Ms Joanna Frances Hikaka

BPharm(Dist), PGDipClinPharm(Dist), PGCertClinPharm

Biography

Jo (Ngāruahine) graduated with a BPharm from the University of Otago in 2002 and then went on to work as a clinical pharmacist, specialising in Older Adult Health.

Her current research focuses on access to health services and treatment for Māori. Jo's PhD examined equitable access to medicines and pharmacist services for older Māori and was undertaken through the School of Pharmacy, The University of Auckland.

Research | Current

Jo's current research involves multiple different partnerships and researchers.

Whaioranga te Pā Harakeke - Iwi-driven injury prevention and recovery for Māori (Principal Investigator; HRC20/1379; The University of Auckland)

Te Puna Rongoā - Achieving medicines access equity for Māori - Pharmacists' role (Principal Investigator; HRC 20/1466; Ngā Kaitiaki o Te Puna Rongoā o Aotearoa - The Māori Pharmacists' Association)

Access pathways to RAC for Māori and non-Māori (Principal Investigator; HRC 20/1271; Waitematā DHB)

Recent publications

Hikaka J, Jones R, Hughes C, Connolly MJ, Martini N (2021). Utilising Te Tiriti o Waitangi to approach health intervention development and research: Pharmacist-facilitated medicines review interventions for Māori older adults. J Prim Health Care.13(2):124–131.

Hikaka J, Hughes C, Jones R, Amende H, Connolly MJ, Martini N (2021) Feasibility of a pharmacist-facilitated medicines review intervention for community-dwelling Māori older adults. Exp Res Clin Soc Pharm.2:1-12.

Hikaka J, Jones R, Hughes C, Amende H, Connolly MJ, Martini N. (2021) Clinical expertise, advocacy and enhanced autonomy – Acceptability of a pharmacist-facilitated medicines review intervention for community-dwelling Māori older adults. Exp Res Clin Soc Pharm. 2:1-6.. Doi: 10.1016/j.rcsop.2021.100010.

Hikaka J, Jones R, Hughes C, Connolly MJ, Martini N. (2021) Ethnic Variations in the Quality Use of Medicines in Older Adults: Māori and Non-Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand. Drugs & Aging. 38(3):205-217. Doi: 10.1007/s40266-020-00828-0

Connolly M.J., Hikaka, J., Bloomfield K., Broad, J., Wu, Z., Boyd, M., Peri, K., Calvert, C., Tatton, A., Higgins, A-M., Bramley, D. (2021) Research in the retirement village community – the problems of recruiting a representative sample of residents in Auckland, New Zealand. Aust J Ageing. Doi: 10.1111/ajag.12898

Bloomfield K, Wu Z, Tatton A, Calvert C, Peel N, Hubbard R, Jamieson H, Hikaka J, Boyd M, Bramley D, Connolly M. (2021) An interRAI-derived frailty index is associated with prior hospitalisations in older adults residing in retirement villages. Aust J Ageing. 40(1):66-71.

 

Teaching | Current

2017-2018 Guest Lecutrer, Nurse Practitioner Programme - Auckland University of Technology

Postgraduate supervision

Brendon McIntosh: Master of Health Sciences [2021-2023] Stakeholder experience and views on the Pharmacist Minor Ailment Service and access equity for Māori.

Distinctions/Honours

2021               Fulbright NZ Science and Innovation Graduate Award

2021               Waitematā DHB Health Excellence Awards – Contribution to Māori Health award

2021               AMRF Prize at Waitematā DHB Health Excellence Awards - Best Emerging Researcher

2020               School of Pharmacy Doctoral Publication Excellence Prize

2020               First prize, University of Auckland School of Graduate Studies Research Showcase

2020               PSNZ New Zealand Pharmacist of the Year (2019)

2020               HOPE Foundation for Research on Ageing Doctoral Scholarship

2019               Waitematā DHB Health Excellence Awards – Contribution to Māori Health award

2019               Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga Conference Attendance Support Grant

2017               HRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship Award

2017               Waitematā DHB Contestable Grant recipient

2017               Pharmacy Education and Research Foundation Grant (Principal Investigator)

Areas of expertise

Pharmacy, Older adult medicine, Māori health service development

Committees/Professional groups/Services

2021 -             HRC Grant Assessment Committee

2020 -             Member of Dementia NZ Clinical Advisory Group

2020 -            Member of Responsible Use of Medicines in Primary Care Expert Advisory Group, PHARMAC

2020 -             Member of Te Roopū Whakakaupapa Urutā (National Māori Pandemic Group; Primary Care and Secondary Care sub groups)

2020 -             Committee member, NZ Gerontology Association Emerging Researchers group

2019-              Expert advisor, Medicines Management in Residential Aged Care, Health Quality and Safety Commission

2019-              Member of Metro Auckland Pharmacy Service Level Alliance Team

2005-              Founding member, Ngā Kaitiaki o Te Puna Rongoā o Aotearoa - Māori Pharmacists’ Association

2019-              MAI ki Tāmaki group member

2016-              Tōmaiora new and emerging research group member

2018-2020     Advisory group Māori – HRC Project - Exploring the development and impact of expanded community pharmacy services

2019-2020     Executive member, Māori Pharmacists’ Association

2016-2019     President (2016-2019) and treasurer (2012-2016), Ngā Kaitiaki o Te Puna Rongoā o Aotearoa - Māori Pharmacists’ Association

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Broad, J. B., Wu, Z., Bloomfield, K., Hikaka, J., Bramley, D., Boyd, M., ... Higgins, A.-M. (2020). Health profile of residents of retirement villages in Auckland, New Zealand: findings from a cross-sectional survey with health assessment. BMJ open, 10 (9)10.1136/bmjopen-2019-035876
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Katherine Bloomfield, Joanna Broad, Zhenqiang Wu, Michal Boyd, Martin Connolly
  • Hikaka, J., Hughes, C., Jones, R., Connolly, M. J., & Martini, N. (2020). A pharmacist-led medicines review intervention in community-dwelling Māori older adults- a feasibility study protocol. Research in social & administrative pharmacy : RSAP, 16 (9), 1264-1271. 10.1016/j.sapharm.2019.12.004
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Martin Connolly, Nataly Martini, Rhys Jones
  • Hikaka, J., Jones, R., Hughes, C., Connolly, M. J., & Martini, N. (2020). Developing pharmacist-facilitated medicines review services for community-dwelling Maori older adults in New Zealand - A qualitativestudy exploring stakeholder views. HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE IN THE COMMUNITY10.1111/hsc.13119
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Martin Connolly, Nataly Martini, Rhys Jones
  • Peri, K., Broad, J. B., Hikaka, J., Boyd, M., Bloomfield, K., Wu, Z., ... Bramley, D. (2020). Study protocol: older people in retirement villages. A survey and randomised trial of a multi-disciplinary invention designed to avoid adverse outcomes. BMC geriatrics, 20 (1)10.1186/s12877-020-01640-6
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Martin Connolly, Joanna Broad, Katherine Bloomfield, Michal Boyd, Zhenqiang Wu
  • Hikaka, J., Jones, R., Hughes, C., & Martini, N. (2020). "It is through shared conversation, that I understand"-Māori older adults' experiences of medicines and related services in Aotearoa New Zealand. The New Zealand medical journal, 133 (1516), 33-46.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rhys Jones, Nataly Martini
  • Boyd, M., Calvert, C., Tatton, A., Wu, Z., Bloomfield, K., Broad, J. B., ... Connolly, M. J. (2020). Lonely in a crowd: Loneliness in New Zealand retirement village residents. International Psychogeriatrics10.1017/S1041610220000393
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/52569
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Katherine Bloomfield, Michal Boyd, Zhenqiang Wu, Joanna Broad, Martin Connolly
  • Hikaka, J., Hughes, C., Jones, R., Connolly, M. J., & Martini, N. (2019). A systematic review of pharmacist-led medicines review services in New Zealand - is there equity for Māori older adults?. Research in social & administrative pharmacy : RSAP, 15 (12), 1383-1394. 10.1016/j.sapharm.2019.01.009
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Martin Connolly, Nataly Martini, Rhys Jones
  • Heppenstall, C. P., Broad, J. B., Boyd, M., Hikaka, J., Zhang, X., Kennedy, J., & Connolly, M. J. (2016). Medication use and potentially inappropriate medications in those with limited prognosis living in residential aged care. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 35 (2), E18-E24. 10.1111/ajag.12220
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Martin Connolly, Michal Boyd, Joanna Broad

Contact details

Primary office location

8 PARK AVENUE - Bldg 528
Level G, Room G01
8 PARK AVE
GRAFTON
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand