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Sue Bibby image (2023)Senior Research FellowDepartment of Primary Healthcare and General Practice

Dr Sue Bibby is a postdoctoral researcher and general practitioner. She joined the Department of Primary Healthcare and General Practice in 2021, spending a year as a Senior Lecturer before moving to a Senior Research Fellow role to focus on her research interests, which primarily involve respiratory diseases.

Current projects include collaboration with the SHIVERS-V FluLab programme at University of Auckland on the impact of personal and society-wide measures on transmission and burden of various respiratory diseases in Aotearoa. She is a member of the Applied Research on Communication in Health (ARCH) Group.

Her previous research roles include Senior Research Fellow at the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand (where she also focused on respiratory diseases), and DPhil candidate at the department of Physiology, University of Oxford.

Dr Bibby also works clinically at Newtown Medical Centre. Outside of work she enjoys paddle boarding, sailing, mountain biking, and playing football, preferably with her whanau.


Sexton, A., Stubbe, M., & Bibby, S. (2023). Family views on the acceptability and use of public health and social measures to reduce transmission of respiratory disease: A qualitative scoping study. Proceedings of the New Zealand Primary Health Care, General Practice & Rural Health Research Symposium. (pp. 32). Retrieved from

Dowell, A., Bibby, S., Cole, M., Dunlop, A., Hilder, J., Humphrey, G., Karteleva, L., … Sexton, A., Stubbe, M., & Zipfel, P. (2023). Evaluation of the health sector Immunisation Education, Training and Clinical Support programme during the New Zealand COVID-19 pandemic: Methodology and overview. Proceedings of the New Zealand Primary Health Care, General Practice & Rural Health Research Symposium. (pp. 33). Retrieved from

Pilcher, J. M., Thayabaran, D., Ebmeier, S., Williams, M., Back, G., Collie, H., … Bibby, S., … Weatherall, M., & Beasley, R. (2020). The effect of 50% oxygen on PtCO2 in patients with stable COPD, bronchiectasis, and neuromuscular disease or kyphoscoliosis: Randomised cross-over trials. BMC Pulmonary Medicine, 20, 125. doi: 10.1186/s12890-020-1132-z

Pilcher, J., Eastlake, L., Richards, M., Power, S., Cripps, T., Bibby, S., … Weatherall, M., & Beasley, R. (2017). Physiological effects of titrated oxygen via nasal high-flow cannulae in COPD exacerbations: A randomized controlled cross-over trial. Respirology, 22(6), 1149-1155. doi: 10.1111/resp.13050

Bibby, S., Reddy, S., Cripps, T., McKinstry, S., Weatherall, M., Beasley, R., & Pilcher, J. (2016). Tolerability of nasal delivery of humidified and warmed air at different temperatures: A randomised double-blind pilot study. Pulmonary Medicine, 2016, 7951272. doi: 10.1155/2016/7951272

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