Professor Kichu Nair

Professor Kichu Nair

Professor

School of Medicine and Public Health (Medical Education and Professional Development)

Career Summary

Biography

Professor Balakrishnan R (Kichu) Nair AM

MBBS, MD (Newcastle) FRACP, FRCPE (Edinburgh), FRCPG (Glasgow), FRCPI (Ireland), FANZSGM, Graduate Dip (ClinEpid)

Professor Nair is the Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean , School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Australia.  He holds the position of Director of the Centre for Medical Professional Development, Hunter New England Health Service at Newcastle.  He is assigned to the Health Education & Training Institute  of NSW  as the District Medical Director.

He is a member of the National Panel of Examiners of the RACP and Board of Examiners of the Australian Medical Council

He is the foundation Chair of the Hunter Institute of Ageing Research. In 2016, his team based at the HMRI obtained an NHMRC grant for 3.4 million dollars for research in dementia

In 2013, he took up the Chair of Workplace Based Assessment for the AMC. Professor Nair is the Director of the Workplace Based Assessment Program at Hunter New England Health. 

Prof Nair is the Lead Clinician of the Academy of Clinical Educators at the University of Newcastle and is the Director of the Certificate Course in Clinical Teaching and Supervision.  He is Director of the Masters’ Program in Leadership and Management, which was launched in 2012 by the University of Newcastle.

Internationally, he has delivered Faculty development workshops in many countries. He is Emeritus Advisor for the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

Publications

His international text book of “Problem Based Geriatric Medicine” was published in 2017

His textbook “Clinical Examination; a Problem Based Approach” is well received by medical students and doctors. 

He has published over 120 peer reviewed articles in national and international journals. 

Awards

  • Order of Australia (AM) for services to medical education, on the Queen’s Birthday honours list.
  • Doctor of Medicine honoris causa, The University of Newcastle.
  • John Sands Medal for distinguished services to the College and Fellowship, Royal Australasian College of Physicians. 
  • 2014 - University of Newcastle, School of Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine Award for outstanding achievement and excellence.
  • 2017 - ANZAME award for a distinguished track record in medical education.

Prof Nair is a distinguished clinician, educator, researcher and mentor.


Qualifications

  • Honorary Doctorate of Medicine, University of Newcastle
  • Graduate Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • geriatrics
  • teaching, assessment, clinical mediicine

Languages

  • English (Fluent)
  • Malayalam (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 40
110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified 20
130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation 40

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Professor University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia
Professor Priority Research Centre (PRC) for Healthy Lungs | The University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia
Professor University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia
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Publications

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


Book (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Geriatric medicine: A problem-based approach, Springer, Singapore (2018)
DOI 10.1007/978-981-10-3253-0
2018 Geriatric medicine: A problem-based approach, Springer, Singapore (2018)
DOI 10.1007/978-981-10-3253-0
2017 Nair BKR, Preface (2017)
DOI 10.1007/978-981-10-3253-0
2011 Nair BKR, Preface (2011)
DOI 10.1142/9789814273923_fmatter
2011 Nair BR, Clinical Examination: A Problem Based Approach, World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, 376 (2011) [A3]
Citations Scopus - 1
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Chapter (13 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Waller A, Nair BKR, 'Advance care planning', Geriatric Medicine: A Problem-Based Approach, Springer, Singapore 295-306 (2018) [B1]
DOI 10.1007/978-981-10-3253-0_20
Co-authors Amy Waller
2018 Gunathilake R, Nair BKR, 'Acute care and geriatric assessment', Geriatric Medicine: A Problem-Based Approach, Springer, Singapore 137-151 (2018) [B1]
DOI 10.1007/978-981-10-3253-0_10
2018 Browne W, Nair BKR, 'Physiology of ageing', Geriatric Medicine: A Problem-Based Approach, Springer, Singapore 15-26 (2018) [B1]
DOI 10.1007/978-981-10-3253-0_2
2018 Flynn B, 'Dementia: Making a diagnosis and managing behavioural and psychological symptoms', Geriatric medicine: A problem-based approach, Springer, Singapore 83-98 (2018) [B1]
DOI 10.1007/978-981-10-3253-0
2018 Flynn BJ, 'Diagnosis and management of depressed mood in the older person', Geriatric Medicine A Problem-Based Approach, Springer, Singapore 99-108 (2018) [B1]
DOI 10.1007/978-981-10-3253-0
2018 Waller A, Nair BKR, 'Advance care planning', Geriatric Medicine: A Problem-Based Approach, Springer, Singapore 295-306 (2018) [B1]
DOI 10.1007/978-981-10-3253-0_20
Co-authors Amy Waller
2018 Martin JH, 'Pharmacology', Geriatric Medicine: A Problem-Based Approach, Springer, Singapore 43-57 (2018) [B1]
DOI 10.1007/978-981-10-3253-0_4
Co-authors Jen Martin
2018 Gunathilake R, Nair BKR, 'Acute care and geriatric assessment', Geriatric Medicine: A Problem-Based Approach, Springer, Singapore 137-151 (2018) [B1]
DOI 10.1007/978-981-10-3253-0_10
2018 Browne W, Nair BKR, 'Physiology of ageing', Geriatric Medicine: A Problem-Based Approach, Springer, Singapore 15-26 (2018) [B1]
DOI 10.1007/978-981-10-3253-0_2
2018 Byles J, 'Our ageing world', Geriatric Medicine: A Problem-Based Approach, Springer, Singapore 1-13 (2018) [B1]
DOI 10.1007/978-981-10-3253-0_1
Co-authors Julie Byles
2011 Nair BR, Kinlay S, Browne W, 'Cardiovascular examination', Clinical Examination: A Problem Based Approach, World Scientific Publishing, Singapore 41-91 (2011) [B2]
2011 Lowe M, Nair BR, 'Histories, note taking and clinical reasoning', Clinical Examination: A Problem Based Approach, World Scientific Publishing, Singapore 1-16 (2011) [B2]
2009 Koch S, Hunter P, Nair BR, 'Older people in acute care', Older People: Issues and Innovations in Care, Churchill Livingston, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 153-167 (2009) [B1]
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Journal article (95 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Nair BR, Shelley B, 'Preventing ¿Neurophobia¿: Remodeling Neurology Education for 21st-Century Medical Students through Effective Pedagogical Strategies for ¿Neurophilia¿', Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology, Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 2018 Jan-Mar; 21(1): 9¿18. 9-18 (2018)
DOI 10.4103/aian.AIAN_371_17
2018 Lynagh M, Horton G, Nair BK, Walker M, Kelly B, Powis D, 'Student selection for medicine: Still a ¿Thorny¿ issue', Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences, 6 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.4103/amhs.amhs_45_18
Co-authors Brian Kelly, Marita Lynagh, Marjorie Walker, Graeme Horton
2018 Chojenta C, Byles J, Nair BK, 'Rehabilitation and convalescent hospital stay in New South Wales: An analysis of 3,979 women aged 75+', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 42 195-199 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/1753-6405.12731
Co-authors Julie Byles, Catherine Chojenta
2017 Waller A, Dodd N, Tattersall MHN, Nair B, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Improving hospital-based end of life care processes and outcomes: a systematic review of research output, quality and effectiveness', BMC PALLIATIVE CARE, 16 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/s12904-017-0204-1
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Amy Waller, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Natalie Dodd
2017 Elder A, Nair BKR, 'The jugular veins: gateway to the heart', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 206 230-+ (2017)
DOI 10.5694/mja16.01232
2017 Dolja-Gore X, Tavener M, Majeed T, Nair BR, Byles JE, 'Uptake, prevalence and predictors of first-time use for the 75+ Health Assessment Scheme.', Australian Journal of Primary Health, 476-481 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1071/py16108
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Xenia Doljagore, Julie Byles, Tazeen Majeed, Meredith Tavener
2017 Miles CA, Lee AC, Foggett KA, Nair B, 'Reinventing medical teaching and learning for the 21st century: Blended and flipped strategies', Archives of Medicine & Health Sciences, 5 97-102 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.4103/amhs.amhs_53_17
2017 Nair BKR, Moonen-van Loon JM, Parvathy M, Jolly BC, van der Vleuten CP, 'Composite reliability of workplace-based assessment of international medical graduates.', The Medical journal of Australia, 207 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.5694/mja17.00130
Citations Scopus - 1
2017 Elder AT, McManus IC, Patrick A, Nair K, Vaughan L, Dacre J, 'The value of the physical examination in clinical practice: an international survey', Clinical Medicine, 17 490-498 (2017)
DOI 10.7861/clinmedicine.17-6-490
2016 Bore MR, Kelly B, Nair B, 'Potential predictors of psychological distress and well-being in medical students: a cross sectional pilot study', Advances in Medical Education and Practice, 7 125-135 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.2147/AMEP.S96802
Citations Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Miles Bore, Brian Kelly
2016 Nair BKR, O'Connor S, 'Clinical examination: evidence and eminence', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 205 13-13 (2016)
DOI 10.5694/mja16.00403
2016 Elder A, Nair BKR, 'The jugular veins: gateway to the heart', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 205 204-205 (2016)
DOI 10.5694/mja16.00530
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2016 Nair BKR, Moonen-van Loon JMW, Parvathy MS, van der Veuten CPM, 'Composite reliability of workplace-based assessment for international medical graduates(Retracted article. See vol. 206, pg. 29, 2017)', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 205 212-216 (2016)
DOI 10.5694/mja16.00069
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3
2016 Nair BKR, Chen CY, Browne W, McKay D, 'Central retinal venous pulsations', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 205 299-299 (2016)
DOI 10.5694/mja16.00413
2016 Nair B, Mansfield E, Waller A, 'A race against time: The dementia epidemic', Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences, 4 127-134 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.4103/2321-4848.183363
Co-authors Amy Waller, Elise Mansfield
2015 Nair BKR, Parvathy MS, Wilson A, Smith J, Murphy B, 'Workplace-based assessment; learner and assessor perspectives.', Advances in medical education and practice, 6 317-321 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.2147/AMEP.S79968
Citations Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Amanda Wilson
2014 Nair BKR, Searles AM, Ling RI, Wein J, Ingham K, 'Workplace-based assessment for international medical graduates: At what cost?', Medical Journal of Australia, 200 41-44 (2014) [C1]

Objective: To estimate the cost of resources required to deliver a program to assess international medical graduates (IMGs) in Newcastle, Australia, known as the Workplace Based A... [more]

Objective: To estimate the cost of resources required to deliver a program to assess international medical graduates (IMGs) in Newcastle, Australia, known as the Workplace Based Assessment (WBA) Program. Design and setting: A costing study to identify and evaluate the resources required and the overheads of delivering the program for a cohort of 15 IMGs, based on costs in 2012. Main outcome measures: Labour-related costs. Results: The total cost in 2012 for delivering the program to a typical cohort of 15 candidates was $243 384. This equated to an average of $16226 per IMG. After allowing for the fees paid by IMGs, the WBA Program had a deficit of $153384, or $10226 per candidate, which represents the contribution made by the health system. Conclusion: The cost per candidate to the health system of this intensive WBA program for IMGs is small.

DOI 10.5694/mja13.10849
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Andrew Searles, Rod Ling
2014 Wass S, Webster PJ, Nair BR, 'Investigation of acute confusion in the elderly', Medicine Today, 15 39-47 (2014) [C1]

In this series, we present authoritative advice on the investigation of a common clinical problem, especially commissioned for family doctors and written by members of the Royal A... [more]

In this series, we present authoritative advice on the investigation of a common clinical problem, especially commissioned for family doctors and written by members of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

2013 Walsh B, Slater S, Nair B, Attia J, 'The relationship between the apolipoprotein E e4 allele and hippocampal MRI volume in community dwelling individuals with mild Alzheimer's disease', Degenerative Neurological and Neuromuscular Disease, 3 11-14 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.2147/DNND.S40835
Co-authors John Attia
2013 Regal P, Nair B, Hetherington E, 'Apolipoprotein E e4 is superior to apolipoprotein E e2 in predicting cognitive scores over 30 months', Clinical Interventions in Aging, 8 1461-1465 (2013)

Background: The purpose of this study was to compare apolipoprotein E e4 (Apo E e4) and apolipoprotein E e2 (Apo E e2) as predictors of cognitive and functional trajectories over ... [more]

Background: The purpose of this study was to compare apolipoprotein E e4 (Apo E e4) and apolipoprotein E e2 (Apo E e2) as predictors of cognitive and functional trajectories over 30 months. Methods: This prospective cohort study included 287 community-dwelling memory clinic patients with dementia, mild cognitive impairment, or no cognitive impairment. The Addenbrooke Cognitive Assessment, Mini-Mental State Examination, Montreal Cognitive Assessment, Delirium Index, and Nottingham Instrumental Activities of Daily Living tests were administered to each subject. Results: One hundred and nine subjects (40%) carried Apo E e4 and 48 (16.7%) carried Apo E e2. One hundred and nine e4-positive subjects differed significantly from 178 e4-negative subjects in 19/52 comparisons (36.5%), whereas 46 Apo E e2-positive subjects had 0/52 significant differences from 239 e2-negative subjects (P < 0.0001). The variables most affected by e4 were the Delirium Index and Mini-Mental State Examination. Instrumental Activities of Daily Living score and residence were unrelated to Apo E e4 or e2. Conclusion: Apo E e4 positivity predicted four cognitive scores measured every 6 months over 30 months. Apo E e2 scores predicted none of 52 comparisons. © 2013 Regal et al.

DOI 10.2147/CIA.S47485
Citations Scopus - 1
2013 Gunaruwan P, Napthali K, Nair K, 'Unusual presentation of a common problem', BMJ Case Reports, (2013)

We report on an elderly lady with a large hiatus hernia presenting with presyncope and syncope associated with large meals. Though left atrial filling and mitral inflow was unimpa... [more]

We report on an elderly lady with a large hiatus hernia presenting with presyncope and syncope associated with large meals. Though left atrial filling and mitral inflow was unimpaired, this case is interesting since the symptoms resolved with adjustment to meal size. Copyright 2013 BMJ Publishing Group. All rights reserved.

DOI 10.1136/bcr-2012-007973
2012 Nair BR, Hensley MJ, Parvathy MSD, Lloyd DM, Murphy B, Ingham K, et al., 'A systematic approach to workplace-based assessment for international medical graduates', Medical Journal of Australia, 196 399-402 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Michael Hensley, Ian Symonds
2012 Nair BR, Parvathy MSD, 'Setting up international medical graduates to succeed', Medical Journal of Australia, 197 428-429 (2012) [C3]
Citations Scopus - 2
2012 Suthers BG, Pickles RW, Boyle MJ, Nair BR, Cook J, Attia JR, 'The effect of context on performance of an acute medical unit: Experience from an Australian tertiary hospital', Australian Health Review, 36 320-324 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authors John Attia
2011 Nair BR, Heim C, Krishnan C, D'Este CA, Marley J, Attia JR, 'The effect of Baroque music on behavioural disturbances in patients with dementia', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 30 11-15 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2010.00439.x
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 14
Co-authors John Attia, Catherine Deste
2010 Wilkinson TJ, D'Orsogna LJ, Nair BR, Judd SJ, Frampton CM, 'The reliability of long and short cases undertaken as practice for a summative examination', INTERNAL MEDICINE JOURNAL, 40 581-586 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2009.01970.x
2009 Nair BR, 'Switched on', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 191 695-695 (2009) [C3]
2008 Nair BR, Alexander HG, McGrath BP, Parvathy MS, Kilsby EC, Wenzel J, et al., 'The mini clinical evaluation exercise (mini-CEX) for assessing clinical performance of international medical graduates', Medical Journal of Australia, 189 159-161 (2008) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 40Web of Science - 36
2008 Nair BR, Browne W, 'Chronic disease management: Seizing the moment in medical education', Pharmaceutical Medicine, 22 351-354 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.2165/1317117-200822060-00004
2008 Nair BR, 'Flying and medicine: mutual lessons', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 189 676-676 (2008) [C3]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2008 Outram S, Nair BR, 'Peer physical examination: Time to revisit?', Medical Journal of Australia, 189 274-276 (2008) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Sue Outram
2008 Nair BR, 'Flying and medicine: Mutual lessons', Medical Journal of Australia, 189 676 (2008) [C3]
2007 Nair BR, Browne WL, Chua L-E, D'Este C, O'Dea I, Agho K, 'Validating an Australian version of the Time and Change Test: A screening test for cognitive impairment', AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING, 26 87-90 (2007)
DOI 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2007.00220.x
Co-authors Catherine Deste
2007 Byles JE, Parkinson L, Nair BR, Watson JF, Valentine ME, 'Determining priorities for research in ageing: A community survey', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 26 71-76 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2007.00218.x
Co-authors Julie Byles, L Parkinson
2007 Khoshdel A, Carney SL, Nair BR, Gillies AH, 'Better management of cardiovascular diseases by pulse wave velocity: Combining clinical practice with clinical research using evidence-based medicine', Clinical Medicine and Research, 5 45-52 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.3121/cmr.2007.708
Citations Scopus - 33Web of Science - 26
2007 White JH, Pollack M, Nair BR, D'Este C, 'Trends in post-stroke functional independence over a 5-year period: A pilot study', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THERAPY AND REHABILITATION, 14 404-407 (2007)
DOI 10.12968/ijtr.2007.14.9.24581
2007 Browne WL, Nair BR, 'The hyponatremic hypertensive syndrome in renal artery stenosis: An infrequent cause of hyponatremia', Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, 53 41-43 (2007) [C3]
Citations Scopus - 7
2005 Nair BR, 'Good tidings of great joy via email', Medical Journal of Australia, 183 674 (2005)
2004 Nair BR, Flynn B, McDonnell M, 'Pet owners and risk factors in cardiovascular disease (multiple letters)', Medical Journal of Australia, 180 144 (2004)
2004 Attia JR, Nair BR, Mears SR, Hitchcock K, 'Patient-oxygen dissociation curves: surveying the spectrum of oxygen-delivery methods', MJA, 181 677-678 (2004) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authors John Attia
2004 Attia JR, Nair BR, Sibbritt DW, Ewald BD, Paget NS, Wellard RF, et al., 'Generating pre-test probabilities: a neglected area in clinical decision making', Medical Journal of Australia, 180 449-454 (2004) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 33Web of Science - 26
Co-authors John Attia, Ben Ewald
2004 Byles JE, Tavener MA, O'Connell RL, Nair BR, Higginbotham HN, Jackson CL, et al., 'Randomised controlled trial of health assessments for older Australian veterans and war widows', Medical Journal of Australia, 181 186-190 (2004) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 36Web of Science - 33
Co-authors Nick Higginbotham, Julie Byles, Meredith Tavener
2003 Heim C, Nair BR, Mowbray D, Tavender J, 'Effects of ambient baroque music on patients with dementia', Australian Journal of Ageing, 22 211-212 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2003.tb00500.x
Citations Web of Science - 3
2003 Byles JE, Heinze R, Nair BR, Parkinson L, 'Medication use among older Australian veterans & war widows', Internal Medicine Journal, 33 388-391 (2003) [C3]
Citations Scopus - 20Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Julie Byles, L Parkinson
2003 Byles JE, Mishra GD, Harris MA, Nair BR, 'The problems of sleep for older women: changes in health outcomes', Age and Ageing, 32 154-163 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/ageing/32.2.154
Citations Scopus - 49Web of Science - 40
Co-authors Margaret Harris, Julie Byles
2003 Nair BR, Hardie I, 'Change: Imposed and desired in health-professional education: 30th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medical Education, Sydney, 5-8 July 2002', Medical Journal of Australia, 178 152-153 (2003)
2003 Nair BR, Attia JR, Bowe SJ, Mears SR, Hitchcock K, 'Interns are from Venus, consultants are from Mars: differential perception among clinicians', Medical Journal of Australia, 179 659-661 (2003) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors John Attia
2003 Nair BR, Finucane PM, 'Reforming medical education to enhance the management of chronic disease', Medical Journal of Australia, 179 257-259 (2003) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 34
2003 Attia J, Nair K, Price JM, Jacobs A, 'On abandoning ties and avoiding nose rings [7]', British Medical Journal, 327 345 (2003)
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors John Attia
2002 Nair BR, Attia JR, Mears S, Hitchcock K, 'Evidence-based physicians' dressing: a crossover trial', Medical Journal of Australia, 177(2) 681-682 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 20Web of Science - 19
Co-authors John Attia
2002 Levi CR, Magin PJ, Nair BR, 'Primary stroke prevention: refining the "high risk" approach', The Medical Journal of Australia, 176 303-304 (2002) [C3]
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Parker Magin, Christopher Levi
2002 Finucane P, Nair BR, 'Is there a problem with the problems in problem-based learning?', Medical Education, 36 279-281 (2002) [C1]
DOI 10.1046/j.1365-2923.2002.01150.x
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 12
2002 Byles JE, Tavener MA, Fitzgerald PE, Nair BR, Higginbotham HN, Jackson C, et al., 'A checklist for comprehensive health assessment for the over 70's', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 21 14-20 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Nick Higginbotham, Julie Byles, Meredith Tavener
2002 Nair BR, 'Evidence based medicine for older people: available, accessible, acceptable, adaptable?', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 21(2) 58-60 (2002) [C3]
Citations Scopus - 29Web of Science - 16
2002 Byles JE, Tavener MA, Fitzgerald PEB, Nair BR, Higginbotham N, Jackson CL, et al., 'A checklist for comprehensive health assessment for the-over 70's', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 21 14-20 (2002)

Objectives: To describe the development and performance of an instrument for health assessment of older Australian veterans and war widows, including: (a) the underlying dimension... [more]

Objectives: To describe the development and performance of an instrument for health assessment of older Australian veterans and war widows, including: (a) the underlying dimensions of the assessment instrument, (6) problems identified and (c) associations with health related quality of life. Method: Participants were randomly selected veterans and war widows aged 70 years and over, livingindependently in 10 regions of NSW and QLD. The intervention consisted of a series of preventive care home visit health assessments by health professionals using a specially developed I 13-item screening checklist, together with targeted health education materials, telephone follow-up and computer generated reports to the veteran's local medical officer. Main outcome measures were underlying facets of the checklist, and associations with self reported quality of life. Results: 904 home visit assessments were conducted using the checklist. Problems identified included having no recent hearing check, poor rate of vaccination against pneumonia and tetanus vaccination, and problems with feet. Exploratory factor analysis of the checklist reported four main factors, explaining 31 YO of the variance. Three out of four checklist scales were significantly associated with both physical and mental component scores of the SF- 36 quality of life measure. Conclusions: The preventive care checklist proved easy to administer, acceptable to participants, and contained valid items for use with an older veteran population.

DOI 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2002.tb00412.x
Co-authors Meredith Tavener, Nick Higginbotham, Julie Byles
2001 Nair BK, 'Commentary - Accessing residential care from an acute hospital: Can we be more efficient?', Journal of Quality in Clinical Practice, 21 13 (2001)
DOI 10.1046/j.1440-1762.2001.00400.x
2001 Nair BR, Heller R, Sales M, 'Impact of Written Materials from Opinion Leaders on Continuing Medical Education of Family Doctors', Focus on Health Professional Education: A Multi-Disciplinary Journal, 3 59-65 (2001) [C3]
2001 Carney SL, Nair K, Sales M, Walsh J, 'Pharmaceutical industry-sponsered meetings: good value or just a free meal?', Internal Medicine Journal, 31 488-491 (2001) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 11
2000 Nair BR, O'Dea I, Lim L, Thakkinstian A, 'Prevalence of Geriatric 'Syndromes' in a Tertiary Hospital', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 19 No 2 81-84 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 13
2000 Nair BR, Byles JE, Tavener MA, Heinze R, 'Immunisation rates in older veterans and war widows', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 19 136-138 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors Meredith Tavener, Julie Byles
2000 Smith P, Karlson N, Nair BR, 'Quality use of Allopurinol in the elderly', The Journal of Quality in Clinical Practice, 20 42-43 (2000) [C1]
DOI 10.1046/j.1440-1762.2000.00353.x
Citations Scopus - 20
2000 Nair BR, Perkins J, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Multidisciplinary learning: a unit in Newcastle, Australia', Focus on Health Professional Education:A Multi-Disciplinary Journal, 2, No 2. 53-58 (2000) [C1]
2000 Nair BR, Treloar C, Harris G, 'Do we need a new word for patients?', Australian & New Zealand Journal of Medicine, 30 716-717 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2000 Nair B, Kerridge I, Dobson AJ, McPhee J, Saul P, 'Advance care planning in residential care', Australian and New Zealand journal of medicine, 30 339-343 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 32Web of Science - 31
1999 Rowland CH, Woodford PA, De Lisle-Hammond J, Nair B, 'Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia - Thrombosis syndrome and bilateral adrenal haemorrhage after prophylactic heparin use', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Medicine, 29 741-742 (1999)
DOI 10.1111/j.1445-5994.1999.tb01626.x
Citations Scopus - 9
1999 Nair BR, Finucane P, 'Undergraduate teaching in geriatric medicine: The Australian experience', ANZAME Bulletin, 26(1) 6-8 (1999) [C1]
1999 Nair BR, 'Older people and medications: what is the right prescription', Australian Prescriber, 22 130-131 (1999) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 3
1999 Nair B, Dobson A, O'Dea I, Hogben K, D'Este K, Page J, 'Further validation of "timed up and go" in stroke patients', AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING, 18 98-99 (1999)
DOI 10.1111/j.1741-6612.1999.tb00103.x
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Catherine Deste
1998 Joshua F, Nair B, 'Cephalic tetanus', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Medicine, 28 672 (1998)
DOI 10.1111/j.1445-5994.1998.tb00673.x
Citations Scopus - 1
1998 Nair B, Karlson N, 'Heparin-induced skin lesions', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Medicine, 28 59 (1998)
Citations Scopus - 2
1998 Nair BR, 'Patient, client or customer?', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 169 593-593 (1998)
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 15
1998 Nair BR, Coughlan JL, Hensley MJ, 'Impediments to bed-side teaching.', Medical Education, 32 159-162 (1998) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 48Web of Science - 50
Co-authors Michael Hensley
1997 Silberberg J, Crooks R, Fryer J, Wlodarczyk J, Nair B, Finucane P, et al., 'Fasting and post-methionine homocyst(e)ine levels in a healthy Australian population', AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 27 35-39 (1997)
DOI 10.1111/j.1445-5994.1997.tb00911.x
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 11
1997 Silberberg J, Crooks R, Fryer J, Wlodarczyk J, Nair B, Guo XW, et al., 'Gender differences and other determinants of the rise in plasma homocysteine after L-methionine loading', ATHEROSCLEROSIS, 133 105-110 (1997)
DOI 10.1016/S0021-9150(97)00122-6
Citations Scopus - 29Web of Science - 29
1997 Nair BR, Gondocz T, Parboosingh JT, 'Continuing medical education: The professional's responsibility', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 167 263-264 (1997)
Citations Scopus - 1
1997 Nair BR, Coughlan JL, Hensley MJ, 'Student and patient perspectives on bedside teaching', MEDICAL EDUCATION, 31 341-346 (1997)
DOI 10.1046/j.1365-2923.1997.00673.x
Citations Scopus - 79Web of Science - 80
Co-authors Michael Hensley
1996 Pit SW, Schurink J, Nair BR, Byles J, Heller RF, 'Use of the short-form-36 health survey to assess quality of life among Australian elderly', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING, 15 132-135 (1996)
DOI 10.1111/j.1741-6612.1996.tb00011.x
Citations Web of Science - 20
Co-authors Julie Byles
1996 Harris M, Byles J, Higginbotham N, Nair BR, 'Preventive programs for older people: How effective are they?', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING, 15 148-153 (1996)
DOI 10.1111/j.1741-6612.1996.tb00018.x
Citations Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Julie Byles, Margaret Harris
1996 Nair B, Hughes J, Basta M, Hardy D, Crooks R, Finucane P, et al., 'Cardiovascular findings in self-reported healthy elderly - The Elite Seniors Study', AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 26 363-367 (1996)
DOI 10.1111/j.1445-5994.1996.tb01923.x
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
1996 Nair B, Leitch J, Black A, 'Erythropoietin treatment for postural hypotension from autonomic dysfunction', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Medicine, 26 859-860 (1996)
DOI 10.1111/j.1445-5994.1996.tb00646.x
Citations Scopus - 5
1995 Gibson PG, Nair BR, Davies C, Saunders NA, 'Development and implementation of an innovative intern training programme', Medical Education, 29 220-224 (1995)

The quality of medical education during internship is a cause for concern. This paper describes a structured educational programme for interns that was based around learning modul... [more]

The quality of medical education during internship is a cause for concern. This paper describes a structured educational programme for interns that was based around learning modules, clinical attachments and bedside teaching. The programme was incorporated into the term rotation of interns within an Area Health Service, and evaluated. Learning modules were timetabled by a Programme Coordinator and interns were reminded to attend. Clinical attachments were organized by the interns from a list of willing supervisors. Attendance at timetabled learning modules averaged 67%, which was greater than the 27% attendance at clinical attachments. Both sessions received high ratings for quality and clinical relevance. This structured education programme was based upon adult learning methods and was both feasible and well received by interns. Intern training programmes need to be programmed into the working week to ensure attendance, and modified following evaluation by interns. Such programmes should be considered by all hospitals to which interns are allocated. 1995 Blackwell Publishing

DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2923.1995.tb02834.x
Citations Scopus - 4
Co-authors Peter Gibson
1995 NAIR BR, BASTA M, HUGHES J, SILBERBERG J, FLETCHER PJ, FINUCANE PM, 'ECHOCARDIOGRAPHIC FINDINGS IN THE HEALTHY ELDERLY', JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN GERIATRICS SOCIETY, 43 SA24-SA24 (1995)
1995 NAIR BR, BASTA M, 'ATRIAL SEPTAL ANEURYSM AND CEREBROVASCULAR ACCIDENTS', JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN GERIATRICS SOCIETY, 43 SA66-SA66 (1995)
1995 Nair BR, Hensley MJ, Pickles RW, Fowler J, 'Morning report: Essential part of tra patient care in internal medicine', AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 25 740-740 (1995)
DOI 10.1111/j.1445-5994.1995.tb02866.x
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Michael Hensley
1994 Healy M, O'Moore R, Keane EM, Coakley D, Walsh JB, Tully M, et al., 'Irish Gerontological Society - Proceedings of annual scientific and general meeting held October 1993', Irish Journal of Medical Science, 163 464-474 (1994)
DOI 10.1007/BF02940568
1994 Nair B, 'A case of dementia.', Australian family physician, 23 2005-2006 (1994)

Recognition of cognitive impairment in the elderly is an important part of medical care. This will lead to the proper diagnosis and optimum treatment. Families seldom realise that... [more]

Recognition of cognitive impairment in the elderly is an important part of medical care. This will lead to the proper diagnosis and optimum treatment. Families seldom realise that the patient has dementia. Even with a high index of suspicion, the diagnosis can often be missed. The correct tool for making the diagnosis is also controversial.

1994 Nair BK, Finucane P, 'Incorporating peer review into routine clinical work: A practical example', Journal of Quality in Clinical Practice, 14 3-7 (1994)

We describe a simple quality assurance (QA) exercise that compared the practices of two physicians providing geriatric consultations at a University teaching hospital. Two hundred... [more]

We describe a simple quality assurance (QA) exercise that compared the practices of two physicians providing geriatric consultations at a University teaching hospital. Two hundred consecutive referrals were randomly allocated to either physician. Although the patients referred had similar characteristics, their problems were managed differently. This led to an evaluation of work practices and identification of problems to which solutions were found. As the study was incorporated into routine clinical work, its cost in terms of resources and manpower was minimal. Such simple practical QA exercises should be used more extensively to enhance the practice of medicine.

1992 Nair BR, 'Overseas training and doctors in developing countries [15]', Lancet, 339 1360 (1992)
DOI 10.1016/0140-6736(92)92007-3
1991 Nair BR, 'Foreign medical graduates', Medical Journal of Australia, 154 222 (1991)
1990 Rolfe I, Nair B, 'Complications associated with the insertion of narrow-bore feeding-tubes', Medical Journal of Australia, 152 108 (1990)
Citations Scopus - 3
1990 Nair BR, Gelfius I, 'The Palatal Training Appliance. Case reports', Australian Dental Journal, 35 416-418 (1990)

Swallowing difficulties are very common in patients who have suffered cerebrovascular accidents. An inexpensive and simple device called the Palatal Training Appliance was tried s... [more]

Swallowing difficulties are very common in patients who have suffered cerebrovascular accidents. An inexpensive and simple device called the Palatal Training Appliance was tried successfully in four patients. This appliance could be beneficial for more patients and is under-utilized at present. 1990 Australian Dental Association

DOI 10.1111/j.1834-7819.1990.tb05422.x
1988 Nair BR, 'Swallowing disorder in a patient with a cerebrovascular accident.', Medical Journal of Australia, 148 157-159 (1988)
Citations Scopus - 3
1988 Nair BR, 'Congenital disease in geriatric patients.', Medical Journal of Australia, 149 50 (1988)
1988 NAIR BR, CHETTY MP, DEVERIDGE SF, 'ASPERGILLUS-TERREUS INFECTION IN A PATIENT WITH CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC-LEUKEMIA AND POLYCYTHEMIA RUBRA VERA', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 148 481-482 (1988)
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6
Gunathilake R, Oldmeadow C, McEvoy M, Inder KJ, Schofield PW, Nair BR, Attia J, 'The Association Between Obesity and Cognitive Function in Older Persons: How Much Is Mediated by Inflammation, Fasting Plasma Glucose, and Hypertriglyceridemia?', J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci, 71 1603-1608 [C1]
DOI 10.1093/gerona/glw070
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 1
Co-authors John Attia, Christopher Oldmeadow, Mark Mcevoy, Peter Schofield, Kerry Inder
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Conference (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Parvati U, Smith J, Edwards B, Nair, 'Workplace based assessment; learner and assessor perspectives', Newcastle (2017)
2013 Bore MR, Kelly B, Nair B, Munro D, Powis D, 'Involvement, Resilience, and Self-Control: A concurrent validity study predicting indicators of psychological distress', Griffith University South Bank Campus (2013)
Co-authors Miles Bore, Brian Kelly
2008 Page G, Alexander H, Frank I, McGrath B, Nair BR, Pachev G, et al., 'The use of the mini-cex as a summative assessment', 13th Ottawa International Conference on Clinical Competence. Abstracts, Melbourne, VIC (2008) [E3]
2008 Oakley PW, Nair BR, Attia JR, 'Teaching hospital based formative assessment can predict Trainee performance in RACP written examination', ANZAME Conference 2008. Conference Program, Abstracts and Papers, Sydney, NSW (2008) [E3]
Co-authors John Attia
2008 Wilkinson T, Nair BR, D'Orsogna L, Judd S, 'Combining results from workplace assessments with results from high stakes exams. Apples and oranges?', ANZAME Conference 2008. Conference Program, Abstracts and Papers, Sydney, NSW (2008) [E3]
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Report (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2000 Byles JE, Heller R, Higginbotham N, Nair, Jackson C, Butler J, et al., 'Preventive Care Trial. Final Interim Report.', Department of Veterans' Affairs, 32 (2000)
Co-authors Meredith Tavener, Nick Higginbotham, Julie Byles
1999 Byles J, Heller R, Higginbotham N, Nair K, Jackson C, Butler J, et al., 'Preventive Care Trial. Second Interim Report.', Department of Veterans' Affairs, 47 (1999)
Co-authors Meredith Tavener, Julie Byles, Nick Higginbotham
1998 byles, Heller R, Higginbotham N, Nair K, Jackson C, Butler J, et al., 'Preventive Care Trial. First Interim Report.', Department of Veterans' Affairs, 19 (1998)
Co-authors Julie Byles, Meredith Tavener, Nick Higginbotham
1997 byles, Heller R, Higginbotham N, Nair K, Jackson C, Butler J, et al., 'Preventive Care Trial. Extra-contractural project report.', Department of Veterans' Affairs, 25 (1997)
Co-authors Julie Byles, Nick Higginbotham, Meredith Tavener
1997 Byles J, Heller R, Higginbotham N, Nair K, Jackson C, Butler J, et al., 'Preventive Care Trial. Establishment Report.', Department of Veterans' Affairs, 29 (1997)
Co-authors Nick Higginbotham, Julie Byles, Meredith Tavener
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 22
Total funding $7,682,332

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20181 grants / $5,000

Workplace Based Assessment ; Adapting the mini-cex for nursing and midwifery $5,000

Funding body: NeW Education Framework I University of Newcastle

Funding body NeW Education Framework I University of Newcastle
Project Team

Dr Amanda Wilson , Prof Kichu Nair , D Lyn Ebert

Scheme NeW Education Framework
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20171 grants / $50,000

The pathway to diagnosis: Experiences of caregivers of people with dementia$50,000

Funding body: Dementia Australia Research Foundation Ltd

Funding body Dementia Australia Research Foundation Ltd
Project Team Ms Sophie Dilworth, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Professor Kichu Nair, Ms Elaine Todd
Scheme Dementia Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1600739
Type Of Funding C3111 - Aust For profit
Category 3111
UON Y

20161 grants / $46,188

Supporting family carers of people living with dementia: an RCT of a new mobile application$46,188

Funding body: Dementia Collaborative Research Centres

Funding body Dementia Collaborative Research Centres
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Professor Sally Chan, Ms Viki Brummell, Doctor Amanda Wilson, Doctor Sharyn Hunter, Associate Professor Sarah Jeong, Professor Kichu Nair, Conjoint Associate Professor Frans Henskens
Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600156
Type Of Funding C2120 - Aust Commonwealth - Other
Category 2120
UON Y

20154 grants / $3,800,338

An Australian Community Of practice in Research in Dementia (ACcORD) to improve health outcomes for people with dementia and their carers$3,545,440

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Professor Kichu Nair, Ms Susan Koch, Associate Professor Danielle Mazza, Professor Julie Byles, Professor Chris Doran, Professor Catherine D'Este, Assoicate Professor Craig Whitehead, Professor Sandra Eades, Emeritus Professor Neil Rees
Scheme Dementia Research Team Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2021
GNo G1401207
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Long term evaluation of uptake, impact and outcomes of the 75+ Health Assessment$204,898

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Julie Byles, Doctor Xenia Dolja-Gore, Doctor Catherine Chojenta, Professor Kichu Nair, Doctor Meredith Tavener
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1400038
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Evaluation of stakeholder outcomes from the University of Newcastle's Master of Clinical Medicine (Leadership & Management) Program$25,000

Funding body: HETI (Health Education and Training Institute)

Funding body HETI (Health Education and Training Institute)
Project Team Associate Professor Chris Kewley, Conjoint Professor Judith Scott, Professor Kichu Nair
Scheme Medical Education Support Fund
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500911
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Evaluation of Stakeholder Outcomes from the University of Newcastle’s Master of Clinical Medicine (Leadership & Management)Program$25,000

Funding body: NSW Ministry of Health

Funding body NSW Ministry of Health
Project Team Associate Professor Chris Kewley, Conjoint Professor Judith Scott, Professor Kichu Nair
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1501059
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20131 grants / $65,624

Development of a clinical supervision professional development program for registrars & Career Medical Officers (CMOs) across Hunter & Coast ICTN$65,624

Funding body: HETI (Health Education and Training Institute)

Funding body HETI (Health Education and Training Institute)
Project Team Professor Brian Jolly, Conjoint Associate Professor Jane Conway, Professor Kichu Nair, Associate Professor Martin Veysey
Scheme NSW ICTN Local Project Fund
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1201154
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20121 grants / $238,600

Workplace Based Assessment for international medical graduates $238,600

Funded by the Health Work Force Australia for assessment of Rural IMGs  and  research into the WBA program

Funding body: Health Workforce Australia

Funding body Health Workforce Australia
Project Team

Nair B, Symmonds I, Murphy B, Parvathy M, Ingham K, Wein J

Scheme Strategic Research Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20111 grants / $927,110

Development of Master in Clinical Medicine and Leadership ; seeding grant $927,110

Funded by Health Administration Corporation for establishment of the  Master of Clinical  Medicine and Leadership at the University of Newcastle , in collaboration with the Dept of Health , NSW

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding body NSW Health
Project Team

Prof Kichu Nair, Prof Judith Scott, A/Prof Ross Kerridge

Scheme Health Administration Corporation , NSW
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20101 grants / $149,040

Workplace based assessment for International Medical Graduates $149,040

Funding body: Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing

Funding body Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing
Project Team

Kichu Nair

Scheme Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20091 grants / $372,800

ISBAR REVISTED; Identifying and Solving BARriers to Effective Handover in Inter-hospital Transfer $372,800

Hill KN, Duggan AE, Aldrich R, Nair K, Turner C, Dunn S, Higginbotham N, Doolan D, Agrez M, Kerridge R, Fraser J, O’Mara S, Sanger M, Finlayson P, McCosker T. ISBAR Revisited: IdenKfying and Solving BARriers to EffecKve Handover in Interhospital Transfers (2008). Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, $372,800AUD

To study the impact and utility of ISBAR for communication 

Funding body: Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Funding body Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
Project Team

Hill K, Duggan A, Aldrich R, Nair BK, Turner C , Dunn S, Higginbotham N, Doolan D, Agrez M, Kerridge R, Fraser J, O"Marra S, Sanger M, Finlayson P, McCosker T

Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON N

20071 grants / $20,000

Randomised Controlled Trial of Nutrition Screening and Intervention in Hospitalised Elderly$20,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Lynne Parkinson, Professor Sandra Capra, Professor Julie Byles, Conjoint Professor David Sibbritt, Professor Kichu Nair
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187199
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20061 grants / $20,000

A randomised controlled trial of nutrition screening and intervention in hospitalised elderly$20,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Julie Byles, Professor Sandra Capra, Conjoint Associate Professor Lynne Parkinson, Conjoint Professor David Sibbritt, Professor Kichu Nair
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186064
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20044 grants / $254,600

Continence promotion following surgical repair of fractured neck of femur in older hospital patients$122,571

Funding body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Funding body Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care
Project Team Associate Professor Pauline Chiarelli, Professor Julie Byles, Conjoint Associate Professor Lynne Parkinson, Professor Kichu Nair
Scheme National Continence Management Strategy
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0183872
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

A Dementia and Training package for staff working in Acute Care Hospitals in NSW$92,029

Funding body: NSW Ministry of Health

Funding body NSW Ministry of Health
Project Team Professor Julie Byles, Conjoint Professor Kim Wylie, Professor Kichu Nair
Scheme Consultancy/Tender
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0184911
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Ambient baroque music in dementia$30,000

Funding body: Bernard Judd Foundation

Funding body Bernard Judd Foundation
Project Team Professor Kichu Nair, Professor John Attia, Conjoint Professor John Marley
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184809
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Measuring perceived health-related needs of residents of nursing homes: A pilot of a draft tool$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Lynne Parkinson, Professor Kichu Nair, Dr Jonathan Adams, Professor Isabel Higgins
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183400
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20031 grants / $9,896

Development of a measure of perceived health related needs of residents of nursing homes$9,896

Funding body: Effective Healthcare Australia

Funding body Effective Healthcare Australia
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Lynne Parkinson, Professor Julie Byles, Professor Kichu Nair, Dr Jonathan Adams
Scheme Seed Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182956
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

20021 grants / $9,000

Development of a measure of perceived health-related needs of residents of Nursing homes$9,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Lynne Parkinson, Professor Julie Byles, Professor Kichu Nair
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181399
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19991 grants / $57,529

Sleep disturbance and sleeping medication use among older Australian women$57,529

Funding body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Funding body Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care
Project Team Professor Julie Byles, Professor Kichu Nair, Dr Gita Mishra
Scheme Pharmaceutical Education Program (PEP)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0178366
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

19961 grants / $1,656,607

Preventive Care Trial for Elderly Veterans and War Widows$1,656,607

Funding body: Department of Veterans` Affairs

Funding body Department of Veterans` Affairs
Project Team Emeritus Professor Richard Heller, Professor Julie Byles, Professor Kichu Nair
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0176126
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed2
Current1

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2018 PhD Using Epidemiological Evidence to Aid Tailored Joint Decision Making in Areas of Clinical Uncertainty in the Management of Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) in Later Life PhD (Clinic Epid & MedStats), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2014 Masters The Relationship Between Early Alzheimer's Disease, Apolipoprotein E Genotyping & Hippocampal MRI Volumes M Philosophy (ComMed&ClinEpid), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2003 Masters Cognitive and Drug Predictors of Post-Operative Delirium in Community Dwelling Older Elective Orthopaedic Surgery Patients M Psychology (Clinical) [R], Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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Research Projects

Aldrich R, Duggan A, Lane K, Nair K & Hill, KN (2009). ISBAR revisited: identifying and solving barriers to effective clinical handover in inter-hospital transfer – public report on pilot study. Newcastle: Hunter New England Health 2009

Aldrich R, Duggan A, Lane K, Nair K & Hill (2009). ISBAR revisited: identifying and

solving barriers to effective clinical handover

in inter-hospital transfer – public report on

pilot study. Newcastle: Hunter New England

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Professor Kichu Nair

Position

Professor
Centre for Medical Professional Development
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Medical Education and Professional Development

Contact Details

Email kichu.nair@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 49853313
Fax (02) 49853477

Office

Room First Floor, The Lodge Building
Building John Hunter Hospital
Location Rankin Park Hospital (Hydro-therapy pool building)

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