Leigh Kinsman

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Leigh Kinsman

Leigh Kinsman

Professor of Healthcare Improvement & Associate Head Research (Nursing), School of Health Sciences

Room 2.29, Northern Integrated Care Service (NCIS), Launceston CBD Campuses

+61428942473 (phone)

Professor Kinsman holds a joint appointment with the University of Tasmania (School of Health Sciences) and the Tasmanian Health Service (North) and has an outstanding record of research that reduces the gap between evidence and clinical practice. He has led research programs and Cochrane reviews that explore the barriers and facilitators to the use of evidence in clinical practice through clinical pathways. In addition, Professor Kinsman has an extensive record of research into improving outcomes for rural people with heart disease, the impact of clinical simulation on clinical practice, and understanding factors influencing emergency department waiting times.

Career summary


  • PhD, La Trobe University, Australia. 2011. Thesis: Clinical pathways in hospitals and rural emergency departments: a systematic review and cluster randomized controlled trial
  • MHlthSc, La Trobe University, Australia. 2000. Thesis: Chart audit of an AMI Clinical Pathway
  • BHlthSc, La Trobe University, Australia. 1993


Before joining the University of Tasmania as Professor of Healthcare Improvement Professor Kinsman was an Associate Professor (Research) and Director of Research in the School of Rural Health, Monash University (Victoria) in addition to being Director, Centre of Research Excellence in Rural and Remote Primary Care. Professor Kinsman holds adjunct professorial positions with Monash University and the University of Saskatchewan (Canada).

Research Themes

Professor Kinsman's research aligns with the University's research theme of Better Health. Leigh's current role involves leading strategic research initiatives that address high priority health service issues in northern Tasmania, supporting complementary research programs, and developing research capacity in clinicians and early career researchers.

Themes of research are 

1) improving equity in the prevention and management of heart disease 

2) understanding the determinants and impact of patient flow

3) narrowing the evidence practice gap


Professional practice

  • Australian Cardiac Rehabilitation Association
  • Cochrane Effective Practice and Organization of Care Group
  • External advisor to the Saskatchewan (Canada) Health Quality Council (2013 – present)
  • Associate member, Tasmanian Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer and the Executive Directors of Nursing (Nursing and Midwifery Executive) Committee

Administrative expertise

Professor Kinsman has run several large multi-site research projects, including a cluster randomised controlled trial across six rural hospitals to improve heart management, a mixed methods study across 14 primary care practices to investigate the quality of heart disease prevention and management, and is currently investigating the impact of 'lean' on the Saskatchewan health system. Previous roles include Director of Research in the School of Rural Health, Monash University (Victoria) and Director, Centre of Research Excellence in Rural and Remote Primary Care.


evidence-based practice, cardiac nursing, emergency nursing, critical care nursing

Teaching expertise

Professor Kinsman is involved in post graduate teaching with a focus on research including cardiac, emergency and critical care nursing as well as evidence-based practice.

Research Appointments

  • External advisor to the Saskatchewan (Canada) Health Quality Council (2013 – present)
  • Associate member, Tasmanian Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer and the Executive Directors of Nursing (Nursing and Midwifery Executive) Committee
  • Academic representative, Loddon Mallee Critical Care and Emergency Consultative Committee (2000-2014)

Research Invitations

Key-note and Invited Addresses

  • Leigh Kinsman (2015) Knowledge is Power: using evidence to understand patient flow in the emergency department. Bendigo Health Regional Critical Care Conference
  • Leigh Kinsman (2015) Simulation training in detection and treatment of deterioration. Bendigo Health Regional Critical Care Conference
  • Leigh Kinsman (2015) Future directions for critical care services and healthcare in regional Victoria.  Bendigo Health Regional Critical Care Conference
  • Leigh Kinsman (2014) The Heart of the Country: addressing the Australian rural disadvantage. National Heart Foundation: Melbourne
  • Leigh Kinsman (2013) Research: Knowledge Translation. Nurse Practitioner Seminar. La Trobe University, Bendigo
  • Leigh Kinsman (2013) Bridging the Divide: Regional/rural inequalities.  Australian Cardiac Rehabilitation Association National Conference, Melbourne
  • Leigh Kinsman (2013) What can the world learn from the Australian bush? Lessons in evidence-based practice from rural Australia. University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
  • Leigh Kinsman (2012) How does a rural primary care service sustain itself in a changing environment? Primary Health Care Research International Conference, Brisbane
  • Kinsman, L (2011) Improving access to emergency and primary care in the Bendigo region, Invited presentation at the Julius Centre, Utrecht University
  • Kinsman, L (2011) Challenges in health service access and equity for rural Australians, Invited Presentation at the Department of International Health, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

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Research areas:

  • improving equity in the prevention and management of heart disease
  • understanding the determinants and impact of patient flow
  • narrowing the evidence practice gap in healthcare

Research skills:

  • Quantitative analyses
  • Cochrane systematic review methods
  • Cluster randomised controlled trials
  • Realist evaluation


  • 2014       Adjunct Professor, Monash University
  • 2014       Adjunct Professor, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
  • 2013       University of Saskatchewan Visiting Lecturer Award
  • 2011       Best Abstract (1st of 61), Simhealth Australia Conference
  • 2009       Bill Kent Prato Fellowship, Monash University
  • 2007       Australian Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Association Best Clinical Paper Award
  • 2001       La Trobe University Faculty of Regional Development Research Award,           Certificate of Commendation for Chart Audit of an AMI Clinical Pathway
  • 1987       Premier Nurse Award, Bendigo Hospital


Professor Kinsman is currently involved in two international projects to improve equity in heart disease outcomes and to evaluate the impact of 'lean' in healthcare. Collaborations include the University of Manchester and the University of Saskatchewan. Leigh is also a Chief Investigator on a project with Federation University (Victoria) to link patient outcomes with clinical simulation.

Current projects

  • The impact of face-to-face and web-based simulation on patient deterioration and patient safety. Funded by the Victorian State Government ($200,000)
  • A first phase evaluation of Lean in Saskatchewan. Funded by the Saskatchewan Health Quality Council (CA$205,000)
  • The impact of clinical pathways in primary care on patient outcomes, professional practice and costs: Cochrane review. Funded by SHRF ($125,000)
  • Optimising health literacy in 'hard to reach' populations for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease: Ophelia CVD. NHMRC project grant submission – outcome pending

Fields of Research

  • Public Health and Health Services (111799)
  • Health Care Administration (111709)
  • Primary Health Care (111717)
  • Health and Community Services (111708)
  • Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care) (111003)
  • Nursing (111099)
  • Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice (111503)
  • Medical and Health Sciences (119999)
  • Infectious Diseases (110309)
  • Epidemiology (111706)
  • Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy (130209)
  • Family Care (111707)
  • Cancer Genetics (111203)
  • Clinical Nursing: Primary (Preventative) (111002)
  • Clinical Nursing: Tertiary (Rehabilitative) (111004)
  • Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance) (111711)
  • Mental Health (111714)
  • Preventive Medicine (111716)
  • Health Promotion (111712)
  • Tumour Immunology (110709)
  • Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases (110904)

Research Objectives

  • Nursing (920210)
  • Health and Support Services (920299)
  • Health Policy Evaluation (920208)
  • Health Education and Promotion (920205)
  • Evaluation of Health Outcomes (920204)
  • Rural Health (920506)
  • Infectious Diseases (920109)
  • Urogenital System and Disorders (920119)
  • Health (929999)
  • Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services) (920201)
  • Health Related to Ageing (920502)
  • Respiratory System and Diseases (incl. Asthma) (920115)
  • Health Policy Economic Outcomes (920207)
  • Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being) (920408)
  • Diagnostic Methods (920203)
  • Teaching and Instruction Technologies (930203)
  • Behaviour and Health (920401)
  • Health Inequalities (920206)
  • Skin and Related Disorders (920117)
  • Social Structure and Health (920413)
  • Cardiovascular System and Diseases (920103)
  • Mental Health Services (920209)
  • Preventive Medicine (920412)
  • Diabetes (920104)


In the past five years Professor Kinsman has published close to 50 peer-reviewed publications, including 41 journal articles, three book chapters and multiple commissioned reports. Leigh is a reviewer for several journals, including Nursing Standard, Cochrane Library, Australian Critical Care, Journal of Emergency Nursing and BMC Health Services Research.

Total publications


Journal Article

(59 outputs)
2017Callaghan A, Kinsman L, Cooper S, Radomski N, 'The factors that influence junior doctors' capacity to recognise, respond and manage patient deterioration in an acute ward setting: An integrative review', Australian critical care, 30, (4) Article Epub ahead of print. ISSN 1036-7314 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.aucc.2016.09.004 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1


2017Morley C, Stankovich J, Peterson G, Kinsman L, 'Planning for the future: emergency department presentation patterns in Tasmania, Australia', International Emergency Nursing ISSN 1755-599X (In Press) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ienj.2017.09.001 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Morley C; Stankovich J; Peterson G


2017Sari N, Rotter T, Goodridge D, Harrison L, Kinsman L, 'An economic analysis of a system wide Lean approach: cost estimations for the implementation of Lean in the Saskatchewan healthcare system for 2012-2014', BMC Health Services Research, 17, (1) pp. 1-10. ISSN 1472-6963 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s12913-017-2477-8 [eCite] [Details]


2016Cooper SJ, Kinsman L, Chung C, Cant R, Boyle J, et al., 'The impact of web-based and face-to-face simulation on patient deterioration and patient safety: protocol for a multi-site multi-method design', BMC Health Services Research, 16, (1) Article 475. ISSN 1472-6963 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s12913-016-1683-0 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: McKay A


2016Lawal AK, Rotter T, Kinsman LD, Machotta A, Ronellenfitsch U, et al., 'What is a clinical pathway? Refinement of an operational definition to identify clinical pathway studies for a Cochrane systematic review', BMC Medicine, 14 Article 35. ISSN 1741-7015 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s12916-016-0580-z [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1


2016Plishka C, Rotter T, Kinsman L, Hansia MR, Lawal A, et al., 'Effects of clinical pathways for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) on patient, professional and systems outcomes: protocol for a systematic review', Systematic Reviews, 5, (1) Article 135. ISSN 2046-4053 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s13643-016-0311-8 [eCite] [Details]


2016Unwin M, Kinsman L, Rigby S, 'Why are we waiting? Patients' perspectives for accessing emergency department services with non-urgent complaints', International Emergency Nursing, 29 pp. 3-8. ISSN 1755-599X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ienj.2016.09.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Unwin M


2016Chung C, Cooper S, Kinsman L, Evans L, Cahill A, 'Research: Patient deterioration - patient safety', Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 24, (2) pp. 41. ISSN 2202-7114 (2016) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2016Kinsman L, Tham R, Symons J, Jones M, Campbell S, et al., 'Prevention of cardiovascular disease in rural Australian primary care: an exploratory study of the perspectives of clinicians and high-risk men', Australian journal of primary health, 22 pp. 510-516. ISSN 1448-7527 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/PY15091 [eCite] [Details]


2015Cooper S, Cant R, Bogossian F, Kinsman L, Bucknall T, 'Patient deterioration education: Evaluation of face-to-face simulation and e-simulation approaches', Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 11, (2) pp. 97-105. ISSN 1876-1399 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ecns.2014.10.010 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 4


2015Ingham G, Morgan S, Kinsman L, Fry J, 'Are GP supervisors confident they can assess registrar competence and safety, and what methods do they use?', Australian Family Physician, 44, (4) pp. 236-240. ISSN 0300-8495 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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2015Morgan S, Ingham G, Kinsman L, Fry J, 'Clinical supervision using random case analysis in general practice training', Education for Primary Care, 26, (1) pp. 40-46. ISSN 1473-9879 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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2015Allenby A, Kinsman LD, Tham R, Symons J, Jones M, 'The quality of cardiovascular disease prevention in rural primary care', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 24, (2) pp. 92-98. ISSN 1038-5282 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ajr.12224 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2


2015Rotter T, Kinsman LD, Stevenson K, Bath B, Goodridge D, et al., 'Kanadischer Kraftakt (article in German)', F & W - Fuehren und Wirtschaften im Krankenhaus pp. 412-414. ISSN 0175-4548 (2015) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2014Campbell AM, Brown J, Simon DR, Young S, Kinsman LD, 'Leading the rebirth of the rural obstetrician', Medical Journal of Australia, 201 pp. 667-670. ISSN 0025-729X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5694/mja14.00278 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2


2014Kinsman L, Rotter T, Stevenson K, Bath B, Goodridge D, et al., ''The largest lean transformation in the world': The implementation and evaluation of lean in Saskatchewan healthcare', Healthcare Quarterly, 17, (2) pp. 29-32. ISSN 1710-2774 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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2014Lawal AK, Rotter T, Kinsman L, Sari N, Harrison L, et al., 'Lean management in health care: definition, concepts, methodology and effects reported (systematic review protocol)', Systematic Reviews, 19, (3) pp. 103. ISSN 2046-4053 (2014) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1186/2046-4053-3-103 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12


2014Rotter T, Machotta A, Kinsman L, Champion R, 'Evaluation of a clinical pathway for radical laparoscopic prostatectomy': an interrupted time series study', International Journal of Urological Nursing, 8, (2) pp. 84-89. ISSN 1749-771X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ijun.12036 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1


2014Tham R, Buykx P, Kinsman L, Ward B, Humphreys JS, et al., 'Staff perceptions of primary healthcare service change: influences on staff satisfaction', Australian Health Review, 38 pp. 580-583. ISSN 1449-8944 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/AH14015 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2


2014Ward BM, Buykx PF, Tham R, Kinsman LD, Humphreys JS, 'Investing in longitudinal studies of primary healthcare: what can we learn about service performance, sustainability and quality?', Rural and Remote Health, 14 pp. 1-6. ISSN 1445-6354 (2014) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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2013Rotter T, Kinsman L, Machotta A, Zhao F, Van der Weijden T, et al., 'Clinical pathways for primary care: effects on professional practice, patient outcomes, and costs (Protocol)', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2013, (8) pp. 1-12. ISSN 1469-493X (2013) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010706 [eCite] [Details]


2012Buykx P, Cooper S, Kinsman L, Endacott R, Scholes J, et al., 'Patient deterioration simulation experiences: impact on teaching and learning', Collegian, 19, (3) pp. 125-129. ISSN 1322-7696 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.colegn.2012.03.011 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 9


2012Buykx P, Humphreys J, Wakerman J, Perkins D, Lyle D, et al., ' Making evidence count': A framework to monitor the impact of health services research', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 20 pp. 51-58. ISSN 1038-5282 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1584.2012.01256.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 13


2012Buykx P, Missen K, Cooper S, Porter S, McConnell-Henry T, et al., 'Emergency training boosts confidence', Australian Nursing Journal, 19, (7) pp. 43. ISSN 2202-7114 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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2012Buylx P, Humphreys JS, Tham R, Kinsman LD, Wakeman J, et al., 'How do small rural primary health care services sustain themselves in a constantly changing health system environment?', Bmc Health Services Research, 12 Article 81. ISSN 1472-6963 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-12-81 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 10


2012Cooper S, Beauchamp A, Bogossian F, Bucknall T, Cant R, et al., 'Managing patient deterioration: a protocol for enhancing undergraduate nursing students' competence through web-based simulation and feedback techniques', BMC Nursing, 11 Article 18. ISSN 1472-6955 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/1472-6955-11-18 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12


2012Cooper S, Bulle B, Biro MA, Jones J, Miles M, et al., 'Managing women with acute physiological deterioration: Student midwives performance in a simulated setting', Women and Birth, 25, (3) pp. e27 e36. ISSN 1871-5192 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.wombi.2011.08.009 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 6


2012Endacott R, Scholes J, Cooper S, McConnell-Henry T, Porter J, et al., 'Identifying patient deterioration: Using simulation and reflective interviewing to examine decision making skills in a rural hospital', International Journal of Nursing Studies, 49, (6) pp. 710-717. ISSN 0020-7489 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2011.11.018 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 10


2012Kinsman L, 'Making a difference: An appreciation of the career of Professor John Humphreysajr_1292 173', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 20 pp. 173-174. ISSN 1038-5282 (2012) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2012Kinsman LD, Buykx P, Cant R, Champion R, Cooper S, et al., 'The FIRST2 ACT simulation program improves nursing practice in a rural Australian hospital', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 20 pp. 270-274. ISSN 1038-5282 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1584.2012.01296.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 16


2012Kinsman LD, Rotter T, Willis J, Snow PC, Buykx P, et al., 'Do clinical pathways enhance access to evidence-based acute myocardial infarction treatment in rural emergency departments?ajr_1262 59..66', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 20 pp. 59-66. ISSN 1038-5282 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1584.2012.01262.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 11


2012Rotter T, Kinsman L, James E, Machotta A, Steyerberg EW, 'The quality of the evidence base for clinical pathway effectiveness: room for improvement in the design of evaluation trials', BMC Medical Research Methodology, 12 Article 80. ISSN 1471-2288 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2288-12-80 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 7


2012Rotter T, Kinsman L, James E, Machotta A, Willis J, et al., 'Have We Drawn the Wrong Conclusions About the Value of Care Pathways? Is a Cochrane Review Appropriate? Response to the Commentary Article Published by Kris Vanhaecht et al', Evaluation and The Health Professions, 35, (1) pp. 43-46. ISSN 0163-2787 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0163278711409209 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1


2012Rotter T, Kinsman L, James E, Machotta A, Willis J, et al., 'The Effects of Clinical Pathways on Professional Practice, Patient Outcomes, Length of Stay, and Hospital Costs: Cochrane Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis', Evaluation and The Health Professions, 35, (1) pp. 3-27. ISSN 0163-2787 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0163278711407313 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 41Web of Science - 38


2012Scholes J, Endacott R, Biro M, Bulle B, Cooper S, et al., 'Clinical decision-making: Midwifery students' recognition of, and response to, post partum haemorrhage in the simulation environment', Bmc Pregnancy and Childbirth, 12 Article 19. ISSN 1471-2393 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2393-12-19 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 15


2011Buykx P, Kinsman L, Cooper S, McConnell-Henry T, Cant R, et al., 'FIRST2 ACT: Educating nurses to identify patient deterioration A theory-based model for best practice simulation education', Nurse Education Today, 31, (7) pp. 687-693. ISSN 0260-6917 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.nedt.2011.03.006 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 41Web of Science - 32


2011Cooper S, Buykx P, McConnell-henry T, Kinsman LD, McDermott S, 'Simulation: can it eliminate failure to rescue?', Nursing Times, 107, (3) pp. 18-20. ISSN 0954-7762 (2011) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2011Martin M, Champion R, Kinsman L, Masman K, 'Mapping patient flow in a regional Australian emergency department: A model driven approach', International Emergency Nursing, 19, (2) pp. 75-85. ISSN 1755-599X (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ienj.2010.03.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 14


2011Tham R, Humphreys JS, Kinsman LD, Buykx P, Asaid A, et al., 'Study protocol: Evaluating the impact of a rural Australian primary health care service on rural health', Bmc Health Services Research, 11 Article 52. ISSN 1472-6963 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-11-52 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 7


2011Cooper S, McConnell-Henry T, Cant R, Porter J, Missen K, et al., 'Managing Deteriorating Patients: Registered Nurses' Performance in a Simulated Setting', Open Nursing Journal, 5 pp. 120-126. ISSN 1874-4346 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2174/18744346011050100120 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 25


2010Cooper S, Cant R, Porter J, Sellick K, Somers G, et al., 'Rating medical emergency teamwork performance: Development of the Team Emergency Assessment Measure (TEAM)', Resuscitation: An Interdisciplinary Journal for The Dissemination of Clinical and Basic Science Research Relating to Acute Care Medicine and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, 81 pp. 446-452. ISSN 0300-9572 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2009.11.027 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 95Web of Science - 86


2010Endacott R, Scholes J, Buykx P, Cooper S, Kinsman L, et al., 'Final-year nursing students' ability to assess, detect and act on clinical cues of deterioration in a simulated environment', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 66, (12) pp. 2722-2731. ISSN 0309-2402 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2010.05417.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 33Web of Science - 32


2010Kinsman L, Rotter T, James E, Snow P, Willis J, 'What is a clinical pathway? Development of a definition to inform the debate', BMC Medicine, 8 Article 31. ISSN 1741-7015 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/1741-7015-8-31 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 90Web of Science - 73


2010Rotter T, Kinsman L, James EL, Machotta A, Gothe H, et al., 'Clinical pathways: effects on professional practice, patient outcomes, length of stay and hospital costs (Review)', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (3) Article CD006632. ISSN 1469-493X (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006632.pub2. [eCite] [Details]


2010Tham R, Humphreys J, Kinsman L, Buykx P, Asaid A, et al., 'Evaluating the impact of sustainable comprehensive primary health care on rural health', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 18 pp. 166-172. ISSN 1038-5282 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1584.2010.01145.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 13


2010Cooper S, Kinsman L, Buykx P, McConnell-Henry T, Endacott R, et al., 'Managing the deteriorating patient in a simulated environment: nursing students' knowledge, skill and situation awareness', Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19, (15-16) pp. 2309-2318. ISSN 0962-1067 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2009.03164.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 67Web of Science - 59


2009Briffa TG, Kinsman LD, Maiorana AJ, Zecchin R, Redfern J, et al., 'An integrated and coordinated approach to preventing recurrent coronary heart disease events in Australia', Medical Journal of Australia, 190, (12) pp. 683-686. ISSN 0025-729X (2009) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Web of Science - 30

2009Humphreys JS, Kuipers P, Wakerman J, Wells R, Jones JA, et al., 'How far can systematic reviews inform policy development for 'wicked' rural health service problems?', Australian Health Review, 33, (4) pp. 592-600. ISSN 0156-5788 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/AH090592 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5


2009Kinsman L, Redfern J, Briffa TG, 'Invasive management and late clinical outcomes in contemporary Australian management of acute coronary syndromes: observations from the ACACIA registry', Medical Journal of Australia, 190, (3) pp. 162. ISSN 0025-729X (2009) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2009Kinsman LD, Buykx P, Humphreys JS, Snow PC, Willis J, 'A cluster randomised trial to assess the impact of clinical pathways on AMI management in rural Australian emergency departments', Bmc Health Services Research Article 83. ISSN 1472-6963 (2009) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-9-83 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5


2009Rotter T, Kinsman L, James E, Machotta A, Gothe H, et al., 'The experience of conducting a Cochrane systematic review of the impact of clinical pathways on professional practice, patient outcomes, length of stay and hospital costs', International Journal of Care Pathways, 13, (2) pp. 62-66. ISSN 2040-4026 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1258/jicp.2009.009009 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2


2009Wakeman J, Humphreys JS, Wells R, Kuipers P, Jones JA, et al., 'Features of effective primary health care models in rural and remote Australia: a case-study analysis', Medical Journal of Australia, 191, (2) pp. 88-91. ISSN 0025-729X (2009) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Web of Science - 35

2008Kinsman LD, Champion R, Lee G, Martin M, Masman K, et al., 'Assessing the impact of streaming in a regional emergency department', Emergency Medicine Australasia (Print), 20 pp. 221-227. ISSN 1742-6731 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1742-6723.2008.01077.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 13


2008Spencer P, Kinsman L, Fuzzard K, 'A critical care nurse's guide to intra abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome', Australian Critical Care, 21, (1) pp. 18 28. ISSN 1036-7314 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.aucc.2007.10.005 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6


2007Champion R, Kinsman LD, Lee GA, Masman KA, May EA, et al., 'Forecasting emergency department presentations', Australian Health Review, 31, (1) pp. 83-90. ISSN 0156-5788 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/AH070083 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 38


2007Kinsman L, Tori K, Endacott R, Sharp M, 'Guideline implementation fails to improve thrombolytic administration', Accident and Emergency Nursing, 15, (1) pp. 27-33. ISSN 0965-2302 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.aaen.2006.11.004 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9


2007Price M, Fitzgerald L, Kinsman L, 'Quality improvement: the divergent views of managers and clinicians', Journal of Nursing Management, 15 pp. 43-50. ISSN 0966-0429 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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2004Kinsman L, 'Clinical pathway compliance and quality improvement', Nursing Standard: promoting excellence in nursing care, 18, (18) pp. 33-35. ISSN 0029-6570 (2004) [Refereed Article]

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2003Nugent C, Kinsman L, 'Diabetes knowledge levels in medical and surgical nurses', Journal of Diabetes Nursing: The Journal for Professionals Working in The Field of Diabetes Nursing, 7, (10) pp. 367-371. ISSN 1368-1109 (2003) [Refereed Article]

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Conference Publication

(3 outputs)
2016Marlow AH, Kinsman LD, 'Engagement with the Health System: Work Integrated Learning, Teaching and Research', Inglis Clark Symposium: Engaging with Impact, 21 April, 2016, Launceston, Tasmania (2016) [Plenary Presentation]

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Co-authors: Marlow AH

2016Morley C, Stankovich J, Peterson GM, Kinsman LD, 'Four year trends in emergency department presentations in Tasmania', Emergency Tasmanian Conference 2016, 12-14 August 2016, Prospect Vale, Tasmania (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Morley C; Stankovich J; Peterson GM

2015Griffin P, Stankovich J, Leonard K, Nicholson H, Kinsman LD, et al., 'Prolonged ED access block impacts on patient outcomes in a large regional hospital', 9th Health Services and Policy Research Conference, Melbourne, 2015, 7-9 December, 2015, Melbourne, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Stankovich J; Butler-Henderson K; Peterson GM

Other Public Output

(2 outputs)
2017Cooper S, Kinsman L, 'The impact of face-to-face and web-based simulation on patient deterioration and patient safety', Victorian Government, Australia (2017) [Government or Industry Research]

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2016Cooper S, Kinsman LD, Chung CE, Cant R, Boyle J, et al., 'The impact of face-to-face and web-based simulation on patient deterioration and patient safety', Victorian Government, Australia, ISBN: 978-1-876851-972 (2016) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Chung CE; Cant R; McKay AJ

Grants & Funding

In the past five years Professor Kinsman has attracted close to $5m in research funding as both a Chief and Associate Investigator. Funding has been attracted from category one research groups such as the Office of Learning and Teaching, and government bodies such as the Victorian State Government and the Saskatchewan Health Quality Council.

Funding Summary

Number of grants


Total funding



Primary care to emergency department: right service, right time, right place (2017)$22,009
This project will provide insight into the demand for health care by non-urgent emergency department (ED) patients. This will be achieved by gathering ten years of ED data which will be analysed in order to identify factors which contribute to a patients decision-making process when presenting with non-urgent complaints. Further data will be gathered from patient focus groups, with both sets of data combined to provide a deeper understanding of this phenomenon. These findings will subsequently be presented as part of an interactive forum with key stakeholders and service users. Previous research (Unwin, 2015) identified that 31.4% of non-urgent ED patients would prefer to be managed by their general practitioner (GP). If these patients were able to be seen and treated outside the ED it is estimated that up to 8000 ED presentations could be directed to more suitable services if they were available at time of need.
Clifford Craig Foundation ($22,009)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Unwin M; Kinsman LD; Rigby S; Crisp EP; Holmes R
Wound Registry (2016 - 2018)$1,129,850
To develop a wound management database that enables the collection and analysis of Australian data concerning the prevalence of various types of wounds, as well as details about how these wounds are being managed/treated.
Wound Management Innovation Cooperative Research Centre ($1,129,850)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bindoff IK; Kinsman LD; Gee PR; Ling TR; Walsh K; Kornhaber RA; O'Brien JA; Gibb Michelle; Scott Juliet
2016 - 2018
Translating evidence into practice and practice into evidence in northern Tasmania (2015)$174,976
This project aims to: investigate the impact of an evidence implementation framework on patient outcomes, clinical practice and resources; and investigate the impact of the Ophelia intervention on health literacy and health service utilisation for people with cardiovascular disease.
Tasmanian Health Service - Northern Region ($174,976)
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Kinsman LD; Campbell SJ
The impact of face-to-face and web-based simulation on patient deterioration and patient safety (2015 - 2016)$70,702
A cluster randomised trial comparing the impact of face-to-face to web-based simulation training on patient outcomes.
Department of Health and Human Services Victoria ($70,702)
Grant-Simulation Patient Safety Research Project
Administered By
Federation University Australia
Research Team
Cooper S; Kinsman LD; Nankervis K; Norman L; Rotter T; Cant R; Cash P; Kim JA; Chung C; McKay AJ; Connell C
2015 - 2016

Research Supervision

Professor Kinsman currently supervises PhD, Professional Doctorate and Honours students internally and externally across three research areas:

  • improving equity in the prevention and management of heart disease
  • understanding the determinants and impact of patient flow
  • narrowing the evidence practice gap in healthcare

Leigh has supervised a number of PhD, Masters and Honours students to completion.




PhDEffects of Health Literacy upon the Compliance of Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases and Health Outcomes for Adults2015
PhDFactors Influencing the Decision to Present at an Emergency Department in Tasmania2015
PhDEvaluation of Impact of Redesign of Diagnostic Imaging Services and Use of Appropriateness Criteria on Patient Flow2015
PhDAcute Care Service Utilisation by Complex, Chronically Ill Patients in Tasmania2016
PhDA Realist Impact Evaluation: How and why are some healthcare sites able to successfully participate in a face to face or a web based simulation intervention program? How and why do some sites have a positive impact on patient deterioration and patient safety outcomes?2016
PhDPrimary Health Care to Emergency, Right Service, Right Time, Right Place2016