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Andrea has a background in biochemistry and has been involved in several different areas of medical research. Her PhD was gained in 1991 from Monash University in the area of connective tissue biochemistry and involved the use of cell biology and protein chemistry to explore the role of growth factors in the metabolism of artiuclar cartilage. She has also worked in eye research, looking at mechanisms of cataract development, and on the molecular biology of the mineralocorticoid and glucocorticoid receptors. In this Department, Andrea has primarily been involved in the waiting list clinical prioritisation project, which seeks to determine factors important for indicating patient urgency for elective surgery and to look at ways of incorporating these into scoring tools suitable for clinical use.

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Projects 2005 2023

Research Output 1990 2019

Mental health trajectories among women in Australia as they age

Tran, T., Hammarberg, K., Ryan, J., Lowthian, J., Freak-Poli, R., Owen, A., Kirkman, M., Curtis, A., Rowe, H., Brown, H., Ward, S., Britt, C. & Fisher, J., 2019, In : Aging and Mental Health. 23, 7, p. 887-896 10 p.

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Adherence and Persistence among Statin Users Aged 65 Years and Over: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Ofori-Asenso, R., Jakhu, A., Zomer, E., Curtis, A. J., Korhonen, M. J., Nelson, M., Gambhir, M., Tonkin, A., Liew, D. & Zoungas, S., 9 May 2018, In : Journal of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. 73, 6, p. 813-819 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

HOspitals and patients WoRking in Unity (HOW R U?): Telephone peer support to improve older patients' quality of life after emergency department discharge in Melbourne, Australia - A multicentre prospective feasibility study

Lowthian, J. A., Lennox, A., Curtis, A., Wilson, G., Rosewarne, C., Smit, D. V., O'Brien, D., Browning, C. J., Boyd, L., Smith, C., Cameron, P. & Dale, J., 1 Jun 2018, In : BMJ Open. 8, 6, 6 p., e020321.

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