Liver Spots: A Study of Hepatitis B Knowledge, Treatment and Health Care Among Indigenous Australians

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NHMRC Post-Doctoral Fellowship

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About the Project


This project aimed to describe health care and treatment needs of Aboriginal people living with chronic hepatitis B infection.


Qualitative in nature, the study investigated barriers and facilitators to clinical care and treatment for Aboriginal people living with chronic hepatitis B infection including biomedical knowledge, cultural healthcare needs, lived experience of disease, medical practitioner attitudes and pathways to care.

Design & Method

In-depth interviews were conducted with physicians, nurses, policy-makers and other health workers in South Australia. Interview and observational data were collected in a remote community in South Australia.


Data collection completed


The project will contribute to outlining the chronic health management and treatment needs of individuals and communities as well as providing data to inform the development of a larger nation-wide project and culturally appropriate resources and services for Aboriginal Australians.


Peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations

Project Members
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Professor and Program Head and NHMRC Senior Research Fellow
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