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Sonya Morgan 

profile_Sonya-MorganResearch Fellow

Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice 

Background and Interests

Sonya has been working in the Department since 2001 on a variety of projects, completing a Master of Health Science thesis exploring communication mismatches in general practice consultations in 2008. Her current research interests are in the area of interprofessional collaboration, communication and teamwork in primary health care settings.

Research Activities

Current research activities :

Youth Health: investigating collaborative care across health and social service agencies

Interagency collaboration (IAC) Study: a qualitative exploratory study of collaborative care across health agencies for patients with chronic conditions

Recent past projects :

Study of Interprofessional Practice (SIPP): a qualitative case study directly observing team interactions in formal and informal settings at three primary care practices

Observation of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPC) in primary care: an integrative review examining the nature of IPC and the key influences that lead to successful models of interprofessional practice in primary care teams.

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Publications

Morgan, S., Pullon, S., Garrett, S., & McKinlay, E. (2019). Interagency collaborative care for young people with complex needs: Front-line staff perspectives. Health & Social Care in the Community. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/hsc.12719

McKinlay, E., Moran, S., Sari, P., Kerridge, J., Morgan, S., & Pullon, S. (2018, September). The provision of palliative care in Aged Residential Care: An exploration of the nature of care given to those admitted to die. Verbal presentation at the General Practice and Primary Care Research Weekend, Hanmer Springs, New Zealand.

Garrett, S., Pullon, S., Morgan, S., & McKinlay, E. (2018, September). Collaborative care in 'Youth One Stop Shops' in New Zealand: Hidden, time-consuming, essential. Verbal presentation at the General Practice and Primary Care Research Weekend, Hanmer Springs, New Zealand.

McKinlay, E. M., Morgan, S. J., Gray, B. V., Macdonald, L. M., & Pullon, S. R. H. (2017). Exploring interprofessional, interagency multimorbidity care: Case study based observational research. Journal of Comorbidity, 7(1), 64-78. doi: 10.15256/joc.2017.7.103

Morgan, S. J., Pullon, S. R. H., Macdonald, L. M., McKinlay, E. M., & Gray, B. V. (2017). Case study observational research: A framework for conducting case study research where observation data are the focus. Qualitative Health Research, 27(7), 1060-1068. doi: 10.1177/1049732316649160

Commissioned Report for External Body

Dowell, A., Morgan, S., Pledger, M., Raymont, A., van Rij, A., Cumming, J., Dew, K., & Cormack, D. (2007). Access to elective surgery for patients referred under ACC. Commissioned by ACC. Wellington, New Zealand: Department of Primary Health Care & General Practice, University of Otago. 37p.

Morgan, S., & McLeod, D. (2003). Genetic testing: A survey of New Zealand general practioner's knowledge and current practice. Commissioned by The National Health Committee. 40p.

McLeod, D., White, S. J., McKinlay, E. M., Dew, K. P., Cumming, J. M., Dowell, A. C., Perera, R., Love, T., & Raymont, A. (2002). CPAC Evaluation Project Report on the Descriptive Study. Commissioned by Ministry of Health. Wellington: MOH. 111p.

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Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

Webster, M., McLeod, D. K., Pullon, S., White, S., & Benn, C. (2002). Smoking cessation and nicotine replacement therapy during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Summer Studentship Project, Department of eneral Practice, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Wellington, New Zealand: University of Otago.

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Journal - Research Article

Morgan, S., Pullon, S., Garrett, S., & McKinlay, E. (2019). Interagency collaborative care for young people with complex needs: Front-line staff perspectives. Health & Social Care in the Community. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/hsc.12719

McKinlay, E. M., Morgan, S. J., Gray, B. V., Macdonald, L. M., & Pullon, S. R. H. (2017). Exploring interprofessional, interagency multimorbidity care: Case study based observational research. Journal of Comorbidity, 7(1), 64-78. doi: 10.15256/joc.2017.7.103

Morgan, S. J., Pullon, S. R. H., Macdonald, L. M., McKinlay, E. M., & Gray, B. V. (2017). Case study observational research: A framework for conducting case study research where observation data are the focus. Qualitative Health Research, 27(7), 1060-1068. doi: 10.1177/1049732316649160

Pullon, S., Morgan, S., Macdonald, L., McKinlay, E., & Gray, B. (2016). Observation of interprofessional collaboration in primary care practice: A multiple case study. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 30(6), 787-794. doi: 10.1080/13561820.2016.1220929

Morgan, S., Pullon, S., & McKinlay, E. (2015). Observation of interprofessional collaborative practice in primary care teams: An integrative literature review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 52, 1217-1230. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2015.03.008

Pullon, S., McKinlay, E., Beckingsale, L., Perry, M., Darlow, B., Gray, B., Gallagher, P., Hoare, K., & Morgan, S. (2013). Interprofessional education for physiotherapy, medical and dietetics students: A pilot programme. Journal of Primary Health Care, 5(1), 52-58.

Morgan, S. (2013). Miscommunication between patients and general practitioners: Implications for clinical practice. Journal of Primary Health Care, 5(2), 123-128.

Raymont, A., Morgan, S., McLeod, D., Dowell, A., van Rij, A., Cumming, J., … Dew, K., & Cormack, D. (2008). New Zealand general practitioners' non-urgent referrals to surgeons: Who and why? New Zealand Medical Journal, 121(1275). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/121-1275/3091/content.pdf

Dew, K., Morgan, S., Dowell, A., McLeod, D., Bushnell, J. A., & Collings, S. (2007). ′It puts things out of your control′: Fear of consequences as a barrier to patient disclosure of mental health issues to general practitioners. Sociology of Health & Illness, 29(7), 1-16.

Dew, K., Cumming, J., McLeod, D., Morgan, S., McKinlay, E., Dowell, A., & Love, T. (2005). Explicit rationing of elective services: Implementing the New Zealand reforms. Health Policy, 74, 1-12.

McLeod, D., Pullon, S., Benn, C. A., Cookson, T., Dowell, A., Viccars, A., White, S., Green, R., & Crooke, M. J. (2004). Can support and education for smoking cessation and reduction be provided effectively by midwives within primary maternity care? Midwifery, 20(1), 37-50. doi: 10.1016/S0266-6138(03)00051-2

Pullon, S., Webster, M., McLeod, D., Benn, C., & Morgan, S. (2004). Smoking cessation and nicotine replacement therapy in current primary maternity care. Australian Family Physician, 33(1/2), 94-96.

McLeod, D., Dew, K., Morgan, S., Dowell, A., Cumming, J., Cormack, D., McKinlay, E., & Love, T. (2004). Equity of access to elective surgery: Reflections from NZ clinicians. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, 9(Suppl. 2), 41-47.

Morgan, S., McLeod, D., Kidd, A., & Langford, B. (2004). Genetic testing in New Zealand: The role of the general practitioner. New Zealand Medical Journal, 117(1206). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/117-1206/1178/content.pdf

McLeod, D., Morgan, S., McKinlay, E., Dew, K., Cumming, J., Dowell, A., & Love, T. (2004). Clinicians' reported use of clinical priority assessment criteria and their attitudes to prioritization for elective surgery: A cross-sectional survey. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 74(11), 1003-1009.

McLeod, D., Morgan, S., McKinlay, E., Dew, K., Cumming, J., Dowell, A., & Love, T. (2004). Use of, and attitudes to, clinical priority assessment criteria in elective surgery in New Zealand. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, 9(2), 91-99.

Morgan, S., Dixon, J., Kidd, A., & McLeod, D. (2003). Genetics and genetic testing: Questions, answers and case scenarios. New Zealand Family Physician, 30(6), 420-424.

Pullon, S. R., McLeod, D., Benn, C. A., Viccars, A., Morgan, S., Cookson, T. J., Dowell, A. C., & Green, R. (2003). Smoking cessation in New Zealand: Education and resources for use by midwives for women who smoke during pregnancy. Health Promotion International, 18(4), 315-325.

McLeod, D., Benn, C. A., Pullon, S. R., Viccars, A., Morgan, S., Cookson, T. J., & Dowell, A. C. (2003). The midwife's role in facilitating smoking behaviour change during pregnancy. Midwifery, 19, 285-297.

White, S. J., & Low, J. (2002). When mothers turn a visual story into a verbal one for their children: Previewing helps with the telling, conversing and remembering. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 26(4), 360.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

McLeod, D., Pullon, S., Viccars, A., Dowell, T., White, S., Green, R., … Crooke, M. J. (2002). Midwifery education for women who smoke: The MEWS study: Information and resources for use by midwives. Proceedings of the NZCOM Conference. [Full Paper]

CPAC Descriptive Study Group, including White, S. (2002). Setting priorities: The surgeon knows best. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Priorities in Health Care. [Full Paper]

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Pullon, S., Morgan, S., McKinlay, E., Macdonald, L., & Gray, B. (2015). Observation of collaboration in primary care practice. Proceedings of the Primary Health Care Research Conference. (pp. 88). Retrieved from http://www.phcris.org.au/conference/2015/index.php

Pullon, S., Morgan, S., McKinlay, E., Macdonald, L., & Gray, B. (2015). Observation of interprofessional collaboration in NZ general practices. In J. Young (Ed.), Proceedings of the Annual General Practice and Primary Care Research Weekend. (pp. 16-17). Dunedin, New Zealand: Department of General Practice and Rural Health, University of Otago. [Abstract]

Pullon, S., McKinlay, E., Beckingsale, L., Perry, M., Darlow, B., Gray, B., Gallagher, P., Hoare, K., & Morgan, S. (2012). Interprofessional education for undergraduate physiotherapy, medical and dietetics students: Module and evaluation results. Proceedings of the Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) Conference: Professionalism Under Pressure. (pp. 87). Adelaide, Australia: ANZAHPE. [Abstract]

Beckingsale, L., Darlow, B., Gray, B., McKinlay, E., Perry, M., Gallagher, P., Morgan, S., & Pullon, S. (2012). Learning together working together. Nutrition & Dietetics, 69(Suppl. 1), (pp. 35). doi: 10.1111/j.1747-0080.2012.01610_2.x

McLeod, D., White, S., McKinlay, E., Dew, K., Cumming, J., Dowell, T., & Love, T. (2004). Prioritising patients for elective surgery: Evaluation of the use of clinical priority assessment criteria in New Zealand. Proceedings of the General Practice and Primary Health Care Research Conference. (pp. 57). Australia: Primary Health Care Research & Information Service. Retrieved from http://www.phcris.org.au

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

McKinlay, E., Moran, S., Sari, P., Kerridge, J., Morgan, S., & Pullon, S. (2018, September). The provision of palliative care in Aged Residential Care: An exploration of the nature of care given to those admitted to die. Verbal presentation at the General Practice and Primary Care Research Weekend, Hanmer Springs, New Zealand.

Garrett, S., Pullon, S., Morgan, S., & McKinlay, E. (2018, September). Collaborative care in 'Youth One Stop Shops' in New Zealand: Hidden, time-consuming, essential. Verbal presentation at the General Practice and Primary Care Research Weekend, Hanmer Springs, New Zealand.

Pullon, S., McKinlay, E., & Morgan, S. (2014, September). Observation of interprofessional collaborative practice in primary care: An integrative review. Verbal presentation at the General Practice & Primary HealthCare Research Weekend, Taupo, New Zealand.

McLeod, D., Dixon, J., Kidd, A., Lintott, C., & Morgan, S. (2003, July 2003). Genetics and genetic testing: Questions, answers and case scenarios. Verbal presentation at the The Royal New Zealand College of General Practioners Conference, Dunedin.

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Awarded Masters Degree

Morgan, S. (2008). Miscommunication in general practice consultations: A microanalysis of communication mismatches in two case studies (MHealSc). University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand. 173p.

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