NTMP Research

NTMP staff and adjunct academics generate research outcomes in many health related fields.  NTMP collaborates with many research partners including Menzies School of Health Research, Centre for Remote Health, Charles Darwin University and the Department of Health and Families.

2009 publications that cite NTCS are listed below:

Cairney S, Maruff P, Currie J, Currie BJ Increased anti-saccade latency is an isolated lingering abnormality in Sydenham chorea. J Neuroopthalmol 2009 Jun;29(2):143-5.

Canale E, Isbister GK, Currie BJ. Investigating pressure bandaging for snakebite in a simulated setting: bandage type, training and the effect of transport. Emerg Med Australas 2009 Jun;21(3):184-90 

Currie BJ, Haslem A, Pearson T, Hornstra H, Leadem B, Mayo M, Gal D, Ward L, Godoy D,  Spratt B, and Keim P Identification of Melioidosis Outbreak by Multilocus Variable Number Tandem Repeat Analysis  Emerg Infect Dis 2009;15(2):169-74 

Davies W and Bate PJ Relative radio-opacity of commonly consumed fish species in South East Queensland on lateral neck x-ray: an ovine model MJA 2009; 191 (11/12): 677-680

Dede A, Isaacs D, Torzillo PJ, Wakerman J, Roseby R, Fahy R, Clothier T, White A, Kitto P.Respiratory syncytial virus infections in Central Australia. J Paediatr Child Health. 2009 Nov 23

Gunasekera H, Morris PS, McIntyre P, Craig JC Management of children with otitis media: a summary of evidence from recent systematic reviews J Paediatr Child Health. 2009 Oct;45(10):554-62; quiz 562-3. Epub 2009 Sep 14. Review.  

Hudson L, White A, Roseby R.Tobacco smoke exposure in hospitalised Aboriginal children in Central Australia J Paediatr Child Health. 2009 Apr;45(4):224-7.  

Leach AJ, Morris PS, McCallum GB, Wilson CA, Stubbs L, Beissbarth J, Jacups S, Hare K, Smith-Vaughan HC Emerging pneumococcal carriage serotypes in a high-risk population receiving universal 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine and 23-valent polysaccharide vaccine since 2001. (PDF 243KB) BMC Infect Dis. 2009 Aug 4;9:121 

Morris PS.Upper respiratory tract infections (including otitis media) Pediatr Clin North Am. 2009 Feb;56(1):101-17, x. Review 

Morse LP, Carson PJ, Currie BJ. Burkholderia pseudomallei Prostatic Abscess; 37 cases from a 10 year prospective melioidosis study (PDF 38KB) BJU Int 2009;103:35. Abstract.

Morse LP, Moller CC, Harvey E, Ward L, Cheng AC, Carson PJ, Currie BJ Prostatic abscess due to Burkholderia pseudomallei: 81 cases from a 19-year prospective melioidosis study (PDF 398KB) J Urol 2009 Aug;182(2):542-7

Nagel T, Robinson G, Condon J, Trauer T. Approach to treatment of mental illness and substance dependence in remote Indigenous communities: Results of a mixed methods study. (PDF 189KB) Aust J Rural Health 2009 Aug;17(4):174-82

Nagel TM, Thompson C, Robinson G, Condon J, Trauer T. Two-way approaches to Indigenous mental health literacy (PDF 516KB) Aust J Primary Health 2009;15(1):50-5

Nickson CP, Waugh EB, Jacups SP, Currie BJ. Irukandji Syndrome Case Series From Australia's Tropical Northern Territory . Ann Emerg Med 2009 Apr 29;54(3):395-403

O'Grady KF, JB Carlin, AB Chang, PJ Torzillo TM Nolan, A Ruben & RM Andrews Vaccination of Australian Indigenous infants against pneumococcus Effectiveness of 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine against radiologically diagnosed pneumonia in Indigenous infants in Australia  Bulletin of the World Health Organization Page 1 of 18 Article

Parker RM Why Australia needs a national college of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. (PDF 127KB) Med J Aust. 2009 Jan 5;190(1):34-6.  

Pearson T, Giffard P, Beckstrom-Sternberg S Auerbach R, Hornstra H, Tuanyok A, Price EP, Glass MB, Leadem B, Beckstrom-Sternberg JS, Allan GJ, Foster JT, Wagner DM, Okinaka RT, Sim SH, Pearson O, Wu Z, Chang J, Kaul R, Hoffmaster AR, Brettin TS, Robison RA, Mayo M, Gee JE, Tan P, Currie BJ, Keim P. Phylogeographic reconstruction of a bacterial species with high levels of lateral gene transfer (PDF 1MB) BMC Biol 2009 Nov 18;7(1):78 

Quilty S, Kwok G, Hajkowicz K, Currie B. High incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus sepsis and death in patients with febrile neutropenia at Royal Darwin Hospital (PDF 166KB) Intern Med J 2009 Aug;39(8):557-9. Letter to editor

Ruben, A Undernutrition and obesity in indigenous children: epidemiology, prevention, and treatment. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2009 Dec;56(6):1285-302. Review.  

Smith-Vaughan H, Marsh R, Mackenzie G, Fisher J, Morris PS, Hare K, McCallum G, Binks M, Murphy D, Lum G, Cook H, Krause V, Jacups S, Leach AJ An age-specific cluster of serotype 1 pneumococcal carriage in remote Australian Indigenous communities. (PDF 62KB) Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2009 Feb;16(2):218-21 

Tong SYC, Bishop EJ, Lilliebridge RA, Cheng AC, Spasova-Penkova Z, Holt DC, Giffard PM, McDonald MI, Currie BJ, Boutlis CS Community-Associated Strains of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Methicillin-Susceptible S. aureus in Indigenous Northern Australia: Epidemiology and Outcomes (PDF 292KB) J Infect Dis 2009 May 15;199(10):1461-70 


Current Staff Research

Ms Narelle Campbell

Narelle's current NTMP research includes the Rural Allied Health Workforce Study (RAHWS) and the Allied Health Work-Integrated Learning (AHWIL) project.

Narelle is also currently studying her PhD through the University of Queensland.  Her research topic is "Motivation and personality profiles in remote and rural allied health professionals".

Key Publications

Bull, A Midwives teaching Medical students at Royal Darwin Hospital, O&G Magazine, 10 (1) 36-38, 2008

Campbell N, Smedts A, Lowe S, Keane S, Smith T The Northern Territory Allied Health Workforce Study (PDF 518KB) A collaborative project between NT Clinical School and The University Departments of Rural Health, Tasmania, Northern Rivers and Tamworth May 2010

Einsiedel L, Fernandes L. Strongyloides stercoralis: a cause of morbidity and mortality for indigenous people in Central Australia. Intern Med J. 2008 Sep;38(9):697-703

Einsiedel L, Fernandes L and Woodman R Racial disparities in infection-related mortality at Alice Springs Hospital, Central Australia, 2000--2005. Med J Aust. 2008 May 19;188(10):568-71.

Lowe M, Kerridge I, McPhee J, Hart C. Do patients have an obligation to participate in student teaching? Med Educ. 2008 Mar;42(3):237-41.

McDonnel-Smedts A, Lowe MP. Efficiency of clinical training at the Northern Territory Clinical School: placement length and rate of return for internship. Med J Aust. 2008 Aug 4;189(3):166-8>

McDonnel-Smedts A, Lowe MP. Clinical Training in the Top End: Impact of the Northern Territory Clinical School, Australia, On the Territory's Health Workforce Rural and Remote Health 7 (online), 2007: 723.

Worley P, Martin A, Prideaux D, Woodman R, Worley E, Lowe M Vocational career paths of graduate entry medical students at Flinders University: a comparison of rural, remote and tertiary tracks. Med J Aust. 2008 Feb 4;188(3):177-8


Conference Presentations

Healthy People, Healthy Planet (PDF 1MB) Presented by Eliza Gill at the Association for Tertiary Education Management Conference, Darwin, 2009.  Poster won best poster award at the Conference.

Community Visits for Medical Students (PDF 1MB) Presented by A.Prof Fred McConnell and Dr Anna Smedts at the NTGPE Teaching and Learning Conference, Alice Springs, 2009

Work integrated learning: Allied Health in rural and remote Australia (PDF 479KB) Presented by Ms Narelle Campbell and Dr Anna Smedts at the NTGPE Teaching and Learning Conference, Alice Springs, 2009

Community Based Medical Education in the NT (PDF 783KB) Presented by A.Prof Sarah Strasser at the ICEMEN Conference, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Canada, 2008

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