PhD, BSpPath, BA(Hons)
B.Arts Hons, B Speech Pathology University of Newcastle; PhD, UNSW
I am a Senior Lecturer with the School of Population Health, Faculty of Medicine & Health, UNSW.
My teaching work is convening and delivering safety and quality courses for the Master of Health Leadership and Management, and supervision of Masters’ and PhD students. My teaching is underpinned by a strong track record of research in health service delivery and management.
My research interests are focused on the clinical care of people living with motor neurone disease (MND), including health service delivery and organisation, stakeholder engagement, patient-centred decision-making and interprofessional team processes.
I have acted as lead or associate investigator on numerous research grants that have attracted over $6 million in research funding. Recent collaborations include: St Vincent’s Health Network telehealth project; Integrated Care model development or MND; MiNDAUS (NHMRC partnership funding); UK DiAMoND decision tool development project (Marie Curie Foundation), USA NorthWestern University Les Turner ALS Centre decision tool development.
My foundational research developed web-based decision tools to support people living with MND to make decisions for care and quality of life. I devised a model of patient-centred decision-making to guide care delivery for my PhD study, and I have since built a strong track record of academic outputs, grant activity, higher degree student supervision and academic service in this field. Uptake of my research internationally has resulted in international collaborations for MND decision-making and support tools.
I am a serving Board member of the MND Collective and member of MND Research Australia and MND Australia Research Committees, and the MND Collective Clinical Care group.
My clinical background is in neurological rehabilitation as a speech pathologist, with 15 years’ experience working in health services as a clinician and healthcare manager (Australia and UK).
Recent grants include:
My research activities include:
My Research Supervision
I supervise the following PhD student projects:
Social media for healthcare messaging: improving practice and policy. (Babatune Balogun)
How is change embedded for sustained improvement in patient safety and care quality in hospital settings? (Sarah Eunjung Moon)
Staff engagement for safety culture (Grace Scott)
Embedding large scale change in healthcare organisations (Natalie Wilson)
Agency collaboration for improved outcomes for people in custody receiving care in a hospital environment (Alison Derrett)
I teach strategic and applied healthcare safety and quality in Clinical Governance and Risk Management (PCHM9748) in the Master of Health Leadership and Management.