• The University of Western Australia (M702), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 400 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
20072018
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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Sandy Hamilton is the WACRH Poche Research Fellow of the UWA Poche Centre with a focus on health service interventions for better prevention and management of chronic disease for Aboriginal people.
Sandy is an experienced registered nurse who undertook her nursing training in New Zealand where there was a high focus on cultural safety in the delivery of health care. She has many years of experience working as a research nurse and completed her PhD through the University of Western Australia. She has extensive experience in cardiology, cardiovascular prevention and cardiovascular and diabetes research. Since 2011 Sandy has worked as an academic and researcher at the West Australian Centre for Rural Health (WACRH) in Geraldton.
Sandy has a strong commitment to the prevention and management of chronic disease, including self-management, health promotion, health service research and effective knowledge exchange (research translation) for Aboriginal people. Her research interests have been focused on primary and secondary cardiovascular prevention including cardiac rehabilitation, family health history, and research translation. She is working in collaboration with the Heart Foundation undertaking a scoping consultation with a view to improving access to cardiac rehabilitation services for Aboriginal people in the Pilbara. In her role as the Poche Fellow, Sandy will extending her focus to other chronic diseases, particularly cancer and work towards health service strengthening for improved access and for Aboriginal people around chronic disease.

Roles and responsibilities

Poche Research Fellow

Future research

Focus on chronic diseases, particularly cancer and cardiovascular, and working towards health service strengthening for improved access and for Aboriginal people around chronic disease.

Research

Aboriginal health
Health service research
Program evaluation
Chronic disease: cardiovascular and cancer
Nursing research

Languages

English

Keywords

  • Cardiovascular prevention
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Chronic condition management
  • Health services and systems
  • Primary health care
  • Nurse-led family-based primary care prevention
  • Residual cardiovascular risk in type 2 diabetic patients
  • Family medical history of cardiovascular disease and diabetes

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Research Output 2007 2018

Open Access
Western Australia
Secondary Prevention
Referral and Consultation
Rural Population
Cardiac Rehabilitation
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
Exercise
Sports
Population Groups
Bibliographic Databases
Qualitative Research
1 Citation (Scopus)
5 Citations (Scopus)

Smartphones in the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease: A systematic review

Hamilton, S. J., Mills, B., Birch, E. M. & Thompson, S. C., 7 Feb 2018, In : BMC Cardiovascular Disorders. 18, 1, 25.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Secondary Prevention
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Failure
Telemedicine
Smartphone

Findings from a clinical audit in regional general practice of management of patients following acute coronary syndrome

Dronavalli, M., Bhagwat, M. M., Hamilton, S., Gilles, M., Garton-Smith, J. & Thompson, S. C., 2017, In : Australian Journal of Primary Health. 23, 2, p. 170-177 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Clinical Audit
Practice Management
Acute Coronary Syndrome
General Practice
Guidelines

Projects 2016 2018