Can supervise: YES
Liu, H, Laba, T-L, Massi, L, Jan, S, Usherwood, T, Patel, A, Hayman, NE, Cass, A, Eades, A-M, Lawrence, C & Peiris, DP 2015, 'Facilitators and barriers to implementation of a pragmatic clinical trial in Aboriginal health services.', Med J Aust, vol. 203, no. 1, pp. 24-27.View/Download from: Publisher's site
OBJECTIVE: To identify facilitators and barriers to clinical trial implementation in Aboriginal health services. DESIGN: Indepth interview study with thematic analysis. SETTING: Six Aboriginal community-controlled health services and one government-run service involved in the Kanyini Guidelines Adherence with the Polypill (KGAP) study, a pragmatic randomised controlled trial that aimed to improve adherence to indicated drug treatments for people at high risk of cardiovascular disease. PARTICIPANTS: 32 health care providers and 21 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients. RESULTS: A fundamental enabler was that participants considered the research to be governed and endorsed by the local health service. That the research was perceived to address a health priority for communities was also highly motivating for both providers and patients. Enlisting the support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff champions who were visible to the community as the main source of information about the trial was particularly important. The major implementation barrier for staff was balancing their service delivery roles with adherence to often highly demanding trial-related procedures. This was partially alleviated by the research team's provision of onsite support and attempts to make trial processes more streamlined. Although more intensive support was highly desired, there were usually insufficient resources to provide this. CONCLUSION: Despite strong community and health service support, major investments in time and resources are needed to ensure successful implementation and minimal disruption to already overstretched, routine services. Trial budgets will necessarily be inflated as a result. Funding agencies need to consider these additional resource demands when supporting trials of a similar nature.
Templeton, DJ, Wright, ST, McManus, H, Lawrence, C, Russell, DB, Law, MG & Petoumenos, K 2015, 'Antiretroviral treatment use, co-morbidities and clinical outcomes among Aboriginal participants in the Australian HIV Observational Database (AHOD)', BMC INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol. 15.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Williams, R, Lawrence, C, Wilkes, E, Shipp, M, Henry, B, Eades, S, Mathers, B, Kaldor, J, Maher, L & Gray, D 2015, 'Sexual behaviour, drug use and health service use by young Noongar people in Western Australia: a snapshot', SEXUAL HEALTH, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 188-193.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Fredericks, J & Lawrence, C 2018, '#thismymob: Preserving and promoting indigenous australian cultural heritage', CEUR Workshop Proceedings, Workshop on Mobile Access to Cultural Heritage, CEUR, Barcelona, Spain.
Copyright © 2018 for the individual papers by the papers'. Mobile technologies have become an integral part of daily life in contemporary society thanks to the pervasiveness of smartphones and tablet devices. Over the past 30 years these technologies have evolved beyond their original mandate by permeating diverse social segments across the world. Many cultural heritage projects have adopted mobile technologies to catalogue and document culture and history. However, limited research has examined the potential of using mobile technologies as a mechanism to preserve and promote Indigenous cultural heritage. This work-in-progress paper outlines three distinct areas for the design and development of mobile technologies for Indigenous cultural heritage. We outline these as: (1) Establishing the notion of 'digital land rights' which asserts the rights of Indigenous people to a safe online space that they control; (2) Co-designing with a diverse group of Indigenous communities to build meaningful mobile experiences; and, (3) Documenting traditions within their unique context to preserve and promote Indigenous cultural history.
Erfani, SH, Lawrence, C, Abedin, B, Beydoun, GH & Malimu, L 2017, 'Indigenous people living with cancer: developing a mobile health app for improving their psychological well-being', Twenty-third Americas Conference on Information Systems, Americas Conference on Information Systems, AIS Electronic Library, Boston, pp. 1-5.
Poor cancer outcomes experienced by Indigenous Australians result from advanced cancer stages at diagnosis, poorer uptake of and adherence to treatments, higher levels of co-morbidity, and poorer access to inclusive and culturally appropriate care compared with non-Indigenous Australians. Socio-economics and social support can mitigate these problems. Technology-based interventions hold considerable promise for enhancing social support. This paper asks what are the key features of a mobile health application designed to improve the social support and consequently psychological well-being of Indigenous Australians living with cancer? To answer this question, a comprehensive literature review of studies conducted in information systems and health disciplines has been undertaken and a theoretical model is proposed. This study contributes to the existing knowledge base through the development of a new theoretical model and the introduction of the features of a mobile health application that may have a positive impact among Indigenous Australian cancer patients' psychological well-being.
Lawrence, C, Leong, TW, Gay, V, Woods, A & Wadley, G 2017, '#thismymob: Digital land rights and reconnecting indigenous communities', ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, OZICHI Workshop, Brisbane, pp. 646-647.View/Download from: Publisher's site
© 2017 Association for Computing Machinery. All rights reserved. We propose to hold a one-day workshop on developing projects relating to #thismymob: Digital Land Rights and Reconnecting Indigenous Communities at OzCHI 2017 Brisbane. See http://www.arc.gov.au/newsmedia/ news/thismymob-digital-land-rights-andreconnecting-indigenous-communities.