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Dr Cameron Lacey

Cameron LaceySenior Lecturer, Māori Indigenous Health Institute (MIHI)
Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychological Medicine

Email cameron.lacey@otago.ac.nz

About Cameron Lacey

Dr Cameron Lacey (Te Atiawa)MBChB, FRANZCP, PhD, is a Senior lecturer at MIHI (UOC), psychiatrist working in old age psychiatry and medical director for Westcoast DHB. 

He has clinical and research experience working with Māori and whānau.  His research includes Hauora Māori, psychological medicine, cardiovascular disease, neurology and medical education. 

He is principle investigator on HRC funded project investigating Māori and Bipolar Disorder and is NI on three HRC funded projects nearing completion and principle investigator of an HRC-CMRF funded project. 

His PhD examined the psychiatric comorbidity of depression in epilepsy, investigating both psychiatric and genetric risk factors. 

He is part of the Hauora Manawa Community Heart Study Team investigating heart disease amongst Māori.

Teaching

Primary teaching responsibilities

  • Trainee Intern Course Convenor - Hauora Māori
  • Trainee Intern Course Convenor - Psychological Medicine
  • Fifth Year Written SAQ Convenor
  • Hauora Māori Block Course

Other teaching contributions

  • Consultation Liaison Psychiatry
  • Māori Mental Health

Research interests

  • Hauora Māori
  • Neuropsychiatry of Epilepsy and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Psychosomatic Medicine

Professional activities

  • Rural Psychiatry - West Coast
  • Neuropsychiatry

Summary of past work history

Cameron began psychiatry training in Christchurch and after being awarded a Ministry of Health Henry Rongomau Bennett Scholarship worked with Te Korowai Atawhai.  He completed advanced training in neuropsychiatry in Melbourne as the Lundbeck Neuropsychiatry Fellow. He completed a PhD on the psychiatric comorbidity in patients with epilepsy. He returned to Christchurch in 2008 to work with MIHI and West Coast DHB.  His Hauora Māori research includes the Hauora Manawa Community Heart Study and the determinants of wellbeing and healthy ageing for Māori in a longitudinal cohort study.

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Publications

Wilson, L., Crowe, M., Scott, A., & Lacey, C. (2017). Psychoeducation for bipolar disorder: A discourse analysis. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/inm.12328

McLeod, M., King, P., Stanley, J., Lacey, C., & Cunningham, R. (2017). Ethnic disparities in the use of seclusion for adult psychiatric inpatients in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1454), 30-39. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Rudland, J., Lacey, C., Kenrick, K., & Tweed, M. (2017). How do we know that we are assessing the "right things"? Focus on Health Professional Education, 18(1), 80-87. doi: 10.11157/fohpe.v18i1.209

Pitama, S., Huria, T., Lacey, C., & Dean, J. (2017). How to integrate Indigenous health competencies and clinical skills into a learning session. Proceedings of the Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education Conference: LIME Connection VII: The Future of Indigenous Health Education: Leadership, Collaboration, Curriculum. (pp. 74-75). Retrieved from http://www.limenetwork.net.au

Cormack, D., Harris, R., Stanley, J., Curtis, E., Jones, R., & Lacey, C. (2017). Assessing racial/ethnic bias amongst medical students: The Bias and Decision Making in Medicine (BDMM) Study. Proceedings of the Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education Conference: LIME Connection VII: The Future of Indigenous Health Education: Leadership, Collaboration, Curriculum. (pp. 101). Retrieved from http://www.limenetwork.net.au

Chapter in Book - Research

Huria, T., Lacey, C., & Pitama, S. (2013). Friends with benefits: Should Indigenous medical educators involve the Indigenous community in Indigenous medical education? In C. Edmonds (Ed.), Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education LIME Good practice case studies (Vol. 2). (pp. 35-38). Melbourne, Australia: Onemda VicHealth Koori Health Unit, University of Melbourne.

Lacey, C., & Castle, D. (2007). The obsessive compulsive spectrum: Fact or fancy? In D. Castle, S. Hood & M. Kyrios (Eds.), Anxiety disorders: Current controversies, future directions. (pp. 53-64). Fitzroy, Australia: Australian Postgraduate Medicine.

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Journal - Research Article

Wilson, L., Crowe, M., Scott, A., & Lacey, C. (2017). Psychoeducation for bipolar disorder: A discourse analysis. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/inm.12328

Rudland, J., Lacey, C., Kenrick, K., & Tweed, M. (2017). How do we know that we are assessing the "right things"? Focus on Health Professional Education, 18(1), 80-87. doi: 10.11157/fohpe.v18i1.209

McLeod, M., King, P., Stanley, J., Lacey, C., & Cunningham, R. (2017). Ethnic disparities in the use of seclusion for adult psychiatric inpatients in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1454), 30-39. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Lacey, C. J., Salzberg, M. R., & D'Souza, W. J. (2016). What factors contribute to the risk of depression in epilepsy? Tasmanian Epilepsy Register Mood Study (TERMS). Epilepsia, 57(3), 516-522. doi: 10.1111/epi.13302

Schluter, P. J., Ahuriri-Driscoll, A., Anderson, T. J., Beere, P., Brown, J., Dalrymple-Alford, J., … Gillon, D. A., … Keeling, S., … Lacey, C., … Millar, N., Mor, V., & Jamieson, H. A. (2016). Comprehensive clinical assessment of home-based older persons within New Zealand: An epidemiological profile of a national cross-section. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 40(4), 349-355. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12525

Harris, R., Cormack, D., Curtis, E., Jones, R., Stanley, J., & Lacey, C. (2016). Development and testing of study tools and methods to examine ethnic bias and clinical decision-making among medical students in New Zealand: The Bias and Decision-Making in Medicine (BDMM) study. BMC Medical Education, 16, 173. doi: 10.1186/s12909-016-0701-6

Groves, S. J., Porter, R. J., Jordan, J., Knight, R., Carter, J. D., McIntosh, V. V. W., Fernando, K., Frampton, C. M. A., Mulder, R. T., Lacey, C., & Joyce, P. R. (2015). Changes in neuropsychological function after treatment with metacognitive therapy or cognitive behavior therapy for depression. Depression & Anxiety, 32(6), 437-444. doi: 10.1002/da.22341

Lacey, C. J., Salzberg, M. R., & D'Souza, W. J. (2015). Risk factors for depression in community-treated epilepsy: Systematic review. Epilepsy & Behavior, 43, 1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2014.11.023

Newton-Howes, G., Lacey, C. J., & Banks, D. (2014). Community treatment orders: The experiences of non-Maori and Maori within mainstream and Maori mental health services. Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology, 49(2), 267-273. doi: 10.1007/s00127-013-0734-7

Huria, T., Cuddy, J., Lacey, C., & Pitama, S. (2014). Working with racism: A qualitative study of the perspectives of Māori (Indigenous peoples of Aotearoa New Zealand) registered nurses on a global phenomenon. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 25(4), 364-372. doi: 10.1177/1043659614523991

Jordan, J., Carter, J. D., McIntosh, V. V. W., Fernando, K., Frampton, C. M. A., Porter, R. J., Mulder, R. T., Lacey, C., & Joyce, P. R. (2014). Metacognitive therapy versus cognitive behavioural therapy for depression: A randomized pilot study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 48(10), 932-943. doi: 10.1177/0004867414533015

Lacey, C., Mulder, R., Bridgman, P., Kimber, B., Zarifeh, J., Kennedy, M., & Cameron, V. (2014). Broken heart syndrome: Is it a psychosomatic disorder? Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 77(2), 158-160. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2014.05.003

Lacey, C. J., Salzberg, M. R., & D'Souza, W. J. (2014). Risk factors for psychological distress in community-treated epilepsy. Epilepsy & Behavior, 35, 1-5. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2014.03.025

Lacey, C. J., Salzberg, M. R., & D'Souza, W. J. (2014). Serotonin transporter gene X environment and risk of depression in community-treated epilepsy. Epilepsy & Behavior, 39, 33-37. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2014.07.016

Schluter, P. J., Spittlehouse, J. K., Cameron, V. A., Chambers, S., Gearry, R., Jamieson, H. A., Kennedy, M., Lacey, C. J., Murdoch, D. R., Pearson, J., Porter, R. J., Richards, M., Skidmore, P. M. L., Troughton, R., Vierck, E., & Joyce, P. R. (2013). Canterbury Health, Ageing and Life Course (CHALICE) study: Rationale, design and methodology. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1375). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/126-1375/5678/content.pdf

Foulds, J., Wells, J. E., Lacey, C., Adamson, S., Sellman, J. D., & Mulder, R. (2013). A comparison of alcohol measures as predictors of psychological distress in the New Zealand population. International Journal of Alcohol & Drug Research, 2(1), 59-67. doi: 10.7895/ijadr.v2i1.73

Pitama, S., Cave, T., Huria, T., Lacey, C., Cuddy, J., & Frizelle, F. (2012). Exploring Maori health worker perspectives on colorectal screening. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1356). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/125-1356/5214/content.pdf

Crowe, M., Porter, R., Inder, M., Lacey, C., Carlyle, D., & Wilson, L. (2012). Effectiveness of interventions to improve medication adherence in bipolar disorder. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46(4), 317-326. doi: 10.1177/0004867411428101

Foulds, J., Wells, J. E., Lacey, C., Adamson, S., & Mulder, R. (2012). Harmful drinking and talking about alcohol in primary care: New Zealand population survey findings. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 126(6), 434-439. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0447.2012.01871.x

Pitama, S., Ahuriri-Driscoll, A., Huria, T., Lacey, C., & Robertson, P. (2011). The value of te reo in primary care. Journal of Primary Health Care, 3(2), 123-127.

Lim, S.-Y., O'Sullivan, S. S., Kotschet, K., Gallagher, D. A., Lacey, C., Lawrence, A. D., … Evans, A. H. (2009). Dopamine dysregulation syndrome, impulse control disorders and punding after deep brain stimulation surgery for Parkinson's disease. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 16(9), 1148-1152. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2008.12.010

Lacey, C. J., Salzberg, M. R., Roberts, H., Trauer, T., & D'Souza, W. J. (2009). Psychiatric comorbidity and impact on health service utilization in a community sample of patients with epilepsy. Epilepsia, 50(8), 1991-1994. doi: 10.1111/j.1528-1167.2009.02165.x

Lacey, C. J., & Salzberg, M. R. (2008). Obsessive-compulsive disorder with mitochondrial disease. Psychosomatics, 49(6), 540-542.

Lacey, C., Cook, M., & Salzberg, M. (2007). The neurologist, psychogenic nonepileptic seizures, and borderline personality disorder. Epilepsy & Behavior, 11, 492-498. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2007.09.010

Lacey, C., Ellen, S., Devlin, H., Wright, E., & Mijch, A. (2007). Hepatitis C in psychiatry inpatients: Testing rates, prevalence and risk behaviours. Australasian Psychiatry, 15(4), 315-319. doi: 10.1080/10398560701358113

Ellen, S., Lacey, C., Kouzma, N., Sauvey, N., & Carroll, R. (2006). Data collection in consultation-liaison psychiatry: An evaluation of Casemix. Australasian Psychiatry, 14(1), 43-45. doi: 10.1080/j.1440-1665.2006.02237.x

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Journal - Research Other

Bridgman, P. G., Finsterer, J., Lacey, C., Kimber, B., Parkin, P. J., Miller, A. L., & Kennedy, M. A. (2016). CTG-repeat expansions in the DMPK gene do not cause takotsubo syndrome [Short communication]. International Journal of Cardiology, 203, 107-108. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2015.10.112

Pitama, S., Lacey, C., & Huria, T. (2015). Sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI) in New Zealand: Discussion over the last 5 years and where to from here? New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1413). Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Pitama, S., Huria, T., & Lacey, C. (2014). Improving Māori health through clinical assessment: Waikare o te Waka o Meihana. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1393). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Porter, R., Mulder, R., & Lacey, C. (2013). DSM-5 and the elimination of the major depression bereavement exclusion. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47(4), 391-393. doi: 10.1177/0004867413481504

Lacey, C. (2012). Re: Sanders et al. (2011) Differences in patients' perceptions of Schizophrenia between Maori and New Zealand Europeans. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46(3), 279. doi: 10.1177/0004867411432077

Pitama, S., Huria, T., Beckert, L., & Lacey, C. (2011). Assessing the assessment: Cultural competence and understandings of pain [Editorial]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1328). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/124-1328/4499/content.pdf

Lacey, C., Huria, T., Beckert, L., Gillies, M., & Pitama, S. (2011). The Hui Process: A framework to enhance the doctor–patient relationship with Māori [Viewpoint]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1347). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/124-1347/5003/content.pdf

Lacey, C. J., & Salzberg, M. R. (2010). Re: Dr. Anglin et al.’s letter [Letter]. Psychosomatics, 51(2), 179-180. doi: 10.1016/S0033-3182(10)70681-2

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Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Lacey, C. (2011). [Review of book Teaching psychiatry to undergraduates]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1341). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/124-1341/4849/content.pdf

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Pitama, S., Huria, T., Lacey, C., & Dean, J. (2017). How to integrate Indigenous health competencies and clinical skills into a learning session. Proceedings of the Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education Conference: LIME Connection VII: The Future of Indigenous Health Education: Leadership, Collaboration, Curriculum. (pp. 74-75). Retrieved from http://www.limenetwork.net.au

Cormack, D., Harris, R., Stanley, J., Curtis, E., Jones, R., & Lacey, C. (2017). Assessing racial/ethnic bias amongst medical students: The Bias and Decision Making in Medicine (BDMM) Study. Proceedings of the Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education Conference: LIME Connection VII: The Future of Indigenous Health Education: Leadership, Collaboration, Curriculum. (pp. 101). Retrieved from http://www.limenetwork.net.au

Harris, R., Cormack, D., Stanley, J., & Lacey, C. (2017). Ethnic bias and clinical decision-making in medicine: A study of New Zealand medical students. Proceedings of the Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education Conference: LIME Connection VII: The Future of Indigenous Health Education: Leadership, Collaboration, Curriculum. (pp. 102). Retrieved from http://www.limenetwork.net.au

Cormack, D., Harris, R., Stanley, J., Lacey, C., Jones, R., & Curtis, E. (2016). Racial/ethnic bias among medical students in New Zealand. Proceedings of the International Association for Medical Education (AMEE) Conference. 7DD10. Retrieved from https://www.amee.org

Cormack, D., Harris, R., Stanley, J., Curtis, E., Jones, R., & Lacey, C. (2016). Racial/ethnic bias among New Zealand medical students. Proceedings of the Pacific Region Indigenous Doctors Congress (PRIDoC). (pp. 97). Retrieved from http://pridoc2016.org/

Myall, D. J., Pitcher, T. L., MacAskill, M. R., Pearson, J. F., Lacey, C., Dalrymple-Alford, J. C., & Anderson, T. J. (2016). Epidemiology of Parkinson’s in New Zealand: Sex, age, and future burden. In B. Leitch (Ed.), Proceedings of the 34th International Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research. (pp. 70). AWCBR. Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/awcbr

Pitcher, T. L., Myall, D. J., MacAskill, M. R., Pearson, J. F., Lacey, C., Dalrymple-Alford, J. C., & Anderson, T. J. (2016). Ethnic and regional differences in Parkinson’s disease in New Zealand. In B. Leitch (Ed.), Proceedings of the 34th International Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research. (pp. 31). AWCBR. Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/awcbr

Myall, D. J., Pitcher, T. L., MacAskill, M. R., Pearson, J. F., Lacey, C. J., Dalrymple-Alford, J. C., & Anderson, T. J. (2016). Parkinson's in an aging population: Implications from a nation-wide prevalence and incidence study in New Zealand. Movement Disorders, 31(Suppl. 2), (pp. S145). doi: 10.1002/mds.26688

Harris, R., Cormack, D., Stanley, J., Curtis, E., Jones, R., & Lacey, C. (2016). Ethnic bias and clinical decision-making in medicine: A study of New Zealand medical students. Proceedings of the International Association for Medical Education (AMEE) Conference. 10K2. Retrieved from https://www.amee.org

Harris, R., Cormack, D., Stanley, J., Curtis, E., Jones, R., & Lacey, C. (2016). Racial/ethnic bias and clinical decision-making among New Zealand medical students. Proceedings of the Pacific Region Indigenous Doctors Congress (PRIDoC). (pp. 38-39). Retrieved from http://pridoc2016.org/

Pitcher, T. L., Myall, D. J., MacAskill, M. R., Pearson, J. F., Lacey, C. J., Dalrymple-Alford, J. C., & Anderson, T. J. (2016). Ethnic differences in rates of Parkinson's in New Zealand: A nation-wide prevalence and incidence study. Movement Disorders, 31(Suppl. 2), (pp. S147-S148). doi: 10.1002/mds.26688

Jordan, J., Groves, S., Porter, R., Frampton, C., Carter, J., McIntosh, V., Fernando, K., Mulder, R., Lacey, C., & Joyce, P. (2016). Impact of metacognitive therapy on cognitive dysfunction in depression. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference of Metacognitive Therapy. (pp. 32). Retrieved from http://mct-institute.co.uk

Jordan, J., Bell, C., Colhoun, H., Carter, J., Carter, F., McIntosh, V., Lacey, C., Frampton, C., & Joyce, P. (2016). Stepping out of the way of recovery: Metacognitive therapy for earthquake-related trauma. In J. Deely & A. Dierckx (Eds.), Proceedings of the Inaugural People in Disasters Conference. (pp. 46). School of Psychology, Massey University. Retrieved from http://www.massey.ac.nz/~trauma/

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