Dr Melinda Martin-Khan

Research Fellow

Centre for Health Services Research
Faculty of Medicine
m.martinkhan@uq.edu.au
+61 7 3176 6966

Overview

Dr. Melinda Martin-Khan is a health scientist who is focused on improving patient quality of care and patient outcomes through strengthening collaborative health service research with clinicians and consumers. She coordiantes a program of work which developes and implements clinical (outcome, process and structural) quality indicators in acute care, emergency departments and transition care. Dr. Martin-Khan is a Fellow of interRAI and has developed a set of outcome quality indicators using the suite of interRAI assessment instruments which is available to hospitals around the world.

Key research areas also include health care policy, telehealth innovations, and the timing of dementia diagnosis. She has carried out studies which are based in acute care, emergency departments, and residential care. Her post-doctoral work was in the development of a quality framework for the care of older patients and patients with dementia, which was supported by an Alzheimer’s Australia Viertel Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship. Dr. Martin-Khan has been a Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing (Oxford University). She has held $12M in funding, including 6 NHMRC grants. Previously, Dr. Martin-Khan has had over 13 years administrative experience as a senior executive in aged care health services.

Research Interests

  • Quality of Care and Quality Indicators
    Dr. Martin-Khan has been involved in a series of projects focused on developing quality indicators in acute care and emergency departments. The development process included field work and expert panel methodology. She is interested in additional work testing the connection between quality of care and improvements in care practice and outcomes.
  • Telehealth
    Dr. Martin-Khan has completed a series of projects which consider telemedicine and it's relevance to cognitive testing and patients with Dementia. She has completed a large RCT which focused on the impact on health outcomes resulting in the provision of telemedicine geriatric consultations in residential care. Further research is required which considers the uptake of services and implementation from a health policy perspective. Dr. Martin-Khan specializes in studies of observer reliability and accuracy. Recent work includes the development of quality indicators in telehealth with international collaborators.
  • Dementia
    Patients with dementia and their care needs (from early detection/prevention; diagnosis; to acute hospitalisation and residential care) has been a significant aspect of Dr. Martin-Khan's work. She is interested in continuing to explore the opportunities for improving detection, diagnosis and health care for patients with dementia, and the relationship to health policy. The increased evidence for risk reduction in relation to dementia, and therefore chronic disease has led to work in the area of translation science and public health.

Qualifications

  • Master of Health Science, University of South Australia
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Graduate Certificate in Science, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Al Dossary, Sharifah, Martin-Khan, Melinda, Smith, Anthony and Armfield, Nigel (2016). Assessment of the availability and expressed need for services in Dalby – Queensland. In: Successes and Failures in Telehealth - 7th Annual Meeting of the Australasian Telehealth Society, Auckland, New Zealand, (10-10). 1 - 3 November, 2016.

  • Martin-Khan, M., Gray, L., Beattie, E., Edirippulige, S., Russell, T. and Smith, A. (2016). Challenges in implementing Randomised Control Trials in Health Service Implementation Research: Protocol issues in a telehealth trial in residential aged care. In: Successes and Failures in Telehealth - 7th Annual Meeting of the Australasian Telehealth Society. Successes and Failures in Telehealth 2016, Auckland, New Zealand, (49-49). 1 - 3 November 2016.

  • Dallest, Kathy, Bird, Dominique and Martin-Khan, Melinda (2016). Development of the CRE in telehealth policy digest. In: Successes and Failures in Telehealth - 7th Annual Meeting of the Australasian Telehealth Society, Auckland, New Zealand, (91-91). 1 - 3 November, 2016.

  • Martin-Khan, Melinda, Gray, Leonard, Edwards, Helen, Wootton, Richard, Counsell, Stephen and Varghese, Paul (2016). Does using an ‘online’ geriatric assessment procedure for making triage decisions change the way Geriatricians use time to make clinical decisions?. In: Successes and Failures in Telehealth - 7th Annual Meeting of the Australasian Telehealth Society, Auckland, New Zealand, (84-84). 1 - 3 November, 2016.

  • Theodoros, Deborah, Hill, Anne, Hartley, Nicole, Martin-Khan, Melinda, Bird, Dominique, Russell, Trevor, Goodenough, Belinda and Gillespie, Nicole (2016). Innovation to implementation for telehealth (i2i4Telehealth). A practical guide for knowledge translation in telehealth. In: Successes and Failures in Telehealth - 7th Annual Meeting of the Australasian Telehealth Society, Auckland, New Zealand, (69-69). 1 - 3 November, 2016.

  • Siskind, D., Parker, G., Lie, D., Martin-Khan, M., Raphael, B., Crompton, D. and Kisely, S. (2015). Mental health implications for older adults after natural disasters - a systematic review and meta-analysis. In: RANZCP 2015 Congress, Brisbane, Australia, (60-61). 3-7 May 2015. doi:10.1177/0004867415578344

  • Natarajan, Kannan, Salih, Salih, Martin-Khan, Melinda, Edirippulige, Sisira and Gray, Len (2014). Feasibility Study of Tele-health Services for a Residential Aged Care Facility. In: Abstracts of The Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting. ANZSGM Annual Scientific Meeting Conference, Melbourne, VIC Australia, (47-47). 28 - 30 May 2014. doi:10.1111/ajag.12178

  • Schnitker, L., Martin-Khan, M., Beattie, E. and Gray, L. (2012). Adverse outcomes and events in older ED patients: a review. In: Abstracts of the Australian Association of Gerontology, 45th National Conference. 45th National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology, Brisbane, Australia, (79-79). 20-23 November 2012. doi:10.1111/j.1741-6612.2012.00656.x

  • Schnitker, L., Martin-Khan, M., Burkett, E., Beattie, E. and Gray, L. (2012). Evaluating quality of care of older cognitively impaired ED patients. In: Abstracts of the Australian Association of Gerontology, 45th National Conference. 45th National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology, Brisbane, Australia, (51-51). 20-23 November 2012. doi:10.1111/j.1741-6612.2012.00655.x

  • Martin-Khan, M., Brand, C., Gray, L., Jones, R., Morris, J., Tropea, J. and Wright, O. (2012). Outcome indicators to measure quality of care in hospital. In: Abstracts of the Australian Association of Gerontology, 45th National Conference. 45th National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology, Brisbane, Australia, (37-38). 20-23 November 2012. doi:10.1111/j.1741-6612.2012.00655.x

  • Martin-Khan, M., Beattie, E., Edirippulige, S., Gray, L. C., Russell, T., Smith, A. C. and Theodoros, D. (2012). Telehealth for nursing homes: utilisation of specialists services. In: Australasian Journal On Ageing. Australian Association of Gerontology, 45th National Conference, Brisbane, Australia, (37-37). 20–23 November 2012. doi:10.1111/j.1741-6612.2012.00655.x

  • Martin-Khan, M., Brand, C., Gray, L., Jones, R., Morris, J., Tropea, J., Wright, O. and Res Collaborative Quality Care (2010). Indicators of quality of care for frail aged patients in the acute care setting. In: Abstracts of the 43nd National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology. 43nd National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, (24-24). 17-19 November 2010. doi:10.1111/j.1741-6612.2010.00481.x

  • Byrne, G., Gray, L., Jones, R., Martin-Khan, M., Morris, J., Pachana, N., Travers, C. and Research Collaborative in Quality Care for Older Persons: Dementia Care Panel (2010). Indicators of quality of care for patients with dementia in the acute care setting. In: Abstracts of the 43nd National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology, 17-19 November 2010, Hobart, Tasmania. 43nd National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology, Hobart, TA, Australia, (25-25). 17-19 November 2010. doi:10.1111/j.1741-6612.2010.00481.x

  • Martin-Khan, M., Gray, L., Rowland, J., Varghese, P. and Wong, L.L. (2010). The reliability of the Rowland Universal Dementia Assessment Scale (RUDAS) via video conferencing. In: Australasian Journal on Ageing. 43nd National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology, Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania, (25-25). 17-19 November 2010. doi:10.1111/j.1741-6612.2010.00481.x

  • Travers, C., Martin-Khan, M. and Lie, D. (2009). Dementia risk reduction in primary care: Barriers and enablers. In: Alzheimer's and Dementia. National Dementia Research Forum 2008, Sydney, Australia, (e6-e6). 18-19 September 2008. doi:10.1016/j.jalz.2009.05.273

  • Martin-Khan, M., Travers, C. and Lie, D. (2009). Evaluation of adherence to dementia risk reduction in everyday practice: A literature review. In: Alzheimer's & Dementia. Australian National Dementia Research Forum 2008, Sydney, Australia, (e13-e13). 18-19 September 2008. doi:10.1016/j.jalz.2009.07.019

  • Martin-Khan, M., Flicker, L., Wootton, R., Loh, P., Edwards, H., Byrne, G., Varghese, P., Beller, E. and Gray, L. (2009). Identifying depression in older adults via video consultation. In: Australian National Dementia Research Forum 2008, Sydney, Australia, (e13-e14). 18-19 September 2008. doi:10.1016/j.jalz.2009.07.020

  • Gray, L., Brand, C., Morris, J., Jones, R., Martin-Khan, M. and Wright, O. (2009). Provisional quality indicators for care of older patients in acute care. In: The Australian & New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, “Of Bones, Jointes and Sinewes”: Musculoskeletal Medicine at the end of The Bone and Joint Decade. The Australian & New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, “Of Bones, Jointes and Sinewes”: Musculoskeletal Medicine at the end of The Bone and Joint Decade, Fremantle, Australia, (A29-A29). 7–9 September, 2009. doi:10.1111/j.1741-6612.2009.00386.x

  • Cutler, A., Wright, O., Martin-Khan, M., Varghese, P. and Gray, L. C. (2008). Reliability of online geriatric consultation triage decisions: A pilot study. In: Szer, J., The Australian & New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, (A122-A122). 8-10 Sept 2008.

  • Martin-Khan, Melinda, Handyside, Jennifer, Salih, Salih, Wootton, Richard and Gray, Len (2007). A pilot telegeriatrics service in rural Australia. In: E. Krupinski and R. Wootton, Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare: 7th International Conference on Successes and Failures in Telehealth. 7th International Conference on Successes and Failures in Telehealth, Brisbane, Australia, (104-104). 27-28 August, 2007. doi:10.1258/135763307783247400

  • Martin-Khan, Melinda and Varghese, Paul (2007). A telegeriatric memory disorder service for remote patients using and video-consultation. In: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry: Abstracts of the 42nd RANZCP Congress 2007. 42nd RANZCP Congress 2007, Gold Coast, Australia, (A56-A56). 29 April - 3 May 2007. doi:10.1080/00048670701371100

  • Martin-Khan, M., Gray, L., Wootton, R. and Varghese, P. (2007). Differences in diagnosis for cognitive assessment following an in-person physical examination versus a telegeriatric evaluation. In: Susan Quine, Australasian Journal on Ageing. Abstracts from: The 40th National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology. AAG 2007: Australian Association of Gerontology 40th National Conference. Beyond 2007, Ageing: Evolution and Revolution, Adelaide, SA, Australia, (A25-A25). 21-23 November 2007. doi:10.1111/j.1741-6612.2007.00254.x

  • Martin-Khan, Melinda, Varghese, Paul, Wootton, Richard and Gray, Len (2007). Successes and failures in assessing cognitive function in older adults using video consultation. In: E. Krupinski and R. Wootton, 7th International Conference on Successes and Failures in Telehealth, Brisbane, Australia, (60-62). 27-28 August, 2007. doi:10.1258/135763307783247211

  • Gray, Len, Vincent, Rochelle, Martin-Khan, Melinda, Varghese, Paul and Wootton, Richard (2006). Processing time for an online geriatric assessment tool. In: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare: 6th International Conference on Successes and Failures in Telehealth (SFT-6). 6th International Conference on Successes and Failures in Telehealth, Brisbane, Australia, (38-40). 24-25 August, 2006. doi:10.1258/135763306779380165

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Note for students: Dr Melinda Martin-Khan is not currently available to take on new students.

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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