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Researcher: Pearson, S (Dr Sue Pearson)

Fields of Research

Mental health services
Primary health care
Acute care
Health services and systems
Health and community services
Health care administration
Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy
Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
Health informatics and information systems
Rural and regional geography
Health promotion
Higher education
Aged health care
Organisational behaviour
Oncology and carcinogenesis
Neurology and neuromuscular diseases
Educational psychology
Behavioural neuroscience
Geriatrics and gerontology

Research Objectives

Clinical health
Evaluation of health outcomes
Treatment of human diseases and conditions
Mental health
Learner and learning
Health status (incl. wellbeing)
Health education and promotion
Mental health services
Unpaid work and volunteering
Allied health therapies (excl. mental health services)
Evaluation of health and support services
Disability and functional capacity
Employment patterns and change
Rural and remote area health
Public health (excl. specific population health)
Health related to ageing
Social structure and health
Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
Other health
Behaviour and health
Preventive medicine

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

2009 Tasmanian Population Health Survey Selected Findings
A qualitative study of care coordination in community physical rehabilitation; International Journal of Care Coordination
Analysing a resilience development program: Who benefits; Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management
Assessment of depression in people with diabetes attending outpatient clinics for the treatment of foot ulceration; Australasian Podiatry Council Conference
Assessment of depression in people with diabetes attending outpatient clinics for the treatment of foot ulcers; Australasian Podiatry Council (APodC) Biennial Scientific Conference 2013
Brain atrophy in type 2 diabetes: Regional distribution and influence on cognition; Diabetes Care
City-size bias in knowledge on the effects of urban nature on people and biodiversity; Environmental Research Letters
Clinical pathway management of total knee arthroplasty: a retrospective comparative study; The Australian and New Zealand journal of surgery
Cognitive performance in patients after carotid endarterectomy; Journal of Vascular Surgery
Community volunteering: Understanding motivation, sustaining participation, capturing benefits; 15th World Congress on Public Health
Depression and Insulin Resistance: Cross-sectional associations in young adults; Diabetes Care
Depression prevalence in people with diabetes and foot ulcers attending podiatry outpatient clinics; World Diabetes Congress 2013
Depression symptoms in people with diabetes attending outpatient podiatry clinics for the treatment of foot ulcers; Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
Effects of a home-based intervention among patients with congestive heart failure discharged from acute hospital care; Archives of Internal Medicine
Effects of mindfulness on psychological distress and HbA1c in people with diabetes; Mindfulness
Effects of video information on precolonoscopy anxiety and knowledge: a randomised trial; The Lancet
Employing positive psychology to improve radiation therapy workplace culture; Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
Endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm reduces intraoperative cortisol and perioperative morbidity; Journal of Vascular Surgery
Extending the horizon in chronic heart failure: Effects of multidisciplinary, home-based intervention relative to usual care; Circulation
Get Moving at Work: Evaluation of a Resource Kit for Workplace Health and Wellbeing Programs
Improving care coordination in community physical rehabilitation: A qualitative study of the change framework; International Journal of Care Coordination
Interacting effects of preoperative information and patient choice in adaptation to colonoscopy; Diseases of The Colon and Rectum
Medical students' perceptions of using e-learning to enhance the acquisition of consulting skills; Australasian Medical Journal
Methylglyoxal, cognitive function and cerebral atrophy in older people; Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences.
Paramedic confidence in estimating external blood loss; Australasian Journal of Paramedicine
Perception of social support in individuals living with a diabetic foot: a qualitative study; Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
Preoperative nutritional status predicts the severity of the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) following major vascular surgery; European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Prognostic importance of cognitive impairment in chronic heart failure patients: Does specialist management make a difference?; European Journal of Heart failure
Prolonged beneficial effects of a home-based intervention on unplanned readmissions and mortality among patients with congestive heart failure; Archives of Internal Medicine
Prolonged Effects of a Home-Based Intervention in Patients With Chronic Illness; Archives of Internal Medicine
Research: Why arenít more medical students doing it?; Australasian Medical Journal
Six Rights to a Masters in Public Health Curriculum Redesign; CAPHIA 2017 Public Health Teaching & Learning Forum
The evolution of the Master of Public Health at the University of Tasmania; Council Of Academic Public Health Institutions Australia CAPHIA Teaching And Learning Forum
The role of pre-operative state-anxiety in the determination of intra-operative neuroendocrine responses and recovery ; British Journal of Health Psychology
The use of a 'liquid' electrode in hepatic electrolysis; Journal of Surgical Research
Trust, connection and equity: Can understanding context help to establish successful Campus Community Gardens?; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Who benefits? What benefits? Part-time postgraduate study in health and human services; International Journal of Lifelong Education
Young people accessing sexual and reproductive healthcare supported by the Tasmania Youth Health Fund 2004-2017; Rural Health and Collaborative Research Symposium

Research Projects

A study of mechanisms of cognitive decline in Type 2 diabetes mellitus; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Inter-relationships between life-stage transitions, depression and cardio-metabolic health in young adults; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Recognition and treatment of depression in diabetics with foot ulcers; Tasmanian Community Fund (TasCF)
Volunteering in Tasmania: Understanding motivation, sustaining participation; Tasmanian Community Fund (TasCF)
WHO Fellowship Program; World Health Organisation (WHO)

Research Candidate Supervision

A Qualitative and Quantative Approach to Trialling Three Observational Pain Assessment Tools for Use with Adults with Advanced Dementia who are Unable to Express their Needs in
The Role of Stress in Multiple Sclerosis Onset and Progression