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.

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 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, -. 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, e016663-. 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
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
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
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 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 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 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 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
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 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 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 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
2015 Mandel, C., Grimm, J. & Schultz, T. J. (2015). The Radiology Events Register (RaER). HealthManagement.org, 15, 2, 109-114.
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 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., 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., 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 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., 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 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 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
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 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
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 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 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
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 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
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 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
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 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 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
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
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.
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 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
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 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
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 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, 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. (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). 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
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.
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

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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