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Michelle Lambert

Contact Details

Email
michelle.lambert@otago.ac.nz
Position
Research Fellow
Qualifications
BCom DipGradPsyc PgDipClinHealthPsyc MSc(Hons)
Research summary
Māori Health and Wellbeing

Research

I am a Research Fellow in the Ngāi Tahu Māori Health Research Unit and work closely with our team of researchers on a variety of health research projects. I have extensive experience in quantitative and qualitative data assessment, as well as design and implementation of interventions, my goal is to improve health outcomes for Māori. My research focus in the unit has been on health services improvement research with the aim of reducing the long-standing health inequalities of our people. My main areas of research interest are:
  • Health services improvement and intervention development using a kaupapa Māori framework
  • Qualitative studies to help improve primary care, injury rehabilitation and other health services for Māori patients

Publications

Gustafson, P., Lambert, M., Bartholomew, K., Ratima, M., Abdul Aziz, Y., Kremer, L., Fusheini, A., … Priest, P., & Crengle, S. (2024). Adapting an equity-focused implementation process framework with a focus on ethnic health inequities in the Aotearoa New Zealand context. International Journal for Equity in Health, 23, 15. doi: 10.1186/s12939-023-02087-y

Gustafson, P., Abdul Aziz, Y., Lambert, M., Bartholomew, K., Rankin, N., Fusheini, A., … Priest, P., & Crengle, S. (2023). A scoping review of equity-focused implementation theories, models and frameworks in healthcare and their application in addressing ethnicity-related health inequities. Implementation Science, 18(1), 51. doi: 10.1186/s13012-023-01304-0

Gustafson, P., Abdul Aziz, Y., Lambert, M., Bartholomew, K., Brown, R., Carswell, P., Fusheini, A., Ratima, M., Priest, P., & Crengle, S. (2023). Supporting implementation of interventions to address ethnicity-related health inequities: Frameworks, facilitators and barriers: A scoping review protocol. BMJ Open, 13, e065721. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-065721

Wyeth, E. H., Davie, G., Maclennan, B., Lambert, M., Harcombe, H., Sullivan, T., & Derrett, S. (2022). Does support received for subsequent injuries differ between Māori and non-Māori? Findings from a cohort study of injured New Zealanders. New Zealand Medical Journal, 135(1565), 12-22. Retrieved from https://journal.nzma.org.nz/

Nelson, V., Lambert, M., Richard, L., Derrett, S., & Wyeth, E. (2022). Examining the barriers and facilitators for Māori accessing injury and rehabilitation services: A scoping review protocol. BMJ Open, 12(2), e048252. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-048252

Gustafson, P., Lambert, M., Bartholomew, K., Ratima, M., Abdul Aziz, Y., Kremer, L., Fusheini, A., … Priest, P., & Crengle, S. (2024). Adapting an equity-focused implementation process framework with a focus on ethnic health inequities in the Aotearoa New Zealand context. International Journal for Equity in Health, 23, 15. doi: 10.1186/s12939-023-02087-y

Journal - Research Article

Wyeth, E. H., Davie, G., Maclennan, B., Lambert, M., Harcombe, H., Sullivan, T., & Derrett, S. (2022). Does support received for subsequent injuries differ between Māori and non-Māori? Findings from a cohort study of injured New Zealanders. New Zealand Medical Journal, 135(1565), 12-22. Retrieved from https://journal.nzma.org.nz/

Journal - Research Article

Lambert, M., Wyeth, E. H., Brausch, S., Harwood, M. L. N., Anselm, D., Wright-Tawha, T., … Derrett, S. (2021). "I couldn’t even do normal chores": A qualitative study of the impacts of injury for Māori. Disability & Rehabilitation, 43(17), 2424-2430. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2019.1701102

Journal - Research Article

Ferdinand, A., Lambert, M., Trad, L., Pedrana, L., Paradies, Y., & Kelaher, M. (2020). Indigenous engagement in health: Lessons from Brazil, Chile, Australia and New Zealand. International Journal for Equity in Health, 19, 47. doi: 10.1186/s12939-020-1149-1

Journal - Research Article

Wyeth, E. H., Samaranayaka, A., Lambert, M., Tapsell, M., Anselm, D., Ellison, P., … Derrett, S. (2019). Understanding longer-term disability outcomes for Māori and non-Māori after hospitalisation for injury: Results from a longitudinal cohort study. Public Health, 176, 118-127. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2018.08.014

Journal - Research Article

Wyeth, E., Lambert, M., Samaranayaka, A., Harcombe, H., Davie, G., & Derrett, S. (2019). Subsequent injuries experienced by Māori: Results from a 24-month prospective study in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1499), 23-35. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

Crengle, S., Luke, J. N., Lambert, M., Smylie, J. K., Reid, S., Harré-Hindmarsh, J., & Kelaher, M. (2018). Effect of a health literacy intervention trial on knowledge about cardiovascular disease medications among Indigenous peoples in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. BMJ Open, 8(1), e018569. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018569

Journal - Research Article

Wyeth, E. H., Maclennan, B., Lambert, M., Davie, G., Lilley, R., & Derrett, S. (2018). Predictors of work participation for Māori three months after injury. Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health, 73(2), 79-89. doi: 10.1080/19338244.2017.1329698

Journal - Research Article

Lambert, M., Fleming, T., Ameratunga, S., Robinson, E., Crengle, S., Sheridan, J., … Merry, S. (2014). Looking on the bright side: An assessment of factors associated with adolescents' happiness. Advances in Mental Health, 12(2), 101-109. doi: 10.1080/18374905.2014.11081888

Journal - Research Article

Lambert, M., Luke, J., Downey, B., Crengle, S., Kelaher, M., Reid, S., & Smylie, J. (2014). Health literacy: Health professionals' understandings and their perceptions of barriers that Indigenous patients encounter. BMC Health Services Research, 14, 614. doi: 10.1186/s12913-014-0614-1

Journal - Research Article

Gustafson, P., Abdul Aziz, Y., Lambert, M., Bartholomew, K., Brown, R., Carswell, P., Fusheini, A., Ratima, M., Priest, P., & Crengle, S. (2023). Supporting implementation of interventions to address ethnicity-related health inequities: Frameworks, facilitators and barriers: A scoping review protocol. BMJ Open, 13, e065721. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-065721

Journal - Research Other

Gustafson, P., Abdul Aziz, Y., Lambert, M., Bartholomew, K., Rankin, N., Fusheini, A., … Priest, P., & Crengle, S. (2023). A scoping review of equity-focused implementation theories, models and frameworks in healthcare and their application in addressing ethnicity-related health inequities. Implementation Science, 18(1), 51. doi: 10.1186/s13012-023-01304-0

Journal - Research Other

Nelson, V., Lambert, M., Richard, L., Derrett, S., & Wyeth, E. (2022). Examining the barriers and facilitators for Māori accessing injury and rehabilitation services: A scoping review protocol. BMJ Open, 12(2), e048252. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-048252

Journal - Research Other

Crengle, S., Smylie, J., Kelaher, M., Lambert, M., Reid, S., Luke, J., … Harwood, M. (2014). Cardiovascular disease medication health literacy among Indigenous peoples: Design and protocol of an intervention trial in Indigenous primary care services. BMC Public Health, 14, 714. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-714

Journal - Research Other

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