Dr Kebede Abera Beyene

BPharm, M.Sc, PhD

Biography

I started working for the School of Pharmacy, the University of Auckland in June 2016, initially as a Research Assistant and subsequently as a Research Fellow in Pharmacoepidemiology and Health Outcomes. Previously I have held lecturer and partnership coordinator posts in both academia and non-academia. My research focuses on estimating real-world comparative treatment effectiveness and safety, assessing ethnic disparities in medication use, medication adherence, and medicine sharing behaviours.

I completed a PhD at the University of Auckland in 2016 with a focus on patients prescription medicine sharing behaviors. I also completed a Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy and Master's of Science in Pharmacoepidemiology and Social Pharmacy at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.

Research | Current

  • Real-world comparative treatment effectiveness and safety
  • Ethnic disparities in medication use
  • Prescription medicine sharing
  • Health behaviour change
  • Medication adherence

Teaching | Current

Pharmacy 111G - Drugs and Society

Responsibilities

Coordinator, Drugs and Society course (Pharmacy 111G) 

Areas of expertise

  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Health Outcomes Research 
  • Social Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Practice Research

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Beyene, K., Aspden, T., & Sheridan, J. (2019). Prevalence and predictors of medicine saving and future prescription medicine sharing: findings from a New Zealand online survey. The International journal of pharmacy practice, 27 (2), 166-174. 10.1111/ijpp.12480
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Trudi Aspden, Janie Sheridan
  • Beyene, K., Aspden, T., & Sheridan, J. (2019). Using the Behaviour Change Wheel to explore potential strategies for minimising harms from non-recreational prescription medicine sharing. Research in social & administrative pharmacy : RSAP, 15 (2), 130-144. 10.1016/j.sapharm.2018.04.001
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Janie Sheridan, Trudi Aspden
  • Beyene, K., Aspden, T., McNeill, R., & Sheridan, J. (2019). Modifiable risk factors for prescription medicine sharing behaviours. Research in social & administrative pharmacy : RSAP, 15 (2), 154-163. 10.1016/j.sapharm.2018.04.005
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Trudi Aspden, Rob McNeill, Janie Sheridan
  • Metcalfe, S., Beyene, K. A., Urlich, J., Jones, R., Proffitt, C., Harrison, J., & Andrews, A. (2018). Te Wero tonu—the challenge continues: Māori access to medicines 2006/07–2012/13 update. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131 (1485), 27-47. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/46241
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rhys Jones, Jeff Harrison
  • Beyene, K., Metcalfe, S., Jones, R., Urlich, J., Andrews, A., Proffitt, C., & Harrison, J. (2018). Variation in medicines use by ethnicity: A comparison between 2006/2007 and 2012/2013. PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY AND DRUG SAFETY. (pp. 1).
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jeff Harrison
  • Beyene, K. A., Aspden, T. J., & Sheridan, J. L. (2018). A qualitative exploration of healthcare providers’ perspectives on patients’ non-recreational, prescription medicines sharing behaviours. Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research, 48 (2), 158-166. 10.1002/jppr.1376
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/40141
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Janie Sheridan
  • Beyene, K., Aspden, T., & Sheridan, J. (2016). Prescription medicine sharing: Exploring patients' beliefs and experiences. Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice, 9 (23).10.1186/s40545-016-0075-5
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/44437
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Trudi Aspden, Janie Sheridan
  • Gascoyne, A., Beyene, K., Stewart, J., Aspden, T., & Sheridan, J. (2014). Sharing prescription medicines: Results of a survey of community pharmacy clients in Auckland, New Zealand. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 36 (6), 1268-1276. 10.1007/s11096-014-0031-x
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Janie Sheridan, Trudi Aspden

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Primary office location

TAMAKI BUILDING 730 - Bldg 730
Level 3, Room 362
TAMAKI CAMPUS GATE 1 261 MORRIN RD
ST JOHNS
AUCKLAND 1072
New Zealand

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