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Stuart Auckland

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Stuart Auckland

Stuart Auckland

Lecturer - Program Manager

Room E012E, E, Newnham Campus

+61 3 6324 4035 (phone)

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Stuart.Auckland@utas.edu.au

Stuart Auckland is currently the Program Coordinator for Community Health Development at the Centre for Rural Health. Stuart also holds the title of Lecturer. Within his current tenure at the CRH Stuart has held the positions of Senior Project Officer, Assistant Director and Acting Co Director. Stuart is also a graduate of the Tasmanian Leadership Program.

Stuart has extensive experience in rural community development both within Tasmania and mainland Australia and has undertaken a range of community based projects and participatory research initiatives in both the natural resource management and rural health sectors. Stuart has presented his work at a number of National and State conferences and in publications. His current interests lie in population and community health, rural community development, social determinants of health, community health governance structures, project management, food security and social impact assessment.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • Master of Applied Science (Rural Community Development), University of Western Sydney, 1993-1994. Thesis study A literature review of rural based extension models and their application in Tasmanian farming communities.
  • Bachelor of Business/Agriculture, Curtin University, Western Australia, 1979-1982
  • Graduate Diploma of Agriculture, University of Western Sydney, 1986

Languages (other than English)

Arabic (high proficiency)

Biography

Prior to his current employment at the Centre for Rural Health (CRH) in 2000 Stuart was employed in both the private and public sectors. During the 1990's Stuart was employed by the Tasmanian Department of Primary Industry, Water and Energy (DPIWE). Key positions held by Stuart whilst employed by the DPIWE include;

  • State Program Coordinator, Tasmanian Water Projects
  • Senior Project Officer, Tasmanian Drought Preparedness
  • Program Coordinator, Landcare Tasmania

Prior to taking up employment in Tasmania, Stuart was the Manager, Technical Services at Goodman Fielder Wattie, a large corporate flour miller in Tamworth, NSW.

Research Themes

Stuart can be best described as a research generalist rather than a specialist.  His research interest are considerably diverse but are underpinned by the concepts of community and community health. Stuart has an extensive history of working with rural and regional communities as such he understands the value that community play in shaping and informing current and future research needs. Stuart has extensive networks within Tasmanian rural communities, these networks have proven to be pivotal in designing research interventions that are both relevant and timely for the target communities.

Whilst the specific research topics that Stuart has undertaken are quite broad, all relate to the social determinants of health.  Stuart believes further research into the impact of the SDoH on the health of rural communities is an important approach to addressing the inequities between the health of rural and urban populations.

One of the main research skills that Stuart brings to the communities in which he works is that of action research.  In particular, undertaking community health needs assessments (CHNA).  Community health needs assessments draw on a range of research methodologies, both qualitative and quantitative together with knowledge of the economic, social and cultural landscapes of target communities to inform future health policy planning around health service delivery.  It is these research opportunities that enable him to utilise his skills and knowledge of participation methodologies such as program logic, world café and focus groups.

In addition to undertaking research with communities Stuart has particular skills in the evaluation of community based research initiatives. Much of this evaluative work is around small to medium size research activities that are commissioned or undertaken by the not for profit sector.  The evaluative studies have provided an opportunity to gather rich data from the research which Stuart has used as the basis for his publication outputs.

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Cornerstone Youth Services Pty

Administrative expertise

Stuart has extensive experience in managing projects of different magnitude. A key requirement of his position is to manage multiple projects simultaneously.  He have also designed and delivered lecturers and workshops in project management. Stuart has leadership experience having held both Deputy and Acting Co Director positions at the UDRH.

Teaching

Rural Health, Rural Community Development, Community Health Governance structures, Health Impact Assessment, Local Food Systems, Food Security, Community Health Needs Assessment, Collaboration and Partnerships, Social Determinants of Health, Community Engagement, Project Management in Health, Farmer Health, Social inclusion, Health equity, Rural and Rurality

Teaching expertise

Stuart's experience in teaching within a tertiary institution (UTas) include;

  • Project Management in Health: Stuart was responsible for the design and delivery of a Project Management in Health elective for the Post Graduate Diploma in Nursing Program.  The elective was part of the Research and Practice unit offered to post graduate students within the School of Nursing and Midwifery.
  • Community Development (Breadth Unit): Stuart was part of a team that developed and delivered a breadth unit titled Community Development that was offered to second year undergraduate students undertaking courses at the NW Regional campus.

Teaching responsibility

Working with Communities

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Collaboration

Prior to commencing employment at UTas Stuart managed a successful collaboration with Rural Industries Research Development Corporation (RIRDC) in the design and delivery of a drought preparedness research project for Tasmanian Farmers.

Since commencing employment with UTas most of Stuarts research work has been undertaken in collaboration with a range of State or National institutes and companies.  Examples of these collaboration include a collaborative research project with the Australian Institute for Farmer Health, investigating the health of dairy farmer families in the Circular Head region of NW Tasmania.

Stuart has also collaborated with staff at Health Impact Connect (Uni NSW) in establishing a Health Impact Assessment Team in Tasmania which looked at applying a HIA approach to population health projects.

At a State level Stuart has undertaken numerous research collaborations with non-government organisations such as Anglicare, the Heart Foundation and the St Vincent De Paul Society as well as State Government departments and municipal councils.

Current projects

Healthy Food Access Tasmania

The Healthy Food Access Tasmania project seeks to make healthy food choices easy choices by ensuring that fresh foods (preferably locally grown) are readily available across Tasmania. The project will contribute towards addressing this important health, economic and social objective over the next three years. The project will be led by the Heart Foundation with the University of Tasmania as a key project partner. The project design has been informed by the recent research by the Tasmanian Food Access Research Coalition and the state level Food For All Tasmanians Strategy.

Community Conversations Consultations

The CCC project is aimed at enhancing the capacity, through the provision of support and training activities, of Rural Primary Health Service Organisations (RPHS), service providers and the broader community to undertake community profiling activities which will help inform community knowledge and build an understanding of health service gaps and priority needs within the target communities. 

Evaluation of the St Vincent De Paul Fresh Start Literacy Program

Fresh Start is a financial literacy program which aims to address the important role financial literacy plays in enabling people to dramatically improve their financial situation and ultimately their lives.

Fields of Research

  • Health and Community Services (111708)
  • Public Health and Health Services (111799)
  • Health Promotion (111712)
  • Public Nutrition Intervention (111104)
  • Primary Health Care (111717)
  • Education (139999)
  • Continuing and Community Education (130101)
  • Health Policy (160508)
  • Clinical Nursing: Tertiary (Rehabilitative) (111004)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics (111199)
  • Mental Health (111714)
  • Social Policy (160512)
  • Specialist Studies in Education (130399)
  • Human Geography (160499)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (111701)
  • Rural Sociology (160804)
  • Sociology (160899)
  • Nursing (111099)
  • Studies in Human Society (169999)
  • Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies (200209)
  • Higher Education (130103)
  • Economics (149999)
  • Education Assessment and Evaluation (130303)
  • Clinical Sciences (110399)
  • Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
  • Midwifery (111006)
  • Social and Community Psychology (170113)
  • Aged Health Care (111702)
  • Family and Household Studies (160301)
  • Community Child Health (111704)
  • Community Planning (120501)
  • Secondary Education (130106)
  • Family Care (111707)
  • Urban and Regional Economics (140218)
  • Crop and Pasture Production (070399)
  • Care for Disabled (111703)
  • Residential Client Care (111718)
  • Physical Education and Development Curriculum and Pedagogy (130210)

Research Objectives

  • Rural Health (920506)
  • Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) (920499)
  • Nutrition (920411)
  • Health and Support Services (920299)
  • Health Education and Promotion (920205)
  • School/Institution Community and Environment (930402)
  • Nursing (920210)
  • Food Safety (920406)
  • Community Service (excl. Work) (940199)
  • Social Structure and Health (920413)
  • Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being) (920408)
  • Health Inequalities (920206)
  • Urban and Industrial Water Management (960912)
  • Health Policy Evaluation (920208)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Determinants of Health (920301)
  • Mental Health Services (920209)
  • Women's Health (920507)
  • Behaviour and Health (920401)
  • Evaluation of Health Outcomes (920204)
  • Health (929999)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Economics (970114)
  • Education and Training (939999)
  • Management of Education and Training Systems (930502)
  • Health Related to Ageing (920502)
  • School/Institution (930499)
  • Education and Training Theory and Methodology (939902)
  • Natural Hazards (961099)
  • Health Related to Specific Ethnic Groups (920503)
  • Mental Health (920410)
  • Cultural Understanding (959999)
  • Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society (970116)
  • Preventive Medicine (920412)
  • Child Health (920501)
  • Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability (960311)
  • Environmental Health (920405)
  • Social Class and Inequalities (940116)

Publications

Stuart's publications are primarily based on findings from my diverse research work. My publication record includes articles that have been published in academic journals, periodic journals and conference proceedings.  His publication experience has been consistent throughout my employment at the CRH and he has generally had two to three publications accepted in medium to high ranking journals each year.

The same applies for Conference proceedings.  Stuart has consistently had his work published in the proceedings of the National Rural Health Conference  and Engagement Australia Conference.

In addition Stuart has published articles in numerous industry and institution newsletters and reports such as the Local Government Association of Tasmania News.

Total publications

76

Journal Article

(12 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Le Q, Auckland S, Nguyen HB, Murray S, Long G, et al., 'The socio-economic and physical contributors to food insecurity in a rural community', Sage Open, 5, (1) pp. 1-21. ISSN 2158-2440 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/2158244014567401 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Le Q; Nguyen HB; Murray S

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2015Le Q, Nguyen HB, Terry DR, Dieters S, Auckland S, et al., 'Quantifying and visualizing access to healthy food in a rural area of Australia: A spatial analysis', Food Security: the science, sociology and economics of food production and access to food, 7, (5) pp. 1017-1029. ISSN 1876-4517 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s12571-015-0491-4 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Le Q; Nguyen HB; Dieters S

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2015Le Q, Auckland S, Nguyen HB, Terry DR, 'The perceptions of community change through promoting positive sexual health: a teenage pregnancy program evaluation', Universal Journal of Public Health, 3, (2) pp. 55-64. ISSN 2331-8880 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.13189/ujph.2015.030202 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Le Q; Nguyen HB

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2014Le Q, Auckland S, Nguyen HB, Murray S, Long G, et al., 'Food security in a regional area of Australia: a socio-economic perspective', Universal Journal of Food and Nutrition Science, 2, (4) pp. 50-59. ISSN 2333-2727 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.13189/ujfns.2014.020402 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Le Q; Nguyen HB; Murray S; Terry DR

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2014Le Q, Auckland S, Nguyen HB, Terry DR, 'Views and perceptions of local council partners concerning a regional-scale health promotion initiative in rural Australia', Universal Journal of Public Health, 2, (7) pp. 181-188. ISSN 2331-8880 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.13189/ujph.2014.020701 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Le Q; Nguyen HB; Terry DR

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2013Le Q, Auckland S, Nguyen HB, Terry D, Hoang H, 'Living In a Regional Area: Access, Utilisation and Health Care Quality', International Journal of Innovative Interdisciplinary Research, 2, (1) pp. 20-32. ISSN 1839-9053 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Le Q; Nguyen HB; Terry D; Hoang H

2013Le Q, Auckland S, Nguyen HB, Terry DR, 'The safety of international students in a regional area of Australia: Perceptions and experiences', Journal of the Australia and New Zealand Student Services Association, (42) pp. 15-24. ISSN 1320-2480 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Le Q; Nguyen HB; Terry DR

2013Le Q, Auckland S, Nguyen HB, Terry DR, Barnett T, 'The paradox of going hungry when there is so much food: the perspective of vulnerable youth and their caseworkers', Journal of Food Security, 1, (2) pp. 10-15. ISSN 2372-0115 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.12691/jfs-1-2-1 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Le Q; Nguyen HB; Terry DR; Barnett T

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2013Le Q, Auckland S, Nguyen HB, Terry DR, Le DVA, 'Patient-held logbooks for cancer care treatment: the users' evaluative perspective', Universal Journal of Public Health, 1, (2) pp. 15-19. ISSN 2331-8880 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.13189/ujph.2013.010201 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Le Q; Nguyen HB; Terry DR

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2012Le Q, Nguyen HB, Auckland S, Hoang H, Terry D, 'Access to Health Care Services in An Australian Rural Area - A Qualitative Case Study', International Journal of Innovative Interdisciplinary Research, 1, (3) pp. 29-36. ISSN 1839-9053 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Le Q; Nguyen HB; Hoang H; Terry D

2011Woodroffe JJ, Spencer J, Auckland SRJ, 'Community Health Needs Assessment: A platform for promoting community-university partnerships and research to improve community health and wellbeing', Australasian Journal of University Community Engagement, 6, (2) pp. 57-79. ISSN 1833-4482 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Woodroffe JJ; Spencer J

2007Auckland SRJ, Whelan JJ, Barrett A, Skellern K, 'Mapping Community Health Needs and Priorities: Reflections on Community Engagement from the Tasmanian University Department of Rural Health and the Meander Valley Community', Australian Journal of University Community Engagement, 2, (1 (Spring)) pp. 237-245. ISSN 1833-4482 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Whelan JJ

Chapter in Book

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Byrne LK, Ogden K, Auckland S, 'The active Launceston Health Promotion Initiative', Knowledge in Action: University-Community Engagement in Australia, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, I Bartkowiak-Theron & K Anderson (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 35-52. ISBN 978-1-4438-6137-3 (2014) [Other Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Byrne LK; Ogden K

2013Ray D, Galvin L, Palermo C, Eklund E, Auckland S, et al., 'Case Studies on Food Equity and Access', Food Security in Australia: Challenges and Prospects for the Future, Springer, Q Farmar-Bowers, J Millar, V Higgins (ed), Australia, pp. 161-167. ISBN 978-14614-4483-1 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Le Q

2011Le Q, Auckland S, Harris A, Barrett A, Jones L, 'Engaging Local Communities in Primary Health Data Collection: A Case Study in the Meander Valley Municipality, Tasmania', Health and Well-Being: A Social and Cultural Perspective, Nova Science Publishers, Q Le (ed), New York, pp. 223-234. ISBN 9781611226485 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Le Q; Harris A

2008Kilpatrick SI, Auckland SRJ, Johns SM, Whelan JJ, 'Building capacity for rural health: the role of boundary crossers in coalition maturity for partnerships with external agents', Building stronger communities. Connecting research, policy and practice, National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, Lesley Doyle, David Adams, John Tibbitt and Peter Welsh (ed), Leicester, pp. 220-236. ISBN 978-1-86201-345-2 (2008) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Kilpatrick SI; Johns SM; Whelan JJ

Review

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Barnett T, Auckland S, Bridgman H, Cross M, Dennis S, et al., 'Rural Health Benchmarking Project 2013/14: Final Report and Recommendations' pp. 1-25. (2014) [Substantial Review]

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Co-authors: Barnett T; Bridgman H; Cross M; Dennis S; Feely A; Kirschbaum M; Booth S

Conference Publication

(21 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Auckland SRJ, 'Evaluating the Bridges Out of Poverty workshop program', 2016 TasCOSS Conference, 23-24 November, 2016, Hobart, Tasmania (2016) [Plenary Presentation]

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2016Auckland SRJ, Woodroffe JJ, King AC, Whetton SG, 'Sustaining rural communities - A case study of the benefits of charity retail outlets in rural Tasmania', 2016 SARRAH Conference, 27-29 October, 2016, Port Lincoln, South Australia (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Woodroffe JJ; King AC; Whetton SG

2016Murray SL, Auckland SRJ, 'Building resilience into Tasmania's local food system and improving community access to healthy food', Environmental Health Australia National Conference, 1-3 November, 2016, Hobart, Tasmania (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Murray SL

2016Murray SL, Auckland SRJ, 'Building Resilience into the Tasmania's local food system and improving community food access to healthy food', 16th National Cities, Town Centres and Communities Conference Presentation, 9-11 November, 2016, Launceston, Tasmania (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Murray SL

2016Murray SL, Auckland SRJ, Thomson D, Galvin LA, 'Mapping Healthy Eating Resilience Across Tasmania Using Social Network Analysis', Dietitians Association of Australia Tasmanian Conference, 14 October, 2016, Hobart, Tasmania (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Murray SL; Galvin LA

2016Auckland SRJ, 'Building the capacity of Practitioners to support people impacted by inter-generational poverty - An evaluative study of the Bridges Out of Poverty Workshop program in Tasmania', Australian Long-Term Unemployment Conference, 1-2 December, 2016, Brisbane, Australia (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2015Auckland SRJ, Murray SL, Saunders C, King AC, Reid D, et al., 'Agricultural sectors and primary school students find a common ground: building a resilient local food system in rural Tasmania', 13th National Rural Health Conference, 24-27 May, 2015, Darwin, Australia (2015) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Murray SL; Saunders C; King AC; Long Gretchen

2015Le Q, Auckland SRJ, Nguyen HB, Murray SL, Long G, 'The socio-economic and geographic contributors', ACN2015, 14-18 May, 2015, Yokohama, Japan (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Le Q; Nguyen HB; Murray SL

2015Murray SL, Auckland SRJ, Saunders C, King AC, 'Growing Tasmania's emerging local food economy', XXII Agrifood Research Network Conference, 6-9 December, 2015, Queenstown, New Zealand (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Murray SL; Saunders C; King AC

2014Murray SL, Auckland SRJ, 'Key note address by Sandra Murray and Stuart Auckland - Healthy Food Access Tasmania - building a resilient local food economy', Environmental Health Australia - 2014 state conference - Focusing on the Fundamentals, 17 September 2014, Tasmania (2014) [Keynote Presentation]

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Co-authors: Murray SL

2013Auckland SRJ, Le Q, Nguyen HB, Gleeson M, 'Food security and health risks facing vulnerable youth in north-west Tasmania', Proceedings of the 12th National Rural Health Conference, 7-10 April 2013, Adelaide, South Australia, pp. 1. (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Le Q; Nguyen HB

2013Le Q, Auckland SRJ, Nguyen HB, 'Food security and related health risks facing vulnerable youth in rural areas of Tasmania, Australia', Abstract Book, 25 - 29 June 2013, Prague, Czech Republic, pp. 630. ISBN 978-80-86998-66-4 (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Le Q; Nguyen HB

2013Le Q, Nguyen HB, Auckland SRJ, 'Social Connectedness and Security of International Students in a Regional Area of Australia', Abstract Book, 4 - 7 April 2013, Osaka, Japan, pp. online. (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Le Q; Nguyen HB

2012Auckland SRJ, Gleeson M, 'Innovative partnerships for improved farmer family health in North West Tasmania', conference proceedings, 17 to 19 September 2012, Hamilton, Victoria, pp. 1. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Gleeson M

2012Le Q, Auckland SRJ, Nguyen HB, 'Health Care Access in an Australian Rural Area: A Qualitative Study', Abstract Book, 24-27 May 2012, Jeju, South Korea, pp. CD-ROM. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Le Q; Nguyen HB

2011Auckland SRJ, 'Building on Strengths - A cross sectoral approach to addressing food access', 2nd National Food Futures Conference Proceedings, 22-23 November 2011, Hobart, pp. 1-20. (2011) [Conference Extract]

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2010Auckland SRJ, Byrne LK, 'Active Launceston Pilot Project ', AUCEA 2010 Proceedings, 5-7 July 2010, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 340-351. ISBN 978-0-9803610-7-0 (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Byrne LK

2008Auckland SRJ, Peek KJ, Kilpatrick SI, 'Support a primary health care approach through University community engagement', AUCEA 2008 Proceedings, July 2008, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, pp. 103-108. (2008) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Peek KJ; Kilpatrick SI

2006Kilpatrick SI, Auckland SRJ, Johns SM, Whelan JJ, 'Building Capacity for Rural Health: The Role of Boundary Crosser and the Impact of their Behaviours on Community Readiness Partnerships', Building Stronger Communities - New Learnings, Better Governance, Future Directions, 14 July 2006, RMIT University, Melbourne, pp. 4. (2006) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Kilpatrick SI; Johns SM; Whelan JJ

2005Auckland SRJ, 'Rural Health Teaching Sites: Foundations for Innovative Rural Community Partnerships', AUCEA 2005 Proceedings, 20-22 July 2005, Melbourne, pp. 1-20. (2005) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2003Auckland SRJ, Venter LM, 'Medication Management for Nurses Package', Teaching Matters 2003, 26th November, Hobart EJ (2003) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Venter LM

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(29 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Kilpatrick S, Auckland S, 'Learn for Life: Circular Head Community Literacy Plan Evaluation Project Final Report', University of Tasmania (2017) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Kilpatrick S

2016Auckland S, Woodroffe J, Kilpatrick S, Eyles K, Jackson E, et al., 'Kentish Community Learning Plan and Strategy', Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment and the Centre for Rural Health, University of Tas, Australia (2016) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Woodroffe J; Kilpatrick S; Eyles K; Jackson E; Grant O; Stratford E

2016Woodroffe J, Auckland S, Hawkins C, Eyles K, Tasker T, 'Social and Economic Benefits of Treated Water for Small Communities Including the Health Impacts of Different Water Qualities on Small Communities', Tasmanian Water & Sewerage Corporation Pty Ltd, Australia (2016) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Woodroffe J; Hawkins C; Eyles K; Tasker T

2016Woodroffe JJ, Auckland SRJ, Hawkins CJ, Eyles KJ, Tasker TL, 'Social and Economic Benefits of Treated Water for Small Communities Including the Health Impacts of Different Water Qualities on Small Communities', Tasmanian Water & Sewerage Corporation Pty Ltd, Institute for Regional Development (UTAS) (2016) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Woodroffe JJ; Hawkins CJ; Eyles KJ; Tasker TL

2016Bridgman H, Auckland S, Barnett T, Mond J, De Deuge JK, 'Youth with Severe Mental Health Illness - Service Mapping Draft Report October 2016', University of Tasmania, Australia (2016) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Bridgman H; Barnett T; Mond J; De Deuge JK

2015Auckland S, Wild AL, Woodroffe JJ, Eyles KJ, 'Kentish Community Health Needs Assessment Project', Kentish Council and Medicare Local Tasmania, Tasmania (2015) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Wild AL; Woodroffe JJ; Eyles KJ

2015Auckland SRJ, King AC, Woodroffe JJ, Whetton SG, 'Report of Assessment of St Vincent de Paul Retail Outlets', Centre for Rural Health, University of Tasmania, Tasmania (2015) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: King AC; Woodroffe JJ; Whetton SG

2014Auckland S, Woodroffe J, Allen P, 'Tasmania Medicare Local Social Determinants of Health Project: Thematic Analysis of Community Proposals', University of Tasmania (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Woodroffe J; Allen P

2014Barnett AP, Auckland SRJ, Bridgman H, Cross DMG, Dennis S, et al., 'Rural Health Benchmarking Project 2013/14 Final Report and Recommendations', CRH, Tasmania (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Barnett AP; Bridgman H; Cross DMG; Dennis S; Kirschbaum M

2014Long G, Peaty G, Auckland SRJ, Le Q, Nguyen HB, 'Dorset community health and wellbeing survey', Tasmanian Health Organisation-North, Dorset Primary Health, Department of Health and Human Service, Tasmania, Australia, 1 (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Le Q; Nguyen HB

2014Whetton SG, Auckland SRJ, 'Evaluation of Health Promotion in Action Program', Tasmanian Health Organisation - North, 1 (2014) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Whetton SG

2013Auckland SRJ, Le Q, Nguyen HB, 'Evaluate the impacts of the Healthy Communities Project on the Cradle Coast community Tasmania', Department of Health of Ageing (2013) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Le Q; Nguyen HB

2013Auckland SRJ, Nguyen HB, Le Q, 'Evaluation of Community Change through Family Planning Programs', Tasmanian Community Funding, Launceston, Tasmania (2013) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Nguyen HB; Le Q

2013Auckland SRJ, Spencer J, Woodroffe JJ, Eyles K, 'Health and Wellbeing Needs Assessment of the communities of Perth, Longford, Evandale and Cressy in the Northern Midlands, Tasmania', Northern Midlands Council, 1 (2013) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Spencer J; Woodroffe JJ

2013Auckland SRJ, Spencer J, Woodroffe JJ, Eyles KJ, 'Health and wellbeing needs assessment of the communities of Perth, Longford, Evandale and Cressy in the Northern Midlands, Tasmania', Northern Midlands Council (2013) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Spencer J; Woodroffe JJ; Eyles KJ

2013Barnett AP, Auckland SRJ, Stewart FE, Dennis SL, 'Evaluation of the young Aboriginal drug and alcohol service (yAdas)', Cornerstone Youth Services, 1 (2013) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Barnett AP; Stewart FE; Dennis SL

2012Le Q, Auckland SRJ, Barnett AP, Nguyen HB, 'Food Security and Related Health Risks Facing Vulnerable Youth in the North West Coast of Tasmania', Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport (2012) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Le Q; Barnett AP; Nguyen HB

2012Woodroffe JJ, Auckland SRJ, 'i-phone for Info Project', LINC Literacy Services St Helends, 1 (2012) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Woodroffe JJ

2012Woodroffe JJ, Auckland SRJ, Gleeson M, Eyles KJ, 'Future Options Baptcare Devonport, Tasmanian Study', Baptcare Ltd, 1 (2012) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Woodroffe JJ; Gleeson M; Eyles KJ

2012Le Q, Auckland SRJ, Nguyen HB, 'Research Report - Patient Logbook Evaluation', The Cancer Care Networks (2012) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Le Q; Nguyen HB

2011Le Q, Auckland SRJ, Nguyen HB, 'Development of survey tools and recruitment strategies for the evaluation of patient log books', local government (2011) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Le Q; Nguyen HB

2011Le Q, Auckland SRJ, Nguyen HB, 'Enhancing friendly and safe communities for international students in Tasmania', Migrant Resource Centre (2011) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Le Q; Nguyen HB

2011Woodroffe JJ, Spencer J, Auckland SRJ, 'West Tamar Community Health and Wellbeing Mapping Project - Final Report', West Tamar Council, 1 (2011) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Woodroffe JJ; Spencer J

2010Le Q, Auckland SRJ, Harris A, 'A spatial analysis study of socioeconomics, accessibility and remoteness from primary health care services in Tasmania', not applicable (2010) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Le Q; Harris A

2010Zournazis H, Whelan JJ, Auckland SRJ, 'Beaconsfield Community Health and Wellbeing Map', Beaconsfield Council, 1 (2010) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Zournazis H; Whelan JJ

2006Hughes CJ, Auckland SRJ, 'Final Evaluation Report of the Medication Management for Registered Nurses Package January 2006', Nursing Board of Tasmania (2006) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Hughes CJ

2005Hughes CJ, Auckland SRJ, 'Interim Evaluation Report of the Medication Management for Enrolled Nurses Package' (2005) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Hughes CJ

2004Hughes CJ, Auckland SRJ, 'Final Evaluation Report of the Medication Management for Enrolled Nurses Package' (2004) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Hughes CJ

2004Hughes CJ, Auckland SRJ, 'Final Evaluation Report of the Medication Management for Registered Nurses Package ' (2004) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Hughes CJ

Other Public Output

(9 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Adams D, Auckland S, Galvin L, Hiscock K, Mangan G, et al., 'Submission to the Healthy Tasmania', Heart Foundation, Tasmania (2016) [Report Other]

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Co-authors: Adams D

2016Auckland SRJ, Murray SL, Jackson EE, Allen PL, 'Bridges Out of Poverty Workshop Evaluation Project: Final Report', Centre for Rural Health. University of Tasmania, Tasmania, Australia, pp. 1-122. (2016) [Report Other]

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Co-authors: Murray SL; Jackson EE; Allen PL

2016Murray S, Auckland S, 'Healthy Food Access Tasmania Impact Evaluation', Primary Health Tasmania, Tasmania, Australia (2016) [Report Other]

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Co-authors: Murray S

2016Murray S, Auckland S, Thomson D, Galvin L, 'Tasmanian Healthy Eating Resilience Evaluation: Social Network Analysis', Primary Health Tasmania, Tasmania, Australia (2016) [Report Other]

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Co-authors: Murray S; Galvin L

2015Auckland SRJ, Murray SL, Saunders C, King AC, 'Tasmanian Local Food Supply Project', Tasmanian Local Food Supply Project, School of Health Sciences, University of Tasmania, Tasmania (2015) [Report Other]

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Co-authors: Murray SL; Saunders C; King AC

2015Murray SL, Ahuja K, Auckland S, Ball M, 'Tasmanian Healthy Food Access Basket (HFAB) Survey', Final Report Availability, Cost and Affordability of a Basket of Healthy Food in Tasmania September 2014, School of Health Sciences, University of Tasmania, Tasmania (2015) [Report Other]

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Co-authors: Murray SL; Ahuja K; Ball M

2014Harris MW, Auckland SRJ, 'Senate Select Committee on Health', Senate Select Commitee, Parliament of Australia, Australia (2014) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Harris MW

2013Le Q, Murray SL, Long G, Auckland SRJ, Etchells T, et al., 'Tasmanian food access research coalition TFARC: research report', Tasmanian Food Access Research Coalition, Hobart (2013) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Le Q; Murray SL; Musgrave SJ; Nguyen HB

2013Woodroffe JJ, Auckland SRJ, '10,000 shortchanged on basic healthcare', 13 November 2013, The Examiner, Launceston, 1, 1, p. 9. (2013) [Newspaper Article]

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Co-authors: Woodroffe JJ

Grants & Funding

Stuart came into employment at UTas having already successfully secured a 750k Drought Preparedness research contract from RIRDC. Since commencing at the Centre for Rural Health Stuart has either led or been part of research teams that have been successful in securing more than $1 million in grant funds.  The majority of these grants have been category 2 grants and have been in the range of 10k – 50k in research contract value. Research grants have been successfully secured from a range of sources including community grants, local and State Government, the private and not for profit sectors.  Stuart has also been part of research teams that have been awarded two UTas Community Engagement grants.

Funding Summary

Number of grants

31

Total funding

$1,082,932

Projects

Evaluation of the Health and Resilient Communities (HaRC) Program (2017)$20,000
Description
Rural Alive and Well Inc. (RAW) is a not-for-profit organisation providing support to individuals, families and the communities living in rural and regional Tasmania experiencing mental health issues with a focus on suicide prevention. Through the adoption of a community development and placed based approaches, RAW, through its Outreach and Healthy and Resilient Communities (HaRC) initiatives seeks to build resilience and capacity of individuals, their families and the community, to react to challenging life experiences with particular emphasis on suicide prevention, mental health and well-being. The project team will undertake a formative evaluation of the Healthy and Resilient Communities Program (HaRC).
Funding
Rural Alive and Well Inc. ($20,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Auckland SRJ; Kent K; Mond JM; Hoang THH; Bridgman H
Year
2017
Kentish Local Government Area Community Learning Plan (2016)$19,999
Description
In 2014, the Kentish Council commissioned the University of Tasmania to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) of the Kentish Local Government Area (LGA). The findings from the CHNA were used to develop a Framework for Action to guide the service level response to improving the health of the community in the medium term.One of the impact areas identified in the Framework for Action is education and employment. Education was identified as a priority focus area as it is a mechanism to improve the general health of the community. Educational attainment is one of the areas of the social determinants of health, as there is a strong positive correlation between educational attainment and an individuals health outcomes. To this end the Kentish Council secured funding for a project based on the development of the Kentish Local Government Area Community Learning Plan. The project aims to undertake a place based approach to building community capacity through partnerships, collaboration and additional resources attainment to; provide greater educational opportunities across the lifespan; lift education attainment levels; and create a lifelong learning culture within the Kentish local government area.The scope of the required work includes validation of, and building upon, existing data sources relating to the social determinants of health at the local level together with an extensive community consultation and engagement process to build community capacity both within and outside local education providers.The project is inclusive of all sectors within the local community rather than just the education sector. On this basis, the CLP will engage representatives from various sectors which impact on the education of the community including local education providers, council, social services as well as engaging with, where possible, traditionally difficult to access groups such as young people, older residents and cultural groups.
Funding
Kentish Council ($19,999)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Stratford E; Woodroffe JJ; Auckland SRJ; Eyles KJ; Kilpatrick SI; Grant OE
Year
2016
Healthy Eating Resilience Network Mapping Project (2016)$29,500
Description
This project will evaluate the nature and type of social-networks and relationships that have emerged in Tasmanian communities as a result of funding provided by the Healthy Food Access Tasmania (HFAT) which has previously received ethics approval (Ethics H0013600, H0014167) for 2 milestones completed under the umbrella of HFAT. Specifically, this project will focus on the nature and types of social-networks and relationships that have been established across a variety of smaller community food projects that are being delivered concurrently across Tasmania. A majority of these smaller projects have been funded by Primary Health Tasmania (PHT) whilst others have been funded by the Tasmanian State Government. Interesting to note is that some of these smaller projects have been built upon previous funding initiative such as Food For All Tasmanians (TFSC, 2012), which was undertaken to address community/ household level food insecurity.The relationship between these smaller projects is not well documented and currently is only identified superficially through existing project evaluations.This project therefore seeks to:1)To determine the types of networks and relationships that have resulted from the funding and activity in the community by determining which organisations are the connectors and which are the influencers.2)To determine the strength of the relationships between and within organisations.3)To determine whether the programs and initiatives are working together as a 'system' using the resilience framework.4)To determine which projects have partnered or collaborated with each other.5)To determine which projects promote each other's objectives and programs.
Funding
National Heart Foundation of Australia (Tasmania Division) ($29,500)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Murray SL; Auckland SRJ
Year
2016
Kentish CLP Implementation (2016)$9,999
Description
Findings from a community wide health needs assessment conducted in the Kentish municipality in 2014 identified education and, more specifically, life-long learning as a priority focus area to improve the general health of the community. In January 2016, the Kentish Municipal Council commissioned the University of Tasmania to develop a community Learning Plan (CLP) and associated strategies to identify and engage the community in opportunities for life-long learning. The project was completed at the end of May 2014 with the presentation of a draft plan to the Kentish Council. Subsequent to the presentation of the CLP additional funding was made available to provide support for the development and delivery of appropriate community consultation processes and governance structures to support the implementation of key strategies as identified within the Kentish CLP.
Funding
Kentish Council ($9,999)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Auckland SRJ; Kilpatrick SI; Woodroffe JJ; Eyles KJ
Year
2016
Circular Head Learn for Life Plan Evaluation 2016 (2016 - 2017)$10,000
Description
Progress evaluation of the Circular Head Learn for Life Plan 2014-2019.Aim: to undertake the baseline evaluation for Learn for Life: Circular Head Community Literacy Action Plan 2014-2019.The baseline evaluation of Learn for Life involves compiling a report based on:- Baseline data of learning outcomes relevant to Learn for Life- Qualitative data
Funding
Circular Head Council ($10,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Kilpatrick SI; Auckland SRJ
Period
2016 - 2017
Youth with Severe Mental Illness - Research Brief Service Mapping - Stage 1 (2016)$17,609
Description
This project forms the first stage of a larger two stage Project. Stage one will involve mapping characteristics of current state wide Youth mental health services and undertake a gaps analysis. Stage 2 (in negotiation) will involve case studies of youth with severe mental health presentations.
Funding
Primary Health Tasmania ($17,609)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bridgman H; Barnett Tony; Auckland SRJ; Mond JM
Year
2016
Community Conversations Consultations Consultation (2015)$40,056
Description
Tas Medicare Local has engaged the Centre for Rural Health (CRH) to design and deliver a series of community engagement activities such as workshops and focus groups aimed at enhancing the capacity, through the transfer of skills and knowledge, of RPHS organisations, service providers and the broader community to undertake community profiling activities. The Community Conversations Consultations project will use existing knowledge to generate new and creative ways to address research needs of the target communities. The project reflects a number of key elements of contract research in that the project is designed to achieve mutually beneficial research outcomes through the synthesis and analysis of previous research to the extent that it leads to new and creative outcomes such as devising new ways to engage with target communities to determine the health needs or the development of new methodologies to undertake community based research.The project will draw on both in kind support from UTAS as well as casual staff to undertake the required project tasks. UTAS will retain the right to publish from project outcomes.
Funding
Primary Health Tasmania ($40,056)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Auckland SRJ; Woodroffe JJ; Murray SL; Orpin P; Condon SK
Year
2015
Social and economic profiling for small towns (2015)$27,496
Description
The project responds to a brief by TasWater seeking social and economic profiling of ten small towns in Tasmania and a literature review of the general benefits of treated water for small communities, the health impacts of different water qualities on small communities, and any associated impacts.
Funding
Tasmanian Water & Sewerage Corporation Pty Ltd ($27,496)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hawkins CJ; Auckland SRJ; Woodroffe JJ; Eyles KJ
Year
2015
Social determinants of Health: Bridges Out of Poverty Evaluation (2015 - 2016)$50,000
Description
The Social Determinants of Health: Bridges Out of Poverty Evaluation is part of the workforce capacity building strategy for the Social Determinants of Health project. Specifically the evaluation relates to the roll out of seven Bridges Out of Poverty workshops across Tasmania.Bridges Out of Poverty workshops analyse poverty through the lens of class. The workshops targeted practitioners in health, community and education sectors to provide them with an understanding of intergenerational poverty and its impacts on families and individuals. The workshops provide practical tools and approaches designed to optimise outcomes for clients and thereby improve both health equity, health access and health service delivery. In May 2013 Primary Health Tasmania commissioned Social Solutions to deliver seven workshops across Tasmania. Almost 1000 participants have attended the workshops since May 2013. Whilst feedback has been received from participants from five of the workshops, the information provided through the brief feedback forms was limited and was inconclusive in determining the extent to which the workshops were able to develop and support workforce and community capacity to address the Social Determinants of Health in Tasmania. To this end Primary Health Tasmania have commissioned an evaluation aimed at assessing the process, impact and outcomes of the Bridges out of Poverty Workshops specifically in relation to improving:Understanding of the cultural issues impacting on povertyThe capability of practitioners who support people impacted by intergenerational povertyService delivery aimed at supporting people impacted by intergenerational poverty. The evaluation will be conducted over 6 months concluding at the end of March 2016. The evaluation will adopt a mixed methodology approach incorporating elements of both the Most Significant Change and thematic analysis approaches.
Funding
Primary Health Tasmania ($50,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Auckland SRJ; Murray SL; Jackson EE; Allen PL; Tipping R; Goodes K
Period
2015 - 2016
Assessment of Vinnies Tasmania Retail Outlets (2014)$11,955
Description
The proposed research project is aimed at collecting evidence about the customers who purchase goods from their shops including, demographic information of customers, access factors, why customers choose to shop at Vinnies, the quality of the shopping experience, their views about stock on sale at the shops, how the retail outlet program contributes to their health and wellbeing and other ways in which the program may or may not benefit the broader community. The focus of the methodology is on the richness and depth rather than the breadth of information, and for this reason data will be collected through participatory and qualitative research methods such as interviews and focus groups. A stratified sample of customers at a randomised selection of Vinnies retail outlets (n=16) situated in rural, regional and peri-urban locations will be invited to participate in a brief interview or attend a focus group. The aim of the interviews/focus groups is to gather qualitative information about the Vinnies retail outlet program as seen through the eyes of people accessing the shops. The main purpose of the participatory and qualitative research is to provide an in depth understanding of the customers views and behaviours regarding issues central to the purpose of the research.
Funding
St Vincent De Paul Society Tasmania ($11,955)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Auckland SRJ; Woodroffe JJ; Whetton SG
Year
2014
Thematic Analysis of Community Submissions for Social Determinants of Health proposals (2014)$8,955
Description
This project is targeted at improving the health of Tasmanians through addressing the social determinants of health including social disadvantage, transport, housing, health literacy, food security and education. The analysis will provide a valuable insight, from a community perspective, of how the project proponents perceive the social determinants of health interact with, and upon, not only the health but also the social, economic and environmental fabric of their respective communities. Importantly, the thematic analysis will help identify key enablers and drivers within the respective target CoP communities which may be seen as levers for supporting future funding initiatives. The thematic analysis will involve a desktop study comprising two distinct components, a statistical analysis of the data as documented against a set a predetermined measures and a narrative analysis.
Funding
Tasmania Medicare Local ($8,955)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Auckland SRJ; Woodroffe JJ; Allen PL
Year
2014
Kentish local government area community health needs assessment (2014)$24,735
Description
The aim of this project is to design and undertake a comprehensive CHNA of residents in the Kentish Local Government Area (LGA) as a precursor to informing a broader study of the influence of a range of social determinants of health on the health related lifestyle behaviours, health status and health outcomes of the Kentish community. Through addressing the social determinants of health, the project approach takes account of the social, cultural and institutional context of Kentish, its physical geography and the knowledge of its residents that is seen as central to developing solutions that are both relevant and realistic for the community. It aims to improve the health of Kentish residents by addressing social determinants including social disadvantage, transport, housing, health literacy, food security and education.
Funding
Kentish Council ($24,735)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Auckland SRJ; Woodroffe JJ
Year
2014
Researching the impact of the Healthy Communities Initiative (2013)$150,000
Description
The Healthy Communities Initiative (HCI) has been established to help promote healthy lifestyle choices through addressing issues that contribute to the increasing prevalence of obesity within many communities. Key outputs from the project have been the development of partnerships with the nine councils. The project has resulted in the delivery of a range of community based preventative health activities concerning healthy nutrition, cooking skills and physical activity. In addition, a Healthy Communities Toolkit has been produced to help build the capacity of local government to deliver health promotion activities.
Funding
Cradle Coast Authority ($150,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Auckland SRJ; Le Q; Nguyen HB
Year
2013
Evaluation of Health Promotion in Action (2013)$5,648
Description
This project will draw on a best practice approach for assessing the effectiveness of e-learning as an educative process as measured against a number of parameters including accessibility, usability, alignment with course aims, coherence and inclusivity. Of particular interest to the evaluative study will be to determine whether the course, and mode of delivery, has influenced a change in the participants, and their managers, attitude and practice in working in health promoting ways.
Funding
Tasmanian Health Service - Northern Region ($5,648)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Whetton SG; Auckland SRJ
Year
2013
Dorset Community Health and Wellbeing Survey (2013)$7,515
Description
This project relates to the completion of the following tasks and activities; assistance with design of survey instrument and data collection methods, including the provision of advice on content, style, format and presentation; data entry and analysis, including entry of all survey data and analyses of data. Data will be coded and checked for integrity using quantitative analysis software. Findings will be presented as frequencies and proportions. Inferential statistical techniques which will be used, where possible, to determine significance of the results. Assistance with the completion of a report detailing findings from survey will be provided.
Funding
Tasmanian Health Service - Northern Region ($7,515)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Auckland SRJ; Le Q; Nguyen HB
Year
2013
Food Security Growing Together Initiative (2013 - 2014)$10,000
Description
A research framework will be developed for each of the stated initiative objectives. Of particular interest to the study will be an assessment of the impact of the three distinct project components on local food security. The research design will include a comparative analysis of knowledge and attitudes about food security through the lived experience of key stakeholders including community members, volunteers and salaried staff of the Ravenswood Neighbourhood House.
Funding
Ravenswood Neighbourhood House ($10,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Auckland SRJ; Le Q; Murray SL; Nguyen HB
Period
2013 - 2014
Poor Diet and Nutrition, Food Security and Obesity Healthy Eating Local Mapping and Local Solutions Project (2013 - 2015)$350,000
Description
The key objectives of the proposed project are to: 1) build a comprehensive understanding of the healthy (with particular emphasis on fruit and vegetables) and unhealthy food choices available in communities across Tasmania; 2) build understanding of possible barriers to eating well considering the Environments for Health domains of the social, built, economic and natural environments across Tasmania; 3) build understanding of how connecting local growers to local communities through new economic opportunities may increase the amount of healthy local fresh affordable food available where people live, work and play; 4) provide the findings of the research to local governments and other critical stakeholders to encourage and support their future work around improving health and wellbeing outcomes with particular emphasis on the social determinants of health; 5) develop a methodology and tools that could be used for future monitoring and surveillance of healthy food access.
Funding
Tasmania Medicare Local ($350,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Murray SL; Auckland SRJ; Ahuja KDK; Ball MJ
Period
2013 - 2015
West Tamar Council Community Plan (2012)$13,434
Funding
West Tamar Council ($13,434)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Woodroffe JJ; Auckland SRJ; Spencer JF
Year
2012
Evaluation of Patient Log Books (2012)$8,375
Funding
Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania ($8,375)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Auckland SRJ; Le Q; Nguyen HB
Year
2012
Research and Analysis - Future Options Baptcare Devonport, Tasmanian Study (2012)$34,091
Funding
Baptcare LTD ($34,091)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Woodroffe JJ; Auckland SRJ; Gleeson M; Eyles KJ
Year
2012
Evaluation of the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Service for Cornerstone Youth Services (2012)$31,818
Funding
Cornerstone Youth Services Inc ($31,818)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barnett Tony; Auckland SRJ
Year
2012
IPhone for Info Project (2012)$2,981
Funding
LINC Tasmania ($2,981)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Auckland SRJ; Woodroffe JJ
Year
2012
Evaluation of community change through family planning projects (2012)$22,401
Funding
Tasmanian Community Fund ($22,401)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Auckland SRJ; Le Q; Nguyen HB
Year
2012
Northern Midlands- Part A Health Needs Assessment (2012 - 2013)$12,370
Description
The project will develop the following objectives for a proposed health needs assessment research project: to create an up-to-date demographic profile of the designated study area; to undertake an audit of community assets in the study area (e.g. buildings, resources, infrastructure that contributes to community health and well-being); to consult with local health professionals, community stakeholders, service providers and community members through research methods (interviews, focus groups and surveys if necessary) to obtain a snapshot of the population health and service needs of the study area; to prepare a report and/or discussion paper outlining the key findings of the study, and making recommendations of actions/ways forward for addressing the key issues.
Funding
Northern Midlands Council ($12,370)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Woodroffe JJ; Auckland SRJ; Eyles KJ; Spencer JF
Period
2012 - 2013
Enhancing Friendly and Safe Communities for International Students in Tasmania (2011)$7,230
Funding
Migrant Resource Centre ($7,230)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Le Q; Auckland SRJ
Year
2011
Tasmanian Food Access Research (2011)$42,550
Funding
Anglicare Tasmania ($42,550)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Le Q; Auckland SRJ
Year
2011
Food Security and Related Health Risks Facing Vulnerable Youth in the North West Coast of Tasmania (2011)$22,486
Funding
Department of Regional Australia, local government, arts and sports ($22,486)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Le Q; Auckland SRJ; Barnett Tony
Year
2011
West Tamar Council Health and Wellbeing Mapping Project (2010-2011) (2010 - 2011)$31,347
Funding
West Tamar Council ($31,347)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Woodroffe JJ; Auckland SRJ; Spencer JF
Period
2010 - 2011
LEAP Evaluation (2009)$19,714
Funding
Port Dalrymple School ($19,714)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Penney D; Mainsbridge C; Auckland SRJ
Year
2009
Meander Valley Community Needs Assessment (2006)$6,637
Funding
Meander Valley Council ($6,637)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Auckland SRJ; Woodroffe JJ; Orpin P
Year
2006
West Coast Health Development Project (2005)$34,031
Funding
Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania ($34,031)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Auckland SRJ; Kilpatrick SI
Year
2005

Research Supervision

Stuart has successfully co-supervised several HDR candidates to completion including an Honours project examining community food systems and a Masters student researching strategies used by rural women with postnatal depression.     

Stuart looks forward to supervising more HDR students in the future and is particularly interested in supervising students who are research issues around rural community development and social determinants of health.  In particular Stuart is looking for students with an interest in researching aspects of community and community change within a socio-ecological context.

Current

1

Completed

1

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
MastersRemote Area Nursing: Preparing a new generation2017

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
MastersThe Effects of Music on Women with Postnatal Depression
Candidate: Melissa Marie Terry
2015