About
Teaching
  • MD1010: Introduction to Integrated Medical Studies Part 1 of 2 (Level 1; TSV)
  • MX1010: Introduction to Physician Assistant Studies 1 (Level 1; TSV)
Interests
Research
  • health policy
  • health care systems
  • health services research
  • health equity
  • rural health services
  • maternity services
  • primary health care
  • health care workforce and training
Teaching
  • behavioural and social sciences
  • health care systems
  • health policy
  • interdisciplinary health care
  • research methods
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Awards
  • 2010 - Emerging Researcher Award and presentation at the 2nd Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium
  • 2007 - Jill Thistlethwaite, Rebecca Stewart, Rebecca Evans Evidence Into Action Award for "Breast Examination and Pelvic Examination of Asymptomatic Women"
Other
  • 2005 to 2007 - Growing the Smart State PhD Funding Award (Department of Premier and Cabinet, Queensland Government)
  • 2005 to 2007 - Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) scholarship
Publications

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 19+ research outputs authored by Dr Rebecca Evans from 2005 onwards.

Current Funding

Current and recent Research Funding to JCU is shown by funding source and project.

Department of Health - Contract Research

National Research Project on Remote Radiology Assessment Service Delivery

Indicative Funding
$232,625
Summary
This project will investigate outcomes of the BreastScreen Australia remote radiology assessment trial at sites through9out Australia. Engaging a remote radiologist may assist with overcoming many challenges associated with providing health services in a regional, rural or remote location. This project seeks to ensure that the alternative model of service delivery is appropriate for consumers, evidence-based and safe. Specifically, this project will assess how the new remote radiology model affects: - Patient safety - Patient acceptability - Staff acceptability of new model of service provision - The safe, efficient organisation of BreastScreen services
Investigators
Sarah Larkins, Rebecca Evans, Robyn Preston, Emily Callander and Sabe Sabesan (College of Medicine & Dentistry and Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine)
Keywords
rural health services; breast cancer screening; Telehealth; Radiology

Menzies School of Health Research - Ext_Source: NHMRC Grant 1078927 CRE IQI

Quality Improvement in Indifenous Primary Health Care: Leveraging Effective Ambulatory Practices (LEAP)

Indicative Funding
$7,000
Summary
Continuous quality improvement (CQI) initiatives are well-accepted as an effective means for improving quality of care at primary health care (PHC) services. However, there remains significant variation in the quality of care provided between individual services and the degree of response to CQI activities. This sis so despite active and effective CQI networks supported by a number of organisations. Understanding the detail of this variability is vital before quality improvement initiatives in Indigenous PHC can be effectively scaled-up and expanded. We aim to enhance understanding of how quality improvement initiatives in Indigenous PHC can be rolled out on a broader scale, particularly in services that face capacity and resource-based challenges, through I0 building on our understanding of how contextual factors interact to facilitate or limit the success of CQI initiatives; and ii) collaborative development and testing of a toolkit of interventions to address barriers to improvement.
Investigators
Sarah Larkins, Jacinta Elston, Komla Tsey, Emma McBryde, Kerry Copley, Rebecca Evans and Carly Woods in collaboration with Paul Burgess, Ross Baille, R Wright, V Matthews, S Thompson, Christine Connors and Rachael Ham (College of Medicine & Dentistry, Division of Tropical Health & Medicine, College of Arts, Society & Education, Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine, Aboriginal Medical Service, NT Department of Health & Community Services, Menzies Research Institute, Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council, Queensland Health, The University of Western Australia and Apunipima Cape York Health Council)
Keywords
Indigenous Health; Primary Health Care; Quality improvement; Continuous Quality Improvement; Workforce
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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

Current
  • The role of task shifting in Australian Health Care. (PhD, Secondary Advisor)
  • Factors Affecting the Development of clinical Reasoning Skills in Junior Doctors. (PhD, Secondary Advisor)
  • International Approaches to Rural Medical Generalism (PhD, Primary Advisor)
  • Staff Turnovers of Remote Health Professionals: Impact and Community Perspectives. (PhD, Associate Advisor)
  • Interns' Learning in the 21st Century. (PhD, Associate Advisor)
Completed
Collaboration

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  • 5+ collaborations
  • 4 collaborations
  • 3 collaborations
  • 2 collaborations
  • 1 collaboration
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