Congratulations to Professor Garry Nixon on his well-deserved promotion! We are proud of the Prof’s achievements! An awesome clinician, researcher and leader as well as an all round good bloke!
Garry continues to live and practice as a rural doctor in the same Central Otago community he has always worked in.
His research focuses on health outcomes and improving health services for rural communities like his own. His earlier research centred on point-of-care diagnostic technologies, including ultrasound and laboratory testing, examining their safety and impact on patient care.
In more recent times he has led a team of researchers who have developed and validated a new urban rural classification for health and are using it to compare urban and rural health outcomes and access to services.
He has collaborated closely with rural researchers in other parts of the country including the Far North and Waikato.
He has PhD students researching rural chest pain assessment pathways, the scopes of practice of rural allied health professionals, healthcare consumption across the urban rural spectrum and the workforce outcomes of rural interventions in the undergraduate medical programme.