Dr Alison   Short
Adjunct Senior Lecturer

Dr Alison Short

medicine-health
Sch of Public Health & Com Med

Research Interests:
From a broad research experience base, interests include health communication, multidisciplinary research in the clinical setting, investigating the research needs of clinicians, links between noise and stress, music and public health, multicultural issues, psychosocial effects of physical illness and treatment, and professional music therapy (including relaxation and mental imagery). This occurs within the context of qualitative and mixed method research approaches, clinical trials and audits, and as linked to areas including chronic disease self-management and graduate workforce issues.

Broad Research Areas:
Health Services Research, Clinical Governance, Health Promotion, Evidence Based Medicine, Community Medicine

Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
Past Member, Research Development Committee, SPHCM, Foundation Member, Mid-Career Women in Research Network, UNSW, Australian Music Therapy Association. Registered Music Therapist, Past National President, Conference Convenor, Current Reviewer for Australian Journal of Music Therapy, Music and Imagery Association of Australia, Registered Guided Imagery and Music Therapist, Founding member. Invited Member of the Professional Practices Committee, Certification Board for Music Therapy (USA). Board Certified Music Therapist, Association for Music and Imagery (USA). Fellow, Accredited Primary Trainer in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music , American Music Therapy Association. Professional Member., Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment

Specific Research Keywords:
Health Communication, Health across the Lifespan, Psychosocial Issues, Research-policy Interface, Music Therapy

Phone
0412 325 456

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Alison Short
    Short A; Heiderscheit A, 2016, 'Why collaborate in music therapy? Exploring advances in relation to interprofessional publication practices', Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, vol. 25, pp. 67 - 67, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08098131.2016.1179987
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Alison Short
    Heiderscheit A; Short A, 2016, 'Evidence-based training in professional music therapy: a model for tertiary educators', Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, vol. 25, pp. 33 - 33, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08098131.2016.1179923
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Alison Short
    Short A, 2016, 'Teaching cultural sensitivity in music therapy: reporting on an international professional development program', Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, vol. 25, pp. 149 - 149, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08098131.2016.1180197
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Alison Short
    Phillips RL; Short A; Kenning A; Dugdale P; Nugus P; Mcgowan R; Greenfield D, 2014, 'Achieving patient-centred care: The potential and challenge of the patient-as-professional role', Health Expectations, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hex.12234
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Alison Short
    Short A; Taylor RL; Nugus P; Dugdale P; Greenfield D, 2014, 'Developing an inter-organisational community-based health network: an Australian investigation', Health Promotional International, vol. 30, pp. 868 - 880, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapro/dau021
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Alison Short
    Ortiga J; Kanapathipillai S; Daly B; Hibers J; Varndell J; Varndell J, 2013, 'The sound of urgency: Understanding noise in the Emergency Department', Journal of Music and Medicine, vol. 5, pp. 44 - 51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1943862112471999
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Alison Short
    Short A; Gibb H; Fildes J; Holmes C, 2013, 'Exploring the role of music therapy in cardiac rehabilitation after cardiothoracic surgery: a qualitative study using the Bonny method of guided imagery and music.', J Cardiovasc Nurs, vol. 28, pp. E74 - E81, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JCN.0b013e31825bc9c9
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Alison Short
    Sheikh M; Nugus PI; Gao Z; Holdgate A; Shortt A; MacIntyre CR; Al haboub A, 2011, 'Equity and access: understanding emergency health service use by newly arrived refugees', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 195, pp. 74 - 76, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21770874
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Alison Short
    Dind A; Short A; Ekholm J; Holdgate A, 2011, 'The inaccuracy of automatic devices taking postural measurements in the emergency department', International Journal of Nursing Practice, vol. 17, pp. 525 - 533, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-172X.2011.01958.x
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Alison Short
    Short AE; Short KT; Holdgate A; Ahern N; Morris J, 2011, 'Noise levels in an Australian emergency department', Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, vol. 14, pp. 26 - 31, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aenj.2010.10.005
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Alison Short
    Kington M; Short A, 2010, 'What do consumers want to know in the emergency department (ED)?', International Journal of Nursing Practice, vol. 16, pp. 406 - 411, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-172X.2010.01858.x
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Alison Short
    Short A; Gibb H; Holmes C, 2010, 'Integrating words, images and text in BMGIM: Finding connections through semiotic intertextuality', Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08098131003764031
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Alison Short
    Short A; Ahern N; Holdgate A; Morris J; Sidhu B, 2010, 'Using music to reduce noise stress for patients in the emergency department: A pilot study', Music and Medicine, vol. 2, pp. 201 - 207, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1943862110371808
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Alison Short
    Nugus PI; Carroll K; Hewett D; Short A; Forero R; Braithwaite J, 2010, 'Integrated care in the emergency department: a complex adaptive systems perspective.', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 71, pp. 1997 - 2004, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.08.013
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Alison Short
    Taylor R; Dugdale P; Short A; Greenfield DR, 2010, 'Contemporary chronic disease self-management tools: ADMA pre-conference workshop.', Australian Disease Management Association Newsletter, vol. 7, pp. 3
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Alison Short
    Short A; Jackson W; Nugus P, 2010, 'Expanding clinical research capacity through a community', Nurse Education in Practice, vol. 10, pp. 52 - 56, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2009.03.016
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Alison Short
    Short A; Holdgate A; Ahern N; Morris J, 2009, 'Enhancing research interest and collaboration in the interdisciplinary context of emergency care', Journal of Interprofessional Care, vol. 23, pp. 156 - 168, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13561820802675566
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Alison Short
    Ekholm J; Short A, 2009, 'Merger and development: A collaborative approach to emergency nursing education within the context of an extended career pathway.', Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, vol. 12, pp. 44 - 49, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aenj.2009.02.001
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Alison Short
    Short A; Ahern N, 2009, 'Evaluation of a systematic development process: Relaxing music for the emergency department', Australian Journal of Music Therapy, vol. 20, pp. 3 - 28
  • Conference Presentations | 2011
    Dr Alison Short
    Taylor R; Short A; Dugdale P; Greenfield DR, 2011, 'How should I choose which chronic disease self-management tool to use?: perspectives of clinicians and clients.', presented at Occupational Therapy Australia 24th National Conference and Exhibition, Gold Coast, Australia, 29 June 2011 - 01 July 2011
    Conference Presentations | 2010
    Dr Alison Short
    Hogden A; Greenfield DR; Nugus PI; Short A; Dugdale P, 2010, 'Making public health systems visible: Mapping the ACT chronic disease self-management network.', presented at The Diversity of Public Health in the ACT: ACT Public Health Forum 2010, Canberra, 04 November 2010
    Conference Presentations | 2010
    Dr Alison Short
    Hogden A; Greenfield DR; Nugus PI; Short A; Dugdale P, 2010, 'Making knowledge visible: Mapping a chronic disease self-management network.', presented at 6th Annual National Disease Management Conference: Chronic Disease Management and the Future of the Australian Health System., Melbourne, Australia, 18 August 2010 - 20 August 2010
    Conference Presentations | 2010
    Dr Alison Short
    Hogden A; Greenfield DR; Nugus PI; Short A, 2010, 'Are self-management models applicable to chrionic neurologic disease care?', presented at Australian Society for Medical ResearchCanberra health Annual Research Meeting: Young Investigator Forum, Canberra, 01 June 2010
    Conference Posters | 2010
    Dr Alison Short
    Hogden A; Greenfield DR; Short A; Nugus PI, 2010, 'Self-management and collaborative practice in chronic neurological disase.', Scientia Building, UNSW, presented at Advances in Public Health and Health Services Research at UNSW: 2nd Annual Symposium, Scientia Building, UNSW, 07 May 2010
    Conference Posters | 2010
    Dr Alison Short
    Hogden A; Greenfield DR; Short A; Nugus PI, 2010, 'Is there an optimal model of self-management and collaborative practice for chronic neurological disease?', Sydney, presented at All together Better Health 5 - International Interprofessional Education, Practice, Research Conference: Australian InterprofessionalPractice and Education Network, Sydney, 06 April 2010 - 09 April 2010
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Dr Alison Short
    Dind A; Short A, 2010, 'Assessing the inaccuracy of automatic devices in taking postural measurements in the Emergency Department', in Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, Amsterdam ; New York : Elsevier, Netherlands, pp. 163 - 163, presented at 8th International Conference for Emergency Nurses, Canberra, ACT, 14 October 2010 - 16 October 2010, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aenj.2010.08.328

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