Robyn A. McDermott

Journal article

‘Sly grog’ and ‘homebrew’: a qualitative examination of illicit alcohol and some of its impacts on Indigenous communities with alcohol restrictions in regional and remote Queensland (Australia)

Indigenous communities in Queensland (Australia) have been subject to Alcohol Management Plans since 2002/03, with significant penalties for breaching restrictions. ‘Sly grog’ and ‘homebrew’ provide access to alcohol despite restrictions. This paper describes how this alcohol is made available and the risks and impacts involved.
Journal article

Validation and recalibration of the Framingham cardiovascular disease risk models in an Australian Indigenous cohort

This article outlines research into accurately predicting cardiovascular risk of Indigenous Australians.
Journal article

Economic evaluation of Indigenous health worker management of poorly controlled type 2 diabetes in north Queensland

Other approaches to improving chronic disease outcomes in this very unwell population need to be explored. Objective: To conduct an economic evaluation of intensive management by Indigenous health workers (IHWs) of Indigenous adults with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes in rural and remote north Queensland...