Researcher

Dr Catherine Spooner

Fields of Research (FoR)

Public Health and Health Services, Primary Health Care

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Biography

My disciplinary background is in psychology and public health and my current work focuses on the how primary health care can reduce health inequities. I am currently conducting research with others at CPHCE aims to improve preventive health care for physical health of people with a severe mental illness (PWSMI).

Broad Research Areas    

  • Health Services Research
  • Primary Health Care
  • Health risk behaviours, including drug use, diet and physical...view more

My disciplinary background is in psychology and public health and my current work focuses on the how primary health care can reduce health inequities. I am currently conducting research with others at CPHCE aims to improve preventive health care for physical health of people with a severe mental illness (PWSMI).

Broad Research Areas    

  • Health Services Research
  • Primary Health Care
  • Health risk behaviours, including drug use, diet and physical activity
  • Prevention and management of chronic disease
  • Physical health of people with severe mental illness

My Grants

Pathways to Preventive Care for People with Severe Mental Illness: grant from Disability Innovation Institute, UNSW


My Qualifications

PhD, MPH, BA (Hons Psych)


My Research Activities

I work within the research stream at CPHCE that focuses on the prevention and management of chronic disease.

Current projects include:

SHAReD: Shared Health Arrangements Research & Development

Mental Health Literacy: Production, Delivery, and Evaluation of a Health Literacy Approach and Materials as part of the Mental Health Commission of NSW Health Literacy Initiative

Multidisciplinary shared care plans: One of four projects funded by Mindgardens for improving clinical pathways for patients with mental health and substance use problems

 

Completed projects with CPHCE include:

Pathways to Preventive Care for People with Severe Mental Illness: Qualitative research on access to preventive care for people with severe mental illness

Innovative Models Promoting Access & Coverage Team (IMPACT): multi-site, two-country study of interventions to improve access to primary health care

GP Registrar Online Training Evaluation (GOTE)- The development and evaluation of an online research-methods course for GP Registrars

Healthy lifestyle interventions: A systematic review brokered by the Sax Institute for the NSW Cancer Institute

Centre for Obesity Management and Prevention Research Excellence in Primary Health Care (COMPaRE-PHC) 

Better Management of Weight in General Practice (BMWGP) Design and evaluation of a multi-level intervention for obese patients with low health literacy attending primary health care 

 


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

ILP, Honours, Masters or PhD


Currently supervising

MPH

PhD

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Location

AGSM Building Level 3

Contact

(02) 9385 1505
+61 2 9385 8404