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Dr Cindy Stern

Cindy Stern
Senior Research Fellow
School of Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Dr Cindy Stern is a Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the Synthesis Science program of the Joanna Briggs Institute within the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. She has contributed to the field of evidence-based health care for over a decade in the areas of evidence synthesis, evidence implementation and evidence transfer. Dr Stern is the Associate Editor of the JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports and a member of the JBI Adelaide GRADE Center. She is also a member of the JBI Mixed Methods Methodology Group.

Dr Stern is an experienced researcher having been involved in the conduct of multiple systematic reviews and various health-related consultancy projects. Her interests are in aged care, animal-assisted interventions, evidence synthesis, and evidence dissemination.

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Dr Cindy Stern

Dr Cindy Stern is a Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the Synthesis Science program of the Joanna Briggs Institute within the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. She has contributed to the field of evidence-based health care for over a decade in the areas of evidence synthesis, evidence implementation and evidence transfer. Dr Stern is the Associate Editor of the JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports and a member of the JBI Adelaide GRADE Center. She is also a member of the JBI Mixed Methods Methodology Group.

Dr Stern is an experienced researcher having been involved in the conduct of multiple systematic reviews and various health-related consultancy projects. Her interests are in aged care, animal-assisted interventions, evidence synthesis, and evidence dissemination.

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

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2018 Senior Research Fellow - Synthesis Science Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
2016 Associate Editor, JBI Database of Systematic Reviews & Implementation Reports The Joanna Briggs Institute
2015 - 2017 Senior Research Fellow - Transfer Science The Joanna Briggs Institute
2013 - 2014 Senior Research Fellow - Communication Science The Joanna Briggs Institute
2010 - 2013 Research Fellow - Communication Science The Joanna Briggs Institute

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
University of Adelaide Australia B HSc (Hons)
University of Adelaide Australia PhD

Journals

Year Citation
2018 Munn, Z., Stern, C., Aromataris, E., Lockwood, C., & Jordan, Z. (2018). What kind of systematic review should i conduct? A proposed typology and guidance for systematic reviewers in the medical and health sciences. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 18(1), 9 pages.
DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC1
2018 Munn, Z., Stern, C., Porritt, K., Lockwood, C., Aromataris, E., & Jordan, Z. (2018). Evidence transfer: ensuring end users are aware of, have access to, and understand the evidence.. International journal of evidence-based healthcare, 16(2), 83-89.
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2017 Munn, Z., Tufanaru, C., Lockwood, C., & Stern, C. J. (2017). Rinse-free hand wash for reducing absenteeism among school- and preschool-aged children (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2017(2).
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2017 Weckert, C., Stern, C., & Porritt, K. (2017). Experiences and expectations of return-to-work programs for nurses and midwives who have acquired a musculoskeletal disorder in the workplace: a qualitative systemic review protocol. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 15(5), 1280-1287.
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2017 Jimmy, R., Stern, C., Lisy, K., & White, S. (2017). Effectiveness of mifamurtide in addition to standard chemotherapy for high-grade osteosarcoma: a systematic review. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 15(8), 2113-2152.
DOI Scopus2
2016 Walters, S., Stern, C., & Robertson-Malt, S. (2016). The measurement of collaboration within healthcare settings: a systematic review of measurement properties of instruments. The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 14(4), 138-197.
DOI Scopus2 Europe PMC1
2016 Tilley,, E., McLoughlin,, J., Koblar, S., Doeltgen, S., Stern, C., White, S., & Peters, M. (2016). Effectiveness of allied health therapy in the symptomatic management of progressive supranuclear palsy: a systematic review. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 14(6), 148-195.
DOI Scopus2 Europe PMC1
2015 Walters, S., Robertson-Malt, S., & Stern, C. (2015). The measurement of collaboration within healthcare settings; a systematic review protocol of measurement properties of instruments. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 13(7), 24-43.
DOI Scopus1
2015 Stern, C. (2015). Q is for Question….. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 13(9), 1-2.
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2015 Gall, D., Jordan, Z., & Stern, C. (2015). Effectiveness and meaningfulness of art therapy as a tool for healthy aging: a comprehensive systematic review protocol. The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 13(3), 3-17.
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2015 Stern, C., & Kennedy, C. (2015). Psychosocial interventions for patients with head and neck cancer. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 13(1), 37-38.
DOI Scopus1 Europe PMC1
2015 Stern, C., & Newsom, C. (2015). Infraclavicular brachial plexus block for regional anaesthesia of the lower arm. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 13(1), 35-36.
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2014 Stern, C. J. (2014). Closing the knowledge gap one review at a time. The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 12(5), 1.
2014 Stern, C. (2014). Hip protectors for preventing hip fractures in older people. Orthopaedic Nursing, 33(5), 297.
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2014 Stern, C. J. (2014). Intermittent and daily therapy for tuberculosis in children. Nursing times, 110(21), 19.
2014 Stern, C. J. (2014). In honour of Archie Cochrane: Twenty years of providing high-quality information based on the evidence.. Journal of Stomal Therapy Australia, 34(1), 28.
2014 Stern, C., Jordan, Z., & McArthur, A. (2014). Developing the review question and inclusion criteria. American Journal of Nursing, 114(4), 53-56.
DOI WoS16 Europe PMC11
2014 Stern, C., Young, C., & Skorga, P. (2014). Vitamin D supplementation for prevention of mortality in adults. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 12(4), 269-271.
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2014 Fowler, S., & Stern, C. (2014). Evidence-based practice: The Cochrane nursing care corner. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 28(1), 4-6.
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2014 Stern, C., Blanchard, D., & Bourgeois, S. (2014). Respite care for people with dementia and their carers. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 12(4), 267-268.
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2014 Stern, C. (2014). Flexible sigmoidoscopy versus fecal occult blood testing for colorectal cancer screening in asymptomatic individuals. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 18(4), 471-472.
DOI Scopus1 Europe PMC1
2014 Sutherland, J., Robertson-Malt, S., Stern, C. J., & Engel, A. (2014). All-cause 30-day postoperative mortality for older patients in highly developed countries having elective colorectal surgery: a systematic review. The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 12(7), 448-504.
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2014 Lockwood, C., & Stern, C. (2014). Interventions for the treatment of trachoma: an overview of Cochrane systematic reviews. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 20(6), 709-721.
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2013 Hwu, Y. J., & Stern, C. J. (2013). The Journey of Evidence Synthesis. Hoitotiede, 25(4), 314.
2013 Stern, C. J. (2013). Florida nurse editorial: the evidence based practice movement and the Cochrane Collaboration.. The Florida nurse, 61(3), 8.
2013 Sutherland, J., Roberston-Malt, S., & Stern, C. J. (2013). All-cause 30-day postoperative mortality for older patients in developed countries presenting for elective colorectal surgery: a systematic review protocol. The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 11(8), 159-169.
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2013 Konno, R., Stern, C., & Gibb, H. (2013). The best evidence for assisted bathing of older poeple with dementia: a comprehensive systematic review. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 11(1), 123-212.
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2013 Stern, C. (2013). Music interventions for preoperative anxiety. International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare, 11(3), 208-209.
DOI Scopus1
2013 Stern, C., & Chur-Hansen, A. (2013). Methodological considerations in designing and evaluating animal-assisted interventions. Animals, 3(1), 127-141.
DOI Scopus18 Europe PMC8
2012 Geurden, B., Stern, C., Piron, C., & Gobert, M. (2012). How relevant is the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews to nursing care?. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 18(6), 519-526.
DOI Scopus5 WoS4 Europe PMC3
2012 Mercer, C., Byrth, J., Jordan, Z., & Stern, C. (2012). The Experiences of Aboriginal Health Workers and Non Aboriginal Health Professionals Working Collaboratively in the Delivery of Health Care to Aboriginal Australians: a systematic review of qualitative evidence.. JBI library of systematic reviews, 10(56 Suppl), 1-12.
2011 Konno, R., & Stern, C. (2011). The effectiveness and meaningfulness of strategies for assisted bathing of older adults with dementia: A comprehensive systematic review.. JBI library of systematic reviews, 9(32 Suppl), 1-28.
2011 Stern, C. (2011). The appropriateness of canine-assisted interventions (CAIs) on the health and social care of older people residing in long term care: A systematic review. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 9(33), 1367-1392.
2011 Stern, C. (2011). The economic feasibility of canine-assisted interventions (CAIs) on the health and social care of older people residing in long term care: a systematic review. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 9(32), 1341-1366.
2011 Stern, C., & Gibb, H. (2011). The use of behavioural reinforcement in the management of behaviours of concern associated with dementia. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 9(5), 122-145.
2011 Stern, C., & Gibb, H. (2011). The use of memory recall strategies in the management of behaviours associated with dementia. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 9(7), 207-230.
2011 Stern, C. (2011). The meaningfulness of Canine-Assisted Interventions (CAIs) on the health and social care of older people residing in long term care: a systematic review. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 9(21), 727-790.
2011 Stern, C., & Konno, R. (2011). The effects of Canine-Assisted Interventions (CAIs) on the health and social care of older people residing in long term care: a systematic review. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 9(6), 146-206.
2011 Konno, R., & Stern, C. J. (2011). The effectiveness and meaningfulness of strategies for assisted bathing of older adults with dementia: A comprehensive systematic review (Protocol).. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 9(32 Supplement), S22-S49.
2011 Stern, C. (2011). Routine Intracranial Pressure Monitoring in Acute Coma. AUSTRALIAN CRITICAL CARE, 24(3), 186-187.
2010 Stern, C. (2010). Nursing News. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NURSING PRACTICE, 16(6), 640-641.
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2010 Stern, C. (2010). Advance provision of emergency contraception for pregnancy prevention. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 8(4), 228-229.
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2010 Stern, C. (2010). Interventions for preventing mastitis after childbirth. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 8(4), 290.
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2010 Stern, C. (2010). Summaries of nursing care-related systematic reviews from the Cochrane Library: Bed rest for acute low-back pain and sciatica.. International journal of evidence-based healthcare, 8(3), 153-154.
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2010 Stern, C. (2010). NEWS: The CNCN Nursing News. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NURSING PRACTICE, 16(2), 220-221.
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2010 Stern, C. J., Pearson, A., & Chur-Hansen, A. (2010). The Feasibility, Appropriateness, Meaningfulness and Effectiveness of Canine- Assisted Interventions (CAIs) on the Health and Social Care of the Elderly Residing in Long-Term Care: A Comprehensive Systematic Review (Protocol).. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 8(16 Suppl), S171-194.
2010 Stern, C., & Munn, Z. (2010). Cognitive leisure activities and their role in preventing dementia: a systematic review. International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare, 8(1), 2-17.
DOI Scopus54 Europe PMC36
2010 Chur-Hansen, A., Stern, C., & Winefield, H. (2010). Gaps in the evidence about companion animals and human health: some suggestions for progress.. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 8(3), 140-146.
DOI Scopus33 Europe PMC15
2010 Stern, C. (2010). NEWS: Nursing news. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 16(4), 419-420.
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2009 Pearson, A., Wiechula, R., Jordan, Z., & Stern, C. (2009). Policy related to varicose veins in publicly funded elective surgery programs: a comprehensive systematic review. International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare, 7(4), 250-269.
DOI Scopus1 Europe PMC1
2009 Stern, C., & Jayasekara Gangoda Arachchilag, R. (2009). Interventions to reduce the incidence of falls in older adult patients in acute-care hospitals: a systematic review. International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare, 7(4), 243-249.
DOI Scopus14 Europe PMC7
2009 Stern, C., & Konno, R. (2009). Physical leisure activities and their role in preventing dementia: A systematic review. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 65(12), 2509-2513.
DOI Scopus1
2009 Stern, C. J., & Gibb, H. (2009). The Use of Recall on the Management of Behaviours Associated with Dementia (Protocol). JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 7(16 Suppl), S142-152.
2009 Stern, C. J., & Gibb, H. (2009). The Use of Reinforcement on the Management of Behaviours Associated with Dementia (Protocol). JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 7(16 Suppl), S153-163..
2009 Stern, C. J., & Gibb, H. (2009). The Use of Reinforcement on the Management of Behaviours Associated with Dementia (Protocol).. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 7(16 Suppl), S153-163.
2009 Stern, C. J., & Konno, R. (2009). Physical Leisure Activities and their Role in Preventing Dementia: A Systematic Review (Protocol). JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 7(16 Suppl), S216-226.
2009 Stern, C. J., & Munn, Z. (2009). Cognitive Leisure Activities and their Role in Preventing Dementia: A Systematic Review. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 7(29), 1291-1331.
2009 Stern, C., & Jayasekara, R. (2009). Interventions to reduce the incidence of falls in older adult patients in acute care hospitals: a systematic review.. JBI library of systematic reviews, 7(21), 942-974.
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2009 Stern, C., & Konno, R. (2009). Physical Leisure Activities and their Role in Preventing Dementia: A Systematic Review.. JBI library of systematic reviews, 7(8), 260-308.
Europe PMC1
2009 Stern, C., & Munn, Z. (2009). Cognitive leisure activities and their role in preventing dementia: a systematic review.. JBI library of systematic reviews, 7(29), 1292-1332.
2009 Stern, C., & Konno, R. (2009). Physical leisure activities and their role in preventing dementia: A systematic review. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 7(4), 270-282.
DOI Scopus6 Europe PMC5
2008 Stern, C. (2008). Effects of music listening on adult patients' preprocedural state anxiety in hospital. JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING, 63(6), 563-564.
DOI WoS46 Europe PMC20
2005 Stern, C., & Lockwood, C. (2005). Knowledge retention from preoperative patient information. International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare, 3(3), 45-63.
DOI Europe PMC8

Books

Conference Items

Year Citation
2017 Munn, Z. R., McArthur, A., Porritt, K., & Stern, C. (2017). Facilitating the implementation of evidence through a structured programme: the Joanna Briggs Institute Clinical Fellowship programme. Poster session presented at the meeting of Global Evidence Summit. Cape Town, South Africa.
2016 Stern, C. J., Munn, Z., & Porritt, K. (2016). The JBI Transfer Science Scholarly Framework. Poster session presented at the meeting of JBI 20th Anniversary Conference. Adelaide, Australia.
2016 Stern, C. J., Munn, Z., & Porritt, K. (2016). The JBI Transfer Science Scholarly Framework. Poster session presented at the meeting of 5th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation: Embedding research into health care: Buidling a culture of quality. Melbourne, Australia.
2014 Lockwood, C., Lisy, K., & Stern, C. (2014). ‘Buying’ into Cochrane: How do fields measure success?. Poster session presented at the meeting of The 22nd Cochrane Colloquium. Evidence-Informed Public Health: Opportunities and Challenges. Hyderabad, India.

Report for External Bodies

Year Citation
2016 Stephenson, M. D., Lisy, K., Stern, C., & Aromataris, E. C. (2016). The impact of integrated care on hospital and emergency department utilisation and patient-reported outcomes.
2013 Peters, M. D., Jordan, Z., Stern, C., Giles, K., & Aromataris, E. (2013). Community grant programs targeting reduction of risk factors for lifestyle-related chronic disease: An evidence review to identify factors related to their effectiveness.

Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2018 Co-Supervisor Measuring Learning in Ambulance Practice Master of Clinical Science Master Part Time Mr Hilding Hanna
2018 Co-Supervisor The Effectiveness of Public Health Programs for Prevention of Childhood Pneumonia in Low and Lower-Middle Income Countries Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Mrs Sylvia John
2018 Co-Supervisor Use of Maastricht approach to decrease distress for people who hear voices Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Ms Wendy Isabel Scott
2017 Principal Supervisor The measurement of fatigue within occupational settings Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Stephen John Walters
2017 Co-Supervisor Experiences of Parents and Carers in Managing Asthma in Children Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Ms Robyn Jane Fawcett
2016 Principal Supervisor Are we practising 'Best Practice' for retuning staff back from work injury to their word. Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Ms Christine Weckert

Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2015 - 2017 Principal 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 - 2016 Co-Supervisor The Effectiveness of Allied Health Therapy in the Symptomatic Management of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy: A Systematic Review Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Erica Tilley
2013 - 2014 Co-Supervisor The Experiences of Aboriginal Health Workers and Non Aboriginal Health Professionals Working Collaboratively in the Delivery of Health Care to Aboriginal Australians: a systematic review of qualitative evidence. Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Ms Carmel Anne Mercer
2013 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Postoperative Mortality for Elderly Patients Undergoing Elective Colorectal Surgery: A Systematic Review Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Dr Joanna Rae Sutherland
2013 - 2016 Principal Supervisor The Measurement of Collaboration within Healthcare Settings Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Mr Stephen John Walters
Position
Senior Research Fellow
Phone
83136380
Campus
Womens & Childrens Hospital
Building
WCH - Norwich Centre, floor 3
Org Unit
Joanna Briggs Institute

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