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.
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.
|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|
|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|
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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||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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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||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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|2004||Burgess, T., Brooksbank, M. & Beilby, J. (2004). Talking to patients about death and dying. Australian Family Physician, 33, 1/2, 85-86.|
|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.
|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.|
|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.|
|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,|
|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,|
Competitive Research Funding
International Competitive Schemes
|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.|
|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|
|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|
|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|