Knowledge exchange

Publications   Conferences   Grants and awards

Publications

2016 

  1. Esterman A, Fountaine T, McDermott R. Are general practice characteristics predictors of good glycaemic control in patients with diabetes? A cross-sectional study. MJA 204 (1): 23, 2016.
  2. Roe Y. L., Esterman A., McDermott R., Zeitz C. Management of Indigenous patients presenting with nonST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome in South Australia: a retrospective cohort study. Intern Med J. 46(2):202-13, 2016.

2015

  1. Robertson J, Stevenson L, Usher K, Devine S, Clough A. A Review of Trends in Indigenous Australian Tobacco Research (From 2004 to 2013), its Associated Outputs and Evidence of Research Translation. Nicotine Tob Res. 17(8):1039-48.doi:10.1093/ntr/ntv018, 2015.  
  2. van Gaans D, D’Onise K, Cardone T, McDermott R. The Development of the Public Health Research Data Management System. electronic Journal of Health Informatics. 9(1):e10, 2015. 
  3. Clough AR, Fitts M, Robertson J. Recent warnings of a rise in crystal methamphetamine ("ice") use in rural and remote Indigenous Australian communities should be heeded. Med J Aust. 203(1):19, 2015. 
  4. Hays R, Esterman A, Giacomin P, Loukas A, McDermott R. Does Strongyloides stercoralis infection protect against type 2 diabetes in humans? Evidence from Australian Aboriginal adults. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 107(3):355-61, 2015. 
  5. Li M, McDermott R. Smoking, poor nutrition, and sexually transmitted infections associated with pelvic inflammatory disease in remote North Queensland Indigenous communities, 1998-2005. BMC Womens Health. 15:31.doi: 10.1186/s12905-015-0188-z, 2015. 
  6. McDermott RA, Schmidt B, Preece C, Owens V, Taylor S, Li M, Esterman A. Community health workers improve diabetes care in remote Australian Indigenous communities: results of a pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial. BMC Health Serv Res. 15:68. doi:10.1186/s12913-015-0695-5, 2015. 
  7. Johnson DR, McDermott RA, Clifton P, D'Onise K, Taylor SM, Preece CL and Schmidt BA. Characteristics of Indigenous adults with poorly controlled diabetes in north Queensland: implications for services. BMC Public Health. 15:325. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-1660-2, 2015.  
  8. Hays R, Esterman A, and McDermott R. Type 2 diabetes mellitus is associated with Strongyloides stercoralis treatment failure in Australian aboriginals. PLoS Neglected Tropical Disease, 9 (8). pp. 1-10, 2015.  
  9. Hays R, and McDermott R. Strongyloides stercoralis infection and antenatal care. Medical Journal of Australia, 203 (1). i-ii, 2015. 
  10. Harriss L, Dey A, Thompson F, and McDermott R. Cairns Hospital Emergency Department presentations: 12-Month report 2013-2014. Report. Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention, James Cook University, Cairns, QLD, Australia, 2015.
  11. Usher K, Clough A, Woods C, and Robertson J. Is there an ice epidemic in Australia. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 24 (4). pp. 283-285, 2015.
  12. Stevens B, Buttner P, Watt K, Clough A, Brimblecombe J, and Judd J. The effect of balanced protein energy supplementation in undernourished pregnant women and child physical growth in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Maternal and Child Nutrition. 11(4):415-32, 2015. 
  13. Miller A., Massey P.D., Judd J., Kelly J., Durrheim D.N., Clough A.R., Speare R., and Saggers S. Using a participatory action research framework to listen to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia about pandemic influenza. Rural and Remote Health, 15. pp. 1-10, 2015.
  14. Clough AR., and Bird K. The implementation and development of complex alcohol control policies in indigenous communities in Queensland (Australia). International Journal of Drug Policy, 26 (4). pp. 345-351, 2015.
  15. Gould GS, Watt K, McEwen A, Cadet-James Y, and Clough, AR. Predictors of intentions to quit smoking in Aboriginal tobacco smokers of reproductive age in regional New South Wales (NSW), Australia: quantitative and qualitative findings of a cross-sectional survey. BMJ Open, 5. pp. 1-10, 2015.
  16. Gould GS, Watt K, Cadet-James Y, and Clough, AR. Using the risk behaviour diagnosis scale to understand Australian Aboriginal smoking — a cross-sectional validation survey in regional New South Wales. Preventive Medicine Reports, 2. pp. 4-9, 2015.
  17. Li M, and McDermott RObesity, Albuminuria, and Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase Predict Incidence of Hypertension in Indigenous Australians in Rural and Remote Communities in Northern Australia. Journal of Hypertension 33.4: 704–710, 2015. 
  18. Schmidt B, Campbell S, McDermott R. Community Health Workers as chronic care coordinators: A process evaluation of an Australian Indigenous primary health care program in six communities in far north Queensland. ANZ Journal of Public Health. DOI: 10.1111/1753-6405.12480, 2015.
  19. Fitts M, West C,  Robertson J, Robertson K, Roberts N, Honorato B, Clough A. The NHMRC Road Map 'benchmark' principles: A formal evaluation process is needed to improve their application. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 39:4. 305-308, 2015.
  20. van Gaans D, Hugo G, Tonkin A. The development of a spatial model of accessibility to phase 2 cardiac rehabilitation programs. Journal of Spatial Science. DOI:10.1080/14498596.2015.1059375, 2015.
  21. Clough A, Robertson J, Fitts M, Lawson K, Bird K, Hunter E et al. Impacts of meth/amphetamine, other drugs and alcohol in rural and remote areas in Northern and north-east Queensland: as environmental scan. James Cook University. ISBN 978-0-9942333-6-3, 2015.
  22. Woods, C., Usher, K., Edwards, A., Jersmann, H. & Maguire, G.. The tyranny of distance-mapping accessibility to polysomnography services across Australia. Australian Indigenous Health Bulletin, 15(3), 2015.
  23. Thomas DP, Panaretto KS, Stevens M, Borland R. Dependence in a national sample of aboriginal and torres strait islander daily smokers. Med J Aust., 202(10):S39-44, 2015.
  24. Thomas DP, Briggs VL, Couzos S, Panaretto KS, van der Sterren AE, Stevens M, Borland R. Use of nicotine replacement therapy and stop-smoking medicines in a national sample of aboriginal and torres strait islander smokers and ex-smokers. Med J Aust., 202(10):S78-84, 2015.
  25. Thomas DP, Bennet PT, Briggs VL, Couzos S, Hunt JM, Panaretto KS, Stevens M, Borland R. Smoking cessation advice and non-pharmacological support in a national sample of aboriginal and torres strait islander smokers and ex-smokers. Med J Aust., 202(10):S73-7, 2015.
  26. Thomas DP, Briggs VL, Couzos S, Davey ME, Hunt JM, Panaretto KS, van der Sterren AE, Stevens M, Nicholson AK, Borland R. Research methods of talking about the smokes: an international tobacco control policy evaluation project study with aboriginal and torres strait islander australians. Med J Aust., 202(10):S5-12, 2015.
  27. Thomas DP, Davey ME, Panaretto KS, Hunt JM, Stevens M, van der Sterren AE. Smoking among a national sample of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health service staff. Med J Aust., 202(10):S85-9, 2015.
  28. Thomas DP, Panaretto KS, Stevens M, Bennet PT, Borland R. Smoke-free homes and workplaces of a national sample of aboriginal and torres strait islander people. Med J Aust., 202(10):S33-8, 2015.
  29. D’Onise K, McDermott RA, Lynch JW. ‘Center based preschool programs: systematic review of child and adult health outcomes’ in Reynolds AJ, Rolnick AJ, Temple JA, Health and Health Education in Early Childhood: Predictors, Intervention and Policies. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK, 2014, pp. 145-200. Book Chapter 7 
  30. Li M, McDermott R. Albuminuria and its associated biomedical factors among indigenous adults in Far North Queensland: a 7-year follow up study. BMC nephrology, 16 (1): 208, 2015.  
  31. Roe YL, Esterman A, McDermott R, Zeitz C. The management of Indigenous patients presenting with non ST‐segment elevation acute coronary syndrome in South Australia: a retrospective cohort study. Internal medicine journal, DOI: 10.1111/imj.12949, 2015.  
  32. Krieg A, Guthrie J, Levy M, Segal L. What’s health got to do with it? - Reforming justice for Indigenous Australian communities.  MJA, in press, accepted December 2015. 

2014

  1. Clough AR, Fitts MS, Robertson JA, Shakeshaft A, Miller A, Doran CM, Muller R, Ypinazar V, Martin D, McDermott R, Sanson-Fisher R, Towle S, Margolis SA, West C. ‘Study Protocol-Alcohol Management Plans (AMPs) in remote indigenous communities in Queensland: their impacts on injury, violence, health and social indicators and their cost-effectiveness.’BMC Public Health. 2014 Jan 9;14:15. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-15.
  2. Campbell S, Bohanna I, McKeown-Young D, Esterman A, Cadet-James Y & McDermott R. ‘Evaluation of a community-based tobacco control intervention in five remote north Queensland Indigenous communities.’ International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 2014,  52:2, 78-89, DOI: 10.1080/14635240.2013.859444
  3. D’Onise K, McDermott RA, Lynch JW. ‘Center based preschool programs: systematic review of child and adult health outcomes’ in Reynolds AJ, Rolnick AJ, Temple JA, Health and Health Education in Early Childhood: Predictors, Intervention and Policies. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK, 2014, pp. 145-200..
  4. West C, Usher K, Clough AR. ‘Study protocol-resilience in individuals and families coping with the impacts of alcohol related injuries in remote indigenous communities: a mixed method study’. BMC Public Health. 2014, 14(1):479  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-479
  5. Turner RC, McDermott R., ‘Clinical predictors of severe acture pancreatitis: value-adding the view from the end of the bed’. ANZ J. Surg, 2014 Sep; 84(9)672-6. doi:10.111/ans.12390
  6. Harlow AF, Bohanna I, Clough A, ‘A systematic review of evaluated suicide prevention programs targeting indigenous youth.’ Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, vol 35(5), 2014, 310-321.
  7. Bohanna I, Bird K, Copeland J, Roberts N, Clough A. ‘A service-level action research intervention to improve identification and treatment of cannabis and related mental health issues in young Indigenous Australians: a study protocol.’ BMJ Open, 2014;4:e005689
  8. Panaretto KS, Wenitong M, Button S, Ring IT. ‘Aboriginal community controlled health services: leading the way in primary care’. MJA, 2014, 200(11),649-652.
  9. Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council 2014, External Report 3 – Aboriginal and Islander Community Controlled Health Services Clinical Excellence (ACE) Program, Data Management Unit, Preventative Health Unit.
  10. Panaretto KS, Button S, Dellit A, et al, 2014, ‘Are we there yet? GIS in Aboriginal Healthcare in Queensland. Access and travel time to Aboriginal and Islander Community Controlled Health Services in Queensland’

2013

  1. Canuto KJ, Spagnoletti B, McDermott RA & Cargo M.  'Factors influencing attendance in a structured physical activity program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in an urban setting: a mixed methods process evaluation', 2013, International Journal for Equity in Health 12: (1), pp. 1-11
  2. Roe YL, McDermott RA, Mittinty MN, Zeitz CJ, Chew DP 'Impact of age, gender and Indigenous status on access to diagnostic coronary angiography for acute coronary syndromes in Australia', 2013,Internal Medicine Journal, 43 (3), pp. 317-322
  3. Turner R.C., Brazionis L.B., McDermott, R  'Intake patterns of food nutrients and other substances associated with chronic pancreatitis', 2013, Pancreatology, 13:pp. 33-37
  4. Caughey, G.E, Preiss A, Vitry, AI, Gilbert AL, Ryan P, Shakib S, Esterman A, McDermott, R, Roughead, EE. 'Does antidepressant medication use affect persistence with diabetes medicines?' 2013,Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety. 22: (6), pp. 615-622
  5. Campbell S, Lynch J, Esterman A, McDermott R. 'Pre-pregnancy predictors of hypertension in pregnancy among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in North Queensland, Australia', BMC Public Health, 2013, 13:138
  6. Ward J et al, 'STI in remote communities: improved and enhanced primary health care (STRIVE) study protocol: a cluster randomized controlled trial comparing ‘usual practice’ STI care to enhanced care in remote primary health care services in Australia', 2013, BMC Infectious Diseases, 13:425, pp. 1-9
  7. D’Onise K,  McDermott R, Campbell S. 'Benefits of modest weight or waist circumference loss in a remote North Queensland Indigenous population', 2013, Australia New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 37(4), pp. 345-349.
  8. Campbell S, Bohanna I, Swinbourne A, Cadet-James Y, McDermott R. 'Stages of change, smoking behavior and readiness to quit in a large sample of Indigenous Australians living in eight remote north Queensland communities', 2013, International Journal of Environmental Research & Health Promotion, 10, pp. 1562-1571.
  9. Panaretto KS, Gardner KL, Button S, Carson A, Schibasaki R, Wason G, Baker D, Mein J, Dellit A, Lewis D, Wenitong M, Ring I. 'Prevention and management of chronic disease in Aboriginal and Islander Community Controlled Health Services in Queensland: a quality improvement study assessing change in selected clinical performance indicators over time in a cohort of services.' 2013, BMJ Open, 3(4).
  10. Robertson J, Conigrave KM; Ivers R, Hindmarsh E, Clough AR., 'Addressing high rates of smoking in remote Aboriginal communities: new evidence for GP's,' 2013, Australian Family Physician, 40:6
  11. Robertson J, Pointing BS, Stevenson L, Clough AR. '"We made the rule, we have to stick to it": towards effective management of environmental tobacco smoke in remote Aboriginal communities', 2013, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 10(10), pp. 4944-4966
  12. Stevenson L, Bohanna I, Robertson J, Clough A. 'Aboriginal people in remoter communities in Arnhem land (Northern Territory) restrict their smoking in some environments: implications for developing and implementing policies to reduce exposure to environmental tobacco smoke', 2013, Drug and Alcohol Review; 32, pp. 627-630.
  13. Taylor, S., Usher, K. & McDermott, R. (In press). 'Diabetes in Torres Strait Islanders: Challenges and opportunities for remote area nurses,' Contemporary Nurse (accepted June 2013).

Conferences

2014

Representatives from the Centre for Research Excellence will be presenting their research at the 2014 Primary Health Care Research Conference being held in Canberra on 23-25 July 2014.

The theme of this conference is “Integrating knowledge exchange to improve primary health care outcomes”, a key focus of the Centre for Research Excellence.

More information about the conference can be found here.

Researcher

Presentation Type

Audience

Title

Jan Robertson

Presentation/Meeting (February)

Local – Community (Napranum Community Safety Committee)

Summary of results to date of Evaluation of Alcohol Management Plans

Meeting (February)

Local – Community (Western Cape College, Weipa Residential Campus Head)

Meeting to discuss resources and strategies to address nicotine and cannabis withdrawal among students returning to campus from remote Cape York communities following vacation breaks

Stakeholder consultation (March)

Regional Indigenous health stakeholders

Invitation extended by QMI Berghofer Medical Research Institute to participate in the Indigenous health stakeholder consultation

Presentation (May)

Local – community (Homeless Project Group)

Alcohol Management Plan Evaluation: Project Progress to date

Presentation (June)

Indigenous Leaders’ Forum of the Local Government Association of Queensland (Thursday Island)

Update on study to evaluate the impacts of Queensland’s Alcohol Management Plans

Presentation (September)

Local - NGO

(Mulungu Aboriginal Health Service, Mareeba Qld)

Cannabis use and mental health in Indigenous populations.

Associate Professor Alan Clough

Stakeholder consultation (March)

Regional Indigenous health stakeholders

Invitation extended by QMI Berghofer Medical Research Institute to participate in the Indigenous health stakeholder consultation

Presentation (March)

Local – NGO

(Gindaja Alcohol and Drug Treatment Aboriginal Corporation, Yarrabah)

Cannabis in remote communities in Cape York

Presentation (June)

Indigenous Leaders’ Forum of the Local Government Association of Queensland (Thursday Island)

Update on study to evaluate the impacts of Queensland’s Alcohol Management Plans.

Presentation (June)

Regional Indigenous health stakeholders (Apunipima Cape York Health Council)

Cannabis and its impacts in remote communities.

Presentation (September)

Local - NGO(Mulungu Aboriginal Health Service, Mareeba Qld)

Cannabis use and mental health in Indigenous populations.

Dr Sarah Ahmed

 

Presentation/Meeting

(February)

Regional Indigenous health stakeholders

(Port Lincoln Aboriginal Health Service)

What constitutes ‘meaningful benefit’ from the Australian Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record for chronic disease management in the primary healthcare provision sector?

Presentation at Board Meeting

(March)

Regional Indigenous health stakeholders

(Ceduna Koonibba Board Meeting)

What constitutes ‘meaningful benefit’ from the Australian Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record for chronic disease management in the primary healthcare provision sector?

Presentation/Meeting (May)   

National (National eHealth Transition Authority –NeHTA)

Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia 2011-2014: eHealth lessons learnt

Presentation/Meeting (June)

Regional Indigenous health stakeholders (Ceduna Koonibba, Pika Wiya Health Services)

Communicare forum to discuss Communicare, a shared IT platform, PCEHR study.

Multiple meetings (July to September)

Spinifex Health Service, Tullawon Health Service, Oak Valley Clinic, Kakarrara Willurara Health Alliance

Remote Outback Satellite Infrastructure Enablement for eHealth project (‘ROSIE’ project discussions)

Meeting (August)

Non-Government Organisations, Health Direct Australia

Chronic disease mapping tool; access for state affiliates of Aboriginal health – teleconference

Multiple meetings (August/September)

Integrated Cardiac Care Network, Country Health SA

Improving acute cardiac care in remote Aboriginal communities.

Presentation/Meeting (September)

Local and National (SA Health, National eHealth Transitional Authority - NeHTA)

Secure messaging SA Health to the Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia test results – webinar

Presentation

Indigenous Health Stakeholder (AHCSA Board)

Exploring meaningful use of ehealth for chronic disease clients.

Dr Sandra Campbell

Presentation/Meeting (July)

Master of Public Health students, James Cook University

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander maternal health and infant birth outcomes.

Conference/Meeting

Mt Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health

Conference title: 'Are you remotely interested?'

Conference

Public Health Researchers

Public Health Association  of Australia Annual Conference in Perth.

Sean Taylor

Presentation/Meeting (January)

Regional Indigenous Health stakeholders (Community Wellness Centre – Thursday Island)

Improving Diabetes Care and Management in Torres Strait Remote Primary Health Care Settings

Presentation/Meeting (May)

Regional Indigenous Health stakeholders (Community Wellness Centre – Thursday Island)

Telehealth – Torres Strait – Northern Peninsula Hospital and Health Service Accreditation

Conference (August)

National (Australian Diabetes Society and Australian Diabetes Educators Association Annual Scientific Meeting

sychological Insulin Resistance amongst Torres Strait Islanders with Type 2 Diabetes (Study Protocol)

Abstract: http://ads-adea-2014.p.asnevents.com.au/schedule/abstract/16292

Dr Crystal Pidgeon

Presentation (May)

Rural Doctor’s Workforce Agency Conference

How I ended up in the back of a car with a fake eye….A journey of a GP registrar through Aboriginal Health

Dr Linton Harriss

Presentation (May)

North Queensland Paramedic Research Symposium

The Far North Queensland Hospital Avoidance Trial

Professor Robyn McDermott

 

 

 

 

Presentation (March)

Public Forum – Grand Rounds, Cairns

The rise and rise of chronic disease in Far North Queensland.

Presentation (May)

Public Forum – Cairns

Epidemic Obesity: where did it come from, what does it mean and where do we go from here?

Presentation (July)

International – Switzerland (International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids – ISSFAL)

Very high rates of smoking, low-HDL, cholesterol and renal disease among Indigenous Australian adults with poorly controlled diabetes: implications for primary care and cardiovascular risk

Presentation (July)

2014 Primary Health Care Research Conference, Canberra

Getting better at chronic care (GBACC) in north Queensland: a cluster RCT of community health worker care co-ordination in remote FNQ settings.

Invited Plenary Speaker (November)

National - NHMRC 3rd Research Translation Symposium, Melbourne

Primary Care for Chronic Disease Management in rural and remote areas

Presentation (November)

Public Forum - Ivan Lester Memorial Lecture, Cairns Hospital

Evidence-based surgery: Are we there yet?

Barbara Schmidt

Presentation (July)

2014 Primary Health Care Research Conference, Canberra

Community Health Workers as chronic care coordinators: A mixed methods evaluation of Indigenous primary health care services in far north Queensland. 

http://www.phcris.org.au/conference/browse.php?id=8003 

Dr Ha Nguyen

Presentation (September)

Australian Health Economics Society Conference, Adelaide

Cost-effectiveness of intensive chronic condition management for Indigenous people with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes (T2D) by Indigenous Health Workers (IHWs) in remote communities.

http://www.ahes.org.au/1591-2/

 

Dr Odette Gibson

Presentation (September)

Australian Health Economics Society Conference, Adelaide

Investing in primary health care reduces the risk of diabetes-related hospitalization.

 Evidence based on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with T2DM in North Queensland

http://www.ahes.org.au/1591-2/ 

Dr Aaron Hollins

Presentation (August)

Health Informatics Conference, Melbourne

Achieving Clinical Excellence – Using data to drive better clinical performance and health outcomes.

Presentation (October)

RACGP Conference, GP14, Adelaide

Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) in Aboriginal Healthcare in Queensland

2013

Researcher

Presentation Type 

Audience

Title

Professor Robyn McDermott

Conference

National

“Prevention of cardiovascular disease: Translating evidence into practice.” Keynote Speaker – National Heart Foundation Conference

Conference

National

"Linking social determinants of health: the indigenous informatics challenges and opportunities," Keynote Speaker - Indigenous Informatics Conference. 

Dr Sarah Ahmed

Presentation/Meeting

Local - NGO

Meaningful benefit from eHealth records: a study project. Tullawon Health Service Senior Management

Presentation/Meeting

Local – NGO

Meaningful benefit from eHealth records: a study project. Nunyara Aboriginal Health Service Board

Dr Sandra Campbell

Lecture

Local – Masters Students

Indigenous maternal and infant health. James Cook University Masters of Public Health course. James Cook University, Cairns (July 16). Invited guest lecturer

 

Presentation

Local

Pre-pregnancy predictors of pregnancy events and birth outcomes in a cohort of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in North Queensland. Diabetes Centre, Cairns. (April 3).

Workshop

 

Local

What did the Getting Better at Chronic Care in North Queensland project do and what did we learn from it. Cairns Institute (December 6)

 

Conference 

 

National

Critical issues in publishing: a debate. Panel member ANZJPH Session, Public Health Association of Australia Annual Conference, Melbourne (September 16). 

Conference

International

The importance of birthweight as an indicator of maternal and infant health among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in north Queensland. Sustainable  

Indigenous Leadership Conference, Cairns Tropical Institute, Cairns (July 9).

Melody Muscat

Conference

International

BLACKGAMMON: A grounded evaluation of ‘Alternate Reality Gaming’ as a participatory health promotion approach. April 2013 Paris

Workshop

National

BLACKGAMMON: Developing an explanatory framework for co-designing ARG with Indigenous Australian youth in an education setting as a participatory approach to preconception health. National Indigenous Women’s Health Workshop October 2013 – Melbourne

Dr Kathryn Panaretto

Forum

National

Better Cardiac Care Forum

Health Summit

National

NACCHo Health Summit

Roundtable Discussion

National - NGOs and Government

NACCHO - PWC Roundtable – Funding options for ACCHS

Information Program

Local - NGO

QAIHC Health Information Program - AHMRC Sydney

Information Program

Local - NGO

QAIHC Health Information Program  - AHCSA

Information Program

Local - NGO

NACCHo Health Information Program - George Institute – at launch Torpedo RCT results

Jan Robertson

Presentation

Local

‘Knowledge to Action: to professional practice; to policy implementation; to community action’,

Participatory Action Research seminar: best practice for informing and supporting community driven social change. 18 September 2013 Centre for Research Excellence in Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing, Telethon institute for Child Health Research, Perth 

 

Presentation

National

 

‘Remote and urban Indigenous smoking:  considerations for tobacco cessation practice’

Australian Smoking Cessation Conference: translating the science into clinical practice,

9 November 2013 Brain & Mind Research Institute, University of Sydney

 

Barbara Schmidt

Workshop

Local

What Did The Getting Better At Chronic Care In North Queensland Project Do And What Did We Learn From It? 6/12/2013, Getting Better at Chronic Care Mid Project Workshop, James Cook University

Presentation/Meeting

Local

Chronic Care Coordination by Indigenous Health Workers – A solution for better care?

1/5/2013 Health improvements in FNQ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, Apunipima Cape York Health Council  

Sean Taylor

Meeting

National – Academics, professionals

The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Diabetes Society and the Australian Diabetes Educators Association. August 28-30 2013. Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, Australia.

Meeting

Local - Community

CRE Participants’ Recruitment/Primary Analysis – Torres Strait

Professor Kim Usher

Meeting

Local

Meeting to discuss potential collaboration and site for NHMRC application

 

 

Dr Caryn West

Conference

International

West, C., Usher, K., & Clough, A. (2013, Poster presentation) Resilience in individuals and families coping with the impacts of alcohol related injuries in remote Indigenous communities: a mixed method study protocol, Australian College of Mental Health Nurses 39th International Mental Health Nursing Conference, 22-24 October, Perth, Australia.

Forum

International

West, C., Usher, K., & Clough, A. (2013) Resilience in individuals and families coping with the impacts of alcohol related injuries in remote Indigenous communities: a mixed method study protocol. Sustainable International Leadership in Indigenous Research: pathways, potential and practice, 9-10th July, Cairns, Australia.

Meeting

Local

Clough, A., West, C., Robertson, K., & Roberts, N. (2013) Alcohol Management Plans (AMPs) Evaluation Project ~ Project Introduction & Preliminary Outcomes, Presented at WCCCA Meeting Weipa, September 2nd, 2013.

 

Forum

Local – Professional Organisation

Clough, A. & West,C. (2013) Alcohol Management Plans (AMPs)Evaluation Project ~ Project Introduction, Presented at ‘2013 Director of Nursing & Midwifery Forum’, Cairns, December 10th, 2013.

 

Grants and awards

2014

Researcher

Details

Dr Sandra Campbell

Co-investigator on Diabetes Queensland funded grant ($50,000). ‘Understanding barriers and facilitators to postpartum care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women with gestation diabetes’.

Inaugural NHMRC Rising Star Research Excellence Award which was granted to the top-ranked application by an Indigenous researcher in the Early Career Fellowship Scheme.

Awarded funds ($49,700) from the Australian Institute of Tropical Health Medicine and North Queensland Children’s Research Foundation for a project ‘Do high rates of infection and antibiotic use in Indigenous children amplify chronic disease risk in adolescence?’ 

Sean Taylor

Roberta Sykes Fellowship ($8,000) awarded by The Roberta Sykes Indigenous Education Foundation to fund extended doctoral attachment to the Behavioral Diabetes Institute in San Diego, USA in early 2015.

My Pathway Ken O’Brien Achiever Award for inspirational work in health services, and helping to reduce chronic disease in Indigenous people in the Torres Strait region.

Areas of study and research

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