Profiles And Contributions To This Article

Impact of case management on rural women's quality of life and substance use

Megan  Passey

Megan Passey

qualifications: MPH

contribution: original concept, designed the project, devised survey tool, literature review, statistical analysis, contributed to drafts, overall project supervision

position: senior lecturer


Dr Passey is a medically trained epidemiologist whose research focuses on multi-disciplinary primary health care interventions and systems to address chronic disease. She has extensive experience in population and health services research, clinical medicine, and population health policy and practice, which she brings to her current academic position. After eight years working in international health research in the USA, Iraq and Papua New Guinea (PNG), Dr Passey returned to Australia to work in chronic disease prevention and applied research, with the North Coast Area Health Service (NCAHS), where she worked for seven years before taking up her current position as Senior Lecturer in Primary Health Care Research with the University of Sydney in September 2006. Her current research focuses on prevention and management of chronic diseases in the primary care setting, and on Aboriginal health. She also directs the NRUDRH Primary Health Care Research and Evaluation Development (PHCRED) program which is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

Michelle  Sheldrake

Michelle Sheldrake

qualifications: MSc

contribution: original concept, designed the project, devised survey tool, literature review, collected data, supervised data collection, qualitative data analysis, wrote the first draft

position: research officer

Kerry  Leitch

Kerry Leitch

qualifications: Grad Cert (Manag Comm)

contribution: original concept, development of the intervention, contributed to drafts

position: WRAP project manager


Project Manager for an integrated care trial for women dependent on illicit drugs. Women included in the trial include women on methadone, pregnant women and/or women with young children, polydrug using women and Aboriginal women dependent on illicit drugs and/or alcohol. Also a community development project is included in an area of high drug use.

Val  Gilmore

Val Gilmore

qualifications: GradDip (addiction studies)

contribution: original concept, development and supervision of the intervention, contributed to drafts

position: WRAP project officer

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