Our Staff

UOW Staff

vicki traynor

Founding Director

pippa burns

Lecturer, Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health, University of Wollongong

rita change

Senior Lecturer
Dr. Rita Chang is a course coordinator of the Postgraduate Graduate Certificates and The Master of Science (Leadership in Gerontology and Rehabilitation Studies) & (Person Centred Dementia Care) at Wollongong University Australia.  

The focus of her research is on improving aged and dementia care services including reminiscence therapy, aged friendly environment, evidence-based nursing implementation and dementia education training.

nicole britten

Project Manager and
Senior Occupational Therapist at Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District

Nadine Veerhuis

Project Manager

HDR Candidate

ping yu

Associate Professor
eHealth
Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
School of Computing & Information Technology
Health Informatics Research Lab, University of Wollongong

robyn_gillespie

Associate Lecturer
Faculty of Health and Society, University of Wollongong

Robyn Gillespie is a PhD candidate in the School of Medicine and also teaches public health subjects at the University of Wollongong. Robyn is interested in improving the communication of health information for older Australians in the primary care context.

Robyn has collaborated with Victoria on the development and piloting of a medication management resource for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) family caregivers of people with dementia. 

karen_charlton

Professor
Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health, Health Impact Research Cluster, School of Medicine

karen walton

Associate Professor
Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, Smart Foods Centre, Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health, Health Impact Research Cluster, School of Medicine

Judy Mullan

Associate Professor
Judy Mullan is the Director of the Centre for Health Research Illawarra Shoalhaven Population (CHRISP) at the University of Wollongong (UOW).

Her extensive experience as an academic educator, researcher and pharmacist has allowed her to work on improving medication management for people living with chronic disease, focusing on the needs of older people.

Managing Medications for Individuals Living with a Dementia: Evaluating a web based information resource for informal carers

Anne McMahon

Senior Lecturer
Discipline Lead – Food and Society, School of Health and Society, University of Wollongong

Amanda Baker

Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Education, Academic Program Director

Valerie Wilson

Professor of Nursing (UOW & ISLHD)

Jessica Nealon

Jessica Nealon

Lecturer, School of Medicine
Working Collaborative with Recovery to Develop a Delirium Care Protocol

Kelly Marriott-Statham

Kelly Marriott-Statham

Lecture, School of Nursing
Co-ordinator of UG aged care subjects
PhD: Shared decision making by individuals living with a dementia

Project Manager

Ezinne Igwe

Research Associate, ADHERe
Working Collaborative with Recovery to Develop a Delirium Care Protocol

Janine Masso

Research Associate, ADHERe
RCT of Interactive Delirium Education in Private Healthcare Settings

Working Collaborative with Recovery to Develop a Delirium Care Protocol

Jasvir Kaur

Research Assistant, ADHERe
Fear and Anxiety in Dementia (FADe) tool development

Ali Blacklaw

Research Assistant, ADHERe
Fear and Anxiety in Dementia (FADe) tool development

Maryam

Research Associate, ADHERe
Hearing and Dementia with UOW Dubai

Grace Grolash

Media Intern
ADHERe:
• Facebook
• Twitter
• YouTube Channel
• Mailing list

Jai-Chi Spencer

Research associate
Supporting Persons with Dementia Food and Drink intake through a Knowledge Translation Strategy: Simulation Education (OSCEs) development in Acute Care Setting and RACFs.

Liz Lucas

Postgraduate course Tutors
Tutors for SNPG 956, 958, and 957.

Ruth Hartman

Postgraduate course Tutors
Tutors for SNPG 956, 958, and 957.

HDR

Vani David

Clinical Nurse Consultant, Wollongong Hospital

PhD: Quality and Safety of Older People in Hospitals: Falls prevention and pain management of individuals living with a dementia

Alera Riley-Henderson

Clinical Nurse Educator at Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District

PhD: “In My Shoes” Can wearing an age-suit increase person-centred practices for the hospitalised older adult?

Miriam Coyle

Acute Dementia Delirium Clinical Nurse Consultant at ISLHD

PhD: Special Observation of Older People Working Collaborative with Recovery to Develop a Delirium Care Protocol

Coyle, M (2011-2015) How do Registered Nurses Recognise Delirium among Older People in Acute Care Settings School of Nursing, University of Wollongong (PT, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Illawarra and Shoalhaven Local Health District). 2 co-supervisors ECRs

Amy Montgomery

Amy Montgomery

Nurse Practitioner, St. George Hospital

PhD: RCT of Interactive Delirium Education in Private Healthcare Settings

Benjamin Ho

Benjamin Ho

Research Associate

PhD Candidate: Delirium care in ICU in Taipei: Using OSCEs

RCT of Interactive Delirium Education in Private Healthcare Settings

Working Collaborative with Recovery to Develop a Delirium Care Protocol

The Implementation of Dementia and Driving Decision Aid (DDDA) in the Integrated Dementia Care Centres (IDCCs) in Taiwan.

Darcelle Wu

PhD: Walking the Journey of Dementia: An Indigenous perspective

Liza Devar

PhD student

External

Lexy Varshawsky

Community Facilitator at Warrigal

Diane Pastor

Associate Professor
University of North Carolina Wilmington

Katherine Kent

Postdoctoral research fellow
Centre for Rural Health, University of Tasmania

Katherine completed a PhD at the University of Wollongong (2016) in the Faculty of Science Medicine and Health, and is interested in the fields of nutrition, cognition and ageing. Specifically, Katherine is involved in research that investigates the impact of fruit flavonoids on cognitive and physical outcomes, especially in older adults with dementia. Katherine is also interested in evaluating and improving current methods that estimate dietary flavonoid intake.

Catherine Andrew

Academic
Faculty of Health Sciences,
Australian Catholic University

Andrew, C. (2007-2012) Driving and Dementia: Development of a self-assessment tool (Occupational Therapist) Master of Science (Research), School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health, University of Wollongong. (FT 1 year with DTSC Scholarship, and PT, Lecturer Occupational Work, Health and Safety, University of Wollongong).

Sheila Rodgers, Senior

Senior Lecturer
School of Health, University of Edinburgh

I graduated in nursing from Leeds and later with a Master’s degree in nursing research from Manchester and PhD from Edinburgh.  I have a broad range of clinical experience having worked as a Charge Nurse in Care of the Elderly, General Medicine and Haematology, and High Dependency Surgery before joining the University of Edinburgh. I continue my links with clinical practice through my role as Honorary Research Consultant Nurse in Critical Care with NHS Lothian. I am currently Head of Nursing Studies at Edinburgh.

Jolan Stokes

Acting Nurse Unit Manager, Palliative Ward at HammondCare

Lynn Chenoweth

Professor
Centre of Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA)
University of New South Wales

Shiva Gopalan

Shiva Gopalan

Wellness and Lifestyle Manager at Warrigal

Jessica Bresolin

Clinical Nurse
Consultant Surgery, District Wide, ISLHD

Working Collaborative with Recovery to Develop a Delirium Care Protocol

Donna Fick in the U.S.

Delirium

Alison Bell

Food packaging for older people

Alison Host

Improving Feeding Difficulty Care Outcomes through a Knowledge Translation Strategy: Simulation Education (OSCEs) development in Acute Care Setting and RACFs.

Clinical advisory group member

Shellie Mason

Improving Feeding Difficulty Care Outcomes through a Knowledge Translation Strategy: Simulation Education (OSCEs) development in Acute Care Setting and RACFs.

Clinical advisory group member

Lilliana Barone

Improving Feeding Difficulty Care Outcomes through a Knowledge Translation Strategy: Simulation Education (OSCEs) development in Acute Care Setting and RACFs.

Clinical advisory group member

Angela Chang

Chair of Taiwan research collaboration advisory group
Improving Feeding Difficulty Care Outcomes through a Knowledge Translation Strategy: Simulation Education (OSCEs) development in Acute Care Setting and RACFs.

Joyce Chen

External supervisor for PhD student- Delirium care in ICU in Taipei: Using OSCEs

Megan Liu

Partner University collaboration with the project: The Implementation of Dementia and Driving Decision Aid (DDDA) in the Integrated Dementia Care Centres (IDCCs) in Taiwan.