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Senior LecturerRona Carroll image 2021

Background and interests

Dr Rona Carroll is a GP working in youth health and a senior lecturer in the Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice. Rona has been working clinically in youth health since 2012 and has interests in sexual health, mental health, transgender healthcare and primary care HIV PrEP prescribing. Rona’s clinical work is mainly in gender affirming healthcare and she is keen to improve access in primary care and help educate health professionals in this area. She has formed transgender health peer support groups locally and nationally. Rona is a member of WPATH and PATHA and is on the PATHA education committee.

Teaching activities

Undergraduate

Postgraduate

  • Co-convenor GENA 702 Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare

Research activities

Rona’s research activities are in medical student education and confidence in providing care to LGBTQIA+ patients, improving primary health care access for rainbow youth and various aspects of gender affirming healthcare and hormone therapy.

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Publications

Carroll, R., Rose, S. B., Garrett, S. M., & Gray, L. (2022). Fifth year medical students' education, confidence and learning needs related to healthcare provision for sexual and gender minority patients: A cross-sectional survey. Journal of Primary Health Care. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1071/HC22082

Ker, A., Gardiner, T., Carroll, R., Rose, S. B., Morgan, S. J., Garrett, S. M., & McKinlay, E. M. (2022). "We just want to be treated normally and to have that healthcare that comes along with it": Rainbow young people's experiences of primary care in Aotearoa New Zealand. Youth, 2(4), 691-704. doi: 10.3390/youth2040049

Carroll, R., Rose, S., Garrett, S., Morgan, S., & McKinlay, E. (2022, July). General practice experiences and challenges in providing health care to rainbow young people in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Verbal presentation at the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) Conference for General Practice, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Carroll, R., McKinlay, E., Morgan, S., Rose, S., & Garrett, S. (2022). Providing healthcare to rainbow young people in Aotearoa, New Zealand: Experiences and challenges in primary care. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 28(4), (pp. viii-ix). doi: 10.1071/PYv28n4abs

Tan, K. K. H., Carroll, R., Treharne, G. J., Byrne, J. L., & Veale, J. F. (2022). "I teach them. I have no choice": Experiences of primary care among transgender people in Aotearoa New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 135(1559), 59-72. Retrieved from https://journal.nzma.org.nz

Carroll, R., Rose, S. B., Garrett, S. M., & Gray, L. (2022). Fifth year medical students' education, confidence and learning needs related to healthcare provision for sexual and gender minority patients: A cross-sectional survey. Journal of Primary Health Care. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1071/HC22082

Journal - Research Article

Ker, A., Gardiner, T., Carroll, R., Rose, S. B., Morgan, S. J., Garrett, S. M., & McKinlay, E. M. (2022). "We just want to be treated normally and to have that healthcare that comes along with it": Rainbow young people's experiences of primary care in Aotearoa New Zealand. Youth, 2(4), 691-704. doi: 10.3390/youth2040049

Journal - Research Article

Tan, K. K. H., Carroll, R., Treharne, G. J., Byrne, J. L., & Veale, J. F. (2022). "I teach them. I have no choice": Experiences of primary care among transgender people in Aotearoa New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 135(1559), 59-72. Retrieved from https://journal.nzma.org.nz

Journal - Research Article

Treharne, G. J., Carroll, R., Tan, K. K. H., & Veale, J. F. (2022). Supportive interactions with primary care doctors are associated with better mental health among transgender people: Results of a nationwide survey in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Family Practice. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/fampra/cmac005

Journal - Research Article

Carroll, R., & Bisshop, F. (2022). What you need to know about gender-affirming healthcare [Trainee focus]. Emergency Medicine Australasia. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.13990

Journal - Research Other

Zwickl, S., Chaplin, B., Bisshop, F., Cook, T., Soo, S. T. M., Birtles, B., … Carroll, R., … Lin, A. (2022). Re: The RANZCP position statement on gender dysphoria. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/00048674221112007

Journal - Research Other

Carroll, R., & Gray, L. (2021). Diversifying clinical education case studies. Clinical Teacher, 18, 494-496. doi: 10.1111/tct.13369

Journal - Research Other

Carroll, R., Davis, W., Fourie, K., York, N., Adams, S., & Johnston, H. (2019). Response to 'The value to frenotomy for ankyloglossia from a parental perspective'. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1503), 103-104. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Other

Carroll, R., McKinlay, E., Morgan, S., Rose, S., & Garrett, S. (2022). Providing healthcare to rainbow young people in Aotearoa, New Zealand: Experiences and challenges in primary care. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 28(4), (pp. viii-ix). doi: 10.1071/PYv28n4abs

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Carroll, R., Rose, S., Garrett, S., Morgan, S., & McKinlay, E. (2022, July). General practice experiences and challenges in providing health care to rainbow young people in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Verbal presentation at the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) Conference for General Practice, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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