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Research Biography

Dr Sara Javanparast is a Senior Research Fellow at the Discipline of General
Practice, College of Medicine and Public Health. Sara has a medical background and had worked in the Iranian Ministry of Health and primary health care system for 8 years when she practiced as a general practitioner and was involved in the national planning and implementation of primary health care policies and programs. She moved to Australia in 2002 and completed a Graduate Diploma in Human Nutrition (2005) and PhD in public health (2008) at Flinders University. Sara has 12 years of experience in public health and health services research. Here areas of research interest include equity and access to primary health care for vulnerable population groups, communty health worker programs, and breastfeeding promotion. She has expertise in program evaluation and qualitative research methods and was involved in a number of large and complex health services research projects that required strong engagement with communities and collaboration with primary health care stakeholders and organisations.        

 

Research Interests

Comprehensive Primary Health Care

Equity

Community Health Workers

Social determinants of Health

Breastfeeding

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    The contribution of group work to the goals of comprehensive primary health care

    Freeman, T., Baum, F., Javanparast, S., Labonté, R., Lawless, A. & Barton, E., 1 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Health Promotion Journal of Australia. 11 p.

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