Associate Professor Deborah Askew

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Southern Queensland Centre of Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Inala Indigenous Health Service)
Queensland Health
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Deborah Askew is Research Director at the Southern Queensland Centre of Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Inala Indigenous Health Service) and Associate Professor in the Discipline of General Practice, The University of Queensland. She is a primary health care researcher, with a particular interest in researching new models of care for prevention, management and treatment of chronic disease in disadvantaged groups. The majority of her research now focuses on improving access to culturally appropriate care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations with, or at risk of, chronic disease.  She has been involved in a number of studies that have used routinely collected clinical data to describe the health and wellbeing of an urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population, including an investigation of the rates of overweight and obesity in children.

Her recent publications include: 

Jennings, Warren, Spurling, Geoffrey K. and Askew, Deborah A. (2013) Yarning about health checks: barriers and enablers in an urban Aboriginal medical service. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 20 2: 151-157. doi:10.1071/PY12138

Fonda AR, Spurling GK, Askew DA, Davies PSW, Hayman NE. Using child health checks to assess the prevalence of overweight and obesity among Urban Indigenous children. Med J Aust. 2010;192:596

 

Further information is available from her webpage