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Dr Cameron Lacey

MBChB, FRANZCP, Cert Cons. Liaison Psyc

Senior Lecturer, Maori/Indigenous Health Institute (MIHI)
Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychological Medicine

Email cameron.lacey@otago.ac.nz

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 Current and Past Work

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 is currently completing 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 current 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

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). 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

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

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., 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

Chapter in Book - Research

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

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

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

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

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., 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

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.

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

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. (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

Pitama, S., Huria, T., & Lacey, C. (2014). Improving Māori health through clinical assessment: Waikare o te Waka o Meihana [Viewpoint]. 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 [Commentary]. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47(4), 391-393. doi: 10.1177/0004867413481504

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

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Lacey, C., Yee, A., Huria, T., & Pitama, S. (2011). Hui process: Evaluation of a method of Indigenous cultural competency at a student led Indigenous health clinic. Proceedings of the Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education Conference: LIME Connection IV: Medical Education for Indigenous Health: Building the Evidence Base., (pp. 45-46). Retrieved from http://www.limenetwork.net.au/content/post-conference-report-2011

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