Leafe, K. A. (2020). Injecting drug use among gay and bisexual men in New Zealand: Findings from national human immunodeficiency virus epidemiological and behavioural surveillance. Drug & Alcohol Review, 39, 365-374. doi: 10.1111/dar.13046

Noller, G., & Bourke, J. (2020). Point-of-care rapid testing for hepatitis C antibodies at New Zealand needle exchanges. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1525), 84-95. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Jaye, C., Noller, G., Richard, L., & Amos, C. (2020). 'There is no sick leave at the university': How sick leave constructs the good employee. Anthropology & Medicine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/13648470.2020.1814988

Jaye, C., Richard, L., Amos, C., & Noller, G. (2020). Managing sick leave in the university: Bureaucracy and discretion. Humanistic Management Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s41463-020-00094-7

Brown, T. K., Noller, G. E., & Denenberg, J. O. (2019). Ibogaine and subjective experience: Transformative states and psychopharmacotherapy in the treatment of opioid use disorder. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 51(2), 155-165. doi: 10.1080/02791072.2019.1598603

Noller, G. E., Frampton, C. M. A., & Yazar-Klosinski, B. (2018). Ibogaine treatment outcomes for opioid dependence from a twelve-month follow-up observational study. American Journal of Drug & Alcohol Abuse, 44(1), 37-46. doi: 10.1080/00952990.2017.1310218

Deering, D. E. A., Adamson, S. J., Sellman, J. D., Henderson, C., Sheridan, J., Pooley, S., … Noller, G., & Frampton, C. M. A. (2018). Potential risk for fatal drug overdose perceived by people using opioid drugs. Drug & Alcohol Review, 37(S1), S309-S313. doi: 10.1111/dar.12635

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Journal - Research Other

Rychert, M., Wilkins, C., & Noller, G. (2019). Medicinal Cannabis Scheme in New Zealand: Lessons from international experience and our own recent drug policy reform setbacks. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1503), 8-12. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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