Dr Susan Kirby

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

Telephone +61 8 8080 1287

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Biographical details

Sue had a career in health service management as a manager in community health in NSW and the ACT and as a hospital manager in NSW. Her PhD "An exploration of the reasons for frequent re-admissions in patients with chronic disease" was undertaken at the CPHCE UNSW. She currently works at the UDRH in Broken Hill in research capacity building and on rural health services research.Sue had a career in health service management as a manager in community health in NSW and the ACT and as a hospital manager in NSW. Her PhD "An exploration of the reasons for frequent re-admissions in patients with chronic disease" was undertaken at the CPHCE UNSW. She currently works at the UDRH in Broken Hill in research capacity building and on rural health services research.

Research interests

Teaching and supervision

Research capacity building

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Kirby, S., Mutimbe, M., Vagholkar, S., Bunker, J., Dennis, S., Liaw, S. (2014). How integrated are services for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? Perceptions of patients and health care providers. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 20(2), 158-161. [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]
  • Kirby, S., Dennis, S., Bazeley, P., Harris, M. (2013). Activating patients with chronic disease for self-management: comparison of self-managing patients with those managing by frequent readmissions to hospital. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 19(3), 198-206. [More Information]
  • Kirby, S., Mutimbe, M., Vagholkar, S., Bunker, J., Dennis, S., Liaw, S. (2013). How integrated are services for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? Perceptions of patients and health care providers. Australian Journal of Primary Health, published online 8 March 2013, 1-4. [More Information]
  • Kirby, S., Dennis, S., Bazeley, P., Harris, M. (2013). Why older patients of lower clinical urgency choose to attend the Emergency Department. Internal Medicine Journal, 43(2), 218-219. [More Information]
  • Kirby, S., Dennis, S., Jayasinghe, U., Harris, M. (2012). Unplanned return visits to emergency in a regional hospital. Australian Health Review, 36(3), 336-341. [More Information]
  • Kirby, S., Dennis, S., Bazeley, P., Harris, M. (2012). What distinguishes clinicians who better support patients for chronic disease self-management? Australian Journal of Primary Health, 18(3), 220-227. [More Information]
  • Kirby, S., Dennis, S., Jayasinghe, U., Harris, M. (2011). Frequent emergency attenders: is there a better way? Australian Health Review, 35(4), 462-467. [More Information]
  • Kirby, S., Dennis, S., Jayasinghe, U., Harris, M. (2010). Patient related factors in frequent readmissions: the influence of condition, access to services and patient choice. BMC Health Services Research, 10, 216-216. [More Information]
  • Kirby, S., Chong, J., Frances, M., Powell Davies, G., Perkins, D., Zwar, N., Harris, M. (2008). Sharing or shuffling - realities of chronic disease care in general practice [To the Editor]. Medical Journal of Australia, 189(2), 77. [More Information]

2014

  • Kirby, S., Mutimbe, M., Vagholkar, S., Bunker, J., Dennis, S., Liaw, S. (2014). How integrated are services for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? Perceptions of patients and health care providers. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 20(2), 158-161. [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]

2013

  • Kirby, S., Dennis, S., Bazeley, P., Harris, M. (2013). Activating patients with chronic disease for self-management: comparison of self-managing patients with those managing by frequent readmissions to hospital. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 19(3), 198-206. [More Information]
  • Kirby, S., Mutimbe, M., Vagholkar, S., Bunker, J., Dennis, S., Liaw, S. (2013). How integrated are services for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? Perceptions of patients and health care providers. Australian Journal of Primary Health, published online 8 March 2013, 1-4. [More Information]
  • Kirby, S., Dennis, S., Bazeley, P., Harris, M. (2013). Why older patients of lower clinical urgency choose to attend the Emergency Department. Internal Medicine Journal, 43(2), 218-219. [More Information]

2012

  • Kirby, S., Dennis, S., Jayasinghe, U., Harris, M. (2012). Unplanned return visits to emergency in a regional hospital. Australian Health Review, 36(3), 336-341. [More Information]
  • Kirby, S., Dennis, S., Bazeley, P., Harris, M. (2012). What distinguishes clinicians who better support patients for chronic disease self-management? Australian Journal of Primary Health, 18(3), 220-227. [More Information]

2011

  • Kirby, S., Dennis, S., Jayasinghe, U., Harris, M. (2011). Frequent emergency attenders: is there a better way? Australian Health Review, 35(4), 462-467. [More Information]

2010

  • Kirby, S., Dennis, S., Jayasinghe, U., Harris, M. (2010). Patient related factors in frequent readmissions: the influence of condition, access to services and patient choice. BMC Health Services Research, 10, 216-216. [More Information]

2008

  • Kirby, S., Chong, J., Frances, M., Powell Davies, G., Perkins, D., Zwar, N., Harris, M. (2008). Sharing or shuffling - realities of chronic disease care in general practice [To the Editor]. Medical Journal of Australia, 189(2), 77. [More Information]

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