Ms Joanna Frances Hikaka

BPharm(Dist), PGDipClinPharm(Dist), PGCertClinPharm

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy


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

She is currently enrolled in the PhD programme and her research will investigate pharmacist involvement in medicine optimisation in community dwelling older adults.


2017 Health Research Council of New Zealand Clinical Research Training Fellowship

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • 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
  • Dean, K. E., Hikaka, J., Huakau, J. T., & Walmsley, R. S. (2012). Infliximab or cyclosporine for acute severe ulcerative colitis: A retrospective analysis. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 27 (3), 487-492. 10.1111/j.1440-1746.2011.06958.x

Contact details

Primary office location

8 PARK AVENUE - Bldg 528
Level G, Room G01
New Zealand