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Biography

BA Adel, GDipEd Melb, M.Biostats Syd, PhD Macq.

Building on a background in Mathematics education, I completed a Master of Biostatistics in parallel with the NSW Health Biostatistical Officer Training program, during which I worked extensively with population level health data and data linkage studies across a diversed range of subject areas. I joined the Centre for Health Systems and Safety Reearch in 2012 and completed a PhD in the following years while also working as a statistician on other projects within the centre. I now work as a Research Fellow in Applied Biostatistics leading my own program of work as well as providing analysis advice and support.

Research interests

My research focuses on the quantitative analysis of clinical work practices in healthcare. In particular this involves examining the impacts of interruptions and multitasking in the clinical setting through the analysis of data from direct observations of clinicians' work. A component of this work involves advancement of quantitative methods used in the study of direct observational data, including the innovative use of existing methods and the development of new analysis approaches. 

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  • Are patients with a nasally placed feeding tube at risk of potential drug-drug interactions? A multicentre cross-sectional study

    Gimenes, F. R. E., Baysari, M., Walter, S., Moreira, L. A., de Carvalho, R. E. F. L., Miasso, A. I., Faleiros, F. & Westbrook, J., 1 Jan 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 7, p. 1-14 14 p., e0220248.

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    Detecting adverse drug events: accuracy and generalizability

    Walter, S. R. & Gallego, B., 1 Nov 2019, In : Therapeutic Innovation and Regulatory Science. 53, 6, p. 795-796 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Improving the performance of clinical decision support for early detection of sepsis: a retrospective observational cohort study

    Li, L., Rathnayake, K., Green, M., Fullick, M., Shetty, A., Walter, S., Braithwaite, J., Lander, H. & Westbrook, J. I., 21 Aug 2019, MEDINFO 2019: Health and Wellbeing e-Networks for All - Proceedings of the 17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics. Ohno-Machado, L. & Seroussi, B. (eds.). Amsterdam: IOS Press, p. 679-683 5 p. (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; vol. 264).

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    Inter-observer agreement and reliability assessment for observational studies of clinical work

    Walter, S. R., Dunsmuir, W. T. M. & Westbrook, J. I., 1 Dec 2019, In : Journal of Biomedical Informatics. 100, p. 1-8 8 p., 103317.

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