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Public Health & Health Economics

Boyd M, Kho A, Wilson G, Wilson N. (2019). Expediting cataract surgery in New Zealand is cost-effective for falls prevention and improving vision-so what might be the next steps? N Z Med J;132(1501):73-78.

Boyd M, Kvizhinadze G, Kho A, Wilson G, Wilson N. Cataract surgery for falls prevention and improving vision: modelling the health gain, health system costs and cost-effectiveness in a high-income country. Injury Prevention. https://injuryprevention.bmj.com/content/early/2019/06/20/injuryprev-2019-043184.info

Boyd M, Mansoor OD, Baker MG, Wilson N. (2018). Economic evaluation of border closure for a generic severe pandemic threat using New Zealand Treasury methods. Aust N Z J Public Healthhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1753-6405.12818

Boyd M, Wilson N. (2018). Just ask Siri? A pilot study comparing smartphone digital assistants and laptop Google searches for smoking cessation advice. PLoS ONE;13(3):e0194811. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0194811

Wilson N, Clement C, Boyd M, Teng A, Woodward A, Blakely T. (2018). The long history of health inequality in New Zealand: occupational class and lifespan in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Aust N Z J Public Health;(E-publication 14 February). http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1753-6405.12765/full

Boyd M, Baker MG, Mansoor OD, Kvizhinadze G, Wilson N. (2017). Protecting an island nation from extreme pandemic threats: Proof-of-concept around border closure as an intervention. PLOS One. Jun 16;12(6):e0178732. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0178732. eCollection 2017. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0178732

McLeod M, Kvizhinadze G, Boyd M, Barendregt J, Sarfati D, Wilson N, Blakely T. (2017). Colorectal cancer screening: How health gains and cost-effectiveness vary by ethnic group, the impact on health inequalities, and the optimal age-range to screen. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev.

Boyd, M., Blakely, T., Atkinson, J. (2016). Ethnic counts on mortality, NZ Cancer Registry and census data: 2006-2011. NZMJ, 129:1429.

N. Wilson, M. Boyd, S. Nisa, C. Clement, M.G. Baker (2016). Did exposure to a severe outbreak of pandemic influenza in 1918 impact on long-term survival? Epidemiology and Infection.

Technology and Society

Boyd M., Wilson N. (2017). Rapid developments in artificial intelligence: How might the New Zealand Government respond? Policy Quarterly;13(4):36-43.

Madell, D., Boyd, M. (2015). Using mobile phones to control social interactions. Encyclopaedia of Mobile Phone Behaviour. IGI Global.

Boyd, M. (2011). As We Build Our World We Build Our Minds: The causal role of technology in the development and evolution of human psychological traits. PhD Thesis. Victoria University of Wellington.

Patient Safety

Weller, J, Cumin, D, Torrie, J, Boyd, M, Civil, I, Madell, D, et al. (2015). Multidisciplinary Operating Room simulation-based team training to reduce treatment errors: a feasibility study in New Zealand hospitals. NZMJ, 128:1418.

Boyd, M. (2014). A Method for Prioritizing Intervention Following Root Cause Analysis. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice: Philosophy Special Issue. doi: 10.1111/jep.12272.

Lee, H., Cumin, D., Devcich, D., Boyd, M. (2014). Expressing concern and writing it down: an experimental study investigating transfer of information at nursing handover. Journal of Advanced Nursing. doi: 10.1111/jan.12484.

Teamwork in Healthcare

Weller, J, Cumin, D, Civil, I, Torrie, J, Garden, A, MacCormick, A, Gurusinghe, N, Boyd, M, et al. (2016). Improved scores for observed teamwork in the clinical environment following a multidisciplinary operating room simulation intervention. NZMJ.

Nakarada-Kordic, I., Weller, J., Webster, C., Cumin, D., Boyd, M., Merry, A. (2016). Assessing the similarity of mental models of operating room team members and implications for patient safety: aprospective, replicated study. BMC Medical Education, 16:229.

Boyd, M., Cumin, D., Lombard, B., Torrie, J., Civil, N., Weller, J. (2014). Read-back improves information transfer in a simulated clinical crisis. BMJ Quality and Safety. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2014-003096.

Weller, J., Boyd, M. (2014). Making a difference through improving teamwork in the operating room – a systematic review of the evidence on what works. Current Anesthesiology Reports. doi 10.1007/s40140-014-0050-0.

Weller, J., Boyd, M., Cumin, D. (2014). Teams, Tribes and Patient Safety: Overcoming barriers to effective teamwork in healthcare. The Postgraduate Medical Journal. doi: 10.1136/postgradmedj-2012-131168.

Weller, J., Torrie, J., Boyd, M., Frengley, R., Garden, A., Ng, W.L., Frampton, C. (2014). Improving team information sharing with a structured call-out in anaesthetic emergencies: a randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Anaesthesia. doi: 10.1093/bja/aet579.

Weller, J., Shulruf, B., Torrie, J. Frengley, R., Boyd, M., Paul, A., Yee, B., Dzendrowskyj, P. (2013). Validation of a measurement tool for self-assessment of teamwork in intensive care. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 111(3): 460-7.

Cumin, D., Boyd, M. Webster, C., Weller, J. (2013). A Systematic Review of Simulation for Multidisciplinary Team Training in Operating Rooms. Simulation in Health Care, 8:171-9


Boyd, M., Wilson, N. (2018). Existential risks: New Zealand needs a method to agree a value framework and how to quantify future lives at risk. Policy Quarterly. Online first: https://www.victoria.ac.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/1501013/Boyd_Wilson.pdf

Henning, M., Malpas, P., Ram, S., Rajput, V., Krstic, V., Boyd, M., Hawken, S. (2016). Students’ responses to scenarios depicting ethical dilemmas: A study of pharmacy and medical students in New Zealand. J Med Ethics; 42:7 466-473.


Weller JM, Henning M, Civil N, Lavery N, Boyd M, Jolly B. (2013). Trainee approaches to learning for the ANZCA Final Examination. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 41(5): 631-40.