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BPsych, PhD Sydney

After completing her PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor Melissa Baysari worked in railway safety (train driver errors) before transitioning to medication safety in 2009. Melissa leads the ‘Electronic decision support and human factors in healthcare’ stream in the Centre for Health Systems & Safety Research. She is a human factors researcher with expertise in both quantitative and qualitative evaluation. Her research is focused on understanding and preventing prescribing errors, with a particular focus on the design and evaluation of computerised decision support. 

Melissa has published widely in the areas of medication safety, decision support and human factors and has secured over $6 million in research funding in the area of health technology evaluation. Melissa’s research has also resulted in several significant changes being made to hospital electronic prescribing systems, as well as to hospital policy and work practices.

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, PhD, University of Sydney

Psychology, Bachelor of Psychology

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Projects

Patient-centred eHealth approach to improving outcomes for gout sufferers

Westbrook, J., Day, R., Zwar, N. A., Reath, J., Lau, A., Baysari, M., Laba, T., McLachlan, A., Runciman, W., Coiera, E., Braithwaite, J. & Clay-Williams, R.

1/04/15 → …

Project: Research

Delivering safe and effective care for children in hospital with ehealth systems

Westbrook, J., Georgiou, A., Day, R., O'Brien, T., Karnon, J., Dalla-Pozza, L., Cowell, P., Li, L., Baysari, M., Ambler, G., PhD Contribution (NHMRC), P. C. (. & PhD Contribution 2 (NHMRC), P. C. 2. (.

1/04/15 → …

Project: Research

  • Video Consultation Capability Project (HealthDirect)

    Georgiou, A., Coiera, E. & Baysari, M.

    1/11/1431/01/16

    Project: Research

  • Research Outputs

    A late attempt to involve end users in the design of medication-related alerts: survey study

    Baysari, M. T., Zheng, W. Y., Van Dort, B., Reid-Anderson, H., Gronski, M. & Kenny, E., 13 Mar 2020, In : Journal of Medical Internet Research. 22, 3, p. 1-7 7 p., e14855.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    An experimental investigation of the impact of alert frequency and relevance on alert dwell time

    Baysari, M. T., Zheng, W. Y., Tariq, A., Heywood, M., Scott, G., Li, L., Van Dort, B. A., Rathnayake, K., Day, R. & Westbrook, J. I., 1 Jan 2020, In : International Journal of Medical Informatics. 133, p. 1-4 4 p., 104027.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Do user preferences align with human factors assessment scores of drug–drug interaction alerts?

    Lowenstein, D., Zheng, W. Y., Burke, R., Kenny, E., Sandhu, A., Makeham, M., Westbrook, J., Day, R. O. & Baysari, M. T., Mar 2020, In : Health Informatics Journal. 26, 1, p. 563-575 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Education to improve vancomycin use: the perspectives of educators and education recipients

    Van Dort, B. A., Baysari, M. T., Carland, J. E., Stocker, S. L., Braithwaite, H. E., Fernon, A. R. & Day, R. O., 1 May 2020, In : Internal Medicine Journal. 50, 5, p. 565-572 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Effectiveness of interventions targeting antibiotic use in long-term aged care facilities: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    Raban, M., Gasparini, C., Li, L., Baysari, M. & Westbrook, J., 9 Jan 2020, In : BMJ Open. 10, 1, p. 1-13 13 p., e028494.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Prizes

    Branko Cesnik Award

    Melissa Baysari (Recipient), 2018

    Prize: Honorary award

  • Editor's choice-International Journal for Quality in Health Care

    Johanna Westbrook (Recipient), L. Li (Recipient), Elin C. Lehnbom (Recipient), Melissa Baysari (Recipient), Jeffrey Braithwaite (Recipient), R. Burke (Recipient), C. Conn (Recipient) & R.O. Day (Recipient), 2015

    Prize