Mr Barrie Stokes

Mr Barrie Stokes

Casual Statisician

School of Medicine and Public Health (Clinical Pharmacology and Clinical Toxicology)

Career Summary

Biography


Qualifications

  • Master of Mathematics, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • applications of computer algebra
  • applied statistics
  • biostatistics
  • mathermatical modelling
  • numerical and computational mathematics
  • undergraduate statistics

Languages

  • English (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified 60
111599 Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences not elsewhere classified 20
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 20
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


(51 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Stokes B, Tuyl F, Hudson I, 'New prior sampling methods for nested sampling - Development and testing', AIP Conference Proceedings (2017) [E1]
DOI 10.1063/1.4985378
Co-authors Frank Tuyl, Irene Hudson
2016 Stokes BJ, Tuyl F, Hudson I, 'Equidistribution testing with Bayes factors and the ECT', AIP Conference Proceedings, 1757 (2016) [E1]
DOI 10.1063/1.4959055
Co-authors Irene Hudson, Frank Tuyl
2016 Stokes B, 'MaxEnt Elicited Priors with Mathematica - Derivation and USe', BAYESIAN INFERENCE AND MAXIMUM ENTROPY METHODS IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (2016) [E1]
DOI 10.1063/1.4959047
2013 Halland M, Ansley SJ, Stokes BJ, Fitzgerald MN, Inder KJ, Duggan JM, Duggan A, 'Short- and long-term outcomes for patients with variceal haemorrhage in a tertiary hospital', INTERNAL MEDICINE JOURNAL, 43 234-239 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/imj.12037
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Kerry Inder
2013 Garrett T, Stokes B, Brien J-A, 'Perceptions of safety culture in hospital pharmacy: how safe do we think we are?', EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF HOSPITAL PHARMACY-SCIENCE AND PRACTICE, 20 82-87 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1136/ejhpharm-2012-000126
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2013 Stokes B, Tuyl F, Hudson IL, 'A New Implementation of Nested Sampling', Proceedings of 33rd International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Irene Hudson, Frank Tuyl
2012 Dietz HP, Stokes BJ, 'A plea for professional independence', Medical Journal of Australia, 196 104-105 (2012) [C2]
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
2012 Dassanayake WM, Jones AL, Michie PT, Carter GL, McElduff P, Stokes BJ, Whyte IM, 'Risk of road traffic accidents in patients discharged following treatment for psychotropic drug overdose: A self-controlled case series study in Australia', CNS Drugs, 26 269-276 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.2165/11599790-000000000-00000
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Gregory Carter, Pat Michie, Patrick Mcelduff
2012 Stokes BJ, 'mathStatica 2.5 [Review]', Journal of Statistical Software, 47 1-11 (2012) [C2]
2012 Stokes BJ, 'MaxEnt alternatives to pearson family distributions', Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering (2012) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 1
2011 Calver L, Stokes BJ, Isbister GK, 'Sedation assessment tool to score acute behavioural disturbance in the emergency department', Emergency Medicine Australasia, 23 732-740 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Leonie Calver, Geoffrey Isbister
2011 McGettigan P, Lincz L, Attia JR, McElduff P, Bissett L, Peel R, et al., 'The risk of coronary thrombosis with cyclo-oxygenase-2 inhibitors does not vary with polymorphisms in two regions of the cyclo-oxygenase-2 gene', British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 72 707-714 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2125.2011.03957.x
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Patrick Mcelduff, John Attia, Mddah01, Roseanne Peel, Lisa Lincz
2011 Henry DA, Carless PA, Moxey AJ, O'Connell DL, Stokes BJ, Fergusson DA, Ker K, 'Anti-fibrinolytic use for minimising perioperative allogeneic blood transfusion', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2011 1-419 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 190Web of Science - 21
2010 Isbister GK, Calver L, Page CB, Stokes BJ, Bryant J, Downes MA, 'Randomized controlled trial of intramuscular droperidol versus midazolam for violence and acute behavioral disturbance: The DORM Study', Annals of Emergency Medicine, 56 392-401 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2010.05.037
Citations Web of Science - 36
Co-authors Geoffrey Isbister, Leonie Calver
2010 Macneill 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]
DOI 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2010.02233.x
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 11
Co-authors David Newby, Mddah01
2010 Macneill 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 David Newby
2010 Macneill PU, Kerridge IH, Newby DA, Stokes BJ, Doran E, Henry DA, 'Reply', Internal Medicine Journal, 40 799-800 (2010) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2010.02351.x
Co-authors David Newby
2010 Isbister GK, Calver L, Page CB, Stokes BJ, Bryant J, Downes MA, 'Randomised comparison study of intramuscular droperidol versus midazolam for violence and acute behavioural disturbance in the emergency department - the DORM Study', Clinical Toxicology (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Geoffrey Isbister, Leonie Calver
2010 Stokes BJ, Moffiet TN, 'Fitting the 4-parameter lineal basis model', 10th International Mathematica Symposium (2010) [E2]
Co-authors Trevor Moffiet
2010 Stokes BJ, 'MaxEnt alternatives to Pearson family distributions', Proceedings of 31st International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering (2010) [E3]
2010 Calver L, Downes MA, Page CB, Bryant J, Isbister GK, 'Randomised controlled trial of intramuscular droperidol versus midazolam for acute behavioural disturbance - The DORM study', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing (2010) [E3]
DOI 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2010.05.037
Citations Scopus - 44
Co-authors Leonie Calver, Geoffrey Isbister
2009 Isbister GK, Calver L, Van Gorp F, Stokes BJ, Page CB, 'Inter-rater reliability of manual QT measurement and prediction of abnormal QT,HR pairs', Clinical Toxicology, 47 884-888 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.3109/15563650903333820
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Geoffrey Isbister, Leonie Calver
2009 Prajogo J, Neil A, Duke J, Zhang H, Stokes B, Rowlings P, 'MODELING COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF HIGH DOSE CHEMOTHERAPY AS TREATMENT FOR RELAPSED AGGRESSIVE NON-HODGKIN'S LYMPHOMA IN AN AUSTRALIAN SETTING.', Intern Med J, (2009)
DOI 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2009.01795.x
2009 Calver LA, Stokes BJ, Isbister GK, 'The dark side of the moon', Medical Journal of Australia, 191 692-694 (2009) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Geoffrey Isbister, Leonie Calver
2009 Rashid AH, Brieva JL, Stokes BJ, 'Incidence of contrast-induced nephropathy in intensive care patients undergoing computerised tomography and prevalence of risk factors', Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 37 968-975 (2009) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 31Web of Science - 29
2009 Prajogo J, Neil A, Duke J, Zhang H, Stokes BJ, Rowlings PA, 'Modelling cost-effectiveness of high-dose chemotherapy as treatment for relapsed aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma in an Australian setting', Internal Medicine Journal, 39 519-526 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2008.01795.x
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2009 McGettigan P, Peel R, Stokes BJ, Henderson KM, Whitaker DE, Henry D, 'What did 'safe' mean to prescribers of selective COX-2 inhibitors?', Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology (2009) [E3]
DOI 10.1111/j.1742-7843.2009.00437.x
Co-authors Roseanne Peel
2009 Stokes BJ, 'Continuous MaxEnt distributions in Mathematica: A 'parameter- free' approach', Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering: 29th International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering (2009) [E1]
DOI 10.1063/1.3275626
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2008 Isbister GK, Brown SGA, Miller M, Tankel A, MacDonald E, Stokes BJ, et al., 'A randomised controlled trial of intramuscular vs. intravenous antivenom for latrodectism: The RAVE study', QJM, 101 557-565 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/qjmed/hcn048
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 19
Co-authors Geoffrey Isbister
2008 Isbister GK, Stokes BJ, Buckle NA, Duffull SB, 'Effect of activated charcoal on citalopram-induced QT prolongation - Reply', Annals of Emergency Medicine, 52 87-88 (2008) [C3]
DOI 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2007.11.046
Co-authors Geoffrey Isbister
2008 Stokes BJ, 'The entropy concentration theorem: Explanation and applications', 9th International Mathematica Symposium 2008. Electronic Proceedings (2008) [E2]
2008 Stokes BJ, 'Generation of synthetic survival data', 9th International Mathematica Symposium 2008. Electronic Proceedings (2008) [E2]
2007 Henry DA, Carless PA, Moxey AJ, O'Connell DL, Stokes BJ, McClelland B, et al., 'Anti-fibrinolytic use for minimising perioperative allogeneic blood transfusion', The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, CD001886 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd001886.pub2
Citations Scopus - 137Web of Science - 100
Co-authors Mddah01
2007 Collins CE, Warren JM, Neve M, McCoy P, Stokes B, 'Systematic review of interventions in the management of overweight and obese children which include a dietary component.', JBI Libr Syst Rev, 5 1-70 (2007)
Co-authors Clare Collins, Melinda Hutchesson
2007 Brown SGA, Isbister GK, Stokes BJ, 'Route of administration of redback spider bite antivenom: Determining clinician beliefs to facilitate Bayesian analysis of a clinical trial', EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 19 458-463 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1742-6723.2007.01014.x
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Geoffrey Isbister
2007 Collins CE, Warren JM, Hutchesson MJ, McCoy P, Stokes BJ, 'Systematic review of interventions in the management of overweight and obese children which include a dietary component', International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 5 2-53 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1479-6988.2007.00061.x
Co-authors Clare Collins
2007 Isbister GK, Friberg LE, Stokes BJ, Buckley NA, Lee C, Gunja N, et al., 'Activated Charcoal Decreases the Risk of QT Prolongation After Citalopram Overdose', Annals of Emergency Medicine, 50 593.e46-600.e46 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2007.03.009
Citations Scopus - 30Web of Science - 27
Co-authors Geoffrey Isbister
2007 Moxey AJ, Adams CA, Stokes BJ, McGettigan P, 'Describing treatment options to patients with cancer: The influence of information framing', Psycho-Oncology (Volume 16, Issue 9) (2007) [E3]
2006 Loten C, Stokes BJ, Worsley D, Seymour JE, Jiang S, Isbister GK, 'Randomised controlled trial of hot water (45 degrees C) immersion versus ice packs for pain relief in bluebottle stings', Medical Journal of Australia, 184 329-333 (2006) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 69Web of Science - 59
Co-authors Geoffrey Isbister
2006 McNeill 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]
DOI 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2006.01151.x
Citations Scopus - 24Web of Science - 22
Co-authors David Newby, Mddah01
2006 Johnson KR, Ringland C, Stokes BJ, Anthony DM, Freemantle N, Irs A, et al., 'Response rate or time to progression as predictors of survival in trials of metastatic colorectal cancer or non-small-cell lung cancer: a meta-analysis', Lancet Oncology, 7 741-746 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/S1470-2045(06)70800-2
Citations Scopus - 125Web of Science - 107
2006 Collins CE, Warren JM, Hutchesson MJ, McCoy P, Stokes BJ, 'Measuring effectiveness of dietetic interventions in child obesity - A systematic review of randomized trials', Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 160 906-922 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1001/archpedi.160.9.906
Citations Scopus - 100Web of Science - 98
Co-authors Melinda Hutchesson, Clare Collins
2006 Collins CE, Warren JM, Stokes BJ, McCoy P, Hutchesson MJ, 'What do children in obesity interventions eat? - A systematic review to improve practice', Nutrition & Dietetics (2006) [E3]
Co-authors Melinda Hutchesson, Clare Collins
2005 Zhang H, Stokes BJ, Prajogo J, Rowlings PA, Neil A, Duke JM, 'Modeled cost-effectiveness analysis of autologous haemopoietic stem cell transplantation compared with standard dose chemotherapy for relapsed, aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma', Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, 11 74-75 (2005) [C3]
2005 Buckley NA, Isbister GK, Stokes BJ, Juurlink DN, 'Hyperbaric oxygen for carbon monoxide poisoning: A systematic review and critical analysis of the evidence', Toxicological Reviews, 24 75-92 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.2165/00139709-200524020-00002
Citations Scopus - 65
Co-authors Geoffrey Isbister
2005 Isbister GK, Gray MR, Balit CR, Raven RJ, Stokes BJ, Porges K, et al., 'Funnel-web spider bite: a systematic review of recorded clinical cases', Medical Journal of Australia, 182 407-411 (2005) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Geoffrey Isbister
2005 Henry 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]
Citations Scopus - 33Web of Science - 29
Co-authors David Newby, Mddah01
2005 Kerridge 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]
DOI 10.1111/j.1444-0903.2004.00799.x
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 7
Co-authors David Newby, Mddah01
2005 Carless PA, Moxey AJ, Stokes BJ, Henry DA, 'Are antifibrinolytic drugs equivalent in reducing blood loss and transfusion in cardiac surgery? A meta-analysis of randomized head-to-head trials', BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, 5 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2261-5-19
Citations Scopus - 50
Co-authors Mddah01
2004 Carless PA, Stokes BJ, Moxey AJ, Henry DA, 'Desmopressin for minimising perioperative allogenic blood transfusion', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, - CD001884 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/14651858.CD001884
Citations Scopus - 76
Co-authors Ksly1
2001 Henry DA, Moxey AJ, Carless PA, O'Connell D, McClelland B, Henderson KM, et al., 'Anti-fibrinolytic use for minimising perioperative allogeneic blood transfusion.', Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online), (2001)

BACKGROUND: Concerns regarding the safety of transfused blood have prompted re-consideration of the use of allogeneic (blood from an unrelated donor) blood transfusion. OBJECTIVES... [more]

BACKGROUND: Concerns regarding the safety of transfused blood have prompted re-consideration of the use of allogeneic (blood from an unrelated donor) blood transfusion. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of the anti-fibrinolytic drugs aprotinin, tranexamic acid, and epsilon aminocaproic acid, on peri-operative red blood cell (RBC) transfusion. SEARCH STRATEGY: We searched MEDLINE (to May 1998), EMBASE (to December 1997), web sites of international health technology assessment agencies (to May 1998). References in identified trials and review articles were checked and authors contacted to identify any additional studies. SELECTION CRITERIA: Randomised controlled trials of anti-fibrinolytic drugs in adults scheduled for non-urgent surgery. DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS: Two reviewers independently assessed trial quality and extracted data. MAIN RESULTS: We found 61 trials of aprotinin (7027 participants). Aprotinin reduced the rate of RBC transfusion by a relative 30% (RR=0.70: 95%CI: 0.64 to 0.76). The average absolute risk reduction (ARR) was 20.4% (95%CI: 15.6% to 25.3%). On average, aprotinin use saved 1.1 units of RBC (95%CI: 0.69 to 1.47) in those requiring transfusion. Aprotinin also significantly reduced the need for re-operation due to bleeding (RR=0.40: 95%CI: 0.25 to 0.66). We found 18 trials of tranexamic acid (TXA) (1,342 participants). TXA reduced the rate of RBC transfusion by a relative 34% (RR=0.66: 95%CI: 0.54 to 0.81). This represented an ARR of 17.2% (95%CI: 8.7% to 25.7%). TXA use resulted in a saving of 1.03 units of RBC (95%CI: 0.67 to 1.39) in those requiring transfusion. We found four trials of epsilon aminocaproic acid (EACA) (208 participants). EACA use resulted in a statistically non-significant reduction in RBC transfusion (RR=0.48: 95%CI: 0.19 to 1.19). Comparisons between agents Eight trials made 'head-to-head' comparisons between TXA and aprotinin. There was no significant difference between the two drugs in the rate of RBC transfusion: RR=1.21 (95%CI: 0.83 to 1.76) for TXA compared to aprotinin. Adverse Effects Aprotinin did not seem to be associated with an excess risk of adverse effects, including thrombo-embolic events (thrombosis RR=0.64: 95%CI: 0.31 to 1.31) and renal failure (RR=1.19: 95%CI: 0.79 to 1.79). Fewer data were available for TXA and EACA. REVIEWER'S CONCLUSIONS: From this review it appears that aprotinin reduces the need for red cell transfusion, and the need for re-operation due to bleeding, without serious adverse effects. However, there was significant heterogeneity in trial outcomes, and some evidence of publication bias. Similar trends were seen with TXA and EACA, although the data were rather sparse. The poor evaluation of these latter drugs is unfortunate as results suggest they may be equally as effective as aprotinin, but are significantly cheaper. The evidence reviewed here supports the use of aprotinin in cardiac surgery. Further small trials of this drug are not warranted. Future trials should be large enough to compare the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of aprotinin with that of TXA and EACA.

Citations Scopus - 173
Co-authors Ksly1
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 7
Total funding $9,058,193

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20122 grants / $5,827,815

External Evaluation of PBAC Submissions RFT 086/1112 $5,826,327

Funding body: Department of Health

Funding body Department of Health
Project Team Ms Danielle Lang, Mr Barrie Stokes, Mr Marc Bevan, Mr Rob Bell, Mrs Feili Zhao
Scheme Consultancy/Tender
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1101212
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

International Mathematics Symposium 2012 & MaxEnt 2012 (32nd International Workshop on Bayesian Inference & Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering - UK & Germany 10-15 June & 15-20 July 20$1,488

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Mr Barrie Stokes
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200724
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20111 grants / $2,000

MaxEnt 2011, (31st International Workshop on Bayesian Inference & Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering)$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Mr Barrie Stokes
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100741
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20101 grants / $2,000

International Mathematica Symposium 2010, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 16 18 July 2010$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Mr Barrie Stokes
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000657
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20091 grants / $2,500

MaxEnt 2009 (29th International Workshop on Bayesian Inference & Maximum Entropy Methods in Science & Engineering), Mississippi, USA, 5-10 July 2009$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Mr Barrie Stokes
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190420
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20081 grants / $2,500

International Mathematica Symposium 2008, Maastrich, Holland, 20/6/2008 - 24/6/2008$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Mr Barrie Stokes
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189037
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20051 grants / $3,221,378

External Evaluation of PBAC Submissions RFP 163/0304$3,221,378

Funding body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Funding body Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care
Project Team Ms Danielle Lang, Mr Barrie Stokes, Doctor Jane Robertson
Scheme Consultancy/Tender
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0184477
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y
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Mr Barrie Stokes

Position

Casual Statisician
Discipline of Clinical Pharmacology
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Clinical Pharmacology and Clinical Toxicology

Contact Details

Email barrie.stokes@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 1832
Mobile 0421 789 829
Fax (02) 4960 2088

Office

Room Room 5.43 Level 5
Building NewMed II Building
Location Other

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