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Researcher: Banks, SM (Ms Susan Banks)

Fields of Research

Aged Health Care
Aged Care Nursing
Care for Disabled
Sociology
Health and Community Services
Human Rights Law
Social Theory
Race and Ethnic Relations
Mental Health
Rural Sociology
Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment
Access to Justice
Primary Health Care

Research Objectives

Health and Support Services
Nursing
Palliative Care
Health Related to Ageing
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Health Education and Promotion
Carer Health
Ageing and Older People
Neurodegenerative Disorders Related to Ageing
Learner and Learning Achievement
Canola
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Determinants of Health
Disability and Functional Capacity
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Health System Performance (incl. Effectiveness of Interventions)
Law Reform
Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health)
Criminal Justice
Structure, Delivery and Financing of Community Services
Behaviour and Health

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'We're all out there busting our guts, trying to do the best that we can for our people': Health Intermediaries in Australian Indigenous Communities; Mediating health information : the go-betweens in a changing socio-technical landscape
A dementia/palliative approach education program for RACF staff - Building on staff experience; Gerontology and Geriatrics Conference
A qualitative metasynthesis: family involvement in decision making for people with dementia in residential aged care; International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare
A tool to aid talking about dementia and dying - Development and evaluation; Collegian
Aged care staff and family carers knowledge of dementia; Ninth Asia/Oceania Regional Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Augmentative & Alternative Communication – AAC; National Disability Services, Deakin, ACT
Chronic illness and people with intellectual diability: prevalence, prevention and management
Co-conspirators in the maintenance of self? Recognition, paid care and support workers, recipients and informal caregivers; Neoliberalism and Contemporary Challenges for the Asia-Pacific
Communication and the Disability Support Worker. The Participation Project Learning Guide for Disability Support Workers; National Disability Services, Deakin, ACT
Countering stagnation in a complex environment: Shoring up professional identity among aged care assessors; Australasian Journal on Ageing
Decision aids for respite service choices by carers of people with dementia: development and pilot RCT; BMC Medical Information and Decision Making
Dementia knowledge of RACF staff and family carers; Australasian Journal on Ageing
Developing tools for knowledge translation; Ninth Asia/Oceania Regional Congress of Gerontology & Geriatrics. Aging well together: Regional perspectives
Development of ACROSSnet: an online support system for rural and remote community suicide prevention workers in Queensland, Australia; Health Informatics Journal
Encouraging lifestyle choices for physical health and wellbeing. The Participation Project Learning Guide for Disability Support Workers; Skills Tasmania
Establishing and trialling Dementia Palliative Care Resource Nurses (DPRN) roles to facilitate the delivery of a palliative approach for people with dementia; Ninth Asia/Oceania Regional Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Family involvement in decision making for people with dementia in residential aged care: a systematic review of quantitative and qualitative evidence; JBI Database of Systematic Reviews & Implementation Reports
Family involvement in decision making for people with dementia in residential aged care: a systematic review of quantitative literature; International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare
Gendered Identities and Caring: Health Intermediaries and Technology in Rural and Remote Queensland; Gender, Health and Information Technology in Context
How Valuable is Mainstream Social Determinants Theory for Explaining Indigenous Health Inequality?
I really want to see the value in her—that was my work for those two weeks’: Emotion work in the provision and receipt of support; the 4th Annual TASA (The Australian Sociological Association) Sociology of Emotions and Affect Thematic Group Workshop
Live and let live: Not everyone’s life is a Home Beautiful spread; Healthy Aging beyond Frontiers, International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) Asia/Oceania 2015 Congress
Making lifestyle choices for physical health and wellbeing; National Disability Services, Deakin, ACT
Mind over matter? Carers' construction of dementia: Implications for care planning; Ninth Asia/Oceania Regional Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Palliative care educational needs analysis: Issues identified for aged care staff; Australasian Journal on Ageing
Providing decision support to carers; Ninth Asia/Oceania Regional Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Review of the Tasmanian Aged Care Assessment Program: Report to the Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services
The Role of the Disability Support Worker under the NDIS. The Participation Project Learning Guide for Disability Support Workers; National Disability Services, Deakin, ACT
Variations between staff and family understanding of dementia - implications for palliative care; The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Faculty of psychiatry of old age conference
Who Knows, Who Cares? Dementia knowledge among nurses, care workers, and family members of people living with dementia; Journal of Palliative Care
‘Knowing me, knowing you’: disability support worker as emotional mediator?; Sexualities
“Becoming people to each other”: How practice and meaning intersect in the delivery of aged care and disability support

Research Projects

Elder-abuse in Tasmania; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Exploring the Dimensions of the Sexual Abuse of Older Women in Tasmania; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Aged Care Assessment Program (ACAP) Review

Research Candidate Supervision