Associate Professor David Reith

Associate Professor Reith's research experience includes pharmacoepidemiology, clinical trials and pharmacokinetics.

Associate Professor Reith completed his PhD at the University of Queensland in drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics and also completed advanced training through the RACP in clinical pharmacology. During that time, he was a clinical research fellow at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane.

He has been in Dunedin since 2001 when he was recruited to the Dunedin School of Medicine as a paediatric academic. He also worked as a general paediatrician in Dunedin up until 2017, but has since concentrated on research and teaching.

Associate Professor Reith’s research experience includes pharmacoepidemiology, clinical trials and pharmacokinetics.  He has published over 130 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He is involved with medicines safety, and has chaired the Medicines Adverse Reaction Committee for Medsafe since 2011. He also chairs the Editorial Advisory Board for the New Zealand Formulary/New Zealand Formulary for Children.

Research Projects

The kids who inspire this research

Amelia and Grace

Twins Grace and Amelia were born prematurely at 27 weeks. They have extreme chronic…

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Ben is 1 of approx 700 babies who are born preterm each year. He…

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Iziyah is diagnosed with a rare immune disorder called Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD)

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Born at 29 weeks and 5 days, little Jeremy was one of the approximately 700 babies…

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