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Claire Eccleston

Lecturer
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre

Room 417G-02 (Level 4), Medical Science 1, Hobart CBD Campuses

+61 3 6226 4775 (phone)

Claire.Eccleston@utas.edu.au

Career summary

Biography

Dr Eccleston was awarded a PhD in 2005 from Griffith University, and has diverse government and research experience. She currently co-ordinates the evaluation activities of the Wicking Teaching Aged Care Facility Program. This project aims to provide health care students with an improved learning environment in residential aged care facilities, and to build organisational capability within aged care facilities to support professional education and drive a high performance culture capable of realising evidence-based practice. She is also a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre.

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Fields of Research

  • Aged Health Care (111702)
  • Aged Care Nursing (111001)
  • Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy (130209)
  • Freshwater Ecology (060204)
  • Soil Chemistry (excl. Carbon Sequestration Science) (050304)
  • Public Health and Health Services (111799)
  • Health Promotion (111712)
  • Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)
  • Population Trends and Policies (160305)
  • Residential Client Care (111718)
  • Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases (110904)

Research Objectives

  • Health Related to Ageing (920502)
  • Nursing (920210)
  • Health Education and Promotion (920205)
  • Palliative Care (920211)
  • Health and Support Services (920299)
  • Neurodegenerative Disorders Related to Ageing (920112)
  • Health (929999)
  • Mountain and High Country Land and Water Management (960909)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Environments (960506)
  • Learner and Learning Achievement (930101)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences (970111)
  • Child Health (920501)

Publications

Total publications

24

Journal Article

(16 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Annear MJ, Toye C, Elliott KJ, McInerney F, Eccleston C, et al., 'Dementia knowledge assessment scale (DKAS): confirmatory factor analysis and comparative subscale scores among an international cohort', BMC Geriatrics, 17 Article 168. ISSN 1471-2318 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s12877-017-0552-y [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Annear MJ; Toye C; Elliott KJ; McInerney F; Robinson A

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2016Lea E, Mason R, Eccleston C, Robinson A, 'Aspects of nursing student placements associated with perceived likelihood of working in residential aged care', Journal of Clinical Nursing, 25, (5-6) pp. 715-724. ISSN 0962-1067 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jocn.13018 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Lea E; Mason R; Robinson A

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2016Annear MJ, Eccleston CE, McInerney FJ, Elliott Kate-Ellen, Toye C, et al., 'A New Standard in Dementia Knowledge Measurement: Comparative Validation of the Dementia Knowledge Assessment Scale and the Alzheimer's Disease Knowledge Scale', Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 64, (6) pp. 1329-1334. ISSN 1532-5415 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jgs.14142 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Annear MJ; McInerney FJ; Elliott Kate-Ellen; Toye C; Tranter BK; Robinson AL

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2015Annear MJ, Toye C, Eccleston CE, McInerney FJ, Elliott KJ, et al., 'Dementia knowledge assessment scale: development and preliminary psychometric properties', American Geriatrics Society Journal, 63, (11) pp. 2375-2381. ISSN 0002-8614 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jgs.13707 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Annear MJ; Toye C; McInerney FJ; Elliott KJ; Tranter BK; Hartley T; Robinson AL

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2015Annear MJ, Toye C, McInerney F, Eccleston C, Tranter B, et al., 'What should we know about dementia in the 21st Century? A Delphi consensus study', BMC Geriatrics, 15 Article 5. ISSN 1471-2318 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s12877-015-0008-1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Annear MJ; McInerney F; Tranter B; Elliott K-E; Robinson A

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2015Eccleston CEA, Lea EJ, McInerney F, Crisp E, Marlow A, et al., 'An investigation of nursing students' knowledge of dementia: A questionnaire study', Nurse Education Today, 35, (6) pp. 800-805. ISSN 0260-6917 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.nedt.2015.02.019 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Lea EJ; McInerney F; Crisp E; Marlow A; Robinson AL

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2015Lucas PV, McCall MJ, Eccleston CEA, Lea EJ, Stratton BM, et al., 'Prioritising the development of paramedic students' interpersonal skills', Journal of Paramedic Practice, 7, (5) pp. 242-248. ISSN 1759-1376 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.12968/ippr.2015.5.2.35 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Lucas PV; McCall MJ; Lea EJ; Stratton BM; Annear MJ; Crisp EP; Elliott Kate-Ellen; Robinson AL

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2015Robinson A, See C, Lea E, Bramble M, Andrews S, et al., 'Wicking teaching aged care facilities program: innovative practice', Dementia pp. 1-9. ISSN 1471-3012 (2015) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1177/1471301215603846 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Robinson A; Lea E; Bramble M; Marlow A; Radford J; McInerney F

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2015Stratton BM, Lea E, Bramble M, Eccleston C, McCall M, et al., 'Residential aged care facility clinical placements for undergraduate paramedic students: An evaluation of the Australian experience', Australasian Journal of Paramedicine, 12, (2) Article 1. ISSN 2202-7270 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Stratton BM; Lea E; Bramble M; McCall M; Lucas P; Robinson A

2014Lea E, Marlow A, Bramble M, Andrews S, Crisp E, et al., 'Learning opportunities in a residential aged care facility: the role of supported placements for first-year nursing students', Journal of Nursing Education, 53, (7) pp. 410-414. ISSN 0148-4834 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3928/01484834-20140620-02 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Lea E; Marlow A; Bramble M; Andrews S; Crisp E; Mason R; Robinson A

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2014Lea E, Marlow A, Bramble M, Andrews S, Eccleston C, et al., 'Improving student nurses' aged care understandings through a supported placement', International Nursing Review, 62, (1) pp. 28-35. ISSN 0020-8132 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/inr.12156 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Lea E; Marlow A; Bramble M; Andrews S; McInerney F; Robinson A

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2014Robinson A, Eccleston C, Annear M, Elliott K-E, Andrews S, et al., 'Who Knows, Who Cares? Dementia knowledge among nurses, care workers, and family members of people living with dementia', Journal of Palliative Care, 30, (3) pp. 158-165. ISSN 0825-8597 (2014) [Refereed Article]

PMID: 25265739 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 19

Co-authors: Robinson A; Annear M; Elliott K-E; Andrews S; Stirling C; Ashby M; Banks S; McInerney F

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2013Lucas P, McCall M, Lea E, Eccleston C, Stratton B, et al., 'Clinical placements in residential care facilities part 1: positive experiences', Journal of Paramedic Practice, 5, (7) pp. 400-406. ISSN 1759-1376 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.12968/jpar.2013.5.7.400 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Lucas P; McCall M; Lea E; Stratton B; Crisp E; Andrews S; Robinson A

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2013Lucas P, McCall M, Lea E, Eccleston C, Stratton B, et al., 'Clinical placements in residential care facilities part 2: negative experiences', Journal of Paramedic Practice, 5, (8) pp. 462-468. ISSN 1759-1376 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.12968/jpar.2013.5.8.462 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Lucas P; McCall M; Lea E; Stratton B; Crisp E; Robinson A

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2011Fellows CS, Hunter HM, Eccleston CEA, De Hayr RW, Rassam W, et al., 'Denitrification potential of intermittently saturated floodplain soils from a subtropical perennial stream and an ephemeral tributary', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 43, (2) pp. 324-332. ISSN 0038-0717 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2010.10.019 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 8

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2001Barmuta LA, McKenny CA, Swain R, 'The responses of a lotic mayfly Nousia sp (Ephemeroptera : Leptophlebiidae) to moving water and light of different wavelengths', Freshwater Biology, 46, (5) pp. 567-573. ISSN 0046-5070 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2427.2001.00692.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Barmuta LA; Swain R

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Conference Publication

(7 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Goldberg L, Eccleston CEA, Lea E, Robinson A, 'The value of systematic interprofessional education for effective practice in dementia care', International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress, 23-27 July 2017, San Francisco (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Goldberg L; Lea E; Robinson A

2012Andrews SM, Lea EJ, Bramble MD, Eccleston CEA, Stratton BM, et al., 'Using Action Research To Foster Mentor Engagement In The Development of Quality Clinical Placements in Aged Care for Undergaduate Health Care Students', Using Action Research To Foster Mentor Engagement In The Development of Quality Clinical Placements in Aged Care for Undergaduate Health Care Students, 7-11 September 2012, Cairns, Queensland, pp. 13. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Andrews SM; Lea EJ; Bramble MD; Stratton BM; Morley C; Robinson AL

2012Bramble MD, Radford JC, Eccleston CEA, Lea EJ, Robinson AL, 'Final Year Medical Students' Views on their Clinical Placement in a Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF), Specialising in Dementia and Palliation', Final Year Medical Students' Views on their Clinical Placement in a Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF), Specialising in Dementia and Palliation, 7-11 September 2012, Cairns, Queensland, pp. 13. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bramble MD; Radford JC; Lea EJ; Robinson AL

2012Eccleston CEA, Bramble MD, Lea EJ, Robinson AL, 'Knowledge of Dementia among Health Care Students on Placement in Residential Aged Care and How this Compares to Aged Care Staff', Knowledge of Dementia among Health Care Students on Placement in Residential Aged Care and How this Compares to Aged Care Staff, 7-11 September 2012, Cairns, Queensland, pp. 13. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bramble MD; Lea EJ; Robinson AL

2012Lea EJ, Bramble MD, Eccleston CEA, Andrews SM, McInerney F, et al., 'First Year Nursing Students' Placement Experiences in the Wicking Teaching Aged Care Facilities Program: Developing Knowledge and Understanding of Dementia', First Year Nursing Students' Placement Experiences in the Wicking Teaching Aged Care Facilities Program: Developing Knowledge and Understanding of Dementia, 7-11 September 2012, Cairns, Queensland, pp. 13. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Lea EJ; Bramble MD; Andrews SM; McInerney F; Robinson AL

2012Robinson AL, Lea EJ, Stratton BM, Bramble MD, Eccleston CEA, 'Building Capacity to Support Dementia Palliation Among Undergraduate Health Care Students', Building Capacity to Support Dementia Palliation Among Undergraduate Health Care Students, 7-11 September 2012, Cairns, Queensland, pp. 13. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Robinson AL; Lea EJ; Stratton BM; Bramble MD

2012Stratton BM, Lea EJ, Bramble MD, Eccleston CEA, McCall MJ, et al., 'Issues in Structuring Second Year Paramedic Students' Clinical Placement in Aged Care Facilities to Support their Engagement with Residents with Dementia', Issues in Structuring Second Year Paramedic Students' Clinical Placement in Aged Care Facilities to Support their Engagement with Residents with Dementia, 7-11 September 2012, Cairns, Queensland, pp. 13. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Stratton BM; Lea EJ; Bramble MD; McCall MJ; Robinson AL

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2013Robinson AL, Lea EJ, Tierney L, See C, Marlow AH, et al., 'Teaching aged care facilities: Implementing interprofessional prevocational education and practice in residential aged care', Victoria and Tasmania Dementia Training Study Centre, Australia (2013) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Robinson AL; Lea EJ; Tierney L; See C; Marlow AH; Morley C; Radford JC; Lo A; McInerney F; McCall M

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

3

Total funding

$406,073

Projects

What do they know about dementia? Determining community knowledge about dementia. (2017)$50,000
Description
The aims of the project are to:1. Determine the level of dementia knowledge in a cross section of community groups2. Model the relationship between dementia knowledge and demographic variables to determine key demographic correlates3. Explore findings arising from the survey of dementia knowledge in partnership with communities to identify appropriate educationapproaches.
Funding
Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation ($50,000)
Scheme
Grant-Dementia Grants Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Eccleston CEA; Courtney-Pratt HM; McInerney F; Doherty KV
Year
2017
To develop a model to measure consumer dementia knowledge and literacy utilising a large Australian community sample enrolled in the University of Tasmania Wicking Understanding Dementia MOOC (2017 - 2019)$349,200
Funding
Department of Health (Cth) ($349,200)
Scheme
Grant-Dementia and Aged Care Services
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
McInerney F; Doherty KV; Eccleston CEA; Vickers JC; Robinson AL
Period
2017 - 2019
Dementia-related presentations at the Royal Hobart Hospital - A pilot program for redesigning state-wide clinical care pathways involving Tasmanian residential aged care facilities (RACFs) and their c (2014)$6,873
Description
This project explores dementia-related presentations to the RHH to inform the development of new clinical pathways to reduce preventable and unplanned hospital transfers that are costly and have poor outcomes for people with dementia. Care pathways from RACFs and community settings to the RHH will be reviewed.
Funding
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation ($6,873)
Scheme
Grant-Starter
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Annear MJ; Nicols H; Powell D; Bell EJ; Elliott KJ; Palmer AJ; Vickers JC; Eccleston CEA; McInerney F
Year
2014