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Sue Garrett 2023Senior LecturerDepartment of Primary Health Care and General Practice

Background and interests

Sue trained and worked as an occupational therapist before completing a Master of Public Health.

Since then, she has worked as a researcher on a variety of projects in the Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice.

Her research interests include youth health and she has experience with mixed methods. She recently took up a position as senior lecturer and commenced teaching in undergraduate medicine.

Teaching activities


  • Co-convenor 6th year Trainee Interns general practice module
  • Teaching 5th year consultation skills
  • Teaching on the INVOLVE inter-professional programme

Research activities

Sue's research interests are in youth health, particularly youth sexual and mental health. She is skilled in a number of different research methodologies including evaluation, RCTs, surveys, qualitative analysis and analysing large datasets.


Dowell, A., Stubbe, M., Dunlop, A., Fedchuk, D., Gardiner, T., Garrett, S., Gordon, S., Hilder, J., Mathieson, F., & Tester, R. (2024). Evaluating success and challenges of a primary care youth mental health programme using complexity, implementation science, and appreciative inquiry. Cureus, 16(4), e58870. doi: 10.7759/cureus.58870 Journal - Research Article

Garrett, S. M., & Imlach, F. (2024). The impact of living with migraine disease in Aotearoa New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal/Te ara tika o te hauora hapori, 137(1592), 54-76. Retrieved from Journal - Research Article

Rose, S. B., Dunlop, A., Gardiner, T., Cole, M., Garrett, S. M., & McKinlay, E. M. (2024). 'Every strategy needs to be contributing to erasing the stigma': Māori and Pacific young people talk about overcoming barriers to testing for sexually transmitted infections. Sexual Health, 21, SH23186. doi: 10.1071/SH23186 Journal - Research Article

Rose, S., Dunlop, A., Gardiner, T., Cole, M., Garrett, S. M., & McKinlay, E. (2023, October). Māori and Pacific young people’s perspectives on testing for STIS via an online service. Verbal presentation at the 44th New Zealand Sexual Health Society (NZSHS) Conference: Future Directions, Auckland, New Zealand. Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

McBain, L., Borchowsky, K., Rush, M., Mullally, T., Hudson, B., McMenamin, J., & Garrett, S. (2023). Primary care experiences in the introduction of HPV-based cervical screening. Australian Journal of General Practice, (Suppl. 2), (pp. 82). Retrieved from Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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