Staff profile - Alison Beauchamp

Dr Alison Beauchamp

Position: Research Fellow
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: Deakin Population Health SRC
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92446517 +61 3 92446517
Email: alison.beauchamp@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Biography

Alison is an ARC Post-Doctoral Industry (APDI) Research Fellow in the Public Health Innovation Unit at Deakin University. She is currently a CI on the ARC Linkage Grant “Enhancing Health Literacy to optimise health equality across Victorian communities”. Her role is to manage this large project (named Ophelia Victoria), which involves collaborating with 9 healthcare sites throughout Victoria to support them in applying a new approach to intervention development and implementation. In her role as APDI 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 three 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.


Academic

Knowledge areas

Health literacy

Health inequalities

Epidemiology

Chronic Disease

Health Services

Intervention Development

Nursing


Research

Research interests

Social epidemiology

Health literacy

Health inequalities

Cardiovascular disease

Obesity


Research grants

2014

  • Victorian Department of Health project-specific funding “Improving the primary prevention of heart disease in rural & regional populations: A Practice Nurse-led absolute risk assessment clinic; the HeartsFirst pilot study” Rolley J, Driscoll A, Beauchamp A, Halcomb E. $43,000

2013

  • Victorian Department of Health project-specific funding “Improving medication compliance in heart failure patients using a Health literacy framework” Driscoll A, Beauchamp A, Osborne R. $95,603
  • National Heart Foundation project-specific funding “Use of a health literacy framework to evaluate an educational resource for cardiac secondary prevention: a randomised controlled trial” Beauchamp A, Driscoll A, Livingstone T, Osborne R. $22,000

2012

  • Australian Post-Doctoral Industry (APDI) award on ARC linkage grant, “Enhancing Health Literacy to optimise health equality across Victorian communities” Osborne, R, Buchbinder R, Beauchamp A, $1,411,588
  • Research Seeding Grant, University of Ballarat. ”Incorporating foundational health literacy education into nursing curriculum: responding to clinical demand”.  Smith A, Beauchamp A, Elmer S, $10,000
  • National Heart Foundation travel grant, $2000
  • Australian National Preventive Health Agency grant “The impact of obesity prevention policy on social inequalities in obesity”  Peeters A,  Backholer K, Martin J , Magliano D, Woods J, Stevenson C, Beauchamp A, Ball K., $247,340

2011

  • ARC Linkage grant “What will it take to decrease socio-economic inequalities in obesity?” Peeters A, Magliano D, Stevenson C, Martin J, Ball K, Beauchamp A. $223,161

2008 

  • Monash University Travel Grant to attend course on health inequalities in Florence, $2115.00

2007

  • National Health and Medical Research Council PhD Scholarship, $84,239.00


Publications

Publications

2014

  • Missen K, McKenna L, Beauchamp A. Graduate nurse program coordinators’ perceptions of role adaptation experienced by new nursing graduates: A descriptive qualitative approach. J Nurs Ed Practice. 2014, 4; 134-141
  • Batterham R, Buchbinder R, Beauchamp A, Dodson S, Elsworth G, Osborne R. The OPtimising HEalth LIterAcy (Ophelia) process: study protocol for using health literacy profiling and community engagement to create and implement health reform. BMC Public Health 2014, 14:694
  • Missen K, McKenna L, Beauchamp A. Satisfaction of newly graduated nurses enrolled in transition-to-practice programmes in their first year of employment: a systematic review. J Advanced Nurs  DOI: 10.1111/jan.12464
  • Backholer K, Beauchamp A, et al. A proposed framework for evaluating the socioeconomic health impact of obesity prevention strategies. Am J Public Health (in press)
  • Beauchamp A, et al. The effect of obesity prevention interventions according to socioeconomic position: a systematic review. Obesity reviews 2014, doi: 10.1111/obr.12161

2013

  • Bogossian F, Cooper S, Cant R, Beauchamp A, et al. Undergraduate nursing students' performance in recognising and responding to sudden patient deterioration in high psychological fidelity simulated environments: An Australian multi-centre study. NET (2013)
  • Beauchamp A, et al. Attendance at cardiac rehabilitation is associated with lower all-cause mortality after 14 years of follow-up. Heart (2013);99(9):620-5.
  • Driscoll A, Beltrame J, Beauchamp A, et al.  Reducing Risk in Coronary Artery Disease. Are Australian Patients in General Practice Achieving Targets?" Intern Med (2013) 43(5):526-31

2012

  • Cooper S, Beauchamp A, et al. Managing patient deterioration: a protocol for enhancing undergraduate nursing students' competence through web-based simulation and feedback techniques. BMC Nurs 2012, 11:18
  • Backholer K, Mannan H, Magliano D, Walls HL, Stevenson C, Beauchamp A, et al. Projected socioeconomic disparities in the prevalence of obesity amongst Australian adults. ANZJPH 2012, 36:6; 557–563

2011

  • Beauchamp A, et al   Incidence of cardiovascular risk factors by education level 2000-2005: the Australian diabetes, obesity and lifestyle (AusDiab) Cohort Study. LLCS (2011) 2(3) (2011)
  • Driscoll A, Beauchamp A, et al Suboptimal management of cardiovascular risk factors in coronary heart disease patients in primary care occurs particularly in females. Intern Med  (2011) 40(10)
  • Harriss L, Ajani A, Hunt D, Shaw J, Chambers B, Dewey H, Frayne, J,  Beauchamp A, et al Accuracy of national mortality codes in identifying adjudicated cardiovascular deaths. ANZJPH (2011) 35:466-76
  • Beauchamp A, et al. Validation of de-identified record linkage to ascertain hospital admissions in a cohort study. BMC Med Res Methodol (2011), 11:42doi:10.1186/1471-2288-11-42

2010 

  • Beauchamp A, et al. Associations between smoking status, lifestyle and lipoprotein subclasses.  J Clin Lipid (2010) 4:522–530
  • Beauchamp A, et al. Best practice for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease through an equity lens: a review.  EJCPR  (2010) 17:599–606
  • Beauchamp A, et al. Inequalities in cardiovascular disease mortality: the role of behavioural, physiological and social risk factors. JECH (2010) 64:542-548 (selected for Faculty of 1000 Medicine peer reviewed online literature awareness service)

2009

  • Tonkin A, Beauchamp A, Stevenson C. The importance of extinguishing secondhand smoke. Circulation (2009) 120:1339-1341.


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