Kevin Mc Namara is Deputy Director, Research at Deakin Rural Health (School of Medicine) and Stream Leader, Economics of Pharmacy at Deakin Health Economics (Centre for Population Health Research).
He has a fifteen year track record of research focusing on health services and public health research. In that time, he has been an investigator for research and development grants worth more than $8m and has published over 50 peer review journal articles. He is a passionate advocate for research that improves patient-centredness, healthcare access, quality of care and sustainability of care. He is best known for his work in developing models of care for screening and prevention of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, including his involvement with the nation-wide Pharmacy Diabetes Screening Trial.
PhD COMPLETIONS AS A SUPERVISOR
Primary supervisor for Mark Morgan, PhD candidate at Flinders University. Collaborative care for co-morbid depression, heart disease and diabetes in Australian general practice. Graduated Dec 2016.
Co-supervisor for Mr Glen Swinburne, PhD candidate at Monash University’s Centre for Medicine Use and Safety. A health literacy education-focused intervention to improve community pharmacy adoption of universal precautions. Feb 2011-June 2015 [graduation October 2015].
Refer to publications tab below
Other Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
Poole S, Bell J, Dooley M, Kirkpatrick C, Browning C, Diug B, Elliott R, George J, Ilomäki J, Jokanovic N, Le Couteur D, Mangoni A, Mc Namara K, Potter K, Taylor S. The Reporting of Medication Use in Observational Studies (ROMEO) statement. European journal of clinical pharmacology. 2015;71(7):897-9.
Mc Namara K. Low-dose aspirin for the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Australian Pharmacist. 2015:42-5.
Mc Namara K, Gellatly R. The role of direct oral anticoagulants in atrial fibrillation. Australian Pharmacist. 2015;34(1):34-9.
Technical, Policy and Research Reports
Dunbar J, Duggan M, Fetherston H, Knight A, Mc Namara K, Banks E, Booth K, Bunker S, Burgess P, Colagiuri S, Dawda P, Ford D, Greenland R, Grenfell R, Knight S, Morgan M. Heart Health: the first step to getting Australia's health on track. Technical paper No. 2017-02. Melbourne, Victoria University: Australian Health Policy Collaboration, 1 Oct 2017.
Lindberg R, Fetherston H, Calder R, Mc Namara K, Knight A, Livingston M, Kypri K, Malo J, Roberts L, Stanley S, Grimes C, Bolam B, White S, Purcell K, Daube M, O'Reilly S, Colagiuri S, Peeters A, Batterham P, Harvey C, Dunbar J. Getting Australia’s Health on Track 2016. Melbourne: Australian Health Policy Collaboration, Victoria University, Nov 2016.
Morgan M, Healey C, Mc Namara K, Schlicht K, Coates M. Towards building better primary health care: multimorbidity. Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute Centre of Research Excellence. 2015.
Mc Namara K, Knight A, Livingston M, Kypri K, Malo J, Roberts L, Stanley S, Grimes C, Bolam B, Gooey M, Daube M, O’Reilly S, Colagiuri S, Peeters A, Tolhurst P, Batterham P, Dunbar J, De Courten M. Targets and indicators for chronic disease prevention in Australia, Australian Health Policy Collaboration technical paper. Melbourne Australian Health Policy Collaboration, Nov 2015.
Mc Namara K, Dunbar J, Krass I, Peterson G. Absolute risk screening in community pharmacy: Report to the National Heart Foundation of Australia. National Heart Foundation of Australia, 31 July 2015.
Non-Peer Review Articles
Calache H, Christian B, Ford P, Freeman C, Gussy M, Jackson J, Lau P, Mc Namara K, Nguyen T. Supporting pharmacy to deliver oral health services. Australian Pharmacist. 2017;June(19).
Lindberg R, Mc Namara K, O’Reilly S. The ten things Australia needs to do to improve health 2016 [updated 28 Nov. Available from: http://theconversation.com/the-ten-things-australia-needs-to-do-to-improve-health-67370
Dunbar JA, Janus ED, Vartiainen E, Laatikainen T, Versace VL, Reynolds J, Best JD,Skinner T, O'Reilly S, Mc Namara K, Stewart E, Coates M, Bennett C, Carter C. Time to question the NHS diabetes prevention programme. BMJ rapid responses 27/10/2015. http://www.bmj.com/content/351/bmj.h4717/rr-12
Kevin’s background is as a community and hospital pharmacist. He was awarded an MSc in Community Health by Trinity College Dublin (Ireland) in 2001, after which he worked as a general practice researcher evaluating new models for out of hours general practice in rural Ireland. Since moving to Australia in 2003, he has had a strong interest in developing sustainable models of primary care, particularly the use of task substitution to develop more affordable and more accessible care which are feasible to implement in both rural and metropolitan settings. His PhD thesis examined the feasibility of implementing cardiovascular disease prevention programs in community pharmacy. Current areas of major clinical focus include screening, prevention and management of cardiovascular disease and diabetes in primary care, patient safety/medication safefy, and management of patients with multiple health conditions (multimorbidity). The common threads for all of these areas are the need for excellence in interprofessional coordination and continuity of care, the need for upskilling of individual practitioners (e.g. nurses, doctors, pharmacists), and the need for effective organisational and health system support for local teams to effectively support patients. Understanding these issues has led to his involvement with a range of research methodologies (e.g. co-design with patients, surveys, qualitative research) as well as his leading or substantially contributing to a number of large implementation trials.
• University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates- External International Researcher status for the “Improving Health Care Delivery and Medicines Use” research group.
• Public Health Foundation of India - Adjunct Faculty Status.
• Monash University, Victoria, Australia – Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
• Social and cultural aspects of health and healthcare
• Implementation Science
• Development of health service interventions
• Screening for chronic disease
• Task substitution in the health workforce
• Medication Safety
• Primary care and rural healthcare
• Health promotion
• Endeavour Executive Fellowship 2017.
• Health Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2016-17.
• Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Award 2014-2015.
• NHMRC National Institute of Clinical Studies-National Prescribing Service Quality Use of Medicines Fellowship 2008-2010.
• Pharmacy Board of Australia accreditation (July 2003)
• Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland accreditation (Dec 1999)
Western Alliance (2018)
Patient Measure of Safety in Primary Care: pilot study of an intervention to improve safety in rural Victoria
Funding: Western Alliance investigator grants ($65,000)
Team: Hernan A, Versace V, McNamara K, et al.
University of Sharjah, UAE (2017-18)
Improving Health Care Delivery and Medicines Use
Funding: University of Sharjah operational grant (99,000 AED/$35,000 AU).
Team: Alzubaidi H, Browning C, Mc Namara K, et al.
Kardinia Health/Deakin University (2017-18)
Meeting national targets and indicators to reduce mortality from chronic illness in general practice
Funding: Kardinia Health/Deakin University research programme, $41,900.
Team: Mc Namara K, et al.
Western Alliance (2017)
A Post-Hospital Discharge Pharmacist Medication Management Service for High Risk Patients Using Telehealth
Funding: Grants in Aid program, $35,000
Team: Bortoletto D, Mc Namara K, Weeks G, et al.
Harvard Medical School Center for Global Health Delivery (2017-18)
Implementing diabetes and cardiovascular disease risk screening program in community pharmacies in the United Arab Emirates
Cooperative Research Award (US$75,000/AU$100,000 Aus)
Team: Alzubaidi H, Atun R, Mc Namara K, et al.
Australian Government Department of Education and Training (2017)
Funding: Endeavour Executive Fellowship, $9000.
Travelling fellowship to visit and develop collaborations with Public Health Foundation of India.
Deakin University (internal funding, 2017)
Organisation antecedents of sustained healthcare interventions
Funding: Central Strategic Grants Scheme, $28,750
Team: Mc Namara K, O’Reilly S, Livingston T, et al.
University of Sharjah, UAE (2016-17)
Improving Health Care Delivery and Medicines Use
Funding: University of Sharjah operational grant (99,000 AED/$35,000 AU).
Team: Alzubaidi H, Browning C, Mc Namara K, et al.
Department of Health (Australia) (2016-2017)
Pharmacy Diabetes Screening Trial
Funding: Tender, $2,955,333
Team: Vowles E, Krass I, Mc Namara K, et al.
(Chief Investigator [Deakin University lead])
Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (2016 – 17)
Economic evaluation of the Partnered Pharmacy Medication Charting program
Funding: Tender, $268,216.
Team (specified personnel): Dalton A, Manias E, Gospodarevskaya E, Mc Namara K, et al.
South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (2016)
Evaluation of the Map of Medicine project at South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network
Funding: SEMPHN consultancy, $44,154
Team: Mc Namara K, Watts J, Versace V, et al.
Health Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2016-17.
Deakin University, Faculty of Health. Based at School of Medicine.
Funding: Deakin University, $166,292 (salary subsidy plus research subsidy)
Dementia Research Foundation, (2016).
How do people with and without dementia use anticoagulants?
Funding: Alzheimers Australia, $49,942.
Team: Ilomäki J, Bell JS, Meretoja A, Mc Namara KP.
S Reddy, Kevin Mc Namara, Mary Malakellis, Tim Denton, Cathy McDonald, Jane Opie, Andrew Sanigorski, Vincent Versace
(2019), Vol. 5, pp. 1-9, Pilot and feasibility studies, London, Eng., C1
H Alzubaidi, K Mc Namara, V Versace
(2018), Vol. 14, pp. 1604-1071, Research in social and administrative pharmacy, Philadelphia, Pa., C1
Hamzah Alzubaidi, Ward Saidawi, Kevin Mc Namara
(2018), Vol. 40, pp. 1106-1115, International journal of clinical pharmacy, Cham, Switzerland, C1
K Ho, K Jamsen, J Bell, M Korhonen, K Mc Namara, D Magliano, D Liew, T Ryan-Atwood, J Shaw, S Luc, J Ilomäki
(2018), Vol. 74, pp. 1493-1501, European journal of clinical pharmacology, Berlin, Germany, C1
L Fanning, T Ryan-Atwood, J Simon Bell, A Meretoja, K McNamara, P D?rzi??, I Wong, J Ilomäki
(2018), Vol. 65, pp. 489-517, Journal of alzheimer's disease, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1
K Mc Namara, B Breken, H Alzubaidi, J Bell, J Dunbar, C Walker, A Hernan
(2017), Vol. 46, pp. 291-299, Age and ageing, Oxford, Eng., C1
H Alzubaidi, K Mc Namara, C Browning
(2017), Vol. 34, pp. 348-355, Diabetic medicine, London, Eng., C1
S Johal, K Jamsen, J Bell, K Mc Namara, D Magliano, D Liew, T Ryan-Atwood, C Anderson, J Ilomäki
(2017), Vol. 24, pp. 621-627, European journal of preventive cardiology, London, Eng., C1-1
I Krass, R Carter, B Mitchell, M Mohebbi, T Shih, P Trinder, V Versace, F Wilson, K Mc Namara
(2017), Vol. 7, pp. 1-13, BMJ Open, London, Eng., C1
E Chen, B Diug, J Bell, K Mc Namara, M Dooley, C Kirkpatrick, J McNeil, G Caughey, J Ilomäki
(2016), Vol. 7, pp. 4-10, Therapeutic advances in drug safety, London, Eng., C1
K Mc Namara
(2016), Vol. 35, pp. 50-53, Australian pharmacist, Canberra, A.C.T., C1
P White, I Larson, K Styles, E Yuriev, D Evans, P Rangachari, J Short, B Exintaris, D Malone, B Davie, N Eise, K Mc Namara, S Naidu
(2016), Vol. 35, pp. 619-633, Higher education research & development, London, Eng., C1-1
K Mc Namara, G Peterson, J Hughes, I Krass, V Versace, R Clark, J Dunbar
(2016), pp. 1-10, Heart, lung and circulation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1
J Dunbar, A Hernan, E Janus, E Vartiainen, T Laatikainen, V Versace, J Reynolds, J Best, T Skinner, S O'Reilly, K Mc Namara, E Stewart, M Coates, C Bennett, R Carter
(2015), Vol. 3, pp. 1-13, BMJ open diabetes research and care, London, Eng., C1
K Mc Namara, S O'Reilly, J George, G Peterson, S Jackson, G Duncan, H Howarth, J Dunbar
(2015), Vol. 30, pp. 897-909, Health education research, Oxford, Eng., C1
H Alzubaidi, K Mc Namara, C Browning, J Marriott
(2015), Vol. 5, pp. 1-12, BMJ Open, London, Eng., C1
S Hussainy, A Ghosh, A Taft, D Mazza, K Black, R Clifford, S Gudka, K Mc Namara, K Ryan, J Jackson
(2015), Vol. 5, pp. 1-8, BMJ open, London, Eng., C1-1
H Alzubaidi, K Mc Namara, G Kilmartin, J Kilmartin, J Marriott
(2015), Vol. 110, pp. 208-217, Diabetes research and clinical practice, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1
H Alzubaidi, K Mc Mamara, C Chapman, V Stevenson, J Marriott
(2015), Vol. 32, pp. 1625-1633, Diabetic medicine, Chichester, Eng., C1-1
K McNamara, V Versace, J Marriott, J Dunbar
(2014), Vol. 31, pp. 437-444, Family practice, Oxford, England, C1
K Steward, K McNamara, G Johnson
(2014), Vol. 36, pp. 15-19, International journal of clinical pharmacy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1
K Stewart, J George, K Mc Namara, S Jackson, G Peterson, L Bereznicki, P Gee, J Hughes, M Bailey, Y Hsueh, J McDowell, D Bortoletto, R Lau
(2014), Vol. 39, pp. 527-534, Journal of clinical pharmacy and therapeutics, Chichester, England, C1
T Hoffmann, F Légaré, M Simmons, K McNamara, K McCaffery, L Trevena, B Hudson, P Glasziou, C Del Mar
(2014), Vol. 201, pp. 35-39, Medical journal of Australia, Strawberry Hills, NSW, C1
K Mc Namara, C Yeng Lee
(2014), Vol. 14, pp. 101-108, Pharmacy education, Hague, The Netherlands, C1-1
G Swinburne, G Duncan, K Mc Namara, K Stewart, L Emmerton, S Hussainy
(2014), Vol. 14, pp. 93-100, Pharmacy education, Hague, The Netherlands, C1-1
H Khalil, H Khalil, K McNamara, K McNamara, Y Pan, Y Pan
(2013), Vol. 2, pp. 1-7, Journal of diabetes research & clinical metabolism, Bedfordshire, England, C1
K McNamara, S O'Reilly, J Dunbar, M Bailey, J George, G Peterson, S Jackson, E Janus, S Bunker, G Duncan, H Howarth
(2012), Vol. 46, pp. 183-191, Annals of pharmacotherapy, Cincinnati, Oh., C1
K McNamara, J Dunbar, B Philpot, J Marriott, P Reddy, E Janus
(2012), Vol. 20, pp. 67-73, Australian journal of rural health, Australia, C1
J George, K Mc Namara, K Stewart
(2011), Vol. 4, pp. 266-272, Australasian medical journal, Perth, W.A., C1
K Mc Namara, K Mc Namara, B Philpot, B Philpot, E Janus, E Janus, J Dunbar, J Dunbar
(2010), Vol. 18, pp. 43-44, Australian journal of rural health, Carlton, Vic., C1
E Janus, P Tideman, J Dunbar, A Kilkkinen, S Bunker, B Philpot, R Tirimacco, K McNamara, S Heistaro, T Laatikainen
(2010), Vol. 192, pp. 127-132, Medical journal of Australia, Sydney, N.S.W., C1
R Lau, K Stewart, K McNamara, S Jackson, J Hughes, G Peterson, D Bortoletto, J McDowell, M Bailey, A Hsueh, J George
(2010), Vol. 10, pp. 1-7, BMC health services research, London, England, C1-1
Engaging community pharmacists in the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease : protocol for the pharmacist assessment of adherence, risk and treatment in cardiovascular disease (PAART CVD) pilot study
K Mc Namara, J George, S O'Reilly, S Jackson, G Peterson, H Howarth, M Bailey, G Duncan, P Trinder, E Morabito, J Finch, S Bunker, E Janus, J Emery, J Dunbar
(2010), Vol. 10, pp. 264-280, BMC health services research, London, England, C1
K Mc Namara, G Duncan, J McDowell, J Marriott
(2009), Vol. 29, pp. 52-57, Journal of continuing education in the health professions, Malden, Mass., C1-1
A Chapman, S Bunker, J Dunbar, B Philpot, K McNamara, A Baird, E Vartianen, T Laatikainen, E Janus
(2009), Vol. 38, pp. 352-356, Australian family physician, South Melbourne, Vic, C1
A Schoo, K Stagnitti, K McNamara
(2008), Vol. 15, pp. 60-67, International journal of therapy and rehabilitation, London, England, C1
E Janus, S Bunker, A Kilkkinen, K McNamara, B Philpot, P Tideman, R Tirimacco, T Laatikainen, S Heistaro, J Dunbar
(2008), Vol. 38, pp. 879-886, Internal medicine journal, Carlton, Vic., C1
A Schoo, K McNamara, K Stagnitti
(2008), Vol. 8, pp. 1-10, Rural and remote health, Deakin West, A.C.T., C1
P Tideman, E Janus, S Bunker, A Kilkkinen, K McNamara, B Philpot, R Tirimacco, S Heistaro, T Laatikainen, J Dunbar
(2008), ANZET 2008 : Proceedings of the 2nd Australian and New Zealand Endovascular Therapies Annual Meeting 2008, Adelaide, S.A., E1-1
K McNamara, J Marriott, G Duncan
(2007), Vol. 15, pp. 313-317, International journal of pharmacy practice, London, Eng., C1
J Marriott, G Duncan, K McNamara
(2007), Vol. 7, pp. 11-17, Pharmacy education, London, Eng., C1
(2006), Vol. 36, pp. 187-189, Journal of pharmacy practice and research, London, Eng., C1-1
T O'Dowd, K McNamara, A Kelly, F O'Kelly
(2006), Vol. 12, pp. 15-18, European journal of general practice, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1
Funded Projects at Deakin
Other Public Sector Funding
Health Economic Evaluation of the Partnered Pharmacy Medication Charting Program
A/Prof Andrew Dalton, Prof Elizabeth Manias, A/Prof Kevin Mc Namara, Dr Mohammadreza Mohebbi, Ms Elena Gospodarevskaya
- 2018: $60,958
- 2017: $97,533
- 2016: $85,340
Diabetes Health Check Risk Assessment, Screening and Referral
A/Prof Kevin Mc Namara, Prof Rob Carter, Dr Sophy Shih, A/Prof Vincent Versace, Dr Mohammadreza Mohebbi
- 2018: $49,362
- 2017: $328,676
Integration of pharmacy services across the Barwon Southwest region.
A/Prof Kevin Mc Namara, Mr Paul Crosland, Ms Kate Kloot, Ms Andrea Hernan, Mrs Hannah Beks, A/Prof Vincent Versace
- 2018: $40,000
Industry and Other Funding
Absolute risk screening in Pharmacy
A/Prof Kevin Mc Namara, Prof James Dunbar, Prof Ines Krass, Prof Gregory Peterson
- 2014: $63,500
Evaluation of Map of Medicine at South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network
A/Prof Kevin Mc Namara, A/Prof Jennifer Watts
- 2016: $40,140
No completed student supervisions to report