Dr Angela Durey
|Position||Senior Research Fellow|
|School||School of Psychology and Speech Pathology|
|Phone||+618 9266 3250|
Dr Angela Durey is a Senior Research Fellow and Team Investigator on a NHMRC capacity building grant ‘Building Mental Wealth: Improved mental health for better health outcomes among Indigenous Australians.’ She is an anthropologist who has worked for many years in rural, remote and Aboriginal health research and education. Her current research interests include racism and white privilege in health care with a particular focus on Indigenous health. She works in the Aboriginal Health Education and Research Unit at the Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute (CHIRI.) Her original training was as a Registered Nurse.
Currently Angela is conducting research in forensic mental health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. She is also involved in other research projects including as a Chief Investigator (CI) on an Australian Learning and Teaching grant: 'Working together: intercultural academic leadership for teaching and learning in Indigenous culture and health' to develop a model of collaborative, intercultural academic leadership to improve outcomes for Indigenous Australians (2011). She also conducted research as a CI on a national project funded by the Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health on factors impacting on the professional, social and cultural integration of overseas trained doctors working in Aboriginal medical services in rural and remote Australia (2004-2007). Angela has published in the area of rural and Indigenous health with a particular focus on service delivery. She supervises higher degree research students in the area of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.
As Assistant Professor, Teaching and Learning, at the Combined Universities Centre for Rural Health, University of Western Australia (2006-2009) Dr Durey coordinated the undergraduate student placement program and directed the Teaching and Learning team to successfully review, plan, implement and evaluate a range of education programs, clinical placements, research projects, intensive interdisciplinary residential learning programs in rural remote and Aboriginal health for health science and media students across five universities. She has also coordinated an undergraduate heath unit on Research Methods in nursing, and lectured in medical anthropology and sociology.Back to top
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, rural health, racism and white privilege, forensic mental health servicesBack to top
Social determinants of healthBack to top
Durey, A., Thompson, SC (in press) Time to bring down the twin towers in poor Aboriginal hospital care: addressing institutional racism and misunderstandings in communication. Internal Medicine Journal
Durey, A., Wynaden, D., Thompson, SC., Davidson, PM., Bessarab, D and Katzenellenbogen, JM. (2011). Owning solutions: A collaborative model to improve quality in hospital care for Aboriginal Australians. Nursing Inquiry. Online. DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1800.2011.00546.x
Thompson, SC., Shahid S., Bessarab, D., Durey, A., Davidson, PM (2011). Not Just Bricks and Mortar: Planning Hospital Cancer Services for Aboriginal People. BMC Research Notes. 4(62). Available from http://www.biomedcentral.com/1756-0500/4/62
Book Chapters (Authored, Research Quality)
- Durey, A., H. Malcolm, J. Critchley, and A. Crowden. 2008. “Supporting rural health professionals and their families.” In A Textbook of Australian Rural Health, 129-138. Canberra: Australian Rural Health Education Network.
Refereed Articles (Scholarly Journals)
- Durey, A., S. C. Thompson, and M. Wood. 2012. “Time to bring down the twin towers in poor Aboriginal hospital care: Addressing institutionalised racism and misunderstandings in communication.” Internal Medicine Journal (42) (1): 17-22 (1). http://espace.library.curtin.edu.au:80/R?func=dbin-jump-full&local_base=gen01-era02&object_id=170782.
- Durey, A., D. G. Wynaden, S. C. Thompson, P. Davidson, D. Bessarab, and J. Katzenellenbogen. 2012. “'Owning solutions': A collaborative model to improve quality in hospital care for Aboriginal Australians.” Nursing Inquiry (19) (2): 144-152 (2). http://espace.library.curtin.edu.au:80/R?func=dbin-jump-full&local_base=gen01-era02&object_id=170780.
- Thompson, S. C., S. Shahid, D. Bessarab, A. Durey, and P. Davidson. 2011. “Not just bricks and mortar: planning hospital cancer services for Aboriginal people.” BMC Research Notes (4) (62): 1-9 (62). http://espace.library.curtin.edu.au:80/R?func=dbin-jump-full&local_base=gen01-era02&object_id=162019.
- Durey, A. 2010. “Reducing racism in Aboriginal health care in Australia: Where does cultural education fit?.” Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health (34)87-92.
- Durey, A., P. Hill, R. Arkles, M. Gilles, K. Peterson, S. Wearne, C. Canuto, and L. Jackson Pulver. 2008. “Overseas-trained doctors in Indigenous rural health services: negotiating professional relationships across cultural domains.” Australia and New Zealand Journal of Public Health (32) (6): 512-518 (6).
- Gilles, M., J. Wakerman, and A. Durey. 2008. “"If it wasn't for OTDs, there would be no AMS": overseas-trained doctors working in rural and remote Aboriginal health settings.” Australian Health Review (32) (4): 655-663 (4).
- Durey, A. 2008. “Rural medical marriages: Understanding symbolic violence in the social practice of gender.” Women's Studies International Forum (31) (1): 73-86 (1).
- Durey, A. 2005. “Settling In: Overseas Trained GPs and their Spouses in Rural Western Australia.” Rural Society Journal (15) (1): 38-54 (1).
- Lockhart, C., and A. Durey. 2004. “Economic Efficiency versus Community Participation in the Reform of Rural and Remote Health Care.” Anthropological Forum (14) (3): 253-267 (3).
- Durey, A., and C. Lockhart. 2004. “A review of community consultation in the development of a multi purpose service in rural and remote Australia.” Australian Health Review (28) (1): 97-104 (1).
- Durey, A. 2004. “'Heroes and Fairy Wrens': The changing face of rural general practice.” Health Sociology Review (13) (2): 166-177 (2).
- Durey, A., and T. Lower. 2004. “The Culture of Safety on Australian Farms.” Rural Society Journal (14) (1): 57-69 (1).
- Durey, A., B. McNamara, and A. Larson. 2003. “Towards a health career for rural and remote students: cultural and structural barriers influencing choices.” Australian Journal of Rural Health (11) (3): 145-150 (3).
Fully written papers (Refereed Conference proceedings)
- Wiley, T., and A. Durey. 2007. “Engaging students in a rewarding educational experience through rural clinical placements.” Paper presented at Teaching and Learning Forum 2007: Student Engagement, Jan 30, 2007, Perth.