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Dr Jim Ross

Contact Details

Phone
+64 3 479 7445
Email
jim.ross@otago.ac.nz
Position
Senior Lecturer
Department
Department of General Practice and Rural Health (Dunedin)
Qualifications
BA BSc MBChB FRNZCG PGCertMSM PGDipHealSc
Research summary
Primary health care, medical education, conversation analysis, community-based mental health
Teaching
  • General Practice, Primary Care, Rural Health Years 4 - 6, MBChB.
  • Simulation (SECO clinic), Practical Evidence-Based Practice, Communication in Healthcare, Clinical Reasoning, Culture and Diversity in Medicine.
Memberships
  • Royal NZ College of GPs
  • New Zealand Medical Association
  • Medical Protection Society
  • Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine
  • Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (Australia and NZ Chapter)
Clinical

Part-time General Practitioner, hence I am a generalist, but also have particular interests in underserved populations, rural healthcare, multimorbidity and Lifestyle Medicine, Musculoskeletal Medicine, mental health and mental distress (focused ACT).

Research

I am interested in a variety of areas within primary healthcare, including rural healthcare, inter-professional work, Communities of Clinical Practice, and in particular communication between health professionals and with patients using Conversation Analysis (a fine-grained method of analysing recorded interactions).

In addition, I have interests in health professional education research, particularly simulation of consultations using our department's SECO (Safe and Effective Clinical Outcomes) format. We currently have a workstream analyzing student reflective essays regarding their SECO experience, their subsequent recall of SECO principles and a survey tool for assessing this. I am also leading a new longitudinal project examining our teachers' and students' response to Covid-19 teaching changes and subsequent larger curriculum changes.

I also have co-led with Dr Shyamala Nad-Raja some case studies in community-based mental health, initially in rural areas, to develop iteratively a model we call COMHEART (community oriented mental health evaluation action research and training).

Additional details

I have wide interests in the humanities (especially music, literature, theatre, film), both in their own right and as they apply to health care.

I am now a proud grandfather.

Publications

Gu, J., Ross, J., & Leitch, S. (2023). Patient representation in New Zealand general practice and rural health case-based teaching: A quality improvement exercise. Journal of Primary Health Care. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1071/HC23070

Young, J., Poole, U., Mohamed, F., Jian, S., Williamson, M., Ross, J., Jaye, C., Radue, P., & Egan, T. (2021). Exploring the value of social network 'care maps' in the provision of long-term conditions care. Chronic Illness, 17(2), 95-110. doi: 10.1177/1742395319836463

Dawson, A. M., Brown, D. A., Williams, S. M., Taylor, B. J., Ross, J., & Taylor, R. W. (2018). Parental reactions to weight screening in young children: A randomized controlled trial. Pediatric Obesity, 13(11), 639-646. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12195

Young, J., Egan, T., Williamson, M., Jaye, C., Kenrick, K., Ross, J., & Radue, P. (2016). An exercise to map patient-centred care networks. Clinical Teacher, 13(6), 448-450. doi: 10.1111/tct.12459

Dawson, A. M., Brown, D. A., Cox, A., Williams, S. M., Treacy, L., Haszard, J., Meredith-Jones, K., Hargreaves, E., Taylor, B. J., Ross, J., & Taylor, R. W. (2014). Using motivational interviewing for weight feedback to parents of young children. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 50(6), 461-470. doi: 10.1111/jpc.12518

Gu, J., Ross, J., & Leitch, S. (2023). Patient representation in New Zealand general practice and rural health case-based teaching: A quality improvement exercise. Journal of Primary Health Care. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1071/HC23070

Journal - Research Article

Young, J., Poole, U., Mohamed, F., Jian, S., Williamson, M., Ross, J., Jaye, C., Radue, P., & Egan, T. (2021). Exploring the value of social network 'care maps' in the provision of long-term conditions care. Chronic Illness, 17(2), 95-110. doi: 10.1177/1742395319836463

Journal - Research Article

Dawson, A. M., Brown, D. A., Williams, S. M., Taylor, B. J., Ross, J., & Taylor, R. W. (2018). Parental reactions to weight screening in young children: A randomized controlled trial. Pediatric Obesity, 13(11), 639-646. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12195

Journal - Research Article

Young, J., Egan, T., Williamson, M., Jaye, C., Kenrick, K., Ross, J., & Radue, P. (2016). An exercise to map patient-centred care networks. Clinical Teacher, 13(6), 448-450. doi: 10.1111/tct.12459

Journal - Research Article

Dawson, A. M., Brown, D. A., Cox, A., Williams, S. M., Treacy, L., Haszard, J., Meredith-Jones, K., Hargreaves, E., Taylor, B. J., Ross, J., & Taylor, R. W. (2014). Using motivational interviewing for weight feedback to parents of young children. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 50(6), 461-470. doi: 10.1111/jpc.12518

Journal - Research Article

Williamson, M., Walker, T., Egan, T., Storr, E., Ross, J., & Kenrick, K. (2013). The Safe and Effective Clinical Outcomes (SECO) Clinic: Learning responsibility for patient care through simulation. Teaching & Learning in Medicine, 25(2), 155-158. doi: 10.1080/10401334.2013.772016

Journal - Research Article

Williamson, M. I., Wilson, R., McKechnie, R., & Ross, J. (2012). Does the positive influence of an undergraduate rural placement persist into postgraduate years? Rural & Remote Health, 12(2), 2011. Retrieved from http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/subviewnew.asp?ArticleID=2011

Journal - Research Article

Taylor, R. W., Brown, D., Dawson, A. M., Haszard, J., Cox, A., Rose, E. A., Taylor, B. J., Meredith-Jones, K., Treacy, L., Ross, J., & Williams, S. M. (2010). Motivational interviewing for screening and feedback and encouraging lifestyle changes to reduce relative weight in 4-8 year old children: Design of the MInT study. BMC Public Health, 10, 271. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-10-271

Journal - Research Article

Plumridge, E., Goodyear-Smith, F., & Ross, J. (2009). Nurse and parent partnership during children's vaccinations: A conversation analysis. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 65(6), 1187-1194. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2009.04999.x

Journal - Research Article

Plumridge, E., Goodyear-Smith, F. A., & Ross, J. (2008). Parents and nurses during the immunization of children - where is the power? A conversation analysis. Family Practice, 25(1), 14-19. doi: 10.1093/fampra/cmn001

Journal - Research Article

Ross, J., & Kenrick, K. (2011). Continuity of care in New Zealand primary health services [Editorial]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1329). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/124-1329/4540/content.pdf

Journal - Research Other

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