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Dr Sally Rose 

Senior Research Fellow

Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice 

Background and Interests

Profile_Sally_RoseSally has worked in the Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice since 2000. Her current research relates primarily to sexual and reproductive health, particularly issues that most commonly affect young people in New Zealand such as high rates of sexually transmitted infections (especially Chlamydia) and unintended pregnancy. She has a PhD in cognitive neuropsychology (Victoria University of Wellington).

Research Activities

Current research activities

  • 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) – Principal investigator

Recent past 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) – Principal investigator
  • 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) – Principal investigator
  • Assessing the uptake and effectiveness of government funded implants (Funded by University of Otago) – Principal investigator
  • Diabetes: The impact of maternal care disparities on Maori mothers and infants (HRC funding) – Co-investigator
  • Wahine Hauora: Reducing barriers to care for pregnant mums and their whānau (HRC funding) – Co-investigator
  • Towards reducing rapid repeat abortion among at-risk women (University of Otago and Lottery health funding) – Principal investigator
  • Exploring access to breast cancer services by Chinese Women (Lottery Health funding) – Co-investigator
  • Chinese women's use of and attitudes towards contraception (Lottery Health funding) – Co-investigator
  • Wahine Hauora- Inequalities in Uterine Cancer: exploring the pre-diagnosis gap (HRC Funding) – Co-investigator
  • Parental attitudes to HPV vaccination: a survey of Maori and non-Maori (HRC funding) – Co-investigator
  • Attitudes to HPV vaccination: a survey of teachers (Lottery Health funding) – Co-investigator
  • Increasing use of long-acting contraceptive methods by women post-abortion (Lottery health funding) – Principal investigator
  • Determining the regional burden of chlamydia: an audit of regional laboratory testing (Ministry of Health and University of Otago funding) – Principal investigator

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Publications

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

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., Stanley, J., & Lawton, B. A. (2015). Time to second abortion or continued pregnancy following a first abortion: A retrospective cohort study. Human Reproduction, 30(1), 214-221. doi: 10.1093/humrep/deu283

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

Rose, S. B., & Lawton, B. A. (2012). Impact of long-acting reversible contraception on return for repeat abortion. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 206(1), 37.e1-37.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2011.06.102

Journal - Research Article

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

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

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., Stanley, J., & Lawton, B. A. (2015). Time to second abortion or continued pregnancy following a first abortion: A retrospective cohort study. Human Reproduction, 30(1), 214-221. doi: 10.1093/humrep/deu283

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

Zhang, W., Rose, S., Foster, A., Pullon, S., & Lawton, B. (2014). Breast cancer and breast screening: Perceptions of Chinese migrant women living in New Zealand. Journal of Primary Health Care, 6(2), 135-142.

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

Rose, S. B., & Lawton, B. A. (2012). Impact of long-acting reversible contraception on return for repeat abortion. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 206(1), 37.e1-37.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2011.06.102

Rose, S. B., Wei, Z., Cooper, A. J., & Lawton, B. A. (2012). Peri-abortion contraceptive choices of migrant chinese women: A retrospective review of medical records. PLoS ONE, 7(6), e40103. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0040103

Rose, S. B., Lawton, B. A., Lanumata, T. S., Hibma, M., & Baker, M. G. (2012). Predictors of intent to vaccinate against HPV/cervical cancer: A multi-ethnic survey of 769 parents in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1350). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Rose, S. B., Bromhead, C., Lawton, B. A., Zhang, J., Stanley, J., & Baker, M. G. (2012). Access to chlamydia testing needed for high-risk groups: Patterns of testing and detection in an urban area of New Zealand. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 36(4), 343-350. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2012.00880.x

Rose, S. B., Lanumata, T., & Lawton, B. A. (2011). Promoting uptake of the HPV vaccine: The knowledge and views of school staff. Journal of School Health, 81(11), 680-687. doi: 10.1111/j.1746-1561.2011.00644.x

Rose, S. B., Cooper, A. J., Baker, N. K., & Lawton, B. (2011). Attitudes toward long-acting reversible contraception among young women seeking abortion. Journal of Women's Health, 20(11), 1729-1735. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2010.2658

Rose, S. B., Lawton, B. A., & Brown, S. A. (2010). Uptake and adherence to long-acting reversible contraception post-abortion. Contraception, 82, 345-353. doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2010.04.021

Rose, S. B., Lawton, B. A., Bromhead, C., MacDonald, E. J., & Elley, C. R. (2010). Poor uptake of self-sample collection kits for chlamydia testing outside primary care. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 34(5), 517-520. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2010.00600.x

Lawton, B. A., Wilson, L. F., Dinsdale, R. A., Rose, S. B., Brown, S. A., Tait, J., Coles, C. L., & McCaw, A. (2010). Audit of severe acute maternal morbidity describing reasons for transfer and potential preventability of admissions to ICU. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 50(4), 346-351. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-828X.2010.01200.x

Lawton, B. A., Rose, S. B., Elley, C. R., Bromhead, C., MacDonald, E. J., & Baker, M. G. (2010). Increasing the uptake of opportunistic chlamydia screening: A pilot study in general practice. Journal of Primary Health Care, 2(3), 199-207.

Rose, S. B., Lawton, B. A., Lanumata, T., Hibma, M., & Baker, M. G. (2010). HPV/cervical cancer vaccination: Parental preferences on age, place and information needs. Journal of Primary Health Care, 2(3), 190-198.

Lawton, B. A., Rose, S. B., Bromhead, C., Gaitanos, L. A., MacDonald, E. J., & Lund, K. A. (2008). High prevalence of Mycoplasma genitalium in women presenting for termination of pregnancy. Contraception, 77(4), 294-298. doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2007.12.002

Rose, S. B., Elley, C. R., Lawton, B. A., & Dowell, A. C. (2008). A single question reliably identifies physically inactive women in primary care. New Zealand Medical Journal, 121(1268). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/121-1268/2897/content.pdf

Rose, S. B., Smith, M. C., & Lawton, B. A. (2008). ″If everyone does it, it's not a big deal.″ Young people talk about chlamydia testing. New Zealand Medical Journal, 121(1271). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/121-1271/2981/content.pdf

Lawton, B. A., Rose, S. B., Elley, C. R., Dowell, A. C., Fenton, A., & Moyes, S. A. (2008). Exercise on prescription for women aged 40-74 recruited through primary care: Two year randomised controlled trial. BMJ, 337, a2509. doi: 10.1136/bmj.a2509

Rose, S. B., Lawton, B. A., Bromhead, C., MacDonald, E. J., & Lund, K. A. (2007). Self-obtained vaginal swabs for PCR chlamydia testing: A practical alternative. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 47, 415-418.

Rose, S. B., Lawton, B. A., Elley, C. R., Dowell, A. C., & Fenton, A. J. (2007). The 'Women's Lifestyle Study', 2-year randomized controlled trial of physical activity counselling in primary health care: Rationale and study design. BMC Public Health, 7, 166. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-7-166

Vickers, M. R., MacLennan, A. H., Lawton, B., Ford, D., Martin, J., Meredith, S. K., … Rose, S., Dowell, A., … for the WISDOM team. (2007). Main morbidities recorded in the women's international study of long duration oestrogen after menopause (WISDOM): A randomised controlled trial of hormone replacement therapy in postmenopausal women. BMJ, 335. doi: 10.1136/bmj.39266.425069.AD

Rose, S., Lawton, B., Brown, S., Goodyear-Smith, F., & Arroll, B. (2005). High rates of chlamydia in patients referred for termination of pregnancy: Treatment, contact tracing, and implications for screening. New Zealand Medical Journal, 118(1211). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/118-1211/1348/content.pdf

Lawton, B., Rose, S., Bromhead, C., Brown, S., MacDonald, J., & Shepherd, J. (2004). Rates of Chlamydia trachomatis testing and chlamydial infection in pregnant women. New Zealand Medical Journal, 117(1194). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/117-1194/889/content.pdf

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Journal - Research Other

Rose, S. B. (2007). Pain and heavy bleeding with intrauterine contraceptive devices. BMJ, 335, 410-411. doi: 10.1136/bmj.39288.584086.80

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