Nicholas Elmitt

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  • Master of Culture, Health and Medicine, ANU (2015)
  • Bachelor of International Relations (Honours), ANU (2011)

Nick is a senior research officer in the Academic Unit of General Practice. He is a graduate of the Master of Culture, Health and Medicine at the ANU. Since joining the unit in 2014, Nick has conducted research on a broad range of primary health care related topics, including integration in primary care, and obesity management through general practice. His strengths are qualitative and mixed-methods research.

Area of Professional Interest

Nick is passionate about improving primary health care in Australia through conducting quality research and engaging with policy makers. He is particularly interested in health care system reform and the patient experience.

Current Research Projects

1. The Change Program: a General Practitioner-delivered weight management program for adults in primary care

2. Enhancing student networks to improve learning, resilience and promote positive professional values

3. Audit of Referrals and Discharges between Residential Aged Care Facilities and Emergency Department of Calvary Bruce and Canberra Hospital

4. After-hours Primary Health Care Services in the ACT: An 84-hour snapshot study

Recent Publications

Christine Phillips, Sally Hall, Nicholas Elmitt, Marianne Bookallil and Kirsty Douglas, “People-centred integration in a refugee primary care service: A complex adaptive systems perspective”, Journal of Integrated Care (2017) 25:1

Elizabeth Sturgiss, Emily Haesler, Nicholas Elmitt, Chris van Weel and Kirsty Douglas, “Increasing general practitioners' confidence and self-efficacy in managing obesity: a mixed methods study”, British Medical Journal Open (2017) 7:1

Elizabeth Sturgiss, Nicholas Elmitt, Emily Haesler, Chris van Weel and Kirsty Douglas, “Feasibility and acceptability of a physician-delivered weight management programme”, Family Practice (2016) 34:1

Elizabeth Sturgiss, Nicholas Elmitt, Chris van Weel, Emily Haesler, Ginny Sargent, Alex Stevenson, Mark Harris and Kirsty Douglas, “The role of the family doctor in the management of adults who are obese: a scoping review protocol”, SpringerPlus (2015) 4:820.