Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
Research Fellow

Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson

  • Foundations of University Learning and Teaching (FULT), UNSW Australia (2018)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW Australia (2009)
  • Masters of Public Health, University of Sydney (2004)
  • Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science major), Honours in Pharmacology, UNSW Australia (2000)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Sociology major), UNSW Australia (2000)
medicine-health
Centre for Big Data Research

I am an epidemiologist who convenes two courses within the Masters of Science in Health Data Science program, HDAT9100 Context of Health Data Science and the HDAT9900/9901/9902 Dissertations program. I joined the Centre for Big Data Research in Health in 2014, and have been an investigator on two projects using linked health data; one examining the incidence and clinical outcomes of meningococcal disease in children, and the other evaluating healthdirect Australia, a telephone-based health care triage and advice service. I have worked in areas of health policy and developed data governance guidelines to facilitate research between UNSW and public health organisations. I completed my PhD on mortality associated with maintenance treatments for opioid dependence at UNSW in 2009 and my MPH (University of Sydney) in 2004. Prior to working at the Centre for Big Data Research in Health, I worked as a Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Research, University of Western Sydney, a Senior Research Officer at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, and as a Research Officer in a specialist drug and alcohol treatment centre in South Eastern Sydney Local Health District.

As a researcher, I have experience in the use of large administrative health data sets for research. I have worked with a range of data sets including hospital admissions, emergency department presentations, mortality data, notifiable conditions, perinatal data, telephone triage data and registrations for maintenance pharmacotherapies for the treatment of opioid dependence. I have experience in a range of public health fields including drug and alcohol dependence, paediatric communicable disease and telemedicine.

My current role is focused on teaching and convening, but I also support the research work of other projects at CBDRH in a range of tasks, as needed.

 

Phone
02 9065 7869
Location
Centre for Big Data Research in Health, Level 2, AGSM Building (G27)

Publications

  • Books | 2015
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Tran, D; Gibson AE; Randall D; Havard A; Jorm L, 2015, Mapping the outcome of calls to the healthdirect helpline (Final Report), Centre for Big Data Research in Health, UNSW Australia
    Book Chapters | 2009
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Gibson AE; Ritter A, 2009, 'Naltrexone maintenance treatment', in Mattick RP; Ali R; Lintzeris N (ed.), Pharmacotherapies for Opioid Dependence Treatment, edn. 1, Informa Healthcare, London, UK, pp. 252 - 281
    Book Chapters | 2009
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Degenhardt LJ; Mattick RP; Gibson AE, 2009, 'Opioid dependence and management', in Mattick RP; Ali R; Lintzeris N (ed.), Pharmacotherapies for Opioid Dependence Treatment, edn. 1, Informa Healthcare, London, UK, pp. 1 - 14
    Book Chapters | 2009
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Mattick RP; Breen CL; Gibson AE, 2009, 'The place of buprenorphine in the management of opioid dependence.', in Mattick RP; Ali R; Lintzeris N (ed.), Pharmacotherapies for Opioid Dependence Treatment, edn. 1, Informa Healthcare, London, UK, pp. 196 - 226
    Books | 2009
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Randall D; Roxburgh AD; Gibson AE; Degenhardt LJ, 2009, Mortality among people who use illicit drugs: a toolkit for classifying major causes of death, (NDARC Technical Report no. 301), National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney, NSW, http://ndarc.med.unsw.edu.au/resource/mortality-among-people-who-use-illicit-drugs-toolkit-classifying-major-causes-death
    Books | 2007
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Gibson AE; Larance BK; Roxburgh AD; Degenhardt LJ; Black E, 2007, The extent of diversion of fentanyl for non-medical puposes in Australia: What do we know?, Original, National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre, Randwick, NSW
    Books | 2005
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Gibson AE; Degenhardt LJ, 2005, Mortality Related to Naltrexone in the treatment of Opioid Dependence: A comparative Analysis, Original, National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre, Randwick, NSW
  • Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Jayasinghe S; Liu B; Gidding H; Gibson A; Chiu C; McIntyre P, 2019, 'Long-term Vaccine Impact on Invasive Pneumococcal Disease among Children with Significant Comorbidities in a Large Australian Birth Cohort', Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, vol. 38, pp. 967 - 973, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/INF.0000000000002407
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Gibson A; Randall D; Tran DT; Byrne M; Lawler A; Havard A; Robinson M; Jorm LR, 2018, 'Emergency Department Attendance after Telephone Triage: A Population-Based Data Linkage Study', Health Services Research, vol. 53, pp. 1137 - 1162, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1475-6773.12692
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Tran DT; Gibson A; Randall D; Havard A; Byrne M; Robinson M; Lawler A; Jorm LR, 2017, 'Compliance with telephone triage advice among adults aged 45 years and older: An Australian data linkage study', BMC Health Services Research, vol. 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-017-2458-y
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Burns L; Gisev N; Larney S; Dobbins T; Gibson A; Kimber J; Larance B; Mattick RP; Butler T; Degenhardt L, 2015, 'A longitudinal comparison of retention in buprenorphine and methadone treatment for opioid dependence in New South Wales, Australia', Addiction, vol. 110, pp. 646 - 655, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/add.12834
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Gisev N; Larney S; Gibson A; Kimber J; Burns L; Butler T; Mattick R; Weatherburn D; Degenhardt L, 2015, 'The Effect of Treatment and Retention with Opioid Substitution Therapy in Reducing Crime Among Opioid-Dependent People', PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY AND DRUG SAFETY, vol. 24, pp. 28 - 29, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000369980200049&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Gisev N; Larney S; Kimber J; Burns L; Weatherburn D; Gibson A; Dobbins T; Mattick RP; Butler T; Degenhardt L, 2015, 'Determining the impact of opioid substitution therapy upon mortality and recidivism among prisoners: A 22 year data linkage study', Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Gibson A; Jorm L; McIntyre P, 2015, 'Using linked birth, notification, hospital and mortality data to examine false-positive meningococcal disease reporting and adjust disease incidence estimates for children in New South Wales, Australia', Epidemiology and Infection, vol. 143, pp. 2570 - 2579, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0950268814003355
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Larney S; Gisev N; Farrell M; Dobbins T; Burns L; Gibson A; Kimber J; Degenhardt L, 2015, 'Opioid substitution therapy as a strategy to reduce deaths in prison: Retrospective cohort study', Drug and Alcohol Dependence, vol. 146, pp. e168 - e168, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2014.09.373
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Degenhardt L; Larney S; Kimber J; Gisev N; Farrell M; Dobbins T; Weatherburn DJ; Gibson A; Mattick R; Butler T; Burns L, 2015, 'The impact of opioid substitution therapy on mortality post-release from prison', Drug and Alcohol Dependence, vol. 146, pp. e260 - e260, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2014.09.173
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Gisev N; Degenhardt L; Larney S; Larance B; Gibson A; Kimber J; Burns L, 2014, 'A comparative study of opioid substitution therapy utilisation among opioid-dependent men and women', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 33, pp. 499 - 505, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dar.12151
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Larney S; Gisev N; Farrell M; Dobbins T; Burns L; Gibson A; Kimber J; Degenhardt L, 2014, 'Opioid substitution therapy as a strategy to reduce deaths in prison: Retrospective cohort study', BMJ Open, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004666
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Degenhardt L; Larney S; Kimber J; Gisev N; Farrell M; Dobbins T; Weatherburn DJ; Gibson A; Mattick R; Butler T; Burns L, 2014, 'The impact of opioid substitution therapy on mortality post-release from prison: Retrospective data linkage study', Addiction, vol. 109, pp. 1306 - 1317, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/add.12536
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Gisev N; Gibson A; Larney S; Kimber J; Williams M; Clifford A; Doyle M; Burns L; Butler T; Weatherburn DJ; Degenhardt L, 2014, 'Offending, custody and opioid substitution therapy treatment utilisation among opioid-dependent people in contact with the criminal justice system: Comparison of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians', BMC Public Health, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-14-920
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Degenhardt L; Larney S; Kimber J; Gisev N; Farrell M; Dobbins T; Weatherburn DJ; Gibson A; Mattick R; Butler T; Burns L, 2014, 'The Impact of Opioid Substitution Therapy on Mortality Post-Release from Prison: A Retrospective Data Linkage Study', PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY AND DRUG SAFETY, vol. 23, pp. 346 - 346, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000342763600643&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Gisev N; Degenhardt L; Larney S; Dobbins T; Larance B; Gibson A; Kimber J; Butler T; Mattick R; Burns L, 2014, 'Treatment Utilisation and Retention with Opioid Substitution Therapy between 2001 and 2010: A Comparison of Buprenorphine and Methadone Users', PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY AND DRUG SAFETY, vol. 23, pp. 346 - 347, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000342763600644&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Larney S; Randall D; Gibson A; Degenhardt L, 2014, 'Liver-related deaths in opioid-dependent people in New South Wales, Australia, 1997–2005: Contributions of viral hepatitis and alcohol', Drug and Alcohol Dependence, vol. 140, pp. e116 - e116, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2014.02.332
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Larney S; Degenhardt LJ; Gibson AE; Randall D, 2013, 'The contributions of viral hepatitis and alcohol to liver-related deaths in opioid-dependent people', Drug and Alcohol Dependence, vol. 131, pp. 252 - 257, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2012.11.012
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Gibson A; Randall D; Degenhardt L, 2011, 'The increasing mortality burden of liver disease among opioid-dependent people: Cohort study', Addiction, vol. 106, pp. 2186 - 2192, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1360-0443.2011.03575.x
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Gibson AE; Randall D; Degenhardt LJ, 2011, 'The increasing mortality burden of liver disease among opioid-dependent people: cohort study', Addiction, vol. 106, pp. 2186 - 2192, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1360-0443.2011.03575.x/full
    Journal articles | 2008
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Gibson AE; Degenhardt LJ; Mattick RP; White J; O Brien SM, 2008, 'Exposure to opioid maintenance treatment reduces long-term mortality', Addiction, vol. 103, pp. 462 - 468, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1360-0443.2007.02090.x
    Journal articles | 2008
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Hall W; Degenhardt L; Gibson A; Mattick RP, 2008, 'Response to brewer', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 27, pp. 448 - 449, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09595230802089743
    Journal articles | 2008
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Hall WD; Degenhardt LJ; Gibson AE; Mattick RP, 2008, 'Depot naltrexone use for opioid dependence in Australia: large-scale use of an unregistered medication in the absence of data on safety and efficacy', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 27, pp. 1 - 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09595230701711157
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Gibson AE; Degenhardt LJ, 2007, 'Mortality related to pharmacotherapies for opioid dependence: a comparative analysis of coronial records', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 26, pp. 405 - 410, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09595230701373834
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Gibson AE; Degenhardt LJ; Hall WD, 2007, 'Opioid overdose deaths can occur in patients with naltrexone implants', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 186, pp. 152 - 153
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Gibson AE; Degenhardt LJ; Hall WD, 2007, 'Opioid overdose deaths can occur in patients with naltrexone implants - In reply', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 187, pp. 56 - 57
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Gibson AE; Shanahan MD, 2007, 'Costs and outcomes of treatments for excessive alcohol consumption: Makin policy decisions with the available data', Drugs - Education Prevention and Policy, vol. 14, pp. 1 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09687630600828714
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Gibson AE; Degenhardt LJ; Hall WD, 2007, 'Response to letters: Opioid deaths can occur in patients with naltrexone implants', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 187, pp. 56 - 57
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Gibson AE; Degenhardt LJ; Hall WD, 2007, 'Opioid deaths can occur in patients with naltrexone implants', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 186, pp. 152 - 153
    Journal articles | 2006
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Digiusto EA; Panjari M; Gibson AE; Rea F, 2006, 'Follow-up difficulty: Correlates and relationship with outcome in heroin dependence treatment in the NEPOD study', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 31, pp. 1201 - 1210, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2005.09.004
    Journal articles | 2005
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Gibson AE; Day CA; Degenhardt LJ, 2005, 'The impact of illicit drug market changes on health agency operations in Sydney, Australia', Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, vol. 28, pp. 35 - 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsat.2004.10.004
    Journal articles | 2005
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Gibson AE; Degenhardt LJ; Day CA; McKetin R, 2005, 'Recent trends in heroin supply to markets in Australia, the United States and Western Europe', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 16, pp. 293 - 299, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2005.07.001
    Journal articles | 2004
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Bell JR; Byron G; Morris A; Gibson AE, 2004, 'A Pilot study of buprenorphine-naloxone comgination tablet (Suboxone) in treatment of opioid dependence', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 23, pp. 311 - 317
    Journal articles | 2004
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Doran CM; Shanahan MD; Bell JR; Gibson AE, 2004, 'A cost - effectiveness analysis of buprenorphine-assisted heroin withdrawal', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 23, pp. 171 - 175, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/095952304100017044154
    Journal articles | 2003
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Gibson AE; Doran CM; Bell GA; Ryan A; Lintzeris N, 2003, 'A comparison of buprenorphine treatment in clinic and primary care settings: a randomised trial', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 179, pp. 38 - 42
    Journal articles | 2003
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Gibson AE; Doran CM; Bell JR; Ryan A; Lintzeris N, 2003, 'A comparison of buprenorphine treatment in clinic and primary care settings: a randomised trial', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 179, pp. 38 - 42
    Journal articles | 2003
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Caplehorn JRM; Gibson AE, 2003, 'A comparison of buprenorphine treatment in clinic and primary care settings: A randomised trial (multiple letters)', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 179, pp. 557 - 558, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/j.1326-5377.2003.tb05690.x
  • Reports | 2015
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Tran DT; gibson A; randall D; havard A; jorm L, 2015, Mapping the outcomes of calls to the healthdirect helpline
    Reports | 2014
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Gisev N; Larney S; Kimber J; Burns L; Weatherburn D; Gibson A; Dobbins T; Mattick R; Butler T; Degenhardt L, 2014, Determining the impact of opioid substitution therapy upon mortality and recidivism among prisoners: A 22 year data linkage study, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 330, https://ndarc.med.unsw.edu.au/resource/determining-impact-opioid-substitution-therapy-upon-mortality-and-recidivism-among
    Reports | 2006
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Gibson AE; Larance BK; Roxburgh AD; Degenhardt LJ; Black E, 2006, The extent of diversion of fentanyl for non-medical purposes in Australia: What do we know?, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales,, Sydney, NDARC Technical Report, 265
    Reports | 2005
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Shanahan MD; Doran CM; Gibson AE; Stafford J; Mattick RP, 2005, Interventions for excessive alcohol use: Costs and outcomes of pharmacotherapies and other treatments, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney, Australia, Original, http://ndarc.med.unsw.edu.au/resource/interventions-excessive-alcohol-use-costs-and-outcomes-pharmacotherapies-and-other
  • Conference Abstracts | 2017
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Gibson A; Randall D; Tran D; Byrne M; Lawler A; Havard A; Robinson M; Jorm L, 2017, 'Emergency department attendance after telephone triage', in International Journal of Population Data Science, Swansea University, Vol. 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.23889/ijpds.v1i1.81
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Larney S; Degenhardt L; Randall D; Gibson A, 2012, 'LIVER-RELATED MORTALITY AMONG OPIOID-DEPENDENT PEOPLE IN NEW SOUTH WALES, 1985-2005', in DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, WILEY-BLACKWELL, pp. 26 - 26, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000311236700082&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Presentations | 2006
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Gibson AE; Degenhardt LJ, 2006, 'Deaths related to oral naltrexone in the treatment of opioid dependence', presented at School of Public Health and Community Medicine Postgraduate Research Student Conference 2006, Sydney, 27 October 2006
    Conference Presentations | 2004
    Dr Amy Elizabeth Gibson
    Shanahan MD; Gibson AE, 2004, 'Considering the cost and outcomes of treatment for excessive alcohol consumption', presented at Australian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2004, Perth

Awards

  • Masters of Health Data Science course team (2018) Award for Excellent in Educational Design or Development
  • UNSW Faculty of Medicine Dean's List for outstanding research (2009)
  • Outstanding student presentation, Postgraduate Research Student Conference, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW (2005)
  • National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre PhD Scholarship (2005-2008)
  • UNSW Honours Scholarship (1999)
  • Academic Prize for Achievement in Bachelor of Advanced Science/ Arts, New College, UNSW (1997)

Grants

  • Chief investigator, Contract research, National Health Call Centre Network LTD. Gibson, A., Tran, D., Francis, L. and Jorm, L. (2014) Mapping the outcomes of calls to healthdirect Australia. (UNSW Grant ID: RG 142539)
  • Chief investigator, NHMRC project grant commencing 2011. Degenhardt, L., Burns, L., Weatherburn, D., Butler, T., Gibson, A. & Kimber, J. Determining the impact of opioid substitution therapy upon mortality and recidivism among prisoners: A 22-year data linkage study. Amount awarded: $204,472 (Grant ID: 1005668)
  • Associate investigator, NHMRC project grant commencing 2007. Degenhardt, L., Hall, W., Law, M., Butler, T. & Burns, L. Mortality among opioid dependent persons in pharmacotherapy: NSW 1985-2006. Amount awarded: $144,500 (Grant ID: 455451)

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