Dr Jennifer Chipps

RN, PhD UKZN GradDip(Epi) VETAB MPH UNSW BSc(Psych) SAf PGDip (Nurse Mx) PGDip (Nurse Mx) BSc(Nurs) Witw
Lecturer

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

Telephone +61 2 9351 0648

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Biographical details

Jennifer Chipps is a registered nurse with extensive public health and epidemiology experience. She has worked in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa as a mental health nurse, lecturer, project manager and public health policy officer and epidemiologist. She has lectured in Australia, South Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Seychelles, Kenya and Rwanda. Jennifer recently returned to Australia after eight years at the School of Nursing and Public Health, University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa where she completed a PhD in Telehealth (The Development of a Model for the Implementation of Telepsychiatry Services in a Resource Constrained Environment). She is currently a member of the International Council of Nurses (ICN) Special Interest Group in Telenursing and have recently completed a number of workforce systematic reviews for WHO.

Research interests

  • eHealth
  • eLearning
  • Aged care
  • Suicide
  • Psychosocial health
  • Quantitative epidemiological research
  • Systematic reviews

Associations

Reviewer for academic journals

  • Information Development
  • Worldviews of Evidence Based Nursing
  • International Journal of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Electronic Journal of Health Informatics
  • International Journal of Nursing Practice
  • Research editor for African Journal of Emergency Medicine

Systematic reviews for WHO

  • The Effects of direct-entry education of health workers on quality and quantity of health-workers (2012)
  • The Effects of specialization in health worker education on quality and quantity of health-workers (2012)
  • The Effects of investing in infrastructure in education of health workers on quality and quantity of health-workers (2012)

Keywords

Public health; Psychiatry; Evidence-based medicine; E-learning and teaching technologies; E-Health

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Ramlall, S., Chipps, J., Pillay, B., Bhigjee, A. (2013). Mild cognitive impairment and dementia in a heterogeneous elderly population: prevalence and risk profile. African Journal of Psychiatry, 16(6), 456-465. [More Information]
  • Ramlall, S., Chipps, J., Bhigjee, A., Pillay, B. (2013). Screening a heterogeneous elderly South African population for cognitive impairment: the utility and performance of the Mini- Mental State Examination, Six Item Screener, Subjective Memory Rating Scale and Deterioration Cognitive Observee. African Journal of Psychiatry, 16(6), 445-455. [More Information]
  • Ramlall, S., Chipps, J., Bhigjee, A., Pillay, B. (2013). The sensitivity and specificity of subjective memory complaints and the subjective memory rating scale, deterioration cognitive observee, mini-mental state examination, six-item screener and clock drawing test in dementia screening. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 36(1-2), 119-135. [More Information]
  • Chipps, J., Brysiewicz, P., Mars, M. (2012). A systematic review of the effectiveness of videoconference-based tele-education for medical and nursing education. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 9(2), 78-87. [More Information]
  • Chipps, J., Ramlall, S., Mars, M. (2012). A telepsychiatry model to support psychiatric outreach in the public sector in South Africa. African Journal of Psychiatry, 15(4), 264-270. [More Information]
  • Chipps, J., Ramlall, S., Madigoe, T., King, H., Mars, M. (2012). Developing telepsychiatry services in KwaZulu-Natal - an action research study. African Journal of Psychiatry, 15, 255-263. [More Information]
  • Chipps, J., Brysiewicz, P., Mars, M. (2012). Effectiveness and feasibility of telepsychiatry in resource constrained environments? A systematic review of the evidence. African Journal of Psychiatry, 15(4), 235-243. [More Information]
  • Simpson, B., Chipps, J. (2012). Mental Health Legislation: Does it protect the rights of people with mental health problems? Social Work: a professional journal for the social worker, 48(1), 47-57.
  • Chipps, J., Mars, M. (2012). Readiness of health-care institutions in KwaZulu-Natal to implement telepsychiatry. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. [More Information]
  • Chipps, J., Ramlall, S. (2012). Research in lower middle income countries - recommendations for a national mental health research agenda in South Africa. African Journal of Psychiatry, 15(6), 432-435. [More Information]
  • Chipps, J., Ramlall, S., Mars, M. (2012). Videoconference-based education for psychiatry registrars at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. African Journal of Psychiatry, 15(4), 248-254. [More Information]
  • Rose, S., Chipps, J., Peters, E. (2011). Fluid use in mountain bikers - self-reported practices. South African Journal of Sports Medicine, 19(2), 52-58.
  • Ramlall, S., Chipps, J., Mars, M. (2011). Impact of the South African Mental Health Care Act No. 17 of 2002 on regional and district hospitals designated for mental health care in KwaZulu-Natal. SAMJ South African Medical Journal, 100(10), 667-670. [More Information]
  • Chipps, J., Simpson, B., Brysiewicz, P. (2011). The effectiveness of cultural-competence training for health professionals in community-based rehabilitation: a systematic review of literature. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 5(2), 85-94. [More Information]
  • Brysiewicz, P., Chipps, J. (2011). The effectiveness of in-hospital psychosocial intervention programmes for families of critically ill patients - systematic review. The Southern African journal of Critical Care, 22(2), 68-76.
  • Chipps, J. (2011). The Use of Synchronous Videoconferencing Teaching to Increase Access to Specialist Nurse Education in Rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal, 2(2), 154-168.

Conferences

  • Chipps, J., Mars, M. (2010). Technology Enhanced Learning for Remote Nurses in KwaZulu-Natal. IST-Africa 2010, South Africa: IIMC International Information Management Corporat.

2013

  • Ramlall, S., Chipps, J., Pillay, B., Bhigjee, A. (2013). Mild cognitive impairment and dementia in a heterogeneous elderly population: prevalence and risk profile. African Journal of Psychiatry, 16(6), 456-465. [More Information]
  • Ramlall, S., Chipps, J., Bhigjee, A., Pillay, B. (2013). Screening a heterogeneous elderly South African population for cognitive impairment: the utility and performance of the Mini- Mental State Examination, Six Item Screener, Subjective Memory Rating Scale and Deterioration Cognitive Observee. African Journal of Psychiatry, 16(6), 445-455. [More Information]
  • Ramlall, S., Chipps, J., Bhigjee, A., Pillay, B. (2013). The sensitivity and specificity of subjective memory complaints and the subjective memory rating scale, deterioration cognitive observee, mini-mental state examination, six-item screener and clock drawing test in dementia screening. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 36(1-2), 119-135. [More Information]

2012

  • Chipps, J., Brysiewicz, P., Mars, M. (2012). A systematic review of the effectiveness of videoconference-based tele-education for medical and nursing education. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 9(2), 78-87. [More Information]
  • Chipps, J., Ramlall, S., Mars, M. (2012). A telepsychiatry model to support psychiatric outreach in the public sector in South Africa. African Journal of Psychiatry, 15(4), 264-270. [More Information]
  • Chipps, J., Ramlall, S., Madigoe, T., King, H., Mars, M. (2012). Developing telepsychiatry services in KwaZulu-Natal - an action research study. African Journal of Psychiatry, 15, 255-263. [More Information]
  • Chipps, J., Brysiewicz, P., Mars, M. (2012). Effectiveness and feasibility of telepsychiatry in resource constrained environments? A systematic review of the evidence. African Journal of Psychiatry, 15(4), 235-243. [More Information]
  • Simpson, B., Chipps, J. (2012). Mental Health Legislation: Does it protect the rights of people with mental health problems? Social Work: a professional journal for the social worker, 48(1), 47-57.
  • Chipps, J., Mars, M. (2012). Readiness of health-care institutions in KwaZulu-Natal to implement telepsychiatry. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. [More Information]
  • Chipps, J., Ramlall, S. (2012). Research in lower middle income countries - recommendations for a national mental health research agenda in South Africa. African Journal of Psychiatry, 15(6), 432-435. [More Information]
  • Chipps, J., Ramlall, S., Mars, M. (2012). Videoconference-based education for psychiatry registrars at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. African Journal of Psychiatry, 15(4), 248-254. [More Information]

2011

  • Rose, S., Chipps, J., Peters, E. (2011). Fluid use in mountain bikers - self-reported practices. South African Journal of Sports Medicine, 19(2), 52-58.
  • Ramlall, S., Chipps, J., Mars, M. (2011). Impact of the South African Mental Health Care Act No. 17 of 2002 on regional and district hospitals designated for mental health care in KwaZulu-Natal. SAMJ South African Medical Journal, 100(10), 667-670. [More Information]
  • Chipps, J., Simpson, B., Brysiewicz, P. (2011). The effectiveness of cultural-competence training for health professionals in community-based rehabilitation: a systematic review of literature. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 5(2), 85-94. [More Information]
  • Brysiewicz, P., Chipps, J. (2011). The effectiveness of in-hospital psychosocial intervention programmes for families of critically ill patients - systematic review. The Southern African journal of Critical Care, 22(2), 68-76.
  • Chipps, J. (2011). The Use of Synchronous Videoconferencing Teaching to Increase Access to Specialist Nurse Education in Rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal, 2(2), 154-168.

2010

  • Chipps, J., Mars, M. (2010). Technology Enhanced Learning for Remote Nurses in KwaZulu-Natal. IST-Africa 2010, South Africa: IIMC International Information Management Corporat.

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