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Health Sciences profile

Dr Sue McAllister

PositionSenior Research Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Preventive and Social Medicine (Dunedin)
QualificationsRN(Comp) MPH PhD(Otago)
Research summaryInternational health; tuberculosis

Research

Sue trained as a nurse and worked for a number of years in community health projects in Nepal. After returning to New Zealand in 1997, she completed her Master of Public Health, worked in the Dunedin School of Medicine's AIDS Epidemiology Group, and on a number of different research projects in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine.

After completing a PhD at the end of 2012, Sue joined the Centre for International Health (CIH) and worked with the Tuberculosis (TB) Research Group based in Bandung, Indonesia, until June 2016. She is now based once again in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine in Dunedin, working part-time in the CIH on TB-related projects, and part-time in the AIDS Epidemiology Group.

Research interests include HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, international health, and socioeconomic and quality of life consequences of illness.

Publications

Permana, H., Koesoemadinata, R. C., Soetedjo, N. N. M., Dewi, N. F., Jayanti, N., Imaculata, S., … McAllister, S. M. (2022). Diabetes mellitus patients in Indonesia: Management in a tertiary hospital compared to primary health care. Universa Medicina, 41(2), 157-168. doi: 10.18051/UnivMed.2022.v41.157-168

Uruamo, S., McAllister, S., Scott, N., Hancox, R. J., Hayudini, R., Baxter, J., & Hill, P. C. (2022). Feasibility study of the prevalence of latent tuberculosis infection for Māori in the Waikato region, Aotearoa New Zealand. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.13274

McAllister, S., Iosua, E., Hollingshead, B., Bruning, J., Fisher, M., Olin, R., … de Gouw, A., & Priest, P. (2022). Quality of life in people living with HIV in Aotearoa New Zealand: An exploratory cross-sectional study. AIDS Care. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2022.2082359

Apriani, L., McAllister, S., Sharples, K., Nurul Aini, I., Nurhasanah, H., Ruslami, R., … Hill, P. C., & Alisjahbana, B. (2022). Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection and disease in healthcare workers in a tertiary referral hospital in Bandung, Indonesia. Journal of Infection Prevention. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/17571774211046887

Apriani, L., McAllister, S., Sharples, K., Nurhasanah, H., Nurul Aini, I., Susilawati, N., … Hill, P. C. (2022). Tuberculosis infection control measures and knowledge in primary health centres in Bandung, Indonesia. Journal of Infection Prevention, 23(2), 49-58. doi: 10.1177/17571774211046880

Apriani, L., McAllister, S., Sharples, K., Nurhasanah, H., Nurul Aini, I., Susilawati, N., … Hill, P. C. (2022). Tuberculosis infection control measures and knowledge in primary health centres in Bandung, Indonesia. Journal of Infection Prevention, 23(2), 49-58. doi: 10.1177/17571774211046880

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Apriani, L., McAllister, S., Sharples, K., Nurul Aini, I., Nurhasanah, H., Ruslami, R., … Hill, P. C., & Alisjahbana, B. (2022). Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection and disease in healthcare workers in a tertiary referral hospital in Bandung, Indonesia. Journal of Infection Prevention. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/17571774211046887

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McAllister, S., Iosua, E., Hollingshead, B., Bruning, J., Fisher, M., Olin, R., … de Gouw, A., & Priest, P. (2022). Quality of life in people living with HIV in Aotearoa New Zealand: An exploratory cross-sectional study. AIDS Care. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2022.2082359

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Permana, H., Koesoemadinata, R. C., Soetedjo, N. N. M., Dewi, N. F., Jayanti, N., Imaculata, S., … McAllister, S. M. (2022). Diabetes mellitus patients in Indonesia: Management in a tertiary hospital compared to primary health care. Universa Medicina, 41(2), 157-168. doi: 10.18051/UnivMed.2022.v41.157-168

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Uruamo, S., McAllister, S., Scott, N., Hancox, R. J., Hayudini, R., Baxter, J., & Hill, P. C. (2022). Feasibility study of the prevalence of latent tuberculosis infection for Māori in the Waikato region, Aotearoa New Zealand. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.13274

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Alisjahbana, B., McAllister, S. M., Ugarte-Gil, C., Panduru, N. M., Ronacher, K., Koesoemadinata, R. C., … Hill, P. C., on behalf of the TANDEM consortium, including Verrall, A. (2021). Screening diabetes mellitus patients for pulmonary tuberculosis: A multisite study in Indonesia, Peru, Romania and South Africa. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 115, 634-643. doi: 10.1093/trstmh/traa100

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Apriani, L., McAllister, S., Sharples, K., Nurul Aini, I., Nurhasanah, H., Ratnaningsih, D. F., … Hill, P. C. (2021). High risk of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection among medical and nursing students in Indonesia: A 1-year prospective study. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 116, 10-18. doi: 10.1093/trstmh/trab038

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Koesoemadinata, R. C., McAllister, S. M., Soetedjo, N. N. M., Santoso, P., Ruslami, R., Damayanti, H., … Hill, P. C. (2021). Educational counselling of patients with combined TB and diabetes mellitus: A randomised trial. Public Health Action, 11(4), 202-208. doi: 10.5588/pha.21.0064

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McAllister, S., Thorn, L., Boladuadua, S., Gil, M., Audas, R., Edmonds, T., … Hill, P. C., & Howie, S. R. C. (2021). Cost analysis and critical success factors of the use of oxygen concentrators versus cylinders in sub-divisional hospitals in Fiji. BMC Health Services Research, 21(1), 636. doi: 10.1186/s12913-021-06687-8

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McAllister, S., van Asten, H., Anglemyer, A., Crengle, S., Zeng, J., Raymond, N., … Dickson, N., & Priest, P. (2021). Cascade of care of people diagnosed with HIV in New Zealand between 2006 and 2017. HIV Medicine, 22, 122-130. doi: 10.1111/hiv.12983

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Lestari, B. W., McAllister, S., Hadisoemarto, P. F., Afifah, N., Jani, I. D., Murray, M., … Hill, P. C., & Alisjahbana, B. (2020). Patient pathways and delays to diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis in an urban setting in Indonesia. Lancet Regional Health: Western Pacific, 5, 100059. doi: 10.1016/j.lanwpc.2020.100059

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McAllister, S. M., Koesoemadinata, R. C., Santoso, P., Soetedjo, N. N. M., Kamil, A., Permana, H., … Hill, P. C., & Alisjahbana, B. (2020). High tuberculosis incidence among people living with diabetes in Indonesia. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 114, 79-85. doi: 10.1093/trstmh/trz100

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McAllister, S. M., Lestari, B. W., Sullivan, T., Hadisoemarto, P. F., Afifah, N., Apip, A. R., … Hill, P. C., & Alisjahbana, B. (2020). Out-of-pocket costs for patients diagnosed with tuberculosis in different healthcare settings in Bandung, Indonesia. American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 103(3), 1057-1064. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.19-0848

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Nadiah, Z., Koesoemadinata, R. C., McAllister, S. M., Putriyani, G., Chaidir, L., Ruslami, R., … Hill, P. C., … Alisjahbana, B. (2020). Early chest X-ray in persons with presumptive tuberculosis increases Xpert® MTB/RIF diagnostic yield and efficiency. Public Health Action, 10(1), 17-20. doi: 10.5588/pha.19.0052

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Saxton, P. J. W., McAllister, S. M., Noller, G. E., Newcombe, D. A. L., & Leafe, K. A. (2020). Injecting drug use among gay and bisexual men in New Zealand: Findings from national human immunodeficiency virus epidemiological and behavioural surveillance. Drug & Alcohol Review, 39, 365-374. doi: 10.1111/dar.13046

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Ugarte-Gil, C., Alisjahbana, B., Ronacher, K., Riza, A. L., Koesoemadinata, R. C., Malherbe, S. T., … McAllister, S., … on behalf of the TANDEM Consortium. (2020). Diabetes mellitus among pulmonary tuberculosis patients from 4 tuberculosis-endemic countries: The TANDEM study. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 70(5), 780-788. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciz284

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Ganefianty, A., Kariasa, I. M., McAllister, S., Fahmi, I., Sarjono, K., Faried, A., … Derrett, S. (2019). Quality of life of primary brain tumor patients before and 3 months after discharge from a hospital in Bandung, Indonesia. Makara Journal of Health Research, 23(1), 25-31. doi: 10.7454/msk.v23i1.10147

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Huangfu, P., Laurence, Y. V., Alishjahbana, B., Ugarte-Gil, C., Riza, A.-L., Walzl, G., … McAllister, S., … Hill, P. C., … on behalf of the TANDEM consortium. (2019). Point of care HbA1c level for diabetes mellitus management and its accuracy among tuberculosis patients: A study in four countries. International Journal of Tuberculosis & Lung Disease, 23(3), 283-292. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.18.0359

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Saxton, P. J. W., & McAllister, S. M. (2019). Enumerating the population eligible for funded HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in New Zealand. Sexual Health, 16(1), 63-69. doi: 10.1071/SH18058

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Grint, D., Alisjhabana, B., Ugarte-Gil, C., Riza, A.-L., Walzl, G., Pearson, F., … McAllister, S., … Hill, P. C., … on behalf of the TANDEM consortium, including Verrall, A. (2018). Accuracy of diabetes screening methods used for people with tuberculosis, Indonesia, Peru, Romania, South Africa. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 96(11), 738-749. doi: 10.2471/blt.17.206227

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McAllister, S., Ganefianty, A., Faried, A., Sutiono, A. B., Sarjono, K., Melia, R., … Derrett, S. (2018). The Bandung neurosurgery patient outcomes project, Indonesia (Part I): Methods, participant characteristics, and pre-discharge outcomes. International Journal of Health Planning & Management, 33(1), e57-e66. doi: 10.1002/hpm.2408

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Soetedjo, N. N. M., McAllister, S. M., Ugarte-Gil, C., Firanescu, A. G., Ronacher, K., Alisjahbana, B., … Hill, P. C., … on behalf of the TANDEM consortium, including Verrall, A. (2018). Disease characteristics and treatment of patients with diabetes mellitus attending government health services in Indonesia, Peru, Romania and South Africa. Tropical Medicine & International Health, 23(10), 1118-1128. doi: 10.1111/tmi.13137

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Sutiono, A. B., Faried, A., McAllister, S., Ganefianty, A., Sarjono, K., Arifin, M. Z., & Derrett, S. (2018). The Bandung neurosurgery patient outcomes project, Indonesia (Part II): Patient pathways and feasibility and acceptability of telephone follow-up. International Journal of Health Planning & Management, 33(1), e49-e56. doi: 10.1002/hpm.2406

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Koesoemadinata, R. C., McAllister, S. M., Soetedjo, N. N. M., Ratnaningsih, D. F., Ruslami, R., Kerry, S., Verrall, A. J., … Hill, P. C. (2017). Latent TB infection and pulmonary TB disease among patients with diabetes mellitus in Bandung, Indonesia. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 111(2), 81-89. doi: 10.1093/trstmh/trx015

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McAllister, S., Weim Lestari, B., Sujatmiko, B., Siregar, A., Sihaloho, E. D., Fathania, D., … Hill, P. C., & Alisjahbana, B. (2017). Feasibility of two active case finding approaches for detection of tuberculosis in Bandung City, Indonesia. Public Health Action, 7(3), 206-211. doi: 10.5588/pha.17.0026

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McAllister, S., Derrett, S., Davie, G., & McGee, R. (2014). Injury characteristics and EQ-5D as predictors of personal wellbeing after injury. International Journal of Wellbeing, 4(2), 19-31. doi: 10.5502/ijw.v4i2.2

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McAllister, S., Derrett, S., Audas, R., Herbison, P., & Paul, C. (2013). Do different types of financial support after illness or injury affect socio-economic outcomes? A natural experiment in New Zealand. Social Science & Medicine, 85, 93-102. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.02.041

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McAllister, S., Lovell, S., & Dickson, N. (2013). The impact of repeat testing in the New Zealand antenatal HIV screening programme: A qualitative study. Journal of Medical Screening, 20(1), 1-6. doi: 10.1177/0969141313478809

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Paul, C., Derrett, S., McAllister, S., Herbison, P., Beaver, C., & Sullivan, M. (2013). Socioeconomic outcomes following spinal cord injury and the role of no-fault compensation: Longitudinal study. Spinal Cord, 51, 919-925. doi: 10.1038/sc.2013.110

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Dickson, N. P., McAllister, S., Sharples, K., & Paul, C. (2012). Late presentation of HIV infection among adults in New Zealand: 2005-2010. HIV Medicine, 13(3), 182-189. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-1293.2011.00959.x

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McAllister, S., Derrett, S., Audas, R., & Paul, C. (2012). Well-being of carers of injured individuals from a prospective cohort study in New Zealand. Australasian Epidemiologist, 19(2), 22-26.

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Saxton, P. J. W., Dickson, N. P., McAllister, S. M., Hughes, A. J., & Sharples, K. (2012). HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men in New Zealand 1985-2009: 25 years of public health monitoring. International Journal of STD & AIDS, 23(4), 274-279. doi: 10.1258/ijsa.2011.011213

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O'Shea, B., Aspin, C., Ward, J., Archibald, C., Dickson, N., McDonald, A., … McAllister, S., … Andersson, N. (2011). HIV diagnoses in indigenous peoples: Comparison of Australia, Canada and New Zealand. International Health, 3(3), 193-198. doi: 10.1016/j.inhe.2011.03.010

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Saxton, P. J. W., Dickson, N. P., McAllister, S. M., Sharples, K., & Hughes, A. J. (2011). Increase in HIV diagnoses among men who have sex with men in New Zealand from a stable low period. Sexual Health, 8(3), 311-318. doi: 10.1071/SH10087

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McAllister, S. M., Dickson, N. P., Sharples, K., Reid, M. R., Morgan, J. M., MacDonald, E. J., Coughlan, E., … Paul, C. (2008). Unlinked anonymous HIV prevalence among New Zealand sexual health clinic attenders: 2005-2006. International Journal of STD & AIDS, 19(11), 752-757.

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Nisbet, S. M., Reeve, A. M., Ellis-Pegler, R. B., Woodhouse, A. F., Ingram, R. J., Roberts, S. A., McAllister, S. M., & Thomas, M. G. (2007). Good outcome in HIV-infected refugees after resettlement in New Zealand: Population study. Internal Medicine Journal, 37(5), 290-294.

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Das, D., Baker, M., Venugopal, K., & McAllister, S. (2006). Why the tuberculosis incidence rate is not falling in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 119(1243). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/119-1243/2248/content.pdf

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Reeder, A. I., McAllister, S., & Bulliard, J.-L. R. (2000). Child sun protection in New Zealand: Parental views and societal responsibilities. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 10(3), 217-223.

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Alisjahbana, B., Koesoemadinata, R. C., Hadisoemarto, P. F., Lestari, B. W., Hartati, S., Chaidir, L., … Hill, P. C., & McAllister, S. M. (2021). Are neighbourhoods of tuberculosis cases a high-risk population for active intervention? A protocol for tuberculosis active case finding. PLoS ONE, 16(8), e0256043. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0256043

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Hadisoemarto, P. F., Weim Lestari, B., Sharples, K., Afifah, N., Chaidir, L., Huang, C.-C., McAllister, S., … Hill, P. C. (2021). A public health intervention package for increasing tuberculosis notifications from private practitioners in Bandung, Indonesia (INSTEP2): A cluster-randomised controlled trial protocol. F1000Research, 10, 327. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.52089.1

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Saxton, P. J. W., McAllister, S. M., Thirkell, C. E., Ludlam, A. H., Bateman, J. P., Anglemyer, A. T., Priest, P. C., & Sonder, G. J. B. (2021). Population rates of HIV, gonorrhoea and syphilis diagnoses by sexual orientation in New Zealand [Short report]. Sexually Transmitted Infections. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2021-055186

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Apriani, L., McAllister, S., Sharples, K., Alisjahbana, B., Ruslami, R., Hill, P. C., & Menzies, D. (2019). Latent tuberculosis infection in health care workers in low and middle-income countries: An updated systematic review. European Respiratory Journal, 53, 1801789. doi: 10.1183/13993003.01789-2018

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Lestari, B. W., Arisanti, N., Siregar, A. Y. M., Sihaloho, E. D., Budiman, G., Hill, P. C., … McAllister, S. (2017). Feasibility study of strengthening the public-private partnership for tuberculosis case detection in Bandung City, Indonesia. BMC Research Notes, 10, 404. doi: 10.1186/s13104-017-2701-y

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van Crevel, R., Dockrell, H. M., for the TANDEM Consortium, including Hill, P. C., & McAllister, S. M. (2014). TANDEM: Understanding diabetes and tuberculosis [Comment]. Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, 2(4), 270-272. doi: 10.1016/ S2213-8587(14)70011-7

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