Director, Centre for Rural Health
PhD, BAppSc, MEd, RN, FCNA, FRSA
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Dr Barnett has trained as a nurse at Whyalla (South Australia), has worked in a number of hospitals in Victoria and South Australia and held academic and Head of School positions at both Deakin and Monash Universities. He is currently engaged in a number of rural health projects in Tasmania on topics such as: interprofessional practice, simulation, oral health, rural health workforce and clinical education. Dr Barnett has supervised to completion, over 25 graduate student research projects conducted in Australia, Malaysia and Hong Kong. He is a chief investigator with the (national) Centre of Research Excellence in Primary Oral Health care and a board member of the Australian Rural Health Education Network (ARHEN).
Dr Barnett has taught subjects on: research methods, evidence-based practice, collaborative health care, rural health, nursing, professional issues and health professional transitions. In the past five years, he has secured a major HWA (Health Workforce Australia) simulation education grant and, with colleagues, been awarded two OLT (Office for Learning and Teaching) grants in the areas of student transition and technology enhanced learning, and three TCEN (Tasmanian Clinical Education Network) grants.
As a researcher, Dr Barnett adopts approaches, methods and techniques best suited to the research question or problem to be solved. He has worked with a number of research designs (eg. descriptive, RCT, pre-test:post-test, grounded theory); has used a variety of data collection methods: (eg. survey, focus groups, interviews, audit) and enjoys both descriptive and comparative approaches to data analysis techniques (both numeric and narrative).
Authorised by the Director, Centre for Rural Health
23 March, 2015