Dr Tim Schultz

Timothy Schultz
Research Fellow and Postgraduate Coordinator
Adelaide Nursing School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

I have conducted systematic reviews (with the Cochrane Collaboration and the Joanna Briggs Institute) and worked as a researcher in evidence-based health since 2004. I am particularly interested in evaluating the effectiveness of healthcare interventions, understanding how to improve patient safety, and successful knowledge translation in clinical practice.
I was previously Technical Director at the Australian Patient Safety Foundation (2008-15) and I hold an adjunct Research Fellow position with Joanna Briggs Institute and the School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy (University of South Australia).
My current roles in the School of Nursing, University of Adelaide include supporting research activities in the School, analysis of quantitative data and postgraduate coordination. I conduct lectures in NURSING 1010OL 'Research Methods and Evidence Based Practice' and lead problem-based learning and small group discovery experience classes across the undergraduate nursing courses.

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Dr Tim Schultz

I have conducted systematic reviews (with the Cochrane Collaboration and the Joanna Briggs Institute) and worked as a researcher in evidence-based health since 2004. I am particularly interested in evaluating the effectiveness of healthcare interventions, understanding how to improve patient safety, and successful knowledge translation in clinical practice.
I was previously Technical Director at the Australian Patient Safety Foundation (2008-15) and I hold an adjunct Research Fellow position with Joanna Briggs Institute and the School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy (University of South Australia).
My current roles in the School of Nursing, University of Adelaide include supporting research activities in the School, analysis of quantitative data and postgraduate coordination. I conduct lectures in NURSING 1010OL 'Research Methods and Evidence Based Practice' and lead problem-based learning and small group discovery experience classes across the undergraduate nursing courses.

My main areas of research lie in: (i) systematic reviews, (ii) health services research, (iii) patient safety research, and (iv) implementing evidence into practice. I am an interdisciplinary researcher who focusses on the role of nursing in healthcare delivery.

For systematic reviews (SRs), I have conducted a number of Cochrane Reviews and Joanna Briggs Institute reviews. Mostly they have been reviews of effectiveness, although a few are integrated reviews combining quantitative and qualitative research. I have also conducted umbrella SRs (what Cochrane calls ‘overviews reviews’) and SRs of diagnostic test accuracy.

Current projects:

  • Jadczak, A. D., Makwana, N., Luscombe-Marsh, N. D., Visvanathan, R., & Schultz, T. J. (2016). Effectiveness of exercise interventions on physical function in community-dwelling frail older people: an umbrella review protocol. JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep, 14(9), 93-102. doi: 10.11124/JBISRIR-2016-003081
  • Jabin, S. R., Schultz, T., Hibbert, P., Mandel, C., & Runciman, W. (2016). Effectiveness of quality improvement interventions for patient safety in radiology: a systematic review protocol. JBI Database System Rev Implement Reps, 14(9), 65-78. doi: 10.11124/JBISRIR-2016-003078
  • Kerr, F., Wiechula, R., Feo, R., Schultz, T., & Kitson, A. (2016). The neurophysiology of human touch and eye gaze and its effects on therapeutic relationships and healing: a scoping review protocol. JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep, 14(4), 60-66. doi: 10.11124/jbisrir-2016-2628
  • Ambagtsheer, R. C., Thompson, M. Q., Archibald, M. M., Casey, M. G. & Schultz, T. J. (2017). Diagnostic test accuracy of self-reported frailty screening instruments in identifying community-dwelling older people at risk of frailty and pre-frailty: a systematic review protocol. JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep, 15, 10, 2464-246
  • Butler, M., Collins, R., Drennan, J., Halligan, P., O'Mathúna, D.P., Schultz, T.J., Sheridan, A., and Vilis, E. (2011) Hospital nurse staffing models and patient and staff-related outcomes. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews(7). - This review is currently being updated.

For health services research, I am familiar with and have used the following methods: parallel and crossover RCTs, stepped wedge RCTs, interrupted time series, quasi-experimental designs (eg controlled before/after (pre-post), uncontrolled pre-post), and cross-sectional. I am familiar with other observational study designs such as cohorts studies and case-control but have not used these myself. I have a particular interest in new models of care, especially taking patients out of hospital settings and providing care in the home, new roles (eg nurse endoscopists), new designs of hospitals (eg single bedded rooms, and design of post anaesthetic recovery units), and training programs for healthcare professionals.

Current projects:

  • A pilot study of the safety and clinical effectiveness, acceptability and cost effectiveness of home infusions of Tysabri (Tysabri®) by ambulatory care nurses for people with multiple sclerosis?
  • Single bed hospitals: nursing workflows and patients experience
  • Evaluating costs and impact of early-discharge for planned caesarean sections: Setting the Benchmark
  • Transdisciplinary frailty research to achieve healthy ageing
  • Evaluating nurse endoscopist roles in a metropolitan health service South Australia

For patient safety research, I have been involved in studies that have developed and analysed data from incident reporting systems, especially in emergency medicine and medical imaging (radiology), acute care hospitals, and with respect to electronic health records, and documentation of allergies. I was involved in developing content for the International Classification for Patient Safety, for World Health Health Organisation and am interested in other quality improvement activities (eg human factors training) and their impact on patient safety outcomes.

Current projects:

  • Review of allergy & ADR incidents associated with clinical information systems

For implementing evidence into practice, I have been directly involved in a program for residential aged care staff to improve their use of evidence, assessment of the context in which care is provided in hospitals (within the PARIHS framework of knowledge translation), nutrition screening in hospitals, and hydration for hospital patients.

Current projects:

  • Improving evidence utilisation by health professionals in public health centres (Puskesmas) to reduce neonatal mortality in South Kalimantan

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2013 Research Fellow University of Adelaide
2010 Adjunct Research Fellow University of South Australia
2008 - 2015 Technical Director Australian Patient Safety Foundation
2004 - 2009 Research Fellow Joanna Briggs Institute

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2005 - 2007 University of Adelaide Australia Grad Dipl(Publ Hlth)
1996 - 2001 Charles Darwin University Australia PhD
1992 - 1992 University of Adelaide Australia BSc(Hons)
1989 - 1991 University of Adelaide Australia BA

Certifications

Date Title Institution name Country
2015 Register of HDR Supervisors University of South Australia Australia
2004 Register of HDR Supervisors University of Adelaide Australia

Research Interests

Cross-Sectional Analysis, Public Health and Health Services

Journals

Year Citation
2017 Butterfield, N., Schultz, T., Rasmussen, P. & Proeve, M. (2017). Yoga and mindfulness for anxiety and depression and the role of mental health professionals: a literature review. Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, 12, 1, 44-54.
10.1108/JMHTEP-01-2016-0002
2017 Ambagtsheer, R. C., Thompson, M. Q., Archibald, M. M., Casey, M. G. & Schultz, T. J. (2017). Diagnostic test accuracy of self-reported frailty screening instruments in identifying community-dwelling older people at risk of frailty and pre-frailty: a systematic review protocol.. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 15, 10, 2464-2468.
10.11124/jbisrir-2017-003363
2017 Munn, Z., Giles, K., Aromataris, E., Deakin, A., Schultz, T., Mandel, C. ... Runciman, W. (2017). Mixed methods study on the use of and attitudes towards safety checklists in interventional radiology. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, -.
10.1111/1754-9485.12633
2017 Munn, Z., Giles, K., Aromataris, E., Deakin, A., Schultz, T., Mandel, C. ... Runciman, W. (2017). Mixed methods study on the use of and attitudes towards safety checklists in interventional radiology. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 1-7.
10.1111/1754-9485.12633
2017 Ambagtsheer, R., Visvanathan, R., Cesari, M., Yu, S., Archibald, M., Schultz, T. ... Beilby, J. (2017). Feasibility, acceptability and diagnostic test accuracy of frailty screening instruments in community-dwelling older people within the Australian general practice setting: A study protocol for a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open, 7, 8, -.
10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016663
2017 Apóstolo, J., Paiva, D., Silva, R., Santos, E. & Schultz, T. (2017). Adaptation and validation into Portuguese language of the six-item cognitive impairment test (6CIT). Aging and Mental Health, 1-6.
10.1080/13607863.2017.1348473
2016 Jabin, S. R., Schultz, T., Hibbert, P., Mandel, C. & Runciman, W. (2016). Effectiveness of quality improvement interventions for patient safety in radiology: a systematic review protocol.. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 14, 9, 65-78.
10.11124/JBISRIR-2016-003078
2016 Hansen, K., Schultz, T., Crock, C., Deakin, A., Runciman, W. & Gosbell, A. (2016). The Emergency Medicine Events Register: An analysis of the first 150 incidents entered into a novel, online incident reporting registry. EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 28, 5, 544-550.
10.1111/1742-6723.12620
2016 Jadczak, A. D., Makwana, N., Luscombe-Marsh, N. D., Visvanathan, R. & Schultz, T. J. (2016). Effectiveness of exercise interventions on physical function in community-dwelling frail older people: an umbrella review protocol.. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 14, 9, 93-102.
10.11124/JBISRIR-2016-003081
2016 Schultz, T. J., Roupas, P., Wiechula, R., Krause, D., Gravier, S., Tuckett, A. ... Kitson, A. (2016). Nutritional interventions for optimizing healthy body composition in older adults in the community: an umbrella review of systematic reviews.. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 14, 8, 257-308.
10.11124/jbisrir-2016-003063
2016 Kerr, F., Wiechula, R., Feo, R., Schultz, T. & Kitson, A. (2016). The neurophysiology of human touch and eye gaze and its effects on therapeutic relationships and healing: a scoping review protocol.. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 14, 4, 60-66.
10.11124/jbisrir-2016-2628
2016 Rachmawati, K., Schultz, T. & Cusack, L. (2016). Translation, adaptation and psychometric testing of a tool for measuring nurses' attitudes towards research in Indonesian primary health care. Nursing Open, 4, 2, 96-107.
10.1002/nop2.72
2016 Giles, K., Munn, Z., Aromataris, E., Deakin, A., Schultz, T., Mandel, C. ... Runciman, W. (2016). Use of surgical safety checklists in Australian operating theatres: an observational study.. ANZ journal of surgery, -.
10.1111/ans.13638
2015 de Crespigny, C., Groenkjaer, M., Liu, D., Moss, J., Cairney, I., Procter, N. ... Galletly, C. A. (2015). Service provider barriers to treatment and care for people with mental health and alcohol and other drug comorbidity in a metropolitan region of South Australia. Advances in Dual Diagnosis, 8, 3, 120-128.
10.1108/ADD-05-2015-007
2015 Thwin, M., Schultz, T. & Anderson, P. (2015). Morphological, functional and neurological outcomes of craniectomy versus cranial vault remodeling for isolated nonsyndromic synostosis of the sagittal suture: a systematic review.. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 13, 9, 309-368.
10.11124/jbisrir-2015-2470
2015 Goergen, S., Schultz, T., Deakin, A. & Runciman, W. (2015). Investigating errors in medical imaging: Lessons for practice from medicolegal closed claims. Journal of the American College of Radiology, 12, 9, 988-997.
10.1016/j.jacr.2015.03.025
2015 Mandel, C., Grimm, J. & Schultz, T. J. (2015). The Radiology Events Register (RaER). HealthManagement.org, 15, 2, 109-114.
2015 Taggart, D., Schultz, D., Corrigan, T., Schultz, T., Stevens, M., Panther, D. & White, C. (2015). Reintroduction methods and a review of mortality in the brush-tailed rock-wallaby, Grampians National Park, Australia. Australian Journal of Zoology, 63, 6, 383-397.
10.1071/ZO15029
2014 Thwin, M., Schultz, T. & Anderson, P. (2014). The effects of craniectomy compared to cranial vault remodeling on morphological, functional and neurological outcomes in infants with isolated non-syndromic sysnostosis of the sagittal suture: a systematic review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews & Implementation Reports, 12, 4, 37-47.
10.11124/jbisrir-2014-1564
2014 Schultz, T., Crock, C., Hansen, K., Deakin, A. & Gosbell, A. (2014). Piloting an online incident reporting system in Australasian emergency medicine. EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 26, 5, 461-467.
10.1111/1742-6723.12271
2014 Deakin, A., Schultz, T., Hansen, K. & Crock, C. (2014). Diagnostic error: missed fractures in emergency medicine. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 27, 2, 177-178.
10.1111/1742-6723.12328
2014 Romano, M., Schultz, T., Tai, A. & White, S. (2014). The diagnostic test accuracy of clinical swallow assessment for oropharyngeal aspiration: a systematic review. The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 12, 8, 259-329.
10.11124/jbisrir-2014-1372
2014 Khoddam, H., Mehrdad, N., Peyrovi, H., Kitson, A., Schultz, T. & Athlin, A. (2014). Knowledge translation in health care: a concept analysis. Medical Journal of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 28, 1, 626-640.
2014 Schultz, T., Kitson, A., Soenen, S., Long, L., Shanks, A., Wiechula, R. ... Lange, K. (2014). Does a multidisciplinary nutritional intervention prevent nutritional decline in hospital patients? A stepped wedge randomised cluster trial. e-SPEN Journal, 9, 2, 284-e90.
10.1016/j.clnme.2014.01.002
2014 Schultz, T., Roupas, P., Wiechula, R., Krause, D., Gravier, S. & Kitson, A. (2014). Nutritional interventions for optimizing healthy body composition in older adults in the community: a protocol for an umbrella review of studies of effectiveness and qualitative perceptions and experiences. The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 12, 11, 31-47.
10.11124/jbisrir-2014-1832
2013 Thomas, M., Schultz, T., Hannaford, N. & Runciman, W. (2013). Failures in transition: learning from incidents relating to clinical handover in acute care. Journal for Healthcare Quality, 35, 3, 49-56.
10.1111/j.1945-1474.2011.00189.x
2013 Lang, S., Keefe, D., Schultz, T. & Pearson, A. (2013). Predictors of acute adverse events from rapid rituximab infusion. Supportive Care in Cancer, 21, 8, 2315-2320.
10.1007/s00520-013-1788-5
2013 Hannaford, N., Mandel, C., Crock, C., Buckley, K., Magrabi, F., Ong, M. ... Schultz, T. (2013). Learning from incident reports in the Australian medical imaging setting: handover and communication errors. The British Journal of Radiology, 86, 1022, 20120336-1-20120336-11.
10.1259/bjr.20120336
2013 White, S. & Schultz, T. (2013). The accuracy of Influenza A (H1N1) “swine flu” laboratory testing: a systematic review of diagnostic test accuracy. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 11, 4, 67-114.
10.11124/01938924-201311040-00002
2013 Kitson, A., Schultz, T., Long, L., Shanks, A., Wiechula, R., Chapman, I. & Soenen, S. (2013). The prevention and reduction of weight loss in an acute tertiary care setting: Protocol for a pragmatic stepped wedge randomised cluster trial (the PRoWL Project). BMC Health Services Research, 13, 1, 1-9.
10.1186/1472-6963-13-299
2012 Romano, M., Schultz, T. & Tai, A. (2012). The diagnostic test accuracy of Clinical Swallow Assessment for oropharyngeal aspiration: A systematic review. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 10, S91-S106.
2012 Romano, M., Schultz, T. & Tai, A. (2012). The Diagnostic Test Accuracy of Clinical Swallow Assessment for Oropharyngeal Aspiration: A Systematic Review.. JBI library of systematic reviews, 10, 56 Suppl, 1-16.
2011 Thomas, M., Schultz, T., Hannaford, N. & Runciman, W. (2011). Mapping the limits of safety reporting systems in health care - what lessons can we actually learn?. Medical Journal of Australia, 194, 12, 635-639.
2011 Butler, M., Collins, R., Drennan, J., Halligan, P., O'Mathuna, D., Schultz, T. & Sheridan, A. (2011). Hospital nurse staffing models and patient and staff-related outcomes. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2011, 7, 007019-1-007019-72.
10.1002/14651858.CD007019.pub2
2011 Schadewaldt, V. & Schultz, T. (2011). Nurse-led clinics as an effective service for cardiac patients: results from a systematic review. International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare, 9, 3, 199-214.
10.1111/j.1744-1609.2011.00217.x
2011 White, S., Schultz, T. & Tufanaru, C. (2011). The accuracy of Influenza A (H1N1) "swine flu" laboratory testing: A systematic review of diagnostic test accuracy.. JBI Libr Syst Rev, 9, 64 Suppl, 1-21.
2011 Schultz, D., Rich, B., Rohrig, W., McCarthy, P., Mathews, B., Schultz, T. ... Taggart, D. (2011). Investigations into the health of brush-tailed rock-wallabies (Petrogale penicillata) before and after reintroduction. Australian Mammalogy, 33, 2, 235-244.
10.1071/AM11010
2011 Roy, A., Schultz, T., Carson, K., Smith, B., Powell, H., Wilson, A. & Walters, E. (2011). Asthma self management education with either regular healthcare professional review or written action plans or both in adults. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Online, 12, 1-11.
10.1002/14651858.CD009479
2010 White, S., Schultz, T. & Tufanaru, C. (2010). The accuracy of Influenza A (H1N1) "swine flu" laboratory testing: A systematic review of diagnostic test accuracy.. JBI library of systematic reviews, 8, 8 Suppl, 1-21.
2010 Schultz, T. & Kitson, A. (2010). Measuring the context of care in an Australian acute care hospital: a nurse survey. Implementation Science, 5, 1, 60-1-60-11.
10.1186/1748-5908-5-60
2010 Schadewaldt, V. & Schultz, T. (2010). A systematic review on the effectiveness of nurse-led cardiac clinics for adult patients with coronary heart disease. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 8, 2, 53-89.
2010 Jones, D., Benveniste, K., Schultz, T., Mandel, C. & Runciman, W. (2010). Establishing national medical imaging incident reporting systems: Issues and challenges. Journal of the American College of Radiology, 7, 8, 582-592.
10.1016/j.jacr.2010.03.014
2010 Jones, D., Thomas, M., Mandel, C., Grimm, J., Hannaford, N., Schultz, T. & Runciman, W. (2010). Where failures occur in the imaging care cycle: Lessons from the radiology events register. Journal of the American College of Radiology, 7, 8, 593-602.
10.1016/j.jacr.2010.03.013
2009 Stead, K., Kumar, S., Schultz, T., Tiver, S., Pirone, C., Adams, R. & Wareham, C. (2009). Teams communicating through STEPPS. Medical Journal of Australia, 190, 11 Supp, S128-S132.
2009 Petrie, E., Schultz, T. & Pearson, A. (2009). Informing and implementing policy to advance mental health and wellbeing through action research in a rural remote community mental health setting. Australasian Psychiatry, 17, Supp, 1-4.
10.1080/10398560902948373
2008 Lizarondo, L., Gyi, A. A. & Schultz, T. (2008). Fluid regimens for colostomy irrigation: a systematic review.. JBI library of systematic reviews, 6, 10, 353-366.
2008 Lizarondo, L., Gyi, A. & Schultz, T. (2008). Fluid regimens for colosomy irrigation: a systematic review. International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare, 2008, 6, 303-310.
10.1111/j.1744-1609.2008.00103.x
2008 Schultz, T., Webb, J. & Christian, K. (2008). The physiological cost of pregnancy in a tropical viviparous snake. Copeia, 2008, 3, 637-642.
10.1643/CP-06-182
2008 Butler, M., Collins, R., Drennan, J., Halligan, P., O'Mathúna, D., Schultz, T. ... Vilis, E. (2008). Hospital nurse staffing models and patient and staff-related outcomes. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 1, -.
10.1002/14651858.CD007019
2008 Lizarondo, L., Gyi, A. & Schultz, T. (2008). Fluid regimens for colostomy irrigation: A systematic review. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 6, 3, 303-310.
10.1111/j.1479-6988.2008.00103.x
2007 Jayasekara Gangoda Arachchilag, R. & Schultz, T. (2007). Health status, trends, and issues in Sri Lanka. Nursing and Health Sciences, 9, 3, 228-233.
10.1111/j.1442-2018.2007.00328
2007 Christian, K., Webb, J., Schultz, T. & Green, B. (2007). Effects of seasonal variation in prey abundance on field metabolism, water flux, and activity of a tropical ambush foraging snake. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 80, 5, 522-533.
10.1086/519959
2006 Jayasekara, R., Schultz, T. & McCutcheon, H. (2006). A comprehensive systematic review of evidence on the effectiveness and appropriateness of undergraduate nursing curricula.. JBI library of systematic reviews, 4, 6, 1-2.
2006 Pearson, A., Schultz, T. & Conroy, T. (2006). Developing clinical leaders in Australian aged care homes. International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare, 4, 1, 42-45.
10.1111/j.1479-6988.2006.00030.x
2006 Jayasekara, R. & Schultz, T. (2006). The feasibility and appropriateness of introducing nursing curricula from developed countries into developing countries: a comprehensive systematic review.. JBI library of systematic reviews, 4, 7, 1-16.
2006 Jayasekara Gangoda Arachchilag, R., Schultz, T. & McCutcheon, H. (2006). A comprehensive systematic review of evidence on the effectiveness and appropriateness of undergraduate nursing curricula. International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare, 4, 3, 191-207.
10.1111/j.1479-6988.2006.00044.x
2006 Jayasekara Gangoda Arachchilag, R. & Schultz, T. (2006). The feasibility and appropriateness of introducing nursing curricula from developed countries into developing countries: a comprehensive systematic review. International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare, 4, 3, 208-220.
10.1111/j.1479-6988.2006.00045.x
2003 Christian, K., Webb, J. & Schultz, T. (2003). Energetics of bluetongue lizards (Tiliqua scincoides) in a seasonal tropical environment. Oecologia, 136, 4, 515-523.
10.1007/s00442-003-1301-9
2002 Frappell, P., Schultz, T. & Christian, K. (2002). Oxygen transfer during aerobic exercise in a varanid lizard Varanus mertensi is limited by the circulation. Journal of Experimental Biology, 205, 17, 2725-2736.
2002 Frappell, P., Schultz, T. & Christian, K. (2002). The respiratory system in varanid lizards: determinants of O2 transfer. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A-Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 133, 2, 239-258.
10.1016/S1095-6433(02)00147-2
1999 Christian, K., Bedford, G., Green, B., Griffiths, A., Newgrain, K. & Schultz, T. (1999). Physiological ecology of a tropical dragon, Lophognathus temporalis. Austral Ecology, 24, 2, 171-181.
10.1046/j.1442-9993.1999.241960.x
1999 Christian, K., Bedford, G. & Schultz, T. (1999). Energetic consequences of metabolic depression in tropical and temperate-zone lizards. Australian Journal of Zoology, 47, 2, 133-141.
10.1071/ZO98061
1998 Christian, K., Bedford, G., Green, B., Schultz, T. & Newgrain, K. (1998). Energetics and water flux of the marbled velvet gecko (Oedura marmorata) in tropical and temperate habitats. Oecologia, 116, 3, 336-342.
10.1007/s004420050595

Books

Year Citation
2011 White, S., Schultz, T. & Enuameh, Y. (2011). Synthesizing evidence of diagnostic accuracy. Australia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Book Chapters

Year Citation
2015 Wiechula, R., Shanks, A., Schultz, T., Whitaker, N. & Kitson, A. (2015). Case study of the PRoWL project - a whole-system implementation project involving nursing and dietetic lead facilitators. In G. Harvey & A. Kitson (Eds.), Implementing evidence-based practice in healthcare: A facilitation guide (pp. 169-184). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2011 Long, , Kitson, , Shanks, A., Wiechula, , Schultz, , Chapman, ... Whitaker, (2011). Preparing to PROWL‐prevention and reduction of weight loss in the acute care setting. Johanna Briggs Institute International Convention. Adelaide, Australia.

Conference Items

Year Citation
2017 Jayasinghe, H., Carson, K., Schultz, T., Barton, C., Ali, A. A., Tan, J. ... Smith, B. (2017). Asthma Self-Management Education With Either Regular Healthcare Professional Review Or Written Action Plan Or Both In Adults: A Cochrane Review. International Conference of the American-Thoracic-Society (ATS). Washington, DC.
2016 Butterfield, N., Schultz, T., Rasmussen, P. & Proeve, M. (2016). Yoga for stress, anxiety and depression: Developing an appropriate intervention for mental health consumers.
2015 Jayasinghe, H., Carson, K., Schultz, T., Barton, C., Ali, A., Brinn, M. ... Smith, B. (2015). ASTHMA SELF-MANAGEMENT EDUCATION WITH EITHER REGULAR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL REVIEW OR WRITTEN ACTION PLAN OR BOTH IN ADULTS: A COCHRANE REVIEW. Thoracic Society Australia New Zealand Australian New Zealand Society Respiratory Science Annual Scientific Meeting 2015. Queensland, AUSTRALIA.
2013 Mandel, C., Hannaford, N., Grimm, J. & Schultz, T. (2013). The Radiology Events Register (RaER): incident reporting in radiology.
10.1016/j.crad.2013.05.012

2016-17 - Biogen Australia and New Zealand - A pilot study of the safety and clinical effectiveness, acceptability and cost effectiveness of home infusions of Tysabri (Tysabri®) by ambulatory care nurses for people with multiple sclerosis? (as CI-B with School of Nursing, University of Adelaide)

2016-17 - Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care ‘Clinical safety implications of calls to the ‘My Health Record’ Helpline’ (as CI-A with School of Nursing, University of Adelaide).

2016-17 - ANMF SA - Single bed hospitals: nursing workflows and patients experience (with School of Nursing, University of Adelaide)

2016-17 - HCF Research Foundation - Evaluating costs and impact of early-discharge for planned caesarean sections: Setting the Benchmark (with School of Nursing, University of Adelaide)

2015-2020 - NHMRC CRE – Transdisciplinary frailty research to achieve healthy ageing (as Associate Investigator, with School of Nursing, University of Adelaide)

2015-16 - SA Health Commitment to Care ‘Evaluating 4 Change’ (with School of Nursing, University of Adelaide)

2015-2016 - Australasian College for Emergency Medicine ‘Emergency Medicine Event Reporting System national implementation’ (with Australian Patient Safety Foundation).

2014-15 Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care ‘Analysis of Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) incidents and supporting a proposed Clinical Incident Management Framework’ (with Australian Patient Safety Foundation).

2014 - Australasian College for Emergency Medicine ‘Emergency Medicine Event Reporting System national implementation’ (with Australian Patient Safety Foundation).

2014 - Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists ‘Radiology Events Register’ (with Australian Patient Safety Foundation)

2013 - Heart Foundation SA ‘Evaluation of the ‘My Heart, My Life’ booklet for patients with coronary heart disease’ (with School of Nursing, University of Adelaide)

2013 - University of Adelaide DVCR Interdisciplinary Research Fund ‘Healthy Ageing - What interventions optimise independence and promote healthy ageing in the community? (with School of Nursing, University of Adelaide)

2012 - HCF Medical Research Foundation ‘Surgical safety checklist use in Australian hospitals’ (with Australian Patient Safety Foundation, Joanna Briggs Institute)

2012 - Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists ‘Lessons for practice from closed case notifications to medical defence organisations’ (with Australian Patient Safety Foundation and A/Prof Stacy Goergen).

2012 - Australasian College of Emergency Medicine – Emergency Medicine Event Reporting System (with Australian Patient Safety Foundation).

I have a minor role in undergraduate teaching, leading problem-based learning and small group discovery experience classes. I conduct tutorials on quantitative research methods in a postgraduate course ‘NURSING 7030 - Undertaking nursing research: Exploring Issues in clinical practice’ and supervise students in the postgraduate course 7012HO Systematic Reviews of Research.

Current

Doctor of Philosophy

  • 2017                Ashagre Molla Assaye, PhD University of Adelaide - Determinants for Nursing Sensitive Patients' Safety Outcome Among Admitted Patients (full time, co-supervisor).
  • 2016                Osama Al Kouri, PhD University of Adelaide - Impact of Heart Failure Symptoms on Patients Lives and their Home Management Strategies (full time, principal supervisor)
  • 2015                Jodie Shoobridge, PhD University of Adelaide - Employee Reaction to Change, and Development and Maintenance of Resilience (principal supervisor)
  • 2015                Alexander Tegelberg PhD Uppsala University - Healthcare professionals’ and leaders’ perspective of management of patients with acute abdominal pain (external-supervisor).
  • 2015                MD Shafiqur Rahman Jabin, PhD University of South Australia - Radiology Patient Safety Alert: Bridging the gap between new Health Information Technology (HIT) and Human Performance to reduce error and harm in healthcare. (co-supervisor)
  • 2012                Nicole Butterfield, PhD University of Adelaide – Effectiveness of yoga in increasing mindfulness and self-compassion (principal supervisor)

Master of Clinical Science (HDR students)

  • 2016                Mahasen Juaton, M Clin Sci University of Adelaide - Patients' and Clinicians' experiences of the Flexible Delivery of Natalizumab (p/time, co-supervisor)
  • 2015                Louise McGuire, Master of Clinical Science, University of Adelaide - Models of care for the Perioperative Bays at the new RAH (principal supervisor)

Previous

Doctor of Philosophy

  • 2010 -  15        Fahad Algahtani, PhD University of Adelaide – Patient safety, teamwork and communication in Saudi Arabian hospitals (co-supervisor)
  • 2010 – 15        Amy Marshall, PhD University of Adelaide – Knowing, believing and doing – Does alcohol intoxication of women victims of violence influence their treatment by clinicians in emergency departments (co-supervisor)
  • 2010 – 12        Siew Ping Lang, PhD University of Adelaide - Predictors of acute adverse events from rapid rituximab infusion (co-supervisor)
  • 2005 – 10        Caroline Lee, PhD University of Adelaide – Role of the gerontological nurse practitioner in Australia (co-supervisor)
  • 2004 – 08        Eileen Petrie, PhD University of Adelaide – Action research in preventing workplace burnout in rural remote community mental health nursing (co-supervisor)
  • 2004 – 08        Rasika Jayasekara, PhD University of Adelaide – The development of an evidence-based conceptual framework for undergraduate nursing curricula in Sri Lanka (co-supervisor)
  • 2005 – 08        Rie Konno, PhD University of Adelaide - Lived experience of overseas qualified nurses from a non-English speaking background (co-supervisor)
  • 2004 – 2005    Aye Aye Gyi, PhD LaTrobe University – The relationship between admission hyperglycemia and outcomes in cerebrovascular accident patients (co-supervisor)
  • 2004 – 2005    Thuzar Han, PhD LaTrobe University – Treatment outcomes, drug resistance and risk factors for smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis cases in Yangon division, Myanmar 2002 (co-supervisor)

Doctor of Nursing

  • 2005 – 06        Duangrudee Lasuka, Doctor of Nursing LaTrobe University – Effects of an empowerment program on coping and quality of life in elderly with chronic illness (co-supervisor)
  • 2005 – 06        Yupin Phianmongkhol, Doctor of Nursing LaTrobe University – Pain management in cervical cancer patients: mindfulness meditation (co-supervisor)
  • 2005 – 06        Chomnard Potjanamart, Doctor of Nursing LaTrobe University – Older Thai people’s understanding of influenza and how this influences their uptake of influenza vaccination (co-supervisor)
  • 2005 – 06        Thanaruk Suwanprapisa, Doctor of Nursing LaTrobe University – Caring for people with HIV/AIDS in Thailand (co-supervisor)
  • 2005                Wilawan Picheansathian, Doctor of Nursing LaTrobe University – The effectiveness of a promotion program on hand hygiene compliance and nosocomial infections in a neonatal intensive care unit (co-supervisor)
  • 2004 – 2005    Nyo Nyo Wint, PhD LaTrobe University – The effectiveness of directly observed therapy and the needs of the tuberculosis patients in Myanmar (co-supervisor)

Masters of Clinical Science (HDR)

  • 2012 - 2015     Dr May Thwin, Master of Clinical Science, University of Adelaide – The effectiveness of surgical interventions for plagiocephaly in children: a systematic review (principal supervisor)
  • 2012 - 2014     Ms Marissa Romano, Master of Clinical Science, University of Adelaide – The diagnostic test accuracy of videofluoroscopic swallow evaluation (VFSE) in diagnosing laryngeal cleft in children (principal supervisor)
  • 2009 - 2011     Dr Sarahlouise Jones, Master of Clinical Science, University of Adelaide – The accuracy of swine flu testing: A systematic review of diagnostic test accuracy (principal supervisor)

Masters of Nursing Science (Coursework Masters)

  • 2016                Fuaad Alshehri, Masters of Nursing Science – Workplace violence against nursing staff in emergency department in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: cross-sectional survey (principal supervisor)
  • 2013                Kurnia Rachmawati, Master of Nursing Science, University of Adelaide – Translation, adaptation and psychometric testing of nurses’ attitudes towards and awareness of research and development in Nursing for use in Indonesian Primary Health Care Settings (co-supervisor)
  • 2010 -2011      Mary Parisotto, Master of Nursing Science, University of Adelaide – Emergency department patient’s health seeking behaviours (principal supervisor)
  • 2010 - 2011     April Stanley-Banks, Master of Nursing Science, University of Adelaide – Why do emergency nurses flag patients as a risk to nursing staff? (principal supervisor)

Honours

  • 2016                Eunice Lim, School of Nursing, University of Adelaide – Patient and hospital-level predictors of best practice in timely analgesia and pain score documentation for patients with acute abdominal pain in South Australian Emergency Departments (co-supervisor, mark 1A (81%))
  • 2016                Vivienne Chong, School of Nursing, University of Adelaide – Policies and practices in Australian EDs for people with acute abdominal pain (co-supervisor, mark 1A (97%))
  • 2011 -              Jingyung Liu, University of South Australia – Does TeamSTEPPS  change the attitude of healthcare professionals towards teamwork and patient safety? (principal supervisor, mark 2A)
  • 2010 -              Nikoo Agtaei, University of South Australia – Psychometric properties of a tool to measure incident reporting perspectives of medical imaging staff (principal supervisor, mark 2A)
  • 2010 -              Carly Cilento, University of South Australia – How do Australian States manage their incident reporting systems? (principal supervisor, mark 1st Class)

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
2008 - ongoing Member Australian Patient Safety Foundation Australia

Offices Held

Date Office Name Institution Country
2015 - ongoing Postgraduate Coordinator University of Adelaide Australia
Position
Research Fellow and Postgraduate Coordinator
Phone
83136270
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building
Room Number
WS4064.26
Org Unit
Nursing

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