Janet Kelly

Dr Janet Kelly

Course Coordinator & Researcher

Adelaide Nursing School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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


Dr Janet Kelly is a nurse researcher and course coordinator focusing on improving health care and outcomes for and with Aboriginal people. She began her nursing career at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, and continued in midwifery, child and youth health, adolescent health, Aboriginal health and women's and sexual health in a range of urban and regional settings. Her Master of Nursing explored the role of sexual health nurses working with young Aboriginal women in urban areas and her PhD focused on Aboriginal women's health and collaboration. More recent collaborative research has involved co-developing a set of Aboriginal patient journey mapping tools with flexible adaptations. These are being used for quality improvement, reflective practice, education and training in renal care, cardiac care, nursing, midwifery and medicine. In 2019 Dr Kelly received funding for the Improving Aboriginal Kidney Care Together project through the Medical Research Future Fund and Health Translation SA. This collaborative project brings together Aboriginal kidney patients and their families, , health professionals, academics, researchers and other key stakeholders to identify gaps and strategies to improve care.

Research Interests:

Aboriginal health

Collaborative research

Health systems research

Participatory Action Research

Patient Journey Mapping & Mapping Tools

Kidney Health

Research Projects
aKction - Aboriginal Kidney Care Together - Improving Outcomes Now‘My Kidney Journey’ by Inawinytji Williamson

[formerly Engaging with Aboriginal People to Improve Kidney Care and Outcomes in South Australia]

January - December 2019, Adelaide Nursing School, University of Adelaide.

Description: A collaborative action research project involving Aboriginal people with kidney disease and their families, health professionals, renal services, health and support services, universities and other key stakeholders. Methods include community consultations, patient journey mapping, priority setting and implementation of improvement strategies.

Role - Project Lead & Chief Investigator A

Funding: MRFF Rapid Applied Research Translation for Health Impact Grant.

Collaborators: Central Northern Adelaide Renal & Transplantation Service (CNARTS), SA Health, Kidney Health Australia, Aboriginal Chronic Disease Consortium, Pika Wiya Health Service Aboriginal Corporation (Port Augusta), Health Translation SA.

See recent Port Augusta Community Consultation - https://www.transcontinental.com.au/story/5893548/art-raises-awareness-for-kidney-care/?cs=1538&utm_source=website&utm_medium=story&utm_campaign=sidebar

Catching Some AIR - Asserting Indigenous Information Rights in Renal DiseaseJK kangaroo

January 2018 - July 2019, Menzies School of Health Research

Description: This project aims to develop an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander led culturally appropriate consultation process informing the needs of the inaugural KHA-CARI (Kidney Health Australia-Caring for Australasians with Renal Impairment) Guideline For the Management of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Role: Chief Investigator D

Funding: Lowitja Institute

Project Lead: Jaqui Hughes, Menzies School of Health Research

Partners:

  1. Top-End NT Renal Patient Advisory and Advocacy Committee (RAAC)
  2. Kidney Health Australia-Caring for Australasians with Renal Impairment Guideline writing
  3. Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplantation Registry

See video of Alice Springs consultationas

https://www.menzies.edu.au/page/Research/Projects/Kidney/Catching_Some_Air-_Asserting_Indigenous_Information_Rights_in_Renal_Disease/Latest_news/Video_CSA_from_Alice_Springs_Consultation_Meeting_September_2018/

 

TS photoSee video of Torres Strait consultation

https://www.menzies.edu.au/page/Research/Projects/Kidney/Catching_Some_Air-_Asserting_Indigenous_Information_Rights_in_Renal_Disease/Latest_news/CSA_-_Catching_Some_Air/

South Australia and Northern Territory Stroke Study (SAiNTSS) Phase 4 Qualitative study

July- December 2016, SAHMRI Wardiparingga Aboriginal Health Research Unit

Description: Qualitative research project focusing on stroke care experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and staff who care for them

Role: Study coordinator, lead researcher, mentor for Aboriginal research assistants

Funding: Monash University

Collaborations: SA Health, Wardliparingga Aboriginal Research Unit,  Aboriginal Chronic Disease Consortium, Monash University.

See new video on caring for Aboriginal people with stroke produced through this study (soon to be released).

Communicate Project: in- hospital communication experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

January 2015 - June 2016, SAHMRI Wardiparingga Aboriginal Health Research Unit

Description: Qualitative research project exploring in hospital communication experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients their family members and staff who care for them

Role: Study coordinator, researcher, mentor for Aboriginal research assistants

Funding: Heart Foundation Focus Grant

SA Aboriginal Heart and Stroke Plan

January - June 2016, SAHMRI Wardiparingga Aboriginal Health Research Unit

Description: Mixed methods research to support the SA Heart and Stroke Plan 2016 – 2020

Role: research assistant, community liaison

Funding: SA Health

FLAME – Facilitators and Leaders Actively Mobilising Evidence

January – December 2016, University of Adelaide

Description: International qualitative study exploring the role of managers and facilitators in mobilising knowledge into practice. Adelaide sites - Northern Adelaide Local Health Network

Role: research assistant

Funding: Northern Communities Fund

Northern Territory Cardiac Patient Journeys

January 2014 – December 2015, Menzies School of Health Research

Description: Qualitative study co-developing and testing patient journey mapping tools for Northern Territory setting

Role: Researcher, Aboriginal patient journey mapping consultant

Funding: Heart Foundation Focus Grant

In- hospital cardiac disparities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients

2013- 2015: Heart Foundation of South Australia

Description: Mixed methods research with SA Cardiac Clinical Network, SAHMRI and Heart Foundation involving systematic literature review and case note audit.

Role: research coordinator for phase 2

Funding: Heart Foundation

Comorbidity Action in the North (CAN) project

2014 – 2015, University of Adelaide School of Nursing

Description: Qualitative participatory action research study investigating care needs and availability for Aboriginal people in the northern suburbs in Adelaide.

Role: supervisor of international PhD student, member of Aboriginal specific project research team

Funding: NHMRC

Partners in Recovery- mental health

2013 – 2014 Flinders University

Description: Capacity building team member for national Partners in Recovery Program

Role: Knowledge Translation 

Funding: Department of Health (Federal)

Improving Aboriginal patient journeys – Managing Two Worlds Together Stage 3

January 2013 - 2015 Flinders University & University of Adelaide

Description: Collaborative qualitative study co-developing, adapting and testing a set of patient journey mapping tools

Role: Project lead

Funding: Lowitja Institute Small grants

 

See the full range of patient journey mapping tools, case studies and workbooks at

http://www.flinders.edu.au/medicine/sites/health-care-management/managing-two-worlds-together.cfm

 

MTWT

 

Managing Two Worlds Together – City Hospital Care for Country Aboriginal people

2008-2012, Flinders University

Description: Mixed methods research investigating barriers and enablers, gaps and strategies in care when rural and remote Aboriginal people travel to city hospitals for care.

Role: Project coordinator

Funding: SA Health - Strategic Health Research Grants

                                                                 

 

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2015 - 2019 Researcher South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute
    2014 Researcher and Course Coordinator University of Adelaide
    2013 - 2015 Research Project Officer Heart Foundation
    2013 - 2015 Project Leader Flinders University
    2013 - 2014 Lecturer / Researcher Flinders University
    2013 - 2014 Senior Research Officer Flinders University
    2011 - 2014 Associate Professor (adjunct) University of Adelaide
    2011 Community Health Nurse, Aboriginal & Women’s health Ceduna Koonibba Aboriginal Health Service
    2008 - 2012 Research Associate & Project Coordinator Flinders University
    1997 - 2013 Community Health Nurse Sexual Health, Aboriginal health Shine SA/ Family Planning SA
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2015 Award Australian Journal of Primary Health Prize for Best Research Paper
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2009 Flinders University Australia PhD
    2004 Flinders University Australia Master of Nursing
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2003 Adolescent health and Welfare University of Melbourne Australia
    1992 Community Child Health Nursing Flinders University Australia
    1989 Registred Midwife Modbury Hospital Australia
    1985 Registered Nurse Royal Adelaide Hospital Australia
  • Research Interests

Grants
2018 Engaging with Aboriginal people to Improve kidney care and Outcomes in South Australia Kelly, J, McDonald, S, Jesudason, S, Whittington, T, Pearson, O, Arnold-Chamney, M MRFF Rapid Applied Research Translation for Health Impact Grant $185,604
2018 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers' and Liaision Officers' role in quality acute health care services Macken, T, Baum, F, Wilson, A, Willis, E, Kelly, J, Taylor, K,  Gibson, O, Huner, C,  O'Donnell, K. NHMRC Project Grant TBA
2018 WOMB: WOmen's action for Mums and Bubs (WOMB): A  pragmatic trial of participatory women's groups to improve Indigenous maternal and child health Larkins, S, Taylor, J, Cadet-James, Y, Bailie, R, Farmer, J, Passey, M, Felton-Busch, Matthews, V, Callander, E, Evans, R   (J Kelly AI) NHMRC Project Grant $1,766,216.40
2017 Catching Some AIR - Asserting Indigenous information Rights in renal disease Hughes, J, Palmer, S, Kelly, J, Mick-Ramsamy, L,  Hall, H, Mills, P, Cass, A Lowitja Institute Research Grant TBA
2014 Improving the patient journey for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with heart disease Ilton, M, Kelly, J, Connors, C, Iyngkaran, B Heart Foundation Focus Grant $149,547.88
2013 Improving Aboriginal Patient Journeys Kelly, J, Dwyer, J, Pekarsky, B, Willis, E,  Carson, D Lowita Institute Small Grants $99, 072
2013 Communicate: Acute cardiac in-hospital communication experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples Brown, A, Keech, W, McBride, K, Kelly, J Heart Foundation Focus Grant $150,000
Learning and Teaching
2019 Course Coordinator: Aboriginal  Healthcare_Nursing 1012, Adelaide Nursing School
2016 - present Lecturer: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health_Nursing 30080L, Adelaide Nursing School
2016 - present Lecturer: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health & Culture_Nursing 72080L, Adelaide Nursing School
2013 Medical Student Rural Research Placement, Flinders University School of Medicine
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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 Disrespect and Abuse in Maternity Services in Ethiopia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yohannes Mehretie Adinew
    2019 Co-Supervisor Designing efficient and safe spaces for perioperative patient care. How do perioperative nurses contribute to perioperative environment planning and design. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Miss Kasey Irwin
    2018 Principal Supervisor The experience of families in ICU: A qualitative exploration of social media Master of Clinical Science Master Part Time Mrs Julia Muller Spiti
    2018 Principal 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
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2015 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Developing a model of care for a 4-6 bedded Post Anaesthetic Recovery Unit: a Delphi study Master of Clinical Science Master Part Time Ms Louise McGuire
    2014 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Addressing Aboriginal Community People's Mental Health and Alcohol and Drug Comorbidity Service needs in the Salisbury and Playford Local Government Areas of South Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Hepsibah Sharmil Francis Jebaraj
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  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2016 - ongoing Member Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives
    2011 - 2012 Editorial Committee Action Learning Action Research Journal
    2011 - 2012 Aboriginal Health Network
  • Consulting/Advisories

    Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
    2013 - 2013 SA Health Country Health SA Health services and related Australia
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2016 - ongoing Member Renal Society of Australasia Journal Ed
  • Position: Course Coordinator & Researcher
  • Phone: 83130964
  • Email: janet.kelly@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 0663
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 4
  • Room: WS4064.05
  • Org Unit: Nursing

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