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Researcher: Orpin, P (Dr Peter Orpin)

Fields of Research

Health and Community Services
Aged Health Care
Primary Health Care
Rural Sociology
Public Health and Health Services
Preventive Medicine
Health Policy
Geriatrics and Gerontology
Nutrition and Dietetics
Aged Care Nursing
Residential Client Care
Mental Health
Health Care Administration
Human Resources Management
Medical and Health Sciences
Health Promotion
Social Change
Broadband and Modem Technology
Health Informatics
Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
Education
Social Policy
Public Nutrition Intervention

Research Objectives

Rural Health
Health Related to Ageing
Health Policy Evaluation
Health and Support Services
Nutrition
Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Evaluation of Health Outcomes
Ageing and Older People
Social Structure and Health
Health
Education and Training
Management and Productivity
Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services)
Neurodegenerative Disorders Related to Ageing
Cultural Understanding
Carer Health
Food Safety
Behaviour and Health
Respiratory System and Diseases (incl. Asthma)
Community Service (excl. Work)
Mental Health
Nursing
Preventive Medicine
Occupational Health
Health Education and Promotion

Career Best Publications

A psychological contract perspective to the link between non-profit organizations' management practices and volunteer sustainability ; Human Resource Development International
Community Engagement for Productive Ageing: Models to support rural healthy ageing through the maintenance of community involvement and contribution
Partner or perish: experiences from the field about collaborations for reform; Australian Journal of Primary Health
Regional responses to globalisation : managing the reorganisation of boundary processes
Rural: A good place to grow old?; Aged Care Services Australia (ACSA) National Conference
Supporting Rural Ageing Well: Reconciling Organisational and On-the-Ground Practice Needs; 7th Health Services & Policy Research
The broker: bridging the gap between the bureaucratic and the locl in supporting older rural people; 11th National Rural Health Conference

Research Publications

'Conversations with Our Community: Orbost Regional Health Evaluating Effective Participation Project Final Report and Evaluation
'Finding our feet': Walking interviews for qualitative inquiry with older adults; 2015 Qualitative Methods Conference
'Us and Them': Does rural health education create unwilling practitioners; 9th National Rural Health Conference
'We Didn’t Think About it Much’: Screening for Nutrition Risk; National AAG Conference
A logic model approach to evidence-informed policy and practice development' Australasian College of Health Service Management 2014; Australasian College of Health Service Management 2014 Asia-Pacific Annual Conference
A Pilot Survey of Tasmanian Multi-Purpose Services Boards/Committees
A psychological contract perspective to the link between non-profit organizations' management practices and volunteer sustainability ; Human Resource Development International
A time for every purpose - Patience is a virute in effecting change; Guiding us Forward - National Chronic Condition Self-Management Conference
An evidence-informed approach to supporting rural ageing well?; 47th Australian Association of Gerontology national conference 2014
Better policies, better research: Does critical thinking provide the answer?; 2015 Primary Healthcare Research
Capturing the ripples: Charting the flow-on effects of a facilitation and coordination approach; Sharing Health Care Initiative 'Early Wins' Workshop
Community Engagement for Productive Ageing: Models to support rural healthy ageing through the maintenance of community involvement and contribution
Conversations with our community: A formal system of anecdotal data capture and response; Safety and Quality is Everyone's Business: The National Forum on Safety and Quality in Health Care
Dementia in context; 42nd National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology
Developing evidence based policy in ageing well; The 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Diabetes Risk Factor Reduction Project
Eating and ageing in rural Australia: applying temporal perspectives from phenomenology to uncover meanings in older adults’ experiences; Ageing and Society
Evidence in Policy and Practice: Supporting critical thinking within the development process; International Research Society for Public Management 2015 Conference
Food for thought: Eating Well, eating Socially; Islands of Ageing: Building Brides for people, policy and practice
Food security and insecurity in older adults: A phenomenological ethnographic study; 47th Australian Association of Gerontology Conference
Food Security for older people in rural and regional Australia; Australasian Association of Gerontology 45th National Conference: Ageing: Challenging the boundaries
Growing old in rural Tasmania: A pilot study of service needs and the impact of migration to and from rural settings; Australian Association of Gerontology Annual Conference
Growing Old in Rural Tasmania: Connections and Vulnerabilities; Isolation: Disconnection, solitude and seclusion in a connected world
Health eating, healthy ageing: Geriatric nutritional risk in a rural community; 42nd National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology
Healthy eating for healthy ageing in rural Tasmania; Beyond 2007 Ageing: Evolution and Revolution 40th National Conference of the Australian Associaton of Gerontology
Healthy Eating for Healthy Ageing: Innovative Options from Innovative Partnerships; National HACC National Conference
Healthy Eating Healthy Ageing 'Perspective from a Rural Community
I came for the friendship: Why social eating matters; Grey Expectations: Ageing in the 21st Century
Incomers and locals: length of residence and ageing in rural communities; Islands of Ageing: Building bridges for people, policy and practice
Insights and principles for supporting social engagement in rural older people; Ageing and Society
Integrating health behaviour theory and design elements in serious games; JMIR Mental Health
Lost in Translation: Risks to research-driven service improvement n the environment of macro health reform; International Primary Health Care Reform Conference
Partner or perish: experiences from the field about collaborations for reform; Australian Journal of Primary Health
Partner or Perish: Narratives from the field about collaboration for reform; 2009 General Practice and Primary Health Care Research Conference: Driving Change
Physical activity and healthy ageing: Engaging older adults in physical activity; Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Conference 2010
Physical activity and healthy ageing: Engaging older adults in physical activity; Islands of Ageing: 43rd National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology
Physical activity and healthy ageing: Enhancing regular participation; 5th Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Conference and 7th Sports Dietitians Australia Update: From Research to Practice
Postcards from the people: a dialogue model for community needs assessment; National Rural Health Conference
Program evaluation: a tale of lost opportunities; 7th National Rural Health Conference
Recruiting undergraduates to rural practice: what the students can tell us; Rural and Remote Health
Regional responses to globalisation : managing the reorganisation of boundary processes
Review access to telecommunication services - A Rural Health Perspective
Rife with the Potential for misunderstanding’: avoiding some pitfalls in research translation; 2014 Primary Health Care Research Conference
Rural dementia carers: formal and informal sources of support; Ageing and Society
Rural Seniors Research - Pilot Study North West Tasmania
Rural Seniors Research Pilot Survey - North West Tasmania Phase II Report
Rural: A good place to grow old?; Aged Care Services Australia (ACSA) National Conference
Rural: A good place to grow old?; "Seniors, Self and Service"
Self-management of chronic conditions: implications for rural physicians of a demonstration project Down Under; Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine
Services for rural ageing; resultsf rom Phase II of the Tasmanian Cradle Coast pilot study; Beyond 2007 Ageing: Evolution and Revolution 40th National Conference of the Australian Associaton of Gerontology
Skill development for volunteering in rural communities; Journal of Vocational Education and Training
Social connectedness and rural ageing; Islands of Ageing: Building bridges for people, policy and practice
Supporting regional primary dementia carers; partners or patients; Australasian Journal on Ageing 31 (Suppl 2)
Supporting rural ageing well: how important is the rural?; 13th National Rural Health Conference
Supporting Rural Ageing Well: Reconciling Organisational and On-the-Ground Practice Needs; 7th Health Services & Policy Research
Sustainability of Rural Volunteers in Tasmania
Talking to the Community: client-service dialogue in rural health centres; Health for All? 2008 General Practice & Primary Health Care Conference
The broker: bridging the gap between the bureaucratic and the locl in supporting older rural people; 11th National Rural Health Conference
The Cradle Coast personally controlled electronic health record evaluation research plan; 20th Australian National Health Informatics Conference (HIC2012)
The experience of developing an electronic Advance Care Plan for residents of aged care facilities in Australia; Med-e-Tel 2012 Conference
The experience of food insecurity amongst elderly Tasmanians; Food Futures Conference 2011
The experience of food insecurity for elderly Tasmanians; 2nd National Food Futures Conference
The reflexive practitioner as primary health care researcher; Optimising Impact 2006 General Practice and Primary Health Care Research Conference
The Research Apprenticeship; Health for All? 2008 General Practice & Primary Health Care Conference
Treading the Moving Tightrope: research translation amid structural reform; National Primary Health Care Research Conference "Inspiration, collaborations, solutions"
Trialling an electronic decision aid for policy developers to support ageing well; Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Visual art in physical rehabilitation: Experiences of people with neurological conditions; British Journal of Occupational Therapy
Volunteering as Community; National Rural Health Conference
Vulnerability in elderley community care clients - A Literature Review
What do you want to know? and Why do you want to know it?; Diverse Voices in Evaluation
What is it to 'age well'? Disentangling long and short term goals in aged support; Grey Expectations: Ageing in the 21st Century
What is it to age well? Disentangling long and short term goals in aged support; National Australian Association of Gernontology Conference
‘I come for the friendship’: Why social eating matters; Australasian Journal on Ageing

Research Projects

11th National Rural Health Conference - Perth, Australia 2010; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
A Sustainable Volunteer Workforce in Rural/Regional Tasmania; Volunteering Tasmania Inc. (VTI)
Aged Support and Aged Care: Program and Policy Structures to Support Ageing Well in rural and Regional Australia; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Community Engagement for Productive Ageing: Models to Support Rural Healthy Ageing through the Maintenance of Community Involvement and Contribution; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Healthy Eating for Healthy Ageing in Rural Tasmania; Department of Health & Human Services - Home and Community Care (DHHS (HACC))
Healthy Eating for Healthy Ageing: Perspectives from a Rural Community on Sustainable Infrastructure; Department of Health & Human Services - Home and Community Care (DHHS (HACC))
Phase Two - Research Capacity Building Initiative (RCBI) 2006-2009; Department of Health and Ageing (DHA)
Community Conversations Consultations Consultation
Conversations with the community: a dialogue model of community participation
Diabetes Risk Factor Reduction
Meander Valley Community Needs Assessment
Program Evaluation and Needs Assessment Model and Tools for Regional Health Services Programs
Tasman Multi -Purpose Service Centre
Vulnerability in Aged Care Clients - A Literature Review

Research Candidate Supervision

"There is More to Supervised Exercise than Exercise Itself" A Mixed Methods Study of Supervised Exercise with the Chronic Disease Self-management Program for People with COPD
Being a Rural Health Professional and Working with People with Chronic Conditions
Community Process Modelling and Rural Community Development
Food Security and Insecurity in Older Adults- A Phenomenological Ethnographic Study
Health Care Professionals Learning Online- A Case Study Review of Educational Effectiveness
Physical Activity and Healthy Ageing- A Mixed Methods Study of the Factors Influencing Older People's Physical Activity Decisions and Behaviours
Professional Socialisation and Identity Formation in Rural Health Education
Relationship between community strength and health and well being in rural and remote Tasmanian communities
Staying Connected- Investigating Peer-run Community-based Organisations and their Contribution to Older People's Self-assessed Health and Wellbeing
The Experience of Rural Volunteer In-Home Support, Community -Based Health Care- An Exploration of the Factors that Facilitate and/or Hinder Rural Volunteer In-Home Support Through Urban-Based Management of Rural Based Volunteers
The Volunteer Citizen, Health Services and Agency- The Identity Work of Australian and New Zealand Ambulance Volunteers
Under What Circumstances Should Paramedics Perform Endotrachael Intubation?
What changes to the scope of practice for rural paramedics would benefit Tasmanian Rural Communities?