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Cameron Lacey image 2020Associate Professor, Māori Indigenous Health Innovation (MIHI)
Associate Professor, Department of Psychological Medicine

MB ChB PhD FRANZCP

Email cameron.lacey@otago.ac.nz

About Cameron Lacey

Dr Cameron Lacey (Te Atiawa), is Head of Department of the Māori Indigenous Research Innovation, and is an Associate Professor and Psychiatrist within the Department of Psychological Medicine at the University of Otago, Christchurch. Cameron is also the Clinical Director of Research for Te Whatu Ora, Waitaha.

His research has a focus on improving equity of access and outcomes for Māori, with a strong track record of clinical and research experience working with Māori and whānau. His research focuses on Hauora Māori (Māori Health) and mental health and indigenous medical education.

Cameron is Principal Investigator on four Health Research Council (HRC) funded projects investigating Māori and mental illness. His former roles include a Psychiatrist in old age psychiatry and the Medical Director for West Coast District Health Board.

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.

Publications

Manuel, J., Pitama, S., Clark, M., Crowe, M., Crengle, S., Cunningham, R., Gibb, S., Petrović-van der Deen, F. S., Porter, R. J., & Lacey, C. (2023). Racism, early psychosis, and institutional contact: A qualitative study of Indigenous experiences. International Journal of Social Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/00207640231195297
Journal - Research Article
Crowe, M., Manuel, J., Carlyle, D., & Lacey, C. (2023). Psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy for treatment-resistant depression: Which psychotherapy? International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/inm.13214
Journal - Research Other
Cunningham, R., Imlach, F., Lockett, H., Lacey, C., Haitana, T., Every-Palmer, S., Clark, M. T. R., & Peterson, D. (2023). Do patients with mental health and substance use conditions experience discrimination and diagnostic overshadowing in primary care in Aotearoa New Zealand? Results from a national online survey. Journal of Primary Health Care, 15(2), 112-121. doi: 10.1071/HC23015
Journal - Research Article
Inder, M., Crowe, M., Porter, R., Douglas, K., & Lacey, C. (2023). Can social rhythm therapy be effectively implemented into routine specialist mental health service care? Bipolar Disorders, 25(Suppl. 1), (pp. 31). doi: 10.1111/bdi.13331
Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract
Burnside, M., Haitana, T., Crocket, H., Lewis, D., Meier, R., Sanders, O., … Frewen, C., Jones, S., … Wheeler, B. J., Pitama, S., de Bock, M., & Lacey, C. (2023). Interviews with Indigenous Māori with type 1 diabetes using open-source automated insulin delivery in the CREATE randomised trial. Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders, 22, 861-871. doi: 10.1007/s40200-023-01215-3
Journal - Research Article
Cormack, D., Harris, R., Stanley, J., Jones, R., Lacey, C., & Curtis, E. (2019). Beliefs about Māori health and inequalities: Findings from a cross-sectional study of final year medical students in Aotearoa/New Zealand. In Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education LIME Good practice case studies (Vol. 5). (pp. 13-28). Melbourne, Australia: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne.
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.
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
Beaglehole, B., Jordan, J., Frampton, C., Alexander, A., Spencer, A., Lacey, C., Porter, R. J., & Bell, C. J. (2023). Feasibility study of brief Group Transdiagnostic Cognitive Behavioural Treatment delivered via Zoom for anxiety and depression in primary care. New Zealand Medical Journal/Te ara tika o te hauora hapori, 136(1570), 12-19. Retrieved from https://journal.nzma.org.nz/
Journal - Research Article
Burnside, M., Haitana, T., Crocket, H., Lewis, D., Meier, R., Sanders, O., … Frewen, C., Jones, S., … Wheeler, B. J., Pitama, S., de Bock, M., & Lacey, C. (2023). Interviews with Indigenous Māori with type 1 diabetes using open-source automated insulin delivery in the CREATE randomised trial. Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders, 22, 861-871. doi: 10.1007/s40200-023-01215-3
Journal - Research Article
Carr, G., Cunningham, R., Petrović-van der Deen, F. S., Manuel, J., Gibb, S., Porter, R. J., Pitama, S., Crowe, M., Crengle, S., & Lacey, C. (2023). Evolution of first episode psychosis diagnoses and health service use among young Māori and non-Māori: A New Zealand national cohort study. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 17(3), 290-298. doi: 10.1111/eip.13327
Journal - Research Article
Clark, M. T. R., Manuel, J., Lacey, C., Pitama, S., Cunningham, R., & Jordan, J. (2023). Reimagining eating disorder spaces: A qualitative study exploring Māori experiences of accessing treatment for eating disorders in Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal of Eating Disorders, 11, 22. doi: 10.1186/s40337-023-00748-5
Journal - Research Article
Crowe, M., Manuel, J., Carlyle, D., & Lacey, C. (2023). Experiences of psilocybin treatment for clinical conditions: A qualitative meta-synthesis. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 32, 1025-1037. doi: 10.1111/inm.13127
Journal - Research Article
Crowe, M., Manuel, J., Carlyle, D., Thwaites, B., & Lacey, C. (2023). The experience of 'treatment-resistant' depression: A qualitative meta-synthesis [Review]. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 32(3), 662-672. doi: 10.1111/inm.13107
Journal - Research Article
Cunningham, R., Imlach, F., Lockett, H., Lacey, C., Haitana, T., Every-Palmer, S., Clark, M. T. R., & Peterson, D. (2023). Do patients with mental health and substance use conditions experience discrimination and diagnostic overshadowing in primary care in Aotearoa New Zealand? Results from a national online survey. Journal of Primary Health Care, 15(2), 112-121. doi: 10.1071/HC23015
Journal - Research Article
Haitana, T., Pitama, S., Cormack, D., Clark, M. T. R., & Lacey, C. (2023). ‘It absolutely needs to move out of that structure’: Māori with bipolar disorder identify structural barriers and propose solutions to reform the New Zealand mental health system. Ethnicity & Health, 28(2), 234-256. doi: 10.1080/13557858.2022.2027884
Journal - Research Article
Lacey, C., Frampton, C., & Beaglehole, B. (2023). oVRcome: Self-guided virtual reality for specific phobias: A randomised controlled trial. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 57(5), 736-744. doi: 10.1177/00048674221110779
Journal - Research Article
Manuel, J., Cunningham, R., Gibb, S., Petrović-van der Deen, F. S., Porter, R. J., Pitama, S., Crowe, M., Crengle, S., Carr, G., & Lacey, C. (2023). Non-Indigenous privilege in health, justice and social services preceding first episode psychosis: A population-based cohort study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 57(6), 834-843. doi: 10.1177/00048674221119964
Journal - Research Article
Manuel, J., Pitama, S., Clark, M. T. R., Crowe, M., Crengle, S., Cunningham, R., Gibb, S., Petrović-van der Deen, F. S., Porter, R. J., & Lacey, C. (2023). Racism, early psychosis and institutional contact: A qualitative study of Indigenous experiences. International Review of Psychiatry, 35(3-4), 323-330. doi: 10.1080/09540261.2023.2188074
Journal - Research Article
Manuel, J., Pitama, S., Clark, M., Crowe, M., Crengle, S., Cunningham, R., Gibb, S., Petrović-van der Deen, F. S., Porter, R. J., & Lacey, C. (2023). Racism, early psychosis, and institutional contact: A qualitative study of Indigenous experiences. International Journal of Social Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/00207640231195297
Journal - Research Article
Meredith, C., McKerchar, C., & Lacey, C. (2023). Indigenous approaches to perinatal mental health: A systematic review with critical interpretive synthesis. Archives of Women's Mental Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s00737-023-01310-7
Journal - Research Article
Carter, J. D., Jordan, J., McIntosh, V. V. W., Frampton, C. M. A., Lacey, C., Porter, R. J., & Mulder, R. T. (2022). Long-term efficacy of metacognitive therapy and cognitive behaviour therapy for depression. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 56(2), 137-143. doi: 10.1177/00048674211025686
Journal - Research Article
Douglas, K. M., Groves, S., Crowe, M. T., Inder, M. L., Jordan, J., Carlyle, D., Wells, H., Beaglehole, B., Mulder, R., Lacey, C., Luty, S. E., Eggleston, K., Frampton, C. M. A., … Porter, R. J. (2022). A randomised controlled trial of psychotherapy and cognitive remediation to target cognition in mood disorders. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 145, 278-292. doi: 10.1111/acps.13387
Journal - Research Article
Haitana, T., Pitama, S., Cormack, D., Clark, M. T. R., & Lacey, C. (2022). "If we can just dream…": Māori talk about healthcare for bipolar disorder in New Zealand: A qualitative study privileging Indigenous voices on organisational transformation for health equity. International Journal of Health Planning & Management, 37(5), 2613-2634. doi: 10.1002/hpm.3486
Journal - Research Article
Haitana, T., Pitama, S., Cormack, D., Clark, M. T. R., & Lacey, C. (2022). Culturally competent, safe and equitable clinical care for Māori with bipolar disorder in New Zealand: The expert critique of Māori patients and Whānau. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 56(6), 648-656. doi: 10.1177/00048674211031490
Journal - Research Article
Keelan, K., Wilkinson, T., Pitama, S., & Lacey, C. (2022). Exploring elderly Māori experiences of aged residential care using a kaupapa Māori research paradigm: Methodological considerations. AlterNative, 18(1), 67-74. doi: 10.1177/11771801221086323
Journal - Research Article
McKerchar, C., Gage, R., Smith, M., Lacey, C., Abel, G., Ni Mhurchu, C., & Signal, L. (2022). Children’s community nutrition environment, food and drink purchases and consumption on journeys between home and school: A wearable camera study. Nutrients, 14, 1995. doi: 10.3390/nu14101995
Journal - Research Article
Crowe, M., Inder, M., Porter, R., Wells, H., Jordan, J., Lacey, C., Eggleston, K., & Douglas, K. (2021). Patients' perceptions of functional improvement in psychotherapy for mood disorders. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 74(1), 22-29. doi: 10.1176/appi.psychotherapy.202020200017
Journal - Research Article
Huria, T., Pitama, S. G., Beckert, L., Hughes, J., Monk, N., Lacey, C., & Palmer, S. C. (2021). Reported sources of health inequities in Indigenous Peoples with chronic kidney disease: A systematic review of quantitative studies. BMC Public Health, 21, 1447. doi: 10.1186/s12889-021-11180-2
Journal - Research Article
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