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Nursing and Allied Health

Prof Deborah Fitzsimmons

Prof Deborah Fitzsimmons

Telephone: 0151 231 5872

Publications

Highlighted publications

Bobadilla A, Orchard T, Magalhães L, Fitzsimmons D. 2017. Ontario Healthcare Coverage Eligibility Among New Permanent Residents: A Scoping Review Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, 15 :384-405 >DOI

Knight E, Werstine RJ, Rasmussen-Pennington DM, Fitzsimmons D, Petrella RJ. 2015. Physical Therapy 2.0: Leveraging Social Media to Engage Patients in Rehabilitation and Health Promotion PHYSICAL THERAPY, 95 :389-396 >DOI >Link

Dellamora MC, Zecevic AA, Baxter D, Cramp A, Fitzsimmons D, Kloseck M. 2015. Review of Assessment Tools for Baseline and Follow-up Measurement of Age-Friendliness Ageing International, 40 :149-164 >DOI

Journal article

Ali SA, Kloseck M, Lee K, Walsh KE, MacDermid JC, Fitzsimmons D. 2018. Evaluating the design and reporting of pragmatic trials in osteoarthritis research RHEUMATOLOGY, 57 :59-63 >DOI >Link

Kloseck M, Fitzsimmons DA, Speechley M, Savundranayagam ML, Crilly RG. 2017. Improving the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis using a senior-friendly peer-led community education and mentoring model: a randomized controlled trial Clinical Interventions in Aging, 12 :823-833 >DOI

Kargiannakis M, Fitzsimmons DA, Bentley CL, Mountain GA. 2017. Does Telehealth Monitoring Identify Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Reduce Hospitalisations? An Analysis of System Data JMIR Medical Informatics, 5 >DOI

Bobadilla A, Orchard T, Magalhães L, Fitzsimmons D. 2017. Ontario Healthcare Coverage Eligibility Among New Permanent Residents: A Scoping Review Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, 15 :384-405 >DOI

Fitzsimmons DA, Thompson J, Bentley CL, Mountain GA. 2016. Comparison of patient perceptions of Telehealth-supported and specialist nursing interventions for early stage COPD: a qualitative study BMC HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH, 16 >DOI >Link

Knight E, Werstine RJ, Rasmussen-Pennington DM, Fitzsimmons D, Petrella RJ. 2015. Physical Therapy 2.0: Leveraging Social Media to Engage Patients in Rehabilitation and Health Promotion PHYSICAL THERAPY, 95 :389-396 >DOI >Link

Dellamora MC, Zecevic AA, Baxter D, Cramp A, Fitzsimmons D, Kloseck M. 2015. Review of Assessment Tools for Baseline and Follow-up Measurement of Age-Friendliness Ageing International, 40 :149-164 >DOI

Arris SM, Fitzsimmons DA, Mawson S. 2015. Moving towards an enhanced community palliative support service (EnComPaSS): protocol for a mixed method study BMC PALLIATIVE CARE, 14 >DOI >Link

Kloseck M, Fitzsimmons DA. 2014. Leveraging scarce resources Pan European Networks: Government, :218-219

Bentley CL, Mountain GA, Thompson J, Fitzsimmons DA, Lowrie K, Parker SG, Hawley MS. 2014. A pilot randomised controlled trial of a Telehealth intervention in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: challenges of clinician-led data collection TRIALS, 15 >DOI >Link

Fitzsimmons DA, Thompson J, Hawley M, Mountain GA. 2011. Preventative tele-health supported services for early stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a protocol for a pragmatic randomized controlled trial pilot TRIALS, 12 >DOI >Link

Fitzsimmons DA, Beck M, Toms S, Brown S, Mannion R, Lunt N. 2009. Does the UK Local Finance Improvement Trust (LIFT) initiative improve risk management in public-private procurement? Journal of Risk and Governance, 1 :137-156

Beck M, Toms S, Brown S, Fitzsimmons DA, Mannion R, Lunt N. 2008. UpLIFTIng PFI: does LIFT improve public-private procurement? The Systemist, 30 :117-135

Garcia Diaz L, Savundranayagam MY, Kloseck M, Fitzsimmons DA. The Role of Cultural and Family Values on Social Connectedness and Loneliness among Ethnic Minority Elders Clinical Gerontologist, >Link

Conference publication

Donelle L, Regan S, Booth R, Kerr M, McMurray J, Fitzsimmons DA. 2016. Investigation of a Technology Enabled Model of Care: The eShift Model of Palliative Home Care International Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 18th International Conference on Clinical and Health Informatics - World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology 3

Fitzsimmons DA. 2013. International concurrent course delivery: Bringing pragmatic research to the classroom T. Bastiaens T, Marks G. Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2013, World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education :81-85

Fitzsimmons D, Wensley A, Graham I, Mountain G. 2013. IT-enabled health care delivery: Replacing clinicians with technology Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 7798 LNCS :210-222 >DOI

Report

Beck M, Toms S, Mannion R, Brown S, Fitzsimmons DA, Lunt N. 2010. The role and effectiveness of public-private partnerships (NHS LIFT) in the development of enhanced primary care premises and services

Evans WK, Sullivan T, Holowaty E, Fitzsimmons DA, Drossos A, Whitton A, Gregus M, Zanke B, Nishri D, Marrett L, Bahl S, Brunskill I, Quan S, Theis B, Hess B. 2004. Clinical Focus on Lung Cancer: A snapshot of lung cancer for Ontario health care providers and managers

Engagement & Impact

Award:

USC Teaching Honour Roll Award of Excellence [For excellence in teaching in Health Studies], University Student Council, University of Western Ontario

External PGR examinations performed:

Central Queensland University, PhD, Breaking the digital divide: eHealth literacy in low income older adults living in rural and regional Australia

Other invited event:

Marie Curie Design for Care, Madingley Hall. Cambridge University, Invited member of Steering Committee supporting development of new model of Care for Marie Curie

1st European eShift Event, Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris, France, Invited speaker presenting on the results of the first UK implementation of the eShift approach in the UK

Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Invited expert review panel member for $200m CIHR Project Funding Spring 2017 competition

eShift Collaboration in Research - Celebrating Outcomes, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Invited presentation on EnComPaSS programme of research

Other Professional Activity:

Final report review completed for the NIHR Evaluation Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC)

Research Grants Awarded:

Innovation Agency, Evaluation of the Continuing Healthcare CHC2DST Application process, V. Fleming, Grant value (£): 9984 plus VAT, Duration of research project: 4 months

Innovation Agency / NHS England, Evaluation of the implementation and rollout of electronic Transfer of Care to Pharmacy (eTCP) across the North West of England, Professor Charles Morecroft, Dr Helen Poole, Grant value (£): 24,000, Duration of research project: 12 months