Rowena Ivers is an academic general practitioner and also trained as a public health physician. She is employed as a Research Fellow on the Optimise trial, a trial of an electronic decision aid for people aged 50-70 to decide on the use of aspirin to prevent colorectal cancer and cardiovascular disease. Her other research interests include tobacco and alcohol interventions for Aborigiinal people, and programs for Aboriginal people with cancer. Her current projects include a project on the use of a tool to assess whether Aboriginal people are receiving care due to evidence based Optimal Care Pathways and consumer decision- making around their own care versus systems barriers to receiving optimal care.

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