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Gordon Purdie, Biostatistical Services

BSc, Senior Research Fellow

Gordon_PurdieGordon is part of the Biostatistical Consulting Service team at the University of Otago, Wellington, which provides statistical consulting to health researchers. Within the Health Inequalities Research programme, he was involved in the Differential Colon Cancer Survival by Ethnicity in New Zealand project and also works with Te Rōpū Rangahau Hauora a Eru Pōmare on several research projects, including Unequal Treatment: The Role of Health Services.

Gordon's concerns include discrimination and inequalities, which are reflected in his health research.

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Publications

Thomas, S., Bennett, J., Jack, S., Oliver, J., Purdie, G., Upton, A., & Baker, M. G. (2021). Descriptive analysis of group A Streptococcus in skin swabs and acute rheumatic fever, Auckland, New Zealand, 2010–2016. Lancet Regional Health: Western Pacific, 8, 100101. doi: 10.1016/j.lanwpc.2021.100101

Siljee, S., Buchanan, O., Brasch, H. D., Bockett, N., Patel, J., Paterson, E., Purdie, G. L., Davis, P. F., … Tan, S. T. (2021). Cancer stem cells in metastatic head and neck cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma express components of the renin-angiotensin system. Cells, 10, 243. doi: 10.3390/cells10020243

Newton-Howes, G., Senior, J., Beaglehole, B., Purdie, G. L., & Gordon, S. E. (2021). Does a comprehensive service user-led education programme effect more positive attitudes towards recovery and less stigmatising attitudes towards people with lived experience of mental distress in medical students? A comparative cohort study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0004867420987886

Chester, A. N., Purdie, G. L., Dennett, E. R., & Parker, A. J. (2021). A survey of neurosurgical management and prognostication of traumatic brain injury following the RESCUEicp trial. British Journal of Neurosurgery, 35(3), 329-333. doi: 10.1080/02688697.2020.1812521

Gordon, S. E., Kininmonth, L. A., Newton-Howes, G., Purdie, G. L., & Gardiner, T. (2020). A comparative analysis of two alternative programmes to counter stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness delivered to medical students. Australasian Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1039856220971935

Robson, B., Koopu, P., Gilmour, J., Rameka, R., Simmonds, S., Purdie, G., … Paine, S.-J. (2011). Oranga Waha: Oral health research priorities for Māori: Low income adults, kaumātua and Māori with disabilities, special needs or chronic health conditions. Wellington, New Zealand: Te Rōpū Rangahau Hauora a Eru Pōmare, University of Otago.

Authored Book - Research

Cormack, D., Purdie, G., & Robson, B. (2007). Cancer. In B. Robson & R. Harris (Eds.), Hauora: Māori standards of health IV: A study of the years 2000-2005. (pp. 103-119). Wellington, New Zealand: Te Rōpū Rangahau Hauora a Eru Pōmare, University of Otago.

Chapter in Book - Research

Harris, R., Purdie, G., Robson, B., Wright, C., Zhang, J., & Baker, M. (2007). Appendix 3: Estimating Māori hospitalisations and cancer registrations. In B. Robson & R. Harris (Eds.), Hauora: Māori standards of health IV: A study of the years 2000-2005. (pp. 249-259). Wellington, New Zealand: Te Rōpū Rangahau Hauora a Eru Pōmare, University of Otago.

Chapter in Book - Research

Robson, B., & Purdie, G. (2007). Appendix 1: Methods. In B. Robson & R. Harris (Eds.), Hauora: Māori standards of health IV: A study of the years 2000-2005. (pp. 229-239). Wellington, New Zealand: Te Rōpū Rangahau Hauora a Eru Pōmare, University of Otago.

Chapter in Book - Research

Robson, B., & Purdie, G. (2007). Mortality. In B. Robson & R. Harris (Eds.), Hauora: Māori standards of health IV: A study of the years 2000-2005. (pp. 33-61). Wellington, New Zealand: Te Rōpū Rangahau Hauora a Eru Pōmare, University of Otago.

Chapter in Book - Research

Robson, B., Robson, C., Harris, R., & Purdie, G. (2007). Hospitalisations. In B. Robson & R. Harris (Eds.), Hauora: Māori standards of health IV: A study of the years 2000-2005. (pp. 63-101). Wellington, New Zealand: Te Rōpū Rangahau Hauora a Eru Pōmare, University of Otago.

Chapter in Book - Research

Chester, A. N., Purdie, G. L., Dennett, E. R., & Parker, A. J. (2021). A survey of neurosurgical management and prognostication of traumatic brain injury following the RESCUEicp trial. British Journal of Neurosurgery, 35(3), 329-333. doi: 10.1080/02688697.2020.1812521

Journal - Research Article

Newton-Howes, G., Senior, J., Beaglehole, B., Purdie, G. L., & Gordon, S. E. (2021). Does a comprehensive service user-led education programme effect more positive attitudes towards recovery and less stigmatising attitudes towards people with lived experience of mental distress in medical students? A comparative cohort study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0004867420987886

Journal - Research Article

Siljee, S., Buchanan, O., Brasch, H. D., Bockett, N., Patel, J., Paterson, E., Purdie, G. L., Davis, P. F., … Tan, S. T. (2021). Cancer stem cells in metastatic head and neck cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma express components of the renin-angiotensin system. Cells, 10, 243. doi: 10.3390/cells10020243

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Thomas, S., Bennett, J., Jack, S., Oliver, J., Purdie, G., Upton, A., & Baker, M. G. (2021). Descriptive analysis of group A Streptococcus in skin swabs and acute rheumatic fever, Auckland, New Zealand, 2010–2016. Lancet Regional Health: Western Pacific, 8, 100101. doi: 10.1016/j.lanwpc.2021.100101

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Gordon, S. E., Kininmonth, L. A., Newton-Howes, G., Purdie, G. L., & Gardiner, T. (2020). A comparative analysis of two alternative programmes to counter stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness delivered to medical students. Australasian Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1039856220971935

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Herst, P. M., Aumata, A., Sword, V., Jones, R., Purdie, G., & Costello, S. (2020). Cranberry capsules are not superior to placebo capsules in managing acute non-haemorrhagic radiation cystitis in prostate cancer patients: A phase III double blinded randomised placebo controlled clinical trial. Radiotherapy & Oncology, 149, 117-123. doi: 10.1016/j.radonc.2020.05.006

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Tweed, M., Purdie, G., & Wilkinson, T. (2020). Defining and tracking medical student self-monitoring using multiple-choice question item certainty. BMC Medical Education, 20, 344. doi: 10.1186/s12909-020-02250-x

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Hales, C., Gray, L., MacDonald, C., & Purdie, G. (2019). Dissonance in naming adiposity: A quantitative survey of naming preferences from a convenience sample of health professional and lay population in Aotearoa New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1496), 20-30. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Murphy, R., Morgan, X. C., Wang, X. Y., Wickens, K., Purdie, G., Fitzharris, P., Otal, A., Lawley, B., Stanley, T., Barthow, C., Crane, J., … Tannock, G. W. (2019). Eczema-protective probiotic alters infant gut microbiome functional capacity but not composition: Sub-sample analysis from a RCT. Beneficial Microbes, 10(1), 5-17. doi: 10.3920/bm2017.0191

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Tweed, M., Purdie, G., & Lacey, C. (2019). Considering evidence for ethnicity bias using assessment case scenarios and medical student correctness and certainty. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1491), 71-77. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Rajput, N., McKinlay, C., Purdie, G., Filipovska, J., Battin, M., Patel, H., & Tuohy, P. (2018). Community-based screening to detect school readiness problems in very preterm children. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 54(3), 238-246. doi: 10.1111/jpc.13707

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Slykerman, R. F., Kang, J., Van Zyl, N., Barthow, C., Wickens, K., Stanley, T., … Purdie, G., … Crane, J., & Mitchell, E. A. (2018). Effect of early probiotic supplementation on childhood cognition, behaviour and mood a randomised, placebo-controlled trial. Acta Paediatrica, 107, 2172-2178. doi: 10.1111/apa.14590

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Wickens, K., Barthow, C., Mitchell, E. A., Kang, J., Van Zyl, N., Purdie, G., Stanley, T., … Crane, J. (2018). Effects of Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 in early life on the cumulative prevalence of allergic disease to 11 years. Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, 29, 808-814. doi: 10.1111/pai.12982

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Wickens, K., Barthow, C., Mitchell, E. A., Stanley, T. V., Purdie, G., Rowden, J., Kang, J., Hood, F., … Franklin, I., Barnes, P., … Abels, P., … Crane, J. (2018). Maternal supplementation alone with Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 during pregnancy and breastfeeding does not reduce infant eczema. Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, 29(3), 296-302. doi: 10.1111/pai.12874

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Slykerman, R. F., Hood, F., Wickens, K., Thompson, J. M. D., Barthow, C., Murphy, R., Kang, J., … Crane, J., Stanley, T., Abels, P., Purdie, G., … the Probiotic in Pregnancy Study Group. (2017). Effect of Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 in pregnancy on postpartum symptoms of depression and anxiety: A randomised double-blind placebo-controlled trial. EBioMedicine, 24, 159-165. doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2017.09.013

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Tweed, M. J., Stein, S., Wilkinson, T. J., Purdie, G., & Smith, J. (2017). Certainty and safe consequence responses provide additional information from multiple choice question assessments. BMC Medical Education, 17, 106. doi: 10.1186/s12909-017-0942-z

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Tweed, M., Purdie, G., & Wilkinson, T. (2017). Low performing students have insightfulness when they reflect-in-action. Medical Education, 51(3), 316-323. doi: 10.1111/medu.13206

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Wickens, K. L., Barthow, C. A., Murphy, R., Abels, P. R., Maude, R. M., Stone, P. R., … Stanley, T. V., Purdie, G. L., Kang, J. M., Hood, F. E., … Barnes, P. K., … Crane, J. (2017). Early pregnancy probiotic supplementation with Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 may reduce the prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus: A randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Nutrition, 117(6), 804-813. doi: 10.1017/S0007114517000289

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Fingleton, J., Braithwaite, I., Travers, J., Bowles, D., Strik, R., Siebers, R., … Weatherall, M., Beasley, R., for the NZRHS Study Group, including Purdie, G. (2016). Serum periostin in obstructive airways disease. European Respiratory Journal, 47, 1383-1391. doi: 10.1183/13993003.01384-2015

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Mishra, P., Foley, D., Purdie, G., & Pringle, K. C. (2016). Intestinal perforation in premature neonates: The need for subsequent laparotomy after placement of peritoneal drains. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 52(3), 272-277. doi: 10.1111/jpc.13013

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Fingleton, J., Travers, J., Williams, M., Charles, T., Bowles, D., Strik, R., Shirtcliffe, P., Weatherall, M., Beasley, R., for the New Zealand Respiratory Health Survey Study Group, including Purdie, G. (2015). Treatment responsiveness of phenotypes of symptomatic airways obstruction in adults. Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology, 136(3), 601-609. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2015.01.013

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Hamilton, K., Bennett, N. C., Purdie, G., & Herst, P. M. (2015). Standardized cranberry capsules for radiation cystitis in prostate cancer patients in New Zealand: A randomized double blinded, placebo controlled pilot study. Supportive Care in Cancer, 23(1), 95-102. doi: 10.1007/s00520-014-2335-8

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Kanji, G., Weatherall, M., Peter, R., Purdie, G., & Page, R. (2015). Efficacy of regular sauna bathing for chronic tension-type headache: A randomized controlled study. Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine, 21(2), 103-109. doi: 10.1089/acm.2013.0466

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Langdana, F., Yogender, Y., Maharaj, D., Abels, P., Purdie, G., Tait, J., & Elder, R. (2015). Materno-fetal outcomes in patients with abnormally invasive placenta: A 14 year experience. Journal of Womens Health Care, 4(7), 286. doi: 10.4172/2167-0420.1000286

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Mossman, B., Mossman, S., Purdie, G., & Schneider, E. (2015). Age dependent normal horizontal VOR gain of head impulse test as measured with video-oculography. Journal of Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery, 44, 22. doi: 10.1186/s40463-015-0081-7

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Tripp, D. G., Purdie, G., & Hicks, P. (2015). Trends in the incidence of intensive care unit invasive mechanical ventilation and subsequent 2-year survival in very elderly New Zealanders. Internal Medicine Journal, 45(1), 80-85. doi: 10.1111/imj.12630

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Gordon, S., Ellis, P., Gallagher, P., & Purdie, G. (2014). Service users teaching the recovery paradigm to final year medical students: A New Zealand approach. Health Issues, (113), 15-17.

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Martin, N., McHugh, H., Murtagh, J., Oliver-Rose, C., Panesar, D., Pengelly, H., Rieper, S., Schofield, H., Singh, V., Speed, A., Strachan, R., Tapsell, T. K., Trafford, S., van Ryn, S., Ward, E., Whiting, R., Wilson-van Duin, M., Wu, Z., Purdie, G., van der Deen, F. S., Thomson, G., Pearson, A. L., & Wilson, N. (2014). Observational study of the visibility of branded tobacco packaging and smoking at outdoor bars/cafés in Wellington, New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1404). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Wickens, K., Stanley, T. V., Mitchell, E. A., Barthow, C., Fitzharris, P., Purdie, G., Siebers, R., … Crane, J. (2013). Early supplementation with Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 reduces eczema prevalence to 6 years: Does it also reduce atopic sensitization? Clinical & Experimental Allergy, 43(9), 1048-1057. doi: 10.1111/cea.12154

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Wickens, K., Black, P., Stanley, T. V., Mitchell, E., Barthow, C., Fitzharris, P., Purdie, G., & Crane, J. (2012). A protective effect of Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 against eczema in the first 2 years of life persists to age 4 years. Clinical & Experimental Allergy, 42(7), 1071-1079. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2222.2012.03975.x

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Fink, J. W., Paine, S.-J., Gander, P. H., Harris, R. B., & Purdie, G. (2011). Changing response rates from Māori and non-Māori in national sleep health surveys. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1328). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/124-1328/4505/content.pdf

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Mardani, J., Calder, L., Haydon-Carr, J., Purdie, G., & Jones, N. F. (2011). Throat swabbing for the primary prevention of rheumatic fever following health information. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1334). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/124-1334/4659/content.pdf

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Purdie, G. L., Purdie, D. J., & Harrison, A. A. (2011). Raynaud's phenomenon in medical laboratory workers who work with solvents. Journal of Rheumatology, 38(9), 1940-1946. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.101129

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Alexander, H., Irwin, C., Purdie, G., & Hunn, M. (2010). Incidence and management of high grade glioma in Māori and non-Māori patients. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 17(9), 1144-1147. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2010.01.033

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Hill, S., Sarfati, D., Blakely, T., Robson, B., Purdie, G., Chen, J., Dennett, E., Cormack, D., Cunningham, R., Dew, K., … Kawachi, I. (2010). Survival disparities in indigenous and non-indigenous New Zealanders with colon cancer: The role of patient comorbidity, treatment and health service factors. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 64(2), 117-123. doi: 10.1136/jech.2008.083816

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Hill, S., Sarfati, D., Blakely, T., Robson, B., Purdie, G., Dennett, E., Cormack, D., Dew, K., … Kawachi, I. (2010). Ethnicity and management of colon cancer in New Zealand: Do indigenous patients get a worse deal? Cancer, 116(13), 3205-3214. doi: 10.1002/cncr.25127

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McLeod, M., Harris, R., Purdie, G., Cormack, D., Robson, B., Sykes, P., Crengle, S., Iupati, D., & Walker, N. (2010). Improving survival disparities in cervical cancer between Māori and non-Māori women in New Zealand: A National Retrospective Cohort Study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 34(2), 193-199. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2010.00506.x

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Sarfati, D., Hill, S., Purdie, G., Dennett, E., & Blakely, T. (2010). How well does routine hospitalisation data capture information on comorbidity in New Zealand? New Zealand Medical Journal, 123(1310). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/123-1310/4010/content.pdf

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Dekker, J. W., Wickens, K., Black, P. C., Stanley, T. V., Mitchell, E. A., Fitzharris, P., Tannock, G. W., Purdie, G., & Crane, J. (2009). Safety aspects of probiotic bacterial strains Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 and Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis HN019 in human infants aged 0-2 years. International Dairy Journal, 19(3), 149-154. doi: 10.1016/j.idairyj.2008.10.004

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Mihaere, K. M., Harris, R., Gander, P. H., Reid, P. M., Purdie, G., Robson, B., & Neill, A. (2009). Obstructive sleep apnea in New Zealand adults: Prevalence and risk factors among Māori and non-Māori. Sleep, 32(7), 949-956.

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Poostchi, A., Mitchell, R., Nicholas, S., Purdie, G., & Wells, A. (2009). The iCare rebound tonometer: Comparisons with Goldmann tonometry, and influence of central corneal thickness. Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology, 37(7), 687-691. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-9071.2009.02109.x

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Purdie, G., Harrison, A., & Purdie, D. (2009). Prevalence of Raynaud's phenomenon in the adult New Zealand population. New Zealand Medical Journal, 122(1306). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/122-1306/3890/content.pdf

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Sarfati, D., Hill, S., Blakely, T., Robson, B., Purdie, G., Dennett, E., Cormack, D., & Dew, K. (2009). The effect of comorbidity on the use of adjuvant chemotherapy and survival from colon cancer: A retrospective cohort study. BMC Cancer, 9, 116. doi: 10.1186/1471-2407-9-116

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Horne, G., Devane, P., Adams, K., Davidson, A., & Purdie, G. (2008). The influence of steroid injections on the incidence of infection following total knee arthroplasty. New Zealand Medical Journal, 121(1268). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/121-1268/2896/content.pdf

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