Dr Michael   Tam
Conjoint Senior Lecturer

Dr Michael Tam

medicine-health
Sch of Public Health & Com Med

Dr CW Michael Tam is a Staff Specialist in General Practice at the Primary and Integrated Care Unit (PaICU) of South Western Sydney Local Health District. He is a Conjoint Senior Lecturer in the School of Population Health, Faculty of Medicine at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney.

Michael has research experience in health services evaluation, integrated care, medical education, and preventive care in general practice.  He is experienced with qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods.  Michael has been the supervisor or co-supervisor of 11 learner researchers (including medical students and GP registrars).  He peer reviews for several scientific journal, has been a member of a human research ethics committee, and has published on research ethics.

Michael's clinical interest is particularly in comorbid substance use disorder and mental health disorders. His research interests are in integrated care (especially the transition of care between hospitals and general practice), mental health care in general practice settings, and clinical interactions between patients and their GPs.

 

ILP Research Interests (Will supervise ILP students)

  • Integrated Care
  • General Practice
  • Medical Education
  • Primary Health Care
  • Mental Health Care

 

Curriculum vitae

Most recent version available from: https://vitualis.com/?page_id=36

Phone
+61 2 9794 1830
Location
Primary and Integrated Care Unit (PaICU) South Western Sydney Local Health District c/o Primary Care Clinic, PO Box 215 Villawood NSW 2163

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2018
    Dr Michael Tam
    Barton C; Hall S; Abbott P; Tam CWM; Lyons A; Liaw ST, 2018, 'How to ensure your research follows ethical principles', in Goodyear-Smith F; Mash R (ed.), How To Do Primary Care Research, CRC Press
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Michael Tam
    Barbaro J; Masi A; Gilbert M; Nair R; Abdullahi I; Descallar J; Dissanayake C; Eastwood J; Hasan I; Jalaludin B; Karlov L; Khan F; Kohlhoff J; Liaw ST; Lingam R; Mendoza Diaz A; Ong N; Tam CWM; Unwin K; Woolfenden S; Eapen V, 2021, 'A Multistate Trial of an Early Surveillance Program for Autism Within General Practices in Australia', Frontiers in Pediatrics, vol. 9, pp. 640359, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fped.2021.640359
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Michael Tam
    Frank O; Tam CWM; Rhee J, 2021, 'Is it time to stop using statistical significance?', Australian Prescriber, vol. 44, pp. 16 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.18773/austprescr.2020.074
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Michael Tam
    Weir KR; Naganathan V; Carter SM; Tam CWM; McCaffery K; Bonner C; Rigby D; McLachlan AJ; Jansen J, 2021, 'The role of older patients’ goals in GP decision-making about medicines: a qualitative study', BMC Family Practice, vol. 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12875-020-01347-y
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Michael Tam
    Sturgiss E; Gunatillaka N; Ball L; Lam T; Nielsen S; O'Donnell R; Barton C; Skouteris H; Tam CWM; Jacka D; Mazza D; Russell G, 2021, 'Embedding brief interventions for alcohol in general practice: a study protocol for the REACH Project feasibility trial.', BJGP Open, http://dx.doi.org/10.3399/BJGPO.2021.0037
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Michael Tam
    Gonzalez-Arce V; Sau Fan Chow J; Tam CWM; Warner K; Maurya N; McDougall A, 2021, 'Creating a Successful Health Pathway to Support the Integration of Patient Care', International Journal of Integrated Care, vol. 20, pp. 10 - 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/ijic.s4010
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Michael Tam
    Dolan H; Li M; Bateson D; Thompson R; Tam CWM; Bonner C; Trevena L, 2020, 'Healthcare providers' perceptions of the challenges and opportunities to engage Chinese migrant women in contraceptive counselling: A qualitative interview study', Sexual Health, vol. 17, pp. 405 - 413, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH19215
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Michael Tam
    Sharma D; Tam CWM, 2020, 'The red eye A practical management approach', Medicine Today, vol. 21, pp. 61 - 67
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Michael Tam
    Hanna S; Tam CWM; Knight A; Zhao L; Ban L; Pellizzon B; Parks J, 2020, 'The ED2GP (emergency department to general practice) for Women study: understanding lower follow-up rates among older women', Australian Journal of Primary Health, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY19221
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Michael Tam
    Chow JSF; Gonzalez-Arce VE; Tam CWM; Warner K; Maurya N; Mcdougall A, 2020, 'Creating a successful health pathway to support the integration of patient care', Journal of Integrated Care, vol. 28, pp. 171 - 182, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JICA-08-2019-0039
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Michael Tam
    Chow JSF; Gonzalez-Arce VE; Tam CWM; Neville B; McDougall A, 2019, 'HealthPathways implementation on type 2 diabetes: A programmatic evaluation (HIT2 evaluation)', Journal of Integrated Care, vol. 27, pp. 153 - 162, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JICA-07-2018-0047
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Michael Tam
    Tam CWM; Khan AH; Knight A; Rhee J; Price K; McLean K, 2018, 'How doctors conceptualise P values: A mixed methods study', Australian journal of general practice, vol. 47, pp. 705 - 710, http://dx.doi.org/10.31128/AJGP-02-18-4502
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Michael Tam
    Liaw ST; Kearns R; Taggart J; Frank O; Lane R; Tam M; Dennis S; Walker C; Russell G; Harris M, 2017, 'The informatics capability maturity of integrated primary care centres in Australia', International Journal of Medical Informatics, vol. 105, pp. 89 - 97, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2017.06.002
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Michael Tam
    Watson B; Tam CWM; Pellizzon B; Ban L; Doan H, 2017, 'General practitioner follow-up in older patients after an emergency department admission', Australian Family Physician, vol. 46, pp. 521 - 526
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Michael Tam
    Barton C; Michael Tam CW; Abbott P; Hall S; Liaw ST, 2017, 'Can research that is not intended or unlikely to be published be considered ethical?', Australian Family Physician, vol. 46, pp. 442 - 444
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Michael Tam
    Tam CWM; Knight A; Liaw ST, 2016, 'Alcohol screening and brief interventions in primary care - Evidence and a pragmatic practice-based approach', Australian Family Physician, vol. 45, pp. 767 - 770
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Michael Tam
    Barton C; Tam CWM; Abbott P; Liaw ST, 2016, 'Ethical considerations in recruiting primary care patients to research studies', Australian Family Physician, vol. 45, pp. 144 - 148
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Michael Tam
    Tam CWM; Zwar N; Hespe C, 2016, 'Patients' acceptance of SNAP assessment: An exploration', Australian Family Physician, vol. 45, pp. 340 - 341
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Michael Tam
    Tam CWM; Leong L; Zwar N; Hespe C, 2015, 'Alcohol enquiry by GPs - Understanding patients' perspectives: A qualitative study', Australian Family Physician, vol. 44, pp. 833 - 838
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Michael Tam
    Tam CWM; Leong LHL; Zwar N; Hespe C, 2015, 'Consultation contexts and the acceptability of alcohol enquiry from general practitioners - a survey experiment', Australian Family Physician, vol. 44, pp. 490 - 496
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Michael Tam
    Liaw ST; Tam CWM, 2015, 'Ethical research or research ethics?', Australian Family Physician, vol. 44, pp. 522 - 523
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Michael Tam
    Liaw ST; Tam CWM, 2015, 'Research ethics and approval process: A guide for new GP researchers', Australian Family Physician, vol. 44, pp. 419 - 422
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Michael Tam
    Tam CWM; Leong LHL; Zwar N, 2015, 'Let's listen to patients' and GPs' perspectives on alcohol-screening research', Australian Family Physician, vol. 44, pp. 427 - 428
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Michael Tam
    Tam CWM; Zwar N; Markham R, 2013, 'Australian general practitioner perceptions of the detection and screening of at-risk drinking, and the role of the AUDIT-C: A qualitative study', BMC Family Practice, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2296-14-121
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Michael Tam
    Tam CWM; Eastwood A, 2012, 'Available, intuitive and free! Building e-learning modules using web 2.0 services', Medical Teacher, vol. 34, pp. 1078 - 1080, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/0142159X.2012.731105
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Michael Tam
    Tam CWM, 2011, 'Is it ethical for medical practitioners to prescribe alternative and complementary treatments that may lack an evidence base?', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 195, pp. 660 - 661, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja11.11333
  • Conference Presentations | 2020
    Dr Michael Tam
    Anandasivam B; Tam M; McGeechan K; Price K; McLean K; Tracy M; Hall J; Knight A; Vuong K, 2020, 'Melanoma risk assessment and its clinical application among Australian general practitioners: a qualitative study', presented at Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Annual Conference, Online, 16 November 2020 - 29 November 2020, https://gp20.delegateconnect.co/talks
    Conference Presentations | 2020
    Dr Michael Tam
    Vuong K; Anandasivam B; McGeechan K; Price K; McLean K; Tracy M; Hall J; Knight A; Tam M, 2020, 'Agreement between clinician- and model-generated melanoma risk', presented at Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Annual Conference, Online, 16 November 2020 - 29 November 2020, https://gp20.delegateconnect.co/talks
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Dr Michael Tam
    Dolan H; Li M; Bateson D; Thompson R; Tam M; Bonner C; Trevena L, 2019, '‘Every medicine is part poison’. A qualitative inquiry into the perceptions and experiences of choosing contraceptive methods of Chinese women living in Australia [poster]', presented at 10th International Shared Decision Making Conference, Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada, 07 July 2019 - 10 July 2019, https://vitualis.com/?p=3111
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Dr Michael Tam
    Tam M; Khan A; Knight A; Rhee J; Price K; McLean K, 2019, 'How we (mis)conceptualise p-values (and what we can do about it)', presented at Annual Research Conference, Australasian Association for Academic Primary Care, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, 12 July 2019 - 13 July 2019, https://vitualis.com/?p=3134
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Dr Michael Tam
    Tam M; Khan A; Knight A; Rhee J; Price K; McLean K, 2019, 'How we (mis)conceptualise p-values (and what we can do about it)', presented at Wonca Asia-Pacific Conference 2019, Kyoto International Conference Centre, Kyoto Japan, 15 May 2019 - 18 May 2019, https://vitualis.com/?p=3061
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Dr Michael Tam
    Hanna S; Tam M; Knight A; Zhao L; Ban L; Pellizzon B; Parks J, 2019, 'The ED2GP for women study: understanding lower follow-up rates amongst older women', presented at RACGP Annual Conference (GP19), Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, 24 October 2019 - 26 October 2019, https://vitualis.com/?p=3218
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Dr Michael Tam
    Hanna S; Tam M; Knight AW; Zhao L; Ban L; Pellizzon B; Parks J, 2019, 'The ED2GP for women study: understanding lower follow-up rates amongst older women', presented at Health Beyond Research & Innovation Showcase 2019, The William Inglis – MGallery by Sofitel, Sydney, 06 June 2019 - 06 June 2019, https://vitualis.com/?p=3092
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Dr Michael Tam
    Dolan H; Li M; Bateson D; Tam M; Bonner C; Trevena L, 2019, 'Contraceptive choice decisional needs assessment of Chinese women living in Australia: a qualitative study of healthcare professionals’ views [poster]', presented at 10th International Shared Decision Making Conference, Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada, 07 July 2019 - 10 July 2019, https://vitualis.com/?p=3117
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Dr Michael Tam
    Dolan H; Trevena L; Li M; Bateson D; Thompson R; Tam M; Bonner C, 2019, 'Assessing the acceptability and feasibility of a contraceptive choice decision aid material for women from Chinese background in Australia', presented at 10th International Shared Decision Making Conference, Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada, 07 July 2019 - 10 July 2019, https://vitualis.com/?p=3120
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Dr Michael Tam
    MacIsaac MB; McLean K; Morgan M; Jones F; Goodyear-Smith F; Tam M; Saito M, 2019, 'Grassroots innovation for quality improvement [workshop]', presented at Wonca Asia-Pacific Conference 2019, Kyoto International Conference Centre, Kyoto Japan, 15 May 2019 - 18 May 2019, https://vitualis.com/?p=3050
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Dr Michael Tam
    Tam CWM; Khan A; Knight A; Rhee J; Price K; McLean K, 2018, 'How we (mis)conceptualise p-values (and what we can do about it)', presented at RACGP Annual Conference (GP18), Gold Coast Conference & Exhibition Centre, QLD, Australia, 11 October 2018 - 13 October 2018
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Dr Michael Tam
    Sood F; Tam CWM, 2018, 'Infection control in general practice waiting rooms: a qualitative study', presented at RACGP Annual Conference (GP18), Gold Coast Conference & Exhibition Centre, QLD, Australia, 08 October 2018 - 11 October 2018
    Conference Posters | 2016
    Dr Michael Tam
    Kearns RL; Liaw ST; Taggart J; Frank O; Lane R; Tam M; Dennis S; Yu H; Walker C; Russell G; Harris M, 2016, 'eHealth and Integrated Primary Health Care Centres', Wellington, New Zealand, presented at World Congress on Integrated Care, Wellington, New Zealand, 23 November 2016 - 25 November 2016

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