Staff profile - Trish Livingston

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Prof Trish Livingston

Position: Associate Dean (Research)
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: Office of Faculty of Health
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 924 46609 +61 3 924 46609
Email: trish.livingston@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Biography

Professor Livingston has been the Associate Dean – Research in the Faculty of Health, Deakin University since 2012. This role involves providing leadership and strategic direction of the Faculty’s research agenda by providing research advice to the Executive Dean-Health, Heads of Schools, Institute and Strategic Research Centre Directors, as well as senior and junior researchers. 


Professor 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, Professor Livingston has generated over $5,500,000 in successful grant applications including NHMRC (as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator), ARC (Principal Investigator), Department of Health and Vichealth grants; published over 110 publications in refereed international and national journals and contributed to over 130 presentations at international, national and local conferences. During this time, she has contributed significantly to more than 60 projects. She has supervised 20 Higher Degree scholars and Honours students to completion, 3 of which received a 90% or higher thesis result; 2 have received the School Prize for Excellence, one student has received the Executive Dean-Health award for best thesis and another HDR student received the Vice-Chancellor’s Alfred Deakin Award for Best Doctoral Thesis.


Professor Livingston is currently the Principal Investigator on a NHMRC Partnership grant (2015-7, $765,000) investigating smartphone technology to support people diagnosed with cancer; Principal Investigator on a multi-state, multi-centre NHMRC-funded randomised controlled trial (2013-6; $542,000) investigating carer burden among carers of cancer patients. She has led a multi-centre randomised controlled trial with funding from ARC and Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (2011-2014; $492,000) investigating the impact of a 12 week exercise program among men with prostate cancer; was 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); led 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 3 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, mentor academic staff, research assistants and casual staff.  These roles demonstrate her research credibility and leadership to enhance translation of research findings into improved community and clinical practice.


Qualifications

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


Professional activities

Prof Livingston is an assessor for NHMRC, ARC, UK Project Grant Review Board, and Health Review Board of Ireland. 


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
Professor Meinir Krishnasamy, University of Melbourne
Associate Professor Victoria White, Cancer Council Victoria
Professor Michael Jefford, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Academic

Teaching Interests

Professor Livingston has supervised 20 Higher Degree and Honours scholars to completion, 3 of which received a 90% or higher thesis result; 2 received the School Prize for Excellence, one student received the PVC-Health award for best thesis and another HDR student received the Vice-Chancellor’s Alfred Deakin Award for Best Doctoral Thesis.

 

University and Faculty Committees


Professor Livingston is involved in a wide range of Faculty and University committees:
Member, University Research Advisory Committee
Member, University Research & Research Training Committee
Chair, Faculty Research & Research Training
Chair, Faculty Grants Committee
Chair, Faculty Central Research Grants Scheme Panel
Chair, Faculty HDR Scholarships Panel
Member, Faculty Board
Member, Faculty Executive Group
Member, Faculty Research Leadership Group
Member, Academic Promotions Committee
Member, Deakin University Human Research Ethics Committee (2010-12)
Member, Eastern Health Human Research Ethics Committee (2007-10)


Conferences and seminars

Conference participation - abridged


1. Livingston PM, Ashley D, Chambers S, White V, Chirgwin J, Krishnasamy M, Mihalopoulos C; Botti M; Parente P, Woollett A; Boltong A; Ugalde A; OMeagher C, Lau D; Simons K, Byrnes J, Reynolds J Sutton J. M-Health: Efficacy and Cost-effectiveness of a smartphone App to reduce unmet needs and distress in people with cancer (ACE): a randomized controlled trial. Asia-Pacific J Clin Oncol; Nov 2014.
2. Yuen E, Knight T, Dodson S, Ricciardelli L, Burney S, Livingston PM. Development of a new questionnaire to assess cancer caregiver health literacy: Item generation and content validity testing Asia-Pacific J Clin Oncol; Nov 2014. 
3. Maryann Street, Goetz Ottmann, Megan-Jane Johnstone, Julie Considine, Patricia Livingston. Advance Care Planning and Emergency Care. ICEN Oct Perth; 2014.
4. Livingston PM, Craike M, Salmon J, Courneya K, Gaskin C, Fraser S, Mohabi M, Botti M, Broadbent S, Kent B. Effects of a clinician referral and exercise program for men who have completed active treatment for prostate cancer: a multicentre cluster randomized controlled trial [ENGAGE].UICC; Dec 2014.
5. Fraser S, Owen P, Craike M, Salmon J, Courneya K, Gaskin C, Broadbent S, Livingston PM. Fitness levels of participants in the ENGAGE clinician referral and exercise program for men who have completed active treatment for prostate cancer: a multicentre cluster randomized controlled trial. 14th Australasian Prostate Cancer Conference; Melbourne; August 2014.
6. Livingston PM, Craike M, Salmon J, Courneya K, Gaskin C, Fraser S, Mohabi M, Botti M, Broadbent S, Kent B. Effects of a clinician referral and exercise program for men who have completed active treatment for prostate cancer: a multicentre cluster randomized controlled trial [ENGAGE]. 14th Australasian Prostate Cancer Conference; Melbourne; August 2014.
7. Livingston PM, Craike M, Salmon J, Courneya K, Gaskin C, Fraser S, Mohabi M, Botti M, Broadbent S, Kent B Effects of a clinician referral and exercise program for men who have completed active treatment for prostate cancer: a multicentre cluster randomized controlled trial [ENGAGE]. ANZUP Cancer Trials Group; Melbourne; July 2014. Winner, Best of the Best poster presentation.
8. Owen P, Fraser S, Craike M, Salmon J, Courneya K, Gaskin C, Broadbent S, Livingston PM. The efficacy of a clinician referred exercise training program on markers of cardiometabolic risk for prostate cancer survivors. 14th Australasian Prostate Cancer Conference; Melbourne; August 2014.
9. Livingston PM, Osborne R, Botti M, Heckel L, Gunn K, Chirgwin J. A Multi-Centre  Randomised Controlled Trial to Test the Efficacy and Cost Effectiveness of an Intervention to Reduce Carer Burden Among Caregivers of Cancer Patients. Asia-Pacific J Clin Oncol 2013; 96: Abs 338.
10. Hose K, Craike M, Courneya K, Harrison S, Livingston PM. What factors influence whether a person with Multiple Myeloma will participate in a Physical Activity Program? Haematology Society of Australia & New Zealand conference; Queensland; Oct; 2013.
11. Rasmussen B, Maindal HT, Livingston PM, Dunning T; Lorentzen  V. Life Transitions Management: An Australian-Danish qualitative study among young people with type 2 diabetes in the age between 20-40 years World Diabetes Congress; Croatia; December 2013.
12. Owen P, Daly R, Livingston PM, Fraser S. Musculoskeletal health in prostate cancer patients treated with androgen deprivation therapy: A review of current practice guidelines. Prostate Cancer World Conference; Melbourne; August 2013.
13. Gardner J, Livingston PM, Fraser S. The effects of exercise on treatment side effects for prostate cancer patients receiving androgen deprivation therapy: a systematic review. Prostate Cancer World Conference; Melbourne; August 2013.

 

Awards

Awards and prizes

Post-Doctoral Fellowship awarded by the National Health & Medical Research Council (Public Health; 1997-2003; p/t)


Sutherland Foundation Scholarship (1996)


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


Research

Research interests

Professor Livingston has been the Associate Dean – Research in the Faculty of Health, Deakin University since 2012. This role involves providing leadership and strategic direction of the Faculty’s research agenda by providing research advice to the Executive Dean-Health, Heads of Schools, Institute and Strategic Research Centre Directors, as well as senior and junior researchers.


Professor 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, Professor Livingston has generated over $5,500,000 in successful grant applications including NHMRC (as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator), ARC (Principal Investigator), Department of Health and Vichealth grants; published over 110 publications in refereed international and national journals and contributed to over 130 presentations at international, national and local conferences. During this time, she has contributed significantly to more than 60 projects. She has supervised 20 Higher Degree scholars and Honours students to completion, 4 of which received a 90% or higher thesis result; 2 have received the School Prize for Excellence, one student has received the Executive Dean-Health award for best thesis and another HDR student received the Vice-Chancellor’s Alfred Deakin Award for Best Doctoral Thesis.


Professor Livingston is currently the Principal Investigator on a NHMRC Partnership grant (2015-7, $765,000) investigating smartphone technology to support people diagnosed with cancer; Principal Investigator on a multi-state, multi-centre NHMRC-funded randomised controlled trial (2013-6; $542,000) investigating carer burden among carers of cancer patients. She has led a multi-centre randomised controlled trial with funding from ARC and Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (2011-2014; $492,000) investigating the impact of a 12 week exercise program among men with prostate cancer; was 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); led 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 3 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, mentor academic staff, research assistants and casual staff.


Research page

http://www.deakin.edu.au/research/admin/pubs/reports/database/dynamic/output/person/person.php?person_code=livinpa


Publications

Publications

Peer reviewed publications - abridged


1. Craike M, Gaskin C, Courneya K, Salmon J, Fraser S, Owen P, Broadbent S, Livingston PM. Predictors of Adherence to a 12-week Exercise Program among Men Treated for Prostate Cancer: ENGAGE Study. Cancer Med; 2016 Feb 12. doi: 10.1002/cam4.639.

2. Fennell KM, Heckel L, Wilson C, Byrnes M, Livingston P.M. How carers, friends and family members of someone affected by cancer differ from people diagnosed with cancer; analysis of 4 years of South Australian cancer helpline (Cancer Council 13 11 20) data. Support Care Can, 2016; Jan 4.

3. Yuen E, Dodson S, Batterham R, Knight T, Chirgwin J, Livingston PM. Development of a conceptual model to understand cancer caregiver health literacy. Euro J Cancer Care Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2016 Mar;25(2):294-306.

4. Barker A, Morello R, Wolfe R, Brand C, Haines T, Hill K, Brauer S, Botti M, Cumming R, Livingston PM, Sherrington C, Zavarsek S, Lindley R, Kamar J. The 6-PACK program to decrease fall-related injuries in acute hospitals: a pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial. 2016 Jan 26;352:h6781. doi: 10.1136/bmj.h6781.

5. Heckel L, Gunn KM, Reynolds J, Chirgwin J, Botti M, AshleyD, Livingston PM. Unmet needs and depression among carers of people newly diagnosed with cancer. Euro J Cancer; Sep;51(14):2049-57.

6. Rasmussen B, Livingston PM; Dunning T; Lorentzen V. Psychosocial factors impacting on life transitions among young adults with type 2 diabetes: a qualitative study across Australian and Danish populations. Scandinavian J Caring Sciences; 2015 Jun 2. doi: 10.1111/scs.12248.

7. Brown R, McNair R, Hughes T, Szalacha L, Livingston PM. Cancer risk factors, diagnosis and sexual identity in the Australian Longitudinal Study of Women's Health. Women's Health Issues 2015 Sep-Oct;25(5):509-16.

8. Livingston PM, Craike M, Salmon J, Courneya K, Fraser S, Gaskin C, Broadbent S, Mohebbi M, and the ENGAGE Uro-Oncology Clinicians' Group. The efficacy of a clinician referral and 12 week physical activity program among men living with prostate cancer: a multicentre cluster randomised controlled trial [ENGAGE]. Cancer 2015 Aug 1;121(15):2646-54.

9. Lomax A; Parente P; Gilfillan C; Livingston PM; Davis ID; Pezaro C. “First, do no harm”: Managing the metabolic impacts of androgen deprivation in men with advanced prostate cancer. Int Med J; 2015 Mar 2. doi: 10.1111/imj.12731.

10. Street M, Ottmann G, Johnstone M-J, Considine J, Livingston PM.  Advance Care Planning for older people in Australia presenting to the Emergency Department from the community or residential aged care facilities. Health and Social Care in the Community. 2015; Sep;23(5):513-22.
11. Street, M., Considine, J., Ottman, G., Livingston, P.M., Kent, B. The impact of in-reach nursing services on older patient outcomes and access to emergency care. Australian Journal on Ageing, accepted 13/12/2013. Available on line 26/02/2014

12. Gardner JR, Livingston PM, Fraser S. The effects of exercise on treatment side-effects for prostate cancer patients receiving androgen deprivation: a systematic review. J Clinical Oncology; Feb 1;32(4):335-46.

13. Fraser SF, Gardner JR, Livingston PM. Reply to L. Bourke et al and K.M. Winters-Stone et al. J Clin Oncol. 2014 Aug 10;32(23):2519.


14. Lauzier S, Campbell S, Livingston PM, Maunsell E. Indicators for evaluation cancer organization support services’ performance and associations with empowerment. Cancer 2014 Oct 15;120(20):3219-27.


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