Health Equity Research and Development Unit (HERDU)
HERDU conducts high quality research to describe health inequities, translate evidence into practice, and evaluate the impact of interventions, policies and programs on health equity.
45 AND UP AGED CARE COHORT: Linked the 45 & Up study data to the NSW Admitted Patient Data Collection (APDC), NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, and Australian Department of Human Services Medicare (MBS) data to understand health service use, integration of services and risks relating to health outcomes.
Healthy Homes & Neighbourhoods: HERDU contributed to the evidence base and qualitative research to identify barriers and enablers to service access for families.
'After Hours' attendance for paediatric patients at Canterbury Hospital Emergency Department: The study seeks to understand why new migrants with young children are attending ED 'After Hours' rather than seeking care from a primary health care provider and access to GPs and health information.
Learning by Doing: Assisted course participants within SLHD to develop and conduct action research projects to identify and address health inequities with a focus on people with comorbid chronic illnesses.
- Director: Associate Professor Elizabeth Harris
- External Relations Advisor: Associate Professor Marilyn Wise
- Service Development Manager: Jude Page
- Research Officer: Dr Nila Sharma
Publications and Presentations
- Comino EJ, Harris E, Page J, McDonald J, Harris MF. The 45 and Up Study: a tool for local population health and health service planning to improve integration of healthcare. Public Health Res Pract. 2016;26(3):e2631629
- Comino, E, Harris, E, Islam, F, Macdonald, J, Khan, R, Harris, M. Aged Care Cohort in Central and Eastern Sydney - Demonstration Project Summaries 2016. At https://cphce.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/publication_related_files/executive%20summary%20report_v3.pdf
- Comino, E., Harris, E., Islam, F., Harris, M. Snapshot of integrated care in Central and Eastern Sydney: Access to measures of integrated care for participants attending General Practice - A preliminary analysis 2016. https://cphce.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/publication_related_files/45%20and%20Up%20Snapshot%20Integrated%20Care%20Report_v3_0.pdf
- 4. Comino, E, Harris, E, Islam, F, Macdonald, J, Khan, R, Harris, M. Aged Care Cohort in Central and Eastern Sydney - Demonstration Project Summaries. 2016 At https://cphce.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/publication_related_files/executive%20summary%20report_v3.pdf
- Lloyd JE, Song HJ, Dennis SM, Dunbar N, Harris E, Harris MF. A systematic review of evidence-based strategies for developing health literate organisations. 2016 Evidence Live Conference. Oxford, UK.
- Lloyd JE, Song HJ, Dennis SM, Dunbar N, Harris E, Harris MF. Evidence based strategies for developing health literate primary health care organisations. 2016 Primary Health Care Research Conference. Canberra.
Contact details for department
Head of Department: Dr Jane Lloyd
Department/Unit: Health Equity Research and Development Unit (HERDU)
RPAH Campus, Level 9, KGV