Ms Andrea Hernan

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Research Fellow

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Medicine

Campus

Warrnambool Campus

Contact

andrea.hernan@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 556 33505

Biography

Andrea Hernan is an Associate Research Fellow at Deakin Rural Health. Andrea has a degree in public health and health promotion and has worked in academia since since 2008.

Andrea is a mixed methods health services implementation researcher and has worked on various research projects including safety and quality in healthcare, diabetes prevention, weight misperception, recruitment and retention for rural allied health professionals, and help seeking for depression among rural adolescents.

Andrea was awarded her PhD in 2018. Her project investigated patients' and carers' perceptions of, and their involvement in, safety in Australian primary care.

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Research interests

Public Health
Health Promotion
Safety and Quality of Health Care
Qualitative methodology
Patients and consumers
Primary Health Care
Type 2 Diabetes Prevention
Rural Health
Social Determinants of Health

Affiliations

Health Systems Global 
North American Primary Care Research Group 
International Implementation Research Network in Primary Care 
Australian Health Promotion Association 

Awards

2017 - Flinders University Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences Student Publication Award
2015 - Flinders University Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences Student Publication Award
2014 - Flinders University Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences Student Publication Award

Projects

Current projects

2018-2019: Western Alliance Project Grant "Patient Measure of Safety in Primary Care: pilot study of an intervention to improve safety in rural Victoria" (Principal Investigator) - $87,348

2018: "Meeting the needs of patients with multiple health condition" (Associate Investigator) Internally funded by Deakin University

2017-2018: "Evaluation of a Distributed and Collaborative Approach for the Delivery of Simulation Training in Rural Areas: The Perspective from Nurse Educators" (Associate Investigator) Internally funded by Deakin University

 

Involvement in completed major projects

2015: Centre for Research Excellence in Primary Health Care Microsystems 2015 Extension: Towards building better primary health care. Funded by Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute - $150,000

2010-2014: Centre of Excellence in Primary Health Care Microsystems. Funded by Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute - $2,500,000 

2009-2013: Melbourne Diabetes Prevention Study (MDPS): Life! Diabetes Prevention Program: A Randomised Control Trial of its Efficacy, Effectiveness and Cost Effectiveness. Funded by: National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) - $833,000

2004-2006: Greater Green Triangle Diabetes Prevention Project (GGT DPP). Funded by Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing - $177,827

Publications

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2017

Health professional perspectives on the management of multimorbidity and polypharmacy for older patients in Australia

K Mc Namara, B Breken, H Alzubaidi, J Bell, J Dunbar, C Walker, A Hernan

(2017), Vol. 46, pp. 291-299, Age and ageing, Oxford, Eng., C1

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2016

Developing a primary care patient measure of safety (PC PMOS): a modified Delphi process and face validity testing

A Hernan, S Giles, J O'Hara, J Fuller, J Johnson, J Dunbar

(2016), Vol. 25, pp. 273-280, BMJ quality and safety, London, Eng., C1

journal
2015

Contributory factors to patient safety incidents in primary care: protocol for a systematic review

S Giles, M Panagioti, A Hernan, S Cheraghi-Sohi, R Lawton

(2015), Vol. 4, pp. 1-7, Systematic Reviews, London, Eng., C1

journal

Patient and carer identified factors which contribute to safety incidents in primary care: a qualitative study

A Hernan, S Giles, J Fuller, J Johnson, C Walker, J Dunbar

(2015), Vol. 24, pp. 583-593, BMJ quality and safety, London, Eng., C1

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Challenges of diabetes prevention in the real world: results and lessons from the Melbourne diabetes prevention study

J Dunbar, A Hernan, E Janus, E Vartiainen, T Laatikainen, V Versace, J Reynolds, J Best, T Skinner, S O'Reilly, K Mc Namara, E Stewart, M Coates, C Bennett, R Carter

(2015), Vol. 3, pp. 1-13, BMJ open diabetes research and care, London, Eng., C1

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2014

Surveyors' perceptions of the impact of accreditation on patient safety in general practice

A Abou Elnour, A Hernan, D Ford, S Clark, J Fuller, J Johnson, J Dunbar

(2014), Vol. 201, pp. 56-59, Medical journal of Australia, Strawberry Hills, N.S.W., C1

journal

Association of weight misperception with weight loss in a diabetes prevention program

A Hernan, V Versace, T Laatikainen, E Vartiainen, E Janus, J Dunbar

(2014), Vol. 14, pp. 1-5, BMC public health, Bingley, Eng., C1

journal
2013

The Melbourne Diabetes Prevention Study (MDPS) : study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

N Davis-Lameloise, A Hernan, E Janus, E Stewart, R Carter, C Bennett, S O'Reilly, B Philpot, E Vartiainen, J Dunbar

(2013), Vol. 14, pp. 1-9, Trials, London, England, C1

journal
2012

Sustaining modified behaviours learnt in a diabetes prevention program in regional Australia : the role of social context

C Walker, A Hernan, P Reddy, J Dunbar

(2012), Vol. 12, BMC health services research, London, England, C1

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Scaling-up from an implementation trial to state-wide coverage : results from the preliminary Melbourne Diabetes Prevention Study

E Janus, J Best, N Davis-Lameloise, B Philpot, A Hernan, C Bennett, S O'Reilly, R Carter, E Vartiainen, J Dunbar

(2012), Vol. 13, pp. 1-6, BioMed Central Ltd, London, England, C1-1

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Recruitment into diabetes prevention programs : what is the impact of errors in self-reported measures of obesity?

A Hernan, B Philpot, E Janus, J Dunbar

(2012), Vol. 12, BMC public health, London, England, C1

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Implementation salvage experiences from the Melbourne diabetes prevention study

J Dunbar, A Hernan, E Janus, N Davis-Lameloise, D Asproloupos, S O'Reilly, A Timoshanko, E Stewart, C Bennett, G Johnson, R Carter

(2012), Vol. 12, pp. 1-9, BMC public health, London, England, C1-1

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2011

Implementation of diabetes prevention programs in rural areas : Montana and south-eastern Australia compared

P Reddy, A Hernan, K Vanderwood, D Arave, M Niebylski, T Harwell, J Dunbar

(2011), Vol. 19, pp. 125-134, Australian journal of rural health, Richmond, Vic., C1-1

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2010

Why did they leave and what can they tell us? Allied health professionals leaving rural settings

K O'Toole, A Schoo, A Hernan

(2010), Vol. 34, pp. 66-72, Australian health review, Strawberry Hills, N.S.W., C1-1

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Healthy minds for country youth : help-seeking for depression among rural adolescents

A Hernan, B Philpot, A Edmonds, P Reddy

(2010), Vol. 18, pp. 118-124, Australian journal of rural health, Carlton, Vic., C1-1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Patient measure of safety in primary care: pilot study of an intervention to improve safety in rural Victoria

Ms Andrea Hernan, A/Prof Vincent Versace, Dr Kevin McNamara, Ms Kate Kloot, Mrs Hannah Beks, Dr Marley Binder, Dr Vivienne Ramsbottom

  • 2018: $6,294

Integration of pharmacy services across the Barwon Southwest region.

Dr Kevin Mc Namara, Mr Paul Crosland, Ms Kate Kloot, Ms Andrea Hernan, Mrs Hannah Beks, A/Prof Vincent Versace

  • 2018: $40,000

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report