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Health Sciences profile

Dr Gagan Gurung

PositionResearch Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of General Practice and Rural Health (Dunedin)
QualificationsPhD
Research summaryHealth services and implementation research

Research

Gagan gained his PhD in public health from the University of Otago in 2017. His research interests include health policy and systems, health services, and patient and public engagement.

He was a recipient of University of Otago Doctoral Scholarship. He was also the recipient of the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine Early Career Researcher Award for 2017.

He worked as a Professional Practice Fellow (Teaching Health Policy and Politics) and Postdoctoral Fellow at Department of Preventive and Social Medicine and Otago Business School from May 2017 till April 2019. Gagan has been currently working as a Research Fellow at Department of General Practice and Rural Health, University of Otago.

Publications

Gurung, G., Atmore, C., Gauld, R., & Stokes, T. (2020). Integrated ambulatory care in the New Zealand health system: A scoping review. Journal of Integrated Care. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1108/JICA-01-2020-0003

Richardson, A., Gurung, G., Samaranayaka, A., Gardner, D., de Graaf, B., Wyeth, E. H., Derrett, S., … McBride, D. (2020). Risk and protective factors for post-traumatic stress among New Zealand military personnel: A cross sectional study. PLoS ONE, 15(4), e0231460. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0231460

Gurung, G., Derrett, S., & Gauld, R. (2020). The role and functions of community health councils in New Zealand's health system: A document analysis. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1510), 70-82. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Gurung, G., Richardson, A., Wyeth, E., Edmonds, L., & Derrett, S. (2020). Child/youth, family and public engagement in paediatric services in high-income countries: A systematic scoping review. Health Expectations. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/hex.13017

Gurung, G., Derrett, S., Hill, P. C., & Gauld, R. (2019). The role of social audit as a social accountability mechanism for strengthening governance and service delivery in the primary health care setting of Nepal: A qualitative study. Critical Public Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/09581596.2019.1667487

Journal - Research Article

Gurung, G., Atmore, C., Gauld, R., & Stokes, T. (2020). Integrated ambulatory care in the New Zealand health system: A scoping review. Journal of Integrated Care. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1108/JICA-01-2020-0003

Gurung, G., Derrett, S., & Gauld, R. (2020). The role and functions of community health councils in New Zealand's health system: A document analysis. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1510), 70-82. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Richardson, A., Gurung, G., Samaranayaka, A., Gardner, D., de Graaf, B., Wyeth, E. H., Derrett, S., … McBride, D. (2020). Risk and protective factors for post-traumatic stress among New Zealand military personnel: A cross sectional study. PLoS ONE, 15(4), e0231460. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0231460

Gurung, G., Derrett, S., Hill, P. C., & Gauld, R. (2019). The role of social audit as a social accountability mechanism for strengthening governance and service delivery in the primary health care setting of Nepal: A qualitative study. Critical Public Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/09581596.2019.1667487

Richardson, A., Gurung, G., Derrett, S., & Harcombe, H. (2019). Perspectives on preventing musculoskeletal injuries in nurses: A qualitative study. Nursing Open, 6, 915-929. doi: 10.1002/nop2.272

Gurung, G., Derrett, S., Hill, P. C., & Gauld, R. D. (2018). Nepal's health facility operation and management committees: Exploring community participation and influence in the Dang district's primary care clinics. Primary Health Care Research & Development, 19(5), 492-502. doi: 10.1017/S1463423618000026

Gurung, G., Gauld, R., Hill, P. C., & Derrett, S. (2018). Citizen's charter in a primary health-care setting of Nepal: An accountability tool or a "mere wall poster"? Health Expectations, 21(1), 149-158. doi: 10.1111/hex.12596

Gurung, G., Derrett, S., Gauld, R., & Hill, P. C. (2017). Why service users do not complain or have 'voice': A mixed-methods study from Nepal's rural primary health care system. BMC Health Services Research, 17, 81. doi: 10.1186/s12913-017-2034-5

Gurung, G., Derrett, S., Hill, P. C., & Gauld, R. (2016). Governance challenges in the Nepalese primary health care system: Time to focus on greater community engagement? International Journal of Health Planning & Management, 31(2), 167-174. doi: 10.1002/hpm.2290

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Journal - Research Other

Gurung, G., Richardson, A., Wyeth, E., Edmonds, L., & Derrett, S. (2020). Child/youth, family and public engagement in paediatric services in high-income countries: A systematic scoping review. Health Expectations. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/hex.13017

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