I am descended from the Waanguybuwan tribe of New South Wales, from Scottish convicts of the First Fleet, from a Latvian immigrant, and from English people. Since 1995 my work experience in the Indigenous health sector includes positions of an non-influential nature in health promotion, project management, policy advice and lecturing. These occurred in a variety of organisations—an Aboriginal Medical Service, Commonwealth and state governments, and universities. The PhD thesis is the last in a series of qualifications from a BSc in Biochemistry, Honours in Nutrition, and a Master of Public Health degree from the Menzies School of Health Research. I will continue to conduct Indigenous health policy research in order to improve national policy processes.
- PhD, University of Melbourne, 17/12/2009
- Bachelor of Science (Honours), Deakin University, 21/05/1997
- Bachelor of Science, Deakin University, 14/05/1997
- Master of Public Health, Northern Territory University, 10/10/2003
- Indigenous health policy
- Social network analysis
Policy analysis of critical concepts (holistic, participation) through content analysis, discourse analysis, and social network analysis.
Fields of Research
|160501||Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Policy||50|
Body relevant to professional practice.
- Member - International Network of Social Network Analysts
Collaborative efforts are founded on how I use the tools of social network analysis to visualise and mathematically analyse indeterminate concepts such as participation, engagement, collaboration, and so on. Therefore the approach is applicable to any social policy area in Australian society. The central theory that I link to is Anthony Giddens' Structuration Theory, which 'is an attempt to formulate a framework for understanding society in terms of social structure and human agency and interaction'.
I have developed collaborative links with the University of Melbourne's Centre for Health Policy, Programs and Economics; where I work on a project to provide social network analysis advice and analysis. At the University of Newcastle, I have established relationships with the Research Institute for Social Inclusion and Wellbeing, the Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour, and the Priority Research Centre of Physical Activity and Nutrition.
I am dedicated to establishing collaborative research with practitioners, policy makers and researchers in order to improve policy governance processes in Australia.
Eight years of administrative experience in Indigenous health - from community controlled organisations to state and commonwealth governments to tertiary institutions.
- Health policy
- Indigenous health
Delivery of Master of Public Health course units to Indigenous Chief Executive Officers for six months in 2003. Numerous guest lectures on aspects of Indigenous health policy.
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Conference (1 outputs)
|2012||Lock MJ, Kelaher M, Sabanovic H, 'Planning, implementation and effectiveness in Indigenous Health National Partnership Agreements - Implications of examining a Committee Interlock Network for Aboriginal Participation', 2012 Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts, Canberra, ACT (2012) [E3]|
Journal article (4 outputs)
|2013||O'Brien AP, Bloomer MJ, McGrath P, Clarke K, Martin T, Lock M, et al., 'Considering Aboriginal palliative care models: the challenges for mainstream services', RURAL AND REMOTE HEALTH, 13 (2013) [C1]|
|2012||Lock MJ, 'The bright sides of assimilation', Medical Journal of Australia, 197 417-418 (2012) [C3]|
|2011||Lock MJ, 'Indigenous participation in an informal national Indigenous health policy network', Australian Health Review, 35 309-315 (2011) [C1]|
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Other (1 outputs)
|2007||Lock M, 'Aboriginal Holistic Health: A Critical Review', (2007)|
Grants and Funding
|Number of grants||1|
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2012 (1 grants)
Quantifying collaborative change processes to improve the detection and management of chronic diseases for Aboriginal people$8,534
Funding Body: University of Newcastle
|Doctor Mark Lock|
|Early Career Researcher Grant||Chief Investigator|
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Dr Mark Lock
|Work Phone||02 4985 4979|
|Cell / Mobile Phone||0416871616|
Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health
Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine
The University of Newcastle, Australia
|Focus Area||Politics and Policy|
Callaghan NSW 2308