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Dr Marguerite Sendall

Faculty of Health,
School - Public Health and Social Work

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Name
Dr Marguerite Sendall
Position(s)
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Health,
School - Public Health and Social Work
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Public Health and Social Work - HDHS
Discipline *
Public Health and Health Services
Phone
+61 7 3138 3526
Fax
+61 7 3138 3369
Email
Location
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Qualifications

PhD (Queensland University of Technology), Master of Health Science (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations

I am a member of the Australian Health Promotion Association, Queensland Branch.

I am a Board member of the National Australian Health Promotion Association and a member of the Professionalizing Health Promotion and Advocacy subcommittees.

I represent AHPA  on the Scientific Committee of the International Union of Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) conference to be held in Rotorua, New Zealand in April 2019.

Keywords

public health, health promotion, settings based health promotion, school health, workplaces, qualitative research, action research, indepth interviews, focus groups

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Real world experience Most of my ‘practice’ years were spent working in school health. During this time, I focused on my area of special interest, Health Promoting Schools. This is where I developed my passion for the health promotion approach. I am still excited about health promotion, and this drives my commitment to teaching and learning, and my involvement in health promotion research and service. Teaching I coordinate the second year  undergraduate unit, PUB461: Qualitative Inquiry in Public Health (S2). I coordinate two postgraduate units; PUP038 Health Promotion 1: Paradigms(S1) and HLN707 Research Methods in Health (S1 and S2).  Research interests Health promotion, including:

  • settings based health promotion such as schools and communities
  • workplace health promotion for at-risk hard-to-reach blue collar workers
  • action research such as Participatory Action Research (PAR) and Community Based Action Research (CBPR)
  • qualitative research methodologies, in particular, theoretically-based naturalistic enquiries such as phenomenography, ethnography and action research
  • qualitative research methods such as in-depth interviews and focus groups

I am actively involved in research about settings based health promotion and in particular, in workplace based health promotion. For example, I was a co-investigator on a successful competitive grant worth $900,000 over 4 years to investigate sun protection strategies for outdoor workers. I was the Principal Investigator on a successful competitive grant tender worth $120,000 over 2 years to investigate SNAPO (smoking, nutrition, alcohol, physical activity and obesity) risk factors for truck drivers. * I am more than happy to be contacted in relation to any questions/queries about health promotion or qualitative research.

This information has been contributed by Dr Marguerite Sendall.

Teaching

This is the eleventh year I have been teaching in public health and more specifically, health promotion at the School of Public Health and Social Work at QUT.

I coordinate the second year undergraduate unit, PUB461: Qualitative Inquiry in Public Health (S2). I coordinate two postgraduate units; PUP038 Health Promotion 1: Paradigms (S1) and HLN707 Research Methods in Health (S1 and S2). 

* I am more than happy to be contacted in relation to any questions/queries about health promotion or qualitative research.

I supervise a range of research and research degree students.

Vacation Research Experience Scholarship: In the last 5 years, I have supervised nine (9) Vacation Research Experience Scholarship (VRES) students. Of these students, six (6) have published journal article and two (2) are preparing journal articles for publication.

Master by Coursework: Over the last 5 years, I have supervised seven (8) Master by Coursework 24 credit point projects. Five (5) of these students published a journal article. I have supervised five (5) Master by Coursework 48 credit point minor thesis.  One (1) of these students published a journal article.

  • Mothers and health promotion: Closing the gap for 100% measles immunization in North Vietnam.
  • Neuroscience nurses’ attitudes towards cognitively impaired acquired head injured patients.
  • The process of seclusion: A consumer’s perspective. 
  • Australian Women’s perceptions of enablers and barriers when instigating physical activity for better health outcomes: A qualitative case study.
  • Knowledge of the Human Papilloma Virus vaccine: A perspective from Australian women.

Masters by Research: Currently, I am supervising two (2) Masters by Research degrees.

  • Is it too late by eight? Recognising the protective factors of culture, education and families in building resilient Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.    
  • Engaging and supporting participation in research by People Living with Dementia (PLWD): Embracing the principles behind Dementia Friendly Communities (DFC).

Doctoral degrees: Currently, I am supervising seven (7) Doctoral degrees (professional and philosophy doctorates).

  • Understanding the social cultural context of obesity and chronic disease in the rural and remote areas of Fiji Islands: An ecological psychological approach.
  • Deciding to transfer resident to emergency department: A phenomenographic examination of decision making in residential aged care.
  • What is the meaning of sport for young people from refugee backgrounds? A case study of a state high school in Brisbane, Queensland: An ethnographic study.
  • The application of Planned Behaviour Theory to understanding drinking behaviour among Vietnamese medical students.
  • Help seeking behaviours of Bhutanese women subjected to Intimate Partner Violence (IPV).
  • Is the essence of self beyond the parameters of age? : A phenomenological study.
  • Investigating Australian university students’ experiences of critical reflective learning through ePortfolio creation and curation within units and courses of study: A phenomenographic study.
This information has been contributed by Dr Marguerite Sendall.

Experience

I started my career as a Registered Nurse. I undertook further study to become an Endorsed Midwife and I also hold a Bachelor of Nursing (Post-registration), Graduate Certificate of Nursing (Child and Adolescent Health). I have worked in a wide range of settings, for example, urban and rural environments, acute and non-acute services, clinical and managerial positions, Indigenous Health, midwifery and child health and community and population based programs. Most of my ‘practice’ years were spent working in school health. During this time, I focused on my areas of special interest, Health Promoting Schools. This is where I developed my passion for the health promotion approach. I am still excited about health promotion and this drives my commitment to teaching and learning, and my involvement in health promotion research and service. Prior to coming to QUT, I worked at the University of Queensland. At this time, undertook a Masters of Health Science here at QUT before articulating to a PhD. I undertook qualitative research about the experience of School Based Youth Health Nurses because I am more interested in the ’why’ question. I am extremely passionate about qualitative research from both a teaching and supervision perspective. * I am more than happy to be contacted in relation to any questions/queries about health promotion or qualitative research.

This information has been contributed by Dr Marguerite Sendall.

Publications


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