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Susan Banks

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Susan Banks

Lecturer
Research Fellow, Sociology
School of Social Sciences

Room 403 , Social Sciences Building

(03) 6324 3236 (phone)

Susan.Banks@utas.edu.au

Dr Susan Banks is a Research Fellow in the School of Social Sciences and the Tasmanian Policy Exchange. Susan’s research focus is on the sociology of health, with particular interest in the participation and inclusion of people from marginalised groups and policy. Much of this work is influenced by recognition theory. Her major recent project is the Anticipatory Care Action Learning Project; she was lead researcher in this multi-site exploration of how communities might engage to improve place-based chronic illness prevention. She has also provided qualitative data gathering and analysis support to colleagues in the social sciences (e.g., the ‘Tassie Kids’ project) and in other disciplines including the Menzies Institute for Medical Research (e.g., the Childhood Determinants of Adult Health–Pathways project), and has consulted to disability organisations on workforce skills development and preventive health.

Biography

Susan is a health sociologist with a background in working in rural, remote and very remote settings to enhance access to health services, broadly understood. Most recently, she was lead researcher in the Anticipatory Care Action Learning Project, in which the research team and four Tasmanian communities explored the potential for local action to enhance anticipatory care. The project trialled novel approaches to preventive health, as well as novel applications of systems thinking.

She has coordinated and taught core and elective units in Sociology, worked with others on the development of the UTAS Bachelor of Health and Community Care, and tutored in the Indigenous Tutoring Assistance Scheme.

Before commencing her sociology PhD, Susan had research and project management roles in the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre at the University of Tasmania, the Service Leadership Innovation Research Programme and the Communication Centre at the Queensland University of Technology, and as a freelance academic editor and writer. The participation and inclusion of people from marginalised groups has been a recurring theme in these roles. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts (UTAS) and first worked as a gallery director and art journalist.

Career summary

Qualifications

Degree

Thesis title

University

Country

Awarded

PhD

‘Becoming people to each other’: How practice and meaning intersect in the delivery of aged care and disability support

University of Tasmania

Australia

2016

BFA

 

University of Tasmania

Australia

1984

Languages (other than English)

  • Speaks some Russian

Memberships

Professional practice

  • The Australian Sociological Association
  • The Australian Association of Gerontology

Administrative expertise

Project management roles:

  • ARC Linkage ‘Across.net’ project (QUT, UQ, Griffith, Qld Health and others)
  • ‘2009 Tasmanian Aged Care Assessment Program review’ for Department of Health and Human Services, Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre (WDREC)
  • ‘Trialling a community service decision aid (The GOLD Book)’, WDREC
  • The Anticipatory Care Action Learning Project
  • Consultant evaluation and reporting, Health Consumers Tasmania COVID-19 surveys

In her editing work, Susan has also managed several international, multi-author publishing projects.

Teaching

Sociology of emotion, symbolic interactionism, social policy, disability, aged care, sociology of health, Aboriginal health, culture and health

Teaching expertise

Dr Banks has coordinated the core units Sociology B (HGA102), Sociological Analysis of Modern Societies (HGA202HGA302), Society, Culture and Health (HGA138), and Social Problems and Social Policy (HGA223 / HGA323). Unit co-ordinator, HPP102 Justice in Practice. In addition, she has lectured in Sociology A (HGA101), the Sociology of Health and Illness (HGA339), Society, Culture and Health (HGA138), Australian Society (HGA299/399), and Social Problems and Social Policy (HAG223/323), and tutored in these and other sociology and nursing units:

  • Theories of Justice (HPP103)
  • Social Research (HGA280)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Well Being (CNA156)
  • Responding to Diversity: Global perspectives (CNA157)
  • Perspectives on Ageing (CNA146)

She was also a consultant for the development of the Bachelor of Health and Community Care.

Teaching responsibility

Research Appointments

Dr Banks is a member of the Health Tasmania Strategy Research and Evaluation Working Group

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Expertise

Susan uses qualitative methods—including ethnographic approaches, action learning, and visual sociology—to better understand health phenomena (understood very broadly) and work with marginalised people to improve access to the social determinants of health. She partners with community organisations (e.g., neighbourhood and community centres, disability organisations, sector peak bodies, and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations), and has received public funding to research opportunities to enhance public health in place-based, locally-driven ways. This work includes an interest in policy change. As well as writing for academic audiences, Susan has shared the work she and her colleagues do through more widely accessible means, including public presentations, radio and local newspapers, and online sites including Croaky and national blogs, and with policy makers more directly.

Areas of research expertise include:

  • Ageing and aged care
  • Disability and disability support
  • Support provision and workforce
  • Qualitative research
  • Systems thinking
  • Ethnographic methods
  • Recognition theory
  • Sociology of emotions
  • Health sociology

Research Themes

Susan’s research aligns with the University’s research themes of Better Health and Creativity, Culture and Society. Focusing on marginalised groups (including, people with disability, older people), it explores meaning, identity, inclusion and participation, as well as the social construction of health, disability and ageing. She is also involved in new work on understanding and responding to elder abuse, and on the social determinants of health. These projects are linked by her interest in the sociology of emotions, recognition theory and social policy.

Collaboration

Susan partners with community organisations (e.g., neighbourhood and community centres, disability organisations, aged care providers and policy makers, sector peak bodies, and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations), and has received public funding to research opportunities to enhance public health in place-based, locally-driven ways. This work includes an interest in policy change in the areas of aged care, disability support and preventive health. As well as writing for academic audiences, Susan has shared the work she and her colleagues do through more widely accessible means, including public presentations, radio and local newspapers, and online sites including Croaky and national blogs, and with policy makers more directly.

Awards

  • Australian Postgraduate Award
  • Teaching Merit Certificate, UTAS
  • Prize for best PhD candidate paper, 4th Annual TASA Sociology of Emotions and Affect Thematic Group Workshop

Current projects

Susan is a Chief Investigator in the inter-disciplinary Preventing Elder Abuse in Tasmania (PEAT) research group. Our focus is on organisational responses to and prevention of elder abuse.

PEAT’s website is: https://www.utas.edu.au/arts-law-education/research/preventing-elder-abuse-tasmania.

Susan is currently evaluator for the Adventure Play Across the Northern Suburbs project (APANS). http://www.nscctas.org.au/adventure-play/#:~:text=Adventure%20Play%20is%20a%20closed,and%20learn%20to%20manage%20stress; https://www.ravenswoodnh.org/programs-services/adventure-play/ . The Adventure Play program works with young people aged 10-16 and is a trauma-informed, social, and emotional regulation program. She is also evaluating (with Dr Miriam Vandenberg) an alcohol and other drugs program involving five Aboriginal health organisations in Tasmania.

Fields of Research

  • Aged health care (420301)
  • Preventative health care (420605)
  • Aged care nursing (420502)
  • People with disability (420318)
  • Geriatrics and gerontology (320210)
  • Applied sociology, program evaluation and social impact assessment (441001)
  • Sociology (441099)
  • Health and community services (420305)
  • Primary health care (420319)
  • Sociological methodology and research methods (441006)
  • Community child health (420601)
  • Sociology of the life course (441015)
  • Access to justice (480501)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander public health and wellbeing (450417)
  • International humanitarian and human rights law (480307)
  • Early childhood education (390302)
  • Social theory (441005)
  • Disease surveillance (420202)
  • Mental health services (420313)
  • Human geography (440699)
  • Health psychology (520304)
  • Sociology of inequalities (441012)
  • Rural sociology (441003)
  • Epidemiology (420299)

Research Objectives

  • Prevention of human diseases and conditions (200104)
  • Evaluation of health and support services (200299)
  • Nursing (200307)
  • Health related to ageing (200502)
  • Palliative care (200309)
  • Ageing and older people (230102)
  • Expanding knowledge in human society (280123)
  • Behaviour and health (200401)
  • Health education and promotion (200203)
  • Other culture and society (139999)
  • Preventive medicine (200412)
  • Criminal justice (230403)
  • Provision of health and support services (200399)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health system performance (210303)
  • Human capital issues (150502)
  • Equity and access to education (160201)
  • Law reform (230405)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander determinants of health (210301)
  • Learner and learning (160199)
  • Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health) (200599)
  • Expanding knowledge in the information and computing sciences (280115)
  • Clinical health (200199)
  • Neonatal and child health (200506)
  • Health system performance (incl. effectiveness of programs) (200206)
  • Canola (260302)
  • Disability and functional capacity (200403)
  • Nutrition (200410)
  • Adolescent health (200501)
  • Structure, delivery and resourcing (230113)
  • Public health (excl. specific population health) (200499)
  • Evaluation of health outcomes (200202)

Publications

Dr Banks’s publications reflect the broadly sociological thrust of her research and consultation roles. Most recently, this has included work on the impacts of agism in COVID-19, the social dynamics of aged care, and researching and writing texts for use by disability support workers and people with intellectual impairment to promote better health and social participation. She has also communicated her research through media like Croaky, and local Tasmanian newspapers and radio.

Total publications

57

Highlighted publications

(4 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2021Chapter in BookCook PS, Curryer C, Banks S, Neves BB, Omori M, et al., 'Ageism and Risk During the Coronavirus Pandemic', The COVID-19 Crisis: Social Perspectives, Routledge, D Lupton and K Willis (ed) ISBN 9780367628987 (2021) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Cook PS

2020Journal ArticleJose K, Banks S, Hansen E, Jones RP, Zubrick SR, et al., 'Parental perspectives on children's school readiness: an ethnographic study', Early Childhood Education Journal ISSN 1082-3301 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10643-020-01130-9 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Jose K; Hansen E; Jones RP; Taylor CL

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2020Journal ArticleSharman MJ, Jose KA, Tian J, Venn AJ, Canary J, et al., 'Childhood factors related to diverging body mass index trajectories from childhood into mid-adulthood: A mixed methods study', Social Science and Medicine, 270 pp. 1-10. ISSN 0277-9536 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.113460 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Sharman MJ; Jose KA; Tian J; Venn AJ; Ayton J; Cleland VJ

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2018Journal ArticleBanks S, 'The social dynamics of devaluation in an aged care context', Journal of Sociology, 54, (2) pp. 167-177. ISSN 1440-7833 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1440783318766144 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5

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Journal Article

(17 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2021Boland J, Banks S, Krabbe R, Lawrence S, Murray T, et al., 'A COVID-19-era rapid review: using Zoom and Skype for qualitative group research', Public Health Research & Practice pp. 1-9. ISSN 2204-2091 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.17061/phrp31232112 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4

Co-authors: Boland J; Krabbe R; Lawrence S; Murray T; Henning T; Vandenberg M

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2021Jose K, Taylor CL, Jones R, Banks S, Stafford J, et al., 'The impact on service collaboration of co-location of early childhood services in Tasmanian child and family Centres: An ethnographic study', International Journal of Integrated Care, 21, (2) pp. 1-13. ISSN 1568-4156 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5334/ijic.5581 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Jose K; Taylor CL; Jones R; Venn A; Hansen E

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2020Jose K, Banks S, Hansen E, Jones RP, Zubrick SR, et al., 'Parental perspectives on children's school readiness: an ethnographic study', Early Childhood Education Journal ISSN 1082-3301 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10643-020-01130-9 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Jose K; Hansen E; Jones RP; Taylor CL

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2020Sharman MJ, Jose KA, Tian J, Venn AJ, Canary J, et al., 'Childhood factors related to diverging body mass index trajectories from childhood into mid-adulthood: A mixed methods study', Social Science and Medicine, 270 pp. 1-10. ISSN 0277-9536 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.113460 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Sharman MJ; Jose KA; Tian J; Venn AJ; Ayton J; Cleland VJ

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2019Sharman MJ, Jose KA, Venn AJ, Banks S, Ayton J, et al., ''I love having a healthy lifestyle' - a qualitative study investigating body mass index trajectories from childhood to mid-adulthood', BMC Obesity, 6 pp. 1-10. ISSN 2052-9538 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s40608-019-0239-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Sharman MJ; Jose KA; Venn AJ; Ayton J; Cleland VJ

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2018Banks S, 'The social dynamics of devaluation in an aged care context', Journal of Sociology, 54, (2) pp. 167-177. ISSN 1440-7833 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1440783318766144 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5

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2016Banks S, ''Knowing me, knowing you': disability support worker as emotional mediator?', Sexualities, 19, (5-6) pp. 659-676. ISSN 1363-4607 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1363460715620565 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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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 - 34Web of Science - 32

Co-authors: Andrews 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 - 17Web of Science - 18

Co-authors: Andrews 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 - 77Web of Science - 71

Co-authors: Robinson A; Eccleston C; Annear M; Elliott K-E; Andrews S; Stirling C; Ashby M; 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; Andrews S; 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; Andrews SM

2012Stirling C, Leggett S, Lloyd B, Scott J, Blizzard L, et al., 'Decision aids for respite service choices by carers of people with dementia: development and pilot RCT', BMC Medical Information and Decision Making, 12, (21) pp. 1-9. ISSN 1472-6947 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/1472-6947-12-21 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 29Web of Science - 28

Co-authors: Stirling C; Lloyd B; Scott J; Blizzard L; Robinson A

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2010Leggett SM, Churchill B, Doherty KV, Robinson AL, Stirling CM, 'Countering stagnation in a complex environment: Shoring up professional identity among aged care assessors', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 29, (S2) pp. 21. ISSN 1440-6381 (2010) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Churchill B; Doherty KV; Robinson AL; Stirling CM

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; Andrews 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; Andrews SM; McInerney F; Stirling CM

2005Penn DL, Simpson L, Edie G, Banks SM, Wood L, et al., 'Development of ACROSSnet: an online support system for rural and remote community suicide prevention workers in Queensland, Australia', Health Informatics Journal, 11, (4) pp. 275-294. ISSN 1460-4582 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1460458205058755 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23

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Book

(5 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Banks SM, Ralston C, 'Augmentative & Alternative Communication - AAC', National Disability Services, Deakin, ACT, pp. 56. ISBN 978-0-9945732-6-1 (2017) [Authored Other Book]

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2017Banks SM, Ralston C, Foley M, 'The Role of the Disability Support Worker under the NDIS. The Participation Project Learning Guide for Disability Support Workers', National Disability Services, Deakin, ACT, Australia (2017) [Authored Other Book]

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2016Banks S, 'Encouraging lifestyle choices for physical health and wellbeing. The Participation Project Learning Guide for Disability Support Workers', Skills Tasmania, Australia ISBN 9780994573292 (2016) [Authored Other Book]

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2016Banks S, Ralston C, 'Communication and the Disability Support Worker. The Participation Project Learning Guide for Disability Support Workers', National Disability Services, Deakin, ACT, Australia (2016) [Authored Other Book]

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2016Banks SM, 'Making lifestyle choices for physical health and wellbeing', National Disability Services, Deakin, ACT, pp. 60. ISBN 978-0-9945733-0-8 (2016) [Authored Other Book]

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Chapter in Book

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2021Cook PS, Curryer C, Banks S, Neves BB, Omori M, et al., 'Ageism and Risk During the Coronavirus Pandemic', The COVID-19 Crisis: Social Perspectives, Routledge, D Lupton and K Willis (ed) ISBN 9780367628987 (2021) [Research Book Chapter]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Cook PS

2009Simpson L, Hall M, Legget S, 'Gendered Identities and Caring: Health Intermediaries and Technology in Rural and Remote Queensland', Gender, Health and Information Technology in Context, Palgrave Mcmillian, Ellen Balka, Eileen Green, Flis Henwood (ed), United States, pp. 34-52. ISBN 9780230216341 (2009) [Research Book Chapter]

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2008Simpson L, Hall M, Banks SM, ''We're all out there busting our guts, trying to do the best that we can for our people': Health Intermediaries in Australian Indigenous Communities', Mediating health information : the go-betweens in a changing socio-technical landscape, Palgrave Macmillan, C. Nadine Wathen, Sally Wyatt, Roma Harris. (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 151-166. ISBN 9780230201200 (2008) [Research Book Chapter]

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Conference Publication

(14 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Banks S, Krabbe R, Vandenberg M, Murray T, 'The 'Aha' experience: Using systems thinking to map and tweak anticipatory care', Preventive Health Conference 2020, 13-15 May 2020, Virtual Conference, Online (Perth, Australia) (2020) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Krabbe R; Vandenberg M; Murray T

2020Cook P, Curryer C, Banks S, Omori M, Mallon A, 'Ageism and risk in COVID-19', A Climate for Change in Ageing (53rd AAG Conference) Prorgamme, 18-20 November 2020, online (2020) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Cook P

2018Banks S, Lawrence S, Henning T, Stirling C, Williams V, et al., 'What do stakeholder organisations know and do about elder abuse in Tasmania?', 51st Australian Association of Gerontology Conference:Advancing Not Retiring: Active players, a fair future, 21-23 November 2018, Melbourne, Australia (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Lawrence S; Henning T; Stirling C; Williams V; Hasler O; Preston C

2018Banks S, Lawrence S, Henning T, Stirling C, Williams V, et al., 'Strong and weak ties: Part of the picture in institutional elder abuse?', 4th International Conference of Long-term Care Directors and Administrators, 1-3 August 2018, Sydney, Australia (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Lawrence S; Henning T; Stirling C; Williams V; Hasler O; Preston C

2015Banks S, 'Co-conspirators in the maintenance of self? Recognition, paid care and support workers, recipients and informal caregivers', Neoliberalism and Contemporary Challenges for the Asia-Pacific, 23-26 November, Cairns (2015) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2015Banks S, 'Live and let live: Not everyone's life is a Home Beautiful spread', Healthy Aging beyond Frontiers, International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) Asia/Oceania 2015 Congress, 19-22 October, Chiang Mai (2015) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2015Banks S, 'I really want to see the value in her that was my work for those two weeks': Emotion work in the provision and receipt of support', the 4th Annual TASA (The Australian Sociological Association) Sociology of Emotions and Affect Thematic Group Workshop, 26 June, Brisbane (2015) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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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: Stirling CM; Andrews SM; 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: Stirling CM; Andrews SM; 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; Andrews 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; Andrews SM; Stirling CM

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; Andrews SM; McInerney F; Robinson AL; Ashby M

2011Stirling CM, Leggett SM, Scott JL, Quinn SW, Robinson AL, 'Providing decision support to carers', Ninth Asia/Oceania Regional Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics posters, October 2011, Melbourne (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Stirling CM; Scott JL; Quinn SW; Robinson AL

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; Andrews SM; Stirling CM

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Banks SM, 'Chronic illness and people with intellectual diability: prevalence, prevention and management', National Disability Services, Australia (2016) [Consultants Report]

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2009Robinson AL, Stirling CM, Leggett SM, Doherty KV, Churchill B, 'Review of the Tasmanian Aged Care Assessment Program: Report to the Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services', DHHS (2009) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Robinson AL; Stirling CM; Doherty KV; Churchill B

Other Creative Work

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Jose K, Jones R, Banks S, Hansen E, 'Tassie Kids: A picture of universal early childhood services in the community', Tasmanian Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Premier and Cabinet, Tasmania, pp. 1 (2019) [Representation of Original Art]

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Co-authors: Jose K; Jones R; Hansen E

Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Banks S, ''Becoming people to each other': How practice and meaning intersect in the delivery of aged care and disability support' (2016) [PhD]

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Other Public Output

(14 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2021Banks S, Krabbe R, Murray T, Vandenberg M, 'As Tasmanians head to the polls, here are some critical health concerns', Croaky Health Media, Australia, 27 March 2021 (2021) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: Krabbe R; Murray T; Vandenberg M

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2021Lawrence S, Banks S, Henning T, 'Service-driven Approaches to Preventing and Responding to Elder Abuse in Southern Tasmania: Final Report for Research Preventing Elder Abuse South', Preventing Elder Abuse Tasmania, University of Tasmania, Hobart (2021) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Lawrence S; Henning T

2021Lawrence S, Banks S, Mosenthal M, Henning T, 'Service-driven Approaches to Preventing and Responding to Elder Abuse in Northern Tasmania: Final Report for Research Preventing Elder Abuse North', Preventing Elder Abuse Tasmania, University of Tasmania, Hobart (2021) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Lawrence S; Mosenthal M; Henning T

2020Banks S, Krabbe R, Vandenberg M, Murray T, 'Engaging communities for future health: The Anticipatory Care Action Learning Project Full Report', Tasmanian Government Department of Health, Tasmania (2020) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Krabbe R; Vandenberg M; Murray T

2020Banks S, Krabbe R, Vandenberg M, Murray T, 'Strengthening Connections: Clarence. Anticipatory Care Action Learning Project Final Site Report', Clarence's Help to Health, Clarence City Council and the Tasmanian Government Department of Health, Tasmania (2020) [Government or Industry Research]

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2020Banks S, Krabbe R, Vandenberg M, Murray T, 'Building on Local Strengths: Launceston's Northern Suburbs. Anticipatory Care Action Learning Project Final Site Report', Anticipatory Care Project, Northern Suburbs Community Centre and Starting Point Neighbourhood House, and the Tasmanian Government Department of Health, Tasmania (2020) [Government or Industry Research]

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2020Banks S, Krabbe R, Vandenberg M, Murray T, 'Partnering for Health: Ulverston. Anticipatory Care Action Learning Project Final Site Report', Anticipatory Care Project, Patrick Street Clinic and the Tasmanian Government Department of Health, Tasmania (2020) [Government or Industry Research]

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2020Banks S, Krabbe R, Vandenberg M, Murray T, 'Reflecting and Connecting for Our Health, Our Future: Flinders Island. Anticipatory Care Action Learning Project Final Site Report', Anticipatory Care Project, Flinders Island Aboriginal Association Inc.,Flinders Health Organisations Coordination Meeting (FHOCM), Flinders Island community, and the Tasmanian Government Department of Health, Tasmania (2020) [Government or Industry Research]

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2020Banks S, Krabbe R, Vandenberg M, Murray T, 'Policy Brief: Funding Models for Preventive Health', Anticipatory Care Action Learning Project, Tasmanian Government Department of Health, Tasmania, p. 1. (2020) [Government or Industry Research]

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2020Banks S, Krabbe R, Vandenberg M, Murray T, 'Policy Brief: Sustaining System Change and the Shock of COVID-19', Anticipatory Care Project, Tasmanian Government Department of Health, Tasmania (2020) [Government or Industry Research]

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2020Banks S, Krabbe R, Vandenberg M, Murray T, 'Policy Brief: Organisational leadership', Anticipatory Care Project, Tasmanian Government Department of Health (2020) [Government or Industry Research]

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2020Banks SM, Krabbe R, Vandenberg M, Murray T, 'Policy Brief: Systems Thinking for Health', Anticipatory Care Project, Tasmanian Government Department of Health, Tasmania (2020) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Krabbe R; Vandenberg M; Murray T

2018Banks S, Denny L, 'Insight Four: Planning for the future of aged care', Institute Insights, Institute for the Study of Social Change, 4 (2018) [Report Other]

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Co-authors: Denny L

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2012Walter MM, Hansen EC, Banks SM, 'How Valuable is Mainstream Social Determinants Theory for Explaining Indigenous Health Inequality?', National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Inequality Council, Hobart, Tasmania (2012) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Walter MM; Hansen EC

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

9

Total funding

$769,157

Projects

Adventure Play Across the Northern Suburbs (APANS) Evaluation (2021 - 2022)$40,000
Description
Evaluation of the Adventure Play Across the Northern Suburbs (APANS) program. We are gathering and analysing attendance and qualitative data from project staff, involved school and NGO staff, and participating young people.
Funding
Starting Point Neighbourhood House Inc. ($40,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Banks SM
Period
2021 - 2022
Health Consumers Tasmania survey analysis (2020)$1,818
Description
Health Consumers Tasmania ran a COVID-19 survey for general public. The project is to code and analyse results for reports to government agencies on the changing nature of COVID-19 impact.
Funding
Health Consumers Tasmania ($1,818)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Banks SM
Year
2020
Service-driven approaches to preventing and responding to elder abuse in Northern Tasmania (2019 - 2020)$36,813
Description
This project will investigate the flow of recognition and responses to elder abuse by key relevant northern Tasmanian agencies and institutions.
Funding
Department of Communities Tasmania ($36,813)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lawrence SJ; Gogarty B; Banks SM; Henning T
Period
2019 - 2020
Service-driven approaches to preventing and responding to elder abuse in Southern Tasmania (2019 - 2020)$31,521
Description
The project will investigate the flow of recognition and responses to elder abuse by key relevant southern Tasmanian agencies and service-providers
Funding
Department of Communities Tasmania ($31,521)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lawrence SJ; Henning T; Banks SM
Period
2019 - 2020
Anticipatory Care Action Learning Research (2018 - 2022)$570,000
Description
This action learning research project aims to study how different and combined approaches to implementing anticipatory care* within Tasmania results in effective reach and engagement of at risk individuals. The project also considers how communities and health services can support healthy behaviour change and strengthen prevention in the management of chronic conditions.
Funding
Department of Health (Tasmania) ($570,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Banks SM; Doherty BT; Eccleston RG
Period
2018 - 2022
Exploring the dimensions of the sexual abuse of older women (2017)$4,545
Description
This project will explore current agency and organisational responses to elder sexual abuse. A key focus of this study is to determine how cultures within organisations shape, and respond to policy and legislation in this area.
Funding
Australian Association of Gerontology Inc. ($4,545)
Scheme
Grant-RM Gibson
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Banks SM; Lawrence SJ; Henning T; Stirling CM
Year
2017
Exploring the Dimensions of the Sexual Abuse of Older Women in Tasmania (2017)$6,535
Description
This project aims to examine the existing clinical and socio-legal responses toward elder sexual abuse in Tasmania
Funding
University of Tasmania ($6,535)
Scheme
Grant-CAL Hothouse Research Enhancement Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Henning T; Banks SM; Williams VA; Stirling CM; Lawrence SJ
Year
2017
Elder-abuse in Tasmania (2016)$6,999
Description
What do we know about elder abuse in Tasmania? How might knowledge of elder abuse in Tasmania be used to ensure older Tasmanians will enjoy their increased longevity? How important are Tasmanias front-line health workers in recognising and responding to elder-abuse? Funding will be used to scope the need to investigate current regulatory frameworkslocal, national and internationalfor dealing with elder abuse, including legislation, policy documents and rights frameworks. This will include background literature and research reviews (months 1-3) to provide the foundation for designing the eventual research proposal. This project will also include interviews with key stakeholders (identified in the scoping review, months 3-6), to gain further understanding of elder-abuse issues not yet emergent in the research/legal literature or government policy leading to publication of results (final months with further outputs in the following year).
Funding
University of Tasmania ($6,999)
Scheme
Grant-Cross-Disciplinary Incentive
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lawrence SJ; Henning T; Banks SM
Year
2016
Aged Care Assessment Program (ACAP) Review (2009 - 2010)$70,926
Funding
Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania ($70,926)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Robinson AL; Stirling CM; Doherty KV; Banks SM; Churchill B
Period
2009 - 2010

Research Supervision

As an early career researcher, Susan has co-supervised two PhD candidates to successful completion. Both these students, and her current RHD students, are Indigenous scholars. She is interested in supervising candidates with a shared interest in social supports (e.g., aged care, disability support), health, and mechanisms for addressing social and economic disadvantage and other forms of marginalisation.

Current

3

Completed

2

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDLinks Between Educational and Health Outcomes for Aboriginal Children2018
MastersWhy do Australians reject treaty: Can a human development metaphor and an Internal Family Systems (IFS) structural analysis offer any understandings and solutions?2021
PhDLanguage Retrieval, Reconstruction and Revival The Next Step Towards Fluency. Taking palawa kani from Aboriginal Community Knowledge to Aboriginal Community Fluency2021

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDWe've always done it. Country is our counselling office: Masculinity, nature-based therapy, and the strengths of Aboriginal Men
Candidate: Jacob Prehn
2021
PhDReligious Institutions, Social Change, Symbols and Same-Sex Marriage
Candidate: Joshua Adam Boland
2020