Researcher

Associate Professor Ben Harris-Roxas

My Expertise

health services, impact assessment, health equity

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Biography

Research Interests
My research interests include health service planning, health equity, health impact assessment, and evaluation.

Broad Research Areas

  • Integrated care
  • Health impact assessment
  • Health service planning and framework development
  • Evaluation
  • Health equity
  • Place-based interventions to enhance health
  • Health promotion

My Qualifications

PhD (UNSW), MPASR (Macquarie), BSW (UNSW)


My Research Activities

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Research Interests
My research interests include health service planning, health equity, health impact assessment, and evaluation.

Broad Research Areas

  • Integrated care
  • Health impact assessment
  • Health service planning and framework development
  • Evaluation
  • Health equity
  • Place-based interventions to enhance health
  • Health promotion

My Qualifications

PhD (UNSW), MPASR (Macquarie), BSW (UNSW)


My Research Activities

Current research projects include:

  • Evaluation of a Local Health District Integrated Care Strategy
  • Carers' information and technology needs
  • Access to, and participation in, cervical, breast and bowel cancer screening by specific cultural and language groups in Sydney
  • Use of the Patient Activation Measure (PAM) in clinical settings in Sydney
  • Use oral health administrative data to examine patterns of service use
  • Culturally sensitive service responses to extended family caregiving arrangements
  • After-hours general practice services, access and impact
  • Community Diabetes Management
  • Integration in community aged care
  • Health impact assessments of built environment and land use planning projects
  • Use of health impact assessment in the health sector
     

N.B. These projects involve other academic investigators, partner and industry investigators, and research team members.


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

  • primary health care and general practice
  • integrated care
  • health impact assessment
  • health service planning
  • partnerships

Currently supervising

Current student topics:

  • Health equity in Sydney’s fastest growing area
  • Models of shared care between primary health care and specialised alcohol and other drug services 
  • Longitudinal multiple case study study of the use of health impact assessment in health service planning 


My Engagement

  • Member, Global Working Group on Health Impact Assessment, International Union for Health Promotion and Education
  • Member, Australasian Evaluation Society NSW Committee
  • Editorial Board Member, Environmental Impact Assessment Review
  • Editorial Board Member, Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal
  • Past Health Section Co-Chair, International Association for Impact Assessment
  • Past Associate Editor, BMC Public Health
  • Invited keynote addresses at conferences in Japan, Korea, Quebec, Sydney Paris, Dunedin and Canada
  • Invited participant at two World Health Organization Consultations on Urban HEART and multisectoral action for health 2012 and 2014
  • Technical support for for the WHO South East Asian Regional Office and the WHO Western Pacific Regional Office

My Teaching

Convenor:

  • PHCM9615 Principles and Practice of Primary Health Care

Contributor to:

  • PHCM9041 Foundations in Public Health & Health Care Systems
  • PHCM9129 Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease
  • PHCM9612 Environmental Health
  • PHCM9626 Health Inequalities
  • PHCM9628 Health Impact Assessment
  • ENVS819 Environmental Health (Macquarie)
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Location

South Eastern Sydney Research Collaboration Hub (SEaRCH)
Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity
Level 3 AGSM Building
UNSW Sydney NSW 2052

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Contact

+61 2 9385 1547

Videos

Making Sense of Increasingly Diverse Approaches - HIA2012 Plenary in Quebec
Using Evernote and NVivo Together
Making Sense of Increasingly Diverse Approaches - IAIA12 Plenary in Quebec