Ms Sharon Maree Parker
Project Officer

Ms Sharon Maree Parker

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­MPH - University of New South Wales (UNSW) - 2003

BHSc - Charles Sturt University - 1995

RN - List A - 1983

medicine-health
Centre for Primary Health &Eq

Qualifications:  RN, BhlthSci; MPH

Sharon Parker is a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, the University of NSW, Australia. She has a clinical background in nursing and extensive experience managing complex multi-site research projects covering a variety of clinical areas including prevention, chronic disease, mental health and breast cancer. Her experience includes evaluation of different models of health service delivery, particularly in respect to the methods used to promote collaboration between service providers and promote access to services. She has a particular interest in the utilisation of evidence for clinical practice and has conducted a number of Cochrane systematic reviews in breast cancer, and others in psycho-oncology, mental health and primary care.

Sharon was a member of the Innovative Models Promoting Access-to-Care Transformation (IMPACT) team reviewing innovative models of access to primary care for vulnerable populations, an Australian/Canadian collaboration. Currently she coordinates the Health eLiteracy for Prevention in General Practice (HeLP-GP) trial, a NHMRC trial operating in New South Wales and South Australian general practices. This trial will evaluate the implementation and effectiveness of a primary care based, practice nurse led  preventive care intervention which aims to develop the knowledge and skills of overweight and obese patients with low health literacy.

Interests:

Primary Health Care; Mental health; Health services organisation and structure; Evidence Based Medicine and Knowledge exchange; Rural health

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2009
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Goodwin A; Parker S; Ghersi D; Wilcken N, 2009, 'Post-operative radiotherapy for ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast.', in , pp. CD000563, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD000563.pub6
  • Journal articles | 2020
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Redfern J; Coorey G; Mulley J; Scaria A; Neubeck L; Hafiz N; Pitt C; Weir K; Forbes J; Parker S; Bampi F; Coenen A; Enright G; Wong A; Nguyen T; Harris M; Zwar N; Chow CK; Rodgers A; Heeley E; Panaretto K; Lau A; Hayman N; Usherwood T; Peiris D, 2020, 'A digital health intervention for cardiovascular disease management in primary care (CONNECT) randomized controlled trial', npj Digital Medicine, vol. 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41746-020-00325-z
    Journal articles | 2019
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Thomas L; Parker S; Song H; Gunatillaka N; Russell G; Harris M, 2019, 'Health service brokerage to improve primary care access for populations experiencing vulnerability or disadvantage: A systematic review and realist synthesis', BMC Health Services Research
    Journal articles | 2019
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Russell G; Lane R; Parker S; Litt J; Mazza D; Lloyd J; Zwar N; Van Driel M; Del Mar C; Smith J; Harris MF; Taylor R; Denney-Wilson E; Davies GP; Laws R; Snowdon T; Bolger-Harris H; Groombridge S; Goldstein S; Howarth T; Huang N; Wilson J, 2019, 'Preventive Evidence into Practice: What factors matter in a facilitation intervention to prevent vascular disease in family practice?', BMC Family Practice, vol. 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12875-019-0995-7
    Journal articles | 2019
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Faruqi N; Dougherty L; Parker S; Harris-Roxas B; Taggart J; Spooner C; Wong V; Harris MF, 2019, 'Provider-focused interventions in primary healthcare improving outcomes for people with type 2 diabetes: A rapid review', Public Health Research and Practice, vol. Online early publication, pp. 1 - 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.17061/phrp29121903
    Journal articles | 2018
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Parker SM; Stocks N; Nutbeam D; Thomas L; Denney-Wilson E; Zwar N; Karnon J; Lloyd J; Noakes M; Liaw ST; Lau A; Osborne R; Harris MF, 2018, 'Preventing chronic disease in patients with low health literacy using eHealth and teamwork in primary healthcare: Protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial', BMJ Open, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023239
    Journal articles | 2018
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Parker S; Prince A; Thomas L; Song H; Milosevic D; Harris MF, 2018, 'Electronic, mobile and telehealth tools for vulnerable patients with chronic disease: A systematic review and realist synthesis', BMJ Open, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019192
    Journal articles | 2017
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Coorey GM; Neubeck L; Usherwood T; Peiris D; Parker S; Lau AYS; Chow C; Panaretto K; Harris M; Zwar N, 2017, 'Implementation of a consumer-focused eHealth intervention for people with moderate-to-high cardiovascular disease risk: protocol for a mixed-methods process evaluation', BMJ open, vol. 7, pp. e014353, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014353
    Journal articles | 2017
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Harris MF; Parker SM; Litt J; Van Driel M; Russell G; Mazza D; Jayasinghe UW; Smith J; Del Mar C; Lane R; Denney-Wilson E, 2017, 'An Australian general practice based strategy to improve chronic disease prevention, and its impact on patient reported outcomes: Evaluation of the preventive evidence into practice cluster randomised controlled trial', BMC Health Services Research, vol. 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-017-2586-4
    Journal articles | 2016
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Parker S; Fuller J, 2016, 'Are nurses well placed as care co-ordinators in primary care and what is needed to develop their role: A rapid review?', Health and Social Care in the Community, vol. 24, pp. 113 - 122, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12194
    Journal articles | 2016
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Jayasinghe UW; Harris MF; Parker SM; Litt J; van Driel M; Mazza D; Del Mar C; Lloyd J; Smith J; Zwar N; Taylor R; Russell G; Denney-Wilson E; Laws R; Snowdon T; Bolger-Harris H; Groombridge S; Goldstein S; Howarth T; Huang N; Wilson J, 2016, 'The impact of health literacy and life style risk factors on health-related quality of life of Australian patients', Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12955-016-0471-1
    Journal articles | 2015
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Fuller J; Koehne K; Verrall CC; Szabo N; Bollen C; Parker S, 2015, 'Building chronic disease management capacity in General Practice: The South Australian GP Plus Practice Nurse Initiative', Collegian, vol. 22, pp. 191 - 197, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.colegn.2014.02.002
    Journal articles | 2015
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Harris MF; Parker SM; Litt J; van Driel M; Russell G; Mazza D; Jayasinghe UW; Del Mar C; Lloyd J; Smith J; Zwar N; Taylor R; Powell-Davies G, 2015, 'Implementing guidelines to routinely prevent chronic vascular disease in primary care: The Preventive Evidence into Practice cluster randomised controlled trial.', BMJ Open, vol. 5, pp. e009397, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009397
    Journal articles | 2014
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Joshi C; Jayasinghe UW; Parker S; Mar CD; Russell G; Lloyd J; Mazza D; Denney-Wilson E; Van Driel M; Taylor R; Harris MF; Zwar N; Litt J; Smith J; Laws R; Snowdon T; Bolger-Harris H; Groombridge S; Goldstein S; Howarth T; Huang N; Wilson J, 2014, 'Does health literacy affect patients' receipt of preventative primary care? A multilevel analysis', BMC Family Practice, vol. 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12875-014-0171-z
    Journal articles | 2013
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Harris MF; Lloyd J; Parker S; Jayasinghe UW; Litt J; van Driel M; Mazza D; Russell G; Smith J; Del Mar C; Denney-Wilson E; Krastev Y; Taylor R; Zwar N; Wilson J; Bolger-Harris H; Waters J, 2013, 'Preventive evidence into practice (PEP) study: Implementation of guidelines to prevent primary vascular disease in general practice protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial', Implementation Science, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1748-5908-8-8
    Journal articles | 2013
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Harris M; Litt J; Russell G; Mazza D; Lloyd J; Zwar N; Taylor R; Van Driel M; Del Mar C; Krastev Y; Parker S; Smith J, 2013, 'P179 Facilitating Implementation Of Guidelines For The Prevention Of Vascular Disease In General Practice', BMJ Quality & Safety, vol. 22, pp. 64.2 - 64, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjqs-2013-002293.193
    Journal articles | 2013
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Harris M; Litt J; Russell G; Mazza D; Lloyd J; Zwar N; Taylor R; Driel MV; Mar CD; Krastev Y; Parker S; Smith J, 2013, '069 Facilitating Implementation of Guidelines for the Prevention of Vascular Disease In General Practice', BMJ Quality & Safety, vol. 22, pp. A34.1 - A34, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjqs-2013-002293.100
    Journal articles | 2011
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Fuller JD; Perkins D; Parker S; Holdsworth L; Kelly B; Roberts R; Martinez L; Fragar L, 2011, 'Building effective service linkages in primary mental health care: A narrative review part 2', BMC Health Services Research, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-11-66
    Journal articles | 2011
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Raynes Greenow CH; Roberts CL; Bell JC; Peat B; Gilbert GL; Parker S, 2011, 'Antibiotics for ureaplasma in the vagina in pregnancy.', Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online), vol. 9
    Journal articles | 2011
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Fuller JD; Perkins D; Parker S; Holdsworth L; Kelly B; Roberts R; Martinez L; Fragar L, 2011, 'Effectiveness of service linkages in primary mental health care: a narrative review part 1.', BMC health services research, vol. 11, pp. 72, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-11-72
    Journal articles | 2011
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Kelly BJ; Perkins DA; Fuller JD; Parker SM, 2011, 'Shared care in mental illness: A rapid review to inform implementation', International Journal of Mental Health Systems, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1752-4458-5-31
    Journal articles | 2011
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Fuller JD; Perkins D; Parker S; Holdsworth L; Kelly B; Roberts R; Martinez L; Fragar L, 2011, 'Effectiveness of service linkages in primary mental health care: A narrative review part 1', BMC Health Services Research, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-11-72
    Journal articles | 2009
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Goodwin A; Parker S; Ghersi D; Wilcken N, 2009, 'Post-operative radiotherapy for ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD000563.pub6
    Journal articles | 2009
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Goodwin A; Parker S; Ghersi D; Wilcken N, 2009, 'Post-operative radiotherapy for ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast - A systematic review of the randomised trials', Breast, vol. 18, pp. 143 - 149, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.breast.2009.04.003
    Journal articles | 2009
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Carrick S; Parker S; Thornton CE; Ghersi D; Simes J; Wilcken N, 2009, 'Single agent versus combination chemotherapy for metastatic breast cancer', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD003372.pub3
    Journal articles | 2008
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Clayton JM; Hancock K; Parker S; Butow PN; Walder S; Carrick S; Currow D; Ghersi D; Glare P; Hagerty R; Olver IN; Tattersall MHN, 2008, 'Sustaining hope when communicating with terminally ill patients and their families: A systematic review', Psycho-Oncology, vol. 17, pp. 641 - 659, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.1288
    Journal articles | 2008
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Goodwin A; Ghersi D; Parker S; Wilcken N, 2008, 'Post-operative radiotherapy for ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD000563.pub3
    Journal articles | 2007
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Parker SM; Clayton JM; Hancock K; Walder S; Butow PN; Carrick S; Currow D; Ghersi D; Glare P; Hagerty R; Tattersall MHN, 2007, 'A Systematic Review of Prognostic/End-of-Life Communication with Adults in the Advanced Stages of a Life-Limiting Illness: Patient/Caregiver Preferences for the Content, Style, and Timing of Information', Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, vol. 34, pp. 81 - 93, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2006.09.035
    Journal articles | 2007
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Hancock K; Clayton JM; Parker SM; Walder S; Butow PN; Carrick S; Currow D; Ghersi D; Glare P; Hagerty R; Tattersall MHN, 2007, 'Discrepant Perceptions About End-of-Life Communication: A Systematic Review', Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, vol. 34, pp. 190 - 200, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2006.11.009
    Journal articles | 2007
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Hancock K; Clayton JM; Parker SM; Wal der S; Butow PN; Carrick S; Currow D; Ghersi D; Glare P; Hagerty R; Tattersall MHN, 2007, 'Truth-telling in discussing prognosis in advanced life-limiting illnesses: A systematic review', Palliative Medicine, vol. 21, pp. 507 - 517, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0269216307080823
    Journal articles | 2007
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Lord SJ; Lei W; Craft P; Cawson JN; Morris I; Walleser S; Griffiths A; Parker S; Houssami N, 2007, 'A systematic review of the effectiveness of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as an addition to mammography and ultrasound in screening young women at high risk of breast cancer', European Journal of Cancer, vol. 43, pp. 1905 - 1917, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejca.2007.06.007
    Journal articles | 2007
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Clayton JM; Hancock KM; Butow PN; Tattersall MHN; Currow DC; Adler J; Aranda S; Auret K; Boyle F; Britton A; Chye R; Clark K; Davidson P; Davis JM; Girgis A; Graham S; Hardy J; Introna K; Kearsley J; Kerridge I; Kristjanson L; Martin P; McBride A; Meller A; Mitchell G; Moore A; Noble B; Olver I; Parker S; Peters M; Saul P; Stewart C; Swinburne L; Tobin B; Tuckwell K; Yates P, 2007, 'Clinical practice guidelines for communicating prognosis and end-of-life issues with adults in the advanced stages of a life-limiting illness, and their caregivers.', The Medical journal of Australia, vol. 186, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/j.1326-5377.2007.tb01100.x
    Journal articles | 2007
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Parker SM; Clayton JM; Hancock K; Walder S; Butow PN; Carrick S; Currow D; Ghersi D; Glare P; Eth A; Hagerty R; Tattersall MHN, 2007, 'A systematic review of Prognostic/End-of-Life communication with adults in the advanced stages of a life-limiting illness: Patient/caregiver preferences for the content, style, and timing of information', JOURNAL OF PAIN AND SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT, vol. 34, pp. 81 - 93, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2006.09.035
    Journal articles | 2005
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Carrick S; Parker S; Wilcken N; Ghersi D; Marzo M; Simes J, 2005, 'Single agent versus combination chemotherapy for metastatic breast cancer.', Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online)
    Journal articles | 2004
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Bolton PGM; Parker SM, 2004, 'Impact of Medication Review by General Practitioners and Patient Peer Education', Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research, vol. 34, pp. 8 - 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jppr20043418
    Journal articles | 2003
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Bolton PG; Parker SM; Fergusson KJ; Orman JD, 2003, 'The impact of a clinical audit on GP detection of depression', Australian Journal of Primary Health, vol. 9, pp. 88 - 93
    Journal articles | 2001
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Bolton PGM; Parker SM; Chera J, 2001, 'Australian health care workers use of a telephone advice line', Australian Journal of Primary Health, vol. 7, pp. 70 - 73
    Journal articles | 2001
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Bolton PGM; Fergusson KJ; Parker SM; Orman JD, 2001, 'Randomised controlled trial of cognitive-behavioural therapy and routine GP care for major depression', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 175, pp. 118 - 119, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/j.1326-5377.2001.tb143545.x
    Journal articles | 2001
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Bolton PGM; Parker SM; Fergusson KJ; Orman JD, 2001, 'Doctors could know better', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 174, pp. 543, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/j.1326-5377.2001.tb143417.x
  • Reports | 2019
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Harris-Roxas B; Parker S; Phelan C; Byun R; Barr M; Kabir A; Harris M, 2019, Exploring the Utilisation of Publicly-Funded Oral Health Services in South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD), South Eastern Sydney Research Collaboration Hub (SEaRCH), Centre for Primary Health Care, Sydney
    Reports | 2017
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Faruqi N; Thomas L; Findlay T; Parker S; Harris-Roxas B; Taggart J; Spooner C; Wong V; Harris MF, 2017, Diabetes management in the community: an Evidence Check rapid review brokered by the Sax Institute for the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation, Sydney, https://www.aci.health.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/351429/Consumer_enablement_evidence_check.pdf
  • Conference Presentations | 2017
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Prince A; Parker S; Harris M; Liaw T; Milosevic D; Thomas L; Song H, 2017, 'Application of the RE-AIM framework to evaluation e/m/telehealth interventions and inform design of a real-world intervention', presented at Primary Health Care Research Conference, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 07 August 2017 - 09 August 2017
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Harris M; Dougherty L; Parker S; Song H; Gunatilaka N; Russell G; Song H, 2016, 'Interventions That Use Health Brokers to Increase Linkage to Primary Care: A Realist Synthesis', presented at 2016 NAPCRG Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, CO, USA, 12 November 2016 - 16 November 2016
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Harris MF; Parker SM; Prince A; Milosevic D; Thomas L, 2016, 'Impact of E/M/Telehealth Interventions on Access to Care for Vulnerable Groups With Chronic Illness: A Systematic Review', presented at North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG), Colorado Springs, 12 November 2016 - 16 November 2016
    Conference Posters | 2016
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Thomas L; Song H; Parker S; Dahrouge S; Descoteaux S; Gunatillaka N, 2016, 'Utilising the RE-AIM framework in a realist review of health service brokerage', Canberra ACT, presented at Primary Health Care Research and Information Service, Canberra ACT, 08 June 2016 - 09 June 2016
    Conference Posters | 2016
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Prince A; Parker S; Harris MF; Dahrouge S, 2016, 'Challenges in addressing and measuring access to care for vulnerable groups from a realist review of e/m/telehealth interventions', Canberra ACT, presented at Primary Health Care Research and Information Service (PHCRIS), Canberra ACT, 08 June 2016 - 09 June 2016
    Conference Presentations | 2015
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Dahrouge S; Harris M; Welch V; Parker S; Pottie K; Russell G; Gaudet C, 2015, 'Grass roots development of interventions to improve access to primary care: Using logic models to sharpen the design', presented at North American Primary Care Research Group, Cancun, Mexico, 24 October 2015 - 28 October 2015
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Harris MF; Parker S; Jayasinghe U; Del Mar C; Van Driel M; Russell G; Litt J; Zwar N; Smith J; Mazza D; Wilson J; Taylor R; Lloyd J, 2014, 'Health Literacy and Preventive Care in Australian General Practice', presented at North American Primary Care Research Group 2014 Annual Meeting, New York, New York, 21 November 2014 - 25 November 2014
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Harris MF; Parker S; Litt J; Russell G; Mazza D; Lloyd J; Zwar N; Van Driel M; Del Mar C; Smith J; Taylor R; Wilson J; Groomridge S; Howarth T, 2014, 'Putting preventive guideline recommendations into general practice: a cluster randomised control trial', presented at 3rd Annual NHMRC Research Translation Faculty Symposium, Melbourne, Australia, 12 November 2014 - 13 November 2014
    Conference Presentations | 2013
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Parker SM; Fuller J; Morgan M; Coates M; Schlicht K; Dunbar J; Reddy P, 2013, 'Effectiveness and acceptability of nurse managed collaborative care for depression alongside diabetes or heart disease in primary care', presented at International Collaboration for Community Health Nursing Research Conference., Edinburgh, Scotland, 13 March 2013 - 14 March 2013
    Conference Presentations | 2013
    Ms Sharon Maree Parker
    Harris MF; Joshi C; Lloyd J; Parker S; Del Mar C; van Driel M; Mazza D; Russell G; Wilson J; Smith J, 2013, 'Health Literacy and Prevention in Australian General Practice', presented at North American Primary Care Research Group, Ottawa, 10 November 2013 - 16 March 2019

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