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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.
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.
Comparison of the quick Sepsis-Related Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) and Adult Sepsis Pathway in predicting adverse outcomes among adult patients on general wards: a retrospective observational cohort studyLi, L., Rathnayake, K., Green, M., Shetty, A., Fullick, M., Walter, S., Middleton-Rennie, C., Meller, M., Braithwaite, J., Lander, H. & Westbrook, J., 6 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Internal Medicine Journal.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen Access
Are patients with a nasally placed feeding tube at risk of potential drug-drug interactions? A multicentre cross-sectional studyGimenes, 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.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile1 Downloads (Pure)
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 journal › Article
Improving the performance of clinical decision support for early detection of sepsis: a retrospective observational cohort studyLi, 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).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference proceeding contributionOpen AccessFile91 Downloads (Pure)
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.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Comment/opinion