Dr Richard McGee

Dr Richard McGee

Senior Lecturer

School of Medicine and Public Health

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Richard McGee is a Paediatric Endocrinologist in the Department of Paediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology, The Central Coast Local Health District and an academic member of staff with teaching duties for The Central Coast Clinical School & Research Institute - JMP. 
 
Research 
Richard obtained his masters in clinical epidemiology, followed by a PhD in 2015 from the Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney exploring mechanisms of bias and study design. His primary research continues to focus on promoting robust science and increasing the efficiency of scientific investigation through meta-research methods. 
If you are interested in conducting research with Richard, please contact him to discuss his current research projects. 
 
Teaching
Richard has been involved in undergraduate, postgraduate and professional medical education since 2008. He has also supervised research students at a variety of levels. He coordinates the paediatric teaching for Joint Medical Program MD students on placements across The Central Coast Local Health District (Gosford & Wyong hospitals). In addition, Richard is involved in teaching Paediatric and Clinical Epidemiology skills to FRACP candidates and paediatric trainees at all three NSW Paediatric Physician Training Networks. He is also a senior instructor and committee member for the Critical Literature Evaluation and Research (CLEAR) course run by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
 
Administration
Richard is a member of the Australasian Paediatric Endocrine Group (APEG) website committee. He is a committee member for the Critical Literature Evaluation and Research (CLEAR) course run by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Richard was previously a member of the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network (SCHN) Human Research Ethics Committee.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sydney
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy, University of Otago - New Zealand
  • Master of Medicine, University of Sydney
  • Diploma in Child Health, University of Sydney

Keywords

  • Bias
  • Clinical epidemiology
  • Journalology
  • Meta-research
  • Open science
  • Outcomes
  • Paediatric endocrinology
  • Paediatrics
  • Statistics
  • Study design
  • Systematic reviews

Languages

  • English (Mother)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
110306 Endocrinology 20
111403 Paediatrics 20
111706 Epidemiology 60

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
19/8/2019 - 18/2/2020 Lecturer in clinical epidemiology Sydney School of Public Health
Clinical Epidemiology
Australia

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
MEDI6101B Integrated Medicine
Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Senior lecturer 2/3/2020 - 1/4/2022
MEDI6101A Integrated Medicine
Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Senior lecturer 2/3/2020 - 1/4/2022
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Publications

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

Highlighted Publications

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 McGee RG, Cowell CT, Arnolda G, Ting HP, Hibbert P, Dowton SB, Braithwaite J, 'Assessing guideline adherence in the management of type 1 diabetes mellitus in Australian children: a population-based sample survey.', BMJ open diabetes research & care, 8 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1136/bmjdrc-2019-001141

Journal article (35 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Manera KE, Johnson DW, Craig JC, Shen JI, Gutman T, Cho Y, et al., 'Establishing a Core Outcome Set for Peritoneal Dialysis: Report of the SONG-PD (Standardized Outcomes in Nephrology Peritoneal Dialysis) Consensus Workshop', American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 75 404-412 (2020) [C1]

© 2019 National Kidney Foundation, Inc. Outcomes reported in randomized controlled trials in peritoneal dialysis (PD) are diverse, are measured inconsistently, and may not be impo... [more]

© 2019 National Kidney Foundation, Inc. Outcomes reported in randomized controlled trials in peritoneal dialysis (PD) are diverse, are measured inconsistently, and may not be important to patients, families, and clinicians. The Standardized Outcomes in Nephrology¿Peritoneal Dialysis (SONG-PD) initiative aims to establish a core outcome set for trials in PD based on the shared priorities of all stakeholders. We convened an international SONG-PD stakeholder consensus workshop in May 2018 in Vancouver, Canada. Nineteen patients/caregivers and 51 health professionals attended. Participants discussed core outcome domains and implementation in trials in PD. Four themes relating to the formation of core outcome domains were identified: life participation as a main goal of PD, impact of fatigue, empowerment for preparation and planning, and separation of contributing factors from core factors. Considerations for implementation were identified: standardizing patient-reported outcomes, requiring a validated and feasible measure, simplicity of binary outcomes, responsiveness to interventions, and using positive terminology. All stakeholders supported inclusion of PD-related infection, cardiovascular disease, mortality, technique survival, and life participation as the core outcome domains for PD.

DOI 10.1053/j.ajkd.2019.09.017
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2020 McGee RG, Cowell CT, Arnolda G, Ting HP, Hibbert P, Dowton SB, Braithwaite J, 'Assessing guideline adherence in the management of type 1 diabetes mellitus in Australian children: a population-based sample survey.', BMJ open diabetes research & care, 8 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1136/bmjdrc-2019-001141
2020 Hanson CS, Craig JC, Logeman C, Sinha A, Dart A, Eddy AA, et al., 'Establishing core outcome domains in pediatric kidney disease: report of the Standardized Outcomes in Nephrology Children and Adolescents (SONG-KIDS) consensus workshops', Kidney International, 98 553-565 (2020)

© 2020 Trials in children with chronic kidney disease do not consistently report outcomes that are critically important to patients and caregivers. This can diminish the relevance... [more]

© 2020 Trials in children with chronic kidney disease do not consistently report outcomes that are critically important to patients and caregivers. This can diminish the relevance and reliability of evidence for decision making, limiting the implementation of results into practice and policy. As part of the Standardized Outcomes in Nephrology¿Children and Adolescents (SONG-Kids) initiative, we convened 2 consensus workshops in San Diego, California (7 patients, 24 caregivers, 43 health professionals) and Melbourne, Australia (7 patients, 23 caregivers, 49 health professionals). This report summarizes the discussions on the identification and implementation of the SONG-Kids core outcomes set. Four themes were identified; survival and life participation are common high priority goals, capturing the whole child and family, ensuring broad relevance across the patient journey, and requiring feasible and valid measures. Stakeholders supported the inclusion of mortality, infection, life participation, and kidney function as the core outcomes domains for children with chronic kidney disease.

DOI 10.1016/j.kint.2020.05.054
2020 McGee RG, 'How to Include Patient-Reported Outcome Measures in Clinical Trials', CURRENT OSTEOPOROSIS REPORTS, (2020)
DOI 10.1007/s11914-020-00611-5
2018 Tong A, Sautenet B, Poggio ED, Lentine KL, Oberbauer R, Mannon R, et al., 'Establishing a Core Outcome Measure for Graft Health', Transplantation, 102 1358-1366 (2018)
DOI 10.1097/tp.0000000000002125
2018 Tong A, Manns B, Wang AYM, Hemmelgarn B, Wheeler DC, Gill J, et al., 'Implementing core outcomes in kidney disease: report of the Standardized Outcomes in Nephrology (SONG) implementation workshop', KIDNEY INTERNATIONAL, 94 1053-1068 (2018)
DOI 10.1016/j.kint.2018.08.018
Citations Scopus - 20Web of Science - 15
2017 Dalal R, McGee RG, Riordan SM, Webster AC, 'Probiotics for people with hepatic encephalopathy', COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS, (2017)
DOI 10.1002/14651858.CD008716.pub3
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 41
2017 Gluckman S, Karpelowsky J, Webster AC, McGee RG, 'Management for intussusception in children', COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS, (2017)
DOI 10.1002/14651858.CD006476.pub3
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 7
2015 Li L, McGee RG, Webster AC, 'Pain from bluebottle jellyfish stings', JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD HEALTH, 51 734-737 (2015)
DOI 10.1111/jpc.12861
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
2014 Mcgee RG, 'Interventions for the symptoms and signs resulting from jellyfish stings', Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine, 7 64 (2014)
DOI 10.1111/jebm.12090
2014 Kanawati AJ, Jang B, McGee R, Sungaran J, 'The influence of entry point and radius of curvature on femoral intramedullary nail position in the distal femur', Journal of Orthopaedics, 11 68-71 (2014)

Aim: Perforation of the anterior cortex during femoral intramedullary nailing can be a major complication. We aim to determine the influence of entry point and radius of curvature... [more]

Aim: Perforation of the anterior cortex during femoral intramedullary nailing can be a major complication. We aim to determine the influence of entry point and radius of curvature on intramedullary nail position in the distal femur using a synthetic bone model. Methods: Using synthetic femora, the greater trochanter was measured and entry points marked in two planes. A standard recommended technique was used to insert two different Stryker Gamma 3 intramedullary nails of different radius of curvature. The synthetic femora were sectioned and the centre of nail to anterior cortex distance (CAD) was measured. Statistical interpretation of the results was performed using linear regression analyses. Results: We found that the more posterior entry points led to a more anterior placement in the distal femur in both nails of differing radius of curvature (11 mm and 13.5 mm CAD). The smaller radius of curvature led to a more central placement of the nail tip in the distal femur. Conclusion: Anterior penetration of the distal femur can be minimized by a more anterior entry point and with the use of a femoral intramedullary nail with a smaller radius of curvature. © 2014 Prof. P K Surendran Memorial Education Foundation.

DOI 10.1016/j.jor.2014.04.010
Citations Scopus - 11
2013 Didsbury M, McGee RG, Tong A, Craig JC, Chapman JR, Chadban S, Wong G, 'Exercise Training in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis', TRANSPLANTATION, 95 679-687 (2013)
DOI 10.1097/TP.0b013e31827a3d3e
Citations Scopus - 64Web of Science - 62
2013 McGee RG, Craig JC, Rogerson TE, Webster AC, 'Systematic reviews of surgical procedures in children: Quantity, coverage and quality', JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD HEALTH, 49 319-324 (2013)
DOI 10.1111/jpc.12156
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7
2013 Kapoor T, Mcgee RG, Karpelowsky J, Su M, Webster AC, 'Surgical and non-surgical management for intussusception in children', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2013 (2013)

© 2013 The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows: To assess ... [more]

© 2013 The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows: To assess the safety and effectiveness of various contrast media, imaging modalities, pharmacological adjuvants, protocols for delayed repeat enema, and surgical approaches in the management of intussusception in children.

DOI 10.1002/14651858.CD006476.pub2
Citations Scopus - 3
2013 Li L, McGee RG, Isbister G, Webster AC, 'Interventions for the symptoms and signs resulting from jellyfish stings', COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS, (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/14651858.CD009688.pub2
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Geoffrey Isbister
2012 Mcgee R, Rogerson T, Craig J, Webster A, 'MEDICAL DEVICE REGULATION IN AUSTRALIA: SAFE AND EFFECTIVE?: GS53P', Anz Journal of Surgery, 82 (2012)
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 9
2012 Mcgee R, Hua M, Craig J, Webster A, 'EPIDEMIOLOGICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIALS IN PAEDIATRIC SURGERY: PS25', Anz Journal of Surgery, 82 (2012)
2012 Mcgee R, Rogerson T, Craig J, Webster A, 'SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS OF PAEDIATRIC SURGICAL INTERVENTIONS: QUANTITY, COVERAGE AND QUALITY: PS04', Anz Journal of Surgery, 82 (2012)
2012 Mcgee R, Hua M, Craig J, Webster A, 'BLINDING IN PAEDIATRIC SURGERY RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIALS: WHO, WHEN AND HOW: PS46', Anz Journal of Surgery, 82 (2012)
2012 McGee RG, Craig JC, 'WHAT IS BEING PUBLISHED? A WORD CLOUD OF TITLES FROM THE JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD HEALTH', JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD HEALTH, 48 452-452 (2012)
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2012.02455.x
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3
2012 McGee RG, 'The decline of Ockham's razor.', Journal of paediatrics and child health, 48 546 (2012)
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2012.02480.x
2012 McGee RG, Hemsley BA, Gill PJ, 'Access to journals through peer reviewers', CMAJ, 184 1283 (2012) [C3]
2011 Mcgee R, Veldt M, Craig J, Webster A, 'THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SURGICAL PROCEDURAL BURDEN AND RESEARCH OUTPUT: GS07', Anz Journal of Surgery, 81 (2011)
2011 Mcgee R, Su M, Kelly P, Higgins G, Craig J, Webster A, 'TRIAL REGISTRATION AND DECLARATION OF REGISTRATION DETAILS BY AUTHORS OF RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIALS (RCTS) IN KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION: A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY: TN04', Anz Journal of Surgery, 81 (2011)
2011 McGee RG, Su M, Kelly PJ, Higgins GY, Craig JC, Webster AC, 'Trial Registration and Declaration of Registration by Authors of Randomized Controlled Trials', TRANSPLANTATION, 92 1094-1100 (2011)
DOI 10.1097/TP.0b013e318232baf2
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 23
2011 McGee RG, Neuen BL, Mitchell RL, Craig JC, Webster AC, 'Diagnostic Test Studies in Nephrology: Quantity, Quality, and Scope', AMERICAN JOURNAL OF KIDNEY DISEASES, 58 921-927 (2011)
DOI 10.1053/j.ajkd.2011.06.019
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3
2011 McGee RG, 'Will the future be more Kinected?', ANZ JOURNAL OF SURGERY, 81 749-750 (2011)
DOI 10.1111/j.1445-2197.2011.05860.x
2011 McGee RG, Stringer MD, 'Google's body browser: a useful addition to electronic anatomy resources?', ANZ JOURNAL OF SURGERY, 81 842-842 (2011)
DOI 10.1111/j.1445-2197.2011.05866.x
2011 McGee RG, Bakens A, Wiley K, Riordan SM, Webster AC, 'Probiotics for patients with hepatic encephalopathy', COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS, (2011)
DOI 10.1002/14651858.CD008716.pub2
Citations Scopus - 131Web of Science - 82
2011 McGee RG, McGee LM, 'A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words', AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TRANSPLANTATION, 11 871-872 (2011)
DOI 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2011.03459.x
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2010 Palmer SC, Navaneethan SD, Craig JC, Johnson DW, Tonelli M, GargMd AX, et al., 'Meta-analysis: Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease', ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 153 23-W23 (2010)
DOI 10.7326/0003-4819-153-1-201007060-00252
Citations Scopus - 235Web of Science - 193
2010 McGee LM, McGee RGE, 'Psychic or pure probability?', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 193 735-735 (2010)
DOI 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2010.tb04128.x
2010 Mc Gee R, O'Connor PM, Russell D, Dempsey EM, Ryan AC, Ross PR, Stanton C, 'Prolonged faecal excretion following a single dose of probiotic in low birth weight infants', ACTA PAEDIATRICA, 99 1587-1588 (2010)
DOI 10.1111/j.1651-2227.2010.01878.x
Citations Web of Science - 8
2010 Mc Gee R, 'Query regarding search strategy and results', JOURNAL OF CLINICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY, 63 1048-1048 (2010)
DOI 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2010.03.003
2010 Webster AC, Ruster LP, McGee R, Matheson SL, Higgins GY, Willis NS, et al., 'Interleukin 2 receptor antagonists for kidney transplant recipients', COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS, (2010)
DOI 10.1002/14651858.CD003897.pub3
Citations Scopus - 108Web of Science - 70
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Conference (8 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 McGee R, Wall C-L, Biggin A, Pacey V, Poon M, Munns C, 'Diversity of outcomes in randomised trials of interventions for children with osteogenesis imperfecta', 9th International Conference on Children, BioScientifica (2019)
2019 Biggin A, Chua V, Wall C, Pacey V, Gray K, McGee R, et al., 'Bone health outcomes in children and adolescents with neuromuscular disease', 9th International Conference on Children, BioScientifica (2019)
2019 Wall C-L, Pacey V, Gray K, McGee R, Fiscaletti M, Poon M, et al., 'Hypercalcaemia and osteonecrosis of the jaw in association with denosumab use in the paediatric population', 9th International Conference on Children, BioScientifica (2019)
2017 Mcgee RG, Ambler G, Srinivasan S, 'THE CORE OUTCOME MEASURES IN PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY (COMPARE) INITIATIVE', HORMONE RESEARCH IN PAEDIATRICS (2017)
2014 Campbell J, McGee R, 'Can group education for patients with Type 2 diabetes on multiple daily injections improve knowledge and outcomes?', DIABETIC MEDICINE (2014)
2012 Didsbury M, Mcgee RG, Tong A, Craig JC, Wong G, 'EXERCISE TRAINING IN SOLID ORGAN TRANSPLANT RECiPIENTS- A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW', NEPHROLOGY (2012)
2010 Mc Gee R, Su M, Kelly P, Higgins G, Craig J, Webster A, 'IS TRIAL REGISTRATION WORKING IN NEPHROLOGY?', NEPHROLOGY (2010)
2010 Mc Gee R, Nguyen B, Mitchell R, Craig J, Webster A, 'THE NUMBER, COVERAGE AND QUALITY OF DIAGNOSTIC TEST ACCURACY STUDIES IN NEPHROLOGY', NEPHROLOGY (2010)
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Dr Richard McGee

Position

Senior Lecturer
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Email richard.mcgee@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4320 2155
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Office

Location The Central Coast Clinical School & Research Institute

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