Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice
Background and Interests
Eileen McKinlay is an Associate Professor and currently seconded as Director of the Centre for Interprofessional Education (IPE), Division of Health Sciences, University of Otago.
Interprofessional collaboration (good teamwork) in health care is known to lead to improved communication between the disciplines, reduced error and higher levels of patient and whanau satisfaction with health care services.
Research shows that students who have taken part in IPE are more likely to be teamwork ready at graduation. Eileen's role is to ensure health sciences students at Otago University have access to IPE learning activities throughout their training programmes. Her role includes directing the rural immersion IPE programmes at Tairāwhiti and Te Tai Poutini.
- Interprofessional education research including a Swedish Research Council funded study involving Sweden, Norway, Australia and New Zealand
- Diabetes prevention and management: primary health care and community initiatives
- New models of primary health care including primary care pharmacy roles: an HRC funded study led by Victoria University Health Services Research Centre
- Youth health care including sexual and reproductive health: Sally Rose PI
- Arthritis care initiated in pharmacy: Ben Darlow PI
Two PhD students (models of long term conditions care; kaiawhina workforce development)
McKinlay, E., Morgan, S., Myers, J., & Gulliver, L. (2023). The ‘All in 4 IPE study’: Practice architectures in interprofessional health professions' education. An international multi-site research study. Proceedings of the New Zealand Primary Health Care, General Practice & Rural Health Research Symposium. (pp. 23). Retrieved from https://www.otago.ac.nz/wellington/departments/primaryhealthcaregeneralpractice
Gray, L., McKinlay, E., Morgan, S., & Parker, G. (2023). Do general practice facilities measure up to guidance for big bodied patients? An exploratory study. Proceedings of the New Zealand Primary Health Care, General Practice & Rural Health Research Symposium. (pp. 28). Retrieved from https://www.otago.ac.nz/wellington/departments/primaryhealthcaregeneralpractice
Barthow, C., Kuiper, N., Betty, B., Viliamu-Amusia, I., Bryant, L., Ranchhod, D., … McKinlay, E., & Krebs, J. (2023). Seen and unseen work: The intensity of service provision for individuals with type 2 diabetes in a high-needs population [Research letter]. New Zealand Medical Journal/Te ara tika o te hauora hapori, 136(1581), 79-85. Retrieved from https://journal.nzma.org.nz/
Phillips, J., Wood, E., Loveard, T., McKinlay, E., MacDonald, C., Parker, G., & Gray, L. (2023). New Zealand hospice staff perspectives on 'Xcellent Gowns' for big bodied palliative care patients: A qualitative study. Journal of Primary Health Care, (15), 3, 238-245. doi: 10.1071/HC23009
Darlow, B., Brown, M., Stanley, J., Abbott, J. H., Briggs, A. M., Clark, J., Frew, G., Grainger, R., Hood, F., Hudson, B., Keenan, R., Marra, C., McKinlay, E., Pask, A., Pierobon, A., Simmonds, S., … Wilson, R., & Dean, S. (2023). Reducing the burden of knee osteoarthritis through community pharmacy: Protocol for a randomised controlled trial of the Knee Care for Arthritis through Pharmacy Service. Musculoskeletal Care. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/msc.1785