Dr Christina Aggar

Lecturer

M02A - 88 Mallett Street - Building A
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9114 4191

Biographical details

Christina Aggar joined Sydney Nursing School as a lecturer in 2011. Prior to her appointment as lecturer, she worked as a research assistant at Sydney Nursing School, where she also completed her Bachelor of Nursing with Honours Class 1, and my PhD: Reactions to caregiving in the context of community living older people and frailty. From 2005 to 2006, Christina was a Medical Aviation Health trainer, facilitating and developing programs for management of medical incidents for long and short haul cabin crew. Also during this time she was Senior Registered Nurse at St Joseph's Hospital, working in palliative, medical and aged care rehabilitation.

Research interests

Primary Health Care, Gerontic nursing; aged care; spiritual caring in nursing; palliative care for older persons; aged care in residential aged care settings; chronic care and rehabilitation; carers and caregiving

Teaching and supervision

  • Care and chronic conditions
  • Contexts of health and disease
  • Developing nursing practice
  • Nursing the acutely ill person

Current projects

Green J, Ronaldson S & Aggar C, 2008 ongoing: Teaching Improvement and Equipment Scheme: ?The first Australian cohort graduate entry ? Master of Nursing Students: Mapping their transition into the workforce?

Cameron ID, Kurrle SE, Sherrington C, Lord S, Aggar C & Fairhall N. 2008 ongoing: NHMRC funded research project. Transition care: evidence and innovation. Grant ID 402791.The Frailty Intervention Trial. Protocol 0709-191M.

Associations

  • Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC): Citizens Engagement Advisory Panel (CEAC)
    Board Member elected 2012
  • Carers NSW Board Member since 2009
  • Carers NSW
  • Royal College of Nursing Australia (RCNA)
  • Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG)
  • Emerging Researchers in Ageing (ERA)
  • Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF)

Awards and honours

Royal College of Nursing Australia 2009

Presenter Award RCNA Primary Health Care Conference: Collaboration, integration and reform: a nursing response.

Keywords

Gerontic; Palliative care; Caregiving; Ageing

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Cameron, I., Fairhall, N., Langron, C., Lockwood, K., Monaghan, N., Aggar, C., Sherrington, C., Lord, S., Kurrle, S. (2013). A multifactorial interdisciplinary intervention reduces frailty in older people: randomized trial. BMC Medicine, 11(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Aggar, C. (2012). Caring burden. Australian Nursing Journal, 20(5), 35-35. [More Information]
  • Aggar, C., Ronaldson, S., Cameron, I. (2012). Reactions to caregiving during an intervention targeting frailty in community living older people. BMC Geriatrics, 12, 1-11. [More Information]
  • Ronaldson, S., Hayes, L., Aggar, C., Green, J., Carey, M. (2012). Spirituality and spiritual caring: nurses' perspectives and practice in palliative and acute care environments. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 21(15-16), 2126-2135. [More Information]
  • Ronaldson, S., Hayes, L., Carey, M., Aggar, C. (2011). A study of nurses’ knowledge of a palliative approach in residential aged care facilities. International Journal of Older People Nursing, 3(4), 258-267. [More Information]
  • Cameron, I., Aggar, C., Robinson, A., Kurrle, S. (2011). Assessing and helping carers of older people. BMJ (online), 343, 1-5. [More Information]
  • Aggar, C., Ronaldson, S., Cameron, I. (2011). Reactions to caregiving in frailty research. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 53(2), e138-e143. [More Information]
  • Aggar, C., Ronaldson, S., Cameron, I. (2011). Self-esteem in carers of frail older people: Resentment predicts anxiety and depression. Aging and Mental Health, 15(6), 671-678. [More Information]
  • Fairhall, N., Langron, C., Sherrington, C., Lord, S., Kurrle, S., Lockwood, K., Monaghan, N., Aggar, C., Gill, L., Cameron, I. (2011). Treating frailty-a practical guide. BMC Medicine, 9, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Fairhall, N., Langron, C., Sherrington, C., Lord, S., Kurrle, S., Lockwood, K., Monaghan, N., Aggar, C., Gill, L., Cameron, I. (2011). Treating frailty-a practical guide. BMC Medicine, 9(1), 83-83. [More Information]
  • Aggar, C., Ronaldson, S., Cameron, I. (2010). Reactions to caregiving of frail, older persons predict depression. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 19(6), 409-415. [More Information]
  • Cameron, I., Fairhall, N., Monaghan, N., Sherrington, C., Lockwood, K., Lord, S., Langron, C., Aggar, C., Kurrle, S. (2009). Activity limitation, participation restriction and quality of life: observations over a three month period in frail older people. The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 13(Supplement 2), S19.
  • Cameron, I., Aggar, C., Sherrington, C., Lockwood, K., Lord, S., Langron, C., Monaghan, N., Kurrle, S. (2009). Frailty in Older People: Its Relationship with Activity Limitation and Participation Restriction. The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 13(Supplement 2), S11.
  • Aggar, C., Ronaldson, S., Monaghan, N., Lockwood, K., Cameron, I. (2009). Functional Status in Frail Older People Predicts Carer Burden. The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 13(S1), S269-S269.
  • Ronaldson, S., Hayes, L., Carey, M., Aggar, C. (2008). A study of nurses' knowledge of a palliative approach in residential aged care facilities. International Journal of Older People Nursing, 3(4), 258-267.
  • Fairhall, N., Aggar, C., Kurrle, S., Sherrington, C., Lord, S., Lockwood, K., Monaghan, N., Cameron, I. (2008). Frailty Intervention Trial (FIT). BMC Geriatrics, 8, 27-1-27-10. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Monaghan, N., Sherrington, C., Fairhall, N., Aggar, C. (2010). The TIE Research Program: Implications for Australian Health Service Delivery. International Federation on Ageing 10th Global Conference 2010, Australia: International Federation on Ageing.
  • Monaghan, N., Cameron, I., Fairhall, N., Aggar, C., Kurrle, S. (2009). Complaints relating to the health care of older people in NSW 2007–2008. 42nd National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology AAG 2009, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Aggar, C., Cameron, I., Fairhall, N., Gill, L., Monaghan, N. (2009). Depression in frail older people: A descriptive study. 42nd National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology AAG 2009, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Kurrle, S., Monaghan, N., Fairhall, N., Aggar, C., Sherrington, C., Lockwood, K., Lord, S., Langron, C., Cameron, I. (2009). Frailty: Its Association with Cognitive Impairment in a Cohort of Community Living Older People. Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease AAICAD 2009, United States: Alzheimer's Association.
  • Monaghan, N., Cameron, I., Fairhall, N., Aggar, C., Kurrle, S. (2009). Legislation and Rehabilitation Services for Older People in Australia. 5th World Congress of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine ISPRM 2009. International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine.
  • Monaghan, N., Cameron, I., Fairhall, N., Aggar, C., Kurrle, S. (2009). The Impact of the Australian Age Discrimination Act 2004 on Health Care for Older People. 19th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics 2009, France: Editions S E R D I.

2013

  • Cameron, I., Fairhall, N., Langron, C., Lockwood, K., Monaghan, N., Aggar, C., Sherrington, C., Lord, S., Kurrle, S. (2013). A multifactorial interdisciplinary intervention reduces frailty in older people: randomized trial. BMC Medicine, 11(1), 1-10. [More Information]

2012

  • Aggar, C. (2012). Caring burden. Australian Nursing Journal, 20(5), 35-35. [More Information]
  • Aggar, C., Ronaldson, S., Cameron, I. (2012). Reactions to caregiving during an intervention targeting frailty in community living older people. BMC Geriatrics, 12, 1-11. [More Information]
  • Ronaldson, S., Hayes, L., Aggar, C., Green, J., Carey, M. (2012). Spirituality and spiritual caring: nurses' perspectives and practice in palliative and acute care environments. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 21(15-16), 2126-2135. [More Information]

2011

  • Ronaldson, S., Hayes, L., Carey, M., Aggar, C. (2011). A study of nurses’ knowledge of a palliative approach in residential aged care facilities. International Journal of Older People Nursing, 3(4), 258-267. [More Information]
  • Cameron, I., Aggar, C., Robinson, A., Kurrle, S. (2011). Assessing and helping carers of older people. BMJ (online), 343, 1-5. [More Information]
  • Aggar, C., Ronaldson, S., Cameron, I. (2011). Reactions to caregiving in frailty research. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 53(2), e138-e143. [More Information]
  • Aggar, C., Ronaldson, S., Cameron, I. (2011). Self-esteem in carers of frail older people: Resentment predicts anxiety and depression. Aging and Mental Health, 15(6), 671-678. [More Information]
  • Fairhall, N., Langron, C., Sherrington, C., Lord, S., Kurrle, S., Lockwood, K., Monaghan, N., Aggar, C., Gill, L., Cameron, I. (2011). Treating frailty-a practical guide. BMC Medicine, 9, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Fairhall, N., Langron, C., Sherrington, C., Lord, S., Kurrle, S., Lockwood, K., Monaghan, N., Aggar, C., Gill, L., Cameron, I. (2011). Treating frailty-a practical guide. BMC Medicine, 9(1), 83-83. [More Information]

2010

  • Aggar, C., Ronaldson, S., Cameron, I. (2010). Reactions to caregiving of frail, older persons predict depression. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 19(6), 409-415. [More Information]
  • Monaghan, N., Sherrington, C., Fairhall, N., Aggar, C. (2010). The TIE Research Program: Implications for Australian Health Service Delivery. International Federation on Ageing 10th Global Conference 2010, Australia: International Federation on Ageing.

2009

  • Cameron, I., Fairhall, N., Monaghan, N., Sherrington, C., Lockwood, K., Lord, S., Langron, C., Aggar, C., Kurrle, S. (2009). Activity limitation, participation restriction and quality of life: observations over a three month period in frail older people. The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 13(Supplement 2), S19.
  • Monaghan, N., Cameron, I., Fairhall, N., Aggar, C., Kurrle, S. (2009). Complaints relating to the health care of older people in NSW 2007–2008. 42nd National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology AAG 2009, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Aggar, C., Cameron, I., Fairhall, N., Gill, L., Monaghan, N. (2009). Depression in frail older people: A descriptive study. 42nd National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology AAG 2009, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Cameron, I., Aggar, C., Sherrington, C., Lockwood, K., Lord, S., Langron, C., Monaghan, N., Kurrle, S. (2009). Frailty in Older People: Its Relationship with Activity Limitation and Participation Restriction. The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 13(Supplement 2), S11.
  • Kurrle, S., Monaghan, N., Fairhall, N., Aggar, C., Sherrington, C., Lockwood, K., Lord, S., Langron, C., Cameron, I. (2009). Frailty: Its Association with Cognitive Impairment in a Cohort of Community Living Older People. Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease AAICAD 2009, United States: Alzheimer's Association.
  • Aggar, C., Ronaldson, S., Monaghan, N., Lockwood, K., Cameron, I. (2009). Functional Status in Frail Older People Predicts Carer Burden. The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 13(S1), S269-S269.
  • Monaghan, N., Cameron, I., Fairhall, N., Aggar, C., Kurrle, S. (2009). Legislation and Rehabilitation Services for Older People in Australia. 5th World Congress of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine ISPRM 2009. International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine.
  • Monaghan, N., Cameron, I., Fairhall, N., Aggar, C., Kurrle, S. (2009). The Impact of the Australian Age Discrimination Act 2004 on Health Care for Older People. 19th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics 2009, France: Editions S E R D I.

2008

  • Ronaldson, S., Hayes, L., Carey, M., Aggar, C. (2008). A study of nurses' knowledge of a palliative approach in residential aged care facilities. International Journal of Older People Nursing, 3(4), 258-267.
  • Fairhall, N., Aggar, C., Kurrle, S., Sherrington, C., Lord, S., Lockwood, K., Monaghan, N., Cameron, I. (2008). Frailty Intervention Trial (FIT). BMC Geriatrics, 8, 27-1-27-10. [More Information]

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