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Researcher: Banks, SM (Ms Susan Banks)

Fields of Research

Aged health care
Aged care nursing
People with disability
Sociology
Health and community services
Primary health care
Applied sociology, program evaluation and social impact assessment
Sociology of the life course
Community child health
Access to justice
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander public health and wellbeing
International humanitarian and human rights law
Health psychology
Sociological methodology and research methods
Human geography
Rural sociology
Sociology of inequalities
Early childhood education
Epidemiology
Disease surveillance
Mental health services
Social theory

Research Objectives

Evaluation of health and support services
Nursing
Health related to ageing
Palliative care
Expanding knowledge in human society
Behaviour and health
Health education and promotion
Other culture and society
Preventive medicine
Criminal justice
Provision of health and support services
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health system performance
Ageing and older people
Neonatal and child health
Learner and learning
Canola
Law reform
Equity and access to education
Human capital issues
Nutrition
Disability and functional capacity
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander determinants of health
Clinical health
Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)
Health system performance (incl. effectiveness of programs)
Expanding knowledge in the information and computing sciences
Structure, delivery and resourcing
Public health (excl. specific population health)
Evaluation of health outcomes

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'Knowing me, knowing you': disability support worker as emotional mediator?; Sexualities
'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 COVID-19-era rapid review: using Zoom and Skype for qualitative group research; Public Health Research & Practice
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
Ageism and Risk During the Coronavirus Pandemic; The COVID-19 Crisis: Social Perspectives
Ageism and risk in COVID-19; A Climate for Change in Ageing (53rd AAG Conference)
Augmentative & Alternative Communication – AAC; National Disability Services, Deakin, ACT
Childhood factors related to diverging body mass index trajectories from childhood into mid-adulthood: A mixed methods study; Social Science and Medicine
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
Insight Four: Planning for the future of aged care
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
Parental perspectives on children’s school readiness: an ethnographic study; Early Childhood Education Journal
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
Tassie Kids: A picture of universal early childhood services in the community
The impact on service collaboration of co-location of early childhood services in Tasmanian child and family Centres: An ethnographic study; International Journal of Integrated Care
The Role of the Disability Support Worker under the NDIS. The Participation Project Learning Guide for Disability Support Workers; National Disability Services, Deakin, ACT
The social dynamics of devaluation in an aged care context; Journal of Sociology
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
“Becoming people to each other”: How practice and meaning intersect in the delivery of aged care and disability support
“I love having a healthy lifestyle' – a qualitative study investigating body mass index trajectories from childhood to mid-adulthood; BMC Obesity

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)
Adventure Play Across the Northern Suburbs (APANS) Evaluation
Aged Care Assessment Program (ACAP) Review
Anticipatory Care Action Learning Research
Health Consumers Tasmania survey analysis
Service-driven approaches to preventing and responding to elder abuse in Southern Tasmania
Service-driven approaches to preventing and responding to elder abuse in Northern Tasmania

Research Candidate Supervision