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Terrance Cox

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Terry Cox

Terry Cox

Lecturer in Rural Health

Room E007, E Block, Newnham Campus

+61 3 6324 4064 (phone)

Terrance.Cox@utas.edu.au

Terry is a lecturer at the Centre for Rural Health. His health sociology journey and ongoing research interests include childhood cancer survivorship in shaping primary carer identities, child care practices, family relationships and the long-term management of treatment-related late effects. His research has informed cancer support agencies including Camp Quality, the Leukaemia Foundation and Ronald McDonald House.

Terry is an active member of an Aboriginal community organisation. He has taught and supported Aboriginal students and is proud to see them progress through their university degrees. He has a particular interest in examining Aboriginal community based health strategies, Aboriginal men's health and Men's Shed participation.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeThesis titleUniversityCountryDate of Award
PhDBeyond childhood cancer: Bringing primary carers into focusUniversity of TasmaniaAustralia2012
B-Arts (1st Class Hons)Beyond the Crisis: Parents of Childhood Cancer SurvivorsUniversity of TasmaniaAustralia2007

Biography


Terry has previously worked in a variety of primary industry, engineering and manufacturing sectors. At the University of Tasmania he was awarded post graduate degrees (B.A.Hons and PhD) in recognition of his research at the School of Sociology and Social Work. He has developed and delivered a number of units at the Newnham and Cradle Coast campus in the Schools of Sociology and Nursing, and at Riawunna, the University Centre for Aboriginal education.  He began with Centre for Rural Health (CRH) in 2015 to build on his health sociology research capacity and to support Aboriginal people develop and advance their community health aspirations.

Research Themes

Terry has two research areas; childhood cancer and Aboriginal health, that both align with the University research theme Better Health.
His childhood cancer research took clinical remission as a starting point to develop a greater ontological and conceptual understanding of survivorship and how this is enacted in the aftermath of a life-threatening disease. His research has a particular focus on the strategies primary carers and children adopt to mitigate the late effects of cancer treatment.  He is keen to further examine how survivorship discourses are constructed from ethical and quality-of-life frameworks by health professionals, primary carers and children.

His Aboriginal health research has a holistic and community based framework.  With the endorsement of community leaders and Elders, Terry has a particular focus on examining Aboriginal men's health and the benefits of Men's Shed participation, as well as the flow-on benefits to families and community members. His research incorporates an understanding of the relationships between Aboriginal community and mainstream primary health care services in rural settings. His ongoing community engagement aims to increase the career aspirations of Aboriginal people to consider health care professions.

Memberships

Professional practice


Member, Australian Rural Health Education Network. (AHREN Aboriginal Staff Alliance)

Administrative expertise


Terry has evidenced administrative expertise including project management and everyday administrative requirements to CRH and UTAS requirements.

Teaching

Sociology, Nursing, Academic Study Skills, Aboriginal Studies

Teaching expertise

Terry has multi-disciplinary teaching expertise:

  • Sociology: HGA 101 and HGA 102 (Cradle Coast).
  • Nursing: HGA 138 Society, Culture and Health (Newnham).
  • Aboriginal Studies: HAB 102 Contemporary Indigenous Australia (Newnham).

Terry also has particular Aboriginal education teaching skills. He has developed and delivered multiple units to Aboriginal Elders and students including:

  • RWA129: Introduction to Sociology
  • RWA 113: Academic Study Skills
  • RWA 111: Examining Life Stories
  • RWA 112: Writing Life Stories
  • RWA103: Introduction to Nursing (shared development/delivery)

Teaching responsibility

Terry is currently in a research intensive position. He nevertheless contributes to Nursing and Health Science curriculum when required.

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Expertise

  • Childhood cancer survivorship
  • Paediatric oncology morbidity management
  • Aboriginal community based health
  • Aboriginal men's health

Current projects

  • Aboriginal men's health and Men's Shed participation (With full HREC approval)
  • Rural Health teaching site assessment project (CHR)

Fields of Research

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (111701)
  • Sociology (160899)
  • Aged Health Care (111702)
  • Family Care (111707)

Research Objectives

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Health Status and Outcomes (920302)
  • Evaluation of Health Outcomes (920204)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Determinants of Health (920301)
  • Health Policy Evaluation (920208)

Publications

Total publications

6

Journal Article

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Cox T, 'Caregivers reflecting on the early days of childhood cancer', European Journal of Cancer Care pp. 1-10. ISSN 0961-5423 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ecc.12499 [eCite] [Details]

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Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2012Cox TD, 'Beyond childhood cancer: Bringing primary carers into focus' (2012) [PhD]

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Other Public Output

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Cox T, Goldberg L, Hoang H, 'Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation: Community understandings of dementia and dementia care needs. Final report 2017', Faculty of Health, Centre for Rural Health and Wicking Dementia Care - University of Tasmania, Australia, pp. 1-12. (2017) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Goldberg L; Hoang H

2016Cox TD, 'Shedding light on Aboriginal men's health - Final Report', Centre for Rural Health (University of Tasmania) and Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation, Australia, pp. 1-13. (2016) [Report Other]

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2013Cox TD, 'Faculty of Health Science Indigenous Health Curriculum Strategic Plan 2014 - 2016', Faculty of Health Science Indigenous Health Curriculum Strategic Plan 2014 - 2016, Faculty of Health Science, University of Tasmania (2013) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2011Cox TD, 'Beyond childhood cancer: Bringing primary carers into focus - Final Research Report', Beyond childhood cancer: Bringing primary carers into focus - Final Research Report, University of Tasmania (2011) [Report of Restricted Access]

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