Featured Publications

The list of journal articles below is a sample of those authored or co-authored by staff members of the University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health (bolded below) and published in peer-reviewed journals within the last two years. The topics reflect our research strategy and key areas of research activity.


Bryant J, Waller A, Pickles R, Hullick C, Price E, White B, Willmott L, Bowman MA, Knight A, Ryall MA, Sanson-Fisher R. (20/07/2020). Knowledge and confidence of junior medical doctors in discussing and documenting resuscitation plans: A cross-sectional survey. Internal Medicine Journal 2020 (early online). doi:10.1111/imj.14994

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Wakely L, Easey P, Leys J, Johnston C. Exploring the Lived Experience of Parenting a Child with Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics 2021 Feb 8:1-12. doi: 10.1080/01942638.2020.1867694. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33557686.

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Croker BA, Croker A, Smith SD. ‘Dimensions and tensions?’: embracing the complexity of ‘working in a rural area’ through qualitative research interpreting perspectives of dermatologists and dermatology trainees. Rural Remote Health 2021 Feb;21(1):6226. doi: 10.22605/RRH6226. Epub 2021 Feb 9. PMID: 33557574.

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Kocanda L, Schumacher TL, Kerr J, May J, Rollo ME, Neubeck L, Brown LJ. Current Nutrition Practice in Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention February 15, 2021 - Volume Publish Ahead of Print - Issue - doi: 10.1097/HCR.0000000000000588. Publish Ahead of Print. doi:10.1097/hcr.0000000000000588

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Sutton K, Depczynski J, Smith T, Mitchell E, Wakely L, Brown LJ, Waller S, Drumm D, Versace VL, Fisher K, Beauchamp A. Destinations of nursing and allied health graduates from two Australian universities: A data linkage study to inform rural placement models. Aust J Rural Health 2021 Apr;29(2):191-200. doi: 10.1111/ajr.12722. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

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Hawkins N, Jeong S, Smith T. Creating Respectful Workplaces for Nurses in Regional Acute Care Settings: Protocol for a Sequential Explanatory Mixed Methods Study. JMIR Res Protoc. 2021;10(1):e18643. Published 2021 Jan 11. doi:10.2196/18643

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Kocanda L, Fisher K, Brown LJ, May J, Rollo ME, Collins CE, Boyle A, Schumacher TL. Informing telehealth service delivery for cardiovascular disease management: Exploring the perceptions of rural health professionals. Australian Health Review 2021;45(2):241-246. https://doi.org/10.1071/AH19231

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Waller S, Walker L, Farthing A, Brown L, Moran M. Understanding the elements of a quality rural/remote interprofessional education activity: A rough guide. Aust J Rural Health 2021 Apr;29(2):294-300. doi: 10.1111/ajr.12700. Epub 2021 Apr 10.

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Lee R, Crowley ET, Baines SK, Heaney S, Brown LJ. Patient Perspectives of Living with Coeliac Disease and Accessing Dietetic Services in Rural Australia: A Qualitative Study. Nutrients 2021;13(6):2074. Published 2021 Jun 17. doi:10.3390/nu13062074

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Johnston C, Wakely L. Delivering introductory physiotherapy clinical placements incorporating simulated learning experiences in rural settings. Aust J Rural Health 2021;29(2):172-180. doi:10.1111/ajr.12715

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Rahman MM, Hamiduzzaman M, Akter MS, Farhana Z, Hossain MK, Hasan MN, Islam MN. Frailty indexed classification of Bangladeshi older adults’ physio-psychosocial health and associated risk factors- a cross-sectional survey study. BMC Geriatr 2021;21(3). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12877-020-01970-5

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