Health Workforce Development

This is an important translational research theme incorporating workforce development, training, pedagogy in health sciences, interdisciplinary education and team development, innovation in and introduction of new roles in health, organisational development and leadership, and the rural health workforce.

In particular, the School is establishing its reputation in applied interdisciplinary learning research. Findings from research in health workforce development inform clinical practice, policy, and teaching, as well as the School's course development and delivery.

Our cohort of research scholars in this area are profiled below:

Dr Michelle Donelly

Senior Lecturer
Research Interests
Lived experience and the ecology of human participation, engagement, tasks, activities and routines; social inclusion and inclusive communities; advocacy
Methodological expertise
Range of qualitative methodologies including ethnography, hermeneutic phenomenology and participatory research
'Living a Good Life: Personal support networks' DVD series - collaborative research project

Dr Frances Doran

Senior Lecturer
Research Interests
Women's health from a social health/social determinants perspective; gestational diabetes; health promotion; public health; community engaged research; access to health services; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health; community health perspectives
Methodological expertise
Mixed methods; qualitative research

Associate Professor Sandra Grace

Associate Professor
Research Interests
Workforce change; models of health care, primary health care; interprofessional education and practice
Methodological expertise
Hermeneutic phenomenology
ePublications: works.bepress.com/sandra_grace/

Professor Iain Graham

Head of School
Research Interests
Leadership; human experience of health and illness; health service development
Methodological expertise
Ethnographical; phenomenological
ePublications: works.bepress.com/iain_graham/

Dr Louise Horstmanshof

Senior Lecturer
Research Interests
Teaching and learning; scholarship of teaching; social and behavioural science; communication; retention, transition and adjustment; homesickness; management of loneliness in Aged Care residents; deaf people communicating via SMS; wellbeing among final year school students; transfer of training to workplace; peer support for postgraduate students and their supervisors; internationalisation of the curriculum
Methodological expertise
Quantitative; qualitative; mixed methods; survey construction; interviewing
ePublications: works.bepress.com/louise_horstmanshof/

Associate Professor Ev Innes

Associate Professor
Research Interests
Occupational therapy; ergonomics; work-related injuries; workplace-based rehabilitation; functional capacity evaluation; work-related assessments
Methodological expertise
Single system design; qualitative and quantitative approaches
ePublications: works.bepress.com/ev_innes/

Dr Keri Moore

Senior Lecturer
Research Interests
Clinical teaching, learning and assessment; evaluation of student, patient and educator experiences in clinical education; teaching and assessment of clinical skills, clinical reasoning and decision-making in health professional education
Methodological expertise
Mixed methods designs that combine both quantitative and qualitative data to explore perspectives of education events

Professor Susan Nancarrow

Professor
Research Interests
Health services research; health workforce change; workforce flexibility; research capacity building; technology for improving healthcare; patient centred care models; allied health; transition/intermediate care; interdisciplinary collaboration; organisational change; service delivery; service evaluation
Methodological expertise
Mixed methods; questionnaire design, development and validation; action research; knowledge translation methodologies; logic model/realistic evaluation/realist synthesis; systematic approaches to reviewing literature
ePublications: works.bepress.com/susan_nancarrow/