Awards and Prizes
At each year’s Primary Health Care Research & Information Service (PHCRIS) Research Conference, Australian Journal of Primary Health awards a prize for the best paper relevant to the interests of the journal.
The prize consists of a certificate and a year’s subscription to the journal (in print and online). The prize winners will also be offered free Open Access for a manuscript arising from the Best Paper and accepted for publication in the journal. The prize is promoted on the PHCRIS Newsfeed and through CSIRO Publishing’s social media channels.
Eligible papers are shortlisted before the conference from abstracts accepted for oral presentation, focusing on those informing critical discussion on primary and community services, integrating theory and practice, and using perspectives from a range of disciplines. Papers presented at the conference are assessed by the journal’s judging committee, comprising the Editor-in-Chief, members of the editorial panel and their nominees.
The Committee considers several criteria for the prize, including originality, rigour, relevance to primary and community health policy and practice, inclusion of relevant groups to the research, and quality of presentation.
(presenter’s name in bold)
- 2017 Meeting in Brisbane, 7–9 August
A mixed-methods approach to understanding informal communication between disciplines in co-located primary health care
Nicholas Elmitt, Christine Phillips, Sally Hall, Marianne Bookallil and Kirsty Douglas
- 2016 Meeting in Canberra, 8–9 June
Reducing bacterial skin infections in rural Aboriginal communities: new ways of thinking, new ways of working
Susan Thomas, Kristy Crooks, Peter Massey, Kylie Taylor and Glenn Pearce
- 2015 Meeting in Adelaide, 29–31 July
Managing Two Worlds Together: city hospital care for country Aboriginal people
Janet Kelly, Judith Dwyer, Brita Pekarsky, Tamara Mackean, Kim O’Donnell and Eileen Willis
- 2014 Meeting in Canberra, 23–25 July
Bringing ATAPS data to life: the development of an interactive CQI platform for improving service design and access to primary mental health care
Peter Carswell, Robert Ford and Bethany Marshall
- 2013 Meeting in Sydney, 10–12 July
Access to core primary health care services in rural and remote Australia
Susan Thomas, John Wakerman and John Humphreys
Interprofessional learning in residential aged care: providing optimal care for residents
Karla Seaman and Caroline Bulsara
- 2012 Meeting in Canberra, 18–20 July
Impact of subsidised fruit and vegetables on the health and nutrition of Aboriginal children
Andrew Black, Hassan Vally, Fiona Smith, Raymond Jones, Kerry Hampshire, Peter Morris and Kerin O’Dea
- 2011 Meeting in Brisbane, 13–15 July
´It had to be my choice´ – Indigenous smoking cessation and negotiations of risk, resistance and resilience
Chelsea Bond, Geoffrey Spurling, Noel Hayman and Deborah Askew
- 2010 Meeting in Darwin, 30 June – 2 July
The contribution of the Adult Health Check to preventive care in a remote Aboriginal primary care service