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Schutze, Heike Dr

Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow

  • Senior Lecturer - School of Health and Society 2016 -
  • Senior Research Fellow - Australian Health Services Research Institute 2016 -

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Heike Schütze is Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow at the University of Wollongong. Her research interests include health services research and translational research, particularly as they relate to health inequities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and other indigenous and minority populations. Her research has a strong focus on developing, implementing and evaluating health care and educational interventions. Her current research projects include exploring the feasibility, safety and impact of transferring cancer patients with low risk of reoccurrence to continuing care to general practice and alternative models of care for primary care patients who present in the emergency department. In the teaching and learning space, Heike’s research is currently evaluating two higher education interventions she developed: a for-credit subject to improve the transition to university, and an Academic Integrity Bootcamp for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Her previous research assessed the application of a novel research method as a quality improvement tool to improve the acceptability and quality of care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the primary healthcare setting, Equity Focused Health Impact Assessments, a number of NHMRC-funded randomised control trials on chronic disease prevention, and general practitioner education.

    In addition to her primary health care research and research evaluation experience, Heike has extensive experience in data collection techniques, particularly in qualitative research techniques. She has co-ordinated the data collection for significant Government (both State and Commonwealth) and private projects, examples of which include 36,000 telephone interviews per annum and 5000 multilingual interviews. Heike also spent time living with disadvantaged communities in Asia and Africa, which led to her interest in health equity for Indigenous, minority and marginalised populations. 

Available as Research Supervisor

Available for Collaborative Projects

Selected Publications


Presentations


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Follow-up of impact of an intervention in general practice to improve the acceptability and appropriateness of care provided to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Impact of emergency department presentations that can be dealt with in general practice
  • Transition to university for international postgraduate students
  • Transition to university for undergraduate students

Teaching Activities


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Parents Attitudes towards Preventing Cervical Cancer through Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Wijayanti, Kurnia
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) The Capacity of Public Health Lecturers in Indonesia's Medical Faculties to Contribute in the Preparation of Socially Responsive Physicians Abdul Kadir, Nurhira
    Doctor of Philosophy Efficacy, Acceptability, Feasibility and Level of Person-centred Care of a Radiation Oncology Follow-up Model of Care in General Practice Sandell, Tiffany
    Doctor of Philosophy Evaluating the Current State of Wellbeing in Australian Surgical Trainees and the Short-Term Impact of Local Hospital Wellbeing Initiatives Balhatchet, Belinda

Education And Training


  • B.Sc. in Biomedical Science, University of Technology, Sydney, Faculty of Medicine
  • M.P.H. in Public Health, Univeristy of Sydney, School of Public Health
  • Ph.D. in Public health, UNSW, Public health and community medicine, An evaluation of the development, implementation, feasibility and impact of a tailored intervention to improve the quality of care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples attending urban general practice

Teaching Overview


  • Heike's teaching has a focus on public health (chronic disease, health inequalities, Indigenous health, cultural competency), health research methods, and essential academic skills.

Keywords


  • social determinants of health

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • Indigenous health
  • academic skills
  • chronic disease
  • health equity
  • health inequalities
  • primary health care
  • public health
  • research methods

Full Name


  • Dr Heike Schutze

Mailing Address


  • School of Health and Society

    Northfields Ave, University of Wollongong

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2252

    Australia

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Heike Schütze is Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow at the University of Wollongong. Her research interests include health services research and translational research, particularly as they relate to health inequities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and other indigenous and minority populations. Her research has a strong focus on developing, implementing and evaluating health care and educational interventions. Her current research projects include exploring the feasibility, safety and impact of transferring cancer patients with low risk of reoccurrence to continuing care to general practice and alternative models of care for primary care patients who present in the emergency department. In the teaching and learning space, Heike’s research is currently evaluating two higher education interventions she developed: a for-credit subject to improve the transition to university, and an Academic Integrity Bootcamp for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Her previous research assessed the application of a novel research method as a quality improvement tool to improve the acceptability and quality of care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the primary healthcare setting, Equity Focused Health Impact Assessments, a number of NHMRC-funded randomised control trials on chronic disease prevention, and general practitioner education.

    In addition to her primary health care research and research evaluation experience, Heike has extensive experience in data collection techniques, particularly in qualitative research techniques. She has co-ordinated the data collection for significant Government (both State and Commonwealth) and private projects, examples of which include 36,000 telephone interviews per annum and 5000 multilingual interviews. Heike also spent time living with disadvantaged communities in Asia and Africa, which led to her interest in health equity for Indigenous, minority and marginalised populations. 

Selected Publications


Presentations


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Follow-up of impact of an intervention in general practice to improve the acceptability and appropriateness of care provided to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Impact of emergency department presentations that can be dealt with in general practice
  • Transition to university for international postgraduate students
  • Transition to university for undergraduate students

Teaching Activities


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Parents Attitudes towards Preventing Cervical Cancer through Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Wijayanti, Kurnia
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) The Capacity of Public Health Lecturers in Indonesia's Medical Faculties to Contribute in the Preparation of Socially Responsive Physicians Abdul Kadir, Nurhira
    Doctor of Philosophy Efficacy, Acceptability, Feasibility and Level of Person-centred Care of a Radiation Oncology Follow-up Model of Care in General Practice Sandell, Tiffany
    Doctor of Philosophy Evaluating the Current State of Wellbeing in Australian Surgical Trainees and the Short-Term Impact of Local Hospital Wellbeing Initiatives Balhatchet, Belinda

Education And Training


  • B.Sc. in Biomedical Science, University of Technology, Sydney, Faculty of Medicine
  • M.P.H. in Public Health, Univeristy of Sydney, School of Public Health
  • Ph.D. in Public health, UNSW, Public health and community medicine, An evaluation of the development, implementation, feasibility and impact of a tailored intervention to improve the quality of care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples attending urban general practice

Teaching Overview


  • Heike's teaching has a focus on public health (chronic disease, health inequalities, Indigenous health, cultural competency), health research methods, and essential academic skills.

Keywords


  • social determinants of health

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • Indigenous health
  • academic skills
  • chronic disease
  • health equity
  • health inequalities
  • primary health care
  • public health
  • research methods

Full Name


  • Dr Heike Schutze

Mailing Address


  • School of Health and Society

    Northfields Ave, University of Wollongong

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2252

    Australia