• 325 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
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I am currently appointed as a research fellow for the Healthy Ageing Research Consortium-a partnership of researchers, clinicians, aged care providers and consumer advocacy groups. The Healthy Ageing Research Consortium is working to develop the Registry of Older South Australians (ROSA). ROSA will involve monitoring the health and service utilisation of people receiving aged care services in South Australia.

I have a public health and epidemiology background with a focus on research in the ageing population specifically around cognitive decline and dementia. Most recently I have been working on the Investigating Services Provided In the Residential Care Environment for Dementia (INSPIRED) study as part of the NHMRC funded Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre at Flinders University. This research has focused on quality of care and quality of life of people with cognitive impairment and dementia who live in residential aged care in Australia. My work for this study has included an examination of medication use in this population and associations with quality of life. Previous to this, I completed my PhD at Newcastle University, UK. My PhD involved an investigation of the effects of cardiovascular risk factors on longitudinal changes in cognitive decline in populations aged over 85 years including populations from the UK, the Netherlands and New Zealand. I have experience in cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis of large datasets and experience conducting systematic reviews.

Education / Academic qualification

PhD, Newcastle University

Sep 2013Oct 2016

External positions

Flinders University

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Research Output 2013 2018

  • 325 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
  • 19 Article
  • 7 Review article
  • 1 Letter

Approaches to Deprescribing Psychotropic Medications for Changed Behaviours in Long-Term Care Residents Living with Dementia

Harrison, S. L., Cations, M., Jessop, T., Hilmer, S. N., Sawan, M. & Brodaty, H. 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Drugs and Aging.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

3 Citations

Associations between the Drug Burden Index, Potentially Inappropriate Medications and Quality of Life in Residential Aged Care

Harrison, S. L., Kouladjian O'Donnell, L., Bradley, C. E., Milte, R., Dyer, S. M., Gnanamanickam, E. S., Liu, E., Hilmer, S. N. & Crotty, M. 11 Jan 2018 In : Drugs & aging.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

4 Citations

Clustered domestic residential aged care in australia: Fewer hospitalisations and better quality of life

Dyer, S. M., Liu, E., Gnanamanickam, E. S., Milte, R., Easton, T., Harrison, S. L., Bradley, C. E., Ratcliffe, J. & Crotty, M. 4 Jun 2018 In : The Medical journal of Australia. 208, 10, p. 433-438 6 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

5 Citations

Costs of potentially inappropriate medication use in residential aged care facilities

Harrison, S. L., Kouladjian O'Donnell, L., Milte, R., Dyer, S. M., Gnanamanickam, E. S., Bradley, C., Liu, E., Hilmer, S. N. & Crotty, M. 11 Jan 2018 In : BMC Geriatrics. 18, 1, p. 9

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

7 Citations

Direct health and residential care costs of people living with dementia in Australian residential aged care

Gnanamanickam, E. S., Dyer, S. M., Milte, R., Harrison, S. L., Liu, E., Easton, T., Bradley, C., Bilton, R., Shulver, W., Ratcliffe, J., Whitehead, C. & Crotty, M. 1 Jul 2018 In : International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 33, 7, p. 859-866 8 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle