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Nutritional support in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease management


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Dr. Ching Shan (Angela) Wan is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Research Fellow for Respiratory Research @ Alfred at Monash University. She has also been appointed as an Adjunct Research Fellow at Griffith University. She is an implementation science researcher actively involved in health services research projects to improve evidence-based healthcare delivery since 2014. She has expertise in designing and overseeing multi-site clinical trials and theory-based research programs to reduce hospital-acquired complications and readmissions and improve cultural appropriateness and patient safety. Her research track record is strongly focused on enhancing evidence-based healthcare delivery, care cost-effectiveness, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Her involvement in research projects has directly impacted clinical practice, as demonstrated by her advocacy for a condition-specific care transition model for individuals with complex health needs in preventing hospital readmissions. She also designed a theory-based implementation intervention trial to de-implement low-value pressure injury care relating to nutrition and support surface allocation in hospitals, attracting $60k to assist with the trial development. 

Research interests

  1. Narrowing evidence-practice gaps by accelerating evidence translation in clinical practice using implementation science frameworks and theories 
  2. Investigating specific medical nutrition therapy in precision medicine for chronic disease prevention and management 
  3. Improving value-based healthcare delivery using a cost-effective interdisciplinary collaboration model in hospitals and communities
  4. De-implementing low-value clinical practices and implementing evidence-based practices to prevent and treat disease-related malnutrition 
  5. Exploring how cultural beliefs and practices influence preferences and expectations in healthcare to improve health equity 

Supervision interests

  1. Advance interdisciplinary collaboration in healthcare delivery
  2. Design research programs related to improving evidence-based chronic disease prevention and management
  3. Explore ethnic and cultural differences in disease management to improve health equity 
  4. Design research program using implementation science frameworks and theories, as well as mixed methods and participatory research methodologies

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Adjunct Research Fellow, Griffith University

Research Fellow, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

Research area keywords

  • Chronic Disease Prevention and Management
  • Nutrition Intervention
  • health services research
  • Implementation science
  • health equity
  • interdisciplinary research

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