Mrs Nikky   Jones
Research Officer

Mrs Nikky Jones

Master of Science in biometry at Reading University, UK.

Bachelor of Science with Honours in applied statistics at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. 

Medicine & Health
National Drug&Alcohol Research

Nikky joined the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at the University of New South Wales in May 2018. She is currently researching the incidence of adverse events from opioid agonist treatment (OAT) in NSW, as well as understand the main drivers and develop a risk prediction model to identify clients at greater risk of an adverse event.  This is a data linkage project utilising several administrative databases that store routinely collected health data.

Nikky completed a Master of Science in biometry at Reading University (UK) in 1994 and a Bachelor of Science with Honours in applied statistics at Sheffield Hallam University in 1993. Over the years Nikky has consulted in multiple commercial industries ranging from a medical statistician in the pharmaceutical industry, a technical consultant and trainer at SAS, to leading a team of analysts building predictive models for an Australian airline. 

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Mrs Nikky Jones
    Bharat C; Larney S; Barbieri S; Dobbins T; Jones NR; Hickman M; Gisev N; Ali R; Degenhardt L, 2021, 'The effect of person, treatment and prescriber characteristics on retention in opioid agonist treatment: a 15-year retrospective cohort study', Addiction, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/add.15514
    Journal articles | 2021
    Mrs Nikky Jones
    Jones NR; Hickman M; Larney S; Nielsen S; Ali R; Murphy T; Dobbins T; Fiellin DA; Degenhardt L, 2021, 'Hospitalisations for non-fatal overdose among people with a history of opioid dependence in New South Wales, Australia, 2001–2018: Findings from the OATS retrospective cohort study', Drug and Alcohol Dependence, vol. 218, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.108354
    Journal articles | 2021
    Mrs Nikky Jones
    Jones NR; Nielsen S; Farrell M; Ali R; Gill A; Larney S; Degenhardt L, 2021, 'Retention of opioid agonist treatment prescribers across New South Wales, Australia, 2001–2018: Implications for treatment systems and potential impact on client outcomes', Drug and Alcohol Dependence, vol. 219, pp. 108464, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.108464
    Journal articles | 2020
    Mrs Nikky Jones
    Lewer D; Jones NR; Hickman M; Nielsen S; Degenhardt L, 2020, 'Life expectancy of people who are dependent on opioids: A cohort study in New South Wales, Australia', Journal of Psychiatric Research, vol. 130, pp. 435 - 440, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2020.08.013
    Journal articles | 2020
    Mrs Nikky Jones
    Larney S; Jones N; Fiellin DA; Nielsen S; Hickman M; Dobbins T; Murphy T; Ali R; Degenhardt L, 2020, 'Data Resource Profile: The Opioid Agonist Treatment and Safety (OATS) Study, New South Wales, Australia', International Journal of Epidemiology, vol. 49, pp. 1774 - 1775G, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyaa125
    Journal articles | 2020
    Mrs Nikky Jones
    Lewer D; Jones NR; Hickman M; Larney S; Ezard N; Nielsen S; Degenhardt L, 2020, 'Risk of discharge against medical advice among hospital inpatients with a history of opioid agonist therapy in New South Wales, Australia: A cohort study and nested crossover-cohort analysis', Drug and Alcohol Dependence, vol. 217, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.108343
    Journal articles | 2019
    Mrs Nikky Jones
    Jones NR; Shanahan M; Dobbins T; Degenhardt L; Montebello M; Gisev N; Larney S, 2019, 'Reductions in emergency department presentations associated with opioid agonist treatment vary by geographic location: A retrospective study in New South Wales, Australia', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 38, pp. 690 - 698, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dar.12976
    Journal articles | 2018
    Mrs Nikky Jones
    Larney S; Hickman M; Fiellin DA; Dobbins T; Nielsen S; Jones NR; Mattick RP; Ali R; Degenhardt L, 2018, 'Using routinely collected data to understand and predict adverse outcomes in opioid agonist treatment: Protocol for the Opioid Agonist Treatment Safety (OATS) Study', BMJ Open, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025204

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