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Pharmacy staff profile

Dr Amber Young

PositionLecturer
Iwi affiliationTaranaki
QualificationsBPharm (Otago) PGCertPharm (Otago) PGCertGPP (UK) PhD (Otago) RegPharmNZ
Research summaryClinical pharmacy, health equity, maternal vaccination
TeachingClinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice skills
Memberships
  • Pharmacy Council of New Zealand
  • Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand

Research

My research focuses on health equity, maternal vaccination, and quality use of medicines. I am interested in how people learn about medicines, vaccinations, and their health and how their knowledge can be improved. I am also interested in health equity research using qualitative methods.

My current research is investigating the provision of information about immunisation during pregnancy and influences on decisions to vaccinate with the aim to improve equity in vaccination coverage.

Additional details

I whakapapa to Taranaki iwi

Publications

Young, A., Charania, N. A., Gauld, N., Norris, P., Turner, N., & Willing, E. (2022). Knowledge and decisions about maternal immunisation by pregnant women in Aotearoa New Zealand. BMC Health Services Research, 22, 779. doi: 10.1186/s12913-022-08162-4

Young, A., Tordoff, J., Moore, S., & Smith, A. (2019). Patients' views of general practitioners' provision of medicine information leaflets. Journal of Primary Health Care, 11(4), 359-366. doi: 10.1071/HC19011

Young, A., Tordoff, J., Leitch, S., & Smith, A. (2019). Patient-focused medicines information: General practitioners’ and pharmacists’ views on websites and leaflets. Health Education Journal, 78(3), 340-351. doi: 10.1177/0017896918811373

Young, A., Tordoff, J., Leitch, S., & Smith, A. (2018). Doctors and pharmacists provision and opinions of medicines information leaflets in New Zealand. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 40(3), 676-685. doi: 10.1007/s11096-018-0635-7

Young, A., Tordoff, J., Leitch, S., & Smith, A. (2018). Do health professionals tell patients what they want to know about their medicines? Health Education Journal, 77(7), 762-777. doi: 10.1177/0017896918763679

Young, A., Charania, N. A., Gauld, N., Norris, P., Turner, N., & Willing, E. (2022). Knowledge and decisions about maternal immunisation by pregnant women in Aotearoa New Zealand. BMC Health Services Research, 22, 779. doi: 10.1186/s12913-022-08162-4

Journal - Research Article

Young, A., Tordoff, J., Leitch, S., & Smith, A. (2019). Patient-focused medicines information: General practitioners’ and pharmacists’ views on websites and leaflets. Health Education Journal, 78(3), 340-351. doi: 10.1177/0017896918811373

Journal - Research Article

Young, A., Tordoff, J., Moore, S., & Smith, A. (2019). Patients' views of general practitioners' provision of medicine information leaflets. Journal of Primary Health Care, 11(4), 359-366. doi: 10.1071/HC19011

Journal - Research Article

Young, A., Tordoff, J., & Smith, A. (2018). Regulatory agencies' recommendations for medicine information leaflets: Are they in line with research findings? Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy, 14(2), 196-202. doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.02.014

Journal - Research Article

Young, A., Tordoff, J., Leitch, S., & Smith, A. (2018). Do health professionals tell patients what they want to know about their medicines? Health Education Journal, 77(7), 762-777. doi: 10.1177/0017896918763679

Journal - Research Article

Young, A., Tordoff, J., Leitch, S., & Smith, A. (2018). Doctors and pharmacists provision and opinions of medicines information leaflets in New Zealand. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 40(3), 676-685. doi: 10.1007/s11096-018-0635-7

Journal - Research Article

Young, A., Tordoff, J., & Smith, A. (2017). 'What do patients want?': Tailoring medicines information to meet patients' needs. Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy, 13(6), 1186-1190. doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2016.10.006

Journal - Research Article

Young, A., Tordoff, J., Dovey, S., Reith, D., Lloyd, H., Tilyard, M., & Smith, A. (2016). Using an electronic decision support tool to reduce inappropriate polypharmacy and optimize medicines: rationale and methods. JMIR Research Protocols, 5(2), e105. doi: 10.2196/resprot.5543

Journal - Research Other

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