Dr Nataly Dominica Martini

BPharm (Hons), MSc, PhD (pharmacology)


The use of technology to aid health care and education is my passion. In 2007, with a team of people, I coordinated my first ICT project, Creative Waves 2007: Visualising Issues in Pharmacy, which saw over 300 students, mentors and experts, voluntarily take part from around the world to develop health materials for a community in Kenya. The overwhelmingly positive feedback and interest in the project outcomes formed the backbone of a follow-up initiative called Triune-Uganda-2009

I have been involved in developing several 3D kidney animations and an IPL simulation "Ready to Practice?" designed to improve clinical reasoning skills.

Furthermore my research interests are in health literacy, medication adherence, and patient perspectives on disease and medication management. 

Research | Current

Research interests

  • Use of simulation and serious games in interprofessional learning (IPL) engagement 
  • Patient perspectives in disease and medication management
  • Health literacy
  • Medication adherence

Teaching | Current

Pharmacotherapy / clinical pharmacy to undergraduate and postgraduate pharmacy students

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Bellamy, K., Ostini, R., Martini, N., & Kairuz, T. (2015). Access to medication and pharmacy services for resettled refuges: A systematic review. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 21 (3), 273-278. 10.1071/PY14121
  • Schäfers A, Martini, N., Moyes, S., Hayman, K., Zolezzi, M., McLean, C., & Kerse, N. (2014). Medication use in community-dwelling older people: Pharmacoepidemiology of psychotropic utilisation. Journal of Primary Health Care, 6 (4), 269-278. 10.1071/HC14269
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Karen Hayman, Simon Moyes, Ngaire Kerse
  • Martini, N., Basdew, K., Kammona, A., Shen, A., Taylor, C., McIntosh, T., & Barnes, J. (2014). Pharmacists' views on and experiences with bowel cancer screening kits in Auckland, New Zealand. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 22 (4), 257-264. 10.1111/ijpp.12074
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jo Barnes
  • Lee, D., Martini, N., Moyes, S., Hayman, K., Zolezzi, M., & Kerse, N. (2013). Potentially inappropriate medication use: the Beers' Criteria used among older adults with depressive symptoms. J Prim Health Care, 5 (3), 182-190.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Simon Moyes, Ngaire Kerse, Karen Hayman
  • Bryant, L., Martini, N. D., Chan, J., Chang, L., Marmoush, A., Robinson, B., ... Wong, M. (2013). Could the Polypill improve adherence? The patient perspective. Journal of Primary Health Care, 5 (1), 28-35. Related URL.
  • Martini, N., Bryant, L., Te Karu, L., Aho, L., Chan, R., Miao, J., ... Tieu, A. (2012). Living with gout in New Zealand: an exploratory study into people's knowledge about the disease and its treatment. J Clin Rheumatol, 18 (3), 125-129. 10.1097/RHU.0b013e31824e1f6f
  • Martini, N., & Caceres, R. (2012). Triune Case Study: An exploration into inter-professional education (IPE) in an online environment supporting global health. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 20 (3), 68-86. Related URL.
  • Martini, N., Harrison, J., & Bennett, R. (2010). Creating waves across geographical and disciplinary divides through online creative collaboration (OCC). In A. T. Ragusa (Ed.) Interaction in communication technologies and virtual learning environments (pp. 9-25). Information Science Publishing.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/13108
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jeff Harrison


Contact details

Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 505 - Bldg 505
Level 3, Room 300C7
New Zealand

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