AUGP and AUGP-led Projects
Project Name Lead Investigators Funding Source
Vertical Integration research Katrina Anderson ACT Health
Evaluation of Medical Supervisor Capacity and Quality Katrina Anderson ACT Health/CRMEC
Refugee health project Katrina Anderson  
Integrated Care Kirsty Douglas APHCRI
The Change Program: Weight loss management in general practice Elizabeth Sturgiss AUGP
Aged Care Audit Kirsty Douglas ACT Health
After hours medical services in the ACT: an 84-hour snapshot study Kirsty Douglas ACT Health
GP Workforce Survey Kirsty Douglas ACT Health
Sexual assault of Doctors by Doctors Louise Stone ANU Gender Institute (current phase)
Validation of the WAI in General Practice Elizabeth Sturgiss RACGP Chris Silagy Scholarship
Medical Student Projects
Project Name Lead Investigators Funding Source
Exercise Prescription in General Practice - Knowledge, Practice and Education Elizabeth Sturgiss, Megan Deakin ANUMS
ABCDD score Assessments in TIA Presentation to TCH ED: Subsequent Stroke Outcomes Kirsty Douglas, Hannah Wood ANUMS
Long Term Effect of a bereavement Death Event on the Family Members’ Workforce Participation, Physical, Psychological and Social well-being Katrina Anderson, Waiman Lui ANUMS
The impact of Healer’s Art on junior doctors Katrina Anderson, Chanakya Jaiswal ANUMS
Hearing and literacy in ATSI children Jason Agostino, Don McKinnon ANUMS
An analysis of the prevalence and distribution of mental health, behavioural and developmental problems amongst kindergarten children in the ACT Jason Agostino, Reagan O’Neill ANU/AUGP
A clinical audit of absolute CV disease risk and lipid lowering treatment in ATSI Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service Kirsty Douglas, Xavier Fitzgerald ANUMS/Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service
Clinical audit on Hepatitis C treatment in the General practice setting Dr Charles Sleiman, Emma Baigent, Molly Bannatyne, Kaneeka Gajendra Capital Health Network
Acceptability and Feasibility of ACEs screening in the Kindergarten Health Check Nicol Palfrey, Dr Katelyn Barnes, Ben Clark, Eamon Kelly ANU Medical School/AUGP
‘GP type” presentations to emergency departments afterhours Prof Kirsty Douglas, Dr Katelyn Barnes, Dr Jason Agostino, Raymond Lai, Vishal Rai Sidhu Bingjun, Amy Li, Ryan Debuque ANU Medical School/AUGP
Rheumatic heart disease in Yarrabah. Case-control study, comparing the circumstances of Yarrabah children with a history of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) to age- and sex-matched Yarrabah children without ARF. Dr Jason Agostino, Dr Stewart Sutherland, Peta Hughes ANU Medical School/AUGP
Secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples Dr Jason Agostino Prof Kirsty Douglas Alexandra Robers ANU Medical School/AUGP
Mayi Kuwayi call-back. MK is the national longitudinal survey of culture, health and well being for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Dr Jason Agostino, Bobby Maher, Choe Kummer ANU Medical School/AUGP
Screen time as a determinant for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Kindergarten children in the ACT Prof Kirsty Douglas, Dr Kathleen O’Brien, Clair Bannerman ANU Medical School/AUGP – year 1/2
Understanding differences in the use of digital health Dr Melinda Choy, Dr Kathleen O’Brien, Pabasara Hettiarachchi ANU Medical School/AUGP
Patient and provider sense of urgency for problems presenting afterhours in primary care Prof Kirsty Douglas, Dr Katelyn Barnes, Caitlin Arpel ANU Medical School/AUGP
Academic Registrars’ Projects
Project Name Lead Investigators Funding Source
Physical inactivity: Physical and mental health in ACT kindergarten children Kathleen O’Brien Australian Department of Health, ANU
The experiences of doctors-in-training on patient care and empathy Bosco Wu Australian Department of Health, ANU
The Medical School experience: How does it affect attitudes towards nutrition care? Stephen Martin Australian Department of Health, ANU
PhD Research Projects
Project Name Lead Investigators Funding Source
Health Service Use and Needs of Aboriginal Children in the Remote Fitzroy Valley, WA Phillipa Dossetor, Kirsty Douglas, David Harley  
GP-led management of primary care Liz Sturgiss, Kirsty Douglas, Mark Harris, Chris van Weel ANU
The capacity and contributions of GP role in disaster systems Penny Burns, Beverley Raphael, Kirsty Douglas, Wendy Hu, Peter Aitken  
Understanding the drivers of quality in primary care Sally Hall, Kirsty Douglas, Chris van Weel, Ginny Sargent Ochre Health
Socioeconomic inequity in utilisation of specialist services Kristin Hestmann Vinjerui, Kirsty Douglas  
External Research Projects (involve AUGP staff)
Project Name Investigators Funding Source
Trustworthiness and safety of Google Translate translations in obtaining surgical consent Susy Macqueen (Arts & Social Sciences), Chris Phillips, Katrina Anderson, Di Slade (Arts & Social Sciences), Zhengdao Ye, Johanna Rendle-Short ANU RSHA Interdisciplinary/ Cross-College Collaborative Research Scheme
Absolute Risk Assessment of Cardiovascular Disease for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People Emily Banks, Kirsty Douglas $2.4m, Commonwealth Department of Health
Medical student resilience (external) Sarath Burgiss Kasthala, Nick Elmitt ANU
Exploring the geo-social determinants of overweight/obesity in rural NSW Gavin Smith (sociology), Elizabeth Sturgiss, Sarath Burgis Kasthala, Nick Elmitt, Cathy Banwell, Helen Keane ANU Seeding Grant
Absolute CVD risk workshop (qual component) Emily Banks, Jason Agostino, Rosemary Korda, Nick Elmitt, Jenny Welsh Research School Population Health NHMRC Partnership Grant
MRSA in the community Jason Agostino, John Ferguson, Keith Eastwood, Martyn Kirk  
CVD risk assessment and ATSI health Emily Banks, Rosemary Korda, Raymond Lovett, Jason Agostino NHMRC, ANU Research School of Population Health
Evaluation of crusted scabies elimination project Karen Gardner, Kees van Gool, Jason Agostino The Emagine Foundation
Guidelines in chronic disease management Christine Phillips, Kirsty Douglas, Sally Hall, Nick Elmitt ACT Health
BEME - Systematic review of Vertical Integration Mary-Louise Dick, Katrina Anderson ANUMS University of Qld
Proposal to develop and implement contemporary, integrated cardiovascular and chronic disease risk assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Jason Agostino, Kirsty Douglas, Katrina Anderson, Emily Banks, Ellie Paige, Ray Lovett, Vicki Wade, Andrea Timothy, Deborah Wong, Carissa Bonner. Awarded 2020 - $1.4m over 3 years Commonwealth Dept of Health
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