Research

AUGP and AUGP-led Projects
Project name Investigators Funding source  
Enhanced Chronic Disease Screening in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people Jason Agostino, Katrina Anderson, Kirsty Douglas ACT Health
ACT GP COVID vaccination status Brigid Cassells, Donna Anthes, Dr Katelyn Barnes, Dr Dagmar Ceramidas Multi-org
Risk of behavioural, learning  and developmental difficulties in early childhood Dr Kathleen O’Brien, Dr Jason Agostino, Prof Kirsty Douglas, Ms Karen Ciszek, Dr Eunike Maressa Wijaya ACT Health
The Kindergarten Health Check – all grown up Dr Kathleen O’Brien, Prof Kirsty Douglas, Ms Karen Ciszek, Dr Jason Agostino, Dr Dagmar Ceramidas ACT Health
Optimal GP COVID response to Residential Aged Care Facilities Brigid Cassells, Donna Anthes, Dr Dagmar Ceramidas Multi-org
COVID-19 in primary care Prof Kirsty Douglas, Dr Katelyn Barnes, Dr Kathleen O’Brien, Ms Sally Hall, Prof Felicity Goodyear-Smith, Dr Kyle Eggleton, Dr Nam Bui Multi-org
Discretionary screen time use among ACT Kindergarten children Dr Kathleen O’Brien, Prof Kirsty Douglas, Ms Karen Ciszek Clair Bannerman ACT Health
Gap between perceptions and objective measures of weight in children Prof Kirsty Douglas, Dr Jason Agostino, Ms Karen Ciszek, Dr Kathleen O’Brien ACT Health
After hours medical services in the ACT: an 84 hour snapshot Prof Kirsty Douglas, Dr Katelyn Barnes, Dr Dagmar Ceramidas, A/Prof Bruce Shadbolt, Prof Ross Hannan ACT Health
Exploring formal and informal communication Channels between primary health care and public health care and public health in obesity management Mr Nick Elmitt, Dr Elizabeth Sturgiss, Prof Kirsty Douglas ANUMS
eHealth and disadvantage: A mixed methods study exploring how patients with chronic disease experience eHealth Dr Melinda Choy, Dr Elizabeth Sturgiss, A/Prof Elizabeth Rieger, Dr Katelyn Barnes, Dr Kathleen O’Brien, Prof Kirsty Douglas RACGP
Systematic review of therapeutic alliance and obesity management  Dr Elizabeth Sturgiss, Mr Nick Elmitt, Dr Jason Agostino, Dr Kathleen O’Brien, Prof Kirsty Douglas, Alex Clark, Stephen Ardouin ANUMS
Digital health tools and therapeutic relationship: Can eCHAT help a vulnerable population? Dr Melinda Choy, Dr Elizabeth Sturgiss, Prof Felicity Goodyear-Smith, A/Prof Gavin Smith DoH (Cth)
eHealth and disadvantage: A mixed methods study exploring how patients with chronic disease experience eHealth Dr Melinda Choy, Dr Elizabeth Sturgiss, Dr Elizabeth Rieger, Prof Kirsty Douglas  RACGP
Physical activity and risk of behavioural and mental health disorders in kindergarten children Dr Kathleen O’Brien, Dr Jason Agostino, Prof Kirsty Douglas, Ms Karen Ciszek ACT Health
Feasibility study of linking AEDC and KHC data for 2015 Dr Kathleen O’Brien, Dr Jason Agostino ACT Health
GP Workforce Survey Prof Kirsty Douglas, Dr Katelyn Barnes, Donna Anthes, Dr Dagmar Ceramidas ACT Health
Clinical Audit Project Prof Kirsty Douglas, Dr Dagmar Ceramidas ACT Health
Geocoding KHC records for residential and school addresses for mapping -> Collaboration projects using geocoded data Prof Kirsty Douglas, Dr Jason Agostino, Ms Karen Ciszek, Mr Paul Konings, Mr Jason Passioura ACT Health
Medical Student Projects
Project Name Lead Investigators Funding Source
Exercise Prescription in General Practice - Knowledge, Practice and Education Elizabeth Sturgiss, Megan Deakin ANUMS
ABCDD score Assessments in TIA Presentation to TCH ED: Subsequent Stroke Outcomes Kirsty Douglas, Hannah Wood ANUMS
Long Term Effect of a bereavement Death Event on the Family Members’ Workforce Participation, Physical, Psychological and Social well-being Katrina Anderson, Waiman Lui ANUMS
The impact of Healer’s Art on junior doctors Katrina Anderson, Chanakya Jaiswal ANUMS
Hearing and literacy in ATSI children Jason Agostino, Don McKinnon ANUMS
An analysis of the prevalence and distribution of mental health, behavioural and developmental problems amongst kindergarten children in the ACT Jason Agostino, Reagan O’Neill ANU/AUGP
A clinical audit of absolute CV disease risk and lipid lowering treatment in ATSI Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service Kirsty Douglas, Xavier Fitzgerald ANUMS/Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service
Clinical audit on Hepatitis C treatment in the General practice setting Dr Charles Sleiman, Emma Baigent, Molly Bannatyne, Kaneeka Gajendra Capital Health Network
Acceptability and Feasibility of ACEs screening in the Kindergarten Health Check Nicol Palfrey, Dr Katelyn Barnes, Ben Clark, Eamon Kelly ANU Medical School/AUGP
‘GP type” presentations to emergency departments afterhours Prof Kirsty Douglas, Dr Katelyn Barnes, Dr Jason Agostino, Raymond Lai, Vishal Rai Sidhu Bingjun, Amy Li, Ryan Debuque ANU Medical School/AUGP
Rheumatic heart disease in Yarrabah. Case-control study, comparing the circumstances of Yarrabah children with a history of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) to age- and sex-matched Yarrabah children without ARF. Dr Jason Agostino, Dr Stewart Sutherland, Peta Hughes ANU Medical School/AUGP
Secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples Dr Jason Agostino Prof Kirsty Douglas Alexandra Robers ANU Medical School/AUGP
Mayi Kuwayi call-back. MK is the national longitudinal survey of culture, health and well being for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Dr Jason Agostino, Bobby Maher, Choe Kummer ANU Medical School/AUGP
Screen time as a determinant for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Kindergarten children in the ACT Prof Kirsty Douglas, Dr Kathleen O’Brien, Clair Bannerman ANU Medical School/AUGP – year 1/2
Understanding differences in the use of digital health Dr Melinda Choy, Dr Kathleen O’Brien, Pabasara Hettiarachchi ANU Medical School/AUGP
Patient and provider sense of urgency for problems presenting afterhours in primary care Prof Kirsty Douglas, Dr Katelyn Barnes, Caitlin Arpel ANU Medical School/AUGP
Clinical audit on Hepatitis C treatment in the General practice setting Emma Baigent, Molly Bannatyne, Kaneeka Gajendra, Dr Charles Sleiman Capital Health Network
Socioeconomic status and risk of developmental problems in ACT Kindergarten children Using 2014-17 KHC data Eunike Wijaya, Prof Kirsty Douglas, Karen Ciszek, Dr Jason Agostino ANU Medical School/AUGP
Barriers and Enablers to engagement with Aboriginal Liaison Officers from a tertiary hospital orthopaedics unit Harrison Slockee, Prof Kirsty Douglas, Dr Diana Perriman, Dr Joyce Graham ANU Medical School/AUGP
Intern Preparedness to Work Jason El Brihi, A/Prof Katrina Anderson, Dr Emily Haesler, Dr Melinda Choy ANU Medical School/AUGP
Understanding prescribing trends and barriers to pharmacological adherence for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal cardiovascular disease patients in the ACT Alexandra Roberts, Dr Jason Agostino, Prof Kirsty Douglas ANU Medical School/AUGP
Audit of Influenza Vaccination in the Primary Health Setting, comparison  between 2018 and 2019 flu seasons Andrew Sealey, Robert Simic, Anurag Atnerkar, Dr Charles Sleiman ANU Medical School/AUGP
Academic Registrars’ Projects
Project Name Lead Investigators Funding Source
Physical inactivity: Physical and mental health in ACT kindergarten children Kathleen O’Brien Australian Department of Health, ANU
The experiences of doctors-in-training on patient care and empathy Bosco Wu Australian Department of Health, ANU
The Medical School experience: How does it affect attitudes towards nutrition care? Stephen Martin Australian Department of Health, ANU
Co-designing policy and practice options with health services to support chronic disease care and prevention for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples Dr Matt Smith   Australian Department of Health, ANU
The Impact of the COVID 19 Pandemic on General Practitioners: A Qualitative Study Dr Seren Ovington Australian Department of Health, ANU
Narrative review:  Digital health tools in vulnerable populations: a narrative review of the patient experience Dr Melinda Choy Australian Department of Health, ANU
The effect of models of primary care on the quality of referrals to specialists Dr Lewis Ryan Australian Department of Health, ANU
PhD Research Projects
Project Name Lead Investigators Funding Source
Health Service Use and Needs of Aboriginal Children in the Remote Fitzroy Valley, WA Phillipa Dossetor, Kirsty Douglas, David Harley  
GP-led management of primary care Liz Sturgiss, Kirsty Douglas, Mark Harris, Chris van Weel ANU
The capacity and contributions of GP role in disaster systems Penny Burns, Beverley Raphael, Kirsty Douglas, Wendy Hu, Peter Aitken  
Understanding the drivers of quality in primary care Sally Hall, Kirsty Douglas, Chris van Weel, Ginny Sargent Ochre Health
Socioeconomic inequity in utilisation of specialist services Kristin Hestmann Vinjerui, Kirsty Douglas  
External Research Projects (involve AUGP staff)
Project Name Investigators Funding Source
Trustworthiness and safety of Google Translate translations in obtaining surgical consent Susy Macqueen (Arts & Social Sciences), Chris Phillips, Katrina Anderson, Di Slade (Arts & Social Sciences), Zhengdao Ye, Johanna Rendle-Short ANU RSHA Interdisciplinary/ Cross-College Collaborative Research Scheme
Absolute Risk Assessment of Cardiovascular Disease for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People Emily Banks, Kirsty Douglas $2.4m, Commonwealth Department of Health
Medical student resilience (external) Sarath Burgiss Kasthala, Nick Elmitt ANU
Exploring the geo-social determinants of overweight/obesity in rural NSW Gavin Smith (sociology), Elizabeth Sturgiss, Sarath Burgis Kasthala, Nick Elmitt, Cathy Banwell, Helen Keane ANU Seeding Grant
Absolute CVD risk workshop (qual component) Emily Banks, Jason Agostino, Rosemary Korda, Nick Elmitt, Jenny Welsh Research School Population Health NHMRC Partnership Grant
MRSA in the community Jason Agostino, John Ferguson, Keith Eastwood, Martyn Kirk  
CVD risk assessment and ATSI health Emily Banks, Rosemary Korda, Raymond Lovett, Jason Agostino NHMRC, ANU Research School of Population Health
Evaluation of crusted scabies elimination project Karen Gardner, Kees van Gool, Jason Agostino The Emagine Foundation
Guidelines in chronic disease management Christine Phillips, Kirsty Douglas, Sally Hall, Nick Elmitt ACT Health
BEME - Systematic review of Vertical Integration Mary-Louise Dick, Katrina Anderson et.al ANUMS University of Qld
Proposal to develop and implement contemporary, integrated cardiovascular and chronic disease risk assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Jason Agostino, Kirsty Douglas, Katrina Anderson, Emily Banks, Ellie Paige, Ray Lovett, Vicki Wade, Andrea Timothy, Deborah Wong, Carissa Bonner. Awarded 2020 - $1.4m over 3 years Commonwealth Dept of Health
Page last updated on: 17 Aug 2022