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Dr Linda Isherwood

Linda Isherwood
Senior Research Fellow
Future of Employment and Skills Research Centre
Faculty of the Professions

I am a Senior Research Fellow with the Future of Employment and Skills Research Centre. My research centres on the aged care, disability and healthcare sectors with a particular focus on workforce issues and program evaluation.

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Dr Linda Isherwood

I am a Senior Research Fellow with the Future of Employment and Skills Research Centre. My research centres on the aged care, disability and healthcare sectors with a particular focus on workforce issues and program evaluation.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2017 Senior Research Fellow University of Adelaide
2012 - 2017 Research Fellow Flinders University, Adelaide
2008 - 2011 Research Associate Flinders University, Adelaide

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
2017 Award Australian Association of Geronotology Distinguished Member Award Australian Association of Gerontology Australia
2016 Fellowship Australian Association of Gerontology Fellowship Award Australian Association of Gerontology Australia
2014 Research Award Australian Association of Gerontology SA Division Early Career Research Award Australian Association of Gerontology Australia
2014 Research Award Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Doctoral Thesis Excellence Flinders University Australia
2012 Research Award Flinders University Best Research Student Paper Flinders University Australia

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2013 Flinders University Australia PhD
2005 University of Manchester United Kingdom Post-Graduate Diploma Family and Individual Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy of Psychosis
2004 University of Manchester United Kingdom Advanced Mental Health Social Worker Award
1996 University of Leicester United Kingdom MA/Diploma Social Work
1992 Durham University United Kingdom BA Economics & Politics

Research Interests

Journals

Year Citation
2017 Brown, L., Osborne, K., Walker, R., Moskos, M., Isherwood, L., Patel, K., . . . King, D. (2017). The benefits of a life-first employment program for Indigenous Australian families: Implications for ‘Closing the Gap’. Journal of Social Issues, 8(1), 78-95.
2017 Isherwood, L., & King, D. (2017). Targeting workforce strategies: understanding intra-group differences between Asian migrants in the Australian aged care workforce. International Journal of Care and Caring, 1(2), 191-207.
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2017 Isherwood, L., King, D., & Luszcz, M. (2017). Widowhood in the fourth age: support exchange, relationships and social participation. Ageing and Society, 37(1), 188-212.
DOI Scopus1 WoS1
2017 Isherwood, L., Moskos, M., King, D., Walker, R., & Brown, L. (2017). Multiple disadvantage, service delivery and client outcomes in a strengths-based employment program. Australian Bulletin of Labour, 43(1), 1-20.
2017 Isherwood, L. (2017). THE GENDERED EXPERIENCE OF SOCIAL RESOURCES ACROSS THE TRANSITION TO LATE-LIFE WIDOWHOOD. Innovation in Aging, 1(suppl_1), 339.
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2016 Isherwood, L., Luszcz, M., & King, D. (2016). Reciprocity in material and time support within parent-child relationships during late-life widowhood. Ageing and Society, 36(8), 1668-1689.
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2016 Walker, R., Brown, L., Moskos, M., Isherwood, L., Osbourne, K., Patel, K., & King, D. (2016). 'They really get you motivated': Experiences of a life-first employment program from the perspective of long-term unemployed individuals. Journal of Social Policy, 45(3), 507-526.
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2015 Reed, R., Isherwood, L., & Ben-Tovim, D. (2015). Why do older people with multi-morbidity experience unplanned hospital admissions from the community: a root cause analysis. BMC Health Services Research, 15(1), 525-1-525-6.
DOI Scopus2 WoS2 Europe PMC1
2014 Allison, S., Roeger, L., Smith, B., & Isherwood, L. (2014). Family histories of school bullying: Implications for parent-child psychotherapy. Australasian Psychiatry, 22(2), 149-153.
DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC1
2013 Reed, R., Barton, C., Isherwood, L., Oliver-Baxter, J., & Roeger, L. (2013). Recruitment for a clinical trial of chronic disease self-management for older adults with multimorbidity: a successful approach within general practice. BMC Family Practice, 14(1), 125-1-125-7.
DOI Scopus10 WoS9 Europe PMC2
2013 Walker, R., Isherwood, L., Burton, C., Kitwe-Magambo, K., & Luszcz, M. (2013). Marital satisfaction among older couples: The role of satisfaction with social networks and psychological well-being. International Journal of Aging & Human Development, 76(2), 123-139.
DOI Scopus4 WoS6 Europe PMC2
2012 Isherwood, L., King, D., & Luszcz, M. (2012). A longitudinal analysis of social engagement in late-life widowhood. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 74(3), 211-229.
DOI Scopus12 WoS11 Europe PMC7

Conference Items

Year Citation
2018 Isherwood, L. M., Moskos, M., & Mavromaras, K. (2018). individualisation and marketisation of disability care in Australia: Implications for the demand and provision of training. Poster session presented at the meeting of The Association of Industrial Relations Academics in Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ) Conference. Adelaide.
2018 Moskos, M., Isherwood, L. M., & Mavromaras, K. (2018). Individualised funding and its implications for the skills and competencies of disability support workers in Australia. Poster session presented at the meeting of The The Association of Industrial Relations Academics in Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ) Conference. Adelaide.
2018 Moskos, M., & Isherwood, L. M. (2018). 'The Wrong Sex'? Understanding men's representation in the Australian aged care sector. Poster session presented at the meeting of The Association of Industrial Relations Academics in Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ) Conference. Adelaide.
2018 Mavromaras, K., Moskos, M., & Isherwood, L. M. (2018). Individualised funding and its implications for work and employment in the disability sector in Australia. Poster session presented at the meeting of Gender, Work and Organisation International Interdisciplinary Conference. Sydney.
2018 Moskos, M., Isherwood, L. M., & Mavromaras, K. (2018). Individualised funding and its implications for the skills and competencies required by disability support workers in Australia. Poster session presented at the meeting of Gender, Work and Organisation International Interdisciplinary Conference. Sydney.
2018 Isherwood, L. M., Moskos, M., & Mavromaras, K. (2018). Individualisation and marketisation of disability care in Australia: implications for the demand and provision of training. Poster session presented at the meeting of Gender, Work and Organisation International Interdisciplinary Conference. Sydney.
2017 Walton, H., Moskos, M., & Isherwood, L. M. (2017). Anticipating and addressing the impeding shortages of disability support workers: insights from the sector. Poster session presented at the meeting of The Annual Conference of the Australian Sociological Association. Perth.
2017 Moskos, M., & Isherwood, L. M. (2017). ‘The wrong sex’? Understanding men’s representation in the Australian aged care sector. Poster session presented at the meeting of The Annual Conference of the Australian Sociological Association. Perth.
2017 Isherwood, L. M., & Moskos, M. (2017). ‘The wrong sex’? Men’s representation in the Australian aged care sector. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian Association of Gerontology Conference. Perth.
2017 Moskos, M., & Isherwood, L. M. (2017). Anticipating and addressing the impending shortages of disability support workers: Insights from the sector. Poster session presented at the meeting of NCVER 26th National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference ‘No Frills’. Hobart.
2016 Isherwood, L. M. (2016). Occupational health and safety in the provision of care. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian Association of Gerontology Conference. Canberra.
2015 Isherwood, L. M., & King, D. (2015). Targeting workforce strategies: Asian migrants in the Australian aged care workforce. Poster session presented at the meeting of International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics Asia/Oceania Regional Congress. Chiang Mai, Thailand.
2014 Isherwood, L. M. (2014). Reciprocity in social support exchange in parent-child relationships during late-life widowhood. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian Association of Gerontology Conference. Adelaide.
2014 Isherwood, L. M. (2014). Support exchange in parent-child relationships in late-life widowhood. Poster session presented at the meeting of 12th Global Conference on Ageing. Hyderabad, India.
2013 Isherwood, L. M., & King, D. (2013). The experience of Asian migrants in the aged care workforce. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian Association of Gerontology Conference. Sydney.
2013 Isherwood, L. M., Moskos, M., King, D., Osbourne, K., & Walker, R. (2013). The impact of complex disadvantage in a strengths-based employment program. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian Social Policy Conference. Sydney.
2013 Isherwood, L. M., King, D., & Luszcz, M. (2013). I'm still here, I'm still living, I've got a life to live: The transition to widowhood in later life. Poster session presented at the meeting of 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics. Seoul, Korea.
2013 Osborne, K., Patel, K., Walker, R., King, D., Moskos, M., & Isherwood, L. (2013). Reducing intergenerational disadvantage through a life-first employment program: Individual and systems approaches.. Poster session presented at the meeting of Public Health Association of Australia: Social Inclusion and Complex needs conference. Canberra.
2012 Isherwood, L. M., King, D., & Luszcz, M. (2012). Proximity to adult children in late-life widowhood. Poster session presented at the meeting of South Australian Gerontology Conference. Adelaide.
2012 Isherwood, L., King, D., & Luszcz, M. (2012). Widowhood in the fourth age: loss, ageing and resilience. Poster session presented at the meeting of Abstracts of the 45th National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology, as published in Australasian Journal on Ageing. Brisbane: Wiley-Blackwell.
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2011 Isherwood, L. M., King, D., & Luszcz, M. (2011). A longitudinal analysis of social activity in late-life widowhood. Poster session presented at the meeting of International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics Asia/Oceania Regional Congress. Melbourne.
2011 Isherwood, L. M., King, D., & Luszcz, M. (2011). Social activity in late-life widowhood. Poster session presented at the meeting of South Australian Gerontology Conference.
2009 Isherwood, L. M., & Reed, R. (2009). A root cause analysis of emergency admissions at Flinders Medical Centre: a pilot study. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australasian Redesigning Health Care Summit. Brisbane.

Report for External Bodies

Year Citation
2018 Mavromaras, K., Moskos, M., Mahuteau, S., & Isherwood, L. (2018). Evaluation of the NDIS.
2017 Mavromaras, K., Knight, G., Isherwood, L. M., Crettenden, A., Flavel, J., Karmel, T., . . . Wei, Z. (2017). The Aged Care Workforce, 2016.
2017 Mavromaras, K., Knight, G., Isherwood, L., Crettenden, A., Flavel, J., Karmel, T., . . . Wei, Z. (2017). THE AGED CARE WORKFORCE 2016. Commonwealth of Australia.
2016 Mavromaras, K., Moskos, M., & Mahuteau, S. (2016). Evaluation of the NDIS: Intermediate Report.
2015 National Institute of Labour Studies (NILS). (2015). Evaluation of the NDIS: Initial Report. Adelaide.
2015 Moskos, M., Isherwood, L. M., Walker, R., & Brown, L. (2015). Building Family Opportunities: Program Evaluation: Summary Report.
2014 Moskos, M., Isherwood, L., Walker, R., & Brown, L. (2014). Building Family Opportunities: Program Evaluation Final Report.

Theses

Year Citation
2013 Isherwood, L. M. (2013). The Role of Social Resources in Late-Life Widowhood: A Mixed Methods Study. (PhD Thesis).

Working Paper

Year Citation
2009 Isherwood, L. M., & Kalucy, L. (2009). Evaluation of chronic disease management in primary health care. Primary Health Care Research and Information Service.
2009 Isherwood, L. M., Kalucy, L., Katterl, R., & Reinfeld-Kirkman, N. (2009). Health promotion of physical activity. Primary Health Care Research and Information Service.

Offices Held

Date Office Name Institution Country
2016 - ongoing Co-convenor Australian Association of Geronotlogy Ageing, Workforce and Education Special Interest Group
2014 - ongoing Treasurer Australian Association of Gerontology SA Division
Position
Senior Research Fellow
Phone
83136242
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Nexus 10 Tower, floor 5
Room Number
5 22
Org Unit
Future of Employment and Skills Research Centre

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