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- operationalising concepts
- methodological pluralism
- multidisciplinary evaluation and policy analysis
- health workforce governance
- good doctors, safer patients, and improved access
- conceptualising and researching the social relations of health care, health care systems and public policy: sociological perspectives.
BackgroundAdjunct Professor Stephanie Short joined the Law and Justice Research Centre in the Faculty of Law at QUT in September 2007.She leads the Health Governance Program within the Institute for Ethics, Governance and Law (IEGL), a joint initiative of:
- the United Nations University (UNU)
- Griffith University
- the QUT Faculty of Law
- in association with the Australian National University.
- convenes HealthGov, a division of the Australian Research Council Governance Research Network (ARC GovNet)
- is a member of Governing Council of the International Consortium for Governance Research on the Health Workforce
- convened the HealthGov Conference, Effective Governance of the Health Professions in Australia, Brisbane, 10—11 December 2007.
Stephanie worked as a physiotherapist in New South Wales and Queensland before completing studies in Sociology at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney and at Bedford College, the University of London.
2003 - 2007: Stephanie was the Foundation Professor of Public Health at Griffith University and held significant administrative responsibilities:
- 2004-2006: Head - School of Public Health
- 2005-2006: Dean - Teaching and Learning for the Health Group
- 2006: Director - Queensland Centre for Public Health.
1992 - 2003:
- UNSW - Senior Lecturer in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine
- UNSW - provided courses in Sociology, Ethics and Health, and Health Care Systems to students enrolled in the Master of Health Administration program through the School of Professional and Continuing Education at the University of Hong Kong.
Stephanie also worked as an academic at the:
- University of Wollongong
- Newcastle College of Advanced Education (the University of Newcastle),
- University of Sydney.
Through the UNSW, Sydney, Wollongong, and Griffith University, Adjunct Professor Short has supervised to completion:
- 13 PhDs
- one MD
- 11 master’s projects
- three honour’s students theses.
In addition, she has provided distinguished service as a lecturer to numerous Universities, including:
- University of New England
- Southern Cross University
- University of Melbourne
- University of Sydney
- Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin.
She has held visiting academic appointments at:
- the University of Sydney
- Salford University
- the University of Toronto
- the Bulgarian National Academy of Medicine
- the American University in Bulgaria.
Professor Short has published over 70 refereed journal articles, published proceedings, chapters in books and reports. Her books include:
- 2000: Health Care & Public Policy: An Australian Analysis (with George Palmer, 3rd edition)
- 1998: Sociology for Nurses; An Australian Introduction (with Sandra Speedy and Evelyn Sharman, 2nd edition)
- 1999: co-edited Goodbye Normal Gene: Confronting the Genetic Revolution (with Gabrielle O’Sullivan and Evelyn Sharman)
- 2009: with co-author Emeritus Professor George Palmer she has a contract with Palgrave Macmillan to complete the 4th edition of Health Care & Public Policy.
In addition, she has conducted evaluations and other consultancies for the:
- Commonwealth Department of Health
- Queensland Health
- the New South Wales Department of Health
- the Australian Community Health Association
- the Logan Area Division of General Practice
- the National Prescribing Service.
Law, Other Law and Legal Studies
Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008
- PhD (University of New South Wales)
Professional memberships and associations
- Associate Member - Consumers Health Forum of Australia
- Lead - Health Governance Program - Institute for Ethics, Governance and Law (IEGL)
Institute for Ethics, Governance, and Law (IEGL)
Under the directorship of Professor Charles Sampford, the IEGL is one of the United Nations University’s 22 research institutes – each with a specific mandate to pursue research of special relevance to the United Nations.
It brings together the:
- Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance - Griffith University
- Centre for International and Public Law - ANU
- Law and Justice Research Centre - QUT.
IEGL's vision is to be a globally networked resource for the development of values-based governance through research and capacity building.
It aims to engage other academic, non-government organisations (NGOs), government, business and multilateral institutions and networks to improve governance and build institutional integrity in:
- international institutions.
IEGL will become the heart of UNU research into Law and QUT is playing a major role in that work. Its work includes cross-disciplinary theorising and empirical work that brings together the normative sciences of ethics and law with the social sciences of international relations, political science, economics, sociology and criminology.