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Lesley  Barclay

Prof Emer Lesley Barclay

Lesley Barclay (AO PhD) is the foundation Professor of Health Services Development at Charles Darwin University and co directs a new Graduate School of Health Practice. As the Chief Investigator she guided medical and midwifery colleagues in one of the first National Health and Medical Research Council Centres of Clinical Excellence in Research focusing on improvements to maternity services. She is currently leading research into maternity services in China funded by ARC in partnership Chinese colleagues, and on Indigenous birth and systems to support this in Australia. Lesley has led over 30 research projects and been successful with 8 NHMRC and ARC grants in the last decade, supervising more than 30 major research theses to successful completion. Five of her graduates are now in professorial positions. In recent years she has published 3 books, 25 refereed journal articles and 15 major reports for government. Lesley has worked in International development for nearly 20 years, as a technical adviser to governments, AusAID, World Bank and WHO, in provision of primary health car, maternal infant/child health and capacity building in health worker education systems. This work has occurred in Asia, Melanesia and the Pacific Islands. Lesley has also served on a variety of national committees such as the NHMRC Council for two terms and was an inaugural ministerial appointee to the Australian Council for Safety and Quality. She was awarded an AO in 2004 in recognition of her contribution to professional and international developments and child health.


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Original Research 1 December 2022

Do dose administration aids support medication adherence for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples? An exploration of patients’ perspectives, experiences and use on the North Coast of New South Wales


Commentary 16 December 2016

Rural health service planning: the need for a comprehensive approach to costing


Original Research 25 February 2015

Exploration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives of Home Medicines Review


Review Article 3 June 2014

Can a white nurse get it? 'Reflexive practice' and the non-Indigenous clinician/researcher working with Aboriginal people


Original Research 20 June 2013

Prolonging a sustainable working life among older rural GPs: solutions from the horse's mouth


Original Research 28 January 2013

Can the fetal fibronectin test be used by remote dwelling pregnant women to predict the onset of labour at term and delay transfer for birth in regional settings?


Original Research 6 December 2010

Problems measuring community health status at a local level: Papua New Guinea's health information system


Personal View 6 August 2010

'Closing the Gap': How maternity services can contribute to reducing poor maternal infant health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women


Original Research 21 November 2009

Outcome evaluation of community health promotion intervention within a donor funded project climate in Papua New Guinea


Original Research 31 July 2007

What are the effects of distance management on the retention of remote area nurses in Australia?


Preliminary Report 5 July 2006

Maternity care in the bush: using the Internet to provide educational resources to isolated practitioners

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