Dr Victoria Wade

 Position Senior Research Fellow
 Org Unit General Practice
 Email victoria.wade@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 0644
 Mobile +61 4 1787 8150
 Location Floor/Room 7 ,  178 North Terrace - Terrace Towers ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Victoria Wade is a general practitioner and a psychologist.  Previous positions have included Medical Director and CEO of the SA Divisions of General Practice, Director of the Primary Mental Health Care Australian Resource Centre, and Lecturer in General Practice at the Flinders University of South Australia.


  • Qualifications

    BSc, DipAppPsych, MPsych, BMBS, FRACGP

  • Awards & Achievements

    2011       Third prize, eChallenge Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre competition, The University of Adelaide

    2010       First prize, three minute thesis competition, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Adelaide

    2009   SA Health Award, Strengthening Primary Care category

    2009       Highly Commended, National Award for the Effective Use of Broadband, Australian Telecommunications Users Group

    2005       Margaret Tobin Award for Excellence in Leadership and Commitment to Mental Health Reform

    2000   Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Flinders Universit of South Australia

    1989       Staff Prize in Surgery, 6th year Medicine

  • Teaching Interests

    Victoria Wade has an interest in medical education, and was previously engaged in curriculum development and teaching for the four year graduate entry medical course at Flinders University, for its commencement in 1996.  Her main role was Convener of the Psychobehavioural Perspective, a stream that was vertically and horizontally integrated across the four years of the course.  She also created the Personal and Professional Development component of the curriculum, wrote PBL cases, trained PBL tutors, and taught clinical skills, PBL cases, and general practice. 

    In collaboration with the Divisions of General Practice, she developed and taught many Continuing Professional Education sessions for general practitioners.


  • Research Interests

    Victoria Wade's PhD is about the uptake and sustainability of telehealth services in Australia.  The central research question is "What can be done to enable telehealth to deliver benefits to the routine operation of healthcare in Australia?"

    A further interest is the use of telehealth in home medication management, with a component of the PhD being a mixed-methods evaluation of a service using home videophones to deliver Directly Observed Therapy for the treatment of tuberculosis.

  • Research Funding

    2010 Foundation Daw Park research grant for "A pilot study for a randomised controlled trial of home videophones in the follow-up of veterans who are clients of Psychiatry Services at the Repatriation General Hospital"

  • Publications

    Wade VA, Eliott, JA and Hiller JE.  A Qualitative study of ethical, medico-legal and clinical governance matters in Australian telehealth services.  Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare 2012; 1-6, DOI: 10.1258/jtt.2011.110808

    Wade V, Littleford A and Kralik D  Home medication management by videophone: translation from pilot project to integrated service.  In Handbook of Digital Homecare: Successes and Failures (Communications in medical and care compunetics) 2011 Bos L, Goldschmidt L, Verhannenman G and Yogesan K (eds) Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg doi:10.1007/978-3-642-19647-8

    Wade V, Eliott J, Karnon J and Elshaugh AG.  A qualitative study of sustainability and vulnerability in Australian telehealth services.  Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 2010; 161: 190-201

    Wade VA, Karnon J, Elshaug AG and Hiller JE.  A systematic review of economic analyses of telehealth services using real time video communication  BMC Health Services Research 2010, 10:233 doi:10.1186/1472-6963-10-233

    Wade V, Izzo J, and Hamlyn J  Videophone delivery of medication management in community nursing.  Electronic Journal of Health Informatics 2009; 4(1): e1

    Shandley K, Austin DW, Klein B, Pier C, Pierce D & Wade V   Therapist-assisted, internet-based treatment  for panic disorder: Can general practitioners achieve comparable patient outcomes to psychologists?  Journal of Medical Internet Research 2008; 10: e14

    Pier C, Austin DW, Klein B, Mitchell J, Schattner P, Ceichomski I, Gilson KJ, Pierce D, Shandley K and Wade V.  A controlled trial of internet-based cognitive-behavioural therapy for panic disorder with face-to-face support from a general practitioner or email support from a psychologist  Mental Health in Family Medicine  2008; 5: 29-39.

    Austin D, Pier C, Mitchell J, Schattner P, Wade V, Pierce D and Klein B.  Do GPs use electronic mental health resources? – a qualitative study.  Australian Family Physician  2006; 35: 365-366.

    Williams AS, Dodding J, Wilson I, Fuller J and Wade V.  Consultation-liaison to general practitioners coming of age: the South Australian psychiatrists’ experience.  Australasian Psychiatry  2006; 14: 206-211.

    Wade V, Cheok F, Schrader G, Hordacre A & Marker J.  Depression after cardiac hospitalisation.  Australian Family Physician  2005; 34:  985-989.

    Schrader G, Cheok F, Hordacre A, Marker M & Wade V.  Effect of psychiatry liaison with general practitioners on depression severity in recently hospitalised cardiac patients: a randomised controlled trial.   Medical Journal of Australia  2005; 182:  272-276.

    Jackson-Bowers E, Holmwood C & Wade V.  Allied health professionals providing psychological treatments in general practice settings.  Australian Family Physician  2002; 31: 1119-21.

    Wade V, Silagy C & Mahoney S.  A prospective randomised trial of an urban general practice attachment for medical students.  Medical Education 1998; 32: 289-93.

    Wade VA, Mansfield PR & McDonald PJ.  Drug companies’ evidence to justify advertising.  Lancet 1989 ii 1261-3.


  • Professional Associations

    Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

    Public Health Association of Australia

  • Professional Interests

    Telehealth service development, integration and normalisation.

    E-health uptake and change management.

    Mental health service and system reform; prior participant in the development of the Better Outcomes in Mental Health Initiative.


  • Community Engagement

    Board Member, National Heart Foundation, SA Division (2004 – 2010)

    Board Member, National Advisory Council for Suicide Prevention (2000 –  2007) This Board was appointed by Federal Cabinet, and advised the Federal Health Minister on the National Suicide Prevention Strategy.

    Board Member, Advanced Community Care Association (2002 – 06)  This Association ran the Metro Home Link and Advanced Care in Residential Living programs which provided packages of care as an alternative to hospitalisation.

    Chair, Primary Care Working Group of the SA Dept Health Influenza Pandemic Planning Committee (2006 – 07)

    Member, Ministers Advisory Committee for the Prevention of Suicide and Deliberate Self-Harm (2004 – 05)  This committee developed and gave recommendations to the South Australian Health Minister on suicide prevention programs.

    Deputy Chair, Health Reform SA (2004 – 07) HRSA was a membership-based body of non-government, community and educational organisations, set up to watchdog the South Australian government on health system reform.

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