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Anna Davies, Department of Public Health

Anna_Davies_profileBSc, DPH, MSc

Research Fellow; BODE³

Contact Details

Tel: +64 4 385 4616
Fax: +64 4 389 5319
Email: anna.davies@otago.ac.nz

Research Interests and Activities

Anna joined the University of Otago as a Research Fellow in 2014 to work on the Burden of Disease Epidemiology, Equity and Cost-Effectiveness Programme (BODE³). Anna's main role in the programme is to undertake data linkage analysis of datasets from the national health data collections. Her research interests include data linkage, epidemiology, data visualisation, and mental health and addiction.

Prior to working for the University of Otago, Anna worked at the Ministry of Health as a Senior Advisor (Epidemiology) with a focus on data linkage (developing the Ministry’s linkage system known as Health Tracker) and use of the national health data collections. Her interest in mental health and addiction developed through her undergraduate and masters degrees in psychology at the University of Otago in Dunedin and through work at the Mental Health Commission.

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Publications

Blakely, T., Atkinson, J., Kvizhinadze, G., Wilson, N., Davies, A., & Clarke, P. (2015). Patterns of cancer care costs in a country with detailed individual data. Medical Care, 53(4), 302-309. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000330

Blakely, T., Atkinson, J., Kvizhinadze, G., Nghiem, N., McLeod, H., Davies, A., & Wilson, N. (2015). Updated New Zealand health system cost estimates from health events by sex, age and proximity to death: Further improvements in the age of 'big data'. New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1422). Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Pearson, A. L., Griffin, E., Davies, A., & Kingham, S. (2013). An ecological study of the relationship between socioeconomic isolation and mental health in the most deprived areas in Auckland, New Zealand. Health & Place, 19, 159-166. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2012.10.012

O'Sullivan, C., Baker, M. G., Zhang, J., Davies, A., & Cramp, G. (2012). The epidemiology of serious skin infections in New Zealand children: Comparing the Tairawhiti region with national trends. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1351). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Holmes, E., Davies, A., Wright, C., Pearce, N., & Borman, B. (2011). Mortality rates according to occupation in New Zealand males: 2001–2005. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1328). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

Blakely, T., Atkinson, J., Kvizhinadze, G., Wilson, N., Davies, A., & Clarke, P. (2015). Patterns of cancer care costs in a country with detailed individual data. Medical Care, 53(4), 302-309. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000330

Blakely, T., Atkinson, J., Kvizhinadze, G., Nghiem, N., McLeod, H., Davies, A., & Wilson, N. (2015). Updated New Zealand health system cost estimates from health events by sex, age and proximity to death: Further improvements in the age of 'big data'. New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1422). Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Pearson, A. L., Griffin, E., Davies, A., & Kingham, S. (2013). An ecological study of the relationship between socioeconomic isolation and mental health in the most deprived areas in Auckland, New Zealand. Health & Place, 19, 159-166. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2012.10.012

O'Sullivan, C., Baker, M. G., Zhang, J., Davies, A., & Cramp, G. (2012). The epidemiology of serious skin infections in New Zealand children: Comparing the Tairawhiti region with national trends. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1351). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Holmes, E., Davies, A., Wright, C., Pearce, N., & Borman, B. (2011). Mortality rates according to occupation in New Zealand males: 2001–2005. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1328). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Gillan, D. A., Leland, Jr, L. S., Davies, A. M., & Walsh, K. (2006). Reducing curbside waste volumes by promoting household composting. Journal of Environmental Systems [2003-2004], 30(4), 317-332.

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Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Gillan, D. A., Leland, Jr, L. S., Davies, A. M., & Walsh, K. (2007, January). Curbside waste volumes by promoting household composting. Poster session presented at the Organizational Behavior Management Conference, Sarasota, Florida.

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