Dr Emily Saurman

Research Fellow-Rural Health
Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health, School of Public Health

Telephone +61 8 8080 1206

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Biographical details

PhD - University of Sydney

MPH - University of Wollongong

MA (Applied Ethics) - University of Wollongong

BA (Philosophy/Medical Ethics) - Randolph-Macon Woman's College

Research interests

Rural and Remote Health

Medical Ethics

Access to Health Services

Health Service Evaluation

Palliative Care

Teaching and supervision

Research and Evaluation Methods and Methodologies (Research Capacity Building)

Qualitative Evaluation Methods and Methodologies

Research and Evaluation Ethics

Selected publications

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Books

  • Saurman, E., Perkins, D., Lyle, D. (2009). The mental health emergency care - rural access project : first year evaluation. Australia: Broken Hill Centre for Remote Health Research, Department of Rural Health.

Book Chapters

  • Saurman, E., Perkins, D., Lyle, D., Patfield, M., Roberts, R. (2011). Mental Health Emergency Care Rural Access Project: Assessing Rural and Remote Emergency Mental Health in Western New South Wales Australia by Videoconference Technology. In Andrew Cashin, Robyn Cook (Eds.), Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing Informatics: Concepts and Applications, (pp. 191-203). Hershey: IGI Global.

Journals

  • Lyle, D., Saurman, E., Kirby, S., Jones, D., Humphreys, J., Wakerman, J. (2017). What do evaluations tell us about implementing new models in rural and remote primary health care? Findings from a narrative analysis of seven service evaluations conducted by an Australian Centre of Research Excellence. Rural and Remote Health, 17(3), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Kirby, S., Barlow, V., Saurman, E., Lyle, D., Passey, M., Currow, D. (2016). Are rural and remote patients, families and caregivers needs in life-limiting illness different from those of urban dwellers? A narrative synthesis of the evidence. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 24(5), 289-299. [More Information]
  • Saurman, E. (2016). Improving access: modifying Penchansky and Thomas's Theory of Access. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, 21(1), 36-39. [More Information]
  • Tall, J., Brew, B., Saurman, E., Jones, T. (2015). Implementing an anti-smoking program in rural-remote communities: challenges and strategies. Rural and Remote Health, 15(4), 1-15.
  • Saurman, E., Kirby, S., Lyle, D. (2015). No longer 'flying blind': how access has changed emergency mental health care in rural and remote emergency departments, a qualitative study. BMC Health Services Research, 15, 1-11. [More Information]
  • Saurman, E., Johnston, J., Hindman, J., Kirby, S., Lyle, D. (2014). A transferable telepsychiatry model for improving access to emergency mental health care. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 20(7), 391-399. [More Information]
  • Saurman, E., Lyle, D., Kirby, S., Roberts, R. (2014). Assessing Program Efficiency: A Time and Motion Study of the Mental Health Emergency Care - Rural Access Program in NSW Australia. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 11(8), 7678-7689. [More Information]
  • Saurman, E., Lyle, D., Perkins, D., Roberts, R. (2014). Successful provision of emergency mental health care to rural and remote New South Wales: an evaluation of the Mental Health Emergency Care-Rural Access Program. Australian Health Review, 38(1), 58-64. [More Information]
  • Saurman, E., Lyle, D., Kirby, S., Roberts, R. (2014). Use of a mental health emergency care-rural access programme in emergency departments. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 20(6), 324-329. [More Information]
  • Saurman, E., Perkins, D., Roberts, R., Roberts, A., Patfield, M., Lyle, D. (2011). Responding to mental health emergencies: implementation of an innovative telehealth service in rural and remote New South Wales, Australia. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 37(5), 453-459. [More Information]
  • Perkins, D., Hamilton, M., Saurman, E., Luland, T., Alpren, C., Lyle, D. (2010). GP Clinic: Promoting access to primary health care for mental health service clients. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 18(6), 217-222. [More Information]

2017

  • Lyle, D., Saurman, E., Kirby, S., Jones, D., Humphreys, J., Wakerman, J. (2017). What do evaluations tell us about implementing new models in rural and remote primary health care? Findings from a narrative analysis of seven service evaluations conducted by an Australian Centre of Research Excellence. Rural and Remote Health, 17(3), 1-9. [More Information]

2016

  • Kirby, S., Barlow, V., Saurman, E., Lyle, D., Passey, M., Currow, D. (2016). Are rural and remote patients, families and caregivers needs in life-limiting illness different from those of urban dwellers? A narrative synthesis of the evidence. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 24(5), 289-299. [More Information]
  • Saurman, E. (2016). Improving access: modifying Penchansky and Thomas's Theory of Access. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, 21(1), 36-39. [More Information]

2015

  • Tall, J., Brew, B., Saurman, E., Jones, T. (2015). Implementing an anti-smoking program in rural-remote communities: challenges and strategies. Rural and Remote Health, 15(4), 1-15.
  • Saurman, E., Kirby, S., Lyle, D. (2015). No longer 'flying blind': how access has changed emergency mental health care in rural and remote emergency departments, a qualitative study. BMC Health Services Research, 15, 1-11. [More Information]

2014

  • Saurman, E., Johnston, J., Hindman, J., Kirby, S., Lyle, D. (2014). A transferable telepsychiatry model for improving access to emergency mental health care. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 20(7), 391-399. [More Information]
  • Saurman, E., Lyle, D., Kirby, S., Roberts, R. (2014). Assessing Program Efficiency: A Time and Motion Study of the Mental Health Emergency Care - Rural Access Program in NSW Australia. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 11(8), 7678-7689. [More Information]
  • Saurman, E., Lyle, D., Perkins, D., Roberts, R. (2014). Successful provision of emergency mental health care to rural and remote New South Wales: an evaluation of the Mental Health Emergency Care-Rural Access Program. Australian Health Review, 38(1), 58-64. [More Information]
  • Saurman, E., Lyle, D., Kirby, S., Roberts, R. (2014). Use of a mental health emergency care-rural access programme in emergency departments. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 20(6), 324-329. [More Information]

2011

  • Saurman, E., Perkins, D., Lyle, D., Patfield, M., Roberts, R. (2011). Mental Health Emergency Care Rural Access Project: Assessing Rural and Remote Emergency Mental Health in Western New South Wales Australia by Videoconference Technology. In Andrew Cashin, Robyn Cook (Eds.), Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing Informatics: Concepts and Applications, (pp. 191-203). Hershey: IGI Global.
  • Saurman, E., Perkins, D., Roberts, R., Roberts, A., Patfield, M., Lyle, D. (2011). Responding to mental health emergencies: implementation of an innovative telehealth service in rural and remote New South Wales, Australia. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 37(5), 453-459. [More Information]

2010

  • Perkins, D., Hamilton, M., Saurman, E., Luland, T., Alpren, C., Lyle, D. (2010). GP Clinic: Promoting access to primary health care for mental health service clients. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 18(6), 217-222. [More Information]

2009

  • Saurman, E., Perkins, D., Lyle, D. (2009). The mental health emergency care - rural access project : first year evaluation. Australia: Broken Hill Centre for Remote Health Research, Department of Rural Health.

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