people consulting

2019 RRCBP GRADUATES

SUSAN BLACKMORE, WNSWLHD

Understanding Resilience of Counsellors working publicly in Rural and Remote NSW

Susan is a Social Worker with over 20 years experience in Child Protection. Four years ago, she moved from statutory child protection to NSW Health when she took on the role of  Child Protection Counsellor in Bourke. This was her first experience working and living in a remote town.  Through this experience she became interested in looking at the resilience of workers in similar situations. As a 2019 RRCBP candidate she completed a qualitative study looking at resilience in sole practitioner counsellors working in rural and remote NSW towns.  Susan is now based at Orange Community Health.

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LYNETTE BULLEN, WNSWLHD

The factors that influence Drug and Alcohol Clinicians when referring Aboriginal clients to Involuntary Drug and Alcohol Treatment in NSW Health

Lynette is a Senior Drug and Alcohol Clinician, working in a statewide Involuntary Drug and Alcohol Treatment Unit, at Orange Health Service, Bloomfield campus. Lynette used a thematic inductive approach to examine factors that influence drug and alcohol clinicians when referring Aboriginal clients to involuntary drug and alcohol treatment in NSW Health.

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ALICIA BURGESS, ISLHD

Assessing cultural appropriateness of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures for Aboriginal people with diabetes

Alicia is a Podiatrist in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District High Risk Foot Service. As a 2019 RRCBP candidate she completed a community-led qualitative study to investigate the cultural appropriateness of a diabetes PROM set with the Shoalhaven Aboriginal Community. She endeavours to help develop a culturally appropriate tool with the community that is meaningful for their diabetes management.

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JACINTA FELSCH, NNSWLHD

Caring for pregnant women with diabetes who require corticosteroids in Northern NSW: Are we getting it right?

Jacinta is a Registered Nurse and Midwife that holds a position in Northern NSW LHD as a Clinical Midwifery Consultant.

Her passions include education and research to promote better outcomes for women and patients accessing health care services.

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ERIN FISHER, HNELHD

Investigating the Nutrition Dashboard’s ability to identify malnutrition in a large rural hospital

Erin is a dietitian at Armidale Rural Referral Hospital, Hunter New England Local Health District. As a 2019 RRCBP candidate she completed a retrospective observational study to compare a novel technology approach with existing malnutrition screening methods. ­­ She hopes the promising findings will  progress malnutrition research across NSW Health facilities.

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SUZIE KUPER, NNSWLHD

Understanding Nurses and Midwives Experience of Practice Development Activity during Covid19: An appreciative inquiry

Suzie is a Practice Development Consultant for the Nursing and Midwifery Services of Northern NSW LHD. As a 2019 RRCBP candidate she led a mixed methods action research project using ‘Appreciative Inquiry ‘ as both the method and the intervention. Suzie hopes her findings will be used  to change the way people think about developing practice together.

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NATALIE SINCLAIR, HNELHD

The efficacy of Baclofen in the treatment of alcohol dependence in the Hastings/Macleay Drug and Alcohol Service: An Observational Cohort Study

Natalie is a clinical lead – Drug and Alcohol. She is dedicated to improving the lives of people with substance use disorders in rural areas. Natalie is hoping that one day a treatment will be found to reduce the burden of disease from substance use disorders for both the people with the disorders and the health system.

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ANDREW SKIMMINGS, WNSWLHD

3D Printing in Radiation Oncology

A comparison study on using a 3D printer to create radiation therapy bolus of the nose compared to traditional methods using wax and thermoplastic

Andrew has been working in radiotherapy for seven years and is highly interested in the technical aspects of the job. After taking an interest in 3D printing, that quickly became integrated with his role as a radiotherapist. Based in Orange, NSW, Andrew has a deep passion for rural/remote communities.

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