A/Prof. Kevin Mc Namara

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Deputy Director Associate Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Medicine

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Contact

Biography

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.

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Career highlights

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].

PUBLICATIONS

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

Research interests

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.

Affiliations

• 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.

Knowledge areas

• Social and cultural aspects of health and healthcare
• Implementation Science
• Development of health service interventions
• Screening for chronic disease
• Multimorbidity
• Task substitution in the health workforce
• Medication Safety
• Primary care and rural healthcare
• Health promotion

Awards

• 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)

Projects

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.
(Chief investigator)

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.
(Lead investigator)

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.
(Chief Investigator)

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.
(Chief Investigator)

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.
(Fellowship Recipient)

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.
(Lead Investigator)

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.
(Chief Investigator)

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.
(Chief Investigator)

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.
(Lead investigator)

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.
(Chief Investigator)

Publications

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2024

Acculturation and glycaemic control in Arab immigrants with type 2 diabetes in Australia

Hamzah Alzubaidi, Vitor Oliveira, Catarina Samorinha, Kevin Mc Namara, Jonathan Shaw

(2024), pp. 1-7, Diabetologia, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Models and approaches for building knowledge translation capacity and capability in health services: a scoping review

O King, E West, L Alston, H Beks, M Callisaya, C Huggins, M Murray, K Mc Namara, M Pang, W Payne, A Peeters, M Pithie, A Sayner, A Wong Shee

(2024), Vol. 19, Implementation Science, England, C1

journal article
2023

Use of General Practitioner Telehealth Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Regional Victoria, Australia: Retrospective Analysis

F Savira, L Orellana, M Hensher, L Gao, A Sanigorski, K Mc Namara, V Versace, J Szakiel, J Swann, E Manias, A Peeters

(2023), Vol. 25, pp. e39384-, Journal of medical Internet research, Canada, C1

journal article

Pharmacy diabetes screening trial (PDST): Outcomes of a national clustered RCT comparing three screening methods for undiagnosed type 2 diabetes (T2DM) in community pharmacy

I Krass, R Carter, B Mitchell, M Mohebbi, S Shih, P Trinder, V Versace, F Wilson, K Mc Namara

(2023), Vol. 197, Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, C1

journal article

Patient-Centered Care Experiences of First-Generation, South Asian Migrants with Chronic Diseases Living in High-Income, Western Countries: Systematic Review

K Vakil, T Desse, E Manias, H Alzubaidi, B Rasmussen, S Holton, K Mc Namara

(2023), Vol. 17, pp. 281-298, Patient Preference and Adherence, New Zealand, C1

journal article

Design and implementation characteristics of research training for rural health professionals: a qualitative descriptive study

C Quilliam, A Wong Shee, D Corboy, K Glenister, O King, K Mc Namara, L Alston, D Aras, A Beauchamp, C McKinstry

(2023), Vol. 23, pp. 1-12, BMC medical education, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Impact of diabetes stigma in diabetes distress and diabetes self-care: The moderating role of diabetes social support and general self-esteem in Arabic-speaking adults with type 2 diabetes

H Alzubaidi, K Mc Namara, C Samorinha, V Versace, W Saidawi, J Speight

(2023), Vol. 40, pp. 1-11, Diabetic Medicine, London, Eng., C1

journal article

The application of spatial measures to analyse health service accessibility in Australia: a systematic review and recommendations for future practice

S Wood, L Alston, H Beks, K Mc Namara, N Coffee, R Clark, A Wong Shee, V Versace

(2023), Vol. 23, pp. 1-19, BMC health services research, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Implementation of telehealth primary health care services in a rural Aboriginal Community-Controlled Health Organisation during the COVID-19 pandemic: a mixed-methods study

H Beks, F Mitchell, J Charles, A Wong Shee, K Mc Namara, V Versace

(2023), Vol. 23, Rural and Remote Health, Cairns, Qld., C1

journal article

Quality appraisal of spatial epidemiology and health geography research: A scoping review of systematic reviews

S Wood, L Alston, H Beks, K Mc Namara, N Coffee, R Clark, A Wong Shee, V Versace

(2023), Vol. 83, pp. 1-12, Health and Place, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Enhancing healthcare at home for older people in rural and regional Australia: A protocol for co-creation to design and implement system change

C Needham, N Wheaton, A Shee, K McNamara, M Malakellis, M Murray, L Alston, A Peeters, A Ugalde, C Huggins, S Yoong, S Allender

(2023), Vol. 18, PLoS ONE, C1

journal article

Responsiveness of a rural Aboriginal community controlled health organisation: A qualitative study

H Beks, K Mc Namara, F Mitchell, J Charles, V Versace

(2023), Vol. 31, pp. 1214-1228, Australian Journal of Rural Health, C1

journal article

A qualitative system model to describe the causes and drivers of frequent potentially avoidable presentations to the emergency department

M Malakellis, A Wong Shee, M Murray, L Alston, V Versace, S Allender, K Mc Namara

(2023), Vol. 9, pp. 1-13, Heliyon, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Participant and GP perspectives and experiences of screening for undiagnosed type 2 diabetes in community pharmacy during the Pharmacy Diabetes Screening Trial

I Krass, M Twigg, B Mitchell, F Wilson, M Mohebbi, P Trinder, S Shih, R Carter, V Versace, K McNamara

(2023), Vol. 23, pp. 1-13, BMC Health Services Research, London, Eng., C1

journal article

A novel, multidomain, primary care nurse-led and mHealth-assisted intervention for dementia risk reduction in middle-aged adults (HAPPI MIND): study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial

Amanda Cross, Gopisankar Geethadevi, Parker Magin, Amanda Baker, Billie Bonevski, Kali Godbee, Stephanie Ward, Ajay Mahal, Vincent Versace, J Bell, Kevin Mc Namara, Sharleen O'Reilly, Dennis Thomas, Elizabeth Manias, Kaarin Anstey, Marlien Varnfield, Rajiv Jayasena, Rohan Elliott, Cik Lee, Christine Walker, Denise van den Bosch, Mary Tullipan, Catherine Ferreira, Johnson George

(2023), Vol. 13, pp. 1-14, BMJ Open, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2022

The relationship between diabetes distress, medication taking, glycaemic control and self-management

H Alzubaidi, H Sulieman, K Mc Namara, C Samorinha, C Browning

(2022), Vol. 44, pp. 127-137, International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, Netherlands, C1

journal article

Global burden of early pregnancy gestational diabetes mellitus (eGDM): A systematic review

W Hannah, B Bhavadharini, H Beks, M Deepa, R Anjana, R Uma, E Martin, K McNamara, V Versace, P Saravanan, V Mohan

(2022), Vol. 59, pp. 403-427, Acta Diabetologica, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

What shapes research and research capacity building in rural health services? Context matters

A Wong Shee, C Quilliam, D Corboy, K Glenister, C McKinstry, A Beauchamp, L Alston, D Maybery, D Aras, K Mc Namara

(2022), Vol. 30, pp. 410-421, Australian Journal of Rural Health, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Development of a Complex Intervention for Effective Management of Type 2 Diabetes in a Developing Country

T Desse, K Mc Namara, H Yifter, E Manias

(2022), Vol. 11, pp. 1-19, Journal of Clinical Medicine, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Current practices and future preferences of type 2 diabetes care in Ethiopia: A qualitative study on the perspectives of patients, health professionals, and policymakers

T Desse, K Mc Namara, H Yifter, E Manias

(2022), Vol. 16, pp. 102585-102585, Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews, Netherlands, C1

journal article

Type 2 Diabetes Stigma Assessment Scale (DSAS-2): Cultural and linguistic adaptation and psychometric assessment of the Arabic version

H Alzubaidi, K Namara, C Samorinha, W Saidawi, V Versace, J Speight

(2022), Vol. 16, pp. 703-708, Primary Care Diabetes, C1

journal article

Participant perspectives of an online co-design process to develop a prevention-focused mental health and well-being platform for primary producers

M Binder, H Beks, V Versace, J Macdonald, C Mckay, S Cunningham, G Wall, K Barnes, S Cornell, M Cock, A Kennedy, K Namara

(2022), Vol. 30, pp. 719-729, Australian Journal of Rural Health, C1

journal article

Workforce development for better management of physical comorbidities among people with serious mental illness

K Mc Namara, S Rosenbaum, T Rocks, E Manias, C Freeman, A Shee, K Schlicht, R Calder, J Moloney, M Morgan

(2022), Vol. 217, pp. S39-S42, Medical Journal of Australia, Australia, C1

journal article

Should antidiabetic medicines be considered to reduce cardiometabolic risk in patients with serious mental illness?

K Mc Namara, H Alzubaidi, M Murray, C Samorinha, J Dunbar, V Versace, D Castle

(2022), Vol. 217, pp. S29-S33, Medical Journal of Australia, C1

journal article

An aboriginal community-controlled health organization model of service delivery: qualitative process evaluation of the Tulku wan Wininn mobile clinic

H Beks, F Mitchell, J Charles, K McNamara, V Versace

(2022), Vol. 21, pp. 1-10, International Journal for Equity in Health, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2021

Protocol for a randomised controlled trial evaluating the impact of a community pharmacy discharge medication reconciliation service on unplanned hospital readmissions - The DCMedsRec trial

G Duncan, C Ngo, L Fanning, D Taylor, K McNamara, S Caliph, B Suen, S Johnston, P Darzins

(2021), Vol. 17, pp. 460-465, Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, United States, C1

journal article

Implementation of diabetes screening in community pharmacy - factors influencing successful implementation

A Siu, I Krass, B Mitchell, K McNamara

(2021), Vol. 17, pp. 1606-1613, Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, United States, C1

journal article

Impact of clinical pharmacy interventions on health and economic outcomes in type 2 diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis

T Desse, K Vakil, K Mc Namara, E Manias

(2021), Vol. 38, Diabetic Medicine, England, C1

journal article

Hospital pharmacists' experiences of participating in a partnered pharmacist medication charting credentialing program: a qualitative study

H Beks, K Namara, E Manias, A Dalton, E Tong, M Dooley

(2021), Vol. 21, BMC Health Services Research, England, C1

journal article

Outcomes of a novel pharmacy screening intervention to address the burden of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in an Arabic-speaking country

H Alzubaidi, S Hasan, W Saidawi, K Mc Namara, S Chandir, I Krass

(2021), Vol. 38, Diabetic Medicine, England, C1

journal article

Theorizing Factors Mediating With the Implementation of a Patient Feedback on Safety Intervention Implemented in the Primary Care Setting

H Beks, A Hernan, S Giles, M Malakellis, K Mc Namara, V Versace

(2021), Vol. 31, pp. 2260-2273, Qualitative Health Research, United States, C1

journal article
2020

Cardiovascular disease risk screening by pharmacists: a behavior change wheel guided qualitative analysis

H Almansour, A Mekonnen, N Aloudah, T Alhawassi, K Mc Namara, B Chaar, I Krass, B Saini

(2020), Vol. 16, pp. 149-159, Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, United States, C1

journal article

Implementing screening interventions in community pharmacy to promote interprofessional coordination of primary care - a mixed methods evaluation

K Mc Namara, I Krass, G Peterson, H Alzubaidi, R Grenfell, B Freedman, J Dunbar

(2020), Vol. 16, pp. 160-167, Research in social and administrative pharmacy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Self-monitoring of Blood Pressure in Patients with Hypertension-Related Multi-morbidity: Systematic Review and Individual Patient Data Meta-analysis

J Sheppard, K Tucker, W Davison, R Stevens, W Aekplakorn, H Bosworth, A Bove, K Earle, M Godwin, B Green, P Hebert, C Heneghan, N Hill, F Hobbs, I Kantola, S Kerry, A Leiva, D Magid, J Mant, K Margolis, B Mckinstry, M Mclaughlin, K Mcnamara, S Omboni, O Ogedegbe, G Parati, J Varis, W Verberk, B Wakefield, R Mcmanus

(2020), Vol. 33, pp. 243-251, American Journal of Hypertension, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article

Patient feedback for safety improvement in primary care: results from a feasibility study

A Hernan, S Giles, H Beks, K McNamara, K Kloot, M Binder, V Versace

(2020), Vol. 10, pp. e037887-, BMJ open, England, C1

journal article

Reporting health research translation and impact in the curriculum vitae: a survey

L Boland, L Brosseau, S Caspar, I Graham, A Hutchinson, A Kothari, K Mc Namara, E McInnes, M Angel, D Stacey

(2020), Vol. 1, pp. 1-11, Implementation science communications, London, Eng., C1

journal article

The Inverse Care Law might not apply to preventative health services in community pharmacy

S Zonneveld, V Versace, I Krass, R Clark, S Shih, S Detert Oude Weme, K Mc Namara

(2020), Vol. 17, pp. 875-884, Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, United States, C1

journal article

Pharmacists' experiences and views on providing screening services: an international comparison

Hamzah Alzubaidi, Kevin Mc Namara, Ward Saidawi, Sanah Hasan, Ines Krass

(2020), Vol. 16, pp. 1558-1568, Research in social and administrative pharmacy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Metformin for Preventing Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Women with a Previous Diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes: A Narrative Review

V Versace, H Beks, H Wesley, K McNamara, W Hague, R Anjana, V Mohan, K Khunti, J Dunbar

(2020), Vol. 38, pp. 366-376, Seminars in Reproductive Medicine, United States, C1

journal article
2019

Evaluation of clinical quality improvement interventions: feasibility of an integrated approach

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

journal article

Cardiovascular disease as a leading cause of death: how are pharmacists getting involved?

Kevin Mc Namara, Hamzah Alzubaidi, John Jackson

(2019), Vol. 8, pp. 1-11, Integrated pharmacy research and practice, Macclesfield, Eng., C1

journal article

Psychometric properties of the Arabic version of the 9-item Shared Decision-Making Questionnaire: The entire process from translation to validation

H Alzubaidi, A Hussein, K Mc Namara, I Scholl

(2019), Vol. 9, BMJ Open, England, C1

journal article

Investigating the feasibility of a patient feedback tool to improve safety in Australian primary care: A study protocol

A Hernan, K Kloot, S Giles, H Beks, K McNamara, M Binder, V Versace

(2019), Vol. 9, BMJ Open, England, C1

journal article

Process evaluation protocol for a cluster randomised trial of a complex, nurse-led intervention to improve hypertension management in India

N Srinivasapura Venkateshmurthy, K Mc Namara, H Koorts, S Mohan, V S Ajay, D Jindal, B Malipeddi, A Roy, N Tandon, D Prabhakaran, T Worsley, R Maddison, S O'Reilly

(2019), Vol. 9, BMJ Open, England, C1

journal article

Trends and Predictors of Oral Anticoagulant Use in People with Alzheimer's Disease and the General Population in Australia

J Ilomäki, L Fanning, C Keen, J Sluggett, A Page, M Korhonen, A Meretoja, K Mc Namara, J Bell

(2019), Vol. 70, pp. 733-745, Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, Netherlands, C1

journal article

Diabetes and cardiovascular disease risk screening model in community pharmacies in a developing primary healthcare system: A feasibility study

H Alzubaidi, S Chandir, S Hasan, K McNamara, R Cox, I Krass

(2019), Vol. 9, BMJ Open, England, C1

journal article
2018

Predictors of effective therapeutic relationships between pharmacists and patients with type 2 diabetes: Comparison between Arabic-speaking and Caucasian English-speaking patients

H Alzubaidi, K Mc Namara, V Versace

(2018), Vol. 14, pp. 1064-1071, Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, United States, C1

journal article

Pharmacist views and pharmacy capacity to deliver professional services in the United Arab Emirates

H Alzubaidi, W Saidawi, K Mc Namara

(2018), Vol. 40, pp. 1106-1115, International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, Netherlands, C1

journal article

Demographic, clinical and lifestyle factors associated with high-intensity statin therapy in Australia: the AusDiab study

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

journal article

Prevalence, safety, and effectiveness of oral anticoagulant use in people with and without dementia or cognitive impairment: a systematic review and meta-analysis

L Fanning, T Ryan-Atwood, J Simon Bell, A Meretoja, K McNamara, P Dārziņš, I Wong, J Ilomäki

(2018), Vol. 65, pp. 489-517, Journal of alzheimer's disease, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

journal article
2017

Health professional perspectives on the management of multimorbidity and polypharmacy for older patients in Australia

K Mc Namara, B Breken, H Alzubaidi, J Bell, J Dunbar, C Walker, A Hernan

(2017), Vol. 46, pp. 291-299, Age and Ageing, England, C1

journal article

Time to question diabetes self-management support for Arabic-speaking migrants: exploring a new model of care

H Alzubaidi, K Mc Namara, C Browning

(2017), Vol. 34, pp. 348-355, Diabetic Medicine, England, C1

journal article

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment in Australian Community Pharmacy

K Mc Namara, G Peterson, J Hughes, I Krass, V Versace, R Clark, J Dunbar

(2017), Vol. 26, pp. 667-676, Heart Lung and Circulation, Australia, C1

journal article

Do statin users adhere to a healthy diet and lifestyle? the Australian diabetes, obesity and lifestyle study

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, England, C1-1

journal article

Pharmacy Diabetes Screening Trial: Protocol for a pragmatic cluster-randomised controlled trial to compare three screening methods for undiagnosed type 2 diabetes in Australian community pharmacy

I Krass, R Carter, B Mitchell, M Mohebbi, S Shih, P Trinder, V Versace, F Wilson, K Namara

(2017), Vol. 7, BMJ Open, England, C1

journal article
2016

Spontaneously reported haemorrhagic adverse events associated with rivaroxaban and dabigatran in Australia

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, England, C1

journal article

Meeting professional standards for CVD risk screening in the pharmacy

K Mc Namara

(2016), Vol. 35, pp. 50-53, Australian pharmacist, Canberra, A.C.T., C1

journal article

Adopting an active learning approach to teaching in a research-intensive higher education context transformed staff teaching attitudes and behaviours

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

journal article

Getting Australia's health on track: priority policy actions for a healthier Australia

R Lindberg, H Fetherston, K Mc Namara, AHPC strategic advisory group, AHPC working groups

(2016), Melbourne, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper
2015

Challenges of diabetes prevention in the real world: results and lessons from the Melbourne diabetes prevention study

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

journal article

Intervention fidelity for a complex behaviour change intervention in community pharmacy addressing cardiovascular disease risk

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

journal article

Barriers and enablers to healthcare access and use among Arabic-speaking and Caucasian English-speaking patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a qualitative comparative study

H Alzubaidi, K Mc Namara, C Browning, J Marriott

(2015), Vol. 5, pp. 1-12, BMJ Open, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Protocol for ACCESS : a qualitative study exploring barriers and facilitators to accessing the emergency contraceptive pill from community pharmacies in Australia

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

journal article

The relationships between illness and treatment perceptions with adherence to diabetes self-care: A comparison between Arabic-speaking migrants and Caucasian English-speaking patients

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

journal article

Medicine-taking experiences and associated factors: comparison between Arabic-speaking and Caucasian English-speaking patients with Type 2 diabetes

H Alzubaidi, K Mc Mamara, C Chapman, V Stevenson, J Marriott

(2015), Vol. 32, pp. 1625-1633, Diabetic medicine, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2014

Patient engagement strategies used for hypertension and their influence on self-management attributes

K McNamara, V Versace, J Marriott, J Dunbar

(2014), Vol. 31, pp. 437-444, Family practice, Oxford, England, C1

journal article

Challenges in measuring medication adherence : experiences from a controlled trial

K Steward, K McNamara, G Johnson

(2014), Vol. 36, pp. 15-19, International journal of clinical pharmacy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

A multifaceted pharmacist intervention to improve antihypertensive adherence: A cluster-randomized, controlled trial (HAPPy trial)

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, England, C1

journal article

Shared decision making: What do clinicians need to know and why should they bother?

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, Australia, C1

journal article

Motivating undergraduate students via online learning to develop clinical competencies

K Mc Namara, C Yeng Lee

(2014), Vol. 14, pp. 101-108, Pharmacy education, Hague, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

An international survey of health literacy education within schools of pharmacy

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

journal article
2013

Multiple pharmacological interventions targeting cardiovascular disease risk factors in individuals with type 2 diabetes - systematic review

H Khalil, K McNamara, Y Pan

(2013), Vol. 2, pp. 1-7, Journal of diabetes research & clinical metabolism, Bedfordshire, England, C1

journal article
2012

A pilot study evaluating multiple risk factor interventions by community pharmacists to prevent cardiovascular disease : The PAART CVD pilot project

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

journal article

Potential of pharmacists to help reduce the burden of poorly managed cardiovascular risk

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

journal article
2011

The roles of community pharmacists in cardiovascular disease prevention and management

J George, K Mc Namara, K Stewart

(2011), Vol. 4, pp. 266-272, Australasian medical journal, Perth, W.A., C1

journal article
2010

Greater Green Triangle Diabetes Prevention Program: remaining treatment gaps in hypertension and dyslipidaemia

K Mc Namara, B Philpot, E Janus, J Dunbar

(2010), Vol. 18, pp. 43-44, Australian journal of rural health, Carlton, Vic., C1

journal article

Dyslipidaemia in rural Australia : prevalence, awareness, and adherence to treatment guidelines in the Greater Green Triangle risk factor study

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

journal article

Evaluation of a community pharmacy-based intervention for improving patient adherence to antihypertensives: a randomised controlled trial

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

journal article

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

journal article

Increasing community pharmacy involvement in the prevention of cardiovasular disease: the HAPPY Trial final report

K Stewart, J George, S Jackson, G Peterson, J Hughes, K McNamara, M Bailey, A Hsueh, J McDowell, L Bereznicki, P Gee

(2010), Canberra, A.C.T., A6

research report/technical paper
2009

Community pharmacists' preferences for continuing education delivery in Australia

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

journal article

Rural smokers : a prevention opportunity

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

journal article
2008

The evolution of a state-wide continuing education programme for allied health professionals

A Schoo, K Stagnitti, K McNamara

(2008), Vol. 15, pp. 60-67, International journal of therapy and rehabilitation, London, England, C1

journal article

Prevalence, detection and drug treatment of hypertension in a rural Australian population : the Greater Green Triangle Risk Factor Study 2004

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

journal article

Clinical placement and rurality of career commencement : a pilot study

A Schoo, K McNamara, K Stagnitti

(2008), Vol. 8, pp. 1-10, Rural and remote health, Deakin West, A.C.T., C1

journal article

Detection and treatment of hypertension in rural Australia

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

conference
2007

What makes continuing education effective : perspectives of community pharmacists

K McNamara, J Marriott, G Duncan

(2007), Vol. 15, pp. 313-317, International journal of pharmacy practice, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Barriers to pharmacist participation in continuing education in Australia

J Marriott, G Duncan, K McNamara

(2007), Vol. 7, pp. 11-17, Pharmacy education, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2006

Acceptability of videoconference technology for the delivery of continuing education to rural pharmacists

K McNamara

(2006), Vol. 36, pp. 187-189, Journal of pharmacy practice and research, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Out-of-hours co-operatives: General practitioner satisfaction with governance and working arrangements

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

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Holistic Approach in Primary care for PreventIng Memory Impairment aNd Dementia (HAPPI MIND)

Dr Johnson George, Prof Parker Magin, Prof Amanda Baker, Prof Billie Bonevski, Prof Ajay Mahal, Prof Vincent Versace, A/Prof Kevin Mc Namara, Dr Rajiv Jayasena, Dr Marlien Varnfield

NHMRC Boosting Dementia Research Grant

  • 2024: $15,359
  • 2023: $15,359
  • 2020: $15,359

Delivering enhanced healthcare at home for older people in rural Australia

Prof Anna Peeters, Prof Vincent Versace, Mr Craig Wilding, Prof Wendy Chapman, Prof Terry Haines, Dr Anna Wong Shee, A/Prof Joanne Porter, Prof Warren Payne, Dr Louise Greenstock, Prof Steven Allender, Dr Laura Alston, A/Prof Anna Borda, A/Prof Anna Ugalde, Dr Olivia King, Mrs Fiona Mitchell, Dr Hannah Beks, Ms Sue Williams, Prof Adam Elshaug, Prof Martin Hensher, Dr Joannne Enticott, A/Prof Michele Callisaya, Prof Bodil Rasmussen, A/Prof Kevin Mc Namara

MRFF (DISER) Rapid Applied Research Translation

  • 2024: $1,256,523
  • 2023: $1,235,064
  • 2022: $1,223,738

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

Department of Health and Human Services - Victoria

  • 2018: $60,958
  • 2017: $97,533
  • 2016: $85,340

Diabetes Health Check Risk Assessment, Screening and Referral

A/Prof Kevin Mc Namara, Emeritus Professor Rob Carter, Dr Sophy Shih, Prof Vincent Versace, Dr Mohammadreza Mohebbi

Department of Health - Commonwealth

  • 2018: $49,362
  • 2017: $328,676

Developing and evaluating health outcomes for people with diabetes from a sleep health intervention that uses novel point of care sleep health assessment technology

A/Prof Kevin Mc Namara, Prof Vincent Versace, Dr David Burton, Prof Greg Johnson, Dr Hamza Alzubaidi, Prof Colette Browning

DHHS - Victorian Medical Research Acceleration Fund

  • 2019: $100,000

Integration of pharmacy services across the Barwon Southwest region.

A/Prof Kevin Mc Namara, Mr Paul Crosland, Dr Kate Kloot, Dr Andrea Hernan, Dr Hannah Beks, Prof Vincent Versace

South West Healthcare

  • 2018: $40,000

Primary Producer Knowledge Network.

Dr Alison Kennedy, Prof Susan Brumby, Prof Vincent Versace, A/Prof Kevin Mc Namara

Victorian Workcover Authority (WorkSafe Vic) - Partnership

  • 2023: $75,000
  • 2022: $121,600
  • 2021: $143,200
  • 2020: $71,600

Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training and Research program 2018 - 2025

Prof Vincent Versace, A/Prof Kevin Mc Namara, Dr Anna Wong Shee, Dr Laura Alston, Prof Neil Coffee, Dr Hannah Beks, Dr Andrea Hernan

Australian Government Department of Health

  • 2023: $1,610,816
  • 2022: $1,382,858
  • 2021: $1,035,927
  • 2020: $2,375,172

Group Model Building: a collaborative, multi-stakeholder approach to reduce potentially avoidable visits to the Emergency Department.

Dr Anna Wong Shee, Prof Vincent Versace, A/Prof Kevin Mc Namara, Prof Steven Allender, Dr Laura Alston

Ballarat Health Services

  • 2023: $30,000
  • 2021: $18,036

Evaluation of interprofessional education for multidisciplinary students in an Aboriginal health setting.

Prof Vincent Versace, Dr Hannah Beks, A/Prof Kevin Mc Namara, Ms Kate Schlicht, Mrs Fiona Mitchell, Dr Anna Wong Shee

Australian Government Department of Health

  • 2023: $47,325
  • 2022: $70,878

Colac Area Health and Deakin Rural Health Research Partnership.

Prof Vincent Versace, Dr Laura Alston, A/Prof Kevin Mc Namara

Colac Area Health

  • 2024: $19,123
  • 2023: $32,783

Industry and Other Funding

Absolute risk screening in Pharmacy

A/Prof Kevin Mc Namara, Hon Prof James Dunbar, Prof Ines Krass, Prof Gregory Peterson

NHF Focus Grant - National Heart Foundation of Australia

  • 2014: $63,500

Evaluation of Map of Medicine at South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network

A/Prof Kevin Mc Namara, Prof Jennifer Watts

South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network

  • 2016: $40,140

A participatory evaluation of a community-developed mobile health clinic

Dr Hannah Beks, Prof Vincent Versace, A/Prof Kevin Mc Namara, A/Prof James Charles, Dr Andrea Hernan, Ms Geraldine Ewing, Prof Amanda Kenny

Nurses Board of Victoria LL - Aboriginal Practice Enhancement Grant

  • 2022: $727
  • 2020: $2,909

Evaluation of telehealth services implemented for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within the primary health care setting.

Dr Hannah Beks, Prof Vincent Versace, A/Prof James Charles, Mrs Fiona Mitchell, Dr Anna Wong Shee, A/Prof Kevin Mc Namara, Dr Andrea Hernan

Western Alliance

  • 2021: $24,996
  • 2020: $24,996

Evaluation of the expansion of telehealth through primary care in Australia.

Prof Anna Peeters, Prof Elizabeth Manias, A/Prof Kevin Mc Namara, Prof Vincent Versace, Dr Andrea Hernan, A/Prof Martin Hensher, Prof Marj Moodie, A/Prof Lan Gao, Prof Liliana Orellana, Prof Andrea Driscoll, Prof Bodil Rasmussen, Prof Peter Vuillermin, Dr Kate Anderson

Western Alliance

  • 2021: $24,250
  • 2020: $24,250

Brophy-Deakin Research and Evaluation partnership-key deliverables.

Prof Vincent Versace, A/Prof Kevin Mc Namara, Prof Kristy Hess, Ms Kate Schlicht, Mr Chris Healey, Dr Hannah Beks, Dr Anna Wong Shee

Brophy Family & Youth Services Incorporated

  • 2024: $45,000
  • 2022: $45,000

Dasman Diabetes Institute Geohealth Lab and Deakin University Collaboration.

Prof Vincent Versace, Prof Neil Coffee, A/Prof Kevin Mc Namara, Dr Tesfaye Feyissa, Dr Anna Wong Shee, Dr Laura Alston, Mr Ralf-Dieter Schroers, Dr Hannah Beks, Prof Adrienne O'Neil, Hon Prof James Dunbar

Dasman Diabetes Institute

  • 2024: $465,345
  • 2023: $930,690

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2024

Krishna Vakil

Thesis entitled: Multimorbidity Management Among First-Generation South Asian Migrants in Australia

Master of Philosophy (Medicine), School of Medicine

Associate Supervisor
2024

Hannah Beks

Thesis entitled: Responsiveness to the Health Care Needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in Rural Australia

Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine), School of Medicine

Hannah Wesley

Thesis entitled: Epidemiology Of Early Pregnancy Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (eGDM) In South India

Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine), School of Medicine

2023

Tigestu Alemu

Thesis entitled: Development of a complex intervention for effective management of type 2 diabetes in a developing country

Doctor of Philosophy (Nursing), School of Nursing & Midwifery