Associate Professor Christine Phillips

MBBS, BMedSc, MA, MPH, DipEd, FRACGP
Associate Professor Social Foundations Medicine
Associate Dean (Strategic Planning)

Christine is a GP and Medical Director of the ACT's refugee health service, and Associate Professor of Social Foundations of Medicine at the ANU Medical School.  She works in a service which is nurse-led, and has long experience supervising clinicians from different disciplinary backgrounds, including nurses and specialists, and medical students.  She has a research interest in interdisciplinary practice, and has led workshops on this topic. 

Research interests

  • Primary health care systems
  • Refugee health and the health of vulnerable persons
  • Interprofessional working in health settings

Groups

  • Rainsford, S, Phillips, C, Glasgow, N et al 2018, 'Dying at home in rural residential aged care: A mixed-methods study in the Snowy Monaro region, Australia [In Press]', Health and Social Care in the Community.
  • Rainsford, S, Glasgow, N, Macleod, R et al 2018, 'Place of death in the Snowy Monaro region of New South Wales: A study of residents who died of a condition amenable to palliative care', Australian Journal of Rural Health, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 126-133.
  • Rainsford, S, Phillips, C, Glasgow, N et al 2018, 'The 'safe death': An ethnographic study exploring the perspectives of rural palliative care patients and family caregivers', Palliative Medicine, vol. 32, no. 10, pp. 1575-1583pp.
  • Money, T, Dalpadado, R, Stone, L et al 2018, 'Sexual Harassment of Junior Doctors: Helping Whistle Blowers Who Reveal a Significant Mental Health Issue', Journal of Ethics in Mental Health, vol. 10, pp. 1-13.
  • Misev, A & Phillips, C 2017, 'Dangerous sadness: nervoza among first and second generation Macedonian immigrants to Australia', Ethnicity and Health, vol. Online, pp. 1-11pp.
  • Desborough, J, Phillips, C, Mills, J et al 2017, 'Developing a Positive Patient Experience With Nurses in General Practice: An Integrated Model of Patient Satisfaction and Enablement', Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol. Online, pp. 38pp.
  • Inati, V, Matic, M, Phillips, C et al 2017, 'A survey of the experiences of families with bereavement support services following a perinatal loss', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 1, no. 10, pp. 1-10pp.
  • Rainsford, S, Macleod, R, Glasgow, N et al 2017, 'Rural end-of-life care from the experiences and perspectives of patients and family caregivers: A systematic literature review', Palliative Medicine, vol. 31, no. 10, pp. 895-912pp.
  • Desborough, J, Banfield, M, Phillips, C et al 2017, 'The process of patient enablement in general practice nurse consultations: a grounded theory study', Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol. 73, no. 5, pp. 1085-1096pp.
  • Phillips, C, Hall, S, Elmitt, N et al 2017, 'People-centred integration in a refugee primary care service: a complex adaptive systems perspective', Journal of Integrated Care, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 26-38.
  • Phillips, C, Hall, S & Irving, M 2016, 'Impact of interprofessional education about psychological and medical comorbidities on practitioners' knowledge and collaborative practice: mixed method evaluation of a national program', BMC Health Services Research, vol. 16, no. 465, pp. 1-9pp.
  • Phillips, C & Francis, J 2016, 'Malaria', in N.J. Chaves, G. Paxton, B.A. Biggs, A. Thambiran, M. Smith (ed.), Recommendations for comprehensive post-arrival health assessment for people from refugee-like backgrounds, Australian Society for Infectious Diseases, Surry Hills, Australia, pp. 31-36.
  • Davis, J, Phillips, C & Clifford, V 2016, 'Schistosomiasis', in N.J. Chaves, G. Paxton, B.A. Biggs, A. Thambiran, M. Smith (ed.), Recommendations for comprehensive post-arrival health assessment for people from refugee-like backgrounds, Australian Society for Infectious Diseases, Surry Hills, Australia, pp. 55-61.
  • Phillips, C, ed., 2016, Improving health outcomes for linguistically diverse patients. Medical Journal of Australia 204(6): 209-210
  • Patel, M, Afsana, K & Phillips, C 2016, 'Tracking Progress toward Health and Equity through the Millennium Development Goals-Lessons for Public Health Surveillance', in Scott McNabb, J Mark Conde, Lisa Ferland, William MacWright, Ziad Memish et al (ed.), Transforming Public Health Surveillance: Proactive Measures for Prevention, Detection, and Response, Elsevier, Great Britain, pp. 385-397.
  • Craig, P, Hall, S & Phillips, C 2016, 'Using the Freeth/Kirkpatrick model to evaluate interprofessional learning outcomes in a rural setting', Focus on Health Professional Education, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 84-99.
  • Rainsford, S, Macleod, R, Glasgow, N et al 2016, 'Rural residents' perspectives on the rural 'good death': a scoping review', Health and Social Care in the Community.
  • Desborough, J., Bagheri, N., Banfield, M., Phillips, C., Mills, J., Korda, R., 2016, 'The impact of general practice nursing care on patient satisfaction and enablement in Australia: a mixed methods study.', International Journal of Nursing Studies, vol. 64, pp. 108-119.
  • Patel, M & Phillips, C 2015, 'Health security and political and economic determinants of Ebola', The Lancet, vol. 386, no. 9995, pp. 737-738.
  • Benson, J, Phillips, C, Kay, M et al 2015, 'Low levels of Vitamin B12 can persist in the early resettlement of refugees: symptoms, screening and monitoring', Australian Family Physician, vol. 44, no. 9, pp. 668-673.
  • Craig, P, Phillips, C & Hall, S 2016, 'Building social capital with interprofessional student teams in rural settings: a service-learning model', Australian Journal of Rural Health, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 271-277.
  • Phillips, C 2014, 'Beyond resettlement: Long-term care for people who have had refugee-like experiences', Australian Family Physician, vol. 43, no. 11, pp. 764-767.
  • Phillips, C, Dwan, K, Hepworth, J et al 2014, 'Using qualitative mixed methods to study small health care organizations while maximising trustworthiness and authenticity', BMC Health Services Research, vol. 14, no. 559, pp. 1-13.
  • Desborough, J, Phillips, C, Banfield, M et al 2015, 'Impact of nursing care in Australian general practice on the quality of care: A pilot of the Patient Enablement and Satisfaction Survey (PESS)', Collegian, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 207-214.
  • Phillips, C & Hall, S 2013, 'Nurses and the wise organisation: techne and phronesis in Australian general practice', Nursing Inquiry, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 121-132.
  • Benson, J, Phillips, C, Kay, M et al 2013, 'Low Vitamin B12 Levels among Newly-Arrived Refugees from Bhutan, Iran and Afghanistan: A Multicentre Australian Study', PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science), vol. 8, no. 2, pp. e57998-e57998.
  • Pearce, C, De Lusignan, S, Phillips, C et al 2013, 'The Computerized Medical Record as a Tool for Clinical Governance in Australian Primary Care', Interactive Journal of Medical Research (i-JMR), vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 21-33.
  • Phillips, C 2013, 'Remote Telephone Interpretation in Medical Consultations with Refugees: Meta-communications about Care, Survival and Selfhood', Journal of Refugee Studies, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 505-523.
  • Jensen, S & Phillips, C 2013, 'Bearing Witness Through Medicine: An Exploratory Study of Attitudes to Service Among Australian Evangelical Christian Doctors', Journal of Religion and Health, vol. 52, no. 4, pp. 1177-1187.
  • Pearce, C, Hall, S, Phillips, C et al 2012, 'A spatial analysis of the expanding roles of nurses in general practice', BMC Nursing, vol. 11, no. 13.
  • Pearce, C, Arnold, M, Phillips, C et al 2012, 'The many faces of the computer: An analysis of clinical software in the primary care consultation', International Journal of Medical Informatics, vol. 81, no. 7, pp. 475-484.
  • Pearce, C, Arnold, M, Phillips, C et al 2011, 'The patient and the computer in the primary care consultation', Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 138-142.
  • Pearce, C, Shearer, M, Phillips, C et al 2011, 'Views of GPs and practice nurses on support needed to respond to pandemic influenza: a qualitative study', Australian Health Review, vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 111-115.
  • Pearce, C, Phillips, C, Hall, S et al 2011, 'Following the funding trail: Financing, nurses and teamwork in Australian General Practice', BMC Health Services Research, vol. 11, no. 38, p. 9.
  • Stevenson, A, Phillips, C & Anderson, K 2011, 'Resilience among doctors who work in challenging areas: a qualitative study', British Journal of General Practice, vol. 61, no. 588, pp. e404-10.
  • Phillips, C, Smith, M, Kay, M et al 2011, 'Refugee Health Network of Australia: towards national collaboration on health care for refugees', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 195, no. 4, pp. 185-186.
  • Phillips, C & Travaglia, J 2011, 'Low levels of uptake of free interpreters by Australian doctors in private practice: secondary analysis of national data', Australian Health Review, vol. 35, no. 4, pp. 475-479.
  • Owen, C, Mathews, P, Phillips, C et al 2011, 'Intern culture, internal resistance: uptake of peer review in two Australian hospital internship programs', Australian Health Review, vol. 35, no. 4, pp. 430-435.
  • Hall, S, Phillips, C, Gray, P et al 2011, 'Where there is no gold standard: Mixed method research in a cluster randomised trial of a tool for safe prioritising of patients by medical receptionists', International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, vol. 5, pp. 25-39.
  • Phillips, C, ed., 2010, Immigration detention and health.
  • Phillips, C & Narayanasamy, S 2010, 'Proof of age required: estimating age in adults without birth records', Australian Family Physician, vol. 39, no. 7, pp. 518-521.
  • Dunne, A & Phillips, C 2010, 'Complementary and alternative medicine: representation in popular magazines', Australian Family Physician, vol. 39, no. 9, pp. 671-674.
  • Flegg, K, Phillips, C, Collins, A et al 2010, 'Health service attendance patterns in an urban Aboriginal health service', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 193, no. 3, pp. 146-148.
  • Pearce, C, Hall, S & Phillips, C 2010, 'When policy meets the personal: general practice nurses in Australia', Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, vol. 15, no. Suppl 2, pp. 26-34.
  • Piko, L & Phillips, C 2010, 'General practice as a career: insights for workforce policy', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 193, no. 2, pp. 99-100.
  • Phillips, C 2010, 'Speaking to the yet unknowing world: Hamlet, Horatio and the problem of imperfect witness', Medical Humanities, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 97-100.
  • Brown, M, Phillips, C, Ciszek, K et al 2010, 'Children in the ACT with Asthma: Are they taking preventer medication according to guidelines?', Australian Family Physician, vol. 39, no. 3, pp. 146-149.
  • Phillips, C 2010, 'Using interpreters: a guide for GPs', Australian Family Physician, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. 188-195.
  • Phillips, C, Pearce, C, Hall, S et al 2010, 'Can clinical governance deliver quality improvement in Australian general practice and primary care? A systematic review of the evidence', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 193, no. 10, pp. 602-607.
  • Pearce, C, Arnold, M, Phillips, C et al 2010, 'Methodological considerations of digital video observation: beyond conversation analysis', International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 90-99.
  • Phillips, C, ed., 2010, The health of immigration detainees, 192.
  • Pearce, C, Dwan, K, Arnold, M et al 2009, 'Doctor, patient and computer - a framework for the new consultation', International Journal of Medical Informatics, vol. 78, no. 1, pp. 32-38..
  • Phillips, C 2009, 'Student portfolios and the hidden curriculum on gender: mapping exclusion', Medical Education, vol. 43, pp. 847-853.
  • Bail, K, Arbon, P, Eggert, M et al 2009, 'Potential scope and impact of a transboundary model of nurse practitioners in aged care', Australian Journal of Primary Health, vol. 15, pp. 232-237.
  • Phillips, C & Thornton, K 2009, 'Performing the good death: the medieval Ars Moriendi and contemporary doctors', Medical Humanities, vol. 35, no. 2, pp. 94-97.
  • Sturgess, P & Phillips, C 2009, 'Enhancing Internet literacy as a health promotion strategy for refugees and migrants', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, vol. 20, no. 3, p. 147.
  • Arbon, P, Bail, K, Eggert, M et al 2009, 'Reporting a research project on the potential of aged care nurse practitioners in the Australian Capital Territory', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 255-262.
  • Huang, Y & Phillips, C 2009, 'Telephone interpreters in general practice: bridging the barriers to their use', Australian Family Physician, vol. 38, no. 6, pp. 443-447.
  • Patel, M & Phillips, C 2009, 'Strengthening field-based training in low and middle-income countries to build public health capacity: Lessons from Australia's Master of Applied Epidemiology program', Australia and New Zealand Health Policy, vol. 6, no. 5, p. 9.
  • Pearce, C, Phillips, C, Hall, S et al 2009, 'Contributions from the lifeworld: quality, caring and the general practice nurse', Quality in Primary Care, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 5-13.
  • Pearce, C, Trumble, S, Arnold, M et al 2008, 'Computers in the new consultation: within the first minute', Family Practice, vol. 25, pp. 202-208.
  • Phillips, C & McDonald, T 2008, 'Trends in medication use for asthma among children', Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 232-237.
  • Sypek, S, Clugston, G & Phillips, C 2008, 'Critical health infrastructure for refugee resettlement in rural Australia: Case study of four rural towns', Australian Journal of Rural Health, vol. 16, pp. 349-354.
  • Patel, M, Phillips, C, Pearce, C et al 2008, 'General practice and pandemic influenza: a framework for planning and comparison of plans in five countries', PLoS ONE (Public Library of Science), vol. 3, no. 5, pp. e2269.
  • Phillips, C 2008, 'Institutions and the Health of Prisoners and detainees', in Marc Oxenham (ed.), Forensic approaches to death, disaster and abuse, Australian Academic Press Pty Ltd, Bowen Hills, Qld, pp. 299-306.
  • Phillips, C & Benson, J 2007, 'Better primary health care for refugees: Catch up immunisation', Australian Family Physician, vol. 36, no. 6, pp. 440-444.
  • Phillips, C, Toyne, H, Ciszek, K et al 2007, 'Trends in medication use for asthma in school-entry children in the Australian Capital Territory, 2000-2005', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 187, no. 1, pp. 10-13.
  • Phillips, C, Patel, M, Glasgow, N et al 2007, 'Australian general practice and pandemic influenza: models of clinical practice in an established pandemic', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 186, no. 7, pp. 355-358.
  • Phillips, C, Dwan, K, Pearce, C et al 2007, 'Time to talk, time to see: Changing microeconomies of professional practice among nurses and doctors in Australian general practice', Contemporary Nurse, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 137-144.
  • Phillips, C, Pearce, C, Hall, S et al 2007, 'Enhancing care, improving quality: the six roles of the general practice nurse', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 191, no. 2, pp. 92-97.
  • Phillips, C 2006, 'Medicine goes to school: teachers as sickness brokers for ADHD', PLoS Medicine, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. e182.
  • Phillips, C & Patel, M 2006, 'The switch to new conjugated vaccines may compromise immunisation coverage for refugees', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 184, no. 9, p. 473.
  • Pearce, C, Dwan, K, Arnold, M et al 2006, 'Analysing the doctor-patient-computer relationship: The use of Video Data', Informatics in Primary Care, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 221-226.
  • Phillips, C, Yates, R, Glasgow, N et al 2005, 'Improving response rates to primary and supplementary questionnaires by changing response and instruction burden: cluster randomised trial', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 29, no. 5, pp. 457-460.
  • Pearce, C, Trumble, S, Dwan, K et al 2005, 'Doctors, Patients and Computers: The use of Digital Video Data in the Analysis of General Practice Consultations.', National Health Informatics Conference (HIC 2005), ed. Marcus Wise, Heather Grain, Stephen Chu, Health Informatics Society of Australia, Australia.
  • Phillips, C & Manning, S 2004, 'Temporary protection visas and child refugees', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 181, pp. 171-2.
  • Phillips, C, Ragless, K & Price, E 2003, 'Learning about refugee health: a human rights approach to continuing medical education', Continuing Professional Education Conference 2003, ed. Peter Rushbrook, Charles Sturt University, Australia, p. 1.
  • Phillips, C 2002, 'Gender, geography and the part time doctor: The case for part time training programs in rural and regional Australia', Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) 2nd Scientific Forum & Rural Workforce Agency Victoria (RWAV) Conference, Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine, Brisbane, Australia.