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Lyndsay Quarmby

Lyndsay Quarmby

Lecturer in Rural Health (Allied Health)

E Block, Newnham Campus

+61 3 6324 4006 (phone)

+61 3 6324 4040 (fax)

Lyndsay.Quarmby@utas.edu.au

Dr Lyndsay Quarmby is a Clinical Psychologist and Lecturer in Rural Health (Allied health) at the Centre for Rural Health (CRH). She is interested in innovative health service delivery, improving rural community health service access and interprofessional practice. She currently provides clinical supervision to postgraduate psychology students undertaking placement in Northern Tasmania and remote based clinicians. Clinically, Lyndsay works within the field of child and adolescent Psychology with a notable academic and clinic interest in Autism Spectrum Disorders particularly early identification, diagnosis and intervention.  She has a strong community engagement focus and currently sits on the board of Autism Tasmania and represents the university on the Minister's state Autism Advisory panel.

Biography

Before joining the University of Tasmania and currently Lyndsay works as a Clinical Psychologist and currently alongside her role at the University manages a Statewide Diagnostic and Support Services Team.  Lyndsay has over 10 years experience working with children and adolescents in both the mental health and disability fields. She has worked in urban and rural areas across government and non-government settings.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • DClinHthPsych, University of Newcastle, Australia, 2012. Thesis:Treatment expectancy in individuals with chronic pain attending a pain management program
  • B Psych(Hons), University of Newcastle, Australia, 2004. Thesis: Autobiographical memory in people with depressive symptomatology

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Approved Psychology Supervisor, Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency
  • Endorsed Clinical Psychologist, Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency
  • Board member of Autism Tasmania
  • Member of the Australian Society for Autism Research (ASfAR)
  • Member of the Tasmanian Minister's Autism Advisory Panel

Teaching

Child Development, Autism, Early Intervention, trans-disciplinary practice, Rural mental health, Communication, Psychological therapy, Mental health services, Interprofessional practice, Rural Health workforce Recruitment and retention, Supervision.

Teaching expertise

Dr Quarmby supervises postgraduate Clinical Psychology Students undertaking placements in North and North West Tasmania. She also facilitates workshops/seminars for rural and remote based clinicians on child development, multi- disciplinary practice, early intervention and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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Expertise

  • Autism Spectrum disorders
  • Childhood disability and family well being
  • Early intervention
  • Rural mental health service delivery
  • Rural Mental Health workforce recruitment and retention
  • Psychology workforce, training and supervision
  • Interprofessional practice
  • Qualitative methodologies (content and thematic analysis)
  • Working with vulnerable populations
  • Working/researching in the rural context
  • Knowledge translation

Research Themes

Lyndsay's research aligns with the University's research theme of the Better Health, in particular focusing on the Health Care and Support Services subtheme. Her research includes investigating innovative health service delivery methods, knowledge translation to enhance evidenced based health service pathways and outcomes, improving access to health services in rural Tasmania, supporting rural mental health clinicians and community engagement and participation.

Collaboration

  • Collaboration with the Olga Tennison Autism research Centre, La Tobe University into early surveillance for infants and toddlers at risk of an Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Collaboration with the Autism Cooperative Research Centre regarding baseline diagnostic practices of health professionals in relation to Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Collaboration on knowledge translation, service enhancement joint research projects with St Giles a Tasmanian based paediatric allied health service.
  • Collaboration with Australian Catholic university on an NHMRC funded project Cerebral Palsy Check Up: Providing the best service at the best time

Current projects

  • Associate investigator: NHMRC project led by ACU. Cerebral Palsy Check Up: Providing the best service at the best time http://www.acu.edu.au/581794
  • Diagnostic practices and reliability in Australia for Autism Spectrum Disorders http://www.autismcrc.com.au/diagnostic-practices-and-reliability-australia
  • Community service mapping for young people referred with mental health and/or behavioural problems in Launceston, Tasmania
  • Keeping them: Factors that contribute to the long term retention of the allied health workforce in rural and remote areas
  • Factors Associated with parental adaption during the Autism Diagnosis process
  • Supporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Higher Education
  • Evaluation of the Social Attention and Communication Surveillance (SACS) training for professionals in Tasmania

Fields of Research

  • Mental Health (111714)
  • Care for Disabled (111703)
  • Health and Community Services (111708)
  • Architectural Design (120101)
  • Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting) (190502)
  • Community Child Health (111704)
  • Neurosciences (110999)
  • Language, Communication and Culture (209999)
  • Health Care Administration (111709)
  • Special Education and Disability (130312)
  • Primary Health Care (111717)
  • Exercise Physiology (110602)
  • Clinical Nursing: Primary (Preventative) (111002)
  • Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)
  • Architecture (120199)

Research Objectives

  • Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services) (920201)
  • Rural Health (920506)
  • Diagnostic Methods (920203)
  • Mental Health (920410)
  • Carer Health (920202)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design (970112)
  • Health Education and Promotion (920205)
  • Child Health (920501)
  • Palliative Care (920211)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences (970117)
  • Health and Support Services (920299)
  • The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft) (950104)
  • Equity and Access to Education (939903)
  • Mental Health Services (920209)
  • Disability and Functional Capacity (920403)
  • Health (929999)

Publications

Total publications

9

Journal Article

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Due C, Smith IG, Allen P, Button E, Cheek C, et al., 'A pilot study of social inclusion and quality of life for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder', Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability pp. 1-10. ISSN 1366-8250 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3109/13668250.2017.1310812 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Cheek C; Stephens M

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2017Due C, Smith IG, Allen P, Button E, Cheek C, et al., 'A pilot study of social inclusion and quality of life for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder', Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability pp. 1-10. ISSN 1366-8250 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3109/13668250.2017.1310812 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Cheek C; Stephens M

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2016Kerr C, Shields N, Quarmby L, Roberts K, Imms C, 'Supports and barriers to implementation of routine clinical assessment for children with cerebral palsy: A mixed-methods study', Disability and Rehabilitation pp. 1-10. ISSN 0963-8288 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/09638288.2016.1258736 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 4

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2016Taylor LJ, Eapen V, Maybery MT, Midford S, Paynter J, et al., 'Diagnostic evaluation for autism spectrum disorder: a survey of health professionals in Australia', BMJ Open, 6, (9) Article e012517. ISSN 2044-6055 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012517 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

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Conference Publication

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Quarmby L, Kerr C, Shields N, Foley S, Roberts K, et al., 'Implementing change in allied health assessment practices for children with cerebral palsy: supports and barriers over time', Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, pp. 55-56, Vol 58 (55). (2016) [Conference Extract]

DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.78_13224 [eCite] [Details]

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2015Barnett T, Quarmby L, Van Der Ploeg WJ, 'Keeping them: Factors that contribute to the long term retention of the allied health workforce in rural and remote areas', Allied Health Professionals Symposium, 20 November, 2015, Launceston, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Barnett T; Van Der Ploeg WJ

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Owen C, McCann D, Rayner C, Devereaux C, Sheehan F, et al., 'Supporting students with autism spectrum disorder in higher education', National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education, Hobart, TAS (2016) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Owen C; McCann D; Rayner C; Devereaux C; Sheehan F

Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2011Quarmby L, 'Treatment Expectancy in Individuals with Chronic Pain attending a Pain Management Program' (2011) [Higher Doctorate]

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Other Public Output

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Taylor L, Brown P, Eapen V, Midford S, Paynter J, et al., 'Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis in Australia: Are we meeting best practice standards?', Department of Social Services and the Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism (Autism CRC), Australia (2016) [Government or Industry Research]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

5

Total funding

$566,935

Projects

Regional Bereavement Care Networks and Initiatives (2016)$172,285
Description
Establishing and evaluating bereavement care networks in Tasmania.
Funding
Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania ($172,285)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barnett Tony; Bridgman H; Marsh P; Quarmby L; Clifford CA; Ball MJ
Year
2016
Assessing the readiness of mainstream childhood education and care centres to provide ASD early intervention (2016 - 2018)$181,020
Description
Realist evaluation of a hub and spokes service delivery model operated by the North West Tasmania Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre (ASELCC), and validation of a readiness assessment tool.
Funding
St Giles Society ($181,020)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
McCann DE; Fordyce K; Quarmby L; Cross DMG; Cheek CG; Stephens MJ; Owen CM; Allen PL
Period
2016 - 2018
Using exercise to improve the health of Tasmanian caregivers (2016)$7,274
Description
This project tests whether weekly exercise/gym sessions improve the health of carers of children with autism and the motor skills of their child.This project has three objectives:1) to improve the physical health and mental well-being of caregivers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) througha 12 week exercise program2) to provide an expedited motor skills assessment process for children (2-5 years) with ASD3) to identify caregiver friendly strategies that can assist in developing and improving the motor skills of children with ASD
Funding
Tasmanian Community Fund ($7,274)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
McCann DE; Williams AD; Quarmby L; Myers SA; Norris K
Year
2016
Prospective identification of ASD in infants and toddlers: Social Attention and Communication Surveillance (2016 - 2019)$177,232
Description
This is a collaborative project between the Autism Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), La Trobe University, University of Tasmania and the Department of Health and Human Services. This study pertains to the implementation of SACS-R across the Child Health and Parenting Service (CHaPS) across Tasmania to monitor all childrens social attention and communication development and prospectively identify infants and toddlers at risk of ASD during their routine assessments at 12, 18 (piloted in the South) and 24-months of age. Children identified as at risk will be referred to a community developmental assessment team at St Giles for specialist multi-disciplinary assessment and subsequent diagnostic assessment at two years of age.
Funding
Autism CRC Ltd ($177,232)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Quarmby L; Barnett Tony; Barbaro J; Dissanyake C; Hollier L; Kelly D; Grose J
Period
2016 - 2019
Supporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Higher Education (2015)$29,124
Description
This project addresses the complex support needs of higher education students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the context of the substantive anticipated future growth of this population. The research adopts an innovative holistic framework that uniquely positions disability support in concert with pedagogical innovations and built environment design and considers the full academic pathway. It employs a mixed methods design including primary data collection of students experiences via photovoice. A key outcome is a proposed framework to enhance support considering the opportunities of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Funding
National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education, Curtin University ($29,124)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Owen CM; McCann DE; Rayner CS; Quarmby L; Devereaux CJ; Sheehan FK
Year
2015

Research Supervision

Current

1

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDDevelopmental Surveillance of Autism in Tasmania2016