Professor of Medicine
Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Professor Robert Adams, MBBS, FRACP, FRCP (London), MD is a specialist respiratory and general physician with extensive experience in public health, clinical epidemiology and health services research. He completed post-doctoral training at the Channing Laboratory, Harvard Medical School and is Adjunct Professor in the Discipline of Medicine at The University of Adelaide, Professor of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine and Medical Director, Adelaide Institute of Sleep Health (AISH) at Flinders University.
Prof Adams has extensive experience with large population based cohort studies. He is Principal Investigator of The North West Adelaide Health Study (NWAHS) and co-led the process of harmonisation with the Florey Adelaide Male Ageing Study (FAMAS), such that there are now over 2000 men aged over 35 being followed in the Male Androgen, Inflammation, Lifestyle, Environment and Stress (MAILES) study with a further 2000 women in the cohort. He was responsible for the conduct of sleep studies in almost 850 men in the MAILES cohort, one of the largest studies worldwide of sleep health in the community.
He has designed and successfully implemented trials in the diagnosis and management of asthma, health service improvement and initiated cohort studies in mental health patients. He has been CI on NHMRC and ARC projects that examine health ageing in relation to obesity, and spatial epidemiology of metabolic health, and is a CI on the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence National Centre for Sleep Health Services Research.
He has authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications in journals and books, including top ranked journals in clinical endocrinology (Diabetes Care), allergy (Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology), sleep (Sleep), and respiratory medicine (American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine).
Prof Adams has also contributed to health system safety research and practice. He led the TeamSTEPPS teamwork training program at SA Health and is a member of the board of the Australian Patient Safety Foundation. He was the Inaugural Chair of the SA Health Literacy Alliance. He is a member of the Translational Methods Sub-committee of the newly formed South Australian Advanced Health and Research Translation Centre, one of the four recognized nationally by the NHMRC.
Prof Adams is a founding member of Cumberland.au, a multidisciplinary group including clinicians, mathematicians, statisticians, computer scientists and others, that aims to apply systems thinking, design thinking, mathematical modelling (including the use of simulation), and operations research to achieve lasting transformative reform in healthcare.
- My Research
- Grants and Funding
- Professional Activities
The Health Observatory is a specialist population research centre conducting a number of large scale representative population studies on health surveillance of chronic disease and related factors. The ultimate focus of the Observatory is to contribute to positive ageing by improving population health across the life span. The work involves the tracking of population health to identify gaps/targets that can be better addressed through prevention strategies and/or better management of chronic conditions and conditions associated with ageing.
Examples of ongoing cohort studies include:
i) the North-West Adelaide Health Study (NWAHS), which has followed over 4000 adults since 2000 for a range of biopsychosocial and environmental variables, including bone mineral density, and resulted in over 200 publications so far (see http://www.nwadelaidehealthstudy.org and https://health.adelaide.edu.au/pros/data/nwahs/ )
ii) The South Australian Giant Cell Arteritis Registry, involving DNA collection and genotyping studies as well as epidemiological studies (see Intern Med J 2014;44:32-39; doi:10.1111/imj.12293)
iii) the Men, Androgens, Inflammation, Lifestyle, Environment Study (MAILES), which aims to examine non-traditional risk factors associated with the development of cardio-metabolic disease in men, and is following n=1629 men aged 40 years and over (see http://www.adelaide.edu.au/mailes/ )
Research opportunities exist at all levels from undergraduate student projects to PhD and Post-doctoral level for enthusiastic candidates.
His current research is focused in two areas:
1. Sleep Health
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is very common, with up to half of adults having some form of the condition. OSA has a large negative effect on a number of areas of health - ie heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, mental health, accidents and quality of life.
In collaboration with colleagues at The Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health and the Woolcock Institute at Sydney University, current research projects aim to better identify who is at risk of adverse health outcomes out of the large pool of people in the community who have some form of sleep apnea. This works includes seeing if new markers of OSA on sleep studies (qEEG power spectral analysis, hypoxic burden, heart rate variability) can be used to improve the precision for identifying those at risk of adverse consequences. Work with other colleagues focuses on health economics analyses, including cost per DALY/QALY and decision analytic simulation studies for treatments of sleep apnea.
Clinical studies aim to examine the relationship between obstructive sleep apnea and re-admissions to hospital for acute heart failure.
At The National Centre for Sleep Health Services Research (https://www.ncshsr.com/) we gather evidence on the community care for people with sleep disorders and investigate new practical approaches to improving sleep health service delivery in primary care in Australia and internationally. This new information will be incorporated into evidence- based primary care practice guidelines and practice change promulgated though policy initiatives where appropriate.
2. Cumberland.au - The Australian Health Care Modelling and Systems Design Collaboration
The Collaboration brings together many clinicians and modelers who have worked across Australia over the last 10-20 years. Cumberland.au recognises the importance and potential to apply the following to achieve reform in health: Systems thinking; Design thinking; Mathematical modeling (including the use of simulation), and Operations research.
Simulation modeling is a means of communicating and discussing the proposed changes to the healthcare system with stakeholder groups before any changes are made.
Current projects include i) multi-method simulation modelling of Mental Health patient care across Adelaide; ii) simulation modelling for re-designing care in the ICU; iii) patient flow simulation in the Emergency Department; iv) patient flow simulation in acute cardiac care.
Date Position Institution name 2018 Professor of Respiratory and Sleep Health Flinders University 2010 Professor (Level E) University of Adelaide 2009 Director, The Health Observatory Basil Hetzel Research Institute 2000 Consultant Physician in General Medicine Queen Elizabeth Hospital 2000 Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine Ashford Thoracics Centre 1998 - 2000 Research Fellow Harvard Medical School
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2015 Award Prize Best Presentation Clinical Sleep Medicine Australasian Sleep Association Australia — 2008 Award Prize for Best Presentation on Environmental & Occupational Health Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand Australia — 2007 Award Prize for Best Presentation on Environmental & Occupational Health Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand New Zealand — 1998 Fellowship Research Fellowship for Respiratory Medicine Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand / Allen & Hanburys — — 1997 Award Finalist, Young Investigator Award Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand — — 1996 Scholarship Reginald Walker Scholarship for Medical Research The University of Adelaide Australia — 1995 Fellowship Research Fellow The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Research Foundation Australia —
Date Institution name Country Title 1999 University of Adelaide Australia Doctor of Medicine (MD) 1994 Monash University Australia Graduate Course in Health Economics 1986 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MB,BS)
Date Title Institution Country 2012 Fellow Royal College of Physicians United Kingdom 1995 Fellowship Royal Australasian College of Physicians Australia
Year Citation 2019 Bean, C. G., Kosmadopoulos, A., Hutchinson, A., Matthews, R., Sargent, C., Stengård, J., . . . Adams, R. (2019). Short sleep, psychosocial work stressors, and measures of obesity: results from an Australian cohort study. Poster session presented at the meeting of 24th International Symposium on Shiftwork and Working Time. Idaho, USA. 2018 Myles, H., Myles, N., Coetzer, C. L. C., Adams, R., Liu, D., Mercer, J., . . . Galletly, C. A. (2018). Cognition in schizophrenia improves with treatment of severe obstructive sleep apnoea: A pilot study.. Poster session presented at the meeting of Schizophrenia Research: Cognition. Elsevier. 2018 Galletly, C., Myles, H., Vincent, A., Myles, N., Adams, R., Chandratilleke, M., . . . Wittert, G. (2018). OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNOEA IS COMMON IN SCHIZOPHRENIA AND RESPONDS WELL TO TREATMENT - A NOVEL AND PRACTICAL MEANS TO IMPROVE COGNITION AND METABOLIC HEALTH?. Poster session presented at the meeting of SCHIZOPHRENIA BULLETIN. Florence, ITALY: OXFORD UNIV PRESS. 2018 Appleton, S., Eckert, D., Vakulin, A., Catcheside, P., McEvoy, D., Martin, S., . . . Adams, R. (2018). Association of the arousal threshold with inflammation and sleepiness in men with obstructive sleep apnea. Poster session presented at the meeting of Abstracts as published in: Sleep. Baltimore, MD: Oxford University Press.
2018 Thompson, M., Theou, O., Adams, R., Tucker, G., & Visvanathan, R. (2018). Frailty state transitions and associated factors in South Australian older adults. Poster session presented at the meeting of Geriatrics and Gerontology International. Japan: WILEY.
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2017 Woo, T., Yu, S., Adams, R., & Visvanathan, R. (2017). The association between sarcopenia and quality of life is different in community dwelling older australian men and women. Poster session presented at the meeting of AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING. WILEY. 2017 Gyawali, P., Martin, S. A., Heilbronn, L. K., Taylor, A. W., Adams, R. J., O Loughlin, P. D., & Wittert, G. A. (2017). Cross-sectional and longitudinal determinants of serum sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) in community-dwelling men: the Men Androgen Inflammation Lifestyle Environment and Stress (MAILES) study. Poster session presented at the meeting of CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY. WILEY-BLACKWELL 111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN 07030-5774, NJ USA: WILEY-BLACKWELL. 2017 Gyawali, P., Martin, S., Heilbronn, L., Taylor, A., Adams, R., O'Loughlin, P., & Wittert, G. (2017). CROSS-SECTIONAL AND LONGITUDINAL DETERMINANTS OF SERUM SEX HORMONE BINDING GLOBULIN (SHBG) IN COMMUNITY-DWELLING MEN: THE MEN ANDROGEN INFLAMMATION LIFESTYLE ENVIRONMENT AND STRESS (MAILES) STUDY. Poster session presented at the meeting of JOURNAL OF SEXUAL MEDICINE. WILEY. 2016 Lang, C. J., Appleton, S., Vakulin, A., McEvoy, D., Wittert, G., Martin, S., . . . Adams, R. (2016). Psychological and quality of life factors in men with comorbid Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and insomnia (Ins): a population study. Poster session presented at the meeting of Journal of Sleep Research. Adelaide, Australia: Wiley.
2016 Martin, S., Appleton, S., Adams, R., Taylor, A., Catcheside, P., Vakulin, A., . . . Wittert, G. (2016). Nocturia, other lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), and sleep dysfunction in a community-dwelling cohort of middle-aged to elderly men. Poster session presented at the meeting of Oral Abstract of the 69th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Urological-Society-of-Australia-and-New Zealand, as published in BJU International Volume 117, Supplement 3. Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA: Wiley.
2015 Paquet, C., Howard, N., Coffee, N., Hugo, G., Taylor, A., Adams, R., & Daniel, M. (2015). Neighbourhood environment and depressive symptoms: mediating role of stress and sense of community. Poster session presented at the meeting of as published in Annals of Behavioral Medicine. San Antonio, Texas: Springer. 2015 Chai-Coetzer, C., Adams, R., Appleton, S., Vakulin, A., Martin, S., Grant, J., . . . McEvoy, R. (2015). Comparison of the Osa50, stop and stop-bang questionnaires for identification of obstructive sleep apnea in a male population cohort. Poster session presented at the meeting of Abstract of the 2015 International Conference of the American Thoracic Society (ATS), as published in American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Denver, CO: American Thoracic Society.
2014 Adams, R., Appleton, S., Vincent, A., Vakulin, A., McEvoy, D., Antic, N., . . . Wittert, G. (2014). Identification of clinical phenotypes In Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) using cluster analysis: a population study. Poster session presented at the meeting of Abstract of the 2014 International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, as published in American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. San Diego, CA: American Thoracic Society. 2014 Adams, R., Appleton, S., Vakulin, A., McEvoy, D., Antic, N., Catcheside, P., . . . Wittert, G. (2014). Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with incident pre-diabetes in a population cohort of men. Poster session presented at the meeting of Abstract of the 2014 International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, as published in American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. San Diego, CA: American Thoracic Society. 2014 Yu, S., Appleton, S., Adams, R., Chapman, I., Wittert, G., Visvanathan, T., & Visvanathan, R. (2014). The impact of low muscle mass definition on the prevalence of sarcopenia in older Australians. Poster session presented at the meeting of AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING. WILEY-BLACKWELL. 2014 Adams, R., Appleton, S., Vincent, A., Vakulin, A., Antic, N., Mcevoy, D., . . . Wittert, G. (2014). Identification of clinical phenotypes In Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) using cluster analysis: a population study. Poster session presented at the meeting of Abstract of the 2014 Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting, as published in Respirology. Adelaide, SA: Wiley.
2012 Adams, R., Appleton, S., Gill, T., Hill, C., & Visvanathan, R. (2012). ASTHMA CONTROL IS ASSOCIATED WITH BLOOD GRANULOCYTE PATTERNS IN A POPULATION COHORT SAMPLE. Poster session presented at the meeting of RESPIROLOGY. WILEY-BLACKWELL. 2012 Appleton, S., Gill, T., Hill, C., Visvanathan, R., & Adams, R. (2012). ASTHMA AND WHEEZE ARE ASSOCIATED WITH REDUCED VITAMIN D LEVELS IN A POPULATION COHORT. Poster session presented at the meeting of RESPIROLOGY. WILEY-BLACKWELL. 2000 Adams, R., Smith, B., & Ruffin, R. (2000). Coping styles & financial status are significantly associated with quality of life (HRQL) in moderate-to-severe asthma. Poster session presented at the meeting of Abstracts of the 2000 American Thoracic Society International Conference. Toronto, Canada: American Thoracic Society.
Research Funding (since appointment 2001)
Effect of sex steroids, inflammation, environmental and biopsychosocial factors on cardiometabolic disease risk in men. NHMRC Project Grant 627227
(Investigators: Wittert G, Wilson D, Travision T, Adams R, Taylor A, McKinlay J, Jenkins A, Milne R, Hugo G, Atlantic E).
Linking Place to Metabolic Syndrome via Behavioural and Psychosocial Antecedents: Levers for Public Health Intervention. NHMRC Project Grant 631917
(Investigators: Daniel M, Hugo G, Paquet C, Taylor A, Cargo M, Adams R).
Linking Place to Metabolic Syndrome via Behavioural and Psychosocial Antecedents: Levers for Public Health Intervention. NHMRC Partnership Grant 570150
(Investigators: Daniel M, Hugo G, Paquet C, Taylor A, Cargo M, Adams R).
Australia's Baby Boomer Generation, Obesity and Work - Patterns, Causes and Implications. ARC Linkage Grant LP0990065
(Investigators: GJ Hugo, GA Wittert, RJ Adams, L Cobiac, M Daniel, CC Findlay, AW Taylor, DH Wilson, HR Winefield, AL Woollacott, R Ruffin).
Establishing the safety and effectiveness of a diagnostic therapeutic trial for asthma in community elderly. NHMRC Project Grant, No 339124
(Investigators- R. Adams, D. Wilson, R. Visvanathan, J. Beltrame).
Spirometry in asthma management in children and adults in general practice.
NHMRC Project Grant, No 349573
(Investigators- A. Crockett, J. Beilby, P. Mudge, P. Ryan, R. Adams, R. Staugas, N. Stocks).
Obesity, Health, Social Disadvantage and Environment in Australia: Relationships and Policy Implications. Australian Research Council Linkage Grant LP0455737,
(Investigators - G. Hugo, R. Ruffin, G. Wittert, R. Adams, A. Taylor).
Enhancing the management of people living with chronic conditions: understanding the social space that is ‘the consultation’. ARC Discovery Projects, DP0452805,
(Investigators- J. Cheek, K. Price, R. Adams, D. Wilson).
Other competitive grants
A survey of sleep health in Australia. Sleep Health Foundation,
(Investigators: R Adams, A Taylor, D McEvoy, N Antic, T Gill)
Obstructive sleep apnea-related autonomic disturbance. ResMed Foundation,
(Investigators: R Adams, D McEvoy, G Wittert, N Antic, A Vakulin, A D’Rozario)
The Promulgation of Operational Research, Systems Thinking and Design Thinking within the Australian Health Care Sector. Premier’s International Research Fund
(Investigators: M Mackay, R Adams, N Bean)
Partners in Recovery - Pilot Project of Consumer centred care; developing an electronic communication, care and evaluation platform for Partners in Recovery.
(Investigators: R Adams, G Jones).
|2012||The Mental Health Observatory, Country Health SA||$70,000|
Investigating sleep apnea in a community-based sample of men. ResMed Foundation,
(Investigators: R Adams, D McEvoy, G Wittert).
“Asthma app”, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Research Foundation Small Grants
(Investigators: S Appleton, R Adams)
The Health Observatory. The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Research Foundation Program Grant. 2009-2013
(Investigators: Adams R, Wilson D, Hill C, Visvanathan R, Ruffin R, Wittert G).
Proposal to develop, implement & evaluate TeamSTEPPS Teamwork Training System.
Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Healthcare / Commonwealth Dept. of Health & Aging. RFT 376/0607,
(Investigators: R. Adams, C. Pirone, K. Stead, R.Webb).
Pilot Study Of Materials For The Diagnosis Of Asthma In Older People In General Practice.
Commonwealth Dept. of Health & Aging,
(Investigators- R. Ruffin, R. Adams, D. Wilson, J. Beilby, J. Cheek).
|2004||Pressure Ulcer Prevention Practices Integration of Evidence in SA (PUPPIES) Collaborative. SA Safety & Quality Council||
Communication and Teamwork in Healthcare Training Workshops,
SA Safety & Quality Council, (Co-investigators- Paddy Phillips, R. Adams).
North Western Adelaide Health Study,
Dept. Human Services, SA, Health Services Research Improvement Projects (HSRIP)
(Investigators- R. Ruffin, D. Wilson, A. Taylor, R. Adams, P. Phillips, J. Cheek).
A tender for the development of an algorithm for the diagnosis of asthma in the older person. Commonwealth Dept. of Health & Aging,
(Investigators- R. Ruffin, D. Wilson, R. Adams, J. Beilby, J. Cheek).
Understanding consumer experience of adverse events- a qualitative study, SA Safety & Quality Council
(Investigators- R. Adams, J. Cheek, K. Price).
Proactive Risk Management and Computer-Facilitated Academic Detailing by Pharmacists. Medication Safety Awards Innovation Program, Australian Council for Safety & Quality in Health Care,
(Investigators- S. Shakib, J.Faunt, M. Pradhan, R. Adams).
Encouraging all surgical patients to self-report post-operative complications,
Safety Innovations in Practice (SIIP) Mark II Program, Australian Council for Safety & Quality in Healthcare
(Investigators- R. Adams, G. Maddern, A. Roex, B. Smith, S. Rowe).
Safe use of anticoagulants in South Australian hospitals,
SA Safety & Quality Council,
Evaluation of an Incident Reporting Intervention to Improve Hospital Systems (IRIS),
SA Safety & Quality Council,
(Investigators- B. Smith, G. Maddern, W. Runciman, R. Adams).
North Western Adelaide Health Study,
Dept. Human Services, SA,
(Investigators- R. Ruffin, D. Wilson, A. Taylor, P.Phillips, R. Adams, J. Cheek).
|2008||Master Trainer, TeamStepps ™, Teamwork and Communication Training Program, SA Health|
|2005 - 2006||Teaching Faculty & Planning Group, Talking Heads Communication Training Workshops for Senior Clinicians, SA Dept. of Health/SA Safety & Quality Council|
|2003 - 2011||Teaching Faculty & Planning Group, Root Cause Analysis/Patient Safety Training Workshops, Dept. of Health|
Convener, Scientific Program Committee, Annual Scientific Meeting 2003,
Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand
||Scientific Program Committee, 3rd Australasian Quality in Health Care Conference.|
|Royal Australasian College of Physicians Fellowship Clinical Vivas|
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2019 Co-Supervisor Risk factors of musculesceletal pain Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Claudia Kurkammz 2018 Principal Supervisor Outcomes of Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation in Australia: A Population Study Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Linh Thi Hai Ngo 2014 Co-Supervisor Sleep Disorders and Schizophrenia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Hannah Dawn Myles
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2015 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Diet and Epidemiology of Non-communicable Chronic Diseases: focusing on dietary and nutrient patterns and bone fragility in adults Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yohannes Adama Melaku 2012 - 2019 Principal Supervisor An Exploratory Investigation of the Oral Health of Hospitalised Older People Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Clare McNally 2008 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Overcoming the Scoring Problem with SF-36 Component Summary Scores - A Method that Works Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Graeme Tucker 2007 - 2011 Co-Supervisor Intertemporal Discounting as a Risk Factor for Obesity: An Economic Approach Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Mark Dodd 2007 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Sarcopenia in Older People Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time APrf Solomon Yu 2005 - 2006 Co-Supervisor Representative Population Health Surveys: Improving Public Health Through Rigour, Diversity of Methods and Collaboration Doctor of Philosophy Higher Doctorate Part Time Prof Anne Taylor 2005 - 2011 Co-Supervisor Clinical Studies of Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes in the Absence of Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Natalie Cutri 2005 - 2010 Principal Supervisor An Epidemiological Investigation of the Role of Phenotype in the Association of Obesity and Asthma Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Sarah Louise Appleton 2001 - 2009 Co-Supervisor Decision Support Systems for the Treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Scott Clark
Date Role Board name Institution name Country 2005 - ongoing Board Member Year 4/5 Board of Examiners — —
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2015 - ongoing Member Bachelor of Health Sciences Redevelopment, Chair Health Services Working Group — — 2015 - ongoing Member South Australian Advanced Health Research and Translation Centre, Translational Methods Sub-committee — Australia 2013 - ongoing Member Written Examinations Committee, MBBS — — 2012 - ongoing Member NHMRC, Career Development Fellowship Selection Panel, (Public Health) — — 2011 - ongoing Chair NHMRC Career Development Fellowship Selection Panel (Clinical) — — 2011 - ongoing Council Australian Patient Safety Foundation — — 2010 - 2012 Member Glaxo Smith Kline, Asthma Management Expert Advisory Panel — — 2009 - 2012 Member Docemus Committee, Division of Medicine The Queen Elizabeth Hospital — 2009 - ongoing Chair The Health Observatory Management Committee — — 2009 - ongoing Member Policy Reference Group, Advancing Health Literacy through Primary Health Care System Project University of Queensland — 2009 - ongoing Member SA Health Clinical Handover Advisory Group — — 2009 - ongoing Member TeamSTEPPS(TM) Master Training Faculty, SA Health — — 2008 - 2009 Member Glaxo Smith Kline, Australian Avamys Expert Advisory Panel — — 2007 - 2012 Chair South Australian Health Literacy Alliance — — 2007 - ongoing Member Faculty of Health Sciences Research Committee — — 2007 - 2008 Chair Steering Committee, Team STEPPS Project, SA Dept. of Health — Australia 2006 - ongoing Member Year 4/5 Course Committee (MBBS) — — 2006 - ongoing Member Primary Care Respiratory Research Unit Advisory Committee — — 2005 - ongoing Chair Year 4 Convener Final Examination — — 2005 - ongoing Member Medical Course (MBBS) Assessment Committee — — 2005 - 2007 Member Significant Event Review Committee Children Youth & Women’s Health Service — 2005 - 2007 Member Glaxo Smith Kline, Australian Asthma Exacerbation Expert Advisory Panel. — — 2005 - 2007 Member Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand/ Royal Australasian College of Physicians Working Group for Rational Clinical Examination of the Respiratory System — — 2005 - 2007 Member Royal Australasian College of Physicians Clinical Indicators Project Working Group — — 2005 - ongoing Member Basil Hetzel Institute Research Policy Committee — — 2004 - 2011 Member Safety & Quality Council The Queen Elizabeth Hospital — 2004 - ongoing Member Oral Assessor, Entry to Medical Course Assessments — — 2004 - 2005 Member National Asthma Council Asthma Management Handbook 2005 Working Group — — 2004 - 2005 Advisory Board Member Pressure Ulcer Prevention Practices Integration of Evidence in SA (PUPPIES) Collaborative SA Safety & Quality Council — 2004 - 2005 Member Clinical Services Sub-committee (Expert Cancer Advisory Sub-committee 2). SA Department of Health & Cancer Council of South Australia. — 2004 - 2005 Member Executive Committee Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand (SA branch) — 2003 - ongoing Member Australian Resource Centre for Hospital Innovations (ARCHI) Clinician’s Advisory Committee (SA branch) — — 2003 - 2008 Member The Health Observatory Steering Committee — — 2003 - 2005 Member Planning Group and Expert Advisory Panel, National Medication Safety Breakthrough Collaborative Australian Council for Safety & Quality — 2003 - ongoing Member Mortality Review Committee The Queen Elizabeth Hospital — 2003 - 2004 Member Clinical Governance Committee The Queen Elizabeth Hospital — 2003 - 2004 Member South Australian Health Omnibus Study Advisory Committee SA Dept. of Health — 2003 - 2004 Member Hospital Home Pathways Management Committee Western Domiciliary Care & The Queen Elizabeth Hospital — 2002 - 2004 Member Incident Reporting Improvement Project Committee SA Safety & Quality Council — 2002 - 2004 Member Informed Decision-Making Curriculum Ad-hoc Committee — — 2002 - 2004 Chair Reportable Adverse Events Working Group SA Dept. Human Services — 2002 - 2004 Member Quality in Clinical Care Group The Queen Elizabeth Hospital — 2002 - 2003 Member Falls Prevention Working Group SA Dept. Human Services — 2002 - ongoing Member North West Adelaide Health Study Management Committee — — 2001 - 2012 Member SERCIS Statewide Patient Satisfaction Survey Advisory Group, SA Health — — 2001 - 2005 Chair Metropolitan Clinical Sub-committee, SA Safety & Quality Council SA Safety & Quality Council — 2001 - 2004 Member Year 4 Examination Committee — — 2001 - 2003 Member Enterprise Wide Steering Committee for OACIS/Care Connect Project SA Dept. of Human Services — 2001 - 2002 Member Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee Asthma SA — 2000 - 2006 Member South Australian Hospitals Quality and Safety Council SA Dept. of Health — 2000 - 2002 Member Clinical Years Curriculum Management Committee — —
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