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Dr Jim Ross

PositionSenior Lecturer in General Practice and Rural Health
DepartmentDepartment of General Practice and Rural Health (Dunedin)
QualificationsBA BSc MBChB FRNZCG PGCertMSM PGDipHealSc
Research summaryPrimary 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

Young, J., Poole, U., Mohamed, F., Jian, S., Williamson, M., Ross, J., Jaye, C., Radue, P., & Egan, T. (2019). Exploring the value of social network 'care maps' in the provision of long-term conditions care. Chronic Illness. Advance online publication. 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

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

Young, J., Poole, U., Mohamed, F., Jian, S., Williamson, M., Ross, J., Jaye, C., Radue, P., & Egan, T. (2019). Exploring the value of social network 'care maps' in the provision of long-term conditions care. Chronic Illness. Advance online publication. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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Journal - Research Other

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

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