Dr Jo Wu
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BiographyBackground Dr Jo Wu is a nurse academic who:
- Current position: Associate Professor, University of the Sunshine Coast (E: email@example.com)
- Winner, Bronze Medal, European Society for Person Centered Healthcare 2015
- has held a Research Fellow position at QUT School of Nursing
- is a Honorary Research Fellow, Mater Medical Research Institute
- is a Honorary Research Fellow, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
- is a member of QUT Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI)
- is a Fellow of Australia College of Nursing (FACN)
- supervises High Degree Research students
Dr Wu has:
- been awarded a number of research grants, travel grants
- published papers in refereed journals, including systematic reviews (quantitative and qualitative evidence)
- presented/invited to speak at several international and national conferences
- been an expert panel reviewer on a Joanna Briggs Institute systematic review
- been a reviewer of several peer-reviewed nursing, behavioural, medical, nursing journals and nursing textbook chapters
- been a reviewer of grant applications including National and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Project Grant applications, reviewer/assessor for Diabetes Australia Research Trust (DART), Queensland Health, Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International research grant applications, Diabetes UK
- Editorial Board member of International Nursing Review (Official Journal of International Council of Nurses (ICN)
Dr Wu's research interests evolved from over 16 years clinical experience in the Coronary Care Unit where she observed differences in the progress of cardiac patients with diabetes. Her post-doctoral studies have continued to make a significant contribution to promoting self-management for patients with coronary heart disease and diabetes. Dr Wu is currently collaborating with clinicians as well as national and international researchers toward further studies on promoting self-management. Planned projects include refinement of the cardiac-diabetes self-management program, incorporating telephone, text-messaging and peer supporters in the delivery of the program, evaluating these delivery modes for transitional care and undertaking the intervention in different cultural contexts. Dr Wu has been awarded a number of research and travel grants, has published papers in refereed journals and has presented at several international and national conferences. She has been an expert panel reviewer on a Joanna Briggs Institute systematic review, is a reviewer of nursing/ behavioural journals, nursing textbook chapters and grant applications, as well as being on the Editorial Board of International Nursing Review (official Journal of International Council of Nurses). She also supervises higher degree research students. Selected publications eprints: http://eprints.qut.edu.au/view/person/Wu,_Chiung-Jung_=28Jo=29.html Others: Please contact Dr Jo Wu Project highlights
- 2008-2010: Using text-messaging to improve cardiac and diabetes self-management program: A pilot study, QUT Early Career Researcher Grant.
- 2009-2010: Peer support based Cardiac-Diabetes Self-Management Program, Department of Health & Ageing.
- 2010-present: Using telephone and text-messaging to improve an integrated cardiac and diabetes self-management program: A cross cultural international collaborative project, IHBI Collaborative Research Development Grant Scheme.
- 2011: Development of Health Communication Messaging system (mobile phone software, automated text-messaging system) to support people with cardiac conditions/chronic diseases, small school funding
- 2012-2013: Improving adherence in adolescents with haemophilia using text messages and emails, funded by Australian Haemophilia Centre Directors’ Organisation (AHCDO)
- 2011 -present: clinical projects
- 2013-present: Improving cardiac rehab delivery mode using ehealth approach... , funded by Australian College of Nursing (ACN)/Florence Nightingale Grant 2013
- 2013-present: Funding: Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital Foundation Research Grant
- 2014-2016: Collaborative Program funded by other organisation
Cardiac, Critical/Clinical Research, Diabetes, Self-Efficacy, Self-Management, Telehealth
Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008
- Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology)
Professional memberships and associations
- Queensland Honor Society of Nursing
- Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)
- Diabetes Australia
- Australia College of Nursing (ACN)
- Australasian Society of Behavioural Health and Medicine (ASBHM)
- Australian Society For Medical Research (ASMR)
- Australian Cardiovascular Health & Rehabilitation Association (ACRA) (Executive Committee member)
- Editorial Board member of International Nursing Review (Official Journal of International Council of Nurses) www.wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/inr
- Invited as Keynote/guest speaker: at several national/international conferences
- Outreach activities: Dr Wu has collaborative research work with industry partners, and results have been presented in a refereed national conference. She has been involved in a range of community and professional activities. Dr Wu is an active member of professional societies including the Australian Society of Behavioural Medicine (ASBM), Australasian Cardiovascular Nursing College (ACNC), Australia Cardiac Rehabilitation Association (ACRA), Australasian Cardiovascular Nursing College, Diabetes Australia, Royal College of Nursing Australia (RCNA), Sigma Theta Tau International Society (STTI), and Australian Society For Medical Research (ASMR), as well as a member of the ACNC Executive Committee, ACRA Scientific Committee.
- Wu J, Chang A, Courtney M, Kostner K, (2012) Peer supporters for cardiac patients with diabetes: a randomized controlled trial, International Nursing Review, 59 (3), pp. 345-352.
- Wu C, Chang A, Courtney M, Shortridge-Baggett L, Kostner K, (2011) Development and pilot test of a peer-support based Cardiac-Diabetes Self-Management Program: A study protocol, BMC Health Services Research, 11 (74), pp. 1-7.
- Wu C, Chang A, Courtney M, Ramis M, (2012) Using user-friendly telecommunications to improve cardiac and diabetes self-management programme: a pilot study, Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 18 (3), pp. 695-697.
- Kynoch K, Wu C, Chang A, (2011) Interventions for preventing and managing aggressive patients admitted to an acute hospital setting: A systematic review, Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 8 (2), pp. 76-86.
- Wu C, (2010) Feasibility of using telecommunications technology in a cardiac-diabetes self-management program, International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 17.
- Wu C, Chang A, McDowell J, (2009) Innovative self-management programme for diabetics following coronary care unit admission, International Nursing Review, 56 (3), pp. 396-399.
- Kynoch K, Wu C, Chang A, (2009) The effectiveness of interventions in the prevention and management of aggressive behaviours in patients admitted to an acute hospital setting: a systematic review.
- Wu C, Chang A, (2008) Audit of patients with type 2 diabetes following a critical cardiac event, International Nursing Review, 55 (3), pp. 327-332.
- Wu C, Chang A, McDowell J, (2008) Perspectives of Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Following a Critical Cardiac Event - An Interpretative Approach, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 17 (5a), pp. 16-24.
- Wu C, Coyer F, (2007) Reconsidering the Transfer of Patients From the Intensive Care Unit to Ward: A Case Study Approach, Nursing and Health Sciences, 9 (1), pp. 48-53.