Ms Andrea Hernan

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Dean???s Research Postdoctoral Fellow

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Medicine

Campus

Warrnambool Campus

Contact

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

Biography

Dr Andrea Hernan is a Dean's Research Postdoctoral Fellow at Deakin Rural Health. 

Andrea is a mixed methods health services implementation researcher and has has worked in academia since since 2008. Andrea has a PhD and a bachelor of public health and health promotion.

Andrea has lead and been involved in various research projects during her academic career with her main focus including patient safety and quality in healthcare, quality improvement, and type 2 diabetes prevention. Other research projects have investigated weight misperception in diabetes prevention, recruitment and retention for rural allied health professionals, and help seeking for depression among rural adolescents.

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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

2020-2023: Dean's Rearch Postdoctoral Fellowship "Patient feedback for safety improvement in Australian primary care"

2019-2024: NHMRC "Holistic Approach in Primary care for PreventIng Memory Impairment aNd Dementia (HAPPI MIND)" (Associate Investigator) - $1.9mil

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 conditions" (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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2020

Patient feedback for safety improvement in primary care: results from a feasibility study

A Hernan, S Giles, H Beks, K McNamara, K Kloot, M Binder, V Versace

(2020), Vol. 10, pp. 1-11, BMJ open, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2019

Validation of the Primary Care Patient Measure of Safety (PC PMOS) questionnaire

Sally Giles, Sahdia Parveen, Andrea Hernan

(2019), Vol. 28, pp. 389-396, BMJ quality and safety, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Investigating the feasibility of a patient feedback tool to improve safety in Australian primary care: a study protocol

Andrea Hernan, Kate Kloot, Sally Giles, Hannah Beks, Kevin McNamara, Marley Binder, Vincent Versace

(2019), Vol. 9, pp. 1-7, BMJ open, London, Eng., C1

journal article
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

journal article
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 article
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 article

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

journal article

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

journal article
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 article

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 article
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, Trials, C1

journal article
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, C1

journal article

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, Trials, C1-1

journal article

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, C1

journal article

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, BMC Public Health, C1-1

journal article
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, C1-1

journal article
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

journal article

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

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Integration of pharmacy services across the Barwon Southwest region.

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

  • 2018: $40,000

Industry and Other 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, Dr Kate Kloot, Mrs Hannah Beks, Dr Marley Binder, Dr Vivienne Ramsbottom

  • 2019: $53,965
  • 2018: $33,382

A participatory evaluation of a community-developed mobile health clinic

Mrs Hannah Beks, A/Prof Vincent Versace, Dr Kevin McNamara, Dr James Charles, Ms Andrea Hernan, Ms Geraldine Ewing, Prof Amanda Kenny

  • 2020: $2,909

Evaluation of the expansion of telehealth through primary care in Australia.

Prof Anna Peeters, Prof Elizabeth Manias, A/Prof Kevin Mc Namara, A/Prof Vincent Versace, Ms Andrea Hernan, A/Prof Martin Hensher, Prof Marj Moodie, Dr Lan Gao, Prof Liliana Orellana, Prof Andrea Driscoll, Prof Bodil Rasmussen, Prof Peter Vuillermin, Dr Kate Anderson

  • 2020: $24,250

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report