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Dr Kimberly Cousins

Contact Details

Email
kim.cousins@otago.ac.nz
Position
Teaching Fellow - Preventive and Social Medicine; Research Fellow - Va'a o Tautai
Department
Department of Preventive and Social Medicine
Qualifications
BA MPH DPH PhD
Research summary
Alcohol-related harm

Research

Kim is teaching undergraduate and postgraduate papers in health policy, health systems and health promotion.

Kim’s areas of research have ranged from alcohol-related harm and young people, evaluation of community interventions, access to medicines and health services, and more recently on how poverty alleviation improves mental health.

Kim has an undergraduate degree in anthropology and a postgraduate degree in public health.

Publications

Norris, P., Cousins, K., Horsburgh, S., Keown, S., Churchward, M., Samaranayaka, A., Smith, A., & Marra, C. (2023). Impact of removing prescription co-payments on the use of costly health services: A pragmatic randomised controlled trial. BMC Health Services Research, 23, 31. doi: 10.1186/s12913-022-09011-0

Cousins, K., Norris, P., Horsburgh, S., Smith, A., Keown, S., Samaranayaka, A., Marra, C., & Churchward, M. (2021). Impact of removing prescription charges on health outcomes: Protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 11, e049261. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-049261

Norris, P., Cousins, K., Churchward, M., Keown, S., Hudson, M., Isno, L., Pereira, L., Klavs, J., Tang, L. L., Roberti, H., & Smith, A. (2021). Recruiting people facing social disadvantage: The experience of the Free Meds study. International Journal for Equity in Health, 20(1), 149. doi: 10.1186/s12939-021-01483-6

Mallard, S. R., Clifford, K. A., Park, R., Trainee Intern Research Group, Cousins, K., Patton, A., Woodfield, J. C., & Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2021). Role for colorectal teams to support non-colorectal teams to improve clinical outcomes and adherence to ERAS guidelines for segmental colectomy: A cohort study. BMC Surgery, 21(1), 132. doi: 10.1186/s12893-021-01149-8

Cousins, K., Gauld, R., & Greatbanks, R. (2019). Understanding the diversity of alliance governance in OECD healthcare settings: A structured narrative review. Journal of Integrated Care, 28(2), 183-195. doi: 10.1108/JICA-07-2019-0033

Norris, P., Cousins, K., Horsburgh, S., Keown, S., Churchward, M., Samaranayaka, A., Smith, A., & Marra, C. (2023). Impact of removing prescription co-payments on the use of costly health services: A pragmatic randomised controlled trial. BMC Health Services Research, 23, 31. doi: 10.1186/s12913-022-09011-0

Journal - Research Article

Mallard, S. R., Clifford, K. A., Park, R., Trainee Intern Research Group, Cousins, K., Patton, A., Woodfield, J. C., & Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2021). Role for colorectal teams to support non-colorectal teams to improve clinical outcomes and adherence to ERAS guidelines for segmental colectomy: A cohort study. BMC Surgery, 21(1), 132. doi: 10.1186/s12893-021-01149-8

Journal - Research Article

Norris, P., Cousins, K., Churchward, M., Keown, S., Hudson, M., Isno, L., Pereira, L., Klavs, J., Tang, L. L., Roberti, H., & Smith, A. (2021). Recruiting people facing social disadvantage: The experience of the Free Meds study. International Journal for Equity in Health, 20(1), 149. doi: 10.1186/s12939-021-01483-6

Journal - Research Article

Kypri, K., Maclennan, B., Cousins, K., & Connor, J. (2018). Hazardous drinking among students over a decade of university policy change: Controlled before-and-after evaluation. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 15(10), 2137. doi: 10.3390/ijerph15102137

Journal - Research Article

Marsh, L., Cousins, K., Gray, A., Kypri, K., Connor, J. L., & Hoek, J. (2016). The association of smoking with drinking pattern may provide opportunities to reduce smoking among students. Kōtuitui, 11(1), 72-81. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2015.1128953

Journal - Research Article

Connor, J., Cousins, K., Samaranayaka, A., & Kypri, K. (2014). Situational and contextual factors that increase the risk of harm when students drink: Case-control and case-crossover investigation. Drug & Alcohol Review, 33(4), 401-411. doi: 10.1111/dar.12172

Journal - Research Article

Cousins, K., Connor, J. L., & Kypri, K. (2014). Effects of the Campus Watch intervention on alcohol consumption and related harm in a university population. Drug & Alcohol Dependence, 143, 120-126. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2014.07.015

Journal - Research Article

Connor, J., Psutka, R., Cousins, K., Gray, A., & Kypri, K. (2013). Risky drinking, risky sex: A national study of New Zealand university students. Alcoholism, 37(11), 1971-1978. doi: 10.1111/acer.12175

Journal - Research Article

Derrett, S., Cousins, K., & Gauld, R. (2013). A messy reality: An analysis of New Zealand's elective surgery scoring system via media sources, 2000-2006. International Journal of Health Planning & Management, 28(1), 48-62. doi: 10.1002/hpm.2127

Journal - Research Article

Psutka, R., Connor, J., Cousins, K., & Kypri, K. (2012). Sexual health, risks, and experiences of New Zealand university students: Findings from a national cross-sectional study. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1361). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

Connor, J. L., Kypri, K., Bell, M. L., & Cousins, K. (2011). Alcohol involvement in aggression between intimate partners in New Zealand: A national cross-sectional study. BMJ Open, 1, e000065. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2011-000065

Journal - Research Article

Connor, J. L., Kypri, K., Bell, M. L., & Cousins, K. (2011). Alcohol outlet density, levels of drinking and alcohol-related harm in New Zealand: A national study. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 65, 841-846. doi: 10.1136/jech.2009.104935

Journal - Research Article

Cousins, K., Connor, J. L., & Kypri, K. (2010). Reducing alcohol-related harm and social disorder in a university community: A framework for evaluation. Injury Prevention, 16(5), e1-e6. doi: 10.1136/ip.2010.027961

Journal - Research Article

Gulliver, P., Chalmers, D., & Cousins, K. (2009). Achieving compliance with pool fencing legislation in New Zealand: How much progress has been made in 10 years? International Journal of Injury Control & Safety Promotion, 16(3), 127-132. doi: 10.1080/17457300903024004

Journal - Research Article

Cousins, K., & Kypri, K. (2008). Alcohol advertising in the New Zealand university student press. Drug & Alcohol Review, 27(5), 566-569.

Journal - Research Article

Cousins, K., Norris, P., Horsburgh, S., Smith, A., Keown, S., Samaranayaka, A., Marra, C., & Churchward, M. (2021). Impact of removing prescription charges on health outcomes: Protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 11, e049261. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-049261

Journal - Research Other

Cousins, K., Gauld, R., & Greatbanks, R. (2019). Understanding the diversity of alliance governance in OECD healthcare settings: A structured narrative review. Journal of Integrated Care, 28(2), 183-195. doi: 10.1108/JICA-07-2019-0033

Journal - Research Other

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