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Professor Ross A Lawrenson

Professor of Population Health

Qualifications: MBBS; MD; DRCOG; Dip.Comm Health(Otago);FP Cert; DHMSA; FAFPHM; FFPH;FRCGP

Personal Website: www.waikato.ac.nz/go/medicalresearch

About Me

Ross is Professor of Population Health at the University of Waikato and Medical Research & Strategy and Funding, Waikato District Health Board.   He is a Board member of Rural General Practitioner Network and Pharmac.

Ross was originally a General Practitioner in Wairoa before moving to the Waikato where he trained as a public health physician.

From 2005 he worked for the University of Auckland before joining the University of Waikato in 2016.   His research has been on improving health care outcomes through primary care.  He has undertaken research in diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer – publishing more than 150 papers

Expertise

Health

Epidemiology, General Practice, Cancer, diabetes, primary care, public health, medical research, medicine, lung cancer, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, HRC,

Recent Publications

  • Lawrenson, R., Lao, C., Jacobson, G., Seneviratne, S., Scott, N., Sarfati, D., . . . Campbell, I. (2019). Outcomes in different ethnic groups of New Zealand patients with screen-detected vs. non-screen-detected breast cancer. Journal of Medical Screening. doi:10.1177/0969141319844801 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/12586

  • Cassim, S., Chepulis, L., Keenan, R., Kidd, J., Firth, M., & Lawrenson, R. (2019). Patient and carer perceived barriers to early presentation and diagnosis of lung cancer: A systematic review 11 Medical and Health Sciences 1117 Public Health and Health Services 11 Medical and Health Sciences 1112 Oncology and Carcinogenesis. BMC Cancer, 19(1). doi:10.1186/s12885-018-5169-9 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/12325

  • Latt, P. M., Tin Tin, S., Elwood, M., Lawrenson, R., & Campbell, I. (2018). Receipt of radiotherapy after mastectomy in women with breast cancer: Population-based cohort study in New Zealand. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology. doi:10.1111/ajco.13101

  • Lawrenson, R., Moosa, S., Blackmore, T., Chepulis, L. M., Keenan, R., Kidd, J., . . . Weller, D. (2018). Using e-referral data to identify delays in diagnosis of colorectal cancer. In General Practice and Primary Care Research Conference. Conference held at Hanmer Springs, New Zealand.

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Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Lawrenson, Prof Ross 6458 rlawrens K.3.09 National Institute Demographic Economic
Lawrenson, Prof Ross 6458 rlawrens K.3.09 Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor

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