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Biography

Janet is a Research Fellow at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University. She is a member of the Complexity Science group that uses a complexity lens to approach issues of quality and safety in the delivery of healthcare. Her research interests are around moving research into practice, interdisciplinary relationships and the impact of new technologies on real world practice. She brings both clinical and scientific expertise to these issues each of which provide unique insights.

She originally qualified as a registered general nurse before studying Biological Sciences at Macquarie University. She undertook research into invasive plants and responses of Australian native flora to climate change before returning to nursing in 2001. She worked in a number of health care settings including theatres, community, psychiatric, outpatient services and rehabilitation. Her last clinical role was Clinical Nurse Consultant at Sydney Eye Hospital as the Ophthalmology Community Liaison. In 2014, she moved into health services research, undertaking a PhD at University of New South Wales with Prof Jeffrey Braithwaite. She has been involved in a number of systematic reviews, including co-ordinating team reviews, and constructing recommendations from the findings.

Janet’s research focusses on crucial but sometimes hidden aspects of health delivery: mapping informal collaborative relationships and constructing process maps of work as it is actually done compared to how it is imagined. She used longitudinal social network analyses over five years to evaluate how a new translational research network increased collaborative links across hospital and university silos. Her systematic review of brokerage positions, “Bridges, brokers and boundary spanners” has been highly cited by other health service researchers. As well as social network analysis, Janet also uses the psychosocial theory of behaviour change (using the Theoretical Domains framework) and uses concepts from complexity theory to inform her work on translating research into clincial practice.

Janet is currently working with the Australian Genomic Health Alliance, a nationwide network of clinicians, medical scientists, researchers, and consumers tasked with introducing cost effective and clinically appropriate genomic medicine across Australia. She is co-leading the Implementation Science stream of work engaging teams from across Australia to evaluate, understand and learn from the experience of early adopters. She is also chief investigator of a separate project using a complexity lens to map the genomic community of practice across their 384 members and describe the influences and barriers to mainstream adoption of genomic practice.

Education/Academic qualification

Nursing Education, MN, University of Technology Sydney

Ecology, BSc (Hons1), Macquarie University

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Projects 2016 2020

Hide and seek with hereditary cancer: Improving detection of colorectal cancer patients with a high risk of Lynch syndrome

Parkinson, B., Taylor, N., Tucker, K., Macrae, F., Gill, A. J., Canfell, K., Pachter, N., Solomon, M., Shaw, T., Kench, J. G., Mitchell, G., Williams, R., Lakhani, S., Marfan, H., Debono, D., Long, J., Morris, S., Phan-Thien, K., Wright, C. M. & Potter, M.

30/06/1729/06/20

Project: Research

social network
evaluation

NSW Premier's Awards for Excellence in Cancer Research: Excellence in Translational Research

Ayliff, N., Long, J., Debono, D., Braithwaite, J., Chin, M., Salisbury, E., Williams, R., Potter, M., O'Neill, S., Eykman, E., Rawson, R., Butler, J., Dunlop, T. & Phan-Thien, K.

5/08/16 → …

Project: Research

Research Outputs 1999 2019

A revised model of uncertainty in complex healthcare settings: a scoping review

Pomare, C., Churruca, K., Ellis, L. A., Long, J. C. & Braithwaite, J., Apr 2019, In : Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 25, 2, p. 176-182 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Uncertainty
Delivery of Health Care
Empirical Research
Quality of Health Care
Workplace

Assessing the appropriateness of the management of upper respiratory tract infection in Australian children: a population-based sample survey

Long, J. C., Williams, H. M., Jani, S., Arnolda, G., Ting, H. P., Molloy, C. J., Hibbert, P. D., Churruca, K., Ellis, L. A. & Braithwaite, J., 14 May 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 5, p. 1-7 7 p., e026915.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Respiratory Tract Infections
Documentation
Practice Guidelines
Population
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Quality of Health Care
Anxiety
Depression
Pediatrics
Population

A transformative translational change programme to introduce genomics into healthcare: a complexity and implementation science study protocol

Taylor, N., Best, S., Martyn, M., Long, J. C., North, K. N., Braithwaite, J. & Gaff, C., 1 Mar 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 3, p. 1-15 15 p., e024681.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Genomics
Delivery of Health Care
Insurance Pools
Clinical Audit
Evidence-Based Practice

Attitudes of Australian health professionals towards rapid genomic testing in neonatal and paediatric intensive care

Stark, Z., Nisselle, A., McClaren, B., Lynch, F., Best, S., Long, J. C., Martyn, M., Patel, C., Schlapbach, L. J., Barnett, C., Theda, C., Pinner, J., Dinger, M. E., Lunke, S. & Gaff, C. L., 31 May 2019, In : European Journal of Human Genetics. 27, p. 1493-1501

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Neonatal Intensive Care
Attitude to Health
Genetic Services
Critical Care
Pediatrics

Prizes

Cancer Institute NSW Premier's Award for Outstanding Cancer Research

Natalie Taylor (Recipient), Janet Long (Recipient), Deborah Debono (Recipient), S.O. O'Neill (Recipient), Elizabeth Salisbury (Recipient), Elizabeth Eykman (Recipient), Jeffrey Braithwaite (Recipient) & M. Chin (Recipient), 2016

Prize