Dr Timothy Lathlean
Affiliation: Registry of Senior Australians (ROSA) at SAHMRI.
Tim is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow with the Registry of Senior Australians (ROSA) at SAHMRI focusing on the MRFF-funded Australian Consortium for Aged Care ‑Quality Measurement Toolbox (ACAC-QMET). Tim is also an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) with a focus on chronic disease (neuromuscular, cardiovascular) as well as sports injury.
Q&A with Dr Timothy
What interested you about patient reported measures research and/or projects?
Through my clinical work as well as research initiatives, the importance of patient reported measures has been consistently emphasised. Whilst the measurement of objective data (e.g. physiological measurements) is interesting and provides key insights into health and performance, it is crucial that the patient experience is integrated with such information. I am interested in patient reported measures as they are paramount in providing a more complete picture that can help in decision making.
What is your biggest achievement in relation to patient reported measures research, or the application of research into practice?
Planning, undertaking and writing up a large cohort study for my PhD remains a key achievement. Wellness and load-related information was provided by a unique cohort, which was able to provide clarity as to what is optimal in reducing the risk of injury (i.e. not too little/not too much).
How do you approach collaboration with consumers, carers and community? Or how do think we can work together to keep making advancements in this space?
I have been fortunate to be involved with various initiatives where there has been strong but informal interaction with consumers, carers and community. One example has been a monthly walk with a key consumer group. Another is a regular monthly one-to-one meeting with a consumer advocate to talk through research developments and ensure that the information being provided is implemented appropriately.
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