Alexa McArthur

Ms Alexa McArthur

Senior Research Fellow - Transfer Science

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


I am currently a Senior Research Fellow in the Transfer Science program at the Joanna Briggs Institute. JBI is an international not-for-profit, research and development centre within the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Adelaide, South Australia.
The Institute collaborates internationally with over 70 entities across the world. The Institute and its Collaborating Entities promote and support the synthesis, transfer and implementation of evidence through identifying feasible, appropriate, meaningful and effective healthcare practices to assist in the improvement of healthcare outcomes globally. I have had various roles within JBI, and I'm currently working delivering high quality educational short courses, and with a clinical midwifery background enjoy facilitating clinicians in the field of evidence-based healthcare, research synthesis, transfer and implementation. Special interests include involvement with a group of international researchers to further develop text, opinion and policy systematic reviews, and implementation methodology for JBI.

My research has been in the area of evidence synthesis, evidence transfer and evidence implementation with a particular focus on midwifery and nursing clinical care issues. Recent research highlights include projects for the SAX Institute on safe management of expressed breastmilk; working with the Centre of Research Excellence in Aboriginal Chronic Disease Knowledge Translation and Exchange (CREATE) as an Associate Investigator; and an implementation study which focused on in-hospital falls prevention for the HCF Health and Medical Research Foundation. I have also been involved with leading a group of international researchers to further develop text and opinion systematic reviews, and an implementation methodology working group at JBI.

               

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2018 Senior Research Fellow: Transfer Science Joanna Briggs Institute, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Adelaide
    2017 - 2017 Senior Research Fellow: Implementation Science The Joanna Briggs Institute
    2016 - 2017 Acting Director: Implementation Science Joanna Briggs Institute
    2008 - 2016 Research Fellow: Implementation Science Joanna Briggs Institute, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Adelaide
    2008 Registered Midwife Flinders Medical Centre
    2006 - 2007 Clinical Tutor Tansen Nursing School, Tansen Mission Hospital
    1998 - 2000 Local Immunisation Coordinator Mid North Rural SA Division of General Practice
    1995 - 1998 Registered Nurse / Midwife Clare District Hospital
    1994 - 1995 Registered Nurse / Midwife Port Pirie Regional Health Service
    1993 - 1994 Mobile Maternal / Child Clinics MEDAIR
    1990 - 1992 Registered Nurse / Midwife Flinders Medical Centre
    1988 - 1989 Student Midwife Gosford District Hospital, NSW
    1986 - 1987 Graduate Nurse Program Flinders Medical Centre
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2009 - 2011 University of Adelaide Australia Master of Clinical Science
    1995 - 2000 Flinders University Australia Master of Primary Health Care
    1983 - 1985 South Australian College of Advanced Education Australia Diploma of Applied Science (Nursing)
  • Research Interests

2017  Heart Foundation Guidelines: Atrial Fibrillation (evidence appraisal); Co-investigator 

2014       SAX Institute/NSW Kids and Families     Safe management of Expressed Breast Milk: Evidence Check. Chief investigator 

2013-18  NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence, Centre of Research Excellence in Aboriginal Chronic Disease Knowledge Translation and Exchange;  Associate Investigator 

2013/14  HCF Health and Medical Research Foundation. A multi-site audit of current in-hospital falls prevention practices and assessment of the effectiveness of best practice implementation strategies; Co-investigator 

2011/12  Northern Communities Health Foundation.  Promoting Interventions Designed to Improve Communications between General Practitioners and Patients from a Non-English Speaking Background (NESB) 

             

Joanna Briggs Institute Evidence-based Clinical Fellowship program  http://joannabriggs.org/jbi-education.html#courses

Joanna Briggs Institute Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program http://joannabriggs.org/education/short-courses/csrtp

 

 

 

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Principal Supervisor Precision Medicine in Mental Health: Prevention and Treatment Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Mr Michael Musker
    2018 Principal Supervisor A Systematic Review of Screening Approaches for Alcohol and Other Drugs in Health Care Settings Master of Philosophy (Clinical Science) Master Full Time Dr Sonali Meena
    2018 Principal Supervisor The Impact of Perioperative Nutrition on Outcomes in Burns Patients Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Mrs Michelle Lisa Cork
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Effectiveness of Mifamurtide in Addition to Standard Chemotherapy for High-grade Osteosarcoma: A Systematic Review Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Mrs Rincy Jimmy .
    2015 - 2018 Principal Supervisor The effects of pharmacist prescribing on patient outcomes in the hospital setting: A systematic review Master of Clinical Science Master Part Time Ms Eng Whui Poh
    2014 - 2017 Co-Supervisor The Patient Experience of Partnering with Healthcare Professionals for Hand Hygiene Compliance: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Literature Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Mrs Samantha Jane Butenko
    2012 - 2014 Co-Supervisor The association between Suicidality and Treatment with Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors in Older People with Major Depression: a Systematic Review Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Dr Edward Wahlu Ko Ko Aung
    2012 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Health Professionals' Perception and Experiences of Open Disclosure: A Systematic Review of the Qualitative Evidence Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Ms Jacinta Byrth
    2012 - 2013 Co-Supervisor A systematic review of appropriateness and effectiveness of management strategies used for the Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia in the residential care setting. Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Mr Matthew Stuart Kowald
    2012 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Chlorinated Water and Overall Risk of Cancer: A Systematic Review Master of Clinical Science Master Part Time Mr Gordon David Parbery
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2017 - ongoing Member Vitamin K Working group National Health & Medical Research Council Australia
    2017 - ongoing Member HIFA working group on Evidence-Informed Policy and Practice Health Information for All (HIFA) Australia
    2014 - ongoing Co-Chair JBI Implementation methodology group Joanna Briggs Institute Australia
    2013 - ongoing Co-Chair JBI Text and Opinion methodology group Joanna Briggs Institute Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2000 - ongoing Australian College of Midwives
    1986 - ongoing AHPRA Registration (Registered Midwife / Nurse) Australia
  • Position: Senior Research Fellow - Transfer Science
  • Phone: 83133893
  • Email: alexa.mcarthur@adelaide.edu.au
  • Building: WCH - Norwich Centre, floor 3
  • Org Unit: Joanna Briggs Institute

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