Senior Lecturer, Department of General Practice
Dr Miriam Brooks is a General Practitioner from the Blue Mountains. Miriam trained as a GP in rural NSW, then worked for seven years in Aboriginal community controlled health organisations in Western Sydney and Canberra, and now works in a refugee health clinic and at a Women’s Health Centre in the Blue Mountains. Miriam has developed an interest in community based evaluation research, exploring innovative and people centred models of health care that promote health equity. Her masters project was an evaluation of the service for young people at Katoomba Women’s health centre, a weekly drop in afternoon program including a facilitated visual art group alongside GP, nurse and counsellor services. Her current evaluation project is with NSW Refugee Health service, an evaluation of their multidisciplinary Asylum Seeker Advocacy Clinical team (ASACT) and their partnerships with community organisations supporting people seeking asylum with the social determinants of health.
- Health equity
- Culturally responsive care
- Trauma informed care
- People centred care
- Arts and health
Qualifications & Recognition
- MB.BS 1998, FRACGP, Masters Qualitative Health Research
- RACGP research foundation grant (Evaluation of Young Women’s clinic Katoomba)
Research & Publications
- Brooks, Miriam, Lesley Barclay, and Claire Hooker. "Trauma-informed care in general practice:'Findings from a women's health centre evaluation'." Australian journal of general practice 47.6 (2018): 370-375.
- Brooks, Miriam, Claire Hooker, and Lesley Barclay. "Artspace: Enabling young women’s recovery through visual arts: A qualitative study." Health Promotion Journal of Australia 31.3 (2020): 391-401.
- Brooks, Miriam, et al. "Increasing general practitioner use of evidence-based medicine in teaching and clinical practice through evidence-based journal clubs." Australian journal of primary health 27.4 (2021): 271-275.
- Reath, Jennifer, et al. "Strengthening learning and research in health equity–opportunities for university departments of primary health care and general practice." Australian Journal of Primary Health (2022).
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