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Tristan Ling

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Tristan Ling

Research Fellow

Room 3011 , Pharmacy

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Tristan.Ling@utas.edu.au

Dr Ling is a Research Fellow in the Pharmacy Division of the School of Medicine, in the Faculty of Health. He is currently working on numerous projects within the School, most notably in interactive virtual 3D simulations for students studying in health care disciplines, improving appropriate use of sedatives in aged care with the RedUSe project, and in technical delivery of the Medicines Australia Continuing Education Program.

Biography

Dr Ling graduated from the University of Tasmania in 2006 with a Bachelor of Computing with Honours (First Class), while working part-time in software development. He later continued his academic studies to receive a PhD from the same institution in 2011, for developing a research tool to assist with intelligent analysis of medical data (specifically respiratory test results). He has been working with the Division of Pharmacy in the School of Medicine since late 2011, and as a Research Fellow since mid-2012.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Tasmania, Australia. 2011 Thesis: A Method for Knowledge Discovery and Development with Health Data
  • BComp (1st Class Hons), University of Tasmania, Australia. 2006 Thesis: An Incremental Learning Method for Data Mining from Large Databases

Teaching

Knowledge Acquisition, Knowledge Discovery, Data Mining, e-Health, Computer-based Simulation

Teaching expertise

Dr Ling has delivered a unit on Human Computer Interaction, and has teaching experience with numerous other subjects under a Bachelor of Computing.

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Expertise

  • Decision support systems development
  • Artificial Intelligence techniques
  • Data mining in health
  • Knowledge development in health

Research Themes

Tristan's research aligns to the University's research themes of Better Health, and Data, Knowledge and Decisions. His research interests, broadly, cover the use of information technology in healthcare; currently this includes research and development of innovative and effective virtual simulation resources for healthcare students, to provide meaningful training, familiarisation and practice in a safe environment. Tristan also has a strong interest in the development of a standardised electronic health record, and in the use of decision support systems that can utilise electronic data for delivering better healthcare outcomes: this area has tremendous potential to improve healthcare professionals' knowledge, disseminate best practice and useful resources, improve health research, and improve the reliability of healthcare delivery.

Current projects

Dr Ling is currently working on numerous research projects, most notably:

  • Developing an Educational Simulation Platform currently including:
    • Community Pharmacy Simulator
    • Hospital Simulator
  • Working with the Reducing the Use of Sedatives (RedUSe) Project ,to promote the quality use of antipsychotic and benzodiazepine medication in Aged Care Homes.

Fields of Research

  • Health services and systems (420399)
  • Clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice (321403)
  • Knowledge representation and reasoning (460206)
  • Aged health care (420301)
  • Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics (321402)
  • Health informatics and information systems (420308)
  • Respiratory diseases (320103)
  • Community child health (420601)
  • Preventative health care (420605)
  • Other health sciences (429999)
  • Decision making (520402)
  • Continuing and community education (390301)
  • Pattern recognition (460308)
  • Software engineering (461299)
  • Higher education (390303)
  • Virtual and mixed reality (460708)
  • Paediatrics (321399)
  • Health and community services (420305)
  • Rheumatology and arthritis (320223)
  • Technical, further and workplace education (390308)
  • Primary health care (420319)
  • Nursing (420599)
  • Sub-acute care (420506)
  • Tumour immunology (320409)
  • Pain (320218)

Research Objectives

  • Health related to ageing (200502)
  • Expanding knowledge in the information and computing sciences (280115)
  • Clinical health (200199)
  • Teaching and instruction technologies (160304)
  • Health education and promotion (200203)
  • Neonatal and child health (200506)
  • Allied health therapies (excl. mental health services) (200301)
  • Preventive medicine (200412)
  • Evaluation of health outcomes (200202)
  • Public health (excl. specific population health) (200499)
  • Ageing and older people (230102)
  • Other health (209999)
  • Provision of health and support services (200399)
  • Learner and learning (160199)
  • Expanding knowledge in the health sciences (280112)
  • Primary care (200310)
  • Other education and training (169999)
  • Nursing (200307)
  • Human pain management (200103)
  • Treatment of human diseases and conditions (200105)

Publications

Total publications

32

Journal Article

(11 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2022Bezabhe WM, Radford J, Wimmer BC, Salahudeen MS, Bindoff I, et al., 'Risk of osteoporosis in patients with atrial fibrillation with and without oral anticoagulant therapy', Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology ISSN 1751-2433 (2022) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/17512433.2022.2103540 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Bezabhe WM; Radford J; Wimmer BC; Salahudeen MS; Bindoff I; Peterson GM

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2022Tan Andrea Weimin, Dwan CA, Ling TR, Thompson AJ, Peterson GM, 'Australian pharmacy student perceptions of employment in the pharmaceutical industry', Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research, 52 pp. 124-131. ISSN 1445-937X (2022) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/jppr.1783 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Dwan CA; Thompson AJ; Peterson GM

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2020Bindoff I, Ling TR, Gee P, Geelan B, Ferguson SG, et al., 'Effects of a mobile app called Quittr, which utilizes premium currency and games features, on improving engagement with smoking cessation intervention: Pilot randomized controlled trial', JMIR Serious Games, 8, (4) pp. 1-11. ISSN 2291-9279 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2196/23734 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Bindoff I; Gee P; Geelan B; Ferguson SG; Peterson GM

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2018Tait L, Lee K, Rasiah R, Cooper JM, Ling T, et al., 'Simulation and feedback in health education: A mixed methods study comparing three simulation modalities', Pharmacy, 6, (2) Article 41. ISSN 2226-4787 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/pharmacy6020041 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Geelan B; Bindoff I

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2018Westbury J, Gee P, Ling T, Kitsos A, Peterson G, 'More action needed: psychotropic prescribing in Australian residential aged care', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 53, (2) pp. 136-147. ISSN 0004-8674 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0004867418758919 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 32Web of Science - 31

Co-authors: Westbury J; Gee P; Kitsos A; Peterson G

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2018Westbury JL, Gee P, Ling T, Brown DT, Franks KH, et al., 'RedUSe: reducing antipsychotic and benzodiazepine prescribing in residential aged care facilities', Medical Journal of Australia, 208, (9) pp. 398-403. ISSN 0025-729X (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5694/mja17.00857 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 59Web of Science - 63

Co-authors: Westbury JL; Gee P; Brown DT; Franks KH; Bindoff I; Bindoff A; Peterson GM

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2017Ling T, Gee P, Westbury J, Bindoff I, Peterson G, 'An internet-based method for extracting nursing home resident sedative medication data from pharmacy packing systems: descriptive evaluation', Journal of Medical Internet Research, 19, (8) pp. 1-13. ISSN 1438-8871 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2196/jmir.6938 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Gee P; Westbury J; Bindoff I; Peterson G

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2016Bindoff I, de Salas K, Peterson G, Ling T, Lewis I, et al., 'Quittr: the design of a video game to support smoking cessation', JMIR Serious Games, 4, (2) Article e19. ISSN 2291-9279 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2196/games.6258 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Bindoff I; de Salas K; Peterson G; Lewis I; Wells L; Gee P; Ferguson SG

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2015Bindoff I, Cummings E, Ling T, Chalmers L, Bereznicki L, 'Development of a flexible and extensible computer-based simulation platform for healthcare students', Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 208 pp. 83-87. ISSN 0926-9630 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-488-6-83 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Bindoff I; Cummings E; Chalmers L; Bereznicki L

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2014Bindoff I, Ling T, Bereznicki L, Westbury J, Chalmers L, et al., 'A computer simulation of community pharmacy practice for educational use', American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 78, (9) Article 168. ISSN 0002-9459 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5688/ajpe789168 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 25

Co-authors: Bindoff I; Bereznicki L; Westbury J; Chalmers L; Peterson G; Ollington R

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2012Ling TR, 'Respiratory knowledge discovery utilising expertise', Australasian Medical Journal, 5, (12) pp. 609-618. ISSN 1836-1935 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.4066/AMJ.2012.1354 [eCite] [Details]

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Conference Publication

(18 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Dwan C, Ling TR, 'Reaching out to Industry: an example of an educational partnership', Teaching Matters 2017, 28 November 2017, Hobart, Tasmania (2017) [Keynote Presentation]

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Co-authors: Dwan C

2017Westbury JL, Gee PR, Ling TR, Peterson GM, 'Expansion of the reducing sedatives (RedUSe) project to Australian Nursing Homes', 32nd International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International, 26-29 April 2017, Kyoto, Japan (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Westbury JL; Gee PR; Peterson GM

2016Bindoff IK, Ling TR, Gee PR, 'Simulation Platform Enabling the Rapid Development of Immersive 3D Simulated Learning Experiences', Australasian Simulation Congress 2016, 26 September - September 29, 2016, Melbourne, Australia (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bindoff IK; Gee PR

2016Westbury JL, Gee PR, Ling TR, Peterson GM, 'Final outcomes of the RedUSe' expansion: a national multi-strategic, interdisciplinary initiative aimed at reducing antipsychotic and benzodiazepine use in Australian Long Term Care Homes', 18th IPA International Congress, 6-9 September, 2016, San Francisco, California, pp. 43. (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Westbury JL; Gee PR; Peterson GM

2016Westbury JL, Gee PR, Ling TR, Peterson GM, 'Dished out like hot chips - current psychotropic use in aged care homes', 49th AAG Conference, 2 November 2016, Canberra (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Westbury JL; Gee PR; Peterson GM

2016Westbury JL, Gee PR, Ling TR, Peterson GM, Brown DT, 'Psychotropic medication use in Australian Long Term Care Homes', 18th IPA International Congress, 6-9 September, 2016, San Francisco, California, pp. 66. (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Westbury JL; Gee PR; Peterson GM; Brown DT

2015Bindoff IK, Ling TR, Bereznicki LRE, Chalmers L, Westbury JL, 'Pharmacy Simulator: A 3D computer-based virtual patient simulator for training community pharmacists', 2015 Joint APSA-ASCEPT Annual Conference, 29 November - 2 December 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bindoff IK; Bereznicki LRE; Chalmers L; Westbury JL

2015Bindoff IK, Ling TR, Bereznicki LRE, Chalmers L, Westbury JL, et al., 'Pharmacy Simulator: A 3D computer-based virtual patient simulator for training community pharmacists', Pharmacy Simulator: A 3D computer-based virtual patient simulator for training community pharmacists, 29 November - 2 December, 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bindoff IK; Bereznicki LRE; Chalmers L; Westbury JL; Gee PR; Garland T

2015Schotel F, Westbury J, Elliot K-E, Ling T, Williams M, 'Lessons from a multi-strategic program to promote appropriate sedative use in residential aged care facilities', Bringing Research to Life: 14th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing Program and Proceedings, 7-8 December 2015, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 67-69. (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Schotel F; Westbury J; Elliot K-E; Williams M

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2015Schotel FY, Westbury JL, Elliott KJ, Ling TR, Williams Mackenzie, 'Lessons from a multi-strategic program to promote appropriate sedative use in residential aged care facilities', 14th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing, 7-8 December, 2015, Melbourne, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Schotel FY; Westbury JL; Elliott KJ; Williams Mackenzie

2014Bindoff I, Curtain C, Peterson G, Westbury J, Ling T, 'Problems detected by a ripple-down rules based medication review decision support system: are they relevant?', Knowledge Management and Acquisition for Smart Systems and Services: Proceedings of the 13th Pacific Rim Knowledge Acquisition Workshop, 1-2 December, 2014, Gold Coast, Australia, pp. 59-68. ISBN 9783319133317 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-13332-4_6 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Bindoff I; Curtain C; Peterson G; Westbury J

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2011Ling TR, Kang BH, Walls JT, Johns DP, 'Dataset-based validation in MCRDR', The First Australian Workshop on Artificial Intelligence in Health, 5 Dec, Perth, WA (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Kang BH; Walls JT; Johns DP

2009Ling TR, Kang BH, Walls JT, Johns DP, 'Discovering Knowledge through Compiling Expertise', Communications in Computer and Information Science, Jeju Island, Korea ISBN 978-3-642-10615-6 (2009) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Kang BH; Walls JT; Johns DP

2008Bindoff IK, Ling TR, Kang BH, 'Multiple classification ripple round rules: a preliminary study', Proceedings PKAW-08 Pacific Rim Knowledge Aquisition workshop 2008, December 2008, Hanoi, Vietnam, pp. 144-158. ISBN 978-1-86295-486-1 (2008) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Bindoff IK; Kang BH

2008Ling TR, Kang BH, Johns DP, Walls JT, Bindoff IK, 'Expert-driven knowledge discovery', Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information Technology - New Generations, 7-9 April 2008, Las Vegas, Nevada, pp. 174-178. ISBN 978-0-7695-3099-4 (2008) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1109/ITNG.2008.194 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Kang BH; Johns DP; Walls JT; Bindoff IK

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2007Bindoff IK, Kang BH, Ling TR, Tenni PC, Peterson GM, 'Applying MCRDR to a Multidisciplinary Domain', AI 2007: Advances in Artificial Intelligence 20th Australian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2-6 December 2007, Gold Coast , Australia, pp. 519-528. ISBN 3-540-76926-9 (2007) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Bindoff IK; Kang BH; Tenni PC; Peterson GM

2007Ling TR, Johns DP, Kang BH, Walls JT, Park GC, 'Knowledge discovery via incremental learning', Proceedings of the Frontiers in the Convergence of Bioscience and Information Technology, October 2007, Korea, pp. 353-357. (2007) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Johns DP; Kang BH; Walls JT

2007Ling TR, Kang BH, Walls JT, Johns DP, 'Discovering lung function patterns using expert systems technology', Respirology, 30 Nov - 4 Dec, Gold Coast, pp. A237. (2007) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Kang BH; Walls JT; Johns DP

Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2011Ling TR, 'A Method for Knowledge Discovery and Development with Health Data' (2011) [PhD]

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Other Public Output

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Westbury J, Gee P, Ling T, Bindoff I, Brown D, et al., 'Reducing the Use of Sedative medication in aged care facilities: Implementation of the RedUSe' project into everyday practice', Full Final Report, Australian Government Department of Health, Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre, University of Tasmania (2016) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Westbury J; Gee P; Bindoff I; Brown D; Franks K; Hoyle D; Peterson G

2016Westbury J, Gee P, Ling T, Bindoff I, Brown D, et al., 'Reducing the Use of Sedative medication in aged care facilities: Implementation of the RedUSe' project into everyday practice', Australian Government Department of Health, pp. 1-6. (2016) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Westbury J; Gee P; Bindoff I; Brown D; Franks K; Hoyle D; Peterson G

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

3

Total funding

$2,363,850

Projects

Medicines Australia Continuing Education Program (2016 - 2018)$1,200,000
Description
The project is designed to educate medical representatives from pharmaceutical companies to a recognised industry standard and is a compulsory requirement for all professionals working in this area. The contract also contains specific research objectives.
Funding
Medicines Australia ($1,200,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Peterson GM; Bereznicki LRE; Dwan C; Ling TR; Bindoff IK; Gee PR
Period
2016 - 2018
Wound Registry (2016 - 2018)$1,129,850
Description
To develop a wound management database that enables the collection and analysis of Australian data concerning the prevalence of various types of wounds, as well as details about how these wounds are being managed/treated.
Funding
Wound Management Innovation Cooperative Research Centre ($1,129,850)
Scheme
Grant-Project
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bindoff IK; Kinsman LD; Gee PR; Ling TR; Walsh K; Kornhaber RA; O'Brien JA; Gibb M; Scott J
Period
2016 - 2018
Development and evaluation of a flexible and extensible computer-based simulation platform for healthcare students (2014)$34,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($34,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bindoff IK; Ling TR; Chalmers L; Cummings EA
Year
2014