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Researcher: Lawler, K (Dr Katherine Lawler)

Fields of Research

Physiotherapy
Health services and systems
Aged health care
Central nervous system
Geriatrics and gerontology
Health promotion
Preventative health care
People with disability
Neurology and neuromuscular diseases
Allied health and rehabilitation science
Applications in health
Primary health care
Mental health services
Health and community services
Implementation science and evaluation
Speech recognition

Research Objectives

Allied health therapies (excl. mental health services)
Evaluation of health and support services
Clinical health
Behaviour and health
Health education and promotion
Inpatient hospital care
Health inequalities
Preventive medicine
Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions
Mental health services
Artificial intelligence
Provision of health and support services
Health system performance (incl. effectiveness of programs)
Evaluation of health outcomes

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Delirium management: Letís get physical? A systematic review and meta-analysis; Australasian Journal on Ageing
Dementia is associated with poorer quality of care and outcomes after stroke: an observational study; Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
Does the addition of two exercise-focussed home visits to usual care improve outcomes for patients with balance impairments? A randomized controlled trial; Clinical Rehabilitation
Exercise and dementia†prevention; Practical Neurology
Family-assisted therapy empowered families of older people transitioning from hospital to the community: A qualitative study; Journal of Physiotherapy
Family-led rehabilitation after stroke may not improve patient outcomes compared to usual care [commentary]; Journal of Physiotherapy
Involving family members in physiotherapy for older people transitioning from hospital to the community: a qualitative analysis; Disability and Rehabilitation
Mobile telephone short message service reminders can reduce nonattendance in physical therapy outpatient clinics: A randomized controlled trial; Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Outcomes after caregiver-provided speech and language or other allied health therapy: A systematic review; Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Physical activity for dementia risk reduction - not as easy as it sounds; 2021 Australian Dementia Forum
Physiotherapists prefer clinical supervision to focus on professional skill development: a qualitative study; Physiotherapy Canada
Physiotherapistsí and physiotherapy studentsí attitudes and beliefs about working with people with dementia: a mixed methods systematic review protocol; JBI Evidence Synthesis
Room for improvement: an online survey of allied health professionals' dementia knowledge; Australasian Journal on Ageing
Saturday allied health services for geriatric evaluation and management: A controlled before-and-after trial; Australasian Journal on Ageing
The de Morton Mobility Index (DEMMI) provides a valid method for measuring and monitoring the mobility of patients making the transition from hospital to the community: An observational study; Journal of physiotherapy
Three short sessions of physiotherapy during rehabilitation after hip fracture were no more effective in improving mobility than a single longer session: a randomised controlled trial; Physiotherapy
Training family to assist with physiotherapy for older people transitioning from hospital to the community: A pilot randomized controlled trial; Clinical Rehabilitation
Understanding interactions between paramedics and community dwelling people with dementia; Paramedics Australasia International Conference 2019
Validity and reliability of eye healthcare professionals in the assessment of glaucoma: A systematic review; International Journal of Clinical Practice
We need a model of health and aged care services that adequately supports Australians with dementia; Medical Journal of Australia

Research Projects

Understanding interactions between paramedics and community-dwelling people with dementia (PARADIgm); University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Understanding the experiences of people with dementia participating in inpatient rehabilitation; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
Updating the Decision-Making Tools for (i) Supporting a Restraint Free Environment in Residential Aged Care; and (ii) Supporting a Restraint Free Environment in Community Aged Care; Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (ACQSC)

Research Candidate Supervision