Associate Professor Christine Brown Wilson

Associate Professor

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Affiliate Professor Level D

UQ Poche Centre for Indigenous Health
c.brownwilson@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 52316

Overview

Associate Professor Christine Brown Wilson is a Registered Nurse with an international research profile in Ageing and Dementia focusing on residential aged care and family caregiving in the community. Christine's methodological expertise lies in qualitative methodologies including working collaboratively with older people, including people with dementia, their families and staff to improve practice. She has established links with industry and service user organisations in the UK enabling older people, family caregivers and staff to be active participants in the research process. Christine has also worked closely with engineers as part of an interdisciplinary team in the development of health care technology for early illness detection. This work has the potential to alert professionals to adverse events before they happen enabling older people to remain in the community for longer. Christine has supported organisations and teams in changing practice through quality improvement workshops and developing relationship centered services in dementia care both in the UK and Singapore. Through this process, Christine has developed relationship based strategies that can be embedded at all levels of an organisation including a facilitated model of practice development that supports staff in identifying practical strategies to implement person centred care.

Christine is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK. She is also a founding member of the UK based National Care Homes Research and Development Forum. She has published over 30 journal papers, 2 books and 6 book chapters. These have led to invited workshop presentations in the UK, North America and Australia and most recently an invited keynote address at the 8th Asia Pacific Nursing Congress, Singapore. She is a journal reviewer for both national and international journals including International Journal of Nursing Studies, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Palliative Medicine, International Journal of Dementia and Ageing and Society and is a grant reviewer for a number of international granting schemes.

Research Interests

  • Dementia
    Application of relational models of care and family caregiving
  • Health care technology
    Focusing on early illness/ falls detection
  • Residential Aged Care
    Implementation of relational approaches to care; older people’s understanding of sexuality and intimate relationships in care homes; understanding how older people conceptualize depression in residential aged care
  • Social relationships
    Exploring how social connection can support family caregivers and people with dementia in remaining in the community

Research Impacts

Christine has undertaken consultancy in the UK and Singapore in promting an organisational approach to person centred dementia care. Christine's relational model embeds into everyday working so that staff can implement principles of person centred care into their usual routines whilst still involving older people and family caregivers in the decisions being made. This model has been successfully implemented in residential aged care as well as acute environments.

Qualifications

  • Certificate in Education, University of Greenwich
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Kent
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sheffield

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Available Projects

  • This project provides an opportunity to develop an intervention that focuses on the relationships between family caregivers and people with dementia living in the community. The intervention will build on the results of a survey of family caregivers and professionals supporting them to ensure the intervention meets the needs of everyone in the relationship. The intervention will promote self efficacy of family caregivers and be able to be delivered by a range of different professionals.

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Stanmore, E. and Brown Wilson, C. (2015). Caring for the Older Person. In Dianne Burns (Ed.), Foundations of Adult Nursing (pp. 361-394) London, United Kingdom: Sage.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • This project provides an opportunity to develop an intervention that focuses on the relationships between family caregivers and people with dementia living in the community. The intervention will build on the results of a survey of family caregivers and professionals supporting them to ensure the intervention meets the needs of everyone in the relationship. The intervention will promote self efficacy of family caregivers and be able to be delivered by a range of different professionals.