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About Associate Professor Caroline Bulsara

Associate Professor Caroline Bulsara is research coordinator within the School of Nursing and Midwifery. She also holds an academic position within the Institute for Health Research. Caroline has worked in a number of leadership roles both within the universities and externally to build health research capacity most notably within primary health care and non government organizations. Currently, she is a research team member and investigator in a national CIC Cancer Patient Reported Outcomes partnership and focusing on consumer and community engagement. She is also part of a NHMRC partnership grant which incorporates academic researchers nationally and is entitled: Addressing Cognitive and Functional Decline. She works collaboratively across a number of universities in primary health research. She currently holds academic adjunct positions at a number of WA universities. She continues to teach research methods to postgraduate students at the University of Notre Dame and takes particular interest in nurturing novice researchers to reach their full potential. She has a strong interest in community and consumer participatory research including expertise in working with disadvantaged and marginalised populations.

She completed her PhD in the area of cancer patient empowerment at the School of Primary, Aboriginal and Rural Health Care, the University of Western Australia in 2008. Currently, she is a research team member and investigator in five year CIC patient reported outcomes partnership grant focusing on consumer and community engagement. She is also a member of the NHMRC partnership scientific committee on a partnership around addressing cognitive and functional decline. She works collaboratively across a number of universities in primary health research. She currently holds academic adjunct positions at a number of WA universities including continuation of her role of building research capacity within non government and not for profit organisations. She continues to teach research methods to postgraduate students at the University of Notre Dame and takes particular interest in nurturing novice researchers to reach their full potential.

Community Engagement:
Her areas of research interest include patient empowerment, caregiver quality of life, wellbeing amongst the ageing and those from disadvantaged backgrounds along with quality of life for persons living with a neurological impairment. She has worked closely over the years with the Carers Association WA, the Health Consumers Council, Cancer Council WA, Headwest and the Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment.
ICCWA World cafe Falls prevention event moderator, October 2014.
She is strongly committed to the giving a ‘voice to’ and enabling the wellbeing of all community members through research.


Positions

Present Research Coordinator and academic researcher (qualitative), The University of Notre Dame Australia School of Nursing, Fremantle
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Honors and Awards

  • Best paper Australian Journal of Primary Health at the national Primary Health Care Research conference, Sydney, July 2013.
  • Australian Aged Care Standards Accreditation Agency national award for (category) Innovation 2012. 'Sound therapy to ease agitation in persons with dementia in a residential aged care setting' in conjunction with the Brightwater Care Group.

Courses

  • Associate Professor Bulsara teaches research methods at postgraduate level intensively within the Professional Doctorate program and across a number of schools at University of Notre Dame.


Contact Information

Associate Professor Caroline Bulsara
BA (Hons) (UK), Grad Dip Ed Studies, PhD (Primary Health)
Research Coordinator & Associate Professor


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