Stephen Harfield

Stephen Harfield

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Stephen is an Aboriginal man of Narungga and Ngarrindjeri heritage.

Stephen is a Research Fellow at Wardliparingga Aboriginal Research Unit, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, on a NHMRC funded CRE, the Centre of Research Excellence in Aboriginal Chronic Disease Knowledge Translation and Exchange. Stephen leads and oversees a number of projects including the development of a framework to assist Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services to develop best practice models of primary health care service delivery, and the development of a critical appraisal tool that assess health research from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prespective.

Prior to joining Wardliparingga, Stephen worked at Health Workforce Australia, and was involved in a number of policy project that focused on geographic distribution of the medical workforce, and registration and accreditation of health professionals. Other previous organisation Stephen worked for include the Royal Adelaide Hospital Burns Unit, Department of Premier and Cabinet Social Inclusion Unit, and South Australian Department of Health Aboriginal Health Division.

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2019 Stajic, J., Harfield, S., Brown, A., Dawson, A., Davy, C., Aromataris, E., & Braunack-Mayer, A. (2019). Evaluating a research capacity strengthening program for Aboriginal community-controlled health organisations. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 25(1), 72-81.
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    2019 Chamberlain, C., Gee, G., Harfield, S., Campbell, S., Brennan, S., Clark, Y., . . . Dyall, D. (2019). Parenting after a history of childhood maltreatment: a scoping review and map of evidence in the perinatal period. PLoS ONE, 14(3), e0213460-1-e0213460-41.
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    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.
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    2018 Harfield, S., Davy, C., McArthur, A., Munn, Z., Brown, A., & Brown, N. (2018). Characteristics of Indigenous primary health care service delivery models: a systematic scoping review. Globalization and Health, 14(1), 12-1-12-11.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS7 Europe PMC3
    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.
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    2018 Harfield, S., Pearson, O., Morey, K., Kite, E., Canuto, K., Glover, K., . . . Braunack-Mayer, A. (2018). Assessing the quality of health research from an Indigenous perspective: The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Quality Appraisal Tool. The Lancet.
    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.
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    2017 Gibson, O., Reilly, R., Harfield, S., Tufanaru, C., & Ward, J. (2017). Web-based therapeutic interventions for assessing, managing and treating health conditions in Indigenous people: a scoping review protocol. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 15(10), 2487-2494.
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    2016 Davy, C., Harfield, S., McArthur, A., Munn, Z., & Brown, A. (2016). Access to primary health care services for Indigenous peoples: a framework synthesis. International Journal for Equity in Health, 15(1), 163-1-163-9.
    DOI Scopus17 WoS19 Europe PMC12
    2015 Harfield, S., Davy, C., Kite, E., McArthur, A., Munn, Z., Brown, N., & Brown, A. (2015). Characteristics of Indigenous primary health care models of service delivery: a scoping review protocol.. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 13(11), 43-51.
    DOI Scopus5 Europe PMC3
    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.
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  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2017 Harfield, S., Gibson, O., Morey, K., Kite, E., Canuto, K., Glover, K., . . . Braunack-Mayer, A. (2017). The CREATE Critical Appraisal Tool: Establishing The Validity, Reliability And Feasibility Of A Tool To Appraise Research From Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Perspectives. In [ ]. Melbourne.
    2017 Gibson, O., Harfield, S., Morey, K., Kite, E., Canuto, K., Gomersall, J., . . . Braunack-Mayer, A. (2017). The CREATE Critical Appraisal Tool: A Tool To Appraise Research From Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives. In The Global Evidence Summit. Cape Town, South Africa.
    2015 Morey, K., Canuto, K., Kite, E., Gibson, O., Brown, A., Harfield, S., . . . Braunack-Mayer, A. (2015). The Development of an Appraisal Tool for Assessing Research Involving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. In [ ]. Melbourne.
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2017 Harfield, S., Gibson, O., Morey, K., Kite, E., Canuto, K., Glover, K., . . . Braunack-Mayer, A. (2017). The CREATE Critical Appraisal Tool: A Tool To Appraise Research From Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives [Poster]. Poster session presented at the meeting of 6th Annual National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Symposium on Research Translation. Brisbane.
    2016 Morey, K., Gibson, O., Harfield, S., Canuto, K., Kite, E., Glover, K., . . . Braunack-Mayer, A. (2016). Developing a tool to assess research involving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspective [Poster]. Poster session presented at the meeting of The Lowitja Institute International Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Conference 2016. Melbourne, Australia.
    2015 Reilly, R., Harfield, S., Evans, K., Warren, S., O'Shea, R., Gorham, G., . . . Gomersall, J. (2015). Systematic review using the JBI mixed methods approach: An application using diverse evidence from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healthcare. Poster session presented at the meeting of nil. Adelaide.
    2015 Reilly, R., Harfield, S., Evans, K., Peters, M. D., Warren, S., O'Shea, R., . . . Cass, A. (2015). Systematic review using the JBI mixed methods approach: An application using diverse evidence from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healthcare. Poster session presented at the meeting of Joanna Briggs Institute International Methodology Symposium. Adelaide.

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