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Health Sciences profile

Emma Macfarlane

PositionSenior Lecturer
DepartmentDepartment of Women's and Children's Health (Dunedin)
QualificationsMSc (Health Science) BN BSc (Neuroscience)
Research summaryObstetrics and Gynaecology


Primary care of pregnant women.


Macfarlane, E., Stitely, M., & Paterson, H. (2022). What skills do New Zealand clinicians have to provide first trimester abortion in primary care and are they willing? Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.srhc.2022.100810

Macfarlane, E., Stitely, M., & Paterson, H. (2021). What does abortion law reform mean for primary care practitioners in New Zealand? New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1534), 91-98. Retrieved from

Gallagher, S., Gladman, T., Macfarlane, E., Hallman, S., Hutton, J., & Paterson, H. (2021). Student use of common online resources in a multi-campus medical school. MedEdPublish, 10(1), 56. doi: 10.15694/mep.2021.000056.1

Macfarlane, E., & Paterson, H. (2020). A survey of the views and practices of abortion of the New Zealand Fellows and trainees of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 60, 296-301. doi: 10.1111/ajo.13039

Macfarlane, E. (2019). Abortion law reform: What it means for primary care [Guest editorial]. Journal of Primary Health Care, 11(3), 191-192. doi: 10.1071/HCv11n3_ED2