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Researcher: Claflin, SB (Dr Suzi Claflin)

Fields of Research

Health promotion
Central nervous system
Neurology and neuromuscular diseases
Health economics
Community ecology (excl. invasive species ecology)
Epidemiology
Health services and systems
Health and community services
Behavioural epidemiology
Genomics
Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy
Agro-ecosystem function and prediction
Environmental epidemiology
Educational technology and computing
Social epidemiology
Health care administration
People with disability

Research Objectives

Clinical health
Health education and promotion
Public health (excl. specific population health)
Evaluation of health outcomes
Health policy evaluation
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in terrestrial environments
Health status (incl. wellbeing)
Health inequalities
Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems
Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions
Treatment of human diseases and conditions
Expanding knowledge in human society
Expanding knowledge in the health sciences
Behaviour and health
Agricultural and environmental standards and calibrations
Other health
Social structure and health
Health system performance (incl. effectiveness of programs)
Information services
Other economic framework

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

An exploratory study regarding communication facilitators and barriers reported by a cohort of multiple sclerosis (MS) community members from the international massive open online course ‘Understanding MS’; Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders
Aphid density and community composition differentially affect apterous aphid movement and plant virus transmission; Ecological Entomology
Assessing the consistency and validity of self-reported year of diagnosis among participants in a longitudinal study of people with multiple sclerosis; Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders
Assessing the impact of online health education interventions from 2010-2020: A systematic review of the evidence; American Journal of Health Promotion
Association between MS-related knowledge, health literacy, self-efficacy, resilience, and quality of life in a large cohort of MS community members: A cross-sectional study; Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders
Authors’ Response to the Letter to the Editor: Parkrun and the Claim of “Elitism” in Paid-Entry Run/Walk Events; American Journal of Health Promotion
Building a successful massive open online course about multiple sclerosis: a process description; Journal of Medical Internet Research
Changes in multiple sclerosis symptoms are associated with changes in work productivity of people living with multiple sclerosis; Multiple Sclerosis Journal
Complementary and alternative treatments of multiple sclerosis: a review of the evidence from 2001 to 2016; Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Crop-dominated landscapes have higher vector-borne plant virus prevalence; Journal of Applied Ecology
Development and psychometric properties of the Multiple Sclerosis Knowledge Assessment Scale: Rasch analysis of a novel tool for evaluating MS knowledge; Multiple Sclerosis Journal
Estimating the impact of work difficulties, work self-efficacy and work psychological safety on MS-related work productivity loss; Multiple Sclerosis
Evaluating course completion, appropriateness and burden in the Understanding Multiple Sclerosis massive open online course: a cohort study; Journal of Medical Internet Research
Evaluating the impact of the Understanding Multiple Sclerosis online course on participant MS knowledge, health literacy, resilience, self-efficacy, quality of life, and MS symptom severity; Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders
Exploring the health-promoting potential of the 'parkrun' phenomenon: What factors are associated with higher levels of participation?; American Journal of Health Promotion
Intra-annual variation and landscape composition interactively affect aphid community composition; Ecosphere
Measurement properties of the Health Literacy Questionnaire in the Understanding Multiple Sclerosis Massive Open Online Course Cohort: A Rasch analysis; Health Literacy Research and Practice
Protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis of minimal important differences for generic multiattribute utility instruments; BMJ Open
Psychological impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on individuals living with multiple sclerosis: A rapid systematic review; Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders
Redefining the Multiple Sclerosis Severity Score (MSSS): the effect of sex and onset phenotype; Multiple Sclerosis Journal
Role of environmental factors in multiple sclerosis; Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
Self-reported behaviour change among multiple sclerosis community members and interested laypeople following participation in a free online course about multiple sclerosis; Health Promotion Journal of Australia
Surrounding land use significantly influences adult mosquito abundance and species richness in urban mangroves; Wetlands Ecology and Management
The effect of disease modifying therapies on disability progression in multiple sclerosis: a systematic overview of meta-analyses; Frontiers in Neurology
The effect of national disease-modifying therapy subsidy policy on long-term disability outcomes in people with multiple sclerosis; Multiple Sclerosis
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns on the health-related quality of life of people living with multiple sclerosis in Australia
The long-term effects of disease modifying therapies on disability in people living with multiple sclerosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis; Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders
Using the EQ-5D-5L to investigate quality-of-life impacts of disease-modifying therapy policies for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) in New Zealand; The European Journal of Health Economics
Utilising multi-large omics data to elucidate biological mechanisms within multiple sclerosis genetic susceptibility loci; Multiple Sclerosis Journal
Validation of the EQ-5D-5L and psychosocial bolt-ons in a large cohort of people living with multiple sclerosis in Australia; Quality of Life Research
Work productivity trajectories of Australians living with multiple sclerosis: A group-based modelling approach; Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders

Research Projects

Improving access to healthcare for Tasmanians living with MS in remote areas; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
Understanding MS MOOC (Massive Open Online Course)

Research Candidate Supervision