Dr Laura Deckx

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Primary Care Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine
l.deckx@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 64810

Overview

Laura currently works as Postdoctoral Research Fellow for Prof Mieke van Driel and Prof Geoff Mitchel. With Prof Mieke van Driel, her main projects focus on antibiotic resistance and systematic literature reviews. With Prof Geoffrey Mitchell, Laura's project focuses on integrated palliative care.

Laura started her career in 2008 as a research fellow at The University of Maastricht (the Netherlands) after just having successfully graduated as a Master in Epidemiology at the same university.

In 2009, she started her PhD at the University of Leuven (Belgium). Under guidance of Prof Frank Buntinx, Laura set up a cohort study on older cancer survivors in Belgium, initially, and later expanded to the Netherlands. In her PhD she focused on the longitudinal development of wellbeing after cancer diagnosis, studying for example how loneliness, depression and cognitive functioning evolved over time and in comparison with older people without cancer.

In 2013 Laura moved to UQwhere she completed her PhD with co-supervision from Professor Mieke van Driel in the Discipline of General Practice. While writing up her PhD thesis in 2014, she was employed at the Discipline of General Practice at UQ as aresearch fellow on various research projects, which provided her with the opportunity to explore new research and acquire new skillsets (e.g. qualitative research and Cochrane reviews).

Laura was awarded her PhD in March 2015.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Biomedical Sciences (PhD), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Publications

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • van den Akker, Marjan, Deckx, Laura, Vos, Rein and Muth, Christiane (2016). Research considerations in patients with cancer and comorbidity. In Bogda Koczwara (Ed.), Cancer and chronic conditions:addressing the problem of multimorbidity in cancer patients and survivors (pp. 341-369) Singapore, Singapore: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-981-10-1844-2_12

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Stephens, A., Brodribb, W., McGuire, T. and Deckx, L. (2016). Is this medication safe to use in breastfeeding women? An analysis of data from a medication call centre for mothers. In: LCANZ Trans-National Breastfeeding Conference, Melbourne, Australia, (). 7-8 October 2016.

  • Stephens, A., Brodribb, W., McGuire, T. and Deckx, L. (2016). Is this medication safe to use in breastfeeding women? An analysis of data from a medication call centre for mothers. In: LCANZ Trans-National Breastfeeding Conference, Rydges Hotel Melbourne, (). 7-8 October 2016.

  • Stephens, A., Brodribb, W., McGuire, T. and Deckx, L. (2016). Is this medication safe to use in breastfeeding? Queries from Australian health practitioners and consumers. In: Primary Health Care Research Conference (PHCRIS), Canberra National Convention Centre / Canberra, (). 8-9 June 2016.

  • Stephens, A., Brodribb, W., McGuire, T. and Deckx, L. (2016). Is this medication safe to use in breastfeeding? Queries from Australian health practitioners and consumers. In: Primary Health Care Research Conference (PHCRIS), Canberra, Australia, (). 8-9 June 2016.

  • Pijpers, E. L., McGuire, T. M., Kreijkamp-Kaspers, S., Deckx, L., Brodribb, W. and van Driel, M. L. (2016). What do consumers want to know about drugs (medication and lifestyle) in their pregnancy journey?. In: Proceedings of 3rd Queensland Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) Symposium Quality and Safety: Evidence into Practice. 3rd Queensland Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) Symposium Quality and Safety: Evidence into Practice, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (e20-e20). 17 July 2015. doi:10.1016/j.sapharm.2016.05.053

  • Mus, Marnix, McGuire, Treasure M., Deckx, Laura, Kreijkamp-Kaspers, Sanne and van Driel, Mieke L. (2016). What do health consumers want to know about childhood vaccination?. In: Proceedings of the Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association (APSA) and the Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists (ASCEPT) Joint Scientific Meeting. Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association (APSA) and the Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists (ASCEPT) Joint Scientific Meeting, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, (e35). 29 November-2 December 2015. doi:10.1016/j.sapharm.2016.05.085

  • Stephens, A., Brodribb, W., McGuire, T. M. and Deckx, L. (2015). Is this safe for my baby? A call centre analysis. In: 3rd Queensland Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) Symposium Quality and Safety: Evidence into Practice, Translational Research Institute, Brisbane, (). 17 July 2015.

  • Deckx, Laura, van den Akker, Marjan, De Burghgraeve, Tine, van den Broeke, Carine, van Abbema, Doris and Buntinx, Frank (2015). Well-being of older cancer patients 1 year after diagnosis: results from KLIMOP. In: Unknown, Unknown, (27-27). Unknown.

  • Pijpers, E. L., McGuire, T. M., Kreijkamp-Kaspers, S., Deckx, L., Brodribb, W. and van Driel, M. L. (2015). What do consumers want to know about drugs (medication and lifestyle) in their pregnancy journey?. In: Proceedings of the Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association (APSA) and the Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists (ASCEPT) Joint Scientific Meeting, Hobart, Tasmania, (e20-e20). 29 November-2 December 2015. doi:10.1016/j.sapharm.2016.05.053

  • Mus, M., Deckx, L, Kreijkamp-Kaspers, S. M., McGuire, T. M. and van Driel, M. L. (2015). What do health consumers want to know about childhood vaccination?. In: Queensland Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) Symposium Quality and Safety: Evidence into Practice, Brisbane, Australia, (). 17 July 2015.

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