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

Awards and Achievements

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

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

Aged Care Nursing, Aged Health Care, Care for Disabled, Gerontology, Primary Health Care, Social Policy, Social Program Evaluation, Technical, Further and Workplace Education

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.
10.1332/239788217X14937990731721
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.
10.1017/S0144686X15001166
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.
10.1017/S0144686X15000537
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.
10.1017/S0047279416000027
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, -.
10.1186/s12913-015-1170-z
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.
10.1177/1039856214520791
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.
10.2190/AG.76.2.b
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.
10.1186/1471-2296-14-125
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.
10.2190/AG.74.3.c

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2012 Isherwood, L., King, D. & Luszcz, M. (2012). Widowhood in the fourth age: loss, ageing and resilience.

Conference Items

Year Citation
2017 Walton, H., Moskos, M. & Isherwood, L. M. (2017). Anticipating and addressing the impeding shortages of disability support workers: insights from the sector. 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. The Annual Conference of the Australian Sociological Association. Perth.
2017 Moskos, M. & Isherwood, L. M. (2017). Anticipating and addressing the impending shortages of disability support workers: Insights from the sector. NCVER 26th National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference ‘No Frills’. Hobart.
2017 Isherwood, L. M. & Moskos, M. (2017). ‘The wrong sex’? Men’s representation in the Australian aged care sector. Australian Association of Gerontology Conference. Perth.
2016 Isherwood, L. M. (2016). Occupational health and safety in the provision of care. Australian Association of Gerontology Conference. Canberra.
2015 Isherwood, L. M. & King, D. (2015). Targeting workforce strategies: Asian migrants in the Australian aged care workforce. 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. Australian Association of Gerontology Conference. Adelaide.
2014 Isherwood, L. M. (2014). Support exchange in parent-child relationships in late-life widowhood. 12th Global Conference on Ageing. Hyderabad, India.
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. 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics. Seoul, Korea.
2013 Isherwood, L. M., Moskos, M., King, D., Osbourne, K. & Walker, R. (2013). The impact of complex disadvantage in a strengths-based employment program. Australian Social Policy Conference. Sydney.
2013 Isherwood, L. M. & King, D. (2013). The experience of Asian migrants in the aged care workforce. Australian Association of Gerontology Conference. Sydney.
2012 Isherwood, L. M., King, D. & Luszcz, M. (2012). Proximity to adult children in late-life widowhood. South Australian Gerontology Conference. Adelaide.
2012 Isherwood, L. M., King, D. & Luszcz, M. (2012). Widowhood in the fourth age: loss, ageing and resilience. Australian Association of Gerontology Conference. Brisbane.
2011 Isherwood, L. M., King, D. & Luszcz, M. (2011). A longitudinal analysis of social activity in late-life widowhood. 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. 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. Australasian Redesigning Health Care Summit. Brisbane.

Report for External Bodies

Year Citation
2017 Mavromaras, K., Knight, G., Isherwood, L. M., Crettenden, A., Flavel, J., Karmel, T. ... Wei, Z., (2017). The Aged Care Workforce, 2016,
2015 Moskos, M., Isherwood, L. M., WALKER, R. & Brown, L., (2015). Building Family Opportunities: Program Evaluation: Summary Report,

Theses

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

Working Paper

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

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
83136424
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Nexus 10 Tower
Room Number
3 28
Org Unit
Professions Office

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