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Dr Amber Young

Contact Details

Phone
64 3 479 4518
Email
amber.young@otago.ac.nz
Position
Lecturer
Iwi affiliation
Taranaki
Qualifications
BPharm (Otago) PGCertPharm (Otago) PGCertGPP (UK) PhD (Otago) RegPharmNZ
Research summary
Clinical pharmacy, health equity, maternal vaccination
Teaching
Clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice skills
Memberships
  • Pharmacy Council of New Zealand
  • Ngā Kaitiaki o Te Puna Rongoā (Māori Pharmacists Association)

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., & Smith, E. (2023). Clozapine dispensing [Classtime]. Pharmacy Today, (September), 34-39. Retrieved from https://www.pharmacytoday.co.nz

Hobbs, M., Marek, L., Young, A., Willing, E., Dawson, P., & McIntyre, P. (2023). Examining spatial variation for immunisation coverage in pregnant women: A nationwide and geospatial retrospective cohort study in Aotearoa New Zealand. Social Science & Medicine, 335, 116228. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2023.116228

Young, A., Willing, E., Gauld, N., Dawson, P., Charania, N. A., Norris, P., & Turner, N. (2023). Midwives' perceptions of enablers and barriers to pertussis and influenza vaccination in pregnancy and information sharing. New Zealand College of Midwives Journal, 59, 29-38. doi: 10.12784/nzcomjnl59.2023.4.29-38

Rajballi-Naidoo, N., Wilby, K. J., Young, A., & Smith, A. (2023). A review of pharmacy-led interventions: Identification of facilitators and barriers for the design of a new model of care for asthma. Journal of Pharmacy Practice & Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/jppr.1870

Macredie, F., Willing, E., Dawson, P., Howe, A., & Young, A. (2023). Interventions to improve vaccine coverage of pregnant women in Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal of Primary Health Care, 15(3), 230-237. doi: 10.1071/HC23041

Hobbs, M., Marek, L., Young, A., Willing, E., Dawson, P., & McIntyre, P. (2023). Examining spatial variation for immunisation coverage in pregnant women: A nationwide and geospatial retrospective cohort study in Aotearoa New Zealand. Social Science & Medicine, 335, 116228. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2023.116228

Journal - Research Article

Hobbs, M., Young, A., Turner, N., Dawson, P., Willing, E., McIntyre, P., & McIntosh, C. G. (2023). A new national health system: The opportunity to address data quality issues in maternal immunisation coverage. New Zealand Medical Journal/Te ara tika o te hauora hapori, 136(1578), 94-99. Retrieved from https://journal.nzma.org.nz/

Journal - Research Article

Macredie, F., Willing, E., Dawson, P., Howe, A., & Young, A. (2023). Interventions to improve vaccine coverage of pregnant women in Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal of Primary Health Care, 15(3), 230-237. doi: 10.1071/HC23041

Journal - Research Article

Young, A., Charania, N. A., Gauld, N., Norris, P., Turner, N., & Willing, E. (2023). Informing women about maternal vaccination in Aotearoa New Zealand: is it effective? Midwifery, 120, 103636. doi: 10.1016/j.midw.2023.103636

Journal - Research Article

Young, A., Willing, E., Gauld, N., Dawson, P., Charania, N. A., Norris, P., & Turner, N. (2023). Midwives' perceptions of enablers and barriers to pertussis and influenza vaccination in pregnancy and information sharing. New Zealand College of Midwives Journal, 59, 29-38. doi: 10.12784/nzcomjnl59.2023.4.29-38

Journal - Research Article

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

Rajballi-Naidoo, N., Wilby, K. J., Young, A., & Smith, A. (2023). A review of pharmacy-led interventions: Identification of facilitators and barriers for the design of a new model of care for asthma. Journal of Pharmacy Practice & Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/jppr.1870

Journal - Research Other

Young, A., & Smith, E. (2023). Clozapine dispensing [Classtime]. Pharmacy Today, (September), 34-39. Retrieved from https://www.pharmacytoday.co.nz

Journal - Research Other

Young, A. (2022). Immunisation in pregnancy: An opportunity for pharmacy to support equity. Pharmacy Today, (December), 38-39. Retrieved from https://www.pharmacytoday.co.nz

Journal - Research Other

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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