Dr Dagmar Ceramidas

PhD; MA(Couns); Grad Dip Adol MH; BSc(OT)

Karen Ciszen

Academic Unit of General Practice Business Manager

ANU Program Manager

Dagmar’s business management skills are grounded in over 30 years of clinical and managerial experience in a range of public and private healthcare services. She established the protocols for the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI) Centres of Research Excellence and managed the first two rounds of awards before assuming responsibility for the research capacity building programs of other APHCRI-commissioned research. 
Within her role as Business Manager for the AUGP, Dagmar actively supports all aspects of AUGP research and ensures a collaborative link with the Office of Professional Leadership and Education (ACT Health Directorate). She also provides operational oversight of the Australian Child and Adolescent Trauma, Loss and Grief Network (ACATLGN), the ANU School of Medicine and Psychology.

Research Interests

  • Primary Health Care
  • Rural and remote health
  • Mental health

Work in progress

Dagmar and team are currently working on two, (2019) After Hours Primary Care in the ACT papers in pre-print.

Selected recent publications, book chapters, presentations

Ceramidas, DM and Sturgiss, EA (2019). General practice – an under-used resource for patients living with obesity. Magazine of the Australian Medical Association Victoria Ltd, Summer 2019/20. Pp 8-9. https://amavic.com.au/vicdoc/Vicdoc-Summer-2019- 20/8/ 

Douglas, KA, Agostino, J, Ceramidas, DM, Barnes, K. (2019) After Hours Primary Care in the ACT – Who, What, When and Where. Abstract submission to the 5th International Health Care Reform Conference. Intercontinental Double Bay, Sydney. 25-27 March 2020.

Douglas K, Barnes, K, Ceramidas, DM, Shadbolt, B, Agostino, J. Poster:  A Description of Afterhours Health Care in the ACT:  Who, what for, and why do patients seek are in the afterhours? Edited by AAAPC 2019 Annual Research Conference UoA. 12/07/19; 2019.

Ceramidas, DM, Staines, AS and De Leo, D. (2017). Australia – Postvention Australia: National Association for the Bereaved by Suicide. In Karl Andriessen, Karolina Krysinska, and Onja Grad (Eds), Postvention in Action: The International Handbook of Suicide Bereavement Support (Chapter 43, pp 385-390). Hogrefe: Germany. https://www.hogrefe.com/us/shop/postvention-in-action-76282.html

Ceramidas, DM and Glasgow, NJ. (2013). Multi-morbidity: a system design challenge in delivering patient-centred care. Australian Health Review 37(3) 309-311 https://doi.org/10.1071/AH13003
Published: 17 May 2013. https://www.publish.csiro.au/ah/CrossrefCites/AH13003

Related sites:

ANU Research


Email:  Dagmar.Ceramidas@anu.edu.au & Dagmar.Ceramidas@act.gov.au
Phone:  +61 2 5124 4953
Location:  Canberra Hospital, Bdg 4, Level 2, Garran ACT 260

Centre:  Academic Unit of General Practice

Page last updated on: 16 Feb 2022