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Fiona Imlach imageMB ChB (Auckland), MPH, FNZCPHM, PhD (Otago)

Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Contact details

Email fiona.imlach@otago.ac.nz

Research interests and activities

Fiona is an epidemiologist who has worked on range of research topics, including primary health care, inequalities, child poverty, mental health, alcohol and cancer. She was a tutor in public health for 4th year medical students in 2021–2023.

She is also co-founder of the charity Migraine Foundation Aotearoa New Zealand, formed in 2022 to raise awareness of the impact of migraine disease and support people living with migraine in New Zealand.

Fiona has a special interest in research into the impact and burden of migraine disease in New Zealand. Research methodologies include qualitative and quantitative data analysis.

Publications

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 https://www.nzmj.org.nz/ Journal - Research Article

Cunningham, R., Imlach, F., Haitana, T., Clark, M. T. R., Every-Palmer, S., Lockett, H., & Peterson, D. (2024). Experiences of physical healthcare services in Māori and non-Māori with mental health and substance use conditions. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/00048674241238958 Journal - Research Article

Cunningham, R., Imlach, F., Every-Palmer, S., Haitana, T., & Peterson, D. (2023). Dealing with discrimination in physical health care services: Strategies of people with mental health and substance use conditions. Journal of Patient Experience. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/23743735231211778 Journal - Research Article

Cunningham, R., Imlach, F., Haitana, T., Every-Palmer, S., Lacey, C., Lockett, H., & Peterson, D. (2023). It’s not in my head: A qualitative analysis of experiences of discrimination in people with mental health and substance use conditions seeking physical healthcare. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 14, 1285431. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2023.1285431 Journal - Research Article

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 https://www.otago.ac.nz/wellington/departments/primaryhealthcaregeneralpractice Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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