Tahlee Stevenson

Tahlee Stevenson

Adelaide Nursing School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


My Research

AKction2; Aboriginal Kidney Care Together – Improving Outcomes Now. 
Project Timeline:
April 2021-March 2026 (currently underway)
Location: Adelaide Nursing School, University of Adelaide
Description: AKction 2 builds on AKction 1 where Aboriginal patients and their families are involved in community consultations and patient journey mapping to inform renal care and clinical guideline development. An Aboriginal patient reference group continues to provide an advisory and consultation role, identifying barriers and gaps in care journeys. AKction 2 extends and centres the role of Aboriginal patients, and community members from advisory to leadership and Indigenous governance, with active involvement in key decision making within research and health care redesign. Aboriginal renal patients & family members are now positioned as chief investigators, supported by the AKction Reference Group and a multidisciplinary team of managers, coordinators, medical, nursing, allied health and support staff and services.
Research Activities: Research protocol development, Ethics application development, Community consultations, patient journey mapping, stakeholder engagement and workshops, semi-structured interviews, survey of staff, education program development, piloting new models of care.
Role: Research Assistant
Funding: NHMRC Ideas Grant
Collaborators: Central Northern Adelaide Renal & Transplantation Service (CNARTS), SA Health, Kidney Health Australia, National Indigenous Kidney Transplantation Taskforce (NIKTT), Aboriginal Chronic Disease Consortium, Pika Wiya Health Service Aboriginal Corporation (Port Augusta), Ceduna Hospital (and more being established).

AKction 1; Aboriginal Kidney Care Together – Improving Outcomes Now. 
Project Timeline:
January 2019 – December 2021
Location: Adelaide Nursing School, University of Adelaide
Description: AKction was a collaborative action research project involving Aboriginal people with kidney disease and their families, health professionals, renal services, health and support services, universities and other key stakeholders. The project aimed to bring together these groups to collaboratively evaluate and improve kidney care in South Australia.
Research Activities: community consultations, patient journey mapping, priority setting and implementation of improvement strategies.
Role: Research Assistant
Funding: Health Translation SA – Rapid Applied Research Translation for Health Impact Grant.
Collaborators: Central Northern Adelaide Renal & Transplantation Service (CNARTS), SA Health, Kidney Health Australia, Aboriginal Chronic Disease Consortium, Pika Wiya Health Service Aboriginal Corporation (Port Augusta), Ceduna Hospital, Health Translation SA.
Research Outputs:
AKction Reference Group comprising Aboriginal patients and family members with lived experience of kidney disease and kidney care
Patient Journey Mapping Tools specific to Aboriginal Kidney Care
Educational video
Radio interviews
Annual key stakeholder workshops
Community consultation reports for Adelaide, Port Augusta and Ceduna
 

The Embryo Selfie; using gray level co-occurrence matrices (GLCM) to assess pre-implantation embryo viability.
Timeline: January –
November 2017 (Honours Project)
Location: Reproductive Success Lab, Robinson Research Institute, Adelaide University Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.
Description: This project aimed to use GLCM to assess textural differences in images of developing embryos that were indicative of success.
Research Activities: Murine embryo collection and culture, Time-lapse embryo assessment, Live embryo organelle staining, microscope imaging, micro-ultrastructural image analysis, PRISM statistical analysis.
Collaborators: Repromed, Centre for Nanoscale Bio-photonics.

 

Research Interests
Aboriginal Health
Cultural Safety
Collaborative Research
Patient Journey Mapping
Women’s Health
Reproductive Health and Rights
Sexual Health
Kidney Health

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2021 - 2021 Registered Nurse Marie Stopes Australia
    2021 - ongoing Registered Nurse SA Health, Pregnancy Advisory Centre
    2018 - ongoing Research Officer University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2018 Scholarship Recipient of the Doris West Postgraduate Scholarship for Women The University of Adelaide Australia
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2014 - 2016 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Health Sciences
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    2018 - 2019 Masters of Clinical Nursing University of Adelaide Australia
    2017 - 2017 First Class Honours - Obstetrics and Gynaecology The University of Adelaide Australia
  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2022 Kelly, J., Stevenson, T., Arnold-Chamney, M., Bateman, S., Jesudason, S., McDonald, S., . . . Williamson, I. (2022). Aboriginal patients driving kidney and healthcare improvements: recommendations from South Australian community consultations. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 8 pages.
    DOI
    2022 Bateman, S., Arnold-Chamney, M., Jesudason, S., Lester, R., McDonald, S., O'Donnell, K., . . . Kelly, J. (2022). Real Ways of Working Together: co-creating meaningful Aboriginal community consultations to advance kidney care. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 8 pages.
    DOI
  • Report for External Bodies

    Year Citation
    2019 Stevenson, T., Kelly, J., & O'Donnell, K. (2019). Indigenous Yarning Kidneys Report: Ceduna Consultation June 2019.
    2019 Stevenson, T., Kelly, J., & O'Donnell, K. (2019). Indigenous Yarning Kidneys Report: Ceduna Consultation June 2019.
    2019 Kelly, J., Stevenson, T., Jesudasen, S., & Oliva, D. (2019). Indigenous Yarning Kidneys Report: Port Augusta Consultation, February 2019.

Teaching

Adelaide Nursing School – various under graduate and postgraduate marking – 2020 - present
Nursing Honours co-supervisor - 2022

  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2022 - ongoing Member South Australian Abortion Action Coalition Australia
    2019 - ongoing Member Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency Australia
    2018 - ongoing Member Lowitja Institute Members Community Australia
    2018 - ongoing Member Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives Australia
  • Email: tahlee.stevenson@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: West End Health Precinct
  • Building: AHMS - Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences
  • Org Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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