Dr Kathleen O'Brien

BSc GDipStats MBBS DCH FRACGP AFHEA
Lecturer in General Practice,
ANU Medical School

Kathleen is a general practitioner and lecturer with the ANU Medical School's Academic Unit of General Practice. Prior to commencing medical school, Kathleen worked as a statistician and data analyst. Her interest in academia was sparked by a desire to bring together her statistical experience with her work as a general practitioner, as well as enthusiasm for the importance of primary health care research.

Specialisation

  • General Practice

Research interests

  • General Practice / Primary Health Care
  • Social determinants of health
  • Children's health
  • Preventive health

  • O'Brien, K, Agostino, J, Ciszek, K et al. 2022, 'Parents' perceptions of their child's weight in children in their first year of primary school: a mixed methods analysis of an Australian cross-sectional (complete enumeration) study', International Journal of Obesity, vol. 46, pp. 992-1001.
  • Sturgiss , E, O'Brien, K, Elmitt, N et al. 2021, 'Obesity management in primary care: systematic review exploring the influence of therapeutic alliance', Family Practice, vol. 38, no. 5, pp. 644-653.
  • Douglas, K, Hall, S, O'Brien, K et al. 2021, 'Quick COVID Clinician Survey Summary (Australia), series 1-4', Annals of Family Medicine.
  • Douglas, K, O'Brien, K, Hall, S et al. 2021, 'Quick COVID Clinician Survey Summary (Australia), series 9-13', Annals of Family Medicine, vol. COVID-19 Collection.
  • Douglas, K, O'Brien, K, Hall, S et al. 2021, 'Quick COVID Clinician Survey Summary (Australia), series 5-8', Annals of Family Medicine, vol. COVID-19 Collection.
  • O'Brien, K, Agostino, J, Ciszek, K et al 2020, 'Physical activity and risk of behavioural and mental health disorders in kindergarten children: analysis of a series of cross-sectional complete enumeration (census) surveys', BMJ Open, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 1-9.
  • O'Brien, K 2020, 'Australian hospitalisations for Kawasaki disease, 1993 1994 to 2017 2018', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, vol. 56, no. 7, pp. 1126-1133.

ANU Medical school, Phase 2 (ICCH): general practice teaching and academic supervision.