Dr Matthew Stephenson

Matthew Stephenson
Research Fellow
School of Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Dr Matthew Stephenson is a Research Fellow within the Implementation Science team at the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI). He is the Academic Lead for the JBI Renal Care node and the JBI Emergency & Trauma node. Matthew has a background in medical science and has experience in conducting literature reviews and systematic reviews, developing evidence summaries, and writing research reports. He has expertise in the synthesis and implementation of evidence to facilitate improvements in health care practice and patient outcomes. Matthew has developed best practice recommendations across a wide range of healthcare topics and is experienced in engaging with stakeholders to enhance the relevance and applicability of evidence-based guidance for clinical practice.

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Dr Matthew Stephenson

Dr Matthew Stephenson is a Research Fellow within the Implementation Science team at the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI). He is the Academic Lead for the JBI Renal Care node and the JBI Emergency & Trauma node. Matthew has a background in medical science and has experience in conducting literature reviews and systematic reviews, developing evidence summaries, and writing research reports. He has expertise in the synthesis and implementation of evidence to facilitate improvements in health care practice and patient outcomes. Matthew has developed best practice recommendations across a wide range of healthcare topics and is experienced in engaging with stakeholders to enhance the relevance and applicability of evidence-based guidance for clinical practice.

My current research interests include:

  • Evidence-based healthcare
  • Implementation science
  • Knowledge translation
  • Systematic review methodology
  • Evidence-based care for renal patients, with a focus on renal nursing interventions
  • Chronic disease prevention and management in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations
  • Integrated care
  • In-hospital falls prevention

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2012 Research Fellow University of Adelaide
2009 - 2011 Postdoctoral Senior Research Scientist Basil Hetzel Institute, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Amount
2006 University of Queensland Joint Research Scholarship
2003 Honours Scholarship University of Adelaide

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2010 University of Queensland Australia PhD (Medical Science)
2003 University of Adelaide Australia Honours Degree of B. Biotechnology
2002 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Biotechnology

Journals

Date Citation
2017 Campbell,J, Stephenson,M, Bateman,E, Peters,M, Keefe,D, Bowen,J, 2017, Irinotecan-induced toxicity pharmacogenetics: an umbrella review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses, Pharmacogenomics Journal, 17, 1, 21-28 10.1038/tpj.2016.58
2017 Gomersall,JS, Gibson,O, Dwyer,J, O'Donnell,K, Stephenson,M, Carter,D, Canuto,K, Munn,Z, Aromataris,E, Brown,A et al, 2017, What Indigenous Australian clients value about primary health care: a systematic review of qualitative evidence., Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, - 10.1111/1753-6405.12687
2017 Stephenson,MD, Campbell,JM, Lisy,K, Aromataris,EC, 2017, Assessing healthcare professionals' experiences of integrated care: do surveys tell the full story?, International journal of evidence-based healthcare, 1-1 10.1097/xeb.0000000000000116
2017 Stephenson,M, Oliver,V, Bradshaw,W, 2017, Evidence-based strategies for improving dialysis recovery time and managing post-dialysis fatigue, Renal Society of Australasia Journal, 13, 1, 9-13
2017 Ianunzio,JR, Munn,Z, Mandziak,D, Stephenson,M, Cain,ME, 2017, Effectiveness of operative interventions for hemi or total hip arthroplasty patients who sustain a Vancouver B2 peri-prosthetic femoral fracture: a systematic review protocol., JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 15, 2, 245-258 10.11124/jbisrir-2016-002941
2017 Pap,R, Lockwood,C, Stephenson,M, Simpson,P, 2017, Indicators to measure pre-hospital care quality: a scoping review protocol., JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 15, 6, 1537-1542 10.11124/jbisrir-2016-003141
2017 Lapkin,S, Stephenson,M, 2017, Not all measurement instruments are created equal., JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 15, 5, 1220-1221 10.11124/jbisrir-2017-003408
2017 Lo,K, Stephenson,M, Lockwood,C, 2017, Effectiveness of robotic assisted rehabilitation for mobility and functional ability in adult stroke patients: a systematic review protocol., JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 15, 1, 39-48 10.11124/jbisrir-2016-002957
2016 Stephenson,M, Mcarthur,A, Giles,K, Lockwood,C, Aromataris,E, Pearson,A, 2016, Prevention of falls in acute hospital settings: A multi-site audit and best practice implementation project, International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 28, 1, 92-98 10.1093/intqhc/mzv113
2016 Townshend,K, Jordan,Z, Stephenson,M, Tsey,K, 2016, The effectiveness of mindful parenting programs in promoting parents' and children's wellbeing: a systematic review., JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 14, 3, 139-180 10.11124/jbisrir-2016-2314
2016 Morkunas,B, Porritt,K, Stephenson,M, 2016, The experiences of mental health professionals and patients in the use of pro re nata medication in acute adult mental health care settings: a systematic review protocol of qualitative evidence., JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 14, 1, 99-107 10.11124/jbisrir-2016-2580
2016 Davis,K, White,S, Stephenson,M, 2016, The influence of workplace culture on nurses' learning experiences: a systematic review of qualitative evidence., JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 14, 6, 274-346 10.11124/jbisrir-2016-002219
2016 Campbell,J, Bateman,E, Stephenson,M, Bowen,J, Keefe,D, Peters,M, 2016, Methotrexate-induced toxicity pharmacogenetics: an umbrella review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses, Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology, 78, 1, 27-39 10.1007/s00280-016-3043-5
2016 Morkunas,B, Porritt,K, Stephenson,M, 2016, Experiences of mental health professionals and patients in the use of pro re nata medication in acute adult mental healthcare settings: a systematic review., JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 14, 10, 209-250 10.11124/JBISRIR-2016-003167
2016 Campbell,J, Bateman,E, Peters,M, Bowen,J, Keefe,D, Stephenson,M, 2016, Fluoropyrimidine and platinum toxicity pharmacogenetics: An umbrella review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses, Pharmacogenomics, 17, 4, 435-451 10.2217/pgs.15.180
2016 Oliver,V, Stephenson,M, 2016, Prevention, assessment and management of post-dialysis fatigue in patients attending in-center hemodialysis: a best practice implementation project., JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 14, 11, 278-288 10.11124/JBISRIR-2016-003189
2016 Stephenson,MD, Sinclair,PM, 2016, Haemodialysis in patients at high risk of bleeding, Renal Society of Australasia Journal, 12, 2, 62-71
2016 Eddy,K, Jordan,Z, Stephenson,M, 2016, Health professionals' experience of teamwork education in acute hospital settings: a systematic review of qualitative literature., JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 14, 4, 96-137 10.11124/jbisrir-2016-1843
2016 Cain,M, Stephenson,M, Umapathysivam,K, Williams,N, Ianunzio,J, 2016, Effectiveness of different minimally invasive epiphysiodesis techniques in the management of pediatric leg length discrepancies: a systematic review protocol., JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 14, 12, 14-24 10.11124/jbisrir-2016-002935
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 10.1111/ijn.12469
2016 Whiteford,C, White,S, Stephenson,M, 2016, Effectiveness of nurse-led clinics on service delivery and clinical outcomes in adults with chronic ear, nose and throat complaints: a systematic review., JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 14, 4, 229-256 10.11124/jbisrir-2016-2237
2015 Giles,K, Stephenson,M, McArthur,A, Aromataris,E, 2015, Prevention of in-hospital falls: Development of criteria for the conduct of a multi-site audit, International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 13, 2, 104-111 10.1097/XEB.0000000000000040
2015 Gomersall,J, Aromataris,E, Brown,A, Dwyer,J, Stephenson,M, O'Donnell,K, Canuto,K, Carter,D, Gibson,O, 2015, Characteristics and value of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organizations' primary health care and their financing needs: a protocol for systematic evidence reviews, JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 13, 6, 139-167 10.11124/jbisrir-2015-2277
2015 Munn,Z, Scarborough,A, Pearce,S, McArthur,A, Kavanagh,S, Girdler,M, Stefan-Rasmus,B, Breen,H, Farquhar,S, Li,J et al, 2015, Errata: The implementation of best practice in medication administration across a health network: a multisite evidence-based audit and feedback project., JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 13, 12, 335- 10.11124/jbisrir-2015-2779
2015 Morkunas,B, Porritt,K, Stephenson,M, 2015, Retraction notice: The experiences of mental health professionals' and patients' use of pro re nata (PRN) medication in acute adult mental health care settings: a systematic review protocol of qualitative evidence., JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 13, 7, 2494- 10.11124/jbisrir-2015-2494
2015 Munn,Z, Scarborough,A, Pearce,S, McArthur,A, Kavanagh,S, Girdler,M, Stefan-Rasmus,B, Breen,H, Farquhar,S, Li,J et al, 2015, The implementation of best practice in medication administration across a health network: a multisite evidence-based audit and feedback project, JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 13, 8, 338-352 10.11124/jbisrir-2015-2315
2015 Turner,A, Stephenson,M, 2015, Documentation of chemotherapy administration by nursing staff in inpatient and outpatient oncology/hematology settings: a best practice implementation project., JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 13, 10, 316-334 10.11124/jbisrir-2015-2157
2015 Tufanaru,C, Munn,Z, Stephenson,M, Aromataris,E, 2015, Fixed or random effects meta-analysis? Common methodological issues in systematic reviews of effectiveness, International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 13, 3, 196-207 10.1097/xeb.0000000000000065
2014 Stephenson,M, Slyer,J, Ferrara,L, 2014, The effectiveness of group visits for patients with heart failure on knowledge, quality of life, self-care, and hospitalizations, The Joanna Briggs Institute Database of Best Practice Information Sheets and Technical Reports, 18, 1, 1-5
2014 Morkunas,B, Porritt,K, Stephenson,M, 2014, The experiences of mental health professionals' and patients' use of pro re nata (PRN) medication in acute adult mental health care settings: a systematic review protocol of qualitative evidence, JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 12, 7, 164-172 10.11124/jbisrir-2014-1669
2014 Hallett,PC, Pearson,A, Stephenson,M, 2014, Adult cancer survivors' experiences of health care interactions and unmet needs in health care services: a systematic review protocol, The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 12, 9, 36-44 10.11124/jbisrir-2014-1459
2014 Eddy,K, Jordan,Z, Stephenson,M, 2014, Health professionals’ experiences of teamwork education in acute hospital settings: A systematic review protocol, JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 12, 8, 90-105 10.11124/jbisrir-2014-1060
2013 Davis,KM, White,S, Stephenson,M, 2013, The influence of workplace culture on nurses' learning experiences: a systematic review protocol of qualitative evidence, JBI Database of Systematic Reviews & Implementation Reports, 11, 12, 45-58 10.11124/jbisrir-2013-1417
2013 Whiteford,C, White,S, Stephenson,M, 2013, Effectiveness of nurse-led clinics on service delivery and clinical outcomes in adults with chronic ear, nose and throat complaints: a systematic review protocol, The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 11, 8, 23-37 10.11124/jbisrir-2013-1091
2012 Stephenson,M, Lim,SH, He,H, Mackey,S, 2012, Parental involvement in their children’s postoperative pain management in hospital, The JBI Database of Best Practice Information Sheets and Technical Reports, 16, 3, 1-4
2012 Rogers,N, Stephenson,M, Kitching,A, Horowitz,J, Coates,P, 2012, Amelioration of renal ischaemia-reperfusion injury by liposomal delivery of curcumin to renal tubular epithelial and antigen-presenting cells, British Journal of Pharmacology, 166, 1, 194-209 10.1111/j.1476-5381.2011.01590.x
2010 Richards,A, Colgrave,M, Zhang,J, Webster,J, Simpson,F, Preston,E, Wilks,D, Hoehn,K, Stephenson,M, Macdonald,G et al, 2010, Sialic acid modification of adiponectin is not required for multimerization or secretion but determines half-life in circulation, Molecular Endocrinology, 24, 1, 229-239 10.1210/me.2009-0133

Conference Papers

Date Citation
2015 Gomersall,J, Aromataris,E, Brown,A, Dwyer,J, Carter,DA, O'Donnell,K, Canuto,K, Canuto,K, Stephenson,M, Gibson,O et al, 2015, Characteristics and Value of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations Primary Health Care, Health Services and Policy Research Conference, Melbourne
2011 Kireta,S, Stephenson,M, Rojas,D, Bennett,G, Coates,P, 2011, EFFECT OF ALLOANTIBODIES ON HUMAN MESANGIAL CELLS: IMPLICATION FOR TRANSPLANT GLOMERULOPATHY
2010 Rogers,N, Stephenson,M, Coates,T, 2010, LIPOSOMAL CURCUMIN AMELIORATES RENAL ISCHAEMIA-REPERFUSION INJURY BY INHIBITING NF kappa B AND REDUCING OXIDATIVE STRESS
2010 Stephenson,M, Cooke,D, Kireta,S, Drogemuller,C, Kitching,A, Coates,P, 2010, DO URINARY DENDRITIC CELL MARKERS CD209 AND CD83 CORRELATE WITH RENAL ALLOGRAFT REJECTION?: A PILOT STUDY
2010 Stephenson,M, Chen,J, Russell,C, Bennett,G, Coates,P, 2010, SUCCESSFUL KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION IN A HIGHLY SENSITISED RECIPIENT: ABILITY OF COMBINED LIVER TRANSPLANT TO DEPLETE DONOR-SPECIFIC ANTI-HLA ANTIBODIES

Conference Items

Date Citation
2016 Gomersall,J, Gibson,O, Dwyer,J, O’Donnell,K, Stephenson,M, Carter,D, Aromataris,E, Canuto,K, Munn,Z, Brown,A et al, 2016, Clients’ perceptions of the characteristics and value of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations: A systematic review of qualitative evidence, Primary Health Care Research Conference, Canberra
2014 McArthur,AL, 2014, Barriers and implementation of evidence-based falls prevention strategies: the clinical perspective, 6th Biennial Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Conference, Luna Park Sydney NSW AUSTRALIA
2014 Stephenson,MD, 2014, Prevention of in-hospital falls: a multi-site audit and best practice implementation project, 6th Biennial Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Conference, Luna Park, Syndey NSW AUSTRALIA

Report for External Bodies

Date Citation
2016 Stephenson,MD, Lisy,K, Stern,C, Aromataris,EC, 2016, The impact of integrated care on hospital and emergency department utilisation and patient-reported outcomes
2015 Stephenson,M, Campbell,J, Lisy,K, Chu,WH, Aromataris,EC, 2015, Providing integrated care: experiences of healthcare providers
2014 Stephenson, M,, Giles, K,, McArthur, A,, Lockwood C,, Aromataris,EC, Pearson, A,, 2014, Prevention of in-hospital falls: a multi-site audit and assessment of best practice implementation
2014 Aromataris,EC, Moola, S,, White, S,, Gomersall, J,, Riitano, D,, Gyi, A. A,, Stephenson, M,, Pearson, A,, 2014, Risk factors for Lung Cancer
2013 Stephenson, M,, Porritt, K,, Riitano, D,, Aromataris,EC, 2013, Alcohol cultural change: a literature review

2016: NSW Ministry of Health, NSW government ($30,000). The impact of integrated care on hospital and emergency department utilisation and patient-reported outcomes: a rapid review; Project Lead.

2015: NSW Ministry of Health, NSW Government ($30,000). Practitioner perspective of integrated care: a rapid review; Project Lead.

2013-18: NHMRC ($2.48m). Centre of Research Excellence in Aboriginal Chronic Disease Knowledge Translation and Exchange (CREATE); Associate Investigator.

2013-14: HCF Health and Medical Research Foundation ($265,000). Prevention of in-hospital falls; Associate Investigator and Project Lead.

2013-14: HCF Health and Medical Research Foundation ($310,000). Use of surgical and interventional radiology checklists; Researcher.

2013: VicHealth ($10,000). Alcohol cultural change: A literature review; Project Lead.

2012: South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) ($40,000). Benchmarking cancer researchers in South Australia; Project Lead.

2012: Cancer Australia ($82,000). Risk factors for Lung Cancer; Researcher.

2010: TSANZ/Amgen Research Grant ($50,000). Role of HLA antibodies in transplant glomerulopathy; Associate Investigator.

2009: TQEH Research Foundation Small Grant ($10,000). Role of mesangial cells in transplant glomerulopathy; Chief Investigator.

Doctor of Philosophy (University of Adelaide)

Current:

Kishani Townshend: “The effectiveness of Mindful Parenting programs in promoting parents’ and children’s wellbeing: a systematic review”

Robin Pap: “Evidence-based clinical indicators to evaluate prehospital care in Australia: a systematic review and feasibility study”

 

Master of Clinical Science (University of Adelaide)

Completed:

Kylie Eddy: “The experiences of health professionals who participate in teamwork education programmes in acute hospital settings: a systematic review of qualitative evidence”

Kathryn Davis: “The influence of workplace culture on nurses’ learning experiences: a systematic review of the qualitative evidence”

Caroline Whiteford: “A systematic review of the effectiveness of nurse-led clinics on service delivery and clinical outcomes in adults with chronic ear, nose and throat complaints”

Peter Hallett: “Adult cancer survivors’ experiences of healthcare interactions and unmet needs in healthcare services: a systematic review”

Bernadette Morkunas: “The experiences of mental health professionals' and patients' use of Pro Re Nata (PRN) medication in acute adult mental health care settings: a systematic review”

Current:

Bruce Becker: “Discourse on the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) that has translated into changes to the lives of people living with disabilities: a systematic review of published and grey literature”

Megan Cain: “Effectiveness of different percutaneous epiphysiodesis techniques in the management of pediatric leg length discrepancies: a systematic review”

Kenneth Lo: “Effectiveness of robotic-assisted devices for rehabilitation of patients with physical impairment resulting from a stroke: a systematic review”

Kim Moretti: “Measuring co-morbidities in prostate cancer: a systematic review”

Jamie Ianunzio: “The clinical effectiveness of management strategies in individuals with a total hip or hemi-arthroplasty who sustain a Vancouver type B2 peri-prosthetic femoral fracture: a systematic review”

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
2015 Peer reviewer, International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare
2012 Peer reviewer, JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
2012 Peer reviewer, International Journal of Nursing Practice
2009 - 2012 The Transplantation Society (International)
2009 - 2012 Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ)
2004 - 2008 Gastroenterological Society of Australia

Committee Memberships

Date Role Committee Institution Country
2015 Member JBI Mixed Methods Systematic Review Methodology Group Joanna Briggs Institute
2012 Member Scientific Committee Joanna Briggs Institute
2012 Member Teaching and Education Committee Joanna Briggs Institute
2012 Representative Research Committee Joanna Briggs Institute
2012 Member Higher Degrees Committee Joanna Briggs Institute
2010 - 2011 Representative Institute Management Committee Basil Hetzel Institute, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
2010 - 2011 Chair Early Career Researcher Group Basil Hetzel Institute, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
2006 - 2007 Chair Journal Club Diamantina Institute, The University of Queensland

Editorial Boards

Date Role Editorial Board Name Country
2016 Associate Editor JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports

Offices Held

Date Office Name Institution Country
2016 JBI Clinical Fellowship Trainer Joanna Briggs Institute
2016 Convenor, JBI Psychometric Systematic Review Methodology Group Joanna Briggs Institute
2015 Academic Lead, JBI Emergency and Trauma Node Joanna Briggs Institute
2014 Academic Lead, JBI Renal Care Node Joanna Briggs Institute
2012 JBI Comprehensive Systematic Review Trainer Joanna Briggs Institute
2010 - 2011 Flow Cytometry Facility Manager Basil Hetzel Institute, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
2009 - 2011 Affiliate Lecturer School of Medicine, The University of Adelaide
Position
Research Fellow
Phone
83138094
Campus
Womens & Childrens Hospital
Building
WCH - Norwich Centre
Org Unit
Joanna Briggs Institute

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