Dr Lisa Parker

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Evidence, Policy and Influence

Member of the Charles Perkins Centre

D17 - Charles Perkins Centre
The University of Sydney


Biographical details

I am a postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Pharmacy, based at the Charles Perkins Centre. My research specialises in public health ethics and policy, particularly around the influence of factors such as values, evidence and industry. I am a qualified medical practitioner, with experience in oncology, breast health and pathology.

My current research projects focus on:

  • mobile health applications (apps) directed at mental health, with an analysis of the policy around this emerging sector and a study into the influence of apps on societal understanding of mental health and illness
  • pharmaceutical funding of health consumer and professional groups, with a view to understanding processes and attitudes in a local setting
  • ethical marketing of pharmaceuticals

My previous work focused on:

  • the role of values and evidence in shaping breast cancer screening policies and practices
  • best practices for clinical ethics and human pathology teaching
  • ethical practices in the research use of excess surgical tissue
  • influences on changing policies and practices around human dissection and autopsy

I use qualitative research methodologies, particularly grounded theory.

Selected grants

2018

  • Mapping money and medicine: Geographical variation in pharmaceutical industry funding to healthcare professionals and use of medicines in Australia; Karanges E, Mintzes B, Bero L, Fabbri A, Parker L; University of Sydney, Faculty of Pharmacy/Research Support Grant.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Parker, L., Carter, S. (2016). Ethical and Societal Considerations in Breast Cancer Screening. In Nehmat Houssami and Diana Miglioretti (Eds.), Breast Cancer Screening: An Examination of Scientific Evidence, (pp. 347-374). London: Academic Press. [More Information]

Journals

  • Parker, L., Williams, J., Bero, L. (2018). Ethical drug marketing criteria for the 21st century. BMJ, 361, k1809. [More Information]
  • Parker, L., Grundy, Q., Bero, L. (2018). Interpreting evidence in general practice: Bias and conflicts of interest. Australian Journal of General Practice, 47(6), 337-340.
  • Parker, L., Bero, L., Gillies, D., Raven, M., Mintzes, B., Jureidini, J., Grundy, Q. (2018). Mental health messages in prominent mental health apps. Annals of Family Medicine, 16(4), 338-342. [More Information]
  • Parker, L., Karliychuk, T., Gillies, D., Mintzes, B., Raven, M., Grundy, Q. (2017). A health app developer's guide to law and policy: A multi-sector policy analysis. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 17(1), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Parker, L., Carter, S., Williams, J., Pickles, K., Barratt, A. (2017). Avoiding harm and supporting autonomy are under-prioritised in cancer-screening policies and practices. European Journal of Cancer, 85, 1-5. [More Information]
  • Parker, L. (2017). Including values in evidence-based policy making for breast screening: An empirically grounded tool to assist expert decision makers. Health Policy, 121(7), 793-799. [More Information]
  • Parker, L., Carter, S. (2016). The Role of Socially Embedded Concepts in Breast Cancer Screening: An Empirical Study with Australian Experts. Public Health Ethics, 9(3), 276-289. [More Information]
  • Parker, L., Rychetnik, L., Carter, S. (2015). Framing overdiagnosis in breast screening: A qualitative study with Australian experts. BMC Cancer, 15(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Parker, L., Watts, L. (2015). How we involved rural clinicians in teaching ethics to medical students on rural clinical placements. Medical Teacher, 37(3), 228-231. [More Information]
  • Carter, S., Williams, J., Parker, L., Pickles, K., Jacklyn, G., Rychetnik, L., Barratt, A. (2015). Screening for Cervical, Prostate, and Breast Cancer: Interpreting the Evidence. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 49(2), 274-285. [More Information]
  • Parker, L., Rychetnik, L., Carter, S. (2015). The role of communication in breast cancer screening: A qualitative study with Australian experts. BMC Cancer, 15(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Parker, L., Rychetnik, L., Carter, S. (2015). Values in breast cancer screening: an empirical study with Australian experts. BMJ Open, 5(5), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Watts, L., Parker, L., Scicluna, H. (2013). Rural ethics ward rounds: enhancing medical students´┐Ż ethical awareness in rural medicine. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 21(2), 128-129. [More Information]
  • Parker, L., Watts, L., Scicluna, H. (2012). Clinical ethics ward rounds: building on the core curriculum. Journal of Medical Ethics, 38(8), 501-505. [More Information]
  • Parker, L. (2011). Using human tissue: when do we need consent? Journal of Medical Ethics, 37(12), 759-761. [More Information]
  • Parker, L. (2005). Lost in translation? Developing assessment criteria that value rural practice. Rural and Remote Health, 5(3), 420.
  • Parker, L. (2002). Anatomical dissection: why are we cutting it out? Dissection in undergraduate teaching. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 72(12), 910-912.
  • Parker, L. (2002). What's wrong with the dead body? Medical Journal of Australia, 176(2), 74-76.

Conferences

  • Parker, L. (2015). Should shared decision making be the aim in breast cancer screening? Joint Conference of the International Shared Decision-Making group and the International Society for Evidence Based Health Care, Sydney.

2018

  • Parker, L., Williams, J., Bero, L. (2018). Ethical drug marketing criteria for the 21st century. BMJ, 361, k1809. [More Information]
  • Parker, L., Grundy, Q., Bero, L. (2018). Interpreting evidence in general practice: Bias and conflicts of interest. Australian Journal of General Practice, 47(6), 337-340.
  • Parker, L., Bero, L., Gillies, D., Raven, M., Mintzes, B., Jureidini, J., Grundy, Q. (2018). Mental health messages in prominent mental health apps. Annals of Family Medicine, 16(4), 338-342. [More Information]

2017

  • Parker, L., Karliychuk, T., Gillies, D., Mintzes, B., Raven, M., Grundy, Q. (2017). A health app developer's guide to law and policy: A multi-sector policy analysis. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 17(1), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Parker, L., Carter, S., Williams, J., Pickles, K., Barratt, A. (2017). Avoiding harm and supporting autonomy are under-prioritised in cancer-screening policies and practices. European Journal of Cancer, 85, 1-5. [More Information]
  • Parker, L. (2017). Including values in evidence-based policy making for breast screening: An empirically grounded tool to assist expert decision makers. Health Policy, 121(7), 793-799. [More Information]

2016

  • Parker, L., Carter, S. (2016). Ethical and Societal Considerations in Breast Cancer Screening. In Nehmat Houssami and Diana Miglioretti (Eds.), Breast Cancer Screening: An Examination of Scientific Evidence, (pp. 347-374). London: Academic Press. [More Information]
  • Parker, L., Carter, S. (2016). The Role of Socially Embedded Concepts in Breast Cancer Screening: An Empirical Study with Australian Experts. Public Health Ethics, 9(3), 276-289. [More Information]

2015

  • Parker, L., Rychetnik, L., Carter, S. (2015). Framing overdiagnosis in breast screening: A qualitative study with Australian experts. BMC Cancer, 15(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Parker, L., Watts, L. (2015). How we involved rural clinicians in teaching ethics to medical students on rural clinical placements. Medical Teacher, 37(3), 228-231. [More Information]
  • Carter, S., Williams, J., Parker, L., Pickles, K., Jacklyn, G., Rychetnik, L., Barratt, A. (2015). Screening for Cervical, Prostate, and Breast Cancer: Interpreting the Evidence. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 49(2), 274-285. [More Information]
  • Parker, L. (2015). Should shared decision making be the aim in breast cancer screening? Joint Conference of the International Shared Decision-Making group and the International Society for Evidence Based Health Care, Sydney.
  • Parker, L., Rychetnik, L., Carter, S. (2015). The role of communication in breast cancer screening: A qualitative study with Australian experts. BMC Cancer, 15(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Parker, L., Rychetnik, L., Carter, S. (2015). Values in breast cancer screening: an empirical study with Australian experts. BMJ Open, 5(5), 1-9. [More Information]

2013

  • Watts, L., Parker, L., Scicluna, H. (2013). Rural ethics ward rounds: enhancing medical students´┐Ż ethical awareness in rural medicine. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 21(2), 128-129. [More Information]

2012

  • Parker, L., Watts, L., Scicluna, H. (2012). Clinical ethics ward rounds: building on the core curriculum. Journal of Medical Ethics, 38(8), 501-505. [More Information]

2011

  • Parker, L. (2011). Using human tissue: when do we need consent? Journal of Medical Ethics, 37(12), 759-761. [More Information]

2005

  • Parker, L. (2005). Lost in translation? Developing assessment criteria that value rural practice. Rural and Remote Health, 5(3), 420.

2002

  • Parker, L. (2002). Anatomical dissection: why are we cutting it out? Dissection in undergraduate teaching. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 72(12), 910-912.
  • Parker, L. (2002). What's wrong with the dead body? Medical Journal of Australia, 176(2), 74-76.

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