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Researcher: McKercher, CM (Dr Charlotte McKercher)

Fields of Research

Epidemiology
Nephrology and urology
Mental health services
Clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice
Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics
Clinical sciences
Performing arts
Medical genetics (excl. cancer genetics)
Traditional, complementary and integrative medicine
Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
Health and community services
Health services and systems
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander public health and wellbeing
Anaesthesiology
Health informatics and information systems
Pacific Peoples remote health
Nga kaupapahere hauora o te Maori (Maori health policy)

Research Objectives

Clinical health
Mental health
Disease distribution and transmission (incl. surveillance and response)
Treatment of human diseases and conditions
Behaviour and health
Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions
Expanding knowledge in the health sciences
Preventive medicine
Human pharmaceutical treatments
Arts
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status and outcomes
Nutrition
Mental health services
Evaluation of health and support services
Public health (excl. specific population health)
Disability and functional capacity
Allied health therapies (excl. mental health services)
Neonatal and child health
Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)
Te tunga me nga putanga hauora (Maori health status and outcomes)
Pacific Peoples health status and outcomes
Other Indigenous
Health policy evaluation

Career Best Publications

Physical Activity and Depression in Young Adults; American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Physical activity and depression symptom profiles in young men and women with major depression; Psychosomatic Medicine
Psychosocial factors in people with chronic kidney disease prior to renal replacement therapy; Nephrology

Research Publications

A comparison of the EQ-5D-3L and the AQOL-4D for assessing health-related quality of life in adults with chronic kidney disease; 54th ANZSN ASM 2018
A state-wide approach to identify chronic kidney disease, associated risk factors and outcomes in the community using linked datasets (CKD.TASLINK)
Affective Disorders & Eating Disorders; WPA International Congress
Associations of fish oil and vitamin B and E supplementation with cardiovascular outcomes and mortality in people receiving haemodialysis: a review; BMC Nephrology
Attentional bias in music performance anxiety?; 38th Conference of the Australian Psychological Society
Autonomous decision-making in adults with chronic kidney disease; 2017 Annual Scientific meeting Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology
Cardiovascular events and death in people living with chronic kidney disease
Childhood and adolescent predictors of leisure time physical activity during the transition from adolescence to adulthood: a population based cohort study; International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Chronic kidney disease in Tasmania: Protocol for a data linkage study; JMIR Research Protocols
Dialysis outcomes of elderly Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians; Nephrology
Effect of haemodialysis session frequency and duration on survival in Australian end-stage kidney disease patients: a retrospective cohort study; ISN World Congress of Nephrology 2019
Effect of pharmacist-led medication review on medication appropriateness in older adults with chronic kidney disease; Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research
From non-targeted metabolomics to quantitative analysis of uremic compounds in chronic kidney disease; The Australian & New Zealand Metabolomics Conference (ANZMET)
Gender differences in the dialysis treatment of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Gender differences in treatment patterns of end-stage kidney disease in non-indigenous Australians; ANZSN 49th Annual Scientific Meeting, Nephrology & Transplantation Update Course
How well do we follow-up living kidney donors?; ANZSN 49th Annual Scientific Meeting, Nephrology & Transplantation Update Course
Incidence and prevalence of modifiable cardiovascular risk factors according to kidney function, gender and geography
Independent effect of haemodialysis session frequency and duration on survival in non-indigenous Australians on haemodialysis; Nephrology
Link between physical activity and mental health (January)
Link between physical activity and mental health (January)
Medication adherence, burden and health-related quality of life in adults with predialysis chronic kidney disease: A prospective cohort study; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Medication burden, adherence and health-related quality of life in advanced chronic kidney disease; 53rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology (ANZSN)
Medication regimen complexity and hospital readmission in older adults with chronic kidney disease; The Annals of Pharmacotherapy
Medication-related factors and hospital readmission in older adults with chronic kidney disease; Journal of Clinical Medicine
Monitoring the incidence and causes of diseases potentially transmitted by food in Australia: Annual Report of the OzFoodNet Network, 2008; Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report
Monitoring the incidence and causes of diseases potentially transmitted by food in Australia: Annual Report of the OzFoodNet Network, 2009; Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report
Monitoring the incidence and causes of diseases potentially transmitted by food in Australia: Annual Report of the OzFoodNet Network, 2010; Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report
Overweight and obesity in childhood and risk of mental disorder: A 20-year cohort study; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
OzFoodNet Quarterly Report, 1 April to 30 June 2009; Communicable Diseases Intelligence
OzFoodNet Quarterly Report, 1 April to 30 June 2010; Communicable Diseases Intelligence
OzFoodNet Quarterly Report, 1 January to 31 March 2010; Communicable Diseases Intelligence
OzFoodNet Quarterly Report, 1 January to 31 March 2011; Communicable Diseases Intelligence
OzFoodNet Quarterly Report, 1 July to 30 September 2009; Communicable Diseases Intelligence
OzFoodNet Quarterly Report, 1 July to 30 September 2011; Communicable Diseases Intelligence
OzFoodNet Quarterly Report, 1 October to 31 December 2009; Communicable Diseases Intelligence
OzFoodNet Quarterly Report, 1 October to 31 December 2011; Communicable Diseases Intelligence
Physical activity and depressed mood in primary and secondary school-children; Mental Health and Physical Activity
Physical Activity and Depression in Young Adults; American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Physical activity and depression symptom profiles in young men and women with major depression; Psychosomatic Medicine
Physical activity may prevent suicidal symptoms in young adults
Physical activity patterns and risk of depression in young adulthood: a 20-year cohort study since childhood; Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
Prevalence and correlates of depression in adults with chronic kidney disease; 2017 Annual Scientific meeting Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology
Psychosocial factors in adults with chronic kidney disease: characteristics of pilot participants in the Tasmanian Chronic Kidney Disease study; BMCNephrology
Psychosocial factors in chronic kidney disease: 2 year follow-up of pilot participants; ANZSN 50th Annual Scientific Meeting
Psychosocial factors in people with chronic kidney disease prior to renal replacement therapy; Nephrology
The effect of hospitalization on potentially inappropriate medication use in older adults with chronic kidney disease; Current Medical Research and Opinion
Tryptophan metabolism in chronic kidney disease is related to the inflammation marker neopterin and to neuropsychological measures; ANZSN 51st Annual Scientific Meeting 2015
Tryptophan metabolism, its relation to inflammation and stress markers and association with psychological and cognitive functioning: Tasmanian Chronic Kidney Disease pilot study; BMC Nephrology

Research Projects

Access to treatment for Tasmanians with chronic kidney disease; Tasmanian Community Fund (TasCF)
New Zealand Population Health Congress 2014, Auckland NZ; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
The psychosocial determinants of treatment pathways, clinical outcomes and costs in Tasmanians with advanced chronic kidney disease.; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
Evidence Appraisal to inform guidelines for the management of Acute Coronary Syndrome

Research Candidate Supervision