Dr Cathy O'Callaghan
Research Fellow

Dr Cathy O'Callaghan

PhD, MPH (Hons), Master of Anthropology and Development Studies, BA

Medicine & Health
Centre for Primary Health Care & Equity

I have extensive experience in health promotion, public health and disease prevention research, evaluation and service development with a focus on working with vulnerable and priority populations. I have conducted research in the community and in health care services and have expertise in qualitative health research. I am currently working as Research Fellow at the Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity (CPHCE), UNSW.

Phone
02 9065 6735
Location
Room 346 Level 3, AGSM Building Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity UNSW
  • Book Chapters | 2000
    O'Callaghan C, 2000, 'Ethnicity and Strategic Labelling: Lebanese and Vietnamese Patients Undergoing Dialysis Treatment', in The Other Sydney Communities, Identities and Inequalities in Western Sydney, Common Ground, Sydney
  • Journal articles | 2022
    O'Callaghan C; Tran A; Tam N; Wen LM; Harris-Roxas , 2022, 'Promoting the get healthy information and coaching service (GHS) in Australian-Chinese communities: facilitators and barriers', Health Promotion International, vol. 37, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapro/daab129
    Journal articles | 2021
    Blignault I; Saab H; Woodland L; O’Callaghan C, 2021, 'Cultivating mindfulness: evaluation of a community-based mindfulness program for Arabic-speaking women in Australia', Current Psychology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12144-021-02146-z
    Journal articles | 2021
    Mistry SK; Ali ARMM; Irfan NM; Yadav UN; Siddique RF; Peprah P; Reza S; Rahman Z; Casanelia L; O'Callaghan C, 2021, 'Prevalence and correlates of depressive symptoms among Rohingya (forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals or FDMNs) older adults in Bangladesh amid the COVID-19 pandemic', GLOBAL MENTAL HEALTH, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/gmh.2021.24
    Journal articles | 2021
    O'Callaghan C; Yadav U; Natarajan S; Srinivasan S; Fernandez R, 2021, 'Prevalence and predictors of multimorbidity among immigrant Asian Indian women residing in Sydney Australia: A cross-sectional study', F1000Research, vol. 10, pp. 634 - 634, http://dx.doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.52052.1
    Journal articles | 2021
    O’Callaghan C; Dharmagesan G; Roy J; Dharmagesan V; Loukas P; Harris-Roxas B, 2021, 'Enhancing equitable access to cancer information for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities to complement beliefs about cancer prognosis and treatment', Supportive Care in Cancer, vol. 29, pp. 5957 - 5965, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00520-021-06125-9
    Journal articles | 2021
    Woodland L; Blignault I; O’Callaghan C; Harris-Roxas B, 2021, 'A framework for preferred practices in conducting culturally competent health research in a multicultural society', Health Research Policy and Systems, vol. 19, pp. 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12961-020-00657-y
    Journal articles | 2020
    Yadav UN; Thapa TB; Mistry SK; Ghimire S; Yadav KK; Boateng GO; O’Callaghan C, 2020, 'Biosocial and disease conditions are associated with good quality of life among older adults in rural eastern Nepal: Findings from a cross-sectional study', PLoS ONE, vol. 15, pp. e0242942, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0242942
    Journal articles | 2018
    O'Callaghan C; Loukas P; Perry A; Brady M, 2018, 'Exploring the experiences of internationally and locally qualified nurses working in a culturally diverse environment', Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol. 36, pp. 23 - 34, https://www.ajan.com.au/archive/Vol36/Issue2/3OCallaghan.pdf
    Journal articles | 2016
    O'Callaghan C, 2016, 'Negotiating cultural complexity in children's health care: Impacts of professional cultures on health care for culturally and linguistically diverse children and their families', International Journal of Organizational Diversity, vol. 16, pp. 1 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.18848/2328-6261/CGP/v16i01/1-18
    Journal articles | 2016
    Strezova A; O'Neill S; O'Callaghan C; Perry A; Liu J; Eden J, 2016, 'Cultural issues in menopause: An exploratory qualitative study of Macedonian women in Australia', Menopause, vol. 24, pp. 308 - 315, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/GME.0000000000000750
    Journal articles | 2015
    O'Callaghan C, 2015, 'Supporting Diverse Staff in Children's Hospitals', The International Journal of Organizational Diversity, vol. 14, pp. 11 - 27, http://dx.doi.org/10.18848/2328-6261/cgp/v14i02/40198
    Journal articles | 2015
    O'Callaghan C, 2015, 'Supporting a culturally diverse staff environment in children's hospitals', International Journal of Organizational Diversity, vol. 14, pp. 11 - 27, http://dx.doi.org/10.18848/2328-6261/cgp/v14i02/40198
    Journal articles | 2013
    O'Callaghan C, 2013, 'Moving diversity from the periphery: Diverse staff interactions in children's hospitals', International Journal of Organizational Diversity, vol. 12, pp. 1 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.18848/2328-6261/cgp/v12i04/58056
    Journal articles | 2007
    O'Callaghan C; Quine S, 2007, 'How older Vietnamese Australian women manage their medicines', Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, vol. 22, pp. 405 - 419, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10823-007-9045-3
  • Reports | 2022
    O'Callaghan C; Osborne J; Barr M; Conway D; Harris-Roxas B, 2022, Implementation of the Integrated Care for People with Chronic Conditions (ICPCC) program in SESLHD, Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, UNSW, https://cphce.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/publication_related_files/Implementation%20of%20the%20ICPCC%20program%20in%20practice%20final%20report%202022_.pdf
    Conference Presentations | 2021
    O'Callaghan C, 2021, 'ED to Community Program: Pre-Intervention Assessment Study in Sydney Australia', presented at ICIC21 Conference, virtual, 03 May 2021 - 27 May 2021, https://integratedcarefoundation.org/events/icic21-virtual-conference
    Conference Presentations | 2021
    O'Callaghan C, 2021, 'Implementation of the Integrated Care for People with Chronic Conditions (ICPCC) program in practice in Sydney, Australia', presented at ICIC21, Virtual, 03 May 2021 - 27 May 2021, https://integratedcarefoundation.org/events/icic21-virtual-conference
    Reports | 2021
    O'Callaghan C; Kearns R; Harris-Roxas B; Woodland L; Dharmagesan G, 2021, Extended Caregiving Arrangements for Families from Chinese Backgrounds Project Report, https://cphce.unsw.edu.au/research/extended-caregiving-arrangements-families-chinese-backgrounds-project
    Reports | 2020
    O'Callaghan C; Van Gessel S, 2020, Evaluation Report: Peer Led Collaborative, https://cphce.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/uploads/PLC%20Evaluation%20Report.pdf
    Reports | 2020
    O'Callaghan C; Van Gessel S; Dharmagesan V; Harris-Roxas B, 2020, Models of Primary Health Care Liaison: Rapid Evidence Scan
    Conference Posters | 2020
    O'Callaghan C; Van Gessel S; Harris-Roxas B, 2020, 'Practice Nurse and Clinical Nurse Consultant Peer Led Collaborative Group: Challenges and Opportunities', Australia, presented at Australasian Association for Academic Primary Care 2020, Australia, 14 August 2020 - 15 August 2020, https://cphce.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/uploads/O%27Callaghan_et_al_PLC_poster_AAAPC_conference_2020%5B1%5D.pdf
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Dharmagesan G; O'Callaghan C, 2019, 'Cultural beliefs affecting access to cancer information for Arabic, Chinese and Vietnamese speaking', presented at 2019 Innovations in Cancer Treatment and Care Conference, Sydney, Sydney, 26 September 2019 - 26 September 2019, https://www.cancer.nsw.gov.au/2019-innovations-conference
    Reports | 2019
    O'Callaghan C, 2019, Literature Review: Chinese grandparents caring for grandchildren (0-5), Sydney
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    O'Callaghan C; Hua M; Woodland L; Harris-Roxas B; Tam N; Reid K; Koh S; Wen L; Tran A; Jones H, 2019, 'Using a participatory approach to assess the effectiveness of the Get Healthy Service among Chinese communities in Sydney', presented at 2nd Asia Pacific Conference on Integrated Care, Melbourne, 11 November 2019 - 13 November 2018, https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=2nf+asia+pacific+intetgrated+care&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
    Reports | 2019
    Rego A; O'Callaghan C, 2019, Report on Rare and Less common Cancers (RLC) information resources project, Council Council Australia, Sydney,
    Reports | 2018
    O'Callaghan C, 2018, Qualitative Evaluation Report of the Get Healthy Service among Chinese Communities, Sydney
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    O'Callaghan C; Dharmagesan G, 2018, 'CALD resource project web based resources for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse CALD communities', presented at 2018 Innovations in Cancer Treatment and Care Conference, Sydney, Sydney, 13 September 2018 - 13 September 2018
    Reports | 2017
    O'Callaghan C, 2017, Cancer Information Needs Assessed Through Focus Groups and Service Provider Consultations with Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin and Vietnamese Speaking Communities, Cancer Council Australia, Research Report, Cancer Council Australia
    Reports | 2017
    Woodland L; Saab H; Blignault I; Takas K; O'Callaghan C; Pitts L; Baghdadi E; Yousseff H; Hamdan F, 2017, Cultivating Mindfulness for Wellbeing Arabic Mindfulness Intervention Phase 2, Research Report
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    O'Callaghan C, 2016, 'Attitudes and experiences on menopause amongst Macedonia women living in South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra areas of Sydney', presented at Menopause: Riding the Wave. Australian Menopause Society 20th Congress, Fremantle Western Australia, 18 November 2016 - 20 November 2016, https://www.menopause.org.au/hp/45-health-professionals/education/180-ams-congress-centre
    Reports | 2014
    Fernandez R; O'Callaghan C; Loukas P; Natarajan S; Naker G; Srinivasan S; O'Callaghan C, 2014, Measuring Acculturation and Psychological Health of Senior Indian Women Living in Australia (MAHILA)
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    O'Callaghan C, 2014, 'Negotiating Cultural Complexity in Children’s Health Care: Impacts of Professional Cultures on Health Care for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Child Patients and Families', presented at Fourteenth International Conference on Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, Vienna, Austria, 09 July 2014 - 11 July 2014
    Theses / Dissertations | 2013
    O'Callaghan C, 2013, Recognising Cultural Diversity in Children’s Hospitals: Managers, Staff and Families, Western Sydney University, http://west-sydney-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo_library/libweb/action/dlDisplay.do?vid=UWS-ALMA&docId=UWS-ALMA51101664850001571
    Conference Presentations | 2010
    O'Callaghan C, 2010, 'Health and cultural rights in children's health care', presented at Diversity in Health 2010, Melbourne, 07 June 2010 - 09 June 2010
    Reports | 2003
    O'Callaghan C, 2003, Quality Use of Medicine Amongst Italian Older Women in the Fairfield Area, Immigrant Women’s Health Service
    Reports | 2003
    O'Callaghan C, 2003, Quality Use of Medicine Amongst Vietnamese Older Women in the Fairfield Area, Immigrant Women’s Health Service
    Conference Presentations | 2002
    O'Callaghan C, 2002, 'QUM for people of non-English speaking backgrounds', presented at National Medicines Symposium 2002, Canberra, 20 March 2002 - 22 March 2002
    Conference Proceedings (Editor of) | 2001
    Australian Women's Health Network ; South Australia. Department of Human Services. , (ed.), 2001, 'Quality Use of Medicine Amongst Older Vietnamese Women in South West Sydney: Translating Research Into Action', Australian Women's Health Network, Strathfieldsaye, Vic, presented at 4th Australian Women’ s Health Conference, Adelaide, 19 February 2001 - 21 February 2001
    Conference Presentations | 2000
    O'Callaghan C, 2000, 'What should be done to make health education and community development more effective?', presented at Health Education and Community Development, University of Technology, 27 July 2000