Katie joined CHERE as a Senior Research Fellow in May 2019. From 2011 to 2018 she held research positions at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane. For 2 years she worked as a postdoctoral fellow on an evaluation of the efficacy and cost effectiveness of the Australian National Hand Hygiene Initiative (NHHI). For 5 years she worked as part of the CRE-RHAI (Reducing Healthcare Associated Infections) where she was involved in investigating and quantifying the use and misuse of antibiotics in primary care, exploring the translation of economic evidence into practice, as well as assessing the impact of hospital accreditation standards. She has supervised 4 PhD students (two as primary supervisor), 1 Masters student and over 10 psychology honours students.
She was recently a Chief Investigator on the NHMRC REACH (Researching Effective Approaches to Cleaning in Hospitals) partnership grant, which explored the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and implementation outcomes of an environmental hospital cleaning bundle in 11 Australian hospitals. She has been involved in two willingness to pay projects: quantifying opportunity costs of hospital bed days and measuring willingness to pay for an alcohol use reduction program (NHMRC project grant).
She holds a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in psychology, a first-class honors degree in psychology and a PhD (Psychology) from the University of Queensland (2008). Her PhD was in medical ethical decision making, focused in part on measuring the four medical ethical principles. From 2007-2011 she held several teaching positions in the UK. She was a full-time psychology lecturer from 2008-2011 at Heythrop College, University of London where she taught social and moral psychology, research methods and statistics, developmental psychology and personality and individual differences. She has always been actively involved in teaching and teaching pedagogy and currently acts as an Online Learning Advisor (OLA) and Unit Coordinator (UC) at Western Sydney University Online (Social Science and Psychology).
She has extensive experience in designing, conducting and evaluating research using both qualitative and quantitative methods. She has a diverse range of interests in healthcare, psychology, ethics and sport all underpinned by better understanding human judgment and decision-making processes.
Can supervise: YES
Health care decision making: the uses and impact of economic evidence for decision makers, cost effectiveness modelling, multi-criteria decision analysis, shared decision making, implementation frameworks and measures
Medical ethics: the role of bioethical principles, types of reasoning,
Moral psychology: theories and applied research in health
Statistics and biases in sport, especially football
Healthcare Decision Making
- introduction to cost-effectiveness
- models of health behaviour change
- behavioural economics in health
- patient reported outcomes measures and quality of life
- implemenation science and knowledge translation
- social psychology
- moral psychology
- expreimental design and analysis
Janda, M, Armfield, NR, Kerr, G, Kurz, S, Jackson, G, Currie, J, Page, K, Weaver, E, Yazdani, A & Obermair, A 2020, 'Patient-Reported Experiences After Hysterectomy: A Cross-Sectional Study of the Views of Over 2300 Women', Journal of Patient Experience.View/Download from: Publisher's site
White, NM, Barnett, AG, Hall, L, Mitchell, BG, Farrington, A, Halton, K, Paterson, DL, Riley, TV, Gardner, A, Page, K, Gericke, CA & Graves, N 2020, 'Cost-effectiveness of an environmental cleaning bundle for reducing healthcare associated infections', Clinical Infectious Diseases.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Havers, SM, Russo, PL, Page, K, Wilson, A & Hall, L 2019, 'Clinician perspectives of policy implementation: A qualitative study of the implementation of a national infection prevention policy in Australian hospitals', American Journal of Infection Control, vol. 47, no. 4, pp. 366-370.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
© 2018 Background: Clinicians play an essential role in the implementation of infection prevention policy. Despite this, little is known about how infection control policy is implemented at an organizational level or what factors influence this process. In this study, we explore these factors and the policy implementation process in the context of the introduction of a national large-scale, government-directed infection prevention policy in Australia. Methods: Focus groups with infection control professionals were held in 3 states to investigate the perspectives of infection control professionals involved in the implementation of aseptic technique policy requirements in Australian hospitals. Data were analyzed using an interpretive description approach, with themes mapped to the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research. Results: Common contextual factors were identified across all levels of the healthcare system that influenced implementation of the infection control policy, including external factors associated with the policy itself and the regulatory nature of government-directed policy. Conclusions: This study suggests that there may be particular constructs and contextual factors that are specific to policy implementation in the hospital setting. A better understanding of these factors and their influence on policy implementation would present an opportunity for improved implementation planning, resource allocation, and more effective policy development.
Merlo, G, Page, K, Zardo, P & Graves, N 2019, 'Applying an Implementation Framework to the Use of Evidence from Economic Evaluations in Making Healthcare Decisions', Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 533-543.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Mitchell, BG, Hall, L, White, N, Barnett, AG, Halton, K, Paterson, DL, Riley, TV, Gardner, A, Page, K, Farrington, A, Gericke, CA & Graves, N 2019, 'An environmental cleaning bundle and health-care-associated infections in hospitals (REACH): a multicentre, randomised trial', The Lancet Infectious Diseases, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 410-418.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
© 2019 Elsevier Ltd Background: The hospital environment is a reservoir for the transmission of microorganisms. The effect of improved cleaning on patient-centred outcomes remains unclear. We aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of an environmental cleaning bundle to reduce health care-associated infections in hospitals. Methods: The REACH study was a pragmatic, multicentre, randomised trial done in 11 acute care hospitals in Australia. Eligible hospitals had an intensive care unit, were classified by the National Health Performance Authority as a major hospital (public hospitals) or having more than 200 inpatient beds (private hospitals), and had a health-care-associated infection surveillance programme. The stepped-wedge design meant intervention periods varied from 20 weeks to 50 weeks. We introduced the REACH cleaning bundle, a multimodal intervention, focusing on optimising product use, technique, staff training, auditing with feedback, and communication, for routine cleaning. The primary outcomes were incidences of health-care-associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia, Clostridium difficile infection, and vancomycin-resistant enterococci infection. The secondary outcome was the thoroughness of cleaning of frequent touch points, assessed by a fluorescent marking gel. This study is registered with the Australian and New Zealand Clinical Trial Registry, number ACTRN12615000325505. Findings: Between May 9, 2016, and July 30, 2017, we implemented the cleaning bundle in 11 hospitals. In the pre-intervention phase, there were 230 cases of vancomycin-resistant enterococci infection, 362 of S aureus bacteraemia, and 968 C difficile infections, for 3 534 439 occupied bed-days. During intervention, there were 50 cases of vancomycin-resistant enterococci infection, 109 of S aureus bacteraemia, and 278 C difficile infections, for 1 267 134 occupied bed-days. After the intervention, vancomycin-resistant enterococci infections reduced from 0·35 to 0·22 per 10 000 occupi...
Janda, M, Armfield, NR, Kerr, G, Kurz, S, Jackson, G, Currie, J, Page, K, Weaver, E, Yazdani, A & Obermair, A 2018, 'Surgical approach to hysterectomy and barriers to using minimally invasive methods', AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY, vol. 58, no. 6, pp. 690-695.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
Janda, M, Armfield, NR, Page, K, Kerr, G, Kurz, S, Jackson, G, Currie, J, Weaver, E, Yazdani, A & Obermair, A 2018, 'Factors influencing women's decision making in hysterectomy', PATIENT EDUCATION AND COUNSELING, vol. 101, no. 3, pp. 504-510.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
Lum, EPM, Page, K, Whitty, JA, Doust, J & Graves, N 2018, 'Antibiotic prescribing in primary healthcare: Dominant factors and trade-offs in decision-making', Infection, Disease and Health, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 74-86.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
© 2018 The Authors Background: This study aims to establish dominant factors influencing general practitioner (GP) decision-making on antibiotic prescribing in the Australian primary healthcare sector. Two research questions were posed: What influences antibiotic prescribing from the perspective of GPs? How do GPs trade-off on factors influencing antibiotic prescribing? Methods: An exploratory sequential mixed methods design was used, comprising semi-structured interviews followed by a discrete choice experiment (DCE). Ten GPs practising in Brisbane and Greater Brisbane, Queensland were interviewed in September/October 2015. Interview data were used to develop the DCE, which was conducted online from July–October 2016. Twenty-three GPs participated in the DCE. Results: Three main themes influencing antibiotic prescribing emerged from the semi-structured interviews: prescribing challenges, delayed antibiotic prescriptions, and patient expectations. From the DCE, “Duration of symptoms” and “Patient expectations” exerted the most influence on antibiotic prescribing. Taken together, these results suggest that key challenges to prudent antibiotic prescribing are: patient expectations, an important barrier which is surmountable; prescribing practices of medical colleagues, cultural memes and professional etiquette; and uncertainty of diagnosis coupled with patient expectations for antibiotics exert prescribing pressure on GPs. Conclusion: Patient expectation for antibiotics is the dominant modifiable factor influencing GP antibiotic prescribing behaviours. Key challenges to prudent antibiotic prescribing can be overcome through upskilling GPs to manage patient expectations efficaciously, and through two new emphases for public health campaigns—consumers have the power to reduce the use of antibiotics and the GP as a wise advocate for the patient.
Mitchell, BG, White, N, Farrington, A, Allen, M, Page, K, Gardner, A, Halton, K, Riley, TV, Gericke, CA, Paterson, DL, Graves, N & Hall, L 2018, 'Changes in knowledge and attitudes of hospital environmental services staff: The Researching Effective Approaches to Cleaning in Hospitals (REACH) study', American Journal of Infection Control, vol. 46, no. 9, pp. 980-985.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
© 2018 Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. Background: The Researching Effective Approaches to Cleaning in Hospitals (REACH) study tested a multimodal cleaning intervention in Australian hospitals. This article reports findings from a pre/post questionnaire, embedded into the REACH study, that was administered prior to the implementation of the intervention and at the conclusion of the study. Methods: A cross-sectional questionnaire, nested within a stepped-wedge trial, was administered. The REACH intervention was a cleaning bundle comprising 5 interdependent components. The questionnaire explored the knowledge, reported practice, attitudes, roles, and perceived organizational support of environmental services staff members in the hospitals participating in the REACH study. Results: Environmental services staff members in 11 participating hospitals completed 616 pre- and 307 post-test questionnaires (n = 923). Increases in knowledge and practice were seen between the pre-and post-test questionnaires. Minimal changes were observed in attitudes regarding the role of cleaning and in perceived organizational support. Conclusion: To our knowledge, this is the first study to report changes in knowledge, attitudes, and perceived organizational support in environmental services staff members, in the context of a large multicenter clinical trial. In this underexplored group of hospital workers, findings suggest that environmental services staff members have a high level of knowledge related to cleaning practices and understand the importance of their role.
Havers, SM, Russo, PL, Page, K, Wilson, A & Hall, L 2017, 'Aseptic technique and the implementation of national policy: Contextual factors for consideration', Infection, Disease and Health, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 94-95.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Lum, EPM, Page, K, Nissen, L, Doust, J & Graves, N 2017, 'Australian consumer perspectives, attitudes and behaviours on antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance: a qualitative study with implications for public health policy and practice', BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, vol. 17.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
Mitchell, BG, Farrington, A, Allen, M, Gardner, A, Hall, L, Barnett, AG, Halton, K, Page, K, Dancer, SJ, Riley, TV, Gericke, CA, Paterson, DL & Graves, N 2017, 'Variation in hospital cleaning practice and process in Australian hospitals: A structured mapping exercise', Infection, Disease and Health, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 195-202.View/Download from: Publisher's site
© 2017 The Authors Background The purpose of this paper is to highlight the range of cleaning practices and processes in 11 Australian hospitals and to discuss the challenges this variation poses to the implementation of clinical trials or changes to hospital cleaning practices. Methods A cross-sectional study design was used to determine cleaning practices and processes in hospitals participating in the ‘Researching Effective Approaches to Cleaning in Hospitals’ (REACH) study. A standardised template and approach was used to collect information. Data collection activities included structured on-site discussions, a review of hospital practices and a document review of policy and procedural documents related to cleaning. Results Variations in the auditing process used to evaluate environmental cleanliness, cleaning practices, product use, training and communication pathways available to cleaning staff were identified. There was also variation in workforce structure and responsibilities for cleaning. Conclusion This paper is the first to describe the differences in cleaning practices between Australian hospitals. The variations identified present a number of challenges for the conduct of research and have important implications for both monitoring of and standards for cleanliness. These challenges include implementing a practice change or cleaning study where hospitals have different processes, practices and structures.
Page, K, Barnett, AG & Graves, N 2017, 'What is a hospital bed day worth? A contingent valuation study of hospital Chief Executive Officers', BMC HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH, vol. 17.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Barnett, AG, Campbell, MJ, Shield, C, Farrington, A, Hall, L, Page, K, Gardner, A, Mitchell, BG & Graves, N 2016, 'The high costs of getting ethical and site-specific approvals for multi-centre research', Research Integrity and Peer Review, vol. 1, no. 1.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Graves, N, Page, K, Martin, E, Brain, D, Hall, L, Campbell, M, Fulop, N, Jimmeison, N, White, K, Paterson, D & Barnett, AG 2016, 'Cost-Effectiveness of a national initiative to improve hand hygiene compliance using the outcome of healthcare associated staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia', PLoS ONE, vol. 11, no. 2.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
© 2016 Graves et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Background The objective is to estimate the incremental cost-effectiveness of the Australian National Hand Hygiene Inititiave implemented between 2009 and 2012 using healthcare associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia as the outcome. Baseline comparators are the eight existing state and territory hand hygiene programmes. The setting is the Australian public healthcare system and 1,294,656 admissions from the 50 largest Australian hospitals are included. Methods The design is a cost-effectiveness modelling study using a before and after quasi-experimental design. The primary outcome is cost per life year saved from reduced cases of healthcare associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia, with cost estimated by the annual on-going maintenance costs less the costs saved from fewer infections. Data were harvested from existing sources or were collected prospectively and the time horizon for the model was 12 months, 2011-2012. Findings No useable pre-implementation Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia data were made available from the 11 study hospitals in Victoria or the single hospital in Northern Territory leaving 38 hospitals among six states and territories available for cost-effectiveness analyses. Total annual costs increased by $2,851,475 for a return of 96 years of life giving an incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER) of $29,700 per life year gained. Probabilistic sensitivity analysis revealed a 100% chance the initiative was cost effective in the AustralianCapital Territory and Queensland, with ICERs of $1,030 and $8,988 respectively. There was an 81% chance it was cost effective in New South Wales with an ICER of $33,353, a 26% chance for South Australia with an ICER of $64,729 and a 1% chance for T...
Hall, L, Farrington, A, Mitchell, BG, Barnett, AG, Halton, K, Allen, M, Page, K, Gardner, A, Havers, S, Bailey, E, Dancer, SJ, Riley, TV, Gericke, CA, Paterson, DL & Graves, N 2016, 'Researching effective approaches to cleaning in hospitals: protocol of the REACH study, a multi-site stepped-wedge randomised trial', IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE, vol. 11.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Jimmieson, NL, Tucker, MK, White, KM, Liao, J, Campbell, M, Brain, D, Page, K, Barnett, AG & Graves, N 2016, 'The role of time pressure and different psychological safety climate referents in the prediction of nurses' hand hygiene compliance', SAFETY SCIENCE, vol. 82, pp. 29-43.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Skoien, W, Page, K, Parsonage, W, Ashover, S, Milburn, T & Cullen, L 2016, 'Use of the Theoretical Domains Framework to evaluate factors driving successful implementation of the Accelerated Chest pain Risk Evaluation (ACRE) project', IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE, vol. 11.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Merlo, G, Page, K, Ratcliffe, J, Halton, K & Graves, N 2015, 'Bridging the Gap: Exploring the Barriers to Using Economic Evidence in Healthcare Decision Making and Strategies for Improving Uptake', APPLIED HEALTH ECONOMICS AND HEALTH POLICY, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 303-309.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Page, K, Barnett, AG, Campbell, M, Brain, D, Martin, E, Fulop, N & Graves, N 2015, 'Response to Grayson's Letter to the Editor: 'Response to K. Page et al., 'Costing the Australian National Hand Hygiene Initiative''', JOURNAL OF HOSPITAL INFECTION, vol. 89, no. 2, pp. 138-U71.View/Download from: Publisher's site
White, KM, Jimmieson, NL, Graves, N, Barnett, A, Cockshaw, W, Gee, P, Page, K, Campbell, M, Martin, E, Brain, D & Paterson, D 2015, 'Key beliefs of hospital nurses' hand-hygiene behaviour: protecting your peers and needing effective reminders', HEALTH PROMOTION JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 74-78.View/Download from: Publisher's site
White, KM, Jimmieson, NL, Obst, PL, Graves, N, Barnett, A, Cockshaw, W, Gee, P, Haneman, L, Page, K, Campbell, M, Martin, E & Paterson, D 2015, 'Using a theory of planned behaviour framework to explore hand hygiene beliefs at the ' 5 critical moments' among Australian hospital-based nurses', BMC HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH, vol. 15.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
White, KM, Starfelt, LC, Jimmieson, NL, Campbell, M, Graves, N, Barnett, AG, Cockshaw, W, Gee, P, Page, K, Martin, E, Brain, D & Paterson, D 2015, 'Understanding the determinants of Australian hospital nurses' hand hygiene decisions following the implementation of a national hand hygiene initiative', Health Education Research, vol. 30, no. 6, pp. 959-970.View/Download from: Publisher's site
©The Author 2015. Hand hygiene is the primarymeasure in hospitals to reduce the spread of infections, with nurses experiencing the greatest frequency of patient contact. The '5 critical moments' of hand hygiene initiative has been implemented in hospitals across Australia, accompanied by awarenessraising, staff training and auditing. The aim of this study was to understand the determinants of nurses' hand hygiene decisions, using an extension of a common health decision-making model, the theory of planned behaviour (TPB), to inform future health education strategies to increase compliance. Nurses from 50 Australian hospitals (n = 2378) completed standard TPB measures (attitude, subjective norm, perceived behavioural control [PBC], intention) and the extended variables of group norm, risk perceptions (susceptibility, severity) and knowledge (subjective, objective) at Time 1, while a sub-sample (n=797) reported their hand hygiene behaviour 2 weeks later. Regression analyses identified subjective norm, PBC, group norm, subjective knowledge and risk susceptibility as the significant predictors of nurses' hand hygiene intentions, with intention and PBC predicting their compliance behaviour. Rather than targeting attitudes which are already very favourable among nurses, health education strategies should focus on normative influences and perceptions of control and risk in efforts to encourage hand hygiene adherence.
Barnett, AG, Page, K, Campbell, M, Brain, D, Martin, E, Rashleigh-Rolls, R, Halton, K, Hall, L, Jimmieson, N, White, K, Paterson, D & Graves, N 2014, 'Changes in Healthcare-Associated Staphylococcus aureus Bloodstream Infections after the Introduction of a National Hand Hygiene Initiative', INFECTION CONTROL AND HOSPITAL EPIDEMIOLOGY, vol. 35, no. 8, pp. 1029-1036.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Barnett, AG, Page, K, Campbell, M, Brain, D, Martin, E, Winters, S, Hall, L, Paterson, D & Graves, N 2014, 'Changes in healthcare-associated infections after the introduction of a national hand hygiene initiative', Healthcare Infection, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 128-134.View/Download from: Publisher's site
© 2014 Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control. Introduction Interventions that prevent healthcare-associated infections should lead to fewer deaths and shorter hospital stays. Cleaning hands with soap and water or alcohol rub is an effective way to prevent the transmission of organisms, but compliance is sometimes low. The National Hand Hygiene Initiative in Australia aimed to improve hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers, with the goal of reducing rates of healthcare-associated infections. Methods We examined if the introduction of the National Hand Hygiene Initiative was associated with a change in infection rates. Monthly infection rates for six types of healthcare-associated infections were examined in 38 Australian hospitals across six states. Infection categories were: bloodstream infections, central-line associated bloodstream infections, methicillin-resistant and methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia and surgical site infections. Results The National Hand Hygiene Initiative was associated with a statistically significant reduction in infection rates in 11 out of 23 state and infection combinations studied. There was no change in infection rates for nine combinations, and there was an increase in three infection rates in South Australia. Conclusions The intervention was associated with reduced infection rates in many cases. The lack of improvement in nine cases may have been because they already had effective initiatives before the national initiative's introduction.
Page, K, Barnett, AG, Campbell, M, Brain, D, Martin, E, Fulop, N & Graves, N 2014, 'Costing the Australian National Hand Hygiene Initiative', JOURNAL OF HOSPITAL INFECTION, vol. 88, no. 3, pp. 141-148.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Barnett, AG, Page, K, Campbell, M, Martin, E, Rashleigh-Rolls, R, Halton, K, Paterson, DL, Hall, L, Jimmieson, N, White, K & Graves, N 2013, 'The increased risks of death and extra lengths of hospital and ICU stay from hospital-acquired bloodstream infections: a case-control study', BMJ OPEN, vol. 3, no. 10.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
Graves, N, Halton, K, Page, K & Barnett, A 2013, 'Linking Scientific Evidence and Decision Making: A Case Study of Hand Hygiene Interventions', INFECTION CONTROL AND HOSPITAL EPIDEMIOLOGY, vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 424-429.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Hall, L, Halton, K, Bailey, EJ, Page, K, Whitby, M, Paterson, DL & Graves, N 2013, 'Post-discharge surgical site surveillance - where to from here?', JOURNAL OF HOSPITAL INFECTION, vol. 84, no. 3, pp. 268-268.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Page, K, Graves, N, Halton, K & Barnett, AG 2013, 'Humans, 'things' and space: costing hospital infection control interventions', JOURNAL OF HOSPITAL INFECTION, vol. 84, no. 3, pp. 200-205.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Graves, N, Barnett, A, White, K, Jimmieson, N, Page, K, Campbell, M, Stevens, E, Rashleigh-Rolls, R, Grayson, L & Paterson, D 2012, 'Evaluating the economics of the Australian National Hand Hygiene Initiative', Healthcare Infection, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 5-10.View/Download from: Publisher's site
The National Hand Hygiene Initiative, implemented in Australia in 2009, is currently being evaluated for effectiveness and cost-effectiveness by a multidisciplinary team of researchers. Data from a wide range of sources are being harvested to address the research questions. The data are observational and appropriate statistical and economic modelling methods are being used. Decision makers will be provided with new knowledge about how hand hygiene interventions should be organised and what investment decisions are justified. This is novel research and the authors are unaware of any other evaluation of hand hygiene improvement initiatives. This paper describes the evaluation currently underway. © 2012 Australian Infection Control Association.
Page, K, Graves, N, Halton, K, Bailey, EJ, Fulford, GR & Whitby, M 2012, 'Key priorities for Australian infection control: Summary of findings from the launch of the Centre for Research Excellence in Reducing Healthcare Associated Infections', Healthcare Infection, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 133-135.View/Download from: Publisher's site
The launch of the Centre of Research Excellence in Reducing Healthcare Associated Infection (CRE-RHAI) took place in Sydney on Friday 12 October 2012. The mission of the CRE-RHAI is to generate new knowledge about strategies to reduce healthcare associated infections and to provide data on the cost-effectiveness of infection control programs. As well as launching the CRE-RHAI, an important part of this event was a stakeholder Consultation Workshop, which brought together several experts in the Australian infection control community. The aims of this workshop were to establish the research and clinical priorities in Australian infection control, assess the importance of various multi-resistant organisms, and to gather information about decision making in infection control. We present here a summary and discussion of the responses we received. © 2012 Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control.
Page, K & Page, L 2010, 'Alone against the crowd: Individual differences in referees' ability to cope under pressure', JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC PSYCHOLOGY, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 192-199.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Page, L & Page, K 2010, 'Last shall be first: A field study of biases in sequential performance evaluation on the Idol series', JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC BEHAVIOR & ORGANIZATION, vol. 73, no. 2, pp. 186-198.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Page, L & Page, K 2009, 'Stakes and Motivation in Tournaments: Playing When There is Nothing to Play for but Pride', Economic Analysis and Policy, vol. 39, no. 3, pp. 455-464.View/Download from: Publisher's site
© 2009 Economic Society of Australia (Queensland) Inc. Tournaments are an effective means of incentivising participants to ensure an optimal level of effort. However, situations can occur in tournaments where the final outcome of a given competitor does not depend on his/her future performance. Specifically, we study these specific situations in a data set of the group stages of European football club competitions from 1992 to 2009. We identify situations where teams are already sure to finish either first or last at the penultimate stage in the group. We show that such situations affect team performance in the last match, typically decreasing the performance of a team sure to finish first and increasing the performance of a team sure to finish last. The first finding is in line with the economic predictions yet provides interesting implications, namely that the schedule of the match order plays a significant role in the overall performance of the team. The second, counter-intuitive, finding is not well accommodated into the existing economics framework and thus we discuss two alternative explanations, one based on social pressure and the other on pride.
Page, L & Page, K 2007, 'The second leg home advantage: Evidence from European football cup competitions', JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCES, vol. 25, no. 14, pp. 1547-1556.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Page, K & Page, L 2008, 'The Second Leg Home Advantage. Evidence from European Football Cups Competitions.' in Andersson, P, Ayon, P & Schmidt, C (eds), Myths and Facts about Football The Economics and Psychology of the World’s Greatest Sport, Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
What factors influence the career of footballers? How well can experts predict football matches? How accurate are prediction markets? How does the stock-market react to match outcomes? These questions and others are addressed in this book.
Haywood, P, Sampson, C, Addo, R, Herdman, M, Janssen, B, Mulhern, B, Page, K, Reardon, O, Rodes Sanchez, M, Schneider, J, Shah, K & Thetford, C 2019, 'Development Of EQ-5D-5L bolt-ons for cognition and vision', Value in Health, ISPOR Europe 2019, Elsevier, Copenhagen, Denmark, pp. S733-S733.View/Download from: Publisher's site