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Dr Tara Purvis (PhD, MSc [Research], B Physio [Honours]), is a Research Fellow from the Translational Public Health and Evaluation Research Division (Stroke and Ageing Research Group). Her PhD (conferred March 2023) focused on exploring the effects of clinician behaviour change, and factors that support this, in reducing variation in acute stroke care.

As an early-carer clinician (physiotherapist) researcher, Tara has expertise in mixed methods research, being involved in numerous health services research and program evaluations in the field of stroke and cardiovascular disease. Her work in health promotion, health service research, and program evaluation (including the Stroke Foundation National Audit Program and the Australian Stroke Alliance Golden Hour Project) is foundational to primary prevention and improving equitable access to best practice care and maximising patient outcomes.

Tara has over 45 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has contributed to book chapters and government reports, as well as clinical practice guidelines.

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

Research area keywords

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Program Evaluation
  • Process Evaluation
  • Health Promotion
  • Qualitative Research
  • Health system

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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