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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., Hutchings, D., Lund, K., Kennedy, J., & Pullon, S. R. H. (2019). Addressing gaps in the management of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoea in primary care: Lessons learned in a pilot intervention study. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1097/olq.0000000000001005

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

Yui, M., Pullon, S., Morris, C., Rose, S., & Kennedy, J. (2018, November). Refugee women's health-seeking behavioural change upon resettlement to a developed country, New Zealand. Verbal presentation at the Refuge in the City Conference: Former Refugees in Urban New Zealand, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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

Journal - Research Article

Rose, S. B., Garrett, S. M., Hutchings, D., Lund, K., Kennedy, J., & Pullon, S. R. H. (2019). Addressing gaps in the management of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoea in primary care: Lessons learned in a pilot intervention study. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1097/olq.0000000000001005

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., 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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., 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

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

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.

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

Bupha-Intr, O., Rose, S. B., Lawton, B. A., Elley, C. R., & Dowell, A. C. (2010). Are at-risk New Zealand women receiving recommended cardiovascular preventive therapy? New Zealand Medical Journal, 123(1309). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/123-1309/3975/content.pdf

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., Elley, C. R., Dowell, A. C., Fenton, A., & Moyes, S. A. (2009). Exercise on prescription for women aged 40-74 recruited through primary care: Two year randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 43(2), 120-123.

Willmot, E.-J., Lawton, B. A., Rose, S. B., & Brown, S. (2009). Exploring knowledge of prescription charges: A cross-sectional survey of pharmacists and the community. New Zealand Medical Journal, 122(1301). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/122-1301/3753/content.pdf

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

Lawton, B. A., Rose, S. B., Cormack, D. M., Stanley, J., & Dowell, A. C. (2008). The menopause symptom profile of Maori and non-Maori women in New Zealand. Climacteric, 11, 467-474. doi: 10.1080/13697130802351094

Lawton, B., Rose, S., Kieser, J., Broadbent, J., Sussex, P., Thomson, M., & Dowell, A. (2008). Disparities in edentulism and tooth loss between Māori and non-Māori New Zealand women. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 32(3), 254-260.

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

Lawton, B. A., Rose, S. B., & Shepherd, J. (2006). Atypical presentation of serious pelvic inflammatory disease following mifepristone-induced medical abortion. Contraception, 73, 431-432.

Rose, S. B., Shand, C., & Simmons, A. (2006). Mifepristone- and misoprostol-induced mid-trimester termination of pregnancy: A review of 272 cases. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 46, 479-485.

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

Shand, C., Rose, S. B., Simmons, A., & Sparrow, M. J. (2005). Introduction of early medical abortion in New Zealand: An audit of the first 67 cases. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 45(4), 316-320.

Rose, S., Lawton, B., Dowell, A., & Fenton, A. (2004). Risk factors for type 2 diabetes in postmenopausal New Zealand women: A cross-sectional study. New Zealand Medical Journal, 117(1207). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/117-1207/1206/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

Lawton, B., Rose, S. B., McLeod, D., & Dowell, A. C. (2003). Changes in use of hormone replacement therapy after the report from the Women's Health Initiative: Cross sectional survey of users. British Medical Journal, 327, 845-846.

Polster, M. R., & Rose, S. B. (1998). Disorders of auditory processing: Evidence for modularity in audition. Cortex, 34(1), 47-65.

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Journal - Research Other

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

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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Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Lawton, B. A., Rose, S. B., & Dowell, A. C. (2002). Cessation of the WHI and WISDOM trials: A New Zealand perspective. Climacteric, 5(4), 326-328.

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