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Sue Garrett - Research Fellow

Sue Garrett_profileBackground and interests

Sue trained as an occupational therapist, graduating in 1995. She worked as an occupational therapist in England and Wellington before completing a Masters in Public Health in 2005. Since then she has worked as a research fellow on a variety projects in the Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice. Her research interests include quantitative data capture and management, economic analyses and primary care interface.

Research activities

Current

  • Low Back Pain in General Practice – An RCT assessing the effectiveness of new approach to low back pain in general practice (Funder: ACC)
  • STI Partner Notification Research: a group of studies assessing current and new approaches to the delivery of partner notification and testing for reinfection following diagnosis of Chlamydia or Gonorrhoea (Funders: HRC Feasibility Study, Lotteries Health Research and University of Otago)
  • Youth Health: investigating collaborative care across health and social service agencies (Funders: Lotteries Health Research and University of Otago)
    Exploring Caesarean Section rate disparities: What’s so special about Wellington. A cohort study comparing the Caesarean Section rate in Capital Coast health with national rates for Māori vs non-Māori. (In progress)

Completed projects include

  • Is the rising popularity of long-acting contraception impacting on Chlamydia rates? (Funded by the Wellington Medical Research Foundation and the University of Otago)
  • Same-day insertion of long acting reversible contraception at abortion clinics: are there regional differences in access or uptake in New Zealand? (Funded by Istar Limited)
  • Assessing the uptake and effectiveness of government funded implants (Funded by University of Otago)
  • Wahine Hauora: Reducing Barriers to care for pregnant mums and their whanau. A cohort study using routinely collected hospital data to assess rates of post-natal admissions, immunisations and access to health services for Māori and non-Māori mothers and infants.
  • Cost-effectiveness analysis of the Women's Lifestyle Study – A cost effectiveness study of physical activity counselling in primary care for inactive women
  • Evaluation of the Primary Mental Health Initiatives - A project funded by the Ministry of Health evaluating new mental health programmes based in primary care.
  • Falls Assessment Clinical Trial – an RCT looking at the effectiveness of a community-based falls prevention programme for older adults.

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Publications

Rose, S. B., Garrett, S. M., Kennedy, J., Lund, K., Hutchings, D., Boyle, C., & Pullon, S. R. H. (2018). Partner notification and retesting for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae: A case-note review in New Zealand primary care. Journal of Primary Health Care. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1071/HC17025

Rose, S. B., Garrett, S. M., Stanley, J., & Pullon, S. R. H. (2017). Retesting and repeat positivity following diagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoea in New Zealand: A retrospective cohort study. BMC Infectious Diseases, 17, 526. doi: 10.1186/s12879-017-2635-y

Rose, S. B., Garrett, S. M., Stanley, J., & Pullon, S. R. H. (2017). Chlamydia testing and diagnosis following initiation of long-acting reversible contraception: A retrospective cohort study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 57(6), 665-675. doi: 10.1111/ajo.12685

Rose, S. B., Garrett, S. M., & Pullon, S. R. H. (2017). Overcoming challenges associated with partner notification following chlamydia and gonorrhoea diagnosis in primary care: A postal survey of doctors and nurses. Journal of Primary Health Care, 9(2), 136-144. doi: 10.1071/HC17006

Darlow, B., Stanley, J., Dean, S., Abbott, J. H., Garrett, S., Mathieson, F., & Dowell, A. (2017). The Fear Reduction Exercised Early (FREE) approach to low back pain: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 18, 484. doi: 10.1186/s13063-017-2225-8

Commissioned Report for External Body

Dowell, A. C., Garrett, S., Collings, S., McBain, L., McKinlay, E., & Stanley, J. (2009). Evaluation of the Primary Mental Health Initiatives: Summary report. Wellington, New Zealand: University of Otago and the Ministry of Health. 80p.

Dowell, T., Garrett, S., Collings, S., McBain, L., McKinlay, E., & Stanley, J. (2007). Primary mental health initiatives evaluation: Interim report. Commissioned by Ministry of Health. Wellington, New Zealand: Department of Primary Health Care & General Practice, University of Otago. 242p. Retrieved from http://www.wnmeds.ac.nz/academic/gp/mentalhealth/indexoctoberinterimreport.html

Dowell, T., McBain, L., McKinlay, E., Collings, S., Bos, V., & Garrett, S. (2006). Primary mental health initiatives: Interim report. Commissioned by Ministry of Health. Wellington, New Zealand: Department of Primary Health Care & General Practice, University of Otago. 56p. Retrieved from http://www.wnmeds.ac.nz/academic/gp/mentalhealth/Primary%20Mental%20Health%20Initiatives.pdf

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Journal - Research Article

Rose, S. B., Garrett, S. M., Kennedy, J., Lund, K., Hutchings, D., Boyle, C., & Pullon, S. R. H. (2018). Partner notification and retesting for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae: A case-note review in New Zealand primary care. Journal of Primary Health Care. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1071/HC17025

Rose, S. B., Garrett, S. M., Stanley, J., & Pullon, S. R. H. (2017). Retesting and repeat positivity following diagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoea in New Zealand: A retrospective cohort study. BMC Infectious Diseases, 17, 526. doi: 10.1186/s12879-017-2635-y

Rose, S. B., Garrett, S. M., & Pullon, S. R. H. (2017). Overcoming challenges associated with partner notification following chlamydia and gonorrhoea diagnosis in primary care: A postal survey of doctors and nurses. Journal of Primary Health Care, 9(2), 136-144. doi: 10.1071/HC17006

Rose, S. B., Garrett, S. M., Stanley, J., & Pullon, S. R. H. (2017). Chlamydia testing and diagnosis following initiation of long-acting reversible contraception: A retrospective cohort study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 57(6), 665-675. doi: 10.1111/ajo.12685

Rose, S. B., & Garrett, S. M. (2016). Postabortion initiation of long-acting reversible contraception by adolescent and nulliparous women in New Zealand. Journal of Adolescent Health, 58(2), 160-166. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2015.09.025

Lawton, B., Filoche, S., Geller, S. E., Garrett, S., & Stanley, J. (2016). A retrospective cohort study of the association between midwifery experience and perinatal mortality. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, 132(1), 94-99. doi: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2015.07.003

Lawton, B., Stanley, J., Filoche, S., Garrett, S., Rose, S. B., Robson, B., & Elley, C. R. (2016). Exploring the maternal and infant continuum: Ethnic disparities in infant hospital admissions for respiratory disease. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 40(5), 430-435. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12505

Rose, S. B., & Garrett, S. M. (2016). Regional variation in postabortion initiation of long-acting reversible contraception in New Zealand. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 56(3), 315-322. doi: 10.1111/ajo.12463

McBain, L., Pullon, S., Garrett, S., & Hoare, K. (2016). Genital examination training: Assessing the effectiveness of an integrated female and male teaching programme. BMC Medical Education, 16, 299. doi: 10.1186/s12909-016-0822-y

Rose, S. B., Garrett, S. M., & Stanley, J. (2015). Immediate postabortion initiation of levonorgestrel implants reduces the incidence of births and abortions at 2 years and beyond. Contraception, 92(1), 17-25. doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2015.03.012

Rose, S. B., & Garrett, S. M. (2015). Post-abortion initiation of long-acting reversible contraception in New Zealand. Journal of Family Planning & Reproductive Health Care, 41, 197-204. doi: 10.1136/jfprhc-2014-101031

Lawton, B., Filoche, S. K., Rose, S. B., Stanley, J., Garrett, S., Robson, B., Brown, S., & Sykes, P. (2014). Uterine cancer: Exploring access to services in the public health system. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 54(5), 457-461. doi: 10.1111/ajo.12237

Lawton, B. A., Rose, S. B., Pullon, S., Stanley, J., Garrett, S., Sykes, P., Cormack, D., Robson, B., Langdana, F., Cooper, A., & Filoche, S. K. (2012). The impact of outpatient booking systems on waiting times for investigation of suspected cancer: The case of post-menopausal bleeding. Clinical Ovarian & Other Gynecologic Cancer, 5(2), 87-93. doi: 10.1016/j.cogc.2013.06.001

Maharaj, D., Lawton, B., & Garrett, S. (2012). Poor compliance with Standard Precautions against infections during minor gynaecological procedures. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 52(3), 262-265. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-828X.2012.01433.x

Garrett, S., Elley, C. R., Rose, S. B., O'Dea, D., Lawton, B. A., & Dowell, A. C. (2011). Are physical activity interventions in primary care and the community cost-effective? A systematic review of the evidence. British Journal of General Practice, 61(584), e125-e133. doi: 10.3399/bjgp11X561249

McKinlay, E., Garrett, S., McBain, L., Dowell, T., Collings, S., & Stanley, J. (2011). New Zealand general practice nurses' roles in mental health care. International Nursing Review, 58(2), 225-233. doi: 10.1111/j.1466-7657.2010.00859.x

Elley, C. R., Garrett, S., Rose, S. B., O'Dea, D., Lawton, B. A., Moyes, S. A., & Dowell, A. C. (2011). Cost-effectiveness of exercise on prescription with telephone support among women in general practice over 2 years. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 45(15), 1223-1229. doi: 10.1136/bjsm.2010.072439

Elley, C. R., Robertson, M. C., Garrett, S., Kerse, N. M., McKinlay, E., Lawton, B., Moriarty, H., … Campbell, A. J. (2008). Effectiveness of a falls-and-fracture nurse coordinator to reduce falls: A randomized, controlled trial of at-risk older adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 56, 1383-1389. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01802.x

Garrett, S., Elley, C. R., & O'Dea, D. (2008). The cost of falls in older adults in the community. New Zealand Family Physician, 35(1), 22-27.

Elley, C. R., Robertson, M. C., Kerse, N. M., Garrett, S., McKinlay, E., Lawton, B., Moriarty, H., & Campbell, A. J. (2007). Falls Assessment Clinical Trial (FACT): Design, interventions, recruitment strategies and participant characteristics. BMC Public Health, 7, 185. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-7-185

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Journal - Research Other

Darlow, B., Stanley, J., Dean, S., Abbott, J. H., Garrett, S., Mathieson, F., & Dowell, A. (2017). The Fear Reduction Exercised Early (FREE) approach to low back pain: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 18, 484. doi: 10.1186/s13063-017-2225-8

Filoche, S., Garrett, S., Stanley, J., Rose, S., Robson, B., Elley, C. R., & Lawton, B. (2013). Wāhine hauora: Linking local hospital and national health information datasets to explore maternal risk factors and obstetric outcomes of New Zealand Māori and non-Māori women in relation to infant respiratory admissions and timely immunisations. BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth, 13, 145. doi: 10.1186/1471-2393-13-145

Garrett, S., Dowell, T., Bos, V., Collings, S., McBain, L., & McKinlay, E. (2007). The challenge of improving access to mental health services within a primary care setting. New Zealand Family Physician, 34(1), 25-29.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Kennedy, J., Moran, S., McKinlay, E., Visser, J., Garrett, S., & Stanley, J. (2017). Post-settlement refugee-like migrants and refugees, a comparative primary care health analysis. Proceedings of the Primary Health Care and General Practice Research Weekend. Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/wellington/departments/primaryhealthcaregeneralpractice/research/

McBain, L., Pullon, S., Garrett, S., & Hoare, K. (2017). Genital examination training: Developing and assessing the effectiveness of an integrated female and male teaching programme. Proceedings of the Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) Conference. (pp. 30-31). Retrieved from http://www.anzahpe.org

Rose, S., & Garrett, S. (2016). Demographic and regional differences in uptake of long-acting reversible contraception following abortion. Proceedings of the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Conference. (pp. 10-11). Retrieved from http://www.familyplanning.org.nz/about/our-events/conference-2016

Rose, S., Garrett, S., Stanley, J., & Pullon, S. (2016). Is the rising popularity of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) in New Zealand impacting on rates of chlamydia testing and diagnosis? Proceedings of the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Conference. (pp. 29). Retrieved from http://www.familyplanning.org.nz/about/our-events/conference-2016

Elley, C., Garrett, S., Rose, S., O'Dea, D., Moyes, S., Dowell, A., & Lawton, B. (2010). Cost-effectiveness of the enhanced Green Prescription to increase physical activity among women in primary care over 2-years. North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) 38th Annual Meeting. Retrieved from http://www.napcrg.org/app/search10/results.cfm

Collings, S., Garrett, S., McKinlay, E., McBain, L., & Dowell, T. (2007). How do psychotherapists respond to a previously underserved group of patients referred from primary care? Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 41(Suppl. 2), (pp. A337). doi: 10.1080/00048670701724647

Garrett, S., McBain, L., Dowell, T., Collings, C., & McKinlay, E. (2007). Evaluating the implementation of innovative primary mental health care initiatives in diverse NZ communities. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 41(Suppl. 2), (pp. A317). doi: 10.1080/00048670701724647

Campbell, A., Neill, A. M., Reynolds, G., Trengrove, H., & Garrett, S. (2005). Methods of mandibular advancement splint (MAS) titration. SLEEP. 28(Suppl.), (pp. A173). [Abstract]

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Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Rose, S., Garrett, S., Hutchings, D., Lund, K., & Pullon, S. (2017, September). "Your 3-month retest is due..." text reminders inviting return for test of reinfection at Wellington Sexual Health. Poster session presented at the 39th Annual Sexual Health Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Garrett, S., Rose, S., Hutchings, D., Lund, K., Kennedy, J., & Pullon, S. (2017, September). Phone follow-up 1-week after chlamydia/gonorrhoea treatment: An opportunity that shouldn't be missed. Poster session presented at the 39th Annual Sexual Health Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Rose, S., Garrett, S., Hutchings, D., Lund, K., Kennedy, J., . . ., & Pullon, S. (2017, September). Supporting partner notification and follow-up for STIs in primary care: Wellington pilot study results. Poster session presented at the 39th Annual Sexual Health Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Rose, S., Garrett, S., Pullon, S., Lund, K., Hutchings, D., & Boyle, C. (2016, November). Partner notification and testing for reinfection with STIs: Exploring the gap between actual and best practice. Poster session presented at the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Conference, Wellington, New Zealand.

Garrett, S. M., Rose, S., Stanley, J., & Pullon, S. (2016, November). Breaking the cycle: Repeat testing for common STI reinfection. Poster session presented at the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Conference, Wellington, New Zealand.

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Rose, S., Hutchings, D., Garrett, S., Lund, K., Kennedy, J., & Pullon, S. (2017, September). Partner notification and follow-up of sexual health service clients: A review of outcomes for 300 cases. Verbal presentation at the 39th Annual Sexual Health Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand.

McKinlay, E., Garrett, S., Dowell, T., Collings, S., McBain, L., & Stanley, J. (2008, September). Primary mental health initiatives: Nurses new roles in interdisciplinary mental health service delivery. Verbal presentation at the 18th Annual TheMHS Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

Collings, S., Garrett, S., McBain, L., McKinlay, E., Dowell, A., & Stanley, J. (2008, July). Should psychotherapies be funded for access from primary care? Verbal presentation at the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners Annual Conference, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Dowell, T., Collings, S., McBain, L., McKinlay, E., Stanley, J., & Garrett, S. (2008, July). Primary mental health initiatives: Models of care, the evaluation team perspective. Verbal presentation at the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners Annual Conference, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Dowell, T., Collings, S., McBain, L., McKinlay, E., Stanley, J., & Garrett, S. (2008, July). Primary mental health initiatives: Success in mental health service delivery. Verbal presentation at the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners Annual Conference, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Garrett, S. (2007, November-December). Evaluating the implementation of innovative primary mental health care initiatives in diverse NZ communities. Verbal presentation at the World Psychiatric Association International Congress, Melbourne, Australia.

Elley, C. R., Robertson, C., Garrett, S., McKinlay, E., Kerse, N., Campbell, J., Moriarty, H., & Lawton, B. (2006, November). Targeted multi-factorial falls prevention in general practice: First year of a randomized controlled trial. Verbal presentation at the Australian Falls Prevention Conference, Brisbane, Australia.

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