Dr Lau is a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of General Practice, The University of Melbourne. She has extensive experience in Indigenous health research.
She has been awarded several research grants over the years including National health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) project grants and fellowship grants and Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) awards. She is or has been a Chief Investigator in 15 funded projects and the primary investigator in 9. She is an active member of the Research and Research Training Committees which make strategic decisions for the Department of General Practice. She is also the Department's Research Higher Degree (RHD) coordinator overseeing the progress of over 30 RHD students. Dr Lau has a national reputation for her work on cultural sensitivity in health care and enhancing the capacity of general practice to meet the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and culturally and linguistically diverse groups. She is the Director of the Cultural Respect Encompassing Simulation Training (CREST) program, an innovative teaching and learning program that provides training in cultural sensitivity in communication. Over 10,000 health professional students and practitioners have participated in this program in the 4 years since its inception. In a period of just 15 months, Dr Lau has led CREST's successful transition from a funded project to a commercial product. Dr Lau is also the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences China Program Lead in Primary Care with the responsibility of developing a program of engagement and collaboration with our primary care counterparts in China. She works with the Faculty's China Program Team and International Engagement Office to promote international engagement and to establish our department as academic primary care training providers. Our engagement strategies include collaborating with international academics and healthcare researchers from Asia Pacific, conducting clinical and research workshops and exchanges with physicians in China and Hong Kong and conducting international observership programs in Melbourne for primary care practitioners from Asia Pacific. She is currently the honorary research adviser for Peking Union Medical College Hospital's Emergency Department and General Practice Department, Hong Kong Tuen Mun Hospital Family Medicine Department. She is also a visiting academic at the University of Malaya. Dr Lau holds active national advocacy and leadership roles. She is an elected executive committee member of the Australasian Association for Academic Primary Care (AAAPC) that advocates for high quality primary care research, education and practice. She is also a founding member of the Pharmacy Oral Health Alliance that advocates on a politically challenging platform for accessible oral health care through non-dental health professionals.
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Research Workshop By Dr. Phyllis Lau For The Department Of Family Medicine And Primary Hea..
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The effectiveness of interprofessional education for the management of diabetes and oral health: A systematic review
Huy Do, Hanny Calache, Ivan Darby, Phyllis Lau
Journal article | 2020 | Journal of Interprofessional Care
Diabetes and oral disease are becoming increasingly prevalent in Australia and share a bidirectional relationship. Despite this re..
Opportunities for improving hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) management in primary care settings: A review of international published guidelines in the context of pregnancy care in Indonesia
Fitriana Murriya Ekawati, Ova Emilia, Shaun Brennecke, Jane Gunn, Sharon Licqurish, Phyllis Lau
Journal article | 2020 | Pregnancy Hypertension
Almost all of global maternal mortality caused by HDP occurs in low to middle-income countries (LMIC). However, limited guidance i..
'Say Ahhh': What do dentists, general medical practitioners and community pharmacists do about halitosis?
Phyllis Lau, Chythra Meethal, Michelle Middleton, Malcolm Clark, Ivan Darby
Journal article | 2019 | International Dental Journal
INTRODUCTION: Halitosis is common and can have significant impact on quality of life. Current literature recommends multidisciplin..
How do general practitioners access guidelines and utilise electronic medical records to make clinical decisions on antibiotic use? Results from an Australian qualitative study
Ruby Biezen, Cassandra Roberts, Kirsty Buising, Karin Thursky, Douglas Boyle, Phyllis Lau, Malcolm Clark, Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis
Journal article | 2019 | BMJ OPEN
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to explore how general practitioners (GPs) access and use both guidelines and electronic medical recor..
Prescribing for people with type 2 diabetes and renal impairment in Australian general practice: A national cross sectional study
Jo-Anne E Manski-Nankervis, Sharmala Thuraisingam, Janet K Sluggett, Phyllis Lau, Irene Blackberry, Jenni Ilomaki, John Furler, J Simon Bell
Journal article | 2019 | Primary Care Diabetes
Developing management pathways for hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) in Indonesian primary care: a study protocol
Fitriana Murriya Ekawati, Sharon Licqurish, Ova Emilia, Jane Gunn, Shaun Brennecke, Phyllis Lau
Journal article | 2019 | Reproductive Health
Background National and international guidelines for the management of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) are available in ..
Screening and diagnosis of chronic kidney disease in people with type 2 diabetes attending Australian general practice
Jo-Anne E Manski-Nankervis, Sharmala Thuraisingam, Phyllis Lau, Irene Blackberry, Janet K Sluggett, Jenni Ilomaki, J Simon Bell, John Furler
Journal article | 2018 | Australian Journal of Primary Health
Bundap Marram Durn Durn: Engagement with Aboriginal women experiencing comorbid chronic physical and mental health conditions
Karmen Jobling, Phyllis Lau, Diane Kerr, Rosemary O Higgins, Marian U Worcester, Lynnell Angus, Alun C Jackson, Barbara M Murphy
Journal article | 2016 | Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Exploring Aboriginal patients' experiences of cardiac care at a major metropolitan hospital in Melbourne
Linda Worrall-Carter, Karen Daws, Muhammad Aziz Rahman, Sarah MacLean, Kevin Rowley, Shawana Andrews, Andrew MacIsaac, Phyllis M Lau, Samantha McEvedy, John Willis, Kerry Arabena
Journal article | 2016 | Australian Health Review
Prevention of low and non-urgent presentations of children to emergency departments: models of care outside hospitals
L sanci, M Temple-Smith, P lau, A-M Duncan
Report | 2015
The focus of this report is on low-urgency paediatric presentations to hospital emergency departments which could potentially be m..
Chlamydia among Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people attending sexual health services, general practices and Aboriginal community controlled health services
James Ward, Jane Goller, Hammad Ali, Anna Bowring, Sophia Couzos, Mark Saunders, Phyllis Yau, John M Kaldor, Margaret Hellard, Rebecca J Guy, Basil Donovan
Journal article | 2014 | BMC HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH
Reattendance and chlamydia retesting rates at 12 months among young people attending Australian general practice clinics 2007-10: a longitudinal study
Emma R Weaver, Anna L Bowring, Rebecca Guy, Caroline van Gemert, Jane S Hocking, Douglas I Boyle, Tony Merritt, Clare Heal, Phyllis M Lau, Basil Donovan, Margaret E Hellard
Journal article | 2014 | Sexual Health
Factors Influencing Access to Urban General Practices and Primary Health Care by Aboriginal Australians—A Qualitative Study
Phyllis Lau, Priscilla Pyett, Marlene Burchill, John Furler, Michael Tynan, Margaret Kelaher, Siaw-Teng Liaw
Journal article | 2012 | AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples
Pharmacy diabetes care program: Analysis of two screening methods for undiagnosed type 2 diabetes in Australian community pharmacy
I Krass, B Mitchell, P Clarke, M Brillant, R Dienaar, J Hughes, P Lau, G Peterson, K Stewart, S Taylor, J Wilkinson, C Armour
Journal article | 2007 | Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
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