Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Health Services

Research Area Leader:

Oliver Burmeister

Oliver Burmeister

Research Area Deputy Leader:

Zahid Islam

Zahid Islam

  • Overview
  • Members
  • Projects
  • Current Students
  • Recent Publications
  • Events & News

Overview

The delivery and management of effective health services in regional, rural and remote areas faces a number of ongoing challenges.  For example, an ageing population in Australia requires health organisations to increase their capacity for aged care, while managing simultaneous challenges such as workforce shortages.  Health services research is a priority funding area for the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and promoting and maintaining good health is recognised as a national priority area by the Australian Research Council, highlighting the importance and relevance of this research.  Traditionally, health services management has been researched primarily from disciplinary approaches incorporating clinical perspectives, medical education and public health, amongst others.  Our research area (RA) combines these approaches with a number of business disciplines such as information technology, economics, marketing and management with a view to providing additional input and suggestions of different ways to approach the challenges of health services management.

Our research aims to provide a cross-disciplinary perspective that will seek to explore problems and challenges that the health industry faces and develop interventions for improving health service delivery at an individual, group and organisational level.

Our research will contribute to both scholarly knowledge and health industry practice in a number of ways.  Scholarly knowledge pertaining to health service delivery will be enhanced through a cross-disciplinary research approach through the input of researchers from diverse academic backgrounds.  By researching various facets of health service delivery, researchers within the RA are also contributing directly to national research priority areas.  From a practice perspective, the RA is able to provide information and advice to industry partners through roles on boards and committees, by communicating results of research, through assisting industry partners with developing capacity to recognise and research their own organisational problems, and through the development of organisationally-specific interventions aimed at enhancing health service delivery.

Members

Name

Title/Position

School / Employer

Location

Email

Maree Bernoth

Associate Professor

School of Nursing, Midwifery & Indigenous Health

Wagga Wagga

mbernoth@csu.edu.au

Oliver Burmeister

Professor

School of Computing and Mathematics

Bathurst

oburmeister@csu.edu.au

Arnela Ceric

Lecturer

School of Management and Marketing

Bathurst

aceric@csu.edu.au

Steven D'Alessandro

Professor

School of Management and Marketing

Bathurst

sdalessandro@csu.edu.au

Rylee Dionigi

Professor

School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health

Port Macquarie

rdionigi@csu.edu.au

Greg Dresser

Head of Research and Development

LiveBetter Community Services

Outside CSU

greg.dresser@livebetter.org.au

Kenneth Eustace

Adjunct Senior Lecturer

School of Computing and Mathematics

Wagga Wagga

keustace@csu.edu.au

Gael Evans-Barr

Manager Alumni and Foundation Relations

Advancement Office

Wangaratta

gevans-barr@csu.edu.au

Rachael Fox

Lecturer

School of Psychology

Wagga Wagga

rfox@csu.edu.au

Jenni Greig

Research Officer

Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences

Bathurst

jgreig@csu.edu.au

Gillian Harvie

PhD Student

School of Computing and Mathematics

 

gharvie@bigpond.net.au

Nur Mohammad Hassan

Lecturer

School of Dentistry and Health Sciences

Wagga Wagga

nhassan@csu.edu.au

Gene Hodgins

Associate Head of School

School of Psychology

Wagga Wagga

ghodgins@csu.edu.au

Md Zahidul Islam

Associate Professor

School of Computing and Mathematics

Bathurst

zislam@csu.edu.au

Mir Rabiul Islam

Lecturer

School of Psychology

Bathurst

rislam@csu.edu.au

Rashid Khokhar

Teaching Fellow

School of Computing and Mathematics

Wagga Wagga

rkhokhar@csu.edu.au

Jodie Kleinschafer

Lecturer

School of Management and Marketing

Bathurst

jkleinschafer@csu.edu.au

Carli Kulmar

Lecturer in Law

School of Accounting and Finance

Wagga Wagga

ckulmar@csu.edu.au

Mark Morrison

Professor and Associate Dean of Research

Faculty of Business, Justice & Behavioural Sciences

Bathurst

mmorrison@csu.edu.au

Alice Munro

Research Manager

Western NSW Local Health District

Outside CSU

alice.munro@health.nsw.gov.au

Brona Nic Giolla Easpaig

Research Fellow

Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science,

Australian Institute of Health Innovation

Outside CSU

brona.nicgiollaeaspaig@mq.edu.au

Manoranjan Paul

Associate Professor

School of Computing and Mathematics

Bathurst

mpaul@csu.edu.au

Adam Poulsen

Student

School of Computing and Mathematics

Bathurst

apouls02@postoffice.csu.edu.au

Azizur Rahman

Senior Lecturer

Computing & Mathematics, School

Wagga Wagga

azrahman@csu.edu.au

David Ritchie

Lecturer

School of Biomedical Sciences

Sydney

dritchie@csu.edu.au

Russell Roberts

Associate Professor

School of Management and Marketing

Bathurst

rroberts@csu.edu.au

Rachel Rossiter

Associate Professor

School of Nursing, Midwifery & Indigenous Health

Orange

rrossiter@csu.edu.au

Linda Shields

Professor

Faculty of Science

Bathurst

lshields@csu.edu.au

Felicity Small

Associate Head of School

School of Management and Marketing

Bathurst

fsmall@csu.edu.au

Jessica Sowden

Research Officer

Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences

Bathurst

jsowden@csu.edu.au

Eevon Stott

Research and Development

LiveBetter Community Services

Outside CSU

Eevon.Stott@livebetter.org.au

Matthew Thomas

Clinical Psychologist, Mental Health Clinician

Marathon Health

Outside CSU

Matthew.Thomas1@health.nsw.gov.au

David Tien

Senior Lecturer

School of Computing and Mathematics

Bathurst

dtien@csu.edu.au

Georgia Tziros

Student and Family Reunification Practitioner

Child Protection Department of Health and Human Services

Melbourne

tzirosgeorgia@gmail.com

Matias Vaira Lucero

Senior Economist

NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet

Outside CSU

matias.vaira-lucero@dpc.nsw.gov.au

Shaoyu (Shaun) Wang

Lecturer in Anatomy and Physiology

School of Community Health

Orange

shawang@csu.edu.au

Tanveer Zia

Associate Head of School

School of Computing and Mathematics

Wagga Wagga

tzia@csu.edu.au

Projects

Only a selection of current and past projects are listed here, indicative of the type of external engagements HSR members participate in.

Current Students

Topic

Student

Supervisor

Bringing the Oldest-Old into the Digital Age: Overcoming Challenges of Mobility, Literacy and Learning

Gillian Harvie

Principal Supervisor:

O Burmeister

Co-Supervisor:

K Eustace

The Investigation of a New Care Robot Design Approach for Alleviating LGBT Elderly Loneliness

Adam Poulsen

Principal Supervisor:

O Burmeister

Co-Supervisors:

D Tien

A Ul-Haq

An exploration of Greek Migrant Experiences and Later Life Emotional Well-being

Georgia Tziros

Principal Supervisor:

M Bernoth

Co-Supervisor:

O Burmeister

Recent Publications

For complete list of publications and presentations of team members, please see individual profiles of the team members.

Publications

Impact

Fletcher, S. and Islam, M. Z. (2017): Differentially Private Random Decision Forests using Smooth Sensitivity, Expert Systems with Applications (ESWA), Vol. 78, pg. 16-31, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eswa.2017.01.034

ISI Web of Knowledge Rank Q1.

Islam, M. Z., D'Alessandro, S., Furner, M., Johnson, L., Gray, D. and Carter, L. (2016): Brand Switching Pattern Discovery by Data Mining Techniques for the Telecommunication Industry in Australia, Australasian Journal of Information Systems, pg. 1 - 17, Vol. 20, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3127/ajis.v20i0.1420

ABDC 2016 Rank A

Beg, A. H., Islam, M. Z., and Estivill-Castro. V. (2016): Genetic Algorithm with Healthy Population and Multiple Streams Sharing Information for Clustering, Knowledge-Based Systems, Vol. 114, pp. 61-78, ISSN 0219-1377, Springer London. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.knosys.2016.09.030 Available athttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0950705116303720

ABDC 2016 Rank A, ISI Web of Knowledge Rank Q1.

Rahman, M. G., and Islam, M. Z. (2016): Discretization of Continuous Attributes Through Low Frequency Numerical Values and Attribute Interdependency, Expert Systems with Applications (ESWA), Vol. 45, pp. 410-423, DOI: 10.1016/j.eswa.2015.10.005, 1 March, 2016.

ISI Web of Knowledge Rank Q1.

Sayers, J.M., Cleary, M., Hunt, G., and Burmeister, O.K. (2017) Service and infrastructure needs to support recovery programs for Indigenous community mental health consumers, International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 26(2), 142–150, DOI: 10.1111/inm.12287.

SCImago Q1

Bennett, E., Berry, K., Emeto, T. I., Burmeister, O. K., Young, J., and Shields, L. (2017) Attitudes to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender parents seeking health care for their children in two early parenting services in Australia, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26(7-8), 1021–1030. DOI:10.1111/jocn.13595.

SCImago Q1

Burmeister, O.K. (2016) The development of assistive dementia technology that accounts for the values of those affected by its use, Ethics and Information Technology, 18(3), 185-198, DOI: 10.1007/s10676-016-9404-2.

SCImago Q2

Teipel, S., Babiloni, C., Hoey, J., Kaye, J., Kirste, T. and Burmeister, O.K. (2016) Information and communication technology solutions for outdoor navigation in dementia, Alzheimer's & Dementia, 12(6), 695-707. DOI: 10.1016/j.jalz.2015.11.003.

ISI Web of Knowledge Rank Q1.

Bernoth, M., Burmeister, O.K., Morrison, M., Islam, M.Z., Onslow, F., and Cleary, M. (2016) The impact of a participatory care model on work satisfaction of care workers and the functionality, connectedness and mental health of community-dwelling older people, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 37(6), 429-435, DOI: 10.3109/01612840.2016.1149260.

SCImago Q2

Al-Yateem, N., Rossiter, R. C., Robb, W. F., & Slewa-Younan, S. (2018). Mental health literacy of school nurses in the United Arab Emirates. International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 12(1), 6. doi: 10.1186/s13033-018-0184-4

SCImago Q1

Everson, N., Levett-Jones, T., Pitt, V., Lapkin, S., Van Der Riet, P., Rossiter, R., . . . Courtney Pratt, H. (2018). Analysis of the Empathic Concern Subscale of the Emotional Response Questionnaire in a Study Evaluating the Impact of a 3D Cultural Simulation. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 15(1). doi: 10.1515/ijnes-2017-0003

SCImago Q2

Rossiter, R. C., Clarke, D. K., & Shields, L. (2018). Supporting Young People’s Emotional Wellbeing During The Transition To Secondary School In Regional Australia. Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 28(1), 73 - 85.

 

Sayers, J.M., Cleary, M., Hunt, G., and Burmeister, O.K. (2017) Service and infrastructure needs to support recovery programs for Indigenous community mental health consumers, International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 26(2), 142–150, DOI: 10.1111/inm.12287.

SCImago Q1

Bennett, E., Berry, K., Emeto, T. I., Burmeister, O. K., Young, J., and Shields, L. (2017) Attitudes to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender parents seeking health care for their children in two early parenting services in Australia, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26(7-8), 1021–1030. DOI:10.1111/jocn.13595.

SCImago Q1

Poulsen, A. and Burmeister, O.K. (2018) Overcoming carer shortages with carebots: Dynamic value trade-offs in run-time, Australasian Journal of Information Systems, 22.

ABDC 2016 Rank A

Islam, M.R., Miah, S.J., Kamal, A.R.M. and Burmeister, O. (2018) A Design Construct Developing Approaches to Measure Mental Health Conditions, Australasian Journal of Information Systems, 22.

ABDC 2016 Rank A

Burmeister, O.K., Ritchie, D., Devitt, A., Chia, E., Dresser, G., and Roberts, R. (2018) The impact of telehealth technology on user perception of wellbeing and social functioning, and the implications for service providers, Australasian Journal of Information Systems, 22.

ABDC 2016 Rank A

Burmeister, O.K. and Kreps, D. (2018) Power influences upon technology design for age-related cognitive decline using the VSD framework, Ethics and Information Technology. DOI: 10.1007/s10676-018-9460-x.

SCImago Q1.

Redshaw, S., Ingham, V., McCutcheon, M., Hicks, J., and Burmeister, O.K. (2018) Assessing the impact of vulnerability on perceptions of social cohesion in the context of community resilience to disaster in the Blue Mountains, Australian Journal of Rural Health, 26(1), 14-19.

SCImago Q2.

Burmeister, O.K., Bernoth, M., Dietsch, E., and Cleary, M. (2016) Enhancing connectedness through peer training for community dwelling older people: A person centred approach, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 37(6), 406-411, DOI: 10.3109/01612840.2016.1142623.

SCImago Q2.

Burmeister, O.K., and Marks, E., (2016) Rural and remote communities, technology and mental health recovery, Journal of Information, Communication & Ethics in Society. 14(2), 170-181. DOI: 10.1108/JICES-10-2015-0033.

SCImago Q2.

Events & News

HSR ProgresS Newsletter

The HSR ProgresS is a quarterly newsletter that allows record of the group’s progress and exciting updates whilst also helps the members get to know each other better. The HSR ProgresS has been running since winter 2017 and is coordinated and edited by Dr Shaoyu Wang.

If you have an item you would like included in our next newsletter please contact Shaun Wang at shawang@csu.edu.au.

Sport and Physical Activity Across the Lifespan Book

The book was co-edited by Associate Professor Rylee Dionigi in the School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health at CSU in Port Macquarie, and Associate Professor Michael Gard in the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences at the University of Queensland.

Professor Dionigi said, “Sport and Physical Activity Across the Lifespan argues that sport and physical activity are merely certain types of leisure activities that should be made available for people to engage in across their lifespan if they wish to, but sport and physical activity should not be positioned in policy as a panacea for an array of social and health problems in our society. That is, ‘sport as leisure, not as panacea’ because positioning sport and physical activity participation across the lifespan as instrumental to improving population health outcomes can be highly problematic for older people, young parents, ethnic minorities, the poor, ill and inactive. Typically, those who benefit from regular sport participation already have the means, ability and desire to be physically active. Using sport and physical activity as tools in health promotion and policy assumes that all individuals can take responsibility for their health and ignores the randomness of many diseases and the social, economic, political and cultural determinants of health outcomes.”

Sport and Physical Activity Across the Lifespan was launched in September in Port Macquarie (picture below). The book is available here: https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9781137485618

Equally Well

Associate Professor Russell Roberts, Dr Felicity Small and Professor Oliver Burmeister (pictured) are all involved in the Equally Well project (2017-2019). For information about equally well, see www.mentalhealthcommission.gov.au/our-work/equally-well or www.equallywell.org.au.

2018 Meeting Calendar

Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month, and are via video conferencing in Albury, Bathurst, Orange and Wagga campuses. If you have questions about the monthly meetings or would like an outlook invitation please contact Oliver at oburmeister@csu.edu.au or Zahid at zislam@csu.edu.au.

Healthy Ageing and Aged Care

Our book titled "Healthy Ageing and Aged Care won the best tertiary text in Australia for 2017 award. 

Please feel free to contact Associate Professor Maree Bernoth or Professor Oliver Burmeister for more information.

Our Predictive Risk Stratification Tool for reducing avoidable hospital admission for Murrumbidgee Local Health District of the NSW Health has received the Innovation Award 2017 from the Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI).  

Please feel free to contact Associate Professor Zahid Islam or Professor Mark Morrison for more information.