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Research support

Biostatistics collaboration and consulting

Health economics collaboration and consulting

Dr Trudy Sullivan is available for general health economics advice and support, collaboration on projects, seminars, and workshops. Trudy works in her consultancy position half-time, but you can contact her any time (details below) to make an appointment.

Contact details

Dr Trudy Sullivan
Health Economist
Tel +64 3 479 8087
Mob +64 274 454 363
Email trudy.sullivan@otago.ac.nz

William Leung
Health Economist
Email william.leung@otago.ac.nz

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Electronic data capture and management

Research Support Specialist Raymond Jones is available to provide support for a range of electronic data capture and management.

Key applications and equipment include

  • REDCap A secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases
  • TeleForm A data capture system designed to reduce data entry associated with paper-based forms. TeleForm reads hand print, machine print, optical marks, barcodes, and signatures. Data and images are automatically exported to a text file, spreadsheet, or database
  • The Observer XT (Noldus) A software package for the collection, analysis, and presentation of observational data
  • Electronic equipment available for loan to research studies
  • Software available for research studies

Contact details

Raymond Jones
Research Support Specialist
Email raymond.jones@otago.ac.nz

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Research Advisors

Research Advisors Dr Edwin Meijerink and Ali Cameron are able to provide information and advice about the research grants that may be available to you. As well as guidance about particular funds suited to your specific field of interest, they can provide advice about the documentation required for your applications. In some cases applications are submitted through a web portal and they can assist with this. they are also responsible for preparing the contracts and subcontracts that are sometimes required as a result of successful applications.

Contact details

Ali Cameron
Research Advisor
Tel +64 3 470 9030 (hospital ext 59030)
Fax +64 3 479 8465
Email ali.cameron@otago.ac.nz
Office hours Mon pm | Tues, Wed, and Fri am

Dr Edwin Meijerink
Research Advisor
Tel +64 3 479 4190 (Research and Enterprise Office)
Mob +64 21 279 5085
Fax +64 3 479 8465
Email edwin.meijerink@otago.ac.nz
Office hours 8:30am–5pm Monday–Friday

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Clinical Research Advisor—Locality Authorisation (Southern DHB and University of Otago)

Any research involving the use of Southern DHB resources, facilities, patients, or records must receive Locality Authorisation before commencing. The approval process involves consultation with clinical, academic, and management leaders to ensure that the research is relevant and ethically sound, is able to be adequately resourced from both a clinical and a financial perspective, and that any risks are properly assessed and managed.

Details of the Locality Authorisation process

HRS is able to help you negotiate this process and the documentation required.

HRS Manager, Tracey Steiner, is responsible for negotiating contracts with trial sponsors.

Research Administrator, Michelle Sullivan, provides commercial trial costing support.

Invercargill staff should contact Nicola Brandsen (Southern DHB) for assistance.

Contact details

Tracey Steiner
Manager
Tel +64 3 470 9031 (hospital ext 59031)
Fax +64 3 474 7881
Email tracey.steiner@otago.ac.nz
Office hours 8:30am – 5pm, Monday – Friday

Dr Mette Goodin
Research Advisor
Tel +64 3 470 9032 (hospital ext 59032)
Fax +64 3 474 7881
Email mette.goodin@otago.ac.nz
Office hours 8.30am – 5pm, Monday – Friday

Michelle Sullivan
Research Administrator
Tel +64 3 470 9033 (hospital ext 59033)
Fax +64 3 474 7881
Email michelle.sullivan@otago.ac.nz
Office hours Part-time, Monday – Thursday

Nicola Brandsen
Southern DHB (Southland)
Email nicola.brandsen@southerndhb.govt.nz

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