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Dr John Adams

PositionAssociate Dean of Student Affairs
DepartmentOffice of the Dean (Dunedin)
QualificationsMB ChB(Otago) FRANZCP
Teaching

As Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Dr Adams is responsible in conjuction with the Student Affairs Office for the pastoral support of all medical students on the Dunedin Campus and helping monitor and support students’ academic process.

Past roles in the NZMA, including Chairperson and Chair of the NZMA Ethics Committee, as well as time on the Medical Council of New Zealand’s Health Committee and as Chair of the Medical Council of New Zealand, have led to a continuing interest in Ethics, Professional Development, and the health and wellbeing of students and doctors.

John teaches in the Early Learning in Medicine programme and contributes to the Professional Development programme in the Dunedin School of Medicine in areas including the Doctor–Patient Relationship, Responding to Suffering, the Health of Doctors, Professionalism, and dealing with adverse events. He has also taught in Bioethics and Public Health postgraduate programmes on Medical Regulation and Accountability.

Over the last years, he has run sessions and workshop in the Academic Leadership Development Programme on the topic of ‘Working with Others’, applying group theory principles to organisations and leadership.

Clinical

John Adams is a psychiatrist and has maintaned a 0.2 FTE clinical commitment in adult Community Psychiatry with the DHB South Community Mental Health Team. Prior to joining the University in 2003 as the Dean of the Dunedin School of Medicine, John had been Medical Director at the Ashburn Clinic for many years and has continued an interest in psychotherapy, group functioning, and organisational dynamics.

Publications

Adams, J. (2017). The organisation of medical services in New Zealand. In K. A. Morris (Ed.), Cole's medical practice in New Zealand. (13th ed.) (pp. 379-388). Wellington, New Zealand: Medical Council of New Zealand.

Adams, J., & Thorn, M. (2013). Doctors and interventions with well people. In I. St George (Ed.), Cole's medical practice in New Zealand. (12th ed.) (pp. 205-208). Wellington, New Zealand: Medical Council of New Zealand.

Adams, J. (2013). The organisation of medical services in New Zealand. In I. St George (Ed.), Cole's medical practice in New Zealand. (12th ed.) (pp. 30-35). Wellington, New Zealand: Medical Council of New Zealand.

Sopoaga, F., Connor, J. L., Dockerty, J. D., Adams, J., & Anderson, L. (2012). Training medical students in Pacific health through an immersion programme in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1349). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Paterson, R., & Adams, J. (2011). Professional burnout: A regulatory perspective [Viewpoint]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1333). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/124-1333/4636/content.pdf

Chapter in Book - Other

Adams, J. (2017). The organisation of medical services in New Zealand. In K. A. Morris (Ed.), Cole's medical practice in New Zealand. (13th ed.) (pp. 379-388). Wellington, New Zealand: Medical Council of New Zealand.

Adams, J., & Thorn, M. (2013). Doctors and interventions with well people. In I. St George (Ed.), Cole's medical practice in New Zealand. (12th ed.) (pp. 205-208). Wellington, New Zealand: Medical Council of New Zealand.

Adams, J. (2013). The organisation of medical services in New Zealand. In I. St George (Ed.), Cole's medical practice in New Zealand. (12th ed.) (pp. 30-35). Wellington, New Zealand: Medical Council of New Zealand.

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Journal - Research Article

Sopoaga, F., Connor, J. L., Dockerty, J. D., Adams, J., & Anderson, L. (2012). Training medical students in Pacific health through an immersion programme in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1349). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Farry, P., Adams, J., Walters, L., Worley, P., & Dovey, S. (2010). Development of the Rural Immersion Programme for 5th-year medical students at the University of Otago. New Zealand Medical Journal, 123(1323). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/123-1323/4356/content.pdf

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Journal - Research Other

Paterson, R., & Adams, J. (2011). Professional burnout: A regulatory perspective [Viewpoint]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1333). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/124-1333/4636/content.pdf

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