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

MB ChB PhD FRANZCP

Email cameron.lacey@otago.ac.nz

About Cameron Lacey

Dr Cameron Lacey (Te Atiawa), 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

Mulder, R., Zarifeh, J., Boden, J., Lacey, C., Tyrer, P., Tyrer, H., Than, M., & Troughton, R. (2019). An RCT of brief cognitive therapy versus treatment as usual in patients with non-cardiac chest pain. International Journal of Cardiology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2019.01.067

Lacey, C., Manuel, J., Schluter, P. J., Porter, R. J., Pitama, S., & Jamieson, H. A. (2019). Sociodemographic, environmental characteristics and comorbidities of older adults with schizophrenia who access community health service support: A national cross-sectional study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0004867419828480

Watson, G. M., Chan, C. W., Belluscio, L., Doudney, K., Lacey, C. J., Kennedy, M. A., & Bridgman, P. (2019). Comparing the variants of takotsubo syndrome: An observational study of the ECG and structural changes from a New Zealand tertiary hospital. BMJ Open, 9(5), e025253. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025253

Jamieson, H., Abey-Nesbit, R., Bergler, U., Keeling, S., Schluter, P. J., Scrase, R., & Lacey, C. (2019). Evaluating the influence of social factors on aged residential care admission in a national home care assessment database of older adults. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2019.02.005

Staps, C., Crowe, M., & Lacey, C. (2019). Effective care for Māori with bipolar disorder: A qualitative study. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/inm.12582

Chapter in Book - Research

Huria, T., Lacey, C., Melbourne-Wilcox, M., & Pitama, S. (2017). Keynote presentation: Externalising a complicated situation: Teaching racism in an indigenous curriculum: A case study. In O. Mazel & C. Ryan (Eds.), Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education LIME Good practice case studies (Vol. 4). (pp. 12-17). Melbourne, Australia: University of Melbourne.

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

Mulder, R., Zarifeh, J., Boden, J., Lacey, C., Tyrer, P., Tyrer, H., Than, M., & Troughton, R. (2019). An RCT of brief cognitive therapy versus treatment as usual in patients with non-cardiac chest pain. International Journal of Cardiology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2019.01.067

Staps, C., Crowe, M., & Lacey, C. (2019). Effective care for Māori with bipolar disorder: A qualitative study. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/inm.12582

Jamieson, H., Abey-Nesbit, R., Bergler, U., Keeling, S., Schluter, P. J., Scrase, R., & Lacey, C. (2019). Evaluating the influence of social factors on aged residential care admission in a national home care assessment database of older adults. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2019.02.005

Watson, G. M., Chan, C. W., Belluscio, L., Doudney, K., Lacey, C. J., Kennedy, M. A., & Bridgman, P. (2019). Comparing the variants of takotsubo syndrome: An observational study of the ECG and structural changes from a New Zealand tertiary hospital. BMJ Open, 9(5), e025253. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025253

Lacey, C., Manuel, J., Schluter, P. J., Porter, R. J., Pitama, S., & Jamieson, H. A. (2019). Sociodemographic, environmental characteristics and comorbidities of older adults with schizophrenia who access community health service support: A national cross-sectional study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0004867419828480

Tweed, M., Purdie, G., & Lacey, C. (2019). Considering evidence for ethnicity bias using assessment case scenarios and medical student correctness and certainty. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1491), 71-77. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Wilson, L., Crowe, M., Scott, A., & Lacey, C. (2018). Psychoeducation for bipolar disorder: A discourse analysis. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 27(1), 349-357. doi: 10.1111/inm.12328

Jamieson, H. A., Nishtala, P. S., Scrase, R., Deely, J. M., Abey-Nesbit, R., Hilmer, S. N., … Lacey, C. J., & Schluter, P. (2018). Drug burden index and its association with hip fracture among older adults: A national population-based study. Journals of Gerontology Series A. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/gerona/gly176

Lacey, C. J., Doudney, K., Bridgman, P. G., George, P. M., Mulder, R. T., Zarifeh, J. J., Kimber, B., Cadzow, M. J., Black, M. A., Merriman, T. R., … Pearson, J. F., Cameron, V. A., & Kennedy, M. A. (2018). Copy number variants implicate cardiac function and development pathways in earthquake-induced stress cardiomyopathy. Scientific Reports, 8, 7548. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-25827-5

Jones, R., Crowshoe, L., Reid, P., Calam, B., Curtis, E., Green, M., Huria, T., … Lacey, C., … Pitama, S., … Ewen, S. (2018). Educating for indigenous health equity: An international consensus statement. Academic Medicine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1097/acm.0000000000002476

Averill, I. R. E., Crowe, M., Frampton, C. M., Beaglehole, B., Lacey, C. J., Jordan, J., Wilson, L. D., Douglas, K. M., & Porter, R. J. (2018). Clinical response to treatment in inpatients with depression correlates with changes in activity levels and psychomotor speed. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 52(7), 652-659. doi: 10.1177/0004867417753549

Pitcher, T. L., Myall, D. J., Pearson, J. F., Lacey, C. J., Dalrymple-Alford, J. C., Anderson, T. J., & MacAskill, M. R. (2018). Parkinson's disease across ethnicities: A nationwide study in New Zealand. Movement Disorders. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/mds.27389

Inder, M., Lacey, C., & Crowe, M. (2018). Participation in decision-making about medication: A qualitative analysis of medication adherence. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/inm.12516

Cormack, D., Harris, R., Stanley, J., Lacey, C., Jones, R., & Curtis, E. (2018). Ethnic bias amongst medical students in Aotearoa/New Zealand: Findings from the Bias and Decision Making in Medicine (BDMM) study. PLoS ONE, 13(8), e0201168. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0201168

Wilson, L., Crowe, M., Scott, A., & Lacey, C. (2018). Self-management for bipolar disorder and the construction of the ethical self. Nursing Inquiry, 25(3), e12232. doi: 10.1111/nin.12232

Harris, R., Cormack, D., Stanley, J., Curtis, E., Jones, R., & Lacey, C. (2018). Ethnic bias and clinical decision-making among New Zealand medical students: An observational study. BMC Medical Education, 18, 18. doi: 10.1186/s12909-018-1120-7

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. R., 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. G., Bennett, S. T., Waitoki, W., Haitana, T. N., Valentine, H., Pahina, J., … Beckert, L., Palmer, S. C., Huria, T. M., Lacey, C. J., & McLachlan, A. (2017). A proposed hauora Māori clinical guide for psychologists: Using the Hui Process and Meihana Model in clinical assessment and formulation. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 46(3), 7-19.

Huria, T., Palmer, S., Beckert, L., Lacey, C., & Pitama, S. (2017). Indigenous health: Designing a clinical orientation program valued by learners. BMC Medical Education, 17, 180. doi: 10.1186/s12909-017-1019-8

Schluter, P. J., Lacey, C., Porter, R. J., & Jamieson, H. A. (2017). An epidemiological profile of bipolar disorder among older adults with complex needs: A national cross-sectional study. Bipolar Disorders, 19(5), 375-385. doi: 10.1111/bdi.12511

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

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

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

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

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

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

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). Serotonin transporter gene × environment and risk of depression in community-treated epilepsy. Epilepsy & Behavior, 39, 33-37. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2014.07.016

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

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://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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

Averill, I. R. E., Beaglehole, B., Douglas, K. M., Jordan, J., Crowe, M. T., Inder, M., Lacey, C. J., Frampton, C. M., … Porter, R. J. (2019). Activation therapy for the treatment of inpatients with depression: Protocol for a randomised control trial compared to treatment as usual. BMC Psychiatry, 19(1), 52. doi: 10.1186/s12888-019-2038-2

Al-Busaidi, I. S., Huria, T., Pitama, S., & Lacey, C. (2018). Māori Indigenous Health Framework in action: Addressing ethnic disparaties in healthcare. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1470), 89-93. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Pitama, S. G., Palmer, S. C., Huria, T., Lacey, C., & Wilkinson, T. (2018). Implementation and impact of indigenous health curricula: A systematic review. Medical Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/medu.13613

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