Dr Quinn Grundy

PhD,RN
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Member of the Charles Perkins Centre

D17 - Charles Perkins Centre
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 8627 1566

Website http://www.quinngrundy.com/

Biographical details

Dr Quinn Grundy is a postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Pharmacy based at the Charles Perkins Centre (CPC). She is supported by a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Dr Grundy’s research explores commercial influences in health and healthcare and the implications for health information, healthcare delivery and scientific evidence. She is a member of the Bias and Research Integrity and Wireless Wellbeing and Personalised Health nodes at the CPC. Her current work is focused on conflicts of interest, corporate influences and consumer risks within the health sector.

Her doctoral work at the University of California, San Francisco, funded by the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, explored the ways that sales representatives from medical industry are increasingly integrated into daily patient care and the implications this has for patient safety, quality of care and rising health costs.

Dr Grundy is a registered nurse and worked clinically for the San Francisco Department of Public Health at the Medical Respite and Sobering Centre (www.sfsoberingcenter.com).

View Dr Grundy's personal website here:www.quinngrundy.com

Research interests

Dr Grundy is interested in the ways that professionals interact with industry in the health sector and ways that policy can support ethical and effective collaboration.

Her work has focused on the relationships between nurses and medically-related industry in clinical practice, particularly around continuing education, the evaluation of medical products and equipment for purchase and in providing clinical support. She continues to study the promotional practices of the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, particularly as they target non-physician clinicians.

She has extended her focus from commercial influences on health care to consumer health information.

Though largely unregulated, consumers are increasingly turning to mobile apps for health information and the prevention and management of chronic disease. In partnership with the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network and the Australian Digital Health Agency, Dr Grundy has explored the commercial and policy environments in which mobile health apps are developed. This work has resulted in tools for developers and consumers to identify and mitigate security, privacy, and health-related risks associated with using apps.

Dr Grundy uses qualitative methods, including ethnography, interpretive phenomenology and content analysis. She has conducted systematic reviews employing qualitative synthesis techniques and is a member of the Evidence Synthesis node at the CPC.

Associations

American Nurses Association (Member, 2011 – present)

Sigma Theta Tau International, Honour Society of Nursing (Member, 2013 – present)

Awards and honours

2017 Addressing risks of bias in commercially available mobile health apps, Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Fellowship.

2016 Distinguished Dissertation Award, University of California, San Francisco

2015 Award for Meritorious Service, Nursing Alumni Association, University of California, San
Francisco

2014 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition, Finalist, University of California, San Francisco

2010 The McClure Medal in Nursing, University of Alberta

2010 University of Alberta Hospital Foundation McClure Award

2010 The Elsevier Canada Health Sciences Prize in Nursing

2009 Eaton Foundation Scholarship, Canadian Nurses Foundation

2004 – 2008 Canadian Millennium Excellence Award, Millennium Foundation, Canada

In the media

The Sydney Morning Herald (July 7, 2017). Esther Han: Drug companies spent $287 million in four years on ‘educational’ events for doctors. http://www.smh.com.au/national/health/drug-companies-spent-287-million-in-four-years-on-educational-events-for-doctors-20170706-gx688a.html

Bendigo Advertiser (July 5, 2017). Jason Walls: Drug giants pick up meal tab for hospital doctors. http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/4772919/drug-giants-pick-up-meal-tab-for-hospital-doctors/

The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Brisbane Times (May 9, 2017). Sarah Berry: Australians cautioned over mental health apps. http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/health-and-wellbeing/australians-cautioned-over-mental-health-apps-20170508-gw0iio.html

Australian Associated Press (May 8, 2017). Sarah Wiedersehn: Consumers warned about mental health apps. http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/consumers-warned-about-mental-health-apps/news-story/48453239a78488893cbd035c997c6a12

The Sydney Morning Herald (September 25, 2016). Rania Spooner: How big pharma spent $650k on Australian nurses in six months. http://www.smh.com.au/national/health/how-big-pharma-spent-650k-on-australian-nurses-in-six-months-20160923-grn9ml.html

Health Report, ABC Radio National (September 19, 2016). Dr. Norman Swan: Nurses also wooed by the pharmaceutical industry. http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/healthreport/nurses-also-wooed-by-the-pharmaceutical-industry/7858584

The Guardian (September 13, 2016). Melissa Davey: Pharmaceutical companies targeted nurses at 48,000 events in four years. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/sep/13/pharmaceutical-companies-target-nurses-at-educational-events-study-shows

The Sydney Morning Herald (September 13, 2016). Rania Spooner: Pharmaceutical companies splash millions on Australian nurses. http://www.smh.com.au/national/health/pharmaceutical-companies-splash-millions-wooing-australian-nurses-20160912-grefrp.html

Keywords

Conflict of interest; Bias; Ethics; Qualitative research

Selected grants

2017

  • Setting the standard for consumer data sharing practices of top-rated health apps; Grundy Q, Bero L, Holz R, Held F, Kay J, Allman-Farinelli M; DVC Research/Sydney Policy Lab.

2016

  • Finding peace of mind: Navigating the marketplace of mental health apps; Grundy Q, Bero L, Jureidini J, Mintzes B, Raven M, Gillies D; Australian Communications Consumer Action Network/Research support.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Yonge, O., Myrick, F., Ferguson, L., Grundy, Q. (2011). Rural Preceptors' Concerns with Nursing Student Evaluation. In Deana Molinari and Angeline Bushy (Eds.), Rural Nurse: Transition to Practice, (pp. 207-226). New York, NY: Springer.

Journals

  • Grundy, Q., Habibi, R., Shnier, A., Mayes, C., Lipworth, W. (2018). Decoding disclosure: Comparing conflict of interest policy among the United States, France, and Australia. Health Policy, 122(5), 509-518. [More Information]
  • Mintzes, B., Swandari, S., Fabbri, A., Grundy, Q., Moynihan, R., Bero, L. (2018). Does industry-sponsored education foster overdiagnosis and overtreatment of depression, osteoporosis and over-active bladder syndrome? An Australian cohort study. BMJ Open, 8(2), e019027. [More Information]
  • Bero, L., Grundy, Q. (2018). Not all influences on science are conflicts of interest. American Journal of Public Health, 108(5), 632-633. [More Information]
  • Grundy, Q., Dunn, A., Bourgeois, F., Coiera, E., Bero, L. (2018). Prevalence of Disclosed Conflicts of Interest in Biomedical Research and Associations With Journal Impact Factors and Altmetric Scores. JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association, 319(4), 408-409. [More Information]
  • Chiu, K., Grundy, Q., Bero, L. (2017). 'Spin' in published biomedical literature: A methodological systematic review. PLoS Biology, 15(9), 1-16. [More Information]
  • Fabbri, A., Grundy, Q., Mintzes, B., Swandari, S., Moynihan, R., Walkom, E., Bero, L. (2017). A cross-sectional analysis of pharmaceutical industry-funded events for health professionals in Australia. BMJ Open, 7(6), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Parker, L., Karliychuk, T., Gillies, D., Mintzes, B., Raven, M., Grundy, Q. (2017). A health app developer's guide to law and policy: A multi-sector policy analysis. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 17(1), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Grundy, Q., Held, F., Bero, L. (2017). A social network analysis of the financial links backing health and fitness apps. American Journal of Public Health, 107(11), 1783-1788. [More Information]
  • Grundy, Q., Tierney, L., Mayes, C., Lipworth, W. (2017). Health Professionals "Make Their Choice": Pharmaceutical Industry Leaders' Understandings of Conflict of Interest. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 14(4), 541-553. [More Information]
  • Grundy, Q., Malone, R. (2017). The As-If World of Nursing Practice: Nurses, Marketing, and Decision Making. Advances in Nursing Science, 40(2), E28-E43. [More Information]
  • Grundy, Q., Held, F., Bero, L. (2017). Tracing the potential flow of consumer data: A network analysis of prominent health and fitness apps. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 19(6), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Grundy, Q. (2016). "Whether something cool is good enough": The role of evidence, sales representatives and nurses' expertise in hospital purchasing decisions. Social Science & Medicine, 165, 82-91. [More Information]
  • Grundy, Q., Wang, Z., Bero, L. (2016). Challenges in Assessing Mobile Health App Quality: A Systematic Review of Prevalent and Innovative Methods. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 51(6), 1051-1059. [More Information]
  • Grundy, Q., Bero, L., Malone, R. (2016). Marketing and the Most Trusted Profession: The Invisible Interactions Between Registered Nurses and Industry. Annals of Internal Medicine, 164(11), 733-739. [More Information]
  • Grundy, Q., Fabbri, A., Mintzes, B., Swandari, S., Bero, L. (2016). The inclusion of nurses in pharmaceutical industry-sponsored events: Guess who is also coming to dinner? JAMA Internal Medicine, 176(11), 1718-1720. [More Information]
  • Bero, L., Grundy, Q. (2016). Why Having a (Nonfinancial) Interest Is Not a Conflict of Interest. PLoS Biology, 14(12), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Grundy, Q. (2016). Why marketing to nurses matters. American Journal Of Nursing, 11(11), 28-30.
  • Smith, E., Grundy, Q., Malone, R. (2015). It's not a priority when we're in combat: Public health professionals and military tobacco control policy. American Journal of Public Health, 105(4), 660-664. [More Information]
  • Yonge, O., Myrick, F., Ferguson, L., Grundy, Q. (2015). Lessons about boundaries and reciprocity in rural-based preceptorships. Quality Advancement in Nursing Education, 1(2), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Grundy, Q. (2014). "My love-hate relationship": Ethical issues associated with nurses' interactions with industry in clinical practice. Nursing Ethics, 21(5), 554-564. [More Information]
  • Grundy, Q., Smith, E., Malone, R. (2014). Throwing a rock at their armored tank : Civilian authority and military tobacco control. BMC Public Health, 14(1), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Grundy, Q., Bero, L., Malone, R. (2013). Interactions between Non-Physician Clinicians and Industry: A Systematic Review. PLoS Medicine, 10(11), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Yonge, O., Myrick, F., Ferguson, L., Grundy, Q. (2013). Multiple lenses: Rural landscape through the eyes of nurse preceptors and students. Journal of Rural and Community Development, 8(1), 145-159.
  • Yonge, O., Myrick, F., Ferguson, L., Grundy, Q. (2013). Nursing preceptorship experiences in rural settings: "I would work here for free". Nurse Education in Practice, 13(2), 125-131. [More Information]
  • Yonge, O., Myrick, F., Ferguson, L., Grundy, Q. (2013). You have to rely on everyone and they on you : Interdependence and the team-based rural nursing preceprotship. Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care, 13(1), 4-25.
  • Grundy, Q. (2012). The Physician Payments Sunshine Act and the Unaddressed Role of Nurses: An Interest Group Analysis. Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice, 13(3), 154-161. [More Information]
  • Malone, R., Grundy, Q., Bero, L. (2012). Tobacco industry denormalisation as a tobacco control intervention: a review. Tobacco Control, 21(2), 162-170. [More Information]
  • Luhanga, F., Billay, D., Grundy, Q., Myrick, F., Yonge, O. (2010). The one-to-one relationship: Is it really key to an effective preceptorhsip exerience? International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 7(1), 1-15. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Cockell, J., Yonge, O., Myrick, F., Ferguson, L., Grundy, Q. (2015). Photovoice and the problem of empowerment. Qualitative Research: Beyond the 'Fractured Future', Neuchatel, Switzerland.
  • Grundy, Q., Bero, L. (2015). Systematic reviews of health-related mobile apps: Can it be done? Cochrane Symposium 2015, Melbourne, Australia: The Cochrane Library.
  • Grundy, Q. (2015). The 'rules of engagement': Nurses' strategies for managing industry relations. WIN 48th Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
  • Ferguson, L., Yonge, O., Myrick, F., Grundy, Q., Cockell, J. (2012). Confronting challenges in rural preceptored learning experiences: A Photovoice expression. Pacific Institute of Nursing Conference 2012, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
  • Grundy, Q. (2012). Exploring nurse-industry interactions in clinical practice. 8th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (QI2012), Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, USA.
  • Yonge, O., Myrick, F., Ferguson, L., Grundy, Q. (2012). I would work here for free : Nursing preceptorship experiences in rural settings. Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing Research Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Yonge, O., Myrick, F., Ferguson, L., Grundy, Q. (2012). Insights gained from a photovoice project of preceptored learning experiences in rural healthcare settings. 8th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (QI2012), Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, USA.
  • Cockell, J., Yonge, O., Myrick, F., Ferguson, L., Grundy, Q. (2012). The story of rural clinical teaching and learning on he Canadian prairies: Prom photographs and words to digital storytelling. International Consortium for Educational Development (ICED 2012), Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Myrick, F., Yonge, O., Ferguson, L., Billay, D., Luhanga, F., Grundy, Q. (2009). Using a research lens to explore the preceptorship experience. International Council of Nurses (ICN) 24th Quadrennial Congress, Durban, South Africa.

2018

  • Grundy, Q., Habibi, R., Shnier, A., Mayes, C., Lipworth, W. (2018). Decoding disclosure: Comparing conflict of interest policy among the United States, France, and Australia. Health Policy, 122(5), 509-518. [More Information]
  • Mintzes, B., Swandari, S., Fabbri, A., Grundy, Q., Moynihan, R., Bero, L. (2018). Does industry-sponsored education foster overdiagnosis and overtreatment of depression, osteoporosis and over-active bladder syndrome? An Australian cohort study. BMJ Open, 8(2), e019027. [More Information]
  • Bero, L., Grundy, Q. (2018). Not all influences on science are conflicts of interest. American Journal of Public Health, 108(5), 632-633. [More Information]
  • Grundy, Q., Dunn, A., Bourgeois, F., Coiera, E., Bero, L. (2018). Prevalence of Disclosed Conflicts of Interest in Biomedical Research and Associations With Journal Impact Factors and Altmetric Scores. JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association, 319(4), 408-409. [More Information]

2017

  • Chiu, K., Grundy, Q., Bero, L. (2017). 'Spin' in published biomedical literature: A methodological systematic review. PLoS Biology, 15(9), 1-16. [More Information]
  • Fabbri, A., Grundy, Q., Mintzes, B., Swandari, S., Moynihan, R., Walkom, E., Bero, L. (2017). A cross-sectional analysis of pharmaceutical industry-funded events for health professionals in Australia. BMJ Open, 7(6), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Parker, L., Karliychuk, T., Gillies, D., Mintzes, B., Raven, M., Grundy, Q. (2017). A health app developer's guide to law and policy: A multi-sector policy analysis. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 17(1), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Grundy, Q., Held, F., Bero, L. (2017). A social network analysis of the financial links backing health and fitness apps. American Journal of Public Health, 107(11), 1783-1788. [More Information]
  • Grundy, Q., Tierney, L., Mayes, C., Lipworth, W. (2017). Health Professionals "Make Their Choice": Pharmaceutical Industry Leaders' Understandings of Conflict of Interest. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 14(4), 541-553. [More Information]
  • Grundy, Q., Malone, R. (2017). The As-If World of Nursing Practice: Nurses, Marketing, and Decision Making. Advances in Nursing Science, 40(2), E28-E43. [More Information]
  • Grundy, Q., Held, F., Bero, L. (2017). Tracing the potential flow of consumer data: A network analysis of prominent health and fitness apps. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 19(6), 1-13. [More Information]

2016

  • Grundy, Q. (2016). "Whether something cool is good enough": The role of evidence, sales representatives and nurses' expertise in hospital purchasing decisions. Social Science & Medicine, 165, 82-91. [More Information]
  • Grundy, Q., Wang, Z., Bero, L. (2016). Challenges in Assessing Mobile Health App Quality: A Systematic Review of Prevalent and Innovative Methods. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 51(6), 1051-1059. [More Information]
  • Grundy, Q., Bero, L., Malone, R. (2016). Marketing and the Most Trusted Profession: The Invisible Interactions Between Registered Nurses and Industry. Annals of Internal Medicine, 164(11), 733-739. [More Information]
  • Grundy, Q., Fabbri, A., Mintzes, B., Swandari, S., Bero, L. (2016). The inclusion of nurses in pharmaceutical industry-sponsored events: Guess who is also coming to dinner? JAMA Internal Medicine, 176(11), 1718-1720. [More Information]
  • Bero, L., Grundy, Q. (2016). Why Having a (Nonfinancial) Interest Is Not a Conflict of Interest. PLoS Biology, 14(12), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Grundy, Q. (2016). Why marketing to nurses matters. American Journal Of Nursing, 11(11), 28-30.

2015

  • Smith, E., Grundy, Q., Malone, R. (2015). It's not a priority when we're in combat: Public health professionals and military tobacco control policy. American Journal of Public Health, 105(4), 660-664. [More Information]
  • Yonge, O., Myrick, F., Ferguson, L., Grundy, Q. (2015). Lessons about boundaries and reciprocity in rural-based preceptorships. Quality Advancement in Nursing Education, 1(2), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Cockell, J., Yonge, O., Myrick, F., Ferguson, L., Grundy, Q. (2015). Photovoice and the problem of empowerment. Qualitative Research: Beyond the 'Fractured Future', Neuchatel, Switzerland.
  • Grundy, Q., Bero, L. (2015). Systematic reviews of health-related mobile apps: Can it be done? Cochrane Symposium 2015, Melbourne, Australia: The Cochrane Library.
  • Grundy, Q. (2015). The 'rules of engagement': Nurses' strategies for managing industry relations. WIN 48th Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

2014

  • Grundy, Q. (2014). "My love-hate relationship": Ethical issues associated with nurses' interactions with industry in clinical practice. Nursing Ethics, 21(5), 554-564. [More Information]
  • Grundy, Q., Smith, E., Malone, R. (2014). Throwing a rock at their armored tank : Civilian authority and military tobacco control. BMC Public Health, 14(1), 1-7. [More Information]

2013

  • Grundy, Q., Bero, L., Malone, R. (2013). Interactions between Non-Physician Clinicians and Industry: A Systematic Review. PLoS Medicine, 10(11), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Yonge, O., Myrick, F., Ferguson, L., Grundy, Q. (2013). Multiple lenses: Rural landscape through the eyes of nurse preceptors and students. Journal of Rural and Community Development, 8(1), 145-159.
  • Yonge, O., Myrick, F., Ferguson, L., Grundy, Q. (2013). Nursing preceptorship experiences in rural settings: "I would work here for free". Nurse Education in Practice, 13(2), 125-131. [More Information]
  • Yonge, O., Myrick, F., Ferguson, L., Grundy, Q. (2013). You have to rely on everyone and they on you : Interdependence and the team-based rural nursing preceprotship. Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care, 13(1), 4-25.

2012

  • Ferguson, L., Yonge, O., Myrick, F., Grundy, Q., Cockell, J. (2012). Confronting challenges in rural preceptored learning experiences: A Photovoice expression. Pacific Institute of Nursing Conference 2012, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
  • Grundy, Q. (2012). Exploring nurse-industry interactions in clinical practice. 8th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (QI2012), Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, USA.
  • Yonge, O., Myrick, F., Ferguson, L., Grundy, Q. (2012). I would work here for free : Nursing preceptorship experiences in rural settings. Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing Research Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Yonge, O., Myrick, F., Ferguson, L., Grundy, Q. (2012). Insights gained from a photovoice project of preceptored learning experiences in rural healthcare settings. 8th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (QI2012), Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, USA.
  • Grundy, Q. (2012). The Physician Payments Sunshine Act and the Unaddressed Role of Nurses: An Interest Group Analysis. Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice, 13(3), 154-161. [More Information]
  • Cockell, J., Yonge, O., Myrick, F., Ferguson, L., Grundy, Q. (2012). The story of rural clinical teaching and learning on he Canadian prairies: Prom photographs and words to digital storytelling. International Consortium for Educational Development (ICED 2012), Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Malone, R., Grundy, Q., Bero, L. (2012). Tobacco industry denormalisation as a tobacco control intervention: a review. Tobacco Control, 21(2), 162-170. [More Information]

2011

  • Yonge, O., Myrick, F., Ferguson, L., Grundy, Q. (2011). Rural Preceptors' Concerns with Nursing Student Evaluation. In Deana Molinari and Angeline Bushy (Eds.), Rural Nurse: Transition to Practice, (pp. 207-226). New York, NY: Springer.

2010

  • Luhanga, F., Billay, D., Grundy, Q., Myrick, F., Yonge, O. (2010). The one-to-one relationship: Is it really key to an effective preceptorhsip exerience? International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 7(1), 1-15. [More Information]

2009

  • Myrick, F., Yonge, O., Ferguson, L., Billay, D., Luhanga, F., Grundy, Q. (2009). Using a research lens to explore the preceptorship experience. International Council of Nurses (ICN) 24th Quadrennial Congress, Durban, South Africa.

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