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Our Projects

Rural Health Workforce Development
  • Positive Placement Experience and Future Rural Practice Intentions: A Repeated Cross-Sectional Study (Investigators: Yaqoot Fatima, Stephanie King, Shaun Solomon, and Sabina Knight).
Health Improvement
  • Association between inadequate sleep and cardio-metabolic outcomes (Investigators: Yaqoot Fatima, Isabelle Skinner).
  • Women's action for Mums and Bubs (WOMB): A pragmatic trial of participatory women's groups to improve Indigenous maternal and child health (Investigators: Sarah Larkins, Judy Taylor, Yvonne Cadet-James, Ross Baille, Jane Farmer, N Passey, Catrina Felton-Busch, V Matthews, Emily Callander and Rebecca Evans in collaboration with Priscilla Page, J Kelly, Adrian Esterman, Merrick Zwarenstein, Robyn Preston, Karen Carlisle, Lynore Geia, Elaine Williams and N Turner).
Health Services Improvement
  • Exploring Community Awareness of Health Promotion Activities Undertaken by the Mount Isa Living with Lead Alliance (Investigators: Sabina Knight, Isabelle Skinner, Yaqoot Fatima, Stephanie King).
  • Discharge Against medical Advice: Views of Healthcare Providers (Investigators: Yaqoot Fatima, Niraja Rajeevan, Cho Cho Mar, Catherine Hays, Maureen Khan, Alice Cairns).
  • Quality Improvement in Indigenous primary health care: the Leveraging Effective Ambulatory Practice (LEAP) project (Investigators: Sarah Larkins, Ross Baille, Paul Burgess, Emma McBryde, Kerry Copley, Rebecca Evans, V Matthews and Karen Carlisle, Catrina Felton-Busch).
  • Project Title: Primary Care Presentations to the Emergency Department at Mount Isa Hospital: Enabling a Framework for better Primary Care Service Delivery in Mount Isa (Investigators: Sabina Knight, Yaqoot Fatima).
  • Project Title: Evaluation of the Western Queensland Primary Health Network (WQPHN) Diabetes Collaborative (Investigators: Sabina Knight, Sarah Larkins, Karen Carlisle Rebecca Evans, Robyn Preston, Karen Johnston)
Innovation
  • Stroke Survivors’ perspective on their recovery journey: the rural and remote North West Queensland experience (PhD Study: Sarah Jackson)
  • Birthing on Mornington Island: culture, identity and our aspirations for the future (PhD Study: Catrina Felton-Busch)

Our Funding and Fellowships

NHMRC Funded Projects

Project Title: Women's action for Mums and Bubs (WOMB): A pragmatic trial of participatory women's groups to improve Indigenous maternal and child health Indicative funding of $1,766,215 over 5 years).

Investigators: Sarah Larkins, Judy Taylor, Yvonne Cadet-James, Ross Baille, Jane Farmer, N Passey, Catrina Felton-Busch, V Matthews, Emily Callander and Rebecca Evans in collaboration with Priscilla Page, J Kelly, Adrian Esterman, Merrick Zwarenstein, Robyn Preston, Karen Carlisle, Lynore Geia, Elaine Williams and N Turner

Project Title: Quality Improvement in Indigenous primary health care: the Leveraging Effective Ambulatory Practice (LEAP) project (Indicative funding of $1,129,210 over 3 years.

Investigators: Sarah Larkins, Ross Baille, Paul Burgess, Emma McBryde, Kerry Copley, Rebecca Evans, V Matthews and Karen Carlisle, Catrina Felton-Busch

HOT NORTH Career Development Fellowship (2018)

Project Title: Implementation and evaluation of an innovative student-led rehabilitation and lifestyle service in Northern Australia for Aboriginal and Torres Strait

Awardee: Dr Alice Cairns

Research Contracts & Consultancies

Western Queensland PHN funded project
Project Title: Primary Care Presentations to the Emergency Department at Mount Isa Hospital: Enabling a Framework for better Primary Care Service Delivery in Mount Isa (Indicative funding of $251,000 over three years).
Investigators: Prof Sabina Knight, Dr Yaqoot Fatima

Project Title: Evaluation of the Western Queensland Primary Health Network (WQPHN) Diabetes Collaborative (Indicative funding of $ $31,746). 

Investigators: Prof Sabina Knight, Professor Sarah Larkins, Dr Karen Carlisle. Dr Rebecca Evans, Dr Robyn Preston, Ms Karen Johnston

A Commonwealth funded Department of Rural Health
in collaboration with: