Associate Professor Anthony Smith

Associate Professor Anthony Smith

Academic Lead, Research

University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health (Medical Imaging)

In a big country

Rural health professionals have very different challenges and incentives than do their city counterparts. Associate Professor Anthony (Tony) Smith works to develop ways of increasing the capacity of rural health professionals to provide better care for patients.

From dealing with a farmer who just spent three days harvesting before having his crushed foot examined, to being asked to diagnose broken bones at the supermarket, Tony speaks from experience when he says health professionals work differently in regional, rural and remote Australia.

After positions in both public hospitals and private practices as a diagnostic radiographer, Tony left full-time clinical practice to pursue a teaching and research career. He aims to help improve outcomes for rural health practitioners and their patients.

In 2003, he relocated to Tamworth with the advent of the University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health (UONDRH), where he is currently Associate Professor and Academic Lead (Research).

From the beginning of 2012, Tony’s position has been based at the UONRDH Manning Education Centre in Taree. There he continues to support students on placement, as well as providing support and continuing education to local health professionals and collaborating to build research opportunities.

“We want to increase the UONDRH’s research profile, encouraging medicine, nursing or the allied health professionals to take on some research as part of their role and support them to do it well,” Tony says.

Tony’s own research interests have evolved from medical imaging and radiation dosimetry to include rural health workforce issues and the development of new models of care that incorporate interprofessional education and practice. Collaborative, team-based care is essential to achieve optimal health care.

Recruitment and retention

Under the multi-million dollar Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training Program, the Federal Government funds universities to support and grow a strong rural health workforce in regional, rural, and remote Australia.

The University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health has major education centres in Tamworth and Taree, where students can spend up to a year of their undergraduate studies. The UONDRH also has hubs at Armidale, Moree, Port Macquarie, and Coffs Harbour, where students are engaged in shorter-term placements of two to eight weeks duration.

Through facilitating educational opportunities, plus conducting research into rural health issues, the UONDRH’s goal is attracting and retaining graduates who have undergone ‘conversion by immersion’ and ideally choose a career pathway.

Education for essential services

Tony is the first to admit that health outcomes for those who live in rural and remote areas are not as good as for those who live in metropolitan locations.

Whilst some factors in the equation, such as geography, attitudes to seeking health care and the availability of the latest technology may not change quickly, Tony is focused on long-term, sustainable improvements.

Since 1993, Tony has coordinated the NSW Limited Licence Radiography Course. Using mixed-mode delivery, the course permits general practitioners and registered nurses to be eligible to apply for a limited x-ray licence under the New South Wales Radiation Control Act 1990.

“Not every rural community has a qualified radiographer available all the time, but they do have a need for x-ray services,” Tony says.

“What we do is provide education, so remote and rural, non-radiographer health practitioners can provide a service that saves patients having to travel long distances for relatively minor diagnostic tests.”

“Working in remote and rural locations requires much dedication, so it is important to provide those health care professionals with opportunities to extend their role and develop new skills.”

Across professional boundaries

In 2006, Tony completed a PhD thesis titled 'Remote X-ray Operator Radiography: A Case Study in Interprofessional Rural Clinical Practice.’

“The most interesting thing I learned during my doctoral study was about the way that health professionals work together, and about the boundaries that exist between them,” Tony said.

“I am aware that professional boundaries do exist and that they are important. Professions have a role in actually preserving and developing knowledge and expertise,” Tony says.

“But being overly concerned about professional boundary issues may be counterproductive in a rural or remote context and create barriers to best quality care.”

“Interprofessional education is an important focus in the Department of Rural Health,” he continues. Led by Tony, the UONDRH successfully applied for a national award in 2014 for interprofessional education, developing opportunities for undergraduates to “Learn Together to Work Together”.

“We get students at undergraduate level together to learn about things at the same time, with a view to actually lowering the barriers that exist between health professions when they get out into the wards and clinics.”

Why rural health

Tony has led a number of projects using both quantitative and qualitative research methods to better understand the decision-making processes and factors that influence students and graduates to enter rural practice.

Results illustrate concerns and deficiencies, as well as the positive aspects. If you are after positives, speak to Tony.

From cheap house prices to easy trips to work through amazing landscapes, Tony will tell you all about the benefits of living and working in the country.

And, as far as professional practice is concerned?…

“One of the aspects of rural health that is really positive is that you get integrated into the community; people come to know and respect you,” Tony says.

“It is nice to be valued. You’re not just another number or cog in the machine.”

“You’re unique. You’re actually someone in the community, making a real difference to peoples’ lives.”

In a big country

Rural health professionals have very different challenges and incentives than do their city counterparts. Associate Professor Anthony (Tony) Smith works to develop ways of increasing the capacity of rural health professionals to provide better care for patients. From dealing with…

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Career Summary

Biography

I have worked a diagnostic radiographer in both public hospitals and private practices. My 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 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. I relocated to Taree in 2012 and am currently Academic Lead - Research in the University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health.

In 1996 I completed a research Master of Science degree 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'. Current research focuses on rural health workforce issues, with particular interest in models of care that incorporate interprofessional education and practice. I have a strong interest in rural and remote health, especially as it relates to the delivery of medical imaging services. Since 1993, I have coordinated the NSW Limited Licence Radiography Course. I maintain an interest in this field on a national level.

Over the years I have contributed to the medical radiation profession and health service industry by serving on various boards and committees, as well as being on the editorial board of professional journals. In addition to academic awards, I have received the following professional awards and honours, of which I am proud. They include:

  • 2018 - Flinders University and Australian and New Zealand Association of Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) Prize for Excellence in Health Professional Education
  • 2014 - 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'
  • 2013 - Vice Chancellor's Award for Programs that Enhance Student Learning
  • 2009 - Nicholas Outtersider Memorial Medallion for services to the profession, Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy
  • 1993- Fellowship of the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy

Research Expertise
I have expertise in both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, with a focus of rural health workforce issues, the delivery of medical radiation services, and education and training. My research experience also includes inquiry 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 from a range of disciplines.

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, as above, and in 2017 completed the National Excellence in Educational Leadership Initiative (NEELI) Higher Education Academic Staff Leadership Colloquium Online.

Collaborations and Consultancies

  • Nursing and Allied Health Graduate Outcome Tracking (NAHGOT) - Monash Rural Health, Monash University (ongoing)
  • Student Survey Working Group of Australian Rural Health Education Network (ARHEN) - Eleven University Departments of Rural Health Australia-wide (2014 - 2018)
  • Kingdom of Tonga, Ministry of Health - Feasibility and Capacity for In-Country Education of Radiographers (2014)
  • Fiji National University (Fiji Medical School), Suva, Fiji - External examiner & visiting academic (1998 - 2006, 2009, 2018)
  • World Health Organization; Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists; International Society of Radiographers and Radiologic Technologists - Radiographic image interpretation for radiographers from the Pacific Islands (2004-2006)
  • NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change - NSW Limited Licence Radiography Course (1993 - ongoing)



Qualifications

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

Keywords

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

Languages

  • English (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
110320 Radiology and Organ Imaging 50
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 20
130101 Continuing and Community Education 30

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Health Sciences
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2010 -  Editorial Board - Radiography Radiography Journal - UK
United Kingdom
1/01/2009 -  Deputy Director University of Newcastle
Department of Rural Health
Australia
1/01/2003 - 1/01/2009 Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
Department of Rural Health
Australia
1/01/1997 - 1/01/2003 Senior Lecturer, Medical Radiation Science University of Newcastle
Faculty Of Health
Australia
1/01/1993 -  Membership - Australian Institute of Radiography Australian Institute of Radiography
1/01/1989 - 1/01/1997 Lecturer, Medical Radiation Science University of Newcastle
School of Health Sciences
Australia

Awards

Award

Year Award
2017 National Excellence in Educational Leadership Initiative, Higher Education Academic Staff Leadership Colloquium
National Excellence in Educational Leadership Initiative (NEELI)

Distinction

Year Award
2018 Flinders University and Australian and New Zealand Association of Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) Prize for Excellence in Health Professional Education
Flinders University and Australian and New Zealand Association of Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE)
2009 Nicholas Outtersider Memorial Medallion
Australian Institute of Radiography
1993 Fellowship of the Australian Institute of Radiography
Australian Institute of Radiography

Recognition

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

Invitations

Keynote Speaker

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

Thesis Examinations

Year Level Discipline Thesis
2015 PHD Health Can Radiographer Musculoskeletal Trauma Radiograph Interpretation Re-Position the Profession in Australian Healthcare?
2014 PHD Health The influence of slice thickness and reconstruction kernel on dose optimisation of hepatic lesion computed tomography (CT) protocols
2013 PHD Health Introduction of a sonographer practitioner role in the Australian health care system: opportunities and barriers
2013 PHD Health Decision making in diagnostic imaging investigations: a case study of processes and interactions between patients and health care professionals
2010 PHD Health Patient perceptions of health care professionals: implications for innovative and sustainable rural primary health care delivery
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Publications

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


Book (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Higgs J, Croker A, Tasker D, Hummell J, Patton N, Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 262 (2014) [A3]
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Nicky Hudson, Tracy Levett-Jones, Karin Fisher, Anne Croker, Kym Rae

Chapter (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Smith AN, 'Health Education and Practice Relationships in a Rural Context', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 161-170 (2014) [B1]
2008 Smith 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]
2001 Warren-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-authors Helen Warren-Forward

Journal article (58 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Smith T, Cross M, Waller S, Chambers H, Farthing A, Barraclough F, et al., 'Ruralization of students¿ horizons: Insights into Australian health professional students¿ rural and remote placements', Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 11 85-97 (2018) [C1]

© 2018 Smith et al. Introduction: Health workforce shortages have driven the Australian and other Western governments to invest in engaging more health professional students in ru... [more]

© 2018 Smith et al. Introduction: Health workforce shortages have driven the Australian and other Western governments to invest in engaging more health professional students in rural and remote placements. The aim of this qualitative study was to provide an understanding of the lived experiences of students undertaking placements in various nonmetropolitan locations across Australia. In addition to providing their suggestions to improve rural placements, the study provides insight into factors contributing to positive and negative experiences that influence students¿ future rural practice intentions. Methods: Responses to open-ended survey questions from 3,204 students from multiple health professions and universities were analyzed using two independent methods applied concurrently: manual thematic analysis and computerized content analysis using Leximancer software. Results: The core concept identified from the thematic analysis was ¿ruralization of students¿ horizons,¿ a construct representing the importance of preparing health professional students for practice in nonmetropolitan locations. Ruralization embodies three interrelated themes, ¿prepa-ration and support,¿ ¿rural or remote health experience,¿ and ¿rural lifestyle and socialization,¿ each of which includes multiple subthemes. From the content analysis, factors that promoted students¿ rural practice intentions were having a ¿positive¿ practice experience, interactions with ¿supportive staff,¿ and interactions with the ¿community¿ in general. It was apparent that ¿difficulties,¿ eg, with ¿accommodation,¿ ¿Internet¿ access, ¿transport,¿ and ¿financial¿ support, negatively impacted students¿ placement experience and rural practice intentions. Conclusions: The study findings have policy and practice implications for continuing to support students undertaking regional, rural, and remote placements and preparing them for future practice in nonmetropolitan locations. This study may, therefore, further inform ongoing strategies for improving rural placement experiences and enhancing rural health workforce recruitment, retention, and capacity building.

DOI 10.2147/JMDH.S150623
2018 Smith AN, 'Supporting medical radiation students on rural placement with collaborative and immersive educational experiences', Spectrum, 25 18-19 (2018)
2018 Fisher KA, Smith A, Brown L, Wakely L, Little A, Wakely K, et al., 'Value-adding to health professional student placement experiences: Enhancing work readiness and employability through a rural community engagement program', Journal of Teaching and Learning for Graduate Employability, 9 41-61 (2018) [C1]
Co-authors Katrina Wakely, Leanne Brown, Alexandra Little, Nicky Hudson, Kelly Squires, Karin Fisher
2018 Smith T, Sutton K, Pit S, Muyambi K, Terry D, Farthing A, et al., 'Health professional students' rural placement satisfaction and rural practice intentions: A national cross-sectional survey', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 26 26-32 (2018) [C1]

© 2017 National Rural Health Alliance Inc. Objective: The aim of this study was to profile students undertaking placements at University Departments of Rural Health (UDRHs) and in... [more]

© 2017 National Rural Health Alliance Inc. Objective: The aim of this study was to profile students undertaking placements at University Departments of Rural Health (UDRHs) and investigate factors affecting students' satisfaction and intention to enter rural practice. Design: Cross-sectional survey comprising 21 core questions used by all UDRHs. Setting: Eleven UDRHs across Australia that support students' placements in regional, rural and remote locations. Participants: Medical, nursing and allied health students who participated in UDRH placements between July 2014 and November 2015 and completed the questionnaire. Main outcome measures: Key dependent variables were placement satisfaction and rural practice intention. Descriptive variables were age, gender, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) background, location of placement, healthcare discipline, year of study and type and length of placement. Results: A total of 3328 students responded. The sample was predominantly female (79%), the mean age was 26.0 years and 1.8% identified as ATSI. Most placements (69%) were >2 but =12 weeks, 80% were in Modified Monash 3, 4 or 5 geographical locations. Public hospitals and community health made up 63% of placements. Students satisfied with their placement had 2.33 higher odds of rural practice intention. Those satisfied with Indigenous cultural training, workplace supervision, access to education resources and accommodation had higher odds of overall satisfaction and post-placement rural practice intention. Conclusions: The majority of students were highly satisfied with their placement and the support provided by rural clinicians and the UDRHs. UDRHs are well placed to provide health professional students with highly satisfactory placements that foster rural practice intention.

DOI 10.1111/ajr.12375
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2017 Brown L, Smith T, Wakely L, Wolfgang R, Little A, Burrows J, 'Longitudinal tracking of workplace outcomes for undergraduate allied health students undertaking placements in Rural Australia', Journal of Allied Health, 46 79-87 (2017) [C1]
Co-authors Leanne Brown, Rebecca Wolfgang, Julie Burrows, Alexandra Little, Luke Wakely
2017 Brown LJ, Smith A, Wakely L, Little A, Wolfgang R, Burrows J, 'Preparing graduates to meet the allied health workforce needs in rural Australia: Short-term outcomes from a longitudinal study', Education Sciences, 7 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.3390/educsci7020064
Co-authors Luke Wakely, Leanne Brown, Rebecca Wolfgang, Julie Burrows, Alexandra Little
2017 Fisher K, Smith T, Nairn K, Anderson D, 'Rural people who inject drugs: A cross-sectional survey addressing the dimensions of access to secondary needle and syringe program outlets', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 25 94-101 (2017) [C1]

© 2016 National Rural Health Alliance Inc. Objective: To better understand issues related to access to injecting equipment for people who inject drugs (PWID) in a rural area of Ne... [more]

© 2016 National Rural Health Alliance Inc. Objective: To better understand issues related to access to injecting equipment for people who inject drugs (PWID) in a rural area of New South Wales (NSW), Australia. Design: Cross-sectional face-to-face survey using convenience and snowball sampling. Setting: Six regional and rural population centres in Northern NSW, within the Hunter New England Local Health District. Participants: The sample included 190 PWID who had accessed a needle and syringe program outlet within 4¿weeks of the survey. Main outcome measures: Data include demographic information, preferred location for accessing injecting equipment, reasons for that preference, whether they obtained enough equipment, travelling distance to an NSP and self-reported hepatitis C virus status. Results: Sixty percent self-identified as Aboriginal people. The median age of respondents was 32¿years and 60% were men. A significantly larger proportion (P¿<¿0.05) of the Aboriginal respondents were women (27% versus 11.6%) and younger (37.6 versus 12.7%) compared to non-Aboriginal respondents. Most preferred to access injecting equipment at a community health facility (62.6%), as opposed to other secondary outlets, where they gained enough equipment (67.4%). Just over 80% said they were tested for HCV in the past year, with about 37% told they had tested positive. Conclusions: There are complex dimensions affecting how rural PWID access secondary NSP outlets. Although access is similarly limited as other rural health services because of the nature of injecting drug use and sensitivities existing in rural communities, there is potential for application of unique access models, such as, promoting secondary distribution networks.

DOI 10.1111/ajr.12304
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Karin Fisher
2017 Smith T, 'We can and do make a difference by improving medical radiation services in rural and remote locations', Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences, 64 241-243 (2017)
DOI 10.1002/jmrs.244
2016 Squibb K, Smith A, Dalton L, Bull RM, 'The 'radiographer-referrer game': image interpretation dynamics in rural practice.', Journal of medical radiation sciences, 63 17-22 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/jmrs.152
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2016 Croker A, Smith T, Fisher K, Littlejohns S, 'Educators¿ Interprofessional Collaborative Relationships: Helping Pharmacy Students Learn to Work with Other Professions', Pharmacy, 4 17-17 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.3390/pharmacy4020017
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Anne Croker, Sonja Littlejohns, Karin Fisher
2015 Massey 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) [C1]
DOI 10.1071/PY13035
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Anne Croker, Karin Fisher
2015 Smith T, Harris J, Woznitza N, Maresse S, Sale C, 'Letter in response to ¿The conceptual model of advanced practice does include research¿', Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences, 62 295-296 (2015) [C3]
DOI 10.1002/jmrs.146
2015 Croker 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) [C1]
DOI 10.3109/13561820.2014.937481
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Karin Fisher, Anne Croker
2015 Squibb K, Bull RM, Smith A, Dalton L, 'Australian rural radiographers' perspectives on disclosure of their radiographic opinion to patients', Radiography, 21 25-29 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.radi.2014.05.006
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2015 Smith T, Harris J, 'Letter in response to ¿The role of research for advanced practitioners¿', Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences, 62 235-235 (2015) [C3]
DOI 10.1002/jmrs.124
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2015 Smith T, Harris J, Woznitza N, Maresse S, Sale C, 'Conceptualisation of the characteristics of advanced practitioners in the medical radiation professions', Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences, 62 204-211 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/jmrs.115
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 12
2013 Keane 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]
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 18
2013 Smith AN, 'To dot or not: The need to redesign frontline image interpretation.', Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 57 205 (2013) [C3]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2013 Monk 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]
DOI 10.1002/jmrs.23
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
2013 Monk 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]
DOI 10.1002/jmrs.27
Citations Scopus - 1
2013 Suckling 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]
DOI 10.1002/jmrs.17
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
2012 Smith AN, 'A long way from home: Access to cancer care for rural Australians', Radiography, 18 38-42 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.radi.2011.10.041
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 11
2012 Smith AN, 'Why rural health?', Spectrum, 2012 12-14 (2012) [C3]
2012 Whitford 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]
DOI 10.1071/PY11027
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9
2012 Keane 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]
Citations Scopus - 28Web of Science - 31
2011 Smith 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]
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1584.2011.01202.x
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Karin Fisher
2011 Keane 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]
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1584.2010.01175.x
Citations Scopus - 47Web of Science - 47
Co-authors Karin Fisher
2011 Smith 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]
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Karin Fisher
2009 Smith AN, 'Advanced practice: Profession-led and patient-focused', The Radiographer, 56 4-5 (2009) [C3]
2009 Smith AN, 'Critical appraisal of quantitative and qualitative research literature', The Radiographer, 56 6-10 (2009) [C1]
2009 Smith T, 'Evidence based medical imaging (EBMI).', Radiologic technology, 80 270-275 (2009) [E3]
2009 Smith 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]
Citations Scopus - 15
Co-authors Leanne Brown
2009 Smith AN, 'A short history of the origins of radiography in Australia', Radiography, 15 E42-E47 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.radi.2009.07.005
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2009 Smith 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]
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 11
2008 Smith 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]
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1584.2008.00966.x
Citations Scopus - 22Web of Science - 24
Co-authors Leanne Brown
2008 Smith AN, 'Evidence based medical imaging (EBMI)', Radiography, 14 233-237 (2008) [C2]
DOI 10.1016/j.radi.2007.02.006
Citations Web of Science - 7
2008 Hardy 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.radi.2008.10.001
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 12
2008 Smith 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.radi.2008.04.002
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 8
2008 Keane 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]
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 9
2008 Smith AN, 'Radiographers' role in radiological reporting: a model to support future demand - Reply', Medical Journal of Australia, 188 318 (2008) [C3]
2008 Hardy 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]
2007 Smith AN, ''Skill transfer' and interprofessional boundaries in rural and remote radiography', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 15 273-274 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1584.2007.00907.x
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2
2007 Smith 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]
DOI 10.1080/13561820701240298
Citations Scopus - 4
2007 Smith 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]
2007 Cowan 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]
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1673.2007.01889.x
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 6
2007 Smith AN, Baird M, 'Radiographers' role in radiological reporting: A model to support future demand', Medical Journal of Australia, 186 629-631 (2007) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 43Web of Science - 41
2006 Smith AN, 'Critical analysis of the argument in favour of radiographer assistants', The Radiographer, 53 7-10 (2006) [C3]
2005 Smith 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-authors Lauren Williams
2005 Smith 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-authors Lauren Williams
2005 Donald 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]
Citations Scopus - 10
2004 Smith AN, McKiernan S, 'The Redevelopment of the New South Wales Remote X-ray Operators Licensing Course', The Radiographer, 51 117-122 (2004) [C1]
Co-authors Sharmaine Mckiernan
2003 Duggan 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]
DOI 10.1259/bjr/79291075
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
2003 Smith 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]
2003 Adams 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]
DOI 10.1016/S1078-8174(03)00061-0
Citations Scopus - 28
1998 Kron 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]
Citations Scopus - 106Web of Science - 102
1998 Smith AN, Shah GA, Kron T, 'Variation of patient dose in head CT', The British Journal of Radiology, 71 1296-1301 (1998) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 29Web of Science - 24
1997 Smith AN, Shah GA, 'A survey of routine head CT protocols in Australia', BRITISH JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY, 70 372-374 (1997)
DOI 10.1259/bjr.70.832.9166073
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6
1996 Kron 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... [more]

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.

Citations Scopus - 5
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Conference (83 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Brown LJ, Smith AN, Wakely L, Wolfgang R, Little A, Burrows J, 'Growing the rural allied health workforce through immersion placements', Canberra (2018)
Co-authors Leanne Brown, Rebecca Wolfgang, Alexandra Little, Luke Wakely, Julie Burrows
2018 Smith AN, Brown LJ, Wakely LT, Wolfgang RL, Little AL, Burrows JM, 'Tracking change on the rural workforce landscape: a longitudinal study of allied health recent graduates', Darwin, NT (2018)
2018 Smith AN, May JA, Burrows JM, Wakely LT, Brown LJ, Fisher KA, et al., 'Counting the chickens as they hatch: tracking students and the rural health pipeline', Tamworth, NSW (2018)
2018 De Silva LK, Cooper E, Wakely LT, Brown LJ, Little AL, Ferns JL, 'Preparing for the interprofessional landscape: a program facilitating collaboration between physiotherapy and radiography students', Darwin, NT (2018)
2018 Smith AN, Denham G, 'Forgo the fluid levels: Diagnostic criteria for intestinal obstruction on plain abdominal radiographs', Canberra, ACT (2018)
2018 McNeil K, Mitchell R, Boyle B, Smith AN, Ries N, 'The ¿nurse-doctor¿: Nurse practitioners, disruption and identity threat', Samos, Greece (2018)
Co-authors Rebecca Mitchell, Brendan Boyle
2018 Smith AN, 'Relevance of Barriers and Enablers Affecting Rural Nurse Practitioners to Extended Scope Medical Radiation Practice', Canberra (2018)
2018 Smith AN, Cooper E, Vignes M, Marjoribanks J, Tessier J, James D, et al., 'Strengthening Rural Medical Radiation Workforce through Collaboration and Immersive Educational Experiences', Canberra (2018)
DOI 10.1002/jmrs.259
Co-authors Yolanda Surjan, David Lyall, Matt Vignes, Jamie Marjoribanks, Emma Cooper
2017 Denham G, Smith AN, 'Do requests for acute abdomen radiographic examinations correlate with evidence based guidelines?', Annual Scientific Meeting of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy, Perth, WA (2017)
2017 Smith AN, 'Why Rural Health? Encouraging and Supporting Students to Experience and Consider Rural Practice', MRS Clinical Educators Forum 2017, Cairns (2017)
2017 Brown LJ, Smith A, Wakely L, Wolfgang R, Little A, Burrows J, 'Where are they now? Tracking allied health graduates after rural placements', 14th National Rural Health Conference, Cairns (2017)
Co-authors Leanne Brown, Rebecca Wolfgang, Julie Burrows, Alexandra Little, Luke Wakely
2017 Brown L, Smith A, Wakely LT, Little A, Wolfgang R, Burrows J, 'Developing the future allied health workforce for Australian rural health context', Cairns (2017)
Co-authors Alexandra Little, Luke Wakely, Julie Burrows, Leanne Brown, Rebecca Wolfgang
2017 Farthing A, Pit S, Smith AN, Sutton K, Terry D, Waller S, et al., ''Ruralisation' through University Department of Rural Health supported student placements', Cairns (2017)
2017 Smith AN, McNeil K, Mitchell R, Boyle B, Ries N, 'Exploring factors affecting uptake of extended scope of practice in rural areas', Cairns (2017)
Co-authors Brendan Boyle, Nola Ries
2017 Sutton K, Waller S, Fisher K, Smith AN, 'Informing rural practice decision-making of urban trained allied health and nursing students', Cairns (2017)
Co-authors Karin Fisher
2016 Farthing A, Sutton K, Fisher K, Smith AN, Wall A, 'Exploring incentives for early career professionals to 'Work in the Village': Industry stakeholder perspectives', Port Lincoln, SA (2016)
Co-authors Karin Fisher
2016 Terry D, Barraclough F, Pit S, Smith AN, 'Getting them out there: The impact of rural exposure on satisfaction and practice intention among nursing students', Hobart, Tasmania (2016)
2016 Farthing A, Smith AN, Sutton K, Pitt S, Terry D, 'Going back to 'the village': the effect of UDRH allied health student placements on rural practice intention', Port Lincoln, SA (2016)
2016 Sutton K, Waller S, Fisher K, Farthing A, McAnnalley K, Russell D, et al., 'Understanding the Decision to Relocate Rural Amongst Urban Nursing and Allied Health Students and Recent Graduates' (2016)
Co-authors Karin Fisher, Leanne Brown
2016 Farthing A, Smith AN, Terry D, Pitt S, Sutton K, 'Do rural and remote placements make students 'remotely interested'?', Mt Isa, Queensland (2016)
2016 Smith AN, 'Limited Licence X-ray Operator Continuing Education On-line', ASMMIRT 2016 Rise and Shine Meeting Handbook, Brisbane (2016)
2016 Smith AN, 'Pushing professional boundaries and chaellenging the status quo: Are the benefits worth the risks?', Gippsland (2016)
2015 Croker AL, Smith T, Wakely L, 'More about interprofessional education: Is educators' rapport a missing link?', Melbourne (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Anne Croker, Luke Wakely
2015 Levett-Jones TL, Smith A, Croker A, 'Do As We Say And As We Do: Building Rapport Between Educators For Role Modelling And Planning Learning Together To Work Together?', Newcastle, NSW (2015)
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones, Anne Croker
2015 Smith A, Thurlow K, 'Clinical supervision practices in medical imaging in the spotlight via SuperSIM', Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences Vol 61, Issue S1 Abstracts from the 2015 NZIMRT-AIR Scientific Meeting, Wellington, New Zealand (2015) [E3]
DOI 10.1002/jmrs.120
Co-authors Kelly Thurlow
2015 Squibb K, Smith AN, Bull R, Dalton L, 'Australian rural radiographers' experiences in disclosure to patients and referrers of radiographic findings', Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences Volume 62 Issue Supplement S1, Wellington, New Zealand (2015) [E3]
DOI 10.1002/jmrs.119
2015 Brown LJ, Smith T, Wakely L, Burrows J, Wolfgang R, Little A, 'Conversion by immersion: outcomes of short and long-term rural allied health placements', People Places Possibilities - 13th National Rural Health Conference, Darwin (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Leanne Brown, Julie Burrows, Alexandra Little, Luke Wakely, Rebecca Wolfgang
2015 Marley R, Smith AN, 'Using simulation in teaching interprofessional team skills to undergraduate rural health students', People Places Possibilities - 13th National Rural Health Conference, Darwin (2015) [E3]
2015 Smith AN, Mitchell R, Ries N, Boyle B, 'Challenging the status quo in rural health workforce roles: risks versus benefits', People Places Possibilities - 13th National Rural Health Conference, Darwin (2015) [E2]
Co-authors Nola Ries, Brendan Boyle, Rebecca Mitchell
2015 Fisher 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) [E3]
Co-authors Anne Croker, Karin Fisher, Jennifer May
2015 Brown 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) [E3]
Co-authors Luke Wakely, Julie Burrows, Rebecca Wolfgang, Leanne Brown, Alexandra Little
2015 Fisher 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) [E3]
Co-authors Karin Fisher, Nicky Hudson, Leanne Brown
2015 Smith 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) [E3]
Co-authors Kelly Thurlow
2014 Fisher 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-authors Karin Fisher, Jennifer May, Anne Croker
2014 Wolfgang 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-authors Alexandra Little, Rebecca Wolfgang, Julie Burrows, Luke Wakely, Leanne Brown
2014 Fisher 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-authors Karin Fisher, Kelly Squires, Nicky Hudson, Leanne Brown, Luke Wakely, Katrina Wakely
2014 Croker 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-authors Karin Fisher, Anne Croker, Katrina Wakely, Rebecca Wolfgang, Alexandra Little, Jacqui Leys
2014 Harries-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]
2014 Smith 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]
2013 Monk C, Wrightson S, Smith AN, 'Exploration of the feasibility of radiation therapist performed treatment reviews', NA, Hobart (2013) [E3]
2013 Croker 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-authors Anne Croker, Karin Fisher, Jennifer May
2013 Harries-Jones HM, Smith AN, 'Getting to the bones of the problem: challenging boundaries of practice', 12th National Rural Health Conference Handbook, Adelaide (2013) [E3]
2013 Keane 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]
2013 Schoo 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]
2013 Brown 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-authors Luke Wakely, Leanne Brown
2013 Harries-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-authors Luke Wakely, Leanne Brown, Julie Burrows
2013 Croker 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-authors Anne Croker, Karin Fisher, Jennifer May
2012 Smith 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]
2012 Suckling 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]
2012 Harries-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]
2012 Smith 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-authors Rebecca Wolfgang, Luke Wakely, Leanne Brown
2012 Smith 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-authors Luke Wakely, Julie Burrows, Leanne Brown
2012 Croker 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-authors Karin Fisher, Anne Croker, Jennifer May
2011 Harrison 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-authors Karin Fisher
2011 Fisher 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-authors Karin Fisher
2011 Coates 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-authors Karin Fisher
2011 Crowley 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-authors Lauren Williams, Elesa Crowley, Leanne Brown
2010 Smith AN, 'Australian Institute of Radiography - Advanced Practice Advisory Panel Report', 16th ISRRT World Congress. Scientific Program, Gold Coast, QLD (2010) [E3]
2010 Smith 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]
2010 Harrison 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-authors Karin Fisher
2010 Smith 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]
2010 Keane 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]
2010 Lowe 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]
2010 Coates 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]
2010 Massey 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-authors Karin Fisher
2010 Warren 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]
2010 Smith 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-authors Luke Wakely, Leanne Brown, Elesa Crowley, Jennifer May
2010 Smith 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]
2009 Beautement 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]
2009 Smith 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]
2009 Smith 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]
2009 Coates 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]
2009 Smith 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]
2007 Smith 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]
2007 Traise 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]
2007 Stone 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]
2007 Smith 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-authors Leanne Brown
2005 Smith 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-authors Leanne Brown, Lauren Williams
2004 McKiernan ST, Smith A, 'The Redevelopment of the NSW Remote X-ray Operators Licensing Course', Coffs Harbour (2004)
Co-authors Sharmaine Mckiernan
2004 Smith 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]
2003 Williams 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-authors Lauren Williams
1999 Anayat 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)
1999 Duggan 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]
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Lisa Duggan, Helen Warren-Forward
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 22
Total funding $1,127,482

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


20171 grants / $10,000

Exploration of rural palliative care models in the Tamworth region to inform future research$10,000

This project aims to use qualitative research focus groups to explore the knowledge and understanding of clinicians, managers, service users and community representatives about palliative care service provision in the Tamworth region and to identify strengths and weaknesses of the current service model. Informed by focus group participants’ perceptions, as well as by previous research and background information, opportunities to redesign the service model will be examined, with the aim of developing an alternative, person-centred, humanistic and cost-effective model of rural palliative care. The findings will be incorporated into the design of future service implementation research, with a view to translation to other parts of the Hunter New England Local Health District (HNELHD) and other rural areas.

Funding body: NSW Department of Health

Funding body NSW Department of Health
Project Team

Hungerford P, Fisher K, Smith T, Gourlay J, Croker A, May J

Scheme NSW Regional Health Partners RICH Outcomes Research Grants
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

20161 grants / $18,180

Understanding the Decisions to Relocate Rural amongst Urban Nursing and Allied Health Students and Recent Graduates$18,180

Funding body: Rural Health Workforce Australia

Funding body Rural Health Workforce Australia
Project Team Associate Professor Anthony Smith, Mr Keith Sutton, Prof Darryl Maybery, Associate Professor Tim Carey, Dr Susan Waller
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600685
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

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 body Rural Health Continuing Education (RHCE) Program
Project Team

Tony Smith

Scheme Rural Health Continuing Education (RHCE) Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

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 body Health Workforce Australia
Project Team

A/Prof Tony Smith

Scheme Clinical Supervision Rural & Remote Program (CSRRP), Health Education and Training Institute (HETI)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

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 body Department of Health
Project Team

A/Prof Tony Smith

Scheme Rural Health Continuing Education (RHCE) Grants
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON N

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 body Department of Health
Project Team

A/Prof Tony Smith

Scheme Rural Health Continuing Education (RHCE) Grants
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON N

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 body Hunter New England Area Health Service
Project Team Doctor Karin Fisher, Associate Professor Anthony Smith
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1100867
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

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 body Department of Health
Project Team Associate Professor Anthony Smith
Scheme Chronic Disease Self-management/Lifestyle and Risk Modification Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0190574
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

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 body Department of Health
Project Team

Dr Tony Smith

Scheme Rural Health Support Education and Training (RHSET) program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON N

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 body NSW Department of Health
Project Team

Darren Croese

Scheme NSW Institute for Rural Clinical Services and Teaching (IRCST)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

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 body NSW Department of Health
Project Team

Sheila Keane

Scheme NSW Institute for Rural Clinical Services and Teaching (IRCST)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

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 body World Health Organisation
Project Team

Dr Ian Cowan

Scheme Centres of Excellence in Radiology and Medical Imaging
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2006
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

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 body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Anthony Smith
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183234
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care
Project Team Associate Professor Anthony Smith
Scheme Rural Health Support Education & Training (RHSET)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0180432
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

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

Funding body: NSW Ministry of Health

Funding body NSW Ministry of Health
Project Team Associate Professor Anthony Smith
Scheme State Services Development Branch Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0181596
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Anthony Smith
Scheme Visitor Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0181635
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body Commonwealth Department of Health and Family Services
Project Team

Prof Nik Bogduk

Scheme Diagnostic and Imaging and Technology
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 2000
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

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 body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Billie Bonevski, Associate Professor Anthony Smith
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0177151
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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 body John Hunter Children's Hospital
Project Team

Michael Symonds

Scheme Child and Youth Health Network
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1999
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

19961 grants / $160,627

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

Funding body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Funding body Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care
Project Team Associate Professor Anthony Smith
Scheme Rural Health Support Education & Training (RHSET)
Role Lead
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0175544
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

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 body Commonwealth Department of Industry Science and Technology
Project Team

Dr Tomas Kron

Scheme Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1996
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

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 body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Anthony Smith
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0175505
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed4
Current3

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2018 PhD Creating Respectful Workplaces to Support Nurses in Regional Acute Care Settings PhD (Nursing), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD Impact of Online Learning on Radiographers' Practice in Determining the Need for an Erect Abdominal Radiograph in Patients Presenting with Acute Abdominal Pain PhD (Medical Radiation Sc), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD The Effect of Interprofessional Teamwork Training on a Rural Rapid Response Team Linking to Patient Outcomes and Job Satisfaction PhD (Medicine), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2013 PhD Australian rural radiographers: radiographic interpretation, communication and disclosure of their radiographic opinion Health, University of Tasmania Co-Supervisor
2011 PhD Factors Contributing to Recruitment and Retention of Rural Allied Health Professionals in NSW Health, University of Sydney Co-Supervisor
2006 Masters The Side of a Radial Annular Tear on CT Discography and the Side of the Patient's Symptoms: Is There a Correlation? M MedSc (Med Radiation Sc) [R], Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2004 Masters Evaluation of the Health Status of Chronic Low Back Pain Patients Undergoing a Functional Restoration Program M MedSc (Med Radiation Sc) [R], Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
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Associate Professor Anthony Smith

Position

Academic Lead, Research
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

Email tony.smith@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4055 1912
Mobile 0466 440 037
Fax (02) 4055 1901
Links Personal webpage
Research Networks

Office

Room Manning Education Centre, Taree
Building UDRH&RCS - Northern NSW 69A High St Taree NSW 2430
Location Manning Rural Referral Hospital, Taree

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