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Pauline Marsh

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Pauline Marsh

Pauline Marsh

Lecturer
Centre for Rural Health

Advocate House, Hobart CBD Campuses

+61 3 6226 6905 (phone)

+61 3 6226 1952 (fax)

Pauline.Marsh@utas.edu.au

Dr Pauline Marsh is a researcher and teacher with the Centre for Rural Health. She is interested in many aspects of primary health care, but particularly in the role and capacity of informal community support and care. Pauline has an established participant observation research relationship with a rural community garden in southern Tasmania. She teaches into postgraduate primary health care units, and has previous teaching and research experience in the humanities. Pauline has published in international journals in the areas of Aboriginal Studies and Film Theory.

Publications

Pauline has contributed to international film journals, and to Australian studies journals. She has recently commenced contributing to palliative care journals.

Career summary

Qualifications

Degree

Thesis title

University

Country

Date of award

PhD

Cinematic Campfires: Australian Feature Film and Reconciliation 2000-2010.

University of Tasmania

Australia

Dec 2012

Postgrad Cert (Ageing and Social Planning)

 

University of Tasmania

Australia

2009

BA (1st Class Hons)

 

University of Tasmania

Australia

2004

Postgrad Diploma (Emergency Acute Care Nursing)

 

University of Melbourne

 

Australia

1999

Biography

Before joining the Centre for Rural Health at the University of Tasmania, Pauline held an honorary research position with the School of Humanities (UTas). Alongside her academic career she has extensive experience in the community sector, working across areas of consumer consultation, and health policy and research. Pauline is also a registered nurse and has worked in a variety of community and acute settings. She has a background in film theory and Aboriginal Studies, and is an emerging filmmaker. Her current work at the CRH includes research into community spaces' roles in end-of-life care, and rural student placements and teaching into the primary health care nursing postgraduate program.

Research Themes

Pauline's research aligns with two UTAS research themes: Better Health and Creativity, Culture and Society. Her community garden-based research explores the role of informal, community spaces in end-of-life care. This qualitative work brings together the theory and practice from a range of areas: biophilia, third place, palliative care, creative arts and volunteering. Pauline is continuing to explore the effectiveness of community gardening in the health care and palliative spaces, and the relationships between formal care providers and community spaces, volunteers and creative activities.

Pauline's rural health workforce research focuses on identifying and addressing the constraints on student placements in rural teaching sites. Along with other CRH academic staff, she employs qualitative techniques to understand the barriers and enablers of undergraduate student experiences, across a range of health science practitioner disciplines.

Pauline has also maintained an interest in Aboriginal Studies and Film Theory, stemming from her PhD research on Reconciliation Cinema.

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Member Australian Practice Nurse Association
  • Registered Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
  • Member Wide Angle Tasmania

Administrative expertise

  • Managing small community consultation projects
  • Co-owner and manager Artist Studio

Teaching

Teaching expertise

  • Primary health care
  • Community nursing
  • Aboriginal studies
  • Film studies

Teaching responsibility

Foundations of Community Nursing

View more on Dr Pauline Marsh in WARP

Expertise

  • Community-based end-of-life support
  • Therapeutic gardening
  • Rural student placements
  • Reconciliation cinema

Collaboration

Pauline is currently involved in an ongoing participant observation research program with the Okines Community Garden, Tasmania. The garden has received financial support from the Tasmanian Association of Hospice and Palliative Care and the Department of Health and Human Services to enable this work.

Current projects

Walking Each Other Home: Weaving End-of-Life Supports into a Community Garden

Identifying factors that influence the utilisation of rural health services for clinical placement: An exploratory pilot study.

Fields of Research

  • Health and Community Services (111708)
  • Primary Health Care (111717)
  • Cinema Studies (190201)
  • Film and Television (190204)
  • Urban Sociology and Community Studies (160810)
  • Human Geography (160499)
  • Health Policy (160508)
  • Public Health and Health Services (111799)
  • Film, Television and Digital Media (190299)
  • Mental Health (111714)
  • Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment (160801)
  • Social and Cultural Geography (160403)

Research Objectives

  • Palliative Care (920211)
  • Cultural Understanding (959999)
  • Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society (970116)
  • Health and Support Services (920299)
  • Health Inequalities (920206)
  • Rural Health (920506)
  • Distribution of Income and Wealth (940108)
  • Mental Health Services (920209)
  • Understanding Australia's Past (950503)
  • Visual Communication (950205)
  • Social Structure and Health (920413)
  • Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services) (920201)

Publications

Pauline has contributed to international film journals, and to Australian studies journals. She has recently commenced contributing to palliative care journals.

Total publications

17

Journal Article

(6 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Marsh P, Gartell G, Egg G, Nolan A, Cross M, 'End-of-Life care in a community garden: Findings from a Participatory Action Research project in regional Australia', Health and Place, 45 pp. 110-116. ISSN 1353-8292 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.03.006 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Cross M

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2016Marsh P, 'Postcolonial longing on the Australian cinematic frontier', Ilha do Desterro, 69, (2) pp. 177-191. ISSN 0101-4846 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5007/2175-8026.2016v69n2p177 [eCite] [Details]

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2016Marsh P, Spinaze A, 'Community gardens as sites of solace and end-of-life support: a literature review', International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 22, (5) pp. 214-219. ISSN 1357-6321 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.12968/ijpn.2016.22.5.214 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Spinaze A

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2013Marsh Pauline, 'Picturing a Golden Age: September and Australian Rules', Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, (5) Article 4. ISSN 2009-4078 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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2013Marsh Pauline, 'Family tremors: Margot Nash's Call Me Mum', Journal of the European Association for Studies of Australia, 4, (1) pp. 103-116. ISSN 2013-6897 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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2012Marsh P, 'The primitive, the sacred and the stoned in Richard J. Frankland's Stone Bros', Studies in Australasian Cinema, 6, (1) pp. 29-43. ISSN 1750-3175 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1386/sac.6.1.29_1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

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Conference Publication

(6 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Kent K, Marsh P, Barnett T, Ball MJ, 'A review of bereavement care standards', Rural Health and Collaborative Research Symposium, 7 June 2017, Launceston, Tasmania (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Kent K; Barnett T

2016Marsh P, 'Walking Each Other Home: Weaving Informal Palliative Supports into a Community Garden', 21st International Congress on Palliative Care, 18-21 October, Montreal, Canada (2016) [Plenary Presentation]

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2016Marsh P, 'Walking Each Other Home: Weaving Informal Palliative Supports into a Community Garden', Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, pp. e35-e36. ISSN 0885-3924 (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2015Marsh P, Mathewson D, Knowles D, Edmondson P, 'The State of Play: Tasmania's changing health and social care landscape', Tasmanian Health Conference 2015, 17 October, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Plenary Presentation]

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2014Webb M, Marsh P, 'Shaping the System: advocacy techniques', Navigating a changing environment, 13-14 November, Hobart, Tasmania (2014) [Plenary Presentation]

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2012Marsh P, 'Picturing a National Coming-of-Age in Peter Carstairs' September', Alphaville Inaugural Conference: Cinema in the Interstices, 7-9 September, 2012, Cork, Ireland (2012) [Plenary Presentation]

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Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Barnett T, Bridgman H, Marsh P, Kent K, Ball M, 'Tasmanian bereavement care network and initiatives project: final report', Centre for Rural Health, University of Tasmania, Australia (2017) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Barnett T; Bridgman H; Kent K; Ball M

2017Bridgman H, Barnett T, Marsh P, De Deuge J, 'Review of headspace Clinical Pathways in Tasmania', Centre for Rural Health, Tasmania, Australia (2017) [Contract Report]

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

Other Creative Work

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Marsh P, Mason VB, Shemesh J, 'DIGnity Supported Community Gardening', Centre for Rural Health and LaMoodja Film, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 3:30mins (2017) [Minor Creative Work]

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Co-authors: Mason VB

2016Marsh P, 'Woodvine - A Gift', Inspired by Nature Films, Tasmania, pp. 1 (2016) [Minor Creative Work]

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2016Marsh P, Wood D, Treasure R, 'The Conquest of Emmie', Wide Angle Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 1 (2016) [Minor Creative Work]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

3

Total funding

$258,620

Projects

DIGnity: Supporting people to participate in their local Community Garden (2017)$83,845
Description
This is a Participatory Research project involving three regional community gardens. Each garden will host weekly/fortnightly supported gardening sessions over 2017, during which professional health and social supports will be provided to enable people with health and mobility constraints to participant in a range of community gardening activities. The aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of people with health constraints, through community gardening. Whilst community gardens are well suited to promoting wellbeing - through physical activity, social engagement, biophilia and healthy eating to date they have not generally positioned themselves as intentional therapeutic spaces. Rather, the core functions of community gardens have been in food production and distribution, and not in assisting members of the broader community who have particular physical, mental and emotional needs. This research follows on from two successful trial projects in the Okines community garden at Dodges Ferry. These trials have involved onsite support from an Occupational Therapist, fibre artist, garden coordinators and an accredited mental health social worker. This team, along with the CRH researcher Pauline Marsh, will continue to work with volunteers, and expand to include the Dunalley/Tasman gardens and extend the program to run over a full year. DIGnity has the support of the Tasman GP, the South Eastern Community Care and hospice@home, all of whom have expressed support for referring clients to the DIGnity sessions.The research questions are:What impacts does a supported community gardening environment have on wellbeing and quality of life for those involved? What are the barriers and enablers to community gardens functioning as deliberate, sustainable therapeutic spaces?
Funding
Tasmanian Community Fund ($83,845)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Marsh P
Year
2017
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
Walking Each Other Home: Weaving End of Life Support into a Community Garden (2015)$2,490
Description
The proposed research will observe, analyse and document the process and outcomes of a broader community-engagement project, the Walking Each Other Home (WEOH) pilot project. Walking Each Other Home (WEOH) is a regional community garden-driven pilot project that will consult with community members about their end-of-life care and support needs. It aims to determine how the community garden space and its volunteer network might actively respond to those needs in an on-going, sustainable way. The consultation centres on three events: a community information exchange gathering; four weaving discussion groups in the garden, in which discussions and weaving activity is based on end-of-life themes; and a garden community workshop that responds artistically and physically to those discussions. WEOH is complemented by this small-scale research projectWEOH: Weaving End of Life Supports into a Community Garden (hereon WEOH: Weaving). WEOH: Weaving aims to decipher and communicate the factors that impact on the Okines Community Gardens capacity to provide end-of-life support. Ultimately, this research project aims to assist other gardens and similar community-based volunteer organisations when planning their involvement in end-of-life support.The research methodology is informed by principles of participatory action research (PAR). It also adopts the theoretical view of qualitative research as a performative process, and thus influential on the outcomes. The researcher is a community member, and the design comprises participant observation of the pilot project events and follow-up semi-structured interviews with consultation participants. These methods are augmented by a systematic literature review.Thematic analysis will be employedcodes and themes will be discussed with the WEOH project team. Findings will be provided to the community members in the form of a plain language document, which tells the story of the project and highlights the learnings. In addition, an academic paper drawing on the findings and literature review will be published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Palliative Care. Both documents will make a significant contribution to the current research on community palliative care, community gardens and volunteer palliative care.
Funding
Okines Community House ($2,490)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Marsh P
Year
2015

Pauline is interested in supervising HDR candidates with an interest in community-based health care and social support. She is well-placed to support candidates researching community gardens, neighbourhood houses, the application of third place theory, rural workforce issues, and the creative arts and health.