Dr Susan Randall

RGN, RHV, NP, BSc (Hons) Community Health Nursing, PG Cert Higher Education Practice, MSc Health Studies, PhD
Lecturer in Community and Care of Chronic Diseases

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

Biographical details

Sue Randall gained her registered nurse qualification from the MacDonald Buchanon School of Nursing at the Middlesex Hospital in London. Sue has clinical experience in orthopaedics, undertaking additional study at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, Middlesex, urology, and community nursing as a Health Visitor with a family and elderly caseload. She is an experienced academic who has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate level and has supervised students undertaking master’s degrees. From 2007, Sue worked at Coventry University in the UK before joining Sydney Nursing School as lecturer in community and care of chronic disease in Feb 2014.

Research interests

Sue’s interests include workforce transformation to meet the chronic disease challenge. Some projects involved working with health care providers to educate their staff to meet new challenges and ways of working. 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).

Associations

Reviewer for Nurse Researcher, Polity, Routledge, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins

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

2008-2010 Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Community Matrons in Case Management and prevention of Hospital Admissions for Heart of Birmingham Teaching Primary Care Trust £93 000. Principal Investigator, Dr Collin Thunhurst, Senior researcher, Sue Randall, other team members: Dr Guy Daly, Natalie Mills, Annette Barker

This 18 month project comprised a literature review, followed by an empirical stage. The empirical stage encompassed a mixed methodology approach. Key stakeholders were involved. These included clients and carers, matrons, General Practitioners, Social Workers and staff from secondary care.

2009 Evaluation of the effectiveness of 2 Community Matron Service Models for City and Hackney Primary Health Care Trust £76 000 Principal Investigator, Dr Collin Thunhurst, Senior researcher, Sue Randall, other team members: Dr Guy Daly, Natalie Mills, Annette Barker

This 6 month project, which completed on time, examined 2 service models. Semi structured interviews were used with key staff informants and patient views were sought via questionnaire. Some economic data was also examined.

2008 Evaluation of Warwickshire PCT and South Warwickshire Hospital NHS In-reach Program £5 000. Principal Investigators: Sue Randall and Dr Andree Dignon

In line with Modernising Nursing Careers (2006) Warwickshire PCT and South Warwickshire General Hospital NHS Trust identified new rotational posts that would follow a patient’s pathway moving away from traditional roles with a greater emphasis on long term conditions

The aim of the program was for the development of health and social care across primary and secondary settings in Warwickshire. Four inreach nurses were appointed and they rotated through acute and community service settings (48 hour ward, Community Hospital, District Nursing and Intermediate Care) with a clear focus on supporting admission, undertaking prevention and reducing the length of stay in both acute and community provision. The role was responsible for the assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of program of care. Liaison with colleagues in health and social care settings, and other agencies was an integral part of the role

2007-2009 Development and Delivery of long term conditions program sponsored by Coventry and Warwickshire Workforce Development Board. (£50 000). Lead: Sue Randall

The development of education program was to ‘up skill’ the nursing and therapist workforce across acute and primary care, as well as emergency care practitioners to have the skills and competencies to meet the needs of patients with more complex Long term Condition Needs. The aim of the program was to enhance skills and competencies of a workforce that cares for patients with long term conditions in order to ensure that patients are managed more proactively in the community and to foster collaborative working with social care. The program was in two parts: one aimed at health care assistants and allied health care support workers (bands 1-4) and a program for band 5 nurses and allied health care workers. There were nine deliveries in total.

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. 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. Long-Term Conditions: A Guide for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals, (pp. 138-163). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Journals

  • 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), 1603-20. [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.
  • 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. (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.

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]

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), 1603-20. [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. 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. 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.
  • 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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