• Bond University, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine

    4229 Gold Coast


  • 89 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 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)
29 Downloads (Pure)

Caring for the older person with cognitive impairment in hospital: Qualitative analysis of nursing personnel reflections on fall events

Grealish, L., Chaboyer, W., Darch, J., Real, B., Phelan, M., Soltau, D., Lunn, M., Brandis, S., Todd, J. & Cooke, M., 1 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Clinical Nursing. 28, 7-8, p. 1346-1353 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Cognitive Dysfunction

Implementing Evidence‐Based Guidelines for Falls Prevention: Observations of Nursing Activities During the Care of Older People with Cognitive Impairment

Grealish, L., Real, B., Todd, J-A., Darch, J., Soltau, D., Phelan, M., Lunn, M., Brandis, S., Cooke, M. & Chaboyer, W., 1 Oct 2019, In : Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing. 16, 5, p. 335-343 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Pain Measurement

“Pixie dust”: The moderating effect of reflexivity on patient safety culture and quality patient care

Brandis, S., Schleimer, S. & Rice, J., 8 Aug 2019, In : Journal of Health Organization and Management. 33, 5, p. 635-646 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Safety Management
Quality of Health Care
Patient Safety
Patient Care
4 Downloads (Pure)

Development of a Quality Indicator Framework for occupational therapy

von Zweck, C., Alchourn, C., Brandis, S., Bressler, S. & Buchanan, H., 27 Dec 2018, In : World Federation of Occupational Therapists' Bulletin (WFOT). 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Occupational Therapy
Health Resources
Quality Improvement
Referral and Consultation
Occupational Therapists
9 Citations (Scopus)
102 Downloads (Pure)

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 articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Health Transition
Major Depressive Disorder

Press / Media

Professor Susan Brandis appointed Head of new Masters of Occupational Therapy Program

Susan Brandis


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