Dr Alison Beauchamp

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Position

Senior Research Fellow

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Health & Soc. Dev.

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

Biography

Alison is a Senior Research Fellow in the Health Systems Improvement Unit at Deakin University. She recently completed an ARC-post doctoral fellowship on the project “Enhancing Health Literacy to optimise health equality across Victorian communities”. Her role was to manage this large project (named Ophelia Victoria), which involved collaborating with 9 healthcare sites throughout Victoria to support them in applying a new approach to intervention development and implementation. Currently, Alison is CI on a large project in collaboration with BreastScreen Victoria and the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services which uses health literacy as a means to optimising engagement in breast screening for the diverse community living in North West Melbourne.

In her role as Senior Research Fellow, Alison aims to strengthen the evidence-base for the determinants of health inequalities, and to develop methods for identifying which types of healthcare interventions contribute to socioeconomic gradients in health outcomes. Alison was a NHMRC scholar in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at Monash University and was awarded her PhD in 2011. Prior to undertaking her PhD, Alison was a Registered Nurse with an extensive cardiac portfolio. This clinical background provides her with a unique perspective on addressing the challenges associated with implementing new interventions in healthcare settings. She currently co-supervises five PhD students, and has a strong track record relative to opportunity. Her growing international profile is evidenced by invitations to present her work in Australia the UK, the US and Asia.

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Research interests

Social epidemiology

Health literacy

Health inequalities

Cardiovascular disease

Obesity

Knowledge areas

Health literacy

Health inequalities

Epidemiology

Chronic Disease

Health Services

Intervention Development

Nursing

Publications

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2017

Health literacy of recently hospitalised patients: a cross-sectional survey using the Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ)

R Jessup, R Osborne, A Beauchamp, A Bourne, R Buchbinder

(2017), Vol. 17, pp. 1-12, BMC health services research, London, Eng., C1

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Systematic development and implementation of interventions to OPtimise Health Literacy and Access (Ophelia)

A Beauchamp, R Batterham, S Dodson, B Astbury, G Elsworth, C Mcphee, J Jacobson, R Buchbinder, R Osborne

(2017), Vol. 17, pp. 1-18, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1

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Health literacy and fruit and vegetable intake in rural Australia

S Lim, A Beauchamp, S Dodson, J O'Hara, C McPhee, A Fulton, C Wildey, R Osborne

(2017), Vol. 20, pp. 2680-2684, Public health nutrition, Cambridge, Eng., C1

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2016

Registered nurses' perceptions of new nursing graduates' clinical competence: A systematic integrative review.

K Missen, L McKenna, A Beauchamp

(2016), Vol. 18, pp. 143-153, Nursing and health sciences, London, Eng., C1

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The impact of menu energy labelling across socioeconomic groups: a systematic review

D Sarink, A Peeters, R Freak-Poli, A Beauchamp, J Woods, K Ball, K Backholer

(2016), Vol. 99, pp. 59-75, Appetite, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Corrigendum to "Undergraduate nursing students' performance in recognising and responding to sudden patient deterioration in high psychological fidelity simulated environments: An Australian multi-centre study" [Nurse Educ. Today 34(5) (May 2014) 691-696].

F Bogossian, S Cooper, R Cant, A Beauchamp, J Porter, V Kain, T Bucknall, N Phillips, L McKenna, L Kinsmen, R Endacott, B Devries, H Forbes, R Hill, K Missen

(2016), Vol. 38, pp. 154-154, Nurse education today, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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ED-HOME: improving educator confidence and patient education in the emergency department

N Coombs, J Porter, A Beauchamp

(2016), Vol. 19, pp. 133-137, Australasian emergency nursing journal, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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The impact of a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages according to socio-economic position: a systematic review of the evidence

K Backholer, D Sarink, A Beauchamp, C Keating, V Loh, K Ball, J Martin, A Peeters

(2016), Vol. 19, pp. 3070-3084, Public health nutrition, Cambridge, Eng., C1

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Qualified nurses' rate new nursing graduates as lacking skills in key clinical areas

K Missen, L McKenna, A Beauchamp, J-A Larkins

(2016), Vol. 25, pp. 2134-2143, Journal of clinical nursing, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Qualified nurses' perceptions of nursing graduates' abilities vary according to specific demographic and clinical characteristics. A descriptive quantitative study

K Missen, L McKenna, A Beauchamp, J-A Larkins

(2016), Vol. 45, pp. 108-113, Nurse education today, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Optimising health literacy and access of service provision to community dwelling older people with diabetes receiving home nursing support

D Goeman, S Conway, R Norman, J Morley, R Weerasuriya, R Osborne, A Beauchamp

(2016), Vol. 2016, pp. 1-12, Journal of diabetes research, London, Eng., C1

journal

Measuring health literacy in community agencies: a Bayesian study of the factor structure and measurement invariance of the Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ)

G Elsworth, A Beauchamp, R Osborne

(2016), Vol. 16, pp. 1-14, BMC health services research, London, Eng., C1

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Examining health literacy disparities in the United States: a third look at the National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL)

R Rikard, M Thompson, J McKinney, A Beauchamp

(2016), Vol. 16, pp. 1-11, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1

journal
2015

Patient deterioration education: Evaluation of face-to-face simulation and e-simulation approaches

S Cooper, R Cant, F Bogossian, L Kinsman, T Bucknall, A Beauchamp, B DeVries, R Endacott, H Forbes, V Kain, L McKenna, J Porter, N Phillips, S Young

(2015), Vol. 11, pp. 97-105, Clinical Simulation in Nursing, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Trends in body mass index according to educational attainment for urban Australian adults between 1980 and 2007

E Gearon, K Backholer, C Stevenson, D Magliano, C Keating, K Ball, A Beauchamp, A Peeters

(2015), Vol. 39, pp. 1019-1026, International journal of obesity, London, Eng., C1

journal

Distribution of health literacy strengths and weaknesses across socio-demographic groups: a cross-sectional survey using the Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ)

A Beauchamp, R Buchbinder, S Dodson, R Batterham, G Elsworth, C McPhee, L Sparkes, M Hawkins, R Osborne

(2015), Vol. 15, pp. 1-13, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1

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A systematic review of the effectiveness of whole-of-community interventions by socioeconomic position

T Boelsen-Robinson, A Peeters, A Beauchamp, A Chung, E Gearon, K Backholer

(2015), Vol. 16, pp. 806-816, Obesity reviews, Chichester, England, C1

journal

Work readiness of nursing graduates: current perspectives of graduate nurse program coordinators

K Missen, L McKenna, A Beauchamp

(2015), Vol. 51, pp. 27-38, Contemporary nurse, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal
2014

Undergraduate nursing students' performance in recognising and responding to sudden patient deterioration in high psychological fidelity simulated environments: an Australian multi-centre study

F Bogossian, S Cooper, R Cant, A Beauchamp, J Porter, V Kain, T Bucknall, N Phillips

(2014), Vol. 34, pp. 691-696, Nurse education today, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

The effect of obesity prevention interventions according to socioeconomic position: a systematic review

A Beauchamp, K Backholer, D Magliano, A Peeters

(2014), Vol. 15, pp. 541-554, Obesity reviews, Chichester, England, C1

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A framework for evaluating the impact of obesity prevention strategies on socioeconomic inequalities in weight.

K Backholer, A Beauchamp, K Ball, G Turrell, J Martin, J Woods, A Peeters

(2014), Vol. 104, pp. 43-50, American Journal of Public Health, Washington, D.C., C1

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The OPtimising HEalth LIterAcy (Ophelia) process: study protocol for using health literacy profiling and community engagement to create and implement health reform

R Batterham, R Buchbinder, A Beauchamp, S Dodson, G Elsworth, R Osborne

(2014), Vol. 14, pp. 1-10, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1

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Satisfaction of newly graduated nurses enrolled in transition-to-practice programmes in their first year of employment: a systematic review

K Missen, L McKenna, A Beauchamp

(2014), Vol. 70, pp. 2419-2433, Journal of advanced nursing, Chichester, England, C1

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LC-REHAB: randomised trial assessing the effect of a new patient education method--learning and coping strategies--in cardiac rehabilitation

V Lynggaard, O May, A Beauchamp, C Nielsen, I Wittrup

(2014), Vol. 14, pp. 1-9, BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, London, United Kingdom, C1

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Graduate Nurse Program Coordinators' perspectives on graduate nurse programs in Victoria, Australia: A descriptive qualitative approach

K Missen, L McKenna, A Beauchamp

(2014), Collegian, C1

journal
2013

Reducing risk in coronary artery disease. Are Australian patients in general practice achieving targets? The coronary artery disease in general practice study (CADENCE)

A Driscoll, J Beltrame, A Beauchamp, C Morgan, A Weekes, A Tonkin

(2013), Vol. 43, pp. 526-531, Internal medicine journal, Richmond, Vic., C1

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Attendance at cardiac rehabilitation is associated with lower all-cause mortality after 14?years of follow-up

A Beauchamp, M Worcester, A Ng, B Murphy, J Tatoulis, L Grigg, R Newman, A Goble

(2013), Vol. 99, pp. 620-625, Heart, London, England, C1-1

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2012

Projected socioeconomic disparities in the prevalence of obesity among Australian adults

K Backholer, H Mannan, D Magliano, H Walls, C Stevenson, A Beauchamp, J Shaw, A Peeters

(2012), Vol. 36, pp. 557-563, Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, Richmond, Vic., C1-1

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Managing patient deterioration : a protocol for enhancing undergraduate nursing students' competence through web-based simulation and feedback techniques

S Cooper, A Beauchamp, F Bogossian, T Bucknall, R Cant, B DeVries, R Endacott, H Forbes, R Hill, L Kinsman, V Kain, L McKenna, J Porter, N Phillips, S Young

(2012), Vol. 11, pp. 18-24, BMC Nursing, London, England, C1

journal

Job satisfaction of nurse lecturers in Malaysia

K Chong, A Beauchamp, K Sellick

(2012), Vol. 4, pp. 1-1, Malaysian journal of nursing, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, C1-1

journal
2011

Incidence of cardiovascular risk factors by education level 2000-2005 : the Australian diabetes, obesity and lifestyle (AusDiab) cohort study

A Beauchamp, R Wolfe, D Magliano, G Turrell, A Tonkin, J Shaw, A Peeters

(2011), Vol. 2, pp. 331-345, Longitudinal and life course studies, London, England, C1-1

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Suboptimal management of cardiovascular risk factors in coronary heart disease patients in primary care occurs particularly in women

A Driscoll, A Beauchamp, G Lyubomirsky, L Demos, J McNeil, A Tonkin

(2011), Vol. 41, pp. 730-736, Internal medicine journal, Richmond, Vic., C1-1

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Accuracy of national mortality codes in identifying adjudicated cardiovascular deaths

L Harriss, A Ajani, D Hunt, J Shaw, B Chambers, H Dewey, J Frayne, A Beauchamp, K Duve, G Giles, S Harrap, D Magliano, D Liew, J McNeil, A Peeters, M Stebbing, R Wolfe, A Tonkin

(2011), Vol. 35, pp. 466-476, Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, Richmond, Vic., C1-1

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Validation of de-identified record linkage to ascertain hospital admissions in a cohort study

A Beauchamp, A Tonkin, H Kelsall, V Sundararajan, D English, L Sundaresan, R Wolfe, G Turrell, G Giles, A Peeters

(2011), Vol. 11, pp. 1-8, BMC medical research methodology, London, England, C1-1

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2010

Associations between smoking status, lifestyle and lipoprotein subclasses

A Beauchamp, A Tonkin, A Peeters, R Wolfe, G Turrell, L Harriss, G Giles, D English, A Jenkins

(2010), Vol. 4, pp. 522-530, Journal of clinical lipidology, Philadelphia, Pa., C1-1

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Best practice for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease through an equity lens : a review

A Beauchamp, A Peeters, A Tonkin, G Turrell

(2010), Vol. 17, pp. 599-606, European journal of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation, London, England, C1-1

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Inequalities in cardiovascular disease mortality : the role of behavioural, physiological and social risk factors

A Beauchamp, A Peeters, R Wolfe, G Turrell, L Harriss, G Giles, D English, J McNeil, D Magliano, S Harrap, D Liew, D Hunt, A Tonkin

(2010), Vol. 64, pp. 542-548, Journal of epidemiology and community health, London, England, C1-1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Enhancing Health Literacy to optimise health equality across Victorian communities

Prof Richard Osborne, Prof Rachelle Buchbinder, Dr Alison Beauchamp, Miss Crystal Mcphee, Mr Dino Asproloupos

Linkage PhD student, ARC Linkage - Projects Rnd 2

  • 2014: $123,680
  • 2013: $123,210
  • 2012: $68,786

What will it take to decrease socio-economic inequalities in obesity?

A/Prof Christopher Stevenson, Dr Dianna Magliano, Prof Kylie Ball, Dr Alison Beauchamp, Prof Anna Peeters, Jane Martin

ARC Linkage - Projects Rnd 1

  • 2014: $5,408
  • 2013: $50,401
  • 2012: $46,485

Other Public Sector Funding

Enhancing Health Literacy to optimise health equality across Victorian communities

Prof Richard Osborne, Prof Rachelle Buchbinder, Dr Alison Beauchamp, Miss Crystal Mcphee, Mr Dino Asproloupos

  • 2015: $200,000
  • 2014: $200,000
  • 2013: $200,000

What will it take to decrease socio-economic inequalities in obesity?

A/Prof Christopher Stevenson, Dr Dianna Magliano, Prof Kylie Ball, Dr Alison Beauchamp, Prof Anna Peeters, Jane Martin

  • 2013: $25,000
  • 2012: $25,000

Improving medication compliance in heart failure patients using a Health literacy framework

Prof Andrea Driscoll, Dr Alison Beauchamp, Prof Richard Osborne

  • 2014: $95,683

Improving primary prevention of heart disease in rural & regional populations: A nurse-led cardiovascular primary prevention general practice-based clinic.

Dr John Rolley, Prof Andrea Driscoll, Dr Alison Beauchamp

  • 2014: $43,000

Ophelia Cancer Initiative - Grampians region

Dr Sarity Dodson, Prof Richard Osborne, Prof Rachelle Buchbinder, Prof Trish Livingston, Dr Alison Beauchamp, Mr Roy Batterham, Miss Crystal Mcphee

  • 2016: $62,342
  • 2015: $154,685
  • 2014: $62,342

Health Literacy and Responsiveness of BreastScreen Victoria Services: Optimising engagement with breast screening in Victoria

Dr Alison Beauchamp, Prof Richard Osborne, Mr Dino Asproloupos

  • 2017: $50,261
  • 2016: $124,906
  • 2015: $325,409

Development and Validation of the HLQ-Clinical: a health literacy tool to support clinical interactions

Prof Richard Osborne, Dr Alison Beauchamp, Dr Sarity Dodson, Mr Roy Batterham, Ms Melanie Hawkins, Mr Dino Asproloupos

  • 2015: $65,000

Development of a Grampians Small Towns Cancer strategy.

Prof Richard Osborne, Mr Roy Batterham, Dr Alison Beauchamp, Dr Sarity Dodson, Mr Dino Asproloupos

  • 2017: $12,000
  • 2016: $40,000

Nurse Navigator Program - QLD Health

Dr Alison Beauchamp, Prof Richard Osborne, Mr Dino Asproloupos

  • 2016: $13,765

Barwon MHDAS Ophelia Phase 1

Dr Alison Beauchamp, Prof Richard Osborne, Melinda Watt

  • 2017: $16,675

CHAT II (Dissemination & Materials)

Dr Alison Beauchamp

  • 2017: $40,872

Industry and Other Funding

Health literacy and the 'My Heart My Life' patient resource

Prof Richard Osborne, Prof Andrea Driscoll, Prof Trish Livingston, Dr Alison Beauchamp, Miss Crystal Mcphee

  • 2013: $5,000
  • 2012: $17,000

Ophelia Wales 2015 (Pilot)

Prof Richard Osborne, Dr Alison Beauchamp

  • 2016: $6,764
  • 2015: $14,240

Ophelia Masterclasses 8-9 Oct 2015 (Scotland)

Prof Richard Osborne, Dr Alison Beauchamp, Mr Dino Asproloupos

  • 2015: $10,464

Ophelia - a UK demonstration program (Northumbria UK)

Prof Richard Osborne, Dr Alison Beauchamp, Mr Roy Batterham, Mr Dino Asproloupos

  • 2017: $4,133
  • 2016: $9,288

Health literacy analysis of HealthDirect staff

Dr Alison Beauchamp, Prof Richard Osborne, Mr Dino Asproloupos

  • 2016: $8,500

Improving Health Literacy across SEMPHN

Dr Alison Beauchamp, Prof Richard Osborne, Mr Dino Asproloupos

  • 2016: $121,067

The first 1001 days; the Ophelia approach (Oldham UK)

Prof Richard Osborne, Dr Alison Beauchamp, Mr Dino Asproloupos

  • 2017: $5,858
  • 2016: $11,550

Exploring health literacy among Neami staff and consumers

Dr Alison Beauchamp

  • 2016: $4,350

Evidence Check on consumer enablement determinants and tools

Prof Richard Osborne, Mr Roy Batterham, Dr Alison Beauchamp, Mr Dino Asproloupos

  • 2016: $58,000

Other Funding Sources

Launch of the Optimising Health Literacy (OPHELIA) study in Victoria

Prof Richard Osborne, Dr Alison Beauchamp

  • 2013: $4,545

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report