Quality of New Zealand Clinical Practice Guidelines

Project Code: 10355089

Faculty: Liggins Institute

Department: Liggins Institute

Main Supervisor: Dr Julie Brown

Application open date: 03 May 2016

Application deadline:

Enrolment information: NZ Citizens, NZ Permanent Residents, International


Health care and treatment are often based on clinical practice guidelines that provide recommendations for practice and further research. The quality of New Zealand guidelines and the rigour of the guideline development process has not been previously explored in New Zealand. This thesis will provide an opportunity to explore guideline quality over a variety of different diseases and conditions and to be able to compare the quality of New Zealand guidelines with those from Australia. 

The experiences of guideline developers as groups or as individuals on the guideline panel has not been explored either and this thesis provides an opportunity to be able to conduct both quantitative and qualitative exploration of this area.

What we are looking for in a successful applicant

Masters degree
Health professional or public health background
Interest in implementation science

GPA 6.5 or greater to be eligible for scholarship


1. Identify New Zealand health related clinical practice guidelines
2. Assess the quality of the identified guidelines
3. Compare quality of NZ and Australia guidelines
4. Explore the experience of guideline developers in New Zealand

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