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Contact Details

Phone
+64 21 261 9996
Email
sharon.leitch@otago.ac.nz
Position
Senior Lecturer
Department
Department of General Practice and Rural Health (Dunedin)
Qualifications
MB ChB DCH PGDipGP PhD FRNZCGP
Research summary
Safe medication use in primary care
Teaching
Co-ordinator of GENA821 Research Methods in Primary Health Care
Memberships
  • Departmental Research Convener
  • Postgraduate Education Committee
Clinical
General Practitioner at Dunedin Health Centre

Research

Sharon is exploring ways of improving patient safety in primary care. This work aims to inform patients about their risk of medication harm, promoting patient self-efficacy and facilitating shared decision-making between patients, their whānau and clinicians.

Sharon is also involved with the establishment of the Southern Primary Care Research Network. She is interested in optimising the use of routinely collected healthcare data in research.

Publications

Wheeler, T., Leitch, S., & Marra, C. (2023). What do healthcare providers value the most about collaboration with the School of Pharmacy Clinic at the University of Otago, New Zealand? Pharmacy Education, 23(6), (pp. 408-409). doi: 10.46542/pe.2023.236.350423 Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Leitch, S., Pigden, A., Gurung, G., Khan, A., & Stokes, T. (2023). A scoping review on the use of routinely collected primary care data in research (1990-2022). Proceedings of the New Zealand Primary Health Care, General Practice & Rural Health Research Symposium. (pp. 24). Retrieved from https://www.otago.ac.nz/wellington/departments/primaryhealthcaregeneralpractice Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Li, J.-R., & Leitch, S. (2023). Research prioritisation setting for the Primary Care Research Network. Proceedings of the New Zealand Primary Health Care, General Practice & Rural Health Research Symposium. (pp. 25). Retrieved from https://www.otago.ac.nz/wellington/departments/primaryhealthcaregeneralpractice Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Yogarajan, V., Dobbie, G., Leitch, S., & Reith, D. (2023). Developing a fair AI-based healthcare framework with feedback loop. In Z. Ibrahim, H. Wu & N. Wiratunga (Eds.), Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Knowledge Discovery from Healthcare Data (KDH@IJCAI) [CEUR Workshop Proceedings: Vol. 3479]. CEUR-WS. Retrieved from https://ceur-ws.org Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Reith, D., Leitch, S., Wallis, K., Cunningham, W., Williamson, M., Eggleton, K., & Lillis, S. (2023). Paediatric harms observed in a retrospective review of general practice records in Aotearoa New Zealand. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 29(4), (pp. lxii). doi: 10.1071/PYv29n4abs Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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