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Researcher: Lawrence, SJ (Dr Suanne Lawrence)

Fields of Research

Aged Health Care
Respiratory Diseases
Residential Client Care
Clinical Nursing: Primary (Preventative)
Health Care Administration
Health Promotion
Aged Care Nursing
Health and Community Services
Human Rights Law
Access to Justice
Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment
Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)

Research Objectives

Health Related to Ageing
Respiratory System and Diseases (incl. Asthma)
Behaviour and Health
Pacific Peoples Health - Health Status and Outcomes
Endocrine Organs and Diseases (excl. Diabetes)
Law Reform
Evaluation of Health Outcomes
Ageing and Older People
Criminal Justice
Rural Health
Cardiovascular System and Diseases

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A self-adjusting CPAP device for OSA; Association of American Sleep Societies Conference
Automatically adjusting nasal CPAP - one year experience in a sleep laboratory; Australasian Sleep Association National Conference
Cause of death in nursing home residents; Australasian Journal on Ageing
Identification of the trajectory of functional decline for advance care planning in a nursing home population; Australasian Journal on Ageing
Nasal continuous positive airway pressure treatment: current realities and future; Sleep
Neuroendocrine Dysfunction in Sleep Apnea: Reversal by Continuous Positive Airways Pressure Therapy; Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Planning for subacute care: predicting demand using acute activity data; Australian Health Review
Risk factors for admission to residential aged care are different for men and women; 48th AAG National Conference
Snoring in paradise - the Western Samoa sleep survey; 24th Annual Meeting of the SEPCR
The 'trajectory of decline' - how did this concept get into aged care policy?; American Geriatrics Society (AGS) 2008 Annual Scientific Meeting
The 'trajectory of decline' - how did this concept get into aged care policy?; American Geriatrics Society (AGS) 2008 Annual Scientific Meeting
The functional profiles of elderly residents of aged care facilities; 48th AAG National Conference
The trajectory of decline : A quantitative study to identify variations in the longitudinal functional profile of an Australian nursing home population

Research Projects

Elder-abuse in Tasmania; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Exploring the dimensions of the sexual abuse of older women; Australian Association of Gerontology Inc. (AAG)
Exploring the Dimensions of the Sexual Abuse of Older Women in Tasmania; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Keeping a healthy brain - evaluating a new wellness program; Tasmanian Community Fund (TasCF)

Research Candidate Supervision