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Rosie Nash

Lecturer in Public Health

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With Tasmania having the lowest average rates of health literacy in Australia, the University of Tasmania’s Dr Rosie Nash has been focussing on school communities – to help change these statistics.

Building health literacy from the school ground up

Health literacy, or the ability to find and use information to promote and maintain good health and well-being, is most often focussed on adults.

However, research shows that we do most of our learning about how to be ‘healthy’ from our family, our community and during our school years.

Developing health literacy therefore must start in the early years and be ‘built from the school ground up.’

With Tasmania having the lowest average rates of health literacy in Australia, the University of Tasmania’s Dr Rosie Nash has been focussing on school communities – to help change these statistics.

In collaboration with other researchers across the University, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Education, a pilot program was initiated working with teachers and students at Blackmans Bay Primary School.

“We know that the attitudes and behaviours formed during childhood can greatly predict adult health patterns, so we were looking for ways to work closely with children, to provide them with opportunities to explore health issues and develop essential health literacy competencies.”

“In 2016, we started planning a pilot preventative health project to empower teachers and students to explore, discuss, design and share resources to improve the health literacy of all Tasmanian children.

“From this The HealthLit4Kids Program was born.”

HealthLit4Kids embodies the OpHeLiA (Optimising Health Literacy and Access to Health information and services) principles (participatory, community-focused, equity driven and sustainable), and recognises that health literacy is a complex interplay between an individual, their community and health services.

Dr Nash said improved health literacy supported improved healthcare in everyday life leading to preventative health measures, less burden on the health system, informed patient-decisions and better health outcomes for individuals, their families and their community.

As a pharmacist, Dr Nash has experienced first-hand the impact that poor health literacy can have on the health of individuals and communities and understands the enormous responsibility health services and professionals have when responding to the needs of individuals accessing these services.

“HealthLit4Kids acknowledges the importance of a collective public health solution for sustained long-term improvements,” Dr Nash said.

“In the 2017 pilot of HealthLit4Kids, we worked with Blackmans Bay Primary to co-design an education package for use in schools to raise awareness of health literacy and prompt discussions about health amongst teachers, children, families and communities.

“We knew through partnering with a school, we would capture evidence of student development of their knowledge and skills about health, however the feedback we received from both teachers and students was far more exciting than we ever could have imagined.”

The school pilot led to teachers asking for further resources for the development of health and health literacy inspired learning activities and items in their classrooms.

Students also told organisers that with the skills they had learnt through the pilot, they were able to better read and understand food labels.

“At the end of each day students were telling their parents what they had learnt. They were actually empowered to start conversations with their families about good health and in doing so, demonstrating the community breadth that HealthLit4Kids has enabled.”

The Blackmans Bay Primary School pilot finished on 3 November 2017, with the culmination of HealthLit4Kids showcased at the school’s Twilight Fair (4-8pm).

On display were a range of HealthLit4Kids artefacts* including: movie trailers, sugar content in drinks display, food models, pick and learn gardens, mindfulness works (including mindful mandalas, ten mindful animals and mindful ceramic models), our Healthy Wrap Luncheon Photo Gallery, book reviews and seldom, sometimes, often food traffic lights. These artefacts can be viewed in an interactive display at the Underwood Centre.

“Our greatest aspiration for the future is to see HealthLit4Kids run in every school every year, with teachers and students working towards a healthier community,” Dr Nash said.

*Artefacts refer to creative works such as drawings, storytelling and video are all common and effective tools used to provide children with age appropriate ways to develop health literacy and ‘voice’ their views on health issues that are important to them.

Dr Rosie Nash is a Lecturer in Public Health and Health Systems in the College of Health and Medicine. She is interested in Public Health, specifically health promotion and prevention. As evidenced in her previous work Rosie is interested in strategies for optimising health systems and strengthening our health workforce.

Biography

Dr Rosie Nash began her career as a clinical pharmacist and has over 12 years experience working in hospital and community pharmacies in Australia and the UK.

Since 2004 she has had regular appointments in a teaching capacity for the University of Tasmania. In 2013 Rosie commenced her PhD examining the role of competency standards to facilitate self-assessment and student centred learning with pharmacy students, with her thesis culminating almost a decade of experience in pharmacy education. Her contribution to the sector was recognised in 2014, receiving a Vice-Chancellor’s award for teaching excellence for being an agent for Quality Assurance of teaching and learning initiatives that assure graduates are competent lifelong learners.

Rosie continued to specialise in quality enhancement in higher education. She has experience in Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) compliance, Assurance of Learning, curriculum mapping, international benchmarking reviews and design of online and face-to-face support tools for higher educators.

In 2013 Rosie established the Quality Pursuit project – a UTAS wide Community of Practice which shared expertise on the Quality Enhancement of Higher Education and Scholarship of Learning and Teaching. The project attracted University funding and raised Rosie’s profile nationally and internationally.

In 2016, Rosie co-founded HealthLit4Kids in collaboration with Dr Shandell Elmer. In 2017, Rosie launched the HealthLit4Kids pilot to improve the Health Literacy of Tasmanian School Children and their communities. Funded by the Tasmanian Community Fund a proof of concept was carried out in 2018 in a further 4 Tasmanian schools. Since, the program has attracted national and international attention.

Career summary

Qualifications

    Degree

    Title of thesis

    University

    Country

    Awarded

    PhD

    Bringing students to their profession and the profession to the students through competency standards

    University of Tasmania

    Australia

    2016

    GCertRes

     

    University of Tasmania

    Australia

    2016

    GHons

    Quality use of medicine at the hospital and community interface

    University of Tasmania

    Australia

    2006

    BPharm

     

    University of Tasmania

    Australia

    2001

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA)
  • Pharmaceutical Society of Australian (PSA)
  • Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association (APSA)
  • Tasmanian Healthy Kids Coalition
  • B4 Early Years Coalition
  • Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australia (CAPHIA)
  • UTAS Curriculum Lifecycle Management Committee
  • Alcohol Tobacco and Drug Council of Tasmania Board member (2018 -ongoing)
  • Triathlon Tasmania Board member (2018 -ongoing)

Administrative expertise

  • Governance Committee, Alcohol Tobacco and Drug Council of Tasmania
  • Chief Investigator HealthLit4Kids (multiple projects)
  • Committee Member, Curriculum Lifecycle Management Project, The University of Tasmania (2016-2019).
  • Project Officer, Faculty of Health, Quality Evaluation Learning and Teaching (QELT)- Resources for Learning and Teaching in the Faculty of Health MyLO site; Curriculum Mapping and Course Learning Outcomes development, Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) project and support of 90 Faculty of Health courses (2015/16) and new course development project for Faculty (2016).
  • Project Officer, Curriculum & Quality, Division of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Students and Education-Benchmarking and Review external international projects (2015).
  • Lead, University of Tasmania Quality Pursuit Community of Practice (2012-2015)- cross institution involving members from 4 Faculties/Institutes; Health, Science Engineering and Technology, Education and Tasmanian Institute of Learning and Teaching.
  • Project Manager, National Prescribing Service (NPS), Discharge Management of Acute Coronary Syndrome, 2008-2010
  • Case Study content developer, NPS Nurse Practitioners Prescribing Accreditation Project, 2007
  • Senior Pharmacist Cardiothoracic Medicine (St. Georges Hospital) 2006/2007- responsible for facilitation of peer learning through Learning at Lunch Program and in services to Nursing Team and junior Pharmacist’s continued development and ward based education.
  • MedeSupport Project Officer (UMORE, Pharmacy Guild of Australia) 2006

Teaching

Public Health, Research and Evaluation, Health Research Methods, Pharmacy Skills in Practice, Competency Based Education, Scholarship of Learning and Teaching, Pedagogy, Assurance of Learning, Health Literacy

Teaching expertise

Rosie has experience in face-to-face, online and blended approaches to learning. As a Lecturer in Public Health and Health Systems she facilitates postgraduate student learning online. Interspersed with 18 years of pharmacy practice commitments she has worked in higher education for over 12 years. Rosie has mentored peers and student pharmacists in the hospital setting in Hobart, Melbourne and London. Rosie’s teaching philosophy is informed by a self-directed learning approach essential for meaningful life-long learning. She combines specialist expertise with practical application of knowledge and skills in pedagogy, curriculum design and mapping. She is focussed on student success achieved through Assurance of Learning (AoL).

Areas of focus include; Public Health, Evaluation and Research, Health Research Methods, Pharmacy Skills in Practice, Competency Based Education, Scholarship of Learning and Teaching, Pedagogy, Assurance of Learning, Health Literacy

Teaching responsibility

Rosie is the Unit Co-ordinator for:

Research Appointments

  • Peer reviewer for Australian Health Review Journal
  • Council of Academic Institutions Australia (CAPHIA) Tasmanian
  • Regional Editor Health Promotion Journal of Australia (by invitation)

Research Invitations

  • B4 Early Years Coalition
  • Tasmanian Healthy Kids Coalition member
  • Allied Health Symposium Tasmania2017 - Co-Facilitation of Workshop: Health Research Methods- Research views & Research Creation
  • Consultant writer- PSA (Professional Practice Standards and Educational Materials for Pharmacists Australia Wide)

View more on Dr Rosie Nash in WARP

Expertise

  • Public Health- health promotion, prevention and health systems improvement.
  • Health literacy for Children, Adolescents and their Communities
  • Pharmacy Practice- emergent scopes of practice, primary healthcare, transitions of care, eHealth.
  • Health Professional’s Competency Standards, employability and workplace readiness
  • Quality Enhancement of Higher Education and Scholarship of Learning & Teaching initiatives- Assurance of Learning, Representations of Learning Technology Enhanced Learning, Assessment and Curriculum Design, Curriculum Mapping.
  • Research Methods- Mixed Methods, Qualitative, Quantitative and Participatory Action Research methods, Translational Health Research methods.

Research Themes

Dr Rosie Nash’s research is aligned with the University’s Strategic Plan (2019-2024) to address Health (Health Literacy, Health Equity), Educational Attainment, Social Inclusion and Economic Performance.  Her research is aligned with the CoHM Research Strategy (2018-2028) to support Healthier, Longer and Better Lives - it fits within the Obesity Flagship and embodies 2 Themes: (1) Prevention and Management of Chronic Diseases (2) Public Health, Health Systems and Primary Care.

Rosie is passionate about creating healthy communities and is interested in tackling this challenge through health workforce education and development, inter-professional learning and health literacy.

With over half of all Tasmanians reported as having inadequate health literacy (1) and as health services grow increasingly complex, there is an opportunity to create meaningful change in our community.

Low health literacy has been linked to poor health outcomes, medication errors, lower use of preventative health services, misunderstanding of health instructions and greater use of hospitals. It is composed of three interwoven components: the individual, the community they belong to and the healthcare environment.

Through an innovative approach to health workforce education that raises awareness of the importance of health professionals being equipped to be health literate responsive to their community, we can ensure that our health professionals are graduating with a preparedness toward primary healthcare in their communities.

Through raising awareness of health literacy amongst adults and children, we can empower our community to improve their own health outcomes by increasing understanding and recall of health messages, knowledge of health determinants and use of preventative health services.

The HealthLit4Kids project aims to address some of these complex challenges through improving the Health Literacy of Tasmanian school children, their families, teachers and community.

Collaboration

Swinburne University

  • Distinguished Professor Richard Osborne
  • Dr Shandell Elmer

Flinders University

  • Associate Professor Shane Pill
  • Stephania Velardo

Bielefeld University, Germany

  • Janine Broder

Current projects

Rosie is combining forces with team members in the College of Arts, Law and Education to expand HealthLit4Kids to more Tasmanian schools. HealthLit4Kids aims to improve the Health literacy of Tasmanian School Children and their communities.

To find out more visit HealthLit4Kids.

Fields of Research

  • Higher Education (130103)
  • Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy (130209)
  • Health Promotion (111712)
  • Public Health and Health Services (111799)
  • Community Child Health (111704)
  • Primary Health Care (111717)
  • Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice (111503)
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
  • Rehabilitation and Therapy (excl. Physiotherapy) (110321)
  • Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (111502)
  • Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences (111599)
  • Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance) (111711)
  • Continuing and Community Education (130101)
  • Health and Community Services (111708)
  • Clinical and Sports Nutrition (111101)
  • Organisational Behaviour (150311)
  • Human Resources Management (150305)
  • Health Care Administration (111709)
  • Epidemiology (111706)
  • Basic Pharmacology (111501)
  • Business Information Management (incl. Records, Knowledge and Information Management, and Intelligence) (150301)
  • Aged Health Care (111702)
  • Mental Health (111714)
  • Residential Client Care (111718)
  • Infectious Diseases (110309)

Research Objectives

  • Health Education and Promotion (920205)
  • Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum (930301)
  • Syllabus and Curriculum Development (930302)
  • Child Health (920501)
  • Preventive Medicine (920412)
  • Health and Support Services (920299)
  • Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) (920499)
  • Pedagogy (930201)
  • Health (929999)
  • Evaluation of Health Outcomes (920204)
  • Health Policy Evaluation (920208)
  • Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services) (920201)
  • Teacher and Instructor Development (930202)
  • Learner and Learning Achievement (930101)
  • School/Institution Community and Environment (930402)
  • Hearing, Vision, Speech and Their Disorders (920107)
  • Behaviour and Health (920401)
  • Workforce Transition and Employment (939908)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences (970111)
  • Cardiovascular System and Diseases (920103)
  • Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being) (920408)
  • Professions and Professionalisation (940502)
  • Learner Development (930103)
  • Teaching and Instruction Technologies (930203)
  • Education and Training (939999)
  • Palliative Care (920211)
  • Infectious Diseases (920109)
  • Health Policy Economic Outcomes (920207)
  • Mental Health Services (920209)

Publications

During her PhD in Pharmacy Education Rosie published most of her Thesis in relevant journals to successfully achieve a ‘PhD including publication’. Recognised for her contributions to Quality in Higher Education, Contemporary Higher Education initiatives and Pharmacy Education Rosie has also been invited to contribute to special edition journals, books and electronic collections in her area of expertise.

Simultaneously her work on Assurance of Learning has been published as conference presentations and in relevant Higher Education journals.

Rosie prefers to publish her work in journals which target the most relevant audience. Coming from practice originally Rosie naturally sits in the pragmatist paradigm and is focussed on transformational research aimed at improving the quality of higher education as well as health systems improvement.

Rosie is open to exploring new research areas and applying her research skills to benefit the public health of communities.

Total publications

67

Journal Article

(13 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Low S, Butler-Henderson K, Nash R, Abrams K, 'Leadership development in Health Information Management (HIM): literature review', Leadership in Health Services ISSN 1751-1879 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1108/LHS-11-2018-0057 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Low S; Butler-Henderson K

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2018Nash R, Elmer S, 'Health Literacy for Kids in Tasmania', Australian Pharmacist, Dec/Jan 2018 pp. 21. ISSN 0728-4632 (2018) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Elmer S

2018Nash R, Elmer S, Thomas K, Osborne R, Macintyre K, et al., 'HealthLit4Kids study protocol; Crossing boundaries for positive health literacy outcomes', BMC Public Health, 18, (1) Article 690. ISSN 1471-2458 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s12889-018-5558-7 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Elmer S; Thomas K; Macintyre K; Shelley R; Murray L; Harpur S

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2018Nash RE, Elmer SL, Patterson K, Mainsbridge C, Gall SL, et al., 'HealthLit4Kids: Responding to a gap in health literacy education', The Health Advocate, April 2018 pp. 34-35. ISSN 2200-8659 (2018) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Elmer SL; Patterson K; Mainsbridge C; Gall SL; Abbott-Chapman J

2018Nash R, 'Supporting pharmacy practice: Professional documents for pharmacists', Australian Pharmacist, March 2018 pp. 43-46. ISSN 0728-4632 (2018) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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2017Hawboldt J, Nash R, FitzPatrick B, 'How two small pharmacy schools' competency standards compare with an international competency framework and how well these schools prepare students for international placements', Pharmacy, 5, (1) Article 14. ISSN 2226-4787 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/pharmacy5010014 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

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2017Nash R, Thompson W, Stupans I, Lau ETL, Santos JMS, et al., 'CPD aligned to competency standards to support quality practice', Pharmacy, 5, (1) Article 12. ISSN 2226-4787 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/pharmacy5010012 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Brown N; Chalmers L

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2017Yee KC, Madden A, Nash R, Connolly M, 'Clinical supervision of interns: Understanding the view of interns and the potential of ICT to deliver supervision for safer patient care', Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 241 pp. 88-94. ISSN 0926-9630 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-794-8-88 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Yee KC

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2016Nash R, Stupans I, Chalmers L, Brown N, 'Traffic light report provides a new technique for assurance of learning', Journal of Learning Design, 9, (1) pp. 37-54. ISSN 1832-8342 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Chalmers L; Brown N

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2016Nash RE, Chalmers L, Stupans I, Brown N, 'Knowledge, use and perceived relevance of a profession's Competency Standards; implications for Pharmacy Education', International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 24, (6) pp. 390-402. ISSN 0961-7671 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ijpp.12267 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Chalmers L; Brown N

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2016Stupans I, Atkinson J, Mestrovic A, Nash R, Rouse MJ, 'A shared focus: comparing the Australian, Canadian, United Kingdom and United States pharmacy learning outcome frameworks and the Global Competency Framework', Pharmacy, 4, (26) pp. 1-9. ISSN 2226-4787 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/pharmacy4030026 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 9

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2015Nash RE, Chalmers L, Brown N, Jackson S, Peterson G, 'An international review of the use of competency standards in undergraduate pharmacy education', Pharmacy Education (Print), 15, (1) pp. 131-141. ISSN 1560-2214 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Chalmers L; Brown N; Jackson S; Peterson G

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2008Nash RE, Bereznicki LRE, Peterson GM, 'Smoking cessation', AusPharm Continuing Education pp. 1-8. (2008) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Bereznicki LRE; Peterson GM

Chapter in Book

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Nash R, Chalmers L, Stupans I, Brown N, 'Developing lifelong learning skills: Using a traffic light report to promote competency standards and self-assessment among pharmacy undergraduates', Ensuring Quality in Professional Education: Human Client Fields Pedagogy and Knowledge Structures, Springer, K Trimmer, T Newman, P Fernando (ed), Switzerland, pp. 209-240. ISBN 9783030010966 (2019) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-01096-6_10 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Chalmers L; Brown N

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2019Nash R, Elmer S, Osborne R, 'HealthLit4Kids: Building Health Literacy From the School Ground Up', Harnessing the Transformative Power of Education, Brill, B Shelley, K te Riele and N Brown (ed) ISBN 978-90-04-38872-7 (2019) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Elmer S

2015Nash RE, 'Personalised learning plans: Transforming education for an uncertain future', Education Transforms Papers and Reflections. Hobart: The Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment, University of Tasmania, E Stratford & S Kilpatrick (ed), Australia, pp. 132. ISBN 978-1-86295-845-6 (2015) [Other Book Chapter]

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Conference Publication

(40 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Burke E, Nash R, Elmer S, MacDonald A, 'HealthLit4Kids: Empowering health literacy through the arts in HealthLit4Kids: the benefits of arts-based pedagogies for health literacy in primary school-aged children', Engagement Transforms 2019 (ET19), 6 September 2019, Hobart, Tasmania (2019) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Burke E; Elmer S; MacDonald A

2019Flittner A, Nash R, Elmer S, Cruickshank V, Murray L, 'Empowering children, teachers and parents through HealthLit4Kids in schools: parent views of student engagement', Engagement Transforms 2019 (ET19), 6 September, Hobart, Tasmania (2019) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Flittner A; Elmer S; Cruickshank V; Murray L

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2019Nash R, Elmer S, 'HealthLit4Kids Animation: included and informed participants, Alternative Showings: New Technologies - Capacity building & youth engagement for health promotion', IUHPE Conference, 8 April 2019, Rotorua, New Zealand (2019) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Elmer S

2019Nash R, Elmer S, 'HealthLit4Kids: Building health literacy from the schoolyard', IUHPE Conference, 7-11 April 2019, Rotorua, New Zealand (2019) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Elmer S

2019Nash R, Patterson K, Burke E, Elmer S, Mainsbridge C, et al., 'HealthLit4Kids: Promoting Health Literacy in Tasmanian Primary Schools- Capturing, Curating and Evaluating Health Literacy Artefacts', Engagement Transforms 2019 (ET19), 6 September 2019, Hobart, Tasmania (2019) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Patterson K; Burke E; Elmer S; Mainsbridge C; Gall S; Shelley B; Ollington N

2019Mainsbridge C, Nash R, Elmer S, Patterson K, Cruickshank V, et al., 'HealthLit4Kids Animation: inclusive and informed participants', Engagement Transforms 2019 (ET19), 6 September, Hobart, Tasmania (2019) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Mainsbridge C; Elmer S; Patterson K; Cruickshank V; McDonald A; Burke E; Dick R

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2018Brady T, Nash R, Hart EE, 'Learning about communication and/or swallowing disorders post-stroke: A scoping review', Speech Pathology Australia National Conference 2018, 27 - 30 May 2018, Adelaide (2018) [Plenary Presentation]

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Co-authors: Hart EE

2018Nash R, Elmer S, Osborne R, Patterson K, 'HealthLit4Kids: A primary school program, crossing boundaries for positive health literacy outcomes', CAPHIA Public Health Teaching & Learning Forum in Cairns, 24-25 September 2018, Cairns, Australia (2018) [Plenary Presentation]

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Co-authors: Elmer S; Patterson K

2018Low S, Butler-Henderson K, Nash R, 'Future-proof and sustainable health professionals for the 21st century: Applying transversal competencies to workforce development and learning pedagogy', SHAPE Symposium Program 2018, 18-20 July 2018, Griffith University, pp. 2. (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Low S; Butler-Henderson K

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2018Brady T, Nash R, Hart EE, 'Patient and family perspectives on learning about communication and/or swallowing disorders during inpatient rehabilitation post-stroke', Speech Pathology Australia National Conference 2018, 27 - 30 May 2018, Adelaide (2018) [Plenary Presentation]

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Co-authors: Hart EE

2018Patterson K, Nash R, Elmer S, 'HealthLit4Kids: Building health literacy from the ground up', 2018 ACHPER Tasmania State Conference, 14 September 2018, Launceston, Tasmania (2018) [Plenary Presentation]

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Co-authors: Elmer S

2018Hughes RM, Nash R, Bettiol SS, Macintyre K, Ayton JE, et al., 'A framework for mapping public health learning exposures and competency alignment in undergraduate medical education', CAPHIA Teaching & Learning Forum, 17 April 2018, Auckland (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Hughes RM; Bettiol SS; Macintyre K; Ayton JE; Cooling NB; Presser J

2017Low S, Butler-Henderson K, Nash R, 'Competencies in education to help students cope in the 21st century', 2nd Education Transforms Symposium, 12 -14 July 2017, Hobart, Tasmania (2017) [Plenary Presentation]

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Co-authors: Low S; Butler-Henderson K

2017Nash R, Elmer S, Shelley B, 'HealthLit4Kids: a pilot program Crossing boundaries for Positive health literacy outcomes', 2nd Education Transforms Symposium, 12 -14 July 2017, Hobart, Tasmania (2017) [Plenary Presentation]

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Co-authors: Elmer S; Shelley B

2017Nash R, Van Dam P, 'Research views & Research creation workshop', Allied Health Symposium, 10 November 2017, Hobart, Tasmania (2017) [Plenary Presentation]

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Co-authors: Van Dam P

2017Nash RE, Kelder JC, Lawson R, 'Assurance of Learning (AoL) Wish List for Public Health courses', CAPHIA Public Health Teaching & Learning Forum, 20-21 July 2017, Sydney (2017) [Keynote Presentation]

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Co-authors: Kelder JC

2017Nash RE, Macintyre K, Bettiol SS, Quinn WJ, Murray LJ, et al., 'Six Rights to a Masters in Public Health Curriculum Redesign', CAPHIA 2017 Public Health Teaching & Learning Forum, 20-21 July 2017, Sydney (2017) [Keynote Presentation]

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Co-authors: Macintyre K; Bettiol SS; Quinn WJ; Murray LJ; Pearson S; Vandenberg MD; Yee KC; Mauldon E; Van Dam PJ; O'Reilly JB; Griffin P; Hart EE

2017Van Dam PJ, Griffin P, Seccombe N, O'Brien LT, McIntyre K, et al., 'Health System Improvement through Innovative Curriculum Design', CAPHIA 2017 Public Health Teaching & Learning Forum, 20-21 July, Sydney, Australia (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Van Dam PJ; Griffin P; O'Brien LT; McIntyre K; O'Reilly JB; Peterson GM; Quarmby C

2017Low S, Butler-Henderson K, Nash R, 'Balancing shifting priorities and leading collaborative outcomes - Transversal leadership for the 21st century health professional', 10th Health Services and Policy Research Conference: abstract book, 1-3 November 2017, Gold Coast, QLD, pp. 33. (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Low S; Butler-Henderson K

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2016Nash N, 'Changing the Shape of AoL for Higher Education; initiative reveals disconnect between educators' and students' expectations of the performance level of assessments', 39th Annual Conference of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA), 4-7 July, The Esplanade Hotel Femantle (2016) [Plenary Presentation]

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2016Nash R, Lawson R, Kelder J, King C, 'Developing an Assurance of Learning wish list', 39th Annual Conference of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA), 4-7 July, The Esplanade Hotel Fremantle (2016) [Plenary Presentation]

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Co-authors: Kelder J; King C

2016Nash R, Lawson R, Williams A-M, Kelder J-A, Scheepers M, et al., 'Surveys unite to provide current status of Assurance of Learning in Higher Education', 39th Annual Conference of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA), 4-7 July 2016, Fremantle, Western Australia, pp. 1-12. (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Williams A-M; Kelder J-A

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2016Thompson W, Nash R, 'Educating for professional competency and continuing professional development: Implications for undergraduate curriculum and lifelong learning', Life Long Learning in Pharmacy 11th International Conference (Sailing New Waters - Expand Your Horizons), July 1-4, Split, Croatia (2016) [Plenary Presentation]

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2015Nash R, Chalmers L, Stupans I, Brown N, 'A reciprocal relationship: informing a profession's competency standards', Research and Development in Higher Education: Learning for Life and Work in a Complex World, 6-9 July 2015, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 368-382. ISSN 1441-001X (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Chalmers L; Brown N

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2014Chalmers L, Nash RE, Holmes SE, Bereznicki LRE, Rasiah Rohan, et al., 'Development of a benchmarking tool for pharmacy students using threshold learning outcomes', Teaching Matters 2014, 2-3 December, 2014, Hobart, Tasmania (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Chalmers L; Holmes SE; Bereznicki LRE; Rasiah Rohan

2014Howells KM, Nash RE, Williams Danielle, Jones Colin, 'Reading and reflecting together as a community of practice through participation in a book club', Teaching Matters 2014 - 'Spaces and Places', 2 December 2014, Tasmania (2014) [Keynote Presentation]

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Co-authors: Howells KM; Williams Danielle; Jones Colin

2014Nash RE, Bill AF, Kelder JC, Walls JT, Rundle NC, et al., 'Community of Practice finding common inner space through Quality Pursuit', Teaching Matters 2014 - 'Spaces and Places', 2 December 2014, Tasmania (2014) [Keynote Presentation]

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Co-authors: Bill AF; Kelder JC; Walls JT; Rundle NC; Ellis L; Quentin-Baxter M; Ennever ER; Williams A-MM; De Silva EC; Symes MF

2014Nash RE, Peterson GM, Brown NR, Stupand I, Chalmers L, et al., 'Illuminating the profession's competency standards to bachelor of pharmacy students using individualised 'traffic light' reports', APSA 2014 Annual Conference, 6-7 December 2014, Brisbane, Australia (2014) [Plenary Presentation]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Brown NR; Chalmers L; Jackson SL

2014Nash RE, Peterson GM, Brown NR, Stupans I, Chalmers L, et al., 'Illuminating the profession's competency standards to bachelor of pharmacy students using individualised 'traffic light' reports', APSA 2014 Annual Conference, 5-7 December, 2014, Brisbane, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Brown NR; Chalmers L; Jackson SL

2014Chalmers L, Nash RE, Holmes SE, Bereznicki LRE, Cooper J, et al., 'Development of a benchmarking tool for pharmacy students using threshold learning outcomes', APSA 2014 Annual Conference, 5-7 December, 2014, Brisbane, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Chalmers L; Holmes SE; Bereznicki LRE

2013Nash RE, Kelder JC, Ennever ER, Williams A-MM, De Silva EC, et al., 'Sharing Practice Peer Learning Circle (PLC) 360 Curriculum', Teaching Matters 2013 - Open UTAS to the World, 28 - 29 November, 2013, Tasmania (2013) [Keynote Presentation]

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Co-authors: Kelder JC; Ennever ER; Williams A-MM; De Silva EC; Kertesz JLB; Downing JJ; Ellis L; Dermoudy J; Osborne John; Linquist SG; Rundle NC; Booth S; Symes MF

2013Nash RE, Peterson GM, Brown NR, Chalmers L, Jackson SL, 'An International Review of the Use of Professional Competencies within Pharmacy Education', APSA2013, 8-11 December 2013, Dunedin, NZ (2013) [Plenary Presentation]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Brown NR; Chalmers L; Jackson SL

2013Townsend AT, Nash RE, Douglas T, 'Three examples of peer learning circles run as part of the 2013 project', Teaching Matters, 28 November, Hobart (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Townsend AT; Douglas T

2012Nash RE, 'Sustainable assessment meets the needs of the present and prepares students to meet their own future learning needs' (David Boud, 2000) Is this what students want?', Sustaining futures: considering sustainability across the learning and teaching divide, 4 December 2014, Tasmania (2012) [Plenary Presentation]

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2012Nash RE, Peterson GM, Brown NR, Jackson SL, 'Competency standards come to life for UTAS Bachelor of Pharmacy undergraduates', APSA 2012 Annual Conference, 2 - 6 December 2012, Sydney, Australia (2012) [Plenary Presentation]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Brown NR; Jackson SL

2012Nash RE, Peterson GM, Brown NR, Jackson SL, 'The UTAS Pharmacy Student's Road Map', APSA 2012 Annual Conference, 2 - 6 December 2012, Sydney, Australia (2012) [Plenary Presentation]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Brown NR; Jackson SL

2010Thompson AJ, Nash RE, Peterson GM, Pulver L, Robertson M, et al., 'Provision of chest pain action plans and warning signs information after acute coronary syndromes', National Medicines Symposium 2010. Medicines in people's lives - Final program and abstract book, 26-28 May 2010 , Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, pp. 268. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Thompson AJ; Peterson GM

2010Wai A, Mulligan K, Robertson M, Pulver L, Taylor D, et al., 'Can quality improvement interventions optimise practise? The discharge management of acute coronary syndromes (DMACS) initiative', National Medicines Symposium 2010. Medicines in people's lives - Final program and abstract book, 26-28 May 2010 , Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, pp. 97. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Thompson AJ

2008Dunn S, Cashin A, Anderson D, Buckley T, Nash RE, et al., 'Continuing professional competence for nurse practitioner prescribers', QUM - what does it really mean for you? The science, the policy and the practice. Final Program and Abstract Book., 14-16 May 2008, National Convention Centre, Canberra, Australia, pp. 115. (2008) [Conference Extract]

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2006Peterson GM, Tompson AJ, Jackson SL, Hughes J, Raymond K, et al., 'Facilitating quality use of medicines (QUM) between hospital and community the MedeSupport trial', Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia and New Zealand Healthcare Pharmacists Association 2nd Combined Conference Handbook, 9-11 November 2006, Telstra Dome, Melbourne Australia, pp. 44. (2006) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Tompson AJ; Jackson SL; Hasan O; Gee PR; Cooper Craig; Fitzmaurice KD; Luttrell D

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Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Elmer SL, Nash R, Lee S, Jones RP, 'Review of the Communication and Health Literacy Action Plan', Public Health Services, DHHS, Tasmania, 1-39 (2017) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Elmer SL; Lee S; Jones RP

2008Beggs S, Thompson AJ, Nash RE, Tompson AJ, Peterson GM, 'Cardiac failure in children', World Health Organisation, 1 (2008) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Beggs S; Thompson AJ; Tompson AJ; Peterson GM

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2007Peterson GM, Tompson AJ, Jackson SL, Hasan O, Gee PR, et al., 'Facilitating quality use of medicines between hospital and community (Med-E-Support)', Pharmacy Guild of Australia, 41 (2007) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Tompson AJ; Jackson SL; Hasan O; Gee PR; Cooper Craig; Fitzmaurice KD; Roberts BL; Luttrell D

Other Public Output

(8 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Doherty B, Nash R, Elmer S, Campbell J, Julian R, et al., 'Lead Support Coordinator Service (LSCS) Evaluation Report', Prepared for the Department of Communities, Tasmania, Australia (2019) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Doherty B; Elmer S; Campbell J; Julian R; Vandenberg M; West S; de Graaff B; Palmer A

2019Nash R, Elmer SL, Patterson KAE, Mainsbridge C, Burke EK, et al., 'Finalist: Betta Milk Make It Betta' Health Achievement Award' (2019) [Award]

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Co-authors: Elmer SL; Patterson KAE; Mainsbridge C; Burke EK; Cruickshank V; MacDonald AJ; Kemp NM; Smith KJ; Kelly RK; Flittner AC; Otten CE

2018Nash RE, 'National Sustainable HealthCare Award (Health Literacy) BOND University (Winner $5,000)' (2018) [Award]

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2018Nash RE, 'Tasmanian Community Achievement Awards (Betta Health Category - Finalist)' (2018) [Award]

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2017Ezzy A, Malek J, Nash R, Ridd J, 'My Health Record Guidelines for Pharmacists', Australian Government and Australian Digital Health Agency, Australia (2017) [Report Other]

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2017Nash RE, 'Consultant writer: Pharmaceutical Society of Australia Professional Practice Standards Version 5', ISBN: 978-0-908185-04-7, pp. 1-116. (2017) [Government or Industry Research]

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2015Booth S, Kilpatrick SI, Read STJ, Nash RE, Austin K, et al., '2015 Pathways Benchmarking Project Final Report and Recommendations', University of Tasmania, Australia (2015) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Booth S; Kilpatrick SI; Read STJ

2014Nash RE, 'Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning', Office of the Vice-Chancellor, University of Tasmania (2014) [Award]

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Grants & Funding

Small internal grants and Faculty of Health funds to support the University of Tasmania initiated Quality Pursuit Community of Practice (CoP) active between 2012-2016: $11,000

Currently in the process of seeking start-up funds for HealthLit4Kids.

Funding Summary

Number of grants

6

Total funding

$244,565

Projects

Lead Support Coordinator Service (LSCS) Evaluation (2018)$99,999
Description
The LSCS trials a new model of coordinated care for clients with complex needs . Three community service organisations, Australian Red Cross, Mission Australia and Baptcare will employ 12 Lead service. Coordinators to provide the service to a maximum of 30 Tasmanians with multiple service needs. Clients will work with the coordinator to identify needs and match them to available services. The evaluation aims to test if this model of coordination leads to better health and wellbeing outcomes for the clients and more efficient and cost effective service delivery.
Funding
Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania ($99,999)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Doherty BT; Nash RE; de Graaff B; Julian RD; Campbell JA; Palmer AJ
Year
2018
Exploring how stroke patients and their families learn about swallowing and/or communication difficulties while in hospital (2018)$1,350
Description
This study will use a scoping review of research literature and clinical resources, and gain an understanding of the individual experiences of 5-10 patients and their families from a regional hospital through semi-structured interviews. This information will be used to collate resources and potentially guide future practices for local speech pathologists supporting people with swallowing and/or communication difficulties following stroke. This single-site project will be conducted at Bundaberg Hospital, in regional Queensland. This project is being completed as part of study towards Miss Tara Brady's Masters of Leadership (Health and Human Services) at University of Tasmania.
Funding
Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service ($1,350)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Nash RE; Hart EE
Year
2018
Proof of concept: HealthLit4Kids at four diverse Tasmanian schools (2018 - 2019)$89,794
Description
Preventative health project, empowering teachers and students to explore, discuss, design and share resources capable of improving Health/Literacy of Tasmanian school children and their families.The project will be conducted at four schools (to evaluate the Context, Mechanisms, Outcomes (COMS) necessary for program impact on the health literacy of the local community. Proof of concept will inform necessary resources and dissemination Tasmania wide (pending ARC partnership funds- DoE and DHHS). HealthLit4Kids program unfolds over three stages:Stage 1: Mobilise Resources & baseline MeasuresStage 2: Health literacy workshops & Classroom activitiesStage 3: Evaluation, Reporting & Dissemination
Funding
Tasmanian Community Fund ($89,794)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Nash RE; Elmer SL; Patterson KAE; Mainsbridge C; Abbott-Chapman J; Gall SL
Period
2018 - 2019
Promoting Health Literacy in Tasmanian Primary Schools - Capturing, Curating and Evaluating Health Literacy Artefacts (2018)$19,468
Funding
University of Tasmania ($19,468)
Scheme
Grant - CALE Hothouse Alignment Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Patterson KAE; Mainsbridge C; Hookway NS; Abbott-Chapman J; Nash RE; Elmer SL; Gall SL; Shelley B; Gibson AC
Year
2018
Review of the Communication and Health Literacy Action Plan (CHL) (2017)$24,042
Description
This evaluation of the CHL seeks to understand and document its influence, utility, reach, relevance and future focus. The key foci for the evaluation are health literacy awareness; workforce development; organisational development; and partnerships.
Funding
Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania ($24,042)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Elmer SL; Lee SM; Nash RE; Jones RP
Year
2017
Promoting Health Literacy in Tasmanian Primary Schools - Evaluating the HealthLit4Kids pilot study. (2017)$9,912
Description
Preventative health project, empowering teachers and students to explore, discuss, design and share resources capable of improving Health/Literacy of Tasmanian school children and their families.The HealthLit4Kids pilot study has been designed and run by the Lead researchers during 2017 in Blackmans Bay Primary School, Tasmania, as part of a planned mixed method, multi-stage project. Health literacy is the ability to access, understand and apply information about healthy lifestyle choices that influence health behaviours and outcomes throughout the life course. Tasmania has low rates of literacy and health literacy; morbidity and mortality statistics are some of the worst in Australia. Therefore promoting and developing Health Literacy at the primary school level is of the utmost importance. This is best done through research partnerships with schools, teachers, parents and community organisations. This project has so far been resourced and supported by the lead researchers, school principal and teachers and a number of local community organisations. Following preparatory teacher workshops a comprehensive School Action Plan was developed. Innovative classroom teaching took place during July, August and September in all year grades, on a variety of Health Literacy topics related the Australian National Curriculum, Health and Physical Education. These classroom activities aimed to introduce to children culturally, socially and age group relevant Health Literacy concepts and their practical applications. Qualitative evidence of students engagement and learning outcomes will be evaluated by teachers and researchers during a Health Literacy competition to be held 24 September to 4 October. Now CCS funding is sought for a paid Research Assistant who is needed in order to help the expanded research team analyse data already gathered and planned, including a parents survey, focus group and final teacher workshop. Lessons learned about effective Health Literacy teaching strategies and resources modelled in the pilot need to be critically examined, analysed and documented in preparation for a broader project to be conducted in other primary schools in 2018, pending external grant funding.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($9,912)
Scheme
Creativity, Culture & Society Research Development
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Nash RE; Elmer SL; Abbott-Chapman J; Gall SL; Mainsbridge C; Patterson KAE
Year
2017

Research Supervision

Rosie completed a PhD in 2016 and currently facilitates student learning and project development in Health Research Methods (CAM720) which is an online postgraduate medicine unit. Many of my students are either Masters, Prof Doc or PhD students. In this role I support students to develop a research question, develop critical appraisal skills, complete literature reviews, identify appropriate methodology and methods for their research question and outline a project plan (including a GANTT chart and budget) to successfully implement the project.

I would love to support other HDR students to achieve their goals. My current research interests include;

  • Public Health- health promotion, prevention and health systems improvement.
  • Pharmacy Practice- emergent scopes of practice, primary healthcare, transitions of care, eHealth.
  • HealthLit4Kids- Health literacy initiative for Tasmanian School Children
  • Health Professional’s Competency Standards
  • Health Professional’s employability and workplace readiness
  • Quality Pursuit- Quality Enhancement of Higher Education
  • Scholarship of Learning & Teaching initiatives- Assurance of Learning, Representations of Learning Technology Enhanced Learning.

In the past I have utilised Mixed Methods, and am familiar with Qualitative, Quantitative and Participatory Action Research methods. I am especially interested in Translational Health Research but happy to use my research skills to explore any emergent research topics relevant to improved Public Health of Communities.

I currently co-supervise;

  • Martina Wyss- Masters in Public Health (2016-2017) with Dr Shandell Elmer (UTAS School of Health Sciences). Project Title: Does the Ophelia (Optimising Health Literacy and Access to Health Information and Services) CVD project facilitate change at an organisational level and if so to what extent? This research is aligned with the Ophelia CVD pilot study that aims at optimising health literacy in ‘hard to reach’ men for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (Ophelia CVD).
  • Angela Madden- PhD with Dr Kwang Chien Yee. Project Title: Exploring educational and health system requirements to ensure safe workplace transition for medical students.
  • Nigel Frame- Professional Doctorate with Dr Pieter Van Dam, Dr Jo-Anne Kelder. Project Title:  The Challenge of Leadership in Radiation Therapy.

Current

5

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDTransversal Leadership Training in Health Information Management in Australia2017
PhDHow Important are Children's Significant and Influential Adults in Achieving Sexuality Education Outcomes?2018
PhDBarriers to the Evolution of the Pharmacy Profession in Australia2019
PhDKeeping Rural Tasmanians out of Hospital2019
PhDHealthLit4Kids: Crossing boundaries for positive health literacy outcomesHealthLit4Kids: Crossing boundaries for positive health literacy outcomes2019