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Researcher: Walker, JH (Professor Judi Walker)

Fields of Research

Health and Community Services
Primary Health Care
Public Health and Health Services
Educational Technology and Computing
Education
Health Promotion
Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
Communications Technologies
Specialist Studies in Education
Medical and Health Sciences
Dentistry
Education Assessment and Evaluation
Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy
Rural Sociology
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Health Policy
Aged Health Care
Nursing
Care for Disabled
Respiratory Diseases
Emergency Medicine
Clinical Sciences
Epidemiology
Information Retrieval and Web Search
Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Family Care
Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
Health Counselling
Mental Health
Health Care Administration
Preventive Medicine
Geriatrics and Gerontology
Sociology
Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment
Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Sociological Methodology and Research Methods
Residential Client Care
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Community Child Health
Oncology and Carcinogenesis
Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning)

Research Objectives

Rural Health
Health
Education and Training
Health Education and Promotion
Education and Training Systems
Health Related to Ageing
Health Policy Evaluation
Palliative Care
Disease Distribution and Transmission (incl. Surveillance and Response)
Health and Support Services
Mental Health
Women's Health
Evaluation of Health Outcomes
Nursing
Social Structure and Health
Respiratory System and Diseases (incl. Asthma)
Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Information and Communication Services
Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Surgical Methods and Procedures
Cultural Understanding
Technological and Organisational Innovation
Nervous System and Disorders
Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Health System Performance (incl. Effectiveness of Interventions)
Ageing and Older People
Injury Control
Preventive Medicine
Behaviour and Health
Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)
Employment Patterns and Change

Career Best Publications

Confirmatory factor analysis of the GHQ-12: can I see that again?; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
Flexible, Focused Training: Keeps Volunteer Ambulance Officers; Journal of Emergency Primary Health Care
The diffussion of innovation: factors influencing the uptake of telehealth; Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
The Future of Rural Health: Levers and Strategies for Change; The New Rural Health
Training can be a recruitment and retention tool for emergency service volunteers; The Australian Journal of Emergency Management

Research Publications

'Fire-fighter dentistry': the impact of the supply of dentists on rural public dental services; National Rural Health Conference
'The Future Is Already Here': A Collaborative Framework For Australian Education and Training and the 21st Century; Open Learning '96: 2nd International Conference on Open Learning
A connected Australia - now and in the future; A Textbook of Australian Rural Health
A Model of Professional Development for Allied Health Professionals who are Clinical Teachers; ANZAME: The Association of Health Professional Education Annual Conference
A step towards vertical integration in medical education; opportunities for Australian junior doctors through the Rural and Remote Area Placement Program; AMEE 2002 Approaches to Better Teaching
A Taste of Rural Health Care: Reflection On The First Year Of An Innovation In Medical Undergraduate Education; 13th Biennial Forum of the Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia
Acculturation in an Information Technology Discourse Community; ED-MEDIA 99 World Conference on Educational Multimedia Hypermedia and Telecommunications
Addressing Rural Population Health Needs in a Teaching Program: Evidence as a Base for Learning; 5th National Rural Health Conference
Asking Volunteers: Volunteer Ambulance Officers have their say!
Be Prepared: Dialogue With An Open Learning Sceptic - Background Paper; Distance Education - Crossing Frontiers
Better policies, better research: Does critical thinking provide the answer?; 2015 Primary Healthcare Research
Breaking Down the Boundaries: A Study of the Community as University; The Virtual University?
Building a Socio-Technical Emphasis (and more) into a Graduate program; Eleven National Health Informatics Conference and Twelfth National RACGP Computer Conference
Building relationships through multi-disciplinary education in the North West Tasmania Rural Palliative Care Project; 9th National Rural Health Conference
Changing perceptions in medical education: the emergence of rural clinical schools as levers for change; AMEE 2003 Relevance in Medical Education
Collaboration - How can it make a difference for rural nursing; 5th Biennial Australian Rural Remote Health Scientific Conference - Infront Outback
Collaboration and adaptation: a contextual model for efficient delivery of vocational degrees in small island states; Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning
Collaboration: the first step to embedding research in practice; 2001 General Practice and Primary Health Care Research Conference
Confirmatory factor analysis of the GHQ-12: can I see that again?; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
Connected Learning Environments: A Framework for Creating Barrier-Free Online Learning; Deanz 2000 Conference Supporting the Learner through open, flexible and distance structures: Issues for Pacific Rim Countries
Creating multi-purpose and multi-professional learning environments in rural and remote Australia; 14th Biennial Forum of the Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia
Delivery in the Bush: Maintaining a Skilled Midwifery Workforce in Rural and Remote Tasmania; 6th National Rural Health Conference
Developing evidence based policy in ageing well; The 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Development of a National Preceptor Training Program for Pharmacists; 63rd International Congress of FIP: Developing a new contract between Pharmacy and Society (Risk management and improving outcomes)
Distance Education: An International Journal; Distance Education: An International Journal
Distance Education: An International Journal; Distance Education: An International Journal
Distance Education: an international journal; Distance Education: An International Journal
Distance Education: an international journal; Distance Education: An International Journal
Diversity in rural supportive cancer care: specialist breast nurse approaches; 13th International Conference on Cancer Nursing
Do rural pharmacies really do health promotion outside pharmacies? Preliminary results for rural health; 7th National Rural Health Conference
Doing it together: The Tasmanian interdisciplinary rural placement program; Australian Journal of Rural Health
Duelling Band-aids: Debating and Debunking Issues Affecting Primary Health Care to Achieve Deliverance for Australia's Health; Australian Journal of Primary Health Interchange
Educating Paramedics; Paramedics in Australia - Contemporary challenges of practice
Emergency Services in Australia and New Zealand: Problems and Prospects for Volunteer Ambulance Officers
Engaging Rural Communities in Health Care through a Paramedic Expanded Scope of Practice; Rural and Remote Health
Enhancing the quality of clinical supervision and clinical leadership through a unique workplace-based postgraduate program; ANZAME 09
Evaluation as a key development tool: a model Telehealth evaluation framework; HIC 99 7th National Health Informatics Conference
Feral Learning
Final Report - The Future is Already Here: Project To Investigate And Analyse Education And Training Needs With Regard To Future And Potential Use Of High Capacity Communication Services
Flexible, Focused Training: Keeps Volunteer Ambulance Officers; Journal of Emergency Primary Health Care
Follow-up of cataract surgery in remote people from the Top End of the Northern Territory; 6th National Rural Health Conference
From In-service to Post Grad: the Evolution of Health Infomatics Education in Tasmania; HIC 2001 Realising Quality Health Care
Growing old in rural Tasmania: A pilot study of service needs and the impact of migration to and from rural settings; Australian Association of Gerontology Annual Conference
Growing Old in Rural Tasmania: Connections and Vulnerabilities; Isolation: Disconnection, solitude and seclusion in a connected world
Health and Academia: In Partnership for Interdisciplinary Training; Australian Journal of Primary Health Interchange
Health Infomatics: An Experiment in On-line Learning; 2001 Education Odyssey: Continuing the journey through adaption and innovation
Health Informatics in Action: Rural and Remote Health; Health Informatics A Socio-Technical Perspective
HIC 99 7th National Health Informatics Conference; HIC 99 7th National Health Informatics Conference
HIC 99 Proceedings; HIC 99 7th National Health Informatics Conference
How to bridge the Digital Divide; Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning
How to manage health policy innovations to ensure future-oriented rural clinical training: a blue-print; Scientific Meeting: Local and Global Perspectives on Rural Health Care
Implementing telehealth: linking health care services for better rural health outcomes; HIC 2000
Improving access to postgraduate training for allied health professionals; 2001 International Rural & Remote Allied Health Professionals Conference
Improving Learning Through Conversation and Comunity: Creating a Critically Reflective Online Community; Learning Together Working Together: Building Communities in the 21st Century
Incomers and locals: length of residence and ageing in rural communities; Islands of Ageing: Building bridges for people, policy and practice
Inter-professional practice and education in rural health: developing an evidence base; Learning for an Unknown Future
Is the Web Too Powerful?; ED-MEDIA 2001 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications
Managing the Digital Revolution: a Strategy to Maximise the use of High Capacity Communications Services in Australian Education and Training; The 18th ICDE World Conference
Maximising the world wide web for high quality educational and clinical support to health and medical professionals in rural areas; International Journal of Medical Informatics
Meeting the Challenges of Multiprofessional Education: Comparison of Northern New South Wales and Tasmanian Experiences; The Network: Towards Unity for Health Annual Conference 2003
Mental health in rural Tasmania: a preliminary report from the field; 6th National Rural Health Conference
Mentoring Paramedics as rural health researchers in South Eastern Australia; The 2006 Shepparton Research Conference
Multidisciplinary practice in action: the rural paramedic - it's not only lights and sirens; Journal of Emergency Primary Health Care
Non clinical rural and remote competencies: Can they be defined?; Focus on Health Professional Education
Open Learning '96 - 2nd International Conference; Open Learning '96 - 2nd International Conference
Open Learning and Rural Health in Australia; Pan Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning
Open, Flexible and Distance Learning: Education and Training in the 21st Century; 13th Biennial Forum of the Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia
Partner or perish: experiences from the field about collaborations for reform; Australian Journal of Primary Health
Partner or Perish: Narratives from the field about collaboration for reform; 2009 General Practice and Primary Health Care Research Conference: Driving Change
Partnerships to Improve Rural and Remote Health Care; Australian Journal of Public Administration
Polycom viavideo for rural health: a Tasmanian evaluative study; 6th Wonca World Rural Health Conference
Potentials in supportive cancer care: specialist breast nurse devevelopment, implementation and research; 35th Public Health Association of Australia Annual Conference
Re-thinking approaches to undergraduate health professional education: Interdisciplinary rural placement program; Collegian
Review of research in open and distance learning in Australasia and the Pacific; 13th Biennial Forum of the Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia
Rife with the Potential for misunderstanding’: avoiding some pitfalls in research translation; 2014 Primary Health Care Research Conference
Roles of the rural paramedic - much more than clinical expertise; National Rural Health Conference
Rural general practitioner preceptors - how can effective undergraduate teaching be supported and improved?; Rural and Remote Health Journal
Rural health and information technology: a critical discourse analysis perspective; 6th National Rural Health Conference
Rural Poppies: An Interdisciplinary Bouquet; ANZAME Annual Conference
Rural POPPIES: Extracting the Best; 6th National Rural Health Conference
Rural public dental practice in Australia: Perspectives of Tasmanian government-employed dentists; Australian Journal of Rural Health
Rural Seniors Research - Pilot Study North West Tasmania
Rural Seniors Research Pilot Survey - North West Tasmania Phase II Report
Services for rural ageing; resultsf rom Phase II of the Tasmanian Cradle Coast pilot study; Beyond 2007 Ageing: Evolution and Revolution 40th National Conference of the Australian Associaton of Gerontology
Social connectedness and rural ageing; Islands of Ageing: Building bridges for people, policy and practice
Social reproduction: Socio-babble or a stronger evidence-base for rural and remote competencies?'; Practising Rural and Remote Medicine
Supportive care of rural women with breast cancer in Tasmania, Australia: changing needs over time ; Psycho-Oncology
Tasmanian Inter-disciplinary Rural Placement Program (IRPP) for Undergraduate Health Science Students; Fifth WONCA World Conference on Rural Health
Tassie's Tele-rrific Telehealth Network: Linking Primary Health Care Services for Better Rural Health Outcomes; Australian Journal of Primary Health Interchange
The diffusion of innovation: barriers to uptake of health informatics; HIC 2002: Improving quality by lowering barriers
The diffussion of innovation: factors influencing the uptake of telehealth; Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
The Future of Rural Health: Levers and Strategies for Change; The New Rural Health
The Role of Telecommunications in Quality Health Care Provision in Rural Areas; The 18th ICDE World Conference
The RRAPP Way: a step towards vertical integration in health professional education; Change: Imposed and Desired ANZAME Conference
The Rural and Regional Ambulance Paramedic: moving beyond emergency response; National Rural Health Conference
The Rural and Remote Ambulance Paramedic: Moving beyond emergency response
The rural health teaching site: a means of vertical integration of rural education; 'Steps Along the Pathway': The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine Inaugral Scientific Forum
Theory in a Nutshell: A practitioner's guide to commonly used theories and models in health promotion Book Review; Everybody: The Tasmanian Journal of Health Promotion
Training can be a recruitment and retention tool for emergency service volunteers; The Australian Journal of Emergency Management
Two Jam Tins and a Piece of String: Preparing Tasmanian Health Professionals for the New Millenium; HIC 99 7th National Health Informatics Conference
University-Health service partnership: developing an educational response to health workforce needs; ANZAME 08
Volunteer ambulance officers find a voice; 7th National Rural Health Conference
Working in Partnership; 3rd International Open Learning Conference

Research Projects

'Bringing them home': Enabling Rural Allied Health Training in Tasmania; Department of Health and Ageing (DHA)
'Filling the Gap': Reducing Barriers to Access to Primary Oral Health Care, Prevention and Timely Dental Services for Disadvantaged Adults in Regional and Rural Communities; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Accelerometers for Measurement of Physical Activity; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Aged Support and Aged Care: Program and Policy Structures to Support Ageing Well in rural and Regional Australia; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Approval of the establishment of a University Department of Rural Health in Tasmania; Department of Health and Ageing (DHA)
Australian Preceptor Training Consortium Agreement; Pharmacy Guild Australia (PGA)
Building the Primary Health Care Capacity of Community Groups and Services in Rural Tasmania; Department of Health and Ageing (DHA)
Community Engagement for Productive Ageing: Models to Support Rural Healthy Ageing through the Maintenance of Community Involvement and Contribution; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Enhanced rural care services through on-line support, training and continuing education; Department of Health and Ageing (DHA)
Local Frameworks for Healthy Horizons; Department of Health and Ageing (DHA)
Research Program - Relationship between Community Strength and Health and Wellbeing in Rural and Remote Tasmanian Communities; Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania (DHHS)
The impact of the open learning initiative on people with disabilities; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Understanding the predictive genetic testing decisions of individuals at risk for Huntington's disease.; Clifford Craig Foundation (CCFoundation)
Where Are They Going - A Project to Retain Experienced Allied Health Clinician in Rural Areas; Department of Health and Ageing (DHA)
More Than a Band-Aid-Development of Strategies to Improve Recruitment, Retention, Training and Support to Volunteer Ambulance Officers (VAO)
Paramedic Education Program Accreditation - Stage 3
Paramedic Education Programs Accreditation

Research Candidate Supervision

A Comparison of the Practice of Rural and Urban Paramedics- Bridging the Gap between Education, Training and Practice
A Conceptual Framework for Breast Nurses' Practice in Rural Settings- A Pragmatic Mixed Methods Study
Adoption & diffusion of Info Tech in Healthcare Orgs in Australia
Health Care Professionals Learning Online- A Case Study Review of Educational Effectiveness
Health Literacy and Healthcare System Navigation for People who Have Had, or are at Risk of, a Cardiac Event
Information Technology and persons with disadvantages
Mothers of Children with Down Syndrome
Neglect in Infancy and Early Childhood- Towards a Definition of the Problem
Pharmacist Participation in Health Promotion Activities- Facilitators and Barriers
Predictive Testing for Huntington's Disease
Primary health care in rural remote Australia- GP lead multidisciplinary teams - how have Australian Government rural health policies been put into practice?
Psychological Problems in Rural Primary Care- Evaluating a Model of Mental Health Service Delivery in Rural Tasmania
Rural Clinical Schools as capacity builders in regional areas - what do they bring to our regional communities?
Rural Medical Undergraduate Training as a Pathway to Rural Specialist Medical Practice
Rural Radiographers- Radiographic Interpretation, Communication and Disclosure of their Radiographic Opinion
The Effect of Transdermal Opioids on Patient Healthcare Utilisation- Comparison with Oral Opioids in the Treatment of Persistent (non-cancer) Pain in North West Tasmania
The Effect of Yoga on Women with Secondary Arm Lymphoedema from Breast Cancer Treatment. A Pilot Trial.
The Impact of Changes to Health Service Delivery on Rural Communities with Particular Reference to How Change Affects the Working Lives of the Nurses
The Training and Education Needs of Emergency Medicine Doctors Working in Rural and Regional Australia
The Use of Oxycodene for Analgesia Post Caesarean Section- Maternal Plasma Levels, Breast Milk Levels and Neonatal Levels; Survey of Use in Australian and New Zealand Obstetric Units
Thriving in Transition- The Personal Characteristics and Processess of Thriving in Young Males in Periods of Geographic Dislocation
Transferability of Clinical Decision Making Skills From Simulation-based Learning to Clinical Settings.
Use of practice nurses in triage and treatment of patients in rural general practice.
What changes to the scope of practice for rural paramedics would benefit Tasmanian Rural Communities?