• Bond University, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine

    4229 Gold Coast


  • 71 Citations
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Personal profile

Research interests

I am an experienced health administrator, practitioner and researcher, and Head of Bond University's new Occupational Therapy program.

During a 37-year career, I have held high profile positions including Manager of the National Falls Prevention Project for the Commonwealth and Executive Director of Allied Health at Gold Coast Health.

I have worked in various roles in both the public and non-government sectors including Director of Occupational Therapy; Director of Allied Health, Geriatric and Rehabilitation Services; and Executive Officer Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme, and have been an adjunct lecturer at various universities in Queensland over almost two decades.

My clinical interests include aged care, rehabilitation and palliative care, and i am involved in research projects looking at patient safety and quality, organisational culture and patient outcomes.

Education/Academic qualification

Public Health, PhD, Griffith University Queensland

Business, B.Bus. (Health Admin) with distinction, Queensland University of Technology

Occupational Therapy, B.Occ.Thy, University of Queensland

External positions

Director of Research, Gold Coast Hospital & Health Service

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Research Output 1998 2018

Caring for the older person with cognitive impairment in hospital: nurses’ accounts of fall events

Grealish, L., Chaboyer, W., Darch, J., Real, B., Phelan, M., Soltau, D., Lunn, M., Brandis, S., Todd, J. & Cooke, M., 5 Dec 2018, In : Journal of Clinical Nursing.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cognitive Dysfunction
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From feedback loop transitions to biomarkers in the psycho-immune-neuroendocrine network: Detecting the critical transition from health to major depression

Stapelberg, N. J. C., Pratt, R., Neumann, D. L., Shum, D. H. K., Brandis, S., Muthukkumarasamy, V., Stantic, B., Blumenstein, M. & Headrick, J. P., Jul 2018, In : Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. 90, p. 1-15 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Health Transition
Major Depressive Disorder
Safety Management
Patient Safety
Quality of Health Care
Health Facility Moving

Bricks-and-mortar and patient safety culture

Brandis, S., Schleimer, S. & Rice, J., 2017, In : Journal of Health, Organisation and Management. 31, 4, p. 459-470 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Dynamic workplace interactions for improving patient safety climate

Brandis, S., Rice, J. & Schleimer, S., 20 Mar 2017, In : Journal of Health, Organisation and Management. 31, 1, p. 38-53 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patient Safety
Safety climate