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Researcher: Elmer, SL (Dr Shandell Elmer)

Fields of Research

Public Health and Health Services
Primary Health Care
Health and Community Services
Health Promotion
Clinical Nursing: Primary (Preventative)
Organisational Planning and Management
Community Child Health
Infectious Diseases
Health Care Administration
Medical and Health Sciences
Mental Health
Health Policy
Educational Technology and Computing
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Clinical Sciences
Sociological Methodology and Research Methods
Higher Education
Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy
Rehabilitation and Therapy (excl. Physiotherapy)
Exercise Physiology
Preventive Medicine
Residential Client Care
Motor Control
Architectural Design
Aged Care Nursing

Research Objectives

Health Education and Promotion
Health and Support Services
Behaviour and Health
Child Health
Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services)
Infectious Diseases
Health Policy Evaluation
Rural Health
Mental Health Services
Women's Health
Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Health Related to Specific Ethnic Groups
Understanding Australia's Past
Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Occupational Health
Community Service (excl. Work)
Cardiovascular System and Diseases
Evaluation of Health Outcomes
Neurodegenerative Disorders Related to Ageing
Ability and Disability
Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'Hello my name is ...' campaign to encourage compassionate healthcare
A systems approach to addressing health literacy
A systems approach to integrating health literacy training into the workplace; Health Literacy: Crossing Disciplines, Bridging Gaps Conference
A Tasmanian framework for benchmarking the achievement of health policy goals for chronic disease ('Connecting Care')
Adapting to rural communities by overseas-born health professionals; National Rural Health Conference
AHRQ Health Literacy Toolkit Supports Better Health Communication in Tasmania
An Exercise in Health Literacy: Fostering the Health Literacy of Clients Attending an Exercise Clinic; Sustainable Healthcare Transformation Conference
An integrative review: adherence barriers to a low-salt diet in culturally diverse heart failure adults; The Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing
Another Look at the Culture-Quality-Performance Link; Australian Journal of Primary Health
Associations of health literacy with diabetic foot outcomes: a systematic review and meta‐analysis; Diabetic Medicine
Building Community Capacity for Health Literacy: Report on Activities January to June 2016
Capacity Building for Integrated Health Care at the Local Level; GP & Primary Health Care Conference
Capacity building for integrated health care at the local level; The Network: Towards Unity for Health International Conference 2005
Developing organisational capacity: from quality we learn; First Annual Alcohol Tobacco and other Drugs Council Tasmania Inc. Conference, ATOD Practice, Integration and Development
Disaster Preparedness among Health Professionals and Support Staff: What is Effective? An Integrative Literature Review; Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
Education for complexity: How can complexity theory inform 21st century medical education?; Sustainable Healthcare Transformation Conference
Evaluation of a Health Literacy Program for Chronic Conditions; Health Literacy Research and Practice
Evaluation of the Cancer Council Tasmania's Cancer Connect and Cancer Helpline Services Final Report
Evaluation of The Nurse Practitioner Role at the Hobart Women's Health Centre
GP Hospital Integration Demonstration Site Launceston Final Evaluation Report
Health Benchmarking Project Final Report
Health literacy - unlocking the system; Australian Disease Management Association Conference: Chronic Disease Management: Innovation, Adaption, Evolution
Health Literacy for Kids in Tasmania; Australian Pharmacist
Health Literacy in the Community Sector Project Summary Evaluation Report
Health Literacy – Resource Development and Evaluation: (Phase 1 and 2) incorporating the Complementary Evaluation
Health workers and students reminded of the importance of an introduction
HealthLit4Kids study protocol; Crossing boundaries for positive health literacy outcomes; BMC Public Health
HealthLit4Kids: a pilot program Crossing boundaries for Positive health literacy outcomes; 2nd Education Transforms Symposium
HealthLit4Kids: Responding to a gap in health literacy education; The Health Advocate
Improve Health Literacy Responsiveness; Improve Client Outcomes; at Australian Physiotherapy Association National Conference ‘Momentum’
Improving health literacy in Tasmania
Incorporating Explicit Health Literacy Awareness in Health Professional Education; 21st IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion
Influence of health literacy on foot outcomes in diabetes: a systematic review protocol; 7th International symposium on the diabetic foot
Learning from Quality; AOQ Qualcon 2012 conference "What does quality mean in the 21st century"
Literacy help for heart patients
Looking at Health Literacy Through a Health Equity Lens; TasCOSS Conference
Organisational readiness for community participation: the benefits of a socio-cultural approach; GP&PHC Conference
Paths Through the Maze - becoming quality literate; 2012 Quality Forum - Unravelling the quality maze
Perceived barriers to managing medications and solutions to barriers suggested by Bhutanese former refugees and service providers; Journal of Transcultural Nursing
Review of the Communication and Health Literacy Action Plan
Risk, morality and emotion: social media responses to pregnant women who smoke; Health, Risk and Society
Society, Culture and Health - An Introduction to Sociology for Nurses; Oxford University Press
Society, Culture and Health: An Introduction to Sociology for Nurses; Oxford University Press
Society, Culture and Health: An Introduction to Sociology for Nurses; Oxford University Press
Starting the journey to becoming a health literate organisation; Sustainable Healthcare Transformation Conference
TasWeekend: Having the courage to ask questions of doctor
Teaching school kids to talk health
The Evaluation of a Pilot Project Designed to Guide the Appointment, Assessment and Subsequent Support Provided to Newly Arrived Overseas Trained Doctors at the Launceston General Hospital, Final Report
The Link Between Quality Improvement and Capacity Building; Fourth Annual Primary Health Care Research Education and Development Symposium
Use of Echo360 generated materials and its impact on class attendance; 30th Annual Ascilite Conference
Using Project Evaluation to Build Capacity for Integrated Health Care at Local Levels; Journal of Integrated Care
Women's health: a nurse practitioner case study; Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal
‘#Hello my name is….’ co-founder Chris Pointon to speak in Tasmania

Research Projects

An exploration of foundational health literacy education in nursing curriculum in four Australian universities; Federation University Australia (FedUni)
Evaluation of the Cancer Council Tasmania's Helpline and Cancer Connect Programs; Cancer Council of Tasmania (CCT)
Health literacy interventions to support newly arrived former refugees to manage their medications; Tasmanian Community Fund (TasCF)
OPtimising HEalth LiterAcy (OPHELIA): A process to address health literacy for Tasmanians with Chronic Disease; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Promoting Health Literacy in Tasmanian Primary Schools - Capturing, Curating and Evaluating Health Literacy Artefacts; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Promoting Health Literacy in Tasmanian Primary Schools - Evaluating the HealthLit4Kids pilot study.; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Proof of concept: HealthLit4Kids at four diverse Tasmanian schools; Tasmanian Community Fund (TasCF)
A systems approach to addressing health literacy
Building Community Capacity for Health Literacy
Complementary Health Literacy Project Evaluation: Strengthening Self Efficacy & Competency For Practitioners (Health Literacy Project)
Evaluation of a pilot program designed to guide the appointment, assessment and subsequent support provided to newly arrived overseas trained doctors at the Launceston General Hospital
Evaluation of the impact of the implementation of the Quality Improvement Council (QIC) Accreditation and Review Program within the Supported Accommodation and Assistance Program (SAAP) organisations
Health Literacy - Consumer Engagement
Health Literacy - Resource Development and Evaluation
Health Literacy - Resource Development and Evaluation Project Phase 2
Health literacy in the community sector
Improve Health Literacy Responsiveness; Improve Client Outcomes
Nurse Practitioner Role Hobart Women's Health Centre
Review of the Communication and Health Literacy Action Plan (CHL)
TAZREACH Promoting Health Through Understanding
GP-Hospital Integration Demonstration Site: Launceston

Research Candidate Supervision

An Investigation of Compassion-Fatigue and Person-Centred Nursing- The Lived Experience of Critical Care Nurses and their Patients in Australia
Best practice emergency and disaster preparedness for health professionals and support staff at St Vincent's Private Hospital Sydney
Consumer Centred Approaches to Health Care Needs and Choices For The Older Person
How does clinical risk management improve patient outcomes in an acute care hospital?
Using complexity theory to conceptualise the non-technical skills required of our future doctors and investigate educational methods for developing proficiency in these skills in undergraduate education