Professor Peter Harvey

Academic Status

College of Medicine and Public Health

Research expertise
  • chronic condition management and self-management interventions, trials and demonstrations
  • health systems development trials and demonstration programmes
  • mental health service delivery and clinical outcomes
  • rural health & population health initiatives
Research expertise
  • chronic condition management and self-management interventions, trials and demonstrations
  • health systems development trials and demonstration programmes
  • mental health service delivery and clinical outcomes
  • rural health & population health initiatives
place Flinders Medical Centre
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

I taught mathematics, science and literature in senior secondary schools in South Australia, Western Australia and Tonga and later completed a PhD in the University of Western Australia's Faculty of Medicine, School of Population Health.

From 1996 to 2003 I led the rural component of the South Australian Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Coordinated Care Trial and the Sharing Health Care SA chronic disease self management demonstration project. Between 2003 and 2008, I was a chief investigator with the first NH&MRC funded Centre of Clinical Research Excellence (CCRE) in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health in Australia. From 2007-2014 I was the Director of the Flinders University Centre for Gambling research and manager of the Statewide Gambling Therapy Service in South Australia.

In 2014 I was appointed Director of the Greater Green Triangle University Department of Rural Health in Warrnambool, Victoria and later Director (2016) of the newly formed University Department of Rural Health in Deakin University.

I retired from my university appointment in April 2017 and currently hold a conjoint professorial appointment with Deakin University's School of Medicine and I have academic status with Flinders University's College of Medicine and Public Health.

Qualifications

PhD: Faculty of Medicine, University of Western Australia (chronic condition management)

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Honours, awards and grants
  • Honorary Professor, Deakin University School of Medicine, Faculty of Health (2015)
  • Director, Australian Rural Health Education Network (ARHEN) (2014-2017)
  • Academic status (Professor) Flinders University (2016)
  • Conjoint Clinical Professor, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health, Deakin University (2017)
  • sourcing health service development and competitive research grants
Key responsibilities
  • director of university research departments
  • health service team and research team management
  • sourcing and managing project and research funding
  • research project outcome reporting and publishing
  • PhD student supervision
  • rural health research and research supervision
  • health service development and improvement programmes
Research expertise
Chronic condition self-management
Cognitive science
Health services research
Indigenous health
Mental health
Public health and health services
Regional development
Research interests

Research Collaboration

  • director: Greater Green Triangle University Department of Rural Health (2014-2017)
  • member of the Southgate Institute executive
  • chief investigator: cognitive and behavioural therapy randomised controlled trial (Statewide Gambling Therapy Service)
  • chief investigator: CRC in Aboriginal Health - chronic illness management project (2008-12)
  • chief investigator: Centre of Clinical Research Excellence in Aboriginal Health (2003-2008)
  • chief investigator: Patient competencies & care planning project (2009-2011)
  • chief investigator: Statewide Gambling Therapy Service Longitudinal Outcomes Study (2007- 2013)
  • manager: Sharing Health Care SA demonstration project
  • Regional Manager: Rural COAG Coordinated Care Trial

Research Areas

  • rural health, Aboriginal health & chronic disease management and self-management
  • sustainable environments and health
  • population health models
  • gambling addiction treatment and research
Teaching interests
Rural Health, Aboriginal Health, chronic condition management and self-management & mental health science research topics
Topic lecturer
HLTH9999 higher degree thesis (PhD)
Supervisory interests
Aboriginal chronic condition management
Change processes
Chronic condition management and self-management
Problem gambling
Rural health systems
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: Gambling in Vietnamese Communities: access to treatment (1)
Associate supervisor: Development of a Brief Unilateral Family Intervention for Partners of Problem Gamblers (1)
Completion
Associate supervisor: CCSM and hospital costs (1), Gambling / Mental Health Treatment RCT (1), Primary care (1)
Publications
Expert for media contact
Education - Curriculum
Medical research
Public health
Rural and remote health
Writing
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Media expertise
  • Education - Curriculum
  • Medical research
  • Public health
  • Rural and remote health
  • Writing
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