Speakers

INTERNATIONAL/KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

  • Professor Robin Gauld

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    Professor Robin Gauld
    Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce) and Dean, Otago Business School and Co-Director, Centre for Health Systems and Technology, University of Otago

    Robin Gauld is Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce) and Dean, Otago Business School. He is Co-Director, Centre for Health Systems and Technology which spans the Business School and Health Sciences Division at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. He was 2014 NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professor at the School of Advanced Study, University of London; a Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow in 2008-09 at Boston and Harvard universities; and is Independent Chair of Alliance South which brings together clinical leaders and managers to focus on ‘whole of system’, integrated approaches to health system and patient care improvement in the Southern region of New Zealand. Robin has authored around 140 peer-reviewed journal articles, many book chapters and several books including The New Health Policy (Open University Press, 2009) which was awarded First Prize in category at the 2010 British Medical Association Medical Book Awards. His most recent book is the co-edited Health Systems in Developing Counties in Asia (Routledge, 2017).

    www.otago.ac.nz/healthsystems/index.html

  • Professor Ian Graham

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    Professor Ian Graham

    Professor, School of Epidemiology and Public Health & the School of Nursing, University of Ottawa
    Senior Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, and Honorary Professor at Deakin University, Melbourne Australia

    PhD, FCAHS, FNYAM

    Professor Graham’s research focuses on knowledge translation. He is co-editor of Turning Knowledge into Action: Practical Guidance on How to Do Integrated Knowledge Translation Research (2014) and Knowledge Translation in Health Care (2013. He has been twice awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Medal for contributions to research. He is the recipient of an inaugural Canadian Institutes of Health Research 7 year Foundation Grant entitled, “Moving knowledge into action for more effective practice, programs and policy: A research program focusing on integrated knowledge translation.” 

  • Dr Roman Kislov

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    Dr Roman Kislov

    Senior Research Fellow, The University of Manchester
    Greater Manchester CLAHRC

    Dr Roman Kislov (Senior Research Fellow, The University of Manchester) has published widely on knowledge mobilisation in collaborative networks. He is currently leading a longitudinal study into the development of knowledge mobilisation strategies over time and a multiple case study of research co-production in multiprofessional project teams, which are both funded by the National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (NIHR CLAHRC) Greater Manchester. He is also a co-investigator on the FLAME (‘Facilitators and Leaders Actively Mobilising Evidence’) project—an international study of knowledge mobilisation leadership roles across four countries (Australia, Canada, Sweden and the UK). 

  • Professor Judith Smith

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    Professor Judith Smith

    Director, Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham
    BA MBA PhD

    Judith Smith is a widely published health services researcher and policy analyst, with a particular interest in how to bridge the worlds of research, management and practice.

    She took up post as Director of the Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) and Professor of Health Policy and Management at the University of Birmingham in 2015.  This followed six years spent as Director of Policy at the Nuffield Trust, an independent charitable research foundation in London.  From 2007 to 2009, Judith was based in New Zealand as a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Victoria University of Wellington and working as an advisor to the New Zealand Ministry of Health. 

    Judith is a Non-Executive Director of the Birmingham Women and Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Honorary Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and a member of the board of Health Services Research UK.  

    Follow on: Twitter: @DrJudithSmith

    www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/social-policy/departments/health-services-management-centre/index.aspx

  • Adjunct Professor Alison Mudge

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    Adjunct Professor Alison Mudge
    Physician, Internal Medicine and Aged Care; Health & Medical Research Fellow, RBWH

    Adjunct Professor Alison Mudge is a general physician and a Queensland Health and Medical Research Fellow. She is Clinical Director of Research and Education in the Internal Medicine and Aged Care Department, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Alison leads a collaborative multidisciplinary research group committed to improving hospital and post-hospital care for complex older patients and leads the Eat Walk Engage program, an evidence-based inpatient model to reduce delirium and enhance functional recovery in older inpatients.

PLENARY SESSION SPEAKERS

  • Professor Enrico Coiera

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    Professor Enrico Coiera
    Professor in Medical Informatics, Macquarie University

    Professor Coiera is Foundation Professor in Medical Informatics at Macquarie University, and Director of the Centre for Health Informatics, a group he co-founded in 2000 and is also Director, NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in eHealth.

    Trained in medicine and with a computer science PhD in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Coiera has a research background in both industry and academia and a strong international research reputation for his work on decision support and communication processes in biomedicine.

    Coiera spent 10 years at the prestigious Hewlett-Packard Research Laboratories in Bristol UK where he led numerous health technology projects. He has overseen the development and trial of multiple eHealth interventions, including the Healthy.me consumer system as well as clinical decision support systems. Healthy.me technologies underpin a new US health startup called Healthbanc. His textbook Guide to Health Informatics is in its 3rd edition, is widely used internationally, and is translated into several languages.

    Coiera has won a number of prestigious awards including the 2015 International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) François Grémy Award for Excellence and the 2011 UNSW Inventor of the year (Information and Communication Technology) for a literature-based computational discovery system.

    He was elected Foundation Fellow and first President of the Australian College of Health Informatics, is a foundation member of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics, and an International Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics.

    Coiera has also held key appointments on boards, councils and editorial positions on international journals including Associate Editor of the journal ‘Artificial Intelligence in Medicine’.

  • A/Professor Roxanne Bainbridge

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    A/Professor Roxanne Bainbridge
    Director Centre for Indigenous Health Equity Research

    A/Professor Roxanne Bainbridge is a Gungarri woman from South-Western Queensland. She is the Director of the Centre for Indigenous Health Equity Research, Central Queensland University. The Centre combines capabilities in public health equity research, impact assessment and evaluation, health economics, health services and policy research, evidence reviews and translation/advocacy with research capacity strengthening education. Roxanne’s interest is in improving the integrity and quality of research evidence as a contribution to the health and prosperity of Indigenous Nations. She holds a 4 year Career Development Fellowship from Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council and is an Atlantic Fellow for Social Equity. 

  • Professor Adam Elshaug

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    Professor Adam Elshaug
    HCF Research Foundation Professorial Research Fellow and Co-Director, Menzies Centre for Health Policy (MCHP), The University of Sydney

    Adam Elshaug, PhD, MPH, is the HCF Research Foundation Professorial Research Fellow and Co-Director of the Menzies Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) at The University of Sydney, Australia, where he returned in late 2013 after 3.5 years in the United States; one as a Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow based at AHRQ and two in the Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School. Adam sits on 5 national health care advisory panels, including as a Ministerial appointee to the MBS Review Taskforce. He has pioneered methods for measuring the prevalence of low-value care in administrative data sets, and regularly advises international governments, third-party payers, and NGOs, on quality and efficiency enhanced health system delivery and payment reforms. 

  • Professor Claire Jackson

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    Professor Claire Jackson
    Professor in General Practice and Primary Care Research & Director, Centre for Health System Reform and Integration, University of Queensland

    MBBS (Uni of Qld) MD (UQ) MPH (UQ) CertHEcon (Monash) GradCert Management (QUT) FRACGP FAICD

    Claire has been extensively involved in health services research and reform since the early 90s. She has been a member of both the Primary Health Care Advisory Group and the National Primary Care Strategy ERG - guiding forces behind Australia’s national primary care agenda.  Her ‘beacon’ practice model was the clinical prototype for UQ’s successful $ 10 million Superclinic initiative.  

    Claire has been a national driver in the Health Care Home initiative – publishing and presenting widely on the topic and sitting on national Advisory Committees for both Ministers Plebisek and Ley.  She has been Clinical Director of two $ 2.5 million Centres for Research Excellence - one in care integration, the other investigating the impact of researcher and end-user ‘co-creation’ on clinical quality, patient experience, and models of care. 

  • Dr Rawiri (David) Jansen

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    Dr Rawiri (David) Jansen
    Clinical Director, National Hauora Coalition

    Rawiri is of Ngati Raukawa (Ngati Hinerangi) descent and was formerly a resource teacher of Maori language in the Hawkes Bay before he completed his training as a medical practitioner at Middlemore Hospital in South Auckland in 2000. That was actually his second attempt at Medical School having interrupted his studies to be an activist and protestor (Maori land, Maori language, Nuclear Free Independent Pacific and the 1981 Springbok Tour). His re-entry into medicine came after the brief primary school teaching career. He did provide clinical teaching, Te Reo and Tikanga Maori programmes for Maori health professionals throughout the country for several years. He is past Chairman of Te Ataarangi Trust (a national Maori language organisation), and is Chairperson of Te Ohu Rata o Aotearoa (Maori Medical Practitioners Association). He published a phrase book of Maori medical terms released in February 2006.

    Rawiri’s main focus is now providing clinical leadership towards Maori health equity. He is currently a General Practitioner in Auckland and Clinical Director for the National Hauora Coalition (a Primary Healthcare Organisation).

  • Professor Don Matheson

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    Professor Don Matheson
    General Manager, Brisbane North PHN & Metro North HHS Health Alliance

    Don Matheson is the General Manager of the Health Alliance between the Brisbane North PHN and the Metro North HHS.  In this innovative role, Don is establishing an ‘equal space’ where different parts of the health and social sector in the Brisbane North and Moreton Bay region can come together to examine the evidence and develop a shared understanding of the health challenges being faced, agree on how they would be measured and on approached to address these challenges. 

    Previously Don worked is an independent health systems consultant, and undertook evaluations of national and district health systems in the Asia Pacific region.  He holds professorships at Griffith University and Queensland University of Technology. From 2000 to 2008 he was the New Zealand government’s leading policy advisor on public health and international health, managed the development of the New Zealand Health Strategy, and led the health sector’s approach to addressing health inequalities. At the regional level, he served as WPRO’s regional adviser on non-communicable diseases. At the global level, he represented the NZ Health Minister on the WHO executive board, and provided policy advice to the World Health Reports on health care financing (2010), primary health care (2008), and to the Commission on the Social Determinants of Health (2008).  

     

  • Professor Harry Rea

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    Professor Harry Rea
    Department of Medicine, South Auckland Clinical Campus, University of Auckland & Respiratory Physician, Counties Manukau Health

    MBChB, MD, FRACP, FRCPE 

    Harry Rea is Professor of Integrated Care and Medicine, based at the South Auckland Clinical Campus. His background is as a respiratory physician and clinical researcher. His current research interest is in the development of programmes of care for those with long term conditions (including COPD), and in particular, the integration of primary and secondary care. His academic work involves clinical service re-design in Counties Manukau Health, District Health Board. Recent projects include a trial of integrated care for patients who are very high users of the hospital. 

  • Dr Clair Sullivan

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    Dr Clair Sullivan
    Consultant Endocrinologist and Medical Informatician, Princess Alexandra Hospital

    MBBS (Hons) MD FRACP CHIA

    • Consultant Endocrinologist and Medical Informatician, Princess Alexandra Hospital
    • Co-Director, Healthcare Innovation and Transformation Excellence Collaboration (HITEC)
    • Co-Chair, Statewide Digital Healthcare Improvement Network (DHIN)
    • Medical Lead, Digital Health Improvement
    • Co-Chair, Statewide Diabetes Clinical Network
    • Clinical Excellence Division
    • Queensland Health

    Dr Sullivan graduated with Honours from the University of Queensland. She completed a Research Doctorate in Medicine (UK) at The General Infirmary at the University of Leeds. Dr Sullivan has recently qualified as a medical informatician.

    Dr Sullivan is currently a senior staff specialist in Endocrinology and cares for patients at Princess Alexandra Hospital. She is the Co-Chair for the Queensland Diabetes Network.  Dr Sullivan is the Medical Lead for Digital Health Improvement for Queensland and Co-Chair of the Statewide Network for Digital Healthcare Improvement.

SHARK TANK

  • Dr Amanda Dines

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    Dr Amanda Dines
    Executive Director, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital

    Dr Amanda Dines is the Executive Director, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Amanda is a Monash Medical graduate and has a Master’s in Public Health in Health Care Management from the Harvard School of Public Health. Amanda holds fellowships of the Royal Australasian Colleges of Medical Administrators and General Practice and has worked at the RBWH as Deputy Executive Director Medical Services, and as the Executive Director Cancer Care at RBWH and Metro North Hospital and Health Service. Amanda served in the Royal Australian Air Force as a Medical Officer for 24 years, during which time she was deployed on operational service to Iraq and East Timor, and commanded the RAAF Health Services Wing based at Amberley QLD, and the Canberra Area Medical Unit. She transferred to the RAAF Specialist Reserve in 2007 and is currently an Honorary Aide de Camp to the Governor General. 

  • Fionnagh Dougan

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    Fionnagh Dougan
    Chief Executive, Children's Health Queensland

    Fionnagh has a long and successful history in leading change in complex healthcare environments and a lifelong commitment to improving children’s health. She was appointed Chief Executive of Children’s Health Queensland in January 2015. Prior to this, she had overarching responsibility for all hospital, clinical support and community services, including paediatric and mental health services, in her role as Director of Provider Services, Auckland District Health Board (ADHB). She is also a former General Manager of Auckland’s Starship Children’s Hospital and Child Health Services. Fionnagh began her career in nursing at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and has postgraduate qualifications in health management, an honours degree in communication and media, and has held dual registration and experience as both a mental health and a general nurse.

    Fionnagh’s Qualifications:

    • BA (Hons) Communication and Mass Media PG Diploma in Management (Health)
    • Registered General Nurse
    • Registered Mental Health Nurse
    • Graduate AICD
  • Mark Tucker-Evans

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    Mark Tucker-Evans
    Chief Executive, Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland
    • Chair, Health Consumers Queensland, previously a Ministerial Advisory Committee
    • Chair, Queensland Health, Health Consumers Collaborative 
    • Chair, Institute of Healthy Communities Australia Certification Pty Limited
    • Executive Member, Queensland Clinical Senate
    • Chair Building Brighton Health Communities Steering Group 
    • Member of the Metro North Hospital and Health Service Community Board Advisory Group (CBAG) 
    • Member Statewide Older Person’s Health Clinical Network

     

    Mark completed a three-year term as Chair the Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) at the end of 2016. QCOSS is Queensland’s peak representative body for approximately 600 member organisations working across Queensland in a broad range of portfolios, and is committed to raising awareness of the causes of poverty and disadvantage and bringing about real change in this area. During this period he also was a director of Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS)

    Mark was a director, of General Practice Queensland now trading as CheckUP Australia an independent, not-for-profit industry body dedicated to advancing primary healthcare from 2005-2016.

    Mark is a former Assistant Commissioner – Consumer Issues, Health Quality Complaints Commission, an independent statutory body dedicated to improving the safety and quality of healthcare. HQCC regulated health services under the Health Quality and Complaints Commission Act 2006.

    In 2015 Mark was a member of the 3-person Panel appointed by the Minister for Health to Review the Commissioning of the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital

    Mark has previously held CEO roles with research, media, industry and professional associations in NSW and Queensland and is a former Queensland President and National Treasurer of the Australian Society of Association Executive (AuSAE). 

WORKSHOP 2: WRITING FOR PUBLICATION: MEET THE EDITORS

  • Professor Jacqueline Cumming

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    Professor Jacqueline Cumming
    Professor of Health Policy and Management; Director of Health Services Research Centre; and Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Health, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ

    Professor Jacqueline Cumming is Professor of Health Policy and Management; Director of the Health Services Research Centre; and Associate Dean (Research) in the newly formed Faculty of Health at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She has qualifications in economics, health economics and public policy. She previously worked as a policy analyst/economist in New Zealand government agencies. She has over 20 years' experiences as a health services researcher, and has led many significant research projects on health. She is a previous President of the Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand and a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management. She has extensive experience in reviewing journal articles, and has been an Associate Editor of the Journal of Health Services Research and Policy for many years. She and Dr Ellen Nolte have recently taken over the editorship of the JHSRP and in this workshop, will discuss how researchers can better increase their chances of publication in the journal.

  • Associate Professor Suzanne Robinson

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    Associate Professor Suzanne Robinson
    Director, Health Systems and Health Economics, Curtin University

    Associate Professor Suzanne Robinson is Director of the Health Systems and Health Economics at Curtin University and co-editor of the Journal of Health Organisation and Management. Suzanne has been awarded competitive research grants from international and national funding agencies. She has been involved in leading projects that have had major impact on government reform initiatives including research on decision making and priority setting in health, this work involves a number of aspects, in particular the use of health data sets to produce an evidence base to inform resource allocation decisions.  

     

  • Professor Anthony Scott

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    Professor Anthony Scott
    Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne

    Anthony Scott leads the Health Economics Research Program at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne, and jointly co-ordinates the University of Melbourne Health Economics Group.  He is Associate Editor of Journal of Health Economics, and Health Economics, President of the Australian Health Economics Society, and a member of the Board of the International Health Economics Association. He is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. His research focuses on the behaviour of health care providers. He runs the Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life (MABEL) panel survey of 10000 doctors.

Workshop 3: Translating evidence into practice: making sense of implementation theories and frameworks

  • Adjunct Professor Alison Mudge

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    Adjunct Professor Alison Mudge
    Physician, Internal Medicine and Aged Care; Health & Medical Research Fellow, RBWH

    Adjunct Professor Alison Mudge is a general physician and a Queensland Health and Medical Research Fellow. She is Clinical Director of Research and Education in the Internal Medicine and Aged Care Department, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Alison leads a collaborative multidisciplinary research group committed to improving hospital and post-hospital care for complex older patients and leads the Eat Walk Engage program, an evidence-based inpatient model to reduce delirium and enhance functional recovery in older inpatients.

BREAKFAST SESSION: SOCIAL MEDIA - BEST PRACTICE AND A BOOTCAMP!

  • Jesse Spurr

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    Jesse Spurr
    Nurse Educator, Emergency Department, Redcliffe Hospital

    Jesse Spurr works as a Nurse Educator in the Emergency Department at Redcliffe Hospital. Outside his family and work, Jesse pours energy into his professional hobbies: healthcare simulation podcast and journal club, 'Simulcast', nursing practice development blog and podcast 'Injectable Orange' and faculty and team member of 'The Teaching Institute'. Jesse classes himself a lifelong student of teaching, learning, health and human performance. Jesse’s research interests are social networks, healthcare simulation and safety science.

BREAKFAST SESSION: Metrics for embedding clinical research in health care

  • Associate Professor Lisa Askie

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    Associate Professor Lisa Askie
    Director, Systematic Reviews and Health Technology Assessment NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, University of Sydney

    A/Prof Askie leads a team at the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, University of Sydney, which manages the Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry, undertakes Health Technology Assessments for the Australian Federal Government, hosts two Cochrane Collaboration entities (Breast Cancer Review Group, Prospective Meta-analysis Methods Group) and has an extensive test evaluation research program.

    Lisa’s clinical background is in perinatal medicine and she has worked in healthcare systems in Asia, Australia, UK and USA. She has Masters and Doctoral qualifications in epidemiology from Sydney Medical School, is a Principal Research Fellow at the University of Sydney and has held an NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship, Sidney Sax Postdoctoral Fellowship and Career Development Fellowship.

    A/Prof Askie has a long standing interest in the conduct and methodology of clinical trials and systematic reviews, especially regarding increasing research transparency and reducing waste. She has been involved with the Cochrane Collaboration since 1996 as a systematic review author and trainer. Lisa is the co-convenor of the Cochrane Prospective Meta-analysis Methods Group and member of the Cochrane Methods Editorial Board. During her postdoctoral fellowship in Oxford A/Prof Askie undertook a meta-analysis using individual participant data from over 38,000 women. She and her team are currently involved in ten international individual participant data and prospective meta-analysis collaborations. A/Prof Askie has published over 70 scientific papers and is a member of various academic advisory boards.

Symposium 1: HCF Research Foundation Symposium: Driving translation in Health Services Research

  • SESSION CHAIR: Lisa McIntyre

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    SESSION CHAIR: Lisa McIntyre
    Non-Executive Director & Chair, HCF Research Foundation

    B.Sc (Hons), PhD, GAICD

    Ms McIntyre was elected to the Board of HCF in October 2011. She was appointed as a Trustee of the HCF Research Foundation in 2013 and became its Chair in March 2014. 

    Ms McIntyre has held a number of directorships and is currently a Director of Insurance and Care NSW, Studiosity Pty Ltd (previously Tutoring Australia Pty Ltd), Chair of Silex Systems Limited and was previously a Director of Genesis Care Pty Ltd until December 2016 and Cover More Limited until April 2017.

    Ms McIntyre was formerly a senior partner in global strategic firm L.E.K. Consulting for 20 years. She led L.E.K.’s Asia Pacific Healthcare practice in Sydney where she advised health care companies and organisations on strategy and performance and served on L.E.K.’s Asia Pacific Governance Committee. Prior to 2002 she led L.E.K.’s US Biotechnology practice in Boston with a particular focus on commercialising innovation in health care.

  • Associate Professor Ilana Ackerman

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    Associate Professor Ilana Ackerman
    Musculoskeletal researcher, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University

    Associate Professor Ilana Ackerman is a musculoskeletal researcher in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at Monash University and an experienced physiotherapist.  Her research program includes clinical and epidemiological studies that aim to quantify the personal and societal burden of osteoarthritis, and optimise patient care through efficient outcome assessment.  Ilana has been awarded a range of competitive grants and prizes for her research, and has published widely.  Her projects involve cross-disciplinary collaboration, with a strong focus on stakeholder engagement and research translation.  In addition to her research activities, Ilana has been involved in the development of the Victorian Osteoarthritis Hip and Knee Service, the ICHOM Standard Set for Osteoarthritis, Australian Clinical Care Standards for Osteoarthritis and the Victorian Model of Care for Osteoarthritis. She is also an osteoarthritis expert for the Global Burden of Disease Studies and is Chair of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Physiotherapy, the top-ranked international physiotherapy journal. 

  • Professor Adam Elshaug

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    Professor Adam Elshaug
    HCF Research Foundation Professorial Fellow

    Adam Elshaug, PhD, MPH, holds the Chair in Health Policy and is Co-Director of the Menzies Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) at The University of Sydney, Australia, where he returned in late 2013 after 3.5 years in the United States; one as a Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow based at AHRQ and two in the Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School. Adam sits on 5 national health care advisory panels, including as a Ministerial appointee to the MBS Review Taskforce. He has pioneered methods for measuring the prevalence of low-value care in administrative data sets, and regularly advises international governments, third-party payers, and NGOs, on quality and efficiency enhanced health system delivery and payment reforms.

  • Dr Mary McCaskill

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    Dr Mary McCaskill
    Executive Medical Director, Paediatric Emergency Physician, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

    Mary McCaskill works with acutely unwell children and their parents in the Emergency Department at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. She trained in emergency medicine in NSW and spent 12 months in Portland Oregon studying paediatric trauma systems. She is passionate about giving excellent care for children while minimising the time they spend in the hospital environment. She finds paediatric emergency medicine fascinating as children are forever unpredictable.

     

  • Conjoint Associate Professor Justine Naylor

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    Conjoint Associate Professor Justine Naylor
    Whitlam Orthopaedic Research Centre, SWSLHD, UNSW, and the Ingham Institute of Applied Medical Research

    Justine Naylor is the Senior Principal Research Fellow in orthopaedics in South West Sydney LHD and a Conjoint Associate Professor at UNSW. She is a co-director of the Whitlam Orthopaedic Research Centre, Liverpool Hospital and a founding member of Australia's first multi-centre clinical outcome registry for arthroplasty surgery (ACORN). She has a background in Physiotherapy, but since completing a PhD in 2002, she has worked as a researcher in orthopaedics, mainly in the field of arthroplasty. She has published widely in the orthopaedic field and received multiple research grants from government and non-government funding bodies. She is the most prolific author world-wide investigating the effect of 'setting' in the area of rehabilitation after knee arthroplasty and she is one of the few female members on the Editorial Board of the US-run Journal of Arthroplasty, which, by her own admission, is a rocky relationship either because she is female or because she is not an orthopaedic surgeon.

SYMPOSIUM 3: What's happening in mental health care for Australian children? Primary, specialist, and emergency department care, and transition to adult services

  • SESSION CHAIR: Professor Harriet Hiscock

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    SESSION CHAIR: Professor Harriet Hiscock

    Consultant Paediatrician and Inaugural Director of the Health Services Research Unit, The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne; & Group Leader, Community Health Services Research Group, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute; & Senior Research Fellow, University of Melbourne

    Prof Harriet Hiscock is a consultant paediatrician and inaugural Director of the Health Services Research Unit at The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, Group Leader of the Community Health Services Research Group at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne. She seeks to improve child health outcomes at a systems level through health services research including developing and trialling new models to shift care of more simple conditions from the hospital system to the community and reducing unwarranted variation in care. She drives this research through the Australian Paediatric Research Network which she leads.  

  • Dr Daryl Efron

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    Dr Daryl Efron
    Senior Research Fellow, Murdoch Children's Research Institute & Senior Lecturer, University of Melbourne & Developmental-Behavioural Paediatrician, Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne

    Dr Daryl Efron is a developmental-behavioural paediatrician at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, Senior Research Fellow at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, and Senior Lecturer in the University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics. He has a long-standing clinical and research interest in ADHD. His main current research focuses on mapping developmental trajectories of children with ADHD, and identifying modifiable predictors as targets for intervention. He is also interested in psychopharmacology, treating comorbidities in children with ADHD, models of care for children with developmental disorders, and addressing inequalities in access to health services for children.

  • Dr Shaoke Lei

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    Dr Shaoke Lei
    Data Analyst, Health Service Research Unit, Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne

    Dr Shaoke Lei is a Data Analyst with the Health Service Research Unit at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne. He completed a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with Statistics from the University of Bristol UK, a Master of Science in Applied Statistics from the University of Oxford and a PhD in Statistics from the University of Melbourne. His research interests lie in data science methodology and its application to health service research.

  • Rachel Neely

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    Rachel Neely
    Research Assistant, Health Services Research Unit, Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne

    Rachel Neely is a Research Assistant with the Health Services Research Unit at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne. She has a background in Economics from the University of Sydney, and Psychology (Hons) from the University of Melbourne. Her research interests include children’s use of health services; how and why they access the services they do, who is missing out, and what can be done to improve the system as a whole.

  • Kate Paton

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    Kate Paton
    Project Officer, Community Health Services Research Group, Murdoch Children's Research Institute

    Kate Paton has a background in corporate and small business organisations. Currently she is a Project Officer with the Community Health Services Research Group at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. Ms Paton recently completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology and Masters of Public Health from the University of Melbourne. Research interests include translation of research into practice and the use of qualitative methods to better understand the potential for system level improvements to health services.

SYMPOSIUM 4: Economics of Australian general practice

  • SESSION CHAIR: Professor Anthony Scott

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    SESSION CHAIR: Professor Anthony Scott
    Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne

    Anthony Scott leads the Health Economics Research Program at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne, and jointly co-ordinates the University of Melbourne Health Economics Group.  He is Associate Editor of Journal of Health Economics, and Health Economics, President of the Australian Health Economics Society, and a member of the Board of the International Health Economics Association. He is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. His research focuses on the behaviour of health care providers. He runs the Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life (MABEL) panel survey of 10000 doctors.

  • Dr Thomas Longden

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    Dr Thomas Longden
    Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE)

    Dr Thomas Longden is a Senior Research Fellow at CHERE. Before joining CHERE in 2016, Dr Longden was based at Macquarie University, the University of Sydney, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC). Thomas holds a PhD from the University of New South Wales and his main areas of research interest are applied econometrics, health economics, environmental economics and energy economics. His work on climate policy modelling and applied economics has been published in leading international journals (including Energy, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Energy Policy and the Journal of Transport Economics and Policy).

  • Tamara Taylor

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    Tamara Taylor
    Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne

    Tamara Taylor is a Data Analyst for the MABEL Survey, based at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne. She is a social researcher with a Masters Degree in Health Psychology from University College London. She has worked in Health Services and social research at UCL  and in survey methodology at the UK Office for National Statistics.

  • Michael Wright

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    Michael Wright
    MBBS MSc FRACGP

    Michael is a medical graduate, and a researcher with the Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE) at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) since 2014.  Michael is currently a PhD candidate, and his research is analysing the relationship between continuity of care in Australian general practice, and health outcomes and health care costs.   Michael also works part-time as a general practitioner (GP), and his research interests include the use of financial incentives to improve quality, safety and efficiency of health care; measuring the effect of primary care interventions, and improving care quality for patients with chronic diseases.

  • Associate Professor Yuting Zhang

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    Associate Professor Yuting Zhang
    Health Economics, Department of Health Policy and Management, University of Pittsburgh

    Yuting Zhang is Associate Professor of Health Economics in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of Pittsburgh. She is a 2017 Australian-American Health Policy Fellow and is currently visiting the University of Melbourne.

    Professor Zhang's research focuses on economic evaluations of international health policy. Her research has been published in leading medicine, health policy, and economics journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Health Affairs, and American Economic Review. Professor Zhang received her PhD in Health Economics and MS in Health Policy & Management, both from Harvard University. 

SYMPOSIUM 5: Improving acute and emergency care of older people: The results of the CEDRiC project

  • Kaye Coates

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    Kaye Coates
    Nurse Practitioner, Sundale Ltd

    Kaye has been a Registered Nurse for 28 years with experience spanning acute care, orthopaedics and aged care. Kaye now works as a Nurse Practitioner in Residential Aged Care after successfully completed her Masters in Nurse Practitioner Studies, specialising in aged care. Her key role is to provide advanced health assessment to identify elders at risk of acute hospital transfer and to collaborate with the clinical and medical teams to implement preventative strategies. Kaye wants to make a positive difference for health service delivery in the aged care sector via closing health service gaps for elderly people.

  • Dr Alison Craswell

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    Dr Alison Craswell
    RN, PhD, USC Research Fellow

    Alison Craswell is an early career research fellow manager at the University of the Sunshine Coast.  She is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service working with clinicians on research into health services.  Alison’s research areas also include health informatics, acute care of older adults and roles for Nurse Practitioner in primary and aged care. She is the project manager for the Care coordination in residential aged care, emergency departments and primary health collaboration (CEDRiC) project.

  • Andrea Taylor

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    Andrea Taylor
    RN - CNC GEDI, Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service

    Andrea has 20 years’ experience in the care of older persons both in the acute, community and ED settings. She has been central to the development of the GEDI model of care using a combination of her expertise, research and collaboration in all aspects including recruitment, training, policy and model development. She is a co-investigator for the CEDRiC research project and principal investigator for a local research project investigating the predictive validity of the interRAI ED Screener in the local population. Andrea is also a PhD candidate with a focus on Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment in the emergency department setting.

  • Dr Marianne Wallis

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    Dr Marianne Wallis
    (RN, PhD, FACN), USC Professor of Nursing

    Marianne Wallis is Associate Dean of Health and Professor of Nursing at the University of the Sunshine Coast.  She is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service, a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Emergency Medicine Research Foundation and a Director of AVATAR.  She has an extensive program of research into acute care nursing focused on emergency care of older adults, wound care and vascular access.  Marianne leads the research for the Geriatric Emergency Department Intervention (GEDI) and the Care coordination in residential aged care, emergency departments and primary health collaboration (CEDRiC) projects.

SYMPOSIUM 6: Gold Coast Integrated Care- Priorities at the Acute and Primary Care Interface

  • SESSION CHAIR: Dr Kate Johnston

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    SESSION CHAIR: Dr Kate Johnston
    Joint Medical Director, Gold Coast Integrated Care (GCIC) Program

    MBBS FRACGP

    Dr Kate Johnston is a GP and currently joint Medical Director of the Gold Coast Integrated Care program. She has worked as a clinician, educator, academic and GP Liaison Officer. Her interests are in systems improvement and integrated care.

  • Michelle Cleary

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    Michelle Cleary
    Allied Health Lead, Gold Coast Integrated Care (GCIC) Program

    Michelle Cleary has worked in the health sector for over 14 years both in Australia and the United Kingdom. Michelle has frontline experience with system redesign and aligning innovative models of allied health service delivery and community health services. For the past six years Michelle has been working within Queensland Health as an advanced occupational therapist and principal project officer for two Allied Health Model of Care projects within the Emergency, Acute Medicine and Transition care departments in the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service. Michelle currently holds the Allied Health Lead position within the Gold Coast Integrated Care Program. This joint strategy between the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service (HHS) and Primary Health Network (PHN) aims to provide the most cost effective solution for the holistic management of patients with complex and comorbid conditions.  

  • Dr James Fink

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    Dr James Fink
    Joint Medical Director, Gold Coast Integrated Care (GCIC) Program

    MBBS, MPH, FRACP, FACP

    Dr James Fink is a General Physician and joint medical director of the Gold Coast Integrated Care (GCIC) Program.  He has worked as a General Physician with the Gold Coast University and Robina Hospitals since 2009. He is an Associate Professor with Bond University School of Medicine.

  • Evelyn Rank

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    Evelyn Rank
    Registrar, Gold Coast Integrated Care (GCIC) Program

    MBBS

    Evelyn Rank graduated from the University of Queensland and has been working with Gold Coast Integrated Care since 2015. Evelyn has been working as a registrar with an interest in chronic disease management and hospitalisation risk management with the Integrated Care team.

  • Mirja Vantanen

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    Mirja Vantanen
    Nurse Navigator, Gold Coast Integrated Care (GCIC) Program

    Mirja Vantanen has been Nursing since 1984 and enjoyed working in a number of hospitals in her postgraduate years. Having moved to the Gold Coast in 2004 she started working in General Practice, working with GPs conducting clinics. Mirja has contributed to chronic disease management system improvements at her practice and regularly utilises data to measure and manage performance, resulting in her practice being identified as the top performer in diabetes management. Mirja started working part time as a Nurse Navigator for the Gold Coast Integrated Care program in March 2016 whilst continuing to work part time at her practice. This unique role has provided useful insights working between the practice and Hospital and Health Service.

SYMPOSIUM 7: Disinvesting from low-value care: if you can't measure it you can't manage it

  • SESSION CHAIR: Professor Adam Elshaug

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    SESSION CHAIR: Professor Adam Elshaug
    HCF Research Foundation Professorial Research Fellow and Co-Director, Menzies Centre for Health Policy (MCHP), The University of Sydney

    Adam Elshaug, M.P.H., Ph.D., is an internationally recognized researcher and policy advisor specializing in reducing waste and optimizing value in health care. He is Professor of Health Policy, HCF Research Foundation Professorial Research Fellow, and Co-Director of the Menzies Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) at The University of Sydney. He also Heads the Value in Health Care Division within MCHP, is Senior Fellow with the Lown Institute in Boston, a ministerial appointee to the (Australian) Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Taskforce, a member of the Choosing Wisely Australia advisory group, the Choosing Wisely International Planning Committee, the ACSQHC's Atlas of Healthcare Variation Advisory Group, immediate past (elected) Member of the Executive Committee of HSRAANZ.

  • Tim Badgery-Parker

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    Tim Badgery-Parker
    PhD candidate, Menzies Centre for Health Policy

    Tim Badgery-Parker is a PhD candidate in the Menzies Centre for Health Policy, The University of Sydney. His research focuses on measuring low value care, defined by Choosing Wisely, RACP EVOLVE, or other recommendations, in the NSW public hospital system. Tim previously worked as a biostatistician in the Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence, NSW Ministry of Health, and then in the Cancer Epidemiology and Services Research Group and the Surgical Outcomes Research Centre in the Sydney School of Public Health.

  • Kelsey Chalmers

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    Kelsey Chalmers
    PhD Candidate, Menzies Centre for Health Policy

    Kelsey Chalmers is a PhD Candidate at the Menzies Centre for Health Policy, and holds scholarships from the Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre and the Australian Postgraduate Award. She has First Class Honours in Statistics from the University of Queensland, where she was awarded the University Medal. Previously, she worked as a research assistant in a mathematical neuroscience group at the Queensland Brain Institute. She is two years in to her PhD project at the University of Sydney, and has experience with analysis of health service utilisation in Australian data, with a particular focus on inappropriate or low-value care.

  • Professor Sallie-Anne Pearson

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    Professor Sallie-Anne Pearson
    Scientific Directorm NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Medicines and Ageing & Medicines Policy Research Unit, Centre for Big Data Research

    Sallie is a health service researcher and behavioural scientist with almost 20 years experience in quality use of medicines research. In the last decade her research has had a strong focus on the post-market surveillance of prescribed medicines using population-based, linked routine data collections. Sallie established her independent pharmaceutical policy and pharmacoepidemiology research group in 2006. In October 2015 she joined the newly established Centre for Big Data Research as head of the Medicines Policy Research Unit. Sallie is also the Scientific Director of the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Medicines and Ageing. In 2015, Sallie received the NSW Premier’s Award for Outstanding Cancer Research. 

  • Associate Professor Ian Scott

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    Associate Professor Ian Scott
    Director, Internal Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, Princess Alexandra Hospital

    Dr Ian Scott is consultant general physician and Director of Internal Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. He is Associate Professor of Medicine at University of Queensland, currently co-chairs the Queensland Statewide General Medicine Clinical Network, is the inaugural chair of the Australian Deprescribing Network, and a member of Queensland Policy and Advisory Committee on new Technology (QPACT). He sits on committees of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Queensland Health, and Australian Commission on Quality and Safety in Health Care. His research interests include clinical decision making and means for minimising low value care. 

  • Vanessa Simpson

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    Vanessa Simpson
    Senior Clinical Program Officer, NPS MedicineWise & Clinical Lead, Choosing Wisely Australia

    Vanessa is a Senior Clinical Program Officer at NPS MedicineWise and Clinical Lead for Choosing Wisely Australia – part of a global initiative addressing unnecessary healthcare. During her 13 years at the organisation, including 10 years as a Medical Writer, Vanessa has worked as a Design Lead in Program & Product Development responsible for delivering educational and behaviour change programs relating to medicines, tests and other health-related topics.  A registered Pharmacist with a Masters of Public Health, Vanessa’s early career was as a hospital Clinical Pharmacist in Australia and the UK specialising in drug information and psychiatry.

  • Dr Jonathan Brett

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    Dr Jonathan Brett
    Clinical Pharmacologist/Addiction Specialist, St. Vincent's Hospital, Sydney

    Dr Jonathan Brett is a clinical pharmacologist and addiction specialist working at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney and is involved with the EVOLVE project through the RACP. He is also in the final year of his PhD at the Centre for Big Data Research in Health at UNSW. The primary aim of this PhD is to develop a framework to measure prescribing practices in routinely collected health data. So far his work has focused on using pharmaceutical benefits dispensing claims for this purpose. 

SYMPOSIUM 8: Pharmacy roles in Australia and New Zealand: fulfilling the potential

  • SESSION CHAIR: Professor Jacqueline Cumming

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    SESSION CHAIR: Professor Jacqueline Cumming
    Health Services Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington

    Dr Jacqueline Cumming is Professor of Health Policy and Management and Director of the Health Services Research Centre in the Faculty of Health at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She has qualifications in economics, health economics and public policy. She previously worked as a policy analyst/economist in New Zealand government agencies. She has over 20 years' experiences as a health services researcher, and has led many significant research projects on health. She is a previous President of the Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand and a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management.

  • Associate Professor Rhiannon Braund

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    Associate Professor Rhiannon Braund
    School of Pharmacy, University of Otago

    Rhiannon Braund is an Associate Professor, at the University of Otago, School of Pharmacy in New Zealand.  As a practitioner her research focus is on the role that pharmacists play in improving patient outcomes through improved and optimised use of medicines. 

    An often cited reason for not providing advanced clinical services to patients is a lack of time.  Her research group has led the development for the introduction of Pharmacy Accuracy Checking Technicians in New Zealand as an opportunity for all pharmacy staff to work at the top of their scope.

  • Professor Ines Krass

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    Professor Ines Krass
    Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sydney

    Professor Krass’ research focuses on health services in community pharmacy and more broadly on medication use. This involves design and evaluation of pharmacist delivered chronic disease care models for both screening and self-management support in asthma, CVD and diabetes. She has built a strong international reputation in community pharmacy health services research evidenced through grants, publications, and invitations to contribute to subject reviews. In 2016 she was awarded the prestigious Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association (APSA) Medal which is APSA's highest award and recognises an individual who has made a significant and lasting contribution to the pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy practice.

  • Dr Janet McDonald

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    Dr Janet McDonald
    Health Services Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington

    Janet McDonald is a qualitative researcher at the Health Services Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington. She has been involved in a wide range of projects, including policy and programme evaluations, with a focus on the primary care sector. She also has an interest in family/informal care.

  • Dr Caroline Morris

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    Dr Caroline Morris
    Department of Primary Health Care & General Practice, University of Otago Wellington

    Dr Caroline Morris is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice, University of Otago, Wellington. She is a UK-trained, New Zealand registered pharmacist who gained a Pharmacy Practice PhD from the University of Manchester (UK). She is an experienced primary care researcher whose research activity and interests include the role of the pharmacist in primary care, minor ailment management (professional and patient perspectives), prescribing-related indicators, and the prescribing, management and optimisation of medicines in the primary care setting.

  • Tara Officer

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    Tara Officer
    Victoria University of Wellington

    Tara Officer is a PhD candidate in the Health Services Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington.  Her research interest is in the area of health workforce redesign and broadly focusses on issues of health workforce development within New Zealand primary health care.  She is currently evaluating the development of nurse practitioner and pharmacist prescriber roles, beginning with policy development, and then focussing on in-practice role development.  Methodologically, her research follows the principles of realist evaluation and uses various qualitative methods.  Tara is a registered pharmacist currently working part time in community pharmacy.