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Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle, 22/02/2002
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy, University of South Australia
  • Graduate Diploma in Epidemiology, University of Newcastle, 27/04/1995

Research

Research keywords

  • Decision making
  • Information needs
  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Pharmacy practice

Research expertise

I have conducted both qualitative and quantitative research primarily involving surveys, interviews and focus group discussions.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
111500Pharmacology And Pharmaceutical Sciences75
111700Public Health And Health Services25

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Newcastle and Hunter Valley Pharmacists Association
  • Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

Appointments

Member
Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (Australia)
01/11/2012

Invitations

A short course in pharmacoeconomics
South African Department of Health, South Africa (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2007
Evidence, Money & Drug Selection: A short course in pharmacoeconomics
World Health Organisation, Turkey (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2006
Pharmacoeconomics Conference: Research Ethics and Quality Use of Medicines
World Health Organisation, Malaysia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2006

Administrative

Administrative expertise

I have been acting Discipline Lead in Clinical Pharmacology since 2009.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy Practice

Teaching expertise

I teach into both the medical and pharmacy courses. My teaching is in evidence based practice, pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacoeconomics and clinical pharmacology. I was the foundation lecturer in the Pharmacy course and established the pharmacy practice component. I have been awarded a Vice Chancellors Citation, and an Australian Learning and Teaching Council citation for outstanding contribution to teaching for the development of the pharmacy practice course related to the evidence-based management of minor illnesses

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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

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2003Newby DA, Fryer JL, Henry DA, 'Effect of computerised prescribing on use of antibiotics', Medical Journal of Australia, 178 210-213 (2003) [C1]

Co-authors: David Henry

2001Newby DA, Hill SR, Barker B, Drew A, Henry DA, 'Drug information for consumers: should it be disease or medication specific? Results of a community survey', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 25(6) 564-570 (2001) [C1]

Co-authors: David Henry

2006McNeill PM, Kerridge IH, Henry DA, Stokes BJ, Hill SR, Newby DA, et al., 'Giving and receiving of gifts between pharmaceutical companies and medical specialists in Australia', Internal Medicine Journal, 36 571-578 (2006) [C1]

Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

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Book (4 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Newby DA, Jin JS, Summons PF, Athauda RI, Park M, Schneider JJ, et al., Development of a computer-generated digital patient for teaching and assessment in pharmacy: Final Report, Australian Learning and Teaching Council, Surry Hills, 75 (2011) [A2]
2011Rutter P, Newby D, Community Pharmacy: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment, Elsevier Health Sciences, Sydney, 360 (2011) [A4]
2010Boarder M, Newby DA, Navati P, Pharmacology for Pharmacy and the Health Sciences: A Patient-Centred Approach, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 693 (2010) [A2]
2008Rutter P, Newby DA, Community Pharmacy: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment, Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, Sydney, NSW, 251 (2008) [A2]
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Chapter (2 outputs)

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2013Levett-Jones TL, Newby DA, 'Caring for a person experiencing an adverse drug event', Clinical Reasoning : Learning to Think Like a Nurse, Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest, NSW 16-29 (2013) [B2]

Co-authors: Tracy Levett-jones

2004Newby DA, Creese A, Steven A, 'Pricing of Pharmaceuticals', Evaluating Pharmaceuticals, Blackwell Publishing, Victoria 206-226 (2004) [B2]

Journal article (27 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Cooper JM, Newby DA, Whyte IM, Carter G, Jones AL, Isbister GK, 'Serotonin toxicity from antidepressant overdose and its association with the T102C polymorphism of the 5-HT receptor', Pharmacogenomics J, (2014) [C1]
2013Robertson J, Walkom EJ, Bevan MD, Newby DA, 'Medicines and the media: news reports of medicines recommended for government reimbursement in Australia', BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 13 (2013) [C1]
2013Robertson J, Newby DA, 'Low awareness of adverse drug reaction reporting systems: a consumer survey.', Med J Aust, 199 684-686 (2013) [C1]
2012Thoopputra T, Newby DA, Schneider JJ, Li SC, 'Survey of diabetes risk assessment tools: Concepts, structure and performance', Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews, 28 485-498 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: Shuchuen Li

2011Robertson J, Moxey AJ, Newby DA, Gillies MB, Williamson M, Pearson S-A, 'Electronic information and clinical decision support for prescribing: State of play in Australian general practice', Family Practice, 28 93-101 (2011) [C1]
2011Smith AJ, Newby DA, 'A most trusted profession ... ?', Medical Journal of Australia, 195 490-491 (2011) [C3]
2010Macneill PU, Kerridge IH, Newby DA, Stokes BJ, Doran E, Henry DA, 'Attitudes of physicians and public to pharmaceutical industry 'gifts'', Internal Medicine Journal, 40 335-341 (2010) [C1]
2010Moxey AJ, Robertson J, Newby DA, Hains I, Williamson M, Pearson S-A, 'Computerized clinical decision support for prescribing: Provision does not guarantee uptake', Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 17 25-33 (2010) [C1]
2010Robertson J, Walkom EJ, Pearson S-A, Hains I, Williamson M, Newby DA, 'The impact of pharmacy computerised clinical decision support on prescribing, clinical and patient outcomes: A systematic review of the literature', International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 18 69-87 (2010) [C1]
2010Newby DA, Robertson J, 'Computerised prescribing: Assessing the impact on prescription repeats and on generic substitution of some commonly used antibiotics', Medical Journal of Australia, 192 192-195 (2010) [C1]
2010Newby DA, Robertson J, 'In reply', Medical Journal of Australia, 192 544 (2010) [C3]
2010Macneill PU, Kerridge IH, Newby DA, Stokes BJ, Doran E, Henry DA, 'Questioning the ethics of the ethicists. Reply', Internal Medicine Journal, 40 799-800 (2010) [C3]

Co-authors: Barrie Stokes

2010Newby DA, Robertson J, 'Computerised prescribing: assessing the impact on prescription repeats and on generic substitution of some commonly used antibiotics Reply', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 192 544-544 (2010) [C3]
2010Macneill PU, Kerridge IH, Newby DA, Stokes BJ, Doran E, Henry DA, 'Reply', Internal Medicine Journal, 40 799-800 (2010) [C3]
2009Pearson S-A, Moxey AJ, Robertson J, Hains I, Williamson M, Reeve J, Newby DA, 'Do computerised clinical decision support systems for prescribing change practice? A systematic review of the literature (1990-2007)', BMC Health Services Research, 9 1-14 (2009) [C1]
2008Newby DA, Robertson J, Higgins G, 'Exploring the role of clinical self-audits as a professional development tool', International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 16 395-401 (2008) [C1]
2006McNeill PM, Kerridge IH, Henry DA, Stokes BJ, Hill SR, Newby DA, et al., 'Giving and receiving of gifts between pharmaceutical companies and medical specialists in Australia', Internal Medicine Journal, 36 571-578 (2006) [C1]
2006Walkom EJ, Robertson J, Newby DA, Pillay T, 'The role of pharmacoeconomics in formulary decision-making - Considerations for hospital and managed care pharmacy and therapeutics committees', Formulary, 41 374-385 (2006) [C1]
2005Kerridge I, Maguire JM, Newby DA, McNeill PM, Henry DA, Hill SR, et al., 'Cooperative partnerships or conflict-of-interest? A national survey of interaction between the pharmaceutical industry and medical organizations', Internal Medicine Journal, 35 206-210 (2005) [C1]
2005Henry DA, Kerridge IH, Hill SR, McNeill PM, Doran E, Newby DA, et al., 'Medical specialists and pharmaceutical industry-sponsored research: a survey of the Australian experience', Medical Journal of Australia, 182 557-560 (2005) [C1]
2005Olson LG, Hill SR, Newby DA, 'Barriers to student access to patients in a group of teaching hospitals', Medical Journal of Australia, 183 461-463 (2005) [C1]
2003Newby DA, Hill SR, 'Use of pharmoeconomics in prescribing research. Part 2: cost-minimization analysis - when are two therapies equal?', Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, 28 145-150 (2003) [C1]
2003Newby DA, Fryer JL, Henry DA, 'Effect of computerised prescribing on use of antibiotics', Medical Journal of Australia, 178 210-213 (2003) [C1]

Co-authors: David Henry

2003Newby DA, Fryer JL, Henry DA, 'Effect of computerised prescribing on use of antibiotics - Reply', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 179 62-63 (2003)
2002Newby DA, Henry DA, 'Drug advertising: truths, half-truths and few statistics', Medical Journal of Australia, 177(6) 285-286 (2002) [C3]

Co-authors: David Henry

2001Newby DA, Hill SR, Barker B, Drew A, Henry DA, 'Drug information for consumers: should it be disease or medication specific? Results of a community survey', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 25(6) 564-570 (2001) [C1]

Co-authors: David Henry

1995Buckley NA, Newby DA, Dawson AH, Whyte IM, 'The effect of the introduction of safety packaging for carbamazepine on toxicity in overdose in adults', Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 4 351-354 (1995)
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Conference (13 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Newby DA, 'Training future doctors: An Interprofessional Prescribing Program For Final Year Medical Students.', Program and Abstract Book, Medicines Management 2013 conference, Cairns, QLD (2013) [E3]
2012Newby DA, 'Trialling a model of inter-professional assessment to support medical students development of safe prescribing practices', Final Program and Abstract Book. National Medicines Symposium 2012, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
2012Thoopputra T, Newby DA, Schneider JJ, Li SC, 'Awareness and perception of diabetes risk assessment in community pharmacy in Australia', Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy: Workshop and Presentation Abstracts from the 17th International Social Pharmacy Workshop, Phuket, Thailand (2012) [E3]

Co-authors: Shuchuen Li

2012Newby DA, 'Prescribing safely - An interdisciplinary teaching program for final year medical students', Symposium Program. Interprofessional Education for Quality Use of Medicines, Newcastle Beach, NSW (2012) [E3]
2012Thoopputra T, Li SC, Newby DA, Schneider JJ, 'Pharmaceutical care intervention for disease management in community pharmacies in Australia', Value in Health: ISPOR 15th Annual European Congress and ISPOR 5th Asia-Pacific Conference, Berlin, Germany (2012) [E3]

Co-authors: Shuchuen Li

2011Summons PF, Newby DA, Athauda RI, Park M, 'Modelling a simulated pharmacy patient', 9th International Industrial Simulation Conference 2011: ISC'2011, Venice (2011) [E1]
2011Thoopputra T, Li SC, Newby DA, Schneider JJ, 'A literature review of diabetes risk assessment tools', Value in Health, Baltimore, MD (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: Shuchuen Li

2010Ng Y, Moxey AJ, Newby DA, 'Concurrent use of complementary and alternative medicines with prescription and OTC medications: Is it a good mix?', National Medicines Symposium 2010. Abstracts, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]
2010Robertson J, Bevan M, Walkom EJ, Newby DA, 'News reports of medicines in relation to decisions of the Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC)', National Medicines Symposium 2010. Abstracts, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]
2009Summons PF, Newby DA, Athauda RI, Park M, Shaw PE, Pranata I, et al., 'Design strategy for a scalable virtual pharmacy patient', ACIS 2009: Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Melbourne, VIC (2009) [E1]
2008Moxey AJ, Newby DA, Robertson J, Williamson M, Hains I, Pearson S-A, 'Electronic decision support for prescribing decisions in primary care: Does it work?', 2008 GP & PHC Research Conference. Abstracts and Presentations, Hobart, TAS (2008) [E3]
2008Moxey AJ, Pearson S-A, Robertson J, Hains I, Williamson M, Newby DA, 'Influences on the use of electronic decision support in prescribing', 2008 General Practice & Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts, Hobart, TAS (2008) [E3]
2008Moxey AJ, Pearson S-A, Williamson M, Gillies M, Newby DA, Robertson J, 'GPs' use of computer-based information sources in clinical practice - what, when, how?', 2008 General Practice & Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts, Hobart, TAS (2008) [E3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants13
Total funding$616,555

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2013 (1 grants)

Medicines management 2013, the 39th SHPA National Conference, Cairns 19-22 September 2013$1,634
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Project Team
Associate Professor David Newby
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,63420132013
GNo:G1300942

2012 (1 grants)

Evidence-based community pharmacy practice: the use of evidence in selecting over-the-counter medicines$12,264
Funding Body: Pharmacy Research Trust of NSW

Project Team
Associate Professor David Newby, Ms Joyce Cooper, Doctor Jane Robertson, Ms Yee Ching Ng, Mr Marc Bevan
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$12,26420122012
GNo:G1101183

2009 (1 grants)

Monash Pharmacy Education Symposium, Prato Italy, 6 - 8 July 2009$2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Project Team
Associate Professor David Newby
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020092009
GNo:G0190132

2007 (1 grants)

Development of a computer-generated digital patient for teaching and assessment in pharmacy$149,292
Funding Body: Australian Learning and Teaching Council

Project Team
Associate Professor David Newby, Professor Jesse Jin, Doctor Peter Summons, Doctor Rukshan Athauda, Associate Professor Jenny Schneider
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$149,29220072008
GNo:G0188332

2006 (1 grants)

Improving the uptake of evidence-based drug information and decision support.$200,000
Funding Body: National Prescribing Service Ltd

Project Team
Doctor Jane Robertson, Associate Professor David Newby, Dr Sallie-Anne Pearson
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$200,00020062006
GNo:G0186735

2005 (2 grants)

Facilitators and barriers to the uptake of self audits by pharmacists$3,000
Funding Body: Pharmacy Board of NSW

SchemeRole
Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,00020052005
GNo:4717057

Third Monash & Kings Pharmacy Education Symposium, 11-13 July 2005$1,590
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor David Newby
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,59020052005
GNo:G0185440

2000 (1 grants)

Automatic repeats: a possible negative impact on antibiotic use.$36,700
Funding Body: National Prescribing Service Ltd

Project Team
Associate Professor David Newby
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$36,70020002000
GNo:G0179182

1998 (2 grants)

Development of a strategy to measure consumer participation in decisions about health service delivery$56,063
Funding Body: NSW Ministry of Health

Project Team
Professor Jill Cockburn, Conjoint Professor David Henry, Associate Professor David Newby
SchemeRole
Ministerial Advisory Committee - Quality in Health CareInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$56,06319981999
GNo:G0177842

6th International Cochrane Colloquium, USA 22-26 October 1998$1,807
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor David Newby
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,80719981998
GNo:G0180369

1997 (3 grants)

Review of the Consumer Drug Information Services$106,518
Funding Body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Project Team
Associate Professor David Newby, Conjoint Professor David Henry, Associate Professor Suzanne Hill
SchemeRole
Pharmaceutical Education Program (PEP)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$106,51819971997
GNo:G0177050

Public Participation in Resource Allocation in Health$43,600
Funding Body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Project Team
Associate Professor David Newby, Conjoint Professor David Henry, Doctor Gloria Higginbottom, Professor Jill Cockburn, Associate Professor Suzanne Hill
SchemeRole
Pharmaceutical Education Program (PEP)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$43,60019971997
GNo:G0177552

Promoting Patient Choice Together, London, UK, 30-31 October 1997$1,587
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor David Newby
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,58719971997
GNo:G0179532
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions4
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.9

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018PhD (Clinical Pharm)Principal SupervisorDevelopment of an Appropriate Screening Tool for Depression for Australian Pharmacists
20122020PhD (Clinical Pharm)Principal SupervisorPotential Cardio-Protective Effect of Pneumococcal Vaccine
20112019PhD (Paediatrics)Co-SupervisorDevelopmental and Environmental Determinants on Neonatal Pharmacology
20082016PhD (Clinical Pharm)Co-SupervisorFactors Contributing to Serotonin Toxicity

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2014PhD (Pharmacy)Co-SupervisorRisk Management for Type 2 Diabetes in Community Pharmacy Practice
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Associate Professor David Newby

Work Phone(02) 4921 1277
Fax(02) 4960 2088
Email
PositionAssociate Professor
Clinical Pharmacology
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaClinical Pharmacology and Clinical Toxicology
Office
5.41,
New Med II,
Calvary Mater Hospital
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/david-newby
Linkhttp://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/david-newby