Medical Research Scientist, Clinical Practice Unit (Respiratory Medicine) The Queen Elizabeth Hospital; PhD Scholar, University of Adelaide

Currently we are researching initiatives to curb tobacco use amongst Indigenous populations around the world, with a particular focus on Aboriginal Australians, including investigations into the potential physiological differences that may influence tobacco use. Other projects underway involve, sleep apnoea, asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease, inpatient tobacco use, tobacco prevention, lung volume reduction surgery, non-invasive positive pressure ventilation, biomarkers and phenotyping.

Experience

  • 2008–present
    Senior Research Scientist, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Education

  • 2011 
    The University of Adelaide, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - commenced 2011 part time
  • 2006 
    TAFE SA, Diploma in Laboratory Medicine

Publications

  • 2013
    Current and emerging pharmacotherapeutic options for smoking cessation, Substance Abuse, Research and Treatment
  • 2013
    Determination of the social related factors of suicide in Iran: a systematic review and meta-analysis, BMC Public Health
  • 2013
    Psychological interventions for the treatment of anxiety in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Protocol, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2013
    Tobacco use, prevention and cessation for Indigenous populations around the world: A systematic review and narrative synthesis, Health Disparities: Epidemiology, Racial/Ethnic and Socioeconomic Risk Factors and Strategies for Elimination
  • 2013
    Smoking cessation interventions for lung cancer patients, Lung Cancer Management
  • 2013
    Psychological interventions for the treatment of anxiety in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Protocol , Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2012
    Training health professionals in smoking cessation, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2012
    Physical training for asthma, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2012
    Home care by outreach nursing for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2012
    Interventions for smoking cessation in Indigenous populations , Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2012
    Mass media interventions for preventing smoking in young people, Evidence-Based Child Health: A Cochrane Review Journal
  • 2012
    Non-invasive positive pressure ventilation for treatment of respiratory failure due to severe acute exacerbations of asthma, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2012
    Smoking Termination Opportunity for inPatients (STOP): Superiority of a course of varenicline tartrate plus counselling over counselling alone for smoking cessation: A 12-month randomised controlled trial for inpatients, Thorax
  • 2012
    Consumer guidelines for chronic disease management: Protocol, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2012
    Interventions for tobacco prevention in Indigenous youth, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2011
    Interventions for smoking prevention in Indigenous youth: Protocol, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2011
    Community interventions for preventing smoking in young people., Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2011
    Home care by outreach nursing for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2011
    Interventions for smoking cessation in Indigenous populations: Protocol, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2011
    Asthma self-management education with either regular healthcare professional review or written action plans or both for asthma: Protocol, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2011
    Pharmacological interventions for the treatment of anxiety disorders in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2010
    Mass media interventions for preventing smoking in young peopl, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2010
    Pharmacological interventions for the treatment of anxiety and panic in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Protocol, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

Grants and Contracts

  • 2011
    Nicotine receptor up-regulation with the use of transdermal patches
    Role:
    Investigator
    Funding Source:
    The Hospital Research Foundation
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