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Health Sciences profile

Dr Lianne Parkin

PositionSenior Lecturer in Epidemiology
DepartmentDepartment of Preventive and Social Medicine (DSM)
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., Barson, D., Zeng, J., Horsburgh, S., Sharples, K., & Dummer, J. (2017). Patterns of use of long-acting brochodilators in patients with COPD: A nationwide follow-up study of new users in New Zealand. Respirology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/resp.13235

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

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.

Journal - Research Article

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Parkin, L., Barson, D., Zeng, J., Horsburgh, S., Sharples, K., & Dummer, J. (2017). Patterns of use of long-acting brochodilators in patients with COPD: A nationwide follow-up study of new users in New Zealand. Respirology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/resp.13235

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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., & 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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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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Journal - Research Other

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

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.

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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