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Researcher: Lea, EJ (Dr Emma Lea)

Fields of Research

Nutrition and Dietetics
Aged Care Nursing
Aged Health Care
Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy
Residential Client Care
Geriatrics and Gerontology
Health and Community Services
Health Promotion
Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Respiratory Diseases
Health Care Administration
Urban Sociology and Community Studies
Public Nutrition Intervention
Health Policy
Primary Health Care
Clinical and Sports Nutrition
Clinical Nursing: Primary (Preventative)
Algebra and Number Theory
Sustainable Agricultural Development
Dietetics and Nutrigenomics

Research Objectives

Nutrition
Health Related to Ageing
Nursing
Evaluation of Health Outcomes
Respiratory System and Diseases (incl. Asthma)
Palliative Care
Health Education and Promotion
Ageing and Older People
Health
Health and Support Services
Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Health Policy Evaluation
Learner and Learning Achievement
Carer Health
Behaviour and Health
Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis
Child Health
Environmental Education and Awareness
Resourcing of Education and Training Systems

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A Profile of Day Respite Care; Australasian Journal on Ageing
An investigation of nursing students' knowledge of dementia: A questionnaire study; Nurse Education Today
Are care workers appropriate mentors for nursing students in residential aged care?; BMC Nursing
Are information sources associated with Australians' beliefs about the necessity of meat?; Ecology of Food and Nutrition
Aspects of nursing student placements associated with perceived likelihood of working in residential aged care; Journal of Clinical Nursing
Australian adult consumers' beliefs about plant foods: a qualitative study; Health Education and Behaviour
Australian consumers' food-related environmental beliefs and behaviours; Appetite
Australian farmers' and food processors' values; British Food Journal
Australians' organic food beliefs, demographics and values; British Food Journal
Beliefs about genetically modified foods: a qualitative and quantitative exploration; Ecology of Food and Nutrition
Benefits and barriers to the consumption of a vegetarian diet in Australia; Public Health Nutrition
Beyond the 'tick and flick': facilitating best practice falls prevention through an action research approach; Journal of Clinical Nursing
Building Capacity to Support Dementia Palliation Among Undergraduate Health Care Students; The International Psychogeriatric Association International Meeting
Cementing Pathways Home: Enhancing Quality of Life for People with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Australian Association of Gerontology Annual Conference
Cementing Pathways Home: Enhancing Quality of Life for People with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Australasian Journal on Ageing
Clinical placements in residential care facilities part 1: positive experiences; Journal of Paramedic Practice
Clinical placements in residential care facilities part 2: negative experiences; Journal of Paramedic Practice
Consumer concerns about food and health: examination of general and specific relationships with personal values and demographics; British Food Journal
Consumers' personal values and sources of nutrition information; Ecology of Food and Nutrition
Consumers' readiness to eat a plant-based diet; European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Dementia Diagnosis: Implications of having multiple perspectives; Australasian Journal on Ageing
Developing networks between residential aged care facilities as a result of engagement in a falls prevention project: an action research study; Contemporary Nurse: A Journal for The Australian Nursing Profession
Encountering aged care: a mixed methods investigation of medical students’ clinical placement experiences; Bmc Geriatrics
Evolution of atherogenic diets in South Asian and Italian women after migration to a higher risk region; Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics
Falls prevention for people with dementia domicile in nursing homes: Strategies to facilitate the translation of evidence into practice. Poster ; International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease
Farmers' and consumers' beliefs about community-supported agriculture in Australia: A qualitative study; Ecology of Food and Nutrition
Farmers' barriers to production, distribution and promotion of plant foods; Food Australia
Final Year Medical Students' Views on their Clinical Placement in a Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF), Specialising in Dementia and Palliation; The International Psychogeriatric Association International Meeting
First Year Nursing Students' Placement Experiences in the Wicking Teaching Aged Care Facilities Program: Developing Knowledge and Understanding of Dementia; The International Psychogeriatric Association International Meeting
Food industry awareness of consumers' plant food beliefs; British Food Journal
Food, health, the environment and consumers' dietary choices; Nutrition and Dietetics
Health student clinical placements in aged care facilities improve quality of life for residents; Aged Care Services Tasmania State Conference
Improving student nurses' aged care understandings through a supported placement; International Nursing Review
Influences on meat consumption in Australia; Appetite
Information issues for providers of services to people with dementia living in the community in Australia: breaking the cycle of frustration ; Health and Social Care in The Community
Information pathways into dementia care services. Families have their say; Dementia
Issues in Structuring Second Year Paramedic Students' Clinical Placement in Aged Care Facilities to Support their Engagement with Residents with Dementia; The International Psychogeriatric Association International Meeting
Issues in the Transition from Home to Respite Day Care; Australasian Journal on Ageing
Knowledge of Dementia among Health Care Students on Placement in Residential Aged Care and How this Compares to Aged Care Staff; The International Psychogeriatric Association International Meeting
Learning opportunities in a residential aged care facility: the role of supported placements for first-year nursing students; Journal of Nursing Education
Marriage and weight gain
Meat and vegetarianism beliefs among Australians
Modelling connections in aged care. Development of an evidence-based best practice model to facilitate quality clinical placements in aged care. Report based on stages 1- 3
Multiple views reveal the complexity of dementia diagnosis; Australasian Journal on Ageing
Nursing students' preferences for professional experience placement: Investigation of 8 years of student placement management system data; NETNEP 2016, 6th International Nurse Education Conference
Nursing students’ preferences for clinical placements in the residential aged care setting; Journal of Clinical Nursing
Outcomes from the Implementation of a Facility-Specific Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Intervention Program in Residential Aged Care; Geriatric Nursing
Prioritising the development of paramedic students’ interpersonal skills; Journal of Paramedic Practice
Public views of the benefits and barriers to the consumption of a plant-based diet; European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Reducing Staff isolation and Developing Evidence-Informed Practice in the Aged Care Environment Through an Action Research Approach to Falls Prevention; Advances in Nursing Science
Residential aged care facility clinical placements for undergraduate paramedic students: An evaluation of the Australian experience; Australasian Journal of Paramedicine
Seeking respite: issues around the use of day respite care for the carers of people with dementia; Ageing and Society
Service providers' collection and transfer of information: Implications for dementia management; Australasian Journal on Ageing
Shared lives - an opportunity for obesity prevention?; Appetite
Teaching Aged Care Facilities: Creating strong WIL opportunities and benefits; WIL 2020: Pushing the boundaries – 2016 ACEN National Conference
Teaching aged care facilities: Implementing interprofessional prevocational education and practice in residential aged care
The cognitive contexts of beliefs about the healthiness of meat; Public Health Nutrition
The factors associated with the belief that vegetarian diets provide health benefits; Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
The promise of plant-based foods - new directions?; Food Australia
Transforming clinical practice amongst community nurses: mentoring for COPD patient self-management; Journal of Clinical Nursing
Using action research to build mentor capacity to improve orientation and quality of nursing student aged care placements: what to do when the phone rings; Journal of Clinical Nursing
Using Action Research To Foster Mentor Engagement In The Development of Quality Clinical Placements in Aged Care for Undergaduate Health Care Students; The International Psychogeriatric Association International Meeting
Victorian food processors' views on barriers to production, distribution and promotion of plant foods; Food Australia
What proportion of South Australian adult non-vegetarians hold similar beliefs to vegetarians?; Nutrition & Dietetics
Wicking teaching aged care facilities program: innovative practice; Dementia

Research Projects

Establishing Teaching Nursing Homes to Provide Quality Inter-Professsional Clinical Placements in Aged Care ; Department of Health and Ageing (DHA)
Development of Curriculum Content for a Clinical Placement in the Palliative Care of People with Dementia (Project 3)
A qualitative and feasibility study of community-supported agriculture in Victoria
Examination of consumers’ and food industry’s use and views of plant-based food products

Research Candidate Supervision

Can stand alone subacute healthcare facilities demonstrate positive clinical outcomes in a cost effective way whilst supporting general acute and mental health facilities?