Anna Dawson

  • 544 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
20042017
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Anna is a mixed method Senior Research Fellow whose work focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' health and wellbeing, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce, and health services research. Situated in the Wardliparingga Aboriginal Research Unit at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Unit, she is currently working on knowledge translation projects for the Centre of Research Excellence in Aboriginal Chronic Disease Knowledge Translation and Exchange.  This involves developing a best practice framework for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations in addition to supporting capacity building activities for the sector.  She is also working on a project funded by the Lowitja Institute which aims to understand stress and straying strong in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and human services' workforce.  With a clinical background in physiotherapy, Anna has undertaken diverse research training to become proficient in a range of methodologies and culturally safe participatory approaches. She is interested in translating research findings using novel means that are meaningful and accessible to target audiences.

Research Interests

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

Health services research

Knowledge translation

Education / Academic qualification

PhD, University of Queensland

Bachelor's Degree, University of South Australia

Graduate Diploma, University of South Australia

Research Output 2004 2017

  • 544 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
  • 12 Article
  • 3 Review article
  • 1 Comment/debate
3 Citations
8 Citations

Identifying multi-level culturally appropriate smoking cessation strategies for Aboriginal health staff: A concept mapping approach

Dawson, A. P., Cargo, M., Stewart, H., Chong, A. & Daniel, M. Feb 2013 In : Health Education Research. 28, 1, p. 31-45 15 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

19 Citations

Aboriginal Health Workers experience multilevel barriers to quitting smoking: A qualitative study

Dawson, A. P., Cargo, M., Stewart, H., Chong, A. & Daniel, M. 2012 In : International Journal for Equity in Health. 11, 1, 27

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

18 Citations

"I know it's bad for me and yet i do it": Exploring the factors that perpetuate smoking in aboriginal health workers - A qualitative study

Dawson, A. P., Cargo, M., Stewart, H., Chong, A. & Daniel, M. 2012 In : BMC Health Services Research. 12, 1, 102

Research output: Research - peer-reviewReview article