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 primary health care, health service planning, integrated care, health equity, and health impact assessment.

Broad Research Areas

  • Integrated care and primary health care
  • Health impact assessment
  • Health service planning and framework development
  • Evaluation
  • Health equity
  • Health promotion

My Qualifications

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


My Research Activities

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Research Interests
My research interests include primary health care, health service planning, integrated care, health equity, and health impact assessment.

Broad Research Areas

  • Integrated care and primary health care
  • Health impact assessment
  • Health service planning and framework development
  • Evaluation
  • Health equity
  • Health promotion

My Qualifications

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


My Research Activities

Current research projects

  • Data linkage resource for Central and Eastern Sydney Primary and Community Health (based on 45 and Up study)
  • Evaluation of a Local Health District Integrated Care Strategy
  • Community health workers, navigators and peer health workers
  • Carers' information and technology needs
  • Pathways to Preventive Care for People with Severe Mental Illness
  • Raising awareness of the harms of waterpipe smoking
  • Use of the Patient Activation Measure (PAM) to tailor care
  • Use of translation apps and websites in health care settings
  • Culturally sensitive service responses to extended family caregiving arrangements
  • After-hours general practice services
  • Health impact assessments of built environment and land use planning projects
  • Emergency Department frequent attenders

N.B. These projects involve other academic and industry investigators.


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 research students' topics:

  • Health equity in Sydney’s fastest growing area
  • Models of shared care between primary health care and specialised alcohol and other drug services 
  • Growing Well: Redeveloping Sydney’s housing for health, wellbeing and equity
  • Scalability of a multilevel integrated care initiative between general practice and specialist services


My Engagement

  • Editorial Board Member, Environmental Impact Assessment Review
  • Editorial Board Member, Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal
  • Editorial Board Member, Integrated Healthcare Journal (BMJ)
  • Review Editor (Public Health Policy), Frontiers in Public Health
  • Member, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District Clinical Innovation and Research Translation Committee
  • Member, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District Integrated Care Committee
  • Member, Uniting War Memorial Hospital Research Committee
  • Member, Uniting Ware Memorial Hospital Integrated Care Committee
  • Member, NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation Primary Health Care Network
  • Member, Global Working Group on Health Impact Assessment, International Union for Health Promotion and Education
  • 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, Canada and Spain
  • Invited participant at two World Health Organization Consultations in 2012 and 2014
  • Technical support for for the WHO South East Asian Regional Office and the WHO Western Pacific Regional Office
  • Membership of the International Association for Impact Assessment and Australasian Association for Academic Primary Care.

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

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