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Researcher: Eccleston, CEA (Dr Claire Eccleston)

Fields of Research

Aged health care
Aged care nursing
Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy
Health services and systems
Neurology and neuromuscular diseases
Education assessment and evaluation
Central nervous system
Population trends and policies
Freshwater ecology
Health promotion
Health psychology
Soil chemistry and soil carbon sequestration (excl. carbon sequestration science)
Allied health and rehabilitation science
Preventative health care
Residential client care
Continuing and community education

Research Objectives

Health related to ageing
Health education and promotion
Nursing
Evaluation of health and support services
Clinical health
Palliative care
Other health
Provision of health and support services
Assessment and management of benthic marine ecosystems
Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
Health status (incl. wellbeing)
Learner and learning
Expanding knowledge in the biomedical and clinical sciences
Neonatal and child health
Expanding knowledge in the health sciences
Disability and functional capacity
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander determinants of health

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A new standard in dementia knowledge measurement: comparative validation of the Dementia Knowledge Assessment Scale and the Alzheimerís Disease Knowledge Scale; Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
An investigation of nursing students' knowledge of dementia: A questionnaire study; Nurse Education Today
Aspects of nursing student placements associated with perceived likelihood of working in residential aged care; Journal of Clinical Nursing
Aspects of WIL that improve student nurses' attitudes towards working in aged care; Australian Collaborative Education Network 2016 Conference
Building a community strengths: facilitating dementia; 17th Alzheimer's Australia Biennial National Dementia Conference
Building Capacity to Support Dementia Palliation Among Undergraduate Health Care Students; The International Psychogeriatric Association International Meeting
Building dementia knowledge globally through the Understanding Dementia Massive Open Online Course (MOOC); npj Science of Learning
Clinical placements in residential care facilities part 1: positive experiences; Journal of Paramedic Practice
Clinical placements in residential care facilities part 2: negative experiences; Journal of Paramedic Practice
Dementia knowledge assessment scale (DKAS): confirmatory factor analysis and comparative subscale scores among an international cohort; BMC Geriatrics
Dementia knowledge assessment scale: development and preliminary psychometric properties; American Geriatrics Society Journal
Denitrification potential of intermittently saturated floodplain soils from a subtropical perennial stream and an ephemeral tributary; Soil Biology and Biochemistry
Effect of a dementia education intervention on the confidence and attitudes of general practitioners in Australia: a pretest post-test study; BMJ Open
Enhancing Dementia Knowledge: community insights related to the role of experience informing understanding; Australian Dementia Forum
Final Year Medical Students' Views on their Clinical Placement in a Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF), Specialising in Dementia and Palliation; The International Psychogeriatric Association International Meeting
First Year Nursing Students' Placement Experiences in the Wicking Teaching Aged Care Facilities Program: Developing Knowledge and Understanding of Dementia; The International Psychogeriatric Association International Meeting
General practitioners attitude and confidence scale for dementia (GPACS-D): confirmatory factor analysis and comparative subscale scores among GPs and supervisors; BMC Family Practice
Improving student nurses' aged care understandings through a supported placement; International Nursing Review
Interdisciplinary innovation in aged care: the Wicking Teaching Aged Care Facility program; IAGG 2017
Issues in Structuring Second Year Paramedic Students' Clinical Placement in Aged Care Facilities to Support their Engagement with Residents with Dementia; The International Psychogeriatric Association International Meeting
Knowledge of Dementia among Health Care Students on Placement in Residential Aged Care and How this Compares to Aged Care Staff; The International Psychogeriatric Association International Meeting
Learning opportunities in a residential aged care facility: the role of supported placements for first-year nursing students; Journal of Nursing Education
Measuring consumer access, appraisal and application of services and information for dementia (CAAASI-Dem): a key component of dementia literacy; BMC Geriatrics
Poster - The island study linking ageing and neurodegenerative disease (ISLAND): a longitudinal public health research program targeting dementia risk reduction; 2020 Alzheimer's Association International Conference
Prioritising the development of paramedic studentsí interpersonal skills; Journal of Paramedic Practice
Residential aged care facility clinical placements for undergraduate paramedic students: An evaluation of the Australian experience; Australasian Journal of Paramedicine
Room for improvement: an online survey of allied health professionals' dementia knowledge; Australasian Journal on Ageing
Teaching aged care facilities: Implementing interprofessional prevocational education and practice in residential aged care
The responses of a lotic mayfly Nousia sp (Ephemeroptera : Leptophlebiidae) to moving water and light of different wavelengths; Freshwater Biology
The value of systematic interprofessional education for effective practice in dementia care; International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress
The Wicking Teaching Aged Care Facility Program
Transforming Knowledge of Dementia through the Understanding Dementia Massive Open Online Course (UDMOOC); Alzheimer's Association International Conference
Understanding interactions between paramedics and community dwelling people with dementia; Paramedics Australasia International Conference 2019
Using Action Research To Foster Mentor Engagement In The Development of Quality Clinical Placements in Aged Care for Undergaduate Health Care Students; The International Psychogeriatric Association International Meeting
Validation of a Chinese version of the dementia knowledge assessment scale in healthcare providers in China; Journal of Clinical Nursing
What should we know about dementia in the 21st Century? A Delphi consensus study; BMC Geriatrics
Who Knows, Who Cares? Dementia knowledge among nurses, care workers, and family members of people living with dementia; Journal of Palliative Care
Wicking teaching aged care facilities program: innovative practice; Dementia

Research Projects

Dementia-related presentations at the Royal Hobart Hospital - A pilot program for redesigning state-wide clinical care pathways involving Tasmanian residential aged care facilities (RACFs) and their c; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
Evaluation of education and training on the Namaste Care program for people with advanced dementia on aged care staff's knowledge, skills and perceived competence in end-of-life dementia care: A pilot; Department of Health (Tasmania) (DoH TAS)
To develop a model to measure consumer dementia knowledge and literacy utilising a large Australian community sample enrolled in the University of Tasmania Wicking Understanding Dementia MOOC; Department of Health (Cth) (DoH)
Understanding interactions between paramedics and community-dwelling people with dementia (PARADIgm); University of Tasmania (UTAS)
What do they know about dementia? Determining community knowledge about dementia. ; Dementia Australia Research Foundation Ltd (DARF)

Research Candidate Supervision