Ms Ria Hopkins
Postdoctoral Fellow

Ms Ria Hopkins

BHSci(Hons) MPH PhD

Medicine & Health
National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre

Dr Ria Hopkins is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW Sydney. Her interests include pharmacoepidemiology, public health, and healthcare policy. Her current work includes projects aimed at identifying patterns of medicine use and associated outcomes. She is particularly interested in potentially high risk medicines including opioid analgesics and psychotropic medicines, and priority populations including people living with pain or those diagnosed with mental health conditions.

Phone
+61-2-9065-7831
  • Journal articles | 2024
    Hopkins RE; Bharat C; Buizen L; Close J; Ivers R; Draper B; Pearson SA; Degenhardt L; Gisev N, 2024, 'Age-Related Risk of Serious Fall Events and Opioid Analgesic Use', JAMA Internal Medicine, http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamainternmed.2023.8154
    Journal articles | 2024
    Walpola RL; Issakhany D; Gisev N; Hopkins RE, 2024, 'The accessibility of pharmacist prescribing and impacts on medicines access: A systematic review', Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2024.01.006
    Journal articles | 2023
    Gisev N; Buizen L; Hopkins RE; Schaffer AL; Daniels B; Bharat C; Dobbins T; Larney S; Blyth F; Currow DC; Wilson A; Pearson SA; Degenhardt L, 2023, 'Five-Year Trajectories of Prescription Opioid Use', JAMA Network Open, 6, pp. E2328159, http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.28159
    Journal articles | 2022
    Coutsouvelis J; Dooley M; Kirkpatrick CM; Avery S; Hopkins R; Spencer A, 2022, 'Palifermin, administered for three doses only, reduces mucositis in patients undergoing HSCT and receiving chemoradiotherapy conditioning', Bone Marrow Transplantation, 57, pp. 1329 - 1331, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41409-022-01714-6
    Journal articles | 2022
    Hopkins RE; Campbell G; Degenhardt L; Lintzeris N; Larance B; Nielsen S; Gisev N, 2022, 'Self-reported challenges obtaining ongoing prescription opioids among Australians with chronic non-cancer pain', International Journal of Drug Policy, 105, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2022.103708
    Journal articles | 2022
    Hopkins RE; Campbell G; Degenhardt L; Nielsen S; Blyth F; Cohen M; Gisev N, 2022, 'Use of pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatments for chronic noncancer pain among people using opioids: a longitudinal cohort study', Pain, 163, pp. 1049 - 1059, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/j.pain.0000000000002484
    Journal articles | 2022
    Hopkins RE; Degenhardt L; Campbell G; Farnbach S; Gisev N, 2022, '“Frustrated with the whole system”: a qualitative framework analysis of the issues faced by people accessing health services for chronic pain', BMC Health Services Research, 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-022-08946-8
    Journal articles | 2022
    Zeno A; Bortz H; Hopkins R; Tran H, 2022, 'Extended thromboprophylaxis in high-risk surgery: a review of current practice', Pharmacy Growth, Research, Innovation and Training, 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.24080/grit.1352
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dugré N; Simon Bell J; Hopkins RE; Ilomäki J; Chen EYH; Corlis M; Van Emden J; Hogan M; Sluggett JK, 2021, 'Impact of medication regimen simplification on medication incidents in residential aged care: Simpler randomized controlled trial', Journal of Clinical Medicine, 10, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/jcm10051104
    Journal articles | 2020
    Bui T; Grygiel R; Konstantatos A; Christelis N; Liew S; Hopkins R; Dooley M, 2020, 'The impact of an innovative pharmacist-led inpatient opioid de-escalation intervention in post-operative orthopedic patients', Journal of Opioid Management, 16, pp. 167 - 176, http://dx.doi.org/10.5055/jom.2020.0565
    Journal articles | 2020
    Hopkins RE; Bui T; Konstantatos AH; Arnold C; Magliano DJ; Liew D; Dooley MJ, 2020, 'Educating junior doctors and pharmacists to reduce discharge prescribing of opioids for surgical patients: a cluster randomised controlled trial', Medical Journal of Australia, 213, pp. 417 - 423, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja2.50812
    Journal articles | 2020
    Hopkins RE; Warner V; Sztal-Mazer S; Poole S; Page A, 2020, 'The assessment and pharmacological management of osteoporosis after admission for minimal-trauma fracture at a major metropolitan centre', Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research, 50, pp. 481 - 489, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jppr.1674
    Journal articles | 2020
    Sluggett JK; Chen EYH; Ilomaki J; Corlis M; Van Emden J; Hogan M; Caporale T; Keen C; Hopkins R; Ooi CE; Hilmer SN; Hughes GA; Luu A; Nguyen K-H; Comans T; Edwards S; Quirke L; Patching A; Bell JS, 2020, 'Reducing the Burden of Complex Medication Regimens: SImplification of Medications Prescribed to Long-tErm care Residents (SIMPLER) Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial', Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA): long-term care: management, applied research and clinical issues, 21, pp. 1114 - +, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2020.02.003
    Journal articles | 2020
    Sluggett JK; Hopkins RE; Chen EYH; Ilomäki J; Corlis M; Van Emden J; Hogan M; Caporale T; Ooi CE; Hilmer SN; Bell JS, 2020, 'Impact of medication regimen simplification on medication administration times and health outcomes in residential aged care: 12 month follow up of the SIMPLER randomized controlled trial', Journal of Clinical Medicine, 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/jcm9041053
    Journal articles | 2019
    Hopkins RE; Thuy B; Magliano D; Arnold C; Dooley M, 2019, 'Prescriber Education Interventions to Optimize Opioid Prescribing in Acute Care: A Systematic Review', Pain Physician, 22, pp. E551 - E562
    Journal articles | 2019
    Levkovich BJ; Bingham G; Hopkins RE; Jones D; Cooper DJJ; Kirkpatrick CM; Dooley MJ, 2019, 'An Observational Analysis of Medication Use During 5,727 Medical Emergency Team Activations at a Tertiary Referral Hospital', The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, 45, pp. 502 - 508, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcjq.2019.03.001
    Journal articles | 2019
    Sandulache D; Hopkins R; Page A; Poole S, 2019, 'Research and the Foundation Residency Program', Pharmacy Growth, Research, Innovation and Training, 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.24080/grit.1185
    Journal articles | 2018
    Hickman L; Poole SG; Hopkins RE; Walters D; Dooley MJ, 2018, 'Comparing the accuracy of medication order verification between pharmacists and a tech check tech model: A prospective randomised observational study', Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 14, pp. 931 - 935, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.11.007
    Journal articles | 2018
    Hopkins RE; Dobbin M; Pilgrim JL, 2018, 'Unintentional mortality associated with paracetamol and codeine preparations, with and without doxylamine, in Australia', Forensic Science International, 282, pp. 122 - 126, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2017.11.026
    Journal articles | 2017
    Kwok R; Sztal-Mazer S; Hopkins RE; Poole SG; Grannell L; Coutsouvelis J; Topliss DJ, 2017, 'Evaluation of NovoRapid infusion as a treatment option in the management of diabetic ketoacidosis', Internal Medicine Journal, 47, pp. 1317 - 1320, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/imj.13607
  • Conference Presentations | 2023
    Hopkins R, 2023, 'Three year subsidised health service utilisation among Australians prescribed opioids for chronic non-cancer pain', presented at Australian Pain Society 43rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Canberra, Australia, 02 April 2023
    Conference Presentations | 2023
    Hopkins R, 2023, '“We didn’t cause the opioid epidemic”: The experience of being prescribed opioids for chronic non-cancer pain at a time of increasing restrictions', presented at Australian Pain Society 43rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Canberra, Australia, 02 April 2023
    Conference Presentations | 2022
    Hopkins R, 2022, 'Patient-reported difficulties accessing pharmaceutical opioid prescriptions among Australians with chronic non-cancer pain', presented at Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol & other Drugs 2021 Scientific Alcohol and Drug Conference, Virtual, 07 November 2022 - 10 November 2022
    Conference Presentations | 2022
    Hopkins R, 2022, 'Patient-reported difficulties accessing pharmaceutical opioid prescriptions among Australians with chronic non-cancer pain', presented at Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand (HSRAANZ) 12th Health Services Research Conference, Sydney, Australia, 30 November 2022
    Conference Presentations | 2022
    Hopkins R, 2022, 'Self-reported challenges obtaining ongoing prescription opioids among Australians with chronic non-cancer pain', presented at Australian Pain Society 42nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Hobart, Tasmania, 10 April 2022 - 13 April 2022
    Conference Presentations | 2022
    Hopkins R, 2022, 'Self-reported challenges obtaining ongoing prescription opioids among Australians with chronic non-cancer pain', presented at Medicines Intelligence Centre of Research Excellence 2022 Research Symposium and Policy Forum, Sydney, NSW, 27 April 2022 - 29 April 2022
    Conference Posters | 2022
    Hopkins R, 2022, 'Self-reported challenges obtaining ongoing prescription opioids among Australians with chronic non-cancer pain', Copenhagen, Denmark, presented at International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE) 38th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology and Therapeutic Risk Management, Copenhagen, Denmark, 24 August 2022
    Conference Presentations | 2022
    Hopkins R, 2022, 'Understanding the accessibility of pain management and other health services by Australians living with chronic pain', presented at Australian Pain Society 42nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Hobart, Tasmania, 10 April 2022 - 13 April 2022
    Conference Presentations | 2022
    Hopkins R, 2022, 'Use of pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments for chronic non-cancer pain among people using opioids: A longitudinal cohort study', presented at Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand (HSRAANZ) 12th Health Services Research Conference, Sydney, Australia, 30 November 2022
    Conference Posters | 2022
    Hopkins R, 2022, 'Use of pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments for chronic non-cancer pain among people using opioids: A longitudinal cohort study', Copenhagen, Denmark, presented at International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE) 38th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology and Therapeutic Risk Management, Copenhagen, Denmark, 24 August 2022
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Hopkins R; Campbell G; Degenhardt L; Gisev N, 2021, 'PATIENT-REPORTED DIFFICULTIES ACCESSING PHARMACEUTICAL OPIOID PRESCRIPTIONS AMONG AUSTRALIANS WITH CHRONIC NON-CANCER PAIN', in DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, WILEY, pp. S81 - S81, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000715073200200&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Presentations | 2021
    Hopkins R, 2021, 'Educating doctors and pharmacists reduces discharge prescribing for opioid-naïve surgical patients', presented at Australian Pain Society 41st Annual Scientific Meeting, Virtual, 19 April 2021 - 20 April 2021
    Conference Presentations | 2021
    Hopkins R, 2021, 'Health service and medicine use by people taking opioids for chronic non-cancer pain: A 5-year prospective observational study', presented at Australian Pain Society 41st Annual Scientific Meeting, Virtual, 19 April 2021 - 20 April 2021
    Conference Presentations | 2021
    Hopkins R, 2021, 'Patient-reported difficulties accessing pharmaceutical opioid prescriptions among Australians with chronic non-cancer pain', presented at National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre 2021 Annual Symposium, Virtual, 20 October 2021 - 21 October 2021
    Conference Presentations | 2021
    Hopkins R, 2021, 'Use of pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments for chronic non-cancer pain among people using opioids: A longitudinal cohort study', presented at International Association for the Study of Pain 2021 World Congress on Pain, Virtual, 09 June 2021 - 18 June 2021
    Conference Presentations | 2020
    Hopkins R, 2020, 'Health service utilisation by people living with chronic non-cancer pain whilst using opioids: A 5-year prospective observational study', presented at National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre 2020 Annual Symposium, Virtual, 05 November 2020 - 26 November 2020
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Hopkins R, 2019, 'Pharmacist-led education for junior doctors and pharmacists reduces opioid discharge prescribing among surgical patients', presented at Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association 2019 Annual Conference, Melbourne, Victoria, 01 December 2019 - 04 December 2019
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Hopkins R, 2019, 'Pharmacist-led education for junior doctors and pharmacists reduces opioid discharge prescribing among surgical patients', presented at Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia 2017 Medicines Management Conference, Gold Coast, Queensland, 14 November 2019 - 16 November 2019
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Herson M; McGiffin D; Poole S; Hopkins R; Connell C, 2018, 'Prophylaxis and Management of Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter in Patients Undergoing Surgery for Coronary Artery Disease and Valvular Heart Disease', in Heart, Lung and Circulation, Elsevier BV, pp. S374 - S374, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hlc.2018.06.745
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Pizzi J; Connell C; Hopkins R; Brennan A; Andrianopoulos N; Dooley M; Ajani A; Reid C; Clark D; Duffy S, 2018, 'Use of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy in Combination With Oral Anticoagulants Following Percutaneous Coronary Intervention', in Heart, Lung and Circulation, Elsevier BV, pp. S355 - S356, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hlc.2018.06.699
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Rentsch C; Sparrow M; Ward M; Taylor K; Friedman A; Luber R; Su H; Hopkins R; Head-on B; Dooley M; Gibson P, 2018, 'P428 Pharmacist-led proactive therapeutic drug monitoring with infliximab (PROXIMO): Utility of and cost-saving associated with the use of a rapid assay for assessing drug level', in Journal of Crohn's and Colitis, Oxford University Press (OUP), pp. S321 - S322, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ecco-jcc/jjx180.555
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Rentsch CA; Sparrow M; Ward MG; Friedman A; Taylor KM; Luber RP; Su HY; Hopkins R; Headon B; Dooley M; Gibson PR, 2018, 'Mo1854 - Pharmacist-Led Proactive Therapeutic Drug Monitoring with Infliximab (Proximo): Utility of and Cost Saving Associated with the use of a Rapid Assay for Assessing Drug Level', in Gastroenterology, Elsevier BV, pp. S - 826, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0016-5085(18)32818-x
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Hopkins R; Warner V, 2017, 'The impact of osteoporosis following low impact fracture at Alfred Health', presented at Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia 2017 Medicines Management Conference, Sydney, Australia, 16 November 2017 - 19 November 2017
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Hopkins R, 2016, 'Embedding and facilitating a research culture into a busy hospital pharmacy department', presented at . Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia 2016 Medicines Management Conference, Perth, Australia, 16 November 2016 - 19 November 2016