PhD Confirmation Seminar - Sian Slade
To understand the mechanisms and incentives being developed to enable patients to navigate their healthcare journey from primary care (across secondary and tertiary care) and how these mechanisms and incentives are being measured
Siân started her PhD research in April 2021 following completion of her Master of Public Health at the University of Melbourne. Siân is a pharmacist by background, MPH, MBA and GAICD qualified who has spent her career leading development of global capabilities in the pharmaceutical industry, including most recently “One Global Voice” and Global Knowledge Platforms for Bristol-Myers Squibb. Siân Chairs the Precision Health Community of Practice at the Australasian Institute of Digital Health and is a Board Director with LiverWELL and the Leukaemia Foundation of Australia. Siân is also co-chairing the Graduate Researcher Association Melbourne School of Population and Global Health (GRAM) to build community across all graduate researchers in the School and more broadly the MDHS Faculty.
Australia and England are two high income countries at comparable stages of health system reform. In line with the now Quintuple Aim of Healthcare, both countries cite the challenges that health systems need to address: improving population health, enhancing the patient experience, reducing costs, addressing the needs of the workforce and the importance of health equity as highlighted by the pandemic.
Both countries are in the process of embarking on structural reform to integrate health across the levels of healthcare. In England this is through the formation of 42 Integrated Care Boards and in Australia this is through the development focus of the 31 Primary Health Networks developing, for example, Health Service Partnerships.
Whilst patient-centred or person-partnered care are terms often used to describe health systems and services the lived-reality for patients is that health systems are often challenging to navigate. This is evidenced by a number of reports in both the grey and academic literature.
This PhD seeks to understand the mechanisms and incentives being developed to enable patients to navigate their healthcare journey from primary care (across secondary and tertiary care) and how these measures and incentives are being measured.
- Primary supervisor: Barbara McPake
- Co-supervisors: Peter Brooks, Adam Elshaug
- External supervisor: James Sanderson
- Chair of Advisory Committee: Helen Jordan
Wednesday 20 April at 5.00 to 6.00pm
Wednesday 20 April at 5-6pm (via Zoom)