Contacts

Liz HalcombProfessor Elizabeth Halcomb 

RN BN(Hons)(UWS) GradCert ICNurs Grad Cert HE (Deakin) PhD (UWS)  FACN

Email:        ehalcomb@uow.edu.au
Phone:     +61 2 4221 3784
Office:      B41.213

Position

Professor of Primary Health Care Nursing

Areas of Research/Teaching Expertise

Research Interests
  • Nursing workforce
  • General practice nursing
  • Chronic disease
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Mixed-methods research
  • Primary Health Care
  • Evidence-Based Practice/Systematic Reviews
     
Teaching Interests
  • Undergraduate research training 
  • Evidence-Based Practice 
  • Postgraduate research supervision
     
Grants/Current Projects 

2013  Heart Foundation Vangard Grant ($75 000)
Fund Holder – University of NSW
Chief Investigator: Professor Nicholas Zwar
Associate Investigators: Prof Elizabeth Halcomb, Prof Patricia Davidson, Prof Tom Bodenheimer
Project Title: Improving blood pressure control in primary care: feasibility and impact of the Impress intervention

2013  Australian Nurses & Midwives Federation (Contract Research) ($150 000)
Chief Investigators: Dr Elizabeth Halcomb
Project Title: Revision of nurse competencies for general practice nurses

2011  The University of Queensland R&ID and UNIQUEST Firstlink Fund 2011-2012 ($4 000)
Fund Holder – The University of Queensland
Chief Investigators: A/Prof Julie Hepworth, A/Prof Elizabeth Halcomb, Prof Jill Thistlewaite, Dr Joanne Lim, Ms Jacqui Young, Prof John Marley
Project Title: Maximising the role of the general practice nurse in chronic disease management: implications for policy and practice

2011  Australian General Practice Network / Australian Primary Health Research Institute Nursing in General Practice 2011-2012($139 814)
Fund Holder – Dandenong Casey General Practice Association
Chief Investigators: Dr Grant Russell, A/Prof Gawaine Powell Davies, Prof Nicholas Zwar, Dr Lucio Naccarella, A/Prof Lisa McKenna, A/Prof Elizabeth Halcomb
Project Title:
A Framework to Support Advanced Nursing in General Practice

2010-2012 Consumer satisfaction with general practice nurses
Funding: New Zealand College of Primary Health Care
Chief Investigators: Dr Elizabeth Halcomb & A/Professor Yenna Salamonson

2010-2013 Developing and implementing a leadership capacity building program for teaching and learning in Nursing
Funding: Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC)
Chief Investigators: Dr Elizabeth Halcomb, Professor Debra Jackson, Dr Kath Peters, A/Professor Yenna Salamonson, Dr Sharon Andrew, and Emeritus Professor John Daly (UTS)

2010 Utilisation of practice nurses by General Practitioners from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
Funding: Macarthur Division of General Practice
Chief Investigators: Dr Elizabeth Halcomb & A/Professor Yenna Salamonson

2009 Evaluation of the Practice Nurse Continuing Professional Development program
Funding: Australian Practice Nurses' Association
Chief Investigators: Dr Elizabeth Halcomb & Professor Patricia Davidson

2008-2013 A model of integrated care for dependant older people living in the community
Funding: Australian Research Council Linkage Grant.
Chief Investigators: Dr Elizabeth Halcomb, Professor Rhonda Griffiths and Dr Stewart Sloggett
Linkage Partners: Carrington Centennial Care Ltd., Tunstall Australasia, Schwartz Family Practice

2008-2013 Quit in General Practice: A cluster randomised control trial of enhanced in-practice support for smoking cessation
Funding: National Health and Medical Research Council Research Grant.
Chief Investigators: Professor Nicholas Zwar, Professor Robyn Richmond, Dr Elizabeth Halcomb, Dr John Furler and Dr Julie Smith 

2008 Evaluation of chronic disease management by Australian general practice nurses
Funding: University of Western Sydney Grant Scheme Humanities and Social Science.
Chief Investigators: Dr Elizabeth Halcomb, Professor Patricia Davidson and Professor Nicholas Zwar

2008 Sessional Academics Teaching in Nursing
Funding: University of Western Sydney College of Health & Science Research Grant.
Chief Investigators: Dr Elizabeth Halcomb, Professor Debra Jackson, Dr Sharon Andrew, Dr Yenna Salamonson and Dr Kath Peters 

2007-2008 The development of a clinician-led research agenda for Australian general practice nurses
Funding: University of Western Sydney School of Nursing Research Grant.
Chief Investigators: Dr Elizabeth Halcomb and Ms Louise Hickman

2006-2007 The development of a multidisciplinary case conferencing model for residential aged care: A feasibility study
Funding: University of Western Sydney Research Partnership Grant.
Chief Investigators: Professor Rhonda Griffiths and Dr Elizabeth Halcomb
Partners: Carrington Centennial Care Ltd., Macarthur Division of General Practice, Australian Institute of Workplace Learning and Macarthur Health Service

2003 The Australian practice nursing & chronic heart failure study
Funding: University of Western Sydney Research Seed Grant.
Chief Investigator: Ms Elizabeth Halcomb

Consultancies

2007 Report on the human resources for health situation in Pacific Island countries for the Western Pacific Regional Office, World Health Organisation with Professor John Daly, Professor Esther Chang, Professor Debra Jackson, A/Professor Lorraine Ferguson, Dr Yenna Salamonson

2004 Report on the Practice Nurse Role in Australia for the Council of Deans of Nursing and Midwifery (Australia and New Zealand) with Associate Professor Patricia Davidson and Professor John Daly

Community engagement
  • Editor, Collegian
  • Associate Editor, BMC Family Practice
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Australian Primary Health Care
  • Fellow, Australian College of Nursing
  • President,  Xi Omicron Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International,
  • Member, Editorial Board, Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association "Primary Times"
  • Board Member, International Network of Doctoral Education in Nursing
  • NSW Representative, Australian Association of Academic Primary Care
     
Recent Publications

Searchable RIS publications from 2000 to date.

Last reviewed: 9 May, 2017