Paul dressed in red and blue for World Thrombosis Day
Dr Paul Harper MD, FRCP, MRCPath, is a specialist Hematologist with more than 30 years’experience. He qualified in the UK and worked with Prof Leon Poller in Manchester UK. Prof Poller is a world expert on anticoagulant management and was instrumental in developing the INR, which is now used internationally for anticoagulant management.
Paul was a clinical lecturer at Cambridge Medical School. He completed a doctorate thesis on the genetic causes of venous thrombosis under the supervision of Prof Robin Carrell. He has carried out research in both Australia and the United States (University of Oklahoma Health Science Center). He moved to New Zealand in 1998 and has worked in Auckland and Palmerston North.
He is a consultant at Palmerston North Hospital. He has continued research into the genetic causes of thrombosis while in New Zealand. He has vast experience in the management of patients on oral anticoagulants.
He has published over 50 articles in peer reviewed Journals, contributed to a major text book on thrombosis and Haemostasis and presented at many international meetings.
Paul approves all medical information provided on this site.
Angela Harper, MB ChB, met Paul at medical school, and they have now been married for nearly 40 years. She worked in emergency medicine and psychiatry before giving up her medical career to concentrate on raising their large family which includes children who are adopted or fostered and those with disabilities. She enjoyed translating medical jargon into people-friendly language for various New Zealand Down Syndrome Association publications and writing a blog about her family.
Currently she looks after the two boys remaining at home Noah aged 17 and Isaac aged 10, who both have Down syndrome and associated medical issues.
Angela loved the bottle window at the famous HunterWasser toilet in Kawakawa in New Zealand
Paul and Joe developing software
INR Online Ltd is a family business set up by Paul and our son Joe who is a software developer. It is online software that health professionals use to manage warfarin.
The INR Online software provides advice to help health professionals adjust the warfarin dose based on the INR result. It also comprises a comprehensive database that records information about patients, including indications for treatment, details of the therapeutic range and records of all treatment and dosing.
INR Log – iPhone app
The INR log is an iPhone app designed to help people on warfarin keep track of their treatment.
- a daily reminder when treatment is due
- a reminder when the next test is due
- a record of warfarin dose
- it measures the time in range to monitor control
- graphically displays results
- produces a print out of results for the doctor