Dr Sabrina Pit

NHMRC Research Fellow
University Centre for Rural Health, School of Public Health

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

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Biographical details

Sabrina has a PhD in Health Behaviour (University of Newcastle), a Master of Science Degree in Household & Consumer Sciences (The Netherlands) and a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (RMIT University).

Sabrina Pit has over 20 years experience in public health research to improve the quality of life of older people. She has experience in complex data analysis, large datasets, longitudinal data analysis, randomized controlled trials, and mixed methods. During her Ph.D. work, she conducted an NHMRC-funded cluster-randomized controlled trial which improved the use of medicines and reduced falls among older people through changing GPs behavior. In 2008, she was awarded a 4-year postdoctoral NHMRC part-time research training fellowship to continue her research in ageing well and productively by exploring pathways to healthy workforce participation. She is now the Workforce Research Stream Leader at the University Center for Rural Health, University of Sydney, Lismore.

Currently, she is investigating how to prolong general practitioners and health care workers working life in a healthy and happy manner. Among her research areas are work ability, productivity, sustainable employability, absenteeism, medicines use, healthy ageing, quality of life, rural health, preventative health, and health promotion. She believes in improving intergenerational communication. Her world vision is to create thousands of happy and healthy workplaces to prolong working lives and learn from the wisdom of our elders and migrants to make our world a better place and encouraging others to do the same.

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

Selected grants

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

2008

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

Selected publications

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Journals

  • 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.
  • 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), 2870.
  • 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. 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.

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.
  • 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), 2870.
  • 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. 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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