I was invited to give the Charles-Webb Oration at the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners NSW and ACT Faculties conference in October 2022. My talk was on Improving health outcomes for Pacific people – with them and by them: A co-design research journey to improve the health outcomes for Pasifika in Aotearoa New Zealand.
This is my third book published by CRC Press, Taylor and Francis, London, UK in the WONCA Family medicine series. My co-editors are Val Wass and Mehmet Akman.
In April 2020 I led an international research group which aimed to understand characteristics and strategies employed by different countries to deal with COVID-19 from a PHC perspective to determine:
- Factors most associated with national mortality rates during the pandemic period to date
- Lessons to better address both current and future pandemics
We have published 4 papers from this study:Continue reading
I was very fortunate to be invited to present the keynote speech at the WONCA Asia Pacific Conference in Kyoto, Japan. We travelled there in May 2019Continue reading
Edited by Felicity Goodyear-Smith and Bob Mash, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis, London, UK. pp330
In 2022 the authorised Japanese translation was published by Nanzando Co Ltd (Tokyo, Japan).
The book can be purchased from https://www.routledge.com/How-To-Do-Primary-Care-Research/Goodyear-Smith-Mash/p/book/9781138499584
In October 2018 I was invited to the Gold Coast, Australia to give the keynote address at the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners GP18 Conference.
My talk was entitled ‘Looking inside WONCA’s chocolate factory: how research should be ‘made’
I August 2017 I was honoured to receive the Australasian Association of Academic Primary Care Charles Bridge-Webb award. This was in recognition of ‘an outstanding career in academic primary care’.
I am a featured doctor in the WONCA Global Family Doctor, August 2016:
WONCA Featured doctor
Doody’s Review Service reviews health science books. They have just given my book International Perspectives on Primary Care Research five stars, with a score 100/100. This is very pleasing, as only about 5% of books get 5*s.
Reviewer: Vincent Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Published on behalf of the World Organization of Family Doctors, this book has a unique perspective, recognizing the differences in medical care throughout the world.
It reviews the needs of primary care in different areas of the world and brings to light some of the areas that need research and further study specific to a particular region.
The audience is extensive, including researchers both in the region and internationally, nongovernmental organization administrators, researchers and philanthropists helping to fund the research, and governments of developing nations that are able and willing to fund the research supporting the initiatives suggested in the book.
The book first addresses the basic question of what primary care research is and quickly moves on to the contributions of primary care research to health and health systems. A section details who currently is involved in primary care research, such as cross-nation research organizations and regional/national organizations. The book makes a significant point that the research needed in developed nations is significantly different that that needed in developing nations, yet these are not mutually exclusive as one area could greatly assist the other through cooperative ventures.
This book takes a different approach to research, focusing that what research is valued in one region, specialty and subspecialty research, may not have the same value in another because different regions/nations have different primary care research needs. This is an extraordinarily important book for policy makers, philanthropists, nongovernmental organizations, and governments of all sizes.