Researcher

Dr Catherine Spooner

Field of Research (FoR)

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Biography

Dr Spooner has a disciplinary background in psychology and public health with a general focus on the how primary health care can reduce health inequities via the prevention and management of chronic diseases. She is currently working with others at CPHCE to build a program of research that aims to improve preventive health care for physical health of people with a severe mental illness (PWSMI).

Broad Research Areas    

Dr Spooner has a disciplinary background in psychology and public health with a general focus on the how primary health care can reduce health inequities via the prevention and management of chronic diseases. She is currently working with others at CPHCE to build a program of research that 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

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

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

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. The training is available on the CPHCE website

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

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

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 (complete)

 


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

ILP, Honours

Masters or PhD as cosupervisor

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Location

AGSM Building Level 3

Contact

(02) 9385 1505
+61 2 9385 8404