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Sue Garrett

PositionResearch Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Primary Health Care and General Practice (UOW)
Research summaryPrimary care

Research

Sue trained as an occupational therapist, graduating in 1995. She worked as an occupational therapist in England and Wellington before completing a Masters in Public Health in 2005. Since then she has worked as a research fellow on a variety projects in the Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice. Her research interests include quantitative data capture and management, economic analyses and primary care interface. Current research activities include:
  • Low Back Pain in General Practice – An RCT assessing the effectiveness of new approach to low back pain in general practice (Funder: ACC)
  • STI Partner Notification Research: a group of studies assessing current and new approaches to the delivery of partner notification and testing for reinfection following diagnosis of Chlamydia or Gonorrhoea (Funders: HRC Feasibility Study, Lotteries Health Research and University of Otago)
  • Youth Health: investigating collaborative care across health and social service agencies (Funders: Lotteries Health Research and University of Otago)
  • Exploring Caesarean Section rate disparities: What’s so special about Wellington. A cohort study comparing the Caesarean Section rate in Capital Coast health with national rates for Māori vs non-Māori.

Publications

Garrett, S., Pullon, S., Morgan, S., & McKinlay, E. (2019). Collaborative care in 'Youth One Stop Shops' in New Zealand: Hidden, time-consuming, essential. Journal of Child Health Care. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1367493519847030

Morgan, S., Pullon, S., Garrett, S., & McKinlay, E. (2019). Interagency collaborative care for young people with complex needs: Front-line staff perspectives. Health & Social Care in the Community. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/hsc.12719

Rose, S. B., Garrett, S. M., Hutchings, D., Lund, K., Kennedy, J., & Pullon, S. R. H. (2019). Addressing gaps in the management of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoea in primary care: Lessons learned in a pilot intervention study. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1097/olq.0000000000001005

Rose, S. B., Garrett, S. M., Kennedy, J., Lund, K., Hutchings, D., Boyle, C., & Pullon, S. R. H. (2018). Partner notification and retesting for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae: A case-note review in New Zealand primary care. Journal of Primary Health Care. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1071/HC17025

Rose, S. B., Garrett, S. M., Stanley, J., & Pullon, S. R. H. (2017). Retesting and repeat positivity following diagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoea in New Zealand: A retrospective cohort study. BMC Infectious Diseases, 17, 526. doi: 10.1186/s12879-017-2635-y

Journal - Research Article

Garrett, S., Pullon, S., Morgan, S., & McKinlay, E. (2019). Collaborative care in 'Youth One Stop Shops' in New Zealand: Hidden, time-consuming, essential. Journal of Child Health Care. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1367493519847030

Rose, S. B., Garrett, S. M., Hutchings, D., Lund, K., Kennedy, J., & Pullon, S. R. H. (2019). Addressing gaps in the management of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoea in primary care: Lessons learned in a pilot intervention study. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1097/olq.0000000000001005

Morgan, S., Pullon, S., Garrett, S., & McKinlay, E. (2019). Interagency collaborative care for young people with complex needs: Front-line staff perspectives. Health & Social Care in the Community. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/hsc.12719

Rose, S. B., Garrett, S. M., Kennedy, J., Lund, K., Hutchings, D., Boyle, C., & Pullon, S. R. H. (2018). Partner notification and retesting for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae: A case-note review in New Zealand primary care. Journal of Primary Health Care. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1071/HC17025

Rose, S. B., Garrett, S. M., Stanley, J., & Pullon, S. R. H. (2017). Retesting and repeat positivity following diagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoea in New Zealand: A retrospective cohort study. BMC Infectious Diseases, 17, 526. doi: 10.1186/s12879-017-2635-y

Rose, S. B., Garrett, S. M., & Pullon, S. R. H. (2017). Overcoming challenges associated with partner notification following chlamydia and gonorrhoea diagnosis in primary care: A postal survey of doctors and nurses. Journal of Primary Health Care, 9(2), 136-144. doi: 10.1071/HC17006

Rose, S. B., Garrett, S. M., Stanley, J., & Pullon, S. R. H. (2017). Chlamydia testing and diagnosis following initiation of long-acting reversible contraception: A retrospective cohort study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 57(6), 665-675. doi: 10.1111/ajo.12685

Rose, S. B., & Garrett, S. M. (2016). Postabortion initiation of long-acting reversible contraception by adolescent and nulliparous women in New Zealand. Journal of Adolescent Health, 58(2), 160-166. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2015.09.025

Lawton, B., Filoche, S., Geller, S. E., Garrett, S., & Stanley, J. (2016). A retrospective cohort study of the association between midwifery experience and perinatal mortality. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, 132(1), 94-99. doi: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2015.07.003

Lawton, B., Stanley, J., Filoche, S., Garrett, S., Rose, S. B., Robson, B., & Elley, C. R. (2016). Exploring the maternal and infant continuum: Ethnic disparities in infant hospital admissions for respiratory disease. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 40(5), 430-435. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12505

Rose, S. B., & Garrett, S. M. (2016). Regional variation in postabortion initiation of long-acting reversible contraception in New Zealand. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 56(3), 315-322. doi: 10.1111/ajo.12463

McBain, L., Pullon, S., Garrett, S., & Hoare, K. (2016). Genital examination training: Assessing the effectiveness of an integrated female and male teaching programme. BMC Medical Education, 16, 299. doi: 10.1186/s12909-016-0822-y

Rose, S. B., Garrett, S. M., & Stanley, J. (2015). Immediate postabortion initiation of levonorgestrel implants reduces the incidence of births and abortions at 2 years and beyond. Contraception, 92(1), 17-25. doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2015.03.012

Rose, S. B., & Garrett, S. M. (2015). Post-abortion initiation of long-acting reversible contraception in New Zealand. Journal of Family Planning & Reproductive Health Care, 41, 197-204. doi: 10.1136/jfprhc-2014-101031

Lawton, B., Filoche, S. K., Rose, S. B., Stanley, J., Garrett, S., Robson, B., Brown, S., & Sykes, P. (2014). Uterine cancer: Exploring access to services in the public health system. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 54(5), 457-461. doi: 10.1111/ajo.12237

Lawton, B. A., Rose, S. B., Pullon, S., Stanley, J., Garrett, S., Sykes, P., Cormack, D., Robson, B., Langdana, F., Cooper, A., & Filoche, S. K. (2012). The impact of outpatient booking systems on waiting times for investigation of suspected cancer: The case of post-menopausal bleeding. Clinical Ovarian & Other Gynecologic Cancer, 5(2), 87-93. doi: 10.1016/j.cogc.2013.06.001

Maharaj, D., Lawton, B., & Garrett, S. (2012). Poor compliance with Standard Precautions against infections during minor gynaecological procedures. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 52(3), 262-265. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-828X.2012.01433.x

Garrett, S., Elley, C. R., Rose, S. B., O'Dea, D., Lawton, B. A., & Dowell, A. C. (2011). Are physical activity interventions in primary care and the community cost-effective? A systematic review of the evidence. British Journal of General Practice, 61(584), e125-e133. doi: 10.3399/bjgp11X561249

McKinlay, E., Garrett, S., McBain, L., Dowell, T., Collings, S., & Stanley, J. (2011). New Zealand general practice nurses' roles in mental health care. International Nursing Review, 58(2), 225-233. doi: 10.1111/j.1466-7657.2010.00859.x

Elley, C. R., Garrett, S., Rose, S. B., O'Dea, D., Lawton, B. A., Moyes, S. A., & Dowell, A. C. (2011). Cost-effectiveness of exercise on prescription with telephone support among women in general practice over 2 years. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 45(15), 1223-1229. doi: 10.1136/bjsm.2010.072439

Elley, C. R., Robertson, M. C., Garrett, S., Kerse, N. M., McKinlay, E., Lawton, B., Moriarty, H., … Campbell, A. J. (2008). Effectiveness of a falls-and-fracture nurse coordinator to reduce falls: A randomized, controlled trial of at-risk older adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 56, 1383-1389. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01802.x

Garrett, S., Elley, C. R., & O'Dea, D. (2008). The cost of falls in older adults in the community. New Zealand Family Physician, 35(1), 22-27.

Elley, C. R., Robertson, M. C., Kerse, N. M., Garrett, S., McKinlay, E., Lawton, B., Moriarty, H., & Campbell, A. J. (2007). Falls Assessment Clinical Trial (FACT): Design, interventions, recruitment strategies and participant characteristics. BMC Public Health, 7, 185. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-7-185

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Journal - Research Other

Darlow, B., Stanley, J., Dean, S., Abbott, J. H., Garrett, S., Mathieson, F., & Dowell, A. (2017). The Fear Reduction Exercised Early (FREE) approach to low back pain: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 18, 484. doi: 10.1186/s13063-017-2225-8

Filoche, S., Garrett, S., Stanley, J., Rose, S., Robson, B., Elley, C. R., & Lawton, B. (2013). Wāhine hauora: Linking local hospital and national health information datasets to explore maternal risk factors and obstetric outcomes of New Zealand Māori and non-Māori women in relation to infant respiratory admissions and timely immunisations. BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth, 13, 145. doi: 10.1186/1471-2393-13-145

Garrett, S., Dowell, T., Bos, V., Collings, S., McBain, L., & McKinlay, E. (2007). The challenge of improving access to mental health services within a primary care setting. New Zealand Family Physician, 34(1), 25-29.

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