- health policy
- health care systems
- health services research
- health equity
- rural health services
- maternity services
- primary health care
- health care workforce and training
- behavioural and social sciences
- health care systems
- health policy
- interdisciplinary health care
- research methods
- Research Disciplines
- 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"
- 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
These are the most recent publications associated with this author. To see a detailed profile of all publications stored at JCU, visit ResearchOnline@JCU. Hover over Altmetrics badges to see social impact.
- Journal Articles
- Evans R, Larkins S, Cheffins T, Fleming R, Johnston K and Tennant M (in press) Mapping access to health services as a strategy for planning: access to primary care for older people in regional Queensland. Australian Journal of Primary Health,
- Chan B, Larkins S, Evans R, Watt K and Sabesan S (2015) Do teleoncology models of care enable safe delivery of chemotherapy in rural towns? Medical Journal of Australia, 203 (10). pp. 1-6
- Larkins S and Evans R (2014) Greater support for generalism in rural and regional Australia. Australian Family Physician, 43 (7). pp. 487-490
- Sabesan S, Kelly J, Evans R and Larkins S (2014) A tele-oncology model replacing face-to-face specialist cancer care: perspectives of patients in North Queensland, Australia. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 20 (4). pp. 207-211
- Young L, Larkins S, Sen Gupta T, McKenzie S, Evans R, Crowe M and Ware E (2013) Rural general practice placements: alignment with the Australian Curriculum Framework for Junior Doctors. Medical Journal of Australia, 199 (11). pp. 787-790
- Sabesan S, Larkins S, Evans R, Varma S, Andrews A, Beuttner P, Brennan S and Young M (2012) Telemedicine for rural cancer care in North Queensland: bringing cancer care home. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 20 (5). pp. 259-264
- Evans R, Veitch C, Hays R, Clark M and Larkins S (2011) Rural maternity care and health policy: parents’ experiences. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 19 (6). pp. 306-311
- Larkins S, Sen Gupta T, Evans R, Murray R and Preston R (2011) Addressing inequities in access to primary health care: lessons for the training of health care professionals from a regional medical school. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 17 (4). pp. 362-368
- Thistlethwaite J, Quirk F and Evans R (2010) Medical students seeking medical help: a qualitative study. Medical Teacher, 32 (2). pp. 164-166
- Cheffins T, Heal C, Rudolphy S, Evans R and Veitch C (2009) Acute otitis externa: management by GPs in North Queensland. Australian Family Physician, 38 (4). pp. 262-266
- Topps D, Evans R, Thistlethwaite J, Nan Tie R and Ellaway R (2009) The one minute mentor: a pilot study assessing medical students' and residents' professional behaviours through recordings of clinical preceptors' immediate feedback. Education for Health: change in learning and practice, 22 (1).
- Conference Papers
- Evans R, Veitch C, Hays R, Clark M and Larkins S (2009) Health policy: outcomes for rural residents’ access to maternity care. Proceedings of the 10th National Rural Health Conference. 17-20 May 2009, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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
- 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
- Sarah Larkins, Rebecca Evans, Robyn Preston, Emily Callander and Sabe Sabesan (College of Medicine & Dentistry and Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine)
- 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
- 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.
- 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)
- 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.
- 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)
- Access to care and benefits for cancer patients in rural and remote locations using telemedicine (2015, PhD, Associate Advisor)
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