Elizabeth Lynch

Dr Elizabeth Lynch

Research Fellow

Adelaide Nursing School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Elizabeth Lynch is an experienced stroke rehabilitation physiotherapist. She has been awarded state and national awards for her work implementing evidence-based practices in stroke rehabilitation settings.

Liz completed her PhD in 2015, which used mixed methods to explore and improve how rehabilitation needs are assessed after stroke. She was awarded an NHMRC Early Career Research Fellowship (commenced 2018) and she is currently investigating how to effectively implement the 2017 Stroke Clinical Guidelines and how partnerships with patients can be incorporated into implementation projects. Liz is based at the Adelaide Nursing School, University of Adelaide and is affiliated with the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Stroke Rehabilitation and Brain Recovery.

My Research

My research interests lie in understanding how to improve health service delivery, particularly for people with stroke who need rehabilitation. I am currently investigating ways in which stroke rehabilitation researchers translate their research findings, and investigating different ways of implementing person-centred care and evidence-based practice.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2018 NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow University of Adelaide, Adelaide
    2016 - 2017 Post-doctoral research fellow: Implementation Science Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
    2015 - 2016 Research fellow Flinders University
    2015 - 2015 Research Assistant University of South Australia
    2012 - 2015 PhD candidate University of South Australia
    2009 - 2010 Acting Principal Physiotherapist Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre
    2004 - 2012 Principal Physiotherapist Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre
    2002 - 2004 Senior Physiotherapist Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2018 Award Best Impact Project 2018 Health Services Research Association of Australia and new Zealand Australia
    2017 Fellowship Eleanor Harrald postgraduate fellowship
    2016 Award Ruth Grant prize
    2016 Award National Stroke Foundation Guidelines to Practice National Stroke Foundation Australia
    2016 Award Stroke Foundation Guidelines to Practice Award
    2016 Award Stroke Society of Australasia Travel Bursary Award $1000
    2016 Award Australian Association of Gerontology SA Division Robert Penhall Award Australia $1000
    2015 Scholarship University of South Australia School of Health Science travel scholarship $1000
    2015 Scholarship SmartStrokes Allied Health & Nursing conference scholarship $595
    2015 Award Stroke Society of Australasia and AVERT Award $1000
    2014 Award Short-listed for new investigator award Stroke Society of Australasia Annual Scientific Meeting
    2014 Award Award for most controversial abstract SmartStrokes $595
    2013 Award Stroke Society of Australasia Nursing and Allied Health Scientific Award $1000
    2013 Award Stroke Society of Australasia Service Award $1000
    2013 Award University of South Australia School of Health Science travel scholarship $630
    2013 Scholarship South Australian Stroke Clinical Network Nursing and Allied Health Stroke Society of Australasia Conference Scholarship $1681
    2012 Scholarship Australian Post-graduate Award scholarship
    2012 Scholarship University of South Australia top-up scholarship
    2008 Award SA Health Allied Health, Scientific and Complementary Health Award for Transforming Evidence into Practice $1000
    2005 Award University of South Australia medal for high academic achievement
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    University of South Australia Australia PhD
    University of South Australia Australia Bachelor of Health Science (Honours)
    University of South Australia Australia Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    PhD University of South Australia Australia
  • Research Interests

Grants

2013

 

National Stroke Foundation: Investigating implementation of the Assessment for Rehabilitation Tool Small Project Grant Investigators: E Lynch, S Hillier, D Cadilhac, J Luker $18120
2013 NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation:  Implementing the Assessment for Rehabilitation Tool: a consumer focussed, equitable process for stroke survivors Investigators: S Hillier, S Lever, D Cadilhac, E Lynch $11750

 

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 Co-Supervisor Midwives' and Maternity Nurses' Knowledge, Practices and Attitudes Toward Active Management of the Third Stage of Labour to Prevent Postpartum Haemorrhage in Oman; A Mixed Method Study Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Noora S Al-Jabri
    2018 Co-Supervisor Attitudes and Perception of Difficulties and Facilitators of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Implementation Among Saudi Staff Nurses Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Nader Eqaab D Alotaibi
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  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2015 - 2016 Member National Stroke Foundation Guideline Development working group
    2015 - ongoing Chair Stroke Society of Australasia Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2017 - ongoing Member Smartstrokes 2017 Allied Health and Nursing conference
    2017 - ongoing Member National Allied Health Conference 2017
    2016 - 2016 Member Smartstrokes Allied Health and Nursing conference 2016
  • Position: Research Fellow
  • Phone: 83139157
  • Email: elizabeth.lynch@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 4
  • Org Unit: Adelaide Nursing School

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