Posts bySharon Lawn

Prof Sharon Lawn, PhD, MSW, DipEd, BA is Director of Flinders Human Behaviour and Health Research Unit (FHBHRU) at Flinders University. She has coordinated a multidisciplinary Postgraduate Chronic Condition Management Program for the past 12 years. Her research examines diverse issues across the healthcare spectrum, with a focus on the interactions between health care providers and health service users within systems of care. Her PhD on ‘Systemic Factors that Perpetuate Smoking for Mental Health Populations’ and subsequent efforts over the past 15 years have influenced policy and practice in many countries, with the widespread introduction of smoke-free policy across mental health, drug and alcohol treatment and prison settings. Her passion is improving the experience of care for people with chronic conditions and their families, and supporting health professionals to provide quality healthcare.