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.
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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.
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
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
Year Citation 2014 Burgess, T., Braunack-Mayer, A., Crawford, G., & Beilby, J. (2014). Understanding the Complexity of End-of-Life Care in Advanced Chronic Disease Using a Health Policy and Services Research Approach. Poster session presented at the meeting of JOURNAL OF PALLIATIVE CARE. CENTRE RECHERCHE INSTITUT UNIV GERIATRIE MONTREAL.
Report for External Bodies
Competitive Research Funding
International Competitive Schemes
|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||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.|
|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|
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
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 — —
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