Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
I am passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men. Currently, my research focusses on improving primary health care service utilisation by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men. My research also includes advocating for and promotion of culturally appropriate and inclusive spaces for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fathers in the maternal and early years realms.
Date Position Institution name 2019 Postdoctoral Research Fellow South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute 2019 Adjunct Fellow University of Adelaide
Date Institution name Country Title — University of Adelaide Australia PhD — University of South Australia Australia Bachelor of Arts — University of South Australia Australia Bachelor of Arts
Year Citation 2019 Canuto, K. (2019). Time to stop flogging a dead horse?. Medical Journal of Australia, 211(1), 12-13.e1.
2019 Canuto, K., Towers, K., Riessen, J., Perry, J., Bond, S., Ah Chee, D., & Brown, A. (2019). "Anybody can make kids; it takes a real man to look after your kids": Aboriginal men's discourse on parenting.. PloS one, 14(11), e0225395.
2019 Canuto, K., Harfield, S., Wittert, G., & Brown, A. (2019). Listen, understand, collaborate: developing innovative strategies to improve health service utilisation by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 43(4), 307-309.
2019 Kanuto, K., Aromataris, E., Burgess, T., Davy, C., McKivett, A., Sckwartzkopf, K., . . . Brown, A. (2019). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health promotion programs for the prevention and management of chronic diseases: a scoping review. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, OnlinePubl, 1-29.
2019 Canuto, K., Harfield, S., Canuto, K., & Brown, A. (2019). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and parenting: A scoping review. Australian Journal of Primary Health.
2018 Canuto, K., Wittert, G., Harfield, S., & Brown, A. (2018). "I feel more comfortable speaking to a male": Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men's discourse on utilizing primary health care services. International Journal for Equity in Health, 17(1), 1-11.
DOI Scopus5 WoS4
2018 Canuto, K., Brown, A., Wittert, G., & Harfield, S. (2018). Understanding the utilization of primary health care services by Indigenous men: a systematic review. BMC Public Health, 18(1), 1198-1-1198-12.
DOI Scopus2 Europe PMC1
2017 Gomersall, J., Gibson, O., Dwyer, J., O'Donnell, K., Stephenson, M., Carter, D., . . . Aromataris, E. (2017). What Indigenous Australian clients value about primary health care: a systematic review of qualitative evidence. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 41(4), 417-423.
DOI Scopus15 WoS12 Europe PMC7
2015 Canuto, K., Brown, A., Harfield, S., & Wittert, G. (2015). Strategies that target the utilization of primary health care services by Indigenous men in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and America: a comprehensive systematic review protocol.. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 13(9), 95-111.
2020 - 2024
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Investigator Grant: Emerging Leadership 1 (APP1175214)
2014 - 2018
Heart Foundation Indigenous Research Scholarship
2014 - 2016
Oxfam Health & Wellbeing Supporting Innovation Grants
CMV Foundation Research Foundation Scholarship
Aborigines Advancement League Grant
Lewis O’Brien Honours Scholarship
Gavin Wanganeen Indigenous Scholarship
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