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Researcher: Marsh, P (Dr Pauline Marsh)

Fields of Research

Health and community services
Primary health care
Health geography
Social geography
Health promotion
Cinema studies
Mental health services
Rural and regional geography
Human geography
Land use and environmental planning
Rural and remote health services
Aged health care
Palliative care
Screen media
Urban sociology and community studies
Health services and systems
Applied sociology, program evaluation and social impact assessment
Transport geography
Urban planning and health
Multicultural, intercultural and cross-cultural studies
Cultural geography
Multicultural education (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Maori and Pacific Peoples)
Screen and digital media
Health counselling
Ecosystem function
Health policy
Specialist studies in education
Cultural and creative industries
Horticultural production
People with disability
Environmental management
Occupational and workplace health and safety
Implementation science and evaluation
Health equity
Conservation and biodiversity
Urban and regional planning
Rural clinical health
Cancer therapy (excl. chemotherapy and radiation therapy)
Digital writing
Health economics

Research Objectives

Rural and remote area health
Palliative care
Evaluation of health and support services
Other culture and society
Expanding knowledge in human society
Health related to ageing
Social structure and health
Mental health services
Terrestrial biodiversity
Evaluation of health outcomes
Health education and promotion
Public health (excl. specific population health)
Expanding knowledge in the health sciences
Clinical health
Health inequalities
Health related to specific ethnic groups
Visual communication
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Community services
Other health
Mental health
Understanding Australia's past
Migrant health
Professional development and adult education
Allied health therapies (excl. mental health services)
Health system performance (incl. effectiveness of programs)
Disability and functional capacity
Recreation and leisure activities (excl. sport and exercise)
Preventive medicine
Employment services
Prevention of human diseases and conditions
Community health care
Adolescent health
Determinants of health
Air quality

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'You get burnt together, you get wet together, you dance together': how festivals transform lives - and landscapes
A call to cultivate mental wellbeing through community gardening
A mountain of health benefits? Impacts of ecological restoration activities on human wellbeing; Wellbeing, Space and Society
A review of bereavement care standards; Rural Health and Collaborative Research Symposium
A systematic review and quality appraisal of bereavement care practice guidelines; Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
Absence and distance: reflections on festival landscapes in a pandemic; Social and Cultural Geography
Agroecology as Public Health: The Island Example of Tasmania; Urban Agroecology: Interdisciplinary Research and Future Directions
Applying participatory health research elements in rural end-of-life research: reflections on conducting in-depth Interviews with participants on sensitive topics; Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung
Benefits of participating in a Cross Cultural Conservation Program for people from migrant, refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds: a report
Birds felt louder: Gardens as transformational refuges during COVID -19; Future of Food Speaker Series: Therapeutic Gardening and Ageing
Call to include community gardens in mental health initiatives in the COVID19 context
Can a Home Care Package deliver a meaningful life? challenges for rural home care delivery; Journal of Hospital Administration
City-size bias in knowledge on the effects of urban nature on people and biodiversity; Environmental Research Letters
Community Gardens and the Landscape of dementia inclusivity; Australian Dementia Forum
Community gardens as sites of solace and end-of-life support: a literature review; International Journal of Palliative Nursing
COVID-19 gardening could herald a greener, healthier future; Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
Development of a Tasmanian Bereavement Care Network; Building Compassionate Communities Tasmania Forum 2017
DIGnity Gardening Program - interview at Dodges Ferry Community Garden
DIGnity gardens bear fruit; Australian Journal of Dementia Care
Dignity of risk in the community: a review of and reflections on the literature; Health, Risk and Society
DIGnity Supported Community Gardening; Australian Therapeutic Landscapes Conference 2017
DIGnity Supported Community Gardening
DIGnity Supported Community Gardening: Sites of leisure, pleasure and risk taking; ANZALS 13th Biennial Conference: Leisure for Social Change
Doing it With Dignity: Interview with Tino Carnevale
Ecological restoration activities and the benefits for human health and wellbeing: A report on the wellbeing impacts of North East Bioregional Network ecological restoration activities
End-of-Life care in a community garden: Findings from a Participatory Action Research project in regional Australia; Health and Place
Experiences of gardening during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic; Health & Place
Factors enabling and constraining work-integrated learning in rural practice settings; 6th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium
Family tremors: Margot Nash's Call Me Mum; Journal of the European Association for Studies of Australia
Gardening can relieve human stress and boost nature connection during the COVID-19 pandemic; Urban Forestry and Urban Greening
Gardening during COVID-19: experiences from gardeners around the world; UC Agriculture and Natural Resources
Gardening program cultivating community connections
Great and Good Gardening: Innovative Primary Health Care in Rural Community Gardens; Rural Health and Collaborative Research Symposium
Green spaces, dementia and a meaningful life in the community: a mixed studies review; Health and Place
I used to be a gardener; Australian Therapeutic Landscapes Conference
Implementing an outreach headspace mental health service to increase access for disadvantaged and rural youth in Southern Tasmania; Australian Journal of Rural Health
In the Heart of the Garden
Isolation in a time of COVID; Australian Journal of Dementia Care
Living Loving Dying, Health Promoting Palliative Care and Rural Compassion; 15th National Rural Health Conference
Living, Loving, Dying: Health Promoting Palliative Care and the place for compassion in Rural Tasmania; The Annual Rural Health and Collaborative Research Symposium
Living, loving, dying: Insights into rural compassion; Australian Journal of Rural Health
Managing Urban Green Spaces for Biodiversity and Health: Systems Thinking from a Regional Australian City on Synergies, Trade-Offs and Enablers; Urban Health and Wellbeing Programme : Policy Briefs Volume 3
Managing Urban Landscapes for Biodiversity Conservation and Human Health
Moving Story - Project Evaluation: Final Report
Nature keeps people healthy
Nourished by nature: WORDS Chris Crerar Garden design for mental health and wellbeing
Picturing a Golden Age: September and Australian Rules; Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media
Picturing a National Coming-of-Age in Peter Carstairs' September; Alphaville Inaugural Conference: Cinema in the Interstices
Postcolonial longing on the Australian cinematic frontier; Ilha do Desterro
Researchers examine how being in nature improves health throughDIGnity program
Review of headspace Clinical Pathways in Tasmania
Review of headspace Clinical Pathways in Tasmania: Delivered via The Link Youth Health Services and Cornerstone Youth Services Inc, Tasmania
Shaping the System: advocacy techniques; Navigating a changing environment
Speed Talk Presentation; Australian Palliative Care Conference 2017
Tasmanian bereavement care network and initiatives project: final report
Tasmanian Palliative Care After Hours Phone Support Service: Final Evaluation Report
The biophilia effect: Our innate love of nature
The Conquest of Emmie
The DIGnity of risk: learning from a unique supported community gardening project in Tasmania; Hort Journal Australia
The landscape of dementia inclusivity; Health and Place
The Landscape of Dementia Inclusivity: People, places and community garden spaces; Australian Therapeutic Landscapes Conference 2018
The primitive, the sacred and the stoned in Richard J. Frankland's Stone Bros; Studies in Australasian Cinema
The Silk Striped Shirt
The State of Play: Tasmania’s changing health and social care landscape; Tasmanian Health Conference 2015
The Tasmanian Bereavement Care Network: linking people and services across the state; 15th National Rural Health Conference
The Tasmanian conundrum: Gardens, nature and an unhealthy population; Hort Journal Australia
The use of telehealth in the provision of after hours palliative care services in rural and remote Australia: a scoping review; PLoS ONE
Therapeutic Landscape Research Collective and DIGnity Supported Community Gardening
Therapeutic landscapes: too far out?; Outdoor Healthcare Symposium
Tracing memories and meanings of festival landscapes during the COVID-19 pandemic; Emotion, Space and Society
Trust, connection and equity: Can understanding context help to establish successful Campus Community Gardens?; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Understanding End of Life Care and Bereavement Experiences of Migrants and Refugees in Tasmania: Final Report June 2021
Understanding the bereavement experiences of migrants and refugees in Tasmania; Compassionate Communities Celebration: Waratah-Wynyard, Circular Head and Glamorgan Spring Bay Communities
Understanding the effects of the Hobart Apartments student accommodation community garden project
Understanding the effects of the Hobart Apartments student accommodation community garden project - Report One: Leadership and Management
Urban agriculture as a nature-based solution to address socio-ecological challenges in Australian cities; Urban Forestry and Urban Greening
Urban-centric home care program falls short in rural areas: interview with Judy Skatssoon
Use of telehealth in the provision of afterhours palliative care services in rural and remote Australia: a scoping review protocol; PLoS ONE
UTAS led research group to explore Tasmanian landscape as a preventative health measure
Walking each other home: community gardens and end-of-life care; Australian Palliative Care Conference 2017
Walking Each Other Home: Weaving Informal Palliative Supports into a Community Garden
Walking Each Other Home: Weaving Informal Palliative Supports into a Community Garden; 21st International Congress on Palliative Care
Where birds felt louder: The garden as a refuge during COVID-19; Wellbeing, Space and Society
Why do green spaces make you more healthy?
Woodvine - A Gift
‘I used to be a gardener’: connecting aged care residents to gardening and to each other through communal garden sites; Australasian Journal on Ageing
‘It’s not therapy, it’s gardening’: community gardens as sites of comprehensive primary healthcare; Australian Journal of Primary Health
‘Surrounding yourself with beauty’: exploring the health promotion potential of a rural garden appreciation group; Health Promotion International
“I used to be a gardener”: communal gardens as conduits for Age Care residents to activity, identity, and to others; The 2019 Institute of Australian Geographers Conference

Research Projects

Carefarming as a Rural Mental Health Prevention Strategy: Evaluation of the Grumpy Goat Farm's Veteran Community Connections and Wellbeing Program; Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)
Dementia Cafes: facilitating community conversations about dementia; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
DIGnity Supported Community Gardening as a tool for enabling dementia-friendly environments; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
DIGnity: Supporting people to participate in their local Community Garden; Tasmanian Community Fund (TasCF)
Healthy Future Environments and People; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
National Environmental Research Program 2: Sustainable Communities and Waste Hub - NESP 2; Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment (DAWE)
NESP 2 Sustainable Communities and Waste hub : IP1; Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment (DAWE)
Understanding End-of-life and Bereavement Care Experiences of Migrants, Humanitarian Entrants and Refugees in Tasmania; Department of Health (Tasmania) (DoH TAS)
Cross Cultural Conservation (CCC) Program
Evaluating impacts of ecological restoration on human health and wellbeing.
Evaluation of the Palliative Care After hours Phone Support Service Tasmania
Filmmaking with people living with dementia: The Moving Story Project Evaluation
Health Workforce Program: Expansion of the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training Program in Aged Care Services
Regional Bereavement Care Networks and Initiatives
Tasmanian BCN Evaluation
Walking Each Other Home: Weaving End of Life Support into a Community Garden

Research Candidate Supervision