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Conjoint Professor Lin Perry

Conjoint Professor

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Career Summary

Biography

Lin Perry is Professor of Nursing Research and Practice Development, University of Technology Sydney and the Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney Hospital and Sydney Eye Hospital, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, New South Wales. The main focus of her work has been broadly around research capacity development, service and practice development and evaluation, with major clinical topics of nutrition support and chronic disease management, particularly stroke and diabetes. She has been extensively involved with nutritional support across all areas, from tube feeding regimes for ventilated patients to requirements of patients and carers using Home Enteral Feeding, effects of stroke on taste and smell function, dietary intake of stroke patients and its effects on quality of life in residential aged care. Her stroke work has spanned intensive monitoring in acute stroke through to carers’ long-term needs. She is currently involved with development and evaluation of new service models to support young people with type 1 diabetes in rural areas of NSW. Her experience of practice and service development has included investigation of change management processes, methods and impact of implementing evidence based guidelines and best practice recommendations in acute and community settings at all levels.

Research Expertise
Knowledge transfer, evidence based practice, multi-method evaluation studies and health services research, particularly in relation to chronic disease management.

Collaborations
Primary collaborations are with NSW Health, and with the Australian Diabetes Council


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of London
  • Registered Nurse, United Kingdom Central Council for Nurs,Midw&HlthV
  • Certificate in Education, University of Plymouth
  • Diploma in Professional Studies in Nursing, University of Plymouth
  • Master of Science (Health Care - Prof Issues), University of Exeter - UK

Keywords

  • Health services research
  • change management
  • chronic disease
  • diabetes
  • evidence based practice
  • health promotion
  • service development
  • stroke

Languages

  • English (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/06/2009 -  Professor of Nursing Research & Practice Development University of Technology, Sydney
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (10 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Pierce H, Perry L, Gallagher R, Chiarelli P, 'Pelvic floor health: A concept analysis', Journal of Advanced Nursing, (2015)

Aim: To report an analysis of the concept 'pelvic floor health'. Background: 'Pelvic floor health' is a term used by multiple healthcare disciplines, yet as a concept is not well ... [more]

Aim: To report an analysis of the concept 'pelvic floor health'. Background: 'Pelvic floor health' is a term used by multiple healthcare disciplines, yet as a concept is not well defined. Design: Rodger's evolutionary view was used to guide this analysis. Data sources: Academic literature databases and public domain websites viewed via the Internet search engine Google. Review methods: Literature in English, published 1946-July 2014 was reviewed. Websites were accessed in May 2014, then analysed of presentation for relevance and content until data saturation. Thematic analysis identified attributes, antecedents and consequences of the concept. Results: Based on the defining attributes identified in the analysis, a contemporary definition is offered. 'Pelvic floor health' is the physical and functional integrity of the pelvic floor unit through the life stages of an individual (male or female), permitting an optimal quality of life through its multifunctional role, where the individual possesses or has access to knowledge, which empowers the ability to prevent or manage dysfunction. Conclusion: This analysis provides a definition of 'pelvic floor health' that is based on a current shared meaning and distinguishes the term from medical and lay terms in a complex, multifaceted and often under-reported area of healthcare knowledge. This definition provides a basis for theory development in future research, by focusing on health rather than disorders or dysfunction. Further development of the meaning is required in an individual's social context, to ensure a contemporaneous understanding in a dynamic system of healthcare provision.

DOI 10.1111/jan.12628
2014 James S, Perry L, Gallagher R, Lowe J, Dunbabin J, McElduff P, et al., 'Service usage and vascular complications in young adults with type 1 diabetes', BMC Endocrine Disorders, 14 (2014) [C1]

Background: Few studies have examined young adults with type 1 diabetes use of health services and the development of vascular complications. As part of the Youth Outreach for Dia... [more]

Background: Few studies have examined young adults with type 1 diabetes use of health services and the development of vascular complications. As part of the Youth Outreach for Diabetes (YOuR-Diabetes) project, this study identified health service usage, the prevalence and factors predictive of development of vascular complications (hypertension, retinopathy and nephropathy) in a cohort of young adults (aged 16-30 years) with type 1 diabetes in Hunter New England and the Lower Mid-North Coast area of New South Wales, Australia. Methods: A cross-sectional retrospective documentation survey was undertaken of case notes of young adults with type 1 diabetes accessing Hunter New England Local Health District public health services in 2010 and 2011, identified through ambulatory care clinic records, hospital attendances and other clinical records. Details of service usage, complications screening and evidence of vascular complications were extracted. Independent predictors were modelled using linear and logistic regression analyses. Results: A cohort of 707 patients were reviewed; mean (SD) age was 23.0 (3.7) years, with mean diabetes duration of 10.2 (5.8, range 0.2 - 28.3) years; 42.4% lived/ 23.1% accessed services in non-metropolitan areas.Routine preventative service usage was low and unplanned contacts high; both deteriorated with increasing age. Low levels of complications screening were found. Where documented, hypertension, particularly, was common, affecting 48.4% across the study period. Diabetes duration was a strong predictor of vascular complications along with glycaemic control; hypertension was linked with renal dysfunction.Conclusion: Findings indicate a need to better understand young people's drivers and achievements when accessing services, and how services can be reconfigured or delivered differently to better meet their needs and achieve better outcomes. Regular screening is required using current best practice guidelines as this affords the greatest chance for early complication detection, treatment initiation and secondary prevention. © 2014 James et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

DOI 10.1186/1472-6823-14-39
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Patrick Mcelduff
2014 James S, Gallagher R, Dunbabin J, Perry L, 'Prevalence of vascular complications and factors predictive of their development in young adults with type 1 diabetes: Systematic literature review', BMC Research Notes, 7 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1756-0500-7-593
Citations Scopus - 2
2012 Perry L, Lowe J, Steinbeck KS, Dunbabin JS, 'Services doing the best they can: Service experiences of young adults with type 1 diabetes mellitus in rural Australia', Journal of Clinical Nursing, 21 1955-1963 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
2011 Perry L, Bellchambers HL, Howie AJ, Moxey AJ, Parkinson L, Capra S, Byles JE, 'Examination of the utility of the Promoting Action on Research Implementation in Health Services framework for implementation of evidence based practice in residential aged care settings', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 67 2139-2150 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2011.05655.x
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authors L Parkinson, Julie Byles, Helen Bellchambers
2011 De Brito-Ashurst I, Perry L, Sanders TAB, Thomas JE, Yaqoob MM, Dobbie H, 'Barriers and facilitators of dietary sodium restriction amongst Bangladeshi chronic kidney disease patients', Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 24 86-95 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-277x.2010.01129.x
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 4
2010 Perry L, Steinbeck KS, Dunbabin JS, Lowe JM, 'Lost in transition? Access to and uptake of adult health services and outcomes for young people with type 1 diabetes in regional New South Wales', Medical Journal of Australia, 193 444-449 (2010) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8
2009 De Brito-Ashurst I, Perry L, Sanders TAB, Thomas JE, Yaqoob MM, Dobbie H, 'Dietary salt intake of Bangladeshi patients with kidney disease in East London: An exploratory case study', e-SPEN, 4 E35-E40 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.eclnm.2008.10.002
Citations Scopus - 5
2009 Perry L, 'A patient-focused business model: Contradiction in terms?', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 65 921 (2009) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2009.05022.x
2009 Perry L, 'Is BMI an accurate measure of nutritional status in older people.', Nursing times, 105 12-12 (2009) [O1]
Citations Scopus - 1
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Conference (10 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2011 Dunbabin JS, Perry L, Lowe J, Steinbeck K, Phelan H, 'A new model of care for young adults with type 1 diabetes living in rural areas', 2011 PHC Research Conference Abstracts, Brisbane, QLD (2011) [E3]
2010 Moxey AJ, Byles JE, Perry L, Parkinson L, Bellchambers H, Capra S, 'Implementing best practice in nutrition and hydration support in residential aged care: residents' perspectives on the meals and the dining experience', 2010 AAG Rural Conference - Ageing at Home: Sustainable Housing and Communities for Older People. Program & Abstracts, Ballina, Australia (2010) [E3]
Co-authors L Parkinson, Julie Byles
2009 Perry L, Bellchambers HL, Howie A, Moxey AJ, Parkinson L, Capra SM, Byles JE, 'Does the PARIHS framework 'work for aged care?', 2009 National Australian Conference on Evidence-Based Practice. Program, Adelaide, SA (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Julie Byles, Helen Bellchambers, L Parkinson
2009 Dunbabin JS, Perry L, Lowe J, Steinbeck K, 'Young adults with type 1 diabetes: What they think about their local services', 3rd Rural Health Research Colloquium: Building a Healthier Future Through Research: Program and Abstract Book, Ballina, NSW (2009) [E3]
2009 Dunbabin JS, Perry L, Steinbeck K, Lowe J, 'Young adults with type 1 diabetes: Audit of service usage', 3rd Rural Health Research Colloquium: Building a Healthier Future Through Research: Program and Abstract Book, Ballina, NSW (2009) [E3]
2009 Perry L, Lowe J, Steinbeck K, Dunbabin JS, 'Engaging youg adults with type 1 diabetes: A model of care', NSW Rural Allied Health Conference 2009: Program Book, Tamworth, NSW (2009) [E3]
2009 Byles JE, Parkinson L, Perry L, Capra SM, Moxey AJ, Bellchambers HL, 'Implementing best practice in nutrition and hydration support in residential aged care: Change in resident nutrition status', Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Julie Byles, Helen Bellchambers, L Parkinson
2009 Parkinson L, Perry L, Capra S, Bellchambers HL, Moxey AJ, Howie A, Byles JE, 'Implementing best practice in nutrition and hydration support in residential aged care: Staff perceptions of contextual influences on practice change', Australasian Journal on Ageing, Canberra, ACT (2009) [E3]
DOI 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2009.00398.x
Co-authors L Parkinson, Julie Byles, Helen Bellchambers
2009 Parkinson L, Perry L, Capra S, Bellchambers HL, Moxey AJ, Howie A, Byles JE, 'Implementing best practice in nutrition and hydration support in residential aged care: Staff experiences of participatory action research and sustainability of practice change', Australasian Journal on Ageing, Canberra, ACT (2009) [E3]
DOI 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2009.00398.x
Co-authors Julie Byles, L Parkinson, Helen Bellchambers
2009 Parkinson L, Perry L, Bellchambers HL, Moxey AJ, Brookes JA, Leigh L, et al., 'Implementing best practice in nutrition and hydration support in residential aged care: Change in a resident quality of life score', Australasian Journal on Ageing, Canberra, ACT (2009) [E3]
DOI 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2009.00397.x
Co-authors Julie Byles, L Parkinson, Helen Bellchambers
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 6
Total funding $1,918,063

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20111 grants / $735,989

Implementation and Evaluation of a Systems Navigation Model of Transition and Care for Non-Metropolitan Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes: Youth OutReach for Diabetes (YOuR-Diabetes) Cluster-Randomise$735,989

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Conjoint Professor Lin Perry, Conjoint Associate Professor Julia Lowe, Professor Katharine Steinbeck, Doctor Patrick McElduff, Professor Dimity Pond
Scheme Partnership Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1000536
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20101 grants / $46,142

Insulin pump therapy for young people with Type 1 diabetes in rural areas: scoping and preparing for new opportunities. $46,142

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding body NSW Health
Project Team Conjoint Professor Lin Perry
Scheme NSW Institute of Rural Clinical Services and Teaching
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000075
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20082 grants / $10,884

HACC Services with a respite effect$9,500

Funding body: The Sax Institute

Funding body The Sax Institute
Project Team Conjoint Professor Lin Perry, Professor Julie Byles, Conjoint Associate Professor Lynne Parkinson
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189263
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Australian Association of Gerontology 41st National Conference, Freemantle, 19/11/2008- 21/11/2008$1,384

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Conjoint Professor Lin Perry
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189592
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20072 grants / $1,125,048

Implementing best practice nutrition and hydration support in Residential aged care.$885,648

Funding body: Department of Health

Funding body Department of Health
Project Team Professor Julie Byles, Professor Sandra Capra, Conjoint Associate Professor Lynne Parkinson, Ms Julie Brookes, Conjoint Professor Lin Perry, Dr Zumin Shi
Scheme Encouraging Best Practice in Residential Aged Care
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187288
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

A Young adult Outreach Service for Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus in Rural NSW$239,400

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding body NSW Health
Project Team Conjoint Professor Lin Perry, Conjoint Associate Professor Julia Lowe
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187333
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y
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Conjoint Professor Lin Perry

Position

Conjoint Professor
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Email lin.perry@newcastle.edu.au
Phone 0401771644
Mobile 0401771644

Office

Room RW
Building RW
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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