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Cameron Lacey image 2020Senior 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

Undergraduate medical curriculum

Postgraduate short courses

  • MIHI 501 RANZCOG
  • MIHI 501 Health Professionals

Other teaching responsibilities

  • 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

Lockett, H., Koning, A., Lacey, C., Every-Palmer, S., Scott, K. M., Cunningham, R., Dowell, T., Smith, L., Masters, A., … Chambers, S. (2021). Addressing structural discrimination: Prioritizing people with mental health and addiction issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1538), 128-134. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Keelan, K., Pitama, S., Wilkinson, T., & Lacey, C. (2021). Indigenous peoples’ experiences and preferences in aged residential care: A systematic review. AlterNative. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/11771801211004773

McKerchar, C., Lacey, C., Abel, G., & Signal, L. (2021). Ensuring the right to food for indigenous children: A case study of stakeholder perspectives on policy options to ensure the rights of tamariki Māori to healthy food. International Journal for Equity in Health, 20, 67. doi: 10.1186/s12939-021-01407-4

Pitama, S., Huria, T., & Lacey, C. (2021). 2021: Here we come: Tēnei te whakatau! New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1528), 7-9. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

McKerchar, C., King, P., Lacey, C., Abel, G., & Signal, L. (2020). Rights-based approaches to improving food availability for tamariki Māori: A narrative literature review and theory-based synthesis. MAI Journal, 9(3), 237-248. doi: 10.20507/MAIJournal.2020.9.3.6

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.

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.

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

McKerchar, C., Lacey, C., Abel, G., & Signal, L. (2021). Ensuring the right to food for indigenous children: A case study of stakeholder perspectives on policy options to ensure the rights of tamariki Māori to healthy food. International Journal for Equity in Health, 20, 67. doi: 10.1186/s12939-021-01407-4

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Crowe, M., Inder, M., Douglas, K., Carlyle, D., Wells, H. J., Jordan, J., Lacey, C., Mulder, R., Beaglehole, B., & Porter, R. (2020). Interpersonal and social rhythm therapy for patients with major depressive disorder. American Journal of Psychology, 73(1), 29-34. doi: 10.1176/appi.psychotherapy.20190024

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Crowe, M., Inder, M., Porter, R., Wells, H., Jordan, J., Lacey, C., Eggleston, K., & Douglas, K. (2020). Patients' perceptions of functional improvement in psychotherapy for mood disorders. American Journal of Psychotherapy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1176/appi.psychotherapy.202020200017

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Crowe, M., Porter, R., Douglas, K., Inder, M., Lacey, C., Jordan, J., & Wells, H. J. (2020). Patients' experiences of cognitive functioning in recurrent depression: A qualitative study. Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, 27, 321-329. doi: 10.1111/jpm.12603

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Crowe, M., Porter, R., Inder, M., Carlyle, D., Luty, S., Lacey, C., & Frampton, C. (2020). Clinical effectiveness trial of adjunctive interpersonal and social rhythm therapy for patients with bipolar disorder. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 73(3), 107-114. doi: 10.1176/appi.psychotherapy.20190035

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Cunningham, R., Crowe, M., Stanley, J., Haitana, T., Pitama, S., Porter, R., Baxter, J., Huria, T., Mulder, R., Clark, M. T. R., & Lacey, C. (2020). Gender and mental health service use in bipolar disorder: National cohort study. BJPsych Open, 6(6), 138. doi: 10.1192/bjo.2020.117

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Cunningham, R., Stanley, J., Haitana, T., Pitama, S., Crowe, M., Mulder, R., Porter, R., & Lacey, C. (2020). The physical health of Māori with bipolar disorder. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0004867420954290

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Douglas, K. M., Jordan, J., Inder, M. L., Crowe, M. T., Mulder, R., Lacey, C., Beaglehole, B., … Porter, R. J. (2020). Cognitive remediation for outpatients with recurrent mood disorders: A feasibility study. Journal of Psychiatric Practice, 26(4), 273-283. doi: 10.1097/pra.0000000000000487

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Haitana, T., Pitama, S., Cormack, D., Clark, M., & Lacey, C. (2020). The transformative potential of Kaupapa Māori Research and indigenous methodologies: Positioning Māori patient experiences of mental health services. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 19, 1-12. doi: 10.1177/1609406920953752

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Lacey, C., Cunningham, R., Rijnberg, V., Manuel, J., Clark, M. T. R., Keelan, K., Pitama, S., Huria, T., Lawson, R., & Jordan, J. (2020). Eating disorders in New Zealand: Implications for Māori and health service delivery. International Journal of Eating Disorders. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/eat.23372

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McKerchar, C., King, P., Lacey, C., Abel, G., & Signal, L. (2020). Rights-based approaches to improving food availability for tamariki Māori: A narrative literature review and theory-based synthesis. MAI Journal, 9(3), 237-248. doi: 10.20507/MAIJournal.2020.9.3.6

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McKerchar, C., Smith, M., Gage, R., Williman, J., Abel, G., Lacey, C., Ni Mhurchu, C., & Signal, L. (2020). Kids in a candy store: An objective analysis of children's interactions with food in convenience stores. Nutrients, 12(7), 2143. doi: 10.3390/nu12072143

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McKerchar, C., Smith, M., Stanley, J., Barr, M., Chambers, T., Abel, G., Lacey, C., Gage, R., … Signal, L. (2020). Food store environment examination: FoodSee: A new method to study the food store environment using wearable cameras. Global Health Promotion, 27(3), 73-81. doi: 10.1177/1757975919859575

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Petrović-van der Deen, F., Cunningham, R., Manuel, J., Gibb, S., Porter, R. J., Pitama, S., Crowe, M., Crengle, S., & Lacey, C. (2020). Exploring indigenous ethnic inequities in first episode psychosis in New Zealand: A national cohort study. Schizophrenia Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2020.09.004

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Huria, T., Palmer, S. C., Pitama, S., Beckert, L., Lacey, C., Ewen, S., & Smith, L. T. (2019). Consolidated criteria for strengthening reporting of health research involving indigenous peoples: The CONSIDER statement. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 19, 173. doi: 10.1186/s12874-019-0815-8

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Inder, M., Lacey, C., & Crowe, M. (2019). Participation in decision-making about medication: A qualitative analysis of medication adherence. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 28(1), 181-189. doi: 10.1111/inm.12516

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Jamieson, H. A., Nishtala, P. S., Scrase, R., Deely, J. M., Abey-Nesbit, R., Hilmer, S. N., … Lacey, C. J., & Schluter, P. (2019). Drug Burden Index and its association with hip fracture among older adults: A national population-based study. Journals of Gerontology Series A, 74(7), 1127-1133. doi: 10.1093/gerona/gly176

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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, 20, 1419-1424. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2019.02.005

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Jones, R., Crowshoe, L., Reid, P., Calam, B., Curtis, E., Green, M., Huria, T., … Lacey, C., … Pitama, S., … Ewen, S. (2019). Educating for indigenous health equity: An international consensus statement. Academic Medicine, 94(4), 512-519. doi: 10.1097/acm.0000000000002476

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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, 53(6), 570-580. doi: 10.1177/0004867419828480

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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, 289, 6-11. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2019.01.067

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Palmer, S. C., Gray, H., Huria, T., Lacey, C., Beckert, L., & Pitama, S. G. (2019). Reported Māori consumer experiences of health systems and programs in qualitative research: A systematic review with meta-synthesis. International Journal for Equity in Health, 18, 163. doi: 10.1186/s12939-019-1057-4

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Pitama, S., Beckert, L., Huria, T., Palmer, S., Melbourne-Wilcox, M., Patu, M., Lacey, C., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2019). The role of social accountable medical education in addressing health inequity in Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 49(Suppl. 1), 58-71. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2019.1659379

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Staps, C., Crowe, M., & Lacey, C. (2019). Effective care for Māori with bipolar disorder: A qualitative study. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 28, 776-783. doi: 10.1111/inm.12582

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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, 33(9), 1440-1448. doi: 10.1002/mds.27389

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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