Dr Hannah Beks

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Research Fellow

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Medicine

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2024
Master of Public Health, University of Sydney, 2016
Bachelor of Nursing, University of Wollongong, 2013

Contact

hannah.beks@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 556 33039

Biography

As a rural health researcher and health professional, Hannah’s program of research and evaluation is focused on redressing health inequity experienced by rural communities internationally. Hannah's research spans health services research, community-based research, and evaluation. Research expertise includes the application of qualitative methods, systematic reviews, and mixed-methods. She has a particular interest in place-based research and evaluation.

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Research interests

Rural health

Nursing workforce research

Community-based evaluations

Mixed methods research

Health services research

Systematic reviews

Affiliations

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Australian College of Nursing

Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association

Publications

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2024

Health economics in nursing research: what you need to know to include economic evaluation methodology in your research

Norma Bulamu, Billingsley Kaambwa, Hannah Beks, Vincent Versace, Robyn Clark

(2024), pp. 1-8, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article
2023

The application of spatial measures to analyse health service accessibility in Australia: a systematic review and recommendations for future practice

S Wood, L Alston, H Beks, K Mc Namara, N Coffee, R Clark, A Wong Shee, V Versace

(2023), Vol. 23, pp. 1-19, BMC health services research, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Implementation of telehealth primary health care services in a rural Aboriginal Community-Controlled Health Organisation during the COVID-19 pandemic: a mixed-methods study

H Beks, F Mitchell, J Charles, A Wong Shee, K Mc Namara, V Versace

(2023), Vol. 23, Rural and Remote Health, Cairns, Qld., C1

journal article

Spatial methods for measuring access to health care

Hannah Beks, Sarah Wood, Robyn Clark, Versace Vincent

(2023), pp. 1-9, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Quality appraisal of spatial epidemiology and health geography research: A scoping review of systematic reviews

S Wood, L Alston, H Beks, K Mc Namara, N Coffee, R Clark, A Wong Shee, V Versace

(2023), Vol. 83, pp. 1-12, Health and Place, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Evaluated nurse-led models of care implemented in regional, rural, and remote Australia: A scoping review

Hannah Beks, Suzanne Clayden, Anna Shee, Marley Binder, Sophie O’Keeffe, Vincent Versace

(2023), pp. 1-10, Collegian, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

A scoping review of the barriers and facilitators to accessing and utilising mental health services across regional, rural, and remote Australia

B Kavanagh, K Corney, H Beks, L Williams, S Quirk, V Versace

(2023), Vol. 23, BMC Health Services Research, C1

journal article

Responsiveness of a rural Aboriginal community controlled health organisation: A qualitative study

H Beks, K Mc Namara, F Mitchell, J Charles, V Versace

(2023), Vol. 31, pp. 1214-1228, Australian Journal of Rural Health, C1

journal article
2022

Global burden of early pregnancy gestational diabetes mellitus (eGDM): A systematic review

W Hannah, B Bhavadharini, H Beks, M Deepa, R Anjana, R Uma, E Martin, K McNamara, V Versace, P Saravanan, V Mohan

(2022), Vol. 59, pp. 403-427, Acta Diabetologica, C1

journal article

Opportunities for further changes to the Medicare Benefits Schedule to support Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations

H Beks, V Versace, R Zwolak, T Chatfield

(2022), Vol. 46, pp. 170-172, Australian Health Review, Australia, C1

journal article

Approaches Used to Describe, Measure and Analyze Place of Practice in Dentistry, Medical, Nursing and Allied Health Rural Graduate Workforce Research in Australia: A Systematic Scoping Review

H Beks, S Walsh, L Alston, M Jones, T Smith, D Maybery, K Sutton, V Versace

(2022), Vol. 19, pp. 1-16, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Participatory research with a rural Aboriginal Community Controllled Health Organisation: Lessons Learned using the CONDIDER statement

H Beks, T Amos, J Bell, J Ryan, J Hayward, A Brown, C Mckenzie, B Allen, G Ewing, K Hudson, R Clark, B Morphett, S Allender, D Creighton, M Johnstone, V Versace

(2022), Vol. 22, pp. 1-13, Rural and Remote Health, Cairns, Qld., 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

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

O King, E West, S Lee, K Glenister, C Quilliam, A Wong Shee, H Beks

(2022), Vol. 22, BMC Medical Education, C1

journal article

Participant perspectives of an online co-design process to develop a prevention-focused mental health and well-being platform for primary producers

M Binder, H Beks, V Versace, J Macdonald, C Mckay, S Cunningham, G Wall, K Barnes, S Cornell, M Cock, A Kennedy, K Namara

(2022), Vol. 30, pp. 719-729, Australian Journal of Rural Health, C1

journal article

An aboriginal community-controlled health organization model of service delivery: qualitative process evaluation of the Tulku wan Wininn mobile clinic

H Beks, F Mitchell, J Charles, K McNamara, V Versace

(2022), Vol. 21, pp. 1-10, International Journal for Equity in Health, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2021

Hospital pharmacists' experiences of participating in a partnered pharmacist medication charting credentialing program: a qualitative study

H Beks, K Namara, E Manias, A Dalton, E Tong, M Dooley

(2021), Vol. 21, BMC Health Services Research, England, C1

journal article

Theorizing Factors Mediating With the Implementation of a Patient Feedback on Safety Intervention Implemented in the Primary Care Setting

H Beks, A Hernan, S Giles, M Malakellis, K Mc Namara, V Versace

(2021), Vol. 31, pp. 2260-2273, Qualitative Health Research, United States, C1

journal article

Contribution of nurse leaders to rural and remote health research in Australia: A non-systematic scoping review

H Beks, S Walsh, M Binder, M Jones, V Versace

(2021), Vol. 28, pp. 652-684, Collegian, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2020

Mobile primary health care clinics for Indigenous populations in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States: A scoping review protocol

H Beks, G Ewing, R Muir, J Charles, Y Paradies, R Clark, V Versace

(2020), Vol. 18, pp. 1077-1090, JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, Australia, C1

journal article

Effectiveness of discharge education strategies versus usual care on clinical outcomes in acute coronary syndrome patients: A systematic review

C Kourbelis, T Marin, J Foote, A Brown, M Daniel, N Coffee, P Newman, H Beks, A Ganesan, V Versace, S Nicholls, R Clark

(2020), Vol. 18, pp. 309-331, JBI Evidence Synthesis, United States, C1

journal article

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. e037887-, BMJ open, England, C1

journal article

Mobile primary health care clinics for Indigenous populations in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States: a systematic scoping review

H Beks, G Ewing, J Charles, F Mitchell, Y Paradies, R Clark, V Versace

(2020), Vol. 19, International Journal for Equity in Health, England, C1

journal article

Metformin for Preventing Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Women with a Previous Diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes: A Narrative Review

V Versace, H Beks, H Wesley, K McNamara, W Hague, R Anjana, V Mohan, K Khunti, J Dunbar

(2020), Vol. 38, pp. 366-376, Seminars in Reproductive Medicine, United States, C1

journal article
2019

Examining adherence to activity monitoring devices to improve physical activity in adults with cardiovascular disease: A systematic review

T Marin, C Kourbelis, J Foote, P Newman, A Brown, M Daniel, N Coffee, S Nicholls, A Ganesan, V Versace, H Beks, C Haedtke, R Clark

(2019), Vol. 26, pp. 382-397, European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, England, C1

journal article

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

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

(2019), Vol. 9, BMJ Open, England, C1

journal article

Geographical analysis of evaluated chronic disease programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Australian primary health care setting: A systematic scoping review

H Beks, M Binder, C Kourbelis, G Ewing, J Charles, Y Paradies, R Clark, V Versace

(2019), Vol. 19, BMC Public Health, England, C1

journal article
2018

'When you're it': A qualitative study exploring the rural nurse experience of managing acute mental health presentations

H Beks, C Healey, K Schlicht

(2018), Vol. 18, Rural and Remote Health, Australia, C1

journal article

Geographical analysis of evaluated chronic disease programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the primary healthcare setting: a scoping review protocol

Hannah Beks, Marley Binder, Constance Kourbelis, Nikki May, Robyn Clark, Kerry Hudson, Vincent Versace

(2018), Vol. 16, pp. 2268-2278, JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

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, Dr 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

Integration of pharmacy services across the Barwon Southwest region.

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

South West Healthcare

  • 2018: $40,000

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, Dr 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

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

Prof Vincent Versace, Dr 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

Let¿s have a yarn about chronic disease: a collaborative multi-disciplinary participatory action research approach to addressing Aboriginal health in South West Victoria

Dr Hannah Beks, Prof Vincent Versace, Ms Kerry Hudson, Mr John Bell, Ms Tamika Amos, Ms Candice Mckenzie, Prof Peter Harvey, A/Prof Barry Morphett, Prof Steven Allender, Dr Josh Hayward, A/Prof Michael Johnstone, Prof Douglas Creighton, Dr Constance Kourbelis, Ms Barbara Allen

Western Alliance

  • 2020: $22,781
  • 2019: $17,950
  • 2018: $34,072

Patient measure of safety in primary care: pilot study of an intervention to improve safety in rural Victoria

Dr Andrea Hernan, Prof Vincent Versace, Dr Kevin McNamara, Dr Kate Kloot, Dr Hannah Beks, Dr Marley Binder, Dr Vivienne Ramsbottom

Western Alliance

  • 2019: $53,965
  • 2018: $33,382

A participatory evaluation of a community-developed mobile health clinic

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

Nurses Board of Victoria LL - Aboriginal Practice Enhancement Grant

  • 2022: $727
  • 2020: $2,909

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

Dr 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

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, Dr 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, Dr Hannah Beks, Prof Adrienne O'Neil, Hon Prof James Dunbar

Dasman Diabetes Institute

  • 2023: $930,690

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report