Dr Anna Wong Shee



Affiliate Associate Professor


Faculty of Health


School of Medicine


Ballarat Clinical School


Anna Wong Shee is a registered Physiotherapist with over 20 years of experience in Australia and the USA.  Anna completed her PhD in 2013 and a Master of Health Economics in 2020. Anna holds a conjoint position with Deakin University and Ballarat Health Services (BHS).  Anna's role as  Associate Professor of Allied Health is to develop Allied Health research capacity and capability at BHS and in the Grampians region.  

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Ballarat Health Services


2021  Vice- Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Contribution to Community Partnerships - The Budja Budja Aboriginal Cooperative and Deakin Rural Health research and clinical training partnership

2021 Ballarat Health Services Research Award - Addressing knowledge gaps for virtual delivery of rural community-based group programs: rapid integrated knowledge translation during the COVID-19 pandemic

2020  Ballarat Health Services Research Award - Identification of actionable health research priorities in the Grampians Region that can be rapidly translated into practice

2018  Ballarat Health Services Research Award - Project Primip – Improving the care in labour for primiparous women at a large regional hospital

2014  Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention Best Paper

2010  La Trobe University Faculty of Health Sciences Postgraduate Support Grant

2010  Victorian Rural Allied Health Postgraduate scholarship


COVID-19: Geographical equity in a pandemic. 2020. $84,463 (CI: Kloot)

Understanding the research education needs for rural and regional health professionals in Victoria. 2020. $24,550 (CI: Wong Shee)

Evaluation of telehealth services implemented for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within the primary health care setting. 2020. $49,994 (CI: Beks)

Investigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health and wellbeing of staff in rural health services. 2020. $43,676 (CI: Field)

The impact of a case-specific dementia education on staff knowledge and confidence in residential aged care. 2020. $9,933 (CI: Shiell)

Reducing inappropriate knee joint replacement surgery and hospital burden. 2019. $422,971 (CI: Barton)

Optimising the useability and uptake of teach-back. 2019 $19,839 (CI: Beauchamp)

Night time nudges – impact of environmental changes on the dietary choices of healthcare workers on night-shift at a large regional health service. 2019. $2000 (CI: Wong Shee)

Evaluating the effect of a research training program on allied health clinicians’ knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to evidence-based practice: a mixed methods study. 2019. $7,462 (CI: Wong Shee)

Identifying research priorities to optimize allied health care – informed by consumers: a modified Delphi study. 2019. $79,709 (CI: Wong Shee)

Strengthening Hospital Responses to Family Violence Data audit. 2019. $6,164 (CI: Wong Shee)

Central Highlands Family Violence Data Press Project (Data Press Project). 2018. $50,000 (CI: Thompson)

Improving Outcomes for Cancer Patients and Survivors in Rural and Regional Areas by Embedding Evidence Based Smoking Cessation Strategies into Usual Care. 2018. $300,000 (CI: Ugalde)

The PROTECT trial -Developing a best practice, preoperative exercise therapy ‘prehabilitation’ model for patients with prostate, colon and breast cancer, in the Grampians region of Victoria. 2018. $98,000 (CI: Grace)

Determining best practice for the management of teenage pregnancy in rural and regional health services. 2017. $65,000 (CI: Frawley)


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The Community, the Workplace, and Public Health Measures: A Qualitative Study of Factors that Impacted the Wellbeing of Rural Health Service Staff in Victoria, Australia, during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Olivia King, Alison Buccheri, Anton Isaacs, Jaclyn Bishop, Laura Alston, Vincent Versace, Anna Wong Shee, Nick Sourlos, Didir Imran, Jane Jacobs, Fiona Murphy, Melissa Kennelly, Michael Field

(2023), Vol. 2023, pp. 1-12, Health and Social Care in the Community, London, Eng., C1

journal article

How can hospitals change practice to better implement smoking cessation interventions? A systematic review

A Ugalde, V White, N Rankin, C Paul, C Segan, S Aranda, A Wong Shee, A Hutchinson, P Livingston

(2022), Vol. 72, pp. 266-286, CA Cancer Journal for Clinicians, United States, C1

journal article

What shapes research and research capacity building in rural health services? Context matters

A Wong Shee, C Quilliam, D Corboy, K Glenister, C McKinstry, A Beauchamp, L Alston, D Maybery, D Aras, K Mc Namara

(2022), pp. 1-12, Australian Journal of Rural Health, London, England, C1

journal article

Community Health Programs Delivered Through Information and Communications Technology in High-Income Countries: Scoping Review

H Beks, O King, R Clapham, L Alston, K Glenister, C McKinstry, C Quilliam, I Wellwood, C Williams, A Shee

(2022), Vol. 24, pp. 1-18, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Toronto, Ont., C1

journal article

Health literacy and long-term health outcomes following myocardial infarction: Protocol for a multicentre, prospective cohort study (ENHEARTEN study)

A Beauchamp, J Talevski, S Nicholls, A Wong Shee, C Martin, W Van Gaal, E Oqueli, J Ananthapavan, L Sharma, A O'Neil, S Brennan-Olsen, R Jessup

(2022), Vol. 12, pp. 1-11, BMJ Open, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Research education and training for nurses and allied health professionals: a systematic scoping review

Olivia King, Emma West, Sarah Lee, Kristen Glenister, Claire Quilliam, Anna Wong Shee, Hannah Beks

(2022), Vol. 22, pp. 1-55, BMC Medical Education, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Research training incorporating education and mentoring for rural and regional allied health professionals: An evaluation study

O King, A Wong Shee, O Howlett, R Clapham, V Versace

(2022), Vol. 30, pp. 654-665, Australian Journal of Rural Health, Australia, C1

journal article

Assessing adherence and exploring barriers to provision of prescribed texture modifications for dysphagia in a residential aged care facility in rural Australia

C Hill, R Clapham, A Buccheri, M Field, A Wong Shee, L Alston

(2021), pp. 1-10, International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Building a rural workforce through identifying supports for rural, mature-aged nursing and allied health students: A systematic scoping review

C Quilliam, N Crawford, C McKinstry, A Wong Shee, P Harvey, K Glenister, K Sutton

(2021), Vol. 29, pp. 643-655, Australian Journal of Rural Health, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Accessing and engaging with antenatal care: an interview study of teenage women

A Shee, N Frawley, C Robertson, A McKenzie, J Lodge, V Versace, C Nagle

(2021), Vol. 21, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, England, C1

journal article

Teach-back: A systematic review of implementation and impacts

J Talevski, A Shee, B Rasmussen, G Kemp, A Beauchamp

(2020), Vol. 15, PLoS ONE, United States, C1

journal article

High-intensity interval training improves cardiorespiratory fitness in cancer patients and survivors: A meta-analysis

M Wallen, D Hennessy, S Brown, L Evans, J Rawstorn, A Wong Shee, A Hall

(2020), Vol. 29, European Journal of Cancer Care, England, C1

journal article

Beyond the black stump: rapid reviews of health research issues affecting regional, rural and remote Australia

S Osborne, L Alston, K Bolton, J Whelan, E Reeve, A Wong Shee, J Browne, T Walker, V Versace, S Allender, M Nichols, K Backholer, N Goodwin, S Lewis, H Dalton, G Prael, M Curtin, R Brooks, S Verdon, J Crockett, G Hodgins, S Walsh, D Lyle, S Thompson, L Browne, S Knight, S Pit, M Jones, M Gillam, M Leach, D Gonzalez-Chica, K Muyambi, T Eshetie, K Tran, E May, G Lieschke, V Parker, A Smith, C Hayes, A Dunlop, H Rajappa, R White, P Oakley, S Holliday

(2020), Vol. 213, pp. S3-S32.e1, Medical Journal of Australia, Australia, C1

journal article

Implementing an intervention to promote normal labour and birth: A study of clinicians' perceptions

A Wong Shee, C Nagle, D Corboy, V Versace, C Robertson, N Frawley, A McKenzie, J Lodge

(2019), Vol. 70, pp. 46-53, Midwifery, Scotland, C1

journal article

Impact of the Dementia Care in Hospitals Program on acute hospital staff satisfaction

M Murray, A Wong Shee, E West, M Morvell, M Theobald, V Versace, M Yates

(2019), Vol. 19, BMC Health Services Research, England, C1

journal article

Towards good dementia care: Awareness and uptake of an online Dementia Pathways tool for rural and regional primary health practitioners

A Ollerenshaw, A Wong Shee, M Yates

(2018), Vol. 26, pp. 112-118, Australian Journal of Rural Health, Australia, C1

journal article

No one said he was dying: families' experiences of end-of-life care in an acute setting

J Odgers, D Fitzpatrick, W Penney, A Wong Shee

(2018), Vol. 35, pp. 21-31, Australian journal of advanced nursing, Kingston, A.C.T., C1

journal article

Evaluating mild traumatic brain injury management at a regional emergency department

Ashlee Brown, Dara Twomey, Anna Wong Shee

(2018), Vol. 24, pp. 390-394, Injury prevention, London, Eng., C1

journal article

The evolution of multiagency partnerships for safety over the course of research engagement: experiences from the NoGAPS project

Caroline Finch, Alex Donaldson, Belinda Gabbe, Akram Muhammad, Anna Wong Shee, David Lloyd, Jill Cook

(2016), Vol. 22, pp. 386-391, Injury prevention, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Identifying clusters of falls-related hospital admissions to inform population targets for prioritising falls prevention programmes

Caroline Finch, Karen Stephan, Anna Wong Shee, Keith Hill, Terry Haines, Lindy Clemson, Lesley Day

(2015), Vol. 21, pp. 254-259, Injury prevention, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Feasibility and acceptability of a volunteer-mediated diversional therapy program for older patients with cognitive impairment

Anna Wong Shee, Bev Phillips, Keith Hill, Karen Dodd

(2014), Vol. 35, pp. 300-305, Geriatric nursing, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Time to add a new priority target for child injury prevention? The case for an excess burden associated with sport and exercise injury: population-based study

Caroline Finch, Anna Wong Shee, Angela Clapperton

(2014), Vol. 4, pp. 1-6, BMJ open, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness of an electronic sensor bed/chair alarm in reducing falls in patients with cognitive impairment in a subacute ward

Anna Wong Shee, Bev Phillips, Keith Hill, Karen Dodd

(2014), Vol. 29, pp. 253-262, Journal of nursing care quality, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal article

Independent appraiser assessment of the quality, methodological rigour and transparency of the development of the 2008 international consensus statement on concussion in sport

Peta White, Anna Wong Shee, Caroline Finch

(2014), Vol. 48, pp. 130-135, British Journal of Sports Medicine, ,London, Eng., C1

journal article

Improving the awareness, understanding and management of concussion in community sport

C FInch, P White, A Donaldson, A Clapperton, A Wong Shee, M Makdissi, P McCrory, G Davis, J Sullivan, H Seward, J Newton, M Ewing, W Meeuwisee, C Emery

(2013), Melbourne, Vic., A6-1

research report/technical paper

Comparison of two fall risk assessment tools (FRATs) targeting falls prevention in sub-acute care.

A Wong Shee, B Phillips, K Hill

(2012), Vol. 55, pp. 653-659, Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Delivering enhanced healthcare at home for older people in rural Australia

Prof Anna Peeters, Prof Vincent Versace, Mr Craig Wilding, Prof Wendy Chapman, Prof Terry Haines, Dr Anna Wong Shee, A/Prof Joanne Porter, Prof Warren Payne, Dr Louise Greenstock, Prof Steven Allender, Dr Laura Alston, A/Prof Anna Borda, A/Prof Anna Ugalde, Dr Olivia King, Mrs Fiona Mitchell, Mrs Hannah Beks, Ms Sue Williams, Prof Adam Elshaug, Prof Martin Hensher, Dr Joannne Enticott, A/Prof Michele Callisaya, Prof Bodil Rasmussen, A/Prof Kevin Mc Namara

MRFF (DISER) Rapid Applied Research Translation

  • 2023: $1,235,064
  • 2022: $1,223,738

Other Public Sector Funding

Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training and Research program 2018 - 2025

Prof Vincent Versace, A/Prof Kevin Mc Namara, Dr Anna Wong Shee, Dr Laura Alston, Prof Neil Coffee, Mrs Hannah Beks, Dr Andrea Hernan

Australian Government Department of Health

  • 2023: $1,610,816
  • 2022: $1,382,858
  • 2021: $1,035,927
  • 2020: $2,375,172

Group Model Building: a collaborative, multi-stakeholder approach to reduce potentially avoidable visits to the Emergency Department.

Dr Anna Wong Shee, Prof Vincent Versace, A/Prof Kevin Mc Namara, Prof Steven Allender, Dr Laura Alston

Ballarat Health Services

  • 2023: $30,000
  • 2021: $18,036

Evaluation of interprofessional education for multidisciplinary students in an Aboriginal health setting.

Prof Vincent Versace, Mrs Hannah Beks, A/Prof Kevin Mc Namara, Ms Kate Schlicht, Mrs Fiona Mitchell, Dr Anna Wong Shee

Australian Government Department of Health

  • 2023: $47,325
  • 2022: $70,878

Industry and Other Funding

A review of evidence on interventions to improve the availability and promotion of healthy food in rural communities.

Dr Laura Alston, Prof Kathryn Backholer, Prof Vincent Versace, Prof Steven Allender, Dr Melanie Nichols, Dr Jill Whelan, Dr Anna Wong Shee, Dr Erica Reeve

Australasian Medical Publishing Co Proprietary Ltd

  • 2020: $10,000

Evaluation of telehealth services implemented for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within the primary health care setting.

Mrs Hannah Beks, Prof Vincent Versace, A/Prof James Charles, Mrs Fiona Mitchell, Dr Anna Wong Shee, A/Prof Kevin Mc Namara, Dr Andrea Hernan

Western Alliance

  • 2021: $24,996
  • 2020: $24,996

Covid-19-Geographical equity in a pandemic.

Dr Kate Kloot, A/Prof Tim Baker, Dr Anna Wong Shee, Prof Vincent Versace

Western Alliance

  • 2020: $42,231

The Pregnancy Research and Translation Ecosystem (PRT-E)

Prof Peter Vuillermin, Prof Steven Allender, Prof Alison Hutchinson, Prof Linda Sweet, Prof Vincent Versace, Dr Anna Wong Shee, Dr Thomas Quinn, Dr Vidanka Vasilevski

Western Alliance

  • 2023: $59,690
  • 2022: $59,690
  • 2021: $69,639

Victorian Healthcare Recovery Initiative (VHRI) Workforce Impact: Lessons learnt from COVID-19 and the impact on rural and regional health system workforce.

Prof Alison Hutchinson, Dr Simon Albrecht, Dr Anna Wong Shee, Dr Laura Alston

Western Alliance

  • 2022: $25,000
  • 2021: $25,000

Brophy-Deakin Research and Evaluation partnership-key deliverables.

Prof Vincent Versace, A/Prof Kevin Mc Namara, Prof Kristy Hess, Ms Kate Schlicht, Mr Chris Healey, Mrs Hannah Beks, Dr Anna Wong Shee

Brophy Family & Youth Services Incorporated

  • 2022: $45,000

Dasman Diabetes Institute Geohealth Lab and Deakin University Collaboration.

Prof Vincent Versace, Prof Neil Coffee, A/Prof Kevin Mc Namara, Dr Tesfaye Feyissa, Dr Anna Wong Shee, Dr Laura Alston, Mr Ralf-Dieter Schroers, Mrs Hannah Beks, Prof Adrienne O'Neil, Hon Prof James Dunbar

Dasman Diabetes Institute

  • 2023: $930,690


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