Dr Anna Janssen

Health Technologist
RISe Group
Charles Perkins Centre
Faculty of Health Sciences

C43A - Jeffrey Miller Admin Building Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney


Biographical details

Anna is a Health Technologist in the Research in Implementation Science and eHealth Group, within the Faculty of Health Sciences. She has been involved in a number of eHealth research projects, including investigating methods for engaging health professionals in online forums, and exploring the impact of technology on oncology MDTs in Western Sydney.

Research interests

Anna has a broad interest in the use of eHealth and digital technologies in healthcare, and their effect on health in general. Her research looks specifically at the following areas:

  • Using electronic health data to improve the qualty of healthcare.
  • Scalable and sustainable digital technologies for improving health and healthcare.
  • The use of digital games, virtual reality and augmented reality in the health sector.
  • eHealth development and design.
  • Building capacity for using digital health and eHealth in the health workforce through tertiary level education and health professional training.

Teaching and supervision

Anna has been involved in the design and delivery of eHealth teaching at the University of Sydney. She is also interested in initiatives to support higher degree research students undertaking eHealth related research projects.

Higher Degree Research Students

  • Candice Kielly-Carroll | Mobilising clinical practice data to improve Multidisciplinary Team Care in oncology

Current projects

Turning Point

Turning Point is investigating the utility of electronic health data for delivering personalised training to health professionals. The project is being conducted across Western Sydney Local Health District, Sydney Local Health District, Northern Sydney Local Health District and They Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

Improving Experience for Patients with Lung Cancer

The research project is exploring the use of online tools for increasing self-efficacy and enhancing help seeking behaviour for advanced lung cancer patients. It is anticipated that this program will improve the quality of life for this patient cohort as it will assist participants with managing the symptoms of their treatment. It is being conducted at Westmead Hospital.

Leveraging e-Applications for Patients and their families (LeAP)

The LeAP project is evaluating the extent to which Apps can improve communication between patients/carers and their healthcare teams. It is being conducted at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

Harnessing virtual reality to improve the experiences of patients with chronic conditions

This project is exploring the feasibility and acceptability of using virtual reality in the delivery of care for patients with chronic conditions. The project is looking specifically at the use of virtual reality as a distraction technique for patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment for cancer.

Digital game attitudes study

This project is surveying tertiary students on their experiences with commercial digital games. It is also asking respondents about their attitudes to and experiences of the use of digital games in education.

Selected grants

2017

  • Sharing experience in using innovation online learning to promote evidence-based practice; Shaw T, Janssen A, Crampton R, Herring A, Joyner K; DVC Research/Sydney Health Partners Education Theme grants.
  • Gamified: Using gamification to enhance engagement, develop teamwork skills and support students' sense of belonging.; Keep M, Janssen A, Shaw T, Fripp G; DVC Education/Small Educational Innovation Grant.

2016

  • eHealthMap: a collaborative core curriculum and resource repository for eHealth readiness across health professional degrees; Shaw T, Togher L, Gallagher R, Dracopoulos S, Jones C, Bero L, Smith L, Keep M, Brunner M, Lam M, Nagarajan S, McGregor D, Morris J, Cook D, Tseris E, McEntee M, Janssen A, Mann G; DVC Education/Large Educational Innovation Grant.

2015

  • Anatomically Correct: Using a team based strategy game to support anatomy education for applied sciences students; Janssen A, Shaw T, Nicholson L, Chan C; DVC Education/Small Educational Innovation Grant.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Brunner, M., McGregor, D., Keep, M., Janssen, A., Spallek, H., Quinn, D., Jones, A., Tseris, E., Yeung, W., Togher, L., Shaw, T., et al (2018). An eHealth capabilities framework for graduates and health professionals: Mixed-methods study. JMIR Research Protocols, 20(5), e10229. [More Information]
  • Turner, S., Janssen, A., Chan, M., Morris, L., Martin, R., Mackenzie, P., Shaw, T. (2018). Can radiation oncologists learn to be better leaders? Outcomes of a pilot Foundations of Leadership in Radiation Oncology program for trainees delivered via personal electronic devices. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 62(6), 847-853. [More Information]
  • Janssen, A., Robinson, T., Brunner, M., Harnett, P., Museth, K., Shaw, T. (2018). Multidisciplinary teams and ICT: A qualitative study exploring the use of technology and its impact on multidisciplinary team meetings. BMC Health Services Research, 18(1). [More Information]
  • Robinson, T., Janssen, A., Harnett, P., Museth, K., Provan, P., Hills, D., Shaw, T. (2017). Embedding continuous quality improvement processes in multidisciplinary teams in cancer care: Exploring the boundaries between quality and implementation science. Australian Health Review, 41(3), 291-296. [More Information]
  • Toft, J., Hadden, W., Laurence, J., Lam, V., Yuen, L., Janssen, A., Pleass, H. (2017). Imaging modalities in the diagnosis of pancreatic adenocarcinoma: A systematic review and meta-analysis of sensitivity, specificity and diagnostic accuracy. European Journal of Radiology, 92(1 July 2017), 17-23. [More Information]
  • Janssen, A., Brunner, M., Keep, M., Hines, M., Nagarajan, S., Kielly-Carroll, C., Dennis, S., McKeough, Z., Shaw, T. (2017). Interdisciplinary eHealth practice in cancer care: A review of the literature. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(11), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Robinson, T., Janssen, A., Kirk, J., DeFazio, A., Goodwin, A., Tucker, K., Shaw, T. (2017). New Approaches to Continuing Medical Education: a QStream (spaced education) Program for Research Translation in Ovarian Cancer. Journal of Cancer Education, 32(3), 476-482. [More Information]
  • Shaw, T., McGregor, D., Brunner, M., Keep, M., Janssen, A., Barnet, S. (2017). What is eHealth (6)? Development of a Conceptual Model for eHealth: Qualitative Study with Key Informants. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 19(10). [More Information]
  • Janssen, A., Shaw, T., Bradbury, L., Moujaber, T., Nørrelykke, A., Zerillo, J., LaCasce, A., Co, J., Robinson, T., Starr, A., et al (2016). A mixed methods approach to developing and evaluating oncology trainee education around minimization of adverse events and improved patient quality and safety. BMC Medical Education, 16, 1-9. [More Information]
  • Janssen, A., Shaw, T., Nagrial, A., Pene, C., Rabbets, M., Carlino, M., Zachulski, C., Phillips, J., Birnbaum, R., Gandhi, T., et al (2016). An Online Learning Module to Increase Self-Efficacy and Involvement in Care for Patients With Advanced Lung Cancer: Research Protocol. JMIR Research Protocols, 5(3), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Janssen, A., Shaw, T., Nagrial, A., Pene, C., Rabbets, M., Carlino, M., Zachulski, C., Phillips, J., Birnbaum, R., Gandhi, T., Harnett, P. (2016). An Online Learning Module to Increase Self-Efficacy and Involvement in Care for Patients With Advanced Lung Cancer: Research Protocol. JMIR Research Protocols, 5(3), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Janssen, A., Robinson, T., Provan, P., Shaw, T. (2016). The Sydney West Knowledge Portal: Evaluating the Growth of a Knowledge Portal to Support Translational Research. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 18(6), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Janssen, A., Shaw, T., Goodyear, P., Kerfoot, B., Bryce, D. (2015). A little healthy competition: Using mixed methods to pilot a team-based digital game for boosting medical student engagement with anatomy and histology content. BMC Medical Education, 15(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Robinson, T., Rankin, N., Janssen, A., McGregor, D., Grieve, S., Shaw, T. (2015). Collaborative research networks in health: A pragmatic scoping study for the development of an imaging network. Health Research Policy and Systems, 13, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Janssen, A., Shaw, T., Goodyear, P. (2015). Using Video Games to Enhance Motivation States in online Education: Protocol for a Team-Based Digital Game. JMIR Research Protocols, 4(3), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Janssen, A., Robinson, T., Shaw, T. (2014). The Evolution of a Professional Practice Forum: Balancing Peer-to-Peer Learning With Course Objectives. JMIR Research Protocols, 3(4), 1-7. [More Information]

Conferences

  • McGregor, D., Keep, M., Brunner, M., Janssen, A., Quinn, D., Avery, J., Togher, L., Shaw, T. (2017). Preparing e-health ready graduates: A qualitative focus group study. 25th Australian National Health Informatics Conference (HIC 2017), Amsterdam: IOS Press. [More Information]

2018

  • Brunner, M., McGregor, D., Keep, M., Janssen, A., Spallek, H., Quinn, D., Jones, A., Tseris, E., Yeung, W., Togher, L., Shaw, T., et al (2018). An eHealth capabilities framework for graduates and health professionals: Mixed-methods study. JMIR Research Protocols, 20(5), e10229. [More Information]
  • Turner, S., Janssen, A., Chan, M., Morris, L., Martin, R., Mackenzie, P., Shaw, T. (2018). Can radiation oncologists learn to be better leaders? Outcomes of a pilot Foundations of Leadership in Radiation Oncology program for trainees delivered via personal electronic devices. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 62(6), 847-853. [More Information]
  • Janssen, A., Robinson, T., Brunner, M., Harnett, P., Museth, K., Shaw, T. (2018). Multidisciplinary teams and ICT: A qualitative study exploring the use of technology and its impact on multidisciplinary team meetings. BMC Health Services Research, 18(1). [More Information]

2017

  • Robinson, T., Janssen, A., Harnett, P., Museth, K., Provan, P., Hills, D., Shaw, T. (2017). Embedding continuous quality improvement processes in multidisciplinary teams in cancer care: Exploring the boundaries between quality and implementation science. Australian Health Review, 41(3), 291-296. [More Information]
  • Toft, J., Hadden, W., Laurence, J., Lam, V., Yuen, L., Janssen, A., Pleass, H. (2017). Imaging modalities in the diagnosis of pancreatic adenocarcinoma: A systematic review and meta-analysis of sensitivity, specificity and diagnostic accuracy. European Journal of Radiology, 92(1 July 2017), 17-23. [More Information]
  • Janssen, A., Brunner, M., Keep, M., Hines, M., Nagarajan, S., Kielly-Carroll, C., Dennis, S., McKeough, Z., Shaw, T. (2017). Interdisciplinary eHealth practice in cancer care: A review of the literature. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(11), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Robinson, T., Janssen, A., Kirk, J., DeFazio, A., Goodwin, A., Tucker, K., Shaw, T. (2017). New Approaches to Continuing Medical Education: a QStream (spaced education) Program for Research Translation in Ovarian Cancer. Journal of Cancer Education, 32(3), 476-482. [More Information]
  • McGregor, D., Keep, M., Brunner, M., Janssen, A., Quinn, D., Avery, J., Togher, L., Shaw, T. (2017). Preparing e-health ready graduates: A qualitative focus group study. 25th Australian National Health Informatics Conference (HIC 2017), Amsterdam: IOS Press. [More Information]
  • Shaw, T., McGregor, D., Brunner, M., Keep, M., Janssen, A., Barnet, S. (2017). What is eHealth (6)? Development of a Conceptual Model for eHealth: Qualitative Study with Key Informants. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 19(10). [More Information]

2016

  • Janssen, A., Shaw, T., Bradbury, L., Moujaber, T., Nørrelykke, A., Zerillo, J., LaCasce, A., Co, J., Robinson, T., Starr, A., et al (2016). A mixed methods approach to developing and evaluating oncology trainee education around minimization of adverse events and improved patient quality and safety. BMC Medical Education, 16, 1-9. [More Information]
  • Janssen, A., Shaw, T., Nagrial, A., Pene, C., Rabbets, M., Carlino, M., Zachulski, C., Phillips, J., Birnbaum, R., Gandhi, T., et al (2016). An Online Learning Module to Increase Self-Efficacy and Involvement in Care for Patients With Advanced Lung Cancer: Research Protocol. JMIR Research Protocols, 5(3), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Janssen, A., Shaw, T., Nagrial, A., Pene, C., Rabbets, M., Carlino, M., Zachulski, C., Phillips, J., Birnbaum, R., Gandhi, T., Harnett, P. (2016). An Online Learning Module to Increase Self-Efficacy and Involvement in Care for Patients With Advanced Lung Cancer: Research Protocol. JMIR Research Protocols, 5(3), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Janssen, A., Robinson, T., Provan, P., Shaw, T. (2016). The Sydney West Knowledge Portal: Evaluating the Growth of a Knowledge Portal to Support Translational Research. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 18(6), 1-5. [More Information]

2015

  • Janssen, A., Shaw, T., Goodyear, P., Kerfoot, B., Bryce, D. (2015). A little healthy competition: Using mixed methods to pilot a team-based digital game for boosting medical student engagement with anatomy and histology content. BMC Medical Education, 15(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Robinson, T., Rankin, N., Janssen, A., McGregor, D., Grieve, S., Shaw, T. (2015). Collaborative research networks in health: A pragmatic scoping study for the development of an imaging network. Health Research Policy and Systems, 13, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Janssen, A., Shaw, T., Goodyear, P. (2015). Using Video Games to Enhance Motivation States in online Education: Protocol for a Team-Based Digital Game. JMIR Research Protocols, 4(3), 1-6. [More Information]

2014

  • Janssen, A., Robinson, T., Shaw, T. (2014). The Evolution of a Professional Practice Forum: Balancing Peer-to-Peer Learning With Course Objectives. JMIR Research Protocols, 3(4), 1-7. [More Information]

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