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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
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

Dr Marguerite Sendall is a senior lecturer in the School of Public Health and Social Work at Queensland Institute of Technology.

Dr Marguerite Sendall is an expert in settings based health promotion and action research.  As such, she was a co-investigator on a successful competitive grant worth $900,000 over 4 years to investigate sun protection strategies for outdoor workers. Plus, she 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.

Her work exceeds the boundaries of the academy and has real-world impact on hard-to-reach groups in health promotion, such as blue collar workers.

Dr Marguerite Sendall has worked in a wide range of settings:

  • urban and rural environments
  • acute and non-acute services
  • clinical and managerial positions
  • Indigenous Health
  • midwifery
  • child health and community
  • population based programs

Most of her ‘real world’ practice years were spent working in school health. During this time, she focused on her areas of special interest,health promotion in schools. This is where she developed her passion for the health promotion approach.

Dr Sendall is the Postgraduate Research Coordinator in the School of Public Health and Social Work.  She is an active member of the Health Academic Board and an executive member of the National Australian Health Promotion Association.  She is also a member of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education.

This information has been contributed by Dr Marguerite Sendall.

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). I supervise a range of 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 twelve (12) Master by Coursework students. Eight (8) of these students undertook a 24 credit point project and five (5) students published a journal article. Four (4) of these students undertook 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.
  • 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).

  • DHSc: Understanding the social cultural context of obesity and chronic disease in the rural and remote areas of Fiji Islands: An ecological psychological approach.
  • DHSc: Deciding to transfer resident to emergency department: A phenomenographic examination of decision making in residential aged care.
  • DEd: Investigating Australian university students’ experiences of critical reflective learning through ePortfolio: A phenomenographic study.
  • DCI: Understanding the social relationships between adolescent dance students and peers, teaching and health professionals and families using Symbolic Interactionism.
  • PhD: 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.
  • PhD: The application of Planned Behaviour Theory to understanding drinking behaviour among Vietnamese medical students.
  • PhD: Help seeking behaviours of Bhutanese women subjected to Intimate Partner Violence (IPV).
  • PhD: Is the essence of self beyond the parameters of age?: A phenomenological study.   * I am more than happy to be contacted about health promotion or qualitative research.
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 ‘real world’ 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 about health promotion or qualitative research.

This information has been contributed by Dr Marguerite Sendall.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Assessor, Examiner or Supervisor Role
Reference year
2011
Details
Nguyen Thi Thu Huong Master of Public Health (Health Promotion) Successfully completed 48 credit point mixed methods research project.
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2011
Details
2007-2011: Queensland Branch Executive Committee and Chair of the Professional Development Committee. 2011: Chair of the Program Committee, National AHPA Conference, Cairmns 11-14 April
Type
Reviewer for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2011
Details
Australian Journal of Health Promotion.
Type
Assessor, Examiner or Supervisor Role
Reference year
2010
Details
Yierh Su Master of Public Health (Health Promotion) Successful completionn of 24 credit point qualitative research project.
Type
Assessor, Examiner or Supervisor Role
Reference year
2010
Details
Aastha Aaora Master of Public Health (Health Promotion) Successful completion of 24 credit point mixed methods research project.
Type
Other
Reference year
2010
Details
Early Career Research Development Program. $15,000.
Type
Other
Reference year
2009
Details
Co-investigator, successful application for Health Promotion Queensland¿s tender To undertake a comprehensive applied research project to demonstrate the effectiveness of sun protection measures which influence high risk outdoor workers in Queensland to adopt sun safe behaviour practices. $800,000 over four years.

Supervision

Current supervisions

  • Is the essence of self beyond the parameters of age?
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Alan Barnard, Dr Mariann Martsin
  • Help-seeking behaviours of Bhutanesse women subjected to Intimate partner violence (IPV)
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Kerry Armstrong, Professor Jeremy Davey
  • What is the Meaning of Sport for Young People from Refugee Backgrounds? A Case Study of a State High School in Brisbane, Queensland
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Mark Brough, Dr Kristiann Heesch
  • The application of an extended Theory of Planned Behaviour to understand and modify risky drinking behaviour among Vietnamese medical students
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Katherine White, Professor Ross Young
  • What are the effects on student well-being, achievement and future career development in the existing range of dance training and education pathways available to high school age aspiring dance professionals?
    Professional Doctorate, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Gene Moyle
  • Experience of Mobile Assessment and Treatment Services (MATS) from Residential Aged Care (RAC) sector's perspective: A Qualitative Study.
    Professional Doctorate, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Alan Barnard
  • Investigating Australian university students' experiences of critical reflective learning through ePortfolio creation and curation within units/courses of study.
    Professional Doctorate, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Hilary Hughes
  • Developing Dementia Friendly Communities
    Masters, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Kathy Ellem, Dr Judith Burton, Associate Professor Phil Crane