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Researcher: Stirling, CM (Professor Christine Stirling)

Fields of Research

Health and community services
Aged health care
Aged care nursing
Primary health care
Health psychology
Health services and systems
Acute care
Community and primary care
Geriatrics and gerontology
Mental health services
Health counselling
Health care administration
Health informatics and information systems
Rural sociology
Higher education
Health promotion
Sub-acute care
Urban sociology and community studies
Mental health nursing
Organisational planning and management
Family care
Clinical midwifery
Health policy
Communications engineering
Clinical psychology
Neurology and neuromuscular diseases
Applied sociology, program evaluation and social impact assessment
Other education
Palliative care
Nursing workforce
Preventative health care
International humanitarian and human rights law
Information security management
Central nervous system
Educational psychology
Health systems
Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
Social marketing
Urban geography
Health equity
Industrial and organisational psychology (incl. human factors)
Social policy
Human resources management
Population trends and policies
Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy
Public health
Clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice
Rural and remote health services
Workplace wellbeing and quality of working life
Employment equity and diversity
Access to justice
Consumer behaviour
Implementation science and evaluation
Rural clinical health
Nephrology and urology
Human information interaction and retrieval

Research Objectives

Rural and remote area health
Health related to ageing
Evaluation of health and support services
Provision of health and support services
Clinical health
Palliative care
Health education and promotion
Other health
Behaviour and health
Evaluation of health outcomes
Mental health
Social structure and health
Ageing and older people
Health system performance (incl. effectiveness of programs)
Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)
Learner and learning
Inpatient hospital care
Determinants of health
Occupational health
Health policy evaluation
Injury prevention and control
Treatment of human diseases and conditions
Mental health services
Public health (excl. specific population health)
Pacific Peoples community services
Expanding knowledge in psychology
Management and productivity
Management, resources and leadership
Community health care
Criminal justice
Management of water consumption by information and communication services
Law reform
Structure, delivery and resourcing
Primary care
Allied health therapies (excl. mental health services)
Workforce transition and employment
Employment patterns and change

Career Best Publications

A psychological contract perspective to the link between non-profit organizations' management practices and volunteer sustainability ; Human Resource Development International
A qualitative study of professional and client perspectives on information flows and decision aid use; BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
Ambiguous gain: uncertain benefits of service use for dementia carers; Sociology of Health and Illness: A Journal of Medical Sociology
Measuring dementia carers' unmet need for services - an exploratory mixed method study; BMC Health Services Research

Research Publications

'Working with communities' to 'build social capital' - Reflecting on old and new thinking about volunteers; The Australian Journal of Emergency Management
A case study evaluation protocol to assess processes, effectiveness and impact of a nurse practitioner-led memory clinic; Health
A dementia/palliative approach education program for RACF staff - Building on staff experience; Gerontology and Geriatrics Conference
A Health Promotion Week: targeting change at the social level; Sixth National Physical Activity Conference: People, places, partnerships, programs, prescription, policy and precision for physical activity
A Measure of Occupational Communion to Inform the Design and Evaluation of Dementia Care Workforce Development Interventions; 2015 IPA International Congress – Berlin
A psychological contract perspective to the link between non-profit organizations' management practices and volunteer sustainability ; Human Resource Development International
A qualitative study of patients' experiences of a nurse-led memory clinic; Dementia
A qualitative study of professional and client perspectives on information flows and decision aid use; BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
A randomized controlled trial of the effects of mindfulness practice on doctoral candidate psychological status; Journal of American College Health
A tool to aid talking about dementia and dying - Development and evaluation; Collegian
A tool to support meaningful person-centred activity for clients with dementia – a Delphi study; Bmc Nursing
Adherence to evidence-based processes of care reduces one-year mortality after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH); Journal of the Neurological Sciences
Aged Care Nurse Practitioners in General Practice - Implications for Tasmania; Health Service Improvement Research Seminar - Virtual Tasmanian Academic Health Sciences Precinct
Aged care nurse practitioners working in general practice; Journal of Clinical Nursing
Aged care nurse practitioners working in general practice; 2014 Primary Health Care Research Conference
Aged care staff and family carers knowledge of dementia; Ninth Asia/Oceania Regional Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Alignment between informal carers and formal dementia care workers: Perspectives on community service delivery; Alzheimer's Australia 15th National Conference - The Tiles of Life
Ambiguous gain: uncertain benefits of service use for dementia carers; Sociology of Health and Illness: A Journal of Medical Sociology
An Australian perspective on educational and operational support issues impacting on Rural Ambulance Volunteers; Queensland Rural and Remote Communities Ambulance Service Delivery Workshop
An early dementia diagnosis is important; Australian Ageing Agenda
An innovative nurse-led memory clinic - providing new avenues of access to primary health care; Community and Primary Health Care Nursing Conference 2011 Leading the way to local care
An investigation of factors that impact patients' subjective experience of nurse-led clinics: a qualitative systematic review; Journal of Clinical Nursing
An overview of the ways nurses understand and utilise the existing Australian Competency Standards for Registered Nurses; Collegian
Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Haemorrhages, a Retrospective Cohort Study; Australian Neurosciences Nurses Association Conference
Are multimedia cognitive behavioural interventions feasible for dementia carers?: results from a pilot evaluation of the carer's care program; 30th International Congress of Psychology
Are we improving? Update and critical appraisal of the reporting of decision process and quality measures in trials evaluating patient decision aids; Medical Decision Making
Asking Volunteers: Volunteer Ambulance Officers have their say!
Associations between socioeconomic status and place of residence with survival after aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage; Internal Medicine Journal
Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG), Position Paper: aged care workforce, funding and governance
Australian rural midwives: perspectives on continuing professional development; Rural and Remote Health
Barriers and facilitators to more timely treatment of aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage across two tertiary referral centres in Australia: A thematic analysis; Australasian Emergency Care
Building capacity and resilience in the dementia care workforce: a systematic review of interventions targeting worker and organizational outcomes; International Psychogeriatrics
Can features of memory clinics improve access to early cognitive assessments?; Alzheimer's Australia 15th National Conference
Care of frail and older adults: A content analysis of paramedic operational clinical practice guidelines; International Emergency Nursing
Caring for the carer: a systematic review of pure technology-based cognitive behavioral therapy (TB-CBT) interventions for dementia carers; Aging and Mental Health
Census of Tasmanian General Practitioners, October 2007 - Summary of Results
Challenges in doctoral research and psychological distress of candidates
Co-Production: A Critical Realist Perspective on Connecting Older Persons with Services and Choice; IFA 11th Global Conference on Ageing
Collective agency for service volunteers: a critical realist study of identity representation; Administration and Society
Community paramedicine model of care: an observational, ethnographic case study; Bmc Health Services Research
Community paramedicine: Higher education as an enabling factor; Australasian Journal of Paramedicine
Community-based dementia carers want future workforce and organisational changes; Australian Association of Gerontology. Grey Expectations, Ageing in the 21st Century
Continuity matters: Examining the ‘information gap’ in transfer from Residential Aged Care, ambulance to emergency triage in southern Tasmania; International Emergency Nursing
Coproduction for sustainability: Seeking the perspectives of informal dementia carers’ on capacity building for community services; Journal of Community Psychology
Countering stagnation in a complex environment: Shoring up professional identity among aged care assessors; Australasian Journal on Ageing
Critical perspectives on rural ageing: problematising the role of volunarism; 49th AAG Conference
Current, competent and capable:midwives learning for practice - Continuing professional development guidelines ISBN 1 86295 202 7
Daily mindfulness practice increases psychological capital and reduces depression in doctoral students; 39th Annual Conference of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA)
Decision aids for respite service choices by carers of people with dementia: development and pilot RCT; BMC Medical Information and Decision Making
Delays in presentation and admission to treating hospital for aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage: a retrospective population-based cohort study in Tasmania; 2016 NSA Annual Scientific Meeting
Delivering Decision Aids on the Internet; 2012 Update of the International Patient Decision Aids Standards (IPDAS) Collaboration's Background Document
Delivering patient decision aids on the Internet: definitions, theories, current evidence, and emerging research areas; BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
Dementia in context; 42nd National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology
Dementia is a matter of social health
Dementia knowledge of RACF staff and family carers; Australasian Journal on Ageing
Dementia: An under-coded problem; MEDINFO 2010
Determining rural risk for aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhages: A structural equation modeling approach; Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
Developing and growing communities of care in Tasmania
Developing Resilience in the Aged and Dementia Care Workforce; Resilience in Aging: Concepts, Research, and Outcomes
Developing the Occupational Communion Scale: Belonging-based social connections are vital for work engagement, self-efficacy, and positive affect in aged care workforces; The Gerontologist
Developing tools for knowledge translation; Ninth Asia/Oceania Regional Congress of Gerontology & Geriatrics. Aging well together: Regional perspectives
Doctoral student distress and progress - can mindfulness help?; Teaching Matters 2015: Tasmanian Blends
Emergency Services in Australia and New Zealand: Problems and Prospects for Volunteer Ambulance Officers
Engaging families and healthcare professionals working at acute hospitals in Goals-of-Care conversations; Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal
Engaging Rural Communities in Health Care through a Paramedic Expanded Scope of Practice; Rural and Remote Health
Establishing and trialling Dementia Palliative Care Resource Nurses (DPRN) roles to facilitate the delivery of a palliative approach for people with dementia; Ninth Asia/Oceania Regional Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Evaluating the Role of Nurse Practitioners in Timely Dementia Diagnosis: a Case Study of a Nurse-Led Memory Clinic; Primary Health Care Research and Information Service Conference
Evaluation of a Village Demonstration Worker Project
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
Evidence of Stable Incidence of Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Haemorrhage in Tasmania, Australia Over the Last 20 Years; 5th International Conference on Neurology and Epidemiology
Experiences and decision making during paediatric transitions to continuous sub-cutaneous insulin infusion (CSII): A mixed method study; Digital Health
Experiences of ambiguity and ambivalence in the lives of dementia caregivers: Implications for policy and practice; Australasian Journal on Ageing
Exploration of an Advocacy Model in supporting people living alone with dementia; 'Risky Business: Facing up to Dementia’ Conference
Extending the paramedic role in rural Australia: a story of flexibility and innovation; Rural and Remote Health
Facilitating dementia service decision making in order to decrease carer unmet need; Australasian Journal on Ageing
Factors affecting volunteering among older rural and city dwelling adults in Australia; Educational Gerontology
Falls Report: Changing practice and building capacity ISBN 1 89295 179 9
Flexible, Focused Training: Keeps Volunteer Ambulance Officers; Journal of Emergency Primary Health Care
From care to cure: The beginnings of success; Philanthropy for health &medical research conference
Future housing and support needs of people with dementia; AHURI Positioning Paper No.159
Health Benchmarking Project Final Report
Healthy choices: health is everybody's business
Hospital coding of Dementia: is it accurate?; Health Information Management Journal
Housing needs for those with dementia; 49th AAG Conference
Housing priorities of people with dementia: security, continuity and support; AHURI Final Report No. 242
Identify Work; volunteers and the organisational interface; Work, Employment and Society (WES) Conference 2007: Beyond these shores sinking or swimming in a globalised economy?
IM/NPACT Tasmania - Nurse practitioners bringing specialised expertise to aged care services; Living Longer Living Better - National Aged Care Conference
IM/NPACT Tasmania: Developing an aged care nurse practitioner model of practice in primary care; International Psychogeriatric Society Meeting
Improving support for Higher Degree Research Candidates with Mental Illness; 2nd Biennial Swinburne Research Supervision Conference
Interim guidance for the care of adult patients with cognitive impairment requiring hospital care during the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia
Is it time to re-assess the role of Ambulance Officers?; The 2003 National Pre-Hospital Care Conference: Expanding Horizons A Fresh Perspective
Is volunteering a Useful Tool for Government; 10th National Conference on Volunteering
It's time for our voice; Australian Ageing Agenda
It’s time to move from researching problems to providing solutions; Australasian Journal on Ageing
Key note speaker: Policy and Partnerships; 2nd National Forum: Age Friendly Cities Australia
Linking the benefits of respite and caregivers psychological contract; 45th Australian Association of Gerontology National Conference. Ageing: Challenging the boundaries
Listening to the person living alone with dementia; IFA 11th Global Conference on Ageing
Measuring dementia carers' unmet need for services - an exploratory mixed method study; BMC Health Services Research
Measuring unmet service need in carers of people with dementia: do we need a paradigm shift?; National Dementia Research Forum 2009
Mentoring Paramedics as rural health researchers in South Eastern Australia; The 2006 Shepparton Research Conference
Mind over matter? Carers' construction of dementia: Implications for care planning; Ninth Asia/Oceania Regional Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Mixed methods data collection in dementia research: a 'progressive engagement' approach; Journal of Mixed Methods Research
Mothers' views of health problems in the 12 months after childbirth: a concept mapping study; Journal of Advanced Nursing
Move over RCT—time for a revised approach to evidence based medicine; The BMJ Opinion
Multidisciplinary practice in action: the rural paramedic - it's not only lights and sirens; Journal of Emergency Primary Health Care
New ways to support people with dementia who live alone in the community; Community and Primary Health Care Nursing Conference 2011 Leading the way to local care
Nursing and surgical implications of demographic changes in the epidemiology of aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage; Australasian Neuroscience Nurse's association 2016 Annual Conference
Older people's voice in healthcare decisions; Australian Ageing Agenda
Open referral policy within a nurse-led memory clinic: patient demographics, assessment scores, and diagnostic profiles; International Psychogeriatrics
Outcomes Paper Mt Macedon Volunteer Research Summit 20-21 September 2004
Palliative care educational needs analysis: Issues identified for aged care staff; Australasian Journal on Ageing
Paramedic care of frail and older adults: a content analysis of operational clinical practice guidelines; Australasian College of Paramedicine International Conference 2020
Paramedic Practice in Rural and Regional Australia; Paramedics in Australia: contemporary challenges of practice
Perspectives of the community-based dementia care workforce: 'occupational communion' a key finding from the Work 4 Dementia Project; International Psychogeriatrics
Postgraduate nursing student knowledge, attitudes, skills, and confidence in appropriately referencing academic work; Journal of Nursing Education
Primary and Aged Care: a hybrid trial. Dissolving the barriers; Australian College of Nurse Practitioners Conference
Providing decision support to carers; Ninth Asia/Oceania Regional Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Psychological health of doctoral candidates, study-related challenges and perceived performance; Higher Education Research and Development
Reframing decision aids for use in dementia care and management: The GOLD Book; The Dementia Services Development 3rd International Conference"Facing the Future"
Reintegration and Reablement: Increasing Local Connection and Access for the Tasmanian Veteran Community
Reintegration and Reablement: Increasing Local Connection and Access for the Tasmanian Veteran Community: The Tasmanian Veteran Needs Assessment and Wellbeing Support Service Feasibility Report
Removing barriers - self referral to a nurse-led memory clinic; Australasian Journal on Ageing 31 (Suppl 2)
Report on St John New Zealand Volunteer Surveys
Responses to the pandemic may help transform our future; Australian Ageing Agenda
Review of the Tasmanian Aged Care Assessment Program: Report to the Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services
Roles of the rural paramedic - much more than clinical expertise; National Rural Health Conference
Rural community based nurses: moving towards a primary health care role and identity; Australian Rural Nurses and Midwives 14th National Conference: Rural Nurses and Midwives: There's no stopping us now.
Rural dementia carers: formal and informal sources of support; Ageing and Society
SA Ambulance Service: an organisational response to Volunteer Research
Sex differences in aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (aSAH): aneurysm characteristics, neurological complications, and outcome; Acta Neurochirurgica
Skill development for volunteering in rural communities; Journal of Vocational Education and Training
Socioeconomic Disadvantage Is Associated with a Higher Incidence of Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage; Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases
Strong and weak ties: Part of the picture in institutional elder abuse?; 4th International Conference of Long-term Care Directors and Administrators
Supporting regional primary dementia carers; partners or patients; Australasian Journal on Ageing 31 (Suppl 2)
Supportive management of volunteers - a new mindset; 10th National Conference on Volunteering
Sustainability of Rural Volunteers in Tasmania
Tasmania Nurse Practitioners bringing specialised expertise to aged care services; The National Aged Care Conference 2012
The Benefits of Respite for Care Recipients: A Pilot Study; Anglicare Australia National Conference
The home as boundary object: Improving services for people with dementia who live alone; Knowledge/Culture/Social Change International Conference
The impact of socioeconomic status on incidence of anuerysmal subarachnoid hameorrhage; Australasian Neuroscience Nurses' Association 2016 Annual Conference
The nurse practitioner-client therapeutic encounter: an integrative review of interaction in aged and primary care settings; Journal of Advanced Nursing
The Paediatric & Adolescent Insulin Pump Decision Aid—A Novel In-tervention: The Pandani Booklet; University of Tasmania in con-junction with the Tasmanian Department of Health & Human Services, Hobart
The precarious resilience of aged care employees enrolled in an Australian online dementia course: a cross-sectional study of occupational health and well-being; Australasian Journal on Ageing
The Rural and Regional Ambulance Paramedic: moving beyond emergency response; National Rural Health Conference
The Rural and Remote Ambulance Paramedic: Moving beyond emergency response
The Volunteer Citizen, Health Services and Agency: The Identity Work of Australian and New Zealand Ambulance Volunteers
The will to mobility: life-space satisfaction and distress in people with dementia who live alone; Ageing and Society
The ‘fallacy of normalcy’: a content analysis of women's online post-childbirth health-related support; Women and Birth
Time and predictors of time to treatment for aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (aSAH): a systematic review; International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Time to treatment following an aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, rural place of residence and inter-hospital transfers; Australasian Emergency Care
Training can be a recruitment and retention tool for emergency service volunteers; The Australian Journal of Emergency Management
Use of social determinants of health screening among primary health care nurses of developed countries: An integrative review; Nursing Reports
Variations between staff and family understanding of dementia - implications for palliative care; The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Faculty of psychiatry of old age conference
Volunteer ambulance officers find a voice; 7th National Rural Health Conference
Volunteering as Community; National Rural Health Conference
Volunteers - Training and Retention; The Changing Face of Emergency Management
Volunteers in an Organisational Setting: Critical Discourse Analysis Theory into Research; International Conference on Critical Discourse Analysis: Theory into Research
Volunteers: Reflexive Social Agents ; Health and Well-Being: A Social and Cultural Perspective
We are not all coping: a cross-sectional investigation of resilience in the dementia care workforce; Health Expectations
What are the clinical and social outcomes of integrated care for older people? A qualitative systematic review; International Journal of Integrated Care
What do stakeholder organisations know and do about elder abuse in Tasmania?; 51st Australian Association of Gerontology Conference
What tools help make 'whole-of-patient' practices happen?: a Tasmanian falls prevention project; Holistic Nursing Practice
What works in implementing patient decision aids in routine clinical settings? A rapid realist review and update from the International Patient Decision Aid Standards Collaboration; Medical Decision Making
Who Knows, Who Cares? Dementia knowledge among nurses, care workers, and family members of people living with dementia; Journal of Palliative Care
Why carers use adult day respite: a mixed method case study; Bmc Health Services Research
Women's health: a nurse practitioner case study; Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal
Women's help-seeking behaviours within the first twelve months after childbirth: A systematic qualitative meta-aggregation review; Midwifery
Worried Well are Welcome - An Innovative Nurse-Led Memory Clinic; IFA 11th Global Conference on Ageing

Research Projects

Paediatric & Adolescent INsulin pump Decision Aid - a Novel Intervention ; HCF Health and Medical Research Foundation (HCF)
2012: 11th Global Conference on Ageing, International Federation on Ageing, Czechoslovakia; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
A Sustainable Volunteer Workforce in Rural/Regional Tasmania; Volunteering Tasmania Inc. (VTI)
Evaluation of the Cancer Council Tasmania's Helpline and Cancer Connect Programs; Cancer Council of Tasmania (CCT)
Exploring the dimensions of the sexual abuse of older women; Australian Association of Gerontology Inc. (AAG)
Exploring the Dimensions of the Sexual Abuse of Older Women in Tasmania; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Future housing and support needs of people with dementia; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
Keeping a healthy brain - evaluating a new wellness program; Tasmanian Community Fund (TasCF)
Living Alone with Dementia; Department of Health & Human Services - Home and Community Care (DHHS (HACC))
Nurse Practitioner - Aged Care Models of Practice Program; Department of Health and Aged Care (DHA)
Opening a dialogue: improving communication and practice in advance care and end of life care planning; Department of Health and Aged Care (DHA)
REDucing Delays In aneurysmal Subarachnoid Haemorrhage: the REDDISH study; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Review of an Organisational Response to Volunteer Research; South Australian Ambulance Service (SAAS)
Timely dementia diagnosis: Exploring nurse-led memory clinics as effective practice; The Mason Foundation (ANZCT-Mason Fdn)
What is 'A Good Day Out'? Working towards optimal day centre respite care and ways to measure it; Dementia Collaborative Research Centre (DCRC)
A research agenda for Emergency management Volunteers
Aged Care Assessment Program (ACAP) Review
Data analysis and report of GP Census
Development of a Recruitment and Marketing Strategy for Tasmanian Ambulance Service Volunteers
Development of the Tasmanian Ambulance Service Volunteer Handbook
Evaluation of Get Walking Tasmania Week (GWTW)
Exploring the benefits of respite care for care recipients
Final Preparation of Tasmanian Ambulance Service Volunteer Handbook and Recruitment Marketing Tools
Growing and supporting communities of care: enhancing the delivery of palliative care across Tasmania.
Health Workforce Program: Expansion of the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training Program in Aged Care Services
Needs assessment and feasibility study into the potential for a Veteran Wellbeing Centre or wellbeing services to be located in Tasmania
Nurse Practitioner Role Hobart Women's Health Centre
Review of the More Allied Health Services Program
The rural and regional ambulance paramedic: moving beyond emergency response

Research Candidate Supervision

A Comparison of the Practice of Rural and Urban Paramedics- Bridging the Gap between Education, Training and Practice
A Conceptual Framework for Breast Nurses' Practice in Rural Settings- A Pragmatic Mixed Methods Study
A Study of the Primary Health Care Identity Work of Australian Rural Nurses in a Context of National Health Reforms
An Investigation of Compassion-Fatigue and Person-Centred Nursing- The Lived Experience of Critical Care Nurses and their Patients in Australia
Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Haemorrhages in Tasmania a Retrospective Cohort Study
Capacity Building and Resilience for the Community-Based Dementia Care Workforce
Community Process Modelling and Rural Community Development
Consumer Centred Approaches to Health Care Needs and Choices For The Older Person
Is There a Role For the Pharmacist in Counselling Patients Who Take Medications Which Have Some Influence on Sexual Function?
Nurses' Connection of Vital Signs and Patients Physiological Status
Reasoning and Power- An exploration of inter-professional communication for the person with dementia transferred from residential to acute care services
Reframing a Sense of Self- Constructivist Grounded Theory Study of Children's Admission to Hospital for Surgery
The Competency Landscape- A critical realist exploration of the ways nurses undertand and utilise competency standards
What changes to the scope of practice for rural paramedics would benefit Tasmanian Rural Communities?