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Associate Professor Anthony Smith

Deputy Director

University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health (Medical Imaging)

Career Summary

Biography

Having qualified as a diagnostic radiographer over 30 years ago, I have worked in both public hospitals and private practices in NSW. My particular clinical expertise has spanned computed tomography and accident and emergency imaging. I left full-time clinical practice to pursue an academic career at the University of Newcastle in 1989 and was Discipline Head of Medical Radiation Science (MRS) from 1997 to 2001. In 2003 I relocated to Tamworth with the advent of the University Department of Rural Health - Northern NSW, where I am currently Associate Professor and Deputy Director (UDRH). From the beginning of 2012, my position is based in Taree.

My research pursuits over the years have included radiation dosimetry, reducing patient anxiety in MRI, and low back pain rehabilitation studies, as well as educational and rural health research. In 1996 I completed a Master of Science degree by research in 'Radiation Dose in Computed Tomography of the Head with Reference to Scanning Protocol' and in 2006 completed a PhD in 'Remote X-ray Operator Radiography: A Case Study in Interprofessional Rural Clinical Practice'. Since 2000, I have had over 50 peer-reviewed papers published in various national and international journals. My current research focuses on rural health workforce issues, with particular interest in the development of new models of care that incorporate interprofessional education and practice. I have a strong interest in rural and remote health care, especially as it relates to the delivery of medical imaging services. Since 1993, I have coordinated the NSW Remote X-ray Operators Licensing Course and I have maintained an interest in this field on a national level.

Over the years I have contributed significantly to the medical imaging profession and to the health service industry in general, having served on a number of boards and committees, such as: 

  • Honorary Treasurer, Board of Directors, Australian Rural Health Education Network (ARHEN)
  • Chair, Rural Interprofessional Education Network (RIPEN), Australian Rural Health Education Network (ARHEN)
  • Associate Editor (International), Radiography, official journal of the UK Society of Radiographers
  • Chair, Rural and Remote Practitioners Advisory Panel (RRPAP), Australian Institute of Radiography (AIR)
  • Chair, Advanced Practitioners Advisory Panel (APAP), Australian Institute of Radiography (AIR)
  • Board member of Medical Radiation Learning Online (MRLO) for the Australian Institute of Radiography (AIR)
  • Member of the Advisory Committee, Hunter and Coast Interdisciplinary Clinical Training Network (AIR)

In addition to academic awards, I have received the following professional awards and recognitions: 

  • Office for Teaching and Learning Award for Programs that Enhance Learning, Innovation in Curricula, Learning and Teaching - 'Interprofessional Learning Modules: Learning Together to Work Together' - 2014
  • Vice Chancellor's Award for Programs that Enhance Student Learning - 2013
  • Nicholas Outtersider Memorial Medallion for services to the profession, Australian Institute of Radiography – 2009
  • Fellowship of the Australian Institute of Radiography – 1993
  • Conjoint Board Diploma of the Australian Institute of Radiography (AIR) & Royal Australian College of Radiologists (RACR) – 1978
Research Expertise
I have expertise in both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, with a focus of rural health issues and particularly the delivery of medical radiation services in rural and remote areas. My research experience also includes enquiry into interprofessional collaboration and team-based care in a variety of practice setting, and into the development of health care roles that extend practitioners beyond their traditional occupational boundaries.

Teaching Expertise
My principal area of teaching is in medical radiation science, particularly diagnostic medical imaging. I also have a strong interest in the delivery of teaching and learning opportunities in rural and remote locations, as well as in the extensions of student and graduate knowledge, skills and abilities beyond the traditional limitations of health care roles. I also have extensive experience in teaching research skills to health professionals in rural areas.

Administrative Expertise
I have extensive administrative experience both within and outside the tertiary education system. I have served, or continue to serve on a range of professional boards and committees, including: Honorary Treasurer, Board of Directors, Australian Rural Health Education Network (ARHEN) Chair, Rural Interprofessional Education Network (RIPEN), Australian Rural Health Education Network (ARHEN) Associate Editor (International), Radiography, official journal of the UK Society of Radiographers Chair, Rural and Remote Practitioners Advisory Panel (RRPAP), Australian Institute of Radiography (AIR) Chair, Advanced Practitioners Advisory Panel (APAP), Australian Institute of Radiography (AIR) Member, Advisory Committee, Hunter and Coast Interdisciplinary Clinical Training Network (ICTN) Board Member, Medical Radiation Learning Online (MRLO), Australian Institute of Radiography (AIR)

Collaborations
My research pursuits over the years have included radiation dosimetry, reducing patient anxiety in MRI, and low back pain rehabilitation studies, as well as educational and rural health research. In 1996 I completed a Master of Science degree by research in 'Radiation Dose in Computed Tomography of the Head with Reference to Scanning Protocol' and in 2006 completed a PhD in 'Remote X-ray Operator Radiography: A Case Study in Interprofessional Rural Clinical Practice'. Since 2000, I have had over 50 peer-reviewed papers published in various national and international journals. My current research focuses on rural health workforce issues, with particular interest in the development of new models of care that incorporate interprofessional education and practice. I have a strong interest in rural and remote health care, especially as it relates to the delivery of medical imaging services. Since 1993, I have coordinated the NSW Remote X-ray Operators Licensing Course and I have maintained an interest in this field on a national level.


Qualifications

  • PhD (Medical Radiation Science), University of Newcastle
  • Diploma of Applied Science (MRT), University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Newcastle
  • Master of Science, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Advanced Practice
  • Diagnostic Radiography
  • Health Professions
  • Interprofessional Collaboration
  • Medical Imaging
  • Medical Radiation Science
  • Rural Health
  • Rural Health Workforce

Languages

  • English (Fluent)

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
110320Radiology and Organ Imaging50
111799Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified20
130101Continuing and Community Education30

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2014 - Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Health Sciences
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2010 - Editorial Board - RadiographyRadiography Journal - UK
United Kingdom
1/01/2009 - Deputy DirectorUniversity of Newcastle
Department of Rural Health
Australia
1/01/2003 - 1/01/2009Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
Department of Rural Health
Australia
1/01/1997 - 1/01/2003Senior Lecturer, Medical Radiation ScienceUniversity of Newcastle
Faculty Of Health
Australia
1/01/1993 - Membership - Australian Institute of RadiographyAustralian Institute of Radiography
1/01/1989 - 1/01/1997Lecturer, Medical Radiation ScienceUniversity of Newcastle
School of Health Sciences
Australia

Awards

Distinction

YearAward
2009Nicholas Outtersider Memorial Medallion
Australian Institute of Radiography
1993Fellowship of the Australian Institute of Radiography
Australian Institute of Radiography

Recognition

YearAward
2014Office of Learning and Teaching Award for Programs that Enhance Learning
Unknown
2013Vice Chancellor’s Award for Programs that Enhance Learning, The University of Newcastle Dep
Unknown
1978Conjoint Board Diploma of the Australian Institute of Radiography (AIR) & Royal Australian College o
Australian Institute of Radiography

Invitations

Keynote Speaker

YearTitle / Rationale
2009A Model of Advanced Practice in Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Therapy in Australia
Organisation: RANZCR/AIR/FRO/ACPSEM, Brisbane Description: Invited speaker
2002The current and future roles of medical radiation professionals
Organisation: New Zealand Institute of Medical Radiation Technology Description: Invited speaker
2001Radiographers and evidenced-based medical imaging
Organisation: UK Radiology Congress, Wembly Conference Centre, London Description: Invited speaker
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Publications

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


Chapter (4 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Smith AN, 'Health Education and Practice Relationships in a Rural Context', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 161-170 (2014) [B1]
2014Smith AN, 'Health Education and Practice Relationships in a Rural Context', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 161-170 (2014) [B1]
2008Smith AN, Stone N, Bull R, 'Strengthening interprofessional practice', A Textbook of Australian Rural Health, Australian Rural Health Education Network, Canberra, ACT 165-175 (2008) [B2]
2001Warren-Forward H, Smith AN, Shah GA, 'Safety with Ultrasonic Facilities', Health and Safety Manual, International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists, Ontario, Canada (2001) [B2]
Co-authorsHelen Warren-Forward
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Journal article (46 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Squibb K, Bull RM, Smith A, Dalton L, 'Australian rural radiographers' perspectives on disclosure of their radiographic opinion to patients', Radiography, 21 25-29 (2015)

The role of Australian rural radiographers in radiographic interpretation, communication and disclosure of their radiographic opinion with a specific focus on plain film radiography was examined in a two phase, exploratory interpretive study. Data were collected using questionnaires and interviews and analysed thematically. This reports one of the key themes identified in the thematic data analysis. 'Disclosure of Radiographic Opinion to Patients' comprises the three interrelated sub-themes Acting Ethically, Selective Disclosure and Filtered Truth. It is wholly concerned with the ways in which rural radiographers choose to disclose their radiographic opinion to patients. Without a clear picture of where they stand medico-legally, rural radiographers draw on experience and a strong ethical framework as the basis for these complex decisions. Rural radiographers frame their disclosures to patients in a manner that is governed by the diagnostic, therapeutic and emotional impact the information disclosed may have on the patient. Disclosure to patients was found to be selective, often diagnostically vague and ethically filtered.

DOI10.1016/j.radi.2014.05.006
2015Croker A, Fisher K, Smith T, 'When students from different professions are co-located: the importance of interprofessional rapport for learning to work together', JOURNAL OF INTERPROFESSIONAL CARE, 29 41-48 (2015)
DOI10.3109/13561820.2014.937481Author URL
Co-authorsKarin Fisher, Anne Croker
2015Massey S, Fisher K, Croker A, Smith T, 'Collaboration across the health care and education interface: what is it like for teachers of children with traumatic brain injury?', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PRIMARY HEALTH, 21 74-78 (2015)
DOI10.1071/PY13035Author URL
Co-authorsAnne Croker, Karin Fisher
2014Squibb K, Bull RM, Smith A, Dalton L, 'Australian rural radiographers' perspectives on disclosure of their radiographic opinion to patients', Radiography, (2014)

The role of Australian rural radiographers in radiographic interpretation, communication and disclosure of their radiographic opinion with a specific focus on plain film radiography was examined in a two phase, exploratory interpretive study. Data were collected using questionnaires and interviews and analysed thematically. This reports one of the key themes identified in the thematic data analysis. 'Disclosure of Radiographic Opinion to Patients' comprises the three interrelated sub-themes Acting Ethically, Selective Disclosure and Filtered Truth. It is wholly concerned with the ways in which rural radiographers choose to disclose their radiographic opinion to patients. Without a clear picture of where they stand medico-legally, rural radiographers draw on experience and a strong ethical framework as the basis for these complex decisions. Rural radiographers frame their disclosures to patients in a manner that is governed by the diagnostic, therapeutic and emotional impact the information disclosed may have on the patient. Disclosure to patients was found to be selective, often diagnostically vague and ethically filtered. © 2014 The College of Radiographers.

DOI10.1016/j.radi.2014.05.006
2013Keane S, Lincoln M, Rolfe M, Smith AN, 'Retention of the rural allied health workforce in New South Wales: A comparison of public and private practitioners', BMC Health Services Research, 13 (2013) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 3
2013Smith AN, 'To dot or not: The need to redesign frontline image interpretation.', Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 57 205 (2013) [C3]
CitationsScopus - 1
2013Monk CM, Wrightson SJ, Smith TN, 'An exploration of the feasibility of radiation therapist participation in treatment reviews', Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences, 60 100-107 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1002/jmrs.23
2013Monk CM, Smith TN, 'Response to letters to the editor regarding ¿feasibility of radiation therapist-performed treatment reviews¿', Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences, 60 160-160 (2013) [C3]
DOI10.1002/jmrs.27
2013Suckling T, Smith T, Reed W, 'A retrospective comparison of smart prep and test bolus multi-detector CT pulmonary angiography protocols', Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences, 60 53-57 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1002/jmrs.17Author URL
2012Smith AN, 'A long way from home: Access to cancer care for rural Australians', Radiography, 18 38-42 (2012) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.radi.2011.10.041
CitationsScopus - 4
2012Smith AN, 'Why rural health?', Spectrum, 2012 12-14 (2012) [C3]
2012Whitford D, Smith AN, Newbury J, 'The South Australian Allied Health Workforce survey: Helping to fill the evidence gap in primary health workforce planning', Australian Journal of Primary Health, 18 234-241 (2012) [C1]
DOI10.1071/PY11027
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2012Keane S, Lincoln M, Smith AN, 'Retention of allied health professionals in rural New South Wales: A thematic analysis of focus group discussions', BMC Health Services Research, 12 175 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 6
2011Smith AN, Fisher KA, Keane S, Lincoln M, 'Comparison of the results of two rural allied health workforce surveys in the Hunter New England region of New South Wales: 2005 versus 2008', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 19 154-159 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1440-1584.2011.01202.x
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsKarin Fisher
2011Keane S, Smith AN, Lincoln M, Fisher KA, 'Survey of the rural allied health workforce in New South Wales to inform recruitment and retention', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 19 38-44 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1440-1584.2010.01175.x
CitationsScopus - 25Web of Science - 24
Co-authorsKarin Fisher
2011Smith AN, Fisher KA, 'Self-reported competency and continuing education needs of limited licence remote X-ray operators in New South Wales, Australia', Rural and Remote Health, 11 1560 (2011) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsKarin Fisher
2009Smith AN, 'Advanced practice: Profession-led and patient-focused', The Radiographer, 56 4-5 (2009) [C3]
2009Smith AN, 'Critical appraisal of quantitative and qualitative research literature', The Radiographer, 56 6-10 (2009) [C1]
2009Smith T, 'Evidence based medical imaging (EBMI).', Radiologic technology, 80 270-275 (2009) [E3]
2009Smith AN, Brown LJ, Cooper RJ, 'A multidisciplinary model of rural allied health clinical-academic practice: A case study', Journal of Allied Health, 38 236-241 (2009) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 7
Co-authorsLeanne Brown
2009Smith AN, 'A short history of the origins of radiography in Australia', Radiography, 15 E42-E47 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.radi.2009.07.005
2009Smith AN, Traise PR, Cook A, 'The influence of a continuing education program on the image interpretation accuracy of rural radiographers', Rural and Remote Health, 9 Article No. 1145 (2009) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 3
2008Smith AN, Cooper RJ, Brown LJ, Hemmings R, Greaves J, 'Profile of the rural allied health workforce in Northern New South Wales and comparison with previous studies', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 16 156-163 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1440-1584.2008.00966.x
CitationsScopus - 18Web of Science - 15
Co-authorsLeanne Brown
2008Smith AN, 'Evidence based medical imaging (EBMI)', Radiography, 14 233-237 (2008) [C2]
DOI10.1016/j.radi.2007.02.006
2008Hardy M, Legg J, Smith AN, Ween B, Williams I, Motto J, 'The concept of advanced radiographic practice: An international perspective', Radiography, 14 E15-E19 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.radi.2008.10.001
CitationsScopus - 8
2008Smith AN, Yielder J, Ajibulu O, Caruana E, 'Progress towards advanced practice roles in Australia, New Zealand and the Western Pacific', Radiography, 14 E20-E23 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.radi.2008.04.002
CitationsScopus - 7
2008Keane S, Smith AN, Lincoln M, Wagner SR, Lowe SE, 'The Rural Allied Health Workforce Study (RAHWS): Background, rationale and questionnaire development', Rural and Remote Health, 8 Article No. 1132 (2008) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 6
2008Smith AN, 'Radiographers' role in radiological reporting: a model to support future demand - Reply', Medical Journal of Australia, 188 318 (2008) [C3]
2008Hardy M, Snaith B, Smith AN, 'Radiographer reporting of trauma images: United Kingdom experience and the implications for evolving international practice', The Radiographer, 55 16-19 (2008) [C2]
2007Smith AN, ''Skill transfer' and interprofessional boundaries in rural and remote radiography', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 15 273-274 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1440-1584.2007.00907.x
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 2
2007Smith AN, Jones PD, 'Remote x-ray operator radiography: A case study in interprofessional rural clinical practice', Journal of Interprofessional Care, 21 289-302 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1080/13561820701240298
CitationsScopus - 2
2007Smith AN, Stone N, Bull R, Chesters J, Waller S, Playford D, Fuller J, 'Australian Rural Health Education Network's position on interprofessional education and practice in health care', Rural And Remote Health, 7 866 (2007) [C3]
2007Cowan I, Smith TJ, Nakabea P, Ajibulu O, Hennessy O, 'Developing the image interpretation skills of South Pacific radiographers: A joint WHO/RANZCR/ISRRT project', Australasian Radiology, 51 527-531 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1440-1673.2007.01889.x
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 2
2007Smith AN, Baird M, 'Radiographers' role in radiological reporting: A model to support future demand', Medical Journal of Australia, 186 629-631 (2007) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 30Web of Science - 13
2006Smith AN, 'Critical analysis of the argument in favour of radiographer assistants', The Radiographer, 53 7-10 (2006) [C3]
2005Smith AN, Williams LT, Lyons MJ, Lewis S, 'Pilot testing a multiprofessional learning module : lessons learned', Focus on Health Professional Education, 6 21-23 (2005) [C1]
Co-authorsLauren Williams
2005Smith AN, Williams LT, Lyons MJ, 'A Multiional Learning Module on Ethical Healthcare and Professional Practice', Focus on Health Professional Education, 6 21-23 (2005) [C1]
Co-authorsLauren Williams
2005Donald K, Smith AN, Doherty SR, Sundararajan V, 'Effect of an on-site emergency physician in a rural emergency department at night', Rural and Remote Health, 5 article 380 (2005) [C1]
2004Smith AN, McKiernan S, 'The Redevelopment of the New South Wales Remote X-ray Operators Licensing Course', The Radiographer, 51 117-122 (2004) [C1]
2003Duggan L, Warren-Forward H, Smith AN, Kron T, 'Investigation of dose reduction in neonatal radiography using specially designed phantoms and LiF:Mg,Cu,P TLDs', The British Journal of Radiology, 76 232-237 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1259/bjr/79291075
CitationsScopus - 14Web of Science - 14
Co-authorsHelen Warren-Forward
2003Smith AN, Lewis S, 'Opportunities for Role Development for Medical Imaging Practitioners in Australia: Part 2 - Mechanisms for Change', The Radiographer, 50 35-39 (2003) [C1]
2003Adams J, Smith T, 'Qualitative methods in radiography research: a proposed framework', Radiology: an international journal of diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy, 9 193-199 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1016/S1078-8174(03)00061-0
CitationsScopus - 21
1998Kron T, Duggan L, Smith AN, Rosenfeld A, Butson M, Kaplan G, et al., 'Dose response of various radiation detectors to synchrotron radiation', Physics in Medicine and Biology, 43 3235-3259 (1998) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 91Web of Science - 82
1998Smith AN, Shah GA, Kron T, 'Variation of patient dose in head CT', The British Journal of Radiology, 71 1296-1301 (1998) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 26Web of Science - 20
1997Smith AN, Shah GA, 'A survey of routine head CT protocols in Australia', BRITISH JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY, 70 372-374 (1997)
Author URL
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 3
1996Kron T, Smith A, Hyodo K, 'Synchrotron radiation in the study of the variation of dose response in thermoluminescence dosimeters with radiation energy', Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine, 19 225-236 (1996)

Thermoluminescence dosimetry (TLD) is a versatile technique with many applications for dosimetry of ionising radiation. However, in the range of kilovoltage x-rays which is widely used for diagnostic and therapeutic medical applications, problems arise from the differing dose response of most TL dosimeters with the radiation energy. The dose response of various TL detector types was investigated in mono-energetic x-ray beams of 26.8, 33.2, 40, 80.4 and 99.6keV from a synchrotron radiation source at the National Laboratory for High Energy Physics in Japan. This response was studied as a function of TL material (LiF:Mg,Ti, LiF:Mg,Cu,P and Al2O3), the detector geometry and size, and their thermal history. Due to the asymmetric diffraction from a Si crystal employed to produce monoenergetic photons there was more than 50% dose inhomogeneity in some of radiation fields used. Therefore, the different TL dosimeter types were rotated around and the results related to the reading of a set of "standard" LiF:Mg,Ti ribbons which were included in all experiments as reference detectors. No significant influence of the detector shape (physical size, thickness) on the dose response with energy could be found. However, the pre-irradiation thermal history influences the dose response with radiation energy: a fast cool down of LiF:Mg,Ti after a high temperature anneal will increase the sensitivity by more than a factor of two. The relatively new TLD material LiF:Mg,Cu,P (GR-200, obtained from Solid Dosimeter & Detector Laboratories, Beijing) was found to be approximately 100 times more sensitive than the standard LiF:Mg,Ti. In addition it proved to be more tissue equivalent for photon radiation between 27keV and 40keV. The performance of LiF:Mg,Cu,P makes it a very interesting TL material deserving further evaluation for applications in diagnostic and therapeutic x-rays.

CitationsScopus - 5
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Conference (53 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Fisher KA, Croker A, Smith T, May J, 'Grappling with a shared understanding of 'interprofessional learning': "I know what i mean... but what do we mean"', ANZAHPE-AMEA 2015 Conference, Newcastle (2015)
Co-authorsJenny May, Karin Fisher, Anne Croker
2015Brown LJ, Smith T, Wakely L, Wolfgang R, Little A, Harries-Jones H, et al., 'Engaging allied health students in experiential learning: The rural immersion experience', ANZAHPE-AMEA 2015 Conference, Newcastle (2015)
Co-authorsLuke Wakely, Rebecca Wolfgang, Julie Burrows, Leanne Brown
2015Fisher KA, Brown L, Smith T, Hudson N, 'Evaluation of a community engagement program: What do rural healthcare students gain from experiential community-engaged learning?', ANZAHPE-AMEA 2015 Conference, Newcastle (2015)
Co-authorsNicky Hudson, Karin Fisher, Leanne Brown
2015Smith T, Thurlow K, Marley R, Conway J, Lea J, 'SuperSIM: Making use of simulation to enhance clinical supervision practices of rural and remote health professionals', ANZAHPE-AMEA 2015 Conference, Newcastle (2015)
2014Fisher KA, Croker A, May J, Smith T, 'Are we on the same page yet?": Using photo-elicitation for shared understandings within an interpretive research team', N/A, Sydney (2014) [E3]
Co-authorsAnne Croker, Karin Fisher, Jenny May
2014Wolfgang RL, Brown L, Smith T, Wakely L, Harries-Jones H, Little A, Burrows J, 'Diving deeper - outcomes of a rural immersive experience for allied health students', Surf's Up: Ride the Waves SARRAH National Conference for Rural and Remote Allied Health Professionals, Kingscliff NSW (2014) [E3]
Co-authorsLuke Wakely, Rebecca Wolfgang, Leanne Brown, Julie Burrows
2014Fisher K, Wakely L, Squires K, Shipley L, Wakely K, Brown L, et al., 'A model for enhancing community engagement of undergraduate health professional students on rural placement', The 2014 Muster Global Community Engaged Medical Education, Uluru (2014) [E3]
Co-authorsKarin Fisher, Luke Wakely, Katrina Wakely, Leanne Brown, Kelly Squires, Nicky Hudson
2014Croker AL, Wolfgang R, Leys J, Wakely K, Fisher K, Smith T, et al., 'Students as Individuals in Interprofessional Learning: Should there be an 'I' in 'Team'?', ANZAHPE 2014 Conference Handbook & Program, Gold Coast (2014) [E3]
Co-authorsAnne Croker, Katrina Wakely, Rebecca Wolfgang, Jacqui Leys, Karin Fisher
2014Harries-Jones H, Smith AN, 'Broadening their horizons: Medical radiation science students' experiences with interprofessional learning', 2014 Combined Scientific Meeting - Imaging and Radiation in Personalised Medicine, Melbourne (2014) [E3]
2014Smith AN, Harries-Jones H, 'Knowledge and skill gaps of limited license x-ray operators and the educational imperative', 2014 Combined Scientific Meeting Imaging and Radiation in Personalised Medicine, Melbourne (2014) [E3]
2013Monk C, Wrightson S, Smith AN, 'Exploration of the feasibility of radiation therapist performed treatment reviews', NA, Hobart (2013) [E3]
2013Croker AL, Fisher K, Smith A, May J, 'Of vacuums and scaffolds: Interprofessional learning on a rural clinical placement', The 2013 Practice-Based Education Summit http://csusap.csu.edu.au/~areport/documents/pbe_summit_2013/Handbook.pdf, Sydney, NSW, Australia (2013) [E3]
Co-authorsKarin Fisher, Jenny May, Anne Croker
2013Harries-Jones HM, Smith AN, 'Getting to the bones of the problem: challenging boundaries of practice', 12th National Rural Health Conference Handbook, Adelaide (2013) [E3]
2013Keane S, Rolfe M, Lincoln M, Smith AN, 'Developing an evidence base to underpin rural workforce policy in allied health', Proceedings of the 12th National Rural Health Conference, Adelaide (2013) [E2]
2013Schoo A, Smith AN, Carson D, Lincoln M, Lowe S, Campbell N, et al., 'Geographical classifications and incentives for rural allied health workforce recruitment and retention', Proceedings of the 12th National Rural Health Conference, Adelaide (2013) [E2]
2013Brown LJ, Wakely L, Smith A, 'Outback Immersion: Allied health students' experiences of long term rural placements', ANZAHPE 2013 Conference Handbook & Program, Melbourne (2013) [E3]
Co-authorsLeanne Brown, Luke Wakely
2013Harries-Jones H, Burrows J, Smith T, Brown L, wakely L, 'Interprofessional learning: from the Start for the Future', ANZAHPE 2013 Conference Handbook & Program, Melbourne (2013) [E3]
Co-authorsLuke Wakely, Leanne Brown, Julie Burrows
2013Croker AL, May J, Fisher K, Smith A, 'A Moving Feast of Opportunities: How do Students in Rural Areas Learn to Work with other Professions?', Handbook & Program of ANZAHPE 2013 - Professional Development of Health Professional Educators, Melbourne (2013) [E3]
Co-authorsKarin Fisher, Jenny May, Anne Croker
2012Smith AN, Harries-Jones H, 'The golden guitar and more: A model of rural undergraduate education and experience', Conference Handbook & Programme. 9th Annual Scientific Meeting of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
2012Suckling T, Smith AN, Reed W, Jones T, 'It's all in the timing: Comparison of two MDCT pulmonary angiography protocols', Conference Handbook & Programme. 9th Annual Scientific Meeting of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
2012Harries-Jones H, Smith AN, 'Is there a role for radiographers in minor injury management in rural and remote hospitals?', Conference Handbook and Programme. 9th Annual Scientific Meeting of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
2012Smith AN, Wakely LT, Brown LJ, Wolfgang RL, 'Creating community capacity and enhancing student learning on rural placement', Conference Handbook. SARRAH National Conference, Launceston, Tasmania (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsRebecca Wolfgang, Leanne Brown, Luke Wakely
2012Smith AN, Wakely LT, Brown LJ, Burrows JM, 'Integrating interprofessional learning into rural clinical placements - Assessing student's attitudes', Symposium Program. Interprofessional Education for Quality Use of Medicines, Newcastle Beach, NSW (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsLuke Wakely, Julie Burrows, Leanne Brown
2012Croker A, Smith AN, Fisher KA, May JA, 'Exploring interprofessional education - Seeing the whole elephant', Symposium Program. Interprofessional Education for Quality Use of Medicines, Newcastle Beach, NSW (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsKarin Fisher, Anne Croker, Jenny May
2011Harrison JA, Fisher KA, Smith AN, 'Migrant access to health care in rural northern NSW: A qualitative study', 2011 PHC Research Conference Abstracts, Brisbane, QLD (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsKarin Fisher
2011Fisher KA, Smith AN, Keane S, Lowe S, Campbell N, Whitford D, 'Continuing professional development for allied health professionals: A rural perspective', 2011 PHC Research Conference Abstracts, Brisbane, QLD (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsKarin Fisher
2011Coates JC, Fisher KA, Smith AN, Shipley LG, 'It is not just physical! Socio-cultural factors and falls experiences in elderly Australian Aboriginals', 2011 PHC Research Conference Abstracts, Brisbane, QLD (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsKarin Fisher
2011Crowley ET, Brown LJ, Smith AN, Williams LT, 'Evidence based interprofessional learning for dietetic students on rural clinical placement', Nutrition and Dietetics: Dietitians Association of Australia 29th National Conference Oral Program Abstracts, Adelaide (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsLauren Williams, Leanne Brown
2010Smith AN, 'Australian Institute of Radiography - Advanced Practice Advisory Panel Report', 16th ISRRT World Congress. Scientific Program, Gold Coast, QLD (2010) [E3]
2010Smith AN, 'Developing on-line continuing education for nurse and GP rural and remote X-ray operators (RXOs)', 16th ISRRT World Congress. Scientific Program, Gold Coast, QLD (2010) [E3]
2010Harrison J, Fisher KA, Smith AN, 'Access to rural health care for new arrivals: A literature review', 2010 Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts, Darwin, NT (2010) [E2]
Co-authorsKarin Fisher
2010Smith AN, Misan G, Chesters J, Rodda R, Theaker S, Warren K, et al., 'RISEN: A web-based resource for rural and remote health professionals to support chronic disease self-management', 2010 Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts, Darwin, NT (2010) [E3]
2010Keane S, Smith AN, Lincoln M, 'The New South Wales Rural Allied Health Workforce Study (RAHWS)', 2010 Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts, Darwin, NT (2010) [E3]
2010Lowe S, Keane S, Campbell N, Smith AN, 'Filling the knowledge gap: Developing a profile of the allied health workforce', 2010 Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts, Darwin, NT (2010) [E3]
2010Coates JC, Smith AN, Shipley LG, 'Recruitment of elderly Aboriginal Australians for a qualitative study of falls risks, experiences and outcomes', 2010 Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts, Darwin, NT (2010) [E3]
2010Massey SE, Fisher KA, Croker A, Smith AN, 'Partners in rehabilitation. Health and education collaborating in paediatric brain injury - A literature review', 2010 Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts, Darwin, NT (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsKarin Fisher
2010Warren K, Misan G, Rodda R, Smith AN, Chesters J, 'Rural interprofessional self-management education network (RISEN)', All Together Better Health 5 Conference. Program, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]
2010Smith AN, Brown LJ, May JA, Wakely LT, Greaves J, Wolfgang R, et al., 'Interprofessional learning modules: Making undergraduate IPE clinically relevant', All Together Better Health 5 Conference. Program, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsLuke Wakely, Leanne Brown, Jenny May
2010Smith AN, Way T, Harvey B, 'Descriptive reporting by radiographers in frontline medical imaging to improve diagnostic accuracy', Australasian Conference on Error in Medical Imaging: Making Imaging Safer. Program, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]
2009Beautement S, Croese D, Gray D, Hansen B, Smith AN, 'RADiWEB: A multidisciplinary, rural-metro medical imaging support and continuing education resource', Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E3]
2009Smith AN, 'A model of advanced practice in diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy in Australia', Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E3]
2009Smith AN, Traise P, Hansen B, Cook A, 'Improving the radiographic image interpretation skills of rural radiographers through continuing education', Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E3]
2009Coates JC, Smith AN, 'Falls in elderly Aboriginal people: A qualitative study exploring risks, experiences & outcomes', 2009 General Practice and Primary Health Care Research Conference: Abstracts and Presentations, Adelaide, SA (2009) [E3]
2009Smith AN, Traise PR, Croese D, Hansen B, Gray D, 'Improving the radiographic image interpretation skills of rural radiographers through flexible modes of continuing education', Rural Health: The Place To Be: 10th National Rural Health Conference, Cairns, QLD (2009) [E3]
2007Smith AN, Jones PD, 'Qualitative research of rural and remote radiographic practice by non-radiographers', 2007 Rural Health Research Colloquium. Official Program, Tamworth, NSW (2007) [E3]
2007Traise P, Smith AN, 'Investigating the effect of continuing education on the accuracy of image interpretation by rural radiographers', 4th Biennial NSW Primary Health Care Research & Evaluation Conference. Programme and Abstract Book, Bondi Beach (2007) [E3]
2007Stone N, Waller S, Smith AN, Fuller J, Bull R, Playford D, 'The RIPENing: Advancing rural interprofessional education in Australia', 9th National Rural Health Conference. Abstracts, Albury, NSW (2007) [E3]
2007Smith AN, Brown LJ, Cooper RJ, Blackman KR, Hayes P, 'Outcomes of rural allied health academic appointments in the University Department of Rural Health (UDRH), Northern NSW', NSW Rural Allied Health Conference 2007. Rural Allied Health: Actions and Solutions. Program Book, Dubbo, NSW (2007) [E3]
Co-authorsLeanne Brown
2005Smith AN, Thornberry P, Cooper RJ, Brown LJ, Williams LT, Lyons MJ, Jones PD, 'The Challenge of evaluating rural undergraduate multi-professional education', Central to Health: Sustaining Well-being in Remote and Rural Health, Alice Springs (2005) [E2]
Co-authorsLauren Williams, Leanne Brown
2004Smith AN, Thornberry P, McParlane J, 'From the Bush to The Bay: Collegial Collaboration in Multiprofessional Education', Honouring Our Tertiary Teaching, The University of New England, Armidale, NSW (2004) [E1]
2003Williams LT, Jones P, Lyons MJ, Smith AN, Capra SM, 'Learning to work together: interdisciplinary modules in undergraduate education', 6th Annual Conference of the Canadian Dietician's Association, Calgary (2003) [E4]
Co-authorsLauren Williams
1999Anayat R, Hendriks J, Shah A, Smith A, Allen B, 'The use of Internet as a mode of delivery for nuclear medicine postgraduate education', RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES IN CLINICAL MEDICINE AND RESEARCH XXIII, BADGASTEIN, AUSTRIA (1999)
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1999Duggan LJ, Sathiakumar C, Warren-Forward H, Symonds M, McConnel P, Smith T, Kron T, 'Suitability of LiF:Mg,Cu,P and Al2O3:C for low dose measurements in medical imaging', Solid State Dosimetry, Burgos, Spain (1999) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 8
Co-authorsHelen Warren-Forward, Lisa Duggan
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants20
Total funding$1,099,302

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20151 grants / $32,500

Expanding On-Line Educational Opportunities for Limited Licence X-ray Operators$32,500

This project will build on a successful project conducted in 2014 under RHCE2 Round 5 funding. The previous project took advantage of existing course material and expertise available at the University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health (UONDRH) to create an online course delivery and continuing education platform.
Funding body: Rural Health Continuing Education (RHCE) Program

Funding bodyRural Health Continuing Education (RHCE) Program
Project Team
SchemeRural Health Continuing Education (RHCE) Program
RoleLead
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNo
Type Of FundingExternal
CategoryEXTE
UONY

20141 grants / $32,443

SuperSIM: Developing Clinical Supervisor Training e-Resources Using Simulation Learning Environments$32,443

The development of flexible resources to provide education in clinical supervison of health professional students for rural and remote practitioners.
Funding body: Health Workforce Australia

Funding bodyHealth Workforce Australia
Project Team
SchemeClinical Supervision Rural & Remote Program (CSRRP), Health Education and Training Institute (HETI)
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNo
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

20131 grants / $65,725

Development of online educational resources for limited license remote x-ray operators$65,725

Development of a website, sitting under the Australian Institute of Radiography's Medical Radiation Learning webpage, for the delivery of the NSW Limited Licence Radiography program.
Funding body: Department of Health

Funding bodyDepartment of Health
Project Team
SchemeRural Health Continuing Education (RHCE) Grants
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNo
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20121 grants / $38,349

Provision of face-to-face workshops for NSW remote x-ray operators$38,349

Development and delivery of a series face-to-face continuing education workshops for limited licence remote x-ray operators at 4 sites in NSW.
Funding body: Department of Health

Funding bodyDepartment of Health
Project Team
SchemeRural Health Continuing Education (RHCE) Grants
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNo
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20111 grants / $136,191

Investigation of access to the needle syringe program in rural and remote areas of the Hunter New England region$136,191

Funding body: Hunter New England Area Health Service

Funding bodyHunter New England Area Health Service
Project TeamDoctor Karin Fisher, Associate Professor Anthony Smith
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1100867
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

20091 grants / $49,473

The development of web-based resources for rural and remote health professionals to support chronic disease self-management$49,473

Funding body: Department of Health

Funding bodyDepartment of Health
Project TeamAssociate Professor Anthony Smith
SchemeChronic Disease Self-management/Lifestyle and Risk Modification Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0190574
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

20083 grants / $211,010

Web-Based Continuing Education Resource for Remote X-ray Operators$122,510

Development of an online continuing education resource for limited licence x-ray operators in NSW
Funding body: Department of Health

Funding bodyDepartment of Health
Project Team
SchemeRural Health Support Education and Training (RHSET) program
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNo
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Multidisciplinary Medical Imaging Support and Continuing Education: A Rural-Metro Partnership$62,000

Development of a web-based resource called RadiWeb for radiographers and other medical iamging staff to access relevant continuing education and service delivery resources online.
Funding body: NSW Department of Health

Funding bodyNSW Department of Health
Project Team
SchemeNSW Institute for Rural Clinical Services and Teaching (IRCST)
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNo
Type Of FundingExternal
CategoryEXTE
UONY

NSW Rural Allied Health Workforce Study (RAHWS)$26,500

Development of a profile of the rural allied health workforce in NSW by means of a cross-sectional survey.
Funding body: NSW Department of Health

Funding bodyNSW Department of Health
Project Team
SchemeNSW Institute for Rural Clinical Services and Teaching (IRCST)
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNo
Type Of FundingExternal
CategoryEXTE
UONY

20041 grants / $162,308

Pacific Region World Health Organisation (WHO) Centre for Continuing Education in Diagnostic Imaging$162,308

Development and delivery of continuing education workshops for radiographers from Pacific Island nations to learn how to correctly interpret radiographs and identify abnormalities. Workshops were conducted in Fiji.
Funding body: World Health Organisation

Funding bodyWorld Health Organisation
Project Team
SchemeCentres of Excellence in Radiology and Medical Imaging
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2006
GNo
Type Of FundingExternal
CategoryEXTE
UONY

20031 grants / $947

2003 National Conference of the New Zealand Institute of Medical Radiation Technology New Zealand 15-17 August 2003$947

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Anthony Smith
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0183234
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20013 grants / $68,452

Development of a Flexible Teaching and Learning Package for General Practitioner (GP) and Nurse(RN) Remote X-ray Operators.$33,563

Funding body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Funding bodyCommonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care
Project TeamAssociate Professor Anthony Smith
SchemeRural Health Support Education & Training (RHSET)
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0180432
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

Redevelopment of the Remote X-Ray Operators Licensing Course.$31,189

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding bodyNSW Health
Project TeamAssociate Professor Anthony Smith
SchemeState Services Development Branch Funding
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0181596
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

Visit of Dr Pauline Reeves from 18 February 2002 to 29 March 2002$3,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Anthony Smith
SchemeVisitor Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0181635
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19991 grants / $65,884

Predictive validity of lumbar MRI for conservative therapy of low back pain$65,884

Investigation of the use of MRI scans in predicting the outcomes of low back pain rehabilitation.
Funding body: Commonwealth Department of Health and Family Services

Funding bodyCommonwealth Department of Health and Family Services
Project Team
SchemeDiagnostic and Imaging and Technology
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start1999
Funding Finish2000
GNo
Type Of FundingExternal
CategoryEXTE
UONY

19982 grants / $61,608

Preparing patients for a potentially threatening investigation: a comparison of strategies$51,208

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

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamAssociate Professor Billie Bonevski, Associate Professor Anthony Smith
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start1998
Funding Finish1998
GNoG0177151
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Measurement of radiation dose to neonates in chest & abdominal x-rays$10,400

Using thermoluminescence dosimeters to measure radiation dose to neonates undergoing planin chest and abdominal radiographs at the John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, NSW.
Funding body: John Hunter Children's Hospital

Funding bodyJohn Hunter Children's Hospital
Project Team
SchemeChild and Youth Health Network
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start1998
Funding Finish1999
GNo
Type Of FundingExternal
CategoryEXTE
UONY

19961 grants / $160,627

The centre for remote and rural radiography, NSW$160,627

Funding body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Funding bodyCommonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care
Project TeamAssociate Professor Anthony Smith
SchemeRural Health Support Education & Training (RHSET)
RoleLead
Funding Start1996
Funding Finish1996
GNoG0175544
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

19952 grants / $13,785

Use of synchrotron radiation in studying variations in TLD dose response with x-ray energy$12,566

Testing of new thermoluminesence dosimetry materials using mono-energetic synchrotron radiation at the Japanese Laboratory for High Energy Physics in Tsukuba, Japan.
Funding body: Commonwealth Department of Industry Science and Technology

Funding bodyCommonwealth Department of Industry Science and Technology
Project Team
SchemeAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start1995
Funding Finish1996
GNo
Type Of FundingExternal
CategoryEXTE
UONY

10th Euro-African Conference of the International Society of Rediographers and Radiologic Technologists - The Hague - from 16 - 20 October$1,219

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Anthony Smith
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1995
Funding Finish1995
GNoG0175505
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2013Australian rural radiographers: radiographic interpretation, communication and disclosure of their radiographic opinion
Health, University of Tasmania
Co-Supervisor
2011Factors Contributing to Recruitment and Retention of Rural Allied Health Professionals in NSW
Health, University of Sydney
Co-Supervisor
2006The Side of a Radial Annular Tear on CT Discography and the Side of the Patient's Symptoms: Is There a Correlation?
Radiography, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2004Evaluation of the Health Status of Chronic Low Back Pain Patients Undergoing a Functional Restoration Program
Radiography, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
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Associate Professor Anthony Smith

Position

Deputy Director
University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health
University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Medical Imaging

Contact Details

Emailtony.smith@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 6515 1912
Mobile0466 440 037
Fax(02) 6515 1901

Office

RoomManning Education Centre, Taree
BuildingUDRH&RCS - Northern NSW 69A High St Taree NSW 2430
LocationManning Rural Referral Hospital, Taree

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