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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.


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

Garrett, S., & Imlach, F. (2023). Experiences of living with migraine disease in Aotearoa NZ: A survey. Proceedings of the New Zealand Primary Health Care, General Practice & Rural Health Research Symposium. (pp. 8). Retrieved from

Borchowsky, K., Rush, M., Mullally, T., McBain, L., Hudson, B., McMenamin, J., … Sykes, P., & Garrett, S. (2023). Primary care experiences in the 'Let's test for HPV' study: A qualitative analysis. Journal of Primary Health Care, 15(2), 147-154. doi: 10.1071/HC23038

Rose, S. B., Garrett, S. M., & McKinlay, E. (2023). Experience of telehealth for receipt of primary health care: An online survey of young people in a geographic region of Aotearoa New Zealand. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 29(4), 319-326. doi: 10.1071/PY22073

Carroll, R., Morgan, S. J., Ker, A., Garrett, S. M., Rose, S. B., Gardiner, T., & McKinlay, E. M. (2023). "It was a very awkward consultation because I didn't know": General practice staff experiences and challenges in providing healthcare to gender and sexual minority youth in Aotearoa New Zealand. Family Practice. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/fampra/cmad024

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