Staff profile - Trish Livingston

Prof Trish Livingston

Position: Associate Dean (Research)
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: PVC's Office - Health
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92446609 +61 3 92446609
Email: trish.livingston@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Biography

Prof Livingston has been the Associate Dean – Research in the Faculty of Health, Deakin University since 2012. This role involves providing leadership and strategic direction on the Faculty’s research agenda by providing research advice to the PVC-Health, Heads of Schools, Strategic Research Centre Directors, senior and junior researchers, on growing the breadth and depth of the Faculty’s research.

Prof Livingston is also an active researcher and member of the Quality and Patient Safety (QPS) Strategic Research Centre in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Her key research focus is in the development and implementation of clinical and community based interventions, programs, policy initiatives and guidelines to improve health delivery and outcomes for people with cancer and their carers. Her studies have demonstrated gaps in service delivery and she and her teams have developed recommendations, changes in clinical and community practice, and policy initiatives to improve consumer access to health services.

Despite working at a fractional appointment from 1997 to 2012, Prof Livingston has generated over $4,500,000 in successful grant applications including NHMRC (as CIA and CI), ARC (as CIA), Department of Health and Vichealth grants; published over 90 publications in refereed international and national journals and contributed to over 100 presentations at international, national and local conferences. Over this time, she has contributed significantly to 52 projects, either as Principal Investigator (n=28) or Co-Investigator (n=24). She has supervised 6 Higher Degree scholars to completion and 7 Honours students, 3 of which received a 90% or higher thesis result; 2 received the School Prize for Excellence (2008; 2010), one student received the PVC-Health award for best thesis (2011) and another HDR student received the Vice-Chancellor’s Alfred Deakin Award for Best Doctoral Thesis (2011).

She is currently the Principal Investigator (PI) on a multi-state, multi-centre NHMRC-funded randomised controlled trial (#1044400; 2013-5; $542,000) investigating carer burden among carers of cancer patients; PI on a multi-centre randomised controlled trial with funding from ARC / Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia Linkage (2011-2014; $492,000) involving international collaborations, investigating the impact of a 12 week exercise program among men with prostate cancer; an investigator on a NHMRC grant with Monash University involving a multi-state, multi-site falls program in acute health care settings (2010-2014; $1,179,850); leading the evaluation of a Department of Health demonstration project at Barwon Health and Western region of Victoria (2012-2014; $300,000) involving a new model of care for survivors of cancer, and co-investigator on nine other externally funded projects.

Her research has involved collaborations with medical and nursing clinicians, consumers and Government representatives, using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, within both clinical and community settings. Each of the PI roles has required academic leadership, innovation and motivation skills to develop and manage the projects and associated budgets, as well as advanced interpersonal and problem solving skills, extensive collaboration to ensure their successful completion within the specified time frames. These programs of research have enabled her to successfully train Honours and HDR students, and mentor academic staff, research assistants and casual staff.  These roles demonstrate her research credibility and leadership to enhance translation of research findings into improvements in community practice.


Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne, 1990
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 1997


Affiliations

Clinical Oncological Society of Australia



Public Health Association of Australia


Professional activities

Prof Livingston is a panel member for the NHMRC Early Career Fellowships Scheme; member of the NHMRC Translational Faculty; member of the Institute Clinical Trials (NSW) Grants Review and an assessor for NHMRC, ARC, UK Project Grant Review Board, and Health Review Board of Ireland.  During her PhD candidature, she was awarded a High Commendation for the inaugural Premier's Award for Medical Research, awarded by the Premier of Victoria. She has also been a recipient of a NHMRC Post-Doctoral Public Health Fellowship. Prof Livingston’s publications tracked in the Scopus database have been cited over 2,032 times and she has an h-index score of 21.

Collaborations either nationally or internationally, include:
Professor Kerry Courneya, University of Alberta, Canada
Professor Elizabeth Maunsell, Laval University, Canada
Professor Annie Anderson, University of Dundee, United Kingdom
Assistant Professor Sylvie Lambert, McGill University, Canada
Professor Stewart Dunn, Sydney University
Professor Phyllis Butow, Sydney University
Associate Professor Victoria White, Cancer Council Victoria
Professor Michael Jefford, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Academic

Teaching Interests

Assoc Prof Livingston has co-supervised 5 Higher Degree scholars to completion, with 1 PhD student awarded the Vice-Chancellors Alfred Deakin Award for Best Doctoral Thesis (2011), and 8 Honours students, 4 of which received a 85% or higher thesis result and one student was awarded the Pro Vice-Chancellors prize for the top Honours thesis in the Faculty of Health, Deakin University (2011).


Conferences and seminars

1. Hose K, Craike M, Livingston PM. Participation in Physical Activity by People with Myeloma: Improving Health Outcomes? CNSA; Hobart, Australia, 26 28 July 2011. 2. Barker A, Landgren F, Brand C, Botti M, Livingston PM, Morello R. Nurse and senior management perceived barriers to effective falls prevention in acute Australian hospitals. 5th Biennial Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Conference; Oct 2012; Adelaide, Australia. 3. Maunsell E, Lauzier S, Campbell S, Livingston PM. Indicators for evaluating cancer organizations support services. Performance and associations with patient empowerment. United International Cancer Congress; Aug 2012; Montreal; Canada. 4. Riddell K, Livingston PM, Kent B. Constant Observation: no place for a sitter. RCN International Nursing Research Conference, April 2012; London, UK. 5. Fraser S, Livingston PM, Salmon J, Courneya K, Gaskin C, Craike M, Botti M, Broadbent S, Kent B, Gardner J. Efficacy of a Referral and Physical Activity Program for Survivors of Prostate Cancer [ENGAGE]: Rationale and design for a cluster randomised controlled trial. 5th Exercise and Sports Science Australia; April 2012. 6. Yuen EYN, Livingston PM, Batterham R, Chirgwin J, Dodson S, Osborne R. Development of a framework for measuring health literacy among caregivers of people with cancer: Insights from concept mapping. COSA-IACR and ANZGOSA Annual Scientific Meeting 2011; November 2011; Perth. 7. Livingston PM, Salmon J, Courneya K, Gaskin C, Craike M, Botti M, Broadbent S, Kent B. Efficacy of a Referral and Physical Activity Program for Survivors of Prostate Cancer [ENGAGE]: Rationale and design for a cluster randomised controlled trial. 12th Australasian Prostate Cancer Conference; Melbourne; August 2011. 8. Wilkinson J-A; Marriott J; Fullerton S, Street M, Livingston P. Returning dying nursing home patients from emergency department back to nursing homes for end of life care. Eastern Health Research Week; 26 October 2011; Melbourne. 9. Craike M, Spellman C, Livingston PM. Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) of Cancer specialists in Promoting Physical Activity to Prostate Cancer Survivors. 12th Australasian Prostate Cancer Conference; Melbourne; August 2011. Winner, 2nd prize; Psycho-Oncology poster section. 10. Maunsell E, Lauzier, S, Campbell S, Livingston PM. Indicators for evaluating cancer organizations support services: Performance and associations with patient empowerment. Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology; Toronto, Ontario, May 4 6, 2011.

Awards

Awards and prizes

Post-Doctoral Fellowship awarded by the National Health & Medical Research Council (Public Health)



Sutherland Foundation Scholarship (1996)



High Commendation for the inaugural Premier's Award for Medical Research awarded by the Premier of Victoria (1995)


Research

Research projects

Assoc Prof Livingston is involved in a wide range of Departmental, Faculty and University committees:

Faculty Board

Faculty Executive Group

Faculty Research and Leadership Group

Faculty Research & Research Training (Chair)

Faculty Grants Subcommittee (Chair)

Faculty Central Grants Panel (Chair)

Faculty HDR Scholarships Panel (Chair)

Outside Studies Program

Academic Promotions Committee

Strategic Research Centre meetings (on request)



Panel member for the Cancer Institute Clinical Trials (NSW) Grants Review



Assessor for NHMRC, ARC, UK Project Grant Review Board, and Health Review Board of Ireland


Research interests

Assoc Prof Livingstons key research focus is in the implementation of clinical and community based interventions, programs, policy initiatives and guidelines to improve health delivery and outcomes for people with cancer and their caregivers. Knowledge gained from her research has been translated to advance the development of policy initiatives, education and clinical programs to improve health outcomes for cancer consumers.


Research page

https://www.deakin.edu.au/apps/research/find-a-researcher/17039/Prof-Trish-Livingston


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