Dr Shannon McDermott

Research Fellow - Evaluation
Medicine, Northern Clinical School

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Biographical details

Shannon McDermott has ten years of experience working on applied and theoretical research projects in the fields of ageing, mental health and homelessness. Her research aims to understand how policy and practice can be structured to deliver the best care for people in the community. Shannon began her career as a social worker working with homebound older people in San Francisco and went on to complete her PhD at the University of New South Wales in 2007. She worked as a Research Fellow at the UNSW Social Policy Research Centre and a Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences at UNSW before joining the Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre (CDPC). Shannon’s primary responsibilities at the CDPC are to conceptualise evaluation activities for the Centre and to support researchers conducting evaluation activities.

Research interests

Shannon is skilled in the theory and practice of evaluation, research design, research methodology, data analysis, dissemination, and project management. She is passionate about training and supporting researchers to do rigorous research and to translate research findings into practice.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • McDermott, S., Bruce, J., Muir, K., Ramia, I., Fisher, K., Bullen, J. (2016). Reducing hospitalisation among people living with severe mental illness. Australian Health Review, 40(2), 124-128. [More Information]

2016

  • McDermott, S., Bruce, J., Muir, K., Ramia, I., Fisher, K., Bullen, J. (2016). Reducing hospitalisation among people living with severe mental illness. Australian Health Review, 40(2), 124-128. [More Information]

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