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Research Biography

I have worked for 30 years in multidisciplinary public health settings in management and academia. My research focus is on primary health care service flexibility and planning.

In the past 5 years I have been a chief investigator on 20 research and consultancy projects worth $4.4M. These have focused mainly on how health systems can meet the needs of underserved populations. My scientific papers, reports and conference presentations (over 190) cover qualitative and quantitative methods across rural public health planning, mental health, chronic disease management, Aboriginal health and immigrant health

Recent work includes a review of the effectiveness of collaborative strategies in primary mental health care and the True Blue RCT on the practice nurse management of comorbid depression & chronic physical illness. I was a chief investigator in the Centre of Research Excellence in Primary Health Care Microsystems that examined the system of quality and safety in General Practice. My team has just completed the project "Together for the Mental Health of Older People" on the network management of integrated primary care across health, aged and social services.

Research Interests



  • Zannettino L, Fuller J, Parry Y, Hutton A (2016-2018). Building safe communities for older women: Developing networks to improve service provision. ($147,000 Department of Social Services, Australian Government).


  • McDonald J, Russell G, Dennis S, Fuller J. (2014-2015) Emerging models of integrated primary health care centres: their impact on access and integration of care and contributing factors. ($149,912 Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute).


  • Baum F, Javanparast S, Fuller J, Lawless A, Reed R, Ziersch A, Freeman T, Mackean T. Regional Primary Health Care Organisations: population health planning, participation, equity and the extent to which initiatives are comprehensive. NHMRC Project Grant #1064194 $1,016,002.
  • Fuller J, Feng H, Lawn S. Developing chronic disease management capacity in China. Faculty co-investment $30,000.
  • Fuller J, Muir Cochrane E, Reed R, Lawn S. Improving the "network planning and management" of integrated primary mental health care for older people in rural regions. APHCRI $148, 617.
  • Muir Cochrane E, Fuller J, Gerace A, OKane D. What's working and what's not working in the care of older people with mental health problems in Southern Adelaide and Southern Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island regions. Nurses' Memorial Centre $30,000.


  • Henderson J, Fuller J, Kralik D, Ward P. The impact of social networks on self-management of type 2 diabetes for people with mental illness. SONM Partnership Grant $48,105.

Centre for Research Excellence: Quality, governance, performance and sustainability in primary health care. APHCRI, $2,500,000

Living in a rural community. longitudinal study of course & outcome on mental health & wellbeing. NHMRC $805,650.

Review on service linkages in primary mental health care. APHCRI $275,000.

Mapping Aboriginal Health Partnerships. APHCRI $313,000.

Completed Supervisions

Principal Supervisions:
  • Adolescent Health (1)
  • Mental Health Care & Quality (1)
Associate Supervisions:
  • Community Health Organisation (1)
  • Mental Health & Spiritual Care (1)
  • Quality & Safety in Health Care (1)


  • Registered

Research Areas

  • Nursing

Supervisory Interests

  • Public health
  • Rural health
  • Community and primary health care
  • Mental health
  • Community mental health nursing


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