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Researcher: King, AC (Ms Alexandra King)

Fields of Research

Rural sociology
Health and community services
Aged health care
Public health nutrition
Health policy
Neurology and neuromuscular diseases
Sociological methodology and research methods
People with disability
Health promotion
Community and primary care
Mental health services

Research Objectives

Rural and remote area health
Evaluation of health and support services
Allied health therapies (excl. mental health services)
Behaviour and health
Health related to ageing
Clinical health
Disability and functional capacity
Ageing and older people
Expanding knowledge in human society

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'Finding our feet': Walking interviews for qualitative inquiry with older adults; 2015 Qualitative Methods Conference
'We Didn’t Think About it Much’: Screening for Nutrition Risk; National AAG Conference
Agricultural sectors and primary school students find a common ground: building a resilient local food system in rural Tasmania; 13th National Rural Health Conference
Better policies, better research: Does critical thinking provide the answer?; 2015 Primary Healthcare Research
Eating and ageing in rural Australia: applying temporal perspectives from phenomenology to uncover meanings in older adults’ experiences; Ageing and Society
Electronic memory aids for people with dementia experiencing prospective memory loss: A review of empirical studies; Dementia
Evaluating Engagement with ReThink Autism in Tasmania
Food security and insecurity in older adults: A phenomenological ethnographic study; 47th Australian Association of Gerontology Conference
Food security and insecurity in older adults: A phenomenological ethnographic study
Food Security for older people in rural and regional Australia; Australasian Association of Gerontology 45th National Conference: Ageing: Challenging the boundaries
Growing Tasmania’s emerging local food economy; XXII Agrifood Research Network Conference
I came for the friendship: Why social eating matters; Grey Expectations: Ageing in the 21st Century
LITERATURE REVIEW on lifestyle methodology
Qualitative methods for investigating food security in community-dwelling older adults; 46th Australian Association of Gerontology National Conference
Report of Assessment of St Vincent de Paul Retail Outlets
Sustaining rural communities – A case study of the benefits of charity retail outlets in rural Tasmania; 2016 SARRAH Conference
Tasmanian Local Food Supply Project
The experience of food insecurity for elderly Tasmanians; 2nd National Food Futures Conference
Walking Interviews; Handbook of Research Methods in Health Social Sciences
‘I come for the friendship’: Why social eating matters; Australasian Journal on Ageing

Research Projects

Evaluating Engagement with Rethink Autism in Tasmania; Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania (DHHS)
Korongee Lifestyles

Research Candidate Supervision