Professor Anne Wilson
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Anne Wilson has a special interest in improving the health and wellbeing of older persons and is currently a chief investigator on a NHMRC funded project grant which seeks to develop sensor technology that reduces falls risk. A previous NHMRC project grant considered the structure and functioning of health systems in Port Lincoln, South Australia.
Anne has research and education interests in primary health care, health and medical informatics, health promotion, health policy, health education, and research that contributes to evidence based practice. Anne is a current member of the NHMRC Research Translation Faculty and a past appointment to the NHMRC Primary & community Health Committee. Anne’s research skills are in qualitative and quantitative research methods and include Grounded Theory, consensus methods and survey research. She has developed clinical practice guidelines, conducted evaluations of health services, and surveyed consumers' and professionals’ perceptions of care.
Anne is a graduate of Monash University (Bachelor and Masters Degrees) and the University of Adelaide (PhD). Anne completed post-doctoral studies in the Department of General Practice, School of Population Health, The University of Adelaide.
Anne’s clinical experience has been in both urban and remote (Kimberley Ranges) areas and in both hospital and community settings.
2011 Endeavour Executive Award conducted at Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus, Kota Bahru 29.11.11 – 17.1.12.
2010 Highly commended Wendy Swift Award for best presentation. Australian and New Zealand Burn Association Annual Scientific meeting 2010 5 - 8th October, Darwin.
2010 Executive Dean’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching, University of Adelaide.
2010 Appointed ‘Green Honours Chair’, Texas Christian University, Harris College of Nursing & Health Science, Texas
2009 Honourable mention, School Population Health & Clinical Practice Prize for Scholarship in Education.
2006 Nursing Excellence Award nomination (research category).
2005 International Year of the Volunteer - Certificate of Appreciation .
2000 Life membership Australian Early Childhood Association.
2000 Fellow, Royal College of Nursing, Australia - for services in supporting and establishing a network for 'Nurses in Business'.
Research Methods and Methodologies
I have two broad areas of research interests:
1. Primary health care
Including health and medical informatics, health promotion, health policy, health education, and research that contributes to evidence based practice.
I am a past member of the NHMRC Research Translation Faculty and a past appointment to the NHMRC Primary & community Health Committee.
Completed NHMRC Project Grant (NHMRC 627240. The Physiology of Health Systems: Port Lincoln as a case study).
Including Healthy ageing, Ageing well, Mental health and well-being, Dementia risk reduction.
Current Chief Investigator on a NHMRC funded project grant (NHMRC 1082197 Effectiveness of an Ambient Intelligence Geriatric Management system (AmbiGeM) to prevent falls in older people in hospitals: the AMBIGeM stepped wedge randomised trial) trialling sensor technology to reduce/prevent falls in hospitalised, older adults.
Potential PhD and Master of Clinical Science theses topics:
§ a review of the literature with respect to the impact of motivational interviewing to reduce falls in older adults.
§ reducing post-fall admission to hospital of older persons through on-site clinical assessment by RNs and paramedics: patient safety, improved care, better health outcomes, financial benefit.
§ a review of current hospital processes of care in relation to nutrition for frail, older people admitted to emergency following a fall.
§ investigation of the potential for patient education to reduce falls risk.
Areas of Expertise
Research: Mixed methods, Qualitative descriptive designs, Grounded Theory, consensus methods and survey research.
Topics: Clinical practice guidelines, evaluations of health services, consumers' and professionals’ perceptions of care.
Public Health & Health Services, Nutrition in the elderly, Geriatrics & Gerontology, Aged Health Care.
1. Wilson A. Nurse Entrepeneurs Expanding the Realm of Nursing Practice, 1st ed. Germany. VDM Verlag Dr. Müller GmbH & Co. KG. 2011, ISBN 978-3-639-33926-0.
2. Abu-Qamar, M., Wilson A. Diabetes: The Challenge in Burns Units. 1st ed. Germany. VDM Verlag Dr. Müller GmbH & Co. KG. 2010.
3. Wilson A., Clark S. South Australian Suicide Postvention Project Report to Mental Health Services. Department of Health, Adelaide, South Australia. Date of Publication:01 Dec 2005. ISBN: 0-9750422-4-6 http://www.library.adelaide.edu.au/repo/GeneralPractice/South_Australian_Suicide_Postvention_Report.pdf
4. Wilson A. Self-employed Nurse Entrepreneurs Expanding the Realm of Nursing Practice. A thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, of the University of Adelaide, Australia. March 2003. http://thesis.library.adelaide.edu.au/public/adt-SUA20030711.100333/ [A4]
1. Venning, A., Eliott, J., Kettler, L., & Wilson, A. Complete Mental Health in South Australian Youth: Prevalence, Measurement, and Promotion. Chapter 2. C.L.M. Keyes (ed.), Mental Well-Being: International Contributions to the Study of Positive Mental Health, DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-5195-8_2, © Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013.
2. Venning, A., Eliott, J., Kettler, L., & Wilson, A. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, In J.R.R. Levesque (Ed), Encyclopaedia of Adolescence. Indiana: Springer Publications 2011.
3. de Crespigny C, Athanasos P, Talmet J, Wilson A, Elliott J. A matter of human rights: people’s right to health care for mental health-substance use. In: Cooper DB, editor. Introduction to Mental Health-Substance Use. Abingdon, Oxon: Radcliffe Publishing; 2010.
4. Wilson A. A step for health: using reflexology in a nursing practice. In B. O’Brien (ed.) 1997 Take Stars for Money 1997; pp.27-36. Royal College of Nursing Australia: Canberra. [B2]
Published Refereed journal articles [C1]
1. Jayatilaka, Asangi, Damith C. Ranasinghe, Faulkner, Katrina, Visvanathan Renuka, Wilson, Anne. In Press. Caregivers' Voices in Designing Assistive Technologies for Preventing Malnutrition in Older People with Dementia. Computer Engineering & Information Technology. Accepted 06 September 2016
2. Nguyen T. N. Minh and Wilson Anne (2016) 'Knowledge, skills, and attitudes to implementing best practice in hospitals in Central Vietnam', International Journal of Evidence Based Healthcare, April 15.
3. Nguyen T N Minh and Wilson Anne (2016) 'A survey on hospital readiness for undertaking evidence based practice in central Vietnam', Nursing and Health Sciences, June 2016.
4. Teh R., Mahajan N., Visvanathan R., Wilson A. (2015). Clinical effectiveness of and attitudes and beliefs of health professionals towards the use of health technology in falls prevention among older adults. International Journal of Evidence Based Healthcare 2015; 13:213–223.
5. Kornhaber, R., Wilson, A., Abu-Qamar, M., McLean, L. and Vandervord, J. (2015) 'Inpatient peer support for adult burn survivors—A valuable resource: A phenomenological analysis of the Australian experience', Burns, 41(1), pp. 110-117.
6. Tucker J., Clifton V., Wilson A., (2014). Teetering near the edge; women’s experiences of anal incontinence following obstetric anal sphincter injury; an interpretive phenomenological research study. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 54: 377-381. DOI: 10.1111/ajo.12230.
7. Ruth Chu-Ai Teh, Anne Wilson, Neha Mahajan (2014). The effectiveness and acceptability of health information technology in detecting or preventing falls: an integrative review Australasian Journal on Ageing; 33:24-24 · June 2014. Abstract
8. Luke E Grzeskowiak, Gustaaf Dekker, Karen Rivers, Kate Roberts-Thomson, Anil Roy, Brian Smith, Jeffery Bowden, Robert Bryce, Michael Davies, Justin Beilby, Anne Wilson, Philippa Middleton, Richard Ruffin, Jonathan Karnon, Vicki L Clifton. (2014). A randomized controlled trial to assess the clinical and cost effectiveness of a nurse-led Antenatal Asthma Management Service in South Australia (AAMS study). BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 14: 9; http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2393/14/9.
9. Kornhaber, R., Wilson A, Abu-Qamar, M., & McLean, L. (2014). Adult burn survivors’ personal experiences of rehabilitation: An integrative review. Burns, 40(1), 17-29. doi: DOI: 10.1016/j.burns.2013.08.003.
10. Kornhaber R, Wilson, A., Abu-Qamar, M., & McLean, L. (2013). Coming to terms with it all: Adult burn survivors’‘lived experience’of acknowledgement and acceptance during rehabilitation. Burns, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2013.08.038
11. Grzeskowiak, L., Dekker, G., Rivers, K., Roberts-Thomson, K., Roy, A., Smith, B., Wilson, A, Clifton, V. (2014). A randomized controlled trial to assess the clinical and cost effectiveness of a nurse-led Antenatal Asthma Management Service in South Australia (AAMS study). BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 14(1), 9.
12. Powell K, Kitson A, Hoon E, Newbury J, Wilson A, Beilby J. (2013). A study protocol for applying the co-creating knowledge translation framework to a population health study. Implementation Science, 8(1), 98.
13. Tucker J., Wilson A., Clifton V. (2013). Women's experience of anal incontinence following a history of obstetric anal sphincter injury: a literature review. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare; 11: 181–186. Article ID: JBR 12025
14. Hammond T, Wilson A. (2013). Polypharmacy and Falls in the Elderly: A Literature Review. Nurs Midwifery Stud 2013;1(4):171-175. DOI: 105812/nms10709.
15. Venning AJE, Jaklin Ardath; Kettler, Lisa Joy; Wilson, Anne. (2013). Complete mental health in South Australian youth: prevalence, measurement, and promotion In: Keyes CLM, (ed). Mental Well-Being: International Contributions to the Study of Positive Mental Health. 8th ed: Springer, 29-50.
16. Kitson A, Powell K, Hoon E, Newbury J, Wilson A, Beilby J. (2013) Knowledge translation within a population health study: how do you do it? Implement Sci; 8: 54.
17. Wilson, A. (2013). Systematic Reviews of the Literature: So What, Why Bother, Who Cares? Nurse Author Editor. Volume 23, Issue 1. http://www.nurseauthoreditor.com/tocs.asp?yr=2013&num=1
18. Wilson, A., Sharrad, S., Rasmussen, P., & Kernick, J. (2013). Publish or Perish: Ensuring Longevity in Nurse Education—Evaluation of a Strategy to Engage Academics, Students, and Clinicians in Publication Activity. Journal of professional nursing: official journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 29(4), 210-216.
19. Hoon-Leahy, Catherine Elizabeth; Newbury, Jonathan W; Kitson, Alison L; Whitford, Deirdre J; Wilson, Anne; Karnon, Jonathan; Baker Jenny; Jamrozik, Konrad; and Justin J Beilby. (2012). The LINKIN Health Census: process design and implementation BMC Health Services Research, 12:321. DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-12-321, URL: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/12/321
20. Wilson, A., Whitaker, N., Whitford, D. Rising to the Challenge of Health Care Reform with Entrepreneurial and Intrapreneurial Nursing Initiatives. OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 2012, May 31, Vol. 17, No. 2, Manuscript 5.
21. Venning, A., Wilson, A., Kettler, L., & Eliott, J.(2012) Mental Health among Youth in South Australia: A survey of Flourishing, Languishing, Struggling, and Floundering. Australian Psychologist. doi: 10.1111/j.1742-9544.2012.00068.x
22. Kornhaber, R., Abu-Qamar, M & Wilson, A. The challenges and barriers experienced in applying for ethical approval for a national multisite study. Monash Bioethics Review, 2012, Vol 30 (1): 103-122.
23. Wilson, A. Improving life satisfaction for the elderly or disabled living independently in the community: care recipients’ perspective of volunteers. Social Work in Health Care, 2012, 7(3): 225–232
24. Abu-Qamar, M., Wilson, A. Qualitative Content Analysis of Complementary Topical Therapies Used to Manage Diabetic Foot in Jordan. African Journal Traditional Complementary Alternative Medicine. (2012) 9(3):000-000
Supporting Family Volunteers to Increase Retention and Recruitment. ISRN Public Health, 2012, article ID
698756, 6 pages
26. Kornhaber R, Wilson A. Enduring feelings of powerlessness as a burns nurse: a descriptive phenomenological inquiry. Contemporary Nurse. 2011; 39(3), pp.173- 180. IF 1.617..
27. Seah, C. H., & Wilson, A. (2011). A Phenomenological Study of University Students’ Grieving Experiences. Illness Crisis and Loss. 19(1), 3-25.
28. Venning Anthony, Kettler Lisa, Zajac Ian, Wilson Anne, & Elliott Jaklin. (2011). Is hope or mental illness a stronger predictor of mental health? International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 13(2), 32-39.
29. Crouch R, Wilson, A. Newbury, J. A systematic review of the effectiveness of primary health education or intervention programs in improving rural women’s knowledge of heart disease risk factors and changing lifestyle behaviours. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare 2011, 9(3): 236-245.
30. Tan H.M., Wilson A, Olver I and Barton C. The Family Meeting Addressing Spiritual Needs in a Palliative Care Setting: Some Practical Implications. Progress in Palliative Care. 2011; 19:2: 66-72.
31. Tan H.M., Wilson A, Olver I and Barton C. The experience of palliative patients and their families of a family meeting utilised as an instrument for spiritual and psychosocial care: A qualitative study. BMC Palliative Care 2011, 10:7. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-684X/10/7
32. Seah, C.H., Wilson, A. A voyage in the Grief Labyrinth: The impact of Grief on University Students’ Academic Progress and Overall Well-Being. Grief Matters: The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement 2011;14(1):18-25.
33. Kornhaber, R. A., & Wilson, A. (2011). Psychosocial Needs of Burns Nurses: A Descriptive Phenomenological Inquiry. Journal of Burn Care & Research, 32(2), 286-293 210.1097/BCR.1090b1013e31820aaf31837. IF 1.617.
34. Crouch R, Wilson, A. An exploration of rural women’s knowledge of heart disease and the association with lifestyle behaviours. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 2011, Jun 17(3):238-45. IF: 1.44.
35. Wilson A, Bennett M, Marshall A, Crockett A. Changes in lung function after compressed air diving. Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews. 2011;7(4):1-5.
36. Wilson A, Chur-Hansen A, Marshall A, Air T. Should nursing-related work experience be a prerequisite for acceptance into a nursing programme?: A study of students' reasons for withdrawing from undergraduate nursing at an Australian university. Nurse Education Today. 2011;31(5):456-60. Epub 2010 Oct 13. IF 0.9.
37. Kornhaber, R. A., & Wilson, A. (2011). Building Resilience in Burns Nurses: A Descriptive Phenomenological Inquiry. Journal of Burn Care & Research, Publish Ahead of Print, 10.1097/BCR.1090b1013e3182223c3182289. IF 1.617.
38. Wilson, A. Prevalence and characteristics of lung function changes in recreational scuba divers. Prim Care Resp Journal, 2010, 20:1: 59-63 IF 2.11.
39. Wilson, A; Gyi, A. The status and perspective of diabetes health education in China - inspiration from Australia. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 2010, 16, pp.92-98. IF. 1.44.
40. Tan, H., Wilson, A. & Olver, I. Ricoeur's theory of interpretation: An instrument for data interpretation in hermeneutic phenomenology. International Journal of Qualitative Methods,2010, 8(4): 1-15.
41. Wilson A, Marshall A. The Support Needs and Experiences of Suicidally Bereaved Family and Friends. Death Studies 2010, 34(7), pp. 625 - 640. DOI: 10.1080/07481181003761567. IF. 1.29
42. Crouch R, Wilson, A. Are Australian Rural Women Aware of Coronary Heart Disease? International Journal of Nursing Practice, 2010 International Journal of Nursing Practice 2010; 16: 295–300. IF: 1.44.
43. Tan, H., Wilson, A., Olver, I., & Barton, C. Recruiting palliative patients for a large qualitative study: some ethical considerations and staff dilemmas. EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing, 2010, 6:3; 159-165 doi:10.1016/j.explore.2010.03.008. I F 0.7.
44. Wilson A. Consumer participation: Ensuring suicide postvention research counts for end users. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 2010; 16:7-13. ERA Band A.IF. 1.44
45. Venning, A., Eliott, J., Kettler, L., & Wilson, A. Normative Data for the Hope Scale using Australian adolescents. Australian Journal of Psychology, 2009, volume 61, pp. 100-106. iFirst article 09 July, pp.1-7. IF. 1.048
46. Wilson A, Opolski M. Identifying barriers to implementing a cardiovascular computerised decision support system (CDSS): a Delphi survey. Informatics in Primary Care, 2009; 17: 23-33.
47. Wilson A, Tully, P. Reintegrating young offenders into the community through discharge planning: a review of interventions and needs of youth in secure care. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 2009; 15:166-172. IF: 0.289
48. Wilson A, Chur-Hansen A, Turnbull D, Donnelly F. Selection of undergraduate nursing students using a structured oral interview: who are the applicants and who are successful? Focus on Health Professional Education 2009; 11: 61-74.
49. Abu-Qamar M, Wilson A. Burns to Persons Suffering from Diabetes: A Systemic Preventive Approach. Journal of Nursing and Healthcare of Chronic Illness, 2009, 1:126-138.
50. Venning A, Eliott J, Kettler L, & Wilson, A. The effectiveness of Cognitive behavioural Therapy with hopeful elements to prevent the development of depression in young people: a systematic review. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare 2009, 7:15-33.
51. Wilson A, Zwart E, Everett I, Kernick J. The clinical effectiveness of nurse practitioners’ management of minor injuries in an adult emergency department: a systematic review. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare 2009; 7:3-14.
52. Wilson, A. The experience of implementing an interprofessional research methods course for student health professionals of population health and clinical practice. Getting the right fit. Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice 2008, 5:76-91.
53. Wilson A, Longitudinal field study of lung function in scuba divers – a progress report. Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine, 2008; 38:155.
54. Wilson A, Chur-Hansen A, Turnbull D, Donnelly F. Being an interviewer in a structured oral assessment process for selection of undergraduate nursing students: motivations, expectations and reflections of the experience. International Journal of Nursing Practice 2008, 14:477-485. IF. 1.44.
55. Venning, A., Eliott, J., Wilson, A, & Kettler, L. Understanding young peoples’ experience of chronic illness: a systematic review. International Journal of Evidence Based Healthcare 2008; 6:321-336.
56. Wilson A, Shifaza F. An evaluation of the effectiveness and acceptability of nurse practitioners in an adult emergency department. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 2008; 14:149-156. IF. 1.44.
57. Wilson A . Planning Primary Health Care Services for South Australian Young Offenders: A Preliminary Study. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 2007; 13:296-303. IF. 1.44.
58. Abu-Qamar M, Wilson A. Evidence-Based Decision-Making: The Case for Diabetes Care. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 2007; 5:254-260.
59. Venning, A., Kettler, L., Wilson, A, & Eliott, J., Kettler, L., The effect of preventative interventions on the mental health of children considered at risk for future mental disorders: a systematic review. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports: 2006, Volume 4; Issue 10:1–10.
60. Wilson A, Duszynski, A., Turnbull, D., Beilby, J. Investigating patients' and general practitioners' views of computerised decision support software for the assessment and management of cardiovascular risk. Informatics in Primary Care 2007; 15:33-44. IF. 2.54 Podcast #33 Assessing cardiovascular risk using computerised support software.25/07/08 http://www.ipp-shr.cqu.edu.au/podcasts/?id=33
61. Wilson A, Crockett AJ. Pre and post dive spirometry assessment of recreational scuba divers: A pilot field study. Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine, 2006, 36:195-197.
62. Crockett AJ, Wilson A, Antic R, Greville H. (2006) ABS55: A qualitative study of patient perceptions of home oxygen therapy. Primary Care Respiratory Journal, 2006; 15:200. IF 0.139.
63. Benson. Jill, Wilson Anne, Stocks Nigel, Moulding Nicole. Muscle pain as an indicator of Vitamin D deficiency in an urban Australian Aboriginal population. Medical Journal of Australia, 2006; 185:76-77; 17 July 2006. IF 3.3.
64. Wilson A, Clark S., Lester, A. Consumers in Primary Health Care Research. Health Issues, 2005; 85:32-36.
65. Beilby, J., Duszynski, A., Wilson A., Turnbull, D. Electronic Decision Support Systems at point of care: trusting the Deus Ex Machina. Medical Journal of Australia, 2005; 193:99-100. IF 3.3.
66. Wilson A., Averis A., & Walsh K. The Scope of Private Practice Nursing in an Australian Sample. Public Health Nursing 2004; 21:488-494. IF 1.049. Times cited: 3.
67. Wilson A., Averis A., & Walsh K. The influences on and experiences of becoming nurse entrepreneurs: A Delphi Study. International Journal of Nursing Practice 2003; 9:236-245. Times cited: 8. IF. 1.44.
68. Wilson A.& Averis A. Facets of private practice nursing: a conceptual model. Collegian, 2002; 9:16-21. IF. 0.97
69. Wilson A & Jarman H. Private Practice - an advanced practice option for nurses. Contemporary Nurse 2002; 13:209-216. IF. 2.12. ]
70. Wilson A. Nurse Practitioners: Challenging Traditions in the Health Care System. National Healthcare Journal, 2000; 12:24-26.
71. Wilson A. Four years down the track. Australian Journal of Early Childhood, 1990; 15(3), 46-48.
Peer-reviewed Conference Papers [E1]
72. Wilson A, Crockett AJ. Lung Function in a Cohort of Scuba Divers: A Cross-Sectional Study. European Underwater Baromedical Society on Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Proceedings Sharm el-Sheikh, South Sinai, Egypt, September 8-15, 2007.
73. Wilson A., Duszynski, A., Ly, A., Turnbull, D., Beilby, J. Evaluation of the acceptability of a computerised primary health care framework for the assessment and management of cardiovascular risk. Brisbane. Published in Proceedings of the Qualitative Research in IT & IT in Qualitative Research 2004.
74. Wilson A., Clark, S. Desperate to tell: towards improving the care of people bereaved through suicide- a report of work in progress. Adelaide. Published in RED Snapshots, 2004, 2:75-85 . www.phcred-sa.org.au/REDSnapshots.htm
Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE)
1. The clinical effectiveness of nurse practitioners' management of minor injuries in an adult emergency department: a systematic review. [Abstract 12009104260]. Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects, available http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/crdweb/ [2010, 16 June].Wilson A, Zwart E, Everett I, Kernick J. The clinical effectiveness of nurse practitioners' management of minor injuries in an adult emergency department: a systematic review. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare 2009;7:3-14.
2. The effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural therapy with hopeful elements to prevent the development of depression in young people: a systematic review. [Abstract 12009104261]. Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects, available http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/crdweb/ [2009, 7 Oct.]. Abstract of: Venning A, Kettler L, Eliott J, Wilson A. The effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural therapy with hopeful elements to prevent the development of depression in young people: a systematic review. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare 2009; 7(1):15-33.
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