Dr Sabrina Pit

Workforce Research Streamleader
University Centre for Rural Health, School of Public Health

Member of the Charles Perkins Centre

Telephone +61 2 6620 7374
Fax +61 2 6620 7270

Website https://www.linkedin.com/in/sabrinapit/
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Biographical details

I have been working in the education, research and health sector for more than 20 years. My research and professional interests include rural issues; ageing societies; workforce; employability; aged care; preventive health; health professional education; medicine use, digital technology; health workforce; rural workforce; teamwork; migrants; longitudinal studies; falls; leadership; systems change; interprofessional teamwork; social and health outcomes.

I am the Workforce Research Stream Leader and Lead Academic, Clinical and Educational Research at the University Centre for Rural Health (University of Sydney and Western Sydney University). I have a PhD in Health Behaviour (University of Newcastle), a Master of Science Degree in Household & Consumer Sciences (Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands), Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (RMIT University) and a Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Higher Education) (Sydney University). I have recently completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course

I have been a non-executive Director of a medium-sized rural aged care provider (2012- 2016). In 2016/17, I was a member of the Steering Group, Standards Australia Asia-Pacific Economic Cooparation Silver Economy Project and an Australian representative on the International Standards Organisation/Technical Management Board Group/Strategic Advisory Group on Ageing Societies. She has recently completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course.

I have been a lead contributor to the recently published International Standard Organisation/Technical Report 30406:2017 “Human resource management — Sustainable employability management for organization”, which is a guideline for organisations to implement sustainable employability frameworks within their organisations and currently sits on Standards Australia Technical Committee 260 Human Resources Management since 2013.

I am keen to contribute to improving the quality of life of people living in rural Australia and older people. My vision is to have a National Workability database similar to the Dutch concepts, which can aid policy development that offers a continuing improvement and learning to keep people working for longer in a healthy and happy manner.

My world vision is to achieve productive ageing for everyone, anywhere and anytime. My mantra is to learn from the wisdom of our elders & migrants to make our world a better place and encouraging others to do the same.

Teaching and supervision

Experience:

  • Evidence Based Medicine - Medical students.
  • Community Research - Medical students.
  • Biostatistics - Health Sciences and Nursing students.
  • Evidence Based Practice - Health Sciences and Nursing students.
  • Quantitative Research Methods- Rural Health Professionals.

Associations

INTERNATIONAL

International Standards Organisation/Technical Management Board Group/Strategic Advisory Group on ageing societies (Sept 2016-May 2017)

APEC Silver Economy Project Steering Group Member (Aug 2016- May 2017)

International Standards Organisation Technical Committee 260 Human Resources Management Task Group ‘Sustainable employability’ (July 2013-May 2017)

Applied Science Board Sustainable Employability Innovations, The Netherlands (April 2014 - present)

NATIONAL

Housing Working Group, Equality Rights Alliance - Women’s Health Special Interest Group, Public Health Association (2015- present)

MIND the GAP Working Group, Equality Rights Alliance - Women’s Health Special Interest Group, Public Health Association (2015- present)

Standards Australia Technical Committee 260 Human Resources Management (Sept 2013-present)

The Australian Rural Health Education Network (ARHEN) Student Survey Working Group: Data Analysis Subcommittee(June 2015 – October 2016)

LOCAL

Chair - UCRH Professional Development Working Group (Dec 2016 -present)

North Coast Interdisciplinary Clinical Training Network Advisory Group (Jan 2014 – December 2015)

NCICTN -Local Innovation Funding - Development in Clinical Placements in Aged Care Project (2014 – Dec 2015)

UCRH Advisory Board - observing member (2011 - 2013)

UCRH Academic Development and Award Committee (2009 - 2014)

Awards and honours

2017 Prize ANZ Health Specialist Medical Award 2016. Won by: Hall, K., Brieger,D.G.,Pfister, B.F., Youlden, D., De Silva, S. Supervised by ., John-Leader, F., Pit, S.W. ) Errors and Predictors of Confidence in Condom Use amongst Young Australians Attending a Music Festival.

2014Work Wiser International.Connection Australian-European Science and Innovation Excellence ( CAESIE)- Priming Grant. Australlian Government. Department of Industries & the European Commission.

2012 International Research Collaboration Award, University of Sydney. Towards sustainable employment in health care, Dr S, Pit Dr Robroek.

2004Newcastle University Postgraduate Students’ Association: 2004 NUPSA Funding Support Award To assist in attending the WFPHA 10th International Congress on Public Health and the National Medicines Symposium 2004.

2004World Federation of Public Health Associations: Fellowship to attend the WFPHA 10th International Congress on Public Health.

2003Australasian Epidemiological Association: Student travel bursary to attend the Australasian Epidemiological Association Annual Conference 2003.

2003Hunter Medical Research Institute: PULSE Education Prize.

2000–2003Postgraduate Research Scholarship, University of Newcastle.

1994Stichting Dr. Hendrik Muller's Vaderlandsch Fonds, The Hague, The Netherlands: to assist in completing practical training at the Clinical Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Newcastle, Australia.

1994 Fundatie van de Vrijvrouwe van Renswoude, The Hague, The Netherlands (Fl 1000 ) to assist in completing practical training at the Clinical Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Newcastle, Australia.

In the media

Pit, S.ABC Radio North Coast 94.5 hosted by Bruce MacKenzie. Tuesday 23 October 2013. How to prolong the working lives of rural ageing GPs.

Pit, S.Paradise FM 101.9 hosted by Marilyn Perkins. Monday 17 June 2013. Living Longer Living Stronger Program- Ballina District Community Services Association. Healthy ageing: intergenerational communication.

Pit, S.Paradise FM 101.9 hosted by Marilyn Perkins. Monday 27 May 2013. Living Longer Living Stronger Program- Ballina District Community Services Association. Healthy ageing: Discover the key to staying socially active and why it is good for you.

Pit, S.ABC South East South Australia hosted by Tim Jeannes. Wednesday 27 February 2013. Early retirement due to ill-health.

Pit, S.ABC Statewide Hosted by Jim Morrison. Tuesday 26 February 2013, 5.40pm.Early retirement due to ill-health.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
KEYNOTE

Pit, S.W. Understanding Sustainable Employability: What it Could Mean for Australia’s Future Workforce. Workforce Planning Conference – Public Sector & Workforce Planning Conference –Health Care Sector. Sydney: 28-29 November 2017.

INVITED

Pit, S.W. Happy GPs, happy patients, happy communities? Secrets to prolonging working life. Health Innovations Conference. Interventions, research and business. Kingscliff: 10-11 March 2018.

Pit, S.W., Payne, C.International Standards Organisation Strategic Advisory Group Ageing Societies. Update. APEC Silver Economy Workshop. Sydney: 4-5 April 2017.

Pit, S.W.How do people keep their added value during their working life in fast changing world? (Hoe behouden mensen hun toegevoegde waarde in het arbeidsproces in de context van de snel veranderende wereld?) Nijmegen, The Netherlands: 1 June 2016. http://www.knowvium.com/seminar/

Pit, S.W. 6th Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Conference. Plenary. Sydney: 16th-18 November 2014. An Educational Quality Use of Medicines Program for General Practitioners and Older People: Impact on Falls

Pit, S.W. 6th Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Conference. Plenary. Sydney: 16th-18 November 2014. Workshop: How to engage with GPs.

Pit, S.W., Towards Sustainable Employability. Public Sector—Future Change and Challenge’. Australian Government Leadership Network NSW. Plenary. Sydney: 10-11 October 2013.

Pit, S.W., Towards Sustainable Employability. Public Sector—Future Change and Challenge’. Australian Government Leadership Network Queensland. Plenary. Gold Coast: 18-19 July 2013.

REFEREED CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS

Pit S,Hansen V, Honeyman P. (2012) Prolonging working life among older rural general practitioners (GPs) [Published abstract]. Internal Medicine journal 42(Supplement 2):12.

Pit, S.W., Byles, J.E., Cockburn, J. (2003) Randomised controlled trial to improve appropriate use of medicines in elderly people in general practice: effect on health outcomes [Conference abstract]. Australian Epidemiologist 10(3): 30.

Nair, B., Pit, S.W., Schurink, J., Nair, B.R., Byles, J.E., and Heller, R.F. (1995)Short-form 36 questionnaire and the health of the very elderly [Conference abstract]. Australian Journal on Ageing 25(5): 590.

OTHER CONFERENCE PAPERS

Isaac V., Pit S., McLachlan C. Can self-efficacy reduce the effect of social isolation on rural career intentions? 6th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium April 2018.

Pit SW, Rougoor E. Sustainable Employability: The Development of a Comprehensive Framework. The National Employment Solutions Conference. Surfers Paradise: 16-17 November 2017.

Griffiths, B., Criss, J., Gujral, S. , Day, N., John-Leader, F., Johnston, J. Pit S.W. Music festival attendees’ illicit drug use, knowledge and practices regarding drug content and purity. The 4th Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference. Gold Coast: 15th – 17th May 2017.

Pit S.W.,Hansen V. Changes in Medications for Depression: Impact on Study, Work and Employment. Career Development Association of Australia National Conference. Brisbane: 17– 19 May, 2017.

Pit, S.W. (presenter), Smyth, J., Hansen, V. Which factors explain sustainable employability amongst ageing rural GPs? World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of GPs/Family Physicians. World Rural Health conference. Cairns: 29 Apr- 02 May 3, 2017. http://www.globalfamilydoctor.com/Conferences/WONCAWorldRuralHealthconference.aspx

Bailey, J (presenter), Pit, S.W (presenter). Urban Medical Student’s rural training experience: does it work?World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of GPs/Family Physicians. World Rural Health conference. Cairns: 29 Apr- 02 May 3, 2017. http://www.globalfamilydoctor.com/Conferences/WONCAWorldRuralHealthconference.aspx

Pit, S.W. (presenter), Farthing, A. (presenter), Smith, T., Sutton, K., Muyuambi, K., Terry, D., (2016). A cross-sectional survey of UDRH-supported student placements. World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of GPs/Family Physicians. World Rural Health conference. Cairns: 29 Apr- 02 May 3, 2017. http://www.globalfamilydoctor.com/Conferences/WONCAWorldRuralHealthconference.aspx

Farthing, A. (presenter), Smith,T., Sutton, K., Pit, S.W., and Terry, D. Going back to ‘the village’: the effect of UDRH allied health student placements on rural practice intention. 2016 National SARRAH Conference. Port Lincoln: 27-29 October 2016. http://sarrah.org.au/content/2016-sarrah-conference

Terry, D. (presenter), Barraclough, F., Pit, S.W., and Smith, T.Getting them out there: The impact of rural exposure on satisfaction and practice intention among nursing students. 33rd Annual CRANAplus Conference. Hobart: 12-14 October 2016.

Farthing, A. (presenter), Smith,T., Sutton, K., Pit, S.W., and Terry, D. Do rural and remote placements make students ‘remotely interested’? 2016 Rural and Remote Health Workforce – Transition to Practice. Mount Isa: 20-22 July 2016. http://sarrah.org.au/content/2016-sarrah-conference

Mowbray, S. (presenter), Pit S.W.,(presenter), Sproule, N., Swain, L., Lofts, K., and Lorenzo A. Implementation of health professional student placements within a rural residential aged care facility: a case study. Living longer, living better with students placements? International Federation on Ageing. 13th Global Conference on Ageing. Brisbane: 21-23 June 2016.

Pit S.W. (presenter), Smith, J., Hansen, V. Can the work ability model provide a useful explanatory framework to understand sustainable employability amongst ageing general practitioners? International Federation on Ageing. 13th Global Conference on Ageing. Brisbane: 21-23 June 2016.

Pit S.W. (presenter), Robroek, S, Donoghue, D, and Hansen, V. Towards sustainable employability in healthcare: A systematic review of the effectiveness of interventions. 4th International Conference, Wellbeing at work . Amsterdam, The Netherlands: 29May -1 June 2016. http://www.wellbeingatwork.nl/

Pit S.W.(presenter), Robroek, S., Donoghue, D., and Hansen, V., Towards sustainable employability in healthcare: A systematic review of the effectiveness of interventions. 2nd International Meeting on Wellbeing and Performance in Clinical Practice (WELLMED 2). Chalkidiki, Greece: 18-22 May 2016. http://wellmed.gr/Content/program.pdf

Johnston, J. (presenter), Tyers, C., Gupta, S., Seneviratna, L., Wilson, A., Woolfe, L.,Pit S.W., Hansen, V. Monitoring the use of alcohol and other drugs in rural Australia. The Australian & New Zealand Addiction Conference. Gold Coast: 18-20 May 2016.

Trang, L. (presenter), Fiorentino ,M., Edye, M., and Pit, S.W. Postoperative analgesic efficacy of continuous wound infusion of local anaesthetic compared to opioid patient controlled analgesia after laparotomy: a prospective study. Australian New Zealand College of Anesthetists. Annual Scientific Meeting. Auckland, New Zealand: 3o April-4 May 2016. DEANS’S PRIZE.

Clemson, L. (presenter), Mackenzie, L., Roberts, C., Poulos, R., Tan, A., Tran, N., Sherrington, C., Lovarini, M., Tiedemann, A., Pit, S.W., Willis, K., Lam, M., Pond, D., and Peiris, D. The iSOLVE project, establishing pathways to implement and sustain evidence based fall prevention in primary care: Developing decision tools and primary care resources. The Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting; Orlando, United States: 18-22 November, 2015

Clemson, L. (presenter), Mackenzie, L., Roberts, C., Poulos, R., Tan, A., Tran, N., Sherrington, C., Lovarini, M., Tiedemann, A., Pit, S.W., Willis, K., Lam, M., Pond, D., and Peiris, D.The iSOLVE project, establishing pathways to implement and sustain evidence based fall prevention in primary care: Developing decision tools and primary care resources.National Primary Health Care Conference. Canberra, Australia: 2-4 November 2015.

De Silva, T. (presenter), Prakash, A., Sandy, K.,Johns, M., Yarlagadda, K., and Pit, S.W., Hansen V. General Practitioners' management of mild to moderate depression in the rural setting. GP15. Royal Australian College of General Practice Conference. Melbourne: 21-23 September 2015.

Clemson, L.(presenter), Mackenzie, L., Roberts, C., Lovarini, M., Willis, K., Poulos, R., Sherrington, C., Tan, A., Peiris, D., Pit, S., Tiedemann, A., Lam, M., Pond, D., Simpson, J., Stanton, C., Sfiligoi, D., Lovitt, L., and White, F. Establishing pathways to implement evidence-based fall prevention in primary care: iSOLVE. Poster presentation. 4th NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation. Sydney, Australia: 27-28 October 2015.

Clemson, L., Mackenzie, L., Roberts, C., Sherrington, C., Peiris, D., Willis, K., Pit, S., Poulos, R., Lam, M., Lovarini, M. (2014). Using Theory to Inform Implementation Research:The iSOLVE Project. 2nd Biennial Australian Implementation Conference, Sydney: 2nd Biennial Australian Implementation Conference.

Pit S.W. (presenter), Robroek, S., and Hansen, V. Towards sustainable employability in healthcare: A systematic review of the effectiveness of interventions. Preliminary Analyses. University of Sydney Health and Work Research Network Information Exchange. Sydney: February 2014.

Pit S.W.(presenter), and Hansen, V. Validation of a Single Item Burnout Measure. International Symposium on Culture of Prevention - Future Approaches. Finish Institute of Occupational Health and Safety. Helsinki: 25–27 September 2013.

Pit S.W.(presenter), Hansen, V., and Honeyman, P. Prolonging working life amongst rural older GPs: developing strategies and instruments. Future direction in health Congress 2012. The Royal Australian College of Physicians. Brisbane: 6 – 9 May 2012.

Pit S.W.(presenter), Hansen, V., and Honeyman, P. Prolonging working life amongst rural older GPs: developing strategies and instruments. Older Workers & Work Ability Conference. Melbourne: December 12-13 2011.

Pit, S.W.(presenter), Dolja-Gore, X., Parksinson, L., and Byles, J. Older Australian Women’s medication use: self-report by mail showed good agreement and accuracy compared with pharmaceutical claims data. The Asia / Oceania Regional Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics. Melbourne: 23-27 October 2011.

Pit S.W. (presenter), and Byles J.E. Employment among mature age women: health problems and quality of life. 4th Symposium on Work Ability. Finland, Tampere: 6-9 June 2010.

Pit S.W. (presenter), Shrestha, R., Schofield, D., and Passey, M. Partial and complete retirement due to ill-health among mature age Australians: health problems. 4th Symposium on Work Ability. Finland, Tampere: 6-9 June 2010.

Pit S.W. (presenter), and Byles J.E. Employment among mature age women: health conditions. International federation on Ageing 10th Global Conference 2010. Melbourne: 3-6 May 2010.

Pit S.W. (presenter), Shrestha, R., Schofield, D., and Passey, M. Partial and complete retirement due to ill-health among mature age Australians: health problems and rurality. International federation on Ageing 10th Global Conference 2010. Melbourne: 3-6 May 2010.

Pit, S.W.(presenter), Byles, J., and Hansen, V. Accuracy of Telephone Self-Report of Drug Use in Older People and Agreement with Pharmaceutical Claims Data. Population Health Congress 2008. Brisbane: 6-9 July 2008.

Pit, S.W.(presenter), Byles, J., and Hansen, V. (Poster) Self-reported risk factors for medication misadventure among older people in general practice. Population Health Congress 2008. Brisbane: 6-9 July 2008.

Pit, S.W.(presenter), Byles, J., and Hansen, V. (Poster) Accuracy of Telephone Self-Report of Medicines Use in Older People and Agreement with a home inventory. Population Health Congress 2008. Brisbane: 6-9 July 2008.

Pit, S.W.(presenter), Ahern, C., and Langill, J. Development of the north coast overseas trained doctors education and support program: a pilot study. National General Practice Education and Training Convention 2007. Surfers Paradise: 15-16 August 2007.

Pit, S.W.(presenter), Byles, J., and Hansen, V. Medication review: patient selection and general practitioner’s report of medication-related problems and actions taken. Australasian Association of Gerontology Rural Conference. Positive Ageing. Tamworth: 23-24 March 2006.

Doyle, J. (presenter), Waters, E., Jackson, N., Pit, S.W. (Presenter). Facilitative role of fields: case study of topic prioritisation and reviewer support for production of global health promotion and public health review priorities. XIII Cochrane Colloquium 2005. Melbourne: 22-26 October 2005. http://www.cochrane.org/colloquia/abstracts/melbourne/O-13.htm

McCambridge, M. (presenter), and Pit, S.W. Does a Co-located After Hours General Practice Service (AHGPS) affect attendance at Emergency Departments? Australasian College for Emergency Medicine Winter Symposium 2005. Queenstown, New Zealand: 21-23 July 2005.

Pit, S.W.(presenter), Cockburn, J., and Byles, J.E. Randomised controlled trial to improve the quality use of medicines in elderly people in general practice: effect on health outcomes. National Medicines Symposium 2004. Brisbane: 28-30 July 2004.

Pit, S.W.(presenter), Cockburn, J., and Byles, J.E. Randomised controlled trial to improve the quality use of medicines in elderly people in general practice: effect on health outcomes. 10th International Congress on Public Health. World Federation of Public Health Associations. 12th UK Public Health Association Annual Public Health Forum. Brighton, United Kingdom: 19-22 April 2004.

Pit, S.W.(presenter), Byles, J.E., and Cockburn, J. Randomised controlled trial to improve appropriate use of medicines in the elderly in general practice. 3rd Annual Primary Health Care Research Conference. Corlette: 14-15 November 2003.

Pit, S.W.(presenter), Byles, J.E., and Cockburn, J. Randomised controlled trial to improve appropriate use of medicines in elderly people in general practice: effect on health outcomes. 12th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Epidemiological Association. Perth: 17-18 September 2003.

Pit, S.W.(presenter), Byles, J.E., and Cockburn, J. Appropriate Use of Medicines in Elderly People in General Practice: effect on health outcomes- pilot study. General Practice/ Primary Health Care Research and Evaluation Conference. Newcastle: 9 – 10 November 2001.

Pit, S.(presenter), and Cockburn, J. Improving the appropriate use of medicine in elderly patients in general practice- research proposal. Hunter Institute of Ageing Research Seminar. Newcastle: 3 June 2000.

Pit, S.W.(presenter) and Cockburn, J. Perceptions of screening mammography amongst women aged 40-49. Australian Society of Behavioural Health and Medicine Inc. in conjunction with the Australian Cancer Society and the National Heart Foundation, Melbourne: 13-15 December 1998.

Nair, B. (presenter), Pit, S., Schurink, J., Byles, J., and Heller, R. Short Form 36 Questionnaire and the Health of the very Elderly. Australian Journal of Medicine 1995; 25: 590. Poster. Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Society for Geriatric Medicine. Gold Coast, Queensland: 19-20 June 1995.

Social media

# Pit, S.W. How can we fire up and improve our local communities? https://www.linkedin.com/post/edit/how-can-we-fire-up-improve-our-local-communities-sabrina-pit-phd-. Nov 19, 2015.31 views

# Pit, S.W.The power of an orange? Does it influence your productivity? https://www.linkedin.com/post/edit/power-orange-does-influence-your-productivity-sabrina-pit-phd-Sep 27, 2015. 98 views.

# Pit, S.W. The Guilty Mum & The Guilty Career Women. https://www.linkedin.com/post/edit/guilty-mum-career-women-health-checks-emotional-join-pit-phd-Sep 12, 2015. 77 views.

# Pit, S.W.Is socialising good for your career? https://www.linkedin.com/post/edit/socialising-good-your-career-sabrina-pit-phd-Aug 15, 2015. 166 views.

# Pit, S.W. Being unhealthy? Does it influence your work? https://www.linkedin.com/post/edit/being-unhealthy-does-influence-your-work-sabrina-winona-pit-phd Aug 5, 2015.63 views.

Reports prepared for government and other agencies

Pit, S., Hansen, V., Cockburn, J., Byles, J. Quality Use of Medicines for older People in General Practice. Step 1-5 Final Report to the RACGP. Clinical Audit recognised by the RACGP. Newcastle: University of Newcastle, June 2003. Prepared for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Hansen, V., Pit, S., Cockburn, J., Byles, J. Quality Use of Medicines for older People in General Practice: Academic Detailing. Report to the RACGP. Continuing Professional Development Activity recognised by the RACGP. Newcastle: University of Newcastle, June 2003. Prepared for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Pit, S., and Cockburn, J. Evaluation of a breast cancer information training package for Cancer Information Services. Sydney: National Breast Cancer Centre, 2000. http://www.nbcc.org.au/bestpractice/resources/CIS_evaltrainingpackage.pdf

Pit, S., Cockburn, J., and Zorbas, H. Investigation of a new breast symptom: an audit in general practice. Sydney: National Breast Cancer Centre, 1999.

Cockburn, J., Pit, S., Swart, C., Tiffany, C., Corkrey, R., Doran, C., Newby, D., and Henry, D. Involving Consumers in health care decisions: the validity of four methods. Prepared for NSW Department of Health, 1999.

Cockburn, J., and Pit, S. Perceptions of screening mammography amongst women aged 40-49: A national survey. Sydney: National Breast Cancer Centre, 1997.

International links

Australia

(International Standards Organisation ) Technical Committee 260 Human Resources Management Task Group 'Sustainable Employability'

Netherlands

(Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC Rotterdam, the Netherlands ) Dr Susan Robroek, Prof Lex Burdorf. Conduct of a systematic review: "The effectiveness of interventions on sustainable employability in health care: a systematic review."

Netherlands

(Research Centre for Social Innovation, University of Applied Sciences Utrecht & Sustainable Productivity & Employment, TNO (Dutch Organisation for Applied Scientific Research)) Professor Rob Gründemann

Netherlands

(Saxion University of Applied Sciences, Deventer, The Netherlands. www.saxion.edu/) Drs Wieke Ankersmit. Project manager international HRM. Lecturer IHRM and economics. Occupational Traineeship Dutch Student 2016-2017. Topic: The relationship between personality, health behavior and sustainable employability in women.

Selected grants

2017

  • Mapping the ethical landscape of dementia research in the ageing population; Forlini C, Jansen J, Pit S, Naganathan V, Valenzuela M; School of Public Health/SPH Collaboration Research Scheme.

2013

  • Establishing pathways to implement and sustain evidence based fall prevention in primary care: The iSOLVE project; Clemson L, Sherrington C, Roberts C, Peiris D, Willis K, Mackenzie L, Pit S, Poulos R, Lam M, Lovarini M; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Partnership Projects.
  • Towards sustainable employability in health care; Robroek S, Pit S; DVC Research/International Research Collaboration Award (IRCA).

2012

  • Prolonging working life amongst rural older nurses: developing strategies and instruments; Pit S; Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care/Research Grant.

2011

  • An evaluation of existing vertically integrated training practices at North Coast General Practice Training (NCGPT); Pit S; General Practice Education and Training/Research Support.

2010

  • Prolonging working life amongst rural older GPs: developing strategies and instruments; Pit S; Sydney Medical School/New Staff - Early Career Researcher Scheme.
  • Prolonging working life amongst rural older GPs: developing strategies and instruments; Pit S; University of Sydney, University Centre for Rural Health/Research Support.

2008

  • Ageing well and productively: pathways to healthy workforce participation and caregiving; Pit S; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Early Career Fellowships.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Bradbury, J., Nancarrow, S., Avila, C., Pit, S., Potts, R., Doran, F., Freed, G. (2017). Actual availability of appointments at general practices in regional New South Wales, Australia. Australian Family Physician, 46(5), 321-325.
  • Chien, C., Alfred, T., Freihaut, R., Pit, S. (2017). First metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis in hallux valgus versus hallux rigidus using cup and cone preparation compression screw and dorsal plate fixation. Cureus, 9(10), e1786. [More Information]
  • De Silva, T., Prakash, A., Yarlagadda, S., Johns, M., Sandy, K., Hansen, V., Phelan, S., Pit, S. (2017). General practitioners' experiences and perceptions of mild moderate depression management and factors influencing effective service delivery in rural Australian communities: a qualitative study. International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 11(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Smith, T., Sutton, K., Pit, S., Muyambi, K., Terry, D., Farthing, A., Courtney, C., Cross, M. (2017). Health professional students' rural placement satisfaction and rural practice intentions: A national cross?sectional survey. Australian Journal of Rural Health, In Press, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Clemson, L., Mackenzie, L., Roberts, C., Poulos, R., Tan, A., Lovarini, M., Sherrington, C., Simpson, J., Willis, K., Lam, M., Tiedemann, A., Peiris, D., Hilmer, S., Pit, S., Howard, K., White, F., et al (2017). Integrated solutions for sustainable fall prevention in primary care, the iSOLVE project: A type 2 hybrid effectiveness-implementation design. Implementation Science, 12(1), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Knox, M., Garner, A., Dyason, A., Pearson, T., Pit, S. (2017). Qualitative investigation of the reasons behind opposition to water fluoridation in regional NSW, Australia. Public Health Research and Practice, 27(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Hall, K., Brieger, D., De Silva, S., Pfister, B., Youlden, D., John-Leader, F., Pit, S. (2016). Errors and Predictors of Confidence in Condom Use amongst Young Australians Attending a Music Festival. Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 2016, 1-9. [More Information]
  • Fraser, A., Williams, S., Kong, S., WElls, L., Goodall, L., Pit, S., Hansen, V., trent, M. (2016). Public Health Amendment (Vaccination of Children Attending Child Care Facilities) Act 2013: its impact in the Northern Rivers, NSW. Public Health Research and Practice, 26(2), 1-7. [More Information]
  • van de Mortel, T., Silberberg, P., Ahern, C., Pit, S. (2016). Supporting near-peer teaching in general practice: a national survey. BMC Medical Education, 16(1), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Pit, S., Hansen, V. (2016). The relationship between lifestyle, occupational health, and work-related factors with presenteeism amongst general practitioners. Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health, 71(1), 49-56. [More Information]
  • Hansen, V., Pit, S. (2016). The Single Item Burnout Measure is a Psychometrically Sound Screening Tool for Occupational Burnout. Health Scope, 5(2), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Suthersan, M., Pit, S., Gordon, L., Loman, M., Pezzutti, B., Freihaut, R. (2015). Local infiltration analgesia versus standard analgesia in total knee arthroplasty. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery, 23(2), 198-201.
  • Pit, S., Hansen, V. (2014). Factors influencing early retirement intentions in Australian rural general practitioners. Occupational Medicine, 64(4), 297-304. [More Information]
  • Nancarrow, S., Bradbury, J., Pit, S., Ariss, S. (2014). Intention to Stay and Intention to Leave: Are They Two Sides of the Same Coin? A Cross-sectional Structural Equation Modelling Study among Health and Social Care Workers. Journal of Occupational Health, 56(4), 292-300. [More Information]
  • Johnston, J., Wilson, S., Rix, E., Pit, S. (2014). Publish or perish: strategies to help rural early career researchers increase publication output. Rural and Remote Health, 14(3), 1-6.
  • van de Mortel, T., Silberberg, P., Ahern, C., Pit, S. (2014). Stakeholders' views of shared learning models in general practice: a national survey. Australian Family Physician, 43(9), 633-638.
  • Pit, S., Vo, T., Pyakurel, S. (2014). The effectiveness of recruitment strategies on general practitioner's survey response rates - a systematic review. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 14(1), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Pit, S., Hansen, V., Ewald, D. (2013). A small unconditional non-financial incentive suggests an increase in survey response rates amongst older general practitioners (GPs): A randomised controlled trial study. BMC Family Practice, 14(1), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Dolja-Gore, X., Pit, S., Parkinson, L., Young, A., Byles, J. (2013). Accuracy of self-reported medicines use compared to pharmaceutical claims data amongst a national sample of older Australian women. Open Journal of Epidemiology, 3, 25-32. [More Information]
  • Pit, S., Shrestha, R., Schofield, D., Passey, M. (2013). Partial and complete retirement due to ill-health among mature age Australians. Public Health, 127(6), 561-571. [More Information]
  • Hansen, V., Pit, S., Honeyman, P., Barclay, L. (2013). Prolonging a sustainable working life among older rural GPs: solutions from the horse's mouth. Rural and Remote Health, 13(2), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Ahern, C., van de Mortel, T., Silberg, P., Barling, J., Pit, S. (2013). Vertically integrated shared learning models in general practice: a qualitative study. BMC Family Practice, 14(144), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Pit, S., Byles, J. (2012). The Association of Health and Employment in Mature Women: A Longitudinal Study. Journal of Women's Health, 21(3), 273-280. [More Information]
  • Pit, S., Shrestha, R., Schofield, D., Passey, M. (2010). Health problems and retirement due to ill-health among Australian retirees aged 45-64 years. Health Policy, 94(2), 175-181. [More Information]
  • Pit, S., Byles, J. (2010). Older Australians' medication use: self-report by phone showed good agreement and accuracy compared with home visit. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 63, 428-434. [More Information]
  • Pit, S., Byles, J., Cockburn, J. (2008). Accuracy of Telephone Self-Report of Drug Use in Older People and Agreement with Pharmaceutical Claims Data. Drugs and Aging, 25(1), 71-80. [More Information]
  • Pit, S., Byles, J., Cockburn, J. (2008). Prevalence of self-reported risk factors for medication misadventure among older people in general practice. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 14(2), 203-208. [More Information]
  • Pit, S., Byles, J., Henry, D., Holt, L., Hansen, V., Bowman, D. (2007). A quality use of medicines program for general practitioners and older people: A cluster rnndomised controlled trial. The Medical Journal of Australia, 187(1), 23-30.
  • Pit, S., Byles, J., Cockburn, J. (2007). Medication Review: Patient Selection and General Practitioner’s Report of Drug-Related Problems and Actions Taken in Elderly Australians. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 55(6), 927-934. [More Information]
  • Mirza, I., Pit, S. (2006). Exercise for positive mental health outcomes in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 1, CD005615.

Conferences

  • Clemson, L., Mackenzie, L., Roberts, C., Sherrington, C., Peiris, D., Willis, K., Pit, S., Poulos, R., Lam, M., Lovarini, M. (2014). Using Theory to Inform Implementation Research:The iSOLVE Project. 2nd Biennial Australian Implementation Conference, Sydney: 2nd Biennial Australian Implementation Conference.
  • Pit, S., Hansen, V., Honeyman, P. (2012). Prolonging working life among older rural general practitioners (GPs). RACP Future Health Directions in Health Congress 2012, Brisbane: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
  • Pit, S., Byles, J. (2010). Employment among mature age women: health conditions. International Federation on Ageing 10th Global Conference 2010, Australia: International Federation on Ageing.
  • Pit, S. (2010). Employment among mature age women: health problems and quality of life. 4th Symposium on Work Ability, Tampere: Tampere University Press.
  • Pit, S., Shrestha, R., Schofield, D., Passey, M. (2010). Partial and complete retirement due to ill-health among mature age Australians: health problems. 4th Symposium on Work Ability, Tampere: Tampere University Press.
  • Pit, S., Shrestha, R., Schofield, D., Passey, M. (2010). Partial and complete retirement due to ill-health among mature age Australians: health problems and rurality. International Federation on Ageing 10th Global Conference 2010, Australia: International Federation on Ageing.
  • Pit, S., Byles, J., Hansen, V. (2008). Accuracy of telephone self-report of drug use in older people and agreement with a home inventory. Population Health Congress 2008, Maroochydore: Australian Health Promotion Association.
  • Pit, S., Byles, J., Hansen, V. (2008). Accuracy of Telephone Self-Report of Drug Use in Older People and Agreement with Pharmaceutical Claims Data. Population Health Congress 2008, Maroochydore: Australian Health Promotion Association.
  • Pit, S., Byles, J., Hansen, V. (2008). Self-reported risk factors for medication misadventure among older people in general practice. Population Health Congress 2008, Maroochydore: Australian Health Promotion Association.

2017

  • Bradbury, J., Nancarrow, S., Avila, C., Pit, S., Potts, R., Doran, F., Freed, G. (2017). Actual availability of appointments at general practices in regional New South Wales, Australia. Australian Family Physician, 46(5), 321-325.
  • Chien, C., Alfred, T., Freihaut, R., Pit, S. (2017). First metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis in hallux valgus versus hallux rigidus using cup and cone preparation compression screw and dorsal plate fixation. Cureus, 9(10), e1786. [More Information]
  • De Silva, T., Prakash, A., Yarlagadda, S., Johns, M., Sandy, K., Hansen, V., Phelan, S., Pit, S. (2017). General practitioners' experiences and perceptions of mild moderate depression management and factors influencing effective service delivery in rural Australian communities: a qualitative study. International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 11(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Smith, T., Sutton, K., Pit, S., Muyambi, K., Terry, D., Farthing, A., Courtney, C., Cross, M. (2017). Health professional students' rural placement satisfaction and rural practice intentions: A national cross?sectional survey. Australian Journal of Rural Health, In Press, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Clemson, L., Mackenzie, L., Roberts, C., Poulos, R., Tan, A., Lovarini, M., Sherrington, C., Simpson, J., Willis, K., Lam, M., Tiedemann, A., Peiris, D., Hilmer, S., Pit, S., Howard, K., White, F., et al (2017). Integrated solutions for sustainable fall prevention in primary care, the iSOLVE project: A type 2 hybrid effectiveness-implementation design. Implementation Science, 12(1), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Knox, M., Garner, A., Dyason, A., Pearson, T., Pit, S. (2017). Qualitative investigation of the reasons behind opposition to water fluoridation in regional NSW, Australia. Public Health Research and Practice, 27(1), 1-8. [More Information]

2016

  • Hall, K., Brieger, D., De Silva, S., Pfister, B., Youlden, D., John-Leader, F., Pit, S. (2016). Errors and Predictors of Confidence in Condom Use amongst Young Australians Attending a Music Festival. Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 2016, 1-9. [More Information]
  • Fraser, A., Williams, S., Kong, S., WElls, L., Goodall, L., Pit, S., Hansen, V., trent, M. (2016). Public Health Amendment (Vaccination of Children Attending Child Care Facilities) Act 2013: its impact in the Northern Rivers, NSW. Public Health Research and Practice, 26(2), 1-7. [More Information]
  • van de Mortel, T., Silberberg, P., Ahern, C., Pit, S. (2016). Supporting near-peer teaching in general practice: a national survey. BMC Medical Education, 16(1), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Pit, S., Hansen, V. (2016). The relationship between lifestyle, occupational health, and work-related factors with presenteeism amongst general practitioners. Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health, 71(1), 49-56. [More Information]
  • Hansen, V., Pit, S. (2016). The Single Item Burnout Measure is a Psychometrically Sound Screening Tool for Occupational Burnout. Health Scope, 5(2), 1-6. [More Information]

2015

  • Suthersan, M., Pit, S., Gordon, L., Loman, M., Pezzutti, B., Freihaut, R. (2015). Local infiltration analgesia versus standard analgesia in total knee arthroplasty. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery, 23(2), 198-201.

2014

  • Pit, S., Hansen, V. (2014). Factors influencing early retirement intentions in Australian rural general practitioners. Occupational Medicine, 64(4), 297-304. [More Information]
  • Nancarrow, S., Bradbury, J., Pit, S., Ariss, S. (2014). Intention to Stay and Intention to Leave: Are They Two Sides of the Same Coin? A Cross-sectional Structural Equation Modelling Study among Health and Social Care Workers. Journal of Occupational Health, 56(4), 292-300. [More Information]
  • Johnston, J., Wilson, S., Rix, E., Pit, S. (2014). Publish or perish: strategies to help rural early career researchers increase publication output. Rural and Remote Health, 14(3), 1-6.
  • van de Mortel, T., Silberberg, P., Ahern, C., Pit, S. (2014). Stakeholders' views of shared learning models in general practice: a national survey. Australian Family Physician, 43(9), 633-638.
  • Pit, S., Vo, T., Pyakurel, S. (2014). The effectiveness of recruitment strategies on general practitioner's survey response rates - a systematic review. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 14(1), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Clemson, L., Mackenzie, L., Roberts, C., Sherrington, C., Peiris, D., Willis, K., Pit, S., Poulos, R., Lam, M., Lovarini, M. (2014). Using Theory to Inform Implementation Research:The iSOLVE Project. 2nd Biennial Australian Implementation Conference, Sydney: 2nd Biennial Australian Implementation Conference.

2013

  • Pit, S., Hansen, V., Ewald, D. (2013). A small unconditional non-financial incentive suggests an increase in survey response rates amongst older general practitioners (GPs): A randomised controlled trial study. BMC Family Practice, 14(1), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Dolja-Gore, X., Pit, S., Parkinson, L., Young, A., Byles, J. (2013). Accuracy of self-reported medicines use compared to pharmaceutical claims data amongst a national sample of older Australian women. Open Journal of Epidemiology, 3, 25-32. [More Information]
  • Pit, S., Shrestha, R., Schofield, D., Passey, M. (2013). Partial and complete retirement due to ill-health among mature age Australians. Public Health, 127(6), 561-571. [More Information]
  • Hansen, V., Pit, S., Honeyman, P., Barclay, L. (2013). Prolonging a sustainable working life among older rural GPs: solutions from the horse's mouth. Rural and Remote Health, 13(2), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Ahern, C., van de Mortel, T., Silberg, P., Barling, J., Pit, S. (2013). Vertically integrated shared learning models in general practice: a qualitative study. BMC Family Practice, 14(144), 1-11. [More Information]

2012

  • Pit, S., Hansen, V., Honeyman, P. (2012). Prolonging working life among older rural general practitioners (GPs). RACP Future Health Directions in Health Congress 2012, Brisbane: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
  • Pit, S., Byles, J. (2012). The Association of Health and Employment in Mature Women: A Longitudinal Study. Journal of Women's Health, 21(3), 273-280. [More Information]

2010

  • Pit, S., Byles, J. (2010). Employment among mature age women: health conditions. International Federation on Ageing 10th Global Conference 2010, Australia: International Federation on Ageing.
  • Pit, S. (2010). Employment among mature age women: health problems and quality of life. 4th Symposium on Work Ability, Tampere: Tampere University Press.
  • Pit, S., Shrestha, R., Schofield, D., Passey, M. (2010). Health problems and retirement due to ill-health among Australian retirees aged 45-64 years. Health Policy, 94(2), 175-181. [More Information]
  • Pit, S., Byles, J. (2010). Older Australians' medication use: self-report by phone showed good agreement and accuracy compared with home visit. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 63, 428-434. [More Information]
  • Pit, S., Shrestha, R., Schofield, D., Passey, M. (2010). Partial and complete retirement due to ill-health among mature age Australians: health problems. 4th Symposium on Work Ability, Tampere: Tampere University Press.
  • Pit, S., Shrestha, R., Schofield, D., Passey, M. (2010). Partial and complete retirement due to ill-health among mature age Australians: health problems and rurality. International Federation on Ageing 10th Global Conference 2010, Australia: International Federation on Ageing.

2008

  • Pit, S., Byles, J., Hansen, V. (2008). Accuracy of telephone self-report of drug use in older people and agreement with a home inventory. Population Health Congress 2008, Maroochydore: Australian Health Promotion Association.
  • Pit, S., Byles, J., Cockburn, J. (2008). Accuracy of Telephone Self-Report of Drug Use in Older People and Agreement with Pharmaceutical Claims Data. Drugs and Aging, 25(1), 71-80. [More Information]
  • Pit, S., Byles, J., Hansen, V. (2008). Accuracy of Telephone Self-Report of Drug Use in Older People and Agreement with Pharmaceutical Claims Data. Population Health Congress 2008, Maroochydore: Australian Health Promotion Association.
  • Pit, S., Byles, J., Cockburn, J. (2008). Prevalence of self-reported risk factors for medication misadventure among older people in general practice. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 14(2), 203-208. [More Information]
  • Pit, S., Byles, J., Hansen, V. (2008). Self-reported risk factors for medication misadventure among older people in general practice. Population Health Congress 2008, Maroochydore: Australian Health Promotion Association.

2007

  • Pit, S., Byles, J., Henry, D., Holt, L., Hansen, V., Bowman, D. (2007). A quality use of medicines program for general practitioners and older people: A cluster rnndomised controlled trial. The Medical Journal of Australia, 187(1), 23-30.
  • Pit, S., Byles, J., Cockburn, J. (2007). Medication Review: Patient Selection and General Practitioner’s Report of Drug-Related Problems and Actions Taken in Elderly Australians. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 55(6), 927-934. [More Information]

2006

  • Mirza, I., Pit, S. (2006). Exercise for positive mental health outcomes in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 1, CD005615.

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