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Stephanie is a qualitative and mixed methods health services researcher currently embedded with Australian Genomics at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in Melbourne. Here she is working with clinicians, service leads and community advocates leading research into the implementation of genomics in clinical practice. Other active research interests include international collaborations examining areas such as professional identity, interprofessional working and coproduction.

With over 25 years clinical (as a Chartered Physiotherapist, UK state registered) and managerial experience in health care in the UK NHS and overseas, Stephanie has a strong track record of leadership and innovation. Prior to joining the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, she was Programme Director for the MSc Health Care Management at Swansea University.  As a Senior Lecturer she has taught leadership, management and innovation to under and post graduates on clinical and non clinical programmes.

Education/Academic qualification

Innovating in health and social care, PhD, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC)

1 Dec 20101 Dec 2013

Health Care Management, MSc, Swansea University

30 Sep 200530 Sep 2006

External positions

Honorary Fellow, Murdoch Children's Research Institute

29 Jun 2017 → …

Member Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

1 Sep 1987 → …

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Projects 2019 2021

Research Outputs 2015 2019

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
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., Oct 2019, In : European Journal of Human Genetics. 27, 10, p. 1493-1501 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Neonatal Intensive Care
Attitude to Health
Genetic Services
Critical Care

Building a learning community of Australian clinical genomics: a social network study of the Australian Genomic Health Alliance

Long, J. C., Pomare, C., Best, S., Boughtwood, T., North, K., Ellis, L. A., Churruca, K. & Braithwaite, J., 22 Feb 2019, In : BMC Medicine. 17, 1, p. 1-13 13 p., 44.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Insurance Pools
Social Support
Decision Making

Comprehensive evaluation of a prospective Australian patient cohort with suspected genetic kidney disease undergoing clinical genomic testing: a study protocol

Jayasinghe, K., Stark, Z., Patel, C., Mallawaarachchi, A., McCarthy, H., Faull, R., Chakera, A., Sundaram, M., Jose, M., Kerr, P., Wu, Y., Wardrop, L., Goranitis, I., Best, S., Martyn, M., Quinlan, C. & Mallett, A. J., 1 Aug 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 8, p. 1-8 8 p., e029541.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Inborn Genetic Diseases
Kidney Diseases
Cost-Benefit Analysis