Ms Sheila Keane

Senior Lecturer
University Centre for Rural Health, School of Public Health

Telephone 61 2 6620 7570
Fax 61 2 6620 7270

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Research interests

Sheila is a Senior Lecturer in Allied Health. Her recent research has focussed on recruitment and retention of rural allied health practitioners, the cost of rural student placements and the distribution of the existing allied health workforce in NSW and Australia. As a practicing physiotherapist since 1981, Sheila is also a Neurologic Clinical Specialist with a focus in stroke rehabilitation with a clinical research interest in expanding the evidence base for effective treatment of spatial neglect syndrome. She also seeks to support service innovations such as Indigenous health promotion projects using art to learn about self management of chronic diseases and the introduction of certified Allied Health Assistants into the rural health workforce.

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Journals

  • Keane, S., Lincoln, M., Rolfe, M., Smith, T. (2013). Retention of the rural allied health workforce in New South Wales: a comparison of public and private practitioners. BMC Health Services Research, 13(Article 32), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Keane, S., Lincoln, M., Smith, T. (2012). Retention of allied health professionals in rural New South Wales: a thematic analysis of focus group discussions. BMC Health Services Research, 12(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Smith, T., Fisher, K., Keane, S., Lincoln, M. (2011). Comparison of the results of two rural allied health workforce surveys in the Hunter New England Region of New South Wales: 2005 versus 2008. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 19(3), 154-159. [More Information]
  • Keane, S., Smith, T., Lincoln, M., Fisher, K. (2011). Survey of the rural allied health workforce in New South Wales to inform recruitment and retention. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 19(1), 38-44. [More Information]
  • Keane, S., Swain, L. (2009). Inter-professional training of student preceptors. Australian Pharmacist, 28(8), 706-708.
  • Schofield, D., Keane, S., Fletcher, S., Shrestha, R., Percival, R. (2009). Loss of income and levels of scholarship support for students on rural clinical placements: A survey of medical, nursing and allied health students. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 17, 134-140. [More Information]
  • Keane, S., Smith, T., Lincoln, M., Wagner, S., Lowe, S. (2008). The rural allied health workforce study (RAHWS): background, rationale and questionnaire development. Rural and Remote Health, 8, 1132-1-1132-12. [More Information]
  • Keane, S., Turner, C., Sherrington, C., Beard, J. (2006). Use of Fresnel prism glasses to treat stroke patients with hemispatial neglect. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 87(12), 1668-1672. [More Information]

Research Reports

  • Keane, S., Birden, H., Swain, L., Barraclough, F. (2014). Interprofessional learning in a rural context, (pp. 1 - 60). Lismore, Australia: University Centre for Rural Health.
  • Keane, S., Smith, T., Wagner, S., Lincoln, M. (2009). The NSW Rural Allied Health Workforce Study (RAHWS): Final Report - May 2009, May 2009, (pp. 2 - 30). Lismore, Australia: NSW Institute of Rural Clinical Services & Teaching.
  • Wagner, S., Keane, S., McLeod, B., Bishop, M. (2008). A Report: Clinical Supervision for Allied Health Professionals in Rural NSW, June 2008, (pp. 1 - 30). Lismore, Australia: NSW Institute of Rural Clinical Services & Teaching.

2014

  • Keane, S., Birden, H., Swain, L., Barraclough, F. (2014). Interprofessional learning in a rural context, (pp. 1 - 60). Lismore, Australia: University Centre for Rural Health.

2013

  • Keane, S., Lincoln, M., Rolfe, M., Smith, T. (2013). Retention of the rural allied health workforce in New South Wales: a comparison of public and private practitioners. BMC Health Services Research, 13(Article 32), 1-9. [More Information]

2012

  • Keane, S., Lincoln, M., Smith, T. (2012). Retention of allied health professionals in rural New South Wales: a thematic analysis of focus group discussions. BMC Health Services Research, 12(1), 1-11. [More Information]

2011

  • Smith, T., Fisher, K., Keane, S., Lincoln, M. (2011). Comparison of the results of two rural allied health workforce surveys in the Hunter New England Region of New South Wales: 2005 versus 2008. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 19(3), 154-159. [More Information]
  • Keane, S., Smith, T., Lincoln, M., Fisher, K. (2011). Survey of the rural allied health workforce in New South Wales to inform recruitment and retention. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 19(1), 38-44. [More Information]

2009

  • Keane, S., Swain, L. (2009). Inter-professional training of student preceptors. Australian Pharmacist, 28(8), 706-708.
  • Schofield, D., Keane, S., Fletcher, S., Shrestha, R., Percival, R. (2009). Loss of income and levels of scholarship support for students on rural clinical placements: A survey of medical, nursing and allied health students. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 17, 134-140. [More Information]
  • Keane, S., Smith, T., Wagner, S., Lincoln, M. (2009). The NSW Rural Allied Health Workforce Study (RAHWS): Final Report - May 2009, May 2009, (pp. 2 - 30). Lismore, Australia: NSW Institute of Rural Clinical Services & Teaching.

2008

  • Wagner, S., Keane, S., McLeod, B., Bishop, M. (2008). A Report: Clinical Supervision for Allied Health Professionals in Rural NSW, June 2008, (pp. 1 - 30). Lismore, Australia: NSW Institute of Rural Clinical Services & Teaching.
  • Keane, S., Smith, T., Lincoln, M., Wagner, S., Lowe, S. (2008). The rural allied health workforce study (RAHWS): background, rationale and questionnaire development. Rural and Remote Health, 8, 1132-1-1132-12. [More Information]

2006

  • Keane, S., Turner, C., Sherrington, C., Beard, J. (2006). Use of Fresnel prism glasses to treat stroke patients with hemispatial neglect. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 87(12), 1668-1672. [More Information]

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