Dr Teresa Burgess

Teresa Burgess
Senior Lecturer
School of Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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, including end of life care and models of primary health care service delivery. 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 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 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.

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Dr Teresa Burgess

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, including end of life care and models of primary health care service delivery. 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 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 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 most recently, end of life care in non-malignant disease. She completed her 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.She has a particular  focus on qualitative research methods.

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)
1996 - 1998 Flinders University Australia Master of Primary Health Care
University of Technology, Sydney Australia Graduate Diploma in Nursing Management
University of Adelaide Australia Graduate Certificate in Higher Education

Research Interests

Health Policy & Services, Health Promotion, Primary Health Care, Public Health

Journals

Year Citation
2016 O'Keefe, M., Wade, V., Mcallister, S., Stupans, I. & Burgess, T. (2016). Improving management of student clinical placements: insights from activity theory. BMC Medical Education, 16, 1, 1-10. 10.1186/s12909-016-0747-5.
2016 Burgess, T., Braunack-Mayer, A., Tooher, R., Collins, J., O'Keefe, M., Skinner, R. ... Marshall, H. (2016). Optimizing intersectoral collaboration between health and education: the Health Bridges study. Journal of Public Health, 38, 4, e430-e437. 10.1093/pubmed/fdv190
2016 Tooher, R., collins, J., Braunack-Mayer, A., burgess, T., Skinner, S., O'keefe, M. ... Marshall, H. (2016). Intersectoral collaboration to implement school-based health programmes: Australian perspectives. Health Promotion International, Online, 2, 1-10. 10.1093/heapro/dav120
2014 O'Keefe, M., Wade, V., McAllister, S., Stupans, I., Miller, J., Burgess, T. ... Starr, L. (2014). Rethinking attitudes to student clinical supervision and patient care: a change management success story. BMC Medical Education, 14, 1, 1-8. 10.1186/1472-6920-14-182
2014 Burgess, T., Braunack-Mayer, A., Crawford, G. & Beilby, J. (2014). Australian health policy and end of life care for people with chronic disease: An analysis. Health Policy, 115, 1, 60-67. 10.1016/j.healthpol.2013.08.001
2014 Marshall, H., Proeve, C., Collins, J., Tooher, R., O'Keefe, M., Burgess, T. ... Braunack-Mayer, A. (2014). Eliciting youth and adult recommendations through citizens' juries to improve school based adolescent immunisation programs. Vaccine, 32, 21, 2434-2440. 10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.02.098
2013 Mude, W., Burgess, T. & Mwanri, L. (2013). 'We should eat it wisely, in a good way': Knowledge, perceptions and understanding of childhood obesity and overweight among Sudanese refugee parents in South Australia. The Australasian Review of African Studies, 34, 2, 113-133.
2013 Marshall, H., Collins, J., Sullivan, T., Tooher, R., O'Keefe, M., Skinner, S. ... Braunack-Mayer, A. (2013). Parental and societal support for adolescent immunization through school based immunization programs. Vaccine, 31, 30, 3059-3064. 10.1016/j.vaccine.2013.04.064
2013 Crawford, G., Burgess, T., Young, M., Brooksbank, M. & Brown, M. (2013). A patient-centred model of care incorporating a palliative approach: A framework to meet the needs of people with advanced COPD?. Progress in Palliative Care, 21, 5, 286-294. 10.1179/1743291X13Y.0000000053
2013 Mahato, P., Bi, P. & Burgess, T. (2013). Voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) services and its role in HIV/AIDS prevention and management in Nepal. South East Asia Journal of Public Health, 3, 1, 10-16. 10.3329/seajph.v3i1.17705
2013 Burgess, T., Young, M., Crawford, G., Brooksbank, M. & Brown, M. (2013). Best-practice care for people with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: the potential role of a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease care co-ordinator. Australian Health Review, 37, 4, 474-481. 10.1071/AH12044
2013 Crawford, G., Brooksbank, M., Brown, M., Burgess, T. & Young, M. (2013). Unmet needs of people with end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: recommendations for change in Australia. Internal Medicine Journal, 43, 2, 183-190. 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2012.02791.x
2013 Burgess, T., Braunack-Mayer, A., Crawford, G. & Beilby, J. (2013). Meeting end-of-life care needs for people with chronic disease: palliative care is not enough. Medical Journal of Australia, 198, 4, 186-187. 10.5694/mja12.11058
2012 O'Keefe, M., Elshaug, A., Burgess, T., Peirce, E. & Nettelbeck, T. (2012). Use of the Delphi technique to facilitate interdisciplinary consensus on academic program structure. Focus on Health Professional Education, 14, 1, 55-66.
2012 O'Keefe, M., Burgess, T., McAllister, S. & Stupans, I. (2012). Twelve tips for supporting student learning in multidisciplinary clinical placements. Medical Teacher, 34, 11, 883-887. 10.3109/0142159X.2012.700431
2012 Brown, M., Brooksbank, M., Burgess, T., Young, M. & Crawford, G. (2012). The experience of patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and advance care-planning: a South Australian perspective. Journal of Law and Medicine, 20, 400-409.
2011 Chehade, M., Bentley, D. & Burgess, T. (2011). The AMSEC project - A model for collaborative interprofessional and interdisciplinary evidence-based competency education in health. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 25, 3, 218-220. 10.3109/13561820.2011.544794
2011 Chehade, M., Burgess, T. & Bentley, D. (2011). Ensuring quality of care through implementation of a competency-based musculoskeletal education framework. Arthritis Care & Research, 63, 1, 58-64. 10.1002/acr.20329
2011 O'Keefe, M., Laven, G. & Burgess, T. (2011). Student non-completion of an undergraduate degree: wrong program selection or part of a career plan?. Higher Education Research and Development, 30, 2, 165-177. 10.1080/07294360.2010.512630
2009 Burgess, T., Crocombe, L., Kelly, J. & Seet, P. S. (2009). The effect of cultural background on the academic adjustment of first year dental students. Ergo, 1, 2, 5-14.
2008 Leach, R., Burgess, T. & Holmwood, C. (2008). Could recidivism in prisoners be linked to traumatic grief? A review of the evidence. International Journal of Prisoner Health, 4, 2, 104-119. 10.1080/17449200802038249
2008 Johnson, D., Ziersch, A. & Burgess, T. (2008). 'I don't think general practice should be the front line': experiences of general practitioners working with refugees in South Australia. Australia and New Zealand Health Policy, 5, 20, 1-11. 10.1186/1743-8462-5-20
2007 Selby, S., Jones, A., Burgess, T., Clark, S., Moulding, N. & Beilby, J. (2007). Disenfranchised grievers - The GP's role in management. Australian Family Physician, 36, 9, 768-770.
2006 Cleland, E., Cotton, A., Barton, C., Burgess, T. & Martin, A. (2006). Allied Health for mental health: why do GPs refer?. PARC Update, 3, 1, 8-10.
2006 Burgess, T. & Jones, A. (2006). Engaging practitioners with research: how do we meet the challenge?. Focus on Health Professional Education, 8, 1, 25-33.
2005 Selby, S., Jones, A., Clark, S., Burgess, T. & Beilby, J. (2005). Re-entry adjustment of cross cultural workers. Australian Family Physician, 34, 10, 863-865.
2004 Laurence, C., Burgess, T., Beilby, J., Symon, B. & Wilkinson, D. (2004). Electronic medical records may be inadequate for improving population health status through general practice: cervical smears as a case study. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 28, 4, 317-320. 10.1111/j.1467-842X.2004.tb00436.x
2004 Clark, S., Burgess, T., Laven, G., Bull, C., Marker, J. & Browne, E. (2004). Developing and evaluating the grieflink web site: processes, protocols, dilemmas and lessons learned. Death Studies, 28, 10, 955-970. 10.1080/07481180490512082
2004 Burgess, T., Brooksbank, M. & Beilby, J. (2004). Talking to patients about death and dying. Australian Family Physician, 33, 1/2, 85-86.
2003 Jones, A., Burgess, T., Farmer, E., Fuller, J., Stocks, N., Taylor, J. & Waters, R. (2003). Building research capacity: An exploratory model of GPs' training needs and barriers to research involvement. Australian Family Physician, 32, 11, 957-960.
1998 Collins, S., Beilby, J., Fardy, H., Burgess, T., Johns, R. & Booth, B. (1998). The national asthma audit : Bridging the gap between guidelines and practice. Australian Family Physician, 27, 10, 907-913.

Book Chapters

Year Citation
2010 Burgess, T. (2010). Reforming Australia's early childhood development systems - the role of resilience theory. In S. Cork (Ed.), Resilience and Transformation: Preparing Australia for Uncertain Futures (pp. 105-113). Collingwood, Victoria, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.
2005 Burgess, T. & Beilby, J. (2005). General Practitioner services in Australia. In General practice in Australia 2004 (pp. 128-213). Department of Health and Ageing.

Report for External Bodies

Year Citation
2011 O'Keefe, , McAllister, S., Burgess, T., Stupans, I. & LeCouteur, A., (2011). Student clinical placements: best practice checklist. Key points to consider when planning and coordinating student clinical placements, Australian Learning and Teaching Council,
2011 O'Keefe, M. F., McAllister, S., Burgess, T., Stupans, I. & LeCouteur, A., (2011). A guide to using Team Management Systems (TMS) for learning and teaching quality improvement in health care teams, Australian Learning and Teaching Council,
2011 O'Keefe, M., McAllister, S., Burgess, T., Stupans, I. & LeCouteur, A., (2011). Building team for quality learning in clinical placement, Australian Learning and Teaching Council,
2011 Crawford, G., Brown, M., Crockett, A., Burgess, T., Brooksbank, M., Young, M. ... Hancock, K., (2011). Developing a model of care for people with end stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and their carers : Report on NHMRC funded study 519359, The University of Adelaide,

Competitive Research Funding

International Competitive Schemes

Date Project/No. Investigators Funding Body Amount
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.  $25,000.
 
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
2016 (Ongoing): Course Co-ordinator, Qualitative Research Methods in Health in the Graduate Public Health program
2016 (Ongoing): 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

 

Supervision
2016 Honours in Public Health: In order for the Australian community to make healthy food choices to prevent or reduce obesity, is a focus on personal responsibility (including knowledge and skills) enough or are greater legislative measures necessary?
2016 Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy: Do community mental health practitioners see benefit in supportive counselling use with individuals with a severe and enduring mental illness?
2015 Masters in Public Health: Singaporean and Malaysian university students’ attitudes towards mental illness and seeking help for mental health issues
2011 Masters in Grief and Palliative Care Counselling: Exploring the perceptions and experiences of women under 50 whose partners with terminal cancer have been referred to a palliative care service
2007 Honours in Paediatrics: Childhood obesity reporting in print media: Parent and caregiver perceptions of content and relevance
2006 Masters in Grief and Palliative Care Counselling: Do prisoners suffer from Traumatic Grief as a result of unresolved loss and grief? Can Traumatic Grief (if it is unresolved) lead to recidivism in these prisoners?
2003 Masters in Grief and Palliative Care Counselling: Disenfranchised grief in patients with serious mental illness: Registered Mental Health Nurses Responses

Committee Memberships

Date Role Committee Institution Country
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 Assessment Panel, Year4/5 Research Proposal (MBBS)
2005 - 2010 Member Year 4/5 Research Sub Committee (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 - ongoing Member GriefLink Management Committee Australia
1999 - ongoing Member GriefLink Steering Committee
Position
Senior Lecturer
Phone
83133468
Fax
8313 6885
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building
Room Number
WS9067.02
Org Unit
School of Public Health

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