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Researcher: Cheek, CG (Dr Colleen Cheek)

Fields of Research

Mental health services
Health and community services
Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy
Health services and systems
Community child health
Aged health care
Health informatics and information systems
Primary health care
People with disability
Higher education
Aged care nursing
Other education
Health psychology
Health promotion
Human information interaction and retrieval
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander public health and wellbeing

Research Objectives

Rural and remote area health
Mental health
Evaluation of health and support services
Mental health services
Neonatal and child health
Disability and functional capacity
Allied health therapies (excl. mental health services)
Learner and learning
Public health (excl. specific population health)
Palliative care
Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions
Health inequalities
Health policy evaluation
Expanding knowledge in education
Expanding knowledge in human society
Evaluation of health outcomes
Expanding knowledge in the health sciences
Schools and learning environments
Health related to ageing
Other education and training
Electronic information storage and retrieval services
Behaviour and health
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health system performance
Other health
Expanding knowledge in psychology

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'We need to know what’s out there!': The use of social networking analysis to describe referral pathways for youth with mental health problems in rural Tasmania; International Mental Health Congress 2015
A focused ultrasound curriculum for students in a regional emergency department: Prospective evaluation; Emergency Tasmania 2016
A pilot study of social inclusion and quality of life for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder; Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability
Accuracy of patient medications in GP referrals; GP17 RACGP Conference
Are rural Emergency Departments supplementing General Practice; The 2015 International conference on health system innovation
Building a local medical workforce in Tasmania: where are international fee-paying medical graduates likely to work?; Rural and Remote Health
Building a medical workforce in Tasmania: a profile of medical student intake; Australian Journal of Rural Health
Building business intelligence into health workforce research: a graduate outcome tracking system; The 6th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium
Community Service Mapping for Young People Referred for Mental Health and/or Behavioural Problems in North West Tasmania – Preliminary Findings; ARHEN Rural Research Symposium
Cradle Coast model emphasises dignity of end of life care
Create an Avatar to battle the blues
Digital interventions to support parents; International Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ISRII) 10th Scientific Meeting
Early intervention for children with an autism spectrum disorder: a rural huband-spokes model and the NDIS; 13th National rural health conference
Early intervention for children with autism – a rural hub and spokes model
Early intervention for children with autism: An Australian rural hub and spokes model; Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Early intervention helping children with autism and their families in rural Tasmania
End-of-life care: Care plans via the cloud; Health Informatics Conference 2013
Evaluating Engagement with ReThink Autism in Tasmania
Evaluating engagement with ReThink Autism in Tasmania; International Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ISRII) 10th Scientific Meeting
Fast connections through iPads and the NBN
Gaming a Path To Happiness on the North West Coast
Gaming for Recovery
Health Minister Michael Ferguson says the government is committed to emergency departments in Burnie at Latrobe
How medical students learn in primary care; The Clinical Teacher
Improving case study research in medical education: a systematised review; Medical Education
Integrating health behaviour theory and design elements in serious games; JMIR Mental Health
Low acuity and general practice-type presentations to emergency departments: A rural perspective; Emergency Medicine Australasia
Low-acuity presentations to regional emergency departments: What is the issue?; Emergency medicine Australasia
Making a case for telehealth: measuring the carbon cost of health-related travel; Rural and Remote Health
Measuring the environmental cost of health-related travel from rural and remote Australia; Medical Journal of Australia
Medical student perceptions of GP placements; Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) 2018 Conference
Medication Error Rate in Transition of Care: General Practitioner (GP) Referrals to a Regional Emergency Department; Healthcare
Mental health boost via online plans
Playing With Conventions; Healthcare via Computer Games
Polypharmacy at a registered aged care facility; RACGP #GP17 Conference 2017
Preliminary Report on the January 2013 Fires in the South-Eastern Tasmania Research Project
Regional universities and rural clinical schools contribute to rural medical workforce, a cohort study of 2002 to 2013 graduates; Rural and Remote Health
Research knowledge and skills in primary medical training - a cross-sectional audit; AMEE MedEdPublish
Review of research training offered in Australian and New Zealand medical schools; 17th Ottawa Conference
Rural emergency departments supplement general practice care; Medical Journal of Australia
Rural Tasmanian Youth views on a C-CBT program originally developed for New Zealand Youth; 5th Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Conference
Serious games and gamification for mental health: current status and promising directions; Frontiers in Psychiatry
Serious games for the treatment or prevention of depression: a systematic review; Revista de Psicopatologia y Psicologia Clinica
Sustainable teaching of mental health in a rural setting; Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) 2018 Conference
Teaching bedside ultrasound to medical students; The Clinical Teacher
The Australian Rural Clinical School (RCS) program supports rural medical workforce: evidence from a cross-sectional study of 12 RCSs; Rural and Remote Health
The cost of health related travel from a remote community; CRANAplus 2013
The Cradle Coast personally controlled electronic health record evaluation research plan; 20th Australian National Health Informatics Conference (HIC2012)
The prevalence of sexual harassment and bullying amongst general practice registrars at a regional training centre in 2017; Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) 2018 Conference
Thinking out loud and e-Health for coordinated care – lessons from user requirements gathering in the 4C project; 26th Australasian Conference on Information Systems
Views of young people in rural Australia on SPARX, a fantasy world developed for New Zealand youth with depression; Journal of Medical Internet Research
Which degree structure prepares medical students for research?; Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference
Young people have their say: What makes a youth-friendly general practice?; Australian Family Physician

Research Projects

Evaluating Engagement with Rethink Autism in Tasmania; Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania (DHHS)
The prevalence of asthma in 6 to 8 year old children in rural Tasmania; Clifford Craig Foundation (CCFoundation)
Assessing the readiness of mainstream childhood education and care centres to provide ASD early intervention
Autism-readiness in mainstream community childcare
Evaluating Care Outcomes of the Burnie Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre (ECO-ASELCC)
Cradle Coast Connected Care (4C)

Research Candidate Supervision