Ms Belinda Kate Ford
Postdoctoral Fellow

Ms Belinda Kate Ford

PhD Candidate (submission in 2021) - Health systems research

Masters of Public Health

Masters of Health Management

Bachelor of Science (Population Health and Psychology)

Medicine & Health
School of Optometry

Belinda is currently working part-time as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, supporting public health research projects which focus on improving the health system management of chronic eye diseases in Australia. Belinda is also working part-time at the Kirby Institute as a Project Officer in the Biostatistics and Databases Program, supporting funded research projects which use modelling to inform health interventions to control sexually transmitted infections.

In 2021, Belinda finalised her PhD in Health Systems Research through UNSW Medicine (The George Institute), and she has previously been awarded a dual Master in Pubic Health and Health Management from UNSW. Belinda has worked in a range of public health roles, including research and program delivery. She has successfully coordinated projects in primary care, hospital, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health settings. 

 

Phone
+61 (0)2 9385 0682
Location
Kirby Institute, L6 Wallace Wurth Building. School of Optometry and Vision Science, L3 North Wing Rupert Myers Building.

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2020
    Ms Belinda Kate Ford
    Ford B; Keay L; Angell B; Hyams S; Mitchell P; Liew G; White A, 2020, 'Quality and targeting of new referrals for ocular complications of diabetes from primary care to a public hospital ophthalmology service in Western Sydney, Australia', Australian Journal of Primary Health, vol. 26, pp. 293 - 299, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY20084
    Journal articles | 2020
    Ms Belinda Kate Ford
    Tahhan N; Ford BK; Angell B; Liew G; Nazarian J; Maberly G; Mitchell P; White AJR; Keay L, 2020, 'Evaluating the cost and wait-Times of a task-sharing model of care for diabetic eye care: A case study from Australia', BMJ Open, vol. 10, pp. e036842, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-036842
    Journal articles | 2020
    Ms Belinda Kate Ford
    Ho KC; Tran J; Hoang D; Kaushik S; Ford B; Palagyi A; Do VQ; Stapleton F; White A; Keay L, 2020, 'Standardising the cataract referral process for public hospitals: perspectives of optometrists in New South Wales, Australia', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 103, pp. 201 - 206, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cxo.12928
    Journal articles | 2020
    Ms Belinda Kate Ford
    Lu TC; Semsarian CR; White A; Dunn H; Angell B; Ford B; Keay L, 2020, 'Journey to glaucoma care – trusting but uncertain and uninformed: a qualitative study', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 103, pp. 484 - 489, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cxo.12955
    Journal articles | 2020
    Ms Belinda Kate Ford
    Ford BK; Kim D; Keay L; White AJR, 2020, 'Glaucoma referrals from primary care and subsequent hospital management in an urban Australian hospital', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 103, pp. 821 - 829, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cxo.13046
    Journal articles | 2019
    Ms Belinda Kate Ford
    Ford BK; Kong M; Ward JS; Hocking JS; Fairley CK; Donovan B; Lorch R; Spark S; Law M; Kaldor J; Guy R, 2019, 'Incomplete recording of Indigenous identification status under-estimates the prevalence of Indigenous population attending Australian general practices: A cross sectional study', BMC Health Services Research, vol. 19, pp. 567, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-019-4393-6
    Journal articles | 2019
    Ms Belinda Kate Ford
    Ford BK; Angell B; Liew G; White AJR; Keay LJ, 2019, 'Improving Patient Access and Reducing Costs for Glaucoma with Integrated Hospital and Community Care: A Case Study from Australia', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTEGRATED CARE, vol. 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/ijic.4642
    Journal articles | 2019
    Ms Belinda Kate Ford
    Kim D; Ford B; Keay L; White A, 2019, 'Glaucoma referrals to a tertiary care glaucoma service in Australia', Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, vol. 47, pp. 1092 - 1093, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ceo.13573
    Journal articles | 2016
    Ms Belinda Kate Ford
    Lorch R; Guy R; Temple-Smith M; Vaisey A; Wood A; Ford B; Murray C; Bourne C; Tomnay J; Hocking J, 2016, 'The impact of a chlamydia education program on practice nurse's knowledge and attitudes in relation to chlamydia testing: A cross-sectional survey', Sexual Health, vol. 13, pp. 73 - 80, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH15134
  • Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Ms Belinda Kate Ford
    Lu TC; Angell B; Dunn H; Ford B; White A; Keay L, 2019, 'Determining patient preferences in a glaucoma service: A discrete choice experiment', in Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, WILEY, Vol. 47, pp. 1146 - 1155, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ceo.13606
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Ms Belinda Kate Ford
    Wadolowski M; Guy R; Ford B; Hengel B; Treloar C; Newman CE; Tapia M; Cairnduff S; Duck T; Tawil V; Pritchard-Jones J; Dulwarie N; Donovan S; Kong M, 2016, 'Improving STI/BBV testing and management in Aboriginal community controlled health services: A systematic review of what works, what doesn’t', presented at 2017 Australasian HIV & AIDS Conference, Adelaide, 14 November 2016 - 16 November 2016
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Ms Belinda Kate Ford
    Lorch R; Guy R; Temple-Smith M; Vaisey A; Wood A; Ford B; Murray C; Bourne C; Hall M; Hocking J, 2015, 'THE IMPACT OF EDUCATION ON AUSTRALIAN PRACTICE NURSES' KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES IN RELATION TO CHLAMYDIA TESTING: FINDINGS FROM THE AUSTRALIAN CHLAMYDIA CONTROL EFFECTIVENESS PILOT (ACCEPT)', in SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS, BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP, pp. A142 - A142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2015-052270.372
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Ms Belinda Kate Ford
    Kong M; Ford B; Saulo D; Watchers-Smith L; Nakhla A; Guy R, 2015, 'HEALTH CARE ATTENDANCE AMONG ABORIGINAL YOUTH AGED 15-19 YEARS PROVIDES OPPORTUNITIES TO IMPROVE HUMAN PAPILLOMARUS VIRUS (HPV) VACCINATION COVERAGE', in SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS, BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP, pp. A62 - A62, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2015-052270.169

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