Dr Susan Randall

RGN, RHV, NP, BSc (Hons) Community Health Nursing, PG Cert Higher Education Practice, MSc Health Studies, PhD
Senior Lecturer in Primary Health Care

Member of the Charles Perkins Centre

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

Telephone +61 2 9351 0628

Biographical details

Sue Randall is Senior Lecturer and coordinator of the Masters of Primary Health Care Nursing at Sydney Nursing School. Dr Randall’s clinical and academic career focusses on nursing in community and primary health care settings. This includes nurses working in advanced roles. Interests in patients living with chronic disease and how to promote self-efficacy, self-management, partnership working, and equity and access to services are other themes in Dr Randall’s work.

Dr Randall is an experienced academic who has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate level and has supervised students undertaking master’s degrees and currently has two PhD and three MPhil students. From 2007, Sue worked at Coventry University in the UK before joining Sydney Nursing School in February 2014.

Research interests

Dr Randall's research is in primary health care and community nursing. Her particular interests are in advanced nursing roles, with an emphasis on communication. This is mirrored when the focus is on people who live with chronic disease and how their self-efficacy, ability to self-manage and be true partners in care is explored. She has recently collaborated with clinical wound specialist colleagues to develop an audit and explore the quality of provision of care for patients living with lower leg ulcers. Building on communication and past clinical experience as an immuniser, Dr Randall is part of the SKAI team: sharing knowledge about immunization, led by A. Prof Julie Leask and has led the qualitative data analysis of an arm of this research. Her specific immunization area of interest is influenza and the adult population. In addition, Dr Randall has experience in workforce transformation to meet the chronic disease challenge. She was awarded a PhD from Coventry University in 2014 for a study which explored embedding the community matron role (a role which sought to case manage people with co-morbid chronic disease to prevent hospital admission). Qualitative research or mixed methods design and translation into practice are strengths of Dr Randall.

Teaching and supervision

Dr Randall's teaching career includes chronic disease, primary health care and community nursing, promoting health in the community and advanced practice. She has broad experience teaching nursing at undergraduate and post graduate and inter disciplinary teaching at post graduate level.

In 2015, with colleagues, she was awarded an Education Innovation Grant from USyd to explore active learning and teaching methods. As a committed academic and educationalist, Dr Randall sits on the Learning and Teaching Committee within the Faculty.

Dr Randall has supervised 6 Masters students in the UK, one gaining the Faculty Prize for Excellence. Currently she is supervising two PhD students and three MPhil students where she brings subject or qualitative methodology expertise.

Current research students

Project title Research student
Cardiac rehabilitation audit and quality improvement in NSW, ACT, and Tasmania Dion CANDELARIA
School-based physical activity interventions for promoting physical activity in school aged children and adolescents in Karachi, Pakistan Saleema GULZAR
Education for adult-trained nurses to care for children and families in a hospital in the home environment Catherine JONES
An exploration of the use of memory making activities as part of end of life care in the intensive care setting Melissa RIEGEL
An evaluation of the effect of hospitalization on spousal/partner or parental psychological, behavioural and physiological cardiovascular risk factors. Monica RUCKHOLDT

Current projects

Current research interests include:

Developing Quality Indicators for Cardiac Rehabilitation led by Professor Robyn Gallagher, Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney

Exploring perceptions of using team-based learning for culturally and linguistically diverse students

Supporting communication with vaccine-hesitant and declining parents attending two specialist immunisation clinics

Preventing Influenza: Delivering High-risk Adult Influenza Vaccinations in Primary Care.

Sue is a member of a working party contributing to the PARTNER project: optimising primary care management of hip and knee osteoarthritis in the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Musculoskeletal Pain (2015-22) led by Professor Kim Bennell, University of Melbourne and Professor David Hunter, University of Sydney.

Associations

Dr Randall is a member of the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association.

She is Reviewer for Nurse Researcher, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Health and Care in the Community, Child and Family Health Journal, and BMC Family Practice

Awards and honours

2011 Oral presentation winner, Positioning Nursing for the Future: Advancing Nurses’ Roles in Community and Healthcare. National University of Singapore / National University Hospital International Conference

Keywords

Primary health care; Community health

Selected grants

2015

  • Creating a Community of Enquiry: A Blended Team-Based Learning Approach to Nursing Education; River J, Currie J, Betihavas V, Randall S, Crawford T; DVC Education/Small Educational Innovation Grant.

Selected publications

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Edited Books

  • Randall, S., Ford, H. (2011). Long-Term Conditions: A Guide for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Book Chapters

  • Randall, S. (2011). Care Coordination. In Sue Randall, & Helen Ford (Eds.), Long-Term Conditions: A Guide for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals, (pp. 221-262). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Randall, S., Turner, A. (2011). Self management in Long-term Conditions. In Sue Randall, & Helen Ford (Eds.), Long-Term Conditions: A Guide for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals, (pp. 138-163). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Journals

  • Alharbi, M., Gallagher, R., Neubeck, A., Bauman, A., Prebill, G., Kirkness, A., Randall, S. (2017). Exercise barriers and the relationship to self-efficacy for exercise over 12 months of a lifestyle-change program for people with heart disease and/or diabetes. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 16(4), 309-317. [More Information]
  • Randall, S., Crawford, T., Currie, J., River, J., Betihavas, V. (2017). Impact of community based nurse-led clinics on patient outcomes, patient satisfaction, patient access and cost effectiveness: A systematic review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 73, 24-33. [More Information]
  • River, J., Currie, J., Crawford, T., Betihavas, V., Randall, S. (2016). A systematic review examining the effectiveness of blending technology with team-based learning. Nurse Education Today, 45, 185-192. [More Information]
  • Thunhurst, C., Randall, S. (2016). Applied research: Building the evidence base for health sector development. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 23(12), 590-596. [More Information]
  • Randall, S., Thunhurst, C., Furze, G. (2016). Community matrons as problem-solvers for people living with multi-co-morbid disease. British Journal of Community Nursing, 21(12), 594-598. [More Information]
  • Al-Amer, R., Ramjan, L., Glew, P., Randall, S., Salamonson, Y. (2016). Self-efficacy, depression, and self-care activities in adult Jordanians with Type 2 Diabetes: The role of illness perception. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 37(10), 744-755. [More Information]
  • Randall, S., Neubeck, A. (2016). What's in a name? Concordance is better than adherence for promoting partnership and self-management of chronic disease. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 22(3), 181-184. [More Information]
  • Randall, S., Furze, G., Thunhurst, C. (2015). I can't walk away: Understanding the complexities in embedding a new nurse role. British Journal of Community Nursing, 20(11), 543-550. [More Information]
  • Randall, S., Daly, G., Thunhurst, C., Mills, N., Guest, D., Barker, A. (2014). Case management of individuals with long-term conditions by community matrons: report of qualitative findings of a mixed method evaluation. Primary Health Care Research and Development, 15(1), 26-37. [More Information]
  • Yarwood-Ross, L., Randall, S. (2013). Managing a patient's diabetic foot ulcer. Primary Health Care, 23(1), 16-20. [More Information]
  • Dignon, A., Randall, S., Mills, N. (2012). The "in-reach" project: A new nurse role for care of people with long-term conditions. Nurse Leader, 10(6), 42-45. [More Information]
  • Randall, S., Dignon, A., Mills, N. (2011). An in-reach nurse role for managing individuals with long-term conditions. Experience of a new role and impact of the role. Journal of Nursing and Healthcare of Chronic Illness, 3(4), 389-396. [More Information]
  • Thunhurst, C., Randall, S. (2010). Applied research: building the evidence base for health sector development. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 17(8), 398-404. [More Information]
  • Randall, S. (2010). Preparing clinical support workers for the long-term conditions agenda. Nursing Standard, 25(25), 35-39. [More Information]
  • Randall, S. (2009). Midwives' attitudes to smoking and smoking cessation in pregnancy. British Journal of Midwifery, 17(10), 642-646. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Randall, S., Hayes, L., Crawford, T., Raisin, I. (2014). Linking census data and public health needs to inform community nurse practice. Sydney Teaching Colloquium: Is Our Teaching Up to Standard?, Sydney, NSW: University of Sydney.
  • Randall, S. (2013). An Introduction to Research Methodologies. 1st International Nursing Research Forum 2013, Sri Lanka.
  • Randall, S. (2011). Managing Individuals with Co-morbid Long-term Conditions, using a Case Management Approach by Community Matrons in an English Inner City. 1st National University of Singapore (NUS) - National University Hospital (NUH) International Conference 2011, Singapore, Singapore.
  • Randall, S., Clarke, M. (2009). Preparing Clinical Support Workers for the Long-Term Conditions Agenda. Royal College of Nursing Joint education forums' 2nd International Conference and Exhibition 2009 - Beyond the borders: innovations for international excellence in nurse education, Glasgow, UK: Royal College of Nursing.

2017

  • Alharbi, M., Gallagher, R., Neubeck, A., Bauman, A., Prebill, G., Kirkness, A., Randall, S. (2017). Exercise barriers and the relationship to self-efficacy for exercise over 12 months of a lifestyle-change program for people with heart disease and/or diabetes. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 16(4), 309-317. [More Information]
  • Randall, S., Crawford, T., Currie, J., River, J., Betihavas, V. (2017). Impact of community based nurse-led clinics on patient outcomes, patient satisfaction, patient access and cost effectiveness: A systematic review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 73, 24-33. [More Information]

2016

  • River, J., Currie, J., Crawford, T., Betihavas, V., Randall, S. (2016). A systematic review examining the effectiveness of blending technology with team-based learning. Nurse Education Today, 45, 185-192. [More Information]
  • Thunhurst, C., Randall, S. (2016). Applied research: Building the evidence base for health sector development. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 23(12), 590-596. [More Information]
  • Randall, S., Thunhurst, C., Furze, G. (2016). Community matrons as problem-solvers for people living with multi-co-morbid disease. British Journal of Community Nursing, 21(12), 594-598. [More Information]
  • Al-Amer, R., Ramjan, L., Glew, P., Randall, S., Salamonson, Y. (2016). Self-efficacy, depression, and self-care activities in adult Jordanians with Type 2 Diabetes: The role of illness perception. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 37(10), 744-755. [More Information]
  • Randall, S., Neubeck, A. (2016). What's in a name? Concordance is better than adherence for promoting partnership and self-management of chronic disease. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 22(3), 181-184. [More Information]

2015

  • Randall, S., Furze, G., Thunhurst, C. (2015). I can't walk away: Understanding the complexities in embedding a new nurse role. British Journal of Community Nursing, 20(11), 543-550. [More Information]

2014

  • Randall, S., Daly, G., Thunhurst, C., Mills, N., Guest, D., Barker, A. (2014). Case management of individuals with long-term conditions by community matrons: report of qualitative findings of a mixed method evaluation. Primary Health Care Research and Development, 15(1), 26-37. [More Information]
  • Randall, S., Hayes, L., Crawford, T., Raisin, I. (2014). Linking census data and public health needs to inform community nurse practice. Sydney Teaching Colloquium: Is Our Teaching Up to Standard?, Sydney, NSW: University of Sydney.

2013

  • Randall, S. (2013). An Introduction to Research Methodologies. 1st International Nursing Research Forum 2013, Sri Lanka.
  • Yarwood-Ross, L., Randall, S. (2013). Managing a patient's diabetic foot ulcer. Primary Health Care, 23(1), 16-20. [More Information]

2012

  • Dignon, A., Randall, S., Mills, N. (2012). The "in-reach" project: A new nurse role for care of people with long-term conditions. Nurse Leader, 10(6), 42-45. [More Information]

2011

  • Randall, S., Dignon, A., Mills, N. (2011). An in-reach nurse role for managing individuals with long-term conditions. Experience of a new role and impact of the role. Journal of Nursing and Healthcare of Chronic Illness, 3(4), 389-396. [More Information]
  • Randall, S. (2011). Care Coordination. In Sue Randall, & Helen Ford (Eds.), Long-Term Conditions: A Guide for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals, (pp. 221-262). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Randall, S., Ford, H. (2011). Long-Term Conditions: A Guide for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Randall, S. (2011). Managing Individuals with Co-morbid Long-term Conditions, using a Case Management Approach by Community Matrons in an English Inner City. 1st National University of Singapore (NUS) - National University Hospital (NUH) International Conference 2011, Singapore, Singapore.
  • Randall, S., Turner, A. (2011). Self management in Long-term Conditions. In Sue Randall, & Helen Ford (Eds.), Long-Term Conditions: A Guide for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals, (pp. 138-163). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

2010

  • Thunhurst, C., Randall, S. (2010). Applied research: building the evidence base for health sector development. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 17(8), 398-404. [More Information]
  • Randall, S. (2010). Preparing clinical support workers for the long-term conditions agenda. Nursing Standard, 25(25), 35-39. [More Information]

2009

  • Randall, S. (2009). Midwives' attitudes to smoking and smoking cessation in pregnancy. British Journal of Midwifery, 17(10), 642-646. [More Information]
  • Randall, S., Clarke, M. (2009). Preparing Clinical Support Workers for the Long-Term Conditions Agenda. Royal College of Nursing Joint education forums' 2nd International Conference and Exhibition 2009 - Beyond the borders: innovations for international excellence in nurse education, Glasgow, UK: Royal College of Nursing.

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