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Julie Myers

PositionLecturer
DepartmentDepartment of Medicine (Wellington)
QualificationsNZDipPhys, MHealSc
Research summaryAviation medicine

Research

I am currently undertaking a series of studies focused on understanding the extent and consequences of fatigue-related performance decrements in clinicians undertaking intensive-care air transfer of patients. Most recent work has focused on methods for measuring clinical performance such as the evaluation of the non-technical skills of intensive care flight clinicians; as well as the impact clinician fatigue has on their performance and safety. I am interested in clinical workload, training, and fatigue risk management for aeromedical transport clinicians. My professional background is Physiotherapy, and I have a Research Master’s Degree endorsed in Rehabilitation. While most research I have undertaken and supervised recently has focused on issues in Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport, and the health of flight crew, I am also interested in Occupational Health issues and measurement of health and quality of life.

Publications

Myers, J. A., Psirides, A., Hathaway, K., & Larsen, P. D. (2012). Air transport by the Wellington Flight Service: A descriptive analysis of interhospital transfers over a 5-year period in the Wellington region of New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1351). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Mahony, P. H., Myers, J. A., Larsen, P. D., Powell, D. M., & Griffiths, R. F. (2011). Symptom-based categorization of in-flight passenger medical incidents. Aviation, Space, & Environmental Medicine, 82(12), 1131-1137. doi: 10.3357/ASEM.3099.2011

Zaidi, M. A., Griffiths, R., Beshyah, S. A., Myers, J., & Zaidi, M. A. (2012). Blood and body fluid exposure related knowledge, attitude and practices of hospital based health care providers in United Arab Emirates. Safety & Health at Work, 3(3), 209-215. doi: 10.5491/SHAW.2012.3.3.209

Myers, J. A., McPherson, K. M., Taylor, W. J., Weatherall, M., & McNaughton, H. K. (2003). Duration of condition is unrelated to health-state valuation on the DuroQoL. Clinical Rehabilitation, 17, 209-215.

Taylor, W. J., Myers, J., Simpson, R. T., McPherson, K. M., & Weatherall, M. (2004). Quality of life of people with rheumatoid arthritis as measured by the World Health Organization Quality of Life instrument, short form (WHOQOL-BREF): Score distributions and psychometric properties. Arthritis & Rheumatism, 51(3), 350-357.

Journal - Research Article

Zaidi, M. A., Griffiths, R., Beshyah, S. A., Myers, J., & Zaidi, M. A. (2012). Blood and body fluid exposure related knowledge, attitude and practices of hospital based health care providers in United Arab Emirates. Safety & Health at Work, 3(3), 209-215. doi: 10.5491/SHAW.2012.3.3.209

Myers, J. A., Psirides, A., Hathaway, K., & Larsen, P. D. (2012). Air transport by the Wellington Flight Service: A descriptive analysis of interhospital transfers over a 5-year period in the Wellington region of New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1351). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Mahony, P. H., Myers, J. A., Larsen, P. D., Powell, D. M., & Griffiths, R. F. (2011). Symptom-based categorization of in-flight passenger medical incidents. Aviation, Space, & Environmental Medicine, 82(12), 1131-1137. doi: 10.3357/ASEM.3099.2011

McPherson, K., Myers, J., Taylor, W. J., McNaughton, H. K., & Weatherall, M. (2004). Self-valuation and societal valuations of health state differ with disease severity in chronic and disabling conditions. Medical Care, 42(11), 1143-1151.

Taylor, W. J., Myers, J., Simpson, R. T., McPherson, K. M., & Weatherall, M. (2004). Quality of life of people with rheumatoid arthritis as measured by the World Health Organization Quality of Life instrument, short form (WHOQOL-BREF): Score distributions and psychometric properties. Arthritis & Rheumatism, 51(3), 350-357.

Myers, J. A., McPherson, K. M., Taylor, W. J., Weatherall, M., & McNaughton, H. K. (2003). Duration of condition is unrelated to health-state valuation on the DuroQoL. Clinical Rehabilitation, 17, 209-215.

Taylor, W. J., Myers, J. A., McNaughton, H. K., & McPherson, K. M. (2001). Evidence for inadequate construct validity of the Disease Repercussions Profile in people with rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatology, 40(7), 757-762.

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