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Professor of Emergency Medicine
Department of Surgery (Christchurch)
Research summary
Emergency medicine


Mike is Professor of Emergency Medicine and a specialist in the Emergency Department of Christchurch Hospital. He has a PhD in Bioethics, with his thesis exploring decision making in resuscitation.

Research interests include earthquake injuries and health system response; emergency Department crowding and systems; diagnostic decision tools; and the ethics of Emergency Medicine


Bothara, R. K., Raina, A., Carne, B., Walls, T., McCombie, A., Ardagh, M. W., & Joyce, L. R. (2021). Paediatric presentations to Christchurch Hospital Emergency Department during COVID-19 lockdown. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 57, 877-882. doi: 10.1111/jpc.15347 Journal - Research Article

Joyce, L. R., Richardson, S. K., McCombie, A., Hamilton, G. J., & Ardagh, M. W. (2021). Mental health presentations to Christchurch Hospital Emergency Department during COVID-19 lockdown. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 33, 324-330. doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.13667 Journal - Research Article

Horspool, N., Elwood, K., Johnston, D., Deely, J., & Ardagh, M. (2020). Factors influencing casualty risk in the 14th November 2016 MW7.8 Kaikōura, New Zealand earthquake. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 51, 101917. doi: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2020.101917 Journal - Research Article

Basharati, S., Ardagh, M., Deely, J., Horspool, N., Johnston, D., Feldmann-Jensen, S., … Than, M. (2020). A research update on the demography and injury burden of victims of New Zealand earthquakes between 2010 and 2014. Australasian Journal of Disaster & Trauma Studies, 24(1), 65-73. Retrieved from Journal - Research Other

Yeow, T., Baird, A., Ferner, H., Ardagh, M., Deely, J., & Johnston, D. (2020). Cause and level of treatment of injuries from earthquake damage to commercial buildings in New Zealand. Earthquake Spectra, 36(3), 1254-1270. doi: 10.1177/8755293019900775 Journal - Research Article

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