Teresa Burgess

Dr Teresa Burgess

Senior Lecturer

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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


I am a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Adelaide. I have extensive experience in the areas of primary health care and health services research, focusing on end of life care. I also have expertise in project planning and management, evaluation, survey development and qualitative research methods.

My recent research has included an examination of the provision of end of life care for people with chronic diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart failure, renal failure and neurological disease. I am also researching in the area of end of life care and policy development for vulnerable populations and the ethics of the use of technology in healthy ageing.

I have worked on a diversity of programs including the national evaluation of the Asthma 3+ Visit Plan, the Evaluation of GP Plus Health Networks in South Australia and a number of projects in the area of the quality assurance of learning and teaching in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Adelaide.

My teaching expertise is in the areas of health policy, health promotion, evaluation, public health, and research methods, with a particular focus on qualitative methods. I am an external reviewer for the NHMRC and ARC and am a peer reviewer for a variety public health/primary health care of journals.

Research Interests

My main research interests are in primary health care, health systems research and policy and most recently, end of life care in non-malignant disease. I completed my PhD in 2016 which was entitled Chronic disease management along the continuum of care: the role of the heath system in supporting people with end stage chronic illness which was a mixed methods study looking at health systems policy, practice and the experiences of individuals as they approached the end of their life. More recently, I have worked on research exploring end of life care and advance care planning in vulnerable communities, in the context of public policy making.

I am also interested in looking at the needs and wishes of older people and the associated ethical issues of using technology to support healthy ageing.

I have a particular  focus on qualitative research methods.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2010 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2008 - 2010 Manager, Australian MusculoSkeletal Education Collaboration (AMSEC) University of Adelaide
    2008 - 2009 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2005 - 2007 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    1998 - 2004 Project Officer University of Adelaide
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2010 - 2016 The University of Adelaide Australia Doctor of Philospohy (PhD)
    2007 - 2008 University of Adelaide Australia Graduate Certificate in Higher Education
    1996 - 1998 Flinders University Australia Master of Primary Health Care
    1991 - 1992 University of Technology, Sydney Australia Graduate Diploma in Nursing Management
  • Research Interests

Competitive Research Funding

International Competitive Schemes

Date Project/No. Investigators Funding Body Amount
2018 Enhancing the online information and support on the GriefLink website for people bereaved or affected through suicide. Brooksbank, M; Bull, M; Burgess, T; Eliott, J; Laven, G; Roach, D; Traynor, M South Australian Suicide Prevention Community Grants Scheme $10,000
2018 Social, ethical and economic considerations of smart technologies for ageing well. .  $20,000 Burgess, T; Barrie, H; Street, J; Braunack-Mayer, A; Cebulla, A; Treude, C Office of the Ageing (SA) $20,000.00
2017

Investigating the inclusion of vulnerable populations in Advance Care Planning: Developing complex and sensitive public policy

Eliott, J; Burgess, T; Dunbar, T; Olver, I; Richards, B; Crawford, G; Zivkovic, T; Faulkner D.  NHMRC Partnership Grant

Total: $781,842.00 (NHMRC: $379,367.00; Partner contribution: $402,475.00)

2015 Hearing the voices of the vulnerable in end-of-life care planning. Crawford, G; Burgess, T; Eliott, J; Richards, B; Zivkovic, T; Chong, A; Faulkner D Northern Communities Health Foundation.   $25,000
2010 How can intersectoral collaboration between the health and education sectors be optimised? Braunack-Mayer A, O'Keefe M, Skinner S, McCaffery K, Burgess T, Marshall H, Watson M.  ARC Linkage Grant.  2010 $423,490 
2009 A Needs Assessment of the support requirements for mid to late candidature International HDR Students and HDR students from Non English Speaking backgrounds (who have been in Australia for less than 10 years ) in the Faculty of Health Sciences.  Burgess TA, Braunack-Mayer A, Picard M and Niess C.  Equity and Diversity Grant, the University of Adelaide $3,500.00
2008 Informing the development of a model of care for patients with end stage COPD: what are their care needs and are they being met? Brooksbank M, Brown M, Crockett A, Burgess T, Crawford G.  NHMRC Research Development Grant $49,425.00
2007 Upgrading the GriefLink Website: content; accessibility; functionality and administrative efficiency.  Chapman J, Laven G, Burgess T, Bull M, Roach D, Marlowe J, Duszynski A.  Community Benefit SA $10,000
2005 The Development of a Preventive Health Care Research Cluster. Beilby J, Hiller J and Burgess T.  University of Adelaide Strategic Investment Funding $100,000
2005 First stage of a prospective study to identify and compare models of care for patients with advanced malignant and non-malignant disease and predictable need for end-of-life care. Beilby J, Crockett A, Burgess T, Brooksbank M, Antic R, Mahar L, McCutcheon H and Tierney A.  Royal Adelaide Hospital Clinical Grant $10,000. 
2004 Can Primary Health Care Networks in South Australia lead to improved health outcomes, as well as improved cost efficiency and effectiveness?  Beilby J, Pilotto L, Burgess T, Estermann A, McGowan C, Williams H, Sieboth C, Hart M, Gell, J, Garrett A. Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (Stream 2 Funding) $10,000
2002 Development of model for Primary Care and Applied Health Research Centre.  Beilby J, Burgess T.   University of Adelaide $80,000
2001 Development of a Booklet - Death and Dying for General Practitioners.  Brooksbank M, Burgess T.  Beilby J Department of Human Services (SA) $20,000
1999 Development of the GriefLink Website.  Clark S, Burgess T, Bull M, Laven G, Marker J and Browne E. Department of Human Services (SA) $20,000
Teaching
2019 Course Co-ordinator, Knowing What Works. Evaluation for Public Health Course in the Graduate Public Health program
2019 Course Co-ordinator, Leadership and Advocacy for Public Health in the Graduate Public Health program
2019 Course Co-ordinator, MPH Practice Placement Courses (Professional Practice Placement, Practicum and the Work Integrated Research Project) in the Graduate Public Health program
2018 Course Co-ordinator, Third Year Research Project (Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences)
2018 Course Co-ordinator, MPH Practice Placement Courses (Professional Practice Placement, Practicum and the Work Integrated Research Project) in the Graduate Public Health program
2018 Course Co-ordinator, MPH Research Courses (Thesis, Dissertation and Major Research Project) in the Graduate Public Health program
2017 Course Co-ordinator, Third Year Internship Program, Bachelor of Health Sciences
2016 - 2017 Course Co-ordinator, Qualitative Research Methods in Health in the Graduate Public Health program
2016 Course Co-ordinator, Health Policy and Public Health Interventions in the Graduate Public Health program
2014 - 2016 Course Co-ordinator, Health Promotion III in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program
2015 Course Co-ordinator, Evaluation in Public Health III) in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program
2010 - 2013 Course Co-ordinator, Qualitative Research Methods in Public Health (previously Social Sciences Research Methods for Public Health) in the Graduate Public Health program
2011 Course Co-ordinator, Introduction to Research Methods in the Psychotherapy and Counselling Graduate program
2010 - 2011 Co-ordinator, Indigenous Health in the Graduate Public Health program
2009 Tutor/Examiner in Medical Ethics in the MBBS program (year 1)
2007 - 2009 Lecturer in the Interpretive and Critical Research in Health/ Social Science Research Methods for Public Health
2002 - 2005 Tutor in Problem Based Learning - MBBS (Years 1 – 3)
2002 - 2004 Co-ordinator, Research Design and Methodology Course in the Graduate Program in Grief and Palliative Care Counselling Program
2003 - 2004 Coordinator, Nursing and Medical Science in Primary Health Care in the Graduate Diploma in General Practice Nursing Program

 

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  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 - 2019 Co-Supervisor How did we survive and how do we remain resilient? Aboriginal women sharing their lived experiences and knowledge of lessons learned in life Master of Philosophy (Public Health) Master Full Time Ms Jasmine Dawn Gregory
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 - ongoing Co-Supervisor How did we survive and how do we remain resilient? Aboriginal women sharing their lived experiences and knowledge of lessons learned in life. The University of Adelaide Master of Philospophy Postdoctorate Part Time Jasmine Gregory
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2018 - ongoing Secretary GriefLink Incorporated Management Committee GriefLink Australia
    2016 - ongoing Member Public Health Association of Australia (SA) Executive Committee Public Health Association of Australia Australia
    2016 - ongoing Member Social and Behavioural Health Sciences Unit
    2016 - ongoing Member School of Public Health Executive Committee
    2014 - ongoing Member School of Public Health Program Board
    2010 - 2016 Chair School of Public Health Seminar Program
    2010 - 2015 Member School of Public Health Research Committee
    2009 - 2010 Member PHAA National Conference Organising Committee
    2005 - 2010 Member Year 4/5 Research Sub Committee (MBBS)
    2005 - 2010 Member Assessment Panel, Year4/5 Research Proposal (MBBS)
    2005 - 2008 Chair South Australian Refugee Health Network
    2003 - 2014 Member South Australian Refugee Health Network
    2002 - 2010 Member Executive Committee. PHAA (SA Branch)
    1999 - 2018 Secretary GriefLink Management Committee GriefLink Australia
    1999 - ongoing Member GriefLink Steering Committee
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83133468
  • Email: teresa.burgess@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 6885
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 9
  • Room: WS9067.02
  • Org Unit: School of Public Health

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