Dr Sue Lukersmith

PhD, Masters Ergonomics, B.App.SC (Occupational Therapy)
Research Fellow

Biography

Sue worked across health and disability sectors as a therapist, educator, consultant and then managing director of a multi-disciplinary rehabilitation practice for over 20 years before moving into the field of research. Sue worked full time at the World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva followed by part time based in Australia. Sue was researcher and writer for two WHO international reports (the World Report on Disability, International Perspectives on Spinal Cord Injury. On return to Australia, Sue worked part time at the University of Sydney on several international projects, as well with independent research partnering with industry and provider organisations. At University of Sydney, her research involved developing a monitoring and evaluation toolkit for community based rehabilitation programs; policy papers and reports for state and national government. Sue has been a panel member to the NHMRC expert panel for the development and presentation of evidence-based health advice (secondary research, national guideline reviewer and appraiser) 2009-2018 across competitive selection panel processes. After joining ANU in 2018, Sue has worked on various projects focusing on impact analysis. She is a chief investigator for the EMPOWER European project (Horizon 2020) involving a consortium of 7 European country partners over 4 years. She co-leads the impact analysis of the online mental health and well-being at the workplace APP. Sue also continues on part time contract as researcher for evidence based practice to a social insurer which currently involves three research projects.

Sue's field is inter-disciplinary community-based health services research with a focus on person-centred and integrated care, knowledge translation and complex interventions for people with disability and chronic conditions. She has a strong focus on knowledge translation, and implementation including impact analysis and implications for practice. Her work focuses on knowledge to impact on practice in her work as a guideline methodologist and developer for four multi-disciplinary clinical guidelines on complex interventions (for complex injuries and community based interventions). More recently her work has focused on dissemination and implementation science, research translation, analysis of context and impact analysis. She has extensive experience using qualitative research methods and facilitating group discussion in different contexts including with consumers.

Awards: University of Sydney Academic Merit for highly ranged postgraduate research candidate (2015), Scholarly subsidies, David Ferguson Award (Human Factors and Ergonomics Society) (2008)

Research

Research interests

Evaluation and Impact Analysis

Case management/care coordination

Health and Rehabilitation Services

Traumatic brain injury

Spinal cord injury

Publications

  • Madden, R, Lukersmith, S, Zhou, Q et al. 2020, 'Disability-Related Questions for Administrative Datasets', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 17, no. 15, pp. 1-18.
  • Lukersmith, S, Jones, T & Scott, J 2019, 'A best practice person-centred approach and decision-making framework - Guidance on the support needs of adults with spinal cord injury', Occupational Therapy Australia, Wiley Online Library, Australia, p. 59.
  • Gleeson, R & Lukersmith, S 2018, 'My Plan: The evaluation of a person centred planning tool for people with traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury injury', International Journal of Integrated Care, vol. 18, no. S1, pp. 1-8.
  • Wieringa, S, Dreesens, D, Forland, F et al 2018, 'Different knowledge, different styles of reasoning: a
    challenge for guideline development', BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 87-91.
  • Sullivan, W, Heng, J, Salvador-Carulla, L et al. 2018, 'Approaches to primary care of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities: Importance of frameworks for guidelines', Canadian Family Physician, vol. 64, no. 2, pp. 5-7.
  • Lukersmith, S 2017, Guidance on the support needs for adults with spinal cord injury.
  • Lukersmith, S, Valentijn, P & Salvador-Carulla, L 2017, 'A participatory evaluation of the validity and feasibility of the Meta-framework of Person and People-centred Integrated Health Care (PPCIHC)', 17th International Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC 2017), International Foundation of Integrated Care, Oxfordshire, pp. 1-8.
  • Lukersmith, S, Croker, D, Maclean, L et al. 2017, 'My Plan � a new meso to micro level building block to promote person-centred care planning', 17th International Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC 2017), International Foundation of Integrated Care, Oxfordshire, pp. 1-8.
  • Young, J, Lukersmith, S, Salvador-Carulla, L et al. 2017, 'Case Management for Children and Adolescents with Acquired Brain Injury in Community Settings: A Scoping Review', Brain Impairment, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 226-239pp.
  • Salvador-Carulla, L, Lukersmith, S & Sullivan, W 2017, 'From the EBM pyramid to the Greek temple: A new conceptual approach to Guidelines as implementation tools in mental health', Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 105-114.
  • Lukersmith, S, Valentijn, P & Salvador-Carulla, L 2017, 'A meta-framework and conceptualisation of person and people-centred integrated health care', International Journal of Integrated Care, vol. 17, no. 5, pp. 1-8.
  • Lukersmith, S, Hopman, K, Vine, K et al. 2017, 'A new framing approach in guideline development to manage different sources of knowledge', Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 66-72.
  • Millington, M, Tawake, S, Madden, R et al. 2016, 'Monitoring of community-based rehabilitation as empowerment: experiences from the Asia Pacific region', Knowledge Management for Development Journal, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 25-40.
  • Lukersmith, S, Millington, M & Salvador-Carulla, L 2016, 'What is Case Management? A Scoping and Mapping Review', International Journal of Integrated Care, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 1-13pp.
  • van Dulmen, S, Lukersmith, S, Muxlow, J et al. 2015, 'Supporting a person-centred approach in clinical guidelines. A position paper of the Allied Health Community - Guidelines International Network (G-I-N)', Health Expectations, vol. 18, no. 5, pp. 1543-1558.
  • Madden, R, Glozier, N, Fortune, N et al. 2015, 'In search of an integrative measure of functioning', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 12, no. 6, pp. 5815-5832.
  • Fernandez, A, Sturmberg, J, Lukersmith, S et al. 2015, 'Evidence-based medicine: Is it a bridge too far?', Health Research Policy and Systems, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. -.
  • Madden, R, Lukersmith, S, Millington, M et al. 2015, 'Participatory Monitoring of Community-Based Rehabilitation and other Disability- Inclusive Development Programmes: the Development of a Manual and Menu', Disability, CBR & Inclusive Development, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 26-52.
  • Salvador-Carulla, L, Fernandez, A, Madden, R et al. 2014, 'Framing of scientific knowledge as a new category of health care research', Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, vol. 20, no. 6, pp. 1045-1055.
  • Madden, R, Dune, T, Lukersmith, S et al. 2014, 'The relevance of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) in monitoring and evaluating Community-based Rehabilitation (CBR)', Disability and Rehabilitation, vol. 36, no. 10, pp. 826-837.
  • Lukersmith, S, Fernandez, A, Millington, M et al. 2014, 'The development of a preliminary taxonomy on case management of brain injury for a common language', International Journal of Integrated Care, vol. 14.
  • Sturmberg, J, O'Halloran, D, Colagiuri, R et al. 2014, 'Health care frames - from Virchow to Obama and beyond: The changing frames in health care and their implications for patient care', Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, vol. 20, no. 6, pp. 1036-1044.
  • Lukersmith, S, Radbron, L & Hopman, K 2013, 'Development of clinical guidelines for the prescription of a seated wheelchair or mobility scooter for people with traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, vol. 60, no. 6, pp. 378-386.
  • Bodine, C, Burne, B, Burns, A et al. 2013, 'Health care and rehabilitation needs', in Jerome Bickenbach (ed.), International Perspectives on Spinal Cord Injury, World Health Organisation, Malta, pp. 67-91.
  • Lukersmith, S, Hartley, S, Kuipers, P et al. 2013, 'Community-based rehabilitation (CBR) monitoring and evaluation methods and tools: a literature review', Disability and Rehabilitation, vol. 35, no. 23, pp. 1941-1953.
  • Lukersmith, S & Burgess-Limerick, R 2013, 'The perceived importance and the presence of creative potential in the health professional�s work environment', Ergonomics, vol. 56, no. 6, pp. 922-934.
  • Hopman, K, Krahe, L, Lukersmith, S et al. 2013, Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Rotator Cuff Syndrome in the Workplace.
  • Bodine, C, Chen, Y, Chhabra, H et al. 2013, 'Health systems strengthening', in Jerome Bickenbach (ed.), International Perspectives on Spinal Cord Injury, World Health Organisation, Malta, pp. 95-120.
  • Lukersmith, S 2012, Guidelines for the prescription of a seated wheelchair Supplement 1: Wheelchair features - Standing wheelchair.
  • Lukersmith, S & Hoffmann, T 2012, 'Exploring practical solutions for guideline developers dealing with methodological challenges around complex interventions in rehabilitation', 2012 Guidelines International Network Conference, GIN 2012, GMS Publishing House, D�sseldorf, p. 1.
  • Lukersmith, S 2011, Guidelines for the prescription of a seated wheelchair or mobility scooter for people with a traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury.
  • Lukersmith, S 2008, Guidelines for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Following Closed Head Injury - Acute/Post-acute Assessment and Management.
  • McCluskey, A & Lukersmith, S 2008, 'A proposed curriculum and strategies for improving occupational therapists' report writing, court performance and expert opinion on work capacity: Commentary', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, vol. 55, no. 2, p. 1.
  • Lukersmith, S 2004, 'HIGHER RETURN-TO-WORK RATES CAN BE ACHIEVED FOR WORKERS WITH MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN WHO HAVE A MEDIUM OR POOR PROGNOSIS FOR RETURN TO WORK IF THEY RECEIVE LIGHT OR EXTENSIVE MULTIDISCIPLINARY TREATMENTS, RESPECTIVELY: COMMENTARY', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, vol. 51, no. 1, pp. 53-54.