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Health Sciences profile

Dr Lik Loh

PositionHonorary Clinical Senior Lecturer
DepartmentDepartment of General Practice and Rural Health (Dunedin)
Research summaryHealth services research, mixed methods research
TeachingI have recently been in shared supervisory roles to nurse practitioner interns and RNZCGP registrars

Clinical governance – I have been part of advisory and credentialing committees for the Southern DHB and the South Canterbury DHB


Clinical governance – I have joined advisory committees to the Southern DHB, and currently serve as Chief Medical Officer (Primary Care) for the South Canterbury DHB.

I am a general practitioner, with a special interest in musculoskeletal medicine. I have an auxiliary role as medical officer with the SCDHB persistent pain team.

  • Family medicine
  • Mental illness
  • Addiction
  • Medical ethics in relation to palliative care
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Clinical governance
  • Social medicine
  • Musculoskeletal medicine


I am interested in the primary care – secondary care interface, in particular with regards to vulnerable and marginalised populations.


Loh, L., Trevallyan, S., Main, S., Revell, L., Patton, V., & Ojo, A. (2015). The case for a systematic policy approach to free primary health care for vulnerable groups in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1424). Retrieved from

Loh, L., Jaye, C., Dovey, S., Lloyd, H., & Rowe, J. (2015). Dunedin's free clinic: An exploration of its model of care using case study methodology. Journal of Primary Health Care, 7(2), 145-152.

Loh, L., & Dovey, S. (2015). Who attends Dunedin's free clinic? A study of patients facing cost barriers to primary health care access. Journal of Primary Health Care, 7(1), 16-23.

Loh, L., Jaye, C., & Dovey, S. (2015). Why do patients attend Dunedin's free clinic? An audit of general practice activity using the ICPC-2 classification system. New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1410). Retrieved from

Dovey, S. M., Loh, L. W., & Cunningham, W. K. (2011). Leveraging information from New Zealand statistical data: A first step to wisdom in transforming unmet need for general practice services [Editorial]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1334). Retrieved from