Michael Tam

Staff Specialist, Primary and Integrated Care Unit, South Western Sydney Local Health District
Conjoint Senior Lecturer

Dr CW Michael Tam is a Staff Specialist in General Practice at the Primary and Integrated Care Unit (PaICU) of South Western Sydney Local Health District. He is a Conjoint Senior Lecturer in the School of Population Health, Faculty of Medicine at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney.

Michael has research experience in health services evaluation, integrated care, medical education, and preventive care in general practice.  He is experienced with qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods.  Michael has been the supervisor or co-supervisor of 11 learner researchers (including medical students and GP registrars).  He peer reviews for several scientific journal, has been a member of a human research ethics committee, and has published on research ethics.

Michael's clinical interest is particularly in comorbid substance use disorder and mental health disorders. His research interests are in integrated care (especially the transition of care between hospitals and general practice), mental health care in general practice settings, and clinical interactions between patients and their GPs.

 

ILP Research Interests (Will supervise ILP students)

  • Integrated Care
  • General Practice
  • Medical Education
  • Primary Health Care
  • Mental Health Care

 

Curriculum vitae

Most recent version available from: https://vitualis.com/?page_id=36

Journal articles
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Sturgiss E; Lam T; Russell G; Ball L; Gunatillaka N; Barton C; Tam CWM; O'Donnell R; Chacko E; Skouteris H; Mazza D; Nielsen S, 2022, 'Patient and clinician perspectives of factors that influence the delivery of alcohol brief interventions in Australian primary care: a qualitative descriptive study', Family practice, vol. 39, pp. 275 - 281, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmab091
2022
Dolan H; Bateson D; Li M; Thompson R; Tam CWM; Bonner C; Trevena L, 2022, 'Acceptability and perceived feasibility of adapted encounter decision aids on contraceptive methods: An interview study with healthcare providers and Chinese migrant women', PEC Innovation, vol. 1, pp. 100031 - 100031, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pecinn.2022.100031
2022
Knight AW; Tam CWM; Dennis S; Fraser J; Pond D, 2022, 'The role of quality improvement collaboratives in general practice: A qualitative systematic review', BMJ Open Quality, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjoq-2021-001800
2022
Kohlhoff J; Dadich A; Varghese J; McKenzie A; Ong N; Pritchard M; Tam CWM; Woolfenden S; Blight V; Eastwood J; Garg P; Jalaludin B; Liaw ST; Murphy E; Schmied V; Williams K; Eapen V, 2022, 'Consumer and health professional perceptions of Watch Me Grow – Electronic (WMG-E) platform for developmental surveillance in early childhood', Australian Journal of General Practice, vol. 51, pp. 439 - 445, http://dx.doi.org/10.31128/AJGP-06-21-6043
2022
Weir KR; Naganathan V; Carter SM; Tam CWM; McCaffery K; Bonner C; Rigby D; McLachlan AJ; Jansen J, 2021, 'The role of older patients’ goals in GP decision-making about medicines: a qualitative study', BMC Family Practice, vol. 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12875-020-01347-y
2021
Gonzalez-Arce V; Chow JSF; Gonzalez-Arce V; Tam CWM; Warner K; Maurya N; McDougall A, 2021, 'Creating a Successful Health Pathway to Support the Integration of Patient Care', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTEGRATED CARE, vol. 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/ijic.s4010
2021
Sturgiss E; Gunatillaka N; Ball L; Lam T; Nielsen S; O’Donnell R; Barton C; Skouteris H; Tam CWM; Jacka D; Mazza D; Russell G, 2021, 'Embedding brief interventions for alcohol in general practice: a study protocol for the REACH Project feasibility trial', BJGP Open, vol. 5, pp. 1 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.3399/BJGPO.2021.0037
2021
Rahimi-Ardabili H; Spooner C; Harris MF; Magin P; Tam CWM; Liaw ST; Zwar N, 2021, 'Online training in evidence-based medicine and research methods for GP registrars: a mixed-methods evaluation of engagement and impact', BMC Medical Education, vol. 21, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12909-021-02916-0
2021
Barbaro J; Masi A; Gilbert M; Nair R; Abdullahi I; Descallar J; Dissanayake C; Eastwood J; Hasan I; Jalaludin B; Karlov L; Khan F; Kohlhoff J; Liaw ST; Lingam R; Mendoza Diaz A; Ong N; Tam CWM; Unwin K; Woolfenden S; Eapen V, 2021, 'A Multistate Trial of an Early Surveillance Program for Autism Within General Practices in Australia', Frontiers in Pediatrics, vol. 9, pp. 640359, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fped.2021.640359
2021
Frank O; Tam CWM; Rhee J, 2021, 'Is it time to stop using statistical significance?', Australian Prescriber, vol. 44, pp. 16 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.18773/austprescr.2020.074
2021
Dolan H; Li M; Bateson D; Thompson R; Tam CWM; Bonner C; Trevena L, 2020, 'Healthcare providers' perceptions of the challenges and opportunities to engage Chinese migrant women in contraceptive counselling: A qualitative interview study', Sexual Health, vol. 17, pp. 405 - 413, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH19215
2020
Hanna S; Tam CWM; Knight A; Zhao L; Ban L; Pellizzon B; Parks J, 2020, 'The ED2GP (emergency department to general practice) for Women study: understanding lower follow-up rates among older women', Australian Journal of Primary Health, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY19221
2020
Chow JSF; Gonzalez-Arce VE; Tam CWM; Warner K; Maurya N; Mcdougall A, 2020, 'Creating a successful health pathway to support the integration of patient care', Journal of Integrated Care, vol. 28, pp. 171 - 182, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JICA-08-2019-0039
2020
Sharma D; Tam CWM, 2020, 'The red eye A practical management approach', Medicine Today, vol. 21, pp. 61 - 67
2020
Chow JSF; Gonzalez-Arce VE; Tam CWM; Neville B; McDougall A, 2019, 'HealthPathways implementation on type 2 diabetes: A programmatic evaluation (HIT2 evaluation)', Journal of Integrated Care, vol. 27, pp. 153 - 162, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JICA-07-2018-0047
2019
Tam CWM; Khan AH; Knight A; Rhee J; Price K; McLean K, 2018, 'How doctors conceptualise P values: A mixed methods study', Australian journal of general practice, vol. 47, pp. 705 - 710, http://dx.doi.org/10.31128/AJGP-02-18-4502
2018
Barton C; Michael Tam CW; Abbott P; Hall S; Liaw ST, 2017, 'Can research that is not intended or unlikely to be published be considered ethical?', Australian Family Physician, vol. 46, pp. 442 - 444
2017
Liaw ST; Kearns R; Taggart J; Frank O; Lane R; Tam M; Dennis S; Walker C; Russell G; Harris M, 2017, 'The informatics capability maturity of integrated primary care centres in Australia', International Journal of Medical Informatics, vol. 105, pp. 89 - 97, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2017.06.002
2017
Watson B; Tam CWM; Pellizzon B; Ban L; Doan H, 2017, 'General practitioner follow-up in older patients after an emergency department admission', Australian Family Physician, vol. 46, pp. 521 - 526
2017
Tam CWM; Zwar N; Hespe C, 2016, 'Patients' acceptance of SNAP assessment: An exploration', Australian Family Physician, vol. 45, pp. 340 - 341
2016
Tam CWM; Knight A; Liaw ST, 2016, 'Alcohol screening and brief interventions in primary care - Evidence and a pragmatic practice-based approach', Australian Family Physician, vol. 45, pp. 767 - 770
2016
Barton C; Tam CWM; Abbott P; Liaw ST, 2016, 'Ethical considerations in recruiting primary care patients to research studies', Australian Family Physician, vol. 45, pp. 144 - 148
2016
Tam CWM; Leong LHL; Zwar N; Hespe C, 2015, 'Consultation contexts and the acceptability of alcohol enquiry from general practitioners - a survey experiment', Australian Family Physician, vol. 44, pp. 490 - 496
2015
Tam CWM; Leong LHL; Zwar N, 2015, 'Let's listen to patients' and GPs' perspectives on alcohol-screening research', Australian Family Physician, vol. 44, pp. 427 - 428
2015
Tam CWM; Leong L; Zwar N; Hespe C, 2015, 'Alcohol enquiry by GPs - Understanding patients' perspectives: A qualitative study', Australian Family Physician, vol. 44, pp. 833 - 838
2015
Liaw ST; Tam CWM, 2015, 'Research ethics and approval process: A guide for new GP researchers', Australian Family Physician, vol. 44, pp. 419 - 422
2015
Liaw ST; Tam CWM, 2015, 'Ethical research or research ethics?', Australian Family Physician, vol. 44, pp. 522 - 523
2015
Tam CWM; Zwar N; Markham R, 2013, 'Australian general practitioner perceptions of the detection and screening of at-risk drinking, and the role of the AUDIT-C: A qualitative study', BMC Family Practice, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2296-14-121
2013
Tam CWM; Eastwood A, 2012, 'Available, intuitive and free! Building e-learning modules using web 2.0 services', Medical Teacher, vol. 34, pp. 1078 - 1080, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/0142159X.2012.731105
2012
Tam CWM, 2011, 'Is it ethical for medical practitioners to prescribe alternative and complementary treatments that may lack an evidence base?', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 195, pp. 660 - 661, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja11.11333
2011
Conference Presentations
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Vuong K; Anandasivam B; McGeechan K; Price K; McLean K; Tacey M; Hall J; Knight A; Tam M, 2021, 'Agreement between clinician-and model generated melanoma risk predictions in Australia: a cross-sectional study', presented at WONCA Europe Conference, Virtual, 06 July 2021 - 10 July 2021
2021
Anandasivam B; Vuong K; Tam M; McGeechan K; Price K; Tracy M; Knight A; McLean K; Hall J, 2021, 'Understanding melanoma risk assessment and its management among Australian general practitioners: a qualitative study', presented at WONCA Europe Conference, Virtual, 06 July 2021 - 10 July 2021
2021
Vuong K; Anandasivam B; McGeechan K; Price K; McLean K; Tracy M; Hall J; Knight A; Tam M, 2020, 'Agreement between clinician- and model-generated melanoma risk', presented at Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Annual Conference, Online, 16 November 2020 - 29 November 2020, https://gp20.delegateconnect.co/talks
2020
Anandasivam B; Tam M; McGeechan K; Price K; McLean K; Tracy M; Hall J; Knight A; Vuong K, 2020, 'Melanoma risk assessment and its clinical application among Australian general practitioners: a qualitative study', presented at Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Annual Conference, Online, 16 November 2020 - 29 November 2020, https://gp20.delegateconnect.co/talks
2020
Dolan H; Trevena L; Li M; Bateson D; Thompson R; Tam M; Bonner C, 2019, 'Assessing the acceptability and feasibility of a contraceptive choice decision aid material for women from Chinese background in Australia', presented at 10th International Shared Decision Making Conference, Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada, 07 July 2019 - 10 July 2019, https://vitualis.com/?p=3120
2019
Dolan H; Li M; Bateson D; Tam M; Bonner C; Trevena L, 2019, 'Contraceptive choice decisional needs assessment of Chinese women living in Australia: a qualitative study of healthcare professionals’ views [poster]', presented at 10th International Shared Decision Making Conference, Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada, 07 July 2019 - 10 July 2019, https://vitualis.com/?p=3117
2019
Dolan H; Li M; Bateson D; Thompson R; Tam M; Bonner C; Trevena L, 2019, '‘Every medicine is part poison’. A qualitative inquiry into the perceptions and experiences of choosing contraceptive methods of Chinese women living in Australia [poster]', presented at 10th International Shared Decision Making Conference, Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada, 07 July 2019 - 10 July 2019, https://vitualis.com/?p=3111
2019
MacIsaac MB; McLean K; Morgan M; Jones F; Goodyear-Smith F; Tam M; Saito M, 2019, 'Grassroots innovation for quality improvement [workshop]', presented at Wonca Asia-Pacific Conference 2019, Kyoto International Conference Centre, Kyoto Japan, 15 May 2019 - 18 May 2019, https://vitualis.com/?p=3050
2019
Tam M; Khan A; Knight A; Rhee J; Price K; McLean K, 2019, 'How we (mis)conceptualise p-values (and what we can do about it)', presented at Annual Research Conference, Australasian Association for Academic Primary Care, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, 12 July 2019 - 13 July 2019, https://vitualis.com/?p=3134
2019
Tam M; Khan A; Knight A; Rhee J; Price K; McLean K, 2019, 'How we (mis)conceptualise p-values (and what we can do about it)', presented at Wonca Asia-Pacific Conference 2019, Kyoto International Conference Centre, Kyoto Japan, 15 May 2019 - 18 May 2019, https://vitualis.com/?p=3061
2019
Hanna S; Tam M; Knight A; Zhao L; Ban L; Pellizzon B; Parks J, 2019, 'The ED2GP for women study: understanding lower follow-up rates amongst older women', presented at RACGP Annual Conference (GP19), Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, 24 October 2019 - 26 October 2019, https://vitualis.com/?p=3218
2019
Hanna S; Tam M; Knight AW; Zhao L; Ban L; Pellizzon B; Parks J, 2019, 'The ED2GP for women study: understanding lower follow-up rates amongst older women', presented at Health Beyond Research & Innovation Showcase 2019, The William Inglis – MGallery by Sofitel, Sydney, 06 June 2019 - 06 June 2019, https://vitualis.com/?p=3092
2019
Tam CWM; Khan A; Knight A; Rhee J; Price K; McLean K, 2018, 'How we (mis)conceptualise p-values (and what we can do about it)', presented at RACGP Annual Conference (GP18), Gold Coast Conference & Exhibition Centre, QLD, Australia, 11 October 2018 - 13 October 2018
2018
Sood F; Tam CWM, 2018, 'Infection control in general practice waiting rooms: a qualitative study', presented at RACGP Annual Conference (GP18), Gold Coast Conference & Exhibition Centre, QLD, Australia, 08 October 2018 - 11 October 2018
2018
Book Chapters
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Barton C; Hall S; Abbott P; Tam CWM; Lyons A; Liaw ST, 2018, 'How to ensure your research follows ethical principles', in Goodyear-Smith F; Mash R (ed.), How To Do Primary Care Research, CRC Press
2018
Conference Posters
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Kearns RL; Liaw ST; Taggart J; Frank O; Lane R; Tam M; Dennis S; Yu H; Walker C; Russell G; Harris M, 2016, 'eHealth and Integrated Primary Health Care Centres', Wellington, New Zealand, presented at World Congress on Integrated Care, Wellington, New Zealand, 23 November 2016 - 25 November 2016
2016
Preprints
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Leong L; Tam CWM, 2014, Patient beliefs and attitudes towards the acceptability of receiving alcohol use enquiry from general practitioners: a literature review, http://dx.doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.439
2014
Leong L; Tam CWM, 2014, Patient beliefs and attitudes towards the acceptability of receiving alcohol use enquiry from general practitioners: a literature review, http://dx.doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.439v1
2014
Rahimi-Ardabili H; Spooner CS; Harris MF; Magin P; Tam CWM; Liaw T; Zwar N, Online training in evidence-based medicine and research methods for GP Registrars: a mixed-methods evaluation of engagement and impact, http://dx.doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-258005/v1

Beliefs and attitudes towards alcohol discussions between patient and doctor and general practice/primary care.