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Andrea Price

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Andrea Price

PhD Candidate
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre

Medical Science 1 , Hobart CBD Campuses

Biography

Andrea Price is an Early Career Academic and lecturer with the Bachelor of Dementia Care at the University of Tasmania. A registered nurse with post-graduate qualifications in mental health nursing, health services management, aged care nursing, and a Master of Nursing, Andrea has held varied nursing roles in Australia and England over a period of more than 20 years. These roles include aged rehabilitation, residential aged care, educator, teaching nursing students, community nurse, continence advisor, aged care quality assessor, older persons' mental health clinician, clinical nurse consultant for cognition, and behavioural consultant with the Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service. She has also provided annual dementia education programs to aged care providers in Japan.

Andrea's professional interests focus on the care of people who are living with dementia, including developing staff knowledge about dementia to enhance supportive care approaches and promote autonomy for people who are living with dementia.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • Current PhD Candidate, University of Tasmania, 2015- present
  • Master of Nursing, Monash University, Australia, 2000
  • Bachelor of Health Science, Southern Cross University, Australia, 1995
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Tasmania, Australia, 1984
  • GradDip Nursing (Mental Health), Monash University, Australia, 2007
  • GradCert Health Services Management, Edith Cowan University, Australia, 2000
  • Registered nurse (1987)

Memberships

Professional practice

Australian Association of Gerontology Tas Division – Secretary

Teaching

Supportive care, dementia, aged care, residential aged care, dementia units, BPSD

Teaching expertise

Andrea has been developing curriculum and teaching fully online to first year undergraduate students in Bachelor of Dementia Care since 2013.

Teaching responsibility

Andrea teaches in the first year units of the Bachelor of Dementia Care, specifically Principles of supportive care for people with dementia (CAD104).

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Research Themes

Andrea’s research aligns with the University’s theme of Better Health.  In June 2015 she commenced a PhD to explore how policies and practices influence the lives of people living in an Australian residential dementia care unit.

Many residential aged care facilities in Australia include Dementia-Specific Units (DSUs). DSUs provide accommodation for people with dementia who are considered at risk as a consequence of behavioural and/or psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD), such as wandering. Dementia-specific care includes using humane and effective approaches to support people with BPSD, and there is increasing evidence about the efficacy of such interventions. However translating evidence into care practices remains a challenge (Masso & McCarthy, 2009, p.147) and, with no regulation or standard governing the use of the term 'dementia-specific', there is considerable variation in the types of services provided (Alzheimer's Australia, 2010).

The research will use an ethnographic methodology, incorporating mixed methods, to provide a rich description of one Australian DSU. It will provide insights and knowledge into how the policies and practices used in the DCU are interpreted and enacted by those within the DSU community. Importantly, the research will explore how these policies and practices influence the lives of people with dementia who reside in the DCU setting. This information will be the first of its kind about an Australian DSU, and will provide a foundation for further research into the way dementia-specific care is provided in Australian RACFs.

Fields of Research

  • Aged health care (420301)
  • Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy (390110)
  • Health promotion (420603)
  • Nutrition and dietetics (321099)
  • Aged care nursing (420502)
  • Public health nutrition (321005)
  • Residential client care (420320)
  • Geriatrics and gerontology (320210)
  • Continuing and community education (390301)
  • Mental health services (420313)

Research Objectives

  • Health education and promotion (200203)
  • Health related to ageing (200502)
  • Learner and learning (160199)
  • Nutrition (200410)
  • Evaluation of health outcomes (200202)
  • Evaluation of health and support services (200299)
  • Clinical health (200199)
  • Pedagogy (160302)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status and outcomes (210302)
  • Policies and development (160205)
  • Mental health services (200305)
  • Provision of health and support services (200399)

Publications

Total publications

15

Journal Article

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Lea EJ, Goldberg LR, Price AD, Tierney LT, McInerney FJ, 'Best intentions or best practice? A case study of the nutritional needs and outcomes of a person with dementia living in a residential aged care home', International Journal of Nursing Practice, 25, (1) Article e12692. ISSN 1322-7114 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ijn.12692 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Lea EJ; Goldberg LR; Tierney LT; McInerney FJ

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2017Lea EJ, Goldberg LR, Price AD, Tierney LT, McInerney F, 'Staff awareness of food and fluid care needs for older people with dementia in residential care: A qualitative study', Journal of clinical nursing, 26, (23-24) pp. 5169-5178. ISSN 0962-1067 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jocn.14066 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8

Co-authors: Lea EJ; Goldberg LR; Tierney LT; McInerney F

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Chapter in Book

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Goldberg LR, Price AD, Becker SE, Bindoff A, 'The critical importance of adopting a personhood lens' in reframing support and care for those with dementia', Dementia as Social Experience: Valuing Life and Care, Routledge, G Macdonald and J Mears (ed), United Kingdom ISBN 9780815374572 (2018) [Other Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Goldberg LR; Becker SE; Bindoff A

2018Goldberg LR, Price AD, Becker SE, Bindoff A, 'The critical importance of adopting a personhood lens' in reframing support and care for those with dementia', Dementia as Social Experience: Valuing Life and Care, Routledge, G Macdonald and J Mears (ed), United States, pp. 159-173. ISBN 9780815374572 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.4324/9781351241816-9 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Goldberg LR; Becker SE; Bindoff A

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Conference Publication

(10 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Lea E, Goldberg L, Price A, McInerney F, Doherty K, et al., 'ID: 364 - Meaningful engagement in nutritional understanding (menu) project: developing effective nutrition and hydration action plans for people with dementia in residential aged care', 34th Virtual International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International - Hope in the age of dementia - New science. New knowledge. New solutions, 10-12 December, Online, pp. 341-341. (2020) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Lea E; Goldberg L; McInerney F; Doherty K; McDougall Jane

2019Lea E, Goldberg L, Price A, McInerney F, Doherty K, et al., 'Providing optimal nutrition in residential aged care: The role of staff and family knowledge', Australian Dementia Forum, 13-14 June, Hobart, Tasmania (2019) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Lea E; Goldberg L; McInerney F; Doherty K; Johnstone A; Gray D

2018Lea EJ, Goldberg LR, Price AD, McInerney F, Doherty KV, et al., 'Barriers to optimising nutritional status in residents living with Dementia: rationale for development of meaningful engagement in nutritional understanding (MENU) project', 33rd International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International, 26-29 July 2018, Chicago, USA (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Lea EJ; Goldberg LR; McInerney F; Doherty KV

2017Goldberg LR, Canty A, King AE, Price AD, Carr AR, et al., 'Can mature -age non-traditional students succeed in an online Bachelor of Dementia Care program?', International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress, San Francisco, 23-27 July 2017, San Francisco (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Goldberg LR; Canty A; King AE; Carr AR; Ziebell JM; Westbury JL; Elliot K-E

2017Lea E, Goldberg L, Price A, Tierney L, McInerney F, 'Optimising nutrition for adults with dementia: Residential communities care redesign opportunities', International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress, July 23- 27 2017, San Francisco (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Lea E; Goldberg L; Tierney L; McInerney F

2017Lea E, Goldberg L, Price A, Tierney L, McInerney F, 'The challenge of optimising nutrition for aged care residents with dementia', 2017 ACSA Conference, 16-17 November 2017, Hobart, Tasmania (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Lea E; Goldberg L; Tierney L; McInerney F

2015Canty A, Carr A, Elliott K-E, Goldberg L, King C, et al., 'The Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre - Paving the way forward in online dementia education', Teaching Matters 2014 - Places and Spaces, 2-3 December, 2014, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 47. (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Canty A; Carr A; Elliott K-E; Goldberg L; King C; Kirkcaldie M; McInerney F; Robinson A; Tolman J; Vickers J

2015Price AD, Grace A, Carr AR, 'Targeted skills-based resources: Adapting teaching approaches for a non-traditional student cohort in an online environment at the University of Tasmania', The 12th international conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 27-30 October, 2015, Melbourne, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Grace A; Carr AR

2015Price AD, Grace A, Carr AR, 'Targeting skills-based resources: Adapting skills-based approaches for a nontraditional student cohort in an online environment', the 12th annual conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 27-30 October, 2015, Melbourne, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Grace A; Carr AR

2014Canty A, Burke KF, Carr AR, Ceperkovic H, Elliott Kate-Ellen, et al., 'Online Learning and Aspirations in the Bachelor of Dementia Care degree', Aspirations Matter 2014, 5th December, 2014, Launceston, Tasmania (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Canty A; Burke KF; Carr AR; Ceperkovic H; Elliott Kate-Ellen; Goldberg LR; Grace A; Jestrimski JW; Kleinig KL; Landowski LM; Minstrell ML

Other Public Output

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Price AD, 'Project: Bachelor of Dementia Care and Understanding Dementia MOOC', http://iawards.com.au/index.php/winners/2014-winners/2014-winners-tas, Tasmania state iAwards 2014 - Community category (2014) [Award]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

4

Total funding

$28,923,907

Projects

Updating the Decision-Making Tools for (i) Supporting a Restraint Free Environment in Residential Aged Care; and (ii) Supporting a Restraint Free Environment in Community Aged Care (2020)$99,150
Description
The project objectives are:To evaluate and refresh the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (ACQSC) Decision-Making tools for RACFs and community aged care (including respite and day care) regarding physical and chemical restraint.To update the resources to align with current legislative requirements, recently released ACQSC resources and contemporary best practice.To produce clear, practical and influential resources regarding restraint for the target audience, namely providers of aged care, nursing and care staff, consumers and their representatives and health professionals.To form an advisory group with whom to consult and seek feedback, namely providers of aged care, consumers and their representatives, doctors, nurses and pharmacists, and legal experts and advocacy groups.
Funding
Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission ($99,150)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Breen JL; Goldberg LR; Courtney-Pratt HM; Lawler K; Price AD; Wimmer BC
Year
2020
Meaningful Engagement in Nutritional Understanding: Best choices for aged care (2018 - 2019)$90,000
Description
The MENU project will implement best practice care changes to improve nutrition care and reduce malnutrition risk for people with dementia in residential aged care.
Funding
Tasmanian Community Fund ($90,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lea EJ; Goldberg LR; Price AD; McInerney F; Doherty KV; Beattie E; Isenring L
Period
2018 - 2019
Improving the Health and Well-Being of Tasmanian Aboriginal People - One Community's Focus on Individualised Support, Specialised Training, and Leadership in Dementia Care (2017 - 2019)$834,757
Description
This project enables 10 members of the Circular Head Aboriginal community to study in the award-winning, online Bachelor of Dementia Care program. The program will include completion of a Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) providing within-community experience with adults with dementia. This innovative coupling of authentic, culturally-appropriate experiential learning with broad and deep academic knowledge about dementia and evidence-based care will provide students with a work-related qualification embedded within a culturally-appropriate university education. This will increase the capacity of this Aboriginal community to provide care for its members with dementia, a documented concern. It will also establish a pathway to improve students access to and success in higher education and the professional workforce, including academia, and counteract the negative influences of rurality and low socio-economic status on educational opportunity.
Funding
Department of Health (Cth) ($834,757)
Scheme
Grant-Dementia and Aged Care Services
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Cox TD; Goldberg LR; Baldock D; Price AD; Hoang THH; Cross DMG
Period
2017 - 2019
National provider for the Dementia Training Programme (2016 - 2018)$27,900,000
Description
To develop and evaluate online dementia training and education resources on behalf of Dementia Training Australia.
Funding
Department of Health (Cth) ($27,900,000)
Scheme
Grant-Dementia and Aged Care Services
Administered By
University of Wollongong
Research Team
Robinson AL; Vickers JC; Doherty KV; Price AD
Period
2016 - 2018