Professor Alison Kitson

Alison Kitson
Head of School
Adelaide Nursing School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Professor Alison Kitson is Dean of Nursing and Head of School University of Adelaide and is an Associate Fellow of Green Templeton College, University of Oxford in the UK. Before coming to Australia Alison held a number of strategic leadership and executive positions in one of the world’s largest professional organisations for nursing, the Royal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom.

Her research over the last 20 years has focused on Knowledge Translation (KT) activity relating to better understanding the mechanisms that enable new knowledge (in the forms of guidelines or innovations in practice such as new roles) to be introduced into clinical practice. Alison is internationally recognised for her work in this area, and in particular as the originator of one of the most widely cited and used KT frameworks, the Promoting Action on Research Implementation in Health Services (PARIHS) Framework.
In 2015 she was elected to the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences for her work in knowledge translation

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Professor Alison Kitson

Professor Alison Kitson is Dean of Nursing and Head of School University of Adelaide and is an Associate Fellow of Green Templeton College, University of Oxford in the UK. Before coming to Australia Alison held a number of strategic leadership and executive positions in one of the world’s largest professional organisations for nursing, the Royal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom.

Her research over the last 20 years has focused on Knowledge Translation (KT) activity relating to better understanding the mechanisms that enable new knowledge (in the forms of guidelines or innovations in practice such as new roles) to be introduced into clinical practice. Alison is internationally recognised for her work in this area, and in particular as the originator of one of the most widely cited and used KT frameworks, the Promoting Action on Research Implementation in Health Services (PARIHS) Framework.
In 2015 she was elected to the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences for her work in knowledge translation

Research Interests

The insights derived from Professor Kitson's work have been highly influential in shaping the theoretical frameworks and methodological approaches used in Knowledge Translation research and more broadly in understanding how health systems embrace new roles and practices.

She is a member of the research committee of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Adelaide. She is a peer reviewer for numerous international and national journals and has served on numerous scientific review committees in the UK.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2013 Dean of Nursing and Head of School University of Adelaide

Keywords

Nursing

Journals

Date Citation
2017 Feo,R, Rasmussen,P, Wiechula,R, Conroy,T, Kitson,A, 2017, Developing effective and caring nurse-patient relationships., Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987), 31, 28, 54-63 10.7748/ns.2017.e10735
2017 Archibald,M, Kitson,A, Frewin,D, Visvanathan,R, 2017, Transdisciplinary Research In Frailty: Knowledge Translation To Inform New Models of Care., The Journal of frailty & aging, 6, 2, 62-64 10.14283/jfa.2017.6
2017 Feo,R, Conroy,T, Alderman,J, Kitson,A, 2017, Implementing fundamental care in clinical practice., Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987), 31, 32, 52-62 10.7748/ns.2017.e10765
2017 Kitson,A, Soerensen,E, 2017, Editorial: Crossing the caring chasm, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26, 13-14, - 10.1111/jocn.13619
2017 Archibald,M, Ambagtsheer,R, Beilby,J, Chehade,M, Gill,T, Visvanathan,R, Kitson,A, 2017, Perspectives of frailty and frailty screening: Protocol for a collaborative knowledge translation approach and qualitative study of stakeholder understandings and experiences, BMC Geriatrics, 17, 1, 87-87 10.1186/s12877-017-0483-7
2017 Feo,RR, Conroy,T, Alderman,J, Kitson,A, 2017, Implementing patient-centred fundamental care in practice, Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987), - 10.7748/ns.2017.10765
2016 Lewis,A, Kitson,A, Harvey,G, 2016, Improving oral health for older people in the home care setting: An exploratory implementation study, Australasian Journal on Ageing, 35, 4, 273-280 10.1111/ajag.12326
2016 Feo,R, Kitson,A, 2016, Promoting patient-centred fundamental care in acute healthcare systems: A discussion paper, International Journal of Nursing Studies, -
2016 Kitson,A, 2016, Why Do We Need to Study the Fundamentals of Care?, Nursing leadership (Toronto, Ont.), 29, 1, 10-16 10.12927/cjnl.2016.24641
2016 Kerr,F, Wiechula,R, Feo,R, Schultz,T, Kitson,A, 2016, The neurophysiology of human touch and eye gaze and its effects on therapeutic relationships and healing: a scoping review protocol., JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 14, 4, 60-66 10.11124/jbisrir-2016-2628
2016 Kitson,A, MacMillan,K, 2016, Introduction from the Guest Editors: Perspectives on Fundamental Care., Nursing leadership (Toronto, Ont.), 29, 1, 6-9
2016 Harvey,G, Kitson,A, 2016, PARIHS revisited: from heuristic to integrated framework for the successful implementation of knowledge into practice, Implementation Science, 11, 1, 33-1-33-13 10.1186/s13012-016-0398-2
2016 Harvey,G, Kitson,A, 2016, Single Versus Multi-Faceted Implementation Strategies - Is There a Simple Answer to a Complex Question? A Response to Recent Commentaries and a Call to Action for Implementation Practitioners and Researchers., International journal of health policy and management, 5, 3, 215-217 10.15171/ijhpm.2015.214
2016 Jangland,E, Kitson,A, Muntlin Athlin,Å, 2016, Patients with acute abdominal pain describe their experiences of fundamental care across the acute care episode: A multi-stage qualitative case study, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 72, 4, 791-801 10.1111/jan.12880
2016 Feo,R, Conroy,T, Marshall,R, Rasmussen,P, Wiechula,R, Kitson,A, 2016, Using holistic interpretive synthesis to create practice-relevant guidance for person-centred fundamental care delivered by nurses, Nursing Inquiry, 24, 2, - 10.1111/nin.12152
2016 Schultz,TJ, Roupas,P, Wiechula,R, Krause,D, Gravier,S, Tuckett,A, Hines,S, Kitson,A, 2016, Nutritional interventions for optimizing healthy body composition in older adults in the community: an umbrella review of systematic reviews., JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 14, 8, 257-308 10.11124/jbisrir-2016-003063
2016 Dent,E, Hoon,E, Kitson,A, Karnon,J, Newbury,J, Harvey,G, Gill,T, Gillis,L, Beilby,J, 2016, Translating a health service intervention into a rural setting: lessons learned Organization, structure and delivery of healthcare, BMC Health Services Research, 16, 1, 62-1-62-9 10.1186/s12913-016-1302-0
2016 Kitson,A, Harvey,G, 2016, Methods to Succeed in Effective Knowledge Translation in Clinical Practice, Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 48, 3, 294-302 10.1111/jnu.12206
2016 Feo,R, Kitson,A, 2016, Promoting patient-centred fundamental care in acute healthcare systems, International Journal of Nursing Studies, 57, 1-11 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2016.01.006
2016 Wiechula,R, Conroy,T, Kitson,A, Marshall,R, Whitaker,N, Rasmussen,P, 2016, Umbrella review of the evidence: What factors influence the caring relationship between a nurse and patient?, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 72, 4, 723-734 10.1111/jan.12862
2016 Dent,E, Hoon,E, Karnon,J, Newbury,J, Kitson,A, Beilby,J, 2016, Frailty and health service use in rural South Australia, Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 62, 53-58 10.1016/j.archger.2015.09.012
2015 Munn,Z, Scarborough,A, Pearce,S, McArthur,A, Kavanagh,S, Girdler,M, Stefan-Rasmus,B, Breen,H, Farquhar,S, Li,J et al, 2015, The implementation of best practice in medication administration across a health network: a multisite evidence-based audit and feedback project, JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 13, 8, 338-352 10.11124/jbisrir-2015-2315
2015 Harvey,G, Kitson,A, 2015, Necessary but not sufficient…: Comment on “knowledge mobilization in healthcare organizations: A view from the resource-based view of the firm”, International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 4, 12, 865-868 10.15171/ijhpm.2015.159
2015 Pupkiewicz,J, Kitson,A, Perry,J, 2015, What factors within the peri-operative environment influence the training of scrub nurses?, Nurse Education in Practice, 15, 5, 373-380 10.1016/j.nepr.2015.03.004
2015 Harvey,G, Kitson,A, 2015, Translating evidence into healthcare policy and practice: Single versus multi-faceted implementation strategies - Is there a simple answer to a complex question?, International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 4, 3, 123-126 10.15171/ijhpm.2015.54
2015 Harvey,G, Marshall,R, Jordan,Z, Kitson,A, 2015, Exploring the hidden barriers in knowledge translation, Qualitative Health Research, 25, 11, 1506-1517 10.1177/1049732315580300
2015 Hansen,A, Bi,P, Pisaniello,D, Nitschke,M, Tucker,G, Newbury,J, Kitson,A, Dal Grande,E, Avery,J, Zhang,Y et al, 2015, Heat-health behaviours of older people in two Australian states, Australasian Journal on Ageing, 34, 1, E19-E25 10.1111/ajag.12134
2015 Munn,Z, Scarborough,A, Pearce,S, McArthur,A, Kavanagh,S, Girdler,M, Stefan-Rasmus,B, Breen,H, Farquhar,S, Li,J et al, 2015, Errata: The implementation of best practice in medication administration across a health network: a multisite evidence-based audit and feedback project., JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 13, 12, 335- 10.11124/jbisrir-2015-2779
2014 Kitson,A, Muntlin Athlin,A, Elliott,J, Cant,M, 2014, What's my line? A narrative review and synthesis of the literature on Registered Nurses' communication behaviours between shifts, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 70, 6, 1228-1242 10.1111/jan.12321
2014 Kitson,A, 2014, Reflection I, Nursing leadership (Toronto, Ont.), 27, 4, 8-11
2014 Schultz,T, Roupas,P, Wiechula,R, Krause,D, Gravier,S, Kitson,A, 2014, Nutritional interventions for optimizing healthy body composition in older adults in the community: a protocol for an umbrella review of studies of effectiveness and qualitative perceptions and experiences, The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 12, 11, 31-47 10.11124/jbisrir-2014-1832
2014 Kitson,A, Muntlin Athlin,A, Conroy,T, 2014, Anything but basic: nursing's challenge in meeting patients' fundamental care needs, Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 46, 5, 331-339 10.1111/jnu.12081
2014 Khoddam,H, Mehrdad,N, Peyrovi,H, Kitson,A, Schultz,T, Athlin,A, 2014, Knowledge translation in health care: a concept analysis, Medical Journal of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 28, 1, 626-640
2014 Masso,M, McCarthy,G, Kitson,A, 2014, Mechanisms which help explain implementation of evidence-based practice in residential aged care facilities: A grounded theory study, International Journal of Nursing Studies, 51, 7, 1014-1026 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2013.11.010
2014 Schultz,T, Kitson,A, Soenen,S, Long,L, Shanks,A, Wiechula,R, Chapman,I, Lange,K, 2014, Does a multidisciplinary nutritional intervention prevent nutritional decline in hospital patients? A stepped wedge randomised cluster trial, e-SPEN Journal, 9, 2, 284-e90 10.1016/j.clnme.2014.01.002
2013 Kitson,A, Robertson-Malt,S, Conroy,T, 2013, Identifying the fundamentals of care within Cochrane systematic reviews: The role of the Cochrane nursing care field fundamentals of care node, International Journal of Nursing Practice, 19, 2, 109-115 10.1111/ijn.12059
2013 Kitson,A, Marshall,A, Bassett,K, Zeitz,K, 2013, What are the core elements of patient-centred care? A narrative review and synthesis of the literature from health policy, medicine and nursing, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 69, 1, 4-15 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2012.06064.x
2013 Kitson,A, Dow,C, Calabrese,J, Locock,L, Muntlin Athlin,A, 2013, Stroke survivors' experiences of the fundamentals of care: A qualitative analysis, International Journal of Nursing Studies, 50, 3, 392-403 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2012.09.017
2013 Kitson,A, Muntlin Athlin,A, 2013, Development and preliminary testing of a framework to evaluate patients' experiences of the fundamentals of care: a secondary analysis of three stroke survivor narratives, Nursing Research and Practice, 2013, 1-12 10.1155/2013/572437
2013 Powell,K, Kitson,A, Hoon,E, Newbury,J, Wilson,A, Beilby,J, 2013, A study protocol for applying the co-creating knowledge translation framework to a population health study, Implementation Science, 8, 1, 1-13 10.1186/1748-5908-8-98
2013 Nitschke,M, Hansen,A, Bi,P, Pisaniello,D, Newbury,J, Kitson,A, Tucker,G, Avery,J, DalGrande,E, 2013, Risk factors, health effects and behaviour in older people during extreme heat: A survey in South Australia, International Journal of Research and Public Health, 10, 12, 6721-6733 10.3390/ijerph10126721
2013 Kitson,A, Schultz,T, Long,L, Shanks,A, Wiechula,R, Chapman,I, Soenen,S, 2013, The prevention and reduction of weight loss in an acute tertiary care setting: Protocol for a pragmatic stepped wedge randomised cluster trial (the PRoWL Project), BMC Health Services Research, 13, 1, 1-9 10.1186/1472-6963-13-299
2013 Kitson,A, Powell,K, Hoon,E, Newbury,J, Wilson,A, Beilby,J, 2013, Knowledge translation within a population health study: how do you do it?, Implementation Science, 8, 1, 1-9 10.1186/1748-5908-8-54
2013 Kitson,A, 2013, The cochrane collaboration twenty years on, Research in Nursing and Health, 36, 6, 535-537 10.1002/nur.21564
2012 Seers,K, Cox,K, Crichton,N, Edwards,R, Eldh,A, Estabrooks,C, Harvey,G, Hawkes,C, Kitson,A, Linck,P et al, 2012, FIRE (Facilitating Implementation of Research Evidence): a study protocol, Implementation Science, 7, 1, 25:1-25:11 10.1186/1748-5908-7-25
2012 Harvey,G, Kitson,A, Munn,Z, 2012, Promoting continence in nursing homes in four European countries: the use of PACES as a mechanism for improving the uptake of evidence-based recommendations, International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 10, 4, 388-396 10.1111/j.1744-1609.2012.00296
2012 Marshall,A, Kitson,A, Zeitz,K, 2012, Patients' views of patient-centred care: a phenomenological case study in one surgical unit, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68, 12, 2664-2673 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2012.05965.x
2012 Walsh,K, Kitson,A, Cross,W, Thoms,D, Thornton,A, Moss,C, Campbell,S, Graham,I, 2012, A conversation about practice development and knowledge translation as mechanisms to align the academic and clinical contexts for the advancement of nursing practice, Collegian, 19, 2, 67-75 10.1016/j.colegn.2012.02.001
2012 Hoon,E, Newbury,J, Kitson,A, Whitford,D, Wilson,A, Karnon,J, Baker,J, Jamrozik,K, Beilby,J, 2012, The LINKIN Health Census process: design and implementation, BMC Health Services Research, 12, 1, 1-10 10.1186/1472-6963-12-321
2011 Hansen,A, Bi,P, Nitschke,M, Pisaniello,D, Newbury,J, Kitson,A, 2011, Older persons and heat-susceptibility: the role of health promotion in a changing climate, Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 22, Sp Iss, S17-S20
2011 Zeitz,K, Kitson,A, Gibb,H, Bagley,E, Chester,M, Davy,C, Frankham,J, Guthrie,S, Roney,F, Shanks,A et al, 2011, Working together to improve the care of older people: a new framework for collaboration, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 67, 1, 43-55 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2010.05478.x
2011 Hansen,A, Bi,P, Nitschke,M, Pisaniello,D, Newbury,J, Kitson,A, 2011, Perceptions of heat-susceptibility in older persons : barriers to adaptation, International Journal of Research and Public Health, 8, 12, 4714-4728 10.3390/ijerph8124714
2011 Kitson,A, Silverston,H, Wiechula,R, Zeitz,K, Marcoionni,D, Page,T, 2011, Clinical nursing leaders’, team members’ and service managers’ experiences of implementing evidence at a local level, Journal of Nursing Management, 19, 4 Sp Iss, 542-555 10.1111/j.1365-2834.2011.01258.x
2011 Kitson,A, 2011, Mechanics of knowledge translation, International Journal of Evidence Based Healthcare, 9, 2, 79-80 10.1111/j.1744-1609.2011.00181.x
2010 Kitson,A, Conroy,T, Wengstrom,Y, Profetto-McGrath,J, Robertson-Malt,S, 2010, Defining the fundamentals of care, International Journal of Nursing Practice, 16, 4, 423-434 10.1111/j.1440-172X.2010.01861.x
2010 Kitson,A, 2010, Reclaiming nursing care, Collegian, 17, 1, 1-2 10.1016/j.colegn.2010.02.001
2010 Schultz,T, Kitson,A, 2010, Measuring the context of care in an Australian acute care hospital: a nurse survey, Implementation Science, 5, 1, 60-1-60-11 10.1186/1748-5908-5-60
2010 Kitson,A, Straus,S, 2010, The knowledge-to-action cycle: identifying the gaps, Canadian Medical Association Journal, 182, 2, E73-E77 10.1503/cmaj.081231
2009 Kitson,A, 2009, The need for systems change: reflections on knowledge translation and organizational change, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 65, 1, 217-228 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2008.04864.x
2009 Wiechula,R, Kitson,A, Marcoionni,D, Page,T, Zeitz,K, Silverston,H, 2009, Improving the fundamentals of care for older people in the acute hospital setting: facilitating practice improvement using a Knowledge Translation Toolkit, International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare, 7, 4, 283-295 10.1111/j.1744-1609.2009.00145.x
2009 Kitson,A, 2009, Knowledge translation and guidelines: a transfer, translation or transformation process?, International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare, 2009, 7, 124-139 10.1111/j.1744-1609.2009.00130.x
2008 Kitson,A, Rycroft-Malone,J, Harvey,G, McCormack,B, Seers,K, Titchen,A, 2008, Evaluating the successful implementation of evidence into practice using the PARiHS framework: theoretical and practical challenges, Implementation Science, 3, 1, 1-14 10.1186/1748-5908-3-1
2008 Kitson,A, 2008, The uncertainty and incongruity of evidence-based healthcare - Editorial, Evidence - Based Healthcare and Public Health, 6, 1, 1-2 10.1111/j.1744-1609.2007.00101.x
2007 Kitson,A, 2007, What influences the use of research in clinical practice?, Nursing Research, 56, 4 Suppl 1, S1-S3 10.1097/01.NNR.0000280639.09397.89
2006 Kitson,A, 2006, From scholarship to action and innovation, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 55, 5, 543-545 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2006.04004_2
2006 Kitson,A, 2006, The relevance of scholarship for nursing research and practice, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 55, 5, 541-543 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2006.04004_1
2006 Kitson,A, 2006, Keeping patients safe. Interview by Jeremy Benton., Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987), 21, 7, 18-20
2005 Bradbury,L, Clipsham,K, Kitson,A, 2005, Developing nursing research, Journal of Orthopaedic Nursing, 9, 4, 199-204 10.1016/j.joon.2005.08.001
2004 Kitson,A, 2004, The state of the art and science of evidence-based nursing in UK and Europe, Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 1, 1, 6-8 10.1111/j.1741-6787.2004.04010.x
2004 Rycroft-Malone,J, Seers,K, Titchen,A, Harvey,G, Kitson,A, McCormack,B, 2004, What counts as evidence in evidence-based practice?, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 47, 1, 81-90 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2004.03068.x
2004 Rycroft-Malone,J, Harvey,G, Seers,K, Kitson,A, McCormack,B, Titchen,A, 2004, An exploration of the factors that influence the implementation of evidence into practice, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 13, 8, 913-924 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2004.01007.x
2004 Jones,R, Kitson,A, Bradley,M, Kennedy,J, Sandford,T, Davidson,C, Hewett,L, 2004, In the frame. Interview by Colin Parish, Christian Duffin, Dina Leifer, Pat Healey., Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987), 18, 33, 20-21
2004 Kitson,A, 2004, Drawing out leadership, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 48, 3, 211-211 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2004.03200.x
2004 Kitson,A, 2004, The whole person, Nursing Standard, 19, 12, 14-15 10.7748/ns.19.12.14.s28
2003 Kitson,A, 2003, A comparative analysis of lay-caring and professional (nursing) caring relationships, International Journal of Nursing Studies, 40, 5, 503-513 10.1016/S0020-7489(03)00065-8
2003 Kitson,A, 2003, Nurses leading improvements in care, Quality in Primary Care, 11, 2, 141-142
2003 Kitson,A, 2003, "Talking head", Clinical Governance Review, 8, 2, [4]-
2002 Rycroft-Malone,J, Kitson,A, Harvey,G, McCormack,B, Seers,K, Titchen,A, Estabrooks,C, 2002, Ingredients for change: revisiting a conceptual framework, Quality & Safety in Health Care, 11, 2, 174-180 10.1136/qhc.11.2.174
2002 Kitson,A, 2002, Recognising relationships: reflections on evidence-based practice, Nursing Inquiry, 9, 3, 179-186 10.1046/j.1440-1800.2002.00151
2002 McCormack,B, Kitson,A, Harvey,G, Rycroft-Malone,J, Titchen,A, Seers,K, 2002, Getting evidence into practice: the meaning of 'context', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 38, 1, 94-104 10.1046/j.1365-2648.2002.02150
2002 Rycroft-Malone,J, Harvey,G, Kitson,A, McCormack,B, Seers,K, Titchen,A, 2002, Getting evidence into practice: ingredients for change, Nursing Standard, 16, 37, 38-43 10.7748/ns2002.05.16.37.38.c3201
2002 Dieppe,P, Rafferty,A, Kitson,A, 2002, The clinical encounter - the focal point of patient-centred care, Health Expectations, 5, 4, 279-281 10.1046/j.1369-6513.2002.00198
2002 Harvey,G, Loftus-Hills,A, Rycroft-Malone,J, Titchen,A, Kitson,A, McCormack,B, Seers,K, 2002, Getting evidence into practice: the role and function of facilitation, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 37, 6, 577-588 10.1046/j.1365-2648.2002.02126
2002 Enderby,P, Kitson,A, Hoch,J, Elbourne,D, 2002, Questions and answers, Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, 7, 2, 127-128 10.1258/1355819021927700
2001 Kitson,A, 2001, Lost in familiar places...again (on the nature of nursing leadership), Applied Nursing Research, 14, 2, 113-116 10.1053/apnr.2001.22380
2001 Kitson,A, 2001, Does nursing education have a future?, Nurse Education Today, 21, 2, 86-96 10.1054/nedt.2000.0521
2001 Kitson,A, 2001, Nursing leadership: bringing caring back to the future, Quality in Health Care, 10, Suppl 2, ii79-ii84 10.1136/qhc.0100079
2001 Kitson,A, 2001, Approaches used to implement research findings into nursing practice: report of a study tour to Australia and New Zealand, International Journal of Nursing Practice, 7, 6, 392-405 10.1046/j.1440-172X.2001.00310
2000 Cunningham,G, Kitson,A, 2000, An evaluation of the RCN Clinical Leadership Development Programme: Part 2, Nursing Standard, 15, 13-15, 34-40 10.7748/ns2000.12.15.13.34.c2956
2000 Kitson,A, 2000, Towards evidence-based quality improvement: perspectives from nursing practice, International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 12, 6, 459-464 10.1093/intqhc/12.6.459
2000 Cunningham,G, Kitson,A, 2000, An evaluation of the RCN Clinical Leadership Development Programme: Part 1, Nursing Standard, 15, 12, 34-37 10.7748/ns2000.12.15.12.34.c2953
1999 Kitson,A, 1999, The relevance of scholarship for nursing research and practice, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 29, 4, 773-775 10.1046/j.1365-2648.1999.00981
1999 McCormack,B, Manley,K, Kitson,A, Titchen,A, Harvey,G, 1999, Towards practice development - a vision in reality or a reality without vision?, Journal of Nursing Management, 7, 5, 255-264 10.1046/j.1365-2834.1999.00133.x
1999 Kitson,A, 1999, The essence of nursing: part II, Nursing Standard, 13, 24, 34-36 10.7748/ns.13.24.34.s61
1999 Kitson,A, 1999, Research utilization: current issues, questions, and debates, Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 31, 1, 13-22
1999 Scott,E, McMahon,A, Kitson,A, Rafferty,A, 1999, A national initiative to set priorities for R&D in nursing, midwifery and health visiting: Investigating the method, Journal of Research in Nursing, 4, 4, 283-290 10.1177/136140969900400407
1999 Antrobus,S, Kitson,A, 1999, Nursing leadership: influencing and shaping health policy and nursing practice, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 29, 3, 746-753 10.1046/j.1365-2648.1999.00945
1999 Kitson,A, 1999, The essence of nursing, Nursing Standard, 13, 23, 42-46 10.7748/ns1999.02.13.23.42.c7482
1998 Kitson,A, 1998, Kaleidoscope of care., Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987), 12, 47, 24-25 10.7748/ns.12.47.24.s41
1998 Kitson,A, Harvey,G, McCormack,B, 1998, Enabling the implementation of evidence based practice: a conceptual framework, Quality in Health Care, 7, 3, 149-158 10.1136/qshc.7.3.149
1998 Ward,M, Titchen,A, Morrell,C, McCormack,B, Kitson,A, 1998, Using a supervisory framework to support and evaluate a multiproject practice development programme, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 7, 1, 29-36 10.1046/j.1365-2702.1998.00135.x
1997 Kitson,A, McMahon,A, Rafferty,A, Scott,E, 1997, On developing an agenda to influence policy in health-care research for effective nursing: A description of a national R&D priority-setting exercise, Journal of Research in Nursing, 2, 5, 323-334 10.1177/136140969700200503
1997 Kitson,A, 1997, Developing excellence in nursing practice and care, Nursing Standard, 12, 2, 33-37 10.7748/ns.12.2.33.s51
1997 Thompson,D, Bowman,G, Kitson,A, de Bono,D, Hopkins,A, 1997, Cardiac rehabilitation services in England and Wales: a national survey, International Journal of Cardiology, 59, 3, 299-304 10.1016/S0167-5273(97)02951-3
1997 Kitson,A, McMahon,A, Rafferty,A, Scott,E, 1997, High priority, Nursing Times, 93, 42, 26-30
1997 Morrell,C, Harvey,G, Kitson,A, 1997, Practitioner based quality improvement: a review of the Royal College of Nursing's dynamic standard setting system, Quality in Health Care, 6, 1, 29-34 10.1136/qshc.6.1.29
1997 Kitson,A, 1997, Johns Hopkins address: does nursing have a future?, Image, 29, 2, 111-115 10.1111/j.1547-5069.1997.tb01539.x
1997 Kitson,A, 1997, Standards of nursing care 1987-1997, Nursing Standard, 12, 4, 32-33 10.7748/ns.12.4.32.s50
1997 Kitson,A, 1997, From research to practice: one organisational model for promoting research based practice, EDTNA/ERCA Journal, 23, 4, 39-45
1997 McMahon,A, Kitson,A, 1997, Supporting R&D: the role of a professional organisation, Part 2, Nursing Standard, 12, 12, 35-39 10.7748/ns1997.12.12.12.35.c2489
1997 McMahon,A, Kitson,A, 1997, Supporting R&D: the role of a professional organisation, Part 1, Nursing Standard, 12, 11, 36-38 10.7748/ns1997.12.12.11.36.c2495
1997 Dolan,B, Kitson,A, 1997, Future imperatives: developing health visiting in response to changing demands, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 6, 1, 11-16 10.1111/j.1365-2702.1997.tb00278.x
1997 Kitson,A, 1997, Using evidence to demonstrate the value of nursing, Nursing Standard, 11, 28, 34-39 10.7748/ns.11.28.34.s47
1997 Kitson,A, 1997, Doing the right thing right, Elderly Care, 9, 1, 16-19 10.7748/eldc.9.1.16.s12
1996 Thompson,D, Bowman,G, Kitson,A, de Bono,D, Hopkins,A, 1996, Cardiac rehabilitation in the United Kingdom: guidelines and audit standards, Heart, 75, 1, 89-93 10.1136/hrt.75.1.89
1996 Kitson,A, Currie,L, 1996, Clinical practice development and research activities in four district health authorities, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 5, 1, 41-51 10.1111/j.1365-2702.1996.tb00225.x
1996 Kitson,A, 1996, Does nursing have a future?, BMJ, 313, 7072, 1647-1651 10.1136/bmj.313.7072.1647
1996 Harvey,G, Kitson,A, 1996, Achieving improvement through quality: an evaluation of key factors in the implementation process, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 24, 1, 185-195 10.1046/j.1365-2648.1996.15825.x
1996 Duff,L, Kitson,A, Seers,K, Humphris,D, 1996, Clinical guidelines: an introduction to their development and implementation, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 23, 5, 887-895 10.1046/j.1365-2648.1996.00875
1996 Kitson,A, 1996, Quality improvement: a multiprofessional commodity?, Quality in Health Care, 5, 2, 65-66 10.1136/qshc.5.2.65
1996 Kitson,A, Ahmed,L, Harvey,G, Seers,K, Thompson,D, 1996, From research to practice: one organizational model for promoting research-based practice, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 23, 3, 430-440 10.1111/j.1365-2648.1996.tb00003
1995 Kitson,A, 1995, Medicine and Nursing: Professions in a Changing Health Service, BMJ, 311, 7000, 339- 10.1136/bmj.311.7000.339a
1995 Duff,L, Harvey,G, Handa,U, Kitson,A, 1995, Quality improvement of nursing care in hospitals in India: the dynamic approach, International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 7, 2, 143-151 10.1093/intqhc/7.2.143
1995 Duff,L, Kitson,A, Seers,K, Humphris,D, 1995, Clinical guidelines: development and use, Nursing Standard, 9, 34, 25-28 10.7748/ns.9.34.25.s34
1995 Kitson,A, Harvey,G, Duff,L, Morrell,C, 1995, British Council "Quality Improvement in Nursing" Seminar, International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 7, 1, 63-63 10.1093/intqhc/7.1.63
1994 Kitson,A, 1994, Achievements with quality improvement in the NHS, Quality in Health Care, 3, Suppl, 25-30 10.1136/qshc.3.Suppl.25
1994 Kitson,A, 1994, Post-operative pain management: a literature review, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 3, 1, 7-18 10.1111/j.1365-2702.1994.tb00353.x
1994 Kitson,A, Harvey,G, Hyndman,S, Yerrell,P, 1994, Criteria formulation and application: an evaluative framework, International Journal of Nursing Studies, 31, 2, 155-167 10.1016/0020-7489(94)90042-6
1993 Kitson,A, 1993, Accountable for quality., Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987), 8, 2, 4-6 10.7748/ns.8.2.4.s69
1993 Kitson,A, 1993, Accountable for quality, European Quality Assurance Network Newsletter, 8, 1 Suppl QA, 4-6
1993 Kitson,A, 1993, EuroQuan. Accountable for quality., European Quality Assurance Network newsletter / EuroQuan, 8, 1 Suppl QA, 4-6
1993 Kitson,A, Schroeder,P, Giebing,H, 1993, De tiende ISQA Conferentie: een interview. 'Nederlanders zijn creatiever en enthousiaster', TVZ, 14, 457-459
1993 Kitson,A, Harvey,G, Duff,L, Morrell,C, 1993, Isqua news report, International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 5, 4, 63- 10.1093/intqhc/5.4.371-c
1993 Kitson,A, 1993, EuroQuan. Setting up a network., European Quality Assurance Network newsletter / EuroQuan, 7, 27 Suppl QA, 7-8
1993 Kitson,A, 1993, Setting up a network, European Quality Assurance Network Newsletter, 7, 27 Suppl QA, 7-8
1993 Kitson,A, Schroeder,P, Giebing,H, 1993, The 10th ISQA Conference: an interview. 'The Dutch are more creative and more enthusiastic' (International Society for Quality Assurance), TVZ : het vakblad voor de verpleging, 14, 457-459
1993 Kitson,A, Harvey,G, Hyndman,S, Yerrell,P, 1993, A comparison of expert- and practitioner-derived criteria for post-operative pain management, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 18, 2, 218-232 10.1046/j.1365-2648.1993.18020218
1993 AHMED,L, KITSON,A, 1993, Complementary roles of nurse and health‐care assistant, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 2, 5, 287-297 10.1111/j.1365-2702.1993.tb00181.x
1992 Kitson,A, 1992, Quality assurance. Getting started., Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987), 6, 21, suppl-3
1992 Kitson,A, 1992, Getting started, Nursing Standard, 6, 21, suppl 3-
1992 Kitson,A, 1992, Playing by the rules..., Quality in Health Care, 1, 3, 149-150 10.1136/qshc.1.3.149
1991 Kitson,A, 1991, Kvalitet växer fram underifrån--därför fungerar inte rikstäckande standards, Vardfacket, 15, 10, 7-
1991 Kitson,A, 1991, Kvalitetssäkring tar tid--och måste få ta tid, Vardfacket, 15, 10, 6-
1990 Kitson,A, 1990, Quality matters and standard setting, Nursing Standard, 4, 44, 32-33 10.7748/ns.4.44.32.s42
1990 Hyndman,S, Kitson,A, Harvey,G, Yerrell,P, 1990, Problems of priority, Nursing Times, 86, 39, 49-50
1990 Kitson,A, 1990, Setting standards, Nursing Standard, 5, 1, 55-
1990 Hyndman,S, Kitson,A, Harvey,G, Yerrell,P, 1990, Management. Problems of priority., Nursing times, 86, 39, 49-50
1989 Kitson,A, 1989, The role of the professional organisation in setting standards for nursing, Nordic Journal of Nursing Research and Clinical Studies, 9, 1, 13-23 10.1177/010740838900900104
1988 Kitson,A, 1988, Raising the standards, Nursing Times, 84, 25, 28-32
1988 Kitson,A, 1988, Geriatric nursing: something special, Geriatric Nursing and Home Care, 8, 6, 20-22
1987 Kitson,A, 1987, A comparative analysis of lay-caring and professional (nursing) caring relationships, International Journal of Nursing Studies, 24, 2, 155-165 10.1016/0020-7489(87)90057-5
1987 Kitson,A, 1987, Raising standards of clinical practice - the fundamental issue of effective nursing practice, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 12, 3, 321-329 10.1111/j.1365-2648.1987.tb01338
1987 Kitson,A, 1987, Commit ourselves to directing change, Nursing Standard, 487, 5-
1987 Kitson,A, Atkinson,B, Ferguson,B, 1987, Evaluating specialist skills, Nursing Times, 83, 20, 31-34
1987 Kitson,A, Atkinson,B, Ferguson,B, 1987, Specialist delivery of care, Nursing Times, 83, 19, 36-40
1986 Kitson,A, 1986, Nursing practice. Standards of care in psychiatric nursing., Nursing times, 82, 52, 51-54
1986 Kitson,A, Kendall,H, 1986, Rest assured, Nursing Times, 82, 35, 28-31
1986 Kitson,A, 1986, Quality assurance: taking action., Nursing times, 82, 36, 52-54
1986 Kitson,A, 1986, Consumerism and nursing, Nursing Standard, 441, 5-
1986 Kitson,A, 1986, Framework for quality, Nursing Standard, 470, 5-
1986 Kitson,A, Kendall,H, 1986, Quality assurance. Rest assured., Nursing times, 82, 35, 28-31
1986 Kitson,A, 1986, Standards of care in psychiatric nursing, Nursing Times, 82, 52, 51-54
1986 Kitson,A, 1986, Taking action, Nursing Times, 82, 36, 52-54
1986 Kitson,A, 1986, Quality assurance. The methods of measuring quality., Nursing times, 82, 35, 32-34
1986 Kitson,A, 1986, The methods of measuring quality, Nursing Times, 82, 35, 32-34
1986 Kitson,A, 1986, A question of standards, Lampada, 6, 36-37
1986 Kitson,A, 1986, Indicators of quality in nursing care--an alternative approach, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 11, 2, 133-144 10.1111/j.1365-2648.1986.tb01231
1985 Kitson,A, 1985, Feeling better has to be worked at, Nursing Standard, 415, 5-
1985 Kitson,A, 1985, The profession must be aware of what is too important to be compromised in nursing, Nursing Standard, 428, 5-
1985 Kitson,A, 1985, Quality that counts. Interview by Pauline Chudley., Nursing times, 81, 46, 20-22

Books

Date Citation
2012 Kitson,A, Wiechula,R, Salmond,S, Jordan,Z, 2012, Knowledge translation in healthcare, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, United States of America, 1-92

Book Chapters

Date Citation
2016 Conroy,T, Feo,RR, Alderman,J, Kitson,A, 2016, Building nursing practice: the Fundamentals of Care Framework, Elsevier, Australia, pp. 15-29
2016 Feo,RR, Conroy,T, Alderman,J, Kitson,A, 2016, Engaging patients and keeping them safe, Elsevier, Australia, pp. 30-44
2016 Feo.,R, Conroy,T, Alderman,J, Kitson,A, 2016, Engaging patients and
keeping them safe., Elsevier Health Sciences, Chats-wood NSW
2015 Wiechula,RJ, Shanks,A, Schultz,T, Whitaker,N, Kitson,A, 2015, Case study of the PRoWL project - a whole-system implementation project involving nursing and dietetic lead facilitators, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 169-184
2015 Harvey,G, Kitson,A, 2015, PARIHS re-visited: introducing the i-PARIHS framework, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 25-46
2015 Kitson,A, Harvey,G, 2015, Getting started with facilitation: the facilitator's role, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 70-84
2015 Kitson,A, Harvey,G, 2015, Facilitating an evidence-based innovation into practice: the novice facilitator's role, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 85-104
2015 Harvey,G, Kitson,A, 2015, Introduction and overview of the book, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 1-10
2015 Harvey,G, Kitson,A, 2015, A facilitation project to improve the management of continence in European nursing homes, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 134-150
2015 Kitson,AL, Wiechula,R, Conroy,T, Whitaker,N, Holly,C, Salmond,S, 2015, Case study of the Signature Project - an Australian- US knowledge translation project, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 185-204
2015 Kitson,A, Harvey,G, 2015, Developing capacity and driving the sustainability and spread of evidence-based innovations, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 105-115
2015 Harvey,G, Kitson,A, 2015, A model of facilitation for evidence-based practice, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 47-69
2015 Harvey,G, Kitson,A, 2015, Facilitation as the active ingredient in the PARIHS framework, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 11-24
2015 Harvey,G, Kitson,A, 2015, Moving forward on the facilitation journey, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 205-217
2013 Kitson,A, Straus,S, 2013, Identifying the knowledge to action gaps, Wiley, Australia, pp. 97-109
2010 Lyons,R, McIntyre,L, Warner,G, Alvaro,C, Buchan,A, Reckless,I, Kitson,A, 2010, Chronic illness research: translating what we know into what we do, Wiley, United Kingdom, pp. 163-198
2009 Kitson,A, Straus,S, 2009, The Knowledge-to-Action Cycle: Identifying the knowledge-to-action gaps, pp. 60-72 10.1002/9781444311747.ch3
2009 Kitson,A, Straus,S, 2009, Identifying the knowledge-to-action gaps, Wiley, West Sussex, UK, pp. 60-72
2006 Chang,L, Kitson,A, Petch,A, 2006, Who's going to care?, Radcliffe Publishing Ltd, United Kingdom, pp. 87-104
2005 Pendry,A, Husbands,C, Kitson,A, 2005, Understanding the knowledge bases of history teaching: Subject, pupils and professional practices, pp. 148-158 10.4324/9780203340929

Conference Papers

Date Citation
2016 Brook,A, Liversidge,H, Wilson,D, Jordan,Z, Harvey,G, Marshall,R, Kitson,A, 2016, Health research, teaching and provision of care: Applying a new approach based on complex systems and a knowledge translation complexity network model 10.2495/DNE-V11-N4-663-669
2013 Hazelton,L, Gillin,L, Lindsay,N, Kitson,A, Brown,S, 2013, Governance as an additional dimension of entrepreneurial orientation: a social entrepreneurship perspective, Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference, Brisbane
2011 Long,, Kitson,, Shanks,A, Wiechula,, Schultz,, Chapman,, Soenen,S, Whitaker,, 2011, Preparing to PROWL‐prevention and reduction of weight loss in the acute care setting, Johanna Briggs Institute International Convention, Adelaide, Australia
2010 Kitson,A, Marcoionni,D, Page,T, Wiechula,R, Zeitz,K, 2010, Using knowledge translation to transform the fundamentals of care: the older person and improving care project, Oxford Knowledge Translation symposium, Oxford, UK
1995 Kitson,A, Harvey,G, Morrell,C, 1995, Does clinical audit improve the quality of nursing care?, Conference on Evaluating Clinical Audit - Past Lessons, Future Directions, London, England
1991 Kitson,A, 1991, Quality grows from below--that is why cost-covering standards don't work, Sweden
1991 Kitson,A, 1991, Quality assurance takes time--and it should take time, Sweden

Conference Items

Date Citation
2014 Browall,M, Athlin,AM, Wengstrom,Y, Conroy,T, Kitson,A, 2014, Experiences of Fundamentals of Care (FOC) for people with a cancer diagnosis - striving for normality and regaining control
2014 Kitson,A, Munn,ZR, McArthur,A, Hutchinson,S, Li,J, 2014, Implementing the use of JBI resources across a health organisation: the Central Adelaide Local Health network JBI demonstration project, 9th Biennial Joanna Briggs International Colloquium, Singapore
2011 Munn,ZR, Kitson,A, Harvey,G, 2011, Promoting continence in nursing homes in four European countries: the use of PACES as a mechanism for improving continence care, The Joanna Briggs Institute International Convention, Adelaide, Australia

Report for External Bodies

Date Citation
2013 Kitson,A, Wiechula,R, Conroy,T, Muntlin Athlin,A, Whitaker,N, 2013, The future shape of the nursing workforce: a synthesis of the evidence of factors that impact on quality nursing care, School of Nursing, University of Adelaide
2013 Kitson,A, Conroy,T, Kuluski,K, Locock,L, Lyons,R, 2013, Reclaiming and redefining the Fundamentals of Care: Nursing's response to meeting patients' basic human needs, School of Nursing, The University of Adelaide
2011 Kitson,A, Wiechula,R, Zeitz,K, Marcoionni,D, Page,T, Silverston,H, 2011, Improving older people's care in one acute hospital setting: a realist evaluation of a KT intervention, School of Nursing, The University of Adelaide
2008 Kitson,A, Bisby,M, 2008, Speeding up the spread: Putting KT research into practice and developing an integrated KT collaborative research agenda, Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, Canada

Research Funding

Since coming to Australia Professor Kitson is a Chief Investigator on two current NHMRC Project Grants, one ARC Project Grant and one competitive grant awarded by Cancer Australia. To date, the Australian research income amounts to around $3,500,000. She is also currently a Chief Investigator on major international research grants funded by the European Union (€3million) and the National Institute for Health Research in the UK (£1.5 million). She is also receiving funding from the Royal Adelaide Hospital for a nutrition implementation project.

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
2015 Member Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences Australia
Position
Head of School
Phone
83130558
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building
Org Unit
Nursing

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