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Researcher: Prior, SJ (Dr Sarah Prior)

Fields of Research

Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy
Health and community services
Health services and systems
Medical bacteriology
Aged health care
Emergency medicine
Rural and remote health services
Health care administration
Health systems
Higher education
Clinical midwifery
Health informatics and information systems
Health promotion
Teacher education and professional development of educators
Medical infection agents (incl. prions)
Education assessment and evaluation
Sub-acute care
Rural clinical health
Professional education and training
Nursing workforce
Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
Respiratory diseases
Acute care
Community and primary care
Primary health care
Residential client care
Work integrated learning (incl. internships)
Implementation science and evaluation
Workplace wellbeing and quality of working life
Aged care nursing
Patient safety
Health management
Correctional theory, offender treatment and rehabilitation
Health economics
Mental health services
Organisational behaviour
General practice

Research Objectives

Clinical health
Evaluation of health and support services
Public health (excl. specific population health)
Health education and promotion
Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
Learner and learning
Health system performance (incl. effectiveness of programs)
Rural and remote area health
Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions
Inpatient hospital care
Other health
Evaluation of health outcomes
Health related to ageing
Allied health therapies (excl. mental health services)
Community health care
Disability and functional capacity
Urgent and critical care, and emergency medicine
Treatment of human diseases and conditions
Neonatal and child health
Overweight and obesity
Management, resources and leadership
Other education and training
Health policy evaluation
Prevention of human diseases and conditions
Higher education
Health status (incl. wellbeing)
Work and labour market
Primary care
Health inequalities
Rehabilitation and correctional services
Women's and maternal health
Social structure and health

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A reflection on six years of healthcare redesign: Lesson learned; ‘Redesigning the Future of Health’ Symposium
A reflection on six years of healthcare redesign: Lesson learned; ‘Redesigning the Future of Health’ Symposium
A scoping review exploring reablement models of training and client assessment for older people in primary health care; Primary Health Care Research and Development
A three-year intervention study of first year undergraduate nursing students found additional online and simulation resources improved pressure injury prevention attitude scores, however, knowledge scores remained low; Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal
Academic requirements, social interaction and the influence of educators: an investigation into a postgraduate healthcare redesign course; Teaching Matters 2019
Accuracy of patient medications in GP referrals; GP17 RACGP Conference
Addressing the gaps in post-stroke sexual activity rehabilitation: patient perspectives; Healthcare
Altruism in paramedicine: a scoping review; Healthcare
An academic perspective of participation in healthcare redesign; Health Research Policy and Systems
An audit of pre-pregnancy maternal obesity and diabetes screening in rural regional Tasmania and its impact on pregnancy and neonatal outcomes; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Are Tasmanian emergency departments Choosing Wisely when investigating for pulmonary embolism?; 19th International Conference for Emergency Nurses
Assessment and management of obesity and self-maintenance (AMOS): an evaluation of a rural, regional multidisciplinary program; International Research Journal of Public Health
Australian first-year nursing student knowledge and attitudes on pressure injury prevention: a three-year educational intervention survey study; Nursing Reports
Building Capacity to deliver Reablement in Regional Communities: What are the Benefits and Challenges?; 2018 Western NSW Health Research Network Conference
Building Capacity to Deliver Reablement in Regional Communities: Workforce Benefits and Challenges; AAG Conference 2018: Active Players, a Fair Future
Building rural workforce capacity in rural communities through a reablement teaching program: The case of Family Based Care; The Annual Rural Health and Collaborative Research Symposium
Can islets autoantibody profile at diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes in children and adolescents predict the future development of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and coeliac disease?; Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology
Challenges of delivering evidence-based stroke services for rural areas in Australia; Australian Journal of Rural Health
Connecting with industry to deliver Work-Integrated Learning in partnership; Teaching Matters 2020
Delivering a work-integrated learning postgraduate course during COVID-19: Experiences, challenges and strategies; Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development
Determining readiness for a reablement approach to care in Australia: Development of a pre-employment questionnaire; Health and Social Care in The Community
Developing the Quinn model: leadership for guiding transformational journeys: a reflection; International Journal of Nursing and Health Care Science
Development and evaluation of a massive open online course on healthcare redesign: a novel method for engaging healthcare workers in quality improvement; Nursing reports
Development and evaluation of a MOOC on healthcare redesign; ISQua's 38th International Conference
Does a force function enhance the use of evidence-based practice when ordering a CTPA? A project to reduce low-value care in the Royal Hobart Hospital Emergency Department; 19th International Conference for Emergency Nurses
Emergency department childhood anaphylaxis presentations in regional/remote Australia; Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Examining the engagement of health services staff in change management: modifying the SCARF assessment model; International Practice Development Journal
Exploring women's experiences of maternity service delivery in north west Tasmania: a qualitative study; The Tasmanian Nursing and Midwifery Symposium 2021
Exploring women's experiences of maternity service delivery in regional Tasmania: a descriptive qualitative study; Healthcare
Human leptospirosis infection in Fiji: an eco-epidemiological approach to identifying risk factors and environmental drivers for transmission; PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Leading learning: Collaboration is the way; Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA)
Learning in practice: collaboration Is the way to improve health system outcomes; Healthcare
Leptospirosis and Leptospires—The Silent Assassins; Zoonoses - Infections Affecting Humans and Animals
Leptospirosis from water sources; Pathogens and Global Health
Leptospirosis in Tasmanian Devils (Sarcophilus harrisii) in Tasmania, 2008–12; Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Leptospirosis – Messing with our minds: A review of unusual neurological and psychiatric complexities; Zoonoses - Infections Affecting Humans and Animals
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
Organizational support in healthcare redesign education: A mixed-methods exploratory study of expert coach and executive sponsor experiences; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Parent-Reported Diabetic-Specific Health Related Quality of Life in Children Treated with Multiple Daily Injection, Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion and Flexible Multiple Daily Injection: A Comparative Study; International Journal of Diabetes and Endocrinology
Parental satisfaction on multiple daily injections, insulin pump and flexible multiple daily injections used for children with Type 1 diabetes mellitus; American Journal of Pediatrics
Patient and family involvement: A discussion of co-led redesign of healthcare services; Journal of Participatory Medicine
Person-centred data collection methods to embed the authentic voice of people who experience health challenges; BMJ Open Quality
Personal electronic healthcare records: What influences consumers to engage with their clinical data online? A literature review; Health Information Management
Purposive sampling: complex or simple? Research case examples; Journal of Research in Nursing
Reablement implementation and evaluation at family based care: Final Report
Redesigning rural acute stroke care: A person-centered approach; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Serological diagnosis of Leptospirosis in bovine serum samples using a microsphere immunoassay; Veterinary Record Open
Staff experiences of a reablement approach to care for older people in a regional Australian community: A qualitative study; Health and Social Care in The Community
Teaching for graduate success / Empowering students / Evidence-informed teaching / Designing for success; Teaching Matters
Telehealth experiences of vulnerable clients living in Tasmania; Australian Journal of Rural Health
The challenges of including patients with aphasia in qualitative research for health service redesign: Qualitative interview study; Journal of Participatory Medicine
The emergence of Leptospira borgpetersenii serovar Arborea as the dominant infecting serovar following the summer of natural disasters in Queensland, Australia 2011; Tropical Biomedicine
The experiences of patients treated with complete removable dentures: a systematic literature review of qualitative research; Oral
The healthcare redesign student experience: qualitative and quantitative insights of postgraduate work-integrated learning; Higher Education Research and Development
To scope or not to scope? A detailed 10-year review of knee arthroscopy practice at a regional hospital; AOA Annual Scientific Meeting 2020
Use of computed tomography pulmonary angiography in emergency departments: a literature review; Healthcare
Utilising co-design to improve outpatient neurological care in a rural setting; Patient Experience Journal
Validation of a microsphere immunoassay for serological leptospirosis diagnosis in human serum by comparison to the current gold standard; PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Vertical integration in the Australian community care setting: can it work? A theoretical review of current literature; International Journal of Health Planning and Management
Virtual projects: A learning and teaching strategy for maintaining connections during and post COVID-19; Teaching Matters 2020
Work-integrated learning for improving patient centered care, efficiency and quality; ISQua 36th International Conference, Innovate, Implement, Improve: Beating the Drum for Safety, Quality and Equity

Research Projects

IMplementing clinical Pathways for Acute Care in Tasmania (IMPACT); Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF)
Improving outcomes for babies born in North West Tasmania: a quality improvement study; Clifford Craig Foundation (CCFoundation)
'Reablement' Project Evaluation
Assessment and Management of Obesity and Self-Management Qualitive Study
Community Care Risk Assessment
Evaluation of the Regional Integrated Diabetes Education (RIDE) Pilot Program
Family Based Care/UTAS Reablement (HDR) Scholarship
Vertical integration in a community care setting

Research Candidate Supervision