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+64 27 411 0914
Senior Lecturer and Director Rural Postgraduate Programme
Department of General Practice and Rural Health (Dunedin)
Research summary
Exploring rural health inequities especially in cardiovascular health
  • Postgraduate diploma/certificate rural and provincial medicine
  • Rural hospital/GP registrars
  • 5th year rural-regional programme (University of Auckland)
  • Rural GP Network
  • NZ Cardiac Network
  • Midlands Cardiac Network
Rural hospital medicine, rural general practice

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Editor of Leaning on Fenceposts


Miller, R., Davie, G., Crengle, S., Whitehead, J., De Graaf, B., & Nixon, G. (2024). Avoiding double counting: the effect of bundling hospital events in administrative datasets for the interpretation of rural-urban differences in Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2024.111400 Journal - Research Article

Renelle, A., Miller, R., Ram, S., Blattner, K., Crengle, S., Lawrenson, R., & Nixon, G. (2024). Exploring seasonal and geographic variation in rural hospital use and bypass behaviour. New Zealand Medical Journal/Te ara tika o te hauora hapori, 137(1595), (pp. 112-113). Retrieved from Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Nixon, G., Davie, G., Whitehead, J., Miller, R., de Graaf, B., Liepins, T., Lawrenson, R., & Crengle, S. (2024). Rural-urban variation in the utilisation of publicly funded healthcare services: An age-stratified population-level observational study. New Zealand Medical Journal/Te ara tika o te hauora hapori, 137(1590), 33-47. Retrieved from Journal - Research Article

Liepins, T., Davie, G., Miller, R., Whitehead, J., De Graaf, B., Clay, L., Crengle, S., & Nixon, G. (2024). Rural-urban variation in COVID-19 vaccination uptake in Aotearoa New Zealand: Examining the national roll-out. Epidemiology & Infection, 152, e7. doi: 10.1017/s0950268823001978 Journal - Research Article

Whitehead, J., Atkinson, J., Davie, G., De Graaf, B., Eggleton, K., Crengle, S., Miller, R., Blattner, K., Crampton, P., & Nixon, G. (2023). Comparison of the sociodemographic composition of rural and urban Aotearoa New Zealand: Insights from applying the geographic classification for health to the 2018 census. New Zealand Population Review, 49, 27-69. Journal - Research Article

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