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Health Sciences profile

Associate Professor Lianne Parkin

PositionAssociate Professor
DepartmentDepartment of Preventive and Social Medicine
QualificationsMB ChB DipObst DPH PhD FAFPHM
Research summaryEpidemiology and public health

Research

Lianne Parkin completed a Medical degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in Obstetrics at the University of Otago, before training and working for several years in General Practice in New Zealand and Australia. Subsequently, she undertook further training in Public Health Medicine and completed a PhD with a pharmacoepidemiological focus. Her current research interests include the use of routinely collected electronic health and pharmaceutical dispensing data to study the utilisation and safety of medicines and medical devices, and she is the Lead Investigator of the Pharmacoepidemiology Research Network Core Academic Group.

Publications

Parkin, L., Williams, S., Sharples, K., Barson, D., Horsburgh, S., Jackson, R., … Dummer, J. (2021). Dual versus single long-acting bronchodilator use could raise acute coronary syndrome risk by over 50%: A population-based nested case-control study. Journal of Internal Medicine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/joim.13348

Parkin, L., Quon, J., Sharples, K., Barson, D., & Dummer, J. (2020). Underuse of beta-blockers by patients with COPD and co-morbid acute coronary syndrome: A nationwide follow-up study in New Zealand. Respirology, 25, 173-182. doi: 10.1111/resp.13662

Parkin, L., Sweetland, S., Balkwill, A., Green, J., Reeves, G., Beral, V., for the Million Women Study Collaborators. (2012). Body mass index, surgery, and risk of venous thromboembolism in middle-aged women: A cohort study. Circulation, 125(15), 1897-1904. doi: 10.1161/circulationaha.111.063354

Parkin, L., Sharples, K., Hernandez, R. K., & Jick, S. S. (2011). Risk of venous thromboembolism in users of oral contraceptives containing drospirenone or levonorgestrel: Nested case-control study based on UK General Practice Research Database. BMJ, 342, d2139. doi: 10.1136/bmj.d2139

Parkin, L., Skegg, D. C. G., Wilson, M., Herbison, G. P., & Paul, C. (2000). Oral contraceptives and fatal pulmonary embolism. Lancet, 355, 2133-2134.

Parkin, L., Williams, S., Sharples, K., Barson, D., Horsburgh, S., Jackson, R., … Dummer, J. (2021). Dual versus single long-acting bronchodilator use could raise acute coronary syndrome risk by over 50%: A population-based nested case-control study. Journal of Internal Medicine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/joim.13348

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Parkin, L., Quon, J., Sharples, K., Barson, D., & Dummer, J. (2020). Underuse of beta-blockers by patients with COPD and co-morbid acute coronary syndrome: A nationwide follow-up study in New Zealand. Respirology, 25, 173-182. doi: 10.1111/resp.13662

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Parkin, L., Sweetland, S., Balkwill, A., Green, J., Reeves, G., Beral, V., for the Million Women Study Collaborators. (2012). Body mass index, surgery, and risk of venous thromboembolism in middle-aged women: A cohort study. Circulation, 125(15), 1897-1904. doi: 10.1161/circulationaha.111.063354

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Parkin, L., Sharples, K., Hernandez, R. K., & Jick, S. S. (2011). Risk of venous thromboembolism in users of oral contraceptives containing drospirenone or levonorgestrel: Nested case-control study based on UK General Practice Research Database. BMJ, 342, d2139. doi: 10.1136/bmj.d2139

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Parkin, L., Skegg, D. C. G., Wilson, M., Herbison, G. P., & Paul, C. (2000). Oral contraceptives and fatal pulmonary embolism. Lancet, 355, 2133-2134.

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Parkin, L., Balkwill, A., Green, J., Reeves, G. K., Beral, V., Floud, S., for the Million Women Study Collaborators. (2021). Depression, anxiety, psychotropic drugs, and acute myocardial infarction: Large prospective study of United Kingdom women. Psychological Medicine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1017/s0033291721003159

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Guo, J., Parkin, L., Zeng, J., Barson, D., & Horsburgh, S. (2021). Treatment pathways in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus: A nationwide cohort study of new users of metformin monotherapy in New Zealand. BMJ Open, 11, e051884. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-051884

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Parkin, L., Williams, S., Barson, D., Sharples, K., Horsburgh, S., Jackson, R., & Dummer, J. (2021). Is the use of two versus one long-acting bronchodilator by patients with COPD associated with a higher risk of acute coronary syndrome in real-world clinical practice? BMJ Open Respiratory Research, 8(1), e000840. doi: 10.1136/bmjresp-2020-000840

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Parkin, L., Maclennan, K., Te Morenga, L., Inder, M., & Moata'ane, L. (2021). What helps and hinders metformin adherence and persistence: A qualitative study exploring the views of people with type 2 diabetes. New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1536), 25-40. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Parkin, L., Singh, A., Seddon, E., Hall, Y., Bridgman, F., Saunders, K., Hutton, M., Naera, O., Rolleston, P., Siow, R., & Ewen, S. (2021). Audit of NZ COVID Tracer QR poster display and use in Dunedin. New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1532), 67-76. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Horsburgh, S., Sharples, K., Barson, D., Zeng, J., & Parkin, L. (2021). Patterns of metformin monotherapy discontinuation and reinitiation in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus in New Zealand. PLoS ONE, 16(4), e0250289. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0250289

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Donald, S., Sharples, K., Barson, D., Horsburgh, S., & Parkin, L. (2021). Antidepressant dispensing before, during, and after pregnancy in New Zealand, 2005-2014. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ajo.13352

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Righarts, A., Dickson, N. P., Ekeroma, A., Gray, A. R., Parkin, L., & Gillett, W. R. (2021). The burden of infertility in New Zealand: A baseline survey of prevalence and service use. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ajo.13323

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Sigglekow, F., Horsburgh, S., & Parkin, L. (2020). Statin adherence is lower in primary than secondary prevention: A national follow-up study of new users. PLoS ONE, 15(11), e0242424. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0242424

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Donald, S., Sharples, K., Barson, D., Horsburgh, S., & Parkin, L. (2020). Patterns of prescription medicine dispensing before and during pregnancy in New Zealand, 2005-2015. PLoS ONE, 15(6), e0234153. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0234153

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Donald, S., Sharples, K., Barson, D., Horsburgh, S., & Parkin, L. (2020). Prescription medicines with potential for foetal harm: Dispensing before and during pregnancy in New Zealand, 2005-2015. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 76, 887-896. doi: 10.1007/s00228-020-02868-2

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Dummer, J., Dobler, C. C., Holmes, M., Chambers, D., Yang, I. A., Parkin, L., … Holland, A. E. (2020). Diagnosis and treatment of lung disease associated with alpha one-antitrypsin deficiency: A position statement from the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand. Respirology, 25, 321-335. doi: 10.1111/resp.13774

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Horsburgh, S., Barson, D., Zeng, J., Sharples, K., & Parkin, L. (2019). Adherence to metformin monotherapy in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus in New Zealand. Diabetes Research & Clinical Practice, 158, 107902. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2019.107902

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Parkin, L., Barson, D., Zeng, J., Horsburgh, S., Sharples, K., & Dummer, J. (2018). Patterns of use of long-acting brochodilators in patients with COPD: A nationwide follow-up study of new users in New Zealand. Respirology, 23(6), 583-592. doi: 10.1111/resp.13235

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Parkin, L., Khuu, W., Stanbrook, M. B., Tadrous, M., Martins, D., & Gomes, T. (2018). Trends in the utilisation of COPD therapeutic regimens before and after the introduction of LAMA/LABA combination products: A population-based study. Respiratory Medicine, 143, 1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.rmed.2018.08.001

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Blank, M.-L., Parkin, L., Zeng, J., & Barson, D. (2018). Proton pump inhibitors and infant pneumonia/other lower respiratory tract infections: National nested case-control study. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, 67(3), 335-340. doi: 10.1097/mpg.0000000000001984

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Donald, S., Barson, D., Horsburgh, S., Sharples, K., & Parkin, L. (2018). Generation of a pregnancy cohort for medicine utilisation and medicine safety studies in New Zealand. Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety, 27, 1335-1343. doi: 10.1002/pds.4671

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Quon, J., Parkin, L., Sharples, K., & Barson, D. (2018). Co-prescribing of contraindicated and use-with-caution drugs in a national cohort of new users of simvastatin: How well are prescribing guidelines followed? New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1474), 35-44. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Parkin, L., Balkwill, A., Sweetland, S., Reeves, G. K., Green, J., Beral, V., the Million Women Study Collaborators. (2017). Antidepressants, depression, and venous thromboembolism risk: Large prospective study of UK women. Journal of the American Heart Association, 6(5), e005316. doi: 10.1161/jaha.116.005316

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Parkin, L., Sharples, K. J., Barson, D. J., & Blank, M.-L. (2017). Simvastatin dose and acute kidney injury without concurrent serious muscle injury: A nationwide nested case-control study. PLoS ONE, 12(7), e0182066. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0182066

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Blank, M.-L., & Parkin, L. (2017). National study of off-label proton pump inhibitor use among New Zealand infants in the first year of life (2005-2012). Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, 65(2), 179-184. doi: 10.1097/mpg.0000000000001596

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McKergow, E., Parkin, L., Barson, D. J., Sharples, K. J., & Wheeler, B. J. (2017). Demographic and regional disparities in insulin pump utilization in a setting of universal funding: A New Zealand nationwide study. Acta Diabetologica, 54(1), 63-71. doi: 10.1007/s00592-016-0912-7

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Righarts, A. A., Gray, A., Dickson, N. P., Parkin, L., & Gillett, W. R. (2017). Resolution of infertility and number of children: 1386 couples followed for a median of 13 years. Human Reproduction, 32(10), 2042-2048. doi: 10.1093/humrep/dex271

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Righarts, A., Dickson, N. P., Parkin, L., & Gillett, W. R. (2017). Ovulation monitoring and fertility knowledge: Their relationship to fertility experience in a cross-sectional study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 57(4), 412-419. doi: 10.1111/ajo.12606

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Maclennan, K., Brounéus, F., & Parkin, L. (2016). Public knowledge and desire for knowledge about drug safety issues: A survey of the general public in New Zealand. Pharmaceutical Medicine, 30(6), 339-348. doi: 10.1007/s40290-016-0164-4

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Ma, A., & Parkin, L. (2015). Randomised controlled trials cited in pharmaceutical advertisements targeting New Zealand health professionals: Do they support the advertising claims and what is the risk of bias? New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1421). Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Righarts, A., Dickson, N. P., Parkin, L., & Gillett, W. R. (2015). Infertility and outcomes for infertile women in Otago and Southland. New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1425). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Wells, J. E., Cross, N. B., Savage, R. L., Parkin, L., Horsburgh, S., & Richardson, A. K. (2015). Renal replacement therapy associated with lithium nephrotoxicity in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1425). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Blank, M.-L., Parkin, L., Paul, C., & Herbison, P. (2014). A nationwide nested case-control study indicates an increased risk of acute interstitial nephritis with proton pump inhibitor use. Kidney International, 86, 837-844. doi: 10.1038/ki.2014.74

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Parkin, L., Paul, C., & Herbison, G. P. (2014). Simvastatin dose and risk of rhabdomyolysis: Nested case–control study based on national health and drug dispensing data. International Journal of Cardiology, 174(1), 83-89. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2014.03.150

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Sweetland, S., Parkin, L., Balkwill, A., Green, J., Reeves, G., Beral, V., for the Million Women Study Collaborators. (2013). Smoking, surgery, and venous thromboembolism risk in women: United Kingdom cohort study. Circulation, 127, 1276-1282. doi: 10.1161/circulationaha.113.001428

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Brounéus, F., Macleod, G., Maclennan, K., Parkin, L., & Paul, C. (2012). Drug safety awareness in New Zealand: Public knowledge and preferred sources for information. Journal of Primary Health Care, 4(4), 288-293.

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Sopoaga, F., Parkin, L., & Gray, A. (2012). A Pacific population's access to and use of health services in Dunedin. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1364). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Parkin, L., & Paul, C. (2011). Public good, personal privacy: A citizens' deliberation about using medical information for pharmacoepidemiological research. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 65(2), 150-156. doi: 10.1136/jech.2009.097436

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Parkin, L., & Paul, C. (2011). Should the AEA accept pharmaceutical industry sponsorship for annual scientific meetings and other AEA related events: The argument against [Round Table]. Australasian Epidemiologist, 18(3), 4-5.

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Parkin, L., Wilcox Hagberg, K., & Jick, H. (2011). Comprehensive comparison of drug prescribing in the United States and United Kingdom. Pharmacotherapy, 31(7), 623-629. doi: 10.1592/phco.31.7.623

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Al-Mahrouqi, H., Parkin, L., & Sharples, K. (2011). Incidence of stomach cancer in Oman and the other Gulf Cooperation Council countries. Oman Medical Journal, 26(4), 258-262. doi: 10.5001/omj.2011.62

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Parkin, L., Williams, S. M., & Priest, P. (2009). Preventing winter falls: A randomised controlled trial of a novel intervention. New Zealand Medical Journal, 122(1298). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/122-1298/3683/content.pdf

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Parkin, L., Bell, M. L., Herbison, G. P., Paul, C., & Skegg, D. C. G. (2006). Air travel and fatal pulmonary embolism. Thrombosis & Haemostasis, 95, 807-814.

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O'Connell, R., Parkin, L., Manning, P., Bell, D., Herbison, P., & Holmes, J. (2005). A cluster of thyrotoxicosis associated with consumption of a soy milk product. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 29(6), 511-512. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-842X.2005.tb00240.x

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Towns, C., Watkins, N., Salter, A., Boyd, P., & Parkin, L. (2004). The Orewa speech: Another threat to Maori health? [Viewpoint]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 117(1205). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/117-1205/1145/content.pdf

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Parkin, L. R., Skegg, D. C. G., Herbison, G. P., & Paul, C. E. (2003). Psychotropic drugs and fatal pulmonary embolism. Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety, 12, 647-652.

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