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The following publications for the period February 2014 to early 2016 have arisen from projects with which ISAC researchers are affiliated:



Edmond K. Anaemia in mothers and infants living in disadvantaged communities. (2014) J Trop Pediatr. 60(6):407-8. doi: 10.1093/tropej/fmu067


Christensen D, Davis G, Draper G, Mitrou F, McKeown S, Lawrence D, McAullay D, Pearson G, Rikkers W, Zubrick S. (2014) Evidence for the use of an algorithm in resolving inconsistent and missing Indigenous status in administrative data collections. Australian Journal of Social Issues 49(4): 423-443.


Brusse C, Gardner K, McAullay D, Dowden M. (2014) Social media and mobile apps for health promotion in Australian Indigenous populations: scoping review. J Med Internet Res. 16(12):e280.


Stoneman A, Atkinson D, Davey M, Marley JV. (2014) Quality improvement in practice: improving diabetes care and patient outcomes in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services. BMC Health Services Research 14:481. doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-14-481.


Mc Loughlin F, Hadgraft NT, Atkinson D, Marley JV. (2014) Aboriginal health research in the remote Kimberley: an exploration of perceptions, attitudes and concerns of stakeholders. BMC Health Services Research 14(1):517. doi:10.1186/s12913-014-0517-1.


Marley JV, Kitaura T, Atkinson D, Metcalf S, Maguire GP, Gray D. (2014) Clinical trials in a remote Aboriginal setting: lessons from the BOABS smoking cessation study. BMC Public Health 14:579


Roberts K, Maguire G, Brown A, Atkinson D, Reményi B, Wheaton G, Kelly A, Kumar A, Su J, Carapetis J. (2014) Echocardiographic screening for rheumatic heart disease in high and low risk Australian children. Circulation. 129(19):1953-61


Hofer A, Parker J, Atkinson D, Moore S, Reeve C, Mak DM. (2014) Prevocational exposure to public health in the Kimberley - A pathway to rural, remote and public health practice. Australian Journal of Rural Health 22(2):75-9.


Marley JV, Atkinson D, Kitaura T, Nelson C, Gray D, Metcalf S, Maguire GP. (2014) The Be Our Ally Beat Smoking (BOABS) study, a randomised controlled trial of an intensive smoking cessation intervention in a remote Aboriginal Australian health care setting. BMC Public Health 14:32.


Colquhoun SM, Kado JH, Remenyi B, Wilson NJ, Carapetis JR, Steer AC. (2014) Echocardiographic screening in a resource poor setting: Borderline rheumatic heart disease could be a normal variant. International Journal of Cardiology 173(2):284-9.


Stanley FJ, Bower C, (2014) Child Health – how is Australia doing and what more do we need to do for our kids? The Prevention Imperative. Medical Journal of Australia 201(1): 26-26


Strobel N, McAullay D, Sim M, Hayward C, Rudd C. (2014) Communicating with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. In book: Tracy Levett-Jones., Critical conversations for patient safety: An essential guide for health Professionals. Edition: First, Chapter: Communicating with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples., Publisher: Pearson. 160 – 170.


McDonald E, Bailie R, Morris P. (2014) Participatory systems approach to health improvement in Australian Aboriginal children. Health Promotion International 2014. doi:10.1093/heapro/dau003.


Bailie R, Stevens M, McDonald E. (2014) Impact of housing improvement and the socio-physical environment on the mental health of children’s carers: a cohort study in Australian Aboriginal communities. BMC Public Health 14:472.


Bailie R, Matthews V, Bailie J., Laycock, A. (2014) Primary Health Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children: Priority Evidence-Practice Gaps and Stakeholder Views on Barriers and Strategies for Improvement. Final Report. Menzies School of Health Research, December 2014.


Marriott, R., & Ferguson-Hill, S. (2014). (2nd Ed.). Dudgeon, P., Walker, R., & Milroy, H. (Eds). Promoting Perinatal Mental Health Wellness in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities. (Chapter 16).  IN Working Together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Wellbeing Principles and Practice. Australian Council for Education Research and Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, Canberra.


Schultz, C., Walker, R., Bessarab, D., McMillan, F., McLeod, J., & Marriott, R. (2014). (2nd Ed.). Dudgeon, P., Walker, R., & Milroy, H. (Eds).  Interdisciplinary care to enhance mental health and social and emotional wellbeing. (Chapter 13).  IN Working Together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Wellbeing Principles and Practice. Australian Council for Education Research and Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, Canberra.


Wenitong M, Adams M, Holden CA (2014). Engaging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men in primary care settings.

Med J Aust. 200(11):632-3.



Bailie R, Bailie J, Chakraborty A, Swift K. (2015) Consistency of denominator data in electronic health records in Australian primary health-care services: enhancing data quality. Australian Journal of Primary Health 21:450-459.


Newham J, Schierhout G, Bailie R, Ward P. There’s only one enabler; come up, help us: Staff perspectives of barriers and enablers to continuous quality improvement in Aboriginal primary health care settings in South Australia. Australian Journal of Primary Health January 2015. In press.


Matthews V, Connors C, Laycock A, Bailie J, Bailie R.  (2015) Chronic Illness Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People: Final Report. ESP Project: Priority Evidence-Practice Gaps and Stakeholder Views on Barriers and Strategies for Improvement. Menzies School of Health Research, April 2015.


GBD 2013 DALYs and HALE Collaborators. (2015) Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for 306 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE) for 188 countries, 1990-2013: quantifying the epidemiological transition. Lancet 386(10009):2145-2191


Marley JV, Oh MS, Hadgraft NT, Singleton S, Isaacs K, Atkinson D. (2015) Using glycated haemoglobin testing to simplify diabetes screening in remote Aboriginal Australian health care settings. Med J Aust 203:28-33.


Bailie J, Schierhout G, Laycock A, Kelaher M, Percival N, O'Donoghue L, McNeair T, Bailie R. (2015) Determinants of access to chronic illness care: a mixed-methods evaluation of a national multifaceted chronic disease package for Indigenous Australians. BMJ Open 5(11):e008103. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008103.


Gibson-Helm ME, Teede HJ, Rumbold AR, Ranasinha S, Bailie RS, Boyle JA. (2015) Continuous quality improvement and metabolic screening during pregnancy at primary health centres attended by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

Med J Aust. 203(9):369-70.


Puszka S, Nagel T, Matthews V, Mosca D, Piovesan R, Nori A, Bailie R. (2015) Monitoring and assessing the quality of care for youth: developing an audit tool using an expert consensus approach. Int J Ment Health Syst. 9:28. doi: 10.1186/s13033-015-0019-5.


Gausia K, Thompson SC, Nagel T, Schierhout G, Matthews V, Bailie R. (2015) Risk of antenatal psychosocial distress in indigenous women and its management at primary health care centres in Australia. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 37(4):335-9. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2015.04.005. Epub 2015 Apr 9.


Weeramanthri TS, Bailie RS. (2015) Grand challenges in public health policy. Front Public Health. 3:29. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2015.00029.


Brimblecombe J, van den Boogaard C, Wood B, Liberato SC, Brown J, Barnes A, Rogers A, Coveney J, Ritchie J, Bailie R. (2015) Development of the good food planning tool: A food system approach to food security in indigenous Australian remote communities. Health Place 34:54-62. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2015.03.006.


Diouf I, Gubhaju L, Chamberlain C, Mcnamara B, Joshy G, Oats J, Stanley F, Eades S. (2015) Trends in maternal and newborn health characteristics and obstetric interventions among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers in Western Australia from 1986 to 2009.  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. doi: 10.1111/ajo.12416.


Kickett-Tucker CS, Christensen D, Lawrence D, Zubrick SR, Johnson DJ, Stanley F. (2015) Development and validation of the Australian Aboriginal racial identity and self-esteem survey for 8-12 year old children (IRISE_C). Int J Equity Health. 14:103. doi: 10.1186/s12939-015-0234-3.


Munns, A., Toye, C., Kickett, M., Marriott, R., & Walker, R. (2015 - under review # PY15184). The Emerging Role of the Aboriginal Peer Support Worker. Australian Journal of Primary Health.


Kotz, J., Munns, A., Marley, J. & Marriott, R. (2015 - under review # RCNJ-2015-0177). Perinatal screening for depression and anxiety among Aboriginal Australians in the Kimberley. Contemporary Nurse.




Bailie C, Matthews V, Bailie J, Burgess CP, Copley K, Kennedy C, Moore L, Larkins S, Thompson S, Bailie R. (2016) Determinants and Gaps in Preventive Care Delivery for Indigenous Australian: A Cross-sectional Analysis. Front Public Health 4(34).


Vasant B, Matthews V, Burgess CP, Connors C, Bailie R. (2016) Wide variation in absolute cardiovascular risk assessment in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with Type 2 diabetes. Front Public Health 4(37).


McCalman J, Bainbridge R, Russo S, Rutherford K, Tsey K, Wenitong M, Shakeshaft A, Doran C, Jacups S. (2016) Psycho-social resilience, vulnerability and suicide prevention: impact evaluation of a mentoring approach to modify suicide risk for remote Indigenous Australian students at boarding school. BMC Public Health 16(1):98. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-2762-1.


Larkins S, Woods CE, Matthews V, Thompson SC, Schierhout G, Mitropoulos M, Patrao T, Panzera A, Bailie RS. (2016) Responses of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health-Care Services to Continuous Quality Improvement Initiatives. Front Public Health 3:288. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2015.00288.


Ralph AP, Read C, Johnston V, de Dassel JL, Bycroft K, Mitchell A, Bailie RS, Maguire GP, Edwards K, Currie BJ, Kirby A, Carapetis JR. (2016) Improving delivery of secondary prophylaxis for rheumatic heart disease in remote Indigenous communities: study protocol for a stepped-wedge randomised trial. Trials 17(1):51


McAullay, D., McAuley, K., Marriott, R., Pearson, G., Jacoby, P., Ferguson, C., Geelhoed, E., Coffin, J., Green, C., Sibosado, S., Henry, B., Doherty, D., Edmond, K.M. (2016) Improving access to primary care for Aboriginal babies in Western Australia: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 17:82-89.


Cresp, R., Clarke, K., McAuley, K., McAullay, D., Moylan, C., Peter, S., Chaney, G., Cook, A., Edmond, K.M. (2016) Effectiveness of the Koorliny Moort “out of hospital” health care program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Western Australia. Med J Aust, 204(5):97


Durey A, McAullay D, Gibson B, Slack-Smith L. (2016) Aboriginal Health Worker perceptions of oral health: a qualitative study in Perth, Western Australia. Int J Equity Health. 15(1):4. doi: 10.1186/s12939-016-0299-7


McAuley, K., McAullay, D., Strobel, N., Marriott, R., Atkinson, D., Marley, J., Stanley, F., Edmond, K. (2016) Hospital utilisation in Indigenous and non-Indigenous infants under 12 months of age in Western Australia, prospective population based data linkage study PLOS One [accepted with minor revisions Mar2016 # PONE-D-16-03915]


Edmond, K., McAuley, K., McAullay, D., Matthews, V., Strobel, N., Marriott, R., Bailie, R. (2016 – under review ID# 2016-0758) Quality of social emotional wellbeing services for Indigenous children in primary care centers. Pediatrics


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