PhD, MPH, BA (Hons Psych)
My disciplinary background is in psychology and public health and my current work focuses on the how primary health care can reduce health inequities. I am currently conducting research with others at CPHCE aims to improve preventive health care for physical health of people with a severe mental illness (PWSMI).
Broad Research Areas
Pathways to Preventive Care for People with Severe Mental Illness: grant from Disability Innovation Institute, UNSW
I work within the research stream at CPHCE that focuses on the prevention and management of chronic disease.
Current projects include:
SHAReD: Shared Health Arrangements Research & Development: trial of an e-shared care plan with consumers of mental health services in SLHD
Mental Health Literacy: Production, Delivery, and Evaluation of a Health Literacy Approach and Materials as part of the Mental Health Commission of NSW Health Literacy Initiative
Multidisciplinary shared care plans: One of four projects funded by Mindgardens: trial of an e-shared care plan with consumers of a mental health service in SESLHD
Completed projects with CPHCE include:
Pathways to Preventive Care for People with Severe Mental Illness: Qualitative research on access to preventive care for people with severe mental illness
Innovative Models Promoting Access & Coverage Team (IMPACT): multi-site, two-country study of interventions to improve access to primary health care
GP Registrar Online Training Evaluation (GOTE)- The development and evaluation of an online research-methods course for GP Registrars
Healthy lifestyle interventions: A systematic review brokered by the Sax Institute for the NSW Cancer Institute
Better Management of Weight in General Practice (BMWGP) Design and evaluation of a multi-level intervention for obese patients with low health literacy attending primary health care