Associate Professor Joanna Sutherland
Conjoint Associate Professor

Associate Professor Joanna Sutherland

Medicine & Health
School of Clinical Medicine

Research Interests:
1.The nexus between training in a rural environment and workforce development. 2. Peri-operative outcomes, patient risk stratification and communication, and clinical decision making.3. Changing clinical practice and the role and influence of junior doctors and medical students as vectors for change.

Broad Research Areas:
Evidence Based Medicine, Clinical Research, Rural Health, Medical Education

Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
1. ANZCA- Chair, ANZCA Safety and Quality Committee, previous NSW Regional Committee member, and Clinical Trials Group member 

2.Executive Committee- Agency for Clinical Innovation- Anaesthesia and Peri-operative Care

3. Member, MSAC Evaluation Sub Committee

Specific Research Keywords:
Clinical Decision Making, Health Care Quality, Evidence-based Decision Support, Patient Safety

  • Book Chapters | 2013
    Sutherland J, 2013, 'Orphan outcomes, risk and ethical collaboration', in Riley R (ed.), Australasian Anaesthesia 2013, pp. 155 - 162
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Liu S; Stevens J; Collins A; Duff J; Sutherland J; Oddie M; Naylor J; Patanwala A; Suckling B; Penm J, 2023, 'Prevalence and predictors of opioid use before orthopaedic surgery in an Australian setting: a multicentre, cross-sectional, observational study', Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 19, pp. 8 - 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2023.04.024
    Journal articles | 2023
    Liu S; Stevens JA; Collins AE; Duff J; Sutherland JR; Oddie MD; Naylor JM; Patanwala AE; Suckling BM; Penm J, 2023, 'Prevalence and predictors of long-term opioid use following orthopaedic surgery in an Australian setting: A multicentre, prospective cohort study', Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 51, pp. 321 - 330, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0310057X231172790
    Journal articles | 2023
    Liu S; Stevens JA; Collins AE; Duff J; Sutherland JR; Oddie MD; Naylor JM; Patanwala AE; Suckling BM; Penm J, 2023, 'Prevalence and predictors of opioid use before orthopaedic surgery in an Australian setting: A multicentre, cross-sectional, observational study', Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, pp. 310057X221147066, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0310057X221147066
    Journal articles | 2021
    Conway A; Chang K; Kamboj N; Sutherland J, 2021, 'Development and validation of the nursing confidence in managing sedation complications scale', Nursing Open, 8, pp. 1135 - 1144, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/nop2.725
    Journal articles | 2021
    Conway A; Chang K; Mafeld S; Sutherland J, 2021, 'Midazolam for sedation before procedures in adults and children: a systematic review update', Systematic Reviews, 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13643-021-01617-5
    Journal articles | 2021
    Conway A; Jungquist CR; Chang K; Kamboj N; Sutherland J; Mafeld S; Parotto M, 2021, 'Predicting Prolonged Apnea During Nurse-Administered Procedural Sedation: Machine Learning Study.', JMIR Perioper Med, 4, pp. e29200, http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/29200
    Journal articles | 2020
    Conway A; Collins P; Chang K; Mafeld S; Sutherland J; Fingleton J; Parotto M, 2020, 'Pre-apneic capnography waveform abnormalities during procedural sedation and analgesia', Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing, 34, pp. 1061 - 1068, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10877-019-00391-z
    Journal articles | 2020
    Sutherland JR; Conway A; Sanderson EL, 2020, 'Preprocedural Assessment for Patients Anticipating Sedation', Current Anesthesiology Reports, 10, pp. 35 - 42, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40140-020-00368-8
    Journal articles | 2019
    Conway A; Collins P; Chang K; Mafeld S; Sutherland J; Fingleton J, 2019, 'Sequence analysis of capnography waveform abnormalities during nurse-administered procedural sedation and analgesia in the cardiac catheterization laboratory', Scientific Reports, 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-46751-2
    Journal articles | 2019
    Conway A; Tipton E; Liu WH; Conway Z; Soalheira K; Sutherland J; Fingleton J, 2019, 'Accuracy and precision of transcutaneous carbon dioxide monitoring: A systematic review and meta-analysis', Thorax, 74, pp. 157 - 163, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/thoraxjnl-2017-211466
    Journal articles | 2018
    Conway A; Duff J; Sutherland J, 2018, 'Cost-effectiveness of forced air warming during sedation in the cardiac catheterisation laboratory', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 74, pp. 2075 - 2081, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jan.13707
    Journal articles | 2018
    Conway A; Ersotelos S; Sutherland J; Duff J, 2018, 'Forced air warming during sedation in the cardiac catheterisation laboratory: A randomised controlled trial', Heart, 104, pp. 685 - 690, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2017-312191
    Journal articles | 2017
    Conway A; Conway Z; Soalheira K; Sutherland J, 2017, 'High quality of evidence is uncommon in Cochrane systematic reviews in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Emergency Medicine', European Journal of Anaesthesiology, 34, pp. 808 - 813, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/EJA.0000000000000691
    Journal articles | 2017
    Kozlowski D; Hutchinson M; Hurley J; Rowley J; Sutherland J, 2017, 'The role of emotion in clinical decision making: An integrative literature review', BMC Medical Education, 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12909-017-1089-7
    Journal articles | 2016
    Conway A; Douglas C; Sutherland JR, 2016, 'A systematic review of capnography for sedation', Anaesthesia, 71, pp. 450 - 454, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/anae.13378
    Journal articles | 2016
    Conway A; Douglas C; Sutherland JR, 2016, 'Capnography for moderate sedation during routine EGD and colonoscopy', American Journal of Gastroenterology, 111, pp. 1208, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ajg.2016.161
    Journal articles | 2016
    Conway A; Rolley J; Sutherland JR, 2016, 'Midazolam for sedation before procedures', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD009491.pub2
    Journal articles | 2016
    Conway A; Sutherland J, 2016, 'Depth of anaesthesia monitoring during procedural sedation and analgesia: A systematic review and meta-analysis', International Journal of Nursing Studies, 63, pp. 201 - 212, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2016.05.004
    Journal articles | 2016
    Sutherland J; Harris I, 2016, 'Surgery-risks, benefits and the value of shared decision-making', Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 44, pp. 338 - 339
    Journal articles | 2015
    Conway A; Douglas C; Sutherland J, 2015, 'Capnography monitoring during procedural sedation and analgesia: A systematic review protocol', Systematic Reviews, 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13643-015-0085-4
    Journal articles | 2015
    Conway A; Sutherland J, 2015, 'Depth of anaesthesia monitoring during procedural sedation and analgesia: A systematic review protocol', Systematic Reviews, 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13643-015-0061-z
    Journal articles | 2015
    Sutherland J; Conway A, 2015, 'Inadvertent hypothermia after procedural sedation and analgesia in a cardiac catheterisation laboratory: A prospective observational study', Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, 29, pp. 1285 - 1290, http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.jvca.2015.06.002
    Journal articles | 2015
    Sutherland J, 2015, 'Preoperative Investigations', Australian Prescriber, 38, pp. 111 - 114
    Journal articles | 2014
    Sutherland J; Rawstron E; Ball C, 2014, 'The NSW Safe Sedation Project', Medical Journal of Australia, 201, pp. 516 - 518, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja14.00859
    Journal articles | 2014
    Sutherland J; Robertson-Malt S; Stern C; Engel A, 2014, 'All-cause 30-day postoperative mortality for older patients in highly developed countries having elective colorectal surgery: a systematic review', JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 12, pp. 448 - 504, http://dx.doi.org/10.11124/jbisrir-2014-1703
    Journal articles | 2013
    Chatman N; Sutherland JR; Van Der Zwan R; Abraham N, 2013, 'A survey of patient understanding and expectations of sedation/anaesthesia for colonoscopy', Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 41, pp. 369 - 373, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0310057x1304100315
    Journal articles | 2013
    Sutherland J; Chatman N, 2013, 'Consciousness during planned unconscious sedation with propofol-risk vs uncertainty', Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 41, pp. 814 - 814, http://search.proquest.com.wwwproxy0.library.unsw.edu.au/docview/1459227407?accountid=12763
    Journal articles | 2013
    Sutherland J; Ludbrook G, 2013, 'Preadmission processes and opportunities for improvement', Anaesth Int Care, 41, pp. 427 - 428
    Journal articles | 2013
    Sutherland J; Robertson-Malt S; Stern C, 2013, 'All cause 30-day postoperative mortality for older patients in developed countries presenting for elective colorectal surgery: A systematic review protocol.', The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 11, pp. 159 - 169, http://dx.doi.org/10.11124/jbisrir-2013-995
    Journal articles | 2011
    O'Connor AE, 2011, 'What does the future hold for general medicine?', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 195, pp. 263 - 263, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja11.10847
    Journal articles | 2011
    Sutherland J, 2011, 'What does the future hold for general medicine-comment', Med J Aust, 195, pp. 263 - 263, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja11.10848
    Journal articles | 2010
    Sutherland J, 2010, 'Patient safety: time for a transformational change in medical education', Med J Aust, 193, pp. 487
    Journal articles | 2010
    Sutherland J, 2010, 'Recruitment and training-issues for rural anaesthesia practice', Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 38, pp. 591
    Journal articles | 2001
    Sutherland J; Robinson B; Delbridge L, 2001, 'Anaesthesia for amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis: A case review', Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 29, pp. 24 - 29, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0310057x0102900104
    Journal articles | 2000
    Delbridge L; Sutherland J; Somerville H; Steinbeck K; Stevens G, 2000, 'Thyroid surgery and anaesthesia following head and neck irradiation for childhood malignancy', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, 70, pp. 490 - 492, http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1440-1622.2000.01862.x
    Journal articles | 1998
    Brooker CD; Sutherland J; Cousins MJ, 1998, 'Propofol maintenance to reduce postoperative emesis in thyroidectomy patients: A group sequential comparison with isoflurane/nitrous oxide', Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 26, pp. 625 - 629, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0310057x9802600602
    Journal articles | 1993
    Sutherland JR; Cousins MJ, 1993, 'Anaesthesia', Medical Journal of Australia, 159, pp. 559 - 561, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/j.1326-5377.1993.tb138020.x
    Journal articles | 1991
    Sutherland J; Seaton H; Lowry C, 1991, 'The influence of epidural pethidine on shivering during lower segment caesarean section under epidural anaesthesia', Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 19, pp. 228 - 232, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0310057x9101900214
    Journal articles | 1989
    Sutherland J; Gauntlett I; Mather S, 1989, 'Blood pressure response of neonates to tracheal intubation', Anaesthesia, 44, pp. 254 - 255, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2044.1989.tb11238.x
  • Preprints | 2021
    Conway A; Jungquist CR; Chang K; Kamboj N; Sutherland J; Mafeld S; Parotto M, 2021, Predicting Prolonged Apnea During Nurse-Administered Procedural Sedation: Machine Learning Study (Preprint), , http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/preprints.29200
    Other | 2018
    Conway A; Conway Z; Soalheira K; Sutherland J, 2018, Reply to: Quality of evidence in Cochrane systematic reviews in anaesthesia, critical care and emergency medicine, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/EJA.0000000000000851
    Conference Posters | 2016
    Sutherland J; Stern C; Robertson-Malt S; Engel A, 2016, 'Thirty day mortality for elderly patients in highly developed countries having elective colorectal surgery: A systematic review', Scottsdale Arizona, presented at Perioperative Medicine Summit, Scottsdale Arizona, 25 February 2016 - 27 March 2016
    Conference Posters | 2015
    Sutherland J; Unwin A, 2015, 'Opioid deprescribing', Adelaide, Australia, presented at ANZCA ASM 2015, Adelaide, Australia, 01 May 2015 - 06 May 2015
    Conference Posters | 2015
    Sutherland J, 2015, 'Health Pathways for Preoperative Preparation', Cradle Mountain Tasmania, presented at ANZCA/ACECC Rural SIG, Cradle Mountain Tasmania, 03 July 2015 - 05 July 2015
    Conference Posters | 2014
    Sutherland J; Milhouse J, 2014, 'HDU Anyone?- Decision-making for postoperative HDU/ICU', Singapore, presented at ANZCA ASM, RACS ASM, Singapore, 05 May 2014 - 09 May 2014
    Conference Posters | 2014
    Sutherland J; Rawstron E; Ball C, 2014, 'The NSW Safe Sedation Project', presented at ASA NSC, 04 October 2014 - 07 October 2014
    Theses / Dissertations | 2014
    Sutherland J, 2014, Postoperative mortality for elderly patients undergoing colorectal surgery: A systematic review, University of Adelaide, Adelaide
    Conference Posters | 2012
    Sutherland J; Chatman N; van der Zwan R; Abraham N, 2012, 'What we talk about when we talk about sedation. A survey of the effectiveness of informed consent procedures for colonoscopy and associated anaesthesia/sedation', Perth Australia, presented at ANZCA ASM, Perth Australia, 12 May 2012 - 16 May 2012
    Conference Posters | 2012
    Sutherland J, 2012, 'Labour Analgesia, Patient Information Provision and Decision Making- a Quality Cycle.', Paris, France, presented at International Forum for Quality and Safety in Healthcare, Paris, France, 21 April 2012 - 24 April 2012
    Conference Posters | 2011
    Sutherland J; Zhuo G; Xiang J, 2011, 'The origin of labour analgesia information does not affect parturient choice of analgesia in a population with low epidural uptake', Hong Kong, presented at ANZCA ASM, Hong Kong, 14 May 2011 - 17 May 2011
    Conference Posters | 2011
    Sutherland J, 2011, 'The role of medical students in implementation, and changing the prescribing practices of senior clinicians', Amsterdam, NL, presented at International Forum on Quality and Safety in healthcare, Amsterdam, NL, 05 April 2011 - 08 April 2011