Dr Bianca Blanch

Honorary Associate
Centenary Institute

Telephone 02 9565 6295

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Awards and honours

  • 2016 Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand best paper by an early career researcher
  • 2015 Emerging Researcher Best Abstract at the 9th Health Services and Policy Research Conference
  • 2014 British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology Editors’ pick [http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bcp.12587/full]
  • 2014 Best Reviewer from ‘Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety’ journal

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Blanch, B., Degenhardt, L., Buckley, N., Gisev, N., Dobbins, T., Karanges, E., Larance, B., Larney, S., Pearson, S. (2018). Prescription Opioid Access Patterns and Factors Associated with Increasing Number of Prescribers, Pharmacies, and Dispensings: An Observational Study Using Pharmaceutical Claims. Pain Medicine, 19(6), 1170-1183. [More Information]
  • Karanges, E., Buckley, N., Brett, J., Blanch, B., Litchfield, M., Degenhardt, L., Pearson, S. (2018). Trends in opioid utilisation in Australia, 2006-2015: Insights from multiple metrics. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 27(5), 504-512. [More Information]
  • Blanch, B., Gladstone, E., Smolina, K., Buckley, N., Karanges, E., Morgan, S., Pearson, S. (2017). Benchmarking prescription drug access patterns in pharmaceutical claims: a method for identifying high and potentially harmful opioid use in Australia and Canada? Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, 8(1), 23-30. [More Information]
  • Blanch, B., Sweeting, J., Semsarian, C., Ingles, J. (2017). Routinely collected health data to study inherited heart disease: a systematic review (2000 -2016). Open Heart, 4, 1-8. [More Information]
  • Gisev, N., Pearson, S., Blanch, B., Larance, B., Dobbins, T., Larney, S., Degenhardt, L. (2016). Initiation of strong prescription opioids in Australia: cohort characteristics and factors associated with the type of opioid initiated. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 82, 1123-1133. [More Information]
  • Karanges, E., Blanch, B., Buckley, N., Pearson, S. (2016). Twenty-five years of prescription opioid use in Australia: a whole-of-population analysis using pharmaceutical claims. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 82(1), 255-267. [More Information]
  • Blanch, B., Buckley, N., Mellish, L., Dawson, A., Haber, P., Pearson, S. (2015). Harmonizing post-market surveillance of prescription drug misuse: a systematic review of observational studies using routinely collected data (2000-2013). Drug Safety, 38(6), 553-564. [More Information]
  • Blanch, B., Daniels, B., Litchfield, M., Pearson, S. (2015). Looking forward and looking back: the balancing act in new drug user designs for pharmacoepidemiological research. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 24(10), 1117-1119. [More Information]
  • Mellish, L., Karanges, E., Litchfield, M., Schaffer, A., Blanch, B., Daniels, B., Segrave, A., Pearson, S. (2015). The Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme data collection: A practical guide for researchers. BMC Research Notes, 8(1), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Dagenhardt, L., Blanch, B., Gisev, N., Larance, B., Pearson, S. (2015). The POPPY Research Programme protocol: investigating opioid utilisation, costs and patterns of extramedical use in Australia. BMJ Open, 5(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Blanch, B., Pearson, S., Haber, P. (2014). An overview of the patterns of prescription opioid use, costs and related harms in Australia. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 78(5), 1159-1166. [More Information]
  • Gilfillan, D., Parker, G., Sheppard, E., Manicavasagar, V., Paterson, A., Blanch, B., McCraw, S. (2014). Is cognitive behaviour therapy of benefit for melancholic depression? Comprehensive Psychiatry, 55(4), 856-860. [More Information]
  • Langton, J., Blanch, B., Drew, A., Haas, M., Ingham, J., Pearson, S. (2014). Retrospective studies of end-of-life resource utilization and costs in cancer care using health administrative data: A systematic review. Palliative Medicine, 28(10), 1167-1196. [More Information]
  • Parker, G., McCraw, S., Blanch, B., Hadzi-Pavlovic, D., Synnott, H., Rees, A. (2013). Discriminating melancholic and non-melancholic depression by prototypic clinical features. Journal of Affective Disorders, 144(3), 199-207. [More Information]
  • Langton, J., Blanch, B., Pesa, N., Pearson, S., Park, J. (2013). How do medical doctors use a web-based oncology protocol system? A comparison of Australian doctors at different levels of medical training using logfile analysis and an online survey. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 13(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Parker, G., Paterson, A., Blanch, B. (2013). Suggested early onset of true action of antidepressant drugs may be artefactual: a heuristic study. International Clinical Psychopharmacology, 28(1), 29-32. [More Information]
  • Parker, G., Fletcher, K., Blanch, B., Greenfield, L. (2012). Take-up and profile of individuals accessing a web-based bipolar self-test screening measure. Journal of Affective Disorders, 138(1-2), 117-122. [More Information]

2018

  • Blanch, B., Degenhardt, L., Buckley, N., Gisev, N., Dobbins, T., Karanges, E., Larance, B., Larney, S., Pearson, S. (2018). Prescription Opioid Access Patterns and Factors Associated with Increasing Number of Prescribers, Pharmacies, and Dispensings: An Observational Study Using Pharmaceutical Claims. Pain Medicine, 19(6), 1170-1183. [More Information]
  • Karanges, E., Buckley, N., Brett, J., Blanch, B., Litchfield, M., Degenhardt, L., Pearson, S. (2018). Trends in opioid utilisation in Australia, 2006-2015: Insights from multiple metrics. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 27(5), 504-512. [More Information]

2017

  • Blanch, B., Gladstone, E., Smolina, K., Buckley, N., Karanges, E., Morgan, S., Pearson, S. (2017). Benchmarking prescription drug access patterns in pharmaceutical claims: a method for identifying high and potentially harmful opioid use in Australia and Canada? Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, 8(1), 23-30. [More Information]
  • Blanch, B., Sweeting, J., Semsarian, C., Ingles, J. (2017). Routinely collected health data to study inherited heart disease: a systematic review (2000 -2016). Open Heart, 4, 1-8. [More Information]

2016

  • Gisev, N., Pearson, S., Blanch, B., Larance, B., Dobbins, T., Larney, S., Degenhardt, L. (2016). Initiation of strong prescription opioids in Australia: cohort characteristics and factors associated with the type of opioid initiated. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 82, 1123-1133. [More Information]
  • Karanges, E., Blanch, B., Buckley, N., Pearson, S. (2016). Twenty-five years of prescription opioid use in Australia: a whole-of-population analysis using pharmaceutical claims. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 82(1), 255-267. [More Information]

2015

  • Blanch, B., Buckley, N., Mellish, L., Dawson, A., Haber, P., Pearson, S. (2015). Harmonizing post-market surveillance of prescription drug misuse: a systematic review of observational studies using routinely collected data (2000-2013). Drug Safety, 38(6), 553-564. [More Information]
  • Blanch, B., Daniels, B., Litchfield, M., Pearson, S. (2015). Looking forward and looking back: the balancing act in new drug user designs for pharmacoepidemiological research. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 24(10), 1117-1119. [More Information]
  • Mellish, L., Karanges, E., Litchfield, M., Schaffer, A., Blanch, B., Daniels, B., Segrave, A., Pearson, S. (2015). The Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme data collection: A practical guide for researchers. BMC Research Notes, 8(1), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Dagenhardt, L., Blanch, B., Gisev, N., Larance, B., Pearson, S. (2015). The POPPY Research Programme protocol: investigating opioid utilisation, costs and patterns of extramedical use in Australia. BMJ Open, 5(1), 1-8. [More Information]

2014

  • Blanch, B., Pearson, S., Haber, P. (2014). An overview of the patterns of prescription opioid use, costs and related harms in Australia. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 78(5), 1159-1166. [More Information]
  • Gilfillan, D., Parker, G., Sheppard, E., Manicavasagar, V., Paterson, A., Blanch, B., McCraw, S. (2014). Is cognitive behaviour therapy of benefit for melancholic depression? Comprehensive Psychiatry, 55(4), 856-860. [More Information]
  • Langton, J., Blanch, B., Drew, A., Haas, M., Ingham, J., Pearson, S. (2014). Retrospective studies of end-of-life resource utilization and costs in cancer care using health administrative data: A systematic review. Palliative Medicine, 28(10), 1167-1196. [More Information]

2013

  • Parker, G., McCraw, S., Blanch, B., Hadzi-Pavlovic, D., Synnott, H., Rees, A. (2013). Discriminating melancholic and non-melancholic depression by prototypic clinical features. Journal of Affective Disorders, 144(3), 199-207. [More Information]
  • Langton, J., Blanch, B., Pesa, N., Pearson, S., Park, J. (2013). How do medical doctors use a web-based oncology protocol system? A comparison of Australian doctors at different levels of medical training using logfile analysis and an online survey. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 13(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Parker, G., Paterson, A., Blanch, B. (2013). Suggested early onset of true action of antidepressant drugs may be artefactual: a heuristic study. International Clinical Psychopharmacology, 28(1), 29-32. [More Information]

2012

  • Parker, G., Fletcher, K., Blanch, B., Greenfield, L. (2012). Take-up and profile of individuals accessing a web-based bipolar self-test screening measure. Journal of Affective Disorders, 138(1-2), 117-122. [More Information]

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