2011 - PhD Philosophy, Victoria University of Wellington
2008 - MA Philosophy, Victoria University of Wellington
2000 - MBChB Medicine and Surgery, University of Otago
Dr Boyd has a background in clinical medicine and a PhD in philosophy. He has worked as a research fellow and lecturer at the University of Auckland, and advisor to the Ministry of health, and as a health consultant. His focus is on patient safety and human factors research, assessing health technology, health economics, artificial intelligence & society, ethics, education and philosophy of biology. He has experience with public health modeling, health technology assessment, literature reviews, research project management, evidence-based strategic advice, evidence review and horizon scanning, among other services.
Dr Boyd has authored over 50 articles published in peer-reviewed journals in the fields of epidemiologic modeling, catastrophic risk analysis, public health, health economics, healthcare philosophy, education, and nursing.
Dr Boyd is an active peer reviewer for more than 10 international journals, including: Journal of Advanced Nursing, Biology and Philosophy, BMJ Simulation and Technology, Pediatric Anesthesia, BMC Medical Education, Postgraduate Medical Journal, and The American Journal of the Medical Sciences. Dr Boyd joined Edanz Group as a research consultant in 2017.
Medical Writing Experience
Dr Boyd has completed a number of large-scale medical writing assignments including an evidence update to “Ten Topics in Reducing Harm from Falls,” for the New Zealand Health Quality and Safety Commission, writing a full health technology assessment for the New Zealand Ministry of Health, and contributing to the development of pharmaceutical dossiers for application to regulatory bodies.
Dr Boyd has edited a range of scientific papers for submission to peer-reviewed journals. He has also edited professional development materials for the New Zealand Health Quality and Safety Commission.