Professor Christopher J Poulos
Conjoint Professor

Professor Christopher J Poulos

medicine-health
Sch of Public Health & Com Med

Chris Poulos is a consultant physician in rehabilitation medicine and Head of Research & Aged Care Clinical Services for HammondCare, one of Australia’s leading providers of aged care, dementia, palliative care and rehabilitation services. He is also conjoint Professor in the Faculty of Medical at the University of New South Wales, and Visiting Professorial Fellow at the Australian Health Services Research Institute, University of Wollongong.

 

Chris has been a practicing rehabilitation physician for over 25 years, during which time he has also managed a number of hospital and community-based rehabilitation and aged care clinical services. He has also been active on hospital and government committees exploring health system funding, improvement and innovation, and he consults to government and industry on issues to do with rehabilitation and aged care service delivery and funding.

 

His current research interests include community-based rehabilitation, reablement and restorative programs for older people, the use of the arts to promote health and wellbeing, the wellness needs of carers of people with dementia, and rehabilitation and aged care service delivery.

Phone
02 8788 3900
Location
HammondCare Centre for Positive Ageing 4 Spicer Ave Hammondville NSW 2170

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2019
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Beilharz K; Poulos C; Poulos R; Fodera J; Cole A; MacLeod RD, 2019, 'Creative Art Making in Palliative Care', in Textbook of Palliative Care, Springer International Publishing, pp. 713 - 733, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-77740-5_38
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Beilharz K; Poulos C; Poulos R; Fodera J; Cole A; MacLeod R, 2018, 'Creative Art Making in Palliative Care', in Textbook of Palliative Care, Springer International Publishing, pp. 1 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31738-0_38-1
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Hooshmand E; Moa A; Trent M; Kunasekaran M; Poulos CJ; Chughtai AA; MacIntyre CR, 2021, 'Epidemiology of 2017 influenza outbreaks in nine Australian Aged care facilities', Influenza and other Respiratory Viruses, vol. 15, pp. 278 - 283, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/irv.12811
    Journal articles | 2021
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Low LF; Laver K; Lawler K; Swaffer K; Bahar-Fuchs A; Bennett S; Blair A; Burton J; Callisaya M; Cations M; MC O'Connor C; Gresham M; Lewin G; Messent P; Poulos CJ; Wesson J; Scott TL; Rees G, 2021, 'We need a model of health and aged care services that adequately supports Australians with dementia', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 214, pp. 66 - 68.e1, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja2.50911
    Journal articles | 2021
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Poulos RG; Boon MY; George A; Liu KPY; Mak M; Maurice C; Palesy D; Pont LG; Poulos CJ; Ramsey S; Simpson P; Steiner GZ; Villarosa AR; Watson K; Parker D, 2021, 'Preparing for an aging Australia: The development of multidisciplinary core competencies for the Australian health and aged care workforce', Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, vol. 42, pp. 399 - 422, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02701960.2020.1843454
    Journal articles | 2021
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Borbasi JAL; Tong A; Ritchie A; Poulos CJ; Clayton JM, 2021, '“A good death but there was all this tension around”- perspectives of residential managers on the experience of delivering end of life care for people living with dementia', BMC Geriatrics, vol. 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12877-021-02241-7
    Journal articles | 2021
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Reynolds N; Cole AM; Walmsley B; Poulos CJ, 2021, 'Australian inpatient cancer rehabilitation, as seen by patients receiving care, pre- and post-intervention', European Journal of Cancer Care, vol. 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecc.13133
    Journal articles | 2020
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Harkin DJ; O'Connor CMC; Birch MR; Poulos CJ, 2020, 'Perspectives of Australian family carers of people with dementia on the 'cottage' model of respite: Compared to traditional models of residential respite provided in aged care facilities', Health and Social Care in the Community, vol. 28, pp. 850 - 861, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12916
    Journal articles | 2020
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Faux SG; Eagar K; Cameron ID; Poulos CJ, 2020, 'COVID-19: planning for the aftermath to manage the aftershocks', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 213, pp. 60 - 61.e1, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja2.50685
    Journal articles | 2020
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Lai E; Tan HY; Kunasekaran M; Chughtai AA; Trent M; Poulos C; MacIntyre CR, 2020, 'Influenza vaccine coverage and predictors of vaccination among aged care workers in Sydney Australia', Vaccine, vol. 38, pp. 1968 - 1974, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2020.01.004
    Journal articles | 2020
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Rowlands A; Poulos R; Agaliotis M; Faux S; Raguz A; Poulos C, 2020, 'Designing residential aged care for people at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness: An exploratory Australian study', Health and Social Care in the Community, vol. 28, pp. 1743 - 1753, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12999
    Journal articles | 2020
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    O’Connor CMC; Gresham M; Poulos RG; Hudson W; Jackman J; Clemson L; McGilton KS; Cameron ID; Radoslovich H; Poulos CJ, 2020, 'Translating reablement research for dementia practice: development of a handbook using implementation science', Disability and Rehabilitation, pp. 1 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2020.1797910
    Journal articles | 2020
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    O'Connor CMC; Gresham M; Poulos RG; Clemson L; McGilton KS; Cameron ID; Hudson W; Radoslovich H; Jackman J; Poulos CJ, 2020, 'Understanding in the Australian aged care sector of reablement interventions for people living with dementia: A qualitative content analysis', BMC Health Services Research, vol. 20, pp. 140, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-020-4977-1
    Journal articles | 2019
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Poulos CJ; Poulos RG, 2019, 'A function-focused approach in primary care for older people with functional decline: Making the most of reablement and restorative care', Australian journal of general practice, vol. 48, pp. 434 - 439, http://dx.doi.org/10.31128/AJGP-01-19-4808
    Journal articles | 2019
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Tan HY; Lai E; Kunasekaran M; Chughtai AA; Trent M; Poulos CJ; MacIntyre CR, 2019, 'Prevalence and predictors of influenza vaccination among residents of long-term care facilities', Vaccine, vol. 37, pp. 6329 - 6335, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2019.09.021
    Journal articles | 2019
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Wu J; Vratsistas-Curto A; Shiner CT; Faux SG; Ian Harris ; Poulos CJ, 2019, 'Can in-reach multidisciplinary rehabilitation in the acute ward improve outcomes for critical care survivors? A pilot randomized controlled trial', Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, vol. 51, pp. 598 - 606, http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2579
    Journal articles | 2019
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Poulos RG; Marwood S; Harkin D; Opher S; Clift S; Cole AMD; Rhee J; Beilharz K; Poulos CJ, 2019, 'Arts on prescription for community-dwelling older people with a range of health and wellness needs', Health and Social Care in the Community, vol. 27, pp. 483 - 492, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12669
    Journal articles | 2019
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Reynolds NL; Cole AM; Walmsley BD; Poulos CJ, 2019, 'Multidisciplinary healthcare providers' experience of working in an inpatient cancer rehabilitation unit in Sydney, Australia', European Journal of Cancer Care, vol. 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecc.13162
    Journal articles | 2018
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Poulos RG; Harkin D; Poulos CJ; Cole A; MacLeod R, 2018, 'Can specially trained community care workers effectively support patients and their families in the home setting at the end of life?', Health and Social Care in the Community, vol. 26, pp. e270 - e279, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12515
    Journal articles | 2018
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Wu J; Faux SG; Poulos CJ; Harris I, 2018, 'Brain injury rehabilitation after road trauma in New South Wales, Australia - Insights from a data linkage study', BMC Health Services Research, vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-018-3019-8
    Journal articles | 2018
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Bauer M; Fetherstonhaugh D; Haesler E; Beattie E; Hill KD; Poulos CJ, 2018, 'The impact of nurse and care staff education on the functional ability and quality of life of people living with dementia in aged care: A systematic review.', Nurse Educ Today, vol. 67, pp. 27 - 45, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2018.04.019
    Journal articles | 2018
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Poulos RG; Gresham M; O'Connor CM; Poulos CJ, 2018, 'Bridging the gap: From reablement policy to practice for people with dementia', Alzheimer's and Dementia: Translational Research and Clinical Interventions, vol. 4, pp. 508 - 509, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trci.2018.08.008
    Journal articles | 2018
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Cole A; Poulos C; Poulos R; Walmsley B; Reynolds N, 2018, 'We asked our patients – ‘What do you need in a cancer rehabilitation program?’', Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, vol. 61, pp. e287 - e287, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rehab.2018.05.670
    Journal articles | 2017
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Poulos CJ; Bayer A; Beaupre L; Clare L; Poulos RG; Wang RH; Zuidema S; McGilton KS, 2017, 'A comprehensive approach to reablement in dementia', Alzheimer's and Dementia: Translational Research and Clinical Interventions, vol. 3, pp. 450 - 458, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trci.2017.06.005
    Journal articles | 2017
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Wu J; Faux SG; Estell J; Wilson S; Harris I; Poulos CJ; Klein L, 2017, 'Early rehabilitation after hospital admission for road trauma using an in-reach multidisciplinary team: A randomised controlled trial', Clinical Rehabilitation, vol. 31, pp. 1189 - 1200, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0269215517694462
    Journal articles | 2017
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Poulos C, 2017, 'DRIVING RESEARCH FOCUSED ON REAL CHANGE', Innovation in Aging, vol. 1, pp. 990 - 991, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/geroni/igx004.3583
    Journal articles | 2017
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Poulos R; Harkin D; Beattie ER; Cunningham C; Poulos C, 2017, 'PARTICIPATORY ARTS IN THE HOME TO SUPPORT WELLNESS IN DEMENTIA CAREGIVER AND CARE RECIPIENT DYADS', Innovation in Aging, vol. 1, pp. 314 - 315, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/geroni/igx004.1164
    Journal articles | 2016
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Wu J; Faux SG; Harris I; Poulos CJ; Alexander T, 2016, 'Record linkage is feasible with non-identifiable trauma and rehabilitation datasets', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 40, pp. 245 - 249, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12510
    Journal articles | 2016
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Wu J; Faux SG; Harris I; Poulos CJ, 2016, 'Integration of trauma and rehabilitation services is the answer to more cost-effective care.', ANZ J Surg, vol. 86, pp. 900 - 904, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ans.13389
    Journal articles | 2016
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Faux S; Wu J; Harris I; Poulos C; Klein L; Murray G; Wilson S; John E, 2016, 'Early Rehabilitation After Hospital Admission for Road-Trauma via an In-Reach Mobile Team; a Randomised Controlled Trial', Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, vol. 97, pp. e15 - e16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2016.08.044
    Journal articles | 2016
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Poulos R; Macleod R; Harkin D; Cole A; Poulos C, 2016, 'A10-C A Palliative Care Home Support Program in New South Wales (NSW), Australia – Design and Evaluation', Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, vol. 52, pp. e12 - e12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2016.10.017
    Journal articles | 2013
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Poulos CJ; Eagar K; Faux SG; Estell JJ; Crotty M, 2013, 'Subacute care funding in the fi ring line: Recent enhancements to subacute care services are threatened due to the uncertain future of federal-state funding agreements', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 199, pp. 92 - 93, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja13.10318
    Journal articles | 2011
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Poulos CJ; Magee C; Bashford G; Eagar K, 2011, 'Determining level of care appropriateness in the patient journey from acute care to rehabilitation.', BMC Health Serv Res, vol. 11, pp. 291, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-11-291
    Journal articles | 2010
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Scuffham PA; Nikles J; Mitchell GK; Yelland MJ; Vine N; Poulos CJ; Pillans PI; Bashford G; del Mar C; Schluter PJ; Glasziou P, 2010, 'Using N-of-1 trials to improve patient management and save costs.', J Gen Intern Med, vol. 25, pp. 906 - 913, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11606-010-1352-7
    Journal articles | 2010
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Poulos CJ, 2010, 'Evaluating inpatient public rehabilitation in Australia using a utilization review tool developed in North America.', J Rehabil Med, vol. 42, pp. 246 - 253, http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-0506
    Journal articles | 2009
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Yelland MJ; Poulos CJ; Pillans PI; Bashford GM; Nikles CJ; Sturtevant JM; Vine N; Del Mar CB; Schluter PJ; Tan M; Chan J; Mackenzie F; Brown R, 2009, 'N-of-1 Randomized Trials to Assess the Efficacy of Gabapentin for Chronic Neuropathic Pain', Pain Medicine, vol. 10, pp. 754 - 761, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1526-4637.2009.00615.x
    Journal articles | 2008
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    New PW; Poulos CJ, 2008, 'Functional improvement of the Australian health care system - can rehabilitation assist?', Med J Aust, vol. 189, pp. 340 - 343, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/j.1326-5377.2008.tb02058.x
    Journal articles | 2007
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Poulos CJ; Gazibarich BM; Eagar K, 2007, 'Supporting work practices, improving patient flow and monitoring performance using a clinical information management system.', Aust Health Rev, vol. 31 Suppl 1, pp. S79 - S85, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/ah070s79
    Journal articles | 2007
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Poulos CJ; Eagar K, 2007, 'Determining appropriateness for rehabilitation or other subacute care: is there a role for utilisation review?', Aust New Zealand Health Policy, vol. 4, pp. 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1743-8462-4-3
    Journal articles | 2007
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Bashford G; Cameron I; Anderson C; Nagy B; Fish N; Poulos C, 2007, 'Controlled Release Morphine for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain—Multiple N of 1 Trials', Pain Medicine, vol. 8, pp. 613 - 613, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1526-4637.2007.00385_4.x
    Journal articles | 2002
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Moore CH; Ho MT; Lapsley HM; Smoker I; Morris A; O Sullivan RA; Louey M; Green J; Werda J; Walsh J; Dowell CJ; Gonski PN; Shiaxates C; Poulos CJ, 2002, 'Development of a framework for economic and cost evaluations for continence conditions', Australian Continence Journal, vol. 8, pp. 59 - 62
    Journal articles | 1996
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Draper BM; Poulos RG; Poulos CJ; Ehrlich F, 1996, 'Risk factors for stress in elderly care givers', International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, vol. 11, pp. 227 - 231, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1099-1166(199603)11:3<227::AID-GPS311>3.0.CO;2-W
    Journal articles | 1995
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Ehrlich F; Poulos RG; Poulos CJ; Draper B, 1995, 'Carers of older people- a study based on the response to the Carer Support Kit in New South Wales', Australian Journal on Ageing, vol. 13, pp. 188 - 191, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-6612.1995.tb00734.x
    Journal articles | 1993
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Draper BM; Poulos CJ; Cole AMD; Poulos RG; Ehruch F, 1993, 'In Reply', Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, vol. 41, pp. 467 - 467, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1532-5415.1993.tb06968.x
    Journal articles | 1993
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    DRAPER BM; POULOS CJ; COLE AMD; POULOS RG; EHRLICH F, 1993, 'CAREGIVER STRESS - REPLY', JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN GERIATRICS SOCIETY, vol. 41, pp. 467 - 467, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1532-5415.1993.tb06968.x
    Journal articles | 1992
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Katrak PH; Cole AMD; Poulos CJ; McCauley JCK, 1992, 'Objective assessment of spasticity, strength, and function with early exhibition of dantrolene sodium after cerebrovascular accident: A randomized double-blind study', Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, vol. 73, pp. 4 - 9
    Journal articles | 1992
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Draper BM; Poulos CJ; Cole AMD; Poulos RG; Ehrlich F, 1992, 'A Comparison of Caregivers for Elderly Stroke and Dementia Victims', Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, vol. 40, pp. 896 - 901, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1532-5415.1992.tb01986.x
    Journal articles | 1992
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Ehrlich F; Bowring G; Draper B; Poulos C; Salgado R, 1992, 'Caring for carers - A national problem', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 156, pp. 590 - 592, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/j.1326-5377.1992.tb121449.x
    Journal articles | 1991
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Draper BM; Poulos CJ; Cole AMD; Ehrlich F; Poulos RG, 1991, 'Who cares for the carer of the old and ill?', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 154, pp. 293, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/j.1326-5377.1991.tb121108.x
  • Reports | 2019
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    O'Connor C; Poulos CJ; Gresham M; Poulos RG, 2019, Supporting independence and function in people living with dementia: a technical guide to the evidence supporting reablement interventions (2nd edition), HammondCare, Sydney, https://www.hammond.com.au/research/dementia-resources/supporting-people-living-with-dementia-through-reablement
    Reports | 2014
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Poulos CJ; Poulos CJ; Olver J; Geraghty T; Berger M; Bradd P; Gordon I; Simmonds F, 2014, WA State-wide Rehabilitation Service Peer Review of Service Delivery Model, Western Australian Government
  • Conference Papers | 2014
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    MacIntyre RR; Menzies R; Kpozehouen E; Jackson Pulver LR; Poulos CJ; Travaglia J, 2014, 'Equity in disease prevention: Vaccines for the older adults – Proceedings of a workshop, Melbourne, Australia 20 June 2014', in Vaccine, Elsevier: 12 months, Lakeside 3, Bayview on the Park Hotel, Melbourne, pp. 5463 - 5469, presented at Equity in disease prevention: vaccines for the elderly, Lakeside 3, Bayview on the Park Hotel, Melbourne, 20 June 2014 - 20 June 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.09.039
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Poulos CJ, 2012, 'THE ROLE OF REHABILITATION IN IMPROVING WELL-BEING, QUALITY OF LIFE AND FUNCTION IN OLDER AGE', in JOURNAL OF AGING AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, HUMAN KINETICS PUBL INC, pp. S85 - S85, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000307433500143&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Motamarri S; Ray PK; Poulos CJ, 2011, 'Cost Models for mHealth Intervention in Aged Care Diabetes Management', in Proceedings of the 22nd Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2011), Association for Information Systems, USA, pp. 1 - 10, presented at 22nd Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2011), Sydney, 30 November 2011 - 02 December 2011, http://aisel.aisnet.org/acis2011/7
    Conference Papers | 2006
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Poulos CJ; Eagar K; Poulos RG, 2006, 'Managing the interface between acute care and rehabilitation - can utilisation review assist?', in Australian Health Review, CSIRO Publishing, Sydney, pp. S129 - S140, presented at Exploring and Debating Acute Care Provision, University of New South Wales, 14 November 2006 - 16 November 2006, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17402898
    Conference Papers | 1998
    Professor Christopher J Poulos
    Quinlan JR; Poulos CJ; Shiaziates CM; Poulos RG, 1998, 'Capacity assessment of older people undergoing elective surgery. Abstract from the 1998 Australian Association of Gerontology National Conference, Melbourne.', in Australian Association of Gerontology, Australian Association of Gerontology, presented at Australian Association of Gerontology

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