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Sharon Andrews

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Sharon Andrews

Senior Lecturer Nursing

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Sharon.Andrews@utas.edu.au

Dr Sharon Andrews is a Senior Lecturer in Nursing in the School of Nursing. Sharon has been involved with the ageing and the aged care sector as an academic and a Registered Nurse for 18 years. Her research and teaching interests include aged care nursing, dementia care, pain management for people with advanced dementia, palliative care, participatory action research and implementation research. Sharon has collaborated on a range of research projects totaling over $2.7million AUD. She works nationally and internationally to support the development of evidence-based care for people with dementia.

Biography

Sharon completed her Bachelor of Nursing (Hons) and PhD at the University of Tasmania, Her PhD study investigated strategies for developing the practices of aged care staff to support a palliative approach to care for people with advanced dementia. Sharon was a National Health and Medical Research Council, Translating Research into Practice Fellow and a Research Fellow (2010)  and a research fellow with the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, UTAS until 2012. Sharon returned to work in the aged care industry between 2013 and 2017. During this time Sharon worked in senior clinical roles and as a senior consultant in a dementia education centre. Prior to returning to UTAS Sharon led a multi-site implementation study, funded by the Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre, University of Sydney, aimed at enhancing evidence-based pain management for people living with dementia in residential aged care services. She also has a partnership with Alzheimer’s Indonesia to support capacity building programs, and

knowledge translation to improve evidence-based dementia care across Indonesia.

In her role as Senior Lecturer, Sharon predominantly teaches into the undergraduate nursing degree and is involved in curriculum development and other teaching scholarship activities. She also teaches into postgraduate gerontological units. She supervisors a range of Higher Degree by Research students (see supervision tab above) and is a Graduate Research Coordinator in Nursing.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • PHD - Behind the blue door: towards a pallative approach for people with dementia in a special care unit. University of Tasmania, Australia (01/09/2008)
  • BN (1st Class Hons). University of Tasmania, Australia (2002)
  • BN. University of Tasmania, Australia (2000)

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Australian Association of Gerontology
  • International Psychogeriatric Association
  • Australian College of Nursing

Administrative expertise

Managing large multi-site projects.

Teaching

Older people nursing, Dementia care, Pain management, Healthy ageing , Gerontology, Palliative Care , End of life care, Action research, Implementation research

Teaching expertise

Undergraduate and post graduate teaching.

Teaching responsibility

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Expertise

  • Aged Care
  • Dementia Care
  • Translational Research
  • Action Research
  • Behaviour Change
  • Palliative care
  • Pain management in dementia
  • Evidence based care

Research Themes

Sharon’s research aligns to the University’s research theme of Better Health. Her research interests include improving care provision and care outcomes for people with living with dementia and enhancing evidence- based practices of aged care staff in residential care settings, through participatory research approaches. Sharon continues to collaborate on research aimed at improving pain management for people with dementia in residential aged care. She is also the lead on a community based project that is exploring the ways in which family caregivers of people living with dementia find meaning in their caregiving role. Sharon is a member of the Transforming Research in Ageing Theme which has intradisciplinary membership from across the College of Health and Medicine.  In order to transform ageing in Australia, the group aims to increase understanding of the intersection between the psychological, physiological elements of ageing and older peoples’ personal and social lives. Our research also focuses on improving the capacity of policy makers, health services, and clinicians to meet the needs of older people in their environmental context.

Collaboration

Sharon is involved in a work with the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, investigating workforce development in residential aged care settings, with a particular focus on dementia care. She is also collaborating with the Dementia Centre, HammondCare, on a research project that aims to enhance pain management for people living with dementia in residential aged care, which is funded by the Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre, University of Tasmania.

Awards

NHMRC Translating Research into Practice Fellowship 2010

Current projects

  • Intervene Phase 2: Best Practice in Pain Management in aged care for people living with dementia
  • Sharing is caring: stories of finding meaning in caregiving from primary caregivers of people living with dementia

Fields of Research

  • Aged care nursing (420502)
  • Aged health care (420301)
  • Health and community services (420305)
  • Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy (390110)
  • Acute care (420501)
  • Preventative health care (420605)
  • Nursing (420599)
  • Residential client care (420320)
  • Health care administration (420306)
  • Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development (390102)
  • Social marketing (350612)
  • Health services and systems (420399)
  • Clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice (321403)
  • Public health (420699)
  • Primary health care (420319)
  • Medical physiology (320899)
  • Algebra and number theory (490401)
  • Nursing workforce (420505)

Research Objectives

  • Nursing (200307)
  • Health related to ageing (200502)
  • Palliative care (200309)
  • Provision of health and support services (200399)
  • Evaluation of health and support services (200299)
  • Public health (excl. specific population health) (200499)
  • Evaluation of health outcomes (200202)
  • Health education and promotion (200203)
  • Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum (160301)
  • Learner and learning (160199)
  • Allied health therapies (excl. mental health services) (200301)
  • Canola (260302)
  • Expanding knowledge in the health sciences (280112)
  • Ageing and older people (230102)
  • Management, resources and leadership (160204)

Publications

Total publications

56

Journal Article

(32 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2022Shin EH, Maxwell H, Andrews SM, Stirling CM, 'Engaging families and healthcare professionals working at acute hospitals in Goals-of-Care conversations', Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 27 Article 7. ISSN 2202-7114 (2022) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Shin EH; Maxwell H; Stirling CM

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2021Karacsony S, Martyn J, Rosenberg J, Andrews S, 'Exploring the attitudes, beliefs, and values of the long-term care workforce towards palliative care: A qualitative evidence synthesis protocol', Progress in Palliative Care pp. 1-7. ISSN 0969-9260 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/09699260.2021.2000807 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Karacsony S

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2019Andrews SM, Dipnall JF, Tichawangana R, Hayes KJ, Fitzgerald JA, et al., 'An exploration of pain documentation for people living with dementia in aged care services', Pain Management Nursing, 20, (5) pp. 475-481. ISSN 1524-9042 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.pmn.2019.01.004 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

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2018Cleary M, Visentin DC, West S, Andrews S, McLean L, et al., 'Bringing research to the bedside: Knowledge translation in the mental health care of burns patients', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 27, (6) pp. 1869-1876. ISSN 1445-8330 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/inm.12491 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10

Co-authors: Cleary M; Visentin DC; West S; Kornhaber R

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2017Lea EJ, Andrews S, Stronach M, Marlow A, Robinson A, 'Using action research to build mentor capacity to improve orientation and quality of nursing student aged care placements: what to do when the phone rings', Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26, (13-14) pp. 1893-1905. ISSN 0962-1067 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jocn.13502 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Lea EJ; Stronach M; Marlow A; Robinson A

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2016Lea E, Andrews S, Haines T, Nitz J, Haralmbous B, et al., 'Developing networks between residential aged care facilities as a result of engagement in a falls prevention project: an action research study', Contemporary Nurse: A Journal for The Australian Nursing Profession, 52, (2-3) pp. 163-175. ISSN 1037-6178 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/10376178.2015.1129911 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Lea E; Robinson A

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2015Toye C, Jiwa M, Holloway K, Horner BJ, Andrews S, et al., 'Can a community of practice enhance a palliative approach for people drawing close to death with dementia?', International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 21, (11) pp. 548-556. ISSN 1357-6321 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.12968/ijpn.2015.21.11.548 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: McInerney F; Robinson AL

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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 - 16Web of Science - 14

Co-authors: Lea E; Marlow A; Bramble M; Crisp E; Eccleston C; 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 - 27Web of Science - 25

Co-authors: Lea E; Marlow A; Bramble M; Eccleston C; McInerney F; Robinson A

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2014Petriwskyj A, Gibson A, Parker D, Banks S, Andrews S, et al., 'A qualitative metasynthesis: family involvement in decision making for people with dementia in residential aged care', International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 12, (2) pp. 87-104. ISSN 1744-1595 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1097/XEB.0000000000000002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 33

Co-authors: Banks S; Robinson A

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2014Petriwskyj A, Gibson A, Parker D, Banks S, Andrews S, et al., 'Family involvement in decision making for people with dementia in residential aged care: a systematic review of quantitative literature', International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 12, (2) pp. 64-86. ISSN 1744-1595 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1097/XEB.0000000000000003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16

Co-authors: Banks S; 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]

DOI: 10.1177/082585971403000305 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 74Web of Science - 68

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

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2014Stirling C, McInerney F, Andrews S, Ashby M, Toye C, et al., 'A tool to aid talking about dementia and dying - Development and evaluation', Collegian, 21, (4) pp. 337-343. ISSN 1322-7696 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.colegn.2013.08.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Stirling C; McInerney F; Banks S; Robinson A

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2014Toye C, Lester L, Popescu A, McInerney F, Andrews S, et al., 'Dementia Knowledge Assessment Tool Version Two: Development of a tool to inform preparation for care planning and delivery in families and care staff', Dementia, 13, (2) pp. 248-256. ISSN 1471-3012 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1471301212471960 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 47Web of Science - 46

Co-authors: McInerney F; Robinson AL

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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; Eccleston C; Stratton B; Crisp E; Robinson A

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2013Petriwskyj A, Parker D, Robinson AL, Gibson A, Andrews SM, et al., 'Family involvement in decision making for people with dementia in residential aged care: a systematic review of quantitative and qualitative evidence', JBI Database of Systematic Reviews & Implementation Reports, 11, (7) pp. 131-282. ISSN 1838-2142 (2013) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Robinson AL; Banks SM

2012Andrews S, Lea E, Haines T, Nitz J, Haralambous B, et al., 'Reducing Staff isolation and Developing Evidence-Informed Practice in the Aged Care Environment Through an Action Research Approach to Falls Prevention', Advances in Nursing Science, 35, (1) pp. 3-13. ISSN 1550-5014 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1097/ANS.0b013e3182433b27 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 13

Co-authors: Lea E; Robinson A

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2012Lea E, Andrews S, Hill K, Haines T, Nitz J, et al., 'Beyond the 'tick and flick': facilitating best practice falls prevention through an action research approach', Journal of Clinical Nursing, 21, (13-14) pp. 1896-1905. ISSN 1365-2702 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2012.04121.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 14

Co-authors: Lea E; Robinson A

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2012Nitz J, Cyarto E, Andrews S, Fearn M, Fu S, et al., 'Outcomes from the Implementation of a Facility-Specific Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Intervention Program in Residential Aged Care', Geriatric Nursing, 33, (1) pp. 41-50. ISSN 0197-4572 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2011.11.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 22Web of Science - 17

Co-authors: Lea E; Robinson A

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2012Toye C, Robinson AL, Jiwa M, Andrews S, McInerney F, et al., 'Developing and testing a strategy to enhance a palliative approach and care continuity for people who have dementia: study overview and protocol', BMC Palliative Care, 11, (4) pp. 1-8. ISSN 1472-684X (2012) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1186/1472-684X-11-4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Robinson AL; McInerney F; Stratton B

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2012Toye c, Robinson AL, Jiwa M, Andrews SM, McInerney F, et al., 'Developing and testing a strategy to enhance a palliative approach and care continuity for people who have dementia: Study overview and protocol', Bmc Palliative Care, 11 Article 4. ISSN 1472-684X (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/1472-684X-11-4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Robinson AL; McInerney F; Stratton BM

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2010Andrews SM, McInerney F, Parkinson CA, Robinson AL, Toye C, 'Crossing boundaries: Implementing a palliative approach for people with dementia in aged care', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 29, (S2) pp. 1. ISSN 1440-6381 (2010) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: McInerney F; Parkinson CA; Robinson AL

2010McInerney F, Andrews SM, Ashby M, Leggett SM, Robinson AL, et al., 'Palliative care educational needs analysis: Issues identified for aged care staff', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 29, (S2) pp. 2. ISSN 1440-6381 (2010) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: McInerney F; Leggett SM; Robinson AL; Stirling CM

2010Robinson AL, Andrews SM, Ashby M, Leggett SM, McInerney F, et al., 'Dementia knowledge of RACF staff and family carers', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 29, (S2) pp. 36. ISSN 1440-6381 (2010) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Robinson AL; Leggett SM; McInerney F; Stirling CM

2010Stirling C, Andrews S, Croft T, Vickers J, Turner P, et al., 'Measuring dementia carers' unmet need for services - an exploratory mixed method study', BMC Health Services Research, 10, (122) EJ ISSN 1472-6963 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-10-122 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 73Web of Science - 70

Co-authors: Stirling C; Vickers J; Turner P; Robinson A

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2009Andrews S, McInerney F, Robinson A, 'Realizing a palliative approach in dementia care: strategies to facilitate aged care staff engagement in evidence-based practice ', International Psychogeriatrics: The Official Journal of The Interntional Psychogeriatric Association, 21, (S1) pp. S64-S68. ISSN 1041-6102 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S1041610209008679 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 18

Co-authors: McInerney F; Robinson A

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2009Andrews SM, Robinson AL, Churchill B, Haines T, Haralambous B, et al., 'Facilitating best practice falls prevention through an action research approach', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 28, (2) pp. A42-43. ISSN 1440-6381 (2009) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Robinson AL; Churchill B

2009Robinson AL, Churchill B, Andrews SM, Haine T, Haralambous B, et al., 'Developing an evidence based approach to falls prevention: Addressing professional isolation in aged care', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 28, (2) pp. A74. ISSN 1440-6381 (2009) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Robinson AL; Churchill B

2008Robinson AL, Andrews-Hall S, Cubit K, Fassett MJ, Venter LM, et al., 'Attracting Students to Aged Care: The Impact of a Supportive Orientation', Nurse Education Today, 28, (3) pp. 354-362. ISSN 0260-6917 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.nedt.2007.06.010 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 31Web of Science - 31

Co-authors: Robinson AL; Cubit K; Fassett MJ; Venter LM; Menzies BK; Jongeling L

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2007Andrews-Hall S, Howe A, Robinson A, 'The dynamics of residential aged care in Australia: 8 year trends in admission, separations and dependency', Australian Health Review, 31, (4) pp. 611-622. ISSN 0156-5788 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/AH070611 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 19

Co-authors: Robinson A

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2007Robinson A, Andrews-Hall S, Fassett MJ, 'Living on the edge: issues that undermine the capacity of residential aged care providers to support student nurses on clinical placement', Australian Health Review, 31, (3) pp. 368-378. ISSN 0156-5788 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/AH070368 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 32Web of Science - 28

Co-authors: Robinson A; Fassett MJ

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2006Andrews-Hall S, Parkinson CA, Robinson A, Toye C, 'Developing nursing practice around a palliative approach for people with dementia in a residential special care unit: An Action Research Project', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 25, (supp 1) pp. A1-2. ISSN 1440-6381 (2006) [Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Parkinson CA; Robinson A

Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2012Andrews SM, McInerney F, Robinson AL, 'Power relations: enhancing the delivery of a palliative approach in an aged care setting', Participatory Research in Palliative Care: Actions and Reflections, Oxford University Press, J Hockley, K Froggatt & K Heimerl (ed), Oxford, pp. 119-128. ISBN 9780199644155 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: McInerney F; Robinson AL

Conference Publication

(17 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2013Westbury JL, Andrews SM, Brown DT, Stanton L, 'Promoting multidisciplinary management of BPSD in nursing homes', International Psychogeriatric Association 16th International Congress, 1-4 October 2013, Seoul, Korea (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Westbury JL; Brown DT; Stanton L

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: Lea EJ; Bramble MD; Eccleston CEA; Stratton BM; Morley C; Robinson AL

2012Canty A, Andrews SM, Carew TP, Kelder J-A, King CE, et al., 'Associate Degree in Dementia Care: Sustaining a course and maintaining the students', Teaching Matters, 4 Dec, Launceston (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Canty A; Carew TP; Kelder J-A; King CE; McInerney F; Robinson AL; Skalicky JL; Vickers JC; Walls JT

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; Eccleston CEA; McInerney F; Robinson AL

2012Robinson AL, Lea EJ, Andrews SM, Marlow AH, Bramble MD, et al., 'The Wicking Teaching Aged Care Facility Program', Australasian Journal on Ageing, pp. 47-48. ISSN 1440-6381 (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Robinson AL; Lea EJ; Marlow AH; Bramble MD; Radford JC; McInerney F; Eccleston CEA

2012Stirling CM, Andrews SM, Dwan C, Higgs C, McKenzie A, 'Linking the benefits of respite and caregivers psychological contract', 45th Australian Association of Gerontology National Conference. Ageing: Challenging the boundaries, 20-23 Nov, Brisbane, QLD (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Stirling CM; Dwan C; Higgs C

2011Leggett SM, Stirling CM, Andrews SM, McInerney F, Donohue C, et al., 'A dementia/palliative approach education program for RACF staff - Building on staff experience', Gerontology and Geriatrics Conference, October 2011, Melbourne (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Leggett SM; Stirling CM; McInerney F; Robinson AL

2011Leggett SM, Stirling CM, Andrews SM, McInerney F, Donohue C, et al., 'Establishing and trialling Dementia Palliative Care Resource Nurses (DPRN) roles to facilitate the delivery of a palliative approach for people with dementia', Ninth Asia/Oceania Regional Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics posters, 23-27 October 2011, Melbourne (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Leggett SM; Stirling CM; McInerney F; Robinson AL

2011McInerney F, Robinson AL, Andrews SM, Donohue C, Leggett SM, et al., 'Mind over matter? Carers' construction of dementia: Implications for care planning', Ninth Asia/Oceania Regional Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics proceedings, 23-27 October 2011, Melbourne (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: McInerney F; Robinson AL; Leggett SM; Stirling CM

2011McInerney F, Robinson AL, Andrews SM, Donohue C, Leggett SM, et al., 'Aged care staff and family carers knowledge of dementia', Ninth Asia/Oceania Regional Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics proceedings, 23-27 October 2011, Melbourne (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: McInerney F; Robinson AL; Leggett SM; Stirling CM

2011McInerney F, Robinson AL, Andrews SM, Donohue C, Toye C, 'She's still fit....it's the mind that's haywire...' Family understanding of dementia as a life limiting condition', Death down Under Inaugural Conference proceedings, June 27-28, 2011, Sydney (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: McInerney F; Robinson AL

2011Robinson AL, Dow B, Andrews SM, Haralambous B, 'Workshop: Undertaking an action research project in an aged care context', Ninth Asia/Oceania Regional Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics proceedings, 23-27 October 2011, Melbourne (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Robinson AL

2011Stirling CM, Andrews SM, McInerney F, Robinson AL, Leggett SM, et al., 'Developing tools for knowledge translation', Gerontology & Geriatrics 2011 abstract book, 23-27 October, Melbourne, pp. 171. (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Stirling CM; McInerney F; Robinson AL; Leggett SM; Ashby M

2011Stratton BM, Robinson AL, Toye c, Horner B, Andrews SM, et al., ''Ageing well together'. Improving care and care continuity for people with dementia and their family carers', Ninth Asia/Oceania Regional Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics proceedings, 23-27 October 2011, Melbourne (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Stratton BM; Robinson AL; McInerney F

2010Robinson AL, Lea EJ, Andrews SM, Churchill B, Haralambous B, et al., 'Falls prevention for people with dementia domicile in nursing homes: Strategies to facilitate the translation of evidence into practice. Poster ', International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease posters, 10-15 July, Hawaii, pp. 1. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Robinson AL; Lea EJ; Churchill B

2010Robinson AL, McInerney F, Andrews SM, Ashby M, Leggett SM, et al., 'Variations between staff and family understanding of dementia - implications for palliative care', The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Faculty of psychiatry of old age conference abstracts, 12th November, Hobart, pp. 1. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Robinson AL; McInerney F; Leggett SM; Stirling CM

2009Stirling CM, Croft TD, Andrews SM, Vickers JC, Turner P, et al., 'Measuring unmet service need in carers of people with dementia: do we need a paradigm shift?', National Dementia Research Forum 2009, 24-25 September 2009, Sydney (2009) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Stirling CM; Croft TD; Vickers JC; Turner P; Robinson AL

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(5 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2021Stirling C, D'Alessandro S, Tocock M, Neil A, Cleary M, et al., 'Reintegration and Reablement: Increasing Local Connection and Access for the Tasmanian Veteran Community: The Tasmanian Veteran Needs Assessment and Wellbeing Support Service Feasibility Report', Australian Government Dept. of Veterans' Affairs; Tasmanian Government Dept. of Communities Tasmania, Australia (2021) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Stirling C; D'Alessandro S; Tocock M; Neil A; Cleary M; Bridgman H; Mond J; Greenwood M; Norris K

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2006Robinson A, Abbey J, Toye C, Barnes L, Abbey B, et al., 'Modelling connections in aged care. Development of an evidence-based best practice model to facilitate quality clinical placements in aged care. Report based on stages 1- 3', School of Nursing & Midwifery (2006) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Robinson A; Lea E; Roff AK; Marlow AH

2006Robinson A, Andrews-Hall S, Fassett MJ, Venter L, Marlow AH, et al., 'Building connections in aged care follow-up evaluation. Final report', School of Nursing & Midwifery (2006) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Robinson A; Fassett MJ; Marlow AH; Cubit K; Menzies B; Jongeling L

2005Robinson A, Venter L, Andrews-Hall S, Cubit K, Menzies B, et al., 'Building Connections in Aged Care - Final Report', Department of Health and Ageing (2005) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Robinson A; Cubit K; Menzies B; Jongeling L; Fassett MJ; Mather CA

2004Robinson A, Cubit K, Venter LM, Fassett MJ, Mather CA, et al., 'Building Connections in Aged Care. Developing Support Structures for Student Nurses on Placement in Residential Care: Stage 2 Report: SNM Aged Care Report No. 3', Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing, 3 (2004) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Robinson A; Cubit K; Venter LM; Fassett MJ; Mather CA

Other Public Output

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2021Stirling C, D'Alessandro S, Tocock M, Neil A, Cleary M, et al., 'Reintegration and Reablement: Increasing Local Connection and Access for the Tasmanian Veteran Community', Commonwealth Department of Veterans' Affairs, Australia, pp. 1-21. (2021) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Stirling C; D'Alessandro S; Tocock M; Neil A; Cleary M; Bridgman H; Mond J; Greenwood M; Norris K

Grants & Funding

UTAS 2018 Community Engagement Grant - $7800
Project Title: Sharing is caring: stories of finding meaning in caregiving from primary caregivers of people living with dementia

Funding Summary

Number of grants

12

Total funding

$3,505,319

Projects

Health Workforce Program: Expansion of the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training Program in Aged Care Services (2022 - 2023)$1,500,702
Funding
Department of Health ($1,500,702)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barnett AP; Obamiro KO; Lethborg C; Jessup BL; Belle MJ; Marsh P; Cooper JF; Andrews S; Marlow AH; Stirling CM; O'Brien JA
Period
2022 - 2023
Growing and supporting communities of care: enhancing the delivery of palliative care across Tasmania. (2021 - 2022)$50,000
Description
Project Aim: to identify strategies for Palliative Care Tasmania to grow and support sustainable communities of care amongst the current palliative care workforce (paid and unpaid- henceforth referred to as the palliative care workforce) in Tasmania. Objectives: 1.Conduct a rapid review of the literature to identify models of communities of care.2.Explore knowledge, attitudes and perceptions about palliative care amongst the palliative care workforce in Tasmania.3.Gather feedback from the palliative workforce about their contributions, knowledge, attitudes and perceptions towards the development of sustainable communities of care in TasmaniaExpected outcomes of the study:-Report to Palliative Care Tasmania that contains a summary of all findings and actionable recommendations and strategies to support the development of communities of care in Tasmania. -Peer reviewed publications.
Funding
Palliative Care Tasmania ($50,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Andrews SM; Karacsony S; Stirling CM; Namasivayam P
Period
2021 - 2022
Needs assessment and feasibility study into the potential for a Veteran Wellbeing Centre or wellbeing services to be located in Tasmania (2020 - 2021)$120,000
Funding
Commonwealth Department of Veterans Affairs ($120,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Stirling CM; Neil A; Mond JM; Bridgman H; D'Alessandro SP; Stanford SN; Norris K; Andrews SM
Period
2020 - 2021
Developing Australia-Indonesia dementia research collaborations (2020)$5,000
Description
This project focuses on the development of collaborative links between Australian and Indonesian researchers in the broad area of dementia research.
Funding
Department of Education ACT ($5,000)
Scheme
Travel Grant - PhillipsKPA - SEA
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Andrews SM; Francis KL; Vickers JC; Greenwood M
Year
2020
Keeping older adults well at home; determining active components in a community wellness program (2019)$7,585
Description
We are partnering with a not-for-profit community-based organisation (Community Care Northern Beaches (CCNB) Limited) who are providing a wellness (reablement) program to their client base. Pilot data from that organisation indicates that the program is having a positive impact. Through this project we will systematically identify the core components of the wellness reablement program that support individual clients engagement with a personalised wellness plan. We will also develop a comprehensive evaluation framework linking the core program components to client-level outcomes. The outputs of this project will provide data to enable the development of larger scale implementation proposals for future funding applications.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($7,585)
Scheme
Grant- Research Enhancement Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
O'Brien JA; McCann DE; Bird ML; Courtney-Pratt HM; Chui K; Andrews SM
Year
2019
Development of an evidence-based on-line resource package to improve staff-family relationships for people with dementia living in residential aged care (2012 - 2013)$266,196
Funding
Alzheimer's Australia Incorporated ($266,196)
Scheme
Grant-National Quality Dementia Care Initiative
Administered By
La Trobe University
Research Team
Bauer M; Moyle W; Andrews SM; Fetherstonhaugh D; Robinson AL; Jones C; Nay R; Tarzia L
Period
2012 - 2013
Exploring the benefits of respite care for care recipients (2011)$17,414
Funding
Glenview Community Services Inc ($17,414)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Stirling CM; Andrews SM
Year
2011
Development of Curriculum Content for a Clinical Placement in the Palliative Care of People with Dementia (Project 3) (2011 - 2013)$46,000
Funding
La Trobe University ($46,000)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Robinson AL; Lea EJ; Andrews SM; McInerney F
Period
2011 - 2013
Establishing Teaching Nursing Homes to Provide Quality Inter-Professsional Clinical Placements in Aged Care (2011 - 2013)$303,288
Funding
Department of Health and Ageing ($303,288)
Scheme
Grant-Aged Care Nursing Clinical Placements
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Robinson AL; Lea EJ; Bramble MD; Marlow AH; Jones JJ; Andrews SM; McInerney F; Fassett D
Period
2011 - 2013
Opening a dialogue: improving communication and practice in advance care and end of life care planning (2010 - 2011)$537,109
Funding
Department of Health and Ageing ($537,109)
Scheme
Grant-Local Palliative Care Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ashby M; Robinson AL; Stirling CM; Andrews SM; McInerney F; Toye C
Period
2010 - 2011
Promoting positive staff-family relationships in residential aged care (2010 - 2011)$124,000
Funding
National Health & Medical Research Council ($124,000)
Scheme
Fellowship-TRIP
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Andrews SM
Period
2010 - 2011
Grant Reference
1018802
Developing and testing a strategy to enhance a palliative approach and care continuity for people who have dementia (2010 - 2011)$528,025
Funding
Department of Health and Ageing ($528,025)
Scheme
Grant-Local Palliative Care Program
Administered By
Alzheimer's Australia WA Ltd
Research Team
Toye C; Jiwa M; Robinson AL; Homer B; Andrews SM; McInerney F; Holloway K; Abbey J; Ashby M
Period
2010 - 2011

Research Supervision

I currently supervise a number of PhD candidates across the fields of dementia care, palliative care, practice development and action research.

Current

7

Completed

1

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDA Qualitative Study on Palliative Care in Acute Hospitals: Needs of families of patients with acute severe brain injury and nurses' experiences and perceptions on their involvement in the transition to palliative care2018
PhDExamining Health Services and Social Care for the Elderly with Dementia in Bangladesh2019
PhDA Comparison of the Effects of Models of Care on the Efficient and Effective Provision of Leisure Services to People Living with Dementia in Residential Aged Care2019
PhDThe Level of Support Required by Acute Care Nurses to Meet the Needs of Patients with Advanced Dementia from CALD Backgrounds2019
PhDThe Role of Health Organizations on Increasing the Health Care Awareness Among the Community2021
PhDEnhancing capability of the aged care workforce for integrated care2021
PhDDeveloping capability of aged care workforce in alignment to consumer's need for integrated care2022

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDThe Co-creation of a New Patient and Visitor Hospital Experience Feedback Protocol: A pragmatic action research study
Candidate: Kelly Jane Edwards
2021