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Dr Lucylynn Lizarondo

Lucylynn Lizarondo
Research Fellow
School of Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

I am a physiotherapist by background with a particular interest in allied health implementation research. My PhD research (completed in 2013) explored the determinants of evidence uptake in allied health and investigated the impact of a structured journal club on the research utilization of allied health practitioners. Following my PhD, I worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of South Australia where I developed, implemented and evaluated a clinical performance evaluation framework for allied health practitioners. During this time, I also conducted numerous systematic reviews and rapid reviews for various commissioning bodies. I recently joined the Joanna Briggs Institute as a Research Fellow in the Implementation Science team. My current work involves developing evidence-based practice teaching modules and resources, mentoring clinicians to develop, implement and evaluate strategies to facilitate research utilization, conducting research to evaluate clinical practice guideline implementation, and developing tools and strategies to facilitate evidence implementation.

When I’m not working, I love being in the kitchen--baking makes me happy!

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Dr Lucylynn Lizarondo

I am a physiotherapist by background with a particular interest in allied health implementation research. My PhD research (completed in 2013) explored the determinants of evidence uptake in allied health and investigated the impact of a structured journal club on the research utilization of allied health practitioners. Following my PhD, I worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of South Australia where I developed, implemented and evaluated a clinical performance evaluation framework for allied health practitioners. During this time, I also conducted numerous systematic reviews and rapid reviews for various commissioning bodies. I recently joined the Joanna Briggs Institute as a Research Fellow in the Implementation Science team. My current work involves developing evidence-based practice teaching modules and resources, mentoring clinicians to develop, implement and evaluate strategies to facilitate research utilization, conducting research to evaluate clinical practice guideline implementation, and developing tools and strategies to facilitate evidence implementation.

When I’m not working, I love being in the kitchen--baking makes me happy!

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

My research is focused on evidence synthesis, evidence transfer and evidence implementation in allied health.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2017 Research Fellow The Joanna Briggs Institute, University of Adelaide
2016 - 2016 Senior Research Fellow (Secondment) The Joanna Briggs Institute, University of Adelaide
2016 Adjunct Research Fellow University of South Australia
2015 - 2016 Research Fellow University of Adelaide
2014 - 2015 Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of South Australia
2013 - 2014 Research Associate University of South Australia
2008 - 2013 Research Assistant University of South Australia
2007 - 2008 Research Fellow University of Adelaide
2002 - 2007 Assistant Professor University of Santo Tomas
1995 - 2002 Instructor Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
2017 Research Award Early Career Researcher Mentored Project Development Program The University of Adelaide Australia
2010 Scholarship Australian Post Graduate Award University of South Australia Australia
2010 Scholarship Vice Chancellor and President's Scholarship University of South Australia Australia

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2010 - 2013 University of South Australia Australia PhD Health Sciences
2002 - 2006 University of Santo Tomas Philippines Master of Science in Physical Therapy (Magna Cum Laude)
1998 - 2002 University of Santo Tomas Philippines Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology (Magna Cum Laude)
1990 - 1995 University of Santo Tomas Philippines Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy (Cum Laude)

Research Interests

Journals

Year Citation
2018 Raab, M., Lizarondo, L., & Brook, C. (2018). Effectiveness and safety of pharmacological sedation for aggressive or agitated adult patients in a prehospital emergency situation: a systematic review protocol.. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 16(4), 805-810.
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2018 Goodchild, L., Hussey, L., McPhee, A., Lizarondo, L., Gillis, J., & Collins, C. (2018). Promoting early expression of breast milk in mothers of preterm infants in a neonatal unit: a best practice implementation project. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 16(10), 2027-2037.
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2018 Martin, P., Baldock, K., Kumar, S., & Lizarondo, L. (2018). Factors that contribute to high-quality clinical supervision of the rural allied health workforce: Lessons from the coalface. Australian Health Review.
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2018 Nganga, M., Lizarondo, L., Krishnan, J., & Stephenson, M. (2018). Management of full thickness rotator cuff tears in the elderly: a systematic review protocol.. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 16(8), 1628-1633.
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2017 Bernhardsson, S., Lynch, E., Dizon, J., Fernandes, J., Gonzalez-Suarez, C., Lizarondo, L., . . . Grimmer, K. (2017). Advancing evidence-based practice in physical therapy settings: Multinational perspectives on implementation strategies and interventions. Physical Therapy, 97(1), 51-60.
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2017 Oberai, T., Lizarondo, L., & Ruurd, J. (2017). Effectiveness of multi-component interventions on incidence of delirium in hospitalized older patients with hip fracture: A systematic review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 15(2), 259-268.
DOI Scopus1 Europe PMC1
2017 Xing, W., Zhang, Y., Gu, C., & Lizarondo, L. (2017). Pelvic floor muscle training for the prevention of urinary incontinence in antenatal and postnatal women: A best practice implementation project. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 15(2), 567-583.
DOI Scopus1 Europe PMC1
2017 Martin, P., Kumar, S., & Lizarondo, L. (2017). When I say … clinical supervision. Medical Education, 51(9), 890-891.
DOI Scopus2 Europe PMC2
2017 Basso, A., Munn, Z., Lizarondo, L., & Laver, K. (2017). Perceived barriers and facilitators to implementation of allied health physical activity programs in residential aged care facilities: A systematic review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 15(3), 676-685.
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2017 Martin, P., Kumar, S., & Lizarondo, L. (2017). Effective use of technology in clinical supervision. Internet Interventions, 8, 35-39.
DOI Scopus1
2017 Martin, P., Lizarondo, L., & Kumar, S. (2017). A systematic review of the factors that influence the quality and effectiveness of telesupervision for health professionals. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 24(4), 1-11.
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2017 Lizarondo, L., & McArthur, A. (2017). Strategies for effective facilitation as a component of an evidence-based clinical fellowship program. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 48(10), 458-463.
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2016 Uy, J., Lizarondo, L., & Atlas, A. (2016). ASPIRE for quality: a new evidence-based tool to evaluate clinical service performance. BMC Research Notes, 9(1), 1-10.
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2016 Martin, P., Kumar, S., & Lizarondo, L. (2016). Factors influencing the perceived quality of clinical supervision of occupational therapists in a large Australian state. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 63(5), 338-346.
DOI Scopus6 Europe PMC3
2016 Bernhardsson, S., Lynch, E., Dizon, J., Fernandes, J., Gonzalez-Suarez, C., Lizarondo, L., . . . Grimmer, K. (2016). Advancing Evidence-Based Practice in Physical Therapy Settings: International Perspectives on Implementation Strategies and Interventions. Physical Therapy, 97(1), 51-60.
DOI Scopus1 WoS1
2016 Lizarondo, L., Turnbull, C., Kroon, T., Grimmer, K., Bell, A., Kumar, S., . . . Wiles, L. (2016). Allied health: integral to transforming health. Australian Health Review, 40(2), 194-204.
DOI Scopus4 Europe PMC4
2016 Martin, P., Kumar, S., Stone, M., Abernathy, L., Burge, V., & Lizarondo, L. (2016). Impact and feasibility of the Allied Health Professional Enhancement Program placements – experiences from rural and remote Queensland. Advances in Medical Education and Practice, 7, 41-48.
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2016 Lizarondo, L., Kay, D., & Kennedy, K. (2016). Development of a consumer engagement framework. Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management, 11(1), 44-49.
2016 Lockwood, C., Stephenson, M., Lizarondo, L., van Den Hoek, J., & Harrison, M. (2016). Evidence implementation: Development of an online methodology from the knowledge-to-action model of knowledge translation. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 22(4), 322-329.
DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC1
2016 Lizarondo, L., Pham, C., Aromataris, E., Munn, Z., Gibb, C., & Karnon, J. (2016). Strategies for implementing shared decision making in elective surgery by healthcare practitioners: a systematic review protocol.. JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep, 14(12), 100-108.
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2015 Martin, P., Kumar, S., Lizarondo, L., & VanErp, A. (2015). Enablers of and barriers to high quality clinical supervision among occupational therapists across Queensland in Australia: findings from a qualitative study. BMC Health Services Research, 15(1), 413-1-413-8.
DOI Scopus5 Europe PMC2
2014 Lizarondo, L., Grimmer, K., & Kumar, S. (2014). Assisting allied health in performance evaluation: a systematic review. BMC Health Services Research, 14(1), 572-1-572-12.
DOI Scopus4 Europe PMC4
2014 Grimmer, K., Dizon, J., Milanese, S., King, E., Beaton, K., Thorpe, O., . . . Kumar, S. (2014). Efficient clinical evaluation of guideline quality: development and testing of a new tool. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 14(1), 63-1-63-10.
DOI Scopus18 WoS15 Europe PMC9
2014 Grimmer, K., Lizarondo, L., Kumar, S., Bell, E., Buist, M., & Weinstein, P. (2014). An evidence-based framework to measure quality of allied health care. Health Research Policy and Systems, 12(1), 10-1-10-10.
DOI Scopus5 WoS4 Europe PMC7
2014 Lizarondo, L., Grimmer, K., & Kumar, S. (2014). The Adapted Fresno test for speech pathologists, social workers, and dieticians/nutritionists: validation and reliability testing. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 7, 129-135.
DOI Scopus2
2013 Lizarondo, L., Grimmer., & Kumar, S. (2013). Exploring the individual determinants of evidence uptake in allied health using a journal club as a medium. Advances in Medical Education and Practice, 4, 43-53.
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2013 Lizarondo, L., Grimmer, K., & Kumar, S. (2013). Interrater reliability of the Adapted Fresno Test across multiple raters. Physiotherapy Canada, 65(2), 135-140.
DOI Scopus2
2012 Lizarondo, L., Grimmer-Somers, K., Kumar, S., & Crockett, A. (2012). Does journal club membership improve research evidence uptake in different allied health disciplines: a pre-post study. BMC Research Notes, 5(1), 588-1-588-9.
DOI Scopus20 Europe PMC10
2012 Lizarondo, L. M., Kumar, S., & Grimmer-Somers, K. (2012). Exploring the impact of a structured model of journal club in allied health - a qualitative study. Creative Education, 3(Special issue), 1094-1100.
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2011 Lizarondo, L., Grimmer-Somers, K., & Kumar, S. (2011). Exploring the perspectives of allied health practitioners toward the use of journal clubs as a medium for promoting evidence-based practice: a qualitative study. BMC Medical Education, 11(1), 1-11.
DOI Scopus9 Europe PMC6
2011 Lizarondo, L., Grimmer-Somers, K., & Kumar, S. (2011). A systematic review of the individual determinants of research evidence use in allied health. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 4, 261-272.
DOI Scopus34
2011 Lizarondo, L., Milanese, S., Kumar, S., & Grimmer-Somers, K. (2011). Evidence into practice and policy: iCAHE experiences. International Public Health Journal, 3(4).
2010 Lizarondo, L., Kumar, S., Hyde, L., & Skidmore, D. (2010). Allied health assistants and what they do: a systematic review of the literature. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 3, 143-153.
DOI Scopus27
2010 Lizarondo, L., Kumar, S., & Grimmer-Somers, K. (2010). Online journal clubs: An innovative approach to achieving evidence-based practice. Journal of Allied Health, 39(1), e17-e22.
Scopus14 Europe PMC6
2009 Lizarondo, L. (2009). Effectiveness of Religious Activity on the Quality of Life and Healthcare Outcomes of Adults Aged 65 and Older: a Systematic Review. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 7(18), 825-849.
2009 Lizarondo, L., Kumar, S., & Grimmer-Somers, K. (2009). Supporting allied health practitioners in evidence-based practice: A case report. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 16(4), 226-236.
DOI Scopus11
2008 Lizarondo, L., Gyi, A., & Schultz, T. (2008). Fluid regimens for colostomy irrigation: A systematic review. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 6(3), 303-310.
DOI Scopus3
2008 Lizarondo, L., Gyi, A., & Schultz, T. (2008). Fluid regimens for colosomy irrigation: a systematic review. International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare, 2008(6), 303-310.
DOI Europe PMC2
2008 Lizarondo, L., Gyi, A. A., & Schultz, T. (2008). Fluid regimens for colostomy irrigation: a systematic review.. JBI library of systematic reviews, 6(10), 353-366.
2007 Lizarondo, L., Dones, V., Atlas, A., & Mallillin, T. (2007). Injuries of University of Santo Tomas college teams during the University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 69. Philippine Journal of Allied Health Sciences, 2, 26-31.
2006 Lizarondo, L., Abalos, E., & Baracca, A. (2006). Performance of community-living Filipino adults aged 21-87 years on the functional reach test. Philippine Journal of Allied Health Sciences, 1, 27-33.

Books

Year Citation
2012 Grimmer, K., Milanese, S., Kumar, S., Stanhope, J. L., Lizarondo, L., Beaton, K., . . . Watson, C. (2012). Tools to assist in the implementation of Extended Scope Practice Allied Health Roles Starter Pack. Adelaide.
2010 Lizarondo, L., & Kumar, S. (2010). Practical Tips in Clinical Guideline development: An Allied Health Primer. Philippines: UST Publishing House, Manila, Philippines.

Book Chapters

Year Citation
2012 Milanese, S., Lizarondo, L., Kumar, S., & Grimmer-Somers, K. (2012). Evidence into practice and policy. In Translational Research for Primary Healthcare (pp. 173-192).
2010 Lizarondo, L., & Kumar, S. (2010). Current case of nomenclature confusion. In K. Grimmer-Somers, & A. Worley (Eds.), Practical Tips in Clinical Guideline development: An Allied Health Primer. Philippines: UST Publishing House, Manila, Philippines.

Conference Items

Year Citation
2017 Goodchild, L., Hussey, L., McPhee, A., Lizarondo, L., Gillis, J., & Collins, C. (2017). Promoting early expression of breast milk in mothers of preterm infants in a Neonatal Unit: A best practice implementation project. Poster session presented at the meeting of WOMEN AND BIRTH. ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV.
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Report for External Bodies

Year Citation
2017 Lizarondo, L., Bellman, S. M., Dias, M. M., & Aromataris, E. C. (2017). Do patients with CHA2DS2VASc 1 benefit from long term anticoagulation?.
2017 Lizarondo, L., Bellman, S. M., McArthur, A. L., & Aromataris, E. C. (2017). Does the addition of biomarkers to CHA2DS2VASc improve the predictive ability of the score?.
2017 Lizarondo, L., Bellman, S. M., & Aromataris, E. C. (2017). What is the persistence to risk factor control and what interventions have been shown to improve this?.
2017 Lizarondo, L., Bellman, S. M., & Aromataris, E. C. (2017). What is the persistence and adherence to atrial fibrillation drugs (rhythm control and anticoagulants) and what interventions have been shown to improve this?.
2017 Dias, M. M., Porritt, K. A., Lizarondo, L., Moola, S., Munn, Z. R., & Aromataris, E. C. (2017). What is the clinical value of CMR in addition to prior tests in patients in whom echocardiography suggests DCM and further diagnostic clarification is required?.
2015 Lizarondo, L., Uy, J., Kennedy, K., & Pastakia, K. (2015). A review of the evidence to examine issues, gaps and priorities for improving cancer and outcomes in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
2015 Lizarondo, L., Kay, D., & Kennedy, K. (2015). Engaging baby bommers with policy makers: a rapid review and development of consumer engagement framework.
2015 Lizarondo, L., & Kay, D. (2015). Exploring the impact of a journal club on consumer advocates.
2014 Lizarondo, L., Dizon, J., & Pastakia, K. (2014). Understanding the impact of bushfire on people with chronic disease: a systematic review.
2014 Lizarondo, L., Boshoff, K., Kay, D., & Beaton, K. (2014). Rapid review: Education support for children and young people with chronic mental and physical health issues.
2014 Lizarondo, L., Kumar, S., Beaton, K., Pastakia, K., & Bennet, L. (2014). Systematic review of the evidence on barriers and enablers to improving the knowledge and experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with cancer and their families.
2014 Lizarondo, L., Kumar, S., & Beaton, K. (2014). The Victorian Clinical Registries: A rapid review.
2014 Lizarondo, L., & Wiles, L. (2014). Rapid review of literature for health literacy in people with diabetes.
2013 Lizarondo, L., Grimmer, K., & Kumar, S. (2013). Development and Evaluation of Performance Evaluation Framework for allied health practitioners under SA Health Local Health Network.
2013 Lizarondo, L., Kumar, S., & Thorpe, O. (2013). Evaluation of MORPH (Maximising Our Remote Professional Health Workforce Project) for Country Health SA Local Health Network.
2012 Lizarondo, L., Kumar, S., & Pastakia, K. (2012). Synthesis of best research evidence: Compression therapy to treat peripheral oedema in adults with chronic venous disease. A technical report for the Allied Health Workforce Advice and Coordination Unit..
2012 Lizarondo, L., Kumar, S., & Wall, K. (2012). Evaluation of allied health rural and remote training and support program.
2010 Lizarondo, L., Grimmer-Somers, K., Lowe, J., Worley, A., & Dizon, J. (2010). Guidelines for the Screening, Prognosis, Diagnosis, Management and Prevention of Glaucoma.
2010 Lizarondo, L., Grimmer, K., & Dizon, J. (2010). Functional decline in older veterans: a systematic review.
2009 Lizarondo, L., Grimmer-Somers, K., Lowe, J., Burke, C., Worley, A., & Dizon, J. (2009). Systematic Literature Review on the Detection, Diagnosis, Management and Prevention of Glaucoma.
2009 Lizarondo, L., & Kumar, S. (2009). Mental Health Promotion in Schools and Early Childhood Settings: A rapid review.
2009 Lizarondo, L., & Kumar, S. (2009). Community-based Interventions: A rapid review.
2009 Lizarondo, L., Kumar, S., & Machotka, Z. (2009). Literature review: Supporting the transition of Allied Health Professionals to Remote and Rural Practice.
2009 Lizarondo, L., Grimmer-Somers, K., & Kumar, S. (2009). Evaluation Framework for Allied Health Programs.
2008 Lizarondo, L. (2008). Guiding principles for Allied Health Assistants in the Allied Health Workforce Reform Program.
2008 Lizarondo, L. (2008). Systematic review of literature for Behavioural Intervention Service.

Successful Tenders and Consultancy Funding

Date Project Title Investigators Funding Body Amount
2015 A review of the evidence to examine issues, gaps and priorities for improving cancer outcomes in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people Lizarondo L, Uy J, Kennedy K, Pastakia K Charles Darwin University $AUD16,071
2014 Engaging baby bommers with policy makers: a rapid review and development of consumer engagement framework Lizarondo L, Kay D, Kennedy K Department of Human Services, Office for the Ageing $AUD9,000
2014 Exploring the impact of a journal club on consumer advocates Lizarondo L, Kay D Health Consumers Alliance of South Australia $AUD5,000
2014 Understanding the impact of bushfire on people with chronic disease: a systematic review Lizarondo L, Dizon J, Pastakia K Australian Diabetes Educators Association $AUD10,000
2014 Rapid review: Education support for children and young people with chronic mental and physical health issues Lizarondo L, Grimmer K, Boshoff K, Kay D, Beaton K Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Victoria $AUD37,002
2014 Systematic review of the evidence on barriers and enablers to improving the knowledge and experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with cancer and their families Kumar S, Lizarondo L, Beaton K, Pastakia K Cancer Australia $AUD53,572
2014 The Victorian Clinical Registries: A rapid review Kumar S, Lizarondo L, Beaton K Department of Health, State of Victoria $AUD54,525
2014 Rapid review of literature for health literacy in people with diabetes Lizarondo L, Wiles L Australian Diabetes Educators Association $AUD10,000
2013 Evaluation of MORPH project Kumar S, Lizarondo L Country Health SA Local Health Network  
2013 Identifying a system to develop capacity and provide ongoing support to allied health clinicians in the evaluation of clinical service performance in local health networks Lizarondo L, Kumar S, Grimmer K Department of Health, South Australia $AUD50,000
2012 Development of an online mentoring/networking program (Evidence-based Practice Online) Lizarondo L Experience Plus Grant, Learning and Teaching Unit, University of South Australia $AUD5,000
2011 Revision of the NHMRC Australian Dietary Guidelines Grimmer-Somers K, Kumar S, Lizarondo L National Health and Medical Research Council  
2011 Functional decline in older veterans: a systematic review Grimmer-Somers K, Lizarondo L Department of Veterans’ Affairs $AUD23,404

Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2018 Principal Supervisor Use of Electronic Personal Health Records for Self Management of Chronic Disease Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Mrs Julia Sara Eastway
2018 Principal 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
2017 Principal Supervisor Efficiency of Modern out of hospital cardiac arrest practice Master of Clinical Science Master Part Time Mr Martin Raab
2017 Principal Supervisor A systematic review of Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction with comparison of Patellar Tendon Autograft Hamstring Autograft and Quadriceps Autograft Master of Clinical Science Master Part Time Mr Michael Nganga
2017 Principal Supervisor A Systematic Review on Safe Practice Regarding Patient Controlled Angalgesia Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Ms Irene Mayo

Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2016 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Risk of Complications and Poorer Postoperative Outcomes in Obese and Diabetic Patients Following Upper Limb Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Annika Theodoulou
2015 - 2016 Co-Supervisor The Measurement of Collaboration within Healthcare Settings Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Mr Stephen John Walters

Other Supervision Activities

Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
2015 - ongoing External Supervisor Factors that contribute to high quality clinical supervision in allied health: a mixed methods sequential explanatory study University of South Australia PhD in Health Sciences Doctorate Part Time Priya Martin
Position
Research Fellow
Phone
83132283
Campus
Womens & Childrens Hospital
Building
WCH - Norwich Centre, floor 3
Org Unit
Joanna Briggs Institute

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