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Dr Dianne Goeman is a Conjoint Senior Lecturer in the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Newcastle. She also holds an adjunct Lecturer position at Monash University and is a Review Edtor for Aging and Public Health for Frontiers in Public Health.

As consumers are at the centre of the health system and the decisions that they make, and the actions that they take are a vital component for ensuring good health outcomes and safe and high quality health care, Dianne is committed to the inclusion of 'consumer voices' in research.

Her interest in consumer participation began back in 1999, when she was appointed to manage a Co-operative Research Centre for Asthma and Airways (CRCAA) project focusing on 'consumer priorities for asthma care'. Outcomes from this work identified gaps in the delivery of care to people with asthma.

Consequently, some of the areas Dianne has assisted organisations and people with include:
►Developing models of care to support health professionals delivering care to older people with asthma and also support for people with dementia and their care partners.
►Teaching self-management strategies to people with asthma

Dianne is also interested in research surrounding models of care for people living with dementia, as well as aged care. Collaborators that Dianne has worked with include:
► NHMRC Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre members-University of Sydney
► NHMRC Accord Dementia research team-The University of Newcastle
► Co-operative Research Centre for Asthma and Airways: Alfred Hospital, Monash University and the University of Sydney
► Alzheimer’s Australia Victoria
► Asthma Victoria and Asthma Australia

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
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Research area keywords

  • Dementia
  • Mental Health
  • Homelessness
  • Aged Care

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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