Dr Janet Kelly

Dr Janet Kelly
 Position Course Coordinator & Researcher
 Org Unit Nursing
 Email janet.kelly@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 0964
 Location Floor/Room WS4064.05 ,  Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Dr Janet Kelly is a nurse researcher who works collaboratively with Aboriginal community members and health and research professionals in urban, rural and remote areas to improve health care experiences and outcomes. Over the last 10 years she has co-developed a range of Aboriginal patient journey and health journey mapping tools and case studies that identify specific barriers and enablers to care. These are now being used nationally and internationally in clinical, education and research settings to help facilitate clinically and culturally safe care.

    Dr Kelly coordinates two Aboriginal health care courses at the University of Adelaide, for undergraduate and postgraduate pre registration nursing students. These courses focus on providing quality clinical and culturally safe care for Indigenous peoples.  Dr Kelly also works collaboratively with health care providers to co-produce specific Aboriginal health care education packages, particularly focusing on cardiovascular and renal care.

    Dr Kelly grew up on Kangaroo Island, and began her nursing career at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. She continued to work and study in midwifery, child and youth health, adolescent health, Aboriginal health and women's and sexual health in a range of urban and regional settings across South Australia. She then completed a Master of Nursing and PhD focusing on Aboriginal women's health and collaboration.

    In her spare time, she volunteers with her local fire brigade in the Adelaide Hills.

  • Awards & Achievements

    Achievements:

    Invited positions

    Guidelines Group - Kidney Health Australia - Caring for Indigenous People from Australasians and New Zealand with Renal Impairment (KHA-CARI) Guidelines, 2017.

    Assessor of proposals for the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Cancer Control Initiative: Advancing Improvements in Continuity of Care for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Patients in Rural and Remote Communities (CFP350-2013-01), 2013.

    Advisory committee member - Patient Assistance Transport Scheme Review, SA Health, 2013.

     Theses

    Kelly, J 2009, Moving Forward Together in Aboriginal Women’s Health, unpublished PhD thesis, Flinders University, School of Nursing and Midwifery.

    Kelly J 2005, Yaitya Tirka Madlanna Warratinna Culture Nothing Without Language: (what sexual health nurses need to know and do to work effectively with young Aboriginal women in urban areas of Adelaide) unpublished Masters thesis, Flinders University, School of Nursing and Midwifery.

     Awards:

    Australian Journal of Primary Health Prize for Best Research Paper, Primary Health Care Research Conference, Adelaide, 29-31 July, 2015.

    School of Nursing and Midwifery Sturt Nursing Graduates Award, Flinders University,  2005.

     

  • Research Interests

    Aboriginal health care

    Collaborative research

    Cultural safety in clinical practice, education and training

    Health systems research

    Improving renal health care for Indigenous peoples

    Indigenous health research

    Knowledge translation for nurse

    Participatory action research

    Patient journey mapping & mapping tools

     

  • Research Funding

    2018 NHMRC Project Grant: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers' and Liasion Officers' role in quality acute health care services.  Research Team: Macken, T, Baum, F, Wilson, A, Willis, E, Kelly, J, Taylor, K,  Gibson, O, Huner, C & O'Donnell, K.

     

    2018 NHMRC Project Grant 2018-2022: WOMB: WOmen's action for Mums and Bubs (WOMB): A  pragmatic trial of participatory women's groups to improve Indigenous maternal and child health.  Research Team: Larkins, S, Taylor, J, Cadet-James, Y, Bailie, R, Farmer, J, Passey, M, Felton-Busch, Matthews, V, Callander, E, Evans, R,   (J Kelly AI). $ 1,766,216.40

     

    2017 Lowitja Institute Research Grant: Catching Some AIR - Asserting Indigenous information Rights in renal disease.  Research Team: Hughes, J, Palmer, S, Kelly, J, Mick-Ramsamy, L,  Hall, H, Mills, P & Cass, A. 

     

    2014 Heart Foundation Focus Grant: What is the experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients in hospital following an acute cardiac event?  Research Team: Brown, A, Keech, W, Kelly, J &  McBride C.    $149,548.

    2013 Heart Foundation Focus Grant:  Improving the patient journey for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with heart disease. Research Team:  Ilton, M, Kelly, J, Connors, C, & Iyngkaran, P.     $149,570.

    2013 Lowita Institute Small Grants: Improving Aboriginal Patient Journeys. Research Team: Kelly, J, Dwyer, J, Pekarsky, B, Willis, E, & Carson, D.   $99, 072.

  • Publications

    Articles

    Kelly, J., Dwyer, J., Mackean, T., O'Donnell, K. & Willis, E. (2017). Coproducing Aboriginal patient journey mapping tools for improved quality and coordination of care. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 23, 6, 536-542.

    Wilson, A., Kelly, J., Magarey, A., Jones, M. & Mackean, T. (2016). Working at the interface in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health: focussing on the individual health professional and their organisation as a means to address health equity. International Journal for Equity in Health, 15, 1, 187-1-187-12.

    Tavella, R., McBride, K., Keech, W., Kelly, J., Rischbieth, A., Zeitz, C. ... Brown, A. (2016). Disparities in acute in-hospital cardiovascular care for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal South Australians. Medical Journal of Australia, 205, 5, 222-227.

    Kelly, J., Dwyer, J., O'Donnell, K. & Willis, E. (2016). Equitable care for indigenous people: Every health service can do it. Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management, 11, 3, 11-17.

    Kelly, J., Wilden, C., Herman, K., Martin, G., Russell, C. & Brown, S. (2016). Bottling knowledge and sharing it - using patient journey mapping to build evidence and improve Aboriginal renal patient care. Renal Society of Australasia Journal, 12, 2, 48-55.

    Kelly, J., Wilden, C., Chamney, M., Martin, G., Herman, K. & Russell, C. (2016). Improving cultural and clinical competency and safety of renal nurse educaton. Renal Society of Australasia Journal, 12, 3, 106-112.

    Kelly, J., Dowling, A., McBride, K., Keech, W. & Brown, A. (2016). In-hospital communication experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: a systematic review protocol. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 14, 10, 88-97.

    Reilly, R. & Kelly, J. (2016). Book Review: Trapped in the Gap: Doing Good in Indigenous Health. Health Sociology Review, 342-343.

    Liu, D., de Crespigny, C., Procter, N., Kelly, J., Francis, H., Posselt, M. ... Galletly, C. (2016). Comorbidity Action in the North – A Study of Services for People with Comorbid Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Disorders in the Northern Suburbs of Adelaide. Australasian Psychiatry, 24, 6, 592-597.

    Willis, E., Dwyer, J., kelly, J. & Mackean, T. (2015). Hybrid cultures: creating a third space in Aboriginal health care. Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, 18, 4, 2-20.

    Wilson, A., Magarey, A., Jones, M., O'Donnell, K. & Kelly, J. (2015). Attitudes and characteristics of health professionals working in Aboriginal health. Rural and Remote Health, 15, 1, 2739-1-2739-14.

    Posselt, M., Galletly, C., de Crespigny, C., Cairney, I., Moss, J., Liu, D. ... Banders, A. (2014). Ethics overload: impact of excessive ethical review on comorbidity research. Mental Health and Substance Use, 7, 3, 184-194.

    Dwyer, J., Willis, E. & Kelly, J. (2014). Hospitals caring for rural Aboriginal patients: holding response and denial. Australian Health Review, 38, 5, 546-551.

    Kelly, J., Dwyer, J., Willis, E. & Pekarsky, B. (2014). Travelling to the city for hospital care: access factors in country Aboriginal patient journeys. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 22, 3, 109-113.

    McBride, K., Kelly, J., Kite, E., Keech, W., Rischbieth, A., Brown, A.  (2014). Experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people admitted for a cardiac event in Australian public hospitals: a systematic review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews & Implementation Reports,12, 9,45-57, doi: 10.11124/jbisrir-2014-1621.

    Kelly, J. (2013). Decolonizing sexual health nursing with Aboriginal women.. The Canadian journal of nursing research = Revue canadienne de recherche en sciences infirmieres, 45, 3, 50-65.

    Wilson, A., Jones, M., Kelly, J. & Magarey, A. (2012). Community-based obesity prevention initiatives in aboriginal communities: the experience of the eat well be active community programs in South Australia. Health, 4, 12A, 1500-1508.

    Kelly, J. (2006). Is it Aboriginal friendly? Searching for ways of working in research and practice that support Aboriginal women.. Contemporary nurse : a journal for the Australian nursing profession, 22, 2, 317-326.

    Reports

    Sivak, L, Cantley, L, Kelly, J, Reilly, R, Hawke, K, Mott, k, Stewart, H, McKivett, A, Rankine, S, Coulthard, A, Miller, W,  and Brown,A. 2017. Model of Care for Aboriginal Prisoner Health and Wellbeing for South Australia - Executive Summary, Wardliparingga Aboriginal Health Research Unit, Adelaide, SA.

     

    Brown A, Keech W, McBride, K, Kelly J, Stewart H, Dowling A, on behalf of the SA Aboriginal Heart and Stroke Plan 2017-2021 Steering Committee. South Australian Aboriginal Heart and Stroke Health Plan 2017-2021. SAHMRI, Adelaide. ISBN: 978-0-9941544-4-6.

    Brown A, Keech W, McBride, K, Kelly J, Stewart H, Dowling A, Wilson J, on behalf of the SA Aboriginal Heart and Stroke Plan 2017-2021 Steering Committee. The South Australian Aboriginal Heart and Stroke Gap Analysis for the South Australian Aboriginal Heart and Stroke Plan 2017-2021. SAHMRI, Adelaide. ISBN: 978-0-9941544-6-0.

    Brown A, Keech W, McBride, K, Kelly J, Stewart H, Dowling A, Marin T, on behalf of the SA Aboriginal Heart and Stroke Plan 2017-2021 Steering Committee. South Australian Aboriginal Cardiovascular Health Profile for the South Australian Aboriginal Heart and Stroke Plan 2017-2021. SAHMRI, Adelaide. ISBN: 978-0-9941544-5-3.

    Kelly, J., Dwyer, J., Pekarsky, B., Mackean, T., Willis, E., de Crespigny, C., Perkins, S, O’Donnell, K., King, R., Mackean, L., Brown, A., Lawrence, M., Dixon, K. & Carson, D. 2015, Managing Two Worlds Together: Stage 3 Improving Aboriginal Patient Journeys—Study Report, The Lowitja Institute, Melbourne.

    Kelly, J., Dwyer, J., Pekarsky, B., Mackean, T., McCabe, N., Wiseman, J., de Crespigny, C. & O’Donnell, K. 2015, Managing Two Worlds Together: Stage 3 Improving Aboriginal Patient Journeys—Workbook (Version 1), The Lowitja Institute, Melbourne.

    Kelly, J., Herman, K., Martin, G., Wilden, C., East, T., Russel, C. & Brown, S. 2015, Managing Two Worlds Together: Stage 3 Improving Aboriginal Patient Journeys—Renal Case Studies, The Lowitja Institute, Melbourne.

    Kelly, J., Ramage, M., Perry, D., Tinsley, J., Auckram, H., Corkhill, W., Wyatt, S. & McCabe, N. 2015, Managing Two Worlds Together: Stage 3 Improving Aboriginal Patient Journeys—Cardiac Case Studies, The Lowitja Institute, Melbourne.

    Kelly, J., McCabe, N., McInnes, W., Kirkbride, M., Nori, A., Graham, A. & Rigney, D. 2015, Managing Two Worlds Together: Stage 3 Improving Aboriginal Patient Journeys—City Sites Case Studies, The Lowitja Institute, Melbourne.

    Kelly, J., Wiseman, J., Mazzone, S., Miller, D., Newham, J., Ryan, B., Thomas, K. & Martinez, L. 2015, Managing Two Worlds Together: Stage 3 Improving Aboriginal Patient Journeys—Rural and Remote Sites Case Studies, The Lowitja Institute, Melbourne.

    Kelly, J., Dwyer, J., Pekarsky, B., Mackean, T., Willis, E., Battersby, M. & Glover, J. 2012, Managing Two Worlds Together: Stage 2—Patient Journey Mapping Tools, The Lowitja Institute, Melbourne.

    Dwyer, J., Kelly, J., Willis, E., Glover, J., Mackean, T., Pekarsky, B. & Battersby, M. 2011, Managing Two Worlds Together: City Hospital Care for Country Aboriginal People—Project Report, The Lowitja Institute, Melbourne.

    Dwyer, J., Kelly, J., Willis, E., Glover, J., Mackean, T., Pekarsky, B. & Battersby, M. 2011, Managing Two Worlds Together: City Hospital Care for Country Aboriginal People—Community Summary, The Lowitja Institute, Melbourne.

    Dwyer, J., Kelly, J., Willis, E., Mackean, T., Battersby, M., Pekarsky, B. & Glover, J. 2011, Managing Two Worlds Together: Study 2—Staff Perspectives on Care for Country Aboriginal Patients, The Lowitja Institute, Melbourne.

    Kelly, J., Dwyer, J., Mackean, T., Willis, E., O’Donnell, K., Battersby, M. & Pekarsky, B. 2011, Managing Two Worlds Together: Study 3—The Experiences of Patients and Their Carers, The Lowitja Institute, Melbourne.

    Kelly, J., Pekarsky, B., Dwyer, J., Mackean, T., Willis, E., Glover, J. & Battersby, M. 2011, Managing Two Worlds Together: Study 4—Complex Country Aboriginal Patient Journeys, The Lowitja Institute, Melbourne.

     Published Abstracts 

    Keech, W., Tavella, R., McBride, K., Zeitz, C., Beltrame, J. F. & Brown, A. Investigating the extent and explanations of in-hospital disparities experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people admitted for Acute Coronary Syndrome in South Australia. World Congress of Cardiology 2014, 2014, Melbourne. Global Heart, 2014: 9(1S);e2.

    Kelly J., Dowling A., Lynch D., Brown A., Goldsmith K., Hillier S., Kleinig T., McBride K., Pandian J.,Thrift A. Stroke rehabilitation for Aboriginal people in urban, regional and remote settings across South Australia and the Northern Territory: a qualitative study. International Journal of Stroke, 2017: 12(3 Suppl);51.

    Dowling A., Kelly J., Keech W., McBride K., Brown A. "Do I get a say in this?" Are we Meeting National Standards for Informed Consent with Aboriginal Patients? 65th Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting and the International Society for Heart Research Australasian Section Annual Scientific Meeting, 10 - 13 August 2017, Perth, Australia. Heart Lung Circ, 2017: 26(Suppl 2);S328.

    McBride K., Kelly J., Dowling A., Keech W., Brown A. Unpacking High Self-Discharge Rates for Aboriginal Cardiac Patients. 65th Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting and the International Society for Heart Research Australasian Section Annual Scientific Meeting, 10 - 13 August 2017, Perth, Australia. Heart Lung Circ, 2017: 26(Suppl 2); S337-S338.

    Keech W., Kelly J., Dowling A., McBride K., Brown, A. The Importance of Effective Communication in Hospital Between Aboriginal Cardiac Patients and Health Professionals. 64th Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting and the International Society for Heart Research Australasian Section Annual Scientific Meeting, 4 - 7 August 2016, Adelaide, Australia. Heart Lung Circ, 2016: 25(Suppl 2); S316-317.

    Keech W., McBride K., Stewart, H., Kelly J., Brown, A. South Australia's Evidence-Based Response to Better Cardiac Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People. 64th Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting and the International Society for Heart Research Australasian Section Annual Scientific Meeting, 4 - 7 August 2016, Adelaide, Australia. Heart Lung Circ, 2016: 25(Suppl 2); S315.

    Kelly J., McBride K., Kite, E., Tavella, R., Astley, C., Rischbieth, A., Brown, A., Keech W. The Experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People Hospitalised for an Acute Cardiac Event in Australia. 64th Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting and the International Society for Heart Research Australasian Section Annual Scientific Meeting, 4 - 7 August 2016, Adelaide, Australia. Heart Lung Circ, 2016: 25(Suppl 2); S316.

    McBride K., Keech W., Kelly J., Stewart, H., Tavella, R., Brown, A. Essential Service Standards for Equitable National Cardiovascular CarE for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People Measurement Indicators - An Exemplar for Identifying Gaps to Drive Reform. 64th Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting and the International Society for Heart Research Australasian Section Annual Scientific Meeting, 4 - 7 August 2016, Adelaide, Australia. Heart Lung Circ, 2016: 25(Suppl 2); S314.

     

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