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Professor Rhiannon Braund

Contact Details

Phone
+64 3 479 5164
Email
rhiannon.braund@otago.ac.nz
Position
Professor
Qualifications
BSc BPharm PhD(Otago) FPS FNZCP RegPharmNZ
Research summary
Safe and effective use of medicines; Clinical pharmacy practice
Teaching
I received the Prime Minister’s Supreme Award for Excellence in Tertiary Teaching in 2012. Currently my teaching focus is on postgraduate research.
Clinical
In 2018 I was made a Fellow of the New Zealand Pharmaceutical Society for my work in advancement of the profession. I am currently an elected member of the National Executive of the Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand.

Research

Safe Use of Medicines: My role at the NZ Pharmacovigilance Centre is to identify the adverse effects of medicines (and related substances) to provide evidence regarding the safe use of medicines and to identify how to best optimise the safe and effective use of medicines for patients.

As an academic pharmacist and practitioner, the role that pharmacists play in the delivery of medicine rationalisation, optimisation, and safety are at the centre of my research. My research in advanced clinical pharmacy practice has had significant local and international influence in the service delivery and enhanced patient outcomes arena.

This work extends to transition of care points and collaborative team approaches to medicine use and patient safety.

Publications

Amiesimaka, O. I., Aluzaite, K., Braund, R., & Schultz, M. (2024). Using electronic health records in analysing medication adherence in southern New Zealand patients with inflammatory bowel disease. New Zealand Medical Journal/Te ara tika o te hauora hapori, 137(1588), 25-36. Retrieved from https://nzmj.org.nz/

Bradley, F., Hammond, M., & Braund, R. (2024). Career outlook and satisfaction in the presence of workload intensification: A survey of early career pharmacists. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ijpp/riad084

Amiesimaka, O. I., Aluzaite, K., Braund, R., & Schultz, M. (2023). “It's just like putting your socks on”: Patients' perspectives on inflammatory bowel disease medication adherence. Exploratory Research in Clinical & Social Pharmacy, 12, 100385. doi: 10.1016/j.rcsop.2023.100385

Bradley, F., Hammond, M., & Braund, R. (2023). Stress, burnout, and the need for support: A survey of early career pharmacists. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, riad079. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ijpp/riad079

Shanika, L. G. T., Reynolds, A., Pattison, S., & Braund, R. (2023). Proton pump inhibitor use: Systematic review of global trends and practices. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s00228-023-03534-z

Peake, B. M., Braund, R., Tong, A. Y. C., & Tremblay, L. A. (2016). The life-cycle of pharmaceuticals in the environment. Cambridge, UK: Woodhead Publishing, 261p.

Authored Book - Research

Gauld, N. J., & Braund, R. (2019). Contraception and the pharmacist's role. In Z. U.-D. Babar (Ed.), Encyclopedia of pharmacy practice and clinical pharmacy (Vol. 3: Part A). (1st ed.) (pp. 473-486). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-812735-3.00526-4

Chapter in Book - Research

Gauld, N. J., & Braund, R. (2019). Management of erectile dysfunction and the pharmacist's role. In Z. U.-D. Babar (Ed.), Encyclopedia of pharmacy practice and clinical pharmacy (Vol. 3: Part A). (1st ed.) (pp. 497-509). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-812735-3.00531-8

Chapter in Book - Research

Braund, R., & Medlicott, N. J. (2013). Biomaterials as platforms for topical administration of therapeutic agents in cutaneous wound healing. In S. Dumitriu & V. Popa (Eds.), Polymeric biomaterials: Structure and function. (pp. 837-850). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Braund, R., & Peake, B. (2012). Human pharmaceuticals of potential concern to the New Zealand environment. In J. R. Barker & R. Walters (Eds.), New Zealand and Australia in focus: Economics, the environment and issues in health care. (pp. 1-33). New York, NY: Nova Science.

Chapter in Book - Research

Amiesimaka, O. I., Aluzaite, K., Braund, R., & Schultz, M. (2024). Using electronic health records in analysing medication adherence in southern New Zealand patients with inflammatory bowel disease. New Zealand Medical Journal/Te ara tika o te hauora hapori, 137(1588), 25-36. Retrieved from https://nzmj.org.nz/

Journal - Research Article

Bradley, F., Hammond, M., & Braund, R. (2024). Career outlook and satisfaction in the presence of workload intensification: A survey of early career pharmacists. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ijpp/riad084

Journal - Research Article

Amiesimaka, O. I., Aluzaite, K., Braund, R., & Schultz, M. (2023). “It's just like putting your socks on”: Patients' perspectives on inflammatory bowel disease medication adherence. Exploratory Research in Clinical & Social Pharmacy, 12, 100385. doi: 10.1016/j.rcsop.2023.100385

Journal - Research Article

Bradley, F., Hammond, M., & Braund, R. (2023). Stress, burnout, and the need for support: A survey of early career pharmacists. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, riad079. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ijpp/riad079

Journal - Research Article

Thomas, C., Braund, R., Bowden, N., Hobbs, M., Kokaua, J., & Paterson, H. (2023). Disparities in utilisation of combined oral contraceptives in Aotearoa New Zealand: A cross-sectional whole-of-population study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 63(3), 441-447. doi: 10.1111/ajo.13672

Journal - Research Article

Gregan, A., Heydon, S., & Braund, R. (2022). Understanding the factors influencing prescriber uptake of pharmacist recommendations in secondary care. Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy, 18(8), 3438-3443. doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2021.10.003

Journal - Research Article

McLay, L. K., Bowden, N. J., Eggleston, M. J. F., Thabrew, H., Braund, R., & Schluter, P. J. (2022). Melatonin dispensing and polypharmacy rates for New Zealand children with autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorders: A nationwide pharmacoepidemiological study. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 101948. doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2022.101948

Journal - Research Article

Aluzaite, K., Braund, R., Seeley, L., Amiesimaka, O. I., & Schultz, M. (2021). Adherence to inflammatory bowel disease medications in southern New Zealand. Crohn's & Colitis 360, 3(otab056). doi: 10.1093/crocol/otab056

Journal - Research Article

Campbell, C., Braund, R., & Morris, C. (2021). A mixed methods study on medicines information needs and challenges in New Zealand general practice. BMC Family Practice, 22, 150. doi: 10.1186/s12875-021-01451-7

Journal - Research Article

Gauld, N., Johnstone, E., McMichael, I., & Braund, R. (2021). Pharmacists’ views and desires regarding pharmacist administration of vaccines in New Zealand. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 29, 126-133. doi: 10.1093/ijpp/riaa012

Journal - Research Article

Robson, H., Braund, R., Glass, M., Ashton, J., & Tatley, M. (2021). Synthetic cannabis: Adverse events reported to the New Zealand Pharmacovigilance Centre. Clinical Toxicology, 59(6), 472-479. doi: 10.1080/15563650.2020.1828592

Journal - Research Article

Yang, N. Y., Pomerleau, A. C., Shieffelbien, L. M., Kunac, D. L., & Braund, R. (2021). Therapeutic errors captured by the New Zealand National Poisons Centre: A retrospective audit. Journal of Primary Health Care, 13(1), 63-69. doi: 10.1071/hc20066

Journal - Research Article

Bowden, N., Thabrew, H., Kokaua, J., & Braund, R. (2020). National prescribing rates and polypharmacy for children and young people in New Zealand with and without autism spectrum disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 78, 101642. doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2020.101642

Journal - Research Article

Boyina, S. Y., Stokes, T., Renall, A., & Braund, R. (2020). Clinical pharmacist facilitators in primary care: A descriptive study of their roles and services provided in general practices of southern New Zealand. Journal of Primary Health Care, 12(1), 88-95. doi: 10.1071/HC19073

Journal - Research Article

Braund, R., Lawrence, C. K., Baum, L., Kessler, B., Vassart, M., & Coulter, C. (2019). Quality of electronic records documenting adverse drug reactions within a hospital setting: Identification of discrepancies and information completeness. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1488), 28-37. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

Kharjul, M. D., Cameron, C., & Braund, R. (2019). Using the pharmaceutical collection database to identify patient adherence to oral hypoglycaemic medicines. Journal of Primary Health Care, 11(3), 265-274. doi: 10.1071/HC19017

Journal - Research Article

Napier, P., Norris, P., Green, J., & Braund, R. (2019). Experiences of pharmacy staff during the introduction of the checking technician role in New Zealand. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 27, 149-156. doi: 10.1111/ijpp.12483

Journal - Research Article

Wheeler, B. J., Braund, R., Galland, B., Mikuscheva, A., Wiltshire, E., Jefferies, C., & de Lange, M. (2019). District health board of residence, ethnicity and socioeconomic status all impact publicly funded insulin pump uptake in New Zealand patients with type 1 diabetes. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1491), 78-89. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

Braund, R., Ratnayake, K., Tong, K., Song, J., Chai, S., & Gauld, N. (2018). Pharmacist supply of sildenafil: Pharmacist's experiences and perceptions on training and tools for supply. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 40(3), 650-658. doi: 10.1007/s11096-018-0622-z

Journal - Research Article

Kharjul, M., Braund, R., & Green, J. (2018). The influence of pharmacist-led adherence support on glycaemic control in people with type 2 diabetes. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 40(2), 354-359. doi: 10.1007/s11096-018-0606-z

Journal - Research Article

Napier, P., Norris, P., & Braund, R. (2018). Introducing a checking technician allows pharmacists to spend more time on patient focused activities. Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy, 14(4), 382-386. doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.05.002

Journal - Research Article

Campbell, C., Braund, R., & Morris, C. (2017). Beyond the four walls: An exploratory survey of location, employment and roles of pharmacists in primary health care. Journal of Primary Health Care, 9(4), 297-310. doi: 10.1071/HC17022

Journal - Research Article

Assawasuwannakit, P., Braund, R., & Duffull, S. B. (2016). A framework for quantifying the influence of adherence and dose individualization. Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 99(4), 452-459. doi: 10.1002/cpt.268

Journal - Research Article

Braund, R., Henderson, E., McNab, E., Sarten, R., Wallace, E., & Gauld, N. (2016). Pharmacist-only trimethoprim: Pharmacist satisfaction on their training and the impact on their practice. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 38(6), 1357-1361. doi: 10.1007/s11096-016-0388-0

Journal - Research Article

Campbell, C., Morris, C., & Braund, R. (2016). Medicines information in New Zealand: Current services and future potential. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1447), 21-28. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

Napier, P., Norris, P., Green, J., & Braund, R. (2016). Can they do it? Comparing the views of pharmacists and technicians to the introduction of an advanced technician role. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 24, 97-103. doi: 10.1111/ijpp.12225

Journal - Research Article

Shen, W., Wong, B., Chin, J. Y. P., Lee, M., Coulter, C., & Braund, R. (2016). Comparison of documentation of patient reported adverse drug reactions on both paper-based medication charts and electronic medication charts at a New Zealand hospital. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1444), 90-96. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

Assawasuwannakit, P., Braund, R., & Duffull, S. B. (2015). A model-based meta-analysis of the influence of factors that impact adherence to medications. Journal of Clinical Pharmacy & Therapeutics, 40(1), 24-31. doi: 10.1111/jcpt.12219

Journal - Research Article

Assawasuwannakit, P., Braund, R., & Duffull, S. B. (2015). Quantification of the forgiveness of drugs to imperfect adherence. CPT: Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology, 4(3), 204-211. doi: 10.1002/psp4.4

Journal - Research Article

Napier, P., Norris, P., & Braund, R. (2015). Could it be done safely? Pharmacists views on safety and clinical outcomes from the introduction of an advanced role for technicians. Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy, 11(6), 814-823. doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2014.12.005

Journal - Research Article

Santoke, H., Tong, A. Y. C., Mezyk, S. P., Johnston, K. M., Braund, R., Cooper, W. J., & Peake, B. M. (2015). UV photodegradation of enoxacin in water: Kinetics and depradation Pathways. Journal of Environmental Engineering, 141(10), 04015027. doi: 10.1061/(asce)ee.1943-7870.0000954

Journal - Research Article

Braund, R., Coulter, C. V., Bodington, A. J., Giles, L. M., Greig, A.-M., Heaslip, L. J., & Marshall, B. J. (2014). Drug related problems identified by community pharmacists on hospital discharge prescriptions in New Zealand. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 36(3), 498-502. doi: 10.1007/s11096-014-9935-8

Journal - Research Article

Hatah, E., Braund, R., Tordoff, J., & Duffull, S. B. (2014). A systematic review and meta-analysis of pharmacist-led fee-for-services medication review. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 77(1), 102-115. doi: 10.1111/bcp.12140

Journal - Research Article

Hatah, E., Tordoff, J., Duffull, S. B., & Braund, R. (2014). Pharmacists' performance of clinical interventions during adherence support medication reviews. Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy, 10(1), 185-194. doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2013.04.008

Journal - Research Article

Hatah, E., Tordoff, J., Duffull, S. B., Cameron, C., & Braund, R. (2014). Retrospective examination of selected outcomes of Medicines Use Review (MUR) services in New Zealand. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 36(3), 503-512. doi: 10.1007/s11096-014-9913-1

Journal - Research Article

Fan, A. Y., Liu, A. H. C., Pan, B., Yang, C., Coulter, C. V., Shieffelbien, L., Temple, W., & Braund, R. (2013). Investigating childhood and adolescence poisoning exposures in New Zealand reported to the National Poisons Centre during 2000-2009. Asia Pacific Journal of Medical Toxicology, 2(2), 52-57.

Journal - Research Article

Hatah, E., Braund, R., Duffull, S. B., & Tordoff, J. (2013). General practitioners' views of pharmacists' current and potential contributions to medication review and prescribing in New Zealand. Journal of Primary Health Care, 5(3), 223-233.

Journal - Research Article

Maxwell, K., Harrison, J., Scahill, S., & Braund, R. (2013). Identifying drug-related problems during transition between secondary and primary care in New Zealand. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 21(5), 333-336. doi: 10.1111/ijpp.12013

Journal - Research Article

Braund, R., Chesney, K. M., Keast, E. P., Ng, L. J., Qi, S., Samaranayaka, S., & Wang, E. (2012). Are all pharmacy staff interested in potential future roles? International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 20(6), 417-421. doi: 10.1111/j.2042-7174.2012.00216.x

Journal - Research Article

Hatah, E., Braund, R., Duffull, S., & Tordoff, J. (2012). General practitioners' perceptions of pharmacists' new services in New Zealand. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 34(2), 364-373. doi: 10.1007/s11096-012-9617-3

Journal - Research Article

Tong, A. Y. C., Braund, R., Warren, D. S., & Peake, B. M. (2012). TiO2-assisted photodegradation of pharmaceuticals: A review. Central European Journal of Chemistry, 10(4), 989-1027. doi: 10.2478/s11532-012-0049-7

Journal - Research Article

Braund, R., & Abbott, J. H. (2011). Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) and paracetamol for acute musculoskeletal injuries: Physiotherapists' understanding of which is safer, more effective, and when to initiate treatment. Physiotherapy Theory & Practice, 27(7), 482-491. doi: 10.3109/09593985.2010.527430

Journal - Research Article

Braund, R., & Abbott, J. H. (2011). Recommending NSAIDs and paracetamol: A survey of New Zealand physiotherapists' knowledge and behaviours. Physiotherapy Research International, 16(1), 43-49. doi: 10.1002/pri.472

Journal - Research Article

Chang, S. Y., Horsburgh, S., Norris, P., & Braund, R. (2011). Recruitment and retention of primary care patients into a research study investigating medication adherence. Journal of Primary Health Care, 3(3), 204-209.

Journal - Research Article

Tong, A. Y. C., Braund, R., Tan, E. W., Tremblay, L. A., Stringer, T., Trought, K., & Peake, B. M. (2011). UV-induced photodegradation of oseltamivir (Tamiflu) in water. Environmental Chemistry, 8(2), 182-189. doi: 10.1071/EN10095

Journal - Research Article

Tong, A. Y. C., Peake, B. M., & Braund, R. (2011). Disposal practices for unused medications in New Zealand community pharmacies. Journal of Primary Health Care, 3(3), 197-203.

Journal - Research Article

Braund, R., Furlan, H. M., George, K., Havell, M. M. A., Murphy, J. L., & West, M. K. (2010). Interventions performed by New Zealand community pharmacists while dispensing prescription medications. Pharmacy World & Science, 32, 22-25. doi: 10.1007/s11096-009-9343-7

Journal - Research Article

Bushby, S. K., Anderson, R. J., & Braund, R. (2010). New Zealand parent's perceptions of the use and safety of over the counter liquid analgesics. Pharmacy Practice, 8(4), 238-242.

Journal - Research Article

Tong, A. Y. C., Peake, B. M., & Braund, R. (2010). Disposal practices for unused medications around the world. Environment International, 37, 292-298. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2010.10.002

Journal - Research Article

Braund, R., Gn, G., & Matthews, R. (2009). Investigating unused medications in New Zealand. Pharmacy World & Science, 31(6), 664-669. doi: 10.1007/s11096-009-9325-9

Journal - Research Article

Braund, R., Hook, S. M., Greenhill, N., & Medlicott, N. J. (2009). Distribution of fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) within model excisional wounds following topical application. Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, 61(2), 193-200. doi: 10.1211/jpp/61.02.0008

Journal - Research Article

Braund, R., Peake, B. M., & Shieffelbien, L. (2009). Disposal practices for unused medications in New Zealand. Environment International, 35(6), 952-955.

Journal - Research Article

James, T. H., Helms, M. L., & Braund, R. (2009). Analysis of medications returned to community pharmacies. Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 43(10), 1631-1635. doi: 10.1345/aph.1M209

Journal - Research Article

Lee, E., Braund, R., & Tordoff, J. (2009). Examining the first year of Medicines Use Review services provided by pharmacists in New Zealand: 2008. New Zealand Medical Journal, 122(1293). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/122-1293/3560/content.pdf

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Peake, B. M., & Braund, R. (2009). Environmental aspects of the disposal of pharmaceuticals in New Zealand. Chemistry in New Zealand, 73(2), 58-63.

Journal - Research Article

Braund, R., Chuah, F., Gilbert, R., Gn, G., Soh, A., Tan, L. Y., Tiong, H. S., & Yuen, Y.-C. (2008). Identification of the reasons for medication returns. New Zealand Family Physician, 35(4), 248-252.

Journal - Research Article

Braund, R., Hook, S., & Medlicott, N. J. (2007). The role of topical growth factors in chronic wounds. Current Drug Delivery, 4(3), 195-204. doi: 10.2174/156720107781023857

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Braund, R., Tucker, I. G., & Medlicott, N. J. (2007). Hypromellose films for the delivery of growth factors for wound healing. Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, 59(3), 367-372.

Journal - Research Article

Braund, R., Yuen, Y. C., & Jung, J. (2007). Identification and quantification of medication returned to Otago pharmacies. New Zealand Family Physician, 34, 258-262.

Journal - Research Article

Braund, R., Bannerman, S. L., Lim, C., Moon, J., Nicholls, J., Straight, P., & Thompson, M. (2006). Recommendations of community pharmacists for the treatment of sprains and strains. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 14, 271-276.

Journal - Research Article

Amiesimaka, O. I., Braund, R., Aluzaite, K., & Schultz, M. (2023). Constraints on medication-based inflammatory bowel disease therapy in Aotearoa New Zealand: Why medication adherence is important. New Zealand Medical Journal/Te ara tika o te hauora hapori, 136(1574), 82-89. Retrieved from https://journal.nzma.org.nz/

Journal - Research Other

Braund, R. (2023). [Review of the book The rationale for robust pharmacovigilance in monitoring the safety of traditional medicines and natural health products]. Drug Safety. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s40264-023-01282-8

Journal - Research Other

Shanika, L. G. T., Reynolds, A., Pattison, S., & Braund, R. (2023). Proton pump inhibitor use: Systematic review of global trends and practices. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s00228-023-03534-z

Journal - Research Other

Ailabouni, N. J., Hilmer, S. N., Kalisch, L., Braund, R., & Reeve, E. (2021). COVID-19 pandemic: Considerations for safe medication use in older adults with multimorbidity and polypharmacy. Journals of Gerontology Series A, 76(6), 1068-1073. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glaa104

Journal - Research Other

Thomas, C., Braund, R., & Paterson, H. (2020). Management of short supply oral contraceptives. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1519), 128-129. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Other

Nicholls, J., MacKenzie, C., & Braund, R. (2017). Preventing drug-related adverse events following hospital discharge: The role of the pharmacist. Integrated Pharmacy Research & Practice, 6, 61-69. doi: 10.2147/iprp.S104639

Journal - Research Other

Devi, S., Dos Santos, R. B., Kazal, I., Leon, L., Ram, S., Wu, M., & Braund, R. (2008). Complementary medicine: What is the evidence? New Zealand Pharmacy, 28(1). doi: 10.1016/j.ejps.2008.01.013

Journal - Research Other

Braund, R., & Abbott, J. H. (2007). Analgesic recommendations when treating musculoskeletal sprains and strains. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 35(2), 54-60.

Journal - Research Other

Braund, R. (2006). Should NSAIDs be routinely used in the treatment of sprains and strains? Pharmaceutical Journal, 276, 655-656.

Journal - Research Other

Braund, R. (2001). Proceedings of the 157th and 158th scientific meetings of the Otago Medical School Research Society. New Zealand Medical Journal, 114, 454-457.

Journal - Research Other

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