Dudley GentlesSenior Biostatistician / Researcher

Dudley
Areas of Expertise
  • Biostatistics
  • Regression model development
  • Maternal and child health data and trends
  • Tobacco and alcohol research
  • Obesity prevalence research
  • Cardiovascular prediction equation
  • Diabetes prevalence research
Education
  • MSc in Statistics (First Class Honours)

Dudley is the Senior Biostatistician for Moana Research. Dudley has worked at the University of Auckland for over 12 years in Health Research, where he has held roles as a biostatistician/research fellow in the sections of: Pacific Health and TAHA, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Social and Community Health, National Institute of Health Innovation (NIHI) and Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC).  

Dudley’s extensive research experience include: maternal and child health statistics, tobacco smoking, alcohol consumption, obesity prevalence, cardiovascular prediction equations and diabetes prevalence.  Dudley has a strong analytical mind and his expertise lies in developing regression models. While the world is drowning in big data, Dudley enjoys translating research and making sense of big data and information.

Publications

Wells, S., Poppe, K., Selak, V., Kerr, A., Pylypchuk, R., Wu, B., . .Gentles, D., Jackson, R. (2018). Is general practice identification of prior cardiovascular disease at the time of CVD risk assessment accurate and does it matter? The New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1475), 10-20.

Poppe, K. K., Doughty, R. N., Wells, S., Gentles, D., Hemingway, H., Jackson, R., & Kerr, A. J. (2017). Developing and validating a cardiovascular risk score for patients in the community with prior cardiovascular disease. Heart (British Cardiac Society), 103(12), 891-892. doi:10.1136/heartjnl-2016-310668 [doi]

Radke, S., Petousis-Harris, H., Watson, D., Gentles, D., & Turner, N. (2017). Age-specific effectiveness following each dose of acellular pertussis vaccine among infants and children in New Zealand. Vaccine, 35(1), 177-183. doi:S0264-410X(16)31029-5 [pii]

Fa’alili-Fidow, J., Naseri, V., Cruickshank, T., McCool, J., Manoa, S., Gentles, D., Percival,T. (2016). Maternal health promotion in Samoa: Views of pregnant mothers. Pacific Journal of Reproductive Health, 1(4) doi:10.18313/pjrh.2016.911

Gentles, D., Fa’alili-Fidow, J., Dunlop, A., Roberts, M., Ikihele, A., Percival, T., Nosa,V. (2016). Evaluation of the pilot TAPUAKI Pacific pregnancy and parenting education programme. Pacific Journal of Reproductive Health, 1(4) doi:10.18313/pjrh.2016.913

Kira, A., Glover, M., Gentles, D., Scragg, R., Bullen, C., & Nosa, V. (2015). Children’s positive attitudes towards the tobacco industry is associated with initiation of smoking. The New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1425), 112-115.

Gautam, J., Glover, M., Scragg, R., Bullen, C., Gentles, D., Nosa, V., & McCool, J. (2014). Parental and retail supply of tobacco to minors: findings from a community-based social supply intervention study. Health Policy, 117(1), 120-127. doi:10.1016/j.healthpol.2014.02.004 [doi]

Glover, M., Kira, A., Gentles, D., Cowie, N., Paton, C., & Moetara, W. (2014). The WERO group stop smoking competition: main outcomes of a pre- and post- study. BMC Public Health, 14, 599-2458-14-599. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-599 [doi]

Nosa, V., Gentles, D., Glover, M., Scragg, R., McCool, J., & Bullen, C. (2014). Prevalence and risk factors for tobacco smoking among pre-adolescent Pacific children in New Zealand. Journal of Primary Health Care, 6(3), 181-188.

Paynter, J., Gentles, D., Wilson, J., Marsh, S., Glover, M., & Bullen, C. (2014). Ten Years after Taking the Smoke Outside: The Impacts of the Smokefree Environments Amendment Act 2003. Auckland, New Zealand: Tobacco Control Research Turanga.

Sundborn, G., Gentles, D., & Metcalf, P. (2014). Carbonated beverage consumption in New Zealand adults. Pacific Health Dialog, 20(1), 87-88.

Cowie, N., Glover, M., Scragg, R., Bullen, C., Nosa, V., McCool, J., & Gentles, D. (2013). Awareness and perceived effectiveness of smoking cessation treatments and services among New Zealand parents resident in highly deprived suburbs. The New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1378), 48-59.

Glover, M., Hadwen, G., Chelimo, C., Scragg, R., Bullen, C., Gentles, D., . . . McCool, J. (2013). Parent versus child reporting of tobacco smoke exposure at home and in the car. The New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1375), 37-47.

Reddy, R., Kafoa, B., Wainiqolo, I., Kool, B., Gentles, D., McCaig, E., & Ameratunga, S. (2013). Workplace injuries in Fiji: a population-based study (TRIP 7). Occupational Medicine, 63(4), 284-286. doi:https://doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqt024

Thornley, S., Marshall, R. J., Jackson, R., Gentles, D., Dalbeth, N., Crengle, S., . . . Wells, S. (2013). Is serum urate causally associated with incident cardiovascular disease? Rheumatology (Oxford, England), 52(1), 135-142. doi:10.1093/rheumatology/kes269 [doi]

Glover, M., Gentles, D., Clayton-Bray, L., Scragg, R., Nosa, V., Mccool, J., & Bullen, C. (2012). Stickers: A popular health promotion resource, but do they have any effect? Education and Health, 30(4), 103-107.

Perumal, L., Wells, S., Ameratunga, S., Pylypchuk, R. D., Elley, C. R., Riddell, T.,..Gentles, D., Jackson, R. (2012). Markedly different clustering of CVD risk factors in New Zealand Indian and European people but similar risk scores (PREDICT-14). Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 36(2), 141-144. doi:10.1111/j.1753-6405.2011.00808.x [doi]

Kerr, A. J., Gentles, D., Jackson, R., & Wells, S. (2011). Cardiovascular Mortality Prediction for Those with a Prior Cardiovascular Event—The PREDICT Secondary Equation. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 20(6), 390.

Thornley, S., Chan, W. C., Crengle, S., Riddell, T., Ameratunga, S., Mehta, S.,Gentles, D., . . . Jackson, R. (2011). Sociodemographic differences in prevalence of diagnosed coronary heart disease in New Zealand estimated from linked national health records. The New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1334), 21-34.

Grey, C., Wells, S., Riddell, T., Kerr, A., Gentles, D., Pylypchuk, R., . . . Jackson, R. (2010). A comparative analysis of the cardiovascular disease risk factor profiles of Pacific peoples and Europeans living in New Zealand assessed in routine primary care: PREDICT CVD-11. The New Zealand Medical Journal, 123(1309), 62-75.

Grey, C., Wells, S., Riddell, T., Pylypchuk, R., Marshall, R., Drury, P.,Elley,R.; Ameratunga,S. Gentles, D.. . . . Jackson, R. (2010). A comparative analysis of cardiovascular disease risk profiles of five Pacific ethnic groups assessed in New Zealand primary care practice: PREDICT CVD-13. The New Zealand Medical Journal, 123(1325), 41-52.

Sundborn, G., Metcalf, P. A., Gentles, D., Scragg, R., Dyall, L., Black, P., & Jackson, R. (2010). Overweight and obesity prevalence among adult Pacific peoples and Europeans in the Diabetes Heart and Health Study (DHAHS) 2002-2003, Auckland New Zealand. The New Zealand Medical Journal, 123(1311), 30-42.

Thornley, S., Marshall, R., Jackson, G., Smith, J., Chan, W. C., Wright, C., Gentles, D., Jackson, R. (2010). Estimating diabetes prevalence in South Auckland: how accurate is a method that combines lists of linked health datasets? The New Zealand Medical Journal, 123(1327), 76-86.

Sundborn, G., Metcalf, P. A., Gentles, D., Scragg, R., Schaaf, D., Dyall, L., . . . Jackson, R. (2009). ‘From Kava to Lager’–alcohol consumption and drinking patterns for older adults of Pacific ethnic groups, and Europeans in the Diabetes Heart and Health Study (DHAHS) 2002-2003, Auckland New Zealand. Pacific Health Dialog, 15(1), 47-54.

Sundborn, G., Metcalf, P. A., Gentles, D., Scragg, R. K., Schaaf, D., Dyall, L., . . . Jackson, R. (2008). Ethnic differences in cardiovascular disease risk factors and diabetes status for Pacific ethnic groups and Europeans in the Diabetes Heart and Health Survey (DHAH) 2002-2003, Auckland New Zealand. The New Zealand Medical Journal, 121(1281), 28-39.

Gentles, D., Metcalf, P., Dyall, L., Scragg, R., Sundborn, G., Schaaf, D., . . . Jackson, R. T. (2007). Serum lipid levels for a multicultural population in Auckland, New Zealand: results from the Diabetes Heart and Health Survey (DHAH) 2002-2003. The New Zealand Medical Journal, 120(1265), U2800.

Gentles, D., Metcalf, P., Dyall, L., Sundborn, G., Schaaf, D., Black, P., . . . Jackson, R. (2007). Metabolic syndrome prevalence in a multicultural population in Auckland, New Zealand. The New Zealand Medical Journal, 120(1248), U2399.

Sundborn, G., Metcalf, P., Scragg, R., Schaaf, D., Dyall, L., Gentles, D., . . . Jackson, R. (2007). Ethnic differences in the prevalence of new and known diabetes mellitus, impaired glucose tolerance, and impaired fasting glucose. Diabetes Heart and Health Survey (DHAH) 2002-2003, Auckland New Zealand. The New Zealand Medical Journal, 120(1257), U2607.

Gentles, D., Metcalf, P., Dyall, L., Scragg, R., Black, P., Schaaf, D., . . . Jackson, R. (2006). Blood pressure prevalences and levels for a multicultural population in Auckland, New Zealand: results from the Diabetes, Heart and Health Survey 2002/2003. The New Zealand Medical Journal, 119(1245), U2318.

Sundborn, G., Metcalf, P., Schaaf, D., Dyall, L., Gentles, D., & Jackson, R. (2006). Differences in health-related socioeconomic characteristics among Pacific populations living in Auckland, New Zealand. The New Zealand Medical Journal, 119(1228), U1823.

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