Research and Development at the BHUDRH focuses on applied research relevant to population health and the delivery of health services in rural and remote settings.

The research and development stream of the BHUDRH and CRHR specifically focuses on research and evaluation that relates to remote and regionally specific issues and/or populations. This may include research or evaluation that has a remote component within a broader research and development issue.

The BHUDRH (and CRHR) research and development activity and engagement is guilded by the following three principles:

BHUDRH areas of research and development (*BHUDRH priority area):
Examples of research and development activity in each of the three areas include:
  • Rural Health Workforce and Education*
    • Extended Nursing Placement Program evaluation
    • Clinical Courage project
    • ENRICH evaluations
  • Rural Health and Health Outcomes*
    • School Based Primary Health Care Service evaluation
    • Modified Theory of Access
    • Lead Management Program
  • Other collaborative and curiosity-driven health research
    • Interstate Palliative Care project
    • Cricket Injury Prevention Program

1.            Edwards J, Hooper D, Rothwell G, Kneen K, Watson J, Saurman E. A Nurse Practitioner-led Community Palliative Care Service in Australia – a narrative report International Journal of Palliative Nursing. 2019;25(5):245-53.

2.            Held FP, Roberts C, Daly M, Brunero C. Learning relationships in community-based service-learning: a social network analysis BMC Medical Education. 2019.

3.            Jones D, Ballard J, Dyson R, Macbeth P, Lyle D, Sunny P, et al. A Community Engaged Primary Healthcare Strategy to Address Rural School Student Inequities: A Descriptive Paper. Primary Health Care Research and Development. 2019;20(e26):1-6.

4.            Saurman E, Lyle D, Wenham S, Cumming M. A mapping study to guide a palliative approach to care. Rural and Remote Health. 2019;19(2):4625.

5.            Soomro N, Asif N, Lyle D, Mills D, Sanders R. Could a new method of exposure quantification be the standard for cricket injury epidemiology? New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine. 2019;46(1):16-27.

6.            Soomro N, Chhaya M, Soomro M, Asif N, Saurman E, Lyle D, et al. Design, Development, and Evaluation of an Injury Surveillance App for Cricket: Protocol and Qualitative Study. JMIR mHealth and uHealth. 2019;7(1):e10978.

7.            Soomro N, Chua N, Freeston J, Ferdinands R, Sanders R. Cluster Randomized Control Trial for Cricket Injury Prevention Program (CIPP): A Protocol Paper. BMJ Injury Prevention. 2019;25(3):166-74.

8.            Aggar C, Mozolic-Staunton B, Lovi RJ, Scorey M, Kemp M, Walker T, et al. An interprofessional clinical placement in a primary healthcare setting: a pilot study. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. 2020;18(1).

9.            Aggar C, Mozolic-Staunton B, Scorey M, Kemp M, Lovi R, Lewis S, Walker T, et al. Interprofessional primary healthcare student placements: Qualitative findings from a mixed-method evaluation. International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning. 2020;21(3):223-34.

10.          Bennett P, Cook ABS, Soomro N. Reinvigorating the Role of Spirituality in Patient-Centered Care: Islam as a doorway to increased understanding of patient spirituality. MedEdPublish. 2020;9(1).

11.          Currie DJ, Peng CQ, Lyle DM, Jameson BA, Frommer MS. Stemming the flow: how much can the Australian smartphone app help to control COVID-19? Public Health Research and Practice. 2020;30(2):e3022009.

12.          Jones D, McAllister L, Randall S, Lyle D, White D, Smith A, et al. The Case for Integrated Health and Community Literacy to Achieve Community Responsive Healthcare: An inclusive approach to addressing rural and remote health inequities and community healthcare expectations. Primary Health Care Research and Development. 2020;21:e57.

13.          Lower T, Kinsman L, Dinh M, Lyle D, Cheney R, Julaine, et al. Patterns of Emergency Department Utilisation in Rural and Metropolitan New South Wales 2012 to 2018. Australian Journal of Rural Health. 2020;28(5):490-9.

14.          Moreton S, Saurman E, Salkeld G, Edwards J, Hooper D, Kneen K, et al. Economic and clinical outcomes of the Nurse Practitioner-led Sydney Adventist Hospital Community Palliative Care Service. Australian Health Review. 2020;44(5):791-8.

15.          Schmidt D, Reyment J, Kirby S, Webster E, Lyle D. The place of research in the rural health workplace structure: a content analysis of a rural health organisation's strategic and operational documents. Rural and Remote Health. 2020;20:5493.

16.          Schmidt D, Reyment J, Webster E, Kirby S, Lyle D. Workplace-based health research training: a qualitative study of perceived needs in a rural setting. Health Research Policy and Systems. 2020;18(1):67.

17.          Walsh S, Lyle D, Thompson SC, Versace VL, Brown LJ, Knight S, et al. The role of national policies to address rural allied health, nursing, and dentistry workforce maldistribution: A scoping review  MJA. 2020;213:S18-S22.

18.          Wenham S, Cumming M, Saurman E. Improving palliative and end-of-life care for rural and remote Australians. Public Health Research and Practice. 2020;30(1):e3012001.

19.          Whitelaw L, Hammond K, Cumming M, Mansfield K, Saurman E. The Direct Access Colonoscopy Clinic: improving time to colonoscopy for eligible +FOBT patients in Broken Hill NSW. Australian Journal of Rural Health. 2020;28:81-6.

20.          Attar WSAA, Faude O, Husain MA, Soomro N, Sanders RH. Combining the Copenhagen Adduction Exercise and Nordic Hamstring Exercise Improve Dynamic Balance Among Male Athletes: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Sports Health. 2021;13:580-7.

21.          Jones D, Randall S, White D, Darley L-M, Schaefer G, Wellington J, et al. Embedding Public Health Advocacy into the Role of School-Based Nurses: Addressing the Health Inequities Confronted by Vulnerable Australian Children and Adolescent Populations. Australian Journal of Primary Health. 2021;27(2):67-70.

22.          Jones M, Walsh S, Lyle D, Schlicht K, Gray R. Behavioural activation for depression in rural Australia: Challenges and opportunities. Australian Journal of Rural Health. 2021;29(3):477-80.

23.          Klinner C, Bennett P, Hooker C. Engaging Medical Students with Art: What’s the Point? MedEdPublish. 2021;10(1):105.

24.          Lyle DM, Boreland FT, Soomro N, Glisson-Gladman M. Is time spent outside the family home a risk factor for lead exposure in young children living in Broken Hill? . International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021(18):7721.

25.          Sanford C, Saurman E, Dennis S, Lyle D. “We’re definitely that link”: the role of school-based primary health care registered nurses in a rural community. Australian Journal of Primary Health. 2021;27(2):76-82.

26.          Saurman E, Wenham S, Cumming M. A new model for a palliative approach to care in Australia. Rural and Remote Health. 2021;21(4):5947.

27.          Wenham J, Best M, Kissane D. Systematic Review of Medical Education on Spirituality. Internal Medicine Journal. 2021;51(11):1781-90.

28.          Wright N, Smith A, Saurman E. What Are They Banging On About?: The Student Experience Of DRUMBEAT As A Field Education Groupwork Activity. Advances in Social Work & Welfare Education 2021;23(1):37-54.

29.          Lyle DM, Boreland FT, Quartermain SJ. Blood lead levels among Broken Hill children born 2009-2015: Implications for the Broken Hill Environment Lead Program. Public Health Research and Practice. 2022;32(1):e31122107.

30.          Saurman E, Allingham S, Draper K, Edwards J, Moody J, Hooper D, et al. Preferred place of death – a study of two specialist community palliative care services in Australia. Journal of Palliative Care. 2022;37(1):26-33.

31.          Bennett P, Burns R, Champion S, Gordon S. Effectiveness of an Aged Simulation Training Suit to support development of compassion and person-centred care in the aged care workforce. Australasian Journal on Ageing. INPRESS.

32.          Gordon S, Burns R, Champion S, Niutta L, Bennett P. Compassion and person-centred care: Survey development for aged care workers. Australasian Journal on Ageing. INPRESS.

33.          Jones D, Randall S, Williams A, Waters D, White D, Haddadan G, et al. The Strength of Cross-Sector Collaborations in Co-Designing an Extended Rural and Remote Nursing Placement Innovation: Focusing on student learning in preference to student churning. Australian Journal of Rural Health. INPRESS;Early Online:1-8.

34.          Sanford C, Saurman E, Dennis S, Lyle D. “What is this about? Let’s play this out”: the experience of integrating primary health care registered nurses with school learning and support teams. Australian Journal of Primary Health. INPRESS;Early Online(Open Access).