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Researcher: Allen, PL (Dr Penny Allen)

Fields of Research

Public Health and Health Services
Primary Health Care
Health and Community Services
Community Child Health
Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy
Emergency Medicine
Clinical Nursing: Primary (Preventative)
Cancer Diagnosis
Specialist Studies in Education
Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
Aged Health Care
Care for Disabled
Mental Health
Vision Science
Medical and Health Sciences
Health Policy
Health Care Administration
Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Health Promotion
Preventive Medicine

Research Objectives

Surgical Methods and Procedures
Rural Health
Hearing, Vision, Speech and Their Disorders
Health Policy Evaluation
Infectious Diseases
Health and Support Services
Evaluation of Health Outcomes
Dental Health
Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)
Health Education and Promotion
Cardiovascular System and Diseases
Health Related to Ageing
Cancer and Related Disorders
Disability and Functional Capacity
Health Inequalities
Child Health
Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Health Related to Specific Ethnic Groups
Diagnostic Methods
Nervous System and Disorders
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Reproductive System and Disorders
Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Learner and Learning Processes
Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Preventive Medicine

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A comparative cohort study of visual outcomes in femtosecond laser-assisted versus phacoemulsification cataract surgery; Ophthalmology
A focused ultrasound curriculum for students in a regional emergency department: Prospective evaluation; Emergency Tasmania 2016
A prospective cohort study of early postpartum etonogestrel implant (Implanon®) use and its effect on duration of lochia; Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care
Anterior chamber flare after femtosecond laser–assisted cataract surgery; Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Are rural Emergency Departments supplementing General Practice; The 2015 International conference on health system innovation
Bridges Out of Poverty Workshop Evaluation Project: Final Report
Building a local medical workforce in Tasmania: where are international fee-paying medical graduates likely to work?; Rural and Remote Health
Changes in the oral health of the children of Dili, Timor Leste, between 2002 and 2014; Rural and Remote Health
Clinical supervisors' perspectives on delivering work integrated learning: A survey study; Nurse Education Today
Combined epiretinal membrane and cataract surgery: visual outcomes; AMSJ
Cystoid macular edema after femtosecond laser–assisted versus phacoemulsification cataract surgery; Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Direct access colonoscopy: impact of intervention on time to colorectal cancer diagnosis and treatment in North West Tasmania; Internal Medicine Journal
Does the shortage of diabetes specialists in regional and rural Australia matter? Results from Diabetes MILES-Australia; Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
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: 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
Effect of femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery on the corneal endothelium; Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Effect of femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery on the corneal endothelium: long-term corneal outcomes in a prospective comparative cohort study; The XXXII Congress of the European society of cataract & refractive surgeons
Effect of intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor agents on blood pressure – a cross-sectional analysis; Journal of Hypertension
eReferrals: Why are we still faxing?; Australian journal of general practice
Femtosecond laser assisted versus standard phacemulsification in toric intraocular lens insertion; Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (LCS) versus phacoemulsification cataract surgery (PCS): a single centre prospective comparative cohort study of surgical outcomes and safety from 4080 cases; The XXXII Congress of the European society of cataract & refractive surgeons
Femtosecond laser–assisted cataract surgery versus standard phacoemulsification cataract surgery: Outcomes and safety in more than 4000 cases at a single center; Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Hepatitis C knowledge and beliefs among culturally and linguistically diversedrug users; Health and Well-Being: A Social and Cultural Perspective
How many patients can community matrons successfully case manage?; Journal of Nursing Management
Impact of case management (Evercare) on frail elderly patients: controlled before and after analysis of quantitative outcome data; British Medical Journal
Impacts of case management for frail elderly people: a qualitative study; Journal of Health Services Research & Policy
Implementing the role of the community matron; Nursing Times
Improving case study research in medical education: a systematised review; Medical Educationm
Incidence and risk factors for hepatitis C seroconversion in injecting drug users in Australia; Addiction
Intraocular pressure during femtosecond laser pretreatment: Comparison of glaucomatous eyes and nonglaucomatous eyes; Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Intravitreal injections: is there benefit from theatre setting; British Journal of Ophthalmology
Long-term clinical outcomes after femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery: results from a multicenter prospective comparative cohort study; The XXXII Congress of the European society of cataract & refractive surgeons
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
Maternal and neonatal health outcomes following the implementation of an innovative model of nurse practitioner-led care for diabetes in pregnancy; Journal of Advanced Nursing
Mobile learning: Transforming healthcare education of undergraduate nurses by building capacity during clinical placement; Sustainable Healthcare Transformation International Conference on Health System Innovation
Nurses' use of mobile devices to access information in health care environments in Australia: A survey of undergraduate students; JMIR mHealth uHealth
Nurses’ use of mobile devices to access information in health care environments in Australia: a survey of undergraduate students; Journal of Medical Internet Research
Nursing interventions related to cerebral perfusion pressure following an aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage; Australasian Journal of Neuroscience
Ophthalmology education in Australian medical schools: a survey of Australian junior medical officers; Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Opportunities in oral health policy for Timor-Leste; WHO South-East Asia Journal of Public Health
Oral health policy opportunities for Timor-Leste; 2016 Primary Health Care Research Conference
Pain and antisepsis after ocular administration of povidone-iodine versus chlorhexidine; Retina: The Journal of Retinal and Vitreous Diseases
Parental Education Level and Dental Caries in School Children Living in Dili, Timor-Leste; Asia-Pacific journal of public health
Pathways to enhancing the quality of stroke care through national data monitoring systems for hospitals; Medical Journal of Australia
Polypharmacy at a registered aged care facility; RACGP #GP17 Conference 2017
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
Retention of allied health professionals in Tasmania; The Australian Journal of Rural Health
Review of research training offered in Australian and New Zealand medical schools; 17th Ottawa Conference
Risk behaviors and antibody hepatitis B and C prevalence among injecting drug users in south-western Sydney, Australia; Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Risk behaviours and hepatitis C infection among Indo-Chinese initiates to injecting drug use in Sydney, Australia; Addiction Research & Theory
Risk behaviours of young Indo-Chinese injecting drug users in Sydney and Melbourne; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Rural emergency departments supplement general practice care; Medical Journal of Australia
Self-Identity and Risk-Taking in Adolescents; Health and Well-Being: A Social and Cultural Perspective
Severity and duration of pain after colonoscopy and gastroscopy: A cohort study; Journal of Clinical Nursing
Tasmania Medicare Local Social Determinants of Health Project: Thematic Analysis of Community Proposals
Tasmanian macular hole study: whole population-based incidence of full thickness macular hole; Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Teaching bedside ultrasound to medical students; The Clinical Teacher
The association of socioeconomic status and dental caries experience in children in Dili, Timor-Leste; Asia-Pacific journal of public health
The foot-health of adult diabetics in regional Australia: baseline findings from an epidemiological study; Australasia Podiatry Conference 2015
The RIPPER Experience: A three-year evaluation of an Australian Interprofessional Rural Health Education Pilot; Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education
The use of heterochromatic flicker photometry to determine macular pigment optical density in a healthy Australian population; Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Thermal capsulotomy: Initial clinical experience, intraoperative performance, safety, and early postoperative outcomes of precision pulse capsulotomy technology; Journal of cataract and refractive surgery
Undergraduate nurses' preferred use of mobile devices in healthcare settings; Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Visual outcomes with femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery versus conventional cataract surgery in toric IOL insertion; Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Whole population incidences of patients presenting with rhegmatogenous retinal detachments within Tasmania, Australia; Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Whole population incidences of patients presenting with rhegmatogenous retinal detachments within Tasmania, Australia; Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Young people have their say: What makes a youth-friendly general practice?; Australian Family Physician
‘‘A golden opportunity’’: exploring interprofessional learning and practice in rural clinical settings; Journal of Interprofessional Care

Research Projects

Evaluating Engagement with Rethink Autism in Tasmania; Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania (DHHS)
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)
Social determinants of Health: Bridges Out of Poverty Evaluation
Thematic Analysis of Community Submissions for Social Determinants of Health proposals

Research Candidate Supervision

Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Haemorrhages in Tasmania a Retrospective Cohort Study